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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – March 18, 2019

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 March 18, 2019.


Celebrate spring on Saturday, April 27, with New Haven’s eleventh Annual Rock-to-Rock Earth Day Ride, an important fundraiser for over 30 environmental groups in the New Haven region. Bike riders can choose numerous routes from a five-mile family friendly route that goes between West Rock and East Rock parks, a metric century for the most serious riders, and even a bird walk for non-riders.

A climate rally will be the grand finale to this year’s Rock-to-Rock Earth Day event, taking place at East Rock Park, Orange Street and Mitchell Drive, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. People of all ages are welcome, and there will be music, food, art, and speakers who will address the climate crisis and what can be done to turn it around.

More details about all events are at rocktorock.donordrive.com


Nasty Women Connecticut is holding its annual exhibition at the Yale Divinity School with the theme this year being “Complicit: Erasure of the Body,” in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and violence. Details and listings for special events are at nastywomenct.org/events.


At the Ely Center for Contemporary Arts, another exhibition celebrates “Our Bodies/Ourselves,” the groundbreaking book celebrating women and their bodies that was first published in 1970 and has continued in new editions ever since then. Details are at www.elycenter.org/call-our-bodies-ourselves.


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.


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 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 in Charlottesville in 2017, 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.


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 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.


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 – 03/18/19

  1. D. J. Sparr: Earthcaster Suite – Electric Bands (Innova, 2019)
  2. Ninian Hawick: Scottish Rite Temple Stomp – single (Grimsey, 1995)
  3. Johnny Colon & Orchestra: Jumpy – Boogaloo Blues (Codigo, 1967)
  4. Sophie Buskin: When I Need You Most of All – Sweet Creature EP (Sophie Buskin, 2018)
  5. Nick Lowe: Love Starvation – Trombone EP (Yep Roc, 2019)
  6. The Reverse Cowgirls: The Land That Time Forgot – The Land That Time Forgot EP (Northern Cowboy, 2019)
  7. The Prodigy: Firestarter – Firestarter (EP) (XL, 1996)
  8. I Was a King: Hatchet – Slow Century (Coastal Town, 2019)
  9. Sons of Kemet: My Queen Is Ada Eastman – Your Queen Is A Reptile (Verve, 2018)
  10. Sundara Karma: One Last Night on Earth – Ulfilas’ Alphabet (RCA, 2019)
  11. Buddy Miles: I Still Love You, Anyway (feat. Charlie Karp) – Them Changes (Mercury, 1970)
  12. Chai: I’m Me – Punk (Burger, 2019)
  13. The Hedrons: Couldn’t Leave Her Alone – One More Won’t Kill Us (4 West, 2007)
  14. Tri-Continental: Tononkira – Dust Dance (Tri Continental, 2019)
  15. Henry Mancini: A Shot In The Dark – The Ultimate Pink Panther (SBME Special Mkts, 2009)
  16. Nina Simone: Do I Move You? – Sings the Blues (RCA, 1967)
  17. The New Piccadillys: Voodoo Chile – Introducing… (Soundflat, 2014)
  18. Patty Griffin: Bluebeard – Patty Griffin (PGM/Thirty Tigers, 2019)
  19. Karl Denver: Wimoweh – Love and Fury: Gems from the Decca UK Vaults (One Day, 2013)
  20. Jaipur Kawa Brass Band: Thumri Baaja – The Rough Guide To Acoustic India (World Music Network, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/10/19

  1. Robert Forster: Inferno (Brisbane in Summer) – Inferno (Tapete, 2019)
  2. Aswad: African Children – New Chapter (CBS UK, 1981)
  3. Peter Mulvey: Who’s Gonna Love You Now? – There Is Another World (Righteous Babe, 2019)
  4. Lys Guillorn: Chipped Fingernails – single (Little Cowgirl, 2019)
  5. The Chocolate Watch Band: Judgement Day – This Is My Voice (Dirty Water, 2019)
  6. Kiwi Jr.: Salary Man – Football Money (Mint, 2019)
  7. Igbal Jogi and Party: Sorath – Authentic Music of the Snake Charmer (Olympic, 1974)
  8. Ponk: Rural – Diedina (Skywardsmusic, 2019)
  9. Jon Hassell: Nature Boy – Fascinoma (Water Lilly Acoustics, 1999)
  10. John Pfeiffer: Warm-Up, Canon and Peace – Electronomusic – 9 Images (RCA Victrola, 1968)
  11. James Booker: Junco Partner #2 – The Lost Paramount Tapes (DJM, 1995)
  12. D. Zhantsanchoy: The Black Stallion – Mongolia: Traditional Music (UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, 1991)
  13. Clinton Elliott: Tinguely’s Waltz and Dr. Rotwang’s Robot – Music For Tomorrow (n/a, 1961)
  14. Marianne Faithfull: Port Of Amsterdam – single (Decca, 2019)
  15. Dave Gunning: The Loyal Fisherman – Up Against the Sky (Wee House of Music, 2019)
  16. Motörhead: Capricorn – Overkill (Bronze, 1979)
  17. Bellegarde: Kafou Tengendeng – Anba Tonèl (Quartier Général, 2018)
  18. Robert Palmer: History – Don’t Explain (EMI USA, 1990)
  19. Tim Buckley: Song of the Magician – Tim Buckley (Elektra, 1966)
  20. Phleng kar Orchestra: Phat Cheay & Sampong – Cambodia: Royal Music (UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, 1971)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/03/19

  1. Jason Kao Hwang: Breathe Within the Bomb – Blood (True Sound, 2018)
  2. Rafiki Jazz: Har Chand Sahara – The Rough Guide To Acoustic India (World Music Network, 2017)
  3. Emily Duff: You Better Believe – Hallelujah Hello (Mr. Mudshow, 2019)
  4. Suzi Quatro: No Soul/No Control – No Control (Steamhammer, 2019)
  5. The Currys: Gulf Coast Home – This Side of the Glass (The Currys, 2019)
  6. Tony Joe White: The Gift – Hoodoo (Yep Roc, 2013)
  7. Le SuperHomard: Paper Girl – Meadow Lane Park (Elefant, 2019)
  8. Will Baird: Into The Wild Blue Yonder – single (Will Baird, 2019)
  9. Matthew Logan Vasquez: Trailer Park – Light’n Up (Dine Alone, 2019)
  10. Wadada Leo Smith: Resistance and Unity – Rosa Parks: Pure Love (TUM, 2019)
  11. Alberto Naranjo y Su Trabuco: Calipso de el Callao – Imagen Latina – The Best of the Venezuelan All-Stars (Merusa, 2009)
  12. Urban Turban: Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Urban Turban (Silence, 1994)
  13. Ann O’aro: Zardin – Ann O’aro (Buda Musique, 2018)
  14. John Zorn: Blues Connotation – Spy vs Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Elektra Musician, 1988)
  15. Little Richard: Land of a Thousand Dances – The Explosive Little Richard (OKeh, 1967)
  16. Jenny Lewis: Heads Gonna Roll – On The Line (Warner Bros WEA 2019)
  17. John Mayall: That’s What Love Will Do To You (ft. Todd Rundgren) – Nobody Told Me (Forty Below, 2019)
  18. Tom Waits: Hoist That Rag – Real Gone (Anti-, 2004)
  19. Xeno & Oaklander: Insomnia – Hypnos (Dais, 2019)
  20. Bobby Charles: Small Town Talk – Bobby Charles (Bearsville, 1972)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/24/19

  1. Guerilla Toss: Meteorological – Meteorological (DFA, 2018)
  2. Joan Armatrading: Love and Affection – Joan Armatrading (A&M, 1976)
  3. Michael Rother: Groove 139 – Live & Remixes (Grönland, 2019)
  4. Roosevelt Graves & Brothers: I’ll Be Rested – The Half Ain’t Never Been Told: Early American Rural Religious Music Vol. I (Yazoo, 1999)
  5. John Mayall: Distant Lonesome Train (w/Carolyn Wonderland) – Nobody Told Me (Forty Below, 2019)
  6. Ponk: Dycky Dobre – Diedina (Skywardsmusic – Czech Republic, 2018)
  7. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Easily Charmed by Fools – South of Reality (ATO, 2019)
  8. Jason Ringenberg: God Bless the Ramones – Stand Tall (Courageous Chicken, 2019)
  9. The Wild Reeds: Telepathic Mail – Cheers (Dualtone, 2019)
  10. Danny Schmidt: Standard Deviation – Standard Deviation (Live Once, 2019)
  11. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Walk Through This Life – Signs (Fantasy, 2019)
  12. Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Blacknuss – Blacknuss (Atlantic, 1972)
  13. Vandoliers: Miles and Miles – Forever (Bloodshot, 2019)
  14. Linton Kwesi Johnson: Want Fi Goh Rave – Forces of Victory (Island, 1979)
  15. Bixiga 70: Quebra-Cabeça – Quebra-Cabeça (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  16. Salif Keita: Gnamale – Un autre blanc (Naïve, France, 2018)
  17. Dr. John: When the Saints Go Marching In (feat. Mavis Staples) – N’awlinz, Dis, Dat or D’udda (Blue Note, 2004)
  18. Wovenhand: Ain’t No Sunshine – Wovenhand (Glitterhouse, 2002)
  19. Kyoto Naginataboko, Hayashikata-Renchu: Gion Bayashi Kudan – Percussion: Japanese Traditional Music (Seven Seas, 1990)
  20. Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders (acoustic) feat. Regina Spektor – single (Casa Gogol, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, Cliff Furnald, Emily Herberich (guest host), howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/17/19

  1. Frank Morgan/George Cables: Medley: Nefertiti/Billie’s Bounce – Montreal Memories (HighNote, 2018)
  2. Amy Rigby: The President Can’t Read – single (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  3. Frank Bey: Blues Comes Knockin’ – Blues in the Pocket (Jeffhouse, 2007)
  4. Meat Puppets: Warranty – Dusty Notes (Megaforce, 2019)
  5. Anna Rose: Nobody Knows I’m Here – single (White Pony, 2019)
  6. Leon Rosselson: Song of the Free Press – single (Upside Down, 1987)
  7. Mott The Hoople: Trudi’s Song – The Hoople (Columbia, 1974)
  8. Sokratis Sinopoulos: Foreign Lands – Under The Rose Tree (Saphrane, 2018)
  9. The Psychedelic Furs: Mack the Knife – The Psychedelic Furs (Columbia/Legacy, 2002)
  10. Pere Ubu: Birdies – The Art of Walking (Fire, 1980)
  11. Polo & Pan: Pays imaginaire – Caravelle (Hamburger, 2017)
  12. Tullycraft: It’s Not Explained, It’s Delaware – The Railway Prince Hotel (HHBTM, 2019)
  13. Kalyn Fay: Fool’s Heartbreak – Good Company (Horton, 2019)
  14. Kalàscima: Kore – Psychedelic Trance Tarantella (Ponderosa Music & Art, 2014)
  15. R. Weis: Vessel – Glass In Your Ear (R. Weis, 2019)
  16. Robyn Hitchcock: Television – Spooked (Yep Roc, 2004)
  17. Joe Policastro Trio: This Must be the Place (Naive Melody) – Nothing Here Belongs (JeruJazz, 2019)
  18. Geneviève Waïte: Biting My Nails – Romance Is On The Rise (Paramour, 1974)
  19. Bernard Fowler: Sympathy For The Devil – Inside Out (Rhyme & Reason, 2019)
  20. LCD Soundsystem: Seconds – Electric Lady Sessions (DFA, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/10/19

  1. Steve Conn: Around & Around (w/Sonny Landreth) – Flesh and Bone (Not Really, 2019)
  2. Leyla McCalla: Money Is King – The Capitalist Blues (Jazz Village, 2019)
  3. Mercury Rev: Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Lucinda Williams) – Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan, 2019)
  4. The Specials: Blam Blam Fever – Encore (Island, 2019)
  5. Booker T. & The M.G.s: Groovin’ – Hip Hug-Her (Stax, 1967)
  6. Mott the Hoople: Honaloochie Boogie – Mott (Columbia, 1973)
  7. Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina – Arbina (Glitterbeat, 2016)
  8. Toro y Moi: Laws Of The Universe – Outer Peace (Carpark, 2019)
  9. Ina Forsman: Genius – Been Meaning To Tell You (Ruf, 2019)
  10. Neu!: Hallogallo – Neu! (Brain, 1972)
  11. Gaye Su Akyol: Nargile – Hologram İmparatorluğu (Glitterbeat, 2016)
  12. Le Butcherettes: father/ELOHIM – bi/MENTAL (Rise, 2019)
  13. Television: Marquee Moon – Marquee Moon (Elektra, 1977)
  14. Andra Day: Rise Up – Cheers to the Fall (Warner Bros, 2015)
  15. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: More Love – Make It Happen (Tamla, 1967)
  16. Salif Keita: Itarafo (feat. Angélique Kidjo & MHD) – Un autre blanc (Naïve, 2018)
  17. Anda Union: Jangar – Homeland (Anda Union, 2016)
  18. The Clash: Wrong ’Em Boyo – London Calling (CBS, 1979)
  19. Steve Gunn: Morning Is Mended – The Unseen In Between (Matador, 2018)
  20. Deer Tick: Hey! Yeah! – Mayonnaise (Partisan/Knitting Factory, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/03/19

  1. Angel Corpus Christi: Dream Baby Dream – The Real Angel Corpus Christi (Mono-Tone, 2018)
  2. Giulio Bianco: Cirano – Di zampogne, partenze e poesia (Puglia Sounds, 2018)
  3. Jenny Lewis: Red Bull & Hennessy – On The Line (Warner Bros, 2019)
  4. J.J. Cale: Chasing You – single (Because, 2019)
  5. Chico Freeman: Wilpan’s Walk – Destiny’s Dance (Contemporary, 1982)
  6. Lizz Wright: River Man – Freedom & Surrender (Concord, 2015)
  7. Vassilis Tsabropoulous, Anja Lechner & U.T. Gandhi: Gift of Dreams – Melos (ECM, 2008)
  8. Goran Bregović: Duj Duj (feat. Rachid Taha) – Three Letters From Sarajevo (Universal, 2017)
  9. Kalyn Fay: Good Company – Good Company (Horton, 2019)
  10. Rocket 808: Digitals Billboards – single (12XU, 2018)
  11. Upstate: Healing – Healing (Royal Potato Family, 2019)
  12. Attic Lights: King of Whatever – Love in the Time of Shark Attacks (Elefant, 2019)
  13. Joan Armatrading: There Ain’t A Girl Alive – Into the Blues (429, 2007)
  14. Bryan Ferry and his Orchestra: Dance Away – Bitter-Sweet (BMG, 2018)
  15. Jowee Omicil: Be Kuti – Love Matters (Jazz Village, 2018)
  16. Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald: What a Fool Believes (live) – The Essential Kenny Loggins (Columbia, 2014)
  17. Ginger Baker w/Jens Johansson, Jonas Hellborg: Open Secret – Unseen Rain (Day Eight, 1992)
  18. Sunflower Bean: Fear City – King Of The Dudes (Mom+Pop, 2019)
  19. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt: The Western – The Fun in the Fight (Bridge Road, 2018)
  20. The Dandy Warhols: Motor City Steel – Why You So Crazy (Dine Alone, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Cliff Furnald, David Golden, Del ‘In Transition’, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/27/19

  1. Maggie Roche: Losing True – Where Do I Come From (StorySound, 2018)
  2. Gong Kebyar, Sebatu: Gilak – Gamelan Music From Bali (Deutsche Grammophon, 1981)
  3. Mozes and the Firstborn: Baldy – Dadcore (Burger, 2019)
  4. Steve Hackett: Underground Railroad – At The Edge Of Light (InsideOutMusic, 2019)
  5. The Beatles: Martha My Dear – The Beatles (Apple, 1968)
  6. Link Wray: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Stokes – Link Wray (Polydor, 1971)
  7. Better Oblivion Community Center: Dylan Thomas – Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans, 2019)
  8. Alice Wallace: The Blue – Into The Blue (Rebelle Road, 2019)
  9. Sandy Nelson: Let There Be Drums – single (Imperial, 1961)
  10. Guster: Ramona – Keep It Together (Palm Pictures/Reprise, 2003)
  11. John Cale: Things – Hobosapiens (Domino, 2003)
  12. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Fresh Start – Bad Reputation (Blackheart/Legacy, 2018)
  13. Bruce Springsteen: Kitty’s Back – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (Columbia, 1973)
  14. The Bad Plus: 1983 Regional All-Stars – Never Stop II (Legbreaker, 2018)
  15. Alejandro Escovedo: Sonica USA – The Crossing (Yep Roc, 2018)
  16. The Velvet Undergound: I’m Waiting For the Man – The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
  17. Eric Schwartz: Jesus, Leave the Bible Belt Alone – The Aristocrat (Eric Schwartz, 2013)
  18. William Onyeabor: Good Name – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop, 2013)
  19. Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin: Ubi Caritas – Filleadh: Sacred Songs (Defy, 2013)
  20. Guided by Voices: The Rally Boys – Zeppelin Over China (GBV Inc, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/20/19

  1. The Mountain Movers: This City – Pink Skies (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  2. Rat Boy: No Peace No Justice – Internationally Unknown (Hellcat, 2019)
  3. Abdesselam Damoussi & Nour Eddine: Jedba – Jedba / Spiritual Music from Morocco (ARC, 2018)
  4. Sharon Van Etten: Seventeen – Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguar, 2019)
  5. Alex Lilly: 2% Milk – 2% Milk (Release Me, 2019)
  6. Bonnie & the Treasures: Home of the Brave – single (Phi-Dan, 1965)
  7. Giorgio Moroder: Never Ending Story (Russ Danoff Disco remix) – Club Remixes Selection Two (Solaris, 2018)
  8. Paul McCartney and Wings: Love Is Strange – Wild Life (remastered) (Apple, 1971)
  9. Moira Smiley: Refugee – Unzip The Horizon (www.moirasmiley.com, 2018)
  10. Music Through The Walls: Good Vibrations – single (Music Through The Walls, 2019)
  11. Juliana Hatfield: Staying In – Weird (American Laundromat, 2019)
  12. Potty Mouth: 22 – SNAFU (Get Better, 2019)
  13. Saint Beryl & Wanlov the Kubolor: Kwesi – single (Pidgen, 2018)
  14. Lucy Dacus: I Don’t Want To Be Funny Anymore – No Burden (Matador, 2016)
  15. The Cleaners From Venus: The Children of Waterloo Square – Life In A Time Machine (Mr. Mule, 2018)
  16. Kel Assouf: Europa – Tikounen (IglooMondo/Zephyrus, 2016)
  17. Gerard Hoffnung: A Bricklayer’s Tale – Hoffnung at the Oxford Union (Hallmark, 2011)
  18. Randy Newman: Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) – Good Old Boys (Reprise, 1974)
  19. Rhett Miller: Total Disaster – The Messenger (ATO, 2018)
  20. Eerie Wanda: Sleepy Eyes – Pet Town (Joyful Noise, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/13/19

  1. Eddie Rivera: Baila Conmigo – single (Er, 2018)
  2. The Magpie Salute: Walk On Water – High Water I (Eagle, 2018)
  3. The Ting Tings: Estranged – The Black Light (Sony, 2018)
  4. L’Attirail: How to Swim in the Desert (ft. Sidi Bémol) – How to Swim in the Desert (CSB, 2018)
  5. Treacherous Orchestra: The Long Count – Grind (Reveal, 2015)
  6. Hitch & the Giddyup: Whiskey Blossom Special – Hitch & the Giddyup II (Hitch & the Giddyup, 2019)
  7. slowthai & Mura Masa: Doorman – single (Method, 2018)
  8. Kampec Dolores: II – Zúgó – Rapid (Bahia / ReR Megacorp, 1996)
  9. Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock – Sunshine Rock (Merge, 2019)
  10. Moonlight Benjamin: Port-au-prince – Siltane (Ma Case, 2018)
  11. Bugs: Neighborhood – Social Slump EP (self, 2018)
  12. Jason Moran: Big Stuff – Ten (Blue Note, 2010)
  13. The Chi-Lites: Have You Seen Her – (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People (Brunswick, 1971)
  14. Sugarpie Di Santo: Do The Whoopie – single (Brunswick, 1967)
  15. Chumbawamba: Smith & Taylor – A Singsong and a Scrap (No Masters, 2005)
  16. 13th Floor Elevators: Nobody to Love – Easter Everywhere (International Artists, 1967)
  17. Joe Jackson: Fabulously Absolute – Fool (Ear, 2018)
  18. Frank Zappa: Transylvania Boogie – Chunga’s Revenge (Bizarre, 1970)
  19. The Flesh Eaters: My Life to Live – I Used to be Pretty (Yep Roc, 2019)
  20. Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman: Life on Mars – single (Damian Wilson, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Dave Hogan, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/06/19

  1. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Blood and Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too the Moon – South of Reality (Prawn Song/Chimera/ATO, 2019)
  2. Liz Asaro: Alien – single (momo, 2019)
  3. [Ted Hearne]/The Crossing & Donald Nally: Burning TV Song – Sounds From the Bench (Cantaloupe, 2017)
  4. Tower of Power: Only So Much Oil in the Ground – Urban Renewal (Warner Bros, 1974)
  5. Fleet Foxes: If You Need to, Keep Time on Me – Crack-Up (Nonesuch, 2017)
  6. Brian Cullman: Unspoiled – The Opposite of Time (Sunnyside, 2016)
  7. Bill Watrous: Low Life – A Time For Love – Bill Watrous Plays the Music of Johnny Mandel (GNP Crescendo, 1993)
  8. Wyldlife: These Days – single (Wicked Cool, 2018)
  9. Rosanne Cash: 8 Gods of Harlem (feat. Elvis Costello & Kris Kristofferson) – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note, 2018)
  10. R2Bees: Boys Kasa (feat. King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, DarkoVibes, Rjz, Spacely, Humble Dis, Medikal & B4bonah) – single (R2Bees, 2018)
  11. The Fall: Free Range – single (Cog Sinister, 1992)
  12. Sneaks: Future – It’s a Myth (Merge, 2017)
  13. The Kinks: Better Things – Give The People What They Want (Arista, 1981)
  14. Tone-Lōc: Wild Thing – Lōc’ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)
  15. The Residents: Lord, It’s Lonely – Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats? (Ralph, 1984)
  16. Jody Williams: Lucky Lou – single (Argo, 1957)
  17. David Weinstein & Shelley Hirsch: Cheap Imitation – Caged/Uncaged – A Rock/Experimental Homage to John Cage (Cramps, 1993)
  18. Stacy Phillips: Drifting – Mel Bay Sampler (Mel Bay, 2011)
  19. Nickelback: Love Will Keep Us Together – Triple M Musical Challenge 3 – Third Time Lucky! (Sony Australia, 2002)
  20. The Growlers: Who Loves The Scum? – single (Beach Goth, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Valerie Richardson