The Signal

with Chris Kocher

A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.


Great to have Paul Tauterouff here for the first couple of hours. Had a good chat about the local music scenes, how bands can help themselves and the important work organizing Rock Against Suicide.

Robyn Hitchcock – “Raymond and the Wires” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Glen Campbell – “Postcard from Paris” (Adios)
Amber Rubarth – “As We Walk Into the Night” (Wildflowers in the Graveyard)
Spottiswoode – “Blaze of Glory” (Blaze of Glory)
Milkweed – “Who is Tommy Lee” (Dream of an American Family)
The Revelers – “Trip to the Moon” (Play the Swamp Pop Classics, Vol. 1)
Chris Elliott – “Star Trek, Star Wars and the Holy Bible” (Chris Elliott)
Tift Merritt (with Sam Beam) – “Day He Died” (Stitch of the World)
Alastair Moock – “Hallelujah (I Ain’t Dead)” (Alastair Moock)
Pierce Edens – “The Devil There Too” (Stripped Down / Gussied Up)
Rachel Baiman – “I Could’ve Been Your Lover Too” (Shame)
Davey O. – “Nothing Could Go Wrong” (A Bright Horizon Line)
Montgomery Delaney – “Almost Anyone” (Almost Anyone)
Quiles & Cloud – “Black Sky Lightning” (Shake Me Now)
Mouths of Babes – “Black Tea, Red Wine” (Brighter in the Dark)
Harpeth Rising – “I Did Not Make the World” (Against All Tides)
Darden Smith – “Can You See the Moon” (Everything)
David LaMotte – “Just One Candle” (The Other Way Around)
Kipyn Martin – “Madeleine” (Dance Across the Sky)
Ryanhood – “I Don’t Think I Know Anything Anymore” (Yearbook)

Looks like I’m out of town next Wednesday but I promise to find someone cool who will fill in for me. I’ll be back June 7 for sure.

Great to have Ed back in the studio tonight. Our conversation was, as usual, eclectic – from theories about writing to our mothers’ cursing habits to the differences between Amish and Mennonite.
LCD Soundsystem -”Call the Police” (single)
Local Natives – “Dark Days” (Sunlit Youth)
Lydia Loveless – “Sorry” (single)
Lydia Loveless – “Longer” (Real)
Ryan Adams – “To Be Without You” (Prisoner)
Aimee Mann – “Goose Snow Cone” (Mental Illness)
Bonnie Prince Billy & Friends – “Rubin and Cherise” (Day of the Dead)
Courtney Barnett – “New Speedway Boogie” (Day of the Dead)
Broken Social Scene – “Halfway Home” (Hug of Thunder)
Broken Social Scene – “Hug of Thunder” (Hug of Thunder)
The New Pornographers – “Whiteout Conditions” (Whiteout Conditions)
case/lang/viers – “Atomic Number” (case/lang/viers)
case/lang/viers – “Supermoon” (case/lang/viers)
Sharon Van Etten – “The End of the World” (Resistance Radio)
Wye Oak – “If You Should See” (Tween)
Field Division – “Of Lives We’ve Never Known” (Reverie State)
Tennis – “Night Vision” (Ritual in Repeat)
The National – “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” (single)

With finals this week at Binghamton U., we’re into signups at the station this week, and then we’ll roll right into the summer schedule. Short answer: Three-hour shows are back, baby!

Ray Davies – “Poetry” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “The Man Upstairs” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “I’ve Heard that Beat Before” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “A Long Drive to Tarzana” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “The Invaders” (Americana)
Robyn Hitchcock – “I Pray When I’m Drunk” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Mad Shelley’s Letterbox” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Sayonara Judge” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Wesley Stace – “For Me and You” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Wesley Stace – “Remember Me” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Wesley Stace – “Let’s Evaporate” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Joe Jencks (with Reggie Harris) – “Best of Friends” (Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers)
Tift Merritt – “Heartache is an Uphill Climb” (Stitch of the World)
Amber Rubarth – “New York” (Wildflowers in the Graveyard)
Amilia K. Spicer – “Shake it Off” (Wow and Flutter)
Chris Elliott – “Cinderella’s Midnight Surprise” (Chris Elliott)
Arthur Davenport – “Jonathan Leviathan” (single)
Glen Campbell (with Willie Nelson) – “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Adios)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Yours No More” (Pretty Little Troubles)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Good Ole Days” (Pretty Little Troubles)
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix – “Prisoner of Your Sound” (Crowin’ The Blues)
Fred Eaglesmith – “Jenny Smith” (Standard)
Daisycutter – “Once Were the Pines” (Waiting for the Stars)
Jenny Bienemann (with Michael Smith) – “Pay the Piper” (Every Soul Grows to the Light)
Wyatt Easterling – “Josephine’s Last Breath” (Divining Rod)
Lydia Sylvia Martin – “Lonesome Road Blues” (Chasing the Ghost)
Valerie June – “Man Done Wrong” (The Order of Time)
The Infamous Stringdusters – “A Hard Life Makes a Good Song” (Laws of Gravity)
Ordinary Elephant – “Highway 71” (Before I Go)
Parker Milsap – “Heaven Sent” (The Very Last Day)
Merlin Snider – “Procrastination Blues” (One Light Many Windows)
Pat Wictor – “There But for Fortune” (This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs)
Rebecca Loebe – “Smoke Signals” (Blink)
Sam Outlaw – “She’s Playing Too Hard to Get (Rid Of)” (Tenderheart)
Sera Cahoone – “Dusty Lungs” (From Where I Started)
Byrd & Street – “‘Til the Night Goes Away” (This Much is True)
Noam Pikelny – “Moretown Hop” (Universal Favorite)
Taarka – “Polyamourous Pollyann” (Fading Mystery)
John McCutcheon – “Y’all Means All” (Trolling for Dreams)
Hypnotic Clambake – “Rick Boadadanco” (single)

Ed returns to the studio next week for music and shenanigans. Tune in!

When Is It On?

Summer 2017

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Wednesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM.

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May 31 @ 7 PM


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