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

Mar 15, 2019

While the subgenre of math rock has a lot of people arguing about what it is and isn't, I decided to do a scene show, throwing my hat into the ring. So over about 3 hours, as we do in all of our scene shows, I'll walk you through what I think forms the core of a math rock band/song, talk about the origins of the scene including proto math rockers, explore some of the key players in the scene, talk a bit about how easily bands can be both a math rock band and a post-rock band, and give little waves to the subsubgenres of math metal and mathcore. 

As with all scene shows, I claim no sense of authority, simply remind you I'm a guy who does his homework, and knows enough to be dangerous.

So let's cover math rock!

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Setlist:

  • "26 Is Dancier Than 4" - This Town Needs Guns
  • "Sans Soleil" - Delta Sleep
  • "Beat My Head Against The Wall" - Black Flag
  • "God Bows To Math" - Minutemen
  • "Atom Jack" - Drive Like Jehu
  • "Breadcrumb Trail" - Slint
  • "Sure Shot" - Polvo
  • "You Know What... Will Get You You Know Where" - U.S. Maple
  • "I Never Liked You" - Don Caballero
  • "Black Horse" - Gastr Del Sol
  • "Big Things, Little Things (Peel Session)" - Rodan
  • "Mindel" - June of 44
  • "The Photoelectric Effect" - Shipping News
  • "Never Meant" - American Football
  • "I'm Surprised..." - Owls
  • "That Tattoo Isn't Funny Anymore" - Owen
  • "Artichokes" - Maps & Atlases
  • "Republic Of Rough and Ready" - Hella
  • "Atlas" - Battles
  • "Light Up Bright Fires" - PVT
  • "Unreal Is Here" - Chavez
  • "Give & Take" - Minus The Bear
  • "Albatross" - Foals
  • "E" - Tricot
  • "Finger" - Elephant Gym
  • "Immolation" - Hashshashin
  • "I Swallowed Hard, Like I Understood" - 65daysofstatic
  • "Kodokunohatsumei" - Toe
  • "I'm In Awe, Amadeus!" - Maybeshewill
  • "Three Triangles" - And So I Watch You From Afar
  • "No More Sages" - Maserati
  • "Lateralus" - Tool
  • "Malko" - Russian Circles
  • "Van Damsel" - The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • "Bury The Hatchet" - Protest The Hero
  • "Beow" - Suffer Like G Did
  • "Consoling Ghosts" - TTNG
  • "Waterslide" - Chon
  • "The Singer Lied" - Chavez
Mar 8, 2019

I can't watch the damn television any more. The news is going to make me throw something at it if I'm not careful. I'd like Nixon II: Electric Bugaloo to be over now rather than the additional 6-12 months it's gonna take for this mess to blow over, and that's if we're lucky! Anyway, here's this week's show, full of all sorts of manic sprinkles.

Next week, assuming my head doesn't explode, will be a scene show on math rock, by request.

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Setlist:

  • "Satellite" - The Get Up Kids
  • "Naked" - Reef
  • "Can't Knock The Hussle" - Weezer
  • "Let It Go" - Donots
  • "Latest Monkey" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Blessed By Your Own Ghost" - Elliott
  • "Sea of Galilee" - Frontier(s)
  • "So Beneath You" - AFI
  • "Far Gone And Out" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "So Long Goodbye" - Seasons After
  • "White" - The Cult
  • "After Dark" - Delta Sleep
  • "Bad Thing" - David Holmes
  • "When I Was Young" - The Animals
  • "Shout (7" Edit)" - Tears For Fears
  • "Turn Me On" - Norah Jones
  • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Beatles
  • "Lying In The Sun" - Stereophonics
  • "Waiting For Tonight" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • "Cascade" - Afro Celt Sound System
  • "A Crimson Rose and a Gin Tonic" - Asuka Sakai
  • "Funky Cold Medina" - Tone-Loc
  • "It's Only Money" - Dramarama
  • "I Too Am A Vineyard And My Fruit Will Be Gathered" - Encounters With A Yeti
  • "Breathe" - The Prodigy
  • "Champions Of London" - The Prodigy
Feb 28, 2019

I swing all over the place this week, which always makes for the better shows in my opinion, from Portuguese rap-rock to classical jazz to Indian prog-rock to classic punk rock. We also acknowledge the passing of Mark Hollis, frontman for legendary synthpop band Talk Talk.

Hey, do me a favor, wouldja? Say hi to me over on Twitter. I'd love to know what you think of the show, where you found out about it, and what kinds of stuff you think I should be spinning. Music discovery is a bitch, so I love when people tell me to check out bands, even if I don't end up liking them.

Anyway, here's the show.

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Setlist:

  • "Drugs" - The Music
  • "Fall At Your Feet" - Crowded House
  • "Summer of '69 (Acoustic)" - Bryan Adams
  • "Alle Zeit der Welt" - Donots
  • "Sleepwalker" - The Wallflowers
  • "Take Five" - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • "Look Back And Laugh" - Minor Threat
  • "Swans Of Saraswathi" - Agam
  • "The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle" - A Day To Remember
  • "Disaster Bastard" - Supersuckers
  • "To Another Abyss" - Bad Religion
  • "Down To This" - Soul Coughing
  • "Dinero" - Primitive Reason
  • "Blunderland" - Working For A Nuclear Free City
  • "You Were Lying When You Said You Loved Me" - New Fast Automatic Daffodils
  • "Thunderhead" - Afro Celt Sound System
  • "A Touching Display" - Wire
  • "Because" - The Railway Children
  • "Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back (Remix)" - Meat Loaf
  • "London Calling" - The Clash
  • "Got To Keep On" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Toe Jam (ft. Dizzee Rascal & David Byrne)" - The Brighton Port Authority
  • "I Rock Therefore I Am" - Prince
  • "Frontier Psychiatrist" - The Avalanches
  • "Save A Prayer" - Eagles Of Death Metal
  • "Don't Fall In" - The Red West
  • "Hurricane Amore" - The Ocean Blue
  • "Pictures Of You" - The Last Goodnight
  • "It's My Life" - Talk Talk
  • "Eden (edit)" - Talk Talk
  • "Sundial (live)" - Wanderlust
Feb 24, 2019

I get to return to my roots and record a late-night show, full of all sorts of great tunes for you to enjoy. 

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Setlist:

  • "Grateful" - Jesus Jones
  • "Discipline" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "Come On" - Living Colour
  • "Kickstart My Heart" - Mötley Crüe
  • "London Can Take It" - Public Service Broadcasting
  • "Commercial Reign" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "Rich and the Poor" - Rival Sons
  • "On The Road Again" - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • "Guardian Angel" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Future Foe Scenarios" - Silversun Pickups
  • "I Threw a Brick Through A Window" - U2
  • "Re-arrange" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Steve & Edie" - Dramarama
  • "Swamp Song" - Dramarama
  • "Interrail" - Wingenfelder
  • "The Heart And Soul" - SPC ECO
  • "Heroism" - Frank Klepacki
  • "Phenomenal Problems" - El Ten Eleven
  • "Shallow Thunder" - Rollerskate Skinny
  • "It's Cool Dude" - Butterfly Jones
  • "VictoriUS" - 7Horse
  • "Greenage" - Supercar
  • "Weight Of The World" - The Samples
  • "Bottom Of The Sea" - Lucero
  • "Where Do We Go" - Benjrose
  • "Heartbreak Warfare" - John Mayer
  • "Silver" - Mineral
Feb 15, 2019

So we're apparently in a state of national emergency, and while I thought my dating life was awful, I didn't think President Cheeto needed to make a national emergency about it, especially post Valentine's Day. Oh well, maybe I'll get some relief funding... Anyway, here's another great mix full of awesome tunes.

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Setlist:

  • "One True Colour (acoustic)" - Enter Shikari
  • "Mad As Snow" - Kitchens Of Distinction
  • "I Don't Want To See You Like This" - The Joy Formidable
  • "Solid" - Reef
  • "Sleep Now In The Fire" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "Guns By Computer (Saul Williams Remix)" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "You Can't Look Back" - Taking Back Sunday
  • "Dream Variations" - Idlewild
  • "Good Morning Beautiful" - The Jeremy Days
  • "Forever Ends Today" - Donots
  • "Swamp Thing" - The Chameleons UK
  • "Ice That Melts The Tips" - Curve
  • "Nada Brahma" - Wirtz
  • "The Unsinkable Ship" - Public Service Broadcasting
  • "Perfect World" - Talking Heads
  • "I Remember A Time When Once You Used To Love Me" - Dirty Three
  • "Königin Der Nacht" - Wingenfelder
  • "Like This Train" - The Mutton Birds
  • "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" - The Mission UK
  • "Radio Sound" - William Tell
  • "Turn Out The Light" - Lou Reed
  • "Sometimes The Line Walks You" - Murder By Death
  • "Renaissance" - Hooverphonic
  • "Medicine" - Bring Me The Horizon
  • "The Effect" - For Against
  • "The Ashes Of Your Life" - Paperlung
  • "Old Black Magic" - Josh Ritter
Feb 8, 2019

I know, I'm on time (even a little early) with a show. Whatever will you do with yourselves. Funk, metal, post rock, triphop, flamenco, skronk, blues rock, jazz rock and more... Drop me a line via the email in the show, tell me what you dig and what you don't. I live on feedback.

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Setlist:

  • "Lyin' Ass Bitch" - Fishbone
  • "I Will Deny" - Donots
  • "Stand To Fall" - Pentagram
  • "You Want Love (ft. James Hall)" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "Water" - Dinosaur Jr.
  • "Nothing As Its Going To Be" - Creeper Lagoon
  • "Reberrymemberer" - Drop Nineteens
  • "The Mighty Rio Grande" - This Will Destroy You
  • "Crossing the Road Material" - Mogwai
  • "Piano Black (Ian O'Brien Remix)" - Seatbelts
  • "11:11" - Rodrigo y Gabriela & C.U.B.A.
  • "Wages Of Weirdness" - The Dixie Dregs
  • "Ponk" - Yohimbe Brothers
  • "E.V.A." - Public Service Broadcasting
  • "Fuck the Rain" - Ryan Adams
  • "Blind To Reason" - Powderfinger
  • "Stood By Me" - Rival Sons
  • "Dirty Hands" - Kill Creek
  • "Running Gun Blues" - David Bowie
  • "Ball and Chain" - Reef
  • "The Spoils (ft. Hope Sandoval)" - Massive Attack
  • "Raspberry Swirl" - Tori Amos
  • "California Breakdown" - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  • "Promises" - Tang Dynasty
  • "Guilt Is A Useless Emotion" - New Order
Jan 31, 2019

So, lots of international flair this week. Bunch of stuff from Germany, stuff from New Zealand, Japan... Lots of genres, lots of fun to be had. If you're a newer listener, please drop me a line via the email I give out in the show and let me know how you found the show. Cheers!

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Setlist:

  • "Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee
  • "All Around Me" - Char
  • "Become The Enemy" - The Lemonheads
  • "A Jar Of Fat" - Gastr Del Sol
  • "Green Lantern" - The Mutton Birds
  • "Exit Wounds" - Placebo
  • "What Makes It Easy" - Failure
  • "Left At The Lights" - The D.O.T
  • "The Other Side (ft. Tom Smith)" - UNKLE
  • "Date Line (I Am Gone)" - Yellowcard
  • "Beginning To See The Light" - The Velvet Underground
  • "Addicts Always Want Some More" - Terry Hoax
  • "Metal Mickey" - Suede
  • "Nothing Left" - Donots
  • "Faît Accompli" - Curve
  • "Storm" - The Bloody Beetroots
  • "You've Got The Look (ft. Hugh Jackman & Kristen Wiig)" - The Lonely Island
  • "Moses (ft. Ian McCulloch)" - 808 State
  • "A Spacious Floor" - SOUL'd OUT
  • "Watch" - Biffy Clyro
  • "It's What You Want That Matters" - The Wedding Present
  • "Friendly Fire" - Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "Til The Night Runs Out" - Graham Colton
  • "Come On Ghost" - Idlewild
  • "Ne Weile Her" - Wirtz
  • "I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard" - Chiodos
  • "Inside Out" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Stand By" - The Brilliant Green
  • "I Can't Get Behind That" - William Shatner
  • "Blind Man, Blind Man" - Herbie Hancock
  • "Teenage Rockstars" - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
  • "I Don't Want A Job" - Something Corporate
  • "Lifesize" - A Fine Frenzy
  • "Good Morning Tucson" - Jonathan Coulton
Jan 25, 2019

In this week's show, I find out that a solo artist I've listened to for a long time had a band before he went solo, I play some stuff from all across time and space, and I amuse myself by having a longer show since I missed out last week. Enjoy or don't; it's up to you.

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Setlist:

  • "Do You Laugh When You Lie?" - Ryan Adams
  • "Crazy Rendezvous" - B'z
  • "If I Go" - Schumann
  • "El Cerrito" - Cracker
  • "I Confess" - Catherine Wheel
  • "Restless Legs" - Keuning
  • "Autumn In Ganymede" - Seatbelts
  • "Evil Woman" - Electric Light Orchestra
  • "These Are Your Friends" - Mike Doughty
  • "Uncomfortably Numb (ft. Hayley Williams)" - American Football
  • "You've Got Hopes" - Hell Is For Heroes
  • "Stand Up" - Kongos
  • "Petting The Carpet" - Failure
  • "Excuse Me Please" - Dizzee Rascal
  • "Get Back Up" - Barenaked Ladies
  • "Elevator To The Other Side Of Earth" - Renata
  • "We Are London" - Madness
  • "Desperate Times" - Blackpool Lights
  • "Shinkansen" - King Of The Mountains
  • "Feel The Universe" - Juno Reactor
  • "Before The Skies Were Missing" - The Luna Sequence
  • "The Mess You Made" - KMFDM
  • "Phantom Limb" - Fuck Buttons
  • "22:39" - Danger
  • "Empty of the Sky" - Akira Yamaoka
  • "How Near How Far" - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead
  • "Malko" - Russian Circles
  • "Land Of The Free" - The Killers
  • "So It Goes" - The Verve
  • "When We Were Younger & Better" - 65daysofstatic
  • "Going Down" - Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • "Lyla" - Oasis
  • "This Is The Remix" - Girl Talk
  • "The Great Beyond" - R.E.M.
  • "Do Yourself A Favour" - Ocean Colour Scene
  • "Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?" - Fall Out Boy
  • "Scheme (04.21.2012)" - STS9
  • "Under The Gun" - The Jeremy Days
  • "Cocoon" - Bernard Butler
  • "Let It Be Me" - Indigo Girls
  • "Auroura Borealis"- Tristeza
  • "Required Reading" - Into It. Over It.
  • "Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex" - Don Caballero
  • "Daj Mi Malo Vjere" - Olovni Ples
  • "The Oddyssey" - The Odd Numbers
  • "Around The World" - Kings Of Leon
Jan 4, 2019

I'll probably end up missing a week somewhere along the month, simply for space reasons, but I felt like getting a show out, especially since my voice is mostly back at this point. So here it is.

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Setlist:

  • "Ocean" - John Butler
  • "Lunatic" - The Slow Readers Club
  • "God Bless America - And All The Beautiful Women In It" - Lana Del Rey
  • "Let Me Down (ft. Stormzy)" - Jorja Smith
  • "What's Up Danger" - Blackway & Black Caviar
  • "Talking Body" - Tove Lo
  • "All Is Not Lost" - OK Go
  • "Strange Stubborn Proud (ft. Kurt Harland Larson)" - ELYXR
  • "First World Problems" - Ian Brown
  • "Good" - Akira The Don & Jocko Willink
  • "Wer Wir Waren" - Wirtz
  • "Down On The Ground" - British Sea Power
  • "Dreamers Are Lonely" - Hotei
  • "The Devil In Stitches" - Bad Religion
  • "Screenwriter's Blues" - Soul Coughing
  • "Simply Irresistable" - Robert Palmer
  • "Links Fahren" - Wingenfelder
  • "The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air" - Swervedriver
  • "Letting Go" - National Skyline
  • "Sooner" - Justin Courtney Pierre
  • "The Morning After" - Spiritualized
  • "Do I Need You Now?" - DMA's
  • "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille
  • "If I Were You" - The Matches
  • "Out Of My Misery" - Matthew Sweet
Dec 31, 2018

Here's all the artists I saw live this year. I had to do a few sudden cuts to get it to fit into the amount of space I had left for the month, so excuse any weird hard cuts, and there may still be a couple of mentions about a song that I didn't play this week. I'll explain that all in the next show, and I'll open with that song.

Lots of great musicians this year. Listen, go see them live, buy their albums and their merch. Hopefully you'll find some new things to love.

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Setlist:

  • "Jim Henson vs Stan Lee" - Epic Rap Battles Of History
  • "Fire" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Redshift" - Enter Shikari
  • "The Last Garrison" - Enter Shikari
  • "Slack Motherfucker" - Superchunk
  • "21:10" - Danger
  • "In The Ice" - Buffalo Tom
  • "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish" - A Perfect Circle
  • "Acrobat" - U2
  • "Go!" - Poptone
  • "Ohio" - Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness
  • "Melanie" - Weird Al Yankovic
  • "Burn & Shine" - The Posies
  • "Maggot Brain" - Funkadelic
  • "Shine" - Slowdive
  • "After the Party" - The Menzingers
  • "To My Dearest Wife" - Lucero
  • "Make America Great Again" - Frank Turner
  • "I'm Sorry" - The Get Up Kids
  • "I Alone" - Live
  • "Omaha" - Counting Crows
  • "Only Tomorrow" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Metaphor" - Mt. Eddy
  • "Wake The Sun" - The Matches
  • "The Hero Dies In This One" - The Ataris
  • "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads
  • "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) [Live from Kings Theatre, September 2018]" - David Byrne
  • "Bloody Tears" - Bit Brigade
  • "The Only One I Know" - The Charlatans
  • "The Permanent Rain" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Driving South" - The Early November
  • "Get Myself Arrested" - Gomez
  • "The Gentleman" - Mad Caddies
  • "To Win, Somebody's Got To Lose" - This Will Destroy You
  • "One Liners" - Jimmy Carr
  • "Wade In The Water" - John Butler Trio
Dec 14, 2018

This week I bring you a bunch of new and upcoming album releases that I'm excited to talk about, plus classic and oldies, and an artist that my friend from Germany (a dude nicknamed Dolly) introduced me to named Wirtz! Join us, won't you?

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Setlist:

  • "The Unguarded Moment" - The Church
  • "Another Century" - The Church
  • "Video Games" - Lana Del Rey
  • "Wars Of Armageddon" - Funkadelic
  • "Deep Shag" - Luscious Jackson
  • "Beneath The Concrete" - Lost Under Heaven
  • "Silhouettes" - American Football
  • "Losing You To You" - Hammock
  • "The Sort Of Story That I Myself Would Enjoy Reading (ft. Stan Lee)" - Akira The Don
  • "Fool For You" - John Butler Trio
  • "Same Old Scene" - Roxy Music
  • "Disco Tits" - Tove Lo
  • "Sweet Disposition" - The Temper Trap
  • "Bis Nach Berlin" - Wingenfelder
  • "Do Your Worst" - Rival Sons
  • "Unreadable Communication" - Curve
  • "Chenchen Barvaz" - Infected Mushroom
  • "Civilized Worm" - The Melvins
  • "Die Fünfte Dimension" - Wirtz
  • "Something's Gone Wrong Again" - Buzzcocks (RIP Pete Shelley)
  • "Travels" - The Smashing Pumpkins
  • "This Is Your World Speaking" - World Party
Dec 7, 2018

Another week, another mixtape...

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Setlist:

  • "Weakness" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "Extraordinary Times" - James
  • "Naked" - Goo Goo Dolls
  • "Human" - Rag'n'Bone Man
  • "Larry" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Gravity" - DEEN
  • "The Wild One, Forever (2018 Remaster)" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • "No Illusions" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)" - DJ Shadow
  • "Stay Gold" - Steady & Co.
  • "All Day Long" - New Order
  • "My Hit And Run" - Third Eye Blind
  • "Saturday's Not What It Used To Be" - Kingmaker
  • "Torn And Frayed" - The Rolling Stones
  • "It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)" - Oasis
  • "Fall Down (Like The Rain)" - The Mighty Lemon Drops
  • "A Short Happy Life" - Medicine
  • "Be Aggressive" - Faith No More
  • "Martial Law" - Lou Reed
  • "Sanctuary" - The Chills
  • "What Do I Get?" - Buzzcocks
  • "Another Disaster" - The Samples
  • "Blue (USA Mix)" - The Verve
  • "Minor Turbulence" - Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist, Oh No & DJ Shadow
  • "Saving My Ticket" - Superchunk
  • "Anywhere But Here" - Rise Against
  • "The Monument (ft. Busta Rhymes)" - Wu-Tang Clan
  • "There Goes The Fear" - Doves
Dec 1, 2018

It's our annual cover songs show....

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Setlist:

  • "Enjoy The Silence" - Failure
  • "Africa" - Weezer
  • "Night And Day" - U2
  • "What Makes You Think You're The One" - The Twilight Singers
  • "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" - Les Claypool's Duo De Twang
  • "Thunder Road" - Frank Turner
  • "Do You Believe In Magic?" - The Format
  • "Punk Rock Girl" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "In The Year 2525" - Ian Brown
  • "Go West" - Pet Shop Boys
  • "Hold Me Now" - The Polyphonic Spree
  • "God Only Knows (Unplugged)" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Dirk Darmstaedter
  • "Wonderwall" - Ryan Adams
  • "Protection (Unplugged)" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Tainted Love" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "When The Levee Breaks" - A Perfect Circle
  • "I Feel Love" - Curve
  • "Rock'n'Roll Singer" - Mark Kozelek
  • "Destination Unknown" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Satellite Of Love" - U2
  • "Mysterious Ways" - KMFDM
  • "I've Never Been To Me" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "The Boys Are Back In Town" - Happy Mondays
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
  • "Knives Out (KCRW Version) [Live]" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Pop Song 89" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Flowers In The Rain" - Kaisers Chiefs
  • "Ring of Fire" - Social Distortion
  • "Suicide Is Painless" - Manic Street Preachers
Nov 23, 2018

It's been a while, but I haven't left you yet...

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Setlist:

  • "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" - LCD Soundsystem
  • "Freedom Fighters" - The Music
  • "American Screams" - Arkells
  • "House of Velocity" - Dragon Ash
  • "Wanderlust" - Kenji Furuya
  • "If I Run" - Semisonic
  • "Big Love" - She Wants Revenge
  • "Screenwriter's Blues" - Soul Coughing
  • "Desire Gets In The Way" - American Football
  • "Out Of The Dark" - Buffalo Tom
  • "The Long Goodbye (ft. Wayne Hussey)" - Beauty In Chaos
  • "The Noetic" - BT & Matt Fax
  • "The Same Way" - S T F U
  • "One Nation (ft. Pretty Lights)" - Tom Morello
  • "Spell" - LAMA
  • "Back To You (ft. The Bad Dreamers)" - Timecop1983
  • "Superpower" - Hybrid
  • "Kim & Jessie" - M83
  • "Demon And Division" - Alkaline Trio
  • "Teenagers From Mars" - The Misfits
  • "Pocket Full Of Secrets" - The Red Hot Valentines
  • "Paisley Grey" - The Odd Numbers
  • "Moving Away" - Nick Sylvestro
  • "Until Heaven Stops The Rain (ft. Mattic)" - Wax Tailor
  • "Rollin' W/ Saget" - Jamie Kennedy & Stu Stone
  • "Rest Aria" - The Residents
  • "Captain Lariat" - The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • "Under The Underpass" - Youth Group
Oct 26, 2018

So this is our 200th episode. And it's also the biggest episode ever. Best to listen to it without looking at the setlist and come back to read it later.

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Setlist:

  • "Heroin" - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • "America" - Neil Diamond
  • "On My Way" - INXS
  • "Kick" - INXS
  • "Free Fallin'" - Tom Petty
  • "Dream All Day" - The Posies
  • "Across The Great Divide" - Semisonic
  • "6th Avenue Heartache" - The Wallflowers
  • "On A Plain" - Nirvana
  • "Last" - Nine Inch Nails
  • "GenEcide" - Front 242
  • "Grey Cell Green" - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "The Fly" - U2
  • "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
  • "Only Shallow" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Thousands Are Sailing" - The Pogues
  • "Radio Song" - R.E.M. ft. KRS-One
  • "Nothing Lasts For Long" - The Samples
  • "I Wish" - King Missile
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Mountains" - Biffy Clyro
  • "Gimme Something Good" - Ryan Adams
  • "Redshift" - Enter Shikari
  • "The Road" - Frank Turner
  • "Point / Counterpoint" - Streetlight Manifesto
  • "The Sunshine Underground" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Golden Gate" - STS9
  • "A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help)" - Motion City Soundtrack
  • "Looking For Love" - The Chain Gang of 1974
  • "The Only Moment We Were Alone" - Explosions In The Sky
  • "What's Good" - Lou Reed
  • "Black Metallic" - Catherine Wheel
  • "Flash And Shadow" - Wanderlust
  • "Stairway To Heaven (BBC live)" - Led Zeppelin
  • "66" - The Afghan Whigs
  • "Enjoy The Silence" - Failure
  • "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? (Temple Bar Remix)" - U2
  • "Never Meant" - American Football
  • "Rock Hard Times" - Eels
  • "Konstantine" - Something Corporate
  • "All My Friends" - LCD Soundsystem
  • "Car Wash Hair" - Mercury Rev
  • "The Captain's Wife's Lament (Live)" - Paul and Storm
  • "Chloe Dancer / Crown Of Thorns" - Mother Love Bone
  • "Newry Highwayman" - Boiled In Lead
  • "Signal To Noise" - The Flash Girls
  • "Life Goes On" - Dragon Ash
  • "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
  • "Interesting Times" - Akira The Don
  • "Giving Up The Ghost" - DJ Shadow
  • "Believe Me, I'm A Liar" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "The Antipop" - Primus
  • "Get Better" - Frank Turner
  • "Shinrin-Yoku"- Enter Shikari
  • "Rewind" - Stereophonics
  • "My Personal Everest" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears For Fears
Oct 6, 2018

So I had a challenge to do a mix of all songs/artists with months/seasons, so that's what I did. An entire mix full of those things. Enjoy! Next week, the big 200!

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Setlist:

  • "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" - The Main Drag
  • "January Friend" - Goo Goo Dolls
  • "February" - Jesus Jones
  • "March" - STS9
  • "Spring" - The John Butler Trio
  • "April Skies" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • "First Of May" - Jonathan Coulton
  • "Waiting For a Change (John Peel Session)" - June Brides
  • "June" - The Church
  • "Sins" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Cruel Summer" - Superchunk
  • "So Much Love" - The Rocket Summer
  • "Summer" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Anything But Beautiful" - July For Kings
  • "Twenty Years" - Augustana
  • "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • "Last Day Of Summer" - Wingenfelder
  • "I'm Into C.B." - The Fall
  • "Autumn Sweater" - Yo La Tengo
  • "Into The Ocean" - Blue October
  • "October" - U2
  • "Tell Me Why" - The Early November
  • "November" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "November Rain" - Guns N' Roses
  • "A Long December" - Counting Crows
  • "Winter" - Tori Amos
Sep 28, 2018

Took off last week on account of being mostly dead, but I'm mostly not dead now, so here's another episode for you.

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Setlist:

  • "Rocket Dive" - Dragon Ash
  • "Fall Down (Re-Recorded)" - Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "To Hell With Poverty!" - Gang Of Four
  • "Over And Over" - Rachel Yamagata
  • "So It Goes" - The Verve
  • "Endlessly Falling" - The Chameleons
  • "Mandelgroove" - Blue Man Group
  • "...Vaporized Into Dust On A Faint Breeze" - Phutureprimitive
  • "I Have Loved You Into Oblivion" - The Amorphous Androgynous
  • "Constellation Of The Heart" - Kate Bush
  • "Let's Dance" - Spiritualized
  • "World In My Eyes" - Depeche Mode
  • "Breeze" - Genki Rockets
  • "Free Yourself" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Long Legs (Parts 1 & 2)" - Shaun Ryder
  • "Silvery Somtimes (Ghosts)" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Shakermaker" - Oasis
  • "English Subtitles" - Swervedriver
  • "Numbskull" - Ash
  • "The Last Of Night" - The Jaguar Club
  • "Worried Life Blues" - Eric Clapton & B.B. King
  • "The Wedge" - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • "The Networks Going Down" - Carbon Silicon
  • "Weightless" - The Blue Aeroplanes
  • "Dancing On Broken Glass" - Poets Of The Fall
  • "Rebel Warrior" - Asian Dub Foundation
  • "Please Return It" - The Posies
  • "Cut Down" - Hell Is For Heroes
  • "How Long" - The Farm
Sep 14, 2018

So, request for a show in the next week or two. Tell me a band that a lot of people you know love that you can't stand, and why you can't stand them. Doesn't even have to be current. The more people give me bands and/or songs, the more I'll have to put in the show that isn't Nickelback. Ha ha! Use the email address or my Twitter handle, both of which I tell you in the episode. Anyway, here's a show.

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Setlist:

  • "Madmen" - The Samples
  • "Lucky Man" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • "Mister Peepers" - Ben Folds
  • "さよならフロンティア" - Galileo Galilei
  • "Without A Trace" - Soul Asylum
  • "Where Do You Think You're Going" - Dire Straits
  • "Ben Franklin's Kite" - Something Corporate
  • "The Killing Moon (Transformed)" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "Spies" - Coldplay
  • "3:7:8 [The Westworld Mix]" - Emergency Broadcast Network
  • "Roygbiv" - Public Service Broadcasting
  • "The Communists Have The Music" - They Might Be Giants
  • "Selbstauslöser" - Wingenfelder
  • "The Story Of Willy" - King Missile
  • "To Look Like You" - John Butler Trio
  • "The Future" - The Limousines
  • "I Was Zapped By The Super Lucky Rainbow" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Song For A Girl Who Has One" - Too Much Joy
  • "First Flash Of Freedom" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • "Safe And Sound" - Sheryl Crow
  • "Better Than That" - James
  • "Bright Future In Sales" - Fountains Of Wayne
  • "The Message From Dr. Light/Level Select" - The Megas
  • "Cyanide" - Bad Religion
  • "The Needle And The Damage Done" - The Pretenders
  • All Fired Up" - Pat Benatar
  • "Echo Roads" - Unwed Sailor
Sep 7, 2018

It's been a hot minute since I've done a scene show, so here's what you need to know in advance. This show runs longer than our normal shows, but is exclusively focused towards one specific subgenre of music, and in this case, the scene is yacht rock. I talk a bunch, explaining some of the history, some of the players and some of the defining characteristics of the scene, and try and give you an overview of what it's all about.

It's a bit of a history lesson filled with lots of great songs, and should give you everything you need to know to engage in a conversation focusing on this weird offshoot of soft rock / adult-oriented rock from the late 70s and early 80s. 

If that doesn't not your speed, just come back next week and we'll have returned to our usual musical mayhem, but if you'd like a bit of music history, and the answers to a thousand and one trivia questions, stick around, and let's talk about yacht rock, also semi-inaccurately called "the West Coast Sound."

These episodes are the most fun if you don't look at the setlist until after the show, by the by. So get your admiral's cap, pour yourself a tropical drink and let the wind flow through your hair. (For you bastards who still have hair...)

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Setlist:

  • "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - Eric Carmen
  • "Kiss On My List" - Hall & Oates
  • "Hold The Line" - Toto
  • "Sloop John B (Stereo Mix)" - The Beach Boys
  • "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille
  • "Sailing" - Christopher Cross
  • "This Is It" - Kenny Loggins
  • "Sailin' The Wind" - Loggins & Messina
  • "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
  • "Takin' It To The Streets" - Doobie Brothers
  • "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" - Michael McDonald
  • "What A Fool Believes" - Doobie Brothers
  • "Hey Nineteen" - Steely Dan
  • "Sweet Freedom" - Michael McDonald
  • "Real Love" - Doobie Brothers
  • "I Can't Go For That" - Hall & Oates
  • "Private Eyes" - Hall & Oates
  • "Maneater" - Hall & Oates
  • "Him" - Rupert Holmes
  • "Less Is More" - Rupert Holmes
  • "Africa" - Toto
  • "I'll Be Over You" - Toto
  • "Hungry Eyes" - Eric Carmen
  • "Lowdown" - Boz Scaggs
  • "Make Me Lose Control" - Eric Carmen
  • "I'm Not In Love" - 10cc
  • "Baby Come Back" - Player
  • "On And On" - Stephen Bishop
  • "Ventura Highway" - America
  • "Lotta Love" - Nicolette Larson
  • "Lights" - Journey
  • "Help Is On Its Way" - Little River Band
  • "Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away" - Chicago
  • "True" - Spandau Ballet
  • "Nothin' You Can Do About It" - Airplay
  • "Biggest Part Of Me" - Ambrosia
  • "After The Love Has Gone" - Earth Wind & Fire
  • "Some Like It Hot" - The Power Station
  • "Addicted To Love" - Robert Palmer
Sep 1, 2018

Skipped last week because I was caught up in the Dota 2 International, the largest esports prize in the world. Maybe I should start a podcast just talking about Dota 2 as well. Hrm. Something to think about. Anyhow, here's a bunch of music!

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Setlist:

  • "O O O (Out Of Order)" - Wingenfelder
  • "Martial Law" - Lou Reed
  • "The Queen Of Lower Chelsea" - The Gaslight Anthem
  • "Believe What You're Saying" - Sugar
  • "The Guillotine" - The Coup
  • "Problem Child" - AC/DC
  • "Let This Haunt You" - Slaves (US)
  • "Stone Cold Yesterday" - The Connells
  • "No Good Before Noon" - Into It. Over It.
  • "The Whole Of The Moon" - The Waterboys
  • "Talk Talk" - A Perfect Circle
  • "You, Me And World War Three" - Gavin Friday
  • "Wanderers" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain" - Beth Orton & The Chemical Brothers
  • "Atlantis To Interzone" - Klaxons
  • "Six Days (Remix)" - DJ Shadow ft. Mos Def
  • "Space Shanty" - Leftfield
  • "Return Of Forever" - High Contrast
  • "We Go Back" - Luscious Jackson
  • "Needing/Getting" - OK Go
  • "Scumbag Blues" - Them Crooked Vultures
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who
  • "One Minute Warning" - Passengers
  • "Marie" - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
  • "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears For Fears
Aug 17, 2018

So the next scene show will be 196, on 8/31, and it'll be Yacht Rock. Today's show, I play a bunch of old favorites, a ton of great new music and we say farewell to a legend who passed away earlier this week.

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Setlist:

  • "Home" - John Butler Trio
  • "The Fly" - U2
  • "So Alive" - Ryan Adams
  • "Bottom Of The Sea" - Lucero
  • "The Long Black Veil" - Johnny Cash
  • "Anything That Way" - Buffalo Tom
  • "Given And Denied" - Poets Of The Fall
  • "Infected" - Bad Religion
  • "America Is Waiting" - Brian Eno & David Byrne
  • "Keepin' The Faith" - De La Soul
  • "Weather In My Head" - Donald Fagen
  • "Smoky Town" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
  • "Leviathan" - James
  • "M.I.A." - Foo Fighters
  • "Phantom Pain" - The Mission
  • "Beautiful Thing" - Haven
  • "Every Generation Got Its Own Disease" - Fury In The Slaughterhouse
  • "Not About You" - Jylland
  • "Serial Code" - VNV Nation
  • "Strangelove" - Depeche Mode
  • "The Thief" - Minor Victories
  • "Better Things" - The Bouncing Souls
  • "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
  • "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Since You've Been Gone" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Son Of A Preacher Man" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Spirit In The Dark" - Aretha Franklin
  • "Let It Be" - Aretha Franklin
Aug 11, 2018

Still thinking about what to do for a scene show (I was going to do Visual Kei, but I've run into a few snags - I imagine I'll get to it eventually, but we'll see) and I think I've got one. Maybe next week. Maybe the week after that. But for this week, I give you musical whiplash and you love it.

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Setlist:

  • "Where The Streets Have No Name" - U2
  • "What You Want" - The John Butler Trio
  • "Summertime" - The Sundays
  • "Pink Moon" - Nick Drake
  • "Passenger Seat" - Arkells
  • "Rich Girl" - Hall & Oates
  • "21st Century Survival Blues" - Frank Turner
  • "Shining Through" - God Is An Astronaut
  • "6 Minutes" - Tricky
  • "The Hard Sell (Encore): Jukebox Rock" - DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist
  • "T69 Collapse" - Aphex Twin
  • "Ordinary Days" - toe
  • "Tired Of Waiting For You" - The Kinks
  • "Do Re Me So Far So Good" - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • "Sunday Rain" - Foo Fighters
  • "And When I Die" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • "Starla" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)" - The Rolling Stones
  • "Still Goin' On" - Dragon Ash
  • "Blue Wind" - Jeff Beck
  • "Smashed Pianos" - Blossoms
  • "Bye Bye Love" - The Cars
  • "Pick Me Up" - Dinosaur Jr.
  • "Heaven's Dead" - Audioslave
Aug 4, 2018

Lots of new music this week, but also lots of classics, lots of strange things, some Italian rock and whatever else I felt like playing...

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Setlist:

  • "Strange Eyes" - Year Of The Rabbit
  • "Brother Goes Away" - Hideki Naganuma
  • "We Are Fearless" - Hybrid
  • "Life Is Sweet" - The Chemical Brothers
  • "Dark All Day (ft. Tim Cappello & Indiana)" - GUNSHIP
  • "Close (To The Edit)" - The Art Of Noise
  • "Bells & Circles" - Underworld & Iggy Pop
  • "Law And Order" - Stiff Little Fingers
  • "Mirrored In Reverse" - White Denim
  • "Ex-Terminador" - Pappo
  • "Blackbird" - Alkaline Trio
  • "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" - The Ataris
  • "Entertainment Lies" - Hail The Sun
  • "Happy Head" - The Mighty Lemon Drops
  • "Say What!" - Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
  • "Tutti Buoni" -Litfiba
  • "A Vision In Visions (ft. Big Narstie)" - Tonga Balloon Gang
  • "You Never Give Me Money" - The Beatles
  • "Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go" - Spiritualized
  • "Plainsong (Edge of the World Mix 2018)" - The Cure
  • "For You" - The Format
  • "Open My Eyes (ft. Lindsey Sterling)" - Dashboard Confessional
  • "Like The Howling Glory Of The Darkest Winds, This Voice Was Thunderous And The Words Holy." - Red Sparowes
  • "half heart" - Jimmy Eat World
  • "America Is My Home - Pt. 1" - James Brown
Jul 28, 2018

Took last week off, so went and gave you an extra sized show this week, clocking in around 3 1/2 hours. Enjoy!

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Setlist:

  • "Bombtrack" - Rage Against The Machine
  • "Freak Out / Starry Eyes" - LCD Soundsystem
  • "Incessant Mace" - Soundgarden
  • "The Permanent Rain" - The Dangerous Summer
  • "Working Title" - Mt. Eddy
  • "Honey Power" - My Bloody Valentine
  • "Drugs" - Talking Heads
  • "Cover Me" - Lucero
  • "At The Hundredth Meridian" - The Tragically Hip
  • "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" - Grant-Lee Phillips
  • "Rent" - STS9
  • "Geek USA" - Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Range Life" - Pavement
  • "Stars In Your Blood" - Terry Hoax
  • "Arabian Nights" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • "Misled" - Kool & The Gang
  • "Kindian" - Primitive Reason
  • "Bad Feeling (FPM Everlust Remix)" - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • "Count Latchula" - The Latch Brothers
  • "Follow Me Down (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)" - UNKLE
  • "(Cat 00897-Aa1)" - Aphex Twin
  • "Us And Them" - Pink Floyd
  • "Martin Eden" - The Twilight Singers
  • "Second Skin" - The Chameleons
  • "The Healing" - Gary Clark Jr.
  • "If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" - People In Planes
  • "Guy Who Got A Headache and Accidentally Saves the Word" - The Flaming Lips
  • "Miles" - The Southland
  • "Screenwriter's Blues" - Soul Coughing
  • "Drifting" - Jay Chou
  • "Sometime To Return" - Soul Asylum
  • "Cave" - Muse
  • "Where I've Been" - Rival Sons
  • "The Pinnacle" - Kansas
  • "Thunderstorm" - Matthew Sweet
  • "7/4 (Shoreline)" - Broken Social Scene
  • "Shadow Crypt" - Demented Are Go
Jul 14, 2018

This is the part where I'm supposed to tell you about this week's show, but I'm not gonna. So there.

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Setlist:

  • "The American Scream" - Alkaline Trio
  • "Spring Of War" - The Ringo Jets
  • "Death Comes To Us All" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Die, Die My Darling" - The Misfits
  • "Medicine" - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • "Smothered In Hugs" - Guided By Voices
  • "Fade Out/In" - Paloalto
  • "Monophobia (ft. Rob Swire" - deadmau5
  • "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" - Dean Martin
  • "Plum" - The Chain Gang of 1974
  • "Been So Long" - The Pastels
  • "Flaskaboozendancingshoes" - The Limousines
  • "Summer '68" - Pink Floyd
  • "Ashes" - Embrace
  • "Fade Away" - Juliana Hatfield
  • "Stay Young" - INXS
  • "Keep It In The Family" - The Mission
  • "Relative Minors" - Maybeshewill
  • "Hail To The Bopp" - Meat Beat Manifesto
  • "Ancient Souls" - SuperVision
  • "Some Kind Of Disinformation Project (ft. Terence McKenna)" - Akira The Don
  • "Undone (The Sweater Song)" - Weezer
  • "Their City" - The Matches
  • "My Kingdom" - Echo & The Bunnymen
  • "Hole In My Pocket" - Sheryl Crow
  • "The War" - Angels & Airwaves
  • "Like The Sun" - The Bouncing Souls
  • "Sincerely, Me" - Better Than Ezra
  • "Shadowplay" - Cirque Du Soleil
  • "What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?" - The Wedding Present
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