A concert and conversation with Los Straitjackets, the Nashville-based indie-rock band that’s made a name performing surf-rock classics from behind Mexican wrestling masks. The group’s latest album, Rock en Espanol, Vol. 1, features Spanish language versions of rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 1960s. Tracks include “De Dia y de Noche” (“All Day and All Night”), popularized by the Kinks, “La Hiedra Venenosa” (“Poison Ivy”), made famous by the Coasters, and many more.
Two former interrogators talk about the techniques used by the U.S. in Iraq and the work being done to develop new rules and effective approaches for interrogations. Air Force Col. STEVEN KLEINMAN serves on the Intelligence Science Board which has been studying interrogation methods and TONY LAGOURANIS whose book “Fear Up Harsh” details his experiences as an Army interrogator in Iraq.
THE WORLD CAFE
David Dye welcomes Peter Bjorn & John to the World Cafe to perform songs from their recent release, Writer’s Block. Peter Moren and Bjorn Yttling had been playing together for nearly eight years when they met fellow Swede John Eriksson in 1999. Their impressive third release is the first to feature lyrics and vocals from all three members.
DAWN LANDES: Young Folks (Bluegrass)