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First/Last/Favorite Episode001 – Guest Ryan Clover

For their PILOT episode of F/L/F Mssrs. Tarantino & Evertsen welcome their friend, DJ & producer @ryanclover. Resident DJ at Bushwick party palace @houseofyes & cofounder of record label/party series @homagenewyork, Ryan admits to us his very first, last & most important live music experiences of his life. N'Sync, anyone??


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 5/20/16 (Guest Fleetmac Wood)

There is a certain universally adored & very famous romantically-complicated, mixed gender pop/rock group that people pay astronomical amounts of money just to see live & are rarely, if ever, spoken ill of. We are obviously speaking of @fleetmacwood who exclusively play remixes, edits and deep cuts from Fleetwood Mac - a band with a strikingly similar description! Today we’re thrilled to be joined by the partners in both love and music, the Buckingham/Nicks-ian Alex & Roxanne, who also...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 6/10/16 (Guest Obits' Sohrab Habibion)

This week, Roman & Chris are joined by Sohrab Habibion who @vice say “has never been in a shitty band in his career.” Formerly of @subpop band @obits Sohrab discusses the debut record from his indie supergroup @savakband which also features members of Nation of Ulysses, @holyfuck & The Cops (out now on the @comedyminusone label) & spins us a special guest 7” mix of (mostly) all B-sides. Sohrab also joins us for ROMAN KNOWS as we discuss Greg Vegas, PS1 Warm Up, Muhammad Ali, Other Music’s...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 4/01/16 (Guests Tony Presedo+Barney Hoskyns)

After a chance meeting with Chris late at night on the streets of Brooklyn, stoner rock icon & @tee-pee-records (@brian-jonestown-massacre, @whirr-official & literal “cult band” Ya Ho Wa 13) co-founder Tony Presedo joins us in the studio for a live DJ set & a chat about projects past & present. Also, famed U.K. rock journo Barney Hoskyns (@mojomagazine, @nmemagazine, Rock’s Backpages) calls in from a stop on his “Small Town Talk” book tour about the city of Woodstock & its musical history...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 6/03/16 (Guests Black Booby+Ruf Dug)

Big Booby Boss Richard Rogers, head of the U.K.’s disco (& beyond) label Black Booby—or @formal-worldwide if ya nasty—swings by on his FIRST stateside trip with an exclusive "Purple mix" dedicated to the memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. The mix was recorded on April 28, just one week after his passing, and is chockful of songs that sample or draw inspiration from His Royal Badness @prince37. Then, a lovely collection of choons via post from Rüf Kutz labelhead & man-about-Manchester @rufdug...


THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY COVERS MIX-(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 3/25/16

Anyone who knows us knows that only thing we love as much as God himself are great cover songs. So what could be better than celebrating them both simultaneously with a special Good Friday mixtape of exclusively COVERS, many with pertinently penitent themes? It's a full 2 hours with ZERO CHATTER from us throughout & if people dig it, will become an annual tradition. So DL & enjoy & remember that He is risen! (By "He" we obviously mean Bob Hoskins R.I.P.) THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY Old songs...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 3/04/16 (Guest Bob Mehr)

Memphis rock journalist Bob Mehr (MOJO, Commercial Appeal) spent 10 years researching his new @the-replacements book "Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements,” the first account to have the full cooperation of the entire band. He calls in from a stop in Minneapolis on his book tour for an extended chat with us about the band, the book & their disastrous 1986 #SNL appearance which got them “permanently banned” from NBC. ADDED BONUS: Chris Lauder returns with the ‘Irish Hollywood...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 2/12/16 (Guests John Woods+Mojo Filter)

It’s a very (Un)Popular Valentine’s Day episode! We begin with a special love-themed guest mix by good friend & lovahhhh, the witchy U.K. DJ/producer Mojo Filter (@thebenz), who we were 'turned on’ to years ago, by his outstanding four-volume Vintage Edit series with off-kilter takes on classic psychedelia, rock and discofied AOR. We continue with live in-studio guest John Woods, programming mastermind behind Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg’s ridiculously popular food & booze movie theater....


(Un)PopularCulture With Chris Tarantino 2/05/16 (Guests Chris Lauder+Hot Baby Karl)

The long-time-coming debut of two FOTS (Friend Of The Show) Culture) - Irish film savant and master impressionist Chris Lauder, who chats w Chris T. on all things Hollywood (& Ireland). Followed by DJ, party thrower, cad-about-town and all-around solid Scando-man DJ @hotbabykarl who, after some hardcore technical difficulties, saves the day with his exclusive tunes and some lovely chat. A very different UPC (thank God?). TRACKLISTING: Chris Lauder's Irish Hollywood Minute! Hot Baby Karl...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 1/29/16 (Guests Ring The Alarm)

Big bosses Daron Hollowell & Brent Nichols from LA’s Ring The Alarm (@rtamusic-1) swing by for a really random ride of weird & woolly chat & terrific unreleased tracks & demos from their label. 'Roman Knows'...nothing this week, since he is MIA, busy performing music at his son’s school. So of course, in his absence/honor, we all do our impersonations of him! TRACKLISTING: Rihanna - Love On The Brain The Editors - Ocean of Night (Rocky Steps Remix) Jay xero & Sean Glass - We’re All Friends...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 12/18/15 (Guest Bill Bernstein)

It’s 1977 all over again! On the release day of a brand new Star Wars movie we chat with our special guest, Studio 54 & Paradise Garage disco photographer Bill Bernstein. Bill talks about his new book "Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs” (Reel Art Press, foreword by @horse-meat-disco's James Hillard), what made @larry-levan-tribute great, going on the road with Paul McCartney, and getting his start at The Village Voice while Chris spins an all-disco set and Roman complains about...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 12/04/15 (Guests Everything Is Terrible!)

Bizarro cultural historians of the recent past and VHS excavator-extraordinnares Everything Is Terrible! stop by while in town with their 'Legends' tour to talk about their unique psychedelic brand of comedy, remaking Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Holy Mountain" with clips of dogs, and what Cameron Crowe has to say about their lunatic mission to obtain every VHS copy of "Jerry Maguire" in existence. TRACKLISTING: DUST - Breeding Pit Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix) Jehnny Beth &...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 12/11/15 (Guest Daniel Avery Pt. I)

Part I of II with superstar London producer/DJ and @phantasysound recording artist @danielavery who stops by to talk about his odd fascination with professional wrestling, goes a few rounds on a game we call "EDM DJ or Pro Wrestler", and plays one of his brand new original tracks, the first in 3 years. Chris reveals which wrestler he is related to and he and Roman play exclusively tracks from related to Avery, @erolalkan and Phantasy Sound. TRACKLISTING: Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 11/20/15

Chris talks about finding the wallet of billionaire producerJimmy Iovine on the street in Los Angeles, how/why Google snaked Tom Scharpling's radio theme song, U2's cancelled Paris show and assesses which films were "Turkeys" in 2015 with Roman. UPC005 TRACKLISTING: Robin Thicke - Make You Love Me (KILIAN&FINN's Love Don’t Exist Edit) Juan Maclean - Love is in the Air (Mock & Toof Remix) Lee Moses - California Dreaming (The Mamas and The Papas cover) Spoon - They Want My Soul Mando Diao -...


(Un)Popular Culture With Chris Tarantino 10/30/15 (Guest Phil Mossman)

Founding @LCDSoundsystem member, former Sabres of Paradise member, occasional @PrimalScream member, @David-Holmes-2 cohort & film composer Phil Mossman stops by the studio to talk about his new film COP CAR, the formation and early days of DFA & working with music legends like @Andrew-Weatherall & Bobby Gillespie. Phil joins Roman & Chris for "Roman Knows" to discuss Pavement playing Pavement songs with a Pavement cover band, Carrie Brownstein's new memoir & Billy Corgan's lame-ass Chicago...