Tonight was the debut of the new album from the Professor (Harrison Stafford) entitled “Madness”. The Groundation frontman came up with the “Madness” project while in Jamaica…after taking a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. A fantastic album which includes Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, U-Roy, Obeah Denton, Flabba Holt, and others… Also new tonight were two new releases coming from DJ Perch: a new Deep Root single featuring Abassi All Stars and Vibronics, plus a Universal Egg single from an upcoming album by Fire In the Hole. And because the local weather has drastically warmed up in the last couple of days, a Dub Club Tiki Lounge set seemed the order of the day. This was, among other things, a perfect excuse for DJ Baby Swiss to indulge his Shiina Ringo obsession with a brand-new Tokyo Jihen big-band track(!) Yes, you read that right, and the release date is this show’s airdate, 5/11! The Specials, Caro Emerald, The Pepper Pots, Martin Denny, Al Kealoha Perry (unrelated to Lee) and Full Moon Scientist are among the other artists who figured into the proceedings, and Mutant Frogs brought up the rear.
Ed Gein Fan club, Take, Ween (well sort of), Hepa/titus, the undertones, the jam, pagans, shellac, agent orange, wipers, cramps, Naked Raygun, Richard Hell – o.k. – sort of generic – but it was good times
We speak with Mark Levine about his book The Fine Print of Self-Publishing: The Contracts and Services of 45 Self-Publishing Companies Analyzed, Ranked, and Exposed, now in its 4th edition.
Also, we talk with Jan Adams about her newest book, Football Wife: Coming of Age with the NFL as Mrs. Karl Kassulke, a memoir that chronicles the joys and privileges of the elite celebrity life, while also revealing the dark side to such privilege.
Live music in the studio courtesy of Sena Elhrhardt and her band featuring: Ed Elhrhardt on guitar, Tim Hassler on drums and Steve Hanson on bass. They will be taking the road to Memphis in 2012 to represent Minnesota at the International Blues Challenge.
Celebrate the sign of the Bull on this May 10 edition of the Pop Shop. A plethora of birthdays colors the playlist, with tracks by Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Richie Furay, Eric Burdon, Richie Valens and more!