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Disaster Bird was a very pleasant surprise!  Six versatile musicians literally heated up the studio.  We had to play TWO "Previously" segments just to cool off:  The Como Avenue Jug Band and from our 88th show, Moondogs 88.

The Brass Messengers with the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

This “Live from Minnesota” segment features the Brass Messengers—a Twin Cities’ band that formed from the Heart of the Beast May Day parade. With Caribbean and Balkan influences, the Brass Messengers describe themselves as, “a sprawling fun factory of musicians.” This show was recorded at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis on March 12, 2012, and features contributions from the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. For more information on the Brass Messengers, visit brassmessengers.com. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

Rob Chapman called in to discuss the Rolling Stones movie festival that took place this weekend. Bernie Larsen & Erik Koskinen stopped by and performed live in-studio. New music by Rosie Flores, Miss Tess, Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Plus Stones, Doug Sahm, Zappa, David Lindley, John Fullbright, Eilen Jewell, Joe Ely…. test

Opening with a reggae-flava set… adding more tastes of Lila Downs, performing this evening at the Ordway in St. Paul. Touching down in Brazil and reviewing African songbird, Dobet Gnahore’ in review of her visit this week at the Dakota.

Kicking things off tonight with McPullish’s excellent new “Black Metal White Reggae” album (Charlie’s Records); followed by the latest Vibronics & friends on SCOOPs Records; King Django & Victor Rice with “Dub Discoveries From Version City” (celebrating 20 years of Stubborn Records); and the “Lost Album” unearthed and released by Groove Corp. Also tonight we did an Easy Star All Stars set to celebrate their “Thrillah” tour (and my trip to Chicago to see them). More great new stuff from Tafari, Beats Antique, Kukan dub Lagan, The Dynamics, The Dubsmith, Victoria Moralez, Damo Naimad, The Vibraphonic Orchestra, and Dada Afrik & Calcia.

Annual bird-themed special “I’ll Fly Away!”

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