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@ Kung Fu Necktie 11/11/12


I can’t remember the last time I was rocked and rolled on a Sunday. Such it was tonight at Kung Fu Necktie, as one local band and 2 touring acts performed lots of good, blues and experimental rock. Granted, I never cared much for KFN as a venue, owing to the weird feng shui of the place: the challenging sloping floor to the performance area, the stage area a bit askew, the decent view you’ll get for seeing the band unless you happen to be in the front section. Not only that, I suffered an ugly stomach bug in late January after my first time seeing the place (tho I’ve pretty much recovered). Nevertheless, the sound is generally good; you can hear most of the sounds quite well even from the front entrance.
I was made aware of a 2nd floor addition to the venue, with a free show by local bands, Birds Of Maya and Watery Love. I didn’t give myself the chance to go upstairs. Next time I certainly will.

The Mlkman’s Union from Portland ME, are trio that show off unique time measures, plus a thick groove between guitar and bass. My favorite song of the set incorporated programmed loops of the lead vocalist Henry Jamison’s sound at start and end. Very workmanlike in stance, no flash and dash, no posering, just standing and churning out songs with some interesting timings, mainly from Jeff Beam’s fretless bass. It’s a sound like your new favorite coffee: strong, loud, and some unexpected flavor.

Song Dogs & The Nightjar led me to this show, appearing as a six-piece with the reintroduction of Emily Southerton on keys, sister of guitar-slinger Mike. You’ve read my take on this garage-rock band before, and tonight was no different. There were mostly new songs in the set, with somewhat longer jams and spirited attitude. Mariama O’Brien, in one of her first gigs with the band since becoming a mom, took her usual role on conga and occasional tambourine; she stood up to jam more intently on the latter 3 songs. Mike, in relatively formal attire was fairly animated in his stance, crouching and leaping in place every so often, while everyone else kept to the strong rhythm and groove, Co-lead singer Ryan McCloskey was clad in blue denim and plaid, rather symbolic of the band’s music roots. Unlike their show at The Grape Room last year, Emily’s keyboard action avoided technical issues filled in the musical gaps pretty well this time.
The band is set to go on hiatus and get into the cycle of completing and marketing the new album, which is set to drop in January.


Here’s VIDEO of Song Dogs & The Nightjar:
Chamberlin hails from Vermont, proseltyzing a sound totally their own. There are elements of blues and folk within their brand of rock. They are winding down a long cross-country tour, sharing the East Coast dates with opener Milkman’s Union. Last year they supported Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (whose own guitarist had recored Chamberlin’s debut album in 2010). It’s a rather intense sound, with 2 guitars, drums, and an old organ, (the kind with tubes in them). There are some harmonies in the songs but it’s mainly their lead singer Mark Daly’s voice and words you hear. One song was a gritty, hard blues-rock version of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al”. Another song saw their rhythm guitarist grab an extra drumstick to strike their drummer’s crash in the chorus. Sonically there’s much that they share with Song Dogs & The Nightjar, along with a confident professionalism that I don’t see too often on stage. To that I recalled Canadian acts The Trews and Matt Mays for comparison. I chatted very briefly with their tour manager/drummer afterward. Seems that Chamberlin is preparing to work on a new album for 2013.

After the show I was introduced to members of local band Tin Horses, friends of Song Dogs & The Nightjar.

More photos  at my latest Facebook gallery

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 10/28/12


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
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This show was distributed on 10/31/12

The Kennedys “Cradle To A Boat” – Closer Than You Know CD www.kennedysmusic.com
The Violet Hour “Special” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/theviolethour
Lipstick And Cigarettes “Alibi” – About Last Night CD www.lipstickandcigarettes.net
Starring “…7…” – ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ CD http://northern-spy.com/products-page/starring-abcdefg-hijklmnop-qrstuv-wxyz
Hudson Henry “Take These Eyes” – s/t EP www.hudsonhenrymusic.com
Cold Chocolate “Tell Tale Heart” – This Old Way EP www.coldchocolatemusic.com
Roy Schneider “Cedar Ridge” – Walls Could Talk CD www.royschneider.com
Gathering Time “Red Apples and Gold” – Red Apples And Gold CD www.gatheringtimetrio.com
Running time: 65 minutos

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Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **

I continue my annual theme of spinning music fit for the holiday in late October.

Opening music:
Lou Reed “The Raven” (narrated by William Dafoe) – The Raven CD
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Reverend Horton Heat “The Devil’s Chasing Me” – The Full Custom Gospel Sounds Of The Reverend Horton Heat
The Modeens “Werewolf Attack” – Get With The Times EP http://www.themodeens.com
Dance Hall Pimps “Mommy Was A Zombie” – Beast Of Love CD http://www.dancehallpimps.com
D.B. Rielly “We’re All Going Straight To Hell” – Love Potions and Snake Oil CD http://www.dbrielly.com
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Achilles Wheel “MoonShine” – Thirteen Hours CD http://www.achilleswheel.com
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Rattle Your Chains” – Afterlens CD http://www.westucker.com
*Chris Riffle “Downstream” – I Am Not From Here CD http://www.chrisriffle.com
*Deni Bonet “Get On With It” – It’s All Good CD http://www.denibonet.com
Margo Rey “Saturn Returns” – Habit CD http://www.margorey.com
Tweed Funk “Fine Wine” – Love Is… CD http://www.tweedfunk.com
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The Ramones “Chain Saw” – s/t
The Ramones “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” – Leave Home
The Ramones “I’m Making Monsters For My Friends” – Adios Amigos
The Gashers “Monsters” – Law Is Not Order CD http://www.thegashers.com
Voice Of Addiction “Bombs Away” – Reduce Reuse Resist CD http://www.voiceofaddiction.com
Niki Barr Band “Ghosts” – Radar Radio CD http://www.nikibarr.com
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Schwervon! “Truth Teller” – Courage CD http://www.schwervon.com
The Symbols “Ephemeral” – s/t EP http://www.thesymbols.net
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “Holy Ghost and Run” – s/t EP http://www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Aqua Cherry “Wolfman” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD http://www.reverbnation.com/aquacherryband
Blue Sour “Days Of Old” – S.U.A.D. CD http://www.bluesour.com
Voxhaul Broadcast “Turn The Knife” – Frozen Beach EP http://www.voxhaulbroadcast.com
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CD Focus: Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith http://www.paradiddlemusic.com
This album with 14 of Nanci’s songs, is produced by Pete & Maura Kennedy, who
play on several of the tracks. Profits from the album benefit Mines Advisory
Group, an NGO that ‘clears landmines, unexploded ordinances, and other remnants
of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide’ www.maginternational.org
From this CD I spun
Tom Russell “If I Were A Child” www.tomrussell.com
Eric Brace & Last Train Home (with Alice Despard) “I Wish It Would Rain” www.redbeetrecords.com
Amy Rigby “The Flyer” www.amyrigby.com
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David Bowie “Underground” – Labyrinth soundtrack
Changing Modes “Ghost In The Backseat” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Cletus Romp “Wicked Left Hand” – Snake Oil: half truths, outright lies and the gospel CD www.cletusromp.com
Kirsten Thien “I Ain’t Superstitious” – Delicious CD www.kirstenthien.com
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*Buskin & Batteau “Wild Infatuation” – Red Shoes & Golden Hearts CD www.buskinandbatteau.com

Marci Geller “Gotta Love That Man” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com

*Vance Gilbert “No One Can Love You Like Mary” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com

Shane Cooley “Last Love” – West Land CD www.shanecooleymusic.com

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “Dancing In The Rain” One Virginia Night CD www.andrewmcknight.net
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MJ Hibbett & The Validators “We Are The Giant Robots” – Dinosaur Planets CD www.mjhibbett.com

The Cramps “I Was A Teenage Werewolf” – Songs The Lord Taught Us
Sylvia Platypus “Like A Vampire” – s/t EP www.sylviaplatypus.com

Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet” – The Sky Gold CD www.jessiekilguss.com
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Tom Principato “Stranger’s Eyes” – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com

The Brehms “You and Me” – s/t CD www.thebrehmsband.com

The Portraits “Validation” – Counterbalance CD www.theportraitsmusic.com

*Putnam Smith “Alfred Hitchcock” – We Could Be Beekeepers CD www.putnamsmith.com

*Heather Styka “Andromeda” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com

Devon Sproule “The Easier Way” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven! CD www.devonsproule.com
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Closing music: Lou Reed “Halloween Parade (AIDS)” – New York
Running time: 4 hours, 15 minutos.

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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 11/4/12

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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/26/12


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 8/29/12

Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “A Hard Line” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
Generator Ohm “Platius” – Upon the Me Om I CD www.facebook.com/generatorohm
Tyler Spooner “Dancing On The Sidewalk” – Forgetting to Remember CD www.tylerspooner.com
EndAnd “Labor Force” – Adventures Of Hi-Fi In Space EP www.reverbnation.com/danielfern
Mokey Doris “In her Head At Night” – s/t CD www.mokeydoris.com
Mina Koo “Jini” – Mina CD www.minaminakoo.com
Amateur Blonde “Scaffolding” – s/t CD www.amateurblondemusic.com
Larry Allen Brown “Southwest Of Eden” – Stories That We Wrote CD www.larryabrown.com
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Running time: 66 minutos
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This show was distributed on 8/29/12.
Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
“Summer’s gonna end before it begins, drive all night….”
Opening music:
Morphine “Kerouac” – B-Sides & Otherwise
I recited the opening portion of Jack Kerouac’s book “The Subterraneans” to the music of Thelonious Monk: “Everything Happens To Me” – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
David Amram & Ron Whitehead “To Dream In Kerouac’s Playground” – Kentucky Blues CD www.davidamram.com www.tappingmyownphone.com
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*Amy Speace “Drive All Night” – Land Like A Bird CD www.amyspeace.com
*Eilen Jewell “There’s Where I’m Going” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Natalia Zukerman “Gas Station Roses” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Flo Anito “what you don’t know can hurt you” – no dustbunnies CD www.floanito.com
*Greg Smith & The Broken English “Haylie” – times like these CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
*Darlingside “Ava” – Pilot Machines CD www.darlingside.com
B.D. Lenz “Uh Huh” – Five & Live CD www.bdlenz.com
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The Mad Tea Party “Every Way” – Found A Reason CD www.themadtea.wordpress.com
The Modeens “El Camino” – Get With The Times EP www.themodeens.com
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “Holy Ghost And Run” – s/t EP www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Ten Year Vamp “Got 2 Me” – Lust EP www.tenyearvamp.com
Kosmic Daydream “Here I Am” – Live CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
Jo Wymer “Come On Baby” – Living With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
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My Pet Dragon and other bands in this segment (except for A Ghost Like Me) performing at the Utica Music and Arts Fest, 9/13-15, Utica NY www.uticamusicandartsfest.net
 My Pet Dragon “Lover In Hiding” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
Just A Memory “Runaway” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/justamemory
A Little Affair “What Are You So Afraid Of?” – s/t CD www.alittleaffairmusic.com
A Ghost Like Me “Just Be” – The New Paradigm CD www.aghostlikeme.com
Remember September “Innocence” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
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 D.B. Rielly “I Got A Girlfriend” – Love Potions & Snake Oil CD www.dbrielly.com
Tall Tall Trees “Men And Mountains” – moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Screen Door Porch “Mountains Are Heroes” – The Fate & The Fruit CD www.screendoorporch.com
*Dan May “Crossover” – Dying Breed CD www.danmaycd.com
*Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard edge of livin” – little blue egg CD www.daveandtracy.com www.tracygrammer.com
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 Terry Rivel “Set Out On The Road” – Broken People CD www.terryrivelsongs.com
Teresa Storch “Come Home” – Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
Marianne Kesler “Catch Me If You Can” – Pear In The Pink Thing CD www.mariannekesler.com
Alan Barrington “You Believed In Me” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground EP www.ryantennismusic.com
Andrew Calhoun “Fifteen Years On the Erie Canal” – grapevine CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – art of love: music of machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
Running time: 3 hours, 39 minutos.

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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 9/2/12

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Radio Crystal Blue 2/19/12 audio and links


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.Listen here:
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(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 2/22

One Alternative “You’ve Had Enough Air” (live bonus track) – Air Sculpture CD www.onealternative.com
Johnny J. Blair “I Like The Street” – I Like The Street CD www.johnnyjblair.com
Song Dogs And The Nightjar “The Way” – s/t CD www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Sarah Bowman “Out In The Weather” – Empty Houses CD www.sarahbowmanmusic.com
Gina Forsyth “What I Did On Mardi Gras Day” – Promised Land CD www.ginaforsyth.com
Adam Gilbert “Steady As We Go”- A Generation Of Forgotten Kings CD www.adamgilbertmusic.com
Fang-i Liu “Stupid Questions” – Confessions CD www.fangiliu.com

Running time: 1 hour, 4 minutes
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Here’s Radio Crystal Blue proper:
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 2/22/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music: Forces Of Nature “Stasis” – Journeys In Time And Space CD www.intelligentaudio.net

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The Symbols “Ephemeral’ – s/t EP www.thesymbols.net
Aurical “Work Song” – Something to Say CD www.auricalmusic.com
Fellaheen “Burn the House Down” – Death & Frolic CD www.fellaheen.com
Dylan Connor “Pacific Coasts Ghosts” – Primitive Times CD www.dyanconnor.com
The K’s “The Great Depression” – Red Numbers Rising Faster CD www.theksband.blogspot.com
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Sirsy “Leftover Girl (live from Revolution Hall, Troy, NY) – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
Emily Zuzik Band “Outside” – The Wild Joys Of Living CD www.emilyzuzik.com
*My Pet Dragon “Lover In Hiding” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Stand “Love Will Never Creep In” – 100,000 Ways To Harvest Hope CD www.standland.com
Bound By Substance “Wail” – Dead Wrong EP www.boundbysubstance.com
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Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins “Queen Of The Castle” – s/t CD www.sarahrabdau.com
*Shane Cooley “The Alamo: – West Land CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
*Rosa Wallace “All Fall Down” – Space To Be Free EP www.rosawallacemusic.com
Carsie Blanton “Together Too Long” – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – Goodbye To The Ground CD www.ryantennismusic.com
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Kellylee Evans “Good Girl” – The Good Girl CD www.kellyleeevans.com
Shanna Underwood ‘Venus Burns” – Fieldnotes From A Caravan CD www.reverbnation.com/shannaunderwood
Lara Ewen & The Unstrung Orchestra “Turning Blue” – Ghosts & Gasoline Cd www.unstrungmusic.com
Danielle Miraglia “See The Light’ – Box of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
Joe Iadanza “Sunshine Blues” – Traveling Salesman CD www.joeiadanza.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
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namaste
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