Tag Archives: psychedelic rock

#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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What’s That Sound? White Mystery – F.Y.M.S.

It’s getting to be time for a new White Mystery album and as you can see by the album cover for F.Y.M.S. (out on 4/20, PREORDER here for DIGITAL or VINYL) they’re not fucking around.  Don’t be fooled by the vivid image the title conjures, however, as this record is probably the most polished I’ve heard from the White siblings so far.

That’s not to say it isn’t still gritty as hell.  Album opener “Ton Up Kid” barrels through the riffs you’d expect from the band, with shout-along choruses and drum flurries in the bridge.  “Black Heart Crusader” is more metal than thrash, Francis pounding out meaty grooves while Alex’s dark guitar works it’s magic.  Title track “FYMS” evokes memories of a young Frank Black as Alex spits Greek insults over a driving backdrop and rocks out to a foul-mouthed chorus, an anthem easily adaptable to your personal favorite dirtbag.

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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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#1706: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (feat. Baked)

About a year ago I stumbled on Baked’s first LP, Debt, on Bandcamp and was immediately hooked by their mix of melodic psych, muscular shoe gaze and grungy fuzz.

I was lucky enough to meet up with their singer/guitarist R.J. Gordon last week to talk about the release of the second LP Farnham, his history as a touring musician and sound engineer, and a whole host of other random topics. Peppered throughout are tracks from both records by Baked plus new stuff from local BK acts mixed with some vintage noise for flavor. It was a laid back time and I enjoyed myself a lot. I hope that you do, too. If you do, please, tell a friend.

Check out Baked at their release show, and follow them on the web:

BANDCAMP / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER

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#1705: Out Of My Reality

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.

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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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#1702: Turbulence

Well, it finally happened.  As Inauguration Day came and went, millions took to the streets to voice their outrage/agreement/dissent/much more…

It’s no secret which side I come down on when it comes to our current climate in the U.S. but support for a particular party doesn’t change the fact that we’re all in this together.  Seeing so many folks out in the streets, even if I don’t agree with all of them, gives me hope for our future.

As for the music, today we have what you’ve come to expect from me since the election:  A mix of vintage rockers, sweet soul music, modern psychedelia, and punk rockers carrying the torch into the next four years.  Snuck a new King Gizzard track in there, too.

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#1701: See Right Through (feat. Sun Abduction)

I saw Sun Abduction play live back in November at Garage Land, and on a recent freezing evening I was invited to their Bushwick practice space for a talk with lead singer and songwriter Zach Koenig ahead of their upcoming EP release.

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#1645: Never A Dull Moment

No doubt about it, for those of us born before the turn of the century this new digital age is a strange time, indeed. The world seems on the verge of a cultural shift, for better or worse, and as my own life is shifting also I do what I always do and explore those parallels with music. As usual plenty of classic rock, garage, psychedelic, punk, soul, and heavy blues from all eras!

We’re heading down the final stretch of one bitch of year. Let’s ride it out together, shall we?

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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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5 Favorite Records: November 2016

Autumn chill has finally arrived and I have a new set of five favorite albums to share. A new release from Netherlands, an underground psych-pop classic, a weird remix album, an old favorite and another single release from Greenway Records.
Let me know your favorites anytime on Twitter @OTR_RadioHour

  1. DeWolff – Roux Ga Roux
  2. Skip Bifferty – s/t
  3. Beck – Guerolito
  4. Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
  5. Ten High – Pipe Dream 7″

 

#1637: Travel With Your Mind

Melding vintage and modern music to create a soundtrack for an embattled nation this week. Starts out mellow with psychedelic mind trips and soul beats interspersed with rock riffs to lift you out of the current madness we’re all entrenched in.
Attune and get lifted!

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Garage Land BK 10/12: Casey Hopkins/Winstons/Sun Abduction/The Falling Birds

For the first time I’ll be spinning records live at regular event called Garage Land!  I’ll have my normal mix of garage, rock, punk and blues on hand supporting some great bands.

Here are the details:

Wednesday 10/12 at Good Room in Greenpoint (click for directions)

Doors at 8pm, $7 at the door or $5 if you pre-order on Ticketfly

8:30pm The Falling Birds

9:30pm Sun Abduction

10:30pm Winstons

11:30pm Casey Hopkins

Come on down for cheap beer and good rock!

#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!

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