Archive for February, 2016

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band’s new double album, The Rarity of Experience, is out Friday via the increasingly trustworthy No Quarter Records. No surprise from Forsyth at this point: it’s a fantastic record, and to boot, his most daring yet. We recently caught up with the Philadelphia man to discuss the album, the […]

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Ornette Coleman assembled To Whom Who Keeps A Record in 1975 for release in Japan only. He sequenced this batch of unused compositions and alternate takes to spell out a message via track list: “music always brings goodness to us all, unless one has some other motive for its use.” I am firmly of the belief […]

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

A slice of 1982. A vignette courtesy of the late WNEW FM – New York, NY. NEW YORK (AP) — For 32 years, it was the place where rock lived. WNEW-FM once ruled as the nation’s premier rock station, boasting an influence that extended far beyond its Manhattan-based signal. (WNEW) was rock ‘n’ roll: John […]

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Last summer Paradise of Bachelors introduced the Nova Scotia quartet Nap Eyes to a wider audience with the US release of their debut album, Whine of the Mystic. The band has seemingly grown by leaps and bounds between laying down that record and their recently released sophomore offering, the excellent Thought Rock Fish Scale. Sounding […]

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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 424: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ William Sheller – Exitissimo ++ Petalouda – What You Can Do In Your Life ++ The Limiñanas – 3 Migas 2000 […]

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

This mix picks up where All Roads Lead To Red: A Pedal Steel Mixtape / Tribute left off, delving deeper into the sessionography of the Velvet Hammer, Orville “O.J” “Red” Rhodes. While perhaps best known as Michael Nesmith’s musical foil on the former Monkee’s 1970s country rock masterpieces, Red also played steel on countless LA […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

“Fred’s an endangered species. Like his dolphins, he’s just trying to keep from getting caught and made to perform at Sea World.” – Jerry Jeff Walker An elusive shadow of the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk scene, Fred Neil more or less left the music world altogether in the early 70s, instead devoting the rest of […]