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J. Mamana :: Nothing New in the West

10/16/2018
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Shortly after I moved to Providence, an ex-girlfriend was telling me about a kid named Jay. Together, we went to catch one of his shows in a dingy little room above an arts centre. A metal band opened for him. When he finally came on, he looked like the younger brother of Louis Theroux. I […]

Duration:00:06:10

Mondo Boys :: Blood Moon Baby (A Halloween Mixtape)

10/11/2018
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The full moon rises and there’s a chill in the air. But why is it RED? A child’s scream in the distance? Surely, just the wind. A crow flies across your path and you stumble and fall. CRACK. Your head on the pavement. Blood spills onto the ground. Vision fades. Music in the distance. Back […]

Duration:00:47:29

Gilles Peterson: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix

10/5/2018
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Nicked this from Gilles Peterson’s soundcloud and converted it to mp3 several years back; his tribute to Roy Ayers on the eve of the vibraphonist’s 75th birthday. A heavyweight hour kicking off with Ayers vibe work on “Ramblin'”, via The Jack Wilson Quartet, the selects draw from lesser known work within the Ayers orbit. Gilles […]

Duration:01:04:05

Bobby Russell :: How You Gonna Stand It

10/5/2018
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Imagine Leonard Cohen covering this. Of the many songwriters to chart hit singles in the U.S. during the golden era of the Nashville Sound, perhaps none are as overlooked or underrated as Bobby Russell. From 1966-1973, Russell penned five hit singles, including Roger Miller’s “Little Green Apples”, Bobby Goldsorp’s #1 hit “Honey”, and wife and […]

Duration:00:04:02

Jim & Cherie Schwall :: Wedding Present

10/4/2018
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In 1973, Jim Schwall (of the famed Chicago blues-based Siegel-Schwall Band) got married, and along with new bride Cherie recorded and privately pressed A Wedding Present From Cherie & Jim Schwall. As described on the back cover, the album was home recorded at parties, and contains mostly first takes. It is acoustic, sparse, and bluesy, […]

Duration:00:04:01

AD Presents: Heat Wave (Volume Two) – A Mixtape

10/2/2018
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If you keep up with the nocturnal doings of Los Angeles, you’re most likely aware of Heat Wave, the weekly pan-global party at Gold Diggers in east Hollywood, hosted by Daniel T. and Wyatt Potts. Along with a rotating crew of guest selectors, the two go way deep, mixing funk, reggae and afro-beat with 80s […]

Duration:00:57:47

Transmissions Podcast :: Matt Sullivan of Light in the Attic/In Conversation: Howe Gelb, Steve Wynn, and Robyn Hitchcock

9/28/2018
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We’re back. The weather is beginning to turn. We’re almost there. Welcome to the September edition of the Transmissions podcast. On this episode, we sit down with three legends of independent music: psychedelic singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, Giant Sand leader Howe Gelb, and Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate. Since emerging in the ‘80s, they’ve amassed […]

Duration:01:41:55

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Anna St. Louis

9/27/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Next month sees the release of Anna St. Louis’s debut lp, If Only There Was A River. Like her first outing, the 2017 First Songs cassette, the album is being released via […]

Duration:00:04:03

The Multiverse of Haruomi “Harry” Hosono

9/20/2018
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For the past fifty or so years, Haruomi “Harry” Hosono has let his mind wander. That wandering has led him to any number of strange places. He’s made records that sound like Shotgun Willie, and he’s made synthesized raga so intense it’d make Terry Riley blush. He’s collaborated with Levon Helm and Bobby Charles, and […]

Duration:00:03:12

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Mary Lattimore

9/17/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. It’s been a busy year for harpist Mary Lattimore so far. She released the immersive Hundreds of Days LP in May. She’s criss-crossed the country several times, sharing bills with Iceage, Dylan […]

Duration:00:05:43

AD Presents: Unwise Promises, Unwise Pleasures (A Mixtape)

9/10/2018
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Jake and Jamin Orrall are JEFF the Brotherhood. Flanked by the addition of some new hands, the group returned last week with Magick Sounds, an lp whose sonics push far beyond their previous output. As part of our guest curated mix series, we asked Jake to expand on some of the sounds gestating before and […]

Duration:00:57:25

RAMP :: Everybody Loves The Sunshine

9/7/2018
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As summer doesn’t officially call it quits until September 22nd, here’s a three and half minute sonic respite; RAMP’s extra languid 1977 twilight take on Roy Ayers “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”. All drowsy synthesizers and celestial vox, if things got any more laid back you’d likely slide right out of your chair. Meditate on that. RAMP […]

Duration:00:03:43

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Sarah Louise

9/6/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Guitarist Sarah Louise’s 2018 album Deeper Woods is one of our favorites of the year, a haunted and spectral work that invokes the beauty, and mystery, of nature. The record unites Louise’s […]

Duration:00:03:48

Alice Coltrane :: Jaya Jaya Rama

9/6/2018
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The humidity continues to linger, so we’re choosing to sweat it out with this fierce slice of late night free jazz. “Jaya Jaya Rama,” the closing number to Alice Coltrane’s 1969 lp, Huntington Ashram Monastery, is pure, unabashed expression. Featuring Coltrane on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Rashied Ali on drums, the trio takes […]

Duration:00:06:24

Doug Paisley :: Drinking With A Friend

9/5/2018
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Though he’s a masterful lyricist, Doug Paisley knows that language has its limits. On “Drinking With a Friend,” the first taste of his forthcoming album Starter Home, he confesses over churning upright bass, acoustic guitar, gentle organ, and a resonator guitar: “So many things that I wanted to say/I always found that words got in […]

Duration:00:04:17

Arthur’s Landing :: Singing Tractors 64

9/4/2018
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In 2011 Strut Records released Arthur’s Landing, a 13 track collection of (largely) unreleased materiel composed by Arthur Russell. Brought to life via former musical collaborators and compatriots, Peter Zummo, Elodie Lauten, Ernie Brooks, Bill Ruyle, Alex Waterman and Mustafa Ahmed, the set exudes the late artist’s indelible fingerprints while creatively thriving in its own right. […]

Duration:00:04:53

Voices Of Conquest :: O Yes My Lord (1968)

8/31/2018
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Percussive exaltation. Enjoy the long weekend. All propers to the Numero Group for the hip a decade ago, via their Good God! Gospel Funk Hymnal compilation. Voices Of Conquest :: O Yes My Lord

Duration:00:02:25

Transmissions Podcast :: Nate Chinen’s Playing Changes/Exploring Japan’s Kissa Bars/Little Wings

8/30/2018
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We’re back. Welcome to the August edition of the Transmissions podcast, just under the wire. We’ve got a great episode this month. First, Aquarium Drunkard’s Mary Sartini Garner sits down with Nate Chinen, author of a new book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century. A longtime New York Times critic and scholar, Chinen’s new […]

Duration:01:30:31

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Mountain Goats

8/29/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Last year was a busy one for John Darnielle. In addition to releasing his third book, the spooky and spiritual Universal Harvester, his long-running project the Mountain Goats released its sixteenth studio album, […]

Duration:00:04:11

Zuider Zee :: Zeenith

8/29/2018
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Seriously, what was in the water down in Memphis in the ’70s, and how did all the power poppers know where to get a sip? Of course you had Big Star, lead by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, but then you’ve got to contend with Van Duren, Prix, Terry Manning, and the Scruffs, each approaching Anglophile chime […]

Duration:00:04:35