Friday, September 19, 2014

"480 Minutes" - Broncho, The Drums

Tonight The Replacements are playing in Forest Hills.  Last time I saw them play Ronald Reagan was still President and I was still in school.  It was a great show for the same reasons that many 'Mats shows were not-so-great back then.  I'm looking forward to seeing them again, this time with former Neighborhood Dave Minehan on lead guitar.

This week I got to see Ty Segall perform, and despite the great energy, the sold out room, and the enthusiastic crowd, it wasn't great.  It was almost like the band was playing to a tiny barroom where things like dynamics and intricate playing can be discarded because the crappy sound system and acoustics will not reward paying attention to such details.  Problem is they were playing at Webster Hall which has a pretty fantastic sound system, a sound system that for the most part went to waste.  Don't get me wrong, the album is great and it was enjoyable seeing those songs performed live and watching the crowd go nuts time and again, it just wasn't as transcendent as the Manipulator album itself.

Also, what's with all of the females stage-diving face-down?  The people who catch and hold you up almost can't help but grope you if your breasts and crotch are hanging in their faces.  Watch the pros do it -- they turn as they dive.  They land on their backs.  They surf the crowd on their backs.  Inviting the crowd to grope you is doing your fellow females no favors by helping to perpetuate the idea that unwanted sexual advances are fine and dandy.

Getting back to the music, today 480 Minutes will feature new music by Broncho (Norman, OK, @BronchoBand), The Drums (Brooklyn, NY, @TheDrumsForever), Generationals (New Orleans, LA, @generationals), Julian Casablancas+The Voids (New York, NY, @Casablancas_J), King Tuff (@KingTuffy), Teenanger (Toronto, Canada, @teenangerTO), Tweedy (Chicago, IL, @JeffTweedy), Twerps (Melbourne, Australia, @TwerpsTwerps), and Whirr (Oakland, CA, @WhirrBand).

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(yes, this is that Ministry)

Go Yankees!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fuzzy Road (Psych & Garage Rock Show) - Episode 31

We've had a bit of a fuzzy rainy day so far in NYC making it a great time to fuzz out to some psychedelic rock and garage rock.  The Fuzzy Road  radio show runs live from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time and today one can expect to hear Kelly Stoltz, Third Bardo, The Dukes of Stratosphear (aka XTC), The Reasons Why, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Wand, Dakotas, and a whole lot of Ty Segall in preparation for his show here in NY tomorrow night.

Fuzzy Road is rebroadcast on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time for those who can't listen to the initial broadcast.

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BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 9/12/14

Top 30 Airplay
Rank - ARTIST - Recording - Label

1 - ty segall - manipulator
2 - the new pornographers - brill bruisers
3 - raveonettes - pe'ahi
4 - spoon - they want my soul
5 - fat white family - champagne holocaust
6 - coves - soft Friday
7 - morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business
8 - owl john - owl john
9 - wand - ganglion reef
10 - allah-lahs - worship the sun
11 - twin peaks - wild onion
12 - sugar stems - only come out at night
13 - facts on file - bring it back
14 - bear in heaven - time is over one day old
15 - honeyblood - honeyblood
16 - primitives - spin-o-rama
17 - castanets - decimation blues
18 - motel beds - these are the days gone by
19 - muffs - whoop dee doo
20 - spider bags - frozen letter
21 - skygreen leopards - family crimes
22 - interpol - el pintor
23 - so cow - the long con
24 - tiger high - inside the acid coven
25 - immigrant union - anyway
26 - the persian leaps - drive drive delay
27 - royal blood - royal blood
28 - white fence - for the recently found innocent
29 - doprah - doprah ep
30 - naomi punk - television man

Radio 200 Adds (new releases added to rotation)
Rank - ARTIST - Recording - Label

1 - archie powell and the exports - back in black - self-released
2 - grmln - soon away - carpark
3 - growlers - chinese fountain - everloving
4 - jane shermans - the jane shermans - go go love
5 - soft shadows - reverb is for lovers - self-released

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Friday, September 12, 2014

"480 Minutes" - Death From Above 2014

It was a rough week here in the U.S.  The chicken hawks (and actual hawks) who lied us into Iraq in the first place (and the mainstream media which amplified their deceit while failing to ask necessary questions) returned, loudly and frequently appearing on the old boob tube to scare the shit out of the American public with it's new boogeyman, all but forcing President Obama to begin the mission creep that is now pretty much required of him by the stupidity of his countrymen.  It was also rough seeing the 9/11 images all over again: the death, the destruction, the violation…and reminders of the lies and the cover ups and the posturing and the Giuliani and of course everything that terrible event scared us into allowing to happen (illegal war of aggression, torture, kidnapping, unprecedented mass surveillance, the slow and steady erosion of the Bill of Rights, the militarization of the police, etc.)…and then, on top of all that, we got a metric ton of lame releases we had to listen to so you don't have to.  (My unfortunate turn of phrase just reminded me of the bullshit scare tactic, "we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them at home."  What a load of manure that was…and is again!). Fortunately, there were a few good releases as well.

Today 480 Minutes will feature new music by Archie Powell & The Exports (Chicago, IL, @ExportHQ), Death From Above 1979 (Toronto, Canada, @DFA1979), GRMLN (San Francisco, CA, @GRMLNband), The Growlers (Costa Mesa, CA, @theGROWLERS), The Jane Shermans (Nashville, TN, @TheJaneShermans), Karen O (New York, NY, @KarenO), Soft Shadows (Portland, OR, @Soft_Shadows), The Twilight Sad (Kilsyth, Scotland, @TheTwilightSad), and We Were Promised Jetpacks (Edinburgh, Scotland, @wwpj).

Please tune in to the award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time):

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and a couple of oldies...