We're just about halfway thru January and music releases are slowly picking-up steam again as we depart from the normally quiet time around the holidays. Friday's Brunch saw new Boston/New England music from J Prozac, Telamore, and Henry McIntyre. PLUS we took a trip out to the Midwest with Screeching Weasel, hopped across the pond for new tunes from the UK's Kae Tempest and Jesse D'Kora, and spun new tracks from Indie staples Spoon and Parquet Courts.
If you follow the Boston music scene you have probably heard of the massive eight-alarm fire that gutted Brighton's Zippah Recording Studios on 12/17/2021. The blaze destroyed an enormous amount of vintage analog recording gear and rare instruments collected over the years by Boston music producer Brian Charles. A GO FUND ME page has been set-up to him begin the long process of recovery and re-building. The page has raised over $183,000 so far and now there's another way you can help. "Donate Hear" is a compilation album featuring 42-songs donated by Boston area artists. It is available on Bandcamp for whatever donation you can afford to make. All proceeds from the sale of the album go directly to GO FUND ME campaign. We featured songs on the compilation from Weakened Friends, Emily Grogan, The Sheila Divine, and Sugar Snow (Simone Berk of Kid Gulliver's first band.) All 42-tracks are great and well worth a donation!
Birthdays from this week include Tom Rowlands from The Chemical Brothers, Dave Grohl, and Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine.) Madness had a pair of birthdays from Chas Smyth and Graham "Suggs" McPherson.
Here is the full playlist for Friday's program... 🎧 = Song featured on "Donate Hear" benefit compilation.
10:00 AM HOUR: They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul (1990)
Screeching Weasel - Turn It Around (Ft. Josie Cotton) (2022) XTC - War Dance (1992) The English Beat - I Confess (1982)
Beebe Gallini - Dusty (2021) Weakened Friends - 25th (2021) 🎧
The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button (Ft. Q-Tip) (2005) 🎂 Jesse D'Kora - Fourth Day Of November (2022) Spoon - Wild (2022) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Roots, Rock, Reggae (1976) Bonzo Dog Band - I'm Bored (1967) The Sheila Divine - Extraordinaries (2015) 🎧
Kerrin Connolly - SAD (2022) Foo Fighters - The Pretender (2007) 🎂 The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends (1990)
11:00 AM HOUR: J Prozac - Building Blocks (2022) Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade (1996) 🎂 Madness - It Must Be Love (1981) 🎂🎂
Kae Tempest - More Pressure (Ft. Kevin Abstract) (2022) Emily Grogan - Good Times (2015) 🎧 Gorillaz - DARE (Ft. Shaun Ryder) (2005) Lush - Ladykillers (1996) Telamore - Take Me Higher (2022) Parquet Courts - Homo Sapien (2021)
Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd (1989) Julian Cope - Charlotte Anne (1988) Sugar Snow - Lowest Part Of Your Heart (2010) 🎧 Henry McIntyre - Starting Over (2022)
Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (1977) Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) (BADBADNOTGOOD reinterpretation) (2014) Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen
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