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UKNY for June 30

Bloc Party (photo by Rachel Wright, PR)

Bloc Party (photo by Rachel Wright, PR)


It's an all-Pride hour on UKNY at 11 tonight, celebrating WorldPride, NYC Pride and Stonewall 50 in the waning hour of this Pride month of June. For the full hour, LGBTQ+ artists and allies sing of love, resilience, romance, and unconditional support, like Kate Tempest, Kindness, Self Esteem, David Bowie, Blood Orange, Marieme, C Duncan, and Bloc Party. Love is indeed love, and it's heartening that in 2019, a full generation of LGBTQ musicians can express themselves with freedom, confidence, and unmitigated exultation.

So if you've had a beautiful day at the New York City parade today, keep celebrating with UKNY tonight, 11 p.m. to midnight on 90.7 or streaming online (And "Cavalcade" will have a Pride playlist beginning at 10 p.m. too, so that's two hours of post-Parade tunes). Listen to UKNY on your own time too, in the Weekend Archives.

Songs played:

1. Bloc Party, “Sunday,” A Weekend in the City
2. Anna Calvi, “Don’t Beat the Girl Out of My Boy,” Hunter
3. Kindness feat. Jazmine Sullivan and Sampha, “Hard to Believe,” Something Like a War
4. Self Esteem, “Girl Crush,” Compliments Please
5. Culture Club, “Time (Clock of the Heart),” Kissing to be Clever (US version)
6. (Alice, South Africa, London and Chichester, UK) Nakhane feat. Anohni, “New Brighton,” You Will Not Die (expanded edition)
7. Blood Orange feat. Georgia Anne Muldrew, “Runnin’,” Negro Swan
8. Kate Tempest, “Firesmoke,” The Book of Traps and Lessons
9. C Duncan, “He Came from the Sun,” Health
10. (Adelaide, AU) Sia, “Breathe Me,” Colour the Small One (expanded edition)
11. (Senegal-US) Marieme, “Ask for Help,” Marieme EP
12. David Bowie, “All the Young Dudes,” The Best of David Bowie 1969-74
13. Tom Robinson Band, “(Sing If You’re) Glad to be Gay,” Power in the Darkness (bonus track)