Archive for July, 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I probably wouldn’t have given two shits about Suede had it not been for Flying Saucer Attack’s over-saturated and explosive cover of the group’s “The Drowners”. Dave Pearce and Rachel Brooks started FSA in 1992, crafting an album dipped in feedback that sounded like a busted drum machine crossed with discarded Fisher Price instruments. They […]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A new column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) As Vietnam festered, Nixon lied and free love gave way to rampant VD, it was inevitable that the outlaw biker film genre, reaching a zenith with the introspection and […]

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Multi-instrumentalist Danny Paul Grody first came to my attention amidst the solo acoustic reveries of last year’s Imaginational Anthem comp. Grody’s “Lookout Point” stood out from the rest thanks to the gentle feedback drones and resonant piano chords that hovered over a gorgeous guitar line. Grody’s new Between Two Worlds, on the ever-excellent Three Lobed […]

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Welcome to the third installment of Dead Notes, where we find ourselves deep in the heart of Oregon at the Old Renaissance Fairgrounds in Veneta, August 27, 1972. The Grateful Dead have now been home 3 months from a barn burner spring tour of Europe, where they famously divided themselves into two traveling camps — the […]

Friday, July 26th, 2013

By the end of 1976, Richard Hell had co-founded two of the most important bands of New York’s fertile underground music scene — Television and The Heartbreakers. He’d also been kicked out of both of them (or he left of his own accord, depending on who you’re talking too). In other words, his place as […]

Friday, July 26th, 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. Download the Sonny & The Sunsets session HERE. SIRIUS 303: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ The B-52’s – Planet Claire ++ The B-52’s – Dance This Mess Around […]

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Good news for those with 6th generation super lo-fi vinyl rips. Now Again Records is set to digitally reissue (for the first time) Kaleidoscope’s lone self-titled LP. Release notes via the label: “one of our favorite garage-psych records of all time – the self titled, and only, record by the Puerto Rican band Kaleidoscope, who […]