What You Are Faced With

The extra hour third portion of the proGram made you look at yourself and others a little differently:

Deep Water- Landon McNamara
Tomorrow People- Ziggy Marley (Live at KCRW)
Black Cat- Ziggy Marley (Live at KCRW)

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Bilonda- Kasai Allstars
Salongo Pt.1- Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa
Salongo Pt.2- Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa
Amampondo- Miriam Makeba (live)
Mobutu Praise Song- Abeti

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Kachoo- TIMBILA with Chartwell Dutiro
Walking the Pink Fire- TIMBILA with Chartwell Dutiro
Second Interlude- Ron Kadish

***Sneaky Alex greenarrowradio promo***
Tutto Boogaloo- Ron Kadish
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Eh Ya Ye- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Future Calculations- A Tree Grows

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Urge- Lila Downs
Envidia- Lila Downs
La Enganadora- Rubén Gonzáles

Who U?

The Light in Your Eyes

The second portion of this week’s show had the reflection of the liGht provided by your reactions to the sonic journey. We feature conversations with Joe/Luke of PHO and Kofi Baker, son of the immortal Mr. Ginger Baker as they head to Madison this coming weekend for AtwoodFest. Come and shine:

Unwind- Gregory Howe
Bid You Goodnight- North Mississippi Allstars
Bottoms Up- John Pagano Band
Trouble on heels- John Pagano Band

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High is Not the Top- Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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Do What You Like- Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience
**Pre-recorded conversation with Kofi Baker**
Do What You Like- Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience
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Funk Opus #2- Galen Weston Band
Wildside- Rob Wasserman
Born on a Bus- MMW ft. Mister Rourke
greenarrowradio Theme Song- Mister Rourke
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Crescent Roll- Joe Marcinek Band
Well Run Dry- Phat Phunktion (live at High Noon Saloon)
Where I Lived Beofre- Gemma & the Travellers
#2- PHO

**Pre-recorded conversation with Joe/Luke of PHO**
Still Waiting- PHO
Race Hustle- Chicago Afrobeat Project Ft. Tony Allen W/JC Brooks

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Come Alive- Root Shock
Boss Battle- Root Shock

liGht of Yours

AtwoodFest to be PHO Funked

PHO is a Twin Cities funk band creating a new “Minneapolis sound” utilizing modern taste and classic influences to break musical boundaries. While never forgetting the rhythms and grooves of those who came before them, PHO is striving to carry the torch into the instrumental future of funk with incredibly rich originals that take us back, while groovin’ us forward. They have been acquiring new fans with each appearance, they attracted a truly unexpected fan when Prince caught a live performance from their YouTube page, which prompted an invite to open for the incomparable Mr. Larry Graham (Graham Central Station) at the iconic Paisley Park . That performance triggered another Prince Tweet: “Come back anytime. Just Holla”. Having the blessing of “The Purple One” before his untimely death has pushed PHO to continue cultivating the Minneapolis sound’s legacy that has inspired so many to fall in love with the feeling. Truthfully, does it get much better than that for these young men, or anyone?

I had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist, Joe Paris, and trumpet player Lukas Skrove before they head to Madison for their Sunday, July 30th at 12:15 P.M. set on The Madison Heritage Stage for AtwoodFest 2017. We spoke about that moment when Prince reached out to them with an offer of a lifetime and how they have taking that gift from him and used it as a springboard to keep that special sound alive. They painted a picture of what unfamiliar fest-goers can expect when they hit the stage and why they love to keep coming back to Madison. We dove into how all their new found funky friends and experiences helped create the newest release, Two. For this release, there was no shortage of vintage vibe amidst a playground of old ‘70s synths and classic guitars, all articulated in the expansive array of musical colors ever-present throughout the mix. At the end of the chat, we find out what television show the boys think they could remake the theme song for….it will most likely make you hungry.

If you are close to Madison this coming weekend, maybe you need yourself a good funkin’….with the ins and outs provided by PHO.

The funky fellas of PHO

Walk This Weigh

The first portion of this week’s proGram attempted to take you down this path:

Fire (interlude)- Harts
Deeper the Hole- Harts
Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)- Brent Cowles
Another Mistake- Lo Tom

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Was it a Dream?- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Under the Sheets- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
*greenarrowradio promo- Antry*
Devil Gone Fishing- Anrty

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Lonliness Road- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte Ft. Iggy Pop
Love That is a Feeling- Opel
Krautrock ’17 (Sleepyard, Nightmare Mix)- The NoMen
Natural Born Star- The NoMen

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The Heart of My Heart- Undone
Dripping- Undone
The Nature of the Echo- Undone
Gabba Haze for the Nuke- The Spookers

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Silent River Ride- The Green Ray
I Question- Fast Cars
Smiling Colors- The Striped Bananas
Broken Wings- Kris Gietkowski

Walk THIS WeiGh

Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience at AtwoodFest

As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. Kofi certainly lives up to his namesake; with his outstanding skills, drive, and dedication, he continues the great Baker legacy.

Kofi’s first live performance was with his father on the UK television show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” – at just six years of age he proved he had inherited more than just his fathers name.In the early 80’s, Kofi and his father played drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with the miGhty John Ethridge (Soft Machine), and gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann), and with Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot’s Humble Pie.

On Saturday, July 29th on the Madison Heritage Stage at 4:15P.M., Kofi brings the Cream Experience to Madison Wisconsin to help celebrate Summer with a good strong, innovative jam as part of AtwoodFest. I had the opportunity to talk with Kofi about what those in attendance will see and hear, more than the original sounds accustomed to the band, Cream, there will be other interpretations of Hendrix, Blind Faith and even The Beatles. Kofi hope to meld the older crowd who dig his father’s legendary music with a younger festival going crowd to take this Jam Band scene to the next level. Sounds like something to be a part of as it is equally exciting for the band while turning on a family friendly, open-minded Madison crowd. Rest assure, Kofi states that while the backbone of the familiar is there, the spirit of Cream as being a founding Jam Band scene creator, will be in full bloom with in the moment improvisational music making. We spoke about how he has high quality musicians stashed throughout the U.S. for touring and creating purposes and in Madison, it’ll be obvious that he always picks the cream of the crop.

In or Out of The Water

The second portion of this week’s show wondered if you were going in or staying out. it also featured a portion of the conversation with a couple of members of Mydy Rabycad, as they took to the Madison scene for their first North American tour:

All is Well- Benjamin Booker
Run Red Rooster- North Mississippi Allstars
Stealin’- North Mississippi Allstars
When We die- Tricky Ft. Martina Topley Bird
Bottoms Up- John Pagano Band

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Outro- Nooky Jones
Dreaming About You- Nooky Jones
Possible- Selina Albright

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Don’t Destroy the Funk- Phat Phunktion (live at High Noon Saloon)
Closer to the Spirit Pt. 1- Eric Boss
Closer to the Spirit Pt. 2- Eric Boss
Without a Trace- Nutty Professor Ft. Benny Bloom

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Sunday Song- Chicago Afrobeat Project w/Tony Allen Ft. JC Brooks
I Love You Love You- The Bombay Royale

Burning Instinct- Red Baraat
Rise Up- Mydy Rabycad (live)
**Pre-recorded conversation with members of Mydy Rabycad**
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Good Times- Havana Maestros Ft. Chic
Tightrope- Havana Maestros Ft. Janelle Monae
Al Monte- Palo!
Puente a Mi Gente- Jose Conde y ola Fresca

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Allah Hu- Barmer Boys
Bole To Mitho Lage- Barmer Boys
Sia- Massa Dembele
Opus 12.No.7- Gaudi

Leaves Eat Space

The first portion of the program was orGanic on orGanic:

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue- Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins
Bad Man Ballad- Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins
Lay Baby Lay- Cary Morin

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The Desolate Slide- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Rumble on the Mountain- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Coo Clucks Clown- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Just Plain Sick- Jim Allchin

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New- Maw Paw
The Last Refugee- Roger Waters
To Heaven & Back- Baby In Vain
Suicides & Lazy Eyes- Rainer Maria

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Secretion of The Wafer- Anton Barbeau
Look at the Sun- Fuchsia Song
The Band- Fuchsia Song
Oasis of Time- The Striped Bananas

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Lazin’ in the Afternoon- Alain Pire Experience
Mr. Soul- Fast Cars
Decline and Fall- Kris Gietkowski
Everyday- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte Ft. Iggy Pop

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Puck- Rob Gould
Always on the Ground- The Radiation Flowers
We Can Make it Look Like an Accident- Monobrow
Hot Dog- Three Dimensional Tanx
Astral Plane Flight Attendant- Three Dimensional Tanx

Mydy Rabycad in Madison

We are always so lucky here in Madison when the summer rolls around and we are fortunate to have culture travel to us. This coming weekend, La Fête De Marquette will once aGain provide a great opportunity to catch some acts you might not otherwise get a chance to bump into. One such act is out of the Czech Republic, Mydy Rabycad. They create and electro-swing or glamtronic sound that has people around the globe up and moving their bodies. I had a chance to chat with Mikulas and JohnyD of the band from Canada, as they are making their first trip to North America and we are going to get a dose of them this weekend. We talked about what the festival goers can expect from their sound, their audience interactions and the music they create and how it translates into a wild time o=f dancing. I assured them that Madison is a home for some eclectic dance moves. We talked about how it is more likely for a group out of the Czech Republic to get known better once they leave town and broaden their listener-ship, as well as how their relationships together have strengthened their live and produced works. We touch briefly on how times have changed for them as they are working on studio album number three, and how the growth of a band and the doors that get opened by others really assist in making it all happen.

I am thinking the dust will fly this week end, and the group will have a few more reasons to head home happy and with more fans as they leave North America behind, but not until we give them a taste of Madison first.

Sunny Jain Revisited

It’s always nice to catch up with friends from times aGo. Had a chance to do just that with Sunny Jain, as Red Baraat makes their way back to Madison on July 15th at the Union Terrace and then July 16th at La Fête de Marquette. We spoke about what a newcomer to the band could expect to see and hear when checking our Red Baraat at either of these Madison stops. We had a chance to walk down memory lane and discuss the difference of landscape between when the group first came here years ago versus where they are at sound-wise and production-wise today as they released “Bhangra Pirates” in March of 2017. It is always a pleasure to learn how the paths have changed throughout the years and how life plays into the way we do what we do, musically and otherwise.Madison holds a special place in this group’s heart, and I am sure we will return the love on the upcoming weekend. Comprised of eight musicians who can whip a crowd into a frenzy with an unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. A horn section blares, percussionists pound, the guitarists rips, everybody shouts, and the group’s charismatic leader, Sunny Jain, holds the explosive songs together with rhythms from his dhol – the Indian double-headed drum played slung over the shoulder that provides bhangra with its frenetic heartbeat. This energy blast is always opening the door to newness in front of crowds, let’s have Madison respond in similar fashion by being itself, ready for anything. And if you were wondering what Sunny would air if I gave up a half hour or so of the proGram, well he clues us in at the end of this conversation..some interesting stuff, as I would expect.

Hold My Orb

The second portion of the proGram had a visit with friend of the program, Mr. Sunny Jain as he and Red Baraat make their way back to Madison soon. We also had some music to help you look into the future with:

Pull Your Head Out- Mike Dillon
Bring Back Your Purse Full- Mike Dillon
Recovery- Gramatik & Eric Krasno
You Are My Luck- Meklit Ft. Preservation Hall Horns

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Scarborough Girl- Kobo Town
Guayagayare- Kobo Town
Guajira- Al Valdes y su Conjunto

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Sastanàqqàm- Tinariwen
Tshalemba- Kasai Allstars
Kamelemba- Oumou Sangaré
Djoukourou- Oumou Sangaré

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Bhangra Pirates- Red Baraat
**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat**
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The Act of Hesitation- Datkyl Ft. Krrum
Rhythm Section- Dday One
Fiorucci (Aimes Remix)- Ursula 1000
Hit The Breaks- DJ T Rock & Squashy Nice

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Yesterday- Collie Buddz Ft. Jody Highroller & Snoop Dogg
Black Cinderella (Victor Rice Dub)- Tackhead
Home Again- Kabanjak Ft. Til Schneider
Ivory Town- The Uprising

Liberty For All

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled proGram took this statement seriously:

Cavebop- Jerry Douglas Band
Takarasaka- Jerry Douglas
Shroud- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Desert March- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Sunrise- Emily Barker
Since She’s Gone- Charlie Whitten

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So Small- Cody & Danz
Here Comes the King- Major and the Monbacks
Heaven is in Your Mind- Anton Barbeau
Really Doesn’t Matter- Sidewalk Society
Follow Me- Sidewalk Society
Nervous- Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas

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Trust- Moby & the Void Pacific Choir
Wizzard Staffing- Wet Dreams
Good Old Boy- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Tongues of Flame!- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

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The Slow Drag Under- Benjamin Booker
Blues for Chi Raq- The Cash Box Kings
Bad Decisions- Jim Allchin
Mudslide- Andy T. Band
Need to be Free- North Mississippi All Stars

Burning Point- Gov’t Mule Ft. Jimmie Vaughan
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Image of Love- Cody ChesnuTT
I Keep On Thinking- Gemma & The Travellers
Too Many Rules & Games- Gemma & The Travellers
Knockin’ ‘Em Down- Phat Phunktion (live at the High Noon Saloon)
The Block- Too Many Zooz Ft. Beats Antique
Jorts FTW- Too Many Zooz Ft. Kaskade

StarliGht Intro

Took to the airwaves an hour earlier in the zone. Here’s where that went:

Watermelon Man- Joe Mongelli & The Cape Jazz Crew
Central Avenue (A Dark Journey To Los Angeles) (Interlude)- Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley & Eric Harland
Live My Love For You (Chan’s Love Song) (Vocal Version of “My Little Suede Shoes”)Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley & Eric Harland Ft. Kandace Springs
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B.M.O.C.- Flying Horse Big Band
Pluralize It- #Bloomerangs
Low Rode- #Bloomerangs
Millions of Years- A Tree Grows
Out and About- A Tree Grow

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Combinations- Gerald Cannon
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Planetary Prince- Cameron Graves
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Don’t Let It Go- Pascal Bokar Ft. Omar Sosa
Surena- Marius Preda
Oscar’s World- Marius Preda
The Bent Arc- Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chanmber Ft. JS Williams

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Another Day, Life Goes On- Ravi Shankar

Sonny Knight Celebration of Life Planned for 6/27

Sonny Knight Celebration of Life Planned for Tuesday 6/27.

Anyone feeling compelled to honor our dear friend, Sonny Knight, is welcome to attend the celebration of his life scheduled for Tuesday. Details below.
Sonny Knight Celebration of Life
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Visitation: 1pm
Service: 2pm
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Over these past few years of getting to know Sonny through phone conversations and backstage hangs was always enlightening, stories told and new memories shared were always started and ended with a smile. The humble and true gentle soul of Sonny always left me feeling warm and the appreciation of our shared time always went both ways. We spoke of the wild life journey to get his names in lights, the feeling he had about giving us everything he had and how it was all of us: the listeners, the attendees and the friends, that sparked and energized his giant soul.
Sonny and the Lakers thankfully came to Madison a bunch and based on the crowd support at the shows, Madison loved the show, the songs and the man. He had a way of fitting right into the scene here and when he sweat for us, we shared in the heat of the event completely.

Since the band’s 2013 introduction to the Minnesota scene, and soon after the world at large, Sonny gave his best to his band members and to the music-loving crowds who attended their shows across the globe. After a short stint in the mid-‘60s recording singles as Little Sonny Knight and then as a member of funk group Haze in the ‘70s, Sonny traded in his microphone for a stick shift and a breeze as a full-time truck driver who traveled the United States. Much of this was after an honorable few years in the US Army serving the country he loved.
Educated by those experiences, he entered back into the music business in 2014 as a solo artist with a renewed vigor in the studio and on stage. From heartfelt ballads to upbeat dance numbers, Sonny captivated audiences the world over with his backing band, The Lakers.

Sonny leaves a legacy of entertainment and a joy for life that won’t soon be forgotten by his family, friends, band, and fans. Upon the release of I’m Still Here, his debut album with the Lakers, Sonny opined, “Sometimes I wonder, why me? Why are all these great things happening now? All I can say is thanks. These are dreams that I had forgotten. Only now that they are starting to come true do I remember that I had them at all.”

Thank you, Sonny.

Peacefully Be, Sonny.

Stefanie Berecz – Right Now

Had the opportunity to catch back up with Stef as The Right Now make a stop Friday, June 30th at The Frequency. The pop-meets-soul music coupe with the captivating voice of friend of the proGram, Stefanie Berecz, is sure to deliver a celebration of thoughtful, catchy songwriting with intricate arrangements to the Madison scene once agGain. We are thankful to have them. Since 2009 the band has toured much of the United States and released two highly acclaimed albums, racking up placements in television, national commercials, and the multi-million-selling video game Watch Dogs.

The band’s Chicago roots are heard and witnessed throughout their music and performances: breezy horn lines sit atop soul grooves old and new, all while Stef elevates one audience after another with her story telling and shared moment, in the moment attention to the crowd. So, to try and fill the Frequency for the show, Stef and I discussed what the experience for an individual catching them for the first time, the newest album “Starlight”, which examines a complicated world through the eyes of the fighter, the lover, the philosopher, the addict and the mother. We spoke about the process between then and now and how the newest songs developed and we find out what she would do with 30 minutes of this radio proGramming if I left it up to her when I went to get us some milk & cookies…….hmmm….what would she do?

One thing for certain, the Right Now and Stef are a today’s band with sounds of now and the past blending to make for a fun show, featuring tunes we can all relate to.

GrooveSession’s Manny Sanchez and G

It is always nice when family comes back to town for a sweaty squeeze. I cauGht up with my brother Manny Sanchez of GrooveSession as they make their way back to Madison on Friday, June 23rd at the Alchemy. I am proud to call these grooveanauts my family as their vibe of spreading goodness and love through music is a contagious thing that hopefully catches on with you, the listener and the ones who see them live in concert. Clearly, each time they head out to a venue, they will loudly threaten you(s) with a good time!! We spoke about what a GrooveSession is and how sweaty does one have to be to know you are doing it right. Manny shared some thoughts on this years Steel Bridge Songfest that they had a chance to be back and a part of, as well as when we might be expecting a new release. Ultimately, you can read about and listen to this group and get the idea, but it isn’t until you go sweat and dance and become friends with this power trio that you fully “get” their true mission of spreading kindness through their grooves.

GrooveSession

Silver Ochre’s Hot Pursuit of Happiness With Thollem Electric

On Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, Arts & Literature Laboratory presents “Silver Ochre’s Hot Pursuit of Happiness with Thollem Electric”. Silver Ochre’s Hot Pursuit of Happiness is a rapid fire live audio/visual experience of an epic journey throughout the continental U.S. by videographer ACVilla and composer/keyboardist, Thollem Electric. Always somewhere between being pursued and pursuing, the bitter sweet existence in 21st century America. This is a distillation of the U.S. and its conflicts between security and liberty and competing ideas of freedom. Thollem and ACVilla have both been traveling around the country for decades and are currently working on a 3 year endeavor called “Who Are U.S.” Silver Ochre’s touring stateside from April 6th – November 19th.

With Thollem on an unruly electronic beast of vintage keyboards, stomp boxes, a microphone and occasional special guests, the music is an amalgam of infinite possibilities bringing together sounds and musics heard around this country. A sonic celebration from the immense array of diversity in our multi-cultural society amid the present and historical struggles for liberty and justice for all. Sometimes it will sound like a million people screaming from which distinct voices percolate, twist, turn and evolve into and out of everything else; a parade of characters that intermingle in love and fury.

I had a chance to catch up with Thollem to discuss this project and what it has turned into and what the future holds in store for both he and ACVilla as this journey adapts and grows. Find out more by listening in to our shared time and maybe even find out how you can experience the “what’s happening” around you.

Find out more here as well.

Thollem & ACVilla

Skeleton Blues

The second portion of the proGram featured tunes to shake your bones at, shrimp bones included. A Big greenarrowradio thank you to Matt Doe of Too Many Zooz for being a part of the show while giving us an idea what a “Brasshouse” is built on:

What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love- The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana
Put it in The Boogie- Zach Deputy
The Music- Zach Deputy

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Get Out Of My Life Woman- The Fabulous Impacts
Suffering Soul- Guitar Murphy
Baby That;s All- Gentle Uprising
Total Destruction of Your Mind- The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana

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Take These Memories- Creations
To Be A Man- New World
Wade in the Water- Charlie Chisholm Bosstet
Never Before- San Francisco Committee

Cranberry Sunshine- Melvin Sparks (live at Nectars)
Like a D0g- Trombone Shorty

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Tricerahops- Too Many Zooz
**Prerecorded conversation with Matt Doe of Too Many Zooz**
Brasshouse Vol. 7 No. 69- Too Many Zoz
Kings Avenue- Too Many Zooz Ft. members of Galactic
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Galactica- Bang Data
Black Betty- Caravan Palace
30 HZ Dub Prelude- Gaudi
Tear My Heart- Moon Boots Ft. Lulu James (Nick Trikakis Remix)
Return of the March- Big Mean Sound Machine

Fenway Park and Ride

The first portion of the proGram made sure you were home sweet home, safe with a head first slide and a check of your bags:

Remington- Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier
Nelly- the Deslondes
Hurricane Shakedown- the Deslondes
Light- Moses Guest

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Ain’t it Funny- the Trongone Band
Deep Ellum- North Mississippi All Stars
Girl I Love- Chris Robinson Brotherhood (live)
Tales of Thunder Teeth- Chris Robinson Brotherhood (live)

Stone Cold Rage- Gov’t Mule
Come and Go Blues- Gregg Allman Ft. Warren Haynes (live)
I Can’t be Satisfied- Gregg Allman (live, 1/14/2014)
Whipping Post- Gregg Allman (live, 1/14/2014)
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Rest Cure- Kris Gietkowski
Devil’s Grip- Kris Gietkowski
Piper at The Gate of Time- Fuchsia
Scary Monsters- Anton Barbeau
Strange Roads- Sidewalk Society

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Fun- Blondie
Lower Worlds- Rainer Maria
Everything- The Deadmen
Ground Control- Boss Hog
Elevator- Boss Hog

Waterfront Pre-show

Filled on for an hour before the official start of the proGram, to let some jazz out, well whatever it was, I let it out like this:

Thanatos- Antonella Chionna ft. Pat Battstone, Kit Demos & Richard Poole
Nell’urna molle e segreta- Antonella Chionna ft. Pat Battstone, Kit Demos & Richard Poole
Rather Life- Antonella Chionna ft. Pat Battstone, Kit Demos & Richard Poole
Mission Cimbalom- Marius Preda
98 Strings vs Stern & Preda- Marius Preda ft. Mike Stern
Skin Game (Granny Said It)- Sweet Lu Olutosin Ft. Tyrone Jackson/Donald Brown/Mace Hibbard/Kevin Smith/Lester Walker & Henry Conerway III

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Three Cornered Hat- Bill Cunliffe
Rhythm-a-Ning- Thelonious Monk Quintet
Every Man is a King- Gerald Cannon

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Heaven- Pere Ubu (live at the Knitting Factory)
I Know the Problem- Stringfaced (live at the Knitting Factory)
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There is a G- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Ft. Dean Bowman & Julie Brown
Cremate Me- Mike Dillon
Coyote Hearing- Marco Benevento

Too Many Zooz’ Matt Doe – From Subway to Queen B.

Had a chance to catch up with Matt Doe of Too Many Zooz as they will be playing the after party on June 23rd once the Dark Star Orchestra finishes up their “Live on King Street” Performance. Set to hit the Majestic Theater stage around 11pm to help the Madison scene walk into the front door of a “Brasshouse” experience. We spoke about the process of going from NYC subway musicians crafting and tuning their craft up to being found out by the Queen B herself, Beyoncé and how that led to working on her Lemonade album as well as some dates working with her team in a live setting.

With the trend towards electronic instrumentation in music, it’s easy to forget where it all first started: on street corners with real instruments, playing for tips, that is until you’ve heard Too Many Zooz. This three-piece “BrassHouse” band is Matt Doe, Leo P, and King of Sludge. They have now worked with a wide group of artists that is stretching the boundaries of their sound, including friends of the proGram Galactic and Beats Antique, to create a mind opening provocative body shake groove.

Named one to Billboards’ Top 25 Next Big Sound, thanks in part to a video of one of their frenetic subway performances was posted to Reddit and went viral to the tune of over 2.2 million views, and in a very short time amassed a large fan base. If you make your way to the June 23rd show in Madison, you’ll understand why this trio’s mark being left is real and true and set to make a lot of noise heading into the future. Their groove is infectious and easy to move to and all the instruments come together in an explosive climax of sound. Too Many Zooz will definitely force you to reconsider the way you think/listen to music.