This week I paid a small tribute to the late Dave Pike at the top of the show, then settled in to a set of warm folk and blues. All this led to my interview with local Brooklyn band The Falling Birds ahead of their CMJ show at the Black Bear in Williamsburg (10/17, $5 cover) and their upcoming UK tour. I talk with Dave & Steve about how they got started, their new EP and what it’s like in the NYC music scene. Enjoy the show, and check them out at TheFallingBirds.com.
Listen on the Mixcloud player below or on Spreaker.
Just the Interview:
or watch it here:
Full playlist after the jump-> Continue reading #1537: Shattering Live Experience (feat. The Falling Birds)
After last week’s hard rock show and with all this rain in NYC I needed some soul, man. The first hour is all sweet soul music, vintage & modern, to stave off the chill with some warm tones.
Now, in the second hour I had to mix it up. I of course have some great psych tracks from Beyond Beyond is Beyond records (Annique Monet, the new Midday Veil) along with a highlight of women in psychedelia.
I was lucky enough to catch up on phone with Riding Easy Records artists Electric Citizen ahead of their upcoming gigs at St. Vitus with Pentagram. In the last half hour we talk about their busy tour schedule, signing to Riding Easy, and what’s next for the band. Many thanks to them for taking the time to chat with me, make sure to go see them 10/5-10/6 when they hit Brooklyn. Ticket details and more about the band at www.ElectricCitizenBand.com
Just the Interview:
Continue reading #1536: Out There (feat. Electric Citizen)
Today is ROCK day! All rock and roll, old and new, including a track from Heaters new release on Beyond Beyond is Beyond. And of course, it’s always a treat to hear from Ann of Mother Feather who came by to talk the band’s upcoming Pop Cock Rocktober residency at Rockwood Music Hall (every Friday in October at midnight) and their new record deal with Metal Blade records! Congrats to Ann and the whole Mother Feather crew, and many thanks to her for stopping by once again.
Unbunch your panties, grab a sock full of quarters and start swinging. It’s time to freakin’ ROCK.
Just the Interview:
Here’s the Spreaker link, check out the playlist below!
Continue reading #1535: Rock N Roll Star (feat. Ann Courtney of Mother Feather)
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This week’s all about transitions. The transition from summer to autumn, namely, and all the changes that come with it.
We took some time to highlight some great labels (Sunrise Ocean Bender, Riding Easy Records, Cardinal Fuzz) and of course I threw some great selections from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond in there. Full playlist after the jump.
Lotsa fuzz this week, see you next time and hope all your transitions are smooth.
…or get your Spreaker on… Continue reading #1534: Move With The Season
After a friend mentioned the new format would be perfect “lazy Saturday music” I decided to start this week’s show off mellow and build up to the hard stuff. On our second foray into mixing new and old there’s a lot on the table. From local Brooklyn rockers (The Tye Trybe, The London Souls) to more standard fare like the Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath, it’s a feast for the ears. Dig in and fill up.
Full playlist below, and here’s the link for the SPREAKERS!
Continue reading #1533: Life’s An Elevator
Very often I find vinyl records in stacks as I’m walking around Brooklyn. The quantity, quality and condition vary each time but I always take whatever it is home. The selection tends to be a lot of vintage folk, soundtracks and classical music. Over the past 4 years I’ve probably gotten a hold of over 200 vinyl LPs this way. Continue reading Random Access Transmissions: TRANS1.00000.01.0
Thanks to all who listened in on the 2 hour premiere of the revamped OTRRH! It was one wild ride across all genres, spinning new music and old and trying to connect the dots between past and present. Playlist is below, just hit play and get some good Labor Day vibes!
…right here, Spreaker peeps…
Don’t forget to check out OTRRH on AffinityRadio.net every Tuesday night, 10pmUK/5pmEST!
Continue reading #1532: Forever Heavy
If you haven’t listened in a while, you may wonder why there’s no show tonight. If you have been listening then you’re likely tired of hearing it: OTRRH is moving to a new time!
Starting this weekend (9/5) every Saturday morning at BBOXRadio.com, I’ll be doing a two-hour show starting at 10:30am EST. All of the vintage cuts you’re used to will still be there, but I’m also including more modern tracks that hearken back to older influences (a la my Throwback to Tomorrow specials.)
My hope is that two hours every week will leave room for more guest hosts and artist interviews as well. Want to sound off about the changes? Hit me up, as always, at my Twitter.
Thanks for sticking with me this far, hope you enjoy the ride from here on out!
OTRRH on Wednesday nights is no more after this one, folks. But don’t worry. I’ll be back on Saturday, 9/5 with a brand new two-hour show live on BBOX Radio.
The set tonight was surprisingly subdued in tempo, but you can’t lose with a nice mix of vintage blues, psychedelic and so much soul. Enjoy, tell your friends, and I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks.
Playlist after the jump…
…and if Spreaker‘s more your speed…
Continue reading #1531: Changing Arranging
As I gear up to move slots I thought I’d take one show and focus on my favorite block of time, roughly 1967-1971. I stray a bit, but blame the heat I say. Lots of psychedelic pop and folksy garage with some soul thrown in for flavor. Enjoy, and tell a friend…
Stay cool if you can.
…and for the Spreaker folks… Continue reading #1530: My Wild Love
Tonight I wanted to try something a little different, less talk and a more organic set. It’s been a hot, sweaty, tiring week for me and this set reflects that hazy feeling. I do have some news below, but first…
…press play for steamy set goodness…
…or, if you please, get down with the Spreaker…
Continue reading #1529: Wake Me, Shake Me
After a long holiday I’m back in Brooklyn and LIVE in the BBOX studios with the latest installment of my series celebrating modern artists with vintage influences. Between what I receive from labels and what I discover during my many Bandcamp forays, there is a lot of fun stuff to choose from. Modern psych, soul, stoner rock and punk is all represented and it’s one hell of a trip. Always happy to have all of you along for the ride.
Check out the links to the artists in the playlist below and support these great acts and labels by spending your hard-earned dollars on some great tunes!
Just press play…
…or if you dig Spreaker instead…
Continue reading #1528: Throwback To Tomorrow Vol. 3
Last summer I ran a special 6-part series covering the progression of popular music between 1960-1979. I’m on the road for the next two days so tonight I’ll be rerunning the episode on 1968, but I’ll include all 6 episodes after the jump for you to listen at your leisure.
Hope you enjoy, have a great week and I’ll see you next Weds with a new LIVE episode!
Continue reading OTRRH REDUX: Timeline 1960-1979
I’m on the last leg of my vacation, so no theme tonight. Just a random selection of cool vintage tunes that I love! See you again live at the BBOX studios in two weeks…
…here’s that sweet Spreaker link…