Archive for December, 2012

Friday, December 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. You can find our 2012 Year In Review, HERE. SIRIUS 275: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Sings ++ Thee Oh Sees – […]

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Once again: New Year’s Eve with Black Lips. New Orleans – One Eyed Jacks. The Orwells and King Louie’s Missing Monuments join the festivities. We’re giving away three pairs of tickets to AD readers. To land a pair, leave your name and email address below. Tickets waiting at will-call night of show; winners notified via […]

Friday, December 21st, 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. Tis the season. Download the vintage Holiday mixtape, HERE. . . SIRIUS 274: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Billy Childish – Christmas Hell ++ The Wailers – Christmas […]

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Lucy Van Pelt loves the beautiful sound of clinking nickels. She wants real estate for Christmas. Snoopy challenges passersby to find the true meaning of Christmas by winning “money, money, money” in his “spectacular super colossal neighborhood Christmas lights and display contest.” For her part, Sally Brown forgoes her lengthy list of gifts, asking Santa […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In December of 1978, Tom Waits recorded an episode of Austin City Limits. The now-mainstay music program was in its relative infancy – only its fourth season – and had built a solid fanbase of Americana music enthusiasts. As the ACL website notes: “…the show came in through the back door, so to speak. Terry […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Christmas music: It ain’t for everyone. But then, it is for some. In later years, I’ve gravitated more towards the solemn, poetic hymns that predate by a matter of centuries the sentimental oom-pa-pa of most Christmas music. (Though, that being said, I’m a total sucker for “Jingle Bell Rock”; forgive me.), and Christmas With the […]

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Hard Luck Soul, originally pressed in 1971, is the result of a single recording session by the Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble, a group led by Ohio State Penitentiary inmates Reynard Birtha and Logan Rollins, nephew of Sonny. The story goes that the two men – on trumpet and alto sax, respectively – were the […]