How's your Spring going so far? I have a few seedlings destined for this years front-garden going indoors and will be starting more this weekend. It's Easter weekend and the beginning of Passover for those who celebrate. I'll be making myself an Easter brunch and spending Sunday afternoon watching the Red Sox and the Celtics' first playoff game of the year against Brooklyn. Of course, music will be part of the day as well. It always is!
Friday's show had its share of Boston flavor with tunes from Kerrin Connolly, J Prozac, Guster, and The Amplifier Heads. Key Of Caustic and Stormstress have a big show coming-up on Friday 4/22/2022 at the Jungle Community Music Club in Union Square, Somerville. Union Square has all new subway access from the recently-opened first phase of the Greenline extension in Boston. Linnea's Garden and The Teezers are also scheduled in an evening of music hosted by ME! Hope to see you there! Click HERE for more info!
Of course we're always looking beyond New England for new sounds to join the Boston-based music. Friday's program featured contributions from Manchester, UK's Flechettes, New York City's Alpha Cat, Los Angeles harpist Nailah Hunter, Nashville's Soccer Mommy & The Accidentals, Baltimore's Flock Of Dimes, Ontario's Dany Laj, and Minneapolis power-pop outfit Tina & The Total Babes.
Boston musician and songwriter JATK (Matt Jatkola) has come a long way in the past two years. As the pandemic descended on the world in the Spring of 2020, Matt was confronted with news that is frightening enough in its own right but even more so with Covid-19 on the loose: He was diagnosed with Cancer. Fortunately he underwent successful treatment and beat the Cancer down and in the process found inspiration for his music. I think a lot of us during the pandemic have realized after facing the idea of death, that it's important to get about the business of realizing our dreams in the present rather than some other day. Jatkola got to work in the recording studio, releasing six singles in 2021 and early 2022. Now those songs are joined by six additional tracks in his debut full-length LP, "Shut Up And Be The Light." This is a very strong album filled with great songwriting and Indie-pop hooks... A start-to-finish listen for sure!
Grab a copy of the album over on JATK's Bandcamp page. A percentage of album sales goes to The Samfund, a nonprofit organization that supports young adult cancer survivors as they recover from the financial impacts of cancer treatment. We played one of the NEW album-tracks, "Easy To Kill."
Here is the full playlist for Friday's program...
🥂 = Album Anniversary 🎂 = Birthday
10:00 AM HOUR: Violent Femmes - Add It Up (1983) 🥂 (39th on 4/13) Dany Laj & The Looks - Hold For Love (2022) A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? (1990) The Accidentals - Eastern Standard Time (2022) Key Of Caustic - To Fade Away (2022) L7 - Pretend We're Dead (1992) 🥂 (30th on 4/14) Flechettes - Carry Your Matches (2022) Kerrin Connolly - With My Hands (2022) Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds (1976) 🎂 (Jimmy Destri 68 on 4/13) Radiohead - Paranoid Android (1997) 🎂 (Ed O'Brien 54 on 4/15) Flock Of Dimes - Go With Good (2022) The Amplifier Heads - GlamOrama (2021)
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends (1990) 🥂 (32nd on 4/11)
Soccer Mommy - Shotgun (2022) 11:00 AM HOUR: JATK - Easy To Kill (2022) Echo & The Bunnymen - Bedbugs & Ballyhoo (1987) 🎂 (Will Sergeant 64 on 4/12) Guster & The Omaha Symphony Orchestra - Satellite (2020) Tina & The Total Babes - Why Do I Like You? (2001/2022) Alpha Cat - Orbit (2022) Silversun Pickups - Substitution (2009) 🥂 (13th on 4/14) J Prozac - Behind The Mask (2022) Stormstress - Fall With You (2022) Liz Phair - Supernova (1994) 🎂 (55 on 4/17) Baabes - Bad Boy Worse Drugs (2022) Nailah Hunter - Forest Dark (2022) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010) Depeche Mode - Home (1997) 🥂 (25th on 4/14) Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! As always thank you for listening! -Kristen
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