Archive for October, 2016

Monday, October 31st, 2016

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck isn’t especially geared toward nostalgia. Since the pioneering alternative group disbanded in 2011, Buck has operated at a prolific clip. He’s released a string of vinyl-only solo albums on the venerable Mississippi Records label, played with the Baseball Project, and worked with Joseph Arthur. Recently, his band Filthy Friends — featuring Corin Tucker […]

Friday, October 28th, 2016

(In October of 2008 we flipped the script on our Sevens column with Politiko, focusing solely on political songs until the general election. It’s now 2016…and we’re back.) “It all started at the border / and that’s still where it is today / someone killed Ramon Casiano / and the killer got away.” The opening […]

Friday, October 28th, 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 454: Count Chucula – Intro ++ Bob Mcfadden & Dor – The Mummy ++ The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The Tomko’s – The Spook ++ The Gories […]

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Tomorrow sees the limited theatrical release of my first feature film, Shangri-La Suite. It tells the story of two lovers-on-the-run during the summer of 1974. Their names: Jack Blueblood and Karen Bird. Their aim: to kill Elvis Presley. It stars Emily Browning, Luke Grimes, Avan Jogia and Ron Livingston (as the King). Burt Reynolds narrates. […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Dylan Golden Aycock has been running the Scissor Tail Editions label out of Tulsa, OK for several years now, releasing treasures both old (Bruce Langhorne’s incredible Hired Hand soundtrack) and new (Chuck Johnson’s masterful Blood Moon Boulder). Aycock steps out from behind the scenes for Church of Level Track, his debut full-length, and ably proves […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

“You’re moving so fast, but baby you know not where”. – Wings, “Wild Life” I’m Bored, a mixtape courtesy of our friend Jess Rotter, whose new book of illustrations by the same name was just published via Hat & Beard Press. Jess, in her own words, below. This collection of jams is set on turtle […]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Recently, science fiction author Jack Womack took a break from his near constant political watchdogging to tweet a quick reminder: “I don’t believe in Flying Saucers; I do believe in people who believe in them.” The tweet was more than just an offhand clarification. It’s something of a defining statement from Womack, and necessary to […]