Joel Gion is best known for being the colorful and animated tambourine man for psychedelic-rock innovators Brian Jonestown Massacre, but in addition to his duties with his band, he’s currently putting the finishing touches on his proper solo debut, entitled Apple Bonkers, coming this summer. Here’s an exclusive first taste of that album, and we are proud to present the debut premier of the video to first single, “Overthrow.” Enjoy!
Also on this week’s show: Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, [Vancouver 79 tribute: Private School, D.O.A., Dishrags, Young Canadians, Subhumans (Canada)], Cheatahs, Seasurfer, Nothing, New Model Army, Minor Alps, Blake Rainey & His Demons, HeadShy, and William Fitzsimmons
Also on this week’s show: The Sensible Grey Cells, Cocoanut Groove, Real Estate, Maximo Park, Gene, Humphreys & Keen, Trick Mammoth, Prophet Hens, Popstrangers, The Chills (live), Paul Revere & the Raiders, People’s Temple, Nine Times Blue, The Breaks, and Iggy & the Stooges. Hey, why not tune in? You might like it!
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