Radio Crystal Blue 11/25/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 28 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon
as possible thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

The 1861 Project, a series that touches upon the Civil War experience, returns with Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. I’ll spin music from this album starting with the week of 11/25 and continue through my January shows. More about this fascinating series at

Four more shows to go before I hunker down and get the stats out to see who will be ranked in each of my charts. I have a good deal of HOLIDAY music that will be heard on the penultimate show for 2012, coming up the week of 12/16. I still have room for more. Anything appropo for the time of the year (doesn’t have to be Christmas!!) from indie/underground/DIY/touring artists will be considered.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @NightPorterTLO @familybizband @OldYodeler @rockthizmagazin @ColletteAndrea
COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some
video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at
some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.

NEXT shows I’m covering:
11/23 (tonight!): @ M-Room, Philly: Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Lori Citro among 5
female-fronted bands in a GoGirlsMusic event, with proceeds to benefit
Philabundance and Wreaths Across America

11/25 Crown Point, Alternative rock from Portland OR, are in the midst of a national tour, and land at Circa 1212 on South Street
I’m seeking at least one more show to cover in the first half of December.
RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: The Silver Snails present a most unique world music sound, filled with spacy electronics, mutiple languages, darkness and humor all at once. I had spun “Beatrice Russo” from their CD. To get a further idea of their sound you might want to try “Dancing With The Stars”, complete with Fellini-esque video. Irina is a dance-oriented songstress on the rise. Sarah Solovay returns to RCB airwaves with a song from her new EP. Veteran songwriter Richard Thorne also heard in this show.

RCB proper: Everyone knows the anti-war and anti-Thanksgiving tune “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie. But did you know he rerecorded it some 30 years later? I spun that recording for you to open the show, followed by another RCB staple for the holiday, Lara Herscovitch’s “Tequila Over Turkey” (we’re not talking basting). Segment 1: Sirsy & Bound By Substance perform at The Bitter End in NYC on 11/30. Reintroduced a segment I used to do in the years before RCB Novus Ordo, where I would spin brand new music within the rotation instead of separately. Notable: The Nite Lights I first saw a months ago here in Philly, opening for Beaucoup Blue. Drew Schultz is drummer for The Four Tops and likewise keeps time for similar soul music acts that make appearance on his new album. Segment 2: Spun new tune from Social Hero, during a generally rocking period of songs. Segment 3: Segued between Tweed Funk’s funk and horns, and Remember September’s brand of guitars and horns. New Music Sampler #2 includes the latest from superstar Atlanta sister act von Grey. Also: Hat Check Girl (Peter Galway, Annie Gallup), and Chase Gassaway’s music for the soundtrack to indie film “Take Two”. Final segment: Listen for Teresa Storch’s “Holiday” which also takes place on Thanksgiving, along with Vance Gilbert, with more cold-weather memory. Aztec Two-Step’s tune to close the show, written in 1983, still rings true.


Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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215 995 2234


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