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Now displaying: August, 2016

Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

Aug 26, 2016

I tell a number of hilarious stories on this show, including one how I cite a source, only to later realize it's ME I'm citing, just from 20 years ago. This show also runs long, because I'm skipping the Monday/Tuesday show next week. (Space concerns.) But we'll be back next Friday with another scene show for ya. Until then, enjoy.

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Setlist:

  • "Chinatown" - Kitten
  • "Heavenly Star" - Genki Rockets
  • "Doing Good (ft. Akira The Don)" - Mr. Witch
  • "Nobody Gets Out Alive!" - Le Castle Vania
  • "Bad Wings" - The Glitch Mob
  • "Playing For Keeps" - Matchbook Romance
  • "1995" - The Hellacopters
  • "Blame It On The Rain" - Milli Vanilli
  • "Palaces Of Montezuma" - Grinderman
  • "Love Is A Battlefield" - Pat Benatar
  • "Mandolin Rain" - Bruce Hornsby
  • "Open House" - Lou Reed & John Cale
  • "Not Alone / Lo Levad" - Ethnix
  • "Words" - Doves
  • "Friends and Enemies" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Reckless" - Gladhands
  • "Please Disregard" - Feel
  • "6th Generation Company" - Wild Roses
  • "Ghost Of The Rails" - The Goddamn Gallows
  • "Sparks Of The Tempest" - Kansas
  • "Darkest Before The Dawn" - The Samples
  • "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Extended Mix)" - The Pogues
Aug 23, 2016

This episode is all people we've never played on the show before, to my amazement. I've done 60+ shows! How have some of these people never been on? Any way, they're on now. Stuff from Denmark, Japan, Sweden and more. Jazz fusion, prog/funk and a bunch more.

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Setlist:

  • "Army's On Ecstasy" - Oysterhead
  • "Light Up The Sky" - Yellowcard
  • "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out" - Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • "Transcendental Suicide" - The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
  • "Until The Next Time" - Dramarama
  • "Ending Story??" - ONE OK ROCK
  • "Save Yourself" - Sense Field
  • "Chinaberry Tree" - Mew
  • "36D" - The Beautiful South
  • "Spiral" - ANARCHY
  • "Momma Sed" - Puscifer
  • "Dawn" - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • "No Place Feels Like Home" - Midtown
Aug 19, 2016

The artificial intelligence inside my computer seems to be giving me trouble lately. They're fighting with me throughout this show. So if it's a little weird, I can offer no sympathy for the robot devil.

 

But it's still fun, nonetheless.

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Setlist:

  • "Come Alive" - Daniel Ash
  • "Space Boss" - T. Rex
  • "Chrome Temple" - Apprentice Destroyer
  • "Animal Day" - Wall Of Voodoo
  • "Friendship Update" - The Go! Team
  • "Nannou" - Aphex Twin
  • "God Send Us A Signal" - Hammock
  • "Jerry Weintraub" - Waldeck
  • "Out Come The Freaks" - Was (Not Was)
  • "ぶっちゃけ" - Kohh
  • "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (The Temple Bar Remix)" - U2
  • "Stay Up" - New Diplomat
  • "Memories Can't Wait" - Talking Heads
  • "Crack In A Paper Cup" - The Red-Sided Garter Snakes
Aug 16, 2016

The challenge? Put together an imaginary soundtrack. This one's for a revenge thriller. Introduce our protagonist. Show the good things in their life. Take those good things away from them. Tell them who's responsible. Unleash.

 

There's a healthy dollop of blues rock, a bit of techno, some mid section melancholy, a high tempo action scene and some closing credits music. Music from Iceland, Japan, France, Germany, lots of stuff from England...

 

Have fun, kids. I'll see you on Friday.

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Setlist:

  • "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" - The Clash
  • "Tied Up" - Rival Sons
  • "Texas Flood" - Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
  • "The Devil Takes Care Of His Own" - Band Of Skulls
  • "Definitive Beat" - Mirwais
  • "No Good" - Kaleo
  • "How You Like Me Now" - The Heavy
  • "Act IV" - Roddy Woomble
  • "Plastic Figures" - Kuersche & Members of Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Never Let Me Go" - Florence + The Machine
  • "Permanent Waves" - The Kinks
  • "Death On The Stairs" - The Libertines
  • "You've Been Spiked" - Chris Joss
  • "I Remember You" - Skid Row
  • "Skull Collector" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Aug 12, 2016

Some new stuff from a post-punk pioneer. Some R&B from Japan. Acoustic prog-metal. Actual prog-metal. And a band that desperately wants to be AC/DC, and isn't half-bad at it...

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Setlist:

  • "Welcome Home" - Coheed and Cambria
  • "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" - Airbourne
  • "10 Years Of Service" - Dropkick Murphys
  • "Girl Friend" - 米倉利紀
  • "I'm Not A Model" - Russell Simins
  • "Fake Your Own Life" - Adam Freeland
  • "Rivers Of Dub" - Asian Dub Foundation
  • "Buffalo" - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  • "The Hollow (acoustic)" - A Perfect Circle
  • "Re-Invent Your Second Wheel" - Wire
  • "Dakota" - Stereophonics
  • "Voices" - Dario G
Aug 10, 2016

Random? Sure. That's our M.O.

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Setlist:

  • "Prophets Of Rage" - Prophets Of Rage
  • "Silver Rocket" - Sonic Youth
  • "Traced Back" - Tang Dynasty
  • "No Sleep" - Twin Atlantic
  • "The Arena" - Lindsey Stirling
  • "Sunburn" - Muse
  • "Dry The Rain" - The Beta Band
  • "Alright Now" - Wingenfelder (Kai)
  • "Mission Accomplished" - Tricky
  • "What It Is" - M-Flo
  • "Moon Sammy" - Soul Coughing
  • "Right Place, Wrong Time" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • "Pretzel Logic" - Steely Dan
  • "Shallow Thunder" - Rollerskate Skinny
  • "P.S." - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Aug 5, 2016

Back to our usual mishmash of music from around the world, across a bunch of genres and a ton of countries. This show's got music from Siberia, Indonesia, Germany, Denmark, Japan and more. Enjoy the ride.

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Setlist:

  • "Slice Of Life (ft. John Fryer)" - Daniel Ash
  • "No More Love" - God Lives Underwater
  • "Chaos" - Mute Math
  • "煌めく人" -B'z
  • "200 Lbs. Of Pure Love" - The Red Elvises
  • "Super Moon" - Slank
  • "Around My World In 80 Days" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Vamp" - Trentemøller
  • "Christiansands" - Tricky
  • "Big Dipper" - Cracker
  • "Your Wildest Dreams" - The Moody Blues
  • "Wild Thing" - The Troggs
  • "Drown" - The Smashing Pumpkins
Aug 3, 2016

Okay, okay. OKAY. I'm gonna do it. I did it. It's done. I'm settling the argument about what is and is not "post punk" and "post punk revival" in the episode of the show in which I swear the most (you've been warned - SWEARING AHEAD), because I'm sick and tired of lazy music critics being unable to discern between post-punk and garage rock (or even basic punk rock).

 

By the end of this show, you should be able to recognize key elements of the post-punk scene, and understand where it came from, where it vanished into (hint: goth-rock/new-wave) and what made it come back.

 

It's a big show, but you only get one scene show a month, so I should make them count...

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Setlist:

  • "Public Image" - Public Image Ltd.
  • "Pink Flag" - Wire
  • "Shadowplay" - Joy Division
  • "Hong Kong Garden" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • "A Forest" - The Cure
  • "The Electric Co." - U2
  • "Blister In The Sun" - Violent Femmes
  • "Burning Down The House" - Talking Heads
  • "Modern Dance" - Pere Ubu
  • "No Tears" - Tuxedomoon
  • "Party Fears Two" - Associates
  • "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" - Mission Of Burma
  • "Making Plans For Nigel" - XTC
  • "No Rest" - New Model Army
  • "Down On Me" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "Rock Lobster" - The B-52's
  • "Passing Strangers" - Ultravox
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
  • "Strangelove" - Depeche Mode
  • "Freedom Of Choice" - Devo
  • "Age of Consent" - New Order
  • "All That Money Wants" - The Psychedelic Furs
  • "E=MC2" - Big Audio Dynamite
  • "The Killing Moon (John Peel Session)" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "St. Vitus Dance" - Bauhaus
  • "Perfume Garden" - The Chameleons
  • "Treason" - The Teardrop Explodes
  • "Damaged Goods" - Gang Of Four
  • "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
  • "Reptilia" - The Strokes
  • "Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
  • "Obstacle 2" - Interpol
  • "Maps" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "Time To Get Away" - LCD Soundsystem
  • "Love Burns" - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Banquet" - Bloc Party
  • "Sex On Fire" - Kings of Leon
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