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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – November 12, 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 November 12, 2018.


#WomensWave is the hashtag for the January 19, 2019 women’s march. The 2017 women’s march brought millions of people to the streets around the globe. The same movement helped to elect a record-breaking number of women in the 2018 midterms, and the 2019 march will galvanize an even stronger wave of hope and power in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election. More information is at womensmarch.com.


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 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 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


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.


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.”


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 – 11/11/18

  1. Bob Dylan: Tangled Up In Blue – More Blood, More Tracks (Legacy/Columbia, 2018)
  2. Roy Hargrove: The Joint – Hardgroove (Verve, 2003)
  3. Jaimee Harris: Depressive State – Red Rescue (Ruby White, 2018)
  4. Forever Einstein: A Fruit Pie Salesman With a Whoopee Cushion Living in Wichita – Down With Gravity (Cuneiform, 2000)
  5. Matt & Kim: Happy If You’re Happy (remix, feat. Skizzy Mars) – single (Fader, 2018)
  6. Terry Adams: Straight, No Chaser – Talk Thelonius (Euclid, 2015)
  7. C.W. Vrtacek: Saying Goodbye to the Beauty and Complexity of Life on Earth – When Heaven Comes To Town (ReR Megacorp, 1996)
  8. The Beatles: Don’t Pass Me By (2018 mix) – The Beatles (Super Deluxe Edition) (Capitol, 2018)
  9. Saint Etienne: Filthy – Foxbase Alpha (Deluxe Edition) (Heavenly/UMC, 2009)
  10. Sunflower Bean: Come For Me – King of the Dudes EP (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  11. Lindisfarne: Bring Down The Government – Dingly Dell (Elektra, 1972)
  12. Oingo Boingo: Capitalism – Only A Lad (A&M, 1981)
  13. Blackberry Smoke: You Got Lucky (feat. Amanda Shires) – single (3 Legged, 2018)
  14. Bruce Haack: Jesus Loves Me – Preservation Tapes (Telephone Explosion, 2018)
  15. Boy George & Culture Club: Runaway Train – Life (BMG, 2018)
  16. Smog: Cold-Blooded Old Times – Knock Knock (Drag City, 1999)
  17. Jake Chudnow: Prelude to Shona – Shona EP (Bloc, 2015)
  18. Forever Einstein: Bad Weather (Changed Our Plans) – One Thing After Another (Cuneiform, 1998)
  19. World Party: Ship of Fools – Private Revolution (Ensign/Chrysalis, 1986)
  20. Black Flag: Rise Above – Damaged (SST, 1981)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bob Johnson, David Golden, howard thompson, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/04/18

  1. The Bangles: Jet Fighter – single (Yep Roc, 2018)
  2. Marianne Faithfull: They Come At Night (alt. version) – Negative Capability (Panta Rei/BMG, 2018)
  3. Mark Dresser Seven: I Can Smell You Listening – Sedimental You (Clean Feed, 2016)
  4. Mavis Staples: Try Harder – If All I Was Was Black (Anti-, 2017)
  5. Bob Dylan: Idiot Wind (Take 1) – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition) (Columbia, 2018)
  6. Geraint Watkins & the Dominators: Trying Times – Geraint Watkins & the Dominators (Jungle, 2018)
  7. Rachel Yamagata: Break Apart – Tightrope Walker (Frankenfish, 2018)
  8. Forever Einstein: Bye, Bye, Barbie – Opportunity Crosses The Bridge (Cuneiform, 1992)
  9. Kevin Gordon: Saint on a Chain – Tilt and Shine (Crowdville, 2018)
  10. Juliana Hatfield: Sugar – Weird (American Laundromat, 2018)
  11. The Bad Plus: Rhinoceros Is My Profession – Suspicious Activity? (Columbia, 2005)
  12. John Saint Pelvyn: Saint Herman’s Song – A Clerical Error in Shasta County Shouldn’t Have to Ruin a Saturday Night (Electro Motive/Seeland, 2018)
  13. The Collectors: She (Will-O-The-Wind) – The Collectors (Seven Arts/Warner Bros., 1968)
  14. Carter Sampson: Lucky – Lucky (Horton, 2018)
  15. Sloucher: Be True – single (Swoon, 2018)
  16. Pink: Dear Mr. President – The People Speak (Verve, 2009)
  17. Jowee Omicil: Obas Konsa – Love Matters (Jazz Village, 2018)
  18. Big Maybelle: How It Lies – Saga Of the Good Life & Hard Times (Rojac, 1966)
  19. Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield: 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (Legacy/Columbia, 2003)
  20. C.W. Vrtacek: The Waters – Victory Through Grace (Leisure Time, 1981)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/28/18

  1. Harriet Stubbs & Marianne Faithfull: Phrygian Gates – Heaven & Hell: The Doors of Perception (Suite 28, 2018)
  2. Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings – Music for Installations (Opal, 2018)
  3. Kevin Gordon: Saint On A Chain – Tilt and Share (Crowville, 2018)
  4. Emily Duff: Mr. Dollar & a Dime – single (Mr. Mudshow, 2018)
  5. Bang on a Can All-Stars & Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Fields – More Field Recordings (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  6. Marco Benevento: Sing Sing Sing – Live at Tonic (Ropeadope, 2011)
  7. Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra: The Day You Came Along – The Essential Sides Remastered 1933-1934 (JSP, 2006)
  8. The Turnback: Here I Am – Spinning the Earth in Reverse (Kool Kat, 2018)
  9. Alejandro Escovedo: Teenage Luggage – The Crossing (Yep Roc, 2018)
  10. Amy Rigby: Tom Petty Karaoke – single (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  11. The Last Poets: We Must Be Sacred (Mo Kolours remix) – We Must Be Sacred (EP) (Studio Rockers, 2018)
  12. Count Basie: Blee Blop Blues – Count Basie at Newport (Verve, 1957)
  13. Maghrebika with Bill Laswell: Ghourba Mourra – Neftakhir (Barraka El Farnatshi, 2006)
  14. Unknown Artist: Dembee – Musiques De Mongolie (Buda Musique, 1996)
  15. Suicide: Cheree – Suicide (Blast First, 1998)
  16. Lou Reed: Transformer – Perfect Day (RCA Victor, 1972)
  17. Laraaji, Arji OceAnanda & Dallas Acid: This Much Now – Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight, 2018)
  18. Underworld & Iggy Pop: Bells & Circles – Teatime Dub Encounters (EP) (Caroline Int’l, 2018)
  19. Permanent Green Light: Wintertime’s a-Comin’, Martha Raye – Hallucinations (Omnivore, 2018)
  20. Shishir Thapa, Shovit Rana & Bukun Gandharba: Kanchhi Ko Rumal – Himalayan Folks Songs of Nepal (Gaurab, 2003)

This week’s chart data supplied by: 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 – 10/21/18

  1. Jin Hi Kim: Garden of Venus – Sound Universe (Living Tones, 2009)
  2. Shakey Graves: Foot of Your Bed – Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone, 2018)
  3. Same Player Shoot Again: The Same Old Blues – Our King Freddie (Bonsai, 2018)
  4. Cat Power: Woman – Wanderer (Domino, 2018)
  5. The Kinks: Autumn Almanac – The Singles Collection (Sanctuary, 1997)
  6. Willie Nile: Seeds Of A Revolution – Children Of Paradise (River House, 2018)
  7. Graham Parker: Girl in Need – Cloud Symbols (100%, 2018)
  8. Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles: The Day We Met – Diamonds In the Dark (Sugar Hill, 2007)
  9. Chas & Dave: Rabbit – Mustn’t Grumble (Rockney, 1982)
  10. Bang on a Can All-Stars & Juan Felipe Waller: Hybrid Ambiguities – More Field Recordings (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  11. Link Wray: I’m So Glad, I’m So Proud – Guitar Preacher – The Polydor Years (Polydor, 1995)
  12. Beach Bunny: 6 Weeks – Prom Queen EP (Beach Bunny, 2018)
  13. Low: Poor Sucker – Double Negative (Sub Pop, 2018)
  14. Peter V Blues Train: For All We Know – Shaken but Not Deterred (Peter V Blues Train, 2018)
  15. Sans: The Edge Of Autumn / Hayreniki Karot – Kulku (Cloud Valley, 2018)
  16. Doctor Nativo: Guatemaya – Guatemaya (Stonetree, 2018)
  17. Dastan Ensemble w/Shahram Nazeri: Del Meeravad Ze Dastam – Through Eternity: Homage to Molavi (Rumi) (Sounds True, 1999)
  18. Tom Petty: Lonesome Dave (outtake, 1993) – An American Treasure (Deluxe) (Reprise, 2018)
  19. Roy Orbison: She’s a Mystery to Me – Mystery Girl (Virgin, 1989)
  20. Yoko Ono: Imagine – Warzone (Chimera, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Mark Mushin, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie 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