2018’s been a little divisive but one thing’s for sure, a LOT of music has been released. Reissues, lost recordings, collections, and of course fresh material from old favorites and new. This is a small selection of what’s crossed my path so far in 2018. Some you’ll recognize, some you won’t, but it’s a wild ride. A fitting soundtrack to this mad year.
Keep it weird. Keep it LOUD.
Full playlist and band links below->
Continue reading #1822: Argue Til We Die
My first taste of Belgian rock duo The Glucks was at the hands of a fan of the show by the name of Lansing Rawls. He sent me a link to their 2016 LP “Youth On Stuff” and once I heard the title track I was immediately turned on by the raw breathless vitality of it. Now they’ve followed it up with the equally potent new release “Run Amok.” Continue reading What’s That Sound? The Glucks – Run Amok
It’s easy to get a little high strung in these uncertain times. You need a little release, fingers plucking the strings. Allow me to provide some catharsis.
New releases from White Mystery, Nova Flares, Stephen Bailey (Mt. Mountain), Sun Voyager, The Bonnevilles, Rat Scabies and a LOT more.
Let’s get loose.
Continue reading #1813: High Tension Wire
Turns out there’s a long history of people gathering together and yelling for change, and like the gods of old it’s arguable that anyone with the power to change things is competent enough or even cares to do so. Here’s a slew of psych, funk, garage and more to keep your inner fire stoked.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1809: Rain Dance
This one’s a mixed bag primed for finding yourself so clear your mind and let’s find our way.
Big announcement this week is that I’ll be joining the Face Radio network via my pal Kurtis Powers. From now on you can hear the show at it’s usual time on AffinityRadio.net and again on Thursdays from 12-2pm EST on TheFaceRadioBK.com.
Thanks to every station that’s had me by and big love to all you folks who keep tuning in every week!
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1807: I Know What I Am
Modern and vintage from the goodie pile to help your mind wander!
Brand new tracks from fellow New Yorkers Caroline Rose, The Men, and NETHERLANDS plus old school wonders and other modern badassery.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1806: Walkabout
Life is fleeting and time online makes it seem even more so.
I’m paradoxically asking you to log on in order to spend some time logged out.
Vintage punk, garage and soul meld with some neo-grunge and stoner rock to lift you outta the daily swamp runoff from the internet.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1804: It Will Evaporate
Love is often intense, messed up, wonderful, unforgettable, complicated.
That’s not today’s theme per se but it’s the theme of 95% of all songs so close enough.
Come get summa this lurve.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1803: All The Love That I’m Giving
There’s a bit of a pop tinge to today’s show as we explore grey area and mixed messages. There’s a national conversation right now about what’s right and wrong and where the lines lay, and as usual I use sound to navigate. Explored via psychedelia, funk, indie, and alternative from all eras.
As Curtis Mayfield used to say, check out your mind.
Continue reading #1742: Mixed Up Mind
These mad days certainly seem to be overwhelming the sense of the world. Here’s a brew of new psychedelics and vintage rockers and funkiness to keep you steady and keep you from festering. Good luck out there, have a great week!
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1741: Can’t Leave It Alone
2017 isn’t over but I’ll be damned if there hasn’t been some great music so far. Here’s a bunch of tunes that came out this year to put you in the mindset of a truly modern human.
Strap in and take off!
Full playlist and links to the bands below–> Continue reading #1740: I Hear Fake Voices
Some weeks are just weirder than others. My subconscious is trying to get a message across but I’m unclear as to what it’s supposed to be. That’s the way of life, you don’t get control of everything all the time. It’ll come out in the wash I suppose.
New tracks by The Fluids, Phalcons, JuJu, Birds, and more. If you’re in Brooklyn this week I’ll be at Legion Bar in Williamsburg on Weds 11/15 as Freelance Fiend. Bringing soul and psych to the party, let’s grab some beers and decipher these hidden messages together.
Full playlist at OTRRH.com
Continue reading #1738: Total Control
Over the weekend I got the opportunity to provide some digital stimulation between bands as Freelance Fiends at the Safari Room at El Cortez. Without calling anyone out I’ll say there weren’t a lot of people out that night. So I hit “record” and what you’re hearing tonight is an amalgam of the three sets I did that night.
Regular listeners will hear a lot they’ve heard on this show before, including recently. And this mix is a bit thinner than it sounded over the great sound system at El Cortez. But overall I think it’s a fun set and a chill way to spend my Saturday night. Big thanks to Super Bueno for inviting me out. Enjoy and have a safe, rad week!
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1737: I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (live from El Cortez, Bushwick)
The veil is thin between worlds and as a guide for souls on either side I’ve teamed up with my good pal Frank Ramos (https://www.mixcloud.com/frankramos1232/) and my fellow UK broadcast cohort Atom Heart Mutha (https://www.mixcloud.com/hrhatomheartmutha/) for a scary good Halloween special as the Freelance Fiends.
There’s some new stuff and some old stuff but the focus is providing mood music for your night’s wicked adventures.
Have fun. Stay safe. Get weird.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1736: Too Many Creeps (Freelance Fiends Halloween special feat. Frank Ramos & Atom Heart Mutha)
Last week in my own life were child/school issues, an impending in-law visit and a late night Bushwick gig. Here’s what’s left, mentally and aurally. I do care, but it’s a tired caring.
Brand new tunes from Buffalo Killers, Birds, and some extended rockers for this bleary, blustery day in Brooklyn.
Next week’s episode airs an hour later in the U.S. thanks to daylight savings. It’s a special Freelance Fiends Halloween episode featuring guest selectors Atom Heart Mutha and Frank from Vibrations In Sound!
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1735: I May Care