3/4/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

March 4th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Rutabega – Shiny Destination – 45
Dave Norwood – The Season Consumed Me – .mp3
The Aislers Set – Holiday Gone Well – Terrible Things Happen – Reissue.
Mogwai – Mogwai Fear Satan – Special Moves – Live.
Waxahatchee – Under A Rock – Ivy Tripp – Forthcoming.
Half Japanese – Daytona – The Band That Would Be King
Cool Runnings – White Girls – Flying Out Presents The Other’s Way – [C]

Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments – Lightnin’ Rod – Straight To Video
Beastie Boys – B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak – Ill Communication – RIP Anthony Mason.
The Walkabouts – The Stopping-Off Place – Devil’s Road
Chron Gen – Jet Boy Jet Girl – 45
Volcano Suns – The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins – All Night Lotus Party – RIP Leonard Nimoy.
Paul Newman – Untitled 3 – Travels In Constants Vol. 8
Stuyvesant – Shhh – Shmyvesant – [N]

Fawn Spots – New Sense – From Safer Place
Sexy Kids – Sisters Are Forever – 7″
Wat? Sanitar! – Except Me And My Monkey – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – Beatles reworked. – [C]
Walking Shadow – Roomdoucher – “Roomdoucher I” b​/​w “Roomdoucher II”
Kerbivore – My Apartment’s A Mess – Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape – Win tickets to this weekend’s tape release show! – [C]
Peter Schmidt & His Gentleman Scholars – Beats For No One – Beats For No One
Apache Dropout – I-80 – Bubblegum Graveyard

Connections – Miller’s Grove – Year One
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics – Best Kept Secret (Radio Edit) – Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop – RIP Anthony Mason.
The Silence Kit – Good For Nothing – Watershed – Local.
Aaron Dilloway – Shatter All Organized Activities – Modern Gester
Emperor Penguin – Fatal Exception Error – Split Cd with Knodel
SF Seals – Dock Ellis – Baseball Trilogy
Duffy & The Doubters – Metal Detector – Scriptural Supplies – Ladyhawk off-shoot.

Speedy Ortiz – Raising The Skate – Foil Deer – Forthcoming!
Kool Moe Dee – How Ya Like Me Now (Extended Mix) – 12″
Trans Am – Triangular Pyramid – Sex Change – [R]
Atoms & Void – Divide & Conquer – .mp3 – Husker Du cover.



2/25/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

February 25th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Screaming Females – Ripe – Rose Mountain
Shores – Olmstead – Precedents
Young Guv – Kelly, I’m Not A Creep – Ripe 4 Luv
Tagirijus – A Singing Comet – .mp3 – 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Surf City – What They Need – Jeckyll Island
The Cabdrivers – Troubled Teen Mantra – It’s Yours! – RIP Brett Helling.
JEFF The Brotherhood – What’s A Creep – What’s A Creep

The Body & Thou – Her Strongholds Unvanquishable – You, Whom I Have Always Hated – [N]
Orchestra Of Spheres – Jungle Pads – Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music
Mary Timony – Valley Of One Thousand Perfumes – Mountains
Olekranon – Bellow – Danaus
Viet Cong – Bunker Buster – S/T – [N]
Sports – A Million Miles – Drumheller
Timmy’s Organism – Mind Over Matter – 7″ – Split single with John Wesley Coleman.

Personal & The Pizzas – Brass Knuckles – 7″
Slang King – Tiger Chat – Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape – Win tickets to the “Jersey Edition” record release show tonight! – [C]
Tall Tales & The Silver Lining – Both Alive – Tightropes
Sue Harshe / Ron House / Obnox / Heroes Of History / Steve Silverstein / The Human Hearts / Tox Bops – 50 Seconds Over Ohio / Wreck Of The Nihilist / Symbol Crash / I Hate Ghosts / Short Untitled Instrumental / Business (Pete Seeger) / Tally Ho (The Clean) – Fifty@50 – 50 bands, 50x fifty second songs. – [C]
Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences – Of Course I Stole The Train (A-Side Version) – The Wrong Life
Gold-Bears – From Tallahassee To Gainsville – Dalliance
Parquet Courts – Duckin’ & Dodgin’ – Live At Third Man Records

The Kyle Sowashes – Regional Supervisor – Everybody – RIP Brett Helling.
Gilberto Gil – Back In Bahia – Expresso 2222
The Book-Burners – Can You See The River? – .mp3
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Peasantry or ‘Light! Inside of Light! (excerpt) – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
The Special Pillow – Third Of July – Infinite Regression – Members of Run On & Hypnolovewheel.
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa – Obaa Sima – [N]
Nots – Reactor – We Are Nots

Sonic Youth – Shaking Hell – Confusion Is Sex
Secret Souvenir – Lonely – S/T – Josh from The Rutabega & pals.
Kinski – The Narcotic Comforts Of The Status Quo – Sandrider + Kinski – Split EP.
Jenny Mae – Virginia – Don’t Wait Up For Me
Mac McCaughan – Lost Again – Non-Believers – Forthcoming!



Supplemental Reading.

February 18th, 2015

First Supplemental Reading of 2015!

Here are this week’s links/videos/items of interest based on topics discussed during tonight’s radio show.

An 180+ track Relapse Records sampler that includes the Torche jam that opened the evening is a free download. Stream Torche’s “Restarter” in full here.

Also gratis:

Two Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band covers, new music by Split Feet, something off the forthcoming full-length from Pile, the entire Brian Chippendale & Greg Saunier album of drum duets, a tune by Denton’s Bad Times, the title track off Lanterna’s latest and a 2013 LP for Boston’s Idiot Jeans.

Watch Fishboy’s incredible animated graphic novel An Elephant while you listen to their concept record about Thomas Edison electrocuting a pachyderm.

Read what Alasdair Roberts had to say about the song he recorded with Will Oldham and Jason Molina the evening of September 11, 2001.



2/18/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

February 18th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Torche – Loose Men – Restarter – Out soon!
Fishboy – Thomas Alva Waiting – An Elephant – “Based on the horrific true events of 1903 in which Thomas Edison publicly electrocuted Topsy the elephant.”
Ted Hattemer – Background – I Stayed Up All Night Listening To Records – [C]
Parkay Quarts – Psycho Structures – Content Nausea – [N]
Frontier Folk Nebraska – Electric Satan – S/T
Jason Molina ft. Will Oldham & Alasdair Roberts – September 11, 2001 – .mp3 – Recorded on this date. Previously unreleased.
The Woolen Men – Deaf Americans – Live From The Banana Stand – [N]

BLAXXX – Cut ‘Em Down – For No Apparent Reason – Members of Obnox & OBN IIIs. Forthcoming!
Loscil – Ahull – Sea Island
Waxahatchee – Fish Eyes – .mp3 – Bottomless Pit cover.
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Calvary Cross – Aquarium Drunkard: Lagniappe Sessions – Richard Thompson tune.
Dit + Uta – Science Fiction Park – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik: German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s – [C]
Split Feet – You’re A Ghost – Shame Parade
Hound – Little One – Out Of Time – [N]

Pile – #2 Hit Single – You’re Better Than This
Invisible Familars – New Mutation Boogie – Disturbing Wildlife
Brian Chippendale & Greg Saunier – Side A – S/T – Lightning Bolt & Deerhoof dudes, improvised drum duo.
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love – The Field – Last
Francois Tusques & Don Cherry – Indes – La Maison Fille Du Soleil
Positive No – For Want Of – .mp3 – Rites Of Spring cover.
The Gotobeds – Glass House – Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape – [C]

Bad Times – Deadhorse – .mp3
Saul Jarvie – Tracks Line Up – Existential Eczema
Lime Crush – Graveyard – 7″
Lanterna – Backyards – Backyards
Tender Prey – Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of My Heart – 7″ – Split single with Jane Weaver.
Half Japanese – U.S. Teens Are Spoiled Bums – Music To Strip By – Bonus: “Face Rake” off of “Charmed Life.”
Idiot Genes – Regular – Lousey

Marl Karx – Claus – Five Years Of Bedroom Suck Records – [C]
Chris Brokaw – Do You Really Want To Know What That Means? Do You Really Want To Know What That Means? – The Periscope Twins



2/11/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

February 11th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Obnox – Too Punk Shakur – Boogalou Reed – [N]
Spiral Jetty – Bad Thoughts – Art’s Sand Bar
75 Dollar Bill – Cuttin’ Out – Wooden Bag – Ex-Fish & Roses. – [N]
I.R.M. Crew – Baseball – 12″
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain – Didn’t It Rain – Reissue. – [N]
Human Sexual Response – Unba Unba – Fig. 14
Death – Keep On Knocking – For The Whole World To See – Come to a FREE showing of “A Band Called Death” on Monday 2/16 at the Princeton Public Library! 7:00 pm ET!

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – Casually Intense – The Enemy Of Everyone – Forthcoming. Dale Crover of Melvins on drums.
Amy Annelle – Grey Funnel Line – Surgery
Heavy Times – Street Legal – Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape – [C]
Lazarus Clamp – 100 Watt Bulb – The Bird Is Not The Metaphor
Lazy Salon – Halo Hand – LZY SLN 002
Princess Reason – Dead Flowers – .mp3 – Karl Hendricks Trio cover.
Xetas – The Redeemer – The Redeemer – Debut LP. Out soon!

Mike Pace & The Child Actors – Fire Sale – Best Boy – [N]
Molecular Beats Squadron – Transmit Power – 12″
Psychic Teens – H#TE – Come – [N]
The Verlaines – For The Love Of Ash Grey – Hallelujah All The Way Home
Coitus Int. – My Ideal Man – S/T – 1981. – [N]
Robert Griffin – Dream King – I Stayed Up All Night Listening To Records – [C]
Chavez – You Must Be Stopped – Ride The Fader

Disappears – Interpretation – Irreal – [N]
Emerald Web – Starsail – Whispered Visions
Paramount Styles – Hold Me Tight – Demo
Colours – Stink – AWEH x The World Underground: East Asia Compilation – [C]
Sauna Youth – False Jesii Pt. II – False Jesii Pt. II – Pissed Jeans cover.
Chung Antique – Stop Making Synths – Sweater Weather
Rakta – Tudo Que E Solido – 7″

Game Theory – White Blues – Blaze Of Glory – [N]
Dama/Libra – Blind Thanksgiving – .mp3 – New!



Live performance #236 – Mike Pace.

January 28th, 2015

Engineered 1/9/2015.

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Mike Pace web site

Up the Academy / Southern Cordial / Cold Calling / McKinley / Frozen Smiles (Crosby/Nash cover) / Summer Lawns / Fire Sale / Kiss & Fly



1/28/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

January 28th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Ty Segall – Feel – Manipulator – “Best of 2014 (part three).”
The Dead Space – Master Forget – Faker
Moving Targets – Faith – Taang! Records: The First 10 Singles – Record Store Day box set. – [C]
Priests – Now – Bodies & Control & Money & Power
Spider Bags – Summer Of ’79 – Frozen Letter – John Wesley Coleman tune.
The Bad Doctors – In Time Of Plaque – Burning City – Local.
Terry Malts – Let You In – Insides

Oozing Wound – When The Walls Fell – Earth Suck
The Cats – New Beneficiaries – Relax On Everyone
Eastlink – Gina – S/T
Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger – Midnight Passenger
The Coathangers – Smother – Suck My Shirt
Total Control – Black Spring – Typical System
OBN IIIs – No Time For The Blues – Live In San Francisco

Mike Pace – 29:13 – Live On WPRB – http://thechildactors.bandcamp.com

Obnox – Cynthia Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Boogalou Reed
I Think Like Midnight – Ground Effect Aircraft – Warm Seclusion Structure – Local. – [N]
Carolee – Atrophy Rattle – Serious Rockers – [C]
onYou – The Wronskian – Introducing…… – [N] – [C]
Kool Moe Dee featuring KRS-One & Chuck D – Rise “N” Shine – 12″
Medicine – Home Everywhere – Home Everywhere – [N]
The Warmers – Poked It With A Stick – S/T

Microwave Death – Glory Hole High School – Demo II – [N]
Prince Vince & The Hip Hop Force – May The Force Be With You – 12″
Game Theory – Dead Center (Flexi Disc Version) – Dead Center – [N]
Bob Bucko Jr. with G. Stuart Dahlquist – Touch (is the prayer that) Has No Religion (for Charlie White) – .mp3
Beekeepers – Pallet Stacking – 45 – [N]
Songs: Ohia – John Henry Split My Heart – Magnolia Electric Co.



Join me on Feb. 16th to watch “A Band Called Death”!

January 23rd, 2015

2015 is WPRB’s 75th anniversary and the station is kicking off a year of special events and celebrations with a free documentary series at the Princeton Public Library.

The first film up is “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,” which screens on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm ET.

I’ll be introducing the wonderful “A Band Called Death” on Monday, February 16th at 7:00 pm ET and leading a Q&A after the movie’s conclusion.

The library is located at 65 Witherspoon Street, in Princeton, New Jersey.

There are no advanced tickets, seating is first come, first served.

Hope to see you there. Click here for additional details.

Watch the trailer for “A Band Called Death” below.



1/21/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

January 21st, 2015

“Best of 2014 (part two)!”

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Ex Hex – Beast – Rips
Silkworm – Grotto Of Miracles – Libertine
Clipping. – Story 2 – SLPPNG
So Cow – Turning Into You – The Long Con
Oumar Konate – Ir Ganda Hassara – Addoh – Malian.
Crash Course In Science – Cardboard Lamb – Signals From Pier Thirteen – 1981.
Connections – Brothers + Sisters – Into Sixes

Flesh Lights – Free Yourself – Free Yourself
Goat – Words – Commune
Strand Of Oaks – Goshen ’97 – Heal
Mecca Normal – Wasn’t Said – Empathy For The Evil
Executive Slacks – The Bus – 12″ – 1982.
Speedy Ortiz – American Horror – Real Hair
Like Like The The The Death – Hypnic Jerk – Cave Jenny

Obnox – Bitch! Get Money! – Louder Space
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – The Ballad Of Freer Hollow – Intensity Ghost
Dama/Libra – Been To The Water – Claw
Epicycle – Hardcore Punk – You’re Not Gonna Get It: 1978-’81
Shabazz Palaces – Mindglitch Keytar TM Theme – Lese Majesty
Shoes This High – Stuk – Straight To Hell
Cheap Time – Kill The Light – Exit Smiles

Ausmuteants – Boiling Point – Order Of Operation
Bedhead – The Rest Of The Day (7″ Version) – Singles / EPs / B-Sides
Yi – Your Lucky Day – Crying
William Tyler – Whole New Dude – Lost Colony
Exhaustion – Silver Fog – Biker
The Chills – Rollin’ Moon – The Peel Sessions – 1985.
Ghetto Ghouls – Plastic Violence – 45

The Monsieurs – J To The R – S/T
The Spires – Collided & Collected – The Battle Of Bosworth Terrace
Watery Love – Competing Odors – Decorative Feeding
Susperians – Whatcha Do – S/T
Sweet Talk – Fade Away – Flash Of Light
Trek With Quintronic – A Little Name – Landing Plus – 1981.
The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine – Brill Bruisers

Thee Oh Sees – Encrypted Bounce – Drop
Total Control – Black Spring – Typical System



Christmas 2014 with Maggie & Jon.

January 19th, 2015

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In the final hour of the 2014 edition of the 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on WPRB, my daughter Maggie joined me on-mic for her annual appearance. Part one is streaming above, part two is below.

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Photo by Nicole Scheller.