Music

The Great Falls: St. Anthony Falls
Produced by Dixie Treichel

The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this documentary for MinneCulture.

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THE EVERYDAY BLAHS
Sit With Me by Mike Bernstein, Always Been With Me by Rehman Tungekar, The Saddest President from The Memory Palace

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Gary Burger of the legendary band The Monks was my special guest this afternoon on our garage rock special.

Also joining in on the hijinks were Steve Kaul of The Brass Kings, Joe Holland of The Fuck Knights, Keith Patterson of Kinda Kinky and tons of other bands, and Angie Pykonen host of KFAI’s “In Your Ear”

What a fun afternoon. We spent it rockin’ out, laughing, and chatting with Gary about the history of The Monks.

If you want to see the playlist, click “more”. You’ll also be able to listen to the archive of the show from there.

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Brasil rears its beautiful sounds in the first hour followed shortly after by flamenco, Sephardic, and Arabian sounds of the eastern Mediterranean.


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The first program of 2012..and kicking things off in fine style. Some excellent new tunes from Derajah & The Donkey Jawbone, Hollie Cook, Bandulu Dub meets Rezindrip, Volfoniq, and PhOniAndFlOrE, plus a fine mix of the French LibreCommeLair label catalogue from Lata (out of Santiago, Chile) filling the middle hour of the program.

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2012 – I will be better at playlists….. 40 songs this week: the Rondelles, the Beets, Ty Segall, the Monks, Violators, the Drub, BNLX, Bush Tetras, Wipers, Kills, Sin 34, 1990’s, God Bullies, John Spenser Blues Explosion, Brief Candles, Donora, etc etc etc

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Tonight’s guest is Dan Newton, well-known local accordionist, who along with his Café Accordion Orchestra, will soon play in concert at the Cedar Cultural Centre. Dan will speak of the show at the Cedar and of his group’s new cd, “Berets & Bongos”.
Our program will also feature a wide variety of songs, both old and new, from a variety of French-speaking countries.

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