Archive for October, 2014

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Weyes Blood is the project of Natalie Mering. On her latest lp, The Innocents, she has crafted a soundscape that is brighter, clearer, than the murkier, more lo-fi psychedelic outings of past. But that’s not to suggest that the music is any less haunting. After all, on “Hang On,” Mering wakes up in a tomb. […]

Friday, October 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. SIRIUS 362: Count Chocula Intro ++ The Tomko’s – The Spook ++The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The Gories – Casting My Spell ++ The A-Bones – Mum’s The […]

Thursday, October 30th, 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.) While Halloween goes hand in hand with horror, perhaps nothing captures the playfully gruesome spirit of the season quite like a musical horror comedy. But blending laughter, tunes and […]

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

In a few weeks, a six-disc box set celebrating the Velvet Underground’s self-titled third LP will hit shelves. The main draw is the inclusion of The Matrix Tapes — long-awaited, holy grail live recordings from 1969 which we covered a little while back. Somewhat disappointingly, however, is the lack of studio outtakes from The Velvet […]

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Surfacing in the 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene alongside the likes Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk and Eric Anderson was a singer who, if not for his close friendship with the legendary folk hero, you would think was just straight-up copying Dylan. The story goes that in the early 60s David Blue […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lux Interior: inter-dimensional, pan-sexual, time-traveling rock & roll alien. And radio host. As Halloween draws nigh we’re revving up for our annual airing of The Purple Knif Show, the one-off radio program hosted by Lux in 1984 deep in the bowels of Hollywood. As master of ceremonies, Lux runs through his personal archives spinning the […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

“You can’t be wise and in love at the same time.” Bob Dylan said that. It’s probably not true. Not forever, at least. But for the rational — let’s say for the self-contained — the process of falling in love unexpectedly confronts years of hard-won habits and mindsets. Those opening moments, when the plane is […]