Music

Erik Koskinen stopped by the show this afternoon, armed with music by artists who will be playing at his new Real-Phonic Radio Hour show. Inaugural show takes place Thursday night at the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul. Guests include Bo Ramsey, Ashleigh Still, Paul Bergen, Molly Maher, JT Bates, Frankie Lee, Thom Middlebrook, and of course, Erik Koskinen.

New releases this week included recent efforts by Molly Maher & The Disbelievers, Jon Rodine, The Cactus Blossoms, Michael Jerome Browne, The Sex Rays, and Crankshaft.

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Tonight we got on the roots train and did our annual All-Jamaican special “One Fe Robert”. From ska & rocksteady, to roots, dub, and even a wee bit of dancehall. An IRIE good time!

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Black angels, King Khan, Daisy Chainsaw, All, Decks, Frantics, Sicbay, Dessa, Sin 34, Gits, Jawbreaker, Wreckless Eric, Stiff little fingers, Paley & Francis,the Beets, the Black Bells and MORE MORE MORE!!! – 36 songs in all!

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Tonight’s program is a mix of old and new music from France and French-speaking countries. We will be playing an excerpt from the Minnesota Opera’s newly-commissioned works, Silent Night. The opera is in English, French and German, the language of the soldiers. The story is true and is about the 1914 Christmas Eve truce, when soldiers of both sides laid down their weapons.

Anthony Doerr talks with us about his collection of stories, Memory Wall+, which has won numerous prizes and was named a Notable Book of 2010 by _The New York Times.

Peter Campion also joins us to talk about his new collection of Poems – The Lions. He is also the author of a collection of poems called Other People. In addition to winning a Pushcart Prize for his work, he has recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Also with us will be Julie Schumacher, whose first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She and Peter will be promoting Charles Baxter’s annual Benefit for Hunger on November 15.

No interviews today…just the blues, the whole blues and nothin’ but the blues.

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