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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Scary Good Cover Tunes
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. That’s Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, gawd I love that name, with a cover of Wet Willie’s 1974 hit Keep on Smilin’. So how you doin’? I’m your host Scott Clark, welcome to episode 129. This time the Sonic Café brings you a mix of cover tunes so great they’re scary! Listen for covers from The English Beat, Toploader, Weezer, Maxi Priest, John Lee Hooker, Bettye Lavette and of course more. Then later listen as comedian Drew Barth tells us all about his not so physically fit life. And finally, a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor. Listen for a word from a brand new microbrew from here in the Pacific Northwest, new Logger Light… New Logger Light, the Beer that brought the forest down. All this time as we present a mix of cover tunes so great they’re scary! From that little café on the coast, where we always have a booth, or a table… if ahh that’s your thing… waiting for you, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Keep On Smilin'
Artist: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
LP: The Devil You Know
Yr: 2014
Song 2: Tears of A Clown
Artist: The English Beat
LP: What Is Beat?
Yr: 1983
Song 3: Seven Nation Army
Artist: Nostalgia 77
LP: The Garden
Yr: 2005
Song 4: Roseana
Artist: Weezer
Yr: 2018
Song 5: Hot Stuff
Artist: Border Sound
LP: 100 Tubes Lounge Music
Yr: 2010
Song 6: Wild World
Artist: Maxi Priest
LP: Maxi
Yr: 1987
Song 7: When You're Not Super Fit
Artist: Drew Barth
Song 8: Ladies Night
Artist: Marvin Scott & Mondo Wells
LP: 100 Tubes Lounge Music
Yr: 2010
Song 9: Frisco Blues
Artist: John Lee Hooker
LP: Hooker [Disc 2]
Yr: 1962
Song 10: Maybe I'm Amazed
Artist: Bettye LaVette
LP: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Yr: 2010
Song 11: Blue Skies
Artist: Dr. John
LP: Glengarry Glen Ross
Yr: 1992
Song 12: On Broadway
Artist: Neil Young
LP: Freedom
Yr: 1989
Song 13: Can We Still Be Friends
Artist: Mandy Moore
LP: Coverage
Yr: 2003
Song 14: Hey Jealousy
Artist: Hit The Lights
LP: Punk Goes '90s
Yr: 2006
Song 15: Homme lune
Artist: Air
LP: Le voyage dans la lune
Yr: 2012

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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