Sounds of The Season

Fridays in July at 8pm

Each week host Kevin Kloss is joined by a guest to discuss music discovery. What ways are industry experts finding new music? What is the value of seeing an artists perform live? And of course what's on your current playlist? We're searching for new music on Sounds of the Season!

Music discovery is nothing new to host of the World Cafe, Talia Schlanger. For the final installment of Sound of the Season this summer Talia joins the program to discuss the journey of discovering new music on an international level. 

This week we also hear about up and coming Canadian artists, what cuts make the summertime swimming playlist, and something called "chunk-playlists". 


WAER continues it's four-part series diving into the waters of music discovery this week with Patrick Tuohey from the Spark Contemporary Arts Space. He's an active member of the local music community, booking and promoting shows in Central and Western New York.

Our conversation includes what goes into booking the perfect show, the continued relevance of physical media, and some emerging indie artists that should be on our radar. Hear our full conversation below and view the track list to check out music from this week's episode. 


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Sounds of the Season continues and this week we take the time to examine what is happening muscially on a local level. Joining host Kevin Kloss this time around is Jess Novak from the Jess Novak Band. She's been an active member of the music community for a number of years and talks about how she's seen it change in that time.

She also gives us some names of local musicians to give a try, along with sharing  her experience as a female musician in Central New York.


This past Friday, WAER launced a four-part series diving into music discovery called Sounds of the Season.  With Summertime in full swing the season for new music is upon us and throughout the month of July,  host Kevin Kloss hopes to introduce listeners to new music. 

Each week features a different guest to discuss their approach to new music discovery and highlight some musical artists they encourage us to check out. The series launced by speaking with Syracuse University Professor David Yaffe. David, has quite the history of music commentary and has penned books regarding Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. He joined the program to lay a foundational understanding of the current state of music consumption.

Hear our conversation with David Yaffe below, and check out the listing of songs played during the original broadcast.

You can hear Sounds of the Season each Friday in July at 8pm on WAER.