Having stuck around to close out Closet Radio, it was easy enough to climb down into the crypt that is The Night Shift, and join Miss Rikki as she plays some incredible spooky music. Plus: I don’t get to get my goth on too often, and Miss Rikki is the perfect person to help you indulge.
01.) Russian Circles – “Burial”
02.) JG Thirlwell – “Gawker”
03.) These Immortal Souls – “Shamed”
04.) Soviet Soviet – “Hidden”
05.) Xiu Xiu – “Honeysuckle”
06.) The Wake – “Control”
07.) Dark Planet – “Creeping Flesh”
08.) Nina Hagen – “Dr. Art”
09.) Clan of Xymox – “She’s Dangerous”
10.) Savage Republic – “Film Noir”
11.) This Mortal Coil – “Kangaroo”
12.) Siouxsie & The Banshees – “The Last Beat Of My Heart”
Closet Radio Episode 108: Monogamy Party, LIVE!
(Featuring a guest appearance on Miss Rikki‘s Closet Radio, with co-hosts The Professor & Tunacan Jones, for a bunch of musical mayhem with Monogamy Party!)
First, the bad news: while we had arranged for an entire live set by the powerhouse that is Monogamy Party, a series of behind-the-scenes problems and tech issues led to a slim 7 minute live performance by this incredible band at the top of hour number two. However, a blown fuse on the guitar players amp make this two-song performance all that you can hear in today’s show. For this, we feel bad.
However, this is, of course, Closet Radio, and even the loss of their full performance does not mean that this show is anything less than amazing. With Tunacan Jones, a brief appearance by The Professor, and, of course, myself, Miss Rikki DJed an incredible show that offers cuts from their record, great songs that complement their style and, of course, an interview with the bad boys of monogamy.
As usual, it is always great to hang out on Closet Radio, and I had a lot of fun recording and filming these guys. Hopefully you got to check them out at Dante’s last night, and if not, now you know what you need to save your milk-money for next time they come through. These guys are incredible, and this is worth your time.
01.) Inside The Line * Warsaw
02.) The Dawning of This Night Divine* Ninety Pound Wuss
03.) It’s Everywhere, Yr Going To Die * Tyrants
04.) Livereaters * Chesty Malone & The Slice ‘Em Ups
05.) Rock & Roll Damnation * Dr. Know
06.) We Must Bleed* The Germs
07.) Feel The Beat * Crime
08.) Last Rockers * Vice Squad
09.) Pleasure Avalanche * The Birthday Party
10.) I Feel Voxish * The Fall
11.) Occam’s Razor * Run With The Hunted
12.) Dead Sex * STNNG
13.) Gra * Eye For An Eye
14.) Do You Mind My Dream * Liliput
15.) Live In-Studio Performance * Monogamy Party * KPSU
16.) Crimes * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
17.) Ordinary Things * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
18.) Ashamed * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
19.) Wasted Time * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
20.) Walls * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
21.) Show and Tell * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
22.) Blood Monogamy Party * False Dancers
23.) Terrible Mistake * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
24.) Cold Machine * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
25.) Suck * Cake Like
26.) Skin of My Teeth * The Sherlocks
What’s This Called? 9/14 Benefit Highlights
(Featuring remixes by Ricardo Wang & Austin Rich of live performances captured on 14 September 2013 at Slim’s in Historic St. John’s!)
What’s This Called? – if anything – is a place where experimental music and persist in all of its various permutations, and why should the presentation of live recordings be any different? What began as an attempt to replay some of the best music from the KPSU Benefit Show from 14 September turned into an entirely unique presentation, where Ricardo Wang and myself spent the hour remixing these recordings live on the air.
We couldn’t fit the almost two-hours of live performances into a single hour of radio, so these ‘edited highlights’ are even more manipulated using the CDJs at KPSU. The music of ALTO!, Fiasco, Jacob Anderson & Jennifer Robin, and Jeremy C. Long are all present in this episode, but heavily manipulated by both Ricardo and myself. It makes sense; once a live experience is captured in some useful form, the presentation of that material does not have to mimic the real time experience. Not only does this create something new to enjoy, but it presents the material in a truly experimental form. We both had a lot of fun with this show, and we hope you enjoy it too.
And, if you would like to hear the performances un-manipulated, they this YouTube playlist is perfect for you. All of the performances from that evening are present, in two-camera forms, and includes much that did not make it into the show, including a live set by The Dead Air Fresheners, a band with which I perform! These videos are some of the first two-camera edits I’ve ever done, and while I’m not going to say these are great visual representations, they are pretty decent for what they are. The full, stereo recordings of the performances are included with these videos, and give you a chance to hear things as they were that night.
Also included in this show is a 30 minutes “pre-game show” by Ricardo Wang, playing a few tracks of his choosing.
This show was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it, too.
01.) Introduction * Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson
02.) Piece 1 * ALTO!
03.) Piece 1 * Fiasco
04.) “The In” * Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson
05.) “Charlie Sheen Party” * Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson
06.) Entire Performance * Jeremy C. Long
Dia De Los Muertos 2013 Part III: Blanco & Audios Amigos, LIVE!
(Featuring live performances by Blanco & Audios Amigos on 2 November 2013 at Slim’s In Historic St. John’s. )
Little did I know that when I asked Jonathon Boober to help me with a little A/V work for a show on November 1st that I would also be getting stellar video from a show on Day 2 of Dia De Los Muertos. This show at Slim’s in Historic St. John’s continued the vibe of holiday awesomeness with performances in a rock ‘n’ roll vein, and kicking things off are the spectacular sounds of Blanco!
Blanco’s spaghetti western vibe and Day of The Dead imagery is the perfect complement to Audios Amigos, who are a country-fied, instrumental tribute to all things amazing. This is a great way to bring to a close all things Dia De Los Muertos, and I was very pleased with Jonathon Boober for capturing these fantastic performances.
That’s all we have time for this week, but stay tuned, as we have all sorts of new stuff coming your way this winter. In the meantime:
Dia De Los Muertos 2013 Part II: Valkyrie Rodeo, The Hand That Bleeds & Al-X, LIVE!
(Featuring a live performance by Valkyrie Rodeo, The Hand That Bleeds & Al-X on 1 November 2013 at The World Famous Kenton Club. )
What began as a chance to catch Metanoia live evolved into a fantastic opportunity to develop a three-part radio show, all due to the amazing efforts of Jonathan Boober. Jonathan has become a fantastic personality through all the work he’s done over the years, and having him make contributions to our show is always a pleasure. And with this show, we get three fantastic performances by local artists, as part of a two-day Dia De Los Muertos 2013 presentation.
Kicking things off is a fantastic set by Valkyrie Rodeo, doing a set of Dead Moon songs. Jonathan has brought them onto my show before, and they’ve always delivered the goods. Getting a chance to hear their interpretations of these Portland legends is a great way to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, and they set the stage for things to come.
I’ve been hearing about The Hand That Bleeds for some time now, and yet I haven’t had a chance to hear their stuff before. Let’s leave it to Boober to make sure that I get to catch them in a very stripped down fashion. There’s something about this video that manages to capture the late-night, drunk-a-thon that shows like this embody, and I very much regret leaving early this night. Fortunately, we have these recordings to show us what it was like.
Lastly, let’s close this episode with a synthed-out blast by Al-X, who brought his electronic patter to the denizens of The World Famous Kenton Club. I had no idea who Al-X was before Boober delivered this video, and listening now, I really want to check out this guy more. This sounds pretty incredible, and I think he is a good way to bring a show like this to a close.
Stay tuned, because Part III contains both bands from the 2 November 2013 show at Slim’s, with Blanco and Audios Amigos! Stay tuned.
After a full month of Halloween Spook-taculars, sometimes it is hard to come back to the radio wellspring and find something left to bring to the listeners. However, we decided to push past that, and instead bring you a three-hour Day of The Dead celebration, the likes of which you’ve never heard (nor seen) before! Prepare yourself for Part I of Dia De Los Muertos 2013 with none other than Metanoia, Live!
Celebrating both the holiday and their new release, Metanoia, the performance is incomplete in a merely audio form. Their set included dancers performing rites and rituals in the audience, a massive amount of fog and incense throughout the club, and some of the heaviest holiday drones you’ve ever heard. The video below barely does it justice, but you can get a sense of what it was like through this sample below. Make sure to turn it up almost as loud as your stereo can go for this one. (Works best on a Sunday morning.)
Metanoia kicked things off for what wound up being a four-band bill that really set the mood for the Day of The Dead. I wanna thank J.D. of Metanoia for helping make this recording possible, and Jonathan Boober (of Please Remain Seated) for being amazing.
Stay tuned for Part II, which contains performances by Valkyrie Rodeo, The Hands That Bleed, Al-X, and Part III, filmed the following day at Slim’s, with Blanco & Audios Amigos!
As we close this year’s Halloween Spook-tacular we do it with two guest stars that make any Halloween gathering well worth the effort: Basil Rathbone & Vincent Price! Those two alone almost make anything worthy of Halloween viewing, no matter what the premise, and in this case, reenacting a story by Edgar Allen Poe only seals the deal. Minus some bad acting, this is a great way to close out the spooky season, as we segue into overeating and songs about snow.
While I do make fun of the acting in this movie, this era of horror films were absolutely seminal in the world of horror films and horror music. Roger Corman’s studios made so many movies – many from excellent source material – that occasionally a real gem will get lost in the mix. Price and Rathbone’s overacting is only half the fun, and the clips from this movie make for some compelling audio theater. Plus, there’s plenty of early sixties monster songs to keep everything flowing smoothly.
I really love putting together these shows, and Halloween music is some of my favorite music. Plus, my Horror Host – who has really transformed into a sort of Ghoulardi character at this point – is a lot of fun to do. Hopefully, you’re enjoying it too.
Lots of cool stuff on the horizon. But until then, take care, okay.
The Fact in the Case of M. Valdemar
Part I: To Escape A Pitiful & Painful Decline To Death!
01.) ”The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part I
02.) The Mad Scientist * The Zanies * 1958
03.) Graveyard * The Phantom 5 * 1966
04.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part II
05.) Nightmare * Scottie Stuart * 1960
06.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part III
07.) The Whip * The Creeps * 1959
08.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part IV
09.) Midnight Stroll * The Revels * 1959
Part II: The Time Has Come.
10.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part V
11.) Down In The Basement * The Munsters * 1964
12.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VI
13.) Igor’s Lament * Tony’s Monstrosities * 1960
14.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VII
15.) Cha-Cha With The Zombies * The Upperclassmen * 1959
16.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VIII
17.) Dead * The Poets * 1958
Part III: You Do But Sleep!
18.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part IX
19.) The Monster Hop * Bert Convy * 1958
20.) Spooky * George Barnes * 1959
21.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part X
22.) Rockin’ Zombie * The Crewnecks * 1961
23.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XI
24.) Frankenstein Stomp * Lorry & The Biters * 1965
25.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XII
26.) Wombie Zombie * Billy Taylor * 1959
27.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XIII
28.) The Lurch * Ted Cassidy * 1966
29.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XIV
30.) The Boogie Man * The Cadillacs * 1960
31.) The Blob * The Five Blobs * 1958
32.) Frankie And Igor At A Rock ‘N’ Roll Party * Bob MicFadden * 1959