#1919: Calm Down

This week is mostly new releases with some vintage psych thrown in and a nod to the recently departed Roky Erickson, along with this week’s NYC concert calendar.

Dig on really fresh guitar hijinks by Amyl and the Sniffers, Salem’s Bend, Ezra Furman, Garcia Peoples, Seratones and more.

Hope your impending summer is looking amazing.

Tune in to a new show every Thursday from 12-1PM EST / 5-6PM GMT. Full playlist below -> Continue reading “#1919: Calm Down”

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#1918: Nobody Can Live Forever

Vintage tunes on the radio always remind me of summers spent driving around city streets and lonely roads. Road trips and quick jaunts, muggy winds dragging cigarette smoke out the windows, while the radio blares blues and soul and rock that sounded like signals from far away across time and space. Good memories, is what I’m getting at. Here’s a mix of the old school, prime fodder for sanguine summer adventures.

Tune in to a new show every Thursday from 12-1PM EST / 5-6PM GMT. Full playlist below -> Continue reading “#1918: Nobody Can Live Forever”

What’s That Sound? Leaf Hound – “Growers of Mushroom” (1971)

Imagine how it would feel to discover that, among your favorite late ’60s/early ’70s groups, there was a missing album?  A bulletin goes out to the world that The Who, AC/DC & Led Zeppelin members formed a supergroup that made just one wicked rock record?

That didn’t really happen.  But I’ll be damned if Growers of Mushroom doesn’t come close. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Leaf Hound – “Growers of Mushroom” (1971)”

What’s That Sound? The Judge – s/t

There is a huge musical movement in recent years that’s bringing back riff-based, 1970’s-style rock in a big way.  It seems to have started in Europe, namely Scandinavia and other smaller pockets throughout, and is making it’s way across the United States as we speak.  Heavy cock-rock guitar lines and long hair are back in, and it’s clear that many younger folks who’ve come up in the age of YouTube have been studying hard after getting a taste of their parents’ (maybe grandparents’?) old Zeppelin and Sabbath records.  It’s a great thing. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? The Judge – s/t”

What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)

The American band Kaleidoscope was formed in southern California in 1966 and quickly became a fan favorite in the psychedelic scene due to their unique instrumentation and wild studio techniques.  After three unique and acclaimed albums and a popular live career the band released their final album “Bernice” in 1970 on Epic Records. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)”

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start. Continue reading “Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.”

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