7/1/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

July 1st, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

These Estates – Pay Me Some Attention – The Dignity Of Man
Don Muro – Pushin’ Me Down – We All Need Each Other: The 1968-1969 Recordings
Hulk Smash – Owner Of A Lonely Heart – .mp3 – Yes cover. RIP Chris Squire.
Pen Ran – There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – [N] – [C]
Alpha Cop – The Kindred – The Taupe EP
Igneous Eyes – Won Time – Won Time
Bully – Six – Feels Like

Kerbivore – All Dressed – All Dressed – [N]
Dusty Rhodes – “Hard Times” promo – .mp3 – RIP.
Ghostface Killah – The Champ – FishScale
Implodes – Don’t Leave The House – Reverser
Dog Faced Hermans & The Honkies – Peace Warriors – 45 – Ornette Coleman cover. RIP.
Mint Mile – Modern Day – In Season & Ripe – Forthcoming.
Lungfish – Love Is Love – Love Is Love

Big Quiet – Maura & Dana – 7″
Pierre Godot – Petra Im Spanischen Garten – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Jovan Karcic – Reporter Song – 2011
The Stammer – Hey Joan – Days In Between
The Rutabega – Wonderboy – .mp3 – Kinks cover.
Creepoid – Worthless & Poor – Cemetery Highrise Slum
Maple Stave – Sleep Camel – .mp3

Superchunk – The Majestic – 45
DJ Muggs vs. GZA – Advance Pawns (Clean) – 12″ – Feat. RZA, Raekwon & Sen Dog.
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Ziegler – Tomorrow Is A Million Years – Slant Of Light
Electric Hawk – Hoark The Obelisk – Electric Hawk II
Nervous Curtains – Devastator – Con – Forthcoming.
Magnolia Electric Co. – The Handing Down – Josephine
3 – Don’t Walk Away – Dark Days Coming

SWIVS – Grounded High – Free Period Blood Money – [N]
Jungle Brothers – Beyond This World – Done By The Forces Of Nature
Ashtray Boy – Anyone Can Make A Mistake – .mp3 – Wedding Present cover.
Blank Realm – No Views – Illegals In Heaven – Forthcoming.
Bone & Bell – Weave The Marrow – Organ Fantasy
Damaged Bug – What Cheer – Cold Hot Plumbs – [N]



6/10/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

June 10th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Wiccans – Field II – Field II
Daniel Bachman – Song For The Setting Sun I – River – [N]
Ancient Sky – Hazy Mary – All Get Out
Hop Along – Sister Cities – Painted Shut – [N]
Holly Hunt – Prometheus – Prometheus
Grupo De Capoeira Angola Pelourinho – Historia Do Mestre Pastinha – Capoeira Angola From Salvador, Brazil
Glazer – New Trends – S/T – Local. – [N]

Bad Noids – Poison In The Kitchen – Everything From Soup To Dessert
Jim O’Rourke – Last Year – Simple Songs – [N]
Earthless – From The Ages – From The Ages
Shawn David McMillen – 5 Bricks – On The Clock With JJ & Mitch – [N]
Nelly – Hot In Herre (Instr.) – 12″
Ceremony – Bleeder – The L-Shaped Man – [N]
Mountain High – Witch Hunting Memoirs – Wicked Wanderer

Black Taj – Back To The Bridges – S/T
Speedy Ortiz – Ka-Prow! – Cop Kicker
Ros Serey Sothea – Heaven’s Song – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll – [C]
Girlpool – Crowded Stranger – Before The World Was Big – [R]
Anadolu Bayramlari – Titremek Ve Terlemek – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Lewis & Clarke – Before It Breaks You – Live On WPRB
Judy Henske & Jerry Yester – Snowblind – Farewell Aldebaran

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – Fight Math – The Enemy Of Everyone – Eugene Robinson of Oxbow on vocals. – [N]
Jr. Gone Wild – Day Of The First Snow – Less Art, More Pop!
Ken Camden – Asleep At The Wheel – Dream Memory – [N]
Oblivians – Emergency – Popular Favorites



6/3/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

June 3rd, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Sonics – The Hard Way – This Is The Sonics – [N]
Bedhead – The Unpredictable Landlord – Live In Chicago
Corners – Love Letters – Maxed Out On Distractions – [N]
Valentino, Inc. – Impact – Production Music Library
Sarah Mary Chadwick – Am I Worth It? – 9 Classic Tracks – [N]
Spike – Magic Table – Orange Cloud Nine – 1983.
The Stranglers – Get A Grip (On Yourself) – Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk – [C]

Meatbodies – Off – S/T – [N]
Montana – Warp Factor II – 12″
Mudhoney – Who You Driving Now? – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge – Check out their 1991 interview at wprbhistory.org!
Redspencer – Ride It Out – S/T – Australian.
Fleabite – Magic 106.7 – T.T.Y.L. – [N]
Yo La Tengo – Deeper Into Movies – Stuff Like That There – Updated version of an old song.
Circus Lupus – Tightrope Walker – 7″

Flesh World – Shaved Head – The Wild Animals In My Life
Lazy Salon – Rai – LZY SLN 003
Baksey Cham Krong – B.C.K. – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – [C]
Daughn Gibson – I Let Him Deal – Carnation
Miss Pussycat – Magical Nebulon Rainbowland – Anthropomorphizer
Co-Mix – Revol Rules OK – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Kinski – Detroit Trickle Down – 7 (Or 8) – [N]

Shellshag – 1984 – Rumors In Disguise
Portastatic – An Elegant Chaos – Spillage – Julian Cope cover.
Chris Brokaw – Skating Under Glass, Living Like A King – The Periscope Twins – [N]
??? – Kassena-Nankani Festival – Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies, Dance Music & Songs
Signer – Low Light Sleep – The New Face Of Smiling
Inflatable Boy Clams – I’m Sorry – S/T – 1981 double 7″ reissued. – [N]
Monotonix – As Noise – Where Were You When It Happened?

Useless Eaters – Plaque Is Vague – Singles: 2011-2014 – [N]
Ought – Pleasant Heart – More Than Any Other Day



Live performance #238 – 75 Dollar Bill.

May 27th, 2015

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Intro / Like Laundry / Tetuzi Akiyama / Water In The Lock



5/27/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

May 27th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Flesh Lights – Flashback To The Majestic – Too Big To Fail
Famous Blue Jay Singers Of Birmingham – Clanka A Lanka (Sleep On Mother) – The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Volume Two (1928-32) – [N] – [C]
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara – Hershey Horowitz-Mary Elizabeth Doyle Wedding Plans – The Last Two People In The World – RIP Anne Meara.
The Ukiah Drag – Night Of Immaculacy – In The Reaper’s Quarters – [N]
Akendengue – Oklo – Piroguier
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ – Asunder, Sweet & Other Distress – [N]
Toy Love – Pull Down The Shades – Live At The Gluepot 1980

Scrotum Poles – Helicopter Honeymoon – Messthetics #105 – RIP Craig Methven.
Blanche Blanche Blanche – Fire – Breaking Mirrors – [N]
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara – Regina Margaret Mulcahy, Middle American – Laugh When You Like – RIP Anne Meara.
SAVAK – This Currency Exchanged – .mp3 – Members of Edsel and Obits.
David Arvedon – The Education To My Equation (Long Version) – The Best Of Dave Arvedon Volume 2 – Unhinged. – [N]
Minibeast – Bubblegum Disaster – .mp3 – Peter Prescott of Volcano Suns / Mission Of Burma.
Mac McCaughan – Whatever Light – 45

75 Dollar Bill – Live on WPRB – 38:20 – http://75dollarbill.bandcamp.com

Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Ossuary – Mutilator Defeated At Last
Yol Aularong – Cyclo – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – [C]
American Werewolf Academy – I Can’t Lose – 45
Kleines Schwingvergnugen – 10 Jahre Frauenbewegung – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Virginia Wing – World Contact – Measures Of Joy
Digital Leather – Cold Inside – All Faded
Snooty Garbagemen – You & Ernie – S/T – Tom Triplett of OBN IIIs.

Flesh Wounds – Let Me Be Clear – 45
No More – Suicide Commando – A Rose Is A Rose – 1981.
The Early Stages – Wristwatch – Single #2 Outtakes
Kickstand Boyfriend – Lying In A Coffin – Christ’s Night Out



75 Dollar Bill live on WPRB this Wednesday night!

May 26th, 2015

75 Dollar Bill, the duo of Rick Brown (Fish & Roses / Run On) and Che Chen, stops by 103.3 fm WPRB this Wednesday night for a tremendous, hypnotic three song live session.

The “singular music of this instrumental duo draws various sources from around the world and across disciplines, everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues, yet sounds unlike anything [you’ve] heard before.”

The pair’s album “Wooden Bag,” released by Other Music, is one of 2015’s best records.

Stream it below.

“Che Chen’s guitar: a cut-rate Japanese model sketching looped figures inside old Arabic modes, pushing jagged sound through a small amplifier. But as Mr. Chen stood playing hypnotic guitar repetitions, moving with the stresses of the riffs, the drummer Rick Brown sat on a square wooden box, open in the back, and attacked it from above. Sometimes he used his heel to bounce on a kick-drum pedal, pointing backward toward the box; mostly he was striking the sides of the box with his hands and a homemade mallet, hard, finding different pitches in different places. He cued transitions in the music, building odd or compound rhythms, turning them around and blurring distinctions between downbeats and upbeats. On the surface, the rhythms were only secondary to the guitar lines; deeper down, they were enfolded. One couldn’t do without the other.”The New York Times



“No More Music By The Suckers” with Jon Solomon.

May 22nd, 2015

Last night I had the pleasure of guest-hosting “No More Music By The Suckers” on Radio Nope, playing an hour+ of classic 80s/90s hip hop.

You can stream the show below and check out the full playlist after the jump.

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“No More Music By The Suckers” airs live every Thursday night at 10:00 pm ET.

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5/13/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

May 13th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Replacements – I’m In Trouble – Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
Twerps – Simple Feelings – Rage Anxiety – [N]
Tatvamasi – Collapse Of Time – Parts Of The Entirety
Giant Sand – Texting Feist – Heartbreak Pass – [N]
King Champion Sounds – World Of Confusion – Different Drummer – G.W. Sok of The Ex on vocals.
Death – Relief – N.E.W. – [N]
Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout – Tell Us The Truth

Party Cops – Again – Knife Licker
Daniel Bachman – Won’t You Cross Over To That Other Shore – River
Plastiktanz – Pelikan – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Drakkar – Crazy Loving You – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll – [C]
Guantanamo Baywatch – Shenanigans – Darling…It’s Too Late
Max Guld – Den Sorte Prins – For Enden Af Corridoren – 1985.
Close Lobsters – Let’s Make Some Plans – Firestation Towers 1986-1989 – Box set.

METZ – Nervous System – II – [N]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The River – Quarters! – Four songs, each 10:10 in length.
Love – Young & Able (Good & Evil) – Black Beauty – Lost 1973 album. – [N]
Carlos Peron – Nothing Is True; Everything Is Permitted (Instrumental) – Dirty Songs
Krill – Theme From Krill – Krillpilation Volume 1 – [N]
Fred Fisher – Asa-sa – Afro Baby – The Evolution Of The Afro-Sound In Nigeria 1970-79 – [C]
Dick Diver – Waste The Alphabet – Melbourne, Florida – [N]

75 Dollar Bill – Seventy Five Dollar Bill – Cdr – Performing live on this show in two weeks!
Mac McCaughan – Our Way Free – Non-Believers – [N]
??? – Endiaw Mela Mela – Sleeping In The Market – Ethiopian Music & Sounds From Amhara – [C]
Frog – King Kong – Kind Of Blah
Sleater-Kinney – Jumpers – Start Together
The For Carnation – Get And Stay Get March – Fight Songs



5/6/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

May 6th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Dirty Fences – Deep In Your Heart – Full Tramp – [N]
Logan’s Sanctuary – The Game – S/T – Fake soundtrack to a non-existent sequel.
Saun & Starr – Big Wheel – Look Closer – [N]
Bonnie Stillwatter – The Devil Is People (The Cheech Wizard’s Hemiolic Chantey At The Edge Of The Anthropocene Epoch) – The Devil Is People – Bundy K. Brown remix.
Silkworm – It’s Too Bad… – Developer
Olivia Neutron-John – Injury Train & I’m Never Getting Off It – S/T – [N]
The Jury – Ain’t It A Shame – With The Lights Out – Leadbelly cover. Kurt Cobain & Mark Lanegan.

Warm Soda – Dream I Left Behind – Symbolic Dream
Igneous Eyes – The Same – Split cassette with Writhing Squares
Bardo Pond – In Every Dream Home A Heart Ache – Is There A Heaven? – Roxy Music cover.
The Pretty Greens – Elevator Eyes – Lonely Hearts Club (No Jerks Allowed)
Shellac – Pull The Cup – Live in Princeton, 1994 – Damon Che on vocals.
DIT – Abbelstiel – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Caroles – Now You Know – Flying Out Presents: The Other’s Way – [C]

Jawbox – Cutoff – Novelty
Quasimoto – J.A.N.’s – The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas
Kraftwerk – Home Computer – Computer World
Superchunk – Come Pick Me Up – While No One Was Looking – Ryan Adams cover. – [C]
Classix Nouveux – Guilty – Living In Oblivion – The 80s Greatest Hits Volume 1 – [C]
Mogwai – You Don’t Know Jesus – Rock Action
High Tension Wires – People I Know – Send A Message

TV Colours – The Neighborhood – Purple Skies, Toxic River – [N]
SWIVS – 676767 – Free Period Blood Money
Hagerty-Toth Band – Qalgebra – Qalgebra
The Lemonheads – Mallo Cup – Bored On The Fourth Of July – Peel Session.
Sonic Youth – Society Is A Hole – Bad Moon Rising
King Tuff – Stranger – Live At Pickathon, Vol. 2 – Split record with Ty Segall.
Weekend – Hazel – Slumberland Records 25th Anniversary Sampler – [C]



Live performance #237 – The Gotobeds.

April 29th, 2015

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No Present / Fast Trash / Brass Not Rash / Jenna Rations / Wasted On Youth / Melted Candle / Krisis Time / Funky Machine / Affection / Amazing Supermarkets