Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Jason Anchondo may be best know for playing drums in his former band the Warlocks. He also did some time playing tambourine for the Brian Jonestown Massacre when Joel Gion left. Jason currently plays in the psychedelic spaghetti western band Spindrift and Portland's Rebel Drones (featuring Matt Hollywood of the BJM and the Outcrowd, and Peter Holstrom of the Dandy Warhols).
Tonight Jason will be spinning some records and chatting with us about this years second annual Clean Air Clear Stars festival he helps curate.
Clean Air Clear Stars is an annual 3 day music festival held at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown California , with the exception of one held in Austin, Tx during the SXSW festival . 100% of the profits raised from these all-volunteer events will benefit affiliated environmental charities to continue to make important changes for global harmony. Past artists have included A Place to Bury Strangers, Viet Minh (members of Black Angels), Entrance, Assemblehead in Sunburst Sound, Greg Ashley (Gris Gris), the Tyde, Spindrift, the Moon Upstairs, and many more. Upcoming performers for this year will include Dead Meadow, the Dilettantes (ft. Joel Gion formerly of BJM), the Brothers Movement (formerly Mainline), Hopewell, LSD and the Search For God, and many many more.
For more information about the festival go to: www.cleanairclearstars.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
"Composer, bandleader and inventor Raymond Scott was among the unheralded pioneers of contemporary experimental music, a figure whose genius and influence have seeped almost subliminally into the mass cultural consciousness. As a visionary whose name is largely unknown but whose music is immediately recognizable, Scott's was a career stuffed with contradictions: though his early work anticipated the breathless invention of bebop, his obsession with perfectionism and memorization was the very antithesis of jazz's improvisational ethos; though his best-known compositions remain at large thanks to their endless recycling as soundtracks for cartoons, he never once wrote a note expressly for animated use; and though his later experiments with electronic music pioneered the ambient aesthetic, the ambient concept itself was not introduced until a decade after the release of his original recordings." -Jason Ankeny
Tonight we pay tribute to one of the unsung greats. We will pull from Raymond Scott's early jazz quintet and big band repertoire as well as his electronic scores for '60s commercials and short films plus some (as of yet) not re-released gems.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
For over 25 years, The Legendary Pink Dots have remained one of the most creative and profilic bands......ever. Based around the duo of Edward Kaspel and Phil Knight (a.k.a. The Silverman), the Dots have released over 50 albums (!) consisting of their own special brew of acidic/melodic/psychedelic/apocalyptic/cryptic sounds. Combining layers of electronic keyboard textures with violins, clarinets, guitars, saxophones and anything else imaginable, the Dots' universe is unified by Kaspel's lyrical vision as a doomed romantic/prophet/madman/sage.
Tonight, we bring you 2 hours of The Legendary Pink Dots -from their earliest cassette-only releases all the way through their latest offering,
SING WHILE YOU MAY!