New music this week from Pigeon John, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and gave away copies of the new collaboration between Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan, their second full-length project, Hawk. RIP Solomon Burke, although you were offered less spotlight than your contemporary James Brown, you burned brighter in many of our hearts.
It was a crazy kind of night….in a cloud of ganja smoke…in the ol’ Echo Chamber. OK…OK, so there wasn’t really any ganja smoke in the studio (too bad), just plenty of herb-inspired reggae and dub, with some great soundbytes from “Reefer Madness”. Dr. StrangeDub and Baby Swiss relaxed and kicked back and presented the annual Echo Chamber “Free the Marijuana” special. The show was part of KFAI-FM’s biannual pledge drive…and was in support of Proposition 19 in California. Legalize it!