The highlight of tonight’s show was a double dose of great new reggae from ROIR: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s “Shake Up the Place” and from Brazil, Digitaldub’s “#1”. To celebrate these releases on ROIR, along with Kevin Kinsella’s brand new “Great Design”, we did an extended ROIR set. Straight from today’s headlines, we debuted the new “London’s Burning” from Big Youth (produced by Mad Professor on Ariwa). And from the upcoming Earthshaker 3 album, The Technician dropped the heavy “Liquefaction Dub” on the Echo Chamber massive.
Tried out Jeff Bridges new bluesy-rootsy album, and it was all right. I’d listen to it again. We also heard new music from local songwriter Barb Ryman, overseas import Tokyo Jihen, and a very mature and serious The Ladybug Transistor. And I still can’t get over the new album of all covers by Pat Metheny, so I had to pull out his version of Cherish again.