The Roe Family Radio Round-up came at 11am this morning, due to a little extra set-up time. While we waited for our weekly dose of excellent music and corny jokes from the great local band, we heard upcoming releases from The Sounds and local artist Kevin Steinman, and this incredible new set from Crammed Discs: Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers. It’s artists such as Andrew Bird and Megafaun, putting their stamps on compositions from the Congolese electro-percussive groups such as Konono No. 1. This set is making my spring!
This week we covered a lot of bases in the Echo Chamber: sending our heart out to Japan with music by a number of Japanese artists; getting to some women artists we missed last week; and just playing the newest stuff. Also, we debuted a new segment called “Roots of Dub”, where we go back in the roots & dub archive for a full set.