“This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.”

― T.S. Eliot

Whether you are coming at this from the Poem “The Hollow Men” or Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” or even Stephen King’s “The Stand”.

This is NEXT with a whimper.  We say goodbye to a brilliant year of new music.  Yes, another glorious year of new music.

Thanks for listening. It doesn’t matter if this is your first time listening to NEXT or if you are a repeat listener. Thank you.

I love people that love music and I love people that don’t stop listening to new music after college.  Sure have your favorites.  Listen to the “Classics” but never stop growing.  Never stop learning.  Just as Live Music is good for your soul, well, new music keeps you young at heart.

Next is your place for new music discovery. This week we look back. Again. Week 5 of 5. A quick rewind. A review of the past year.  A remembering of songs past.

As always, our goal is to find you – a NEXT, new favorite song. Let us know how we are doing. If we, in fact, do find you a NEXT, new favorite song, please share with us what it is. I always like to hear what you like to hear. Does that make sense?

Glorious noise from: Tom Petty, Prince, Amy Shark, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Mondo Cozmo, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Mt Joy, Field Report, Parquet Courts, Mo Lowda, Doc Robinson, Frank Turner, Pedro The Lion, Shame, Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, Lucy Dacus

Thanks for listening and thanks again to Ocean 98 for putting next on the radio.

New music discovery is important and thank you for doing your part.

Please support these bands…or we wouldn’t have bands like this around to support. Buy an album, or a ticket to a show, or a tee shirt, or…something from them. Thank you.

If there are any bands/managers/labels etc that want their music removed (for any reason) please contact me (chris at allthingsnext dot com) and I’ll promptly remove it. Thank you, bands, for making music. Thank you for making my life better because of the music you make. I am a passionate music consumer as are my listeners. If you think NEXT streaming music is bad please think it over again. I am a music maker advocate.

Spotify playlist updates on Thursday. Link to Chris Bro on Spotify


WARNING may contain bad words. Or may not. Depends.

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If you can’t wait for Stitcher to update (or this is an older episode that you are re-visiting click below for this week’s show)

Artist and Song Title:

Tom Petty – Keep A Little Soul

Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U

Amy Shark – Psycho (featuring Mark Hoppus)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Mainland

Mondo Cozmo – Your MFer

Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Fever Pitch

Mt Joy – Silver Lining

Field Report – Never Look Back

Parquet Courts – Tenderness

Mo Lowda – Shells

Doc Robinson – Like You Do

Frank Turner – 1933

Pedro The Lion – Yellow Bike

Shame – Friction

Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats – You Worry Me

Lucy Dacus – Next Of Kin

and remember if you love someone hug them right now.

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