Arts & Culture

Kristina plays the Valentine's Day show from 2013 – a lush show called "Flamenco Love Songs + One."

Tonight on MinneCulture, an encore presentation of the The Minneapolis Music Scene 1975-1980 Part II, produced by Cyn Collins. The Twin Cities has had a vibrant music scene for decades, but in the early to mid-1970s there was almost no original music being performed. Only a few bands dared to be different, and thanks to their creative diligence, the Minneapolis punk/rock scene was born. This two-part documentary describes the Minneapolis music scene between 1975 – 1980, and features interviews and music by Curtiss A (Thumbs Up/the Spooks), Chris Osgood (the Suicide Commandos), Robert Wilkinson (the Flamin’ Oh), Chan Poling (the Suburbs), Kevin Cole (Rev 105), Peter Jesperson (Twin Tone/New West Records) and many more.

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When Particles Collide by Eric Molinsky and a Star Trek read-along adventure from Power Records

A pleasant summer day program with favorites and a tribute to Caetano Veloso, celebrating another birthday “hoje mesmo” — on this exact day !

Started off the program tonight with a half-hour all-Jamaican set to celebrate JA Independence Day (8/6). The set included the 1979 Joe Higgs Unity Is Power album, freshly re-released by Pressure Sounds, and the track “Hail Mama Africa” from Michigan’s new “Trod On” album (Rashanco Music). Also maikng their debut tonight: Mickey Hart Band’s new “Superorganism” album; the excellent “Reset the Mindset” album from Scratchylus and friends; J-Path & Alpha Steppa, with the Trigram 01 EP; re-released Etherealites on Dubmission; the “Nairobian Riddim” album; and “The Cooker” from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra (Wooden Hat). Also tonight, our summer mix was a very cool DJ beatmix from The Groove Thief that can be found here on Mixcloud. Filling things out with the likes of King Tubby/Natty Locks Band, DreadlionBZH, Doctah X, Irie Sol, Laury Webb & the TigerBone Band, Thievery Corporation, Secret Panels vs. The Assessor, earlyW~Rm, Tony Allen, Ernest Ranglin, Joey Altruda, Brian Eno/David Byrne, and much more..

We speak with Qasim Rashid about his new book The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution and Perseverance, which is a call to unite those of all faiths and no faith.

We also chat with Dave Goldberg about his new book The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality. He is the coauthor of A User's Guide to the Universe and writes the Ask a Physicist column for io9.com.

Special Birthday Show…My actual day is Sunday August 11th…but I thought I’d celebrate on the air today with a few of my favorite tunes and artists.

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