These past few weeks, Ahmed Gallab has been the toast of NYC. He just released his debut record for DFA Records as Sinkane, and his band was the celebrated guest at many a high-profile CMJ party. Before cultivating his own music as Sinkane, Gallab performed on a variety of instruments for a handful of indie rockers who came up in the late ‘aughts –Of Montreal, Caribou, Eleanor Friedberger, and most notably Yeasayer. He was born in Sudan to intellectual parents who landed in the U.S. as political exiles, and his adolescent years were spent playing in hardcore and punk bands in Ohio. Now Gallab’s HQ is in Brooklyn. It’s no surprise that Mars sounds remarkably cosmopolitan.
Mixing trad-folk, funk and soul with straight jazz sensibilities, Callier’s “Candyman” is the cornerstone of his 1973 LP What Color Is Love? . Due to the strength of the album as a whole, cornerstone is high praise (see: […]
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. SIRIUS 266: Count Chocula — Intro ++ Bob McFadden […]
A Tommy James and the Shondells original, Johnny Thunder and his crew turned the track inside out in 1968 transforming it into the soul/fuzz monster you hear, below. They took the reins and they ain’t […]
The San Francisco ballroom scene of the mid- to late-60s produced some genuinely legendary groups — Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape among them. But for every band that went […]
Lux Interior : inter-dimensional, pan-sexual, time-traveling rock & roll alien. And radio host. As Halloween draws nigh we’re revving up for our annual airing of The Purple Knif Show, the one-off radio program hosted by Lux in […]
Boo. 34 vintage spookers from the grey haas spanning 1957-1972. Download/tracklisting after the jump. For more undead, last year’s Halloween mixtape is still available, here .