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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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Cinema Cinema, The Rodent Hour & Radio Free Brooklyn

This past Monday I was lucky enough to get invited to my pal Matt’s show The Rodent Hour over at Radio Free Brooklyn.  The musical guest that night was Cinema Cinema, a pair of hardcore and hilarious rockers promoting their new album, Man Bites Dog.  

The band have been on Rodent Hour quite a bit, and I’ve known Matt for a while so bad jokes and banter abound alongside tracks from some great Brooklyn bands.  Tune in, have a blast, and dig on Cinema Cinema, baby!

#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 don’t talk hardly 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!

Full playlist right down here -> Continue reading #1712: The Illusion Crawls

#1636: Shifting Sands

The turmoil of 2016 continues and as we all try not to get swept away I’ve prepared a mix to help keep you grounded.  Lots of vintage grinders mixed with a twist of soul and psych, and new stuff from The Well, DeWolff, Thee Oh Sees and many more heavy lifters.  This madness is almost over, let’s bang our heads and shake our hips together til the storm passes.

Don’t forget! You could help nominate OTRRH for Mixcloud’s “Best Rock Show” in their 2016 Online Music Awards. Voting closes on Tuesday 10/18, Click here for details…

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#1634: Time Has Come Today (200th Episode)

It’s a long one, so I split it into two parts:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Back in June of 2012 when I started Old Time Religion as a podcast to send to my friends, I never thought it’d last this long.  All of the music discovered and friends to share it with over the last four years have enriched my life in a lot of ways, and I’m glad to meet up with all of you each week and jam to some great music.

This week’s special runs the gamut: Four hours of vintage tracks from all genres and modern bands bringing the old sounds into the present and beyond.  Every label I’ve shouted out is represented here, and no matter your taste there’s something to tickle your fancy.  Hell, maybe you’ll find you had a ticklish spot you didn’t know about.

Thanks for the support these last few years, and here’s to hundreds more shows spent with you!

Insane full playlist below-> Continue reading #1634: Time Has Come Today (200th Episode)

#1632: Commotion

Summer’s winding down, school’s back in session and I’m ready to make some noise! Lots of raucous vintage psych and classic rock this week plus all sorts of new loud stuff from all corners of my collection, including a peek at the new Brown Acid compliments of Riding Easy Records.

Attune to get back in the grind without losing your mind!

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What’s That Sound? The Judge – s/t

There is a huge musical movement in recent years that’s bringing back riff-based, 1970’s-style rock in a big way.  It seems to have started in Europe, namely Scandinavia and other smaller pockets throughout, and is making it’s way across the United States as we speak.  Heavy cock-rock guitar lines and long hair are back in, and it’s clear that many younger folks who’ve come up in the age of YouTube have been studying hard after getting a taste of their parents’ (maybe grandparents’?) old Zeppelin and Sabbath records.  It’s a great thing.

Many standout bands are worth mentioning in this genre (Slow Season, Wedge, Electric Citizen, so many more) but for today let me focus on Granite City, IL rockers The Judge.  They’ve been around a good while now, and their latest album is a rag-tag collection of tunes they’ve released in piecemeal over the last few years and finally put down on one cohesive record.  It’s not reinventing the wheel, not even trying to.  This record is a bong-fueled time machine trip into your dad’s basement circa 1971.

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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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#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.

Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1627: The Fear

#1625: Turned Out Light

Is the world going mad or has it always been?  As 2016 winds tighter and tighter and we all simmer in the summer heat, I decided to take a break from guest hosts and reruns and give you a new (albeit prerecorded) episode full of psych vibes, vintage and modern, to hopefully help to ease some tension.

Dig on some tracks from fresh artists like Nic Gyalson, The Black Delta Movement, Melody Fields, It’s Not Night It’s Space, and NYC’s own Mammoth Spirit.  Revisit old gems from Blue Phantom, Chocolate Watch Band, and highlights from this week’s featured album, Kaleidscope’s 1970 swan song “Bernice.”

Hope this episode offers you some small solace as you make your way through this craziness.  Take care of yourself.  Take care of each other.

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#1622: Staring Into The Void

What a week it’s been in the world, with hatred and love at high stakes odds and so many people with something to say about it. When things get like this, the only way I know to work through it is with music and that’s the name of the game on today’s show.

Hopefully this mix helps with classic rock, psychedelic and soul to guide you aurally through the pitfalls of a heavy week. Times like this too many folks don’t take the time to look inside and examine their own light and dark sides. It’s scary, but “Stiff upper lip”, as they say.

Guest host Kurtis Powers from The Face in next week!

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#1616: Born To Be Wild

Spring break and the questionable weather in NYC left me raring for some road music this week, so here it is: Heavy riffs, bass lines built like a back alley bouncer, and psychedelic vapors for those long stints across the desert.
Rock hard, and ride easy.

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#1611: I Want Your Body (feat. The Giraffes)

Oh, man, did I have fun hanging out with these guys.  A hard rock band that’s been on the NYC scene for nearly two decades, The Giraffes are known for their wild live shows and their unique, fast-and-furious studio offerings.  We played a few cuts from their influences (which are remarkably varied) and talked about the changing music scene in New York City and all the history they’ve been through together.  Watch out for hard riffs and salty language, it’s the goddamn Giraffes!

TheGiraffes.com

Full show:

Just the talky madness:

Due to tech difficulties I couldn’t videotape the whole interview, but here’s a peek:

Thanks for listening, playlist below -> Continue reading #1611: I Want Your Body (feat. The Giraffes)

What’s That Sound? Tin House – “s/t” (1971)

The self-titled debut from Tin House (produced by Rick Derringer)  hit stores in 1971, and at first listen you could easily be fooled into thinking they were just another heavy blues band.  The first two tracks, though well played, are prime examples of the straightforward, bluesy cock rock that was so common in the early ’70s.  But there’s much more going on if you keep listening… Continue reading What’s That Sound? Tin House – “s/t” (1971)