Archive for July, 2017

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Through bragging, a lot of early-day American heroes sprang up. Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, all those mythic guys emerged from the fantastic “tall tales,” mostly based on macho bravado and superhuman strength. Pecos Bill dug the Rio Grande with his bare hands. Paul Bunyan uprooted mighty trees and drank whole lakes in a single sitting. […]

Monday, July 31st, 2017

If avoiding the spotlight were an artform, Baltimore’s Elijah Forrest, who performs as Terrors, is expert in its craft. His recordings are spread throughout limited edition split cassette tape releases, usually with strange phonetic titles difficult to define or comprehend. And in terms of priorities, his heart seems more invested in his other project, Lolly […]

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Folk / glitter / spaceman / plastic soul / mainstream pop icon and beyond, David Bowie transcended – no matter the genre or medium. The following collage is comprised of an hour’s worth of oddities and curios spanning a half century, unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed / 1966-2016

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Transmitting to us via Paris is the one-woman band Théorème. Imagine 60s Yé-yé cryogenically frozen, thawed into 80s industrial no-wave, frosted again, and now set loose into the wild as something wholly new. This is some shit to get on terms with. Her debut lp, L’appel Du Midi à Midi Pile, was released late last […]

Friday, July 28th, 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 489: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Brian Eno – No One Receiving ++ Talking Heads – I Zimbra ++ Arthur Russell – Make 1, 2 ++ 6ix […]

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Michael Nau’s latest long player, Some Twist, finds the Maryland native following the breezy, off-kilter charm of last year’s Mowing, his solo debut. And that is to say it’s great. Album opener “Good Thing” bursts with the gleaming originality that has come to define Nau and his wife Whitney McGraw’s collective work as Cotton Jones, […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

While there may not be quite as many highs as from her California days, there’s still much to be gleaned from Joni Mitchell’s often overlooked post-Mingus period. Even her more forgettable albums from the 1980s offer something to behold, while the mid-1990s volley of Turbulent Indigo and Taming The Tiger have aged surprisingly well. Yet it […]