The morning started with new local music from Jelloslave, then moved into rock-n-roll with the latest from The Fall and The Hold Steady (both in stores with new albums this week), and wound up looking forward to concerts forthcoming as we heard the music of Kaki King and Pat Metheny. Check the playlist for more!
We heard music from David Hidalgo Louie Perez, The Slackers, and new local music from The Gated Community, who celebrate the release of Power to My Friends at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis, Saturday, May 15th.
It was a fun 8am hour this morning as Duncan Maitland:http://www.myspace.com/duncanmaitland was back in town and brought his brand new album with him. We listened to Lullabies for the 21st Century, gave away several copies (thanks, everyone, for playing Duncan’s trivia game), and Simon joined Pam in asking Duncan about the evolution of his songs. We also heard new music through the morning from Crooked Still, Gogol Bordello, and Flying Lotus.
Our guest this morning spoke about making machines out of traditional percussion instruments, then creating a glove he can use as a remote control for his mechanized musical ensemble. Keep up with Jazari at his web site: www.jazarimusic.com:http://www.jazarimusic.com. We also heard new Tracey Thorn, Rachid Taha, and The Very Best as they got ready to play the Cedar Cultural Center:http://www.thecedar.org that night.