Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 5:00 pm
In Cuba, there are songs you're just as likely to hear on a street corner today as you would have been in the 1950s. For decades, that Cuban traditional music went largely unheard and unnoticed by the rest of the world — and then came an album called Buena Vista Social Club.
Take a road trip with Ric Rox this Thursday, March 26! We will be exploring Midwest underground rock from the 80s and 90s. The Midwest has produced some of the most creative, off-the-grid music in rock history. From Louisville to Minneapolis, Chicago to Omaha, Cleveland to Pittsburgh, this is heartland rock at its most demented and creative. Noisy post-punk, twisted Americana, emo, and power pop done with a particular sense of disassociation that is a hallmark of the Midwest aesthetic.
All this week, listen for us to play Beatles songs for your chance to win a pair of tickets! (Oh, and be sure you're a KRCB member when you call, or we can definitely sign you up!) Call 707-584-2020 when you hear the Beatles!
On Thursday, March 26, the Flying Eagle Jazz Band will be performing and playing Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz. This is a six-piece band comprised of clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo/guitar, tuba and drums. Tunes from Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and other New Orleans greats will be played. Jim Laveroni, host of Percussion Discussion, is the drummer for the band and will take on the dual task of hosting the show and playing the drums for this live performance from 7pm-9pm.
Back in the spring of 1965, as American involvement in Viet Nam began to increase, the musical opposition to that intervention was also getting underway—and both increased sharply over the next few years. This week’s Flashback program revisits some of the best and most memorable songs and performances from that era, including tracks from Phil Ochs, Jefferson Airplane, Curtis Mayfield, The Doors, Tom Paxton, Bob Seger, The Kinks and a host of others. Join host Bruce Robinson on Friday, March 27, 10 pm to midnight.