#1903: The Upsetter

I don’t consider myself a serious dude but my playlists often imply otherwise. This week we’ll dive into a collection that reflects my view of the state of our union. Classic psychedelia, modern punk, big riffs and golden grooves collide.

You can listen on iTunes Podcasts and Spotify as well!

Enjoy and have fun. Serious fun. Continue reading “#1903: The Upsetter”

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Soundtrack To The Circus: Notables from 2018

Everyone has one of these “Best Of” lists and it’s been diverse this year. Here’s my list, in no real order, of notable releases with a brief blurb for each and (most importantly) links for you to listen and buy direct from the artists!  We’ll start with my absolute favorites and follow the consciousness stream the rest of the way.  Bands from the NYC area will have a * next to their name ’cause that’s where I live and it’s a great place to hear music. Continue reading “Soundtrack To The Circus: Notables from 2018”

What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t

It’s no secret that Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond is one of my absolute favorites.  After stumbling upon the radio show of the same name on EVR (now on Viva Radio) a few years ago I’m not ashamed to say  I was smitten.  There have been few labels whose output has turned me on as consistently as BBiB.  It’s remarkable, and a testament to the sharp ears of label bosses Mike & Dom.

Their latest release, the hilariously named Drakkar Nowhere’s self-titled debut, keeps that trend going.  It’s a breezy culmination of varied vintage influences and tight, melodic song arrangements spiced with modern pop touches. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – 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)”

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