Show #116: A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory

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Easily one of hip hop’s defining albums, The Low End Theory is A Tribe Called Quest’s masterpiece, blending intelligent lyrics, otherworldly flow and stripped down beats into a sublime listening experience. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound (Acoustic)” – The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides “Excursions” – A Tribe Called Quest – The Low … Continued

Show #114: T. Rex’s The Slider

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One of the best glam rock records ever made, T. Rex’s The Slider builds on the winning formula Marc Bolan established with Electric Warrior, flawlessly fusing strings, guitar boogie and unforgettable pop melodies. Released on Reprise Records in 1972, this is one of my all time favorite recordings. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” … Continued

Show #113: Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions

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Stevie Wonder has always had musical talent to spare, and Tamla’s 1973 Innervisions is no exception. Wonder plays most of the instruments on this classic himself, making this one of the highlights of his impressive discography. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound “Too High” … Continued

Show #112: Captain Beyond’s Captain Beyond

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Released on Capricorn Records in 1972, Captain Beyond one of that decades best forgotten hard rock albums, bringing together members of Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly in a supergroup that blend space rock, metal and jazz into a dizzying array of multi song mini-suites. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight … Continued

New Music: Shopping out of FatCat

Posted on in Shocking Females in Trousers Shopping are propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who’ve all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from … Continued

Show #111: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream

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Released in 1993, The Smashing Pumpkin’s Siamese Dream is one of the defining alternative albums of the 90s, melding influences from shoegaze, metal and punk into a sonic attack that many have tried to imitate and few have perfected. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The … Continued

Show #110: Seafair’s The Querencia

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Premiering on The ’59 Sound almost a week before its public release, The Querencia is Seafair’s self-released, debut record; a glorious melding of elements of classical, rock and indie pop that has to be heard to be believed. After the album, Andrea, Josh, Mike and Tara joined me in studio for an interview about their … Continued

Show #108: Dan Fogelberg’s Nether Lands

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Released in 1977, Nether Lands is Dan Fogelberg’s creative apex, with lush musical arrangements and some of his best lyrics. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound (Acoustic)” – The Gaslight Anthem – The B-Sides “Nether Lands” – Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands “Once Upon A Time” – Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands “Dancing Shoes” – Dan Fogelberg … Continued

Show #107: Toro y Moi’s What For?

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A transfixing blend of psych-rock textures, funky groove and glam rock sounds, Toro y Moi’s latest album, What For?, is already one of my favorite albums of the year, reaching back to the sounds of the 70s and bringing them forward. Setlist (“Song Name” – Artist – Album) “The ’59 Sound” – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound … Continued