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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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#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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#1714: Keep The Beat (feat. Winstons)

Winstons are a two-piece roots/garage rock outfit based in Brooklyn.  Guitarist/singer Lou Nutting & drummer/singer Ben Brock Wilkes lay out bare-bones rockers with serious soul and bring that raucous energy to every live show.  They were nice enough to sit down with me and chat about touring, the benefits of a small band and their future plans after the release of their excellent 7″, Without You, available now on Warhen Records.  Great tracks abound as well with songs from the entire Winstons catalog and from some of their favorite artists, plus a few of my own selections including new tracks from White Mystery & Strange Majik.

Many thanks to Ben and Lou for putting up with my constant nervous laugh, and if you haven’t seen them live then it’s time to stop missing out.  Fill that hole at their next live show:  Saturday, April 29th w. Matt Vasquez at Rough Trade.

Follow Winstons: Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube or all-in-one at http://www.WinstonsBand.com

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#1713: Wandering Light

Apparently spring’s arrival has me in the mood for pops and crackles because all I wanna do is spin vinyl right now.  Much like my recent KPISS appearance (thanks again to Sheri and to Tony for bringing the heat) and last week’s show, this week is all-vinyl and almost no talk.  It’s a weird and warm just like spring in NYC, hope that it adds something to your sunny day and if it does, tell a friend!

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#1712: The Illusion Crawls

Gorgeous weather in NYC and with no kids around this week I’ve been soaking in music for the past few days. This set’s a little different than usual in that it’s 100% all-vinyl and I hardly talk at all. To share in this dreamy week of mine I figured I’d let you sit back and enjoy the ride, a mix of old and new with that nice vinyl fuzz enveloping it.

Big love to KPISS, Radio Free Brooklyn, the Rodent Hour, Cinema Cinema, Tony Conquerrah, Skunkmello, Winstons & my pal Frank for making spring’s debut week so badass!

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KPISS Takeover Special (FULL VERSION)

KPISS.fm is a local internet radio station nestled away in an alleyway shopping 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!

#1711: New You

Back on track finally after being too sick to put a show together last week, and as I had to recover slowly this episode starts out a little mellow and then builds up to the full cacophony. New music from The Falling Birds, Elkhorn and White Hills and all the vintage gold you don’t know you love yet. Thanks for hanging with me, hope you dig the tunes!

Remember, next week there’s a lot happening:
– Sunday April 9th, Old Time Religion takes over KPISS.fm in Bushwick for an extended special, 3-7pm EST

-Monday April 10th, I’ll be guest-hosting The Rodent Hour with special guests Cinema Cinema 8pm EST on Radio Free Brooklyn.

-Tuesday April 11th, Brand new episode on Affinity Radio 5pm EST/10pm UK

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#1710: Almost Grown

Chuck Berry finally shuffled off at the age of 90 this week and as a St. Louis native myself it’s sad to see him go. The first half hour today is all about sneaking a peek at some of his influence. Rest easy to one the most influential figures in rock and roll!

The rest of this week gives some love to Sly Stone for his birthday, Thin Lizzy for being Irish, some hard rockers and psych freakouts and BRAND NEW tracks from Sun Abduction, Pontiak, Entrance, Stuyedeyed, Kung Funghi, & Prana Crafter.  There’s even a preview of Riding Easy Records’ new Brown Acid comp!

Something for everybody is what I’m getting at. I’m gonna put my adult cares aside for a bit and rock out. Care to join me?

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#1709: A Little Touch Of Gravity

Bad weather’s bearing down on NYC this week so I’m bringing the psychedelic vibes to cushion the blow.  This set starts out with a shout out to badass women then heads into the atmosphere with some extended tracks and FUZZ FOR DAYS!

Featuring the premiere of the new White Mystery single plus brand new music from Stuyedeyed, Baked, The Black Doldrums, Dire Wolves, Sundays & Cybele, & the Black Delta Movement. And of course the blend of vintage and modern fuzz you’ve come to expect.
Bundle up, put your back to the wind and prepare to be blown away!

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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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#1706: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (feat. Baked)

About a year ago I stumbled on Baked’s first LP, Debt, on Bandcamp and was immediately hooked by their mix of melodic psych, muscular shoe gaze and grungy fuzz.

I was lucky enough to meet up with their singer/guitarist R.J. Gordon last week to talk about the release of the second LP Farnham, his history as a touring musician and sound engineer, and a whole host of other random topics. Peppered throughout are tracks from both records by Baked plus new stuff from local BK acts mixed with some vintage noise for flavor. It was a laid back time and I enjoyed myself a lot. I hope that you do, too. If you do, please, tell a friend.

Check out Baked at their release show, and follow them on the web:

BANDCAMP / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER

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#1705: Out Of My Reality

Gotta get a grip, people. Gotta stay grounded. Here’s how I do it.

Vintage treats galore from funk to punk and new stuff from Ty Segall, The Falling Birds, Winstons. Plus a smattering of garage, psychedelic, hard rock and more from recent decades. It’s a wild mix full of everything from grit to bubblegum, but it can help ease the stress and keep your mind straight.

Eyes up and stay cool out there, folks.

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#1704: Too Many Fictions

Life can be exhausting.

With so much up in the air these days I find myself more and more grateful for music that can express my feelings on multiple levels. One artist who contributed more than I even knew was the recently departed John Wetton. From his work on my favorite King Crimson records to the myriad of songs I love but didn’t even realize he had a credit on, he contributed so much to modern progressive music that I found it worth taking time out in the middle of this episode to spend on remembering his legacy.

It’s not all a eulogy, though. Surrounding Wetton’s work you’ll find some seriously wild psychedelia stirred together with heavy blues and a punk flourish for the finish. Consider these tunes to help remember the truth of our modern life: while we want so many things to be certain and objectively true it’s often the case that, without diligence, our idea of what’s absolute is still riddled with too many fictions.

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#1701: See Right Through (feat. Sun Abduction)

I saw Sun Abduction play live back in November at Garage Land, and on a recent freezing evening I was invited to their Bushwick practice space for a talk with lead singer and songwriter Zach Koenig ahead of their upcoming EP release.

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