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Album of the Week - Camper Van Beethoven's New Roman Times - Thursday, March 17


CVB cover art

This week’s album of the week will be Camper Van Beethoven’s New Roman Times.  A true concept album, New Roman Times was the band’s 2004 reunion/comeback record after having been dormant for 14 years.  The concept was strange (what would you expect from CVB?), but intriguing, involving a plot about a fictional America divided into smaller republics (most notably the secular Republic of California and the Fundamentalist Christian Republic of Texas) that are at war with one another.  The band employs some none-too-disguised political jabs as well as indulges their taste for 1970s-style prog rock, mixed with Middle Eastern melodies and ska-based rhythms...All in all, a very fitting selection for KDRT’s Album of the Week in this very lively election season.  Dug Deep hosts this edition of Album of the Week.

Mardi Gras in the Electric Compost Heap - Weds 2/11 at 7p

Mardi Gras KDRT photo Grapevine and Golden Road DJ Rod joins Dug Deep for a special Mardi Gras program, featuring a stewpot full of New Orleans, including Louis Armstrong, the Meters, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more, plus a few Mardi Gras Indian and Cajun tunes for seasoning.  Don't forget to mask up...Laissez les bon temps rouler!  

Electric Compost Heap - July 2nd - A Midsummer's Dream

This week on the Electric Compost Heap we will be spinning a midsummer's dream of musical madness, featuring tunes from Wanda Jackson, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Roosevelt Sykes and a couple tracks from the new Parquet Courts release, "Sunbathing Animal."  

The Electric Compost Heap is live on KDRT every Wednesday, 7-9 pm PT.
Listen to past shows here.

Barbara Manning's "1212" on Album of the Week

Thursday May 1st at 6 pm on the Album of the Week show, host Dug Deep will spin a masterwork by Barbara Manning from 1997 entitled "1212." The album is something of a collaboration with Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico... It features some of Manning's best work mixed with great covered material from Richard Thompson, the Bevis Frond, and more. Join us on Thursday May 1st, Beltane, and enjoy this fiery gem of an album.