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Tonight we debuted the excellent new Durban Chamber album from Dubsalon; some heavy Alpha Steppa dubplates; and a very cool new EP from Andreia Dacal (on Fresh Poulp). On top of this we featured The Dub Zone Mix #102 “4 Corners of Dub”, and highlighted some of the artists at the 2011 Bayfront Reggae and World Music Fest – including Nkulee Dube, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Steel Pulse. Finally, in the final hour DJ Baby Swiss put together a fun all-Japan mix featuring: Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Sugar Plant, Perfume, Mantis, Haruomi Hosono, Capsule, and Flare (a.k.a. Ken Ishii).

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California band Raining Jane stopped by to play live and share a song from their brand new album—a worldwide radio debut!

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Cosmic Dancer DJ Ryan Bouchey guest-DJ’ed on Spin w/ Cyn spinning favorite punk, garage rock and glam such as he plays on his Cosmic Dancer dance nights every Weds. at Nick and Eddie.

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Cornbread Harris profile and concert
Produced by Michelle Bruch & Daniel Zamzow

Octogenarian Cornbread Harris still gigs around in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also renowned for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani. Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. He is currently the subject of a documentary in production titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.

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Today we listened to Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen.

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Eric plays Rosie Ledet, Boozoo Chavis, Lawrence Ardoin, Racines
Cedric Watson, Feufollet, Bois Sec Ardoin, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Balfa Toujourrs, Ryan Brunet the Malfacteurs, Chubby Carriere, Pine Leaf Boys, Red Stick Ramblers

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