January 2012 The Pop Shop Archives

1/3/2012 The Pop Shop

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!

1/10/2012 The Pop Shop

Big birthdays this month, with a cavalcade of creative capricorns. We’ll celebrate with cuts from The King, The Chameleon, The Maestro and more. Plus, Izzy objectifies the Bangles. Look sharp, peeps!

1/17/2012 The Pop Shop

Liberty Finch hosts this week’s edition of The Pop Shop, honoring Dr. King with songs of hope, acceptance and peace. With Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, James Brown, The Isley Brothers and the Chi-Lites. Plus Steve Earle, Neko Case, Beck and more.

1/24/2012 The Pop Shop

Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon with a hefty dose of Chinese pop. Plus, cuts from Mickey Murray and the incomparable Ms Etta James, birthday jams for rockers Robin Zander and Eddie Van Halen, and new, not-yet-released tracks from the Plimsouls’ “Beach Town Confidential.” Don’t miss it!

1/31/2012 The Pop Shop

Local musician and special guest deejay Joe Fahey drops by the Pop Shop with a crate of vinyl. Hear Joe’s spins, plus birthday cuts for Steve Marriott (Small Faces), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) and Graham Nash (The Hollies). And a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper to mark the anniversary (Feb 3) of the day the music died.