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
Continue reading FREELANCE FIENDS BBOX SUMMER SPECIAL (pt. 1 & 2)
KPISS.fm is a local internet radio station nestled away in an alleyway shipping container in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Sheri, the manager, and I were introduced by a mutual friend and she runs the place with DIY ambition and punk sneer through and through. She was kind enough to let me and my pal Tony Conquerrah take over for a few hours and the result was, well, LOUD.
The mix had all the usual Old Time Religion markers: Classic rock, heavy riffs and punk madness along with psychedelia of all stripes, and even some funk and global grooves. Just press play above for the full archive!
Big thanks to Sheri and KPISS for having me on, and to Tony for the deck support. Full playlist coming soon!
We’ve all been saying it; 2016 was a rough one. Some have pointed out, however, that when the world seems at it’s darkest is the time when good music starts clawing it’s way out into the world. I’ll be damned if those folks weren’t right.
This week’s an extended review of 2016 but not just my favorite albums. It’s everything I’ve dug up from my unending search for new music; weird one-offs, bedroom tapes, promo singles, you name it. Some of it you’ve heard before, some you likely won’t hear again. Incidentally, a lot of it came from right here in NYC. But it was all of it released in 2016, a year I’ll remember for it’s goddamn great soundtrack.
A note: After 4 years, this is my final show on my long time home at Brooklyn’s BBOX Radio. You can still hear new episodes starting in 2017, every Tuesday night (5pmEST/10pmGMT) on AffinityRadio.net broadcasting out of Kent, U.K.
Big love to some great labels this year: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond; Riding Easy; Sunrise Ocean Bender; Thrill Jockey; Dizzybird; Fat Possum; Stolen Body; Greenway Records; Magnetic Eye; Stow House; Cardinal Fuzz; Captchca Records; and all the others I’m sure that I’m somehow forgetting.
Full playlist below with links to the bands and their albums so you can nab this great stuff for yourself–> Continue reading #1647: Ridin’ On (BBOX Series Finale)
Last Thanksgiving weekend my friend Frank Ramos and I decided to combine our shows for an extended aural trip we dubbed “Split The Decks” and we liked it so much we’re giving it another go.
The rules are simple: Neither of us knows what the other one is bringing, there’s no set theme, and we switch decks back and forth making selections based on the previous song.
This time we went through a wide range of funk, classic rock and pop, post-punk and even experimental ambient. Both musical explorers in our own right, Frank and I aren’t afraid to get a little weird and this set’s variety showcases that very well. Something for everyone!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1642: Split The Decks 2016 feat. Frank Ramos
Get out the greasepaint, squeeze into some leather and latex and get ready to bang your head this Halloween!
I’m a big fan of big riffs but don’t always get to go as heavy on the live show, but with Halloween on the horizon this episode is the exception. Tune in for a 3 hour HEAVY special featuring vintage heavy blues & proto-metal and modern tracks ranging from blues to doom, all with riffage in mind! And I couldn’t pay tribute to riffs down the ages without paying special tribute to Riding Easy Records so look out for a lot of their artists in today’s lineup.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1638: Hell On Wheels (Heavy Halloween Special)
It’s a long one, so I split it into two parts:
Back in June of 2012 when I started Old Time Religion as a podcast to send to my friends, I never thought it’d last this long. All of the music discovered and friends to share it with over the last four years have enriched my life in a lot of ways, and I’m glad to meet up with all of you each week and jam to some great music.
This week’s special runs the gamut: Four hours of vintage tracks from all genres and modern bands bringing the old sounds into the present and beyond. Every label I’ve shouted out is represented here, and no matter your taste there’s something to tickle your fancy. Hell, maybe you’ll find you had a ticklish spot you didn’t know about.
Thanks for the support these last few years, and here’s to hundreds more shows spent with you!
Insane full playlist below-> Continue reading #1634: Time Has Come Today (200th Episode)
So much music and so little time! Since we have an extra day in our weekend here in the U.S. I thought a three hour special was in order. Focusing on mostly rock, with a special emphasis on new stuff from my favorite labels. Along with the normal vintage fare, look out for treats from the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Stickman, Dizzybird, Stolen Body, Magnetic Eye, and Riding Easy imprints. Covering all angles from breezy to heavy, it’s the perfect soundtrack for the discerning rocker basking in backyard leisure. Have a great weekend, enjoy and share!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1631: Coming Your Way
Life’s hard enough without it being gloomy all the time, but this spring in NYC has been cold, rainy and windy so far and I needed to clear my head. So another 3 hour special was in order, filled with warm psych and a dash of soul and heavy riffs.
Along with the vintage fare keep your ears perked for new tracks from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, Mondo Drag, Amerikan Bear, New Planet Trampoline, local boys KDH and lots more.
Have a great week, spring’s on it’s way….?
Full tracklist below-> Continue reading #1613: Waiting For The Sun
There was just too much music this week, man. Fortunately the time opened up and here we are with 3 hours of hard vintage riffs, soaring psychedelic journeys and balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. Keep an ear out for new tracks from previous OTRRH guests Strange Majik and Mother Feather, a sneaky preview of a new release from Sunrise Ocean Bender, another toke from the new Mondo Drag, and nods to the legends Keith Emerson & George Martin who left this world in recent days. I promise you, this is one for the records books.
Tune in, turn on, trip out! Full playlist here-> Continue reading #1610: Living, Breathing