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


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    • Anna Pickard

    This week we're joined by Anna Pickard , and playing music of the season to wrap up No Magic for 2019. Where did the year go?

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    • Dan Baber of A Shot in the Arm

    It's almost the end ot the year?! Well, time to start the round-ups with alum Dan Baber of A Shot in the Arm . Plus…

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    • Johan Oskarsson

    Johan and I have both lived in San Francisco now for around a decade, and in that time have been to a lot of shows in…

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    • Tom Coates

    On this week's show, Tom Coates returns to take us through some of the history of 4AD , via some of his all time favourite artists:…

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    • Leslie Hampton

    Since 2009, Lesie Hampton has run the not-for-profit label Side With Us Records. She joins us tonight to reflect on 10 years of helping artists produce…

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  • This week's show features Beck 's 9th album The Information — a record that I enjoy a great deal and which being his ninth record seems…

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  • Have you ever considered how “pumpkin” is a really strange word if you type it out enough times? I have, right now. No special guest this…

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    • Rocío Rødtjer

    This week welcomes Rocío Rødtjer back to the show; bringing a selection of tunes and really interesting stories of genre lineage. Our album of the week…

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  • This week on No Magic we go into the archives and feature the increadible debut record from The Good, The Bad, and the Queen ; one…

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    • James Goode

    This week's show is a really good one. We highlight the great genre-spanning arc of Metronomy 's Metronomy Forever . Guest James Goode brings an inspiring…

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