Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cold Machine

Cold Machine

Welcome to Episode 52 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! We're finally in springtime and hitting the 80s and 90s already, so I thought I'd do a show this afternoon. I've been traveling a lot lately and just returned from Philly, which was really cool to see some old friends. Other than that we've been working on our garden; my son is almost done with school; and been getting together the new Red Cities record "Soft Target." I'm headed back to Philly in a few week, and after that, Vancouver. After those work trips, it's just summer vacation after summer vacation.

Oh, I got bored and started the "Star City" chapter of the Turbojugend, the Turbonegro fanatic group. It's the only time I'll be president of anything. Everyone else in our Turbojugend is a vice president! We're going to sponsor some benefit gigs around town for community organizations, and also me and Destroyer are dj-ing a punk and rock record night once a month.

Today's show features some old, classic punk rock stuff like The Zeros, Angry Samoans, Gray Matter, The Damned and other bands in that late 70s/early 80s first generation. I've also been buying a lot of reissues of records I had only read about as a kid, but had never seen for real. After these records hit the cut-out bin, they were usually thrown away in the trash. So there's bands like The Heartbreakers, The Testors, The Dead Boys, Iggy and the Stooges, Death, The Saints and others on the show. I also put on some new stuff I like a lot like Zen Guerilla, Turbonegro, The Dirtbombs, The Red Aunts, Slant 6, David Nance, Broncho, Ex Hex, Chain and the Gang, Off! and other new punk/garage stuff.

The playlist for today is: Zombie vs. Shark, Queens of the Stone Age, Turbonegro, Off!, David Nance, Iggy and the Stooges, The Dead Boys, Adolescents, Jawbox, Turbonegro, Hot Snakes, The Heartbreakers, The Stooges, Green River, Gray Matter, Government Issue, Zombie vs.. Shark, The Zeros, Zen Guerilla, Turbonegro, Fire Party, Ex Hex, Drive Like Jehu, The Dirtbombs, The Detroit Cobras, Desert Sessions, Death, The Damned, The Cult, The Cramps, Code of Honor, Chain and the Gang, Turbonegro, Broncho Angry Samoans, Slant 6, The Testors, Scream, The Saints, The Red Aunts, Mojave Lords, and Queens of the Stone Age.

The show is about 120 minutes!

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mythologies

Mythologies

Welcome to Episode 51 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! We had a dreary, rainy weekend so I decided it was time to put up another show. The show today tends towards psychedelia, experimental, space rock, and other ethereal types of music. Some of it is remarkable because it has no precedent in rock and roll and its compositional forms. However, you can hear the influence of jazz, R&B, and classical music compositions throughout the show made electric.

Many of the artists on the show who had begun making music in the late 80s/early 90s also do not tour extensively or play much anymore, since the proliferation of file-sharing, youtube, and other ways of making music available over the internet. They have full-time, day jobs. In many ways, this has undercut the basis of earnings and monthly income for recording artists, and has made it difficult for independent labels to continue and compete with the multi-integrated media corporations that control mass, musical taste in the United States and around the globe. Basically, music is currently in the "Era of Suck," and yes, I'm being judgmental because I'm not responsible for other people making crappy music, they are. Get past it and support independent music if you can.

As a result, I've made some improvements to my show page. To your Right, there is list of independent records labels, and some bigger music groups with subsidiary labels, where you can buy the Records/LPs that I play on my show. Every record on all my shows was recorded for the show, and I have a healthy collection approaching 1000 records. You have no excuse not to buy a cool record!

Fanzine writers once asked Ian MacKaye and Jello Biafra how they had so many records some years back. They replied, "we don't drink or do drugs, so I have a lot of records." Get your priorities straight and support your favorite bands and local bands.

On the show today is the new Preoccupations (ex-Vietcong) record that is just as stunning as their first LP "Vietcong." The first record, unnoted by any music journalist, was the great anti-war and socialist record of the 2010s, indeed 21st Century so far. How Pitchfork, Magnet, and its ilk missed this fact baffles me. I also put on some very local stuff like Aleister X, The Sinners, Purling Hiss, Broncho among others. I put on this wonderful cassette release by Jet Black  called "Dead Horse One" which has two great tracks, so check it out, it has a download.

The show is just pushing over 2 hours! The playlist for today is: Preoccupations, Broncho, Bardo Pond, Red Cities-ShaSha, Killing Joke, Jet Black, Kinski, Cheatahs, Aleister X, Lungfish, Vietcong, Kendra Smith, Lungfish, By Bloody Valentine, Flying Saucer Attack, The Sinners, Cheatahs, My Bloody Valentine, The Moon and the Melodies, Portishead, Mazzy Star, The Smiths, Flying Saucer Attack, The Smiths, Savages, and Purling Hiss.

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy

Sunday, January 15, 2017

White Drugs

White Drugs

Welcome to Episode 50 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! I haven't posted a new show in a while, and since we're having an ice storm I decided it would be a good time. I accumulated some new vinyl and then went through my music collection and had forgotten some stuff I own! It's on the show today. I've been grinding away at book publishing, traveling, and doing a new record with Red Cities so it cramped my style for doing podcasts.

There's mostly local vinyl and music on the show because it's the best music in the U.S. right, and it's not corporately-assembled. I put on local stuff like the new Bogusman L.P., Dirty Talker, Domestica, Once a Pawn, and the new The Broke Loose record. I found my White Drugs E.P., this great dirty garage rock band from Texas. There's also some weird Aleister X stuff on here, and also a lot of glam and glitter rock like MC5, Stooges, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and The Testors. Low Litas from Tulsa, OK and Your Mom's E.P. "Blows" is on the show. There's also a lot of Swervedriver on the show as well as Kinki, The Standells, and Dark Satellites.

The show is 110 minutes!

The playlist is: Queens of the Stone Age, White Drugs, Aleister X, Kinski, The Red Aunts, Bogusman, Domestica, Dirty Talker, Once a Pawn, Low Litas, Your Mom, Red Cities, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, The Testors, Ex-Hex, The Stooges, Sponge, The Catheters, Swervedriver, Dag Nasty, MC5, The Stooges (John Cale mix), Swervedriver, The Damned, The Terminals, Swervedriver, The Standells, Queens of the Stone Age, Swervedriver, The Broke Loose, Dark Satellites, Cheatahs, and Savages.

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Detroit Valentine

Detroit Valentine

Welcome to Episode 49 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! It has been some time since I've done a show, so it was time to roll out new and old vinyl for a fall podcast. This year has been a little hectic with lots going on. Red Cities cut a demo in the spring, after playing a lot over the winter; our drummer had a baby girl; everyone is buy in the band doing other stuff; and we're gearing up for Lincoln Calling, our local music festival. We've been chilling at home with our son, and trying to keep up with our gargantuan garden, it was on growth hormones this summer!

There's a lot of awesome vinyl on the show today like Killing Joke live in Toronto in 1982; a nice live Magazine album I found recently; and some Dream Syndicate. There's also a Kendra Smith one-off on a split single with Keith Levene and Hillel Slovak. There's a bunch of Philadelphia vinyl on the show as well, Scab Cadillac, POD (not the shitty one), Zen Guerilla, some of Doug Anson's projects with his alter ego, Aleister X with Brother JT that he so kindly sent along to me! There's a Thee Lolitas track on here given me by Arnold in DC last summer. The Red Aunts reissue on In the Red starts the show, and you can wish your band is that good.

The show is 110 minutes! The playlist is: Red Aunts, Thee Lolitas, The Gories, Bikini Kill, Turbonegro, Aleister X and Brother JT, The Damned, Johnny Thunders, Degeneration, The 667s, Zen Guerilla, POD, Scab Cadillac, Aleister X, The State, Bullet Proof Hearts, Captain Sensible, Stiv Bators, Killing Joke, Magazine, Dark Satellites, Red Cities, Savages, Volcano Suns, Jawbox, Cheatahs, Jet Black, Lungfish, Moving Panoramas, Broncho, Vivian Girls, Meat Puppets, Ponyshow, and Kendra Smith.

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sound in Time

Sound in Time

Welcome to Episode 48 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! It was a good day to put a show together, after the blizzard last night. This is an indoors blizzard-cast with some stuff on the show that is gathering interest now among younger indie music fans and bands. Remember Lush? What a great band. I'll cut to the chase, early spring according to Unadilla Bill.

I put on some short, in-between tracks that bands sometimes do on their albums, like Calexico, MBV, and FSA among others. Some of these interludes are great compositions. I put on this live Dream Syndicate album I found recently, the new Jet Black record, some hard to get Bardo Pond, and some stuff off my label, The Sinners. There some Harold Budd on here, too, remember him? Lots of feedback guitar music on the show. That Vietcong album just grows on me, what an amazing band (and socialists as well).

There's a few tracks off the new Flying Saucer Attack record, get it at Drag City Records.

The show is a whopping 116 minutes! The playlist is: Flying Saucer Attack, Mazzy Star, The Sinners, The Dream Syndicate (live), Vietcong, FSA, Red Cities-Sha Sha, Lungfish, The Skull Defekts, French Toast, Hot Snakes, 18th Dye, Flipper, FSA, Calexico, Come, My Bloody Valentine, Jet Black, Bardo Pond, Harold Budd, et. al., Lungfish, FSA, Lush, MBV, Zomes, Bardo Pond, FSA, MBV, Lush.

Enjoy the show, buy these records, and thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Good For You

Good For You

Welcome to Episode 47 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! I have not had time to do a new podcast in some time, between work and gigging with Red Cities. On my travels and our gigs, I was able to find some nice vinyl for this show, some of which is super-indy vinyl, like the Chicago band Vamos! on the show today. The weather is sucky today on my first day off, so it was perfect for putting a holiday playlist together this morning.

I put the show together today by choosing records and songs that were unpatriotic, retarded in terms of beat, and offensive in lyrical content, with some non-offensive stuff on here as well. Go see a psychiatrist if you feel offended for some reason!

I put on the new Laughing Falcon album, "Sonic Possession," and if you like Sabbath and Hawkwind, you will like this. I put on some Dragons, since they used to play the Christmas Eve show at the Casbah in San Diego, a great night to bail on the family. There's a new Dirty Talker track on here as well as Volcano Suns, Sorry, Q and Not U, Chain and the Gang, and the Slickee Boys, among others.

This show is about 100 minutes! The bands are: Embrace, Government Issue, The Damned, Dirty Talker, Zen Guerilla, Beefeater, Rites of Spring, Off!, The Faith, Mission of Burma, Void, Genocide, MIA, Hot Snakes, Domestica, Kinski, Q and Not U, Vamos!, The Gories (live), The Saints, Slickee Boys, The Cramps, Broncho, Johnny Thunders, The Dragons, Laughing Falcon, Angry Samoans, Junkyard, Detroit Cobras, Sorry, Vietcong, My Bloody Valentine, Volcano Suns, Code of Honor, The Snakes, Chain and the Gang, and Scream.

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lights Out

Lights Out

Welcome to Episode 46 of Doc Rockavoy's Indy Music Garage! It's been raining every weekend in Lincoln for the last 6 weeks; nice and warm during the week; torrential rain during the working man's two days off. It's put a cramp on skateboarding and hanging outside, so it's been a bit like winter in that regard.

I've been traveling a bit this spring, and had a chance to visit some good records stores around the country and find stuff I've wanted in my record collection, new stuff and old stuff that is actually old or reissued. I almost bought the first Black Market Baby album in Philly last month, but it cost too much. When Tesco Vee came through there to play, he ended up buying it! But he's a rock star.

I put on some new local releases, Dirty Talker and Halfwit, and I had a chance to see LA Witch last weekend, so there's a single on the show. There's also Aleister X (Doug Anson from The Gelcaps), The Disposables, Flipper, Johnny Thunders, and The Saints. I was lucky enough to get a reissue of the Angry Samoans "Back from Samoa" recently, since some lame college D.J. walked off with about half my punk record collection some years ago. I've been trying to rebuild it when I see missing vinyl. I also found a Killing Joke remix single with "Eighties" on it.

The playlist for today is: Dirty Talker, The Damned, The Saints, LA Witch, Johnny Thunders, The Disposables, Flipper, Detroit Cobras, Poppy, Drive Like Jehu, Ex Hex, Aleister X, Truman's Water, Magazine, Ignition, The Julie Ruin, Nation of Ulysses, Creem Circus, Angry Samoans, Void, Off!, The Faith, Halfwit, Purling Hiss, Mojave Lords, and Killing Joke.

Thanks for tuning in!

Doc Rockavoy