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.

Step into the garage with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy, as they pay homage to Gary Burger of the Monks, and welcome him to Minneapolis for a gig with The Spectors, The Conquerors and The Floorshakers this Friday, Jan 6, at teh 331 Club—presented by Jackson Buck and Freewheelin’ First Fridays.

As part of the celebration, KFAI programmers are banding together in audio solidarity! KFAI Rocks is a week-long celebration of garage, punk and rock ‘n roll. Hear best picks on the Pop Shop, Bob Street, Spin with Cyn, Dart Gun Radio, Freewheelin’, In Your Ear, Voice Cried Softly, Fubar Omniverse, Radio Antilles, the Minnesota Sound and True Brit. AND, tune in for special programming on Friday Jan 6, from 2-6pm, as guest DJs interrupt Louisiana Rhythms and the Sugar Shop for even more garage cuts!

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Tribute to Sam Rivers (September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011)

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Lucky Ali, Vital Signs, Najma Akhtar, Nadia Ali, Trilok Gurtu, and more.

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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Internationally Recognized Naturopath Chris Morris

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader. Realizing that he wanted to find a way to serve humanity in a more profound way, Chris entered the field of alternative medicine in 1983 after a career as a professional athlete and business executive.

Chris brings a unique perspective to healing and personal growth with his degree in mathematics and physics along with his 30 year study of metaphysics and personal development.

Chris talked about moving from a linear model of healing to a heart model – following the flow of nature and eating with nature for wellness. Another important Health Notes Conversation.

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It’s the Kick-Off of KFAI ROCKS!!! – - – a weeklong celebration of three chords and musical truisms….Uno, Dos, One, Two Three, Cuatro!

This week’s playlist.