Once again we camped out at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual “Echo Beach” dog days of summer special. This is a bit different kind of Echo Chamber — as we actually played some rock ‘n roll: that twangy, instrumental surf rock (from the likes of the Ventures and the Del-Tones). Then, once the martinis were well shaken, we got into some soul and funky R&B. Things were really cookin’ and the Tiki Bar was heavy with kali smoke. So we cooled things down with a variety of lounge, world, and swanky jazz…and a bit of electro dub.
Journalist and Star Tribune Books editor Laurie Hertzel joins us in the studio to talk about her book News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. She will be reading from and talking about it Tuesday, Sept. 7th at the Loft Literary Center and also Monday, Sept. 13th at Magers and Quinn.
In the second half of our show, Francine Marie Tolf joins us to talk about her memoir, Joliet Girl and also her full length poetry collection, Rain, Lilies, Luck. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals including Water-Stone, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry East and A View from the Loft.
It’s got to be funky! Get down like James Brown with some funky grooves that’ll have you saying sho’ right!. Radio Pocho brings the heat and gives us a taste of what to expect this Friday as they host Blow Jam: A Funk Eruption at Honey Bar in Northeast Minneapolis (10pm-2am).
Blended with some Rock Soul this show will have you jammin by the river with the homies y las chavas. Also DJ Ren is back from out of town…did he change?