This week we open with the only Blue Beat single released by Brigitte Bond, a transwoman singer, performer, and activist in the 1960s and 70s, who would go on to inspire the classic Beat Girl logo. A new documentary about her life, Blue Beat Baby, is now available for streaming on YouTube.
We also hit you with two brand new releases from Stop the Presses and The Fuss, both available on Jump Up Records, and both being each bands’ sophomore LP release.
And then we take you on a rather nice, melodic journey through the rest of the show as we take a moment in the calmness before the chaos that’s about to unfurl. Let’s take a listen!
Brigitte Bond – Blue Beat Baby
Stop the Presses – Ride or Die
The Fuss – Look Forward to You
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Low Blow
The Mighty Fishers – Caribbean Nights
St Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review – Policy Of Truth
Dave Hillyard – Pulling Strings
The Harmonauts – Confidence the Killer
Roger Rivas – Moving Lava
Drop Collective – Blowing the Clouds Away
The Delegators – Minus One
Contra Coup – Everyday
Pressure Cooker – London Bridge
Soweto – In For a Penny, In For a Pound
Skaville Train – Take Over
The Xplosions – Scraping
David Usma & the Siderens – Darkness
Greyhound – Sky High
Local or visiting NYC? Check out the upcoming shows hosted by (or featuring) DJ Ryan Midnight:
11/18 – Stop the Presses, The Pandemics, Barbicide, The Yeggs (Host and DJ)
12/9 – The Simulators, The Manipulators, and TBA (Host and DJ)
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