Music and subculture in the Nation's Capital
February 9, 2010 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Dissonance is a biweekly show on D.C. micropower FM station Radio CPR featuring interviews and guest DJ sets from longtime local punk musicians, artists, and activists.

Highlights include Alec MacKaye talking about the last days of Jeff Buckley (and playing his cover of Bad Brains' "I Against I"), Cynthia Connolly spinning country records and reminiscing about Banned in D.C., and Darryl Jenifer and Sid McCray revealing the role of fusion jazz in the birth of harDCore.

More: Dante Ferrando, Ian MacKaye, Kim Kane and Marshall Keith, Mary Timony, Edd Jacobs, Allison Wolfe, Boyd Farrell, and Ian Svenonius .
posted by ryanshepard (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I did not know about this before. Very cool. I foresee myself wasting a bunch of time listening to all of this in the near future (and since it's likely I'll get snowed in again tomorrow, it's good timing).
posted by darksong at 4:02 PM on February 9, 2010


great show! listen up! fist fight in the parking lot!
posted by eustatic at 4:54 PM on February 9, 2010


Neat! I tried to tune in to Radio CPR when I first heard about them ("Woah, we have a pirate radio station in DC! Awesome!") but evidently their transmitter is very weak and I live a little too far away. Nice post; this will make for some good snowbound listening.
posted by av123 at 5:36 PM on February 9, 2010


Wish there was a stronger signal
posted by destro at 8:44 PM on February 9, 2010


Whoa this is nuts. I was just talking to the guy who runs Socket Records in Dc and he told me he got his start doing abstract radio on CPR, which I had never heard of. I certainly can't pick it up from my house, but I was stumped when i even tried to look it up online.

I hope this attention doesn't cause them any problems! Either way, thanks bamma.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:44 PM on February 9, 2010


Not to give away even more about them but you should try tuning in only if you live in or near a neighborhood that rhymes with Count Pheasant.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:46 PM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is a fantastic post. Thanks!
posted by saulgoodman at 6:43 AM on February 10, 2010


... thanks bamma.

Watch who you're calling bamma, guy ;)

... I was stumped when i even tried to look it up online. I hope this attention doesn't cause them any problems!

Googling "radio cpr" will do it.

They've made their neighborhood affiliations and licensing situation very clear on their site, and I've seen their stickers all over town (including near the FCC's offices), so they don't appear to be afraid of publicizing themselves right now.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:53 AM on February 10, 2010


Going on the title, I thought this was going to be about Ottawa...
posted by Theta States at 7:31 AM on February 10, 2010


« Older The William Benton Museum of Art is displaying pul...  |  SpineTV... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments