Archive for September, 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The second installment of Analog Africa’s Afrobeat Airwaves series touched down earlier this month with Return Flight to Ghana, probing the years 1974-1983. Once again afro-funk, beat, heavy groove, highlife and soul focused. As with the first installment (and, really, most anything associated with the label), the selection is choice, digging from both relatively known […]

Friday, September 27th, 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. Michael Morin, part of LA’s Blundertown, is my guest this week. We met up on a stifling day in Echo Park to lay down the show shortly before he resumed […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

“The sound is good… the sound is modern and old fashioned. The melodies are very nice melodies, so because of this, everybody had some kind of…. nostalgia.” That’s how Hailu Mergia describes the sound of his album Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument, the most recent release on the Awesome Tapes From Africa label. In short, […]

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Hey-uh, tell all yer frenz. . .one hour BBC documentary from 2005 chronicling the rise of The Fall and one Mark E Smith. Who knows, perhaps you’ll even learn “how he “Wrote ‘Elastic Man” Twenty-four Peel Sessions can’t be wrong. Stream in its entirety after the jump. . .

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Wednesday night, October 2nd, AD presents Twin Peaks at the Mercury Lounge, NYC. No Diane, Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer or Donna Hayward. No midnight trysts over the border at One Eyed Jacks. Instead, itinerant fuzzy rock & roll from a bunch of young Turks who call Chicago home. Tickets availble for purchase, here. We have […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Released ten years ago, the Forged Prescriptions collection not only re-sparked my interest in Spacemen 3, but introduced what I now consider to be the ‘definitive’ version of several tracks – none more so than the  demo version of “Come Down Easy”. A demo, yes, yet one that nearly renders other attempts superfluous. Reacquaint yourself, […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

There is little to no argument that Tom Waits is one of the longest standing bullshitters in the history of popular music. As such, upon the release of his 1999 Mule Variations lp, he graced television screens everywhere appearing on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. With his gruff voice and a cherry-picked ad hoc band […]