Wednesday, April 10, 2013

No show today

No radio show today!

Check out this interview I did with the Canadian doowop duo King Khan & BBQ Show for Boston Hassle! They play tonight at the Sinclair in Cambridge. I've been blasting this tune in my car with the windows down all week:

Monday, March 4, 2013

2/27 Radio Show

The Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection
Thalia Zedek - 10th Lament
Jacco Gardner - Clear the Air
The Shop Assistants - Home Again
* Avoxblue - Dream Thru Your Eyes
Golden Grrrls - New Pop
Ducktails - The Flower Lane
* Ex-Magicians - Adirondack Bound
Silver Jews - Dallas
Widowspeak - Ballad of the Golden Hour
Magnolia Electric Co - Whip-Poor-Will
Tender Trap - Train from King's Cross Station
* Mr. Airplane Man - Up in the Room
Holly Golightly & Dan Melchior - Why Don't You Love Me
Terminal Twilight - Fire of Love
Magnetic Fields - Yeah! Oh Yeah!
Polaris - Ivy Boy
The Shilohs - Get Ready Now
Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Footscray Station
My Bloody Valentine - Soon

Polaris was a band fronted by the criminally overlooked Mark Mulcahy.  To my generation, Polaris is Mulcahy's best-known project, as the band provided the music for the 90s Nickelodeon television show, the Adventures of Pete & Pete.  (Polaris was among an impessive line-up of bands whose music was featured in the show.)

In addition to the music recorded for Pete & Pete, Mulcahy's prolific output includes several albums with the band Miracle Legion, an 80s college radio favorite, as well as a handful of solo records.  While Mulcahy's music may have found only a niche audience, his followers are devout.  Must be something about the intrinsically nostalgic quality of his music--with its jangling guitars and whimsical lyrics-- coupled with the fact that we actually are nostalgic for it, due its association with a beloved TV show from our childhood.  Mulcahy is aslo revered by fellow music visionaries: when his wife died suddenly in 2008, dozens of notable artists came together to record a tribute album for Mulcahy, including Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, and Dinosaur Jr.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

River Gods tonight! (2/19)

Tyler and I are psyched to be back at River Gods tonight doing what we love most: spinning tunes and drinking beers. Please join us for an evening jam-packed with garage, shoegaze, and rock 'n roll! 8 pm - Midnight.

[Sign by local artist Jack W. Schneider.]