Tonight we debuted the release of the new Easy Star All-Stars First Light album (with an Easy Star set); celebrated Lee “Scratch” Perry’s birthday (3/21) with a Scratch set; and included a bunch more new music…
“Radio Pocho Episode 37: The Return of Engineer Sean” for all the Pochistas out there wondering what happened to Engineer Sean, no we didn’t jump him out of the clicka. Hear about his amazing trip to the exotic Northern Mexico village of “Los Angeles”.
On to the musica…we have some sacrilegious boogie by Detroit based Sins of Satan as well as some funkie jams by Tierra and Loose Ends.
Making her first appearance on Radio Pocho…Mariah Carey!!! Yes you read that right. Mariah Carey. (This is pre-Heartbreakers and Glitter Mariah)
Roberto Anglero lets us know what the barrios would be like “Si Dios fuera Negro” (If God was Black). Otras buenas salsas by The Lebron Brothers, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Alfredo Linares.
Finally we close out the noche with Keith Sweat “Make it Last Forever”….I wish we could.
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!