Welcome to the first episode of Old Time Religion to air on Brooklyn’s The Face Radio! Big love to Kurtis Powers (who also got the show on at Affinity Radio) for having me, and to all the listeners new and old who join in each week.
This week’s gonna sound familiar to my long time listeners. It’s a primer for the new ears, a mix of all the old and new punk, psych, stoner, funk and more that defines Old Time Religion. Old stuff, new stuff, damn good stuff. Enjoy, and welcome!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1808: Raw Dealings
Welcome to 2018!
Everyone has so many plans, predictions, resolutions and such that it’s easy to feel hemmed in. Like you’re in a corral with nowhere to go. As it is with all the good innovators, though, you have to take a look to either side. Look up and down. Find the weakest point and plow right through.
Here’s a list of weirdos, psychos, rabble rousers and loud motherfuckers. Here’s to a new and better year.
Vintage and modern wildness plus brand new tracks from King Gizzard, Black Delta Movement, Korto, The Men and more.
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1801: Punching A Hole
There’s a reason so many legendary bands come from NYC. You’ve got the five boroughs plus the surrounding “metro area” and all of them feed bands into the NYC music scene. That’s a lot of competition and as a result you have a better chance of good stuff rising to the top. There’s something for everyone, and for me in the last year there have been of host of great sonic discoveries.
This set is a sort of aural exploration of the last year or so for me in NYC. This is a collection of bands I’ve seen live, record labels that I’ve followed, guests from the show, friends I’ve made and surprises from all corners of our sleepless city. It’s not THE comprehensive list for the super-hip by any means, but it’s my 2017 love letter to my favorite place in the world.
Full playlist and links below->
Continue reading #1744: You Ain’t Got No Choice
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
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
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
All-vinyl show this week!
It’s been a couple months. There’s dust on the mixer, my finger’s heavy on the FX knobs. I’m working out the kinks, trying out new things. Keeps you young.
I won’t be winning any gold medals for this one but you can hear fresh tunes from The Rubs, Buffalo Killers, All Them Witches, The Evil Usses, Bonehawk & JuJu. There’s also a heaping helping of vintage soul and rock to help stave off the weight of our world’s depravity.
I’ll be spinning vinyl as Freelance Fiend at El Cortez in Bushwick this Thurs 10/19. Come hang out if you like. Click the flier for more details…
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1734: Bronze Behavior
It’s been a rough couple weeks with so much violence and hate spread across this country and the world. Are we sliding toward the edge? I don’t know, but I’ll do what I always do: try and provide some relief through music.
This week I have new tunes from Dustin Lovelis, Colemine Records, Heaters, Lost Kingdoms, Missiles Of October and more modern biz to keep you current alongside some real vintage gems. And of course, a nod to the recently departed legend Tom Petty.
Take a minute to look around and if you see someone slipping, lend a hand and pull them up.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1733: Pulled Up
Feeling a little stressed? The pills ain’t gonna help, not really. Let’s get the aural fix. The musical solution.
Among other things, we’ve got fresh releases from Dustin Lovelis, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Porno Wolves and some serious vintage riffery.
Good luck out there. Keep your head up.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1728: Even With The Pills
Join me as I sit down with Brooklyn’s Cinema Cinema (in a very breezy room) and chat about their new album, what influences their experimental leanings, life on the road in Europe and much more. Peppered throughout you’ll hear heavy tunes from local NYC rockers and worldwide sonic experimenters!
The band’s latest release, “Man Bites Dog,” is available in all formats at CinemaCinemaBand.com
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1724: Exotic Blood (feat. Cinema Cinema)
Putting together a weekly two-hour show takes time and just a wee bit of inspiration. Sometimes you’re running short on both of those, and you have to throw it together. Here’s to the folks cramming it in before the finish line.
(P.S. I’m spinning rock n roll 8pm to midnight at Robert Bar in Brooklyn on July 19th. Come on down if you’re in NYC and say Hi!)
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1723: Last Minute
Ah, that summer sauna has begun in NYC. Maybe it’s the heat or the extra exposed flesh but people here and around the world are starting to act a bit overconfident, even a little volatile.
Lots of big riffs and future guitar gods to reflect that bombast in this all-vinyl escapade. It’s also the season for bands to hit the road, and this week features many groups that are currently on tour (The Well, Winstons, Salem’s Pot, Sam Kogon, Slow Season, Nopes).
Much love to all those folks out on the road and much love to all the folks having a tough time keeping a cool head. Have a great week!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1722: Ego Trip
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!