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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – June 18, 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of the White Rose Political Calendar. The calendar takes its name from the White Rose, a resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich. In the spirit of the White Rose, WPKN offers its weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice. Here are some of the listings for the week of June 18, 2018.


The U.S. Government’s inhumane treatment that is separating families at the U.S. border is being fought by numerous social justice organizations. One of these organizations is “Families Belong Together,” which is working with the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance to take action against this abusive situation. Their website is at familiesbelongtogether.org.


The Group Moral Monday, which was formed several years ago to fight for social justice in North Carolina, is organizing a nationwide Poor People’s March for 2018. Inspired by the historic march created by Martin Luther King, Jr., fifty years ago, the “Poor People’s Campaign” is a national call for moral revival to “challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality across the country.” The event will culminate on Saturday, June 23, in Washington, D.C., with a “Global Day of Solidarity” and Action. Moral Monday CT will have ongoing actions leading up to this date. For more information or to sign up for updates, you can go to moralmondayct.org and click on the “Poor People’s Campaign” link.


New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas includes numerous lectures, panel discussions, and artistic events that engage with issues of social justice, immigration, urban planning, and gender equality. More information about this event is at artidea.org.


The Trump administration recently announced a new gag rule that will further limit women’s access to reproductive choice. This new rule prevents any organization that receives federal Title X funding from mentioning abortion as an option during discussions with any of their clients. This threat of a funding cut will have the greatest impact on women who are economically challenged and who receive health care from Planned Parenthood or public clinics. These clinics will have to choose to either not receive funding from the federal government or not give their patients full health information. More information is at www.plannedparenthoodaction.org


The New Haven Land Trust welcomes the coming warm season with numerous activities to involve the region in environmental education, community farms, and activities on the Long Island Sound through their Schooner Camp. Their web address is newhavenlandtrust.org.


The bus company Greyhound has been cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow random searches for undocumented immigrants on its buses. American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in several states are taking court action to prevent this practice. The ACLU argues that these searches and subsequent arrests violate constitutional fourth-amendment rights to protect individuals on private property when there is not consent or a warrant. The ACLU is also calling on consumers to make their voices heard by signing a petition located at tinyurl.com/aclu-greyhound-petition.


There are a number of organizations in our local communities working to support immigrant resettlement, housing, and education and, particularly, to protect immigrants who are facing deportation. In New Haven, Unidad Latina en Acción is a grassroots organization of immigrants defending labor, civil, and human rights. They have worked with a number of immigrants who have gone into sanctuary rather than face deportation. Their website is at ulanewhaven.org.


On Long Island, Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, or NISI, works with immigrants in many ways. Their website has further listings of faith groups and others working to protect immigrants at tinyurl.com/supportimmigrants; you can also search for the group on Facebook. Organization Latina Americana, a culture, arts, education, and advocacy group can be found at www.olaofeasternlongisland.org. The group Progressive East End Reformers (PEER) helps immigrants and “Dreamers” and is working in advance of the 2018 elections to question candidates about their stands on immigration. PEER is involved in other issues as well such as advocating for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice for all through electoral politics and activist, issue-oriented engagements. They can be found by searching for PEER/NYPAN on Facebook.


Nationally, the New Sanctuary Movement is forming local chapters of faith groups and their supporters who provide sanctuary to immigrants who are facing imminent deportation. Their website includes a detailed “Rapid Response Toolkit” and a pledge that individuals can sign to commit themselves or their faith organizations to support the sanctuary movement. Their website is at www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has moved “people power” into action. Their new website at peoplepower.org allows groups throughout the United States to publicize their local activities. These actions address issues ranging from voting rights to immigration rights to the protection of civil liberties that is at the core of the ACLU mission.


The Union of Concerned Scientists seeks to stand up for the importance of fact-based, peer-reviewed research in maintaining a healthy planet and safer world. They have a regular newsletter and an ongoing activist network to lobby congress and the administration, with more information at www.ucsusa.org.


The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, tracks hate crimes in the United States. With many groups having become emboldened during the Trump regime, such as was seen in the attacks earlier this year in Charlottesville, the SPLC has provided tools to counter such hatred. Their website, at www.splcenter.org, features a ten-step guide to protect oppressed groups and promote healthy communities. The SPLC has also recently published a guide to fight hate speech on campuses.


Amnesty International USA continues to keep working to stop discriminatory immigration bans and other U.S. actions that are endangering basic human rights. Their website is at www.amnestyusa.org. Amnesty International also works on a range of other issues within the United States including abolishing the death penalty, ending gun violence, and protecting the rights of the gay and transgender community.


While Amnesty International fights for human rights abroad, the group Moral Monday Connecticut pushes for equal rights and social and economic justice in the state of Connecticut. Moral Monday is a movement started in North Carolina after their governor and state legislature introduced draconian cuts to education and essential social services. Moral Monday Connecticut can be found online at moralmondayct.org.


New Haven’s Bioregional Group “Connects New Haveners to their life-place,” organizing numerous environmentally-focused activities themselves and promoting activities of like-minded organizations in the region. Their website is newhavenbioregionalgroup.org.


Many of WPKN’s public affairs, community programs, and cultural programs are available by podcast. WPKN has a talented and passionate pool of programmers who are deeply curious about the world around them. Their interviews are lively, timely, and a perfect companion for your morning run or afternoon car trip. You can find out more information by going to wpkn.org and clicking on the podcast link. More than ever, community radio stations like WPKN will be essential to provide an outlet for alternative political and cultural points of view.


To list your group’s local, regional or national events, send announcements, one week in advance when possible, to the White Rose Political Calendar, at valrichardson@wpkn.org. This week’s calendar was produced by Valerie and Rod Richardson.

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/17/18

  1. Freddy Cole: My Mood Is You – My Mood Is You (HighNote, 2018)
  2. Pixel: Nothing Beats Reality – Golden Years (Cuneiform, 2015)
  3. Underworld w/Iggy Pop: Bells & Circles – single (Caroline, 2018)
  4. Miriam: I’m Nobody’s Baby Now – Nobody’s Baby (Norton, 2014)
  5. Addie Brik: Birding – I Have a Doctor On Board (Itza, 2018)
  6. Laura Mvula: She – Sing to the Moon (RCA Victor, 2013)
  7. Ry Cooder: Gentrification – The Prodigal Son (Perro Verde/Fantasy, 2018)
  8. Loga Ramin Torkian: Mehraab (Shrine) – Mehraab (Six Degrees, 2012)
  9. Janelle Monáe: Americans – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy/Atlantic, 2018)
  10. Land of Talk: The Hate I Won’t Commit – Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek, 2010)
  11. Orkest De Volharding: Linea Recta – Hex (Attacca, 1993)
  12. Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Héritage – Madjafalao (Because Music, 2016)
  13. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talking Straight – Hope Downs (Sub Pop, 2018)
  14. Coast Social Orchestra: Mamie Sistah Mai Deah (Mommy, Sister My Dear) – Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (Dust-to-Digital, 2018)
  15. Michael Rault: I’ll Be There – It’s a New Day Tonight (Wick, 2018)
  16. Erin McDougald: Don’t Be on the Outside – Outside the Soirée (Miles High, 2018)
  17. John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Verve, 2018)
  18. Emmy the Great: Mahal Kita – single (Bella Union, 2017)
  19. Lulu: Take Your Mama For A Ride – Heaven and Earth and the Stars (Chelsea, 1976)
  20. A Hawk And A Hacksaw: A Broken Road Lined with Poplar Trees – Forest Bathing (LM Dupli-Cation, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, howard thompson, Michelle Morgan, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/10/18

  1. Willie Nile: Earth Blues – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  2. Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  3. The Real Kids: Reggae Reggae – The Real Kids (Red Star, 1977)
  4. U.S. Girls: Poem – In A Poem Unlimited (4AD, 2018)
  5. Issam Rafea and Gao Hong: Short Film – Life As Is (Innova, 2018)
  6. David Bowie: Queen Bitch – Hunky Dory (RCA, 1971)
  7. Mort Garson: Tarot – Ataraxia: The Unexplained (Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult) (RCA, 1975)
  8. Donovan: Get Thy Bearings – The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Epic, 1968)
  9. Jack White: Over and Over and Over – Boarding House Reach (Third Man, 2018)
  10. Wild Billy Childish & the Buff Medways: Troubled Mind – Steady the Buffs (Transcopic, 2002)
  11. The Innocence Mission: Look Out From Your Window – Sun on the Square (Badman, 2018)
  12. The Devil Dogs: Gonna See You Tonight – 30 Sizzling Slabs (Crypt, 1992)
  13. Leo Sidran: Popsicle Toes – Cool School: The Music of Michael Franks (Bonsaï, 2018)
  14. The Kennedys: Safe Until Tomorrow – Safe Until Tomorrow (The Kennedys, 2018)
  15. Weezer: Rosanna – single (Crush/Atlantic, 2018)
  16. The Decemberists: Sucker’s Prayer – I’ll Be Your Girl (Rough Trade, 2018)
  17. Die Wilde Jagd: Säuregäule – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B, 2018)
  18. Goodnight Moonshine: Bowie – I’m The Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad (Keep the Spark, 2018)
  19. GoGo Penguin: Transient State – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  20. Kaki King: Bowen Island – Glow (Velour, 2012)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/03/18

  1. Nick Lowe: Heartbreaker – Tokyo Bay (Yep Roc, 2018)
  2. Amir ElSaffar, Rivers of Sound Orchestra: Ya Ibni, Ya Ibni – Not Two (New Amsterdam, 2017)
  3. Parliament: No Mos – Medicaid Fraud Dogg (C Kunspyruhzy, 2018)
  4. Neko Case: Last Lion Of Albion – Hell-On (Lady Pilot/Anti-, 2018)
  5. David Chesky: Deconstruction – Jazz in the New Harmonic (Chesky, 2013)
  6. Shakey Graves: Dining Alone – Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone, 2018)
  7. The Pink Fairies: The Snake – single (Polydor, 1971)
  8. Gonno x Masumura: Circuit (feat. Takuro Okada, Torn Hawk) – In Circles (P-Vine, 2018)
  9. Sandy Nelson: Bullfrog – Rock ’n’ Roll Drum Beat (Ace, 1995)
  10. Will Baird: A Coyote Best Left Alone – Coyote Dreams EP (Will Baird, 2017)
  11. Stephen Kalinich: 15th Level (feat. Black Francis) – Scrambled Eggs (Plowboy, 2018)
  12. Radio Pyongyang: Pride Of The Nation – Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop from the Hermit Kingdom (Sublime Frequencies, 2005)
  13. Molly Gebrian and Danny Holt: Theatric No. 8 – Trios For Two (Innova, 2017)
  14. Diana Krall: Yeh Yeh (feat. Georgie Fame) – Wallflower (DeLuxe edition) (Verve, 2015)
  15. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels & Lucinda Williams: We’ve Come Too Far To Turn Around – Vanished Gardens (Blue Note, 2018)
  16. Rayland Baxter: Casanova – Wide Awake (ATO, 2018)
  17. Bo Diddley: Bring It To Jerome – 16 All-time Greatest Hits – (Checker/Sundazed, 2018)
  18. Amir ElSaffar: Dumuzi’s Dream – Inana (Pi, 2011)
  19. Jerry Castle: Room To Dance – Brand New Hello (My World, 2018)
  20. Danny Dell & The Trends: Froggy Went A Courtin’ – single (Rockin, 1960)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/27/18

  1. Agnes Obel: Stretch Your Eyes (Ambient Acapella) – LateNightTales (LateNightTales, 2018)
  2. Mélissa Laveaux: Lè ma monte chwal mwen – Radyo siwèl (No Format!, 2018)
  3. John Wesley Harding: Another Age – Greatest Other People’s Hits (Omnivore, 2018)
  4. Erik Applegate: Nobody’s Fault but Mine – Three’s a Crowd (Artist Alliance, 2018)
  5. Courtney Barnett: City Looks Pretty – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  6. GoGo Penguin: Prayer – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  7. Bob Dylan: Lenny Bruce (Live in London) – Trouble No More, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, 2017)
  8. Joe Venuti & Earl Hines: C Jam Blues – Hot Sonatas (Chiaroscuro, 1976)
  9. Lisa Germano: Slide – Slide (4AD 1998)
  10. Die Wilde Jagd: Kreuzgang – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B, 2018)
  11. Cheap Trick: The Summer Looks Good On You – single (Big Machine, 2018)
  12. John Prine: Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  13. Half Man Half Biscuit: Alehouse Futsal – No One Cares About Your Creative Hub so Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut (Probe Plus, 2018)
  14. Roger Daltrey: Get On Out The Rain – single (Polydor, 2018)
  15. Too Slim & The Taildraggers: Run Away – High Desert Heat (Underworld/VizzTone, 2018)
  16. Bill Fay: Garden Song – Bill Fay (Deram, 1970)
  17. Matthew Sweet: Out of My Misery – Tomorrow’s Daughter (Honeybomb Hideout, 2018)
  18. Beach House: Dive – 7 (Sub Pop, 2018)
  19. Neko Case: Bad Luck – Hell-On (Anti-, 2018)
  20. 47SOUL: Moved Around – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/20/18

  1. Axolotes Mexicanos: Vaga – Salu2 (Elefant, 2018)
  2. John Adams: Act II Scene 3 “At the sight of this” – Doctor Atomic (Nonesuch, 2018)
  3. David Bowie: A Better Future – Heathen (Columbia, 2002)
  4. El Rego: E Nan Mian Nuku – El Rego (Daptone, 2011)
  5. Billy Swan: You’re the One – The Essential Billy Swan/The Monument & Epic Years (Legacy, 2018)
  6. Mary Ocher: To the Light – The West Against the People (Klangbad, 2017)
  7. Ray Davies: Our Country – Americana Act 2 (Legacy, 2018)
  8. Los Sabios del Ritmo: Cholita – Andina: Huayno, Carnaval and Cumbia – The Sound of the Peruvian Andes 1968 – 1978 (Tiger’s Milk, 2017)
  9. Some Professional Help: Never There (for Bassooning & Crooning) – Some Professional Help (Yomyamyeemyaz, 2018)
  10. Las Rosas: Dinner for One – Shadow by Your Side (Greenway, 2018)
  11. Ziggy Marley: Circle of Peace (ft. Stephen Marley) – Rebellion Rises (Tuff Gong, 2018)
  12. Will Hoge: Thoughts and Prayers – single (Edlo, 2018)
  13. Dana Fuchs: Ready To Rise – Love Lives On (Get Along, 2018)
  14. Grupo Fantasma (ft. Larry Harlow): Naci De La Rumba Y Guaguancó – The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Salsa (World Music Network, 2015)
  15. The Cure: Shake Dog Shake (New Blood mix) – Torn Down Mixed Up Extras (Fiction/Elektra, 2018)
  16. Strung Out: The Duke of Sorrow – Black Out the Sky (Fat Wreck Chords, 2018)
  17. Dawes: Living In the Future – Passwords (HUB, 2018)
  18. WoWakin: Kujawiak Figurskiego – Kraj Za Miastem (BABA Sound Studio, 2017)
  19. Connections: Something Else – Foreign Affairs (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  20. Post Malone: I Fall Apart – Stoney (Republic, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/13/18

  1. A Big Yes and a Small No: We Talk Too Much – Mise en Abyme (Royal Potato Family, 2018)
  2. Hamza Namira: Ya Zareef Al Tool – Remix Hamza Namira (D.K. Box, 2017)
  3. Kudsi & Suleyman Erguner: Zikr – Sufi Music of Turkey (CMP, 1990)
  4. Childish Gambino: This Is America – single (RCA, 2018)
  5. 5. Sun Speak with Sara Serpa: Basin – Basin (Flood, 2018)
  6. Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul: Blues Is My Business – Soulfire Live! (Wicked Cool, 2018)
  7. Salad Boys: Choking Sick – This is Glue (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  8. Mandol’in Progress: Us and Them – The Dark Side of the Mandolin (Felmay, 2017)
  9. Cat Power: Dark End of the Street – Dark End of the Street (Matador, 2008)
  10. Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: Water or Gasoline – Swinging From the Chains of Love (True North, 2009)
  11. Beach Fossils: This Year – Somersault (Bayonet, 2017)
  12. Young Fathers: Wow – Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune, 2018)
  13. Bettye LaVette: The Times They Are A Changin’ – Things Have Changed (Verve, 2018)
  14. Monsieur Doumani: Drinking and Kissing – Angathin (Monsieur Doumani, 2018)
  15. Beastie Boys: Egg Raid On Mojo “Noise The Show” version – Some Old Bullshit (Grand Royal, 1994)
  16. Moondog: Enough About Human Rights! – The Viking of Sixth Avenue (Honest Jon’s, 2004)
  17. Chris Whitley: From One Island to Another – Dirt Floor (Messenger, 1998)
  18. Frank Turner: 1933 – Be More Kind (Xtra Mile/Interscope, 2018)
  19. Eric Schwartz: Don’t Know Why – The Aristocrat (Claritone, 2013)
  20. Ramones: Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (40th Anniversary Mix) – Leave Home (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Del ‘In Transition’, howard thompson, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/06/18

  1. Emma Swift: Mellow My Mind – single (Cosmic Thug, 2018)
  2. Die Wilde Jagd: Stangentanz – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B, 2018)
  3. Samory-I: Serve Jah – Black Gold (Black Dub, 2017)
  4. Mickey Newbury: Sweet Memories – Harlequin Melodies: The Complete RCA Recordings… Plus (Raven, 2003)
  5. Dr. Dog: Heart Killer – Critical Equation (We Buy Gold, 2018)
  6. Leila: Daisies, Cats And Spacemen – Blood Looms and Blooms (Warp, 2008)
  7. Cut Worms: Cash for Gold – Hollow Ground (Jagjaguwar, 2018)
  8. Guy Klucevsek & Alan Bern: Starting Over – Accordance (Winter and Winter, 2015)
  9. The Rheingans Sisters: This Forest – Bright Field (Rootbeat, 2018)
  10. The Paragons: The Tide Is High – On The Beach (Treasure Isle, 1967)
  11. Nicole Atkins: If I Could – Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock, 2017)
  12. Mac Gayden: Everlasting Love – Skyboat/Hymn to the Seeker (Big Beat, 2008)
  13. Blackberry Smoke: Run Away from It All – Find a Light (3 Legged, 2018)
  14. Silver Apples: Oscilations – Silver Apples (Kapp, 1968)
  15. Dana Fuchs: Love Lives On – Love Lives On (Get Along, 2018)
  16. Jacques Loussier Trio: Variation 9 – Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony Number 7 (Telarc, 2003)
  17. The Orange Peels: All Our Tomorrows – Trespassing (Minty Fresh, 2018)
  18. Ellie Greenwich: Be My Baby – I Can Hear Music: The Ellie Greenwich Collection (Razor & Tie, 1999)
  19. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Rumors – Soul Of A Woman (Daptone, 2017)
  20. Lenny Bruce: Our Governors – Lenny Bruce Originals, Vol. 2 (Fantasy, 1991)

This week’s chart data supplied by: This week’s chart data supplied by:

Amy Wachtel, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/29/18

  1. The Last Poets: Understand What Black Is – Understand What Black Is (Studio Rockers, 2018)
  2. Talking Heads: Thank You For Sending Me An Angel – More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire, 1978)
  3. Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On – Songs from the Swinghouse (YSE, 2018)
  4. Amen Dunes: Dracula – Freedom (Sacred Bones, 2018)
  5. Joan Armatrading: I Like It When We’re Together – Not Too Far Away (BMG, 2018)
  6. The Damned: Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow – Evil Spirits (Spinefarm, 2018)
  7. The Psychedelic Furs: India – The Psychedelic Furs (CBS UK, 1980)
  8. Chinbat Baasankhuu: My Mother – The Art of the Mongolian Yatga (ARC Music, 2014)
  9. Melvins: I Want to Hold Your Hand – Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac, 2018)
  10. Joni Mitchell: Hejira – Hejira (Asylum, 1976)
  11. McCoy Tyner: Just Feelin’ – Solo: Live from San Francisco (Half Note, 2009)
  12. Jessica Lauren: Kofi Nomad – single (Freestyle, 2018)
  13. The Neville Brothers: Fire On The Bayou – Fiyo On The Bayou (A&M, 1981)
  14. King Ayisoba: Wicked Leaders – Wicked Leaders (Makkum, 2014)
  15. Angel Corpus Christi: Homeboy – White Courtesy Phone (Almo Sounds, 1995)
  16. Bettye LaVette: Political World (feat. Keith Richards) – Things Have Changed (Verve, 2018)
  17. Mary Lou Williams: A Fungus Amungus – Mary Lou Williams (Smithsonian Folkways, 2004)
  18. Shinichi Yuize: Zangetsu – Japanese Koto Classics (Nonesuch Explorer, 2008)
  19. Pennywise: Goodbye Bad Times – Never Gonna Die (Epitaph, 2018)
  20. The Star Spangles: I Don’t Wanna Be Crazy Anymore – Bazooka!!! (Capitol, 2003)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/22/18

  1. Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation: Rushing Through My Mind – 12” single (Mangled, 2018)
  2. Acid Arab: Stil (feat. Cem Yildiz) – Musique de France (Crammed Discs, 2016)
  3. Die Wilde Jagd: 2000 Elefanten – Uhrwald Orange (Bureau B, 2018)
  4. Willie Nelson: Something You Get Through – Last Man Standing (Legacy, 2018)
  5. Happy Mondays: Step On – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (Factory, 1990)
  6. Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet: Eh Ya Ye – Ladilikan (World Circuit, 2017)
  7. John Prine: Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska,1967 – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  8. Me’shell NdegéOcello: Sometimes It Snows In April – Ventriliquism (Naïve, 2018)
  9. The Beatles: I’m Only Sleeping – Yesterday And Today (Capitol, 1966)
  10. En Attendant Ana: Ré – Lost and Found (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  11. Robert Gordon & Link Wray: Black Slacks – Live Fast, Love Hard (Airline, 2009)
  12. Aksak Maboul: Cinema (Knokke) (original version) – Un Peu de l’âme des bandits [Remastered] + Before and After Bandits (Crammed Discs, 2018)
  13. The Price Sisters: Remembrance Is A Golden Chain – A Heart Never Knows (Rebel, 2018)
  14. X-O-Dus: See Them A’Come – Fac. Dance: Factory Records 12″ Mixes & Rarities 1980-1987 (Strut, 2011)
  15. Ruby Boots: Don’t Talk About It – Don’t Talk About It (Bloodshot, 2018)
  16. Phil Scarff: Kajiri Dhun – Ragas on Saxophone (Galloping Goat, 2017)
  17. The Damned: The Daily Liar – Evil Spirits (Spinefarm, 2018)
  18. Michael Mantler: The Doubtful Guest – The Hapless Child and Other Inscrutable Stories (ECM, 1976)
  19. The Wonder Years: Sister Cities – Sister Cities (Hopeless, 2018)
  20. Florence & the Machine: Tiny Dancer – Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (Island, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/15/18

  1. Julian Lage: Revelry – Modern Lore (Mack Avenue, 2018)
  2. Shovels & Rope: Great, America (2017) – single (Shovels & Rope, 2018)
  3. Sons of Kemet: My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark – Your Queen is a Reptile (Verve, 2018)
  4. GoGo Penguin: Reactor – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  5. Crowes Pasture: Edge of America – Edge of America (Crowes Pasture, 2017)
  6. Daryl Hall & John Oates w/Train: Philly, Forget Me Not – single (U-Watch, 2018)
  7. Slade: Gudbuy T’Jane – Slayed? (Polydor, 1972)
  8. Lost Bayou Ramblers: Sabine Turnaround – Kalenda (Rice Pump, 2017)
  9. The Turbans: Riders – The Turbans (Six Degrees, 2018)
  10. Vijay Iyer: Far From Over – Far From Over (ECM, 2017)
  11. Mort Garson: Astral Projection – Ataraxia: The Unexplained (Electronic Musical Impressions of the Occult) (RCA, 1975)
  12. Republica: Ready To Go – single (RCA, 1996)
  13. Benjamin Cartel: The Jungle Eats Everything – Flickering Light (Mother West, 2018)
  14. Sunflower Bean: Puppet Strings – Twentytwo In Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  15. Cheap Trick: Hello There – In Color (Epic, 1977)
  16. The Lemon Twigs: Tailor Made – single (4AD, 2018)
  17. Night Tree: Thanksgiving – Night Tree (Night Tree, 2017)
  18. R. Weis: The Swami and the Snake – Mystery Of The Egg (rweis, 1994)
  19. Sonic Youth: 100% – Dirty (Geffen, 1992)
  20. John Zorn: Battle of Algiers – The Big Gun Down – John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone (Icon/Nonesuch, 1986)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/08/18

  1. Nick Lowe: Tokyo Bay – Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside EP (Yep Roc, 2018)
  2. Little Steven: Blues Is My Business – Soulfire (Wicked Cool/UMe, 2017)
  3. Michelle Malone: Sugar On My Tongue – Slings & Arrows (SBS, 2018)
  4. Sparrow Blue: Waiting On The Sun – Rabbit in the Moon (Sparrow Blue, 2018)
  5. Black Pumas: Black Moon Rising – single (Karma Chief, 2018)
  6. Eric Andersen: Goin’ Gone – The Essential Eric Andersen (Sony Legacy, 2018)
  7. Brazilian Girls: Balla Balla – Let’s Make Love (Six Degrees, 2018)
  8. Franz Ferdinand: Huck and Jim – Always Ascending (Domino, 2018)
  9. Djur Djura: A Seltan Nat Maslaht (King Of The Broom) – Voice of Silence (Luaka Bop, 1993)
  10. The Waitresses: It’s My Car – Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? (Polydor, 1982)
  11. Slim Harpo: Strange Love – The Best of Slim Harpo (Rhino, 1989)
  12. Father John Misty: Mr Tillman – single (Sub Pop, 2018)
  13. The Vaccines: Put It On a T-Shirt – Combat Sports (Columbia, 2018)
  14. Chris Smither: Nobody Home – Call Me Lucky (Signature Sounds, 2018)
  15. Marshall Jefferson: Move Your Body – Frankie Knuckles Presents His Greatest Hits From Trax Records (Trax, 2004)
  16. Nico: Frozen Warnings – The Marble Index (Elektra, 1968)
  17. Timebox (feat. Mike Patto & Ollie Halsall): Beggin’ – the Deram Anthology (Deram, 1998)
  18. 3MA: Lova (feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi & Rajery) – Anarouz (Six Degrees, 2017)
  19. Al Caiola & Billy May: Baby Elephant Walk/Java – Ultra-Lounge Volume 18: Bottoms Up (Capitol, 1997)
  20. The Turtles: Elenore – The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands (White Whale, 1969)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson