Archive for September, 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Note: the first hour of today’s show is made up of the first 2 transmissions from our new podcast, SIDECAR, which can be downloaded HERE and HERE. SIRIUS 264: Jean Michel […]

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The fundamental texture of Melody Prochet’s voice rings clean and delicate—an anti-diva, expressive in her elegant range and unwavering accuracy. The echo applied to her voice is pillowy, a cumulus cloud damply evaporating up into a bright sun. Set in a flurry of zip zappy synth sounds, Melody’s Echo Chamber sounds dreamy, but it’s more […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Montreal’s Canailles first got together in the summer of 2010, working out traditional québécois and Cajun songs among the green shadows of Parc LaFontaine. Two years later, they’re one of the city’s greatest francophone groups, and one of the few to cross over into anglophone territory: In addition to this year’s SXSW, the group played […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Inspired to pursue pop music after discovering the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Margo Guryan, a schooled jazz pianist, crafted brilliant pop gems that were recorded by artists ranging from Mama Cass, Astrid Gilberto and Julie London to Glen Campbell, Bobby Gentry, and beyond. Thanks in part to a pair of reissues, and Saint Etienne’s cover of […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

VU meter at peak LED. Twenty-seven minute ghost transmission scanning the midnight radio — on your dial residing somewhere between here and the astral plane. Direct download, below. Last week’s broadcast can be found, here. Subscribe to future transmissions, via the podcast, HERE. MP3: Sidecar: Transmission / 2 Intro Allah-Las – Tell Me What’s On […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Putting Paul Westerberg behind a piano is often a recipe for some of his most moving work – and he’s deft at mixing humor with his pathos. Early in his career – with piano-driven songs like “Androgynous” – the laughs were a way to disguise the more emotional insight. “Androgynous,” despite its jokey lines, is […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

If your French is better than mine, you might understand the words that Stéphane Lafleur is singing. But il ne faut pas que vous parler français to understand what’s going on in Astronomie, the fourth full-length release by Lafleur’s Montreal brush-folk group Avec pas d’casque. The group take their name (literally, With No Helmet) from […]