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.)
The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this documentary for MinneCulture.
"We Hope You're Ready For Flo & Eddie" segment, new tunes by Jimmy LaFave, Crankshaft, Corb Lund, Little Feat, and Ian Hunter, along with some Beatles, J.D. McPherson, Deadstring Brothers, an interview with Red House Records artist Dave Moore, plus a whole lot of other crapola.
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.