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Global A Go-Go: Friday October 31, 2014

Here at Global A Go-Go we can't let Halloween pass without a bite at the apple -- no razor blades please.

So this week you'll hear a supernatural Child ballad from Scotland, some Caribbean songs about duppies and jumbies (ghosts to you), music influenced by Santeria and vodoun (two religions where the dead remain among us), and a track by Ghana's Ebo Taylor that's one of the most chilling I know.

Plus plenty of what makes Global A Go-Go tick every week, including new music from Kevin Kinsella, Bang Data and Djessou Mory Kante, and an amazing 1955 reissue of the Caruso of Cuba, Abelardo Barroso.


Posted 10/31/14 at 8:00 am by Bill Lupoletti | 0 comments

Pants crapping fun! Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

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Posted 10/31/14 at 4:49 am by Phil D | 0 comments

Satisfaction, Inspiration, and Sleepy John

Tonight we hone in on a couple of common subjects in blues - satisfaction and inspiration - and take some time to delve into the musical legacy of Sleepy John Estes. 


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Love and Other Crimessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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It’s Paul Boooootique time, Ghoulies!


Tune in tonight for two hours of frightening musical treats to scare and delight! 9-11 pm.


Posted 10/30/14 at 7:58 pm by PaulG | 0 comments

Nick Drake on Cause and Effect

Otto here from Edge of Americana doing Cause and Effect tonight.  Nothing raucous.  Thinky sylvian, delicate, autumnal, gorgeous.  Think Nick Drake.  Enjoy.  Otto K


Posted 10/30/14 at 6:15 pm by Otto Konrad | 0 comments

Back with more

The dust has settled and we're back to normal.  Which means there's plenty of time for new music from Parquet Courts, Twerps, Bo Ningen, Amason, Immigrant Union, Mr. Gnome, Belle & Sebastian, Panda Bear and Weyes Blood.


Posted 10/30/14 at 3:53 pm by Jack McHale | 0 comments

GalaxyGhoul’s 4th of 4 Halloweeny Episodes

Boo! I'm blending up some delicious music for your ears.


Posted 10/30/14 at 4:57 am by Galaxy Girl | 1 comments

Altered Nebula

IT'S ALIIIVE! The Horsehad has been melded with Altered Circuitry for a four hour long extravaganza of electronic bleep-bloops, metal, and all sorts of weirdness in between. We're currently at the halfway, point. It... shall... be... COOL!


Posted 10/29/14 at 11:54 pm by George Alexis | 0 comments

Episode 7:  Hello Darkness


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