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Roundups, Rehashes, and Farewells: The Final Episode

It's a wrap for The Weekly Exchange! Sabina and Nikki recount their favorite moments in their 2.5 years of research, recording, and producing this music podcast. Thanks for your support of this feature over the years. If you are just discovering The Weekly Exchange, feel free to listen to our archived episodes on, under 'Podcasts". **************THANK YOU - Nikki & Sabina (aka the "Oyster Queens").


Top 10 KSLG Picks for 2017

The end of 2017 is in sight, and Sabina and Nikki have come up with their "Top 10" KSLG favorites to add to your playlist. 10) The Shelters "Gold" (Sabina) & Lana Del Rey "Love" (Nikki); 9) Lana Del Rey "Love" (Sabina) & Amy Shark "Adore" (Nikki), 8) Dan Auerbach "Shine on Me" (Sabina) & Sorcha "Ruin Your Night (Nikki); 7) Courtship. "Sunroof" (Sabina) & Spoon "Can I Sit Next To You" (Nikki); 6) Alt-J "In Cold Blood" (Sabina) & Morgan Delt "Some Sunsick Day" (Nikki); 5) Maggie Rogers "Dog...


Beck "Colors" Album Review

Track Listing: 1) Colors, 2) Seventh Heaven, 3)I'm So Free, 4)Dear Life, 5) No Distraction, 6) Dreams (Colors Mix), 7) Wow, 8) Up All Night, 9) Square One, 10) Fix Me, 11) Dreams*****************THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts & Companion Animal Foundation. ******Other Credits: Dirty Dancing (1987), Zoolander (2001), This Means War (2012), "The Song That Doesn't End" - Bob Golden & John Rodby, Barenaked Ladies "One Week", The Police "Roxanne", Scarface...


The Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween!!! Here's our Indie Halloween Picks*****THE PLAYLIST: Phantogram "Fall In Love" , Shakey Graves "Dearly Departed feat. Esme Patterson", Kings of Leon "Closer", The Black Keys "Sinister Kid", The Decemberists "The Mariner's Revenge Song", Elle King "Where The Devil Don't Go", Glass Animals "Mama's Gun", Wolf Alice "You're A Germ", Radiohead "We Suck Young Blood", Kauf "When You're Out" *****THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts, Myrtle Avenue Pet...



No one wants the Apocalypse, but here at KSLG we like to be prepared. Memorize these songs because there will be no streaming services after the apocalypse hits. Playlist Songs: AWOLNATION "Sail", Big Data "Dangerous feat. Joywave", Lo Moon "This Is It", Lo Moon "Loveless", Kaleo 'Way Down We Go", Lod Huron "Until The Night Turns", Alt-J "In Cold Blood", The Decemberists "This Is Why We Fight", Lana Del Rey "High By The Beach", Muse "Knights of Cydonia". THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Louise's...


Hype Machine Hot Picks

Hype Machine is a sweet online music blog that features a ton of music from underground/independent/unknown artists. Here's a few songs we recommend for the indie genre: 1. Sløtface "Pitted" (Sabina), 2. Silver Torches "If I Reach" (Nikki), 3. Trudy And The Romance "Is There a Place I Can Go" (Sabina), 4. Night Flowers "Sleep" (Nikki), 5. Freedom Fry "Party Down" (Sabina), 6. Gang of Youths "Let Me Down Easy" (Nikki)********OUR SPONSORS: Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts, Myrtle...


Portugal. The Man: Woodstock

It's track-by-track analyses of Portugal. The Man (aka "The Lords of Portland")'s 8th album "Woodstock"! *****Track Listing: 1) Number One (feat. Richie Havens & Son Little), 2) Easy Tiger, 3) Live In The Moment, 4) Feel It Still, 5) Rich Friends, 6) Keep On, 7) So Young, 8) Mr. Lonely (feat. Fat Lip), 9) Tidal Wave, 10) Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville)- Version A, Vocal Up Mix 1.3. *****OUR SPONSORS: Companion Animal Foundation, Fungi Lighting, Myrtle Avenue...


The Red Wine Edition

We like red wine. We like KSLG. How about pairing different red wine varieties with KSLG songs...seems like a no-brainer! OUR SPONSORS: FUNGI LIGHTING, MYRTLE AVENUE PET CENTER, COMPANION ANIMAL FOUNDATION, AND LOUISE'S GOURMET SEASONED FINISHING SALTS..... Wine and Songs Mentioned: 1. Merlot (Alt-J "3ww" & Arctic Monkeys "Do I Wanna Know"), 2. Pinot Noir (Los Bears "Slow Jam" & Maggie Rogers "Alaska"), 3. Cabernet Sauvignon (The Black Keys "Howlin' For You" & The Avener "Fade Out Lines"),...


Roadtrip Playlist Picks

So you're going on a roadtrip? First, take us with you, and secondly, consider these songs on your playlist: The Shins "Fantasy Island", The Lumineers "Sleep On The Floor", Amy Shark "Adore", Bay Ledges "Safe", Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still", Kings of Leon "Beautiful War", Young The Giant "Jungle Youth", Alt-J "In Cold Blood", AWOLNATION "Sail"....and SAVAGE GARDEN "Truly.Madly.Deeply" !!!**** THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Fungi Lighting, Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts, Myrtle Avenue...


Alt-J : "Relaxer"

The KSLG girls go track-by-track into Alt-J's third album release: Relaxer. Spoiler alert: it's weird!!!! Tracks mentioned: 1) 3WW 2)In Cold Blood 3) House of the Rising Sun 4) Hit Me Like that Snare 5) Deadcrush 6) Adeline 7) Last Year 8) Pleader. Other's songs mentioned: The Greeting Committee "She's A Gun", Woody Guthrie "Blow the Man Down", Busta Rhymes feat. Nicki Minaj "Twerk It", Meg Myers "Desire", Fleece Music "How to write an Alt-J song" . OUR SPONSORS!!!! LOUISE'S GOURMET SEASONED...


Dan Auerbach "Waiting On A Song"

Is Dan Auerbach's second solo album "Waiting on a Song" a work of art or a sophomore slump? The KSLG girls dig deep into the Black Keys frontman/producer/ musical workaholic's latest release.......Songs Mentioned: 4) Shine On Me, 1) Waiting on a Song, 2) Malibu Man, 3) Livin' in Sin, 5) King of a One Horse Town, 6) Never In My Wildest Dreams, 8) Stand By My Girl. Songs Featured: 7) Cherrybomb, 9) Undertow, 10) Show Me....................... Other Songs Mentioned: Elephant Stone...


Listener Submissions: Round 1

Nikki and Sabina choose 6 songs from our listener submissions over at and decide their airplay fate. Want to submit a song for airplay? Here's a link: . Songs discussed: MISSIO "Middle Fingers" (sub. by various listeners), Billie Eilish "Bored" (sub. by Kika), Billie Eilish "Ocean Eyes", Knights of Audio "Space Ranger" (sub by Matt from Knights of Audio), Summer Moon "With You Tonight" (sub. by Michel), Enemies "Play Fire" (sub. by Sean), Stone Fox...


Humboldt Summer Playlist Complements

Summer in Humboldt is right around the corner and you need some song suggestions to freshen up your playlist? Let Nikki and LaRock help you out! Songs on this podcast: Silversun Pickups "Latchkey Kids", Alt-J "3WW", Morgan Delt "Some Sunsick Day", Rubblebucket "If You See My Enemies", Glass Animals "Pork Soda", The Jungle Giants "Feel The Way I Do". Other songs featured: The Rascals "Beautiful Morning" and Sammy Davis Jr "Candyman". THESE ARE OUR SPONSORS!!!!: Companion Animal, Louise's...


Cold War Kids: LA Divine

Sabina and Nikki do thorough analysis our Cold War Kid's fifth album, and first release on their Capitol Records soundtrack. After listening in-depth, the KSLG girls give their insight into "L.A. Divine". Tracks mentioned 1) Love Is Mystical 2) Can We Hang On? 3) So Tied Up feat. Bishop Briggs 5) LA River 8) Invincible 9) Wilshire Protest 13) Part of The Night 14) Free To Breathe. THESE ARE OUR SPONSORS: FUNGI LIGHTING, LOUISE'S GOURMET FINISHING SALTS, MYRTLE AVENUE PET CENTER, AND...


Spoon: "Hot Thoughts"

Spoon has been a prolific on the indie scene for two decades. Their newest release, "Hot Thoughts" brings something different to their sonic palatte. In this episode, Sabina and Nikki give you their thoughts on "Hot Thoughts. Tracks mentioned 1) Hot Thoughts 3) Do I Have To Talk You Into It 4) First Caress 5) Pink Up 6) Can I Sit Next To You 8) Tear It Down 9) Shotgun. THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSOR: FUNGI LIGHTING. Visit his website


The Shins: Heartworms

It's track-by-track analysis of the Shins first album in five years: Heartworms. The KSLG girls dish out the good and bad about this new album. The Weekly Exchange is sponsored by Fungi Lighting. Visit this artist's website: to enjoy his beautiful glass-blown art, inspired by nature. Tracks (in order): 1) Name For You, 2) Painting a Hole, 3) Cherry Hearts, 4) Fantasy Island, 5) Mildenhall, 6) Rubber Ballz 7) Half a Million 8) Dead Alive 9) Heartworms 10) So Now...


Space: A KSLG Frontier

With the news of the Trappist-1 system, about 40 millions light-years away from our planet, and with the potential of planets with life on it or habitable zones, it got the KSLG girls thinking...what songs would be great for space/sci-fi situations, and excellent editions to the Voyager Golden Record? The truth is out there...or more like in the podcast! Music mentioned: Lana Del Rey "Love", The Lumineers "Sleep on The Floor", Imagine Dragons "Battle Cry", Muse "Map of the Problematic", Lana...


KSLG Exercise: The Cardio Playlist

Feeling bored with your exercise playlist? Let the KSLG girls offer up suggestions, targeted toward your cardio playlist. Feeling adventurous? Listen in! Songs mentioned (in order): Foals "Snake Oil", Jarryd James "Do You Remember", The Mowgli's "San Francisco", Foals "My Number", Phantogram "Black Out Days", AWOLNATION "Hollow Moon(Bad Wolf)", The Fratellis "Chelsea Dagger", LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yourself Clean", The Kooks "Bad Habit", Wild Cub "Thunder Clatter", Barns Courtney "Fire"....


Valentines Edition (Oh Boy!)

Are you a fan of the day of love? Maybe not? This podcast is for you!!! The KSLG Girls venture into the playlist for Valentines Day inspirations as well as share their anti-Valentine track. Valentine Jams mentioned: The Greeting Committee "Hands Down", Oh Wonder "Without You", Borns "Electric Love", Father John Misty "Real Love Baby", Josef Salvat "Every Night", Angel Olsen "Shut Up Kiss Me", Bishop Briggs "River". Anti-Valentine Jams: Phantogram "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" & Ben Folds...


Meet: DJ LaRocque

Get to know the latest addition to the KSLG broadcasting family: Andre Larocque. During this edition of the podcast, find out what fresh tracks Larocque and Nikki are feeling, favorite "core artists", and one artist on the Canadian radar. Artists mentioned (in order): Saint Motel "Move", Royal Canoe "Walk Out On The Water", Mainland "Permission Slip", Alexandra Savior "M.T.M.E.", Pierce Fulton feat NVDES "Borrowed Lives", Angel Olsen "Shut Up Kiss Me", The White Stripes, Muse, Foals, Glass...