Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual “Word Beat I Powa” dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation and included the dub poets Ras Takura, Jazz’min Tutum, Haji Mike, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, Oku Onoura, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Looks like I had a rough week if I started it off with “I hate Everyone”… it happens. Concrete blonde, Paul Westerberg, Harlem, Action Design, the Kills, Rezillos, Epoxies, Black Francis (wow I love his new album so much), Trapezoid, Billy Boy Poison, the Cows and more
James Buckley came by to talk about his latest CD Signal Me. I also played new music from Rhoda Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Catherine Russell, as well as classics from Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz, and Art Pepper. * = New, # = Twin Cities Musician