Archive for October, 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

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 […]

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

(Volume 17 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.) A lot of the music I cover in my Clifton’s Corner posts could rightfully be described as left field […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

File under: Rough hewn, blue-eyed, vintage Southern soul. Tracked in a single night in 1973, with producer Bob Johnston and the same Nashville session cats that cut Blonde on Blonde, Bill Wilson’s Ever Changing Minstrel was originally released on CBS subsidiary Windfall Records that same year…to little fanfare. Now, some four decades later, it’s back in print […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

When San Francisco psych-punk workhorse Ty Segall released Twins a couple of weeks ago, it was branded the followup to last year’s Goodbye Bread, a statement that’s technically true insofar as that record was the last product stamped with nothing but the eight letters of Segall’s name. But including the tracks on his collaboration with […]

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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: “Dancing Girl,” and “What Color is Love”). Within the tracks seven minutes and twenty-one seconds, Callier, lyrically, lays […]

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return this week with Hacienda. Now on their third full-length (2012’s Shakedown), the San Antonio group continue to conjure rock ‘n roll ghosts, from preternatural pop instinct, sounding like […]

Friday, October 26th, 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. SIRIUS 266: Count Chocula – Intro ++ Bob McFadden And Dor – The Mummy ++ The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck ++ The […]