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Post Rock Radio No. 13

October 2, 2010

This fine quasi-weekly companion to Post Rock kicks off the fall with some summer favorites. Listen to the show, get the songs below and share some of your fair weather favorites. Read more…

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Live: Rocky Votolato @ SUNY Oswego

October 2, 2010

It’s hard not to think of kindred Northwest songcrafter Elliott Smith when Seattle’s Rocky Votolato starts his strumming.

Like the late, legendary Smith, Rocky’s oft-somber tunes are spare, but full of vivid description and gut-socking introspection. His melodies have a poppy sweetness that gave much of the Friday night audience in Oswego, N.Y., a thoughtful tilt and nod throughout the performance. Read more…

10 x 10: A decade in review

April 10, 2010

Yep. It’s April. Oh, shut the hell up.

Either I’m way too lazy or just dangerously over-thoughtful, but I can’t crank out any kind of best-of until far after the ides have past.

I usually need several weeks to sort out 12 months worth of life-shaping sound. A decade? It takes several months to figure out what the hell just happened. Read more…

Post Rock Radio Vol. 2, Episode 4

March 14, 2010

Is keeping one eye on college basketball scores and two ears on the Thermals a good way to spend a Saturday evening? You bet your ass it is! Of course neither of those two obsessions have anything to do with this quality podcast. Read more…

Post Rock Radio Vol. 2, Episode 3

February 1, 2010

Pardon the interruption. It’s been a rough couple of months on the homestead, but it’s well past due for some rocking of the socks-off variety. Read more…

5 & Dime: Christmas Songs

December 19, 2009

It’s a not-so-little-known fact that I love me some Christmas music and tote quite a collection around with me on my iPod from Thanksgiving until sometime during the first week of January.

While I quite enjoy a little Nat, Bing and “Greensleeves,” I most thoroughly revel in offbeat, soul and sundry modern day Christmas jams. Case in point: Read more…

Post Rock Radio Vol. 2, Episode 2

November 23, 2009

I’ve still got a backlog of songs and bands from the summer. Here’s another rousing edition of the Post Rock Radio. Read more…