This week our feature is singer-songwriter Mathew Santos. A classically trained, musical chameleon, with a voice that will thrill the spots from your leopard skin boots. Mathew first appeared in Fairfield at the behest of American Idolist, Caleb Hawley. Since then he's come back for two smokin solo gigs with an amazing keyboard player, named Matt. We'll feature a cross-section of his songs both young and old; rockers and ballads, in advance of his appearance this week at Cafe Paradiso. Plus new music by James Cotton, Aoife O'Donovan, Arthur Lee Land, Dawes, Ari Hest, Trampled By Turtles and the Vespers not to mention the usual hidden gems by your Roots Rock Roadhouse favs.
I could not be happier about the Gin Palace Jesters (with yours truly on plink plink acoustic guitar and songwriting) coming to Fairfest on June 22.
My band mates (who are from Chicago and Pittsburgh and parts unknown) are looking forward to seeing the town that hatched me and the people who raised me.
We hope to give you the very best in traditional and original country and western music on our dances (to quote Mr. Ray Price). I look forward to seeing you before and after the show.
"Acid jazz" is a genre that has been used to describe a large variety of different artists and sounds over the years, but I feel it can be divided neatly into two categories. On one side we have experimental jazz bands (usually featuring a Hammond organ) that dabble in soul, funk and R&B, (sometimes incorporating synthesizers, turntables or other electronic sounds into the groove). And on the other side we've got DJ’s and electronic music producers that combine jazz, funk and soul samples with hip-hop and house beats.
On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we’ll be listening to some of my favorite examples of that first category. I’ll be playing some Shimmy: an album released last year as the result of a collaboration between Billy Martin (from Medeski Martin and Wood) on drums and Wil Blades on the Hammond B3 organ. I’ve been really digging this album and think it’s amazing the grooves these guys can pump out as just an organ/drum duo. On top of that we’ll be hearing from The Greyboy Allstars, Heavy Shift, The RH Factor, Ronny Jordan, James Taylor Quartet, John Scofield, Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires and many more. If you can get down with some experimental jazz-funk-soul fusion then don't miss it (streamed live 10pm-12am CTZ right here on KRUU). Also, if you want to ckeck out the flipside of acid jazz (DJs that spin jazz, funk, hip-hop and house together) then look out for my show next week (05/25) when we'll be listening to Amon Tobin, St. Germain, Parov Stelar, Mr. Scruff, Blockhead, Skalpel and Herbaliser among others. Enjoy ;)
Nothing happens in the past, this is our time, so leave us enjoy it in a bigtime way. Here is the bird's-eye lowdown on this caper, whatever that means: Neil Young dominates this show with the song 'Driftin'Back', an opus of 27:37 from his latest release Psychedelic Pill. However, that is not the best song in this segment, that honor goes to The Wallets from their 1983 release 'Catch A Falling Star', with a song called I Want To. Check out the front cover on your favorite search engine. We will actually go all the way back to 1968 for a song by the band Q 65, '80% O'. What does it mean? Also The Moody Blues, The Velvet Underground, and The White Stripes will bring it like there's no tomorrow. And they would be right, so listen in while you can, you can sleep when you're dead..... Cool Breeze
3pm, I'll be interviewing Napoleon Gomez, the exiled leader of Mexico’s powerful mining and metalworkers union Los Mineros. His book Collapse of Dignity is just out and it's a helluva read. One of my favorite interviews I've ever done. You will not think about unions the same way after hearing what this man and his family has been through standing up for workers' rights and safety.
4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile who's written two incredible articles this week on on Big Oil's War on the Sun for Counterpunch and another on Glenn Greenwald challenge to Bill Mahr's skewed anti-Muslim views. He's hard on all religions, it's true, but his special venom for Islam is confronted.
For list of this week's headlines, click on "Read more" below.
Tune in to Writer's Voices for our post-Mothers' Day interviews with two of Leafwood Publishers fine authors. First up, at 1 pm, we have trial lawyer Susan Dimickele on air to discuss her new book "Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Women." Susan is also the author of "Chasing Superwoman: A Working Mom's Adventures in Life and Faith." This is a very timely subject, given all of the controversy that has been ignited by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's recent book about working women, "Lean In." With chapters like "Ruth: Embracing Plan C" and "Jezebel: The Ultimate Power Trip," Dimickele show that strong working women have been around a very long time. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the often-overlooked women of the Bible who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence.
At 1:30 we will turn to "The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby's First Year." Co-author Jessica Wolstenhom will be our guest. "The Baby Companion" is Jessica's follow-up to her 2011 book "The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood." This book takes us month by month through baby's first year, with information about infant development, baby care, and mommy care too! Jessica's two coauthors are Dr. Andrea Johnston, pediatrician, and Dr. Heather Rupe, OB/GYN.
Community-powered KRUU 100.1 FM presents another segment of CITY BUSINESS.
After each city council session, KRUU station manager James Moore talks with 4th Ward councilman Michael Halley, keeping you in the know about the latest haps from City Hall.
Tune in for CITY BUSINESS with Michael Halley on the second and fourth weeks TUE 12:30pm, THU 6:30pm, & the following MON 6:30am. Alternate weeks, tune in for STATE BUSINESS with Rep Curt Hanson.
Michael co-hosts A REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE with Matt Mulleneaux Fridays at 8pm. Rebro Mondays at 9am.
Mayor Ed Malloy shares his perspectives monthly on AROUND TOWN with Melinda Arndt [Wed 8:30am | rebro Wed 6:30pm], as do FACC's Rustin Lippincott, ArtWalk's Dania DeBorteli & more.
snoop dogg says he was led by spirit to immerse himself in the spiritual culture of jamaica, and he was reincarnated as snoop lion. the result: a creative, melodic, reggae cd; with nary an r-rated word. i feature several songs from the cd--released last week--and they are wonderful. you'll espcially love "fruit juice," "rebel way," and the surprisingly sweet: "the good good." miley cyrus joins snoop on "ashtrays and heartbreaks." but beware: snoop's not some born-again milk toast; he still has an edge, but he's added lots of love.
also released last week was the soundtrack to "the great gatsby," featuring artists like will.i.am, beyonce, andre 3000, and the xx.
i'll also play 2 tracks from the new cd by vampire weekend: "step" and "diane young" (ie, dying young).
here's a list of all the songs you'll hear.