Gary Burger of the legendary band The Monks was my special guest this afternoon on our garage rock special.

Also joining in on the hijinks were Steve Kaul of The Brass Kings, Joe Holland of The Fuck Knights, Keith Patterson of Kinda Kinky and tons of other bands, and Angie Pykonen host of KFAI’s “In Your Ear”

What a fun afternoon. We spent it rockin’ out, laughing, and chatting with Gary about the history of The Monks.

If you want to see the playlist, click “more”. You’ll also be able to listen to the archive of the show from there.

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Brasil rears its beautiful sounds in the first hour followed shortly after by flamenco, Sephardic, and Arabian sounds of the eastern Mediterranean.

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The first program of 2012..and kicking things off in fine style. Some excellent new tunes from Derajah & The Donkey Jawbone, Hollie Cook, Bandulu Dub meets Rezindrip, Volfoniq, and PhOniAndFlOrE, plus a fine mix of the French LibreCommeLair label catalogue from Lata (out of Santiago, Chile) filling the middle hour of the program.

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Had a guest co-host today. A young man who won my show in an auction. Michael Kimball is a high school student and musician in town and wanted a chance to learn how radio affects live music.

New & old favorites to celebrate the new year!

I spun the Monks and ’60s to present-day garage and garage-punk music as part of KFAI Rocks a week-long event in honor of Gary Burger of the Monks performing 331 Club this Friday. Joe Hastings (The Sex Rays, Hastings 3000) who was a member of the F* Knights when Gary Burger recorded one of their records, joined me spinning Burger/The Monks and favorite early garage and blues songs of the mid-60s.

The Honeydogs at the Aster Cafe

Recorded for MinneCulture, The Honeydogs perform new material before heading into the studio to record its new CD, “What Comes After” (November release on Grain Belt Records). Written in earnest and recorded in less than six days, “What Comes After” blends roots pop with orchestral and soul arrangements. From the brash title track to the psychedelic “The Devil You Do,” the Honeydogs are an inspired ensemble. With shades of Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Nick Drake and Tony Joe White, the new CD is a soul, folk and country record tracked with minimal overdubs.

Band members include:
Adam Levy (guitars/vocals)
Brian Halverson (guitars/vocals)
Darren Jackson (guitar/vocals/banjitar)
Trent Norton (bass)
Peter J. Sands (keyboards/accordion)
Peter Anderson (drums)
Stephen Kung (trumpet)
Matt Darling (trombone)

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