We take our backpack recorders to Old Spanish Fiesta Days in Santa Barbara, CA. It’s a wonderful annual event celebrating Spanish dance and Mexican music, bringing together all cultures in a big street party. We’ll also have coffee with the woman behind the Native techno of Lunar Drive, Sandy Hoover. And we’ll unwrap a ton of new music from Brett Dennen, Caroline Rose, Jade Bird, Anthony David, Punch Brothers, Los Lobos, Bird Songs, Neko Case, Billy Gibbons, Elvis Costello, Florence+The Machine…and more. Music, food, friends — it’s UnderCurrents WEEKEND!
Co-Hosts Gregg McVicar & Gabriela Castelán meet young couples who have started little businesses for people to have fun: exotic tent "glamping" and vintage trailer photo booths. Then in hour 2 we'll meet a band that is reviving and revising old music traditions, Jarabe Mexicano. And Gabriela roasts some salmon and corn on the BBQ. Music, food, friends, it's UnderCurrents WEEKEND! Read the full description. <<Click here for audio + playlist>>
This week we explore a few of the many strands in the braid of today’s American culture.
In Hr1 we go to see the new Michael Moore film Fahrenheit 11/9 and gather audience reactions. Then in Hr2 Gregg sees rare historic films of Native North Coast artisans — and Gabriela attends an art opening celebrating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. And we wonder about a recent trend in car commercials.
All this and new recordings from Christine and the Queens, The Beatles, Mumford & Sons, Aquilo, The Smithereens, Billy F Gibbons, Marc Ribot…and more.
Gregg & Gabriela take in a Boz Scaggs concert and meet the fans. Then we walk down the street and chat with a young amateur astronomer. Plus new music from Kurt Vile, Paul McCartney, Marc Ribot, Billy F Gibbons, Sihasin, Amos Lee, Richard Thompson, The Smithereens, Caroline Rose…and more. Music, Food, Friends…it’s UnderCurrents WEEKEND! <<LISTEN NOW>>