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The Jewel Case: Motorvatin' (09.27.18)

It's hard to believe that, in the nearly-3-year history of The Jewel Case, we've never done car songs as a theme. That changes tonight at 8 Eastern. Join us for "MOTORVATIN'": 2 hours of tunes about cars and driving from everyone from The Dixie Hummingbirds to Rush to Lightnin' Hopkins to Public Enemy, and loads more to boot. Hop in- we're all gassed up and waiting.

  • Blues Explosion- Damage
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
  • Taj Mahal- Chevrolet
  • Transglobal Underground- Yellow And Black Taxi Cab
  • Metallica- Orion
  • Charlie Parker Quintet- Au Privave
  • Sly & Robbie- Eden Dub
  • Pazy & The Black Hippies- Wa Ho Ha
  • Candi Staton- Heart On A String 
  • The Move- Lightning Never Strikes Twice
  • Patti Smith- Stride Of The Mind
  • Miles Davis- The Pan Piper
  • Balanescu Quartet- Autobahn

And now for theme: Motorvatin’

  • (Chevrolet Commercial)
  • The Breeders- Wait In The Car
  • Guided By Voices- Motor Away
  • Billy “The Kid” Emerson- Every Woman I Know
  • Chuck Berry- You Can’t Catch Me
  • Chris Smither- Maybellene
  • Rush- Red Barchetta
  • (Pontiac Commercial)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II- Pontiac Blues
  • Vince Taylor- Brand New Cadillac
  • The 101’ers- Motor Boys Motor
  • Deep Purple- Highway Star
  • Gary Numan- Cars
  • (GM Guardian Maintenance Commercial)
  • Jackie Brenston- Rocket 88
  • The Bottle Rockets- Thousand Dollar Car
  • David Bowie- Always Crashing In The Same Car (Live)
  • Tom Waits- Diamonds On My Windshield
  • (Nash Commercial)
  • The Beach Boys- Shut Down
  • Justin Townes Earle- Champagne Corolla
  • Prince- Little Red Corvette
  • Jan & Dean- Dead Man’s Curve
  • Robert Mitchum- The Ballad Of Thunder Road
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds- Christian’s Automobile
  • (Studebaker Lark Commercial)
  • The Who- Going Mobile
  • Gene Vincent- Pink Thunderbird
  • Memphis Minnie- Me And My Chauffeur Blues
  • Janis Joplin- Mercedes Benz
  • Robert Johnson- Terraplane Blues
  • Mark Lanegan- Driving Death Valley Blues
  • Public Enemy- You’re Gonna Get Yours
  • (Dodge Commercial)
  • David Lindley & El Rayo X- Mercury Blues (Live)
  • Queen- I’m In Love With My Car
  • Greg Brown- Brand New ‘64 Dodge

Join Tod Weidner on Thursday, 8-11pm for The Jewel Case, a weekly celebration of all manner of musical goodness: deep cuts, forgotten treasures, and curiosities with a new theme each show spanning all genres, eras and locales 

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A lifelong Miami Valley resident, Tod Weidner grew up in Ludlow Falls before moving to Dayton in the early 1990s. Tod graduated from Milton-Union High School and Sinclair Community College, and also attended the Columbus College Of Art & Design until his scholarship ran out and he moved home to pursue the lucrative career of a struggling musician. Tod has been heavily involved in the Dayton Music Scene for over 20 years, as both a solo performer and a member of such bands as The Motel Beds, Shrug, The American Static, and Set The Controls, to name just a few. When he's not playing, listening to, or reading about music, Tod keeps busy by fixing up his house, where he and his wife Patrice live under the strict and watchful authority of their two cats, Mikey and Joey.