There have been a lot of dismal things about this year but it’s almost over and there have been some damn fine musical releases. In my top five are a couple of classic blues-rock records, some newer releases from my favorite labels, and some local Brooklyn boys. Enjoy and share!
- JuJu – s/t (2016)
- Fanny Adams – s/t (1971)
- Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo (2016)
- Spooky Tooth – Spooky Two (1969)
- The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say (2016)
Amid many shades of rock and the blues I welcome The Falling Birds back to the show today. We talk about their new EP, what it was like touring the UK, the bands they’re listening to, and our shared gig coming up at Good Room in Greenpoint (click for more info…)
For all the good stuff from the fellas, head to TheFallingBirds.com
Dig the full playlist and watch the video of the interview below-> Continue reading #1635: Fresh Cream (feat. The Falling Birds)
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
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
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
A very mixed bag on tap this week. After last week’s non-stop funk block with TonyConquerrah I ended up with a lot of new psych and rock to sort through for this show. We have the normal vintage rock with new tracks featured from New Planet Trampoline, JuJu, Electric Citizen, Mother Feather, Mondo Drag, and The Myrrors.
Safe travels to the many bands hitting the road for the spring/summer, and think of wordlessly speeding down America’s highways as these tunes hit your ears.
Thanks for joining me, have a great week!
Full Playlist below-> Continue reading #1619: To Know Is Not To Be
In a world that seems turned upside down (*cough cough Trump cough cough*) the only thing that settles my mind is sweet soul, psychedelia and heavy classic riffs.
Don’t worry, we’re gonna make it. We will, guys. Just stick together.
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Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1617: Wild & Confused
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.
Playlist below-> Continue reading #1616: Born To Be Wild
There was just too much music this week, man. Fortunately the time opened up and here we are with 3 hours of hard vintage riffs, soaring psychedelic journeys and balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. Keep an ear out for new tracks from previous OTRRH guests Strange Majik and Mother Feather, a sneaky preview of a new release from Sunrise Ocean Bender, another toke from the new Mondo Drag, and nods to the legends Keith Emerson & George Martin who left this world in recent days. I promise you, this is one for the records books.
Tune in, turn on, trip out! Full playlist here-> Continue reading #1610: Living, Breathing
Election years can be stressful and hectic, and 2016 is shaping up to be no exception. So to ease the mania I’ve cobbled together a mix of hard rock and soft psych, including new tracks from Sons Of The Void (Sunrise Ocean Bender), Eerie Wanda (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond), and Mondo Drag (Riding Easy Records). And of course, the vintage/modern blend you’ve come to expect.
Keep your head down, your breath even and maybe even stockpile some supplies. I’ve got your back. Stay calm, it’ll be over in November.
Playlist after the jump-> Continue reading #1608: Stone Cold Crazy
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.
Playlist below-> Continue reading #1605: Release The Beast
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