Friday, March 28, 2014

Great Parody of NIN

"480 Minutes" - Music Snobbery



I'm still a bit under the weather and crabby so I will start this off with a music snob rant: 

[start rant]

I find it more disappointing when a venue plays good music on shuffle than when they just play crap music.  In the latter scenario at least you know you never stood a chance of enjoying the tunes.  In the former it's like getting a less than great meal despite starting with great ingredients.  The aggravating inspiration for this rant happened at dinner at The Mighty Quinn in Manhattan on Tuesday night, where we were treated to train wreck of The Velvet Underground "Sunday Morning" into The Cure "Why Can't I Be You?" into the Pixies "Hey." In this instance the downtempo and quiet-starting "Hey" would have fit well immediately following the relatively slow and quiet "Sunday Morning." With the blaring horns and upbeat tempo of "Why Can't I Be You?" in the middle, it was apparent that the playlist was created by DJ iPod (aka shuffle), which will invariably make a mess of all but the most homogenous music libraries.  With all of the music services available today (not to mention us good old human music curator types still walking, breathing, and play-listing) there's no excuse for such laziness.

[end of rant]

On the flip side we got to see a terrific show at The Bowery Ballroom later that night featuring Blouse from Portland, OR -- live they reminded me of Boys Don't Cry/Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Cure (skipping all records in between) fronted a an icy, hazy Slumberland Records-sounding female lead vocal -- and the increasingly amazing Dum Dum Girls, who make me smile even when they pillage shamelessly from Tommy James &The Shondells (check out videos 2 & 3 below to hear what I mean):


Today we will debut new songs by The Afghan Whigs (Cincinnati, OH, @TheAfghanWhigs), Cloud Nothings (Cleveland, OH, @cloud_nothings), Cola Koala (Russia), Colourmusic (Stillwater, OK, @colourmusic), Mac DeMarco (Edmondton, Canada, @MlsDeMarco), Tune-Yards (Oakland, CA, @TuneYards), Tycho (San Francisco, CA, @ISO50), White Hinterland (Scituate, MA, @WhiteHinterland), and Withered Hand (Edinburgh, Scotland, @WitheredHand).

Tune in for today's brand new episode of the award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time): http://somafm.com/bagel/

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fuzzy Road - Episode #9

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Today's Fuzzy Road radio show playlist, will include several songs by Dum Dum Girls, whose records have all done well at BAGeL Radio (including their incredible cover of the Smiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out").  They are in NYC for a couple of shows this week, and we are fortunate enough to be going to the one tonight at The Bowery Ballroom with the Portland (Oregon) band Blouse opening up the show.

Please tune in today from 3 p.m. until 4:30 Eastern U.S. Time and let us know what you think about our live-hosted space/psych/garage rock show, Fuzzy Road.  The show is rebroadcast once and only once, on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. EST.

Today's show will include music by Dum Dum Girls, Druids of Stonehenge, Cheap Time, King Tuff, The Sonics, Pink Mountaintops, Mouse & The Traps, and more.

Tune in, turn on, fuzz out.

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Fuzzy Road #9 Mosaic:

BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 3/21/14
Top 30 Airplay
Rank     ARTIST     Recording     Label

1 DAMAGED BUG    Hubba Bubba   Castle Face
2 ELBOW   The Take Off And Landing Of Everything    Concord-Fiction
3 ST. VINCENT  St. Vincent Loma Vista
4 REAL ESTATE Atlas Domino
5 TACOCAT NVM Hardly Art
6 NOTWIST Close To The Glass  SUB POP
7 FERAL FUTURE    Haematic      Western Medical
8 GUIDED BY VOICES    Motivational Jumpsuit    GBV
9 NATIVE AMERICA Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] Self-Released
10 KARLA MOHENO  Gone To Town Self-Released
11 HOLY WAVE  Relax Reverberation Appreciation Society
12 EAGULLS Eagulls    Partisan
13 VERTICAL SCRATCHERS    Daughter Of Everything   Merge
14 DANIEL HARNETT Under The Veil Unseen   Self-Released
15 TOWER OF LIGHT The Tower of Light      Felte
16 MAINLAND    Shiner [EP] Self-Released
17 PYPY Pagan Day Slovenly
18 CHERRY GLAZERR Haxel Princess Burger
19 CAN'T TELLS no television
20 DRY HEEVES Boogie Till Ya Puke Self-Released
21 TWIN PEAKS  Sunken Self-Released
22 COATHANGERS    Suck My Shirt  Suicide Squeeze
23 TRAUMAHELIKOPTER I Don't Understand Them At All Burger
24 PERFECT PUSSY   Say Yes To Love Captured Tracks
25 CARSICK CARS    3 Maybe Mars
26 BLACK LIPS   Underneath The Rainbow Vice
27 ROMAN REMAINS    Zeal  Hot
28 SOLIDS    Blame Confusion    Fat Possum
29 SLEEPY SUN  Maui Tears Dine Alone
30 DUM DUM GIRLS  Too True  SUB POP

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

1 BIG SCARY Not Art Barsuk
2 CAUGHT A GHOST Human Nature  300 Entertainment
3 DANA FALCONBERRY Palmless B/w Seven Hills [12-Inch] Public Hi-Fi
4 LIARS Mess Mute
5 WALKING SHAPES Taka Come On No Shame

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Friday, March 21, 2014

"480 Minutes" - new Liars


This week was all about not sleeping for some unknown reason (potentially allergies).  By Wednesday the lack of sleep made everything one...long...(yawn)...drag.  It's hard to like new music when you feel like crud and just want to sleep, but somehow a few new records managed to slip past the snapping fangs of Misery, the crabby and exhausted guard dog, and will make their BAGeL Radio debuts today including songs by Big Scary (Melbourne, Australia, @BigScaryMusic), Burnt Ones (San Francisco, CA) Dana Falconberry (Austin, TX, @DanaFalconberry), Faces On Film (Boston, MA, @FacesOnFilm), Honeymilk (Stockholm, Sweden), Kevin Drew (Toronto, Canada, @KevinSelection), Liars (LA/NYC, @LiarsOfficial), Metronomy (London, England, @Metronomy), PINS (Manchester, England, @WeArePINS), Throwing Snow (London, England, @ThrowingSnow), and Walking Shapes (New York, NY, @WalkingShapes).

Tune in for today's brand new episode of the award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time): http://somafm.com/bagel/

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fuzzy Road - Episode #8

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It was a lot of fun putting together today's Fuzzy Road radio show playlist, we hope you have as much fun listening.  Please tune in today from 3 p.m. until 4:30 Eastern U.S. Time and let us know what you think about our live-hosted space/psych/garage rock show, Fuzzy Road.  The show is rebroadcast once and only once, on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. EST.

Today's show will include music by The Barbarians, The Coathangers, Veronica Falls, Is/Is, Ty Segall Band, My Bloody Valentine, Les Fleur De Lys, and more.

Tune in, turn on, fuzz out.

Get in touch during the show via IM, e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook:

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Fuzzy Road #8 Mosaic:

BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 3/14/14
Top 30 Airplay
Rank     ARTIST     Recording     Label

1 HOLY WAVE  Relax Reverberation Appreciation Society
2 REAL ESTATE Atlas Domino
3 NOTWIST Close To The Glass  SUB POP
4 BRETON  War Room Stories   Believe
5 NATIVE AMERICA Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] Self-Released
6 ST. VINCENT  St. Vincent Loma Vista
7 CHERRY GLAZERR Haxel Princess Burger
8 FERAL FUTURE    Haematic      Western Medica
9 TACOCAT NVM Hardly Art
10 DUM DUM GIRLS  Too True  SUB POP
11 TOWER OF LIGHT The Tower of Light     Felte
12 MAINLAND    Shiner [EP] Self-Released
13 VERTICAL SCRATCHERS    Daughter Of Everything   Merge
14 WILD BEASTS Present Tense   Domino
15 KARLA MOHENO  Gone To Town Self-Release
16 SLEEPY SUN  Maui Tears Dine Alone
17 ANGEL OLSEN Burn Your Fire For No Witness Jagjaguwar
18 SKATERS Manhattan Warner
19 TOGETHER PANGEA    Badillac    Harvest
20 EAGULLS Eagulls    Partisan
21 GUIDED BY VOICES Motivational Jumpsuit    GBV
22 BEAR HANDS Distraction    Cantora
23 JUAN WAUTERS   N.A.P. North American Poetry Captured Tracks
24 QUILT Held In Splendor Mexican Summer
25 DANIEL HARNETT Under The Veil Unseen   Self-Released
26 PYPY Pagan Day Slovenly
27 ELBOW   The Take Off And Landing of Everything Concord-Fiction
28 DAMAGED BUG    Hubba Bubba    Castle Face
29 MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN   Mozes And The Firstborn Burger
30 ANDREW ST. JAMES    Doldrums Fortune-Island Jar

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

1 PERFECT PUSSY   Perfect Pussy   Captured Tracks
2 TRIN TRAN    Far Reaches [EP]    Castle Face
3 WAR ON DRUGS lost in the dream secretly canadian
4 COATHANGERS    Suck My Shirt  Suicide Squeeze
5 TRAUMAHELIKOPTER I Don't Understand Them At All    Burger

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Friday, March 14, 2014

"480 Minutes" - new Coathangers, Orwells, Perfect Pussy


That NYC network weatherman (Lonnie) who told us over a week ago that we won't see temperatures "like these" (in the 20s) again until next Christmas is once again wrong.  It was in the 20s in NYC last week after he gave that assurance, and it was in the 20s again yesterday. I'm starting to think he's not actually an accredited meteorologist, but then again, I've lived in a place without weather for the past 15 years, so maybe I should cut him some slack.  

Meanwhile on Tuesday evening I was walking down Broadway and noted that it was 60 degrees at 10p.m.  Coupla days ago.  Unreal.

Today's brand new episode of the award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time) will debut some pretty pop, raucous noise, and a mess of weird shit including songs by The Can't Tells (Brooklyn, NY, @TheCantTells), The Coathangers (Atlanta, GA, @TheCoathangers), Dry Heeves (Lubbock, TX, @LeDryHeeves), Jesus Sons (San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA, @JesusSonsBand), Little Children (Stockholm, Sweden, @Children_Little), The Orwells (Chicago, IL, @TheOrwells), Perfect Pussy (Syracuse, NY), Roman Remains (London, England, @Roman_Remains), Secret Colours (Chicago, IL, @SecretColours), Traumahelikopter (Groningen, The Netherlands, @trmhlkptr), and Trin Tran (Madison, WI).

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fuzzy Road - Episode #7

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Please tune in today from 3 p.m. until 4:30 Eastern U.S. Time for our live-hosted space/psych/garage rock show, Fuzzy Road.  The show is rebroadcast once and only, on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. EST.

Today's show will include music by Cass McCombs, The Charlatans (not UK), Sleepy Sun, The Ventures, Crocodiles, Gandalf, Cheatahs, Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck, Dead Meadow, and more.

Tune in, turn on, fuzz out.

Get in touch during the show via IM, e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook:

http://bagelradio.com/contact.html

Fuzzy Road #7 Mosaic:


BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 3/7/14
Top 30 Airplay
Rank     ARTIST     Recording     Label

1 HOLY WAVE  Relax Reverberation Appreciation Society
2 NATIVE AMERICA Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] Self-Released
3 DUM DUM GIRLS  Too True  SUB POP
4 FERAL FUTURE    Haematic      Western Medical
5 BRETON  War Room Stories   Believe
6 TOWER OF LIGHT The Tower of Light  Felte
7 DANIEL HARNETT Under The Veil Unseen   Self-Released
8 GUIDED BY VOICES    Motivational Jumpsuit    GBV
9 SLEEPY SUN  Maui Tears    Dine Alone
10 JUAN WAUTERS   N.A.P. North American Poetry Captured Tracks
11 SKATERS Manhattan Warner
12 BEAR HANDS Distraction Cantora
13 PYPY    Pagan Day Slovenly
14 QUILT Held In Splendor    Mexican Summer
15 CASKET GIRLS    True Love Kills The Fairy Tale Graveface
16 TOGETHER PANGEA    Badillac    Harvest
17 ANDREW ST. JAMES    Doldrums Fortune-Island Jar
18 ST. VINCENT  St. Vincent    Loma Vista
19 REAL ESTATE Atlas Domino
20 NOTWIST    Close To The Glass  SUB POP
21 CHERRY GLAZERR    Haxel Princess Burger
22 WILD BEASTS Present Tense    Domino
23 TACOCAT NVM Hardly Art
24 SULTAN BATHERY Sultan Bathery Slovenly
25 KARLA MOHENO  Gone To Town Self-Released
26 ANGEL OLSEN Burn Your Fire For No Witness Jagjaguwar
27 VERTICAL SCRATCHERS    Daughter Of Everything   Merge
28 EAGULLS Eagulls    Partisan
29 HELMS ALEE Sleepwalking Sailors Sargent House
30 MAINLAND    Shiner [EP] Self-Released

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

1 ELBOW   The Take Off And Landing Of Everything Concord
2 JESUS SONS   Jesus Sons Mock
3 NENEH CHERRY   Blank Project   Smalltown Supersound
4 DAMAGED BUG    Hubba Bubba   Castle Face
5 BLACK LIPS   Underneath The Rainbow Vice

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Friday, March 07, 2014

"480 Minutes" - new Neneh Cherry...yes, Neneh Cherry. Also, 28 Minutes Worth of New Elbow


Earlier this week a NYC network weatherman (who shall remain nameless) told us we won't see temperatures "like these" (in the 20s) again until next Christmas.  When temperatures were in the low 20s today that boy showed no remorse, did not own up to his mistaken bold statement, and lost my respect forever and ever.  Not that I ever had much respect for weathermen, other than the incomparable Al Kaprielian, of course.

Today's brand new episode of our live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time) will debut songs by The Black Lips (Atlanta, GA, @TheBlackLips), Damaged Bug (SF/LA, CA, @TheeOhSees), Elbow (Manchester, England, @Elbow), Heartsrevolution (New York, NY, @hrtsrevolution), Krebs (Glenolden, PA), Menace Beach (Leeds, England, @MENACE_BEACH), Neneh Cherry (London, England, @MissCherryLala), Phantogram (Saratoga Springs, NY, @Phantogram), and Twin Peaks (Chicago, IL, @TwinPeaksDudes).

Requests are welcomed during the live-hosted hours via e-mail, and IM:

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Fuzzy Road - Episode #6

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Please tune in today (Tuesday, March 4h) for our new psych/space/garage rock show, Fuzzy Road.  The show runs from 3 p.m. until 4:30 Eastern U.S. Time and is rebroadcast  on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. EST.

Today's show will include music by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Human Beinz, Dum Dum Girls, Silver Apples, Jeff The Brotherhood, First Crew To The Moon, and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Tune in, turn on, fuzz out.

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Fuzzy Road #6 Mosaic:





BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 2/28/14
Top 30 Airplay
Rank     ARTIST     Recording     Label

1 FERAL FUTURE   Haematic      Western Medical
2 HOLY WAVE Relax Reverberation Appreciation Society
3 BRETON War Room Stories Believe
4 TOWER OF LIGHT The Tower of Light
5 DUM DUM GIRLS Too True   SUB POP
6 GUIDED BY VOICES   Motivational Jumpsuit GBV
7 NATIVE AMERICA Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] Self-Released
8 DANIEL HARNETT Under The Veil Unseen    Self-Released
9 DOG BITE Tranquilizers    Carpark
10 POW! Hi-Tech Boom Castle Face
11 STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS   Wig Out At Jagbags Matador
12 IS/IS Is/Is   Manimal
13 SLEEPY SUN Maui Tears Dine Alone
14 CYMBALS The Age Of Fracture Tough Love
15 PAINTED PALMS Forever    Polyvinyl
16 ANDREW ST. JAMES   Doldrums  Fortune-Island Jar
17 SKATERS Manhattan warner
18 BEAR HANDS Distraction Cantora
19 CASKET GIRLS    True Love Kills The Fairy Tale Graveface
20 QUILT Held In Splendor Mexican Summer
21 PYPY Pagan Day Slovelnly
22 SPIRIT KID    Is Happening    Self-Released
23 JUAN WAUTERS  N.A.P. North American Poetry Captured Tracks
24 TOGETHER PANGEA  Badillac    Harvest
25 CATE LE BON Mug Museum   Wichita
26 NICK WATERHOUSE  Holly Innovative Leisure
27 CHEAP TIME Exit Smiles In The Red
28 TALES IN SPACE  Shades [EP]    Self-Released
29 DEATH VESSEL   Island Intervals SUB POP
30 MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN Mozes And The Firstborn Burger

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

1 REAL ESTATE Atlas Domino
2 ST. VINCENT St. Vincent Loma Vista
3 MODERN BASEBALL You're Gonna Miss It All Run For Cover
4 SILVER PALMS Superstar [7-Inch] Canvasback
5 WILD BEASTS    Present Tense   Domino

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Weekend Tech Difficulties

We experienced some technical difficulties yesterday. Apologies for any inconvenience.  For those who generally listen to the rebroadcast of 480 Minutes on Saturdays, we are making it up to you by playing the rebroadcast of the Friday 2/28 show today.  It is on now, and will repeat one more time beginning at 4p.m. Eastern Time.  Enjoy!