There's more ads down here, and they help support us so, y'know, check 'em out...

Friday, February 29, 2008

TUNE IN ALL DAY for Altrok's Eighties Friday

Here's what you need to know about Altrok's Eighties Friday:

- It's on every Friday

- It's eight hours long (no matter when you happen to tune in - looping playlists'll do that for you.)

- It's filled with the AlternaPostPunkPrePunkNewWaveIndie tracks we thought were interesting twenty-five years ago, and are still interesting now. (As opposed to the embarrassing stuff we're too embarrased to admit anyone we knew owned. Not us, though, no siree...)

Every week it's different, and every week it's worth your while.

Here's who we're playing today:

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A Flock Of Seagulls, ABC, APB, Adam and the Ants

The B-52's, Bauhaus, The Beastie Boys, Big Audio Dynamite, Big Black, Blondie, The Bolshoi, The Bongos, Bow Wow Wow, David Bowie, The Buggles, Buzzcocks

Cabaret Voltaire, The Chameleons, China Crisis, The Clash, The Comsat Angels, Hugh Cornwell, The Cramps, The Creatures, Cult Hero, The Cult, The Cure

Dalek I Love You, The Damned, The Danse Society, The Dead Milkmen, Depeche Mode, Devo, Thomas Dolby, Dramarama, Ian Dury And The Blockheads

Easterhouse, Eat, Echo & The Bunnymen, The English Beat

The Fall, Fishbone, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Front 242

Gang Of Four, Gene Loves Jezebel, General Public, Generation X, Go-Gos, Peter Godwin

Heaven 17, The Hoodoo Gurus

The Icicle Works, Intaferon

Joe Jackson, The Jam, Japan, The Jesus and Mary Chain, JoBoxers, Grace Jones, Joy Division

Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Killing Joke, King Crimson

Let's Active, Love And Rockets, Lene Lovich, The Lyres

Madness, Magazine, Midnight Oil, Ministry, The Mission UK, Morrissey, Peter Murphy

New Musik, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, November Group

OMD, Oingo Boingo, Orbital

Plimsouls, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Pretenders, The Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd.

The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Replacements, Stan Ridgeway, Romeo Void

Peter Schilling, The Screaming Blue Messiahs, Scritti Politti, Shriekback, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Patti Smith, The Smithereens, The Smiths, Soft Cell, The Sound, Spandau Ballet, The Specials, Squeeze, Sting, The Stone Roses, Strawberry Switchblade, The Suburbs

Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Troy Tate, The Teardrop Explodes, That Petrol Emotion, The The, Time Zone, Translator

Ultravox!, The Undertones

The Vapors

Wire, The Woodentops

XTC

Yazoo, Yello


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So tune in...we'll keep it relevant for you.

-Sean
Altrok Radio at http://www.altrokradio.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Altrok Radio's FM Showcase: A Program Note

The webcast of the Altrok Radio FM Showcase is moving to Mondays...details below.

Primarily because it just makes more sense to air it at the beginning of the week rather than toward the end of it, but mostly because it has gotten a lot easier to make it happen (cool new editing software will, hopefully, do that for you) we're moving the FM Showcase to Mondays at 11:30am Eastern, with a preview early Monday at 0730 GMT.

But if you'd like to catch it at its original time, catch it today at 11:30am Eastern.

I suspect it's time to come up with something new for that slot, now that it's available...we'll see...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Sale? On Wire? Yes, Please.

There's a very small intersection between "bargain hunter" and "classic punk fan", but this offer sits right in the middle of that segment of the Venn diagram...

Wire are offering their DVD, "The Scottish Play", featuring a 2004 performance that includes new tracks like "I Don't Understand" and "Spent", and classics like "Pink Flag"...and not only is it half-off, but they're throwing in an enamel Pink Flag logo pin (which I'm certain you'll find a lapel somewhere to grace.) That's all for GBP9.00, or about US$18.00; not bad for a CD/DVD set and a funky pin...

Just follow this link...

Mel Reunion Photos Now Available For Viewing!

Hey kids,

The photos from the Melody reunion 2008 are now available for viewing only. The link is http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg311/melodyreunion2008/.

If anyone has more that they want to upload, email me and I will arrange to open the album for more deposits. Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Music Update #194: Support Your Local Web Radio Station!

Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at http://www.altrokradio.com

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at About.com, we've added features we know you'll like...

NEW DAY: Mondays at 11:30am Eastern, you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week. (There's a preview airing at 2:30am Eastern Mondays, and this week we're also airing it at it's old time, 11:30am Thursday.)

And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about.

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- Sons And Daughters
- R.E.M.
- Xiu Xiu
- Throw Me The Statue
- The Futureheads
- These New Puritans

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- Bauhaus - Too Much 21st Century
- The Bird & The Bee - Birthday
- The Blacks - Back to Black
- Liam Finn - Energy Spent
- Forward Russia! - Breaking Standing
- The Kills - Getting Down
- The Locarnos - Sticks And Stones
- M83 - Couleurs
- Monade - Regarde
- Pete And The Pirates - Mr. Understanding
- Supergrass - Bad Blood
- Tapes 'n Tapes - Hang Them All
- Times New Viking - Mean God

Our Newly-Added Classics:

- Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck
- Hey! Elastica - Eat Your Heart Out
- Hipsway - The Honeythief
- Nullset - Askyalater
- The Questions - Price You Pay
- Redskins - Keep On Keeping On
- Siouxsie And The Banshees - Song From The Edge Of The World
- The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
- Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
- Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
On your computer right now at http://www.altrokradio.com

On the radio Fridays at 10pm, at 90.5 The Night

Saturday, February 23, 2008

...and for those listening in mono...

...our apologies. The mono web station doesn't update in the same way the stereo one does, and we hadn't gotten it updated with the Melody Reunion until just now.

That said, it's coming up in about half an hour (5:30), and since it's on a continuous loop, it'll be running right through 'til Monday morning. The start time for each repeat is a bit unpredictable, but after this on the next should be at about 11pm Eastern.

Don't worry, we've gotcha covered - you'll be able to hear this over a good dialup modem connection, no cable/DSL necessary. Folks with cell phones with unlimited data connections may want to try this option, too.

Melody Bar Reunion Replay - All Weekend On Altrok Radio

We're replaying the 2008 Melody Bar Reunion all weekend!

Here's the schedule:

Saturday, Feb. 23: 12:00 Noon, 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 24: 2:00am, 9:00am, 4:00pm

Again, thanks to everyone who came out for it - we will be doing it again. As always, keep an eye here on altrokradio.com for details.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Melody Reunion Video By Fritch

Fritch, who shot the Last Bastions Of Rock documentary, brought some very useful cameras to the Melody Reunion last Saturday; here's the result...



Yeah, it was that good. As I told Matt, this wasn't just a memory.

Nice.

TUNE IN ALL DAY for Altrok's Eighties Friday

Here's what you need to know about Altrok's Eighties Friday:

- It's on every Friday

- It's eight hours long (no matter when you happen to tune in - looping playlists'll do that for you.)

- It's filled with the AlternaPostPunkPrePunkNewWaveIndie tracks we thought were interesting twenty-five years ago, and are still interesting now. (As opposed to the embarrassing stuff we're too embarrased to admit anyone we knew owned. Not us, though, no siree...)

Every week it's different, and every week it's worth your while.

Here's who we're playing today:

-----------------------------------

999

A Flock of Seagulls, ABC, APB, Age Of Chance, The Alarm, Adam Ant, Au Pairs

The B-52's, B-Movie, Bad Brains, Bauhaus, Blondie, Blue In Heaven, David Bowie, Buzzcocks

Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Chamelions, The Charlatans UK, China Crisis, The Church, The Clash, The Comsat Angels, Elvis Costello, Crazy 8s, The Cult, The Cure

Department S, Depeche Mode, Devo, Thomas Dolby, Dramarama

Easterhouse, Echo & The Bunnymen, Echo And The Bunnymen, The English Beat

Fad Gadget, Faith No More, Marianne Faithful, The Fall, Fiction Factory, John Foxx, Fugazi

Gang Of Four, The Gun Club

Happy Mondays, Heaven 17, Higsons, Hilary, The Hoodoo Gurus, The House Of Love, Human Sexual Response

Intro, Inxs

Joe Jackson, The Jam, Joy Division

Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Killing Joke, Kraftwerk

The La's, Love & Rockets, Love And Rockets, Lene Lovich

M, Madness, Mi-Sex, Ministry, Mission Of Burma, Modern English, Moev, Morrissey, Peter Murphy

The Nails, New Order, The New York Dolls, Nine Inch Nails, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper

Oingo Boingo, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Robert Palmer, The Plimsouls, Polyrock, Pop Will Eat Itself, Iggy Pop, The Pretenders, The Primitives, The Psychedelic Furs, Psychic TV, Ltd. Public Image

R.E.M., The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Renegade Soundwave, The Replacements

Seona Dancing, Pete Shelley, Simple Minds, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Smithereens, The Smiths, Soft Cell, Sparks, The Specials, Split Enz, Stiff Little Fingers, The Stone Roses, The Stranglers, The Stray Cats, The Style Council, Sugarcubes

Talking Heads, The Teardrop Explodes, Tears For Fears, The The, Then Jerico, They Might Be Giants, Tones On Tail, Tuff Darts

U2

Violent Femmes, Visage

Wire

XTC

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So tune in...we'll keep it relevant for you.

-Sean
Altrok Radio at http://www.altrokradio.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

You Oughta Hear Mike Doughty's "27 Jennifers"...

...and when you click on one of these links, you will:

Mike Doughty, ā€œ27 Jennifersā€ - Streaming Audio:
Windows Media (Lo-Res)
Windows Media (Hi-Res)
Quicktime (Lo-Res)
Quicktime (Hi-Res)

Mr. Doughty is, of course, the former Soul Coughing guy, and you'll defninitely hear that in this, which is always nice...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Does It Look Like These People Are Having A Good Time?

Sure does to me. All the stars were out at the Mel Reunion, weren't they?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Melody 2008 Reunion: Keep Those Photos Coming!

It's two days after and I'm still feeling so great about the event on Saturday. What energy, what love, what music! I know I speak for everyone when I say if we could go back in time and relive those nights at the Melody...sigh.

Saturday night proves how much it all still means to us. I hope we can do that for the rest of our lives. To hang out with all of you is such a powerful feeling. I love you all and always will. And what about Matt? Tell me he isn't magic, I dare you. He had such an amazing time, he told me afterward he hasn't had that much fun in a long time, and he's looking forward to the next one. Sounds good already, doesn't it...

As for the photos, so far we have about 147 uploaded to photobucket and they are all great. Now I know there are alot more photos from that evening, so get uploading to the site! Make sure to ask all your friends to make sure they send them in.

Go to photobucket.com and login in as meldoyreunion2008 and use the password reunion. It's easy to do so just do it! Or if you like, just email them to me at sbiceptz@verizon.net.

Now, as for video, there was someone who shot video all night long. Whoever you were, let us know where and when we can see that video, it should be amazing. If you could, put it up at both youtube and photobucket for everyone to see.

Finally, I want everyone to continue to send me via this site your email addresses. I will add them to my master list to keep everyone updated as to our future plans, which I must say at this point look very promising. Get all your emails to me as soon as you can. Send them to sbiceptz@verizon.net.

Next time we have to get Cal and Steve, so let's make that our project for next year, OK? And Tito too!

Help Us Find A Missing Step

So, once again, a stellar night was had by a couple hundred people last Saturday at the Melody Reunion in New Brunswick. Honestly, really, it was great.

But it's Monday now, and we're staring at a cold, hard reality:

That scene's gone, and there isn't one to replace it.

We've been trying, too. Drew Ruiz, IronMike and myself, all Melody stalwarts, have been spinning tracks at Running W/Scissors nights at The Court Tavern on a monthly basis since November.

The first one did okay. The second tanked (an ice storm), the third drew a small, but spirited crew, and the last crowd, while spirited, was even smaller; not enough to justify keeping it up. Everybody that came loved the music; they even managed to stay all night - there's just not enough of them coming.

Have we been talking it up? Sure!

But apparently not to people that are actually likely to go out on a Thursday night. There are people that are, in fact, out, too. We see 'em. They just don't know we exist.

And that's gonna be the nail in our coffin unless we figure out how to clue them in.

Your input is very welcome. We're talking about finding Rutgers students and people who live in New Brunswick, NJ, who would leave their warm homes and venture into the cold to go to the Court Tavern, and dance to the challenging sort of thing we used to play at The Melody Bar, here and now, on a Thursday night, in 2008.

We're missing the step between "Play music in a nightclub" and "have people show up".

Can you help us find it?

Music Update #193: Support Your Local Web Radio Station!

Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at http://www.altrokradio.com

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at About.com, we've added features we know you'll like...

Thursdays at 11:30am Eastern, you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...

And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about.

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- The Ting Tings
- Lowline
- Vampire Weekend
- The Mountain Goats
- Stuffy & The Fuses
- Hot Chip

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- The Blakes - Two Times
- The Breakups - After The Fact
- Cut Off Your Hands - Oh Girl
- The Duke Spirit - My Sunken Treasure
- Arlan Feiles - I've Got No Choice
- Foals - Cassius
- The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist
- The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful
- Lemuria - Pants
- The Mae-Shi - Lamb And The Lion
- Man Man - Top Drawer
- R.E.M. - Supernatural Superserious
- Red Cavalry - Where The Blood Runs From
- Red Vein - One Little Thing
- The Shackeltons - Your Movement
- The Switches - Stepkids in Love

Our Featured Classics:

- Buzzcocks - I Believe
- Cake - Short Skirt; Long Jacket
- Doves - Sky Starts Falling
- Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement
- The Jam - Boy About Town
- Liquid Liquid - Optimo
- Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
- Public Image, Ltd. - Public Image
- The Specials, - Gangsters

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
On your computer right now at http://www.altrokradio.com

On the radio Fridays at 10pm, at 90.5 The Night

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Melody Reunion 2008: Lightning in a Bottle, Again

I think everyone will agree that the 2008 Melody Bar Reunion was a smash success, maybe even better than last years! Thanks to Jigs for hooking us up with the Elks, and thanks to the Elks for hosting our event for free. The Elks seemed very happy with the turnout and the take at the bar, which is good because it goes to a good cause. Everyone won last night.

Of course we must be very thankful for the one and only Matt Pinfield who defied the Vegas odds makers and made his grand return to the town he made famous. It was easy to see how much fun Matt had spinning for all his old friends, as he had a smile on his face the entire night, and the crowd responded in kind by rocking nonstop for almost five hours. The music was perfect, the venue was perfect, the crowd was perfect, and my dancing was perfect.

It is bizarre to think that those magical Melody nights we all experienced were almost 20 years ago. Time sure does fly, doesn't it? The success of last night's event is a testament to how important the Melody and Matt and the music of that era still is to so many. We are so lucky we were the few who had the good fortune to find the Melody and appreciate it for the special place that it was, and most of that is because of Matt. Thanks Matt for making all our lives that much better.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the event so much fun. As to the future, I say don't worry about that right now. Let's just enjoy last night for awhile, it was pretty good. As the late great Joe Strummer said, the future is unwritten.

Sean will have the show on this site soon so we can listen again, which will be a nice treat for next week.

The final task for everyone is to get all the photos they took last night uploaded to photobucket so we can relive the night again. Go to photobucket.com and log in as"melodyreunion2008" and use the password reunion. Just follow the instructions on the website, it's very easy. I can't wait to see all the photos of me.

Thanks to everyone once again!

What Can I Say?

It (that is, the Melody Bar Reunion) was great. Prepare for a very nice playback (yes, feedback, Elks moment of silence and all) next weekend, time and technology willing.

P.S.: And yes, Matt was there all night long. He, we (and everybody else) really had a blast.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

TONIGHT, It's The Melody Bar Reunion 2008: Here's The Details

Okay, here it is, once and for all:



The Stiffy Biceptz challenge, by the way, is to not play anything we played last time - so, for the record, here's what we played a year ago, and here's what we played last September.

And here's your Google Maps link to the Lodge

We're starting up at 6pm. Last year when we did this, the floor was packed by 7:30pm, so be ready...

I'll be the one with the flashing drink.

Update 1: We just got promoed on G-Rock. That's it - it's gonna be sick.

Friday, February 15, 2008

G-Rock Radio's Doing A Retro Weekend...

...and it's pretty damn good. No, really.

(Of course, that said, you know what station maintains that level of quality at all times, and that level of retro quality every Friday...yes, of course you do. It's behind that Click 2 Listen link...)

See you at the Melody Bar Reunion tomorrow. (Right?)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

TONIGHT: Running W/Scissors at The Court Tavern! (And don't forget the Melody Reunion...)

Last things first: the next Melody Bar Class Of '77-'92 Reunion is at the Elks Lodge in New Brunswick on Saturday, February 16. It's gonna start early (6PM) and last a while - for the last old-school reunion a year ago, the dance floor was packed at 7:30 (it was like we were on British time!) So fashionably late may be *really* late - get there early.

But if you want to be sure you're properly tuned up for Saturday, here's a place to be tonight:


Click for more info and updates


Everyone's returned to New Brunswick, nobody has to cram for any exams, and it's a classic Rutgers Thursday Night...it'll be The Place. Be there.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Music Update #192: Support Your Local Web Radio Station!

Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at http://www.altrokradio.com

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at About.com, we've added features we know you'll like...

Thursdays at 11:30am Eastern (and repeated at 9:00pm), you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...

And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about.

This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- Spoon
- Gnarls Barkley
- Fischerspooner
- Peggy Sue & The Pirates
- We Start Fires
- The Kills

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- Kula Shaker - Great Dictator (Of The Free World)
- Lemuria - Mechanical
- Lowline - Black Eye
- The Magnetic Fields - Drive On, Driver
- Nada Surf - I Like What You Say
- No Age - Everybody's Down
- The Presets - My People
- Say Hi - Northwestern Girls
- Sons & Daughters - This Gift
- These New Puritans - Elvis
- The Ting Tings - Great DJ
- To My Boy - In The Zone
- The Vandelles - Swell To Heaven
- Violens - Violet Sensation Descends
- Xiu Xiu - No Friend oh!

Our Newly-Added Classics:

- The Breeders - Cannonball
- Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures Of Matchstick Men
- The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
- Julian Cope - Trampoline
- New Model Army - 51st State
- Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It
- Siouxsie And The Banshees - She's a Carnival
- The Style Council - The Big Boss Groove
- Talking Heads - Pulled Up
- Translator - Necessary Spinning

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
On your computer right now at http://www.altrokradio.com

On the radio Fridays at 10pm, at 90.5 The Night

Friday, February 08, 2008

Home News-Tribune's Pulse Runs W/ Scissors

There's a nice piece by Chris Jordan in the latest Home News Tribune "Pulse" Section about DJ Marilyn, focusing on her presence at next Thursday's Running W/Scissors night at The Court Tavern...

Here's your link...

Monday, February 04, 2008

Music Update #191: Support Your Local Web Radio Station!

Firstly, the important stuff:

Altrok Radio is at http://www.altrokradio.com

Please remember to tune in whenever you can - every hour you listen turns into more visibility for the station; we show up higher in search listings, and such like that. And if you'd like to help us keep the stream running, check out the advertisers if they appeal to you; your interest actually helps fund us.

Now then, in addition to the outstanding Altrok Radio music mix that got us an Editor's Pick nod at Live365 and at About.com, we've added features we know you'll like...

Thursdays at 11:30am Eastern (and repeated at 9:00pm), you get to hear Sean Carolan (often referred to in these dispatches as "me") showcase the new music we've added this week on the Altrok Radio FM Showcase. New stuff, classic stuff, and Jeff Raspe with his Altrok Radio Underground Pick Of The Week...

And on Friday, it's Altrok's Eighties Friday: music from the eighties that mattered then AND now. An eight hour playlist that features some of the best that decade had to offer, drawing from all the music that was available at the time (yes, even from the seventies.)

But for now - we've got songs to let you know about.


This week, our Grinders (the stuff we play heavily) include music from:

- LoneLady
- Radiohead
- Vampire Weekend
- Mike Doughty
- Joe Jackson
- Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Plus we've got newly-added music:

- The Bell - On And On
- The Death Set - Negative Thinking
- Fischerspooner - The Best Revenge
- Gnarls Barkley - Run
- Hadouken! - Leap Of Faith (Chase And Status Remix)
- Headlights - Cherry Tulips
- Hot Chip - My Piano
- Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming
- Bob Mould - Stupid Now
- Nada Surf - Ice On The Wing
- Sons & Daughters - Gilt Complex
- Stuffy & The Fuses - Metal Queen Theme
- Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Man
- Throw Me The Statue - About To Walk
- Eddie Vedder - Throw Your Arms Around Me (live)

Our Featured Classics:

- ABC - Poison Arrow
- David Byrne - Dialog Box
- Gang Of Four - What We All Want
- Husker Du - Sorry Somehow
- My Bloody Valentine - No Place To Go
- Rockpile - Teacher Teacher
- Shriekback - My Spine Is The Bass Line
- They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
- Yazoo - Bad Connection

As always, thanks for listening!

- Sean Carolan
Altrok Radio
On your computer right now at http://www.altrokradio.com

On the radio Fridays at 10pm, at 90.5 The Night

Friday, February 01, 2008

Green Is The Universal Language (Sex Dwarf, Philly)

A note from our friend DJ Marilyn at Philly's Sex Dwarf night...

It's Not Easy Bein' Green - but it's fun!

Sex Dwarf is now
the FIRST FRIDAY of every month
- the next edition of Sex Dwarf
is TONIGHT (February 1)

NONSTOP NEW WAVE
FIRST FRIDAYS @ FLUID


... and during the next Sex Dwarf we will celebrate Mute Records as they turn 30, featuring tracks from some of the staples of New Wave in the late 70s/early 80s! And, since GREEN is the color used to celebrate 30th anniversary, the theme for the night is GREEN - wear it proudly!! ....>
Prizes for the best outfits include tickets to see
The English Beat, Feb 28 @ The Troc in Philadelphia!



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We've stood by as truly independent alternative rock radio died. Sure, something called "alternative" took its place, but we know for sure that anything that "tests well" with soccer moms just ain't alternative. (Even if some of us happen to be soccer moms.) So we've taken matters into our own hands.
 
This really is independent alternative rock radio, visible here at Altrok.com and audible at our web radio station. It has the classic music that fired our passions back in the day - or that we maybe only heard about from our elders - but it's mostly made of the new music that does precisely the same for us now. We're paying attention to scenes all over the world, watching the energy build, and waiting to see what it creates. Wherever it happens, we'll make sure you can hear about it here. We've been slowly building all this since 2001, and now that you've noticed us, we're glad you're here.
 
Of course, it's only here because you want it to be here, and it can only stay if you help it along - especially by checking out our advertisers (they support us) and by listening (the more that listen, the more visible we are.) Please use the "feedback" link above to let us know whether it works for you, and what you want it to be as the future unfolds. (And if you need help hearing it, let us know that, too.)