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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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#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 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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#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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#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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#1644: Lucky Man

The late Greg Lake wrote the song “Lucky Man” when he was 12 years old, about a man at the end of his life that was mourned by many. 2016 has been a hell of a year for that kind of story, and this last stretch has seen many creative lives cut short.

On today’s show I pay tribute to Lake and others, with a nod to the closing of long-running art spaces GLOB and Rhinoceropolis in Denver where I was lucky enough to spend some of my younger days rocking out and getting weird. Much like my younger self, this set starts out smooth and then gets real loud and rowdy.

As the world grows a little scarier, please take some time with me to soothe your nerves and then get them raw and ready for action again with one hell of a show.

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#1638: Hell On Wheels (Heavy Halloween Special)

Get out the greasepaint, squeeze into some leather and latex and get ready to bang your head this Halloween!

I’m a big fan of big riffs but don’t always get to go as heavy on the live show, but with Halloween on the horizon this episode is the exception.  Tune in for a 3 hour HEAVY special featuring vintage heavy blues & proto-metal and modern tracks ranging from blues to doom, all with riffage in mind!   And I couldn’t pay tribute to riffs down the ages without paying special tribute to Riding Easy Records so look out for a lot of their artists in today’s lineup.

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#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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#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!

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Full show:

Just the talky madness:

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

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#1605: Release The Beast

I’m off to Denver this week to see some old friends, but I made sure to leave you a heaping pile of hot rock tunes, old and new, to get you through the bitter cold.  See you next week, and stay warm out there.

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