Archive for August, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Welcome to the sixth episode of AD’s Transmissions podcast, our recurring series of in-depth conversations. In this episode, Jason P. Woodbury sits down with Jesse Jarnow, host of WFMU’s The Frow Show, to discuss his recent book, Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. A decade-spanning look at the Grateful Dead and the culture the band […]

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

In the early 1970s, bandleader Idris Ackamoor formed the Pyramids, blazing a trail that united psychedelia, soul, and jazz, and began to travel the world. The group started in Ohio, at Antioch College, where Ackamoor studied under the tutelage of Cecil Taylor, before relocating to San Francisco, visiting far off lands in between. As the […]

Monday, August 29th, 2016

There’s a case to be made for quality over quantity. Sometimes, bands with decades-long careers offer extensive output, pumping out album after album in an effort to appear relevant and hip. Then there’s Teenage Fanclub. Teenage Fanclub aren’t a supply-and-demand kind of band, and it works in their favor. Formed in 1989, the Scottish group’s output […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

How sweet it is. Johnnie Frierson was the brother of the great Wendy Rene and a fellow member of The Drapels, a group unearthed as part of Light In The Attic Records’ 2012 Wendy Rene singles and rarities compilation. The label now gifts us with the holy word of Frierson – via their reissue of […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Washington State’s Karl Blau has been releasing music for the better part of two decades, much of which has remained under the radar. However, that may be changing. On Introducing Karl Blau, his recently released covers record, we find the artist born again in the light of Cosmic American Music. Covering country and folk greats […]

Friday, August 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 445: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Bongos Ikwue – All Night Long ++ Gabor Szabo – Caravan ++ Allen Hacksaw – Ski Bird ++ Bobby Hutcherson – […]

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Earlier this year, Yep Roc Music Group launched its massive Studio One reissue campaign. Founded in 1954 in Kingston by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, the label practically defined reggae, releasing records by the biggest names in the genre: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Burning Spear, Culture, and […]