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Earbits has always been about discovering new and exciting music. There are lots of ways for you to find your next favorite artist, that next club banger, or the perfect playlist to suit your mood. Each week our music team works to expand these horizons even more, and we wanted to with you some of our faves with you every week. Take a listen, as our editors bring you yet another way to discover great music.


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“It all goes back to that John Lee Hooker session,” enthused Ben Harper. “Even John Lee mentioned it, saying: ‘yeah, yeah, you guys… that’s good. Yeah, yeah. You should stay with that. Do that.’”

And the rest is history.

Listen to Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite on Earbits

Ben Harper has teamed up with world renowned harmonica player and blues-man, Charlie Musselwhite, for one of the most interesting collaborations to come along in sometime. And, we have the album, Get Up!, on Earbits!

Nasty grooves. Insane harmonies. Ridiculously catchy songs.

These are all things that you can count on from Wooster. And, tomorrow, Thursday, August 2 at 8 pm PDT, you can ask them where in the hell all of that funky goodness comes from!

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That’s right – Santa Cruz, California will lend us their favorite musicians for one night to talk music, and more importantly, feature some brand-new, unreleased Wooster tracks from their upcoming album! Join Wooster for a LIVE chat and Listening Party on Earbits! Chat with the band and get a sneak-peak into their latest musical efforts, MONTHS before the album is released!

This is part of our ongoing series discussing how to get on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried getting on the radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.

What is your band name?

The BlueCats

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Tell us about your band.

Most artists struggle to master one genre.  Since the late 1960s, Steve Gadd’s been consistently tackling them all.  Gadd is a professional drummer, perhaps one of the world’s most well-renowned players of the instrument.  He’s appeared on albums with Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney Kate Bush and hundreds of other popular and critically-acclaimed artists of various styles and ages.

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Mark Cote's 'Fun House of Your Mind'One of the common criticisms of digital music is that it lacks the artwork and, of course, tangibility found on cassettes, vinyl records and CDs, among other forms of music distribution.  It’s a treat, then, when an artist takes the time to craft a visually appealing album.

That’s exactly what singer/songwriter Mark Cote has done with his new album, entitled Funhouse Of Your Mind.  The disc comes enclosed in a visually appealing case, featuring a design style similar to that found on the artist’s website.  The intriguing design adds to Cote’s concept behind the album, which deals with the various emotions contained within the complex “funhouse” of the mind.

Lubriphonic is a 7-piece musical juggernaut hailing from the bluesy underbelly of the Chicago nightlife. Seemlessly fusing Funk, Soul, and good ol’ Rock ‘n Roll, the boys from Lubriphonic aren’t all flash – they’re one of the hardest working bands in the business! Often touring the nation more than 220 days a year, Lubriphonic has one self-appointed duty for all of their shows: to whip the crowd into a funk-fueled frenzy that doesn’t stop until last call.

Scott Feldman got a chance to chat with Lubriphonic front-man and guitarist, Giles Corey. Enjoy the interview! LISTEN to “Mixin’ In the Kitchen (Live)”, from their album, Soul-Solution!

Extended drum solos are usually saved for late in a band’s set, but Lubriphonic doesn’t play by the rules.  “Rhino,” the opening track to the group’s 2010 album The Gig Is On begins with a rapid-fire 30 second drum solo before loud horns and ultra-fast funky guitar kick in.  Just about all of the group’s skills are jam-packed into that 4-minute opening song, soulful, James Brown-esque vocals and a soaring guitar solo included.  The group doesn’t waste any time displaying a wide range of style and skill.  And once you hear what the group can do, you don’t want to stop listening.