Tamara Conniff mans the ship alone-while her co-host Jonathan McHugh parties at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. In the news, Tamara reports on Maroon 5’s new smash “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa, debuting at No. 2 on the Ultimate Chart; the head-banging “Rock of Ages” soundtrack; the upcoming NARM music biz convention; Neil Young & Crazy Horse's first album in over nine years, “Americana”; and Pepsi’s new Michael Jackson campaign.
Music supervisor Liza Richardson is on The Comet couch to talk about “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Secret Circle” as well as her favorite new bands and DJing for KCRW for 20 years. Then The Weekly Comet mainstay KCRW DJ Jason Kramer is back with his Pick of the Week: Dirty Porjectors. Tamara and Jason also talk about the new Silversun Pickups album, Chester French and King Charles.
Eric Dill is the special musical guest. The former lead singer of the Click Five talks about why he decided to go solo with his new EP “Wherever You Are” and his forthcoming full-length album. Plus wet get the scoop on his hit song “No Surprise,” which was a collaboration for Daughtry, and originally Nickelback. Eric plays two new songs, “Mercy at Midnight” and “War with the Wolves.”