Music

5/24 in a nutshell…

In the “Ooh”… Hot on the heels of the Lee Perry/Subatomic performance at the Cedar, we got on the air and did the Push Push one more time, before the guy we like to call Neil “Ska”-daka did the Jellyfish. The King and Queen were there, doing some Warm and Tender Ska in the Middle of the Night… with a Firestick as the only light source! Oh, that Astro ‘Gator? He was out in space, swimming among the stars. It’s all there in the playlist! A 2Tone era (not “label”) set included a guy from Hawkwind, a guy from Mott the Hoople, and some Lambrettas. All of ‘em, actually! The Cap’n took us back to the ’60s with Tracey Dey, Ria Bartok and The Don. Sherwood previewed a tribute to legendary Godzilla soundtrack composers Akira Ifukube and Masaru Sato(h). (We’ve seen the name elsewhere with and without the h. The Ventures, Arthur Lyman, Mike Simpson, Weather Report and Emerson Lake & Palmer also Worked their way into Hour 2, before the back-announce. Where was Ringo? Quadruple-Ringrolling you in Hour 3, of course! See the non-reg playlist for the in-depth details on the 4@4… we went all-out for this! We also proudly debuted our brand-newly-hatched 3-eyed Froggie named Greenhenge, which Dr. Strangedub from Echo Chamber describes as “The Skatalites meet Martin Denny”… ExotiSKA, anyone?

On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho: tributes to Lee “Scratch” Perry (performing tonight at the The Cedar Cultural Center) and to the recently departed pop music legends, and the versatility of DJ Terrell Lamarr’s playlist.

The Great Falls: St. Anthony Falls
Produced by Dixie Treichel

The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District.

DESPERATE MEASURES
Back From the Dead & When All Else Fails from Long Haul Productions

Lots of new music, quite by accident I must say, on the first hour of the show this week. That includes tunes by Nikki & The Ruemates, Living Things, Ross Kleiner & The Thrill, J D McPherson, Marcia Ball, R J Mischo, Jack White, and Anders Osborne.

 

Atypically this program features two interviews; in the first segment Josh Wise from the MN Fair Trade Coalition (MNFairTradeCoalition.org) joins me with an update on the global trade market currently.  At the top of the second hour I get to speak with the actor playing Sandra from the upcoming touring production "FELA" coming in early June to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.

Tonight the Echo Chamber presented part 2 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs”, the 6th annual special which originally aired on Echo Beach on 4/27 (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Once again Dr. StrangeDub joined the TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) for the dubwise journey. But, before embarking on ATWD #6, the good doctor filled the first hour with some excellent new releases including: Tara Putra (the new In Dubland); the new “Survive” release from Garrison Hawk (with Sly & Robbie) on Bill Laswell’s M.O.D. Technologies label; the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars’ new “Radio Salone” (on Cumbancha); and the Nazarenes’ excellent new Meditation (on I Grade).

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