Archive for February, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

October 1993 – La Maison de la Radio. Mazzy Star, two weeks into touring behind their second album, So Tonight That I Might See, record a Black Session at studio 105 in Paris. Even now, almost twenty years later, the session feels fresh. And speaking of fresh, there are few records from the 90s in […]

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Sweet Heart Sweet Light is due out on Fat Possum Records April 16th, and in this instance “Huh?” may be the perfect album art. Like most Spiritualized fans, I can imagine Jason Pierce’s cold stare piercing the Internet and the legions of bedroom-pop acts that have seemingly ignored their parents record collections and art-rock standards. […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

(Volume 10 of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond. – AD) I can’t remember who said it, but I’ve always been a firm believer in “There are only […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Languid, repetitive and hypnotic, I heard this somewhere in the neighborhood of 2:30 am last week via Gilles Peterson’s show on BBC Radio 1. I had just been listening to a pair of Dr. John’s early Nightripper albums, back to back, and the atmospherics of “Foggy Dew” fell right in line. Not unlike Gris Gris and […]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Last week John Gleason guested on AD touting the lesser known side of the Bee Gees, making a case for their catalog being equal to or greater than the Beatles. Brave. And while I can’t say I share that sentiment, there’s no denying the Gibb brothers songwriting chops. Case in point, Nina Simone’s rendition of  the […]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

As Will Oldham prepared to embark on what would become a very busy Fall of 2006, he played two very special nights at Joe’s Pub in New York City with brothers Paul and Ned Oldham. Honoring the memory of their late father, the trio winded their way through nearly 40 covers, most of which are […]

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 234: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings ++ Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Gave You ++ Jana Hunter – New […]