Archive for October, 2015

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

It’s Halloween. If there was ever a time to celebrate the sonic aesthetics of filmmaker/composer John Carpenter…well, this is it. Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981), Prince of Darkness (1987), Dark Star (1974), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982) and beyond. Go ahead — rev up those dark synths and play this while you […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015

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 409: Intro ++ The Tomko’s – The Spook ++The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The Gories – Casting My Spell ++ The A-Bones – Mum’s The Word ++ […]

Friday, October 30th, 2015

(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.) Another October, another opportunity to discuss horror films in detail and be taken semi-seriously. Halloween is a time to feel comfortable speaking in public about otherwise obscure subgenres, such […]

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Lin Culbertson and Tom Surgal, known to experimental music fans as New York City improv duo White Out, have a long, extensive list of collaborators, including Jim O’Rourke, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Carlos Giffoni, and C Spencer Yeh. Collaboration is a key component of the group’s discography, spread out over the last 20 years. For […]

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Pharoah Sanders with accompaniment via Paul Asrlanian, on harmonium, in an Abandoned Tunnel. San Francisco (Marin Headlands – close to the Golden Gate Bridge), 1982.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

It’s late October, and we’re breathing chill, autumnal air, damp with death and lit by the blood moon. During these darkest of nights we while away our witching hours and pay homage to our devils. We reflect on fear itself, and what we realize to be the most frightening is not the bogeys, demons, and […]

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Nearly two decades into their career, it makes sense that Drive-by Truckers would be releasing another live album, their first since 2000’s Alabama Ass Whuppin’. Given that their catalog has grown to ten studio albums, there’s a wealth of material to pull from. But 2015 has been an interesting year for Patterson Hood of DBT […]