The Return of the Dig

itsthebigdig  -  May 1, 2022

We’re back with an all new episode May 3 @ 4 pm! It’s spring and that means some fresh rock n roll delights for your ears. Join us this week for some hot off the presses tracks from Frank Turner, DJ Drez w/Marti Nikko, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. We’re also going deep into...

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Catch Up on Mixcloud!

itsthebigdig  -  May 1, 2022

Hiya friends! We’re adding more episodes to our Mixcloud so you can listen any time. Check out what’s going on over there @ It’s The Big Dig –>

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Coming Up Next! Sweden

itsthebigdig  -  September 8, 2020

This week’s show is all about Swedish musical exports, starting with a few classics from ABBA, a little Lykke Li and plenty of musical surprises. And bonus – we’re back in the studio live every week. Plenty of room for unexpected hijinks! Tune in Tuesday, Sept. 8 @ 4 pm ET on Radio Fairfax! Photo:...

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The Birdsong Episode

itsthebigdig  -  June 27, 2020

Hello my chickadees! Things are getting weird and wonderful in lockdown! One positive thing to come out of quarantine is a resurgence of interest in birdwatching and birdsong appreciation. In this episode, we check in with some songs featuring birdsong and inspired by the natural soundscape – Cosmo Sheldrake, Bernie Krause, the Enos, Kate Bush,...

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Alex Chilton and Big Star

itsthebigdig  -  May 30, 2020

Take a listen as we explore some of the work of Alex Chilton, his famous bands and his famous fans. Catch up with the full episode on Mixcloud. Photo credit: Rob Brewer via Flickr

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Tasty Tunes for a Tuesday

itsthebigdig  -  April 28, 2020

Here’s the latest episode for you — featuring some laidback tracks from Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Little Wings and more! You can also catch up with more full episodes on Mixcloud.

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A Little Giorgio

itsthebigdig  -  April 27, 2020

In this episode, we look at – and listen to – some of the highlights from Giorgio Moroder’s long and interesting career. A little disco, a little new wave and a little 1960s bubble gum (?) Yep. Catch up with the full episode on Mixcloud. Photo credit: S. Bollmann / CC BY-SA

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In Crackerbox Palace with George, Neil and Eric

itsthebigdig  -  February 25, 2020

It’s George Harrison’s Birthday!! On this week’s show, we’re celebrating the intersection of laughter, music and friendship with a look at George Harrison’s work with Eric Idle and Neil Innes. We’ll hear from the Beatles, the Pythons, the Bonzos, the Rutles and, of course, some special tracks from George. Tune in Tuesday, February 25 @ 4...

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It’s a Belated Bowie Birthday Bash!

itsthebigdig  -  January 13, 2020

Coming up on this week’s show, we’re going to celebrate the king kook himself with a bunch of kinda kooky tracks. We’ll hear from the birthday boy, of course, and songs from Peter Noone, Dana Gillespie, Scott Walker and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Hmm, that last name sounds kind of familiar – tune in to...

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Jangle Pop, Part 2

itsthebigdig  -  October 7, 2019

Time to get out your Rickenbackers! On this week’s show, we take another big dig into some classic jangle pop from the 1980s. Let’s Active, the dbs and maybe just a touch of the original jangle from the 1960s. Tune in Tuesday, October 8 @ 4 pm ET for this week’s episode of The Big Dig live on Radio...

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