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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – September 16, 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 September 16, 2019.


Immigrant workers face job insecurity and poor working conditions, and Hamden State Representative Mike D’Agostino has organized a forum to address these issues. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at the Keefe Community Center in Hamden. Featured speakers include Connecticut State Attorney General William Tong, D’Agostino, and other state representatives. More information is available on Mike D’Agostino’s Facebook page.


While the Global Climate Strike is happening on September 20, Youth climate activists are calling for people around the globe to walk out of schools and the workplace during the last week of September. Individuals can find out more about this action and make a pledge to take part at globalclimatestrike.net. The 350 CT organization is preparing for this action as well as working to prevent a fracked gas powerplant in Killingly, Connecticut. More information about their busy schedule is at 350ct.org


Go New Haven Go is working for climate protection through individual action. Their “Back to Cool” campaign encourages commuters to cut their personal carbon emissions by leaving their cars at home on Fridays and biking, walking, or taking public transportation to school or work. Their website is at gonhgo.org.


September and October are designated as International Coastal Cleanup months, and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment is a clearinghouse for actions throughout Connecticut. Their information website is at www.ctenvironment.org/iccregistration


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, to valrichardson@wpkn.org. This week’s calendar was produced by Valerie and Rod Richardson.

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/15/19

  1. Los Wembler’s De Iquitos: Cosa muy rica – Visión del Ayahuasca (Barbès, 2019)
  2. Los Aggrotones: In The Rain (feat. Derrick Harriott) – Right Now (Acid Jazz, 2019)
  3. Amadou & Mariam and the Blind Boys of Alabama: From Bamako to Birmingham – single (Because, 2019)
  4. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3: Saturday Groovers – Goodnight Oslo (Yep Roc, 2009)
  5. The Ramones: Bonzo Goes to Bitburg – Animal Boy (Sire, 1986)
  6. Los Jilgueros de Huando: Chinchi Chaka – Puro Tayta Shanti (Little Axe, 2019)
  7. Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker: The Inner Light – The Dudes Doin’ Business (Capitol, 1970)
  8. Dick Gaughan & Andy Irvine: My Back Pages/Afterthoughts – Parallel Lines (Green Linnet, 1982)
  9. McKinney’s Cotton Pickers: Zonky – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (1928-1930): The Band Don Redman Built (Bluebird, 1990)
  10. Al Lover: Mark E. Moon – single (Höga Nord, 2019)
  11. Justin Townes Earle: Flint City Shake It – The Saint of Lost Causes (New West, 2019)
  12. Whyte Horses: Ça Plane Pour Moi – single (CRC, 2019)
  13. Ustad Saami: My Beloved Is On The Way – God Is Not A Terrorist (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  14. Motörhead: Snaggletooth – No Remorse (Bronze, 1984)
  15. Michael Kiwanuka: Black Man in a White World – Love & Hate (Polydor, 2016)
  16. Lucy Dacus: Forever Half Mast – single (Matador, 2019)
  17. Curtis Mayfield: Readings In Astrology (Demo) – Curtis! (Deluxe Ed.) (Rhino, 2000)
  18. Bill Frisell: Is That You? – Is That You? (Elektra Musician, 1990)
  19. Xylouris White: Tree Song – The Sisypheans (Drag City, 2019)
  20. Sex Pistols: Anarchy In the UK – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (Warner Bros., 1977)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/08/19

  1. Tom Euler: Played Your Part – Blues Got My Back (Tom Euler, 2019)
  2. Michael Gordon: Celluloid World – Acquanetta (Cantaloupe, 2019)
  3. The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: Found God In A Tomato – High Visceral {Part One} (Rhubarb, 2016)
  4. Kate Tempest: People’s Faces – The Book of Traps and Lessons (American Recordings, 2019)
  5. Billy Bragg: Some Days I See The Point – England, Half English (Elektra, 2002)
  6. Kelly’s Lot: Alyssa – Can’t Take My Soul (Kelly’s Lot, 2019)
  7. Cyrus Chestnut: Gymnopédie No. 1 – Kaleidoscope (HighNote, 2018)
  8. Olivia Jean: Night Owl – Night Owl (Third Man, 2019)
  9. Belly: Shiny One – Dove (Belly Touring, 2018)
  10. Gaye Su Akyol: Laziko – İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  11. Burning Spear: Slavery Days – Marcus Garvey (Island, 1975)
  12. Dualist Inquiry: Isoterra – Doppelganger (Dualism/Bandcamp.com, 2013)
  13. Lou Christie Sacco: Paint America Love – Paint America Love (Buddah, 1971)
  14. The Naked Sun: Secret We Both Know – single (The Naked Sun, 2019)
  15. Big Audio Dynamite: E=MC² – This Is Big Audio Dynamite (Columbia, 1985)
  16. Hamell On Trial: Big As Life – Big As Life (Mercury, 1995)
  17. Jesse Malin: Strangers & Thieves (w/Billie Joe Armstrong) – Sunset Kids (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  18. The National: Nobody Else Will Be There – Sleep Well Beast (4AD, 2017)
  19. Ash Grunwald: Trouble’s Door (feat. Mahalia Barnes & Kim Wilson) – Mojo (Bloodlines, 2019)
  20. The Budos Band: Veil Of Shadows – The Budos Band V (Daptone, 2019)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Mark Mushin, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Terry Hopper

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/01/19

  1. Frank Turner: The Lioness – No Man’s Land (Polydor, 2019)
  2. David Moss: Shuffle – Dense Band (Moers Music, 1985)
  3. Valerie June: Cosmic Dancer – single (Fantasy, 2019)
  4. The Hu: Great Chinggis Khaan – The Gereg (Eleven Seven, 2019)
  5. Robbie Robertson: Let Love Reign – Sinematic (Macrobiotic/UMG, 2019)
  6. The Gun Club: John Hardy – Miami (Animal, 1982)
  7. The Stooges: Fun House – Fun House (Elektra, 1970)
  8. Todd Reynolds: The Solution – Outerborough (Innova, 2011)
  9. Giant Sand: Reptilian – Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men (Fire, 2019)
  10. Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar: Kata Rokkar – Gling-Gló (Smekkleysa/One Little Indian, 1990)
  11. that dog.: If You Just Didn’t Do It – Old LP (UME, 2019)
  12. Moondog: Marimba Mondo – Elpmas (Kopf, 2019)
  13. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band: Clear Spot – Clear Spot (Reprise, 1972)
  14. Elbow: Dexter & Sinister – Giants of All Sizes (Polydor, 2019)
  15. The Fugs: Nothing – Electromagnetic Steamboat: The Reprise Recordings (Rhino, 2001)
  16. P.P. Arnold: Baby Blue – The New Adventures Of P.P. Arnold (EarMusic 2019)
  17. Frank Zappa: Watermelon in Easter Hay – Guitar (Barking Pumpkin, 1988)
  18. Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Simple Man – Brighter Days (Provogue, 2019)
  19. Xenia Rubinos: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – single (Anti-, 2019)
  20. The Decemberists: Everything Is Awful – I’ll Be Your Girl (Capitol, 2018)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/25/19

  1. Our Native Daughters: Moon Meets the Sun (feat. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah & Allison Russell) – Songs of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian/Folkways, 2019)
  2. Anna Rose: Broken Is Beautiful – single (White Pony, 2019)
  3. P.P. Arnold: I Finally Found My Way Back Home – The New Adventures of P.P (earMUSIC, 2019)
  4. Delbert McClinton: No Chicken On the Bone – Tall, Dark and Handsome (Hot Shot, 2019)
  5. Tin Hat Trio: Esperanto – Helium (Angel, 2000)
  6. Otaku: Other Side Of the Sun – Bitwise Operators (Malvado, 2000)
  7. Oh Sees: The Daily Heavy – Face Stabber (Castle Face, 2019)
  8. John Medeski’s Mad Skillet: Psychedelic Rhino – Mad Skillet (Indirecto, 2018)
  9. Ride: Fifteen Minutes – This Is Not a Safe Place (Wichita, 2019)
  10. The Nude Party: Feels Alright – The Nude Party (New West, 2018)
  11. Off With Their Heads: Trash It – Be Good (Epitaph, 2019)
  12. Amos Milburn: Down The Road Apiece – Lost Highways: American Road Songs 1920s – 1950s (Viper, 2009)
  13. Ocean Wisdom (feat. Dizzee Rascal): Blessed – single (Beyond Measure, 2019)
  14. Thomas Blondet: Un Amor (feat. Carol Cardenas) [Kaleidoscope Jukebox Tango Dub] – Rhythm & Dub (Rhythm & Culture, 2014)
  15. Warren Zanes: Walmart – I Want To Move Out In the Daylight! (Ella’s Arms, 2011)
  16. The Highwomen: Crowded Table – The Highwomen (Elektra, 2019)
  17. David Torn: Neck-Deep In The Harrow … – Prezens (ECM, 2007)
  18. Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman – single (37d03d, 2019)
  19. NOFX: Fish in a Gun Barrel – single (Fat Wreck Chords, 2019)
  20. Hank Williams with his Drifting Cowboys: Honky Tonkin’ – Honky Tonkin’ (MGM, 1956)

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

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

  1. Samantha Fish: Kill Or Be Kind – Kill Or Be Kind (Rounder, 2019)
  2. Ninet Tayeb: Woodstock – single (White Magic, 2019)
  3. J.S. Ondara: Lebanon – Tales of America (Verve, 2019)
  4. The Regrettes: I Dare You – How Do You Love? (Warner Bros, 2019)
  5. Frank Fazio: Paes Mio Bello Paese – Mio Bello: Historic Italian-American Recordings 1911-1939 (JSP, 2013)
  6. Prateek Kuhad: Raat Raazi – Raat Raazi EP (Pagal Haina, 2013)
  7. Bruce Springsteen: Sleepy Joe’s Café – Western Skies (Columbia, 2019)
  8. Billy Edd Wheeler: The Coon Hunters – Nashville Zodiac (United Artists, 1969)
  9. Širom: Same As The One She Hardly Remembered – A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For a Horse (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  10. Martyn Joseph: This Glass – Here Come the Young (Pipe, 2019)
  11. Elvis Presley: Hound Dog (Live at The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 8/21/69 Midnight Show) – Live 1969 (RCA, 2019)
  12. Lydia Loveless: Mile High – Boy Crazy and Single(s) (Bloodshot, 2017)
  13. Strung Out: Strange Notes – Songs of Armor and Devotion (Fat Wreck Chords, 2019)
  14. Adam Holt: Mr. Morning Drive – Kind Of Blues (Zenith, 2019)
  15. Elizabeth Cook: El Camino – Welder (31 Tigers, 2010)
  16. Iggy Pop: Free – Free (Loma Vista, 2019)
  17. Colorblind James Experience: Considering a Move to Memphis – The Colorblind James Experience (Fundamental, 1987)
  18. Michael Des Barres &The Mistakes: Crackle &Hiss – single (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  19. Alex Chilton: I Wish I Could Meet Elvis – Free Again: The “1970” Sessions (Omnivore, 2012)
  20. Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako: Mali Denou – Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako (Sterns Africa, 2014)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/11/19

  1. Purple Mountains: All My Happiness is Gone – Purple Mountains (Drag City, 2019)
  2. Deadbeat Beat: You Lift Me Up – How Far (Arrowhawk/Crystal Palace, 2019)
  3. Jimmie Vaughan: It’s Love Baby (24 Hours a Day) – Baby, Please Come Home (Last Music, 2019)
  4. The Murder Capital: Green & Blue – When I Have Fears (Human Season, 2019)
  5. Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars – Western Stars (Columbia, 2019)
  6. Juliana Hatfield: De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da – single (American Laundromat, 2019)
  7. Nick Lowe: Love Starvation – Love Starvation EP (Yep Roc, 2019)
  8. Margo Rey: Windmills of Your Mind – The Roots of Rey Despacito (Origin, 2018)
  9. Sari Gelin Ensemble: Mirza Husayn Segah – Music From Azerbaijan (ARC, 2008)
  10. The James Hunter Six: One Way Love – Minute By Minute (Fantasy, 2013)
  11. Z. N. R.: Solo Un Dia – Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (Finders Keepers, 2019)
  12. The Budos Band: Peak Of Eternal Night – The Budos Band V (Daptone, 2019)
  13. Sekehe Angklung Mekar Budaya: Panyembrahma – Balinese Traditional Music: Angklung Kebyar (GNP, 1997)
  14. Prima Donna: Cruel Summer – single (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  15. Raphael Saadiq: So Ready – Jimmy Lee (Columbia, 2019)
  16. Akama Shinsui: Tairyo Ulaikomi – Japan: Semiclassical and Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways, 2015)
  17. Undark: Ice In The Sleeve – 3396 (em:t, 1996)
  18. Young Guv: Roll with Me – Guv 1 (Run for Cover, 2019)
  19. Idris Muhammad: Could Heaven Ever Be Like This – Turn This Mutha Out (Kudu, 1977)
  20. Lonnie Mack: Satisfy Suzie – Genuine Houserockin’ Music (Alligator, 1986)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Alec Cumming, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/04/19

  1. Mahjun: Les Enfants Sauvages – Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (Finders Keepers, 2019)
  2. The Vacant Lots: Bells – Exit EP (A Recordings, 2019)
  3. Mary Ellen Childs/Ethel: Saws – Dream House (Innova, 2007)
  4. Susie Ibarra: Alegria – Perception (Decibel Music, 2017)
  5. Sleater-Kinney: Can I Go On – The Center Won’t Hold (Mom+Pop, 2019)
  6. Tricky: We Don’t Die – False Idols (False Idols, 2013)
  7. John Mayall: What Have I Done (ft. Joe Bonamassa) – Nobody Told Me (Forty Below, 2019)
  8. Jupiter & Okwess: Kwe Ngiende – single (Everloving, 2019)
  9. Kelly Hunt: Across the Great Divide – Even the Sparrow (Rare Bird, 2019)
  10. Walter Trout: Be Careful How You Vote – Survivor Blues (Provogue, 2019)
  11. Mr. Fingers: Can You Feel It – The House That Jack Built – The Roots Of 80’s Chicago House (Harmless, 2002)
  12. Robbie Robertson: I Hear You Paint Houses (ft. Van Morrison) – Sinematic (Macrobiotic, 2019)
  13. Yellowman: Natty Sat Upon The Rock – Mister Yellowman (Greensleeves, 1982)
  14. Hawklords: Brave New World – Brave New World (Hawklords, 2018)
  15. Buzzy Linhart: Friends – Pussycats Can Go Far (Atco, 1974)
  16. Mavis Staples: We Get By (w/Ben Harper) – We Get By (Anti-, 2019)
  17. Pamela Z/Ethel: Ethel Dreams of Temporal Disturbances – Light (Cantaloupe, 2006)
  18. Bang On a Can/Evan Ziporyn: Tsmindao Ghmerto – Cheating, Lying, Stealing (Sony Classical, 1996)
  19. Kaiser Chiefs: Wait – Duck (Polydor, 2019)
  20. Cate Le Bon: He’s Leaving – single (Turnstile, 2014)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/28/19

  1. L’Épée: Dreams – Diabolique (A Recordings, 2019)
  2. Jakob Dylan & Eric Clapton: Questions – Echo In The Canyon Soundtrack (BMG, 2019)
  3. Marty Ehrlich’s Rites Quartet: Ballade – Frog Leg Logic (Clean Feed, 2011)
  4. Bernard Fowler: Time Waits For No One – Inside Out (Rhyme & Reason, 2019)
  5. Jacques Thollot: Cécile – Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume One (Finders Keepers, 2019)
  6. Cold War Kids: Complainer – single (AWAL, 2019 )
  7. Wild Billy Childish & CTMF: It Hurts Me Still – Last Punk Standing…(Damaged Goods, 2019)
  8. Amy Rigby: The Summer Of My Wasted Youth – 18 Again – An Anthology (Koch, 2002)
  9. Jesca Hoop: Outside of Eden (feat. Kate Stables & Justis) – Stonechild (Memphis Industries, 2019)
  10. Kate Tempest: Holy Elixir – The Book Of Traps and Lessons (American Recordings, 2019)
  11. Wynonie Harris: Wasn’t That Good – Lovin’ Machine (Ace, 2002)
  12. Fujiya & Miyagi: Dying Swan Act – Flashback (Impossible Objects of Desire, 2019)
  13. Širom: A Washed Out Boy Taking Fossils From A Frog Sack – A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For a Horse (Glitterbeat, 2019)
  14. The Tropics: As Time’s Gone – The Tropics Anthology (Souzaphone, 2019)
  15. Elliott Sharp: Misterioso – Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (Clean Feed, 2006)
  16. Good Riddance: Requisite Catastrophes – Thoughts and Prayers (Fat Wreck Chords, 2019)
  17. Ibibio Sound Machine: She Work Very Hard – Doko Mien EP (Merge, 2019)
  18. Pham Thi Hui: Dream of Easy Life – Ca trù Singing House (Vietnam Folklore Assoc., 2015)
  19. The Coolies: Uh Oh! – Uh Oh! It’s The Coolies! (Wicked Cool, 2019)
  20. [Alvin Lucier] Susan Palma: Flute – Still and Moving Lines of Silence In Families of Hyperbolas (Lovely, 2006)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/21/19

  1. Imperial Teen: The Girl – Now We Are Timeless (Merge, 2019)
  2. Sean Gaiser: Brave – Colorful Parade (Sean Gaiser, 2019)
  3. Violent Femmes: I’m Nothing (feat. Stefan Janoski) – single ([PIAS], 2019)
  4. Allen Ginsberg & Philip Glass: The Ballad of The Skeletons (feat. Paul McCartney & Lenny Kaye) – The Ballad of The Skeletons EP (Mouth Almighty, 1996)
  5. Willie Nelson: It’s Hard To Be Humble – Ride Me Back Home (Legacy, 2019)
  6. Angel Corpus Christi: Dim The Lights – White Courtesy Phone (Almo Sounds, 1995)
  7. Bart & The Bedazzled: Halloween by the Sea – Blue Motel (Lovemonk, 2018)
  8. Kelly’s Lot: Alyssa – Can’t Take My Soul (Self, 2019)
  9. Kiichi Amada & Tenshin Hoshi: Tsugaru Yama Uta – Japan Semiclassical and Folk Music (Auvidis/UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, 1974)
  10. Abjects: The Storm – Never Give Up (Yippee Ki Yay, 2019)
  11. University of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble: B-Side Concerto (For Rock Band and Wind Ensemble) – The Other Side (Innova, 2019)
  12. Elvis Costello: Beyond Belief – Imperial Bedroom (Columbia, 1982)
  13. Michael Marra: Frida Kahlo’s Visit to the Taybridge Bar – Posted Sober (Inner City Sound, 2000)
  14. Randy and Dave: Everybody’s Ignorant – Snorkel (Song Wizard, 2018)
  15. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: I Don’t Want To Go Home – From Southside To Tyneside (Secret, 2008)
  16. The Mystery Lights: I’m so Tired (Of Living in the City) – Too Much Tension! (Wick, 2019)
  17. Tennis Club: Pink Sweater! Pink Shoes! – Pink (Elefant, 2019)
  18. Beck: Morning – Morning Phase (Capitol, 2014)
  19. Hai Phat, Tu Huyen, Tam Thu, Sau Phu, Hai Dat, Chin Quon: Respectful Invitation to the Goddess of the West – Vietnam: Traditions of the South (Auvidis/UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, 1984)
  20. KRS-One: Out for Fame – KRS One (Jive, 1995)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Mark Mushin, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

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