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.
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.
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)
Since today’s show fell on New Year’s Eve, we did an all star salute to the great hillbilly poet Hank Williams. This marked the 59th anniversary of his passing (he died either on December 31st, 1952 or January 1st 1953-depending on which account you read). While today’s lame and boring cookie cutter country stations have all but forgotten ol’ Hank, we will always have room for Hank Williams on Good and Country-still the twin cities ONLYchoice for REALcountry music!