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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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#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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#1707: Enough

It was mid-winter break in NYC this past week and the weather was beyond beautiful, especially for February. Being able to get the kids outside and enjoy the sun on my face took my mind off the world’s perceived turmoil and put it back on my own here and now. This mix keeps that in mind with both modern and vintage psychedelia, heavy grooves and funky soul.

Dig new tracks from The Falling Birds, Winstons, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Savage Blush, Sundays & Cybele, Baked and so much more.
Put the earbuds in, find a warm spot and enjoy!

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5 Favorite Records: January 2017

It’s a new year, here’s hoping you’re doing well so far.  Here are my five favorite vinyl records currently in my collection.   Hope you enjoy, if you do please share, and go out in the world and kick some ass.

  1. Beck – Sea Change (2002)
  2. Silberbart – 4 Times Sound Razing (1971)
  3. Charles AlbrightWeight 7″ (2011)
  4. Coke Weed – Mary Weaver (2015)
  5. Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (1975)

#1643: Rehumanize Yourself

One hell of a mixed bag in store for you today, dear listeners. Bits and pieces leftover from a wild week in my life and the world’s madness, cultivated to make you feel like a real person again in the midst of all this “post-truth.”

Vintage and modern psychedelia, blues, garage and soul awaits.

Turn on & get re-tuned.

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5 Favorite Records: December 2016

There have been a lot of dismal things about this year but it’s almost over and there have been some damn fine musical releases.  In my top five are a couple of classic blues-rock records, some newer releases from my favorite labels, and some local Brooklyn boys.  Enjoy and share!

  1. JuJu – s/t (2016)
  2. Fanny Adams – s/t (1971)
  3. Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo (2016)
  4. Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two (1969)
  5. The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say (2016)

#1641: Volunteers

So many aspects of 2016 have been a punch in the gut, and as the year draws to a close there are some folks that warrant a respectful nod. This week’s all about dealing with it, with tunes to help you get through the madness. Nods to the late Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison plus others that have fallen. On the bright side there are some fresh Beyond Beyond is Beyond releases by Sam Kogon and Chocolat. Selections from the bands I’ll be supporting at the next Garageland event as well. Plus a variety of tunes to bang your head to in lieu of banging it against the wall.
We’ll make it through this year stronger than before. Hope this helps.

Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1641: Volunteers

#1635: Fresh Cream (feat. The Falling Birds)

Amid many shades of rock and the blues I welcome The Falling Birds back to the show today. We talk about their new EP, what it was like touring the UK, the bands they’re listening to, and our shared gig coming up at Good Room in Greenpoint (click for more info…)
For all the good stuff from the fellas, head to TheFallingBirds.com

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What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t

It’s no secret that Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond is one of my absolute favorites.  After stumbling upon the radio show of the same name on EVR (now on Viva Radio) a few years ago I’m not ashamed to say  I was smitten.  There have been few labels whose output has turned me on as consistently as BBiB.  It’s remarkable, and a testament to the sharp ears of label bosses Mike & Dom.

Their latest release, the hilariously named Drakkar Nowhere’s self-titled debut, keeps that trend going.  It’s a breezy culmination of varied vintage influences and tight, melodic song arrangements spiced with modern pop touches.

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#1633: Get Off

Started off with some smooth funk and soul this week, then a little softer with blues and folk building to an aural crescendo chock full of big riffs. Fresh tunes, vintage goodies and every trick in between.
New biz from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Thrill Jockey, Sunrise Ocean Bender, Riding Easy Records.
Go on, now. It’s all right.
Get off.

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#1631: Coming Your Way

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!

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#1629: Get A Grip On Yourself

Nine weeks!  Nine weeks it’s been since I’ve been live in the studio, but it was just like riding a bike.  A glitchy, overheated bike.  But familiar, and fun, and good to be live with you all again.

Started out mellow and vintage with classic tracks and a nod to the late, great vibist Bobby Hutcherson. Then moved into modern with new Kikagaku Moyo, Amerikan Bear, Adrien Younge and some Os Noctambulos (a suggestion from my pal Poppa Horton.)

In the second hour it gets meatier, with a few releases from Riding Easy Records (Slow Season, Electric Citizen, Salem’s Pot) mixed with vintage rockers.  There’s even some White Mystery, Blondie, and Heaters in there, just to cover all the bases.

All in all, a great way to spend my morning and I hope a great listen whenever/wherever/whomever you are.  Have a great week and make sure to hit up the replay every Tuesday on AffinityRadio.net!

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#1628: Hot, Funky, & Sweaty

Those three words describe this week in NYC in a nutshell.  Heat index was  sitting at 105 degrees before noon and the power at the BBOX studios went out halfway through the show!  I had the show together ahead of time, powered through, and have a great mix of vintage and modern psych, rock and funk perfect for blasting out a car window or fire escape.

On second thought, maybe keep the windows closed and the air up.

Keep cool, people! Full playlist below->

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#1627: The Fear

Well, here we are.  Both major parties have their nominees and I think the nation is a little depressed about it’s choices.  An air of divisiveness is seeping in everywhere, and people are anxious and afraid.  In other words, this election is no fun at all.

You know what is fun?  This list of tunes.  I’m determined that no matter what direction we move in here in the States that I’m not gonna panic or let it overwhelm me.  All sorts of new and vintage tracks on deck to help out with that, including new releases from the Riding Easy and Beyond Beyond is Beyond imprints.

Fear is the mind killer, it’s said, so let’s rock out and drown out FEAR with NOISE.

Hang in there, we’re gonna be okay.

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OTRRH Redux: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond

Unfortunately I’m unable to be live in the BBOX studio this week!  Everything’s fine, it’s just one of those weekends where life catches up with birthday parties and unexpected workdays, you know the drill.

However, if you have to air a rerun this episode is well worth it.  At the end of 2015 I compiled the releases of my favorite label (and radio show) Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, and did an entire two hours exploring their output from the last three years.  It turned out as an awesome exploration of psychedelic fuzz, and this aired before this 2016’s releases from Eerie Wanda, Our Solar System, and the Myrrors.

So as long as we’re looking back let’s enjoy the trip through this great label’s output. If you like what you hear, check out all things BBiB (including their fantastic Jamscripition program) at BeyondBeyondIsBeyond.com

Full playlist and links to the bands below-> Continue reading OTRRH Redux: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond