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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – July 15, 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 July 15, 2019.


The New Haven Climate Movement is hosting several upcoming events. A welcome meeting for youth will be held in the courtyard behind Koffee on Audubon Street at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. On Thursday, July 25, there will be a climate action in Fair Haven at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ferry Street at 5 p.m. The following Thursday, August 1, concerned activists are invited to attend a public hearing at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. More details about all of these events are on Facebook by searching for “New Haven Climate Movement” or at newhavenclimatemovement.org


The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery is holding a “Statewide Recovery Advocacy Meeting” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 in Hartford at the CT Nonprofit Center, 75 Charter Oak Avenue. CCAR provides resources to those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and advocates for funding to support these services from government and non-profit organizations. Their annual Recovery Walk, which seeks to show the human face of recovery, will be held on Saturday, September 21 at Bushnell Park in Hartford starting at noon. CCAR’s website is at ccar.us.


Artists have two opportunities for civic engagement and political action in New Haven.

The Creative Arts Workshop is hosting a fall exhibition titled Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream, and submissions are being accepted through August 15. The exhibition will look at themes of immigration and welcomes entries from artists who are immigrants as well as those who have created works about the experience of leaving a home behind to start a new life in an unfamiliar country. Entries are accepted at creativeartsworkshop.org/sanctuary.

The New Haven Arts Council is hoping to use the power of art and creativity to improve voter turnout in this election season. “Create the Vote New Haven” is accepting proposals through July 26 from artists who can help build excitement and community around the act of voting. Artists of color and students are strongly encouraged to apply, and the application can be found at https://tinyurl.com/createthevote


With reproductive rights being curtailed around the country, 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.


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


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.


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


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 – 07/14/19

  1. Jane Weaver: Slow Motion (Loops Variation) – Loops In The Secret Society (Fire, 2019)
  2. black midi: Near DT, MI – Schlagenheim (Rough Trade, 2019)
  3. Genya Ravan: Don’t Go In The Bathroom – Icon (Rum Bar, 2019)
  4. Bantou Mentale: United Blood – No Romance [EP] (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  5. The Raconteurs: Help Me Stranger – Help Us Stranger (Third Man, 2019)
  6. A-WA: Ya Watani – Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve, 2019)
  7. Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking – single (Imperial, 1955)
  8. Mario Pavone: Trio Dialect – Blue Dialect (Clean Feed, 2015)
  9. Stray Cats: Rock It Off – 40 (Surfdog, 2019)
  10. Dan Baird & Homemade Sin: Everlovin’ Mind – Screamer (Jerkin Crocus, 2018)
  11. Koffee: Raggamuffin – single (VPAL, 2018)
  12. Myrkur: Ulvinde – Mareridt (Relapse, 2017)
  13. Kronos Quartet: String Quartet No. 5: Movt. III – Released 1985-1995 (Nonesuch, 1995)
  14. Wreckless Eric: The Half Of It – Transience (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  15. Medeski, Martin & Wood: Anonymous Skulls – End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note, 2004)
  16. Outer Spaces: YWLGOML – Gazing Globe (Western Vinyl, 2019)
  17. Wanda Jackson: Thunder on the Mountain – The Party Ain’t Over (Nonesuch, 2011)
  18. Sonny & The Sunsets: Drug Lake – Hairdressers from Heaven (Rocks In Your Head, 2019)
  19. Shorty Long: Devil With The Blue Dress – single (Soul, 1964)
  20. Hippo Campus: Chapstick – Demos II (Grand Jury, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Emily Herberich, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/07/19

  1. Park Jiha: Arrival – Philos (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  2. Prince: Manic Monday – Originals (NPG/Warner Bros., 2019)
  3. Kelly’s Lot: Let It Breath – Can’t Take My Soul (Self, 2019)
  4. Natalie Merchant: Henry Darger – Motherland (Elektra, 2001)
  5. Andre Williams: Bacon Fat – Fortune of Hits (Night Train International, 2013)
  6. Eric Jerardi: Don’t Take It Personally – Occupied (Niche, 2019)
  7. Syd Straw: Little Liza Jane – Play Music (LA Play Cafe, Inc. 2011)
  8. The Budos Band: Spider Web, Pt. 1 – The Budos Band V (Daptone, 2019)
  9. Liz Anderson: Thanks A Lot For Tryin’ Anyway – Sings Her Favorites (RCA, 1968)
  10. Jessica Pratt: Strange Melody – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015)
  11. Keb Mo: I Remember You – Oklahoma (Concord, 2019)
  12. David Gilmour: Smile – On an Island (Columbia, 2006)
  13. Bonnie Guitar: Dark Moon – Dark Moon (Dot, 1961)
  14. Steve Addabbo: Out of Nothing – Out of Nothing (AGF, 2015)
  15. Nancy Wright: Been Waiting That Long – Alive & Blue (Direct Hit/Vizz Tone, 2019)
  16. Sam Phillips: One Day Late – A Boot and a Shoe (Nonesuch, 2004)
  17. The Spades: You’re Gonna Miss Me – single (Zero, 1965)
  18. Ustad Saami: Twilight – God Is Not A Terrorist (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  19. Rachid Taha: H’Asbu-Hum – Tékitoi (Wrasse, 2004)
  20. The Reaction: I Can’t Resist – single (Island, 1978)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Mark Mushin, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/30/19

  1. Bruce Anderson: The Inherent Beauty Of Hopelessness – The Inherent Beauty Of Hopelessness (Petit Mal, 2009)
  2. Wreckless Eric: Father To The Man – Transience (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  3. Talking Heads: Cities – Fear of Music (Sire, 1979)
  4. Steve Gunn: Be Still Moon – single (Matador, 2019)
  5. Keb’ Mo’: Put A Woman In Charge (feat. Rosanne Cash) – Oklahoma (Concord, 2019)
  6. Livingston Taylor: Caroline – The Best Of Live – 50 Years Of Livingston Taylor Live (Livingston Taylor, 2019)
  7. Ted Killian: Leaving Medford – Flux Aeterna (pfMENTUM, 2001)
  8. Gavin Bryars: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Point Music, 1993)
  9. Alvin Lucier: Hanover – Illuminated By The Moon (Black Truffle, 2017)
  10. The Budos Band: The Enchanter – The Budos Band V (Daptone, 2019)
  11. Bantou Mentale: No Romance – No Romance [EP] (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  12. Samantha Fish: Love Letters – single (Rounder, 2019)
  13. The Velvet Underground: We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together – The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary/Super Deluxe edition] (UMG, 2014)
  14. Giorgio Moroder: On The Radio (Eva Be Remix) – single (Solaris, 2019)
  15. Kurt Vile: One Trick Ponies – Bottle It In (Matador, 2018)
  16. Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler – Please Don’t Be Dead (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  17. Suzanne Langille & Loren Mazzacane Connors: Haunted House – 1987-1989 (Secretly Canadian, 2000)
  18. Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible: Motel Baja – Motel Baja (Nacional, 2014)
  19. Toro y Moi: Laws of the Universe – Outer Peace (Carpark, 2019)
  20. The Stoned: L.E.S. Douze Vol 1 – L.E.S. Douze Vol 1 (Nouveau Electric, 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/23/19

  1. Ladytron: The Island – Ladytron (Ladytron Music, 2019)
  2. Babe Rainbow: Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest – single (Flightless, 2014)
  3. P.P. Arnold: Baby Blue – New Adventures of PP Arnold (Earmusic, 2019)
  4. David Ruffin: Walk Away From Love – Who I Am (Motown, 1975)
  5. Gaye Su Akyol: Halimiz İtten Beter – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  6. Dr.John: I’m Goin’ Home – N’Awlinz Dis Dat or D’Udda (EMI, 2004)
  7. Kevin Morby: Piss River – Oh My God (Dead Oceans, 2019)
  8. Rammstein: PUPPE – RAMMSTEIN (Universal, 2019)
  9. Weird Omen: A Place I Want To Know – single (Dirty Water, 2019)
  10. Dressy Bessy: Cheer Up Tear Drop – Fast Faster Disaster (Yep Roc, 2019)
  11. George McCrae: Rock Your Baby – single (T.K., 1974)
  12. BCUC: Isivunguvungu – The Healing (Buda Musique, 2019)
  13. Kacey Musgraves: Slow Burn – Golden Hour (MCA Nashville, 2018)
  14. Cheryl Lynn: Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn (Columbia, 1978)
  15. Remo Drive: Around the Sun – Natural, Everyday Degradation (Epitaph, 2019)
  16. Lo’Jo: Comment t’appelles-tu? – Fonetiq Flowers (World Village, 2017)
  17. Guster: Overexcited – Look Alive (Ocho Mule, 2019)
  18. Pentaphobe: So Do Cerebral – A Tribal Metamorphosis (Mondo Melodia, 2005)
  19. Ryan Adams: When the Stars Go Blue – Gold (Lost Highway, 2001)
  20. Pinky Pinky: My Friend Sean – Turkey Dinner (Innovative Leisure, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Terry Hopper

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/16/19

  1. Dave Hogan: Real Cool Hand – Third Life (Dave Hogan, 2017)
  2. Todd Rundgren: Couldn’t I Just Tell You – Something/Anything? (Bearsville, 1972)
  3. The Hu: Shoog Shoog – The Gereg (Eleven Seven, 2019)
  4. Bruce Springsteen: Tuscon Train – Western Stars (Columbia, 2019)
  5. Peter Perrett: War Plan Red – Humanworld (Domino, 2019)
  6. Miynt: Vacation With Bond In South of France Pt. 2 – Stay On Your Mind (B3SCI, 2019)
  7. Purple Mountains: All My Happiness is Gone – Purple Mountains (Drag City, 2019)
  8. Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts: This Is The Sound – This Is The Sound (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  9. The Stray Cats: I Attract Trouble – 40 (Surfdog, 2019)
  10. The Flaming Lips: Pouring Beer in Your Ear (The Beer Song) – The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon [Single] (Warner Bros., 2019)
  11. Tanya Tagaq: Icebreaker – Toothsayer [EP] (Six Shooter, 2019)
  12. Ralph Irizarry & Los Viejos de la Salsa: Como El Vino – Viejos pero Sabrosos (BKS, 2012)
  13. Sacred Paws: The Conversation – Run Around the Sun (Merge, 2019)
  14. Holly Herndon: Eternal – PROTO (4AD, 2019)
  15. The Prophets: Back to Siberia – Back to the Burner/Back to Siberia (single) (CBS, 1980)
  16. Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Jerusalem – Brain Salad Surgery (Manticore, 1971)
  17. Roy Harper: Blackpool – Sophisticated Beggar (Strike, 1967)
  18. Pulo NDJ: Dabadji Am Alcorama – Desert to Douala (Wonderwheel, 2019)
  19. Foxwarren, Andy Shauf & Darryl Kissick: Lost In A Dream – Foxwarren (Anti-, 2019)
  20. Hollywood Vampires: Heroes – Rise (earMusic, 2019)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/09/19

  1. Vassvik: The Storm Is Coming In – Gákti (Helio, 2019)
  2. Tori Amos: Raspberry Swirl – From The Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic, 1998)
  3. Bob Dylan: This Land Is Your Land (Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, December 1975) – The Rolling Thunder Review: The 1975 Live Recordings (Columbia, 2019)
  4. Gaye Su Akyol: Meftunum Sana – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  5. Eleni Mandell: What’s Your Handle (Radio Waves) – Wake Up Again (Yep Roc, 2019)
  6. Jason Moran: The Joint Is Jumpin’ – All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller (Blue Note, 2014)
  7. Jimmy Webb: Pretty Ballerina – SlipCover (S-Curve, 2019)
  8. Marianne Nowottny: Strawberry Fields Forever – single (Abaton, 2015)
  9. Áššu: Basejávr-Hánsa – Áššu (Bafe’s Factory, 2019)
  10. Stereolab: Captain Easychord – Sound-Dust (Elektra, 2001)
  11. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Eclats for Ornette – D’Agala (Intakt, 2017)
  12. Rickie Lee Jones: The End Of The World – Kicks (Thirty Tigers 2019)
  13. Sunflower Bean: Only A Moment – Twentytwo in Blue (Mom+Pop, 2018)
  14. Little Feat: Strawberry Flats – Little Feat (Warner Bros., 1970)
  15. Alan Menken: Friend Like Me (Finale) – Aladdin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Disney, 2019)
  16. Leon Redbone: Shine On Harvest Moon – Double Time (Warner Bros., 1977)
  17. Mandible Chatter: Bedrock And Paradox – Hair Hair Lock & Lore (Russell, 1994)
  18. The Move: Blackberry Way – Anthology 1966-1972 (Salvo, 2009)
  19. A-WA: Min Tiht Al Firash – Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve, 2019)
  20. Jelly Roll Morton: Gambling Jack – Doctor Jazz (Camden, 1997)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Cliff Furnald, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 06/02/19

  1. Pat Metheny: Sueño Con Mexico – New Chautauqua (ECM, 1979)
  2. Kristin Hersh: LAX – Possible Dust Clouds (Fire, 2019)
  3. Charly Bliss: Hard to Believe – Young Enough (Barsuk, 2019)
  4. Andrew Violette: Colorfield In 22 Panels – Rave (Innova, 2007)
  5. Will Baird: I Live In Milford – single (Soundcloud 2019)
  6. Dumb: Submission – Club Nites (Mint, 2019)
  7. Dirtwire: Steppegrass – Road Goes All Night (Beats Antique, 2018)
  8. Ibibio Sound Machine: Wanna Come Down – Doko Mien (Merge, 2019)
  9. Honeyblood: She’s a Nightmare – In Plain Sight (Marathon Artists, 2019)
  10. Etana: I Rise – I Rise (VP, 2014)
  11. Kenny Wayne Shepherd: I Want You – The Traveler (Concord, 2019)
  12. Jessica Lauren: Kofi Nomad – Almería (Freestyle, 2018)
  13. Cate Le Bon: Mother’s Mother’s Magazines – Reward (Mexican Summer, 2019)
  14. The Minus 5: Bleach Boys and Beach Girls – Stroke Manor (Yep Roc, 2019)
  15. Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul Power: Twisting – Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  16. Gaye Su Akyol: Bağrımızda Taş – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  17. Rammstein: WAS ICH LIEBE – RAMMSTEIN (Universal, 2019)
  18. Bruce Springsteen: There Goes My Miracle – Western Stars (Columbia, 2019)
  19. Pip Blom: Don’t Make it Difficult – Boat (Heavenly, 2019)
  20. Darkleaf: Ecletic Storm – No Categories 4 – A Ubiquity Compilation (Ubiquity, 2001)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/26/19

  1. Lonnie Johnson: Nothin Clickin’ Chicken – The Very Best Of Lonnie Johnson (Collectables, 2005)
  2. Ann O’aro: Lo Shien – Ann O’aro (Cobalt / Buda, 2018)
  3. Matthew Shipp: The New Fact – The Multiplication Table (hatOLOGY, 1998)
  4. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul: Communion – Summer Of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  5. Weyes Blood: Everyday – Titanic Rising (Sub Pop Records, 2019)
  6. Aldous Harding: Fixture Picture – Designer (4AD, 2019)
  7. Nadine Shah: Yes Men – Holiday Destination (1965 Records, 2017)
  8. Wreckless Eric: Tiny House – Transience (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  9. Pamela Z: Scared Song – Monk Mix: Remixes &Interpretations of the Music of Meredith Monk Vol I (The House Foundation for the Arts, 2012)
  10. Cass McCombs: Absentee – Tip of the Sphere (Anti/Epitaph, 2019)
  11. Xenia Rubinos: Should I Stay or Should I Go – Single (ANTI-, 2019)
  12. Steve Earle & The Dukes: L.A. Freeway – Guy (New West 2019)
  13. The Moroccos: Chicken – Bang Goes My Heart (Delmark, 2002)
  14. Gaye Su Akyol: Laziko – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  15. Zac Brown Band: Sic ‘Em On a Chicken – The Foundation (Home Grown, 2008)
  16. Curtis Harding : Where We Are – Single (ANTI-, 2018)
  17. Wreckless Eric: Tiny House – Transience (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  18. Jessica Pratt: Fare Thee Well – Quiet Signs (Mexican Summer, 2019)
  19. The Bad Plus: Gold Prisms Incorporated – Inevitable Western (OKeh, 2014)
  20. Tredici Bacci: In The 1970’s – La Fine Del Futuro (NNA Tapes, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Martha Willette Lewis, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/19/19

  1. Matthew Shipp: Stage Ten – Signature (ESP-Disk Ltd, 2019)
  2. Chrissie Hynde: Caroline No – Valve Bone Woe (BMG 2019)
  3. A-WA: Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman – Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve, 2019)
  4. The Unthanks: Monkey Dung Man – Diversions Vol. 3 – Songs from the Shipyards (Rabble Rouser, 2012)
  5. Juliana Hatfield: Staying In – Weird (American Laundromat Records 2019)
  6. Vampire Weekend: Sympathy – Father of the Bride (Columbia 2019)
  7. Wreckless Eric: Father to the Man – Transience (Southern Domestic, 2019)
  8. Melt-Banana: Chicken Headed Raccoon Dog – Speak Squeak Creak (Nux, 1994)
  9. Sylvie Courvoisier: Eclats for Ornette – D’Agala (Intakt, 2017)
  10. Savoy Brown: Don’t Hang Me Out To Dry – City Nights (Quarto Valley Records 2019)
  11. Kelly’s Lot: Alyssa – Can’t Take My Soul (Kelly’s Lot, 2019)
  12. Rammstein: RADIO – RAMMSTEIN (Universal, 2019)
  13. The Felice Brothers: Special Announcement – Undress (Yep Roc Records, 2019)
  14. Rickie Lee Jones: Lonely People – Kicks (The Other Side Of Desire / Thirty Tigers, 2019)
  15. Russ Tolman: Take It Easy, Take It Slow – Goodbye Eldorado (Russ Tolman, 2019)
  16. Mdou Moctar: Kamane Tarhanin – Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds, 2019)
  17. Altin Gün: Anlatmam Derdimi – Gece (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  18. Freddy King: Surf Monkey – Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals (King, 1965)
  19. Shakey Graves: Family and Genus – And The War Came (Dualtone 2014)
  20. Aldous Harding: Fixture Picture – Designer (4AD, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/12/19

  1. Rhiannon Giddens: I’m on My Way (w/Francesco Turrisi) – there is no Other (Nonesuch, 2019)
  2. L7: Stadium West – Scatter the Rats (Blackheart, 2019)
  3. Eleni Mandell: Circumstances – Wake Up Again (Yep Roc, 2019)
  4. Dan Baird & Homemade Sin: Can Ya Hear Me Now – Rollercoaster (Jerkin Crocus, 2017)
  5. Bismillah Khan: Raga Pooria Dhanashri – The Magic Shehnai of Bismillah Khan (Odeon, 1961)
  6. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow: Black Sheep of the Family – single (Minstrel Hall, 2019)
  7. Big Thief: Cattails – U.F.O.F. (4AD, 2019)
  8. A-WA: Mudbira – Bayti Fi Rasi (S-Curve, 2019)
  9. Jonatha Brooke: Twilight – Imposter EP (Bad Dog, Year)
  10. LCD Soundsystem: You Wanted a Hit – Electric Lady Sessions (DFA/Columbia, 2019)
  11. Stella Donnelley: Old Man – Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian, 2019)
  12. Hollywood Vampires: Who’s Laughing Now – single (earMusic, 2019)
  13. Willie Nelson: Ride Me Back Home – Ride Me Back Home (Legacy, 2019)
  14. Pete M. Wyer: Rain At Night – Stories From The City At Night (Thirsty Ear, 2008)
  15. Oki Island Woman: Shigesa Bushi – Traditional Folk Songs of Japan (Folkways, 1961)
  16. Ronnie Spector: Try Some, Buy Some – Come and Get It – The Best of Apple Records (Apple, 2010)
  17. Kris Kristofferson: Border Lord – Border Lord (Monument, 1972)
  18. Gaye Su Akyol: Gölgenle Bir Başıma – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  19. Tacocat: New World – This Mess is a Place (Sub Pop, 2019)
  20. The Flamin’ Groovies: Shake Some Action – At Full Speed (The Complete Sire Recordings) (Rhino, 2006)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 05/05/19

  1. Ratso: I Want Everything (feat. Yasmine Hamdan) – Stubborn Heart (Lucky Number, 2019)
  2. Little Steven & the Disciples Of Soul: Love Again – Summer of Sorcery (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  3. David Shire: The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Phillip Charles’ Signs In Mallorca Rewerk) – Cinematic: Classic Film Music Remixed (Six Degrees, 2007)
  4. Bruce Springsteen: Hello Sunshine – Western Stars (Columbia, 2019)
  5. The Blacks: Dolly – Dolly Horrorshow (Bloodshot, 1998)
  6. The Reigning Sound: Watching My Baby – Abdication… For Your Love (Merge, 2019)
  7. Kelsey Lu: Dreams – Church (True Panther Sounds, 2016)
  8. Catfish and the Bottlemen: Sidetrack – The Balance (Island, 2019)
  9. Am I Dead Yet?: Joe Meek Shall Inherit the Earth – Am I Dead Yet? (Wire-Sound, 2019)
  10. Mr. Folxlide: Too Old to Die Young (Bourée 2 Temps) – 1-4-5 (Little M, 2018)
  11. The Comet Is Coming: Summon The Fire – Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery (Impulse!, 2019)
  12. ¿Que Vola?: Calle Luz – ¿Que Vola? (Nø Førmat, 2018)
  13. XTC: Melt the Guns – English Settlement (Virgin, 1982)
  14. Fleetwood Mac: Storms – Tusk (Warner Bros., 1979)
  15. Grateful Dead: Cosmic Charlie – Fillmore West 1969 (Rhino, 2005)
  16. James Clarke Five: Sexbombe Über Alles – Sexbombe Über Alles (Fave, 2013)
  17. Michael Rother: Groove 139 – Solo [Live & Remixes] (Groenland, 2019)
  18. Ammar 808; Ain Essouda (feat. Cheb Hassen Tej) – Maghreb United (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  19. Toro y Moi: Ordinary Pleasure – Outer Peace (Carpark, 2019)
  20. Kevin Morby: City Music – City Music (Dead Oceans, 2017)

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