UCW 344 ~ Día de Muertos

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UCW 344 ~ Día de Muertos

If you saw the movie COCO or the opening scenes of the James Bond thriller SPECTRE then you already know something about Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos).  Well, this week Hosts Gabriela Castelán & Gregg McVicar visit with American Latinos who celebrate the beautiful holiday this time of year.  Plus we’ll hear music from Lila Downs, Conjunto Jardin, Las Cafeterias and new releases from Bob Dylan, Kurt Vile, Moving Panoramas, Van Morrison, Linda Lyndell…and more.  Music, food, friends, it’s UnderCurrents WEEKEND.

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Photo credits: Gregg McVicar

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UCW343~Vote!

OK, it’s almost Halloween, but more importantly, the midterm elections are almost here!  Lots of folks are devoting their precious weekend time to get-out-the-vote efforts.  We’ll meet some of them.  Also, Doug Dirt of the Banana Slugs tells us about their new album for kids, all about the science of pollinators.  We encounter the all-female bluegrass jam group Chickwagon, and spin lots of new releases from Beirut, The Beatles, The Helio Sequence, David Crosby,  John Hiatt, Willie Nelson, St. Vincent, Quillbox, Bob Dylan, Wesley Bright… and more. 

Music, food, friends, it’s UnderCurrents WEEKEND!  <Playlist & Streaming Here>

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UCW 342 ~ Wheels

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UCW 342 ~ Wheels

Gregg interviews a woman motorcycling alone through the Northwest, Gabriela learns about electric bicycles, and a farmer gives advice on planting winter vegetables.  All this plus new music from John Hiatt, Kurt Vile, Conway, Cary Morin, Kaia Kater, Billy F. Gibbons, Reverend Peyton, and more.  Music, food, friends…it’s UnderCurrents WEEKEND. <<LISTEN NOW + PLAYLIST>>

TOPICAL LINKS: McMenamin’s

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¡Viva Fiesta!

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¡Viva Fiesta!

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!

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