Happy Cinco de Mayo, folks! The lads gathered in The Helm for another fun-filled episode of wise-cracks, inappropriate language and great music, and to make it extra special, the team was joined by our “fun buddy” Kip, who added a touch of SoCal cool to the proceedings.
This week’s episode includes, among other things, Mike’s loving tribute to the late Adam Yauch, aka MCA of Beastie Boys. Turns out the Beasties were a big influence on Mike in his younger, better years, and he drops some knowledge about the Beasties and how their music impacted him during their rise to hip hop glory.
The crew also shares some info regarding a house show at The Barn here in Portland that Mike has put together featuring Possessed By Paul James and Tom VandenAvond. And speaking of house shows, if you’re reading this on Cinco de Mayo and live in Portland, the Deer Lodge is hosting a show tonight featuring the Sumner Brothers, who close out this episode with their song “Going Out West.”
We also have a Trio Bravo submitted by super listener Michelle Evans, who just happens to be celebrating her birthday today. Fans of our Facebook page might recognize Michelle from her alter-ego, “DearBen Nichols,” her ongoing tribute to the Lucero frontman. Happy Birthday, Michelle, and thanks for the great selections! Awesome stuff!
The episode also features new music from Matt Woods, Old 97’s and one of our favorite local acts, Jake Ray. So, without further adieu, “Let’s Get Drunk and Get It On.”
Here’s the playlist:
Let’s Get Drunk & Get It On, The Old 97’s
Pawned All My Freedom, Tom VandenAvond
Heaven Has No Vacancy, Lindi Ortega
Sabotage, Beastie Boys
Walls Of Our Home, C.W. Ayon
Like A California Wildfire, Deadstring Brothers
Four Wheels, Austin Lucas
Avoiding Catatonic Surrender, Tim Barry
Trio Bravo, three songs from listener Michelle Evans
Tiny Anchors, Matt Woods
Shake The Frost, Tyler Childers
Only Boy, Only Girl, Devon Stuart
Burnt Letters, Jake Ray
Gutter Queen, Soda Gardocki
Rasputin & Me, Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags
Going Out West, The Sumner Brothers