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
Full playlist below, baby-> Continue reading #1714: Keep The Beat (feat. Winstons)
We’ve been watching him for years. As he laid performance after performance out for all to see, his songs accompanying all manner of moments across our lives. When David Bowie passed on last week I was shocked, but as the week wore on I was also taken aback by the immense outpouring of grief and love directed towards the man himself and his work. Two hours isn’t adequate, but it’s all I had so here goes…
Special thanks to my pal and BBOX cohort Tom Ragu for coming by and contributing a special mix for today’s show!
If you’re outside of the US you can listen to this episode here:
…or you can listen anywhere on Spreaker…playlist below…
Continue reading #1601: Watch That Man
This episode’s all about getting catharsis after a troubling and terrifying week for humankind. The nuts-and-bolts are some great soul, psych old and new, and all with a mind towards exploring the emotions and sentiments that get dredged up in an age of terrorism and social media.
Trust me, it’s not as down as it sounds. If you have listen, let it scrub your mind. Have a great week, stay safe!
What a crazy week! My own life got a little nuts, “Court Of The Crimson King” turned 45, and we lost Gail Zappa and Steve McKay of The Stooges. I needed some help to get my head straight, and so this set is all over the place to provide ample therapy for the addled mind. New stuff from Cardinal Fuzz & Beyond Beyond is Beyond (of course) and plenty of vintage tracks to spread around as well. Please your ears! Playlist after the break:
…and for the Spreakerheads out there…
Continue reading #1538: Lost In The Future
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 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
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…
When you’re married with two kids you’re never entirely on vacation. I’ve been doing a lot of BBOX work, running around with a bunch of children and fending off political discussions with my in-laws among other things. So anytime I can catch a nap in the summer heat I’m on top of it.
This week’s set is all about some quieter sounds. They run the gamut between full on stoned, folk bliss, and some that hum with anxious energy but never cross over into heavy territory. Some are still loud, but not too loud.
Get your lawn chair, grab a beer and smoke if you got it. Let’s get dangerously mellow.
…for all the Spreakers out there…
Have a badass week, beautiful people.
Last week was a rumination on current events, but you can’t be serious all the time. So I present to you a set of garage, glam & heavy rock with some soul spice here & there to get you through the rest of the week. Take a listen and shake your ass!
…and heeeeere’s Spreaker!
I’m always sorry to have to rerun an old show, but sometimes it’s necessary and this week I tried to select an old episode that was pertinent to what’s going on in the world today.
Continue reading OTRRH REDUX: #1434 Did You Hear What They Said?