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Tonight we headed to the moon…and off into space as part of our annual “Lunar Lunatics” special commemorating the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. The lunacy included moon-related tracks like: “Renegade Moon”, “Man In the Moon”, “Mellowmoon”, “Black Moon”, “Walking on the Moon”, and “Lunar Base Dub”, and more space-oriented titles such as “Waltz from Outer Space”, “Spaced Out Babylonians”, “Jumping Jupiter”, and “Skankworks in Orbit”. And what a far-out mix of artists tonight: Green Fandango, Mayd Hubb & Joe Pilgrim, Banco de Gaia, The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry, Marcello Giombini, Ken Nordine, Full Moon Scientist, Uffe, Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics, Twile, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, and many more… Truly an out-of-this-world dubwise journey.

See play list below

Summertime favorites & lots of ticket giveaways!

DJ Dig Dug (Matty Werner) who spins for “Party Trap” Thursdays at Pat’s Tap spun favorites – garage, punk, psychedelic and soul. Members of Poverty Hash, Only Living Boy (NJ) and Marvin & The Cloud Wall (AZ) came by to talk about upcoming shows and spun their music.

Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Experimental Sound Artists
Produced by Dixie Treichel

The world of experimental sound arts is innovative and unusual—a place where instrument builders, alternative tuning systems and unorthodox musical expressions converge. In this documentary, six Minnesota experimental sound artists share their musings, explorations and creations.

St. Paul native Paul Metzger performs solo and with various experimental musicians around the world. In this program, he improvises on his collection of modified guitars and banjos, including a 23-string banjo.

Mary Garvie likes to collaborate and perform freestyle. Hear her voice experiments, and listen as she plays a variety instruments, such as an amplified grate, table top and singing bowl.

Tim Kaiser designs and builds electronic experimental instruments for himself and others, and likes buttons, knobs and switches. Based in Duluth, he performs at experimental sound festivals around the country.

David Means curates the Strange Attractors Experimental Intermedia Festival in St. Paul. Many of the experimental sound pieces he creates—using electric, electronic and computer instruments—are designed for the architectural layout of a performance space.

Dixie Treichel is founder of the Unique Sounds Ensemble in Minneapolis. She makes instruments from found objects, and uses them to create electronic sound art.

Kris Peck builds and performs on micro-tonal guitars. The altered fret boards on these instruments create unusual scales in nontraditional tuning systems. He also explores the use of digital delays and performs in the Twin Cities with a variety of experimental musicians.

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Xan Holston / Ryan Zickermann
Producer / Engineer: Siobhan Kierans

During the first hour we listened to a concert by North Indian Flautist, Pravin GodKhindi. The concert took place on 13 September 2009, and was recorded and edited by Dan Rein for the Indian Music Society of Minnesota

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