Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Each December, Brian Reese at Big Rock Candy Mountain deals out a month’s worth of holiday esoterica from the far corners of vintage twang, fuzz, scuzz, r&b, blues, country, garage, lounge and beyond. Keeping it loose, he trims his tree with Red Simpson and Mae West, then tops it off with The Sonics, Hank Snow […]

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Leon Payne came stumbling into the world blind from birth in Alba, Texas and went on to write two of the greatest country music songs of all time (although which two I’ll leave up to you). Early on he hooked up with the infamous Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and cut his first solo […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

For the last six months or so I’ve been religiously attending DJ Clyde’s Sunday Night Roll at Skateland in Northridge. True roller skating culture was not something I grew up with, so for me, seeing this place for the first time was mind-blowing. The first thing I noticed was the majority of the skaters were […]

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Our ongoing collaboration with Zach Cowie, aka Turquoise Wisdom, returns with The Use of Ashes – A Mixtape. Tune in and turn on this Friday as Cowie guests on our SIRIUS show – channel 35, noon EST. Cowie’s latest projects include music supervision for the new Aziz Ansari series Master of None, and Light In […]

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Thirteen prime slices of hallowed gospel from the Kentucky born Stovall Sisters and The Swan Silvertones to Mississippi’s latest stars, the Como Mamas. I’ve heard some say that God is dead. Others, that he comes in the form of the dollar bills that line your wallet. I’m not sure about any of that, but I do […]

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Pull tight your autumnal garb as we hitch a ride across the American and British countryside with the ladies that shaped modern folk – while lovingly preserving the beauty of tradition. Maison Dufrene V :: Crazy Lady Blues – A Mixtape Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues Bridget St. John – Some Kind Of Beautiful […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Summer fade / Autumn entrance. Get mellow with the following breeze of acoustic folk and singer/songwriter hoodoo primed to banish the humidity and usher in the Fall. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: September – A Medley

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Folk standards and searching tributes to country heroes. Ramshackle family bands and haunting elementary school ensembles. Landlocked surf and off-kilter rural rock. And a devastating take on the requisite Joni song. Privately pressed and filtered through a prairie lens, it’s another trip to Saskatchewan. All covers edition. This is the third installment in our Vintage […]

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Waves and oscillations transcending era and global in scope. A companion to last year’s Blue August Moon, the following medley slides right in before the Fall. All Gates Open. Late August Light – A Mixtape (stream / download) Playlist after the jump. . .