Roots

Symbolical Head at DreamHaven Books

Symbolical Head is a storytelling event and panel discussion at DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis, featuring Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen. Produced for KFAI by Tom Tschantz and Nancy Sartor.

All over the board this afternoon, from "We Hope You're Ready for Flo & Eddie" to Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, new Blasters, BR5-49, JD McPherson, Ramsay Midwood, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, to Muddy Waters and new releases by Little Feat and Omar & The Howlers.  You get the picture?

Luisa Maita (Brasil) & Johnny Clegg (So. Africa) visits reviewed along with some tracks from local artist, Mankwe’s brand new release.

A very big show tonight for at least three reasons: tonight was our annual “Lunar Lunatics” special commemorating the first moon landing on July 20, 1969; it was my wife Kerry-Ann’s birthday; and we had a bunch of excellent new releases. Starting things off was the new “Pull It Up!” album from those guys at the Elephant House, the Overproof Soundsystem. Following this was the new “A New Day” album from Jah Marnyah; the cool “Su Bandu” album from Ratapignata and new releases from Dr. Mooch, Ras Sis Highness, Najavibes, Dub Rifles, and Bunny Rugs (the single “Land We Love: Jamaica”). Our “Lunar Lunatics” included such gems as “One Giant Dub for Mankind” (Tassilli Players), “A Bunch Of Guys About to Turn Blue” (Drain), “Apollo 11” (Mutant Hi-Fi), “Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra), “Walking on the Moon/Walking on the Dub” (Dubxanne), “Mars Invasion” (Soulsteppers), “Star Dub” (Dr. Echo), and “Destination Moon” (Channel U).

Another day of just playing the blues………

Ticket giveaways, new music & fun Gillian Welch covers!

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