No Magic

About No Magic

An evening session with Ben Ward playing eclectic blends of pop, rock, electronic, dance and whatever else seems tangentially appropriate. A featured guest brings along their musical inspirations and stories, and we'll pour over the record of the week. “This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. No magic, just music.”

  • Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00pm


  • In this week's episode of “Global Pandemic” I got sad . Real sad. You're not my therapist, so we needn't go into details, but point is,…

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  • This week features The Cooper Temple Clause' debut See This Through and Leave , because it's an energetic, brash, expulsion of angst and energy at a…

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  • It's chilly and wet in San Francisco — finally suggesting that we might have a change in season after all. With that in mind, I'm drawn…

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  • Welcome back, we're live tonight with a new show featuring a bit of Patti Smith 's seminal Horses , which is 45 years old today —…

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  • Good evening! This week's No Magic is recorded in advance, because it's Election Day here in the USA and though I can't vote, the show goes…

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  • This week week feature Loma 's new record Don't Shy Away .

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  • My introduction to Open Mike Eagle was his  A Special Episode Of EP back in 2015. We played it on Eclectic Kettle , and opening track…

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  • This week's show features the excellent new record  Under the Spell of Joy, from LA's Death Valley Girls . A remarkably tight set of psych, rock,…

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  • On this week's show we're featuring the new record from Cults . Host is one of those records that actually works really well on thsi show;…

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  • This week's show features the brand new Fall to Pieces from Tricky .

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