FREELANCE FIENDS: “Heavy” 9/20 at Robert Bar w Tony Conquerrah

The first of four special events at ROBERT BAR (104 Bond St, Brooklyn) happening every third Wednesday through the rest of the year.  Come out to Boerum Hill for cocktail specials as I’m joined by fellow fiend Tony Conquerrah (Shanty Town) for loud psychedelia, hard rock, punk, heavy funk and breakbeats to keep your blood hot.

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Next month? HALLOWS with guest Frank Ramos

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#1729: Mirror Of Illusion

The chatter in our information age feels intolerable.
On one hand, it brings to light issues that’ve been ignored for too long. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like our minds are meant to process information this fast. Who could blame you for feeling overwhelmed?

Much love to folks in Houston this week. Here are some tunes to stop thinking about things for a couple hours.

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#1728: Even With The Pills

Feeling a little stressed?  The pills ain’t gonna help, not really.  Let’s get the aural fix.  The musical solution.

Among other things, we’ve got fresh releases from Dustin Lovelis, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Porno Wolves and some serious vintage riffery.

Good luck out there.  Keep your head up.

Full playlist below->

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#1727: Daylight Ripoff

For the first time in a long time the U.S. put aside differences for a brief moment to watch the sun go dark.  A cosmic event and a moment for reflection on where we fit in to the world and beyond.  It didn’t last long but it was nice to know so many people were enjoying something together.

The title of this week’s show reflects the cynicism that creeps back in after such moments, and as we move forward I thought we could explore the recent sounds of psych, garage and more.  Every song in this set was made after 2014, with many being new releases this year.  Hope you enjoy, and that this can suffice as another small moment where we enjoy something together.

Links to all the bands and full playlist below->

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#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.

Full playlist below->

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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 LIVE at Robert Bar 7/19

I love vintage rock but there’s a bunch of new rock in the underground as well and I really enjoy sharing both with new ears.

That’s the goal on Weds July 19th, 8pm – 12am at Robert Bar (104 Bond St in Brooklyn) where along with their menu of great custom cocktails I’ll be slinging Old Time Religion fare live on the decks.  Classic psych and rock alongside their newer counterparts.  Come have a drink and let’s bang heads, shall we?

Freelance Fiends BBOX Summer Special

Back in early 2013 I started my live stint on BBOX Radio and met, among many creative and cool people, these two badasses. Over the years Tony and Frank have filled in, co-hosted and teamed up with me live and since we’re all on different stations now we decided to team up again for an all-vinyl summer session.

Wanna join in? All you gotta do is attune to our old stomping grounds, BBOXRadio.com, on Saturday July 15th. We’ll be spinning all sorts of wax in the summer heat, starting at 10pmEST and going til we get tired.

Hook up with us at the FB event -> https://www.facebook.com/events/1484187354972068??ti=ia

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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OTRRH Redux: Silly Love/Cast A Spell

#1422: Silly Love
Love can be extremely restorative or intensely destructive, and everything in between. This set isn’t exactly all about that, but the songs go out to all the folks I know who are afflicted on both sides of the spectrum. Enjoy and share, and hang in there!
original airdate: 5/28/2014

#1424 Cast A Spell
Tonight’s just a mixed bag of great tunes to enjoy in the warm weather. Soul, heavy blues, psychedelic, a little reggae. Don’t be afraid to rock out.
original airdate: 6/11/2014

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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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Not a gospel show. Psychedelic, soul, hard rock vintage rarities & their modern offspring. LIVE every Sat 10:30amEST BBOXRadio.com & Tues 10pmUK AffinityRadio.net!