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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Where Can You Hear This On The Radio?

Here's a list. Where can you hear it on the radio?
  • Public Image, Ltd. - (This Is Not A) Love Song
  • Los Campesinos! - There Are Listed Buildings
  • The Alarm - 45rpm
  • Phoenix - Lisztomania
  • Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child
  • Field Music - Them that do nothing
  • The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
  • Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
  • The Temper Trap - Fader
  • Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
  • Delphic - Doubt
  • Talking Heads - No Compassion
  • Good Shoes - under control
  • The Bees - Got To Let Go
  • Garbage - Bleed Like Me
  • Local Natives - Camera Talk
  • Love and Rockets - Kundalini Express
  • Operator Please - Crash-Tragic
  • The Futureheads - Struck Dumb
  • Ultravox - Slow Motion
  • The Answering Machine - It's Over! It's Over! It's Over!
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
  • The Holloways - Jukebox Sunshine
  • The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist
  • Art Brut - Formed a Band
  • R.E.M. - #9 Dream
  • Gordon Gano & The Ryans - Man In The Sand
...where, indeed?

Clues, people...follow the clues.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Needs Help. (But You Knew That.)

I loaded up Google Earth and, using the overlay they made available featuring satellite images taken since the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, waited for it to display...

...and found myself staring into hell. You're not supposed to see the sides of multi-story buildings from space, but you could see these because they'd fallen over. Everywhere. Some buildings have survived, but you wonder how precarious they might be now, especially with the occasional aftershock coming. Cars are scattered on the streets, and people with nowhere else to be are in those streets, trying to reassemble a life.

I've taken a tip from Mark Evanier, a writer who runs a very good entertainment blog, and have decided to link up to the Operation USA charity, which appears to run on a shoestring budget to ensure that the money you donate gets to where you donated it to. (Evanier goes into some detail on how he arrived at that conclusion here.) Click on the image below to go there...

Do it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Week's Shows That Matter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
  • Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at World Cafe Live, Philly
  • The Hesh Inc, Joe Wymer & The Itty Bitty Band and Bobby Strange at The Saint
Thursday, January 14, 2010
  • Hot Rats (feat Gaz Coombes & Danny Goffey from Supergrass) at Bowery Ballroom
  • Michael Shelley at Lakeside Lounge
  • Brad Mehldau at Highline Ballroom
  • Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) at Terminal 5
  • Zee Avi at Bell House, Bklyn
  • Gordon Gano & The Ryans at World Cafe Live, Philly
  • Matt Keating at Banjo Jim's
Friday, January 15, 2010
  • Jars Of Clay at BB King's
  • Musical Box (performing Genesis' A Trick Of The Tail) at Nokia Theatre
  • Joe Pernice at Mercury Lounge
  • Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at Highline Ballroom
  • Jess Klein at Psalm Salon, Philly (
  • Brian Fallon (of Gaslight Anthem) at Bowery Ballroom
  • Kristina Train at Joe's Pub
  • Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes) at Terminal 5
  • Chemtrail, Delft, Last Days Of Empire and Streets Of Fire at The Saint
  • Gordon Gano, Eugene Mirman and Pontani Sisters at Bell House, Bklyn
  • Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth at Trash Bar, Bklyn
  • Cheetah Crome (x-Dead Boys), Frankenstein 3000 and more at Brighton Bar
  • Light Of Day 10 w, Bob Burger, Maybe Pete, Jobonbanno & The Godsons, Status Green, Sunday Blues, Tangiers Blues Band, Reveling, Rick Barry, Alex Brumel, George Wirth, Anthony D'Amato and more at Stone Pony (5p)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
  • Smithereens at BB King's
  • Gene Ween at World Cafe Live, Philly
  • Musical Box (performing Genesis' A Trick Of The Tail) at Nokia Theatre
  • Light Of Day 10 w, Ed Kowalczyk (of Live), Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, Willie Nile, Marah, Jesse Malin, Outside The Box, Jon Caspi, Bobby Strange, Anthony D'Amato, Danny White and more at Paramount Theater
  • Elefant, Silent League, Subjects and Storms at Irving Plaza
  • Cribs, Adam Green and Dead Trees at Irving Plaza
  • Dinosaur Jr at Bowery Ballroom
  • Zappa Plays Zappa at Wellmont Theatre (rescheduled from Nov 5 2009)
  • Mucky Pup and Fiendz at The Saint
  • Spacehog at Studio @ Webster Hall
  • Light Of Day 10 w, Jo Wymer, Matt Koziol and more at Wonder Bar (12n)
  • Sunday, January 17, 2010
  • DRI at Gramercy Theatre
  • Light Of Day 10 Songwriters By The Sea w, Nicole Atkins, Joe D'Urso, Lisa Lowell, Joe Rapolla, John Eddie, Richard Barone, Pat Guadagno and Laura Crisci at Tim McLoone's Supper Club, Asbury Park (6p)
  • Pentagram at BB King's
  • Vampire Weekend and Titus Andronicus at United Palace
  • Dinosaur Jr at Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Bklyn
  • Jess Klein at Joe's Pub
  • Beth Orton at City Winery
  • Mos Def at Highline Ballroom
  • Light Of Day 10 w, Arlan Feiles, Glen Burtnik, Jerzy Jung, Linda Chorney, Lisa Bianco and Mimi Cross at Watermark, Asbury Park (12n)
  • Light Of Day 10 w, Cara Salimando, Christine Martucci, Dawne Allynne & Joe Morgano, Mark Diomede, Matt Witte and Quincy Mumford at Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park (3p)
Our listings are updated every day (regardless of whether we do an update here on the main page.) For more on the next four weeks of shows:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Think Fast: $4 MP3 Of The New Vampire Weekend Album

Not much to embellish here - we'll consider the larger ramifications later...

But if you want to get the new Vampire Weekend in MP3 format from for $4, click here for your opportunity.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

We're Getting It Ready For You.

...and wouldn't you like to know what "it" is?

Sorry, can't say. Not yet.

We're getting it ready for you.

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Welcome to, also available at and Here's where the remaining listeners of several fine radio stations have retreated, regrouped, and built a replacement strong enough to stand on its own. It builds on the independent legacy of New Jersey's FM106.3, New York's WPIX and WLIR, Oklahoma's 105.3 The Spy, the pre-buyout mindset of KROQ, WBCN and WHFS and of every other alternative station that was destroyed at a moment's notice - not because they weren't making money, but because there was bigger money to be found elsewhere.
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 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.)