broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 8th November 2006 - fm in London, streaming from www.resonancefm.com
double helping of live music from across the pond on this weeks show...
well pleased to have David Lowery & Johnny Hickman from Cracker in for a live session - in town for a couple of sold-out shows at the Borderline to promote their current album 'Greenland' (amazingly their 7th). for those too young or with short memories David Lowery fronted (and indeed fronts) Santa Cruz's finest sons Camper Van Beethoven. www.crackersoul.com
our exciting 2nd live act are the C.R.Avery Band..... C R is a beatboxer, singer-songwriter, poet and musician from Ontario, Canada; author of hip-hop operas & regular performer at poetry slams. appearing this week at the Borderline (9/11) with his band - music has been compared both Bruce Springsteen & Tom Waits which both make sense to me (the early Bruce angle hits home to me most, the material is very original mind) - sometimes semi-spoken gritty tales from the street (so yeah maybe a bit of Lou Reed in there as well); Avery has a reputation as an exhilarating performer so this should be a real treat.
also a tribute sequence to Jason DiEmilio who sadly took his own life last week. From Philadelphia Jason made a succession of 7"s and a few albums under the name Azusa Plane & one full-length as Spires of Oxford back in 1995-2001 whilst also running a couple of record labels. A truly inspirational drone artist who certainly helped change my own listening habits, challenged my thoughts on how one could make music & even my opinion on what music is and what it is for. www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/category/obituary
also in the bag: Sh*t & Shine, Swagger Jack, Meg Baird/Helena Espvall/Sharron Kraus, Joe Lally & the Rank Deluxe.
your guides: Kev Head, Roxanne Stephen, Charlene Katuwawala, Shona Davidson & Neil Kleiner
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