Liberty Finch & DJ Izzy celebrate freedom on the radio during this post-Independence Day edition of the Pop Shop. Red, white and blue favorites, plus Elvis’ first Sun sessions, the Raspberries, Stones, Monkees and more.
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” tops the charts in the summer of ’69. Ten years later, riots ensue at Comiskey Park, when drunken and drug-addled baseball fans storm the field for “Disco Demolition Night,” a promotional event sandwiched between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers doubleheader. For fans, .98 and a disco record were admission to melee! Does disco really suck? Tune into the Pop Shop and find out!
Hunter Stockton Thompson was born July 18, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. The father of gonzo journalism left a literary legacy—literally trunk loads—of political features, personal letters and fiction. Tonight the Pop Shop celebrates the good doctor with gonzo-inspired pop. Pour yourself a Chivas rocks, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
Michael Phillip Jagger turns 68 (!) today. We’ll hear Stones, solo Mick, and American soul inspirations. Plus, a slew of recent acquisitions to the ever-expanding Lincoln Terrace Music Library. Random or serendipitous? Tune in and find out!
And, this Saturday, July 30, the Pop Shop spins at the Dari-ette’s 60th birthday party! Festivities run from 1-9pm, with DJ Izzy, Liberty Finch and KFAI DJs, Sabrina Crews, Jackson Buck and Angie Pykonen.
Details on the Dari-ette anniversary party are on the facebook event page.