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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Cover Tunes So Great They're SCARY!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. That’s blues man Sean Costello with his cover of Rod Stewart’s You Wear It Well. Welcome to episode one-hundred and five of the Sonic Café, I’m your host Scott Clark and this time, the Sonic Café presents another hour cover tunes that are so great they’re Scary! We’ll hear covers from Uncle Kracker, Lake Street Dive, Senor Coconut, Hayseed Dixie, Dana Fuchs, The Push Stars and much more. Plus we’ll present comedian Tim Hawkins with his cover of Green Days Time Of Your Life… Tim’s version is titled Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife… so yeah, music with a little relationship advice too, what could be better than that? Then latter the Sonic Café welcomes our newest sponsor. Sinkles, an exciting new restaurant concept started here in Portlandia and now sweeping the nation. At Sinkles, you can eat the way you enjoy it most, single and hunched over a sink. All that and of course more as the Sonic Cafe presents cover tunes so great they’re scary! From the café on the big blue Pacific coast that’s always got you covered. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: You Wear It Well
Artist: Sean Costello
LP: In the Magic Shop
Yr: 2014
Song 2: You Really Got Me
Artist: Oingo Boingo
LP: Only A Lad
Yr: 1981
Song 3: Drift Away
Artist: Uncle Kracker
LP: No Stranger To Shame
Yr: 2002
Song 4: Take On Me
Artist: Lake Street Dive
LP: A.V. Undercover
Yr: 2017
Song 5: Riders On the Storm
Artist: Señor Coconut
LP: Fiesta Songs
Yr: 2003
Song 6: Things You Don't Say To Your Wife
Artist: Tim Hawkins
Yr: 2011
Song 7: Lola
Artist: Hayseed Dixie
LP: No Covers
Yr: 2000
Song 8: Suspicious Minds
Artist: Rusted Root
LP: Stereo Rodeo
Yr: 2009
Song 9: Always On My Mind
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
LP: Pandemonium: Live at the 02 Arena
Yr: 2010
Song 10: I Believe
Artist: The Real Tuesday Weld
LP: eMusic Compilation 2008
Yr: 2008
Song 11: Don't Let Me Down
Artist: Dana Fuchs
LP: Songs From The Road
Yr: 2014
Song 12: Sinkles
Artist: Portlandia
LP: Season 8
Yr: 2018
Song 13: Bad Sneakers
Artist: The Push Stars
LP: Me, Myself & Irene
Yr: 2000
Song 14: Mad World
Artist: Gary Jules & Mike Andrews
LP: Donnie Darko
Yr: 2002
Song 15: Lazy River
Artist: Rickie Lee Jones
LP: It's Like This
Yr: 2000

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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