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Look At My Records Live! is a freeform radio program that showcases an eclectic variety of music both old and new, with a strong emphasis on the local music scene. Host Tom Gallo conducts candid interviews with area bands and asks them to curate a playlist from his very own record collection. What typically results is an in depth conversation that unveils influences, past experiences, plenty of nostalgia, and even the occasional mutual fawning. You can also catch the occasional live in studio performance and hear special recorded performances from “The McKenzie Tapes” vault, which contains a plethora of live performance at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years.

Look At My Records Live! is a freeform radio program that showcases an eclectic variety of music both old and new, with a strong emphasis on the local music scene. Host Tom Gallo conducts candid interviews with area bands and asks them to curate a playlist from his very own record collection. What typically results is an in depth conversation that unveils influences, past experiences, plenty of nostalgia, and even the occasional mutual fawning. You can also catch the occasional live in studio performance and hear special recorded performances from “The McKenzie Tapes” vault, which contains a plethora of live performance at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years.
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Look At My Records Live! is a freeform radio program that showcases an eclectic variety of music both old and new, with a strong emphasis on the local music scene. Host Tom Gallo conducts candid interviews with area bands and asks them to curate a playlist from his very own record collection. What typically results is an in depth conversation that unveils influences, past experiences, plenty of nostalgia, and even the occasional mutual fawning. You can also catch the occasional live in studio performance and hear special recorded performances from “The McKenzie Tapes” vault, which contains a plethora of live performance at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years.

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Episodes

May 11, 2019: The Gala

5/16/2019
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Charles Pinel guest hosted the May 11th edition of Look At My Records! Boston garage rockers The Gala stopped by to chat about their new record, "Bad News," before gigging at The Gutter that night. Tune in to hear all about their new record, plus some awesome tunes! You can purchase "Bad News" on vinyl, cassette, and compact disc via Bandcamp: https://thegalasound.bandcamp.com/

Duration:00:58:59

May 4th, 2019: Blaketheman1000

5/9/2019
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The May 4th edition of Look At My Records features a guest appearance by Blaketheman1000. Blake just had his wisdom teeth out the week prior to his interview on Look At My Records!, but that didn't stop him from writing a new song aptly titled, "Wisdom Teeth," and sharing several other new unreleased tracks with us! Tune in to hear these new Blaketheman1000 songs, plus tunes from songs from Looms, Built to Spill, Frankie Cosmos, Quaker Parents, and The Monochrome Set. Plus, hear all about...

Duration:00:59:02

April 27th, 2019: Dan Francia

5/2/2019
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Dan Francia stopped by the studio for the April 27th edition of Look At My Records! Dan and Tom chatted about his debut solo record, "Come Back To Life," which was released in late January on Exploding In Sound Records. Dan also had a lot of great stories about the making of the album, including Glenn Mercer's contribution to the record's first track, "Planet In Transit!" This episode kicks off with the new single from Holy Tunics and a song from their Meritorio Records labelmates, The...

Duration:01:00:55

April 20th, 2019: Veronica Bianqui

4/25/2019
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Veronica Bianqui stopped by the RFB studios for the April 20th edition of Look At My Records! What a treat it was having Veronica on the program! She performed two songs live, including Tom's favorite track, "Victim." They chatted all about her infectious sound and her soon to be released debut album, which is dropping later this year! This episode kicks off with songs by New Myths and Queue. It also features tunes from Fruit & Flowers, Ty Segall, Amy Winehouse, and Veronica's buddies from...

Duration:00:58:59

April 16th, 2019: "Reckoning" Turns 35!

4/18/2019
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The April 16th edition of Look At My Records! celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of R.E.M.'s incredible second album, "Reckoning!" The record continues to age well, as you can hear the influence of this era of R.E.M. in so many of my favorite current bands. This episode of Look At My Records! features four of Tom's favorite songs from the album, plus Veda Rays excellent new cover of “You Are Everything,” and some modern tunes that jangle from The Planes, Holy Tunics, The Seams,...

Duration:00:59:01

April 6th, 2019: Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management

4/11/2019
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Tom had a blast hanging out with his pal Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management for the April 6th installment of Look At My Records! There's a ton of stuff going on in the Cigar City universe right now, as they just welcomed the Tampa based trio, Fever Beam, to their roster, and Sharkmuffin just dropped their dope sci-fi concept EP, "Gamma Gardening." Tune in to get the low down on Fever Beam and Sharkmuffin. Plus, you'll hear some additional tunes from other Cigar City standouts, including...

Duration:00:59:01

March 30th, 2019: Ryan Egan

4/4/2019
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Check out the March 30th edition of Look At My Records!, which features an interview and live performance by the very awesome Ryan Egan! Tom and Ryan chatted about his recent string of singles, including “Who Is It?,” which Ryan released earlier this month. Plus, some great wax from Prince, Cocteau Twins, and more. You can purchase Ryan's music via Bandcamp: https://thisryanegan.bandcamp.com/ His next performance is on April 19th at Berlin - Under A with Haiku and Moon Gel:...

Duration:00:59:11

March 23rd, 2019: Lost Boy ?

3/28/2019
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Davey Jones, better known by Lost Boy ?, joined Tom for the March 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about his latest record, "Paranoid Fiction," plus a new song entitled "Dream With You," and two of Tom's favorites from his 2016 album, "Goose Wazoo." You'll also hear tracks from some of Davey's favorite local acts, Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, and Stringer. Don't miss Lost Boy ? at Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, March 30th with Kevin Hairs and DAD:...

Duration:00:59:01

March 16th, 2019: Fresh Local Musical Produce

3/22/2019
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The March 16th edition of Look At My Records! features some fresh locally sourced tunes from from the likes of Patio, FUTURE PUNX, Tredici Bacci, LAPêCHE, Grim Streaker, Andrew Fox, Ryan Egan, Steph Richards, PYNKIE, and Morus Alba. Check out this episode and buy all their music on Bandcamp! It's all there! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/m/playlist/view/5701258

Duration:00:59:01

March 2nd, 2019: HNRY FLWR

3/7/2019
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The March 2nd edition of Look At My Records! features one of New York's most interesting and dynamic artists, HNRY FLWR. FLWR released his buzzy debut EP, "Flowerama," back in 2017 and has plans to release his debut LP in 2019. Tune in to hear all things HNRY FLWR, including the band's plans for 2019. They're hitting the road with their BFFs, The Ferdy Mayne, with stops along the East Coast and Midwest before rocking out at SXSW. Check out all tour dates via Facebook:...

Duration:00:59:00

February 23rd, 2019: Palberta

2/28/2019
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Tom had a wonderful time hanging out with Palberta for the February 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about this awesome trio, including how they constantly switch instruments, and some talk about their most recent release, "Roach Goin' Down." You'll also be serenaded by their renditions of some Neil Young classics from "After The Gold Rush!" This episode also features new tunes from Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, Ghost King and Patio. Plus, a few tracks from artists...

Duration:00:59:01

February 16th, 2019: Russian Baths

2/21/2019
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The February 16th edition of Look At My Records! is the first in series of episodes previewing the upcoming New Colossus Festival. This episode features the Brooklyn noise-rock duo, Russian Baths! The band released their excellent EP, “Penance” last year and are slated to play The Bowery Electric on March 9th as part of the New Colossus Festival. We chatted all about the evolution of their sound, which progressed from wanting to sound like Yo La Tengo to kind of sounding like a shoegaze/Big...

Duration:00:58:59

February 9th, 2019: Mike Mehalick

2/14/2019
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Tom had a blast hanging out with Michael Mehalick, found of the Bushwick based label, Good Eye Records! Tune in to hear all about Mike's origins in the greater-NYC area music scene and what inspired him to start his own label. Plus, you'll hear tons of great tracks by Good Eye artists, including Parrot Dream, The Rareflowers, Russian Baths, Scarves, and a brand new track from Cathedral Bells! Mike also selected some fantastic records, including Hey Anna, Shame, and Gingerlys! You can...

Duration:00:59:01

February 2nd, 2019: Plastic Picnic

2/7/2019
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Check out the February 2nd edition of Look At My Records, which features an interview and live performance from Emile and Lincoln of Plastic Picnic! This foursome relocated from the Pacific Northwest in 2016 and immediately made a splash with their critically acclaimed 80s inspired synth-heavy sound. Tune in to hear all about their awesome brand new single, "Well Wasted," and a live performance of two songs from their debut self-titled EP, "Nausea In Paradise," and "Tilden." Plus, Emile and...

Duration:00:59:01

January 26th, 2019: T-Rextasy

1/31/2019
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The January 26th edition of Look At My Records! is a goodie, as it features a guest appearance by Vera and Lyris of T-Rextasy! The veteran New York City-based group just released their excellent sophomore album, "Prehysteria," and wrapped up a three-week January tour in support of the release. Tune in to hear all about the making of their new record, the band's history, and their plans for the rest of the year, which include some more tour dates in March. Plus, some excellent tunes by The...

Duration:00:58:59

January 19th, 2019: Jackie Cohen

1/24/2019
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The January 19th episode of Look At My Records! features an in-depth conversation with Jackie Cohen! Jackie is currently on tour with The Lemon Twigs and was kind enough to stop by the RFB studios in between gigs at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tune in to hear all about her two EPs: Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Two, working with the Lemon Twigs, and her plans for 2019, which include more new music and a stop at SXSW! You can purchase Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Part Two on CD,...

Duration:00:59:01

January 12th, 2019: Beijing Scene Report

1/17/2019
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The January 12th edition of Look At My Records! delves into the depths of the Beijing music scene. Tom's favorite Beijing scencester/college buddy Will Griffith of Live Beijing Music recently returned to NYC with a flash drive of his favorite Beijing releases of 2018. Tom scoured the flash drive and curated a playlist of some of his favorite finds. This episode features tracks by some of Beijing’s finest acts, including The Sino Hearts, Trip Fuel, Peach Illusion, The Twenties, Thin City 新城,...

Duration:00:58:59

January 5th, 2019: Jak Lizard

1/10/2019
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The January 5th edition of Look At My Records! features a chat with a seriously soulful dude, Jak Lizard! The supremely talented 23-year-old just shared his debut EP, "Shine To Rise," an eclectic, genre-bending take on jazz, soul, and hip-hop. We talked all about the EP, plus Jak's awesome record picks, which included Prince and Prefab Sprout. You can purchase "Shine To Rise" via Bandcamp: https://jaklizard.bandcamp.com/album/shine-to-rise Jak is celebrating the release of the EP on...

Duration:00:59:42

December 29th, 2018: Canada

1/3/2019
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The December 29th edition of Look At My Records! is an all-Canadian jamboree! Tune in to hear recent releases by some great bands hailing from The Great White North, including Tallies, The Seams, Corridor, Beliefs, Vallens, Bad Waitress, The Courtneys, Ought, Chastity, Preoccupations, Bike Thiefs, and The Sadies. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9171-bLJJPhd7.html

Duration:00:59:01

December 22nd, 2018: Lenny Zenith

12/27/2018
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For the December 22nd edition of Look At My Records!, Tom welcomed Lenny Zenith to the program! The two had a blast chatting about Lenny's upbringing in the New Orleans music scene and his various projects over the year, including The Pop Combo, Jennifer Convertible, and RZA. The two also talked at length about Lenny's incredible debut solo album, "What If The Sun." Plus, Lenny had some great stories to tie in with his record selection, including how RZA once opened for XTC! Keep your eye on...

Duration:00:59:01