WFPK has been playing Backyard Tire Fire's (let's just go with BTF) single "Brady," an infectiously catchy song that you can check out on their Web site. They offer pretty traditional Southern rock with shades of alt-country. BYT's latest album Good To Be was produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. They'll get under way at around 6:00 p.m.
Next up will be ALO, a four-man rock band from California and Jack Johnson's sometime backing band. Johnson also produced their latest release, Man of the World. I've just started listening to some of the song, and clearly, these are four very strong musicians each of whom also has his own musical projects.
Josh Rouse is an indie rocker, hailing from Nebraska, but who pulled up stakes and moved to Valencia, Spain with his wife Paz Suay. His new album, El Turista, reflects those new influences just as one would think for someone trading in cornfields for the Mediterranean coast. The album is described as a song cycle, sung mostly in Spanish and picking up Brazilian and Afro-Cuban accents.