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)
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!
Full playlist right down here -> Continue reading #1712: The Illusion Crawls
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.
Check out links to the artists and the full playlist below-> Continue reading #1705: Out Of My Reality
It’s a long one, so I split it into two parts:
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)
Started off with some smooth funk and soul this week, then a little softer with blues and folk building to an aural crescendo chock full of big riffs. Fresh tunes, vintage goodies and every trick in between.
New biz from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Thrill Jockey, Sunrise Ocean Bender, Riding Easy Records.
Go on, now. It’s all right.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1633: Get Off
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!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1632: Commotion
Computers make life easier until they don’t, man. As I slowly salvaged my digital music collection and battled an endless stream of nihilistic ants (they don’t care about food, they just wander around) I managed to throw together this set of slow funk, classic garage and ’70s rock, along with some new psych and soul for flavor.
A soundtrack in solidarity, pushing through the end of summer together. Thanks for hanging in with me!
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1630: Wild Machines
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->
Continue reading #1628: Hot, Funky, & Sweaty
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.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1625: Turned Out Light
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!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1622: Staring Into The Void
Life’s hard enough without it being gloomy all the time, but this spring in NYC has been cold, rainy and windy so far and I needed to clear my head. So another 3 hour special was in order, filled with warm psych and a dash of soul and heavy riffs.
Along with the vintage fare keep your ears perked for new tracks from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, Mondo Drag, Amerikan Bear, New Planet Trampoline, local boys KDH and lots more.
Have a great week, spring’s on it’s way….?
Full tracklist below-> Continue reading #1613: Waiting For The Sun
After the raw power of last week’s Lemmy tribute and a week of shoveling snow leftover from Jonas, I needed some salve from my muscles and my mind. The only solution was two hours of psych and soul.
Featuring a ton of vintage classics with nods to the passing of Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) & Clarence Reid (aka Blowfly); along with new tracks from Charles Bradley, Monophonics, Kadhja Bonet, Kamasi Washington, a brand new track from Sunrise Ocean Bender’s SONS OF THE VOID and so much more.
Chill out and ATTUNE.
Playlist below-> Continue reading #1603: Changes
Trudged through a snowstorm to bring you a steaming slurry of hot hard rock to keep your blood moving. Lemmy’s dead, long live Lemmy.
Playlist below -> Continue reading #1602: Real Cool Time
Frank and I have known each other since I started at BBOX, so just under 3 years, and every time we get together we end up talking at length about the music we love. We’ve been sharing music back and forth since we first met, and I had the idea that maybe we could do a couple of crossover shows.
So a couple of weeks ago, we decided that I’d come on his show (Maximum Insight, 8-10pm EST every Friday) and he’d come on mine, and we’d do something I coined as “Split the Decks.” Each of us would bring in a random selection of vinyl without the other one knowing what it was, each of us would get one turntable and we’d switch off. Frank picked a track, and based on his pick I’d have to pick the next, and so on and so on.
These two shows were the result, and it was quite a ride. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had doing the live show. Here are both episodes for your listening pleasure, full playlists after the jump…
Continue reading #1544: Split The Decks (with Frank from Maximum Insight)
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!