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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – April 23, 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 April 23, 2018.


WPKN’s White Rose Political Calendar has served as a clearing-house for political action for over two decades. In this new and quickly changing political world, the calendar will continue to give voice to those who are taking action to protect our basic rights to a clean planet, good health, and respect for people of all cultures and ethnicities. The weekly calendar is always available at wpkn.org/whiterose. Notices about upcoming actions can be sent to valrichardson@wpkn.org.


New Haven’s tenth annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, April 28. The event features routes of various lengths for everyone from families with young children to riders at the most advanced level. This year’ five-mile family route will feature a parade. All proceeds from Rock to Rock go to support various environmental groups in the area. Details about all of the planned activities are at rocktorock.donordrive.com.


The Connecticut Bail fund supports impoverished individuals who cannot pay their pre-trial bail. The Bail Fund are making a special push this Mother’s Day to aid incarcerated women and girls. In addition to raising money for the fund, they are calling on individuals to help assemble care packages, and there will be a rally against incarceration of women and girls on Tuesday, May 8, at York Prison in Niantic. More details are at available at www.ctbailfund.org/mothers-day


“A Font of Her Own” will be a creative community gathering of women and those concerned about women’s issues, continuing the energy begun in the 2017 and 2018 Women’s Marches. The event will take place on Wednesday May 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., at New Haven’s Institute Library. Participants will use a special “font,” the “Feminist Letters,” to write letters to Connecticut’s elected legislative representatives emphasizing the importance of good health, good education, and reproductive freedom for women, children, and all people. The event is sponsored by the Institute Library, Nasty Women Connecticut, and the Feminist Letters Team. More info can be found at institutelibrary.org and by clicking on “Events,” “Upcoming,” and scrolling down to May 9. More info about the “Feminist Letters” font is at thefeministletters.com.


The Connecticut Audubon Society will celebrate spring with a “Migration Madness” weekend on Friday, May 18 through Sunday May 20. Celebrating the return of many bird species to Connecticut, this event takes place with bird walks, movies, and other events throughout the state. In addition, individual birders and teams are invited to participate in a bird count competition to raise money to protect birds and the environment. More information is at www.ctaudubon.org/MigrationMadness.


The Left Forum will present numerous speakers and panel discussions on the topic “Towards a New Strategy for the Left,” on June 1 through 3. This annual event takes place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. They are also still accepting proposals for panels and workshops. More information on attending or participating in this event is at leftforum.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. 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. They can be found by searching for PEER/NYPAN on Facebook. And Organization Latina Americana, a culture, arts, education, and advocacy organization can be found at www.olaofeasternlongisland.org.


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 – 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 Rains 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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/01/18

  1. Parquet Courts: Wide Awake – Wide Awake (Rough Trade, 2018)
  2. Alice Bag: Turn it Up – Blueprint (Don Giovanni, 2018)
  3. The Pandoras: Just a Picture – Hey! It’s the Pandoras (Burger, 2018)
  4. Aruán Ortiz: Monochrome (Yubá) – Cubanism (Intakt, 2017)
  5. The Mammals: My Baby Drinks Water – Sunshiner (Humble Abode, 2018)
  6. Paul Luc: Slow Dancing (feat. Leah Blevins) – Bad Seed (Paul Luc, 2018)
  7. John Scofield: Mama Tried – Country for Old Men (Impulse!, 2016)
  8. Flora Cash: Down on Your Knees – Can Summer Love Last Forever? (Icons Creating Evil Art, 2016)
  9. Björk: Arisen My Senses (Lanark Artefax remix) – single (One Little Indian, 2018)
  10. Fanny Walked The Earth: When We Need Her – Fanny Walked the Earth (Blue Elan, 2018)
  11. Jamie McLean Band: One and Only – One and Only (Jamie McLean, 2018)
  12. Nilamayé: El Manguito – Las Flores del Sol (Collectif Merecumbe, 2016)
  13. Glen Hansard: Why Woman – Between Two Shores (Anti-, 2018)
  14. The Meters: People Say – Rejuvenation (Reprise, 1974)
  15. Elliott Sharp, Scott Fields: Between Octopus and Squid – Scharfefelder (Clean Feed, 2008)
  16. Naxatras: Waves – Naxatras (604236 Records DK, 2015)
  17. Steve Winwood: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Greatest Hits Live (Wincraft, 2017)
  18. Michael Chapman: It Didn’t Work Out – Rainmaker (Harvest, 1969)
  19. Amen Dunes: Miki Dora – Freedom (Sacred Bones, 2018)
  20. Fripp & Eno: Lyra – The Equatorial Stars (Opal, 2004)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/25/18

  1. Mary Gauthier: Got Your Six – Rifles and Rosary Beads (In the Black, 2018)
  2. Kapela Maliszów: Zawiśloczek / The River Laddie – Wiejski Dżez / Village Jazz (Unzipped Fly, 2017)
  3. James Blood Ulmer: My Woman – In and Out (In+Out, 2009)
  4. Dave Hogan: Analog – Third Life (Dave Hogan, 2017)
  5. Superorganism: It’s All Good – Superorganism (Domino, 2018)
  6. The Fleshtones: Dominique Laboubee – Budget Buster (Yep Roc, 2018)
  7. Karavan Sarai: Pharaoh’s Heaven – Painted Sands (Electrofone, 2018)
  8. Yo La Tengo: Let’s Do It Wrong – There’s A Riot Going On (Matador, 2018)
  9. The Fratellis: Starcrossed Lovers – In Your Own Sweet Time (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  10. [Terry Riley, comp.] Rova Saxophone Quartet: Ferdia’s Death Chant – Imbas Forasnal – Chanting the Light of Foresight (New Albion, 1994)
  11. Malagasy Guitar Masters: Tsakorarake – Volo Hazo (Buda, 2018)
  12. Ben Sidran: Too Much Too Late (What Mose Said) – Picture Him Happy (Bonsaï, 2017)
  13. Martin Denny: Quiet Village – Exotic Moog (Liberty, 1969)
  14. Booker T. & the MG’s: Time Is Tight – The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol. 2 (Stax, 1993)
  15. Shaolin Temple Defenders: Out in the Sun – Free Your Soul (Soulville Bordeaux, 2017)
  16. Pete Seeger: Which Side Are You On? (live) – The Essential Pete Seeger (Columbia/Legacy, 2013)
  17. Ruthie Foster: Working Woman – Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn, 2017)
  18. The Decemberists: Everything is Awful – I’ll Be Your Girl (Capitol, 2018)
  19. Myles Goodwyn: I Hate To See You Go (But I Love To Watch You Walk Away) – Myles Goodwyn and Friends of The Blues (Linus Ent., 2018)
  20. Bang On A Can: Red Shift [Lois V Vierk, comp.] – Cheating. Lying. Stealing. (Sony Classical, 1996)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

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

  1. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: Found The One – No Mercy In This Land (Anti-, 2018)
  2. Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can (pt. 1) – Yes We Can (Polydor, 1970)
  3. Ali Fuat Aydin & Cenk Güray: Cerit Osman Zeybeği – ÖTE (Felmay, 2018)
  4. Eivind Opsvik: Lull Of Lumber – Overseas III (Loyal Label, 2008)
  5. Alsarah & The Nubatones: Nar – Manara (Wonderwheel, 2016)
  6. Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Candyman – Cubist Blues (2.13.61/Thirsty Ear, 1996)
  7. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Coolin’ Out – Tearing At The Seams (Stax, 2018)
  8. The Rolling Stones: Flight 505 – Aftermath/The Rolling Stones In Mono (ABKCO, 2016)
  9. Japanese Breakfast: Diving Woman – Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  10. JB Dunckel: Transhumanity – H+ (Jive Epic, 2018)
  11. Betty LaVette: Things Have Changed – Things Have Changed (Atlantic, 2018)
  12. Lost Bayou Ramblers: Nezpiqueu – Kalenda (Rice Pump, 2017)
  13. Ricky Byrd: Better Days – Clean Getaway (Recovery Troubadour, 2017)
  14. Gato Preto: Dia D – Tempo (Unique, 2017)
  15. Fjaak: Snow – Fjaak (Monkeytown, 2017)
  16. Karavan Sarai: Abshar – Painted Sands (Electrofone, 2018)
  17. Alex McMurray: Where K-Doe Lives – How To Be a Cannonball (Threadhead, 2009)
  18. Supriyo Dutta & Federico Sanesi: Raga Bihag – Passionate Voice (Felmay, 2018)
  19. Peter Karp: The Turning Point – Blue Flame (Rose Cottage, 2018)
  20. Eels: Today Is The Day – The Deconstruction (E Works, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/11/18

  1. Aksak Maboul: Modern Lesson – Un Peu de l’âme des bandits [Remastered] + Before and After Bandits (Crammed, 2018)
  2. Bill Frisell: Rambler – Music IS (Okeh/Sony Masterworks, 2018)
  3. Patti Smith: Smells Like Teen Spirit – Twelve (Columbia, 2007)
  4. Albert King: Blues Power – Live Wire / Blues Power (Stax, 1968)
  5. Gogo Penguin: Strid – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  6. Go-Kart Mozart: When You’re Depressed – Mozart’s Mini-Mart (West Midlands, 2018)
  7. Rilo Kiley: I Remember You – Rkives (Little Record Company, 2013)
  8. Dolly Parton: Jolene – single (RCA Victor, 1973)
  9. Ravi Shankar: Raga Piloo – The Ravi Shankar Collection – West Meets East: The Historic Shankar/Menuhin Sessions (Warner Classics, 1999)
  10. Steep Canyon Rangers: When She Was Mine – Out In The Open (Ramseur, 2018)
  11. Ry Cooder: Shrinking Man – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy, 2018)
  12. JD McPherson: Head Over Heels – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  13. The Mauskovic Dance Band: Down In the Basement – Down In the Basement EP (Soundway, 2018)
  14. Jim White: Earnest T. Bass at Last Finds the Woman of His Dreams – Waffles, Triangles & Jesus (People In A Position To Know, 2018)
  15. L. Subramaniam: Jai Hanuman! – Global Fusion (Detour, 1999)
  16. Russell Morris: The Real Thing Parts 1&2 – single (Columbia UK, 1970)
  17. Kelis: Milkshake – single (Star Trak Entertainment, 2004)
  18. Wu Man & Master Musicians from the Silk Route: Kurt Naxshisi – Borderlands: Music of Central Asia Vol. 10 (Smithsonian Folkways, 2011)
  19. Nordic Raga: Slängpolska efter Munkberg – Nordic Raga (Riverboat, 2018)
  20. The Men: Rose on Top of the World – Drift (Sacred Bones, 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/04/18

  1. Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo – Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  2. Wreckless Eric: Wow & Flutter – Construction Time and Demolition (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  3. Shukar Collective: Hahaha – Urban Gypsy (Riverboat, 2005)
  4. Hint: Quite Spectacular – Portakabin Fever (Ninja Tune, 2003)
  5. Average White Band: Shower The People – Inside Out (AWB, 2018)
  6. Paul Thorn: Love Train – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity, 2018)
  7. Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing – Last Man Standing (Sony, 2018)
  8. Steve Reich: Pulse – Pulse / Quartet (Nonesuch, 2018)
  9. Shakey Graves: Kids These Days – Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone, 2018)
  10. Emily Reo: Coast – Olive Juice (Elestial Sound, 2013)
  11. Bilk: Give Up – single (Legion, 2018)
  12. Amy Rigby: The Old Guys – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  13. Frank Ocean: Moon River – single (Blonded, 2018)
  14. Papir: V.I – V. (Stickman, 2017)
  15. Michelle Malone: Boxing Gloves – Slings & Arrows (SBS, 2018)
  16. Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy, 2018)
  17. Hristo Vitchev Quartet: The Shortest Wavelength – Of Light And Shadows (First Orbit Sounds, 2018)
  18. Flowered Up: Weekender – single (Heavenly, 1992)
  19. Bob Dylan: Mississippi – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia, 2008)
  20. Spirit: Nature’s Way – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (Epic, 1970)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/25/18

  1. Deutsche Wertarbeit: Deutscher Wald – Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81 (Soul Jazz, 2018)
  2. Peter Karp: Your Prettiness – Blue Flame (Rose Cottage, 2018)
  3. The Orielles: Let Your Dog Tooth Grow – Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly/PIAS America, 2018)
  4. Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas: My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains – The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory, 2017)
  5. Ghosthorse: Stages of the Young – From The Continuum (Tiokasin Ghosthorse, 2017)
  6. Hamell On Trial: She Ride It – Tacklebox (New West, 2017)
  7. Jon Hassel: Nature Boy – Fascinoma (Water Lily Acoustics, 1999)
  8. Huun-Huur-Tu: Eshten Charlyyry Berge – Sixty Horses in My Herd (Shanachie, 1993)
  9. Kelsey Lu: Dreams – Church (True Panther Sounds, 2016)
  10. Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: Life and Soul – Day of Colours (Real World, 2004)
  11. The Flashcubes: Boogie City – Forever (Northside, 2017)
  12. Shannon & the Clams: Onion – Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch, 2018)
  13. Stella Chiweshe: Njuzu – Ambuya? (Shanachie, 1990)
  14. Al Green: Take Me to the River – Explores Your Mind (Hi, 1974)
  15. Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley – Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, 2016)
  16. Blackberry Smoke: Best Seat In The House – Find A Light (3 Legged, 2018)
  17. Shame: Concrete – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  18. Elvis Costello: Watching The Detectives – My Aim Is True (Stiff, 1978)
  19. Courtney Barnett: Nameless, Faceless – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk, 2018)
  20. Esperanza Spalding: Ebony & Ivy – Emily’s D+ Evolution (Concord, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo

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

  1. John Coltrane: Trane’s Slo Blues – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documenatary (Impulse!, 2017)
  2. John Prine: Summer’s End – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  3. Frank Turner: 1933 – Be More Kind (Xtra Mile, 2018)
  4. [György Kurtág, comp.] Andy Stevens, Sergei Vassiliev & Quattro Mani: Életút Lebenslauf, Op. 32 – Re-Structures (Bridge, 2017)
  5. Talking Heads: The Great Curve – The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Sire, 1982)
  6. Warmduscher: Big Wilma – single (The Leaf Label, 2018)
  7. The Monochrome Set: I Feel Fine (Really) – Maisieworld (Tapete, 2018)
  8. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Message – The Message (Sugar Hill, 1982)
  9. Me’Shell NdegéOcello: May This Be Love – Bitter (Maverick, 1999)
  10. Jack White: Connected by Love – Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia, 2018)
  11. Nils Petter Molvær: Mercury Heart – Baboon Moon (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  12. The Isley Brothers: Work to Do – Brother, Brother, Brother (T-Neck, 1972)
  13. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: Found the One – No Mercy In This Land (Anti-, 2018)
  14. Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad – Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union, 2018)
  15. Prince: When You Were Mine – Dirty Mind (Warner Bros, 1980)
  16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Up From The Skies – Axis: Bold As Love (Warner Bros., 1967)
  17. Trés Oui: Séance – Poised to Flourish (Shrimper, 2018)
  18. Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes: Sais (Egypt) – Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman, 1974)
  19. Fanfare Ciocarlia: Crayfish Hora – Onwards To Mars! (Asphalt Tango, 2016)
  20. Infamous Stringdusters: This Ol’ Building – Laws of Gravity (Compass, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/11/18

  1. Amy Rigby: From Philip Roth to R Zimmerman – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  2. Myrkur: The Serpent – Mareridt (Relapse, 2017)
  3. Kronos Quartet: The Beatitudes – The Music of Vladimir Martynov (Nonesuch, 2012)
  4. Ben Vaughn: Aqua Blue – Instrumental Stylings (Bar None, 1995/2017)
  5. Rory Gallagher: Too Much Alcohol – Irish Tour ’74 (Polydor, 1974)
  6. Savoy Brown: Close to Midnight – Witchy Feelin’ (Ruf, 2017)
  7. The Fall: Victoria – The Frenz Experiment (Beggars Banquet, 1988)
  8. They Might Be Giants: Let’s Get This Over With – I Like Fun (Idlewild, 2018)
  9. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Indo-Pak Coalition: Rasikapriya – Agrima (self-released 2017)
  10. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Who The Cap Fit – Rastaman Vibration (Island, 1976)
  11. Sunflower Bean: Crisis Fest – Twentytwo In Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  12. Bernard Allison: Cruisin For A Bluesin – Let It Go (Ruf, 2018)
  13. Herczku Ágnes: Gyimesi Karszilamasz – Bandázom (Fonó Music Hall, 2014)
  14. Aruán Ortiz: Monochrome (Yubá) – Cubanism (Intakt, 2017)
  15. Brazilian Girls: Pirates – Let’s Make Love (Six Degrees, 2018)
  16. Victoria Vox: Psycho Killer – Her Jumping Flea (Obus, 2006)
  17. Salad Boys: Psych Slasher – This Is Glue (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  18. Sirius Quartet: Underground Summer – Colors of the East (Autentico Music, 2015)
  19. 47SOUL: Sabah – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  20. Keith Jarrett: One for Majid (live) – After the Fall (ECM, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson