Matthew Inkala & The Hostages entertained us with great poppy, rocky, upbeat music. Cher Dial interviewed the leader of a Heavy Metal Indian (as in East India) band. Our "Previously" segment reached w-a-a-a-y back a year and a half to present the music of Giravves. (Not THE Giravves.)
Tonight we followed up on our “Golden Jubilee” special from last week with lots more Jamaican artists – including Horace Andy, Gregory Isaacs, The Gladiators, Jimmy Cliff, Dubtonic Kru, G.G. All Stars, Sly & Robbie, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, The Skatalites, and more. This also included part of an Alton Ellis tribute mix originally aired on On The Wire at BBC Tadio Lancashire. But that just got us started… Also tonight we featured a number of new releases – including Steve Steppa’s excellent Zohar Inspired Dubplates, the new Dub Colossus “Dub Me Tender – Vol. 1+2”, the Volume EP from Empresarios, and the self-titled album from Dub Majestic.
Chris Berry, owner/manager of Soft Abuse label joined me and shared music from forthcoming record local sludge-duo Myrrh (Jackie Becky also of Brute Heart and Andy Mazarol also of Mother of Fire) being released August 21. He shared favorites from his vinyl collection and from his label.