Archive for January, 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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. Jared, from Black Lips, is our guest host this week. Rest in peace, The Mighty Hannibal. SIRIUS 328: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Son House – That’s Where […]

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Haunted psych soul beat. Lots of inky night, lots of open desert. Windows down. I just became reacquainted with this one, as it’s in a folder comprised of music I’m stockpiling for a film I just began working on as music supervisor. We’ll see if it fits. From the band’s H-Bomb 7′, 2008 – Trouble […]

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

In 1965, Allen Toussaint recorded this 45 for the New Orleans label, Alon Records -“Poor Boy, Got to Move” b/w “Go Back Home.” Two gorgeous cuts of down-tempo soul, the tracks are apparently the first to feature Toussaint soloing on vocals. Both tracks also appear on the album Allen Toussaint Sings, with Billy Fayard and […]

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) It’s safe to say that when Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was released in 1971, a lot of viewers were offended, a great many were thrilled and another healthy portion […]

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

It’s been five and a half years since we last spoke with Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner – around the release of 2008’s OH (Ohio) – and it’s been a productive set of years. The group played an awe-inspiring set at Merge Records’ 20th Anniversary festival in 2009 – a show recorded and released for posterity on […]

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The open road has always played a role in our transformative journeys, and with his new album, Argentinean guitarist Mariano Rodriguez evokes its mysteries and possibilities. Bill Meyer cites the trips of the Apostle Paul, Charles Darwin, Jack Kerouac, and Che Guevara in Praise the Road’s liner notes, but the associations Rodriguez’s calming guitar, banjo, […]

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

For most of his career, Damien Jurado’s records have been low key, sturdy things. There were stylistic outliers, sure – the crashing indie rock of 2002’s I Break Chairs and the minimal electronics of songs like “Big Decision” from 2005’s On My Way to Absence — but for a good, long stretch, Jurado albums were […]