Updated: Jun 4
Memorial Day weekend has arrived marking the unofficial beginning of Summer and Friday's BumbleBee Brunch sprinkled in some Summery tunes to get you in the mood for the three day weekend and some of the musical events happening during it.
We heard new indie tracks from She's In Parties, Goon, Wunderhorse, The London Suede, and Oliver Sim (from The XX.) We also threw down Boston tracks from Diablogato and The Dogmatics, who played a Saturday afternoon show (5/28) at Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint in Medford along with Duck & Cover and Jittery Jack. That was a seriously fun afternoon of food, beer, and music!
Cindy Lawson was the leader 1980's Indie rock band The Clams, who had a huge following in the Minneapolis music scene. Boston label Rum Bar Records recently revived all of recorded music from The Clams with the Complete Clams album release. But Lawson isn't remotely done making music. Her solo LP, "New Tricks" came out just over a week ago via Rum Bar and is definitely well worth a listen!
Congrats to all of the BumbleBee Radio artists who made it onto the bill for the three-da-long Boston Calling Music Festival. We spun up tunes from Coral Moons, Dutch Tulips, and Aaron & The Lord to celebrate. Friday's program also featured Boston tunes from Nightspell, Andrea Gillis, Cold Expectations, The Smoking Gospel, The Del Fuegos, Nervous Eaters, and Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers along with a pair of Cape Cod tracks from The Chandler Travis Philharmonic and The Ticks! I have some fond memories of when The Ticks, The Greenheads, and Earth Jr. would play opening night on Memorial Day weekend at the Wellfleet Beachcomber. Those days are sadly gone along with the raucous Sunday afternoon Incredible Casuals shows that were a Summer staple at Cahoon Hollow Beach for 25 years. Those were good times for sure.
A sad event this week in the world of Alternative Rock with the sudden passing of Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist Andy Fletcher at the age of 60. We raised a glass with a track off the 1990 "Violator" album.
Here is the full playlist for Friday's program... 🎂 = Birthday
🥂 = Album Anniversary
10:00 AM HOUR: The Breeders - Cannonball (1993) She's In Parties - Angelic (2022) Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Party In The Woods Tonight (1979) Cindy Lawson - I'm Not The Only One (2022) Coral Moons - Winnebago (2022)
The La's - There She Goes (1990) Ramones - Rockaway Beach (1977) The Dogmatics - Hardcore Rules (2021) Andrea Gillis - About A Girl (2022) Goon - Angelnumber 1210 (2022) Childish Gambino - 42.26 (2020) The Del Fuegos - Don't Run Wild (1985)
The London Suede - She Still Leads Me On (2022) The Chandler Travis Philharmonic - Crab Napkin (1999) Dutch Tulips - EMDR (2021) 11:00 AM HOUR: Nightspell - Phonebooth (2022) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Kiss Them For Me (1991) 🎂 (Siouxsie Sioux 65 on 5/27) Cold Expectations - Summer Dress (2021) Wunderhorse - Butterflies (2022) Oliver Sim - Hideous (2022) Ween - Push Th' Little Daisies (1992) Nervous Eaters - Loretta (1977) The Smoking Gospel - Skates (2022) Gurley - New Tide (2022) The Ticks - Mushin' (2004) Diablogato - Blood Moon (2022) Aaron & The Lord - World On Edge (2022) Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien (1997)🥂🎂 (25th on 5/21) (Phil Selway 55 on 5/23) Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes (1990)
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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