Comin’ outta Portland by way of Philly, the duo of Curtis Irie and Morgan Smith, a/k/a Irie Idea, take a traditionalist view of blues, ska and rocksteady reggae and juice it with the energy of the punk rock on which they were weaned. Produced by Sammy Kay and Joseph Quinones at The Steady Rock Easy-Groove Factory in LA, “Good On Paper” is from the twosome’s new LP, Blues Like Sandpaper | Rocksteady Like Dirt, out May 13.
This weird and wonderful video was filmed with a Super 8 camera on a glidecam in abandoned buildings around Atlanta.
Also on this week’s show: Kitchens of Distinction, BLNX, Withered Hand, Sultans of Ping F.C., D.O.A., X, Marc Ganancias, The Spits, Toy, The New Mendicants, Small Faces, The Kinks, The Equals, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, and Inventions!
An exclusive first taste of the BJM tambourine man’s solo debut!
For her fifth offering, Pantaleimon, aka Andria Degens, delivers nine songs of dark, dreamy psychedelia with the help of co-producer and former Bad Seed, Hugo Race.
On 73, Falbo sounds like a kid in a candy store grabbing and diving head first into any style that interests him. He is such an exciting musician, it was enough to grab bring famed-Dylan producer Bob Johnston out of retirement to produce this record.
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The Rocket has returned.
WMBR’s Jon Bernhardt rallies some ’90s indie rock heroes for a celebration.
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“ I’m never happier than when I’m onstage – I just love playing music. I love the chance to exist in the moment. You reinvent it every night – you either do something great or you fall on your face, and you get another chance the next day to do it again.”
The London-based songwriter talks about his excellent new album Abandoned Apartments, his recent movie work, and his L.A. past.
Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney talk about growing up grunge, the shitty tour with Blind Melon, and GG Allin’s dick.