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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 www.the1861project.com

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 www.grownupavengerstuff.com

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 www.crownpointband.com
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.


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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 2/5/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo  spotlights CDs that are debuting on my standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a weekly podcast.

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This show was distributed on 2/9

Andrew Jude “Love Washed Away” – Everybody Wants A Little More CD http://www.andrewjude.com

The Symbols “Be Here Now” – Be Here Now CD http://www.thesymbols.net

The Strange Heat “Back To You” – Wearing New Socks CD http://www.thestrangeheat.com

Case Closed “Bombshell” – Clouds CD http://www.facebook.com/caseclosednj

Makar “Show Me That Look In Your Eyes” – Funeral Genius CD http://www.makarmusic.com

Katie Pearlman “Tomorrow Will Be Better” – Girls Like Me CD http://www.katiepearlman.com

Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD http://www.deborahlombardi.com

Lin McEwan “Still” – When I Wake CD http://www.linmcewan.com

Running time: 62 minutos


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This show was distributed on 2/9/12Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **


“February’s hard to revover from/It takes the most from me each time…”

Opening music: King Britt featuring Sylk 130 “When The Funk Hits The Fan”


Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “Baby Steps” – s/t CD http://www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com

Tony Mecca “Boy Meets Girl” – Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between CD http://www.tonymeccamusic.com

Darlingside “The Catbird Seat” – s/t EP http://www.darlingside.com

*Jeff Campbell “It Stopped Raining” – Stop And Go CD http://www.jeffcampbellmusic.com

*Megan Slankard “You And Your Bright Ideas” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD http://www.meganslankard.com

Giana Nguyen “For Now” – For Now EP http://www.giananguyen.com

Marina V “Unbalanced” – My Star CD http://www.marinav.com


I spun music from artists who are performing at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference later in February  http://www.folkalliance.org :

Heather Styka “Dragon Kite” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD http://www.heather.styka.com

Liz Longley “Little White House” – hot loose wire CD http://www.lizlongley.com

The Boxcar Lilies “Feels Like Home” – heartwood CD http://www.boxcarlilies.com

Brother Sun “What Must Be Done” – s/t CD http://www.brothersunmusic.com

the matthew show “february” – february CD http://www.thematthewshow.com


Professor Louie “Daughters & Sons” – Rugged & Funky CD http://www.professorlouie.com

Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Move Out Baby” – Almighty Dollar CD http://www.themightyflyers.com

The Mad Tea Party “I Went Out” – Found A Reason CD http://www.themadteaparty.com

The Trapps “Too Late To Play Games” – Cheap Seats CD http://www.thetrapps.net

Crown Point “Back To You” – Wolves EP http://www.crownpointband.com

Lisa Bianco “Low” – Momentum CD http://www.lisabianco.com

Christina LaRocca “Destiny” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD http://www.christinalaroccamusic.com


CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief  http://www.bluebirdpromotions.com http://www.mallettsbayrecords.comThis compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.

From this compilation I spun:Lowell Thompson “Pictures” – http://www.lowellthompson.com

Patti Casey “Spread Joy Over This Land” –  www.patticasey.com


More music from artists performing at the international Folk Alliance conference http://www.folkalliance.org :

Cary Cooper “Drop In The Bucket” – Pink Umbrella CD http://www.carycooper.com

Rebecca Loebe “Land & Sea” – Mystery Prize CD http://www.rebeccaloebe.com

Carrie Elkin “Landeth By Sea” – Call It My Garden CD http://www.carrieelkin.com

Danny Schmiddt “Almost Round The World” – man of many moons CD http://www.dannyschmidt.com

Phil Minissale “Fighting a Losing Battle” – Young Fool CD http://www.philminissalemusic.com

Putnam Smith “hush” – we could be beekeepers CD http://www.putnamsmith.com


Garrison Starr “Wanted For Anything” – Not For Nothing EP http://www.garrisonstarr.com

Kris Delmhorst “Midnight Ringer” – Shotgun Singer CD http://www.krisdelmhorst.com

Vance Gilbert “Boy On A Train” – old white men CD http://www.vancegilbert.com

Nerissa & Katryna Nields CD “This Train” – Sister Holler CD http://www.nields.com

*Lauren Adams ” Oklahoma, USA” – Secret Heart CD http://www.laurenadams.com

*Ernest Troost “Travelin’ Shoes” – Live At McCabe’s CD http://www.ernesttroost.com


Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD

Running time: 3 hours, 55 minutos


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Next show will be recorded the week of 2/12/12





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