Welcome to April! Friday's date marked a few different happenings including Bandcamp Friday and my 25th Anniversary on WBZ News Radio 1030 in Boston. I first came to Boston Radio in 1997, hoping my gig as a producer, studio anchor, and backup helicopter reporter would be a stepping-stone to eventually landing me a job with one of the two stations I dreamed of being a part of: WFNX and WBCN. 25 years later both of those stations are sadly gone, but I'm still here as the fulltime helicopter reporter for WBZ and am coming-up on two years (next Wednesday 4/6) of carrying-on and expanding the vision and spirit of independent Boston radio here on BumbleBee Radio! Running this radio station brings me more joy than you can imagine and I also love my job in the helicopter!
Friday's show covered a lot of territory geographically with a pair of tunes from Sydney, Australia bands Bloods and The Cloud Surfers along with new songs from Bogota, Colombia's Infinite Sonic, Montreal's Marci, and Minneapolis Indie rock legend Cindy Lawson (of The Clams.) We also had a trio of tunes running North to South across the UK from Glasgow, Scotland's Shambolics, London band The Utopiates, and Isle of Wight sensation Wet Leg. I'm still kicking myself over missing Wet Leg at The Paradise in Boston last month!
Over the past year St Louis (now Asheville, North Carolina) artist Angel Olsen has come out as LGBTQ (welcome to the daylight, Angel) and has a new album entitled "Big Time" slated for release on June 3rd. We heard the first single from that: "All The Good Times."
Boston never gets left out of the brunch buffet here on The Bee and Friday's program featured music from Motel Black, The Tear Downs, Viva Gina, Adi Sun, and Jean Paul Jean Paul.
If you're a regular listener to BumbleBee Brunch or follow our social media pages you'll know it's no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Chelsea Curve! Starting with "Girl Cavedog" (released on 3/31/2021) this Boston Mod-Rock trio led by Linda Bean Pardee released eight singles at a furious pace of one per month into November. Every one of those singles made it into Heavy Rotation and the BumbleBee Radio Top 30 (posted Sundays on our Facebook and Instagram pages.) They're that good! Exactly a year after the arrival of "Girl Cavedog" The Chelsea Curve released their debut full length LP, "All The Things" on Red On Red Records. The album features the first eight singles along with five NEW tracks and after listening to the LP several times over (thank you Justine Covault at Red on Red Records for my advance copy) I am happy to report that there is not a trace of "filler" material in this affair. We spun the wonderful new track "Jamie C'mon!"
We also played the title-track from Cambridge, Massachusetts electronic artist Andre Obin's 2013 album "The Arsonist." Andre is part of a great LIVE show coming Friday 4/8/2022 to O'Brien's Pub in Allston along with Violet Nox, Ex-Hyena, J. Bagist, Christina Shivers, and JSanterelli. I am your special guest hostess for this evening of electronic music and am looking forward to seeing you there! HUGE thank you to Dez DeCarlo of Violet Nox for organizing and doing all the heavy lifting in making this night happen! Click HERE for all the details! Here is the full playlist for Friday's program... 🎂 = Birthday 🥂 = Album Anniversary
10:00 AM HOUR: Jane's Addiction - Stop (1990) 🎂 (Perry Farrell 63 on 3/29)
Cindy Lawson - How It Feels (2022) The Sugarcubes - Birthday (1988) 🥂 (34th in April) The Utopiates - Devolution (2022)
Jean Paul Jean Paul - Sometimes (2022) Aztec Camera - Oblivious (1983)🥂 (39th in April) Wet Leg - Angelica (2022) Motel Black - Morning Hum (2022) The Smiths - Please Please Please Give Me What I Want (1987)🥂 (35th on 3/30) Adi Sun - My Fault (2021) Marci - Entertainment (2022) Angel Olsen - All The Good Times
Thomas Dolby - The Ability To Swing (1988)🥂 (34th in April) Infinite Sonic - The Drive (2022)
11:00 AM HOUR: The Chelsea Curve - Jaime C'mon (2022) The Style Council - Shout To The Top (1984) Ezra Furman - Maraschino Red Dress $8.99 At Goodwill (2018) The Cloud Surfers - Satisfy Yourself (2022) Viva Gina - Unicorn (2022) Lou Reed - Wild Child (1972)🥂 (50th in April) Andre Obin - The Arsonist (2013) Bloods & Laura Jane Grace - I Like You (2022) The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Ft. Rickie Lee Jones) (1991)🥂 (31st in April) The Greenheads - Smokin' Euphoria (2005) Shambolics - Losing Your Mind (2022) The Tear Downs - You Don't Know (2021)
Prince - Starfish & Coffee (1987)🥂 (35th on 3/31) Broken Bells - Sailing To Nowhere (2010) 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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