The world’s problems keep coming thick and fast and it’s getting tougher to keep your balance. Good thing we were born to go.
All-vinyl edition with some more of that sweet Sun Voyager album from King Pizza, new stuff from Riding Easy and Stolen Body records, some early aughts throwbacks and of course vintage ticklers and extended trips.
STRAP IN AND STAY WEIRD.
Continue reading #1815: Born To Go
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
Modern and vintage from the goodie pile to help your mind wander!
Brand new tracks from fellow New Yorkers Caroline Rose, The Men, and NETHERLANDS plus old school wonders and other modern badassery.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1806: Walkabout
Life is fleeting and time online makes it seem even more so.
I’m paradoxically asking you to log on in order to spend some time logged out.
Vintage punk, garage and soul meld with some neo-grunge and stoner rock to lift you outta the daily swamp runoff from the internet.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1804: It Will Evaporate
My own personal, musical state of the union designed to keep you afloat.
All sorts of vintage ephemera and brand new tracks from Here Lies Man, Ty Segall, Ampline, River Cult, The Harlequins, plus a handful from Dizzybird Records outta Grand Rapids.
Keep your head up. Keep breathing.
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1802: Struggling For Air
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
These mad days certainly seem to be overwhelming the sense of the world. Here’s a brew of new psychedelics and vintage rockers and funkiness to keep you steady and keep you from festering. Good luck out there, have a great week!
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1741: Can’t Leave It Alone
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
Brooklyn fuzz-rockers Sun Voyager rip it up tonight (Sat. 10/14) at Knitting Factory BK in support of the Swedish hard rock group Truck Fighters!
You should go. I’m going. Let’s meet up.
My pal Matt, host of the Rodent Hour on Radio Free Brooklyn, was kind enough to have me on his live show this past week to hang out with 2/3 of Sun Voyager and chat about the band’s first full-length in the works, our favorite Brooklyn bands, and of course Canadian Thanksgiving. It was fun! Have a listen before we all head to Knitting Factory tonight.
Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, fires and a lot more is making this week hard for many out there. This week I try to keep it upbeat, with a nod to the late #HolgerCzukay of CAN and a new single from NYC’s own The Fluids. Some dad rock, some folk rock, some riff rock, funk and more to help you pull yourself outta the muck.
Have a badass week.
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Continue reading #1730: We’re Flyin’ High
The chatter in our information age feels intolerable.
On one hand, it brings to light issues that’ve been ignored for too long. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like our minds are meant to process information this fast. Who could blame you for feeling overwhelmed?
Much love to folks in Houston this week. Here are some tunes to stop thinking about things for a couple hours.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1729: Mirror Of Illusion
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.
Continue reading #1718: Melting Pot
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!
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1713: Wandering Light
KPISS.fm is a local internet radio station nestled away in an alleyway shipping container in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Sheri, the manager, and I were introduced by a mutual friend and she runs the place with DIY ambition and punk sneer through and through. She was kind enough to let me and my pal Tony Conquerrah take over for a few hours and the result was, well, LOUD.
The mix had all the usual Old Time Religion markers: Classic rock, heavy riffs and punk madness along with psychedelia of all stripes, and even some funk and global grooves. Just press play above for the full archive!
Big thanks to Sheri and KPISS for having me on, and to Tony for the deck support. Full playlist coming soon!