Archive for June, 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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 486: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Quincy Jones – Hummin’ ++ Harare – Give ++ Jingo – Keep Holding On (pt. 1) ++ Dwight Sykes – Bye ++ […]

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

At the height of the swinging ’60s, Lynn Castle was a barber to the stars. Del Shannon, members of the The Monkees and the Byrds, Sonny and Cher, Neil Young, and more, Castle groomed them all, indulging in the cultural moment when the country embraced long locks on men and women alike. Nicknamed “The Lady […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Built on a foundation of altered/mutated bass clarinet and synthesizer, the sound of Portland’s Golden Retriever evokes vast expanses. Though the core of the project remains Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff, those expanses get even wider with Rotations, the duo’s forthcoming album. Out July 28 via Thrill Jockey, it features a maximized approach, incorporating the […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On its new record IV, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple expands and blooms. Inspired by Brian Wilson’s “Teenage Symphonies to God,” the record spans generations, featuring Joni Mitchell bassist Max Bennett, the legendary […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Looking for a thread connecting some of the year’s best records, from Joan Shelley to Wooden Wand’s Clipper Ship, Brokeback’s Illinois River Valley Blues to Michael Chapman’s 50? Look to guitarist James Elkington. For the last couple years, the UK-born, Chicago-based musician’s been everywhere, playing with Steve Gunn, Lætitia Sadier, Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and many more. Now, Elkington adds another record […]

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Silver Bullet Band this is not. While the masses may associate Seger with 1970s Motor City rock & roll and Chevy commercials, others champion the underrated, pre-stardom garage rock of The Bob Seger System and The Last Heard. Yet few are aware that in 1971, following the dissolution of the Seger System, the artist attempted […]

Monday, June 26th, 2017

“This the story of one of rock’s great mavericks, and it began in the quiet Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in 1941.” And so it began… Courtesy of the BBC, and narrated by John Peel, the following 1997 film documents the late Don Van Vliet’s artistic journey from meeting Frank Zappa in high school, through […]