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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – October 15, 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 October 15, 2018.


Although sexual assault is in the headlines because of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, women, and men, have been subject to sexual assaults for millennia. The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence brings together affiliated organizations throughout the state who provide support for victims of assault. The Alliance also advocates policy changes at the state and local level to better protect victims. For instance, they hope to change Connecticut’s statute of limitations for reporting sexual assaults, which is only five years for all but the youngest victims, one of the most restrictive policies in the United States. Their website is at endsexualviolencect.org


The 2019 Women’s March will be taking place nationwide on January 19. The organizers of this annual event are also focused on registering people to vote and encouraging turn-out for the midterm elections. They are gathering with other organizations every Thursday in Middletown to register new voters. More information is available by searching for Women’s March Connecticut on Facebook. The Women’s March page also serves as a clearing-house for additional actions throughout the state by numerous peace, social justice, and environmental groups.


The Connecticut Arts Alliance is also focused on the November elections with their “Create the Vote” campaign. Create the Vote CT is a nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office. Their website articulates their vision to build strong communities and an enriched economic base through increasing funding for the arts. In recent years of tight state budgets in Connecticut, funding for the arts has been slashed. Their website is at ctartsalliance.org.


The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, the second ultra-conservative to be placed on the Supreme Court during the Trump administration, represents a new threat to Roe v. Wade. The group NARAL continues to lead the fight to protect reproductive rights. More information is at prochoiceamerica.org or, in Connecticut, at prochoicect.org. The group Planned Parenthood is under constant attack everywhere from the halls of Congress to the streets of the many towns and cities where it provides health services. Opportunities for volunteering and action can be found by going to plannedparenthood.org and searching for the location nearest you. The New Haven office hosts a volunteer night every third Wednesday at their Whitney Avenue location, beginning at 5:30. Look for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England on Facebook.


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on the forefront in the fight for refugee rights, particularly, the ongoing battle over the horrific act of jailing immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the United States border. The ACLU organization is also involved in a wide array of other battles where constitutional rights are at stake, both nationally and locally. It helps local groups publicize their efforts through the website peoplepower.org. In the past year, the ACLU has helped to facilitate over 12,000 events nationwide. Their Smart Justice campaign hopes “to reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50% and to combat racial disparities in the criminal justice system.” This effort can be accessed by going to aclu.org and following the links on the front page.


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. IRIS, the Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, works in the New Haven area to integrate new refugees into the community. They depend on volunteers and organizations to host families and provide help to find jobs, housing, and other services. More details are at irisct.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


United Illuminating and other utility companies are continuing to needlessly remove roadside trees on private property, arguing that the utilities are protecting power lines in the event of storms. Many groups have protested these tree removals and are working to educate citizens about their rights to protect trees on their own property or in their neighborhood. The Garden Club of New Haven has further information on what individuals can do if they see notices that trees in their area are slated for removal. Go to www.gardenclubofnewhaven.org and click on “Trees and Power.”


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 – 10/14/18

  1. Amy Rigby: The Old Guys – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  2. The Bottle Rockets: Way Down South – Bit Logic (Bloodshot, 2018)
  3. Dan Deacon: Wet Wings – Bromst (Carpark, 2009)
  4. Beach House: Woo – 7 (Sub Pop, 2018)
  5. Lou Reed: Vicious – Transformer (RCA Victor, 1972)
  6. David Bowie: Bang Bang (2018) – Never Let Me Down (2018) / (Loving The Alien 1983-1988) (Parlophone, 2018)
  7. Phosphorescent: Around The Horn – C’est La Vie (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  8. Tom Jones w/the Pretenders: Lust For Life – Reload (V2, 1999)
  9. Future Islands: Spirit – Singles (4AD, 2014)
  10. David Bowie: Rebel Rebel (mix 1; acetate) – Boy Could He Play Guitar (Switch On, 1998)
  11. The Gripweeds: After The Sunrise – Trip Around The Sun (Jem, 2018)
  12. Laura Jean: Girls on the TV – Devotion (Chapter, 2018)
  13. Swearin’: Untitled (LA) – Fall into the Sun (Merge, 2018)
  14. Michelle Lewis: Dancing In The Dark – All That’s Left (Michelle Lewis, 2018)
  15. The Turbans: Kansianitsa – The Turbans (Six Degrees, 2018)
  16. Mick Ronson: Growing Up and I’m Fine – Slaughter on 10th Avenue (RCA Victor, 1974)
  17. Wild Nothing: Chinatown – Gemini (Captured Tracks, 2010)
  18. Warmduscher: Whale City – Whale City (Leaf, 2018)
  19. Luicidal: S.T. Posse – Born In Venice (Cleopatra, 2018)
  20. Lo’Jo: Café des Immortels – Fonetiq Flowers (World Village, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/07/18

  1. [Gabriella Smith, comp.]/Aizuri Quartet: Carrot Revolution – Blueprinting (New Amsterdam, 2018)
  2. John Scofield: King of Belgium – Combo 66 (Verve, 2018)
  3. Annika Bennett: Boy Who Has Everything – single (Annika Bennett, 2018)
  4. Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Bloodsport for All – 30 Something (Chrysalis, 1991)
  5. Dizzy Rascal: Don’t Gas Me – Don’t Gas Me EP (Dirtee Stank/Island, 2018)
  6. Mark Dresser Seven: Hobby Lobby Horse – Sedimental You (Clean Feed, 2016)
  7. Justus Proffit & Jay Som: Grow – Nothing’s Changed EP (Polyvinyl, 2018)
  8. Lindsay Beaver: Dangerous – Tough As Love (Alligator, 2018)
  9. The Dominoes: Sixty Minute Man – single (Federal, 1951)
  10. Devendra Banhart: Mara – Ape in Pink Marble (Nonesuch, 2018)
  11. I’m With Her: Game To Lose (tUnE-YArDs Remix) – single (Rounder, 2018)
  12. The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows – Revolver (EMI 1966)
  13. Sloan: Spin Our Wheels – 12 (Yep Roc, 2018)
  14. Nai Palm: Crossfire – Needle Paw (Sony, 2017)
  15. Henry Threadgill Zooid: Ambient Pressure Thereby – Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (Pi, 2012)
  16. Amber Arcades: Where Did You Go – European Heartbreak (Heavenly, 2018)
  17. Cult Figures: Painting By Numbers – The 166 Ploughs a Lonely Furrow (Cult Figures, 2018)
  18. Twisted Tutu: Play Nice – Play Nice (OODiscs, 1999)
  19. Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: What’s up with This Moon – Venetian Blinds (VOF, 2018)
  20. Yarn/Wire: Vermillion Becomes Cobalt – Images Of Duration (Northern Spy, 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/30/18

  1. Louise Goffin: All These Hellos (feat. Billy Harvey) – single (Majority of One, 2018)
  2. Joe Strummer: Sandpaper Blues – Joe Strummer 001 (Ignition, 2018)
  3. Aksak Maboul: A.T.A. / Horreurs / Alluvions / Truc Turc / Before J – Un Peu de l’âme des bandits + Before And After Bandits (Documents 1977-1980, 2015) (Crammed, 2018)
  4. Steve Hauschildt: Saccade (ft. Julianna Barwick) – Dissolvi (Ghostly International, 2018)
  5. Brian Ray: One Heartbeat (feat. Smokey Robinson) – single (Wicked Cool, 2018)
  6. Supersuckers: Cold Wet Wind – Suck It (Steamhammer, 2018)
  7. Doja Cat: Go to Town – Amala (Kemosabe, 2018)
  8. Brooks Williams: No Easy Way Back – Lucky Star (Red Guitar Blue Music, 2018)
  9. Madeleine Peyroux: We Might As Well Dance – Anthem (Decca, 2018)
  10. Sam Phillips: I Want To Be You – World on Sticks (Littlebox 2018)
  11. No Maddz: Bigman – Wings Riddim (Taxi Records, 2018)
  12. Charlie Treat: Lonely Believer – Charlie Treat (Charlie Treat, 2018)
  13. Mull Historical Society: Wetlands Urban Fox – Wakelines (Xtra Mile, 2018)
  14. Emerson Lake and Palmer: Fanfare for the Common Man – Works Volume 1 (Atlantic, 1977)
  15. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores: Bat Living In My Room – The Opposite (Cuneiform, 2018)
  16. Handsome Jack: City Girls – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Alive Natural Sounds, 2018)
  17. Flasher: Skim Milk – Constant Image (Domino, 2018)
  18. Brett Naucke: A Mirror In the Mansion – The Mansion (Spectrum Spools, 2018)
  19. David Bowie: Beat Of Your Drum (2018 version) – Loving The Alien (1983-1988) (Parlophone, 2018)
  20. O.T. Genasis: Everybody Mad – single (Atlantic, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Del ‘In Transition’, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/23/18

  1. Dean Wareham & Cheval Sombre: If I Could Only Fly – Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre (Double Feature, 2018)
  2. Rachid Taha: Malheureux Toujours – Diwân (Island, 1998)
  3. Fontaines D.C.: Boys in the Better Land – single (Partisan, 2018)
  4. Richard Thompson: The Storm Won’t Come – 13 Rivers (New West, 2018)
  5. Nathan Bowles: The Road Reversed – Plainly Mistaken (Paradise of Bachelors, 2018)
  6. The Brutalists: I Don’t Believe a Word – The Brutalists (Cleopatra, 2018)
  7. Villagers: A Trick Of The Light – The Art Of Pretending To Swim (Domino, 2018)
  8. Rachid Taha: En Retard – Made In Medina (Mondo Melodia, 2001)
  9. Nellie McKay: Lazy Bones – Sister Orchid (Palmetto, 2018)
  10. Robert Poss: The Sixth Sense Betrayed – Frozen Flowers Curse the Day (Trace Elements, 2018)
  11. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talking Straight – Hope Downs (Sub Pop, 2018)
  12. Neil & Liam Finn: Ghosts – Lightsleeper (PIAS, 2018)
  13. Hamell On Trial: Too High – The Night Guy at The Apocalypse – Profiles of a Rushing Midnight (Saustex, 2018)
  14. Roseanne Cash: She Remembers Everything (feat. Sam Phillips) – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note, 2018)
  15. Robyn Hitchcock: Goodnight I Say – I Often Dream of Trains in New York (Yep Rock, 2009)
  16. The Paparazzi: Rosebud – Double Negative (971605 Records, DK)
  17. Chai: ボーイズ・セコ・メン (Boyz Seco Men) – Pink (Burger, 2018)
  18. Ana Popovic: Slow Dance (feat. Robben Ford) – Like It On Top (ArtisteXclusive, 2018)
  19. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Life On Mars – Forget About Georgia EP (Fantasy, 2018)
  20. DIIV: Healthy Moon – Is The Is Are (Captured Tracks, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/16/18

  1. Boygenius: Me & My Dog – single (Matador, 2018)
  2. Marc Ribot: The Big Fool – Songs of Resistance 1942 – 2018 (Anti-, 2018)
  3. Michael Gordon/Kronos Quartet: Potassium – Clouded Yellow (Cantaloupe, 2018)
  4. Paul Simon: Love – In the Blue Light (Legacy, 2018)
  5. Screen Test: Notes From Trevor – Through The Past Brightly (Northside, 2018)
  6. Richard Thompson: Bones of Gilead – 13 Rivers (New West, 2018)
  7. The Puppini Sisters: Walk Like an Egyptian – The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo (Verve, 2007)
  8. Nadine Shah: Place Like This – Holiday Destination (1965 Records, 2017)
  9. Anbessa Orchestra: Yeleleu Hager Lidj (Son of No Country) – Negestat (Anbessa Orchestra, 2018)
  10. Suicide: Girl – Suicide (Red Star, 1977)
  11. Jimi Hendrix: Izabella – First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Experience Hendrix/Legacy, 2010)
  12. Arc Iris: $GNMS – Icon of Ego (Ba Da Bing, 2018)
  13. Zhang Shouwang: Courtyards in Central Beijing – More Field Recordings (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  14. Gina Sicilia: Angel’s Watching – Heard the Lie (Blue Elan, 2018)
  15. Acid Arab: Buzq Blues – Musique de France (Crammed, 2016)
  16. Fruition: The New Colossus – Fire EP (Fruition, 2018)
  17. Sleepy LaBeef: All The Time – single (Mercury, 1957)
  18. Marc Ribot w/Fay Victor: John Brown – Songs of Resistance 1942 – 2018 (Anti-, 2018)
  19. Tappa Zukie: M.P.L.A. – M.P.L.A. (Klik, 1976)
  20. Mavis Staples: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize – My Blueberry Nights (Music from the Motion Picture) (Blue Note, 2008)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Del ‘In Transition’, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Willette Lewis, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/09/18

  1. Lonnie Holley: Sometimes I Wanna Dance – MITH (Jagjaguwar, 2018)
  2. Billy F. Gibbons: Standing Around Crying – The Big Bad Blues (Concord, 2018)
  3. Laurie Anderson: For Electronic Dogs – You’re The Guy I Want to Share My Money With (Giorno Poetry Systems, 1981)
  4. Wilman De Jesus: Walk Like an Egyptian (Kairo mix) – Walk Like an Egyptian EP (Mostiko, 2007)
  5. Kamasi Washington: The Space Travelers Lullaby – Heaven & Earth (Young Turks, 2018)
  6. Sari Schorr: Thank You – Never Say Never (Manhaton, 2018)
  7. Yarn/Wire: Oxblood Becomes Orchid – Images Of Duration (Northern Spy, 2018)
  8. Hank Mizell: Jungle Rock – single (Eko, 1958)
  9. Bitty McLean: War Is Over (feat. Sly & Robbie) – War Is Over (Taxi/Tabou 1, 2016)
  10. The Ramones: Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – Leave Home (Sire, 1977)
  11. Charlie Feathers: One Hand Loose – single (King, 1956)
  12. Franghiz Ali-Zadeh: Music For Piano – Mugam Sayagi: Music Of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (Nonesuch, 2005)
  13. Ian Gillan & the Javelins: You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby – Ian Gillan & the Javelins (Edel Germany, 2018)
  14. Fela Kuti: Sorrow Tears and Blood – The Best of the Black President (Knitting Factory, 2009)
  15. Buddy Holly: Rock Around With Ollie Vee – single (Brunswick UK, 1958)
  16. Rick James: Super Freak – Street Songs (Gordy, 1981)
  17. Carolyn Penley & the Shan-Tones: The Twist – single (Piedmont, 1962)
  18. Jeremiah Johnson: Blues In Her Eyes – Straightjacket (Ruf, 2018)
  19. Don Woody: You’re Barking Up The Wrong Tree – single (Decca, 1957)
  20. Splodgenessabounds: Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps Please – Simon Templer (Deram, 1980)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Mark Mushin, Martha Willette Lewis, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/02/18

  1. Bird Streets: Betting On The Sun – Bird Streets (Omnivore, 2018)
  2. Kobie Watkins Grouptet: Manteca – Movement (Origin, 2018)
  3. Red Molly: Hey Good Lookin’ – One for All & All for One EP (Red Molly, 2018)
  4. Paul Cauthen: Resignation – Have Mercy EP (Lightning Rod, 2018)
  5. Kamasi Washington: Fists Of Fury – Heaven & Earth (Young Turks, 2018)
  6. White Denim: It Might Get Dark – Performance (City Slang, 2018)
  7. Huw Gower: Love On Demand – Guitarophilia (This Could Be Heaven, 2018)
  8. John & Beverley Martyn: Auntie Aviator – The Road To Ruin (Island, 1970)
  9. Anna Calvi: Hunter – Hunter (Domino, 2018)
  10. Okonkolo: Yemaya – Cantos (Big Crown, 2018)
  11. The Fernweh: Next Time Around – single (Skeleton Key, 2018)
  12. The Flat Five: This Is Your Night – It’s a World of Love and Hope (Bloodshot, 2016)
  13. Jack McDuff: Summertime – Another Real Good’Un (Muse, 1992)
  14. Pip Blom: My Mind – Paycheck (Nice Swan, 2018)
  15. Vernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn: Xenomorph – Gtr Oblq (Knitting Factory Works, 1998)
  16. Louis Armstrong and His All Stars: T’Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That Cha Do It) – The California Concerts (Decca Jazz, 1992)
  17. The Rolling Stones: Country Honk – Let It Bleed (London, 1969)
  18. Courtney Barnett: Walkin’ On Eggshells – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!, 2018)
  19. Alejandro Escovedo: Outlaw For You – The Crossing (Yep Roc, 2018)
  20. The Lemon Twigs: Small Victories – Go To School (4AD, 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/26/18

  1. Shemekia Copeland: In the Blood of the Blues – America’s Child (Alligator, 2018)
  2. Tony Joe White: Cool Town Woman – Bad Mouthin’ (Yep Roc, 2018)
  3. Kate Nash: Drink About You – Yesterday Was Forever (Girl Gang, 2018)
  4. Tammi Savoy & the Chris Casello Combo: Jim Dandy – Rhythm & Roll (Dyna Electro, 2018)
  5. Gene Casey: Tony Joe White – Guitar In The Rain (Lone Sharks, 2017)
  6. Gang of Four: Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have) – Complicit (GO4, 2018)
  7. Blue October: I Hope You’re Happy – I Hope You’re Happy (Up/Down, 2018)
  8. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Keep A Little Soul (Outtake, 1982) – An American Treasure (Reprise, 2018)
  9. Television: Little Johnny Jewel – The Complete Elektra Recordings (Rhino, 2005)
  10. Irène Schweizer: Unexpected Demand – A Confederacy of Dances Volume 2 (Einstein, 1994)
  11. Elliott Randall: Radio A-E-O – Elliott Randall’s New York (Kirshner, 1977)
  12. [John Gibson, comp.]/Notus: In Flight: v) Night City – Of Radiance & Refraction (Innova, 2018)
  13. Johnny Winter: Talk is Cheap – Raisin’ Cain (Blue Sky, 1980)
  14. Bee Gees: Lonely Days – Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits (Capitol, 2017)
  15. Peter Holsapple: Yelling At Clouds – Game Day (Omnivore, 2018)
  16. Chandler Travis Philharmonic: The Strongman of North America (Bedhead mix) – Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1 (Meow, 2017)
  17. The Cure: Close To Me (extended mix) – Mixed Up (Rhino/Elektra, 2018)
  18. Squeeze: Take Me I’m Yours (Live, 4/6/1992) – The Complete BBC Sessions (A&M, 2008)
  19. Cordovas: Standing on the Porch – That Santa Fe Channel (ATO, 2018)
  20. Yoke Lore: Fake You – single (Yell House, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Del ‘In Transition’, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/19/18

  1. Eliza Gilkyson: Conservation – Secularia (Red House, 2018)
  2. King Tut: America (Intro) – No Mercy (King Tut, 2015)
  3. 070 Shake: Accusations – single (Getting Out Our Dreams, 2018)
  4. Willie Nile: Seeds Of A Revolution – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  5. Cindy Lee Berryhill: Somebody’s Angel – live on “Connections” w/Eric Cocks (2018)
  6. Big Hard Excellent Fish: Imperfect List – single (One Little Indian, 1989)
  7. Jen Cloher: Waiting In The Wings – Jen Cloher (Milk!, 2017)
  8. Blowzabella: Beanfield/Monster Cafe – Vanilla (Green Linnet, 1990)
  9. The Beths: Future Me Hates Me – Future Me Hates Me (Carpark, 2018)
  10. JD McPherson: Everybody’s Talking ’bout the All-American – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  11. East West Quintet: Comet – Vast (Native Language, 2009)
  12. Eric Carmen: Top Down Summer – web stream (www.ericcarmen.com, 2018)
  13. Hauschka: Knowledge Is Passed On – What If (Temporary Residence, 2017)
  14. Bird Streets: Same Dream – Bird Streets (Omnivore, 2018)
  15. Sam Phillips: How Much Is Enough – World On Sticks (Littlebox, 2018)
  16. Travis Scott: Stargazing – ASTROWORLD (Grand Hustle, 2018)
  17. Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs: Black Horse Blues – Clippety Clop (Transdreamer, 2018)
  18. Parquet Courts: Total Football – Wide Awake! (Rough Trade, 2018)
  19. Fluke: Atom Bomb – single (Circa, 1996)
  20. The Jim Jones Revue: Fish 2 Fry – The Jim Jones Revue (Punk Rock Blues, 2008)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 8/12/18

  1. Jessica Lauren: Simba Jike – Almeria (Freestyle, 2018)
  2. [Louis Andriessen]/Bang On A Can: Hout – Gigantic Dancing Human Machine: Bang On A Can Plays Louis Andriessen (Cantaloupe, 2002)
  3. Jon Cleary: Unputdownable – Dyna-Mite! (FHQ, 2018)
  4. Down By Law: Mannequin – All In (Kung Fu, 2018)
  5. Abelita Mateus: Vamo N’Eça – Mixed Feelings (Vivenda, 2018)
  6. Tarek Yamani: Ayyala Cubana – Peninsular (:edict, 2017)
  7. Diga Rhythm Band: Sweet Sixteen – Diga (Round, 1976)
  8. Man: Bananas – Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day (United Artists, 1972)
  9. El Hijo De la Cumbia: Ritmo Realidad (feat. Celso Piña, Alika y Nueva Alianza) – Género Género (Nacional, 2018)
  10. The Natacha Atlas & Marc Eagleton Project: Sobek on the Prowl – Foretold In The Language Of Dreams (Mantra, 2002)
  11. Shy Boys: Take the Doggie – Bell House (Polyvinyl, 2018)
  12. Blood Wine Or Honey: Orwellian Woman – Fear & Celebration (Do Right, 2018)
  13. Vivian Lee: Bein’ Green – Let’s Talk About Love (Tara, 2018)
  14. The Chills: Time to Atone – Snow Bound (Fire, 2018)
  15. Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen’, No. 2 – Hooker & Heat (Liberty, 1971)
  16. Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: A Time for Peace – West Side Strut (Alligator, 2008)
  17. Jupiter & Okwess: Hello – Kin Sonic (Zamora/Glitterbeat, 2018)
  18. Kronos Quartet: Mehriban Olaq – Rainbow (Smithsonian Folkways, 2010)
  19. Ray Sepúlveda: The Fool On the Hill – Tropical Tribute to the Beatles (RMM, 1996)
  20. Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra: Lost in the Supermarket – Another World Is Possible (Uncivilized World, 2005)

This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/05/18

  1. The Decibels: Sometime in the Morning – Big Hits! (plus twelve more!) (Screaming Apple, 2018)
  2. Boz Scaggs: Rock and Stick – Out of the Blues (Universal, 2018)
  3. Dana Fuchs: Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Love Lives On (Get Along, 2018)
  4. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks – Psalms of Vengeance (Piety Street, 2009)
  5. Sun Ra: Interplanetary Travelers – The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 3: The Lost Tapes (ESP-Disk, 2005)
  6. [Lou Harrison, comp.]/Percussion UVU: Canticle No. 3 – Works For Percussion, Violin, and Piano (Albany, 2018)
  7. Night Moves: Colored Emotions – Colored Emotions (Domino, 2012)
  8. Jesse Sykes & The Sweethereafter: Dewayne – single (Station Grey, 2018)
  9. Hungry March Band: Off the Hook – Running Through With the Sadness (Imaginator, 2018)
  10. Barnaby Bye: Blonde – Touch (Atlantic, 1974)
  11. Issam Rafea and Gao Hong: Chance Encounter – Life As Is (Innova, 2018)
  12. Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley Is Loose – Bo Diddley Is a Lover (Checker, 1961)
  13. Underworld & Iggy Pop: I’ll See Big – Teatime Dub Encounters EP (Caroline, 2018)
  14. Dave Alvin & Jimmy Dale Gilmore: Silverlake – Downey to Lubbock (Yep Roc, 2018)
  15. Oscar Peterson: Lady of the Lavender Mist – History of an Artist (Pablo, 1982)
  16. James Hunter: No Smoke Without Fire – People Gonna Talk (Rounder, 2006)
  17. Arum Rae: If I Didn’t Know Better – Loners (10”) (Secret Road, 2017)
  18. Rise Against: House on Fire – The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Virgin, 2018)
  19. Hound Dog Taylor: Gimme Back My Wig – Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers (Alligator, 1971)
  20. Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: Life During Wartime (feat: Freddie McGregor) – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Red River, 2018)

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