Helena White, cohost of On The Horizon, interviewed November Criminals, a band from Milwaukee who blend hip hop and polka music. White asked them about their traditional polka and alternative polka influences and provides musical examples of the bands discussed. Tune in to hear a diverse range of accordion based music including Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks, Brave Combo, Yid Vicious, Los Tigres del Norte, Cheese of the Goat (death metal polka!) and of course, November Criminals themselves. News flash: The Milwaukee Polka Riot – an alternative polka event organized by November Criminals – will take place on Saturday, August 28th in downtown Milwaukee. If you would like more information, check out NovemberCriminals.com.
Image courtesy of Helena White.