Summer is fast approaching and plenty of cool things are happening in and around the FFF orbit. For starters, lots of great new music keeps arriving each week. The latest LP from The Bibs has been a recent favorite, not to mention the latest archival titles from Fraser & DeBolt and Sun Ra on the steadfast Minneapolis-based Roaratorio label have both been getting ample turntable spins. FFF is going to be taking part in a couple of notable record shows during the month of June that will involve some great live sounds to boot. We’ll be at the Poof Record Pop-Up on June 8th in Minneapolis where Itasca, the David Nance Band, and Gem Jones will be performing. On June 25, we’ll be slingin’ wax, plastic, tape, and paper at the Mankato Brewery as part of the third Mankato Music Expo. Later that evening, Good Night Gold Dust, The Frye and Bee Balm Fields will be gracing the Brewery stage. FFF’s David will likely be spinning some records at some point during the day, too. Oh, and you’ll be hearing plenty more about this in the weeks ahead, but KMSU is bringing The Blind Shake to Mankato on July 9th at The What’s Up Lounge!! If you’re anywhere near Mankato on that date you should mark your calendars now; this show is going to be amazing!!
FFFreakout #515 (Aired on 6/2/16):
Wreckless Eric “(I’d Go the) Whole Wide World” from Big Smash!
Cheater Slicks “Dark Night” from Skidmarks
The Blind Shake “Walking Stick” from Key to a False Door
Mars “Helen Fordsdale” from No New York
Martyr Group “The New Isometric Past” from Tone Stencil Pirates
The Shaggs “Missouri Waltz (Missouri State Song)” from Sweet Maria 7″
The Bibs “Already Done” from From the Fish Houses
Magnolia Electric Co. “Just Be Simple” from The Magnolia Electric Co.
Radiohead “Burn the Witch” from Burn the Witch/Spectre 7″
David Bowie “Good Morning Girl” from I Dig Everything: The 1966 Pye Singles
Prince “Starfish & Coffee” from Sign O’ the Times
Ray Lamontagne “The Changing Man” from Ouroboros
Laid Back “White Horse” from Keep Smiling
Radiohead “Spectre” from Burn the Witch/Spectre 7″
The Beatles “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” from Help!
The Monkees “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” from The Definitive Monkees
The Von Bondies “No Regrets” from Pawn Shoppe Heart
FFFreakout #514 (Aired on 5/26):
Destroyer “Your Blood” from Rubies
The Bibs “Afternoon” from From the Fish Houses
David Kilgour “This Chord” from Killing Capitalism With Kindness
Groundhogs “Strange Town” from Thank Christ For the Bomb
The Blind Shake “Parachute” from Breakfast of Failures
Karen Dalton “Katie Cruel” from Cotton Eyed Joe
Fraser & DeBolt “Dandelion Wine” from This Song Was Borne
Amon Düül 2 “Between the Eyes” from Lemmingmania
Charles Bradley “Ain’t It A Sin” from Changes
The Monkees “She Makes Me Laugh” from Good Times!
David Bowie “Boys Keep Swinging” from Lodger
The Cure “Close To Me” (Closer Mix) from Mixed Up
Prince “All the Critics Love U in New York” from 1999
Hall & Oates “Family Man” from H2O
Liquid Liquid “Cavern” from S/T
FFFreakout #513 (Aired on 5/19/16):
The Hamsters “Stupid Songs” from The Disparate Cogscienti
The Blind Shake “I’m Not An Animal” from Seriousness
Michael Yonkers “Boy in the Sandbox” from Microminiature Love
C.A. Quintet “Blow To My Soul” from Trip Thru Hell
The Cramps “Surfin’ Bird” from Off the Bone
Madvillain “Shadows of Tomorrow” from Madvillainy
Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra “Spontaneous Simplicity” from The Intergalactic Thing
Reverend Raymond Branch “Untitled” from The Rainbow Gospel Hour…On the Air!
Debo Band “Yachat” from Ere Gobez
Georgio Moroder (w/ David Bowie) “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” from Cat People O.S.T.
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “Wheels of Steel” from Breakdance
Britta Phillips “Drive” from Luck or Magic
Loretta Lynn “In the Pines” from Full Circle
Mrs. Miller “These Boots Were made For Walkin'” from Gr. Hits
Iggy Pop “Everybody’s Talkin'” from Après