Archive for August, 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Percussive exaltation. Enjoy the long weekend. All propers to the Numero Group for the hip a decade ago, via their Good God! Gospel Funk Hymnal compilation. Voices Of Conquest :: O Yes My Lord

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

We’re back. Welcome to the August edition of the Transmissions podcast, just under the wire. We’ve got a great episode this month. First, Aquarium Drunkard’s Mary Sartini Garner sits down with Nate Chinen, author of a new book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century. A longtime New York Times critic and scholar, Chinen’s new […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard every Wednesday at 7pm PST with encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app. SIRIUS 534: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Dent May – Right Down The Line (Gerry Rafferty) ++ Dent May – When Am I Gonna Make A Living […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Last year was a busy one for John Darnielle. In addition to releasing his third book, the spooky and spiritual Universal Harvester, his long-running project the Mountain Goats released its sixteenth studio album, […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Seriously, what was in the water down in Memphis in the ’70s, and how did all the power poppers know where to get a sip? Of course you had Big Star, lead by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, but then you’ve got to contend with Van Duren, Prix, Terry Manning, and the Scruffs, each approaching Anglophile chime […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

From the same folks who brought you Krano’s lost gem Requiescat In Plavem, comes another otherworldly taste of Italian psychedelia: Heart of Snake. Released earlier this year by Maple Death Records, Heart of Snake finds Vincenzo Marando (a Krano contributor) and Alberto Danzi crafting buzzy, gorgeous folk drones. Their compositions, each filling a side of […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Volume Six of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here per its genesis and intention. We return with Los Angeles selector Phil Cho, who can most readily be found in the real world playing around the city via his ongoing night, Floating, at the Melody Lounge in […]