Category Archives: Episode Archive

#1726: Guess I’m Dumb

Frustration and anxiety are at an all-time high and boiled over in the southern United States this weekend.  Rhetoric in regards to North Korea is beyond depressing.  Folks are rattled, upset, indignant and outraged on “many sides.”  And Glen Campbell died!

Man.

When the world gets this way I’ve always turned to music to help me sort it out.  This week’s show tackles it head on with some serious heavy headbangers, some chill cosmic flotation and a tribute to ol’ Glen.

Look out for brand new tunes! Powerpop from Andy Gabbard (Buffalo Killers), electronic psychedelia from Ancient Ocean (BBiB), rowdy punk from The Two Tens, sweet ’70s blues from Strange Majik and a lot more.

Try and keep your chin up this week and follow comic Steve Simeone on Twitter ’cause he’s a nice dude.

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#1725: Face The Day

As my own summer vacation wraps up it’s time to look back through the last few weeks and see what I’m left with, music-wise. Leftovers from the Freelance Fiend events, new releases and reissues of some serious classics are the pool that this week’s episode draws from. All-vinyl, good for a hot day in a strange summer! Stay cool out there…

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#1724: Exotic Blood (feat. Cinema Cinema)

Join me as I sit down with Brooklyn’s Cinema Cinema (in a very breezy room) and chat about their new album, what influences their experimental leanings, life on the road in Europe and much more. Peppered throughout you’ll hear heavy tunes from local NYC rockers and worldwide sonic experimenters!

The band’s latest release, “Man Bites Dog,” is available in all formats at CinemaCinemaBand.com

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#1723: Last Minute

Putting together a weekly two-hour show takes time and just a wee bit of inspiration.  Sometimes you’re running short on both of those, and you have to throw it together.  Here’s to the folks cramming it in before the finish line.

(P.S. I’m spinning rock n roll 8pm to midnight at Robert Bar in Brooklyn on July 19th.  Come on down if you’re in NYC and say Hi!)

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FREELANCE FIENDS BBOX SUMMER SPECIAL (pt. 1 & 2)

Back at our old BBOX Radio stomping grounds, Frank Ramos, Tony Conquerrah and I reunited for an all-vinyl special of summer sounds from rock, disco, funk, world, psych and more. Ideal for throwing windows open and getting the neighborhood involved. SWEAT BABY SWEAT

OTRRH Redux: Am I Still Dreaming?/Magic Me

#1438: Am I Still Dreaming?/
Are you? Dunno. But this grab bag of vintage rock & soul is so good, you may be left wondering. Give yourself a pinch, enjoy & share.
original airdate: 9/17/2014

#1439: Magic Me
I had a hard time articulating the vibe of tonight’s show. Airy? Stoned? Cosmic? Can’t quite place it. But it’s fun as hell, and I’d like to think it’s the perfect soundtrack to driving down a dark road with the stars all around. Hope you dig it.
original airdate: 9/24/2014

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#1722: Ego Trip

Ah, that summer sauna has begun in NYC. Maybe it’s the heat or the extra exposed flesh but people here and around the world are starting to act a bit overconfident, even a little volatile.

Lots of big riffs and future guitar gods to reflect that bombast in this all-vinyl escapade.  It’s also the season for bands to hit the road, and this week features many groups that are currently on tour (The Well, Winstons, Salem’s Pot, Sam Kogon, Slow Season, Nopes).

Much love to all those folks out on the road and much love to all the folks having a tough time keeping a cool head.  Have a great week!

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#1721: Changes In Nature

The OG comedic Batman series sits in the back of my head always, a huge cultural touchpoint of the silliest caliber that anyone with a tv from 1966 to 1996 has probably seen and noone ever forgets. Rest easy, Adam West. This episode is peppered with a few of his most ridiculous clips.

Music-wise there’s a lot of vintage tracks that go on for a bit, plenty of room to stretch out with soul and funk, and a focus on some of the modern outliers that have come my way but not gotten much attention so far. The idea behind this one is transition, of taking the time to register your own changes in nature. Good luck!

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#1720: Lord Of Garbage

“This isn’t about what is . . . it’s about what people think is. It’s all imaginary anyway. That’s why it’s important. People only fight over imaginary things.” – Neil Gaiman

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#1719: Switch Opens

A rough week for losses in the rock world. This week has a bit of a country & blues tinge to it in honor of the late Gregg Allman and also a highlight of the bands playing this week’s Chris Cornell tribute brought to you by Rocker Stalker and myself (info below.) Still plenty of garage and psych nuggets for you to sink in to. Have a great week and keep it LOUD.

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#1718: Melting Pot

It was a good week for vinyl but another messed up week in the world.

Nothing but wax this week, pulled from a ton of pre-orders arriving in the mail and a fun trip to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair. New stuff from Riding Easy Records’ “Brown Acid” kicks it off, along with new releases from Hydromedusa, Sharkmuffin, and two from Greenway Records. Of course there’s also a nod to Chris Cornell’s untimely passing.  To top it all off there’s a hearty helping of soul and funk to heal your worried mind and move your worried hips.

Keep it weird.
Keep it loud.
Keep the faith, Manchester.

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#1717: The Fuzz

Modern times demand modern jams so today’s episode is all about new music (from the last year or so.) Psychedelic, Garage Rock & Punk factor in along with some heavier voyages as well, overall an aural journey over the last 12 months in psych music and our mad, modern world.

Featuring new jams from the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Eiderdown Records, Exploding In Sound, Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern, Thrill Jockey, Ripple Music & Magnetic Eye labels + so much more.

Keep your head down and your eyes open. Keep it weird, keep it loud.

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#1716: Riff Raff

It’s been another busy week and here in NYC spring has hit a cool spot, ie we’re stuck at 60 degrees and below. It’s throwing people off, it seems, and the vibe has been a little…wild?

That’s the mood going in to this week’s mix, an all-vinyl amalgam cobbled together from the WFMU record fair, BOMP records mail-order and some neglected piles already in my collection (plus a slightly tipsy tape echo). Reflections on feeling rough and how that’s okay, and stepping up despite the trouble everywhere you look. Perhaps this set can help you revive, reset, or rekindle some fighting spirit to keep pushing on til the weather clears.

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#1715: The Way Down (feat. Skunkmello)

My guests this week are the fellas from blues-rock band Skunkmello. They were nice enough to have me over to their rehearsal space in midtown Manhattan as we talk influences, tour experiences and new material in the pipeline. Scattered throughout you’ll hear classic and modern blues influences and enough guitar licks to keep any gearhead happy.

Let me know what you think on Twitter: @OTR_RadioHour and here’s where you keep up with all things Skunkmello:

Bandcamp / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube or all in one place at Skunkmello.com

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