On May 1, KFAI celebrated its 35th anniversary, so tonight the Pop Shop explores the music of 1978. With tracks by the Sweet, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, XTC, NRBQ, the Ramones, and of course, the Brothers Gibb. Plus, a ticket giveaway to Todd Rundgren at the Varsity Theater, courtesy of Sue McLean and Associates.
Liberty Finch pilots the Doobieliner back to the ’70s for some late-night FM spins. Also on deck: smooth R&B from Rufus Thomas, Lee Sain, the Meters and Eli Paperboy Reed; soul-inspired Brit-Pop by the Yardbirds, the Who, the Knack, and Spencer Davis Group; a birthday track for the enchanting Ann-Margret, listener requests and more.
And comin’ up Friday, May 3, Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy fill in for Glen Leslie on Jet Set Planet! Don’t miss this audio cocktail, from 9-10:30pm on KFAI.
Starting things off with a few leftover psychedelic spins before we delve into the Record Store Day booty! Featuring the Trashmen, Richard Thompson, Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Earle, the Minus Five, Songs for Slim, Sly & the Family Stone, Cal Tjader and more!
The Pop Shop takes a trip to the psychedelic side…….acknowledging the 70th anniversary of Bicycle Day and the discoveries of Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann first person to synthesize, ingest and learn about the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). On April 16, 1943, he performed a self-experiment, and less than an hour later was being escorted home—by bicycle—by his lab assistant. Hofmann died in 2008 at the age of 102. Tonight we free our minds and let the music carry us away……….
The Pop Shop turns 2! Help us celebrate with our annual bubblegum show, and while you’re at it, toss a coupla greenbacks to KFAI—the community radio station that broadcasts the best programmer 24/7. This year the station turns 35, so show some support for people-powered radio! Donate and choose from a list of premiums, AND get a special thank-you gift designed by Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy.
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