My 10 Favorite New Albums from 2008

December 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

As promised, here are my 10 Favorite New Albums from 2008: Nadja + Black Boned Angel – “Christ Send Light” Vivian Girls – “Vivian Girls” Yellow Swans – “At All Ends” / “Drowner Yellow Swans” Isengrind / TwinSisterMoon – “The Snowbringer Cult” Venetian Snares – “Detrimentalist” Beach House – “Devotion” Fuck Buttons – “Street Horrsing” […]

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What do you get a Wookiee for Christmas, When He Already Owns a Comb?

December 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

Tonight will be my last radio show before the 25th (I’m out of town next Sunday), so I’m planning a special secualar All-Xmas edition of the Madame Psychosis Hour. I’ll be on from 1-3am Tonight on 91.1 FM. I’ll be playing everything from 8bit chiptunes to Bing Crosby to Christmas Rap classics. Don’t miss it!

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the end-of-the-year listing tradition

December 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on the end-of-the-year listing tradition · By

John Ruscher, Nailgun Media’s founder, is writing about a different album that he liked this year for each day of this month. It’s an ambitious project, and a fun one. He’s also in the habit of writing 30-word reviews of new releases (check out the album sidebar), which is a nice tactic. Go visit his […]

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two punk-rock shows tonight

December 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on two punk-rock shows tonight · By

There’s two Punk Rock shows happening tonight; First of all, there’s God Fodder, Socialcide, Shin Kick, and Total Wreck at Dust. Some locals, some non-locals; it’s an all-ages hardcore show, no alcohol.  {At least, I think this show is happening at Dust… somebody leave a comment if you know anything different.} There’s also the Rock&Roll […]

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two dependably great local acts

December 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

It’s Wednesday, so I’m fairly certain that means that Jim Waive is playing at the Blue Moon Diner at 8. If you haven’t seen him play a solo set at the diner before, do yourself a favor and check it out. If you have, then you know how good he is. I’ve been catching his […]

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Mondo on “Let’s Paint TV”

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mondo on “Let’s Paint TV” · By

My friends Chris and John, also known as the circuit-bending keyboards-and-video duo Mondo, went to LA this past weekend to appear on the very last cable access broadcast of John Kilduff’s Let’s Paint TV. Let’s Paint TV is… both amazing, and difficult to describe. My first exposure to it was via this YouTube clip.  I […]

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Hey Hey

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hey Hey · By

Don’s Monkees show from last night is here; my own radio show is listed here. Don’t forget that the WTJU movie tonight is Head, the  Monkees’ own 1968 motion picture. A more deliberately bizaare and self-consciously absurd film I have never seen; the crazy part is that it actually kind of works. Don says: Micky, […]

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Monkees special

December 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Monkees special · By

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s dance party! I had a hell of a lot of fun. The esteemed Don Harrison is doing a Tribute to the Monkees on tonight’s Radio Wowsville… Don says: two hours of timeless bubblegum hits, stellar psychedelic album tracks and ear-popping country rock outtakes. And why are we […]

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Mod Soul dance night (the B side)

December 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · By

Here’s the playlist from last night’s radio show… I think it went quite well. I’m DJing a dance party at the Tea House tonight, along with two or three other folks from WTJU. The last party that Orion and Paul put together was a stunning success, so this one should be awesome as well. Heres’ […]

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Outback Lodge tonight

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Outback Lodge tonight · By

In addition to these art openings and my radio show, there’s a rock show at the Outback Lodge tonight, with Worn in Red, A Cosmonaut’s Ruin, City of Ships, and Kiste. Brad Perry says: My friends, and former Richmonders, City Of Ships asked me to set this show up for them several months back. I’d […]

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