Archive for May, 2013

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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 295: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Jack Nitzsche – The Last Race ++ The Non Travellin’ Band – Two Hands Full of Fingers ++ Allah-Las – Busman’s […]

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Known to J Dilla disciples for his sampling of “Light My Fire” on Donuts, it was Lil Brown’s title and artwork – an obvious nod to Music From Big Pink – that initially caught my ear a few years back. I suppose all roads do lead to Rome. Aside from the title nod, “Lil Brown” […]

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Still waiting for that reissue. Private press Hawaiian psych monster – Howard Nishioka’s Street Songs, 1979. MP3: Howard Nishioka :: Carnivourous Dogaramus

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The annals of rock & roll are littered with various and sundry odes to doing yer own thang. This here is Link Wray’s take. All open-road and windows rolled wayyy the fuck down, “Be What You Want To”, released in 1973, is the title track to Wray’s 8th long player. Tracked in San Francisco with […]

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams isn’t one to mince words — see the AD interview with the man for further proof – so when he says that the New Orleans-born Irma Thomas is “just as good or better” as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Adele and “a host of others,” it’s worth paying attention. Dogg’s […]

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Welcome to installment 21 of The Lagniappe Sessions, a recurring series in which we invite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to their favorite songs. The Handsome Family’s Brett and Rennie Sparks […]

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

You think ‘Viking metal’ and ‘post-Takoma guitar soli’ are niche markets? Let’s talk about Ed Bankston, a veteran of the US Navy and former combat pilot who, in 1983, wrote, recorded and released a record about his experiences in Vietnam and sold it via an ad placed in the perennially batshit mercenary magazine Soldier of […]