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There are fabulous new releases from The National, Buddy & Julie Miller, Johnathan Rice, Mac Demarco, Son Volt, Bear’s Den, The Get Up Kids, A.A. Bondy, The Dream Syndicate and Filthy Friends at the heart of Episode #58 (Joe’s Garage Act XX). They get mixed and matched with everything from Moby and War to Modest Mouse and Patti Smith, with Humble Pie, Adam Schmitt, The Shazam, Big Star, Be Bop Deluxe, Argent, Chicano Batman and even Robert Mitchum finding a place in the flow. Dean and The Weenies make their feelings about Alabama known, as does Neil Young. My unpacking has also uncovered a lost gem from our pal Jimmer Podrasky in the form of the unreleased album from The Lovin’ Miserys. Anastasia returns with another edition of Dispatch From Colorado. Once again you people have shown amazing support with your generous donations, making this old man tear up in gratitude. Thanks for everything. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
As our descent into full-blown Bizarro World continues, Episode 57 of From The Basement will try to serve as a musical distraction to the destruction of our democracy. With a brilliant new EP from Matthew Ryan, Filthy Friends’ second full long player, Joel Ross (a wonderful new Vibraphonist on the Jazz scene) and the mysterious Waylon Jennings meets Morrissey hybrid that answers to the name Orville Peck we hope to plant your ears on solid ground. Dispatch From Colorado marks the first anniversary of the tragic passing of Scott Hutchison, and we roam through the stacks for contributions from Los Lobos, David Lindley, Richard Thompson, Frank Zappa, 10cc, Garland Jeffreys, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Low, Robert Plant, The Clash, The Incredible Casuals, Robyn Hitchcock and a whole bunch more. Please keep up your fantastic donations and as always thanks for listening. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
The latest instalment of From The Basement takes place on a lazy Saturday afternoon in beautiful New Jersey digging into new arrivals from the reborn and revitalized Dream Syndicate, Neil Young with The Stray Gators, Kevin Morby, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Rhiannon Giddens and on Dispatch From Colorado... Radical Face, Foxygen, Sad Planets and more from Craig Finn. We pay tribute to unsung musical hero Paul Raymond, get some funk going with Bloodstone and Tower Of Power and touch upon sounds ranging from Gil Scott-Heron, Jimi and T.Rex to The Beatles, Chuck Berry and 801, naming a scant few. Your donations have been our lifeblood and please accept an enormous virtual hug and kiss for your generosity. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Double nickels! FTB Episode 55 is ready for mass consumption featuring a huge lump of new sounds from the likes of Adrian Belew, Josh Ritter (produced by and featuring Jason Isbell), Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, the return of Ride, J.J. Cale, The Pearlfishers, Nouvelle Vague, Jah Wobble, Charlie Hunter and a Record Store live blast of Tedeschi Trucks Band. My musically inclined daughter, Anastasia, chimes in with a Dispatch from Colorado with a wonderful new album from Craig Finn and a band called Wand. I share an audio flashback recently experienced while driving through the backroads of Jersey with unfairly forgotten rockers, Jo Jo Gunne. We raid the stacks for Deaf School, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, B-Movie and Cheap Trick to name but a few. Thanks as always for your donations and please keep them coming as it is truly saving our lives. Just click here: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Complete Saturday Afternoon show from April 22, 2017. My how time flies. Thanks so much for the support.
Recorded this episode today in order to rip my eyeballs and brain away from the political shitshow surrounding the release of The Mueller Report. It is not a political show but filled with new music from Peter Gabriel, Beck, Glen Hansard, Morrissey, Tyler Ramsey, Toyah Wilcox, The Suitcase Junket, Bruce Hornsby, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and more. We celebrate a monumental (but brief) tour from Mott The Hoople, visit with Jersey pals Dramarama, hear what the mighty Temptations sound like without musical backing, play some Record Store Day releases from Todd Rundgren and manage to fit in sounds from Kamasi Washington, The Waterboys, Freddie King, Little Anthony & The Imperials, King Crimson and much more. Thanks as always for listening and for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Complete morning show from April 21, 2017. A Spring Fund Drive bonus for all who have supported the Mike's Basement series, enjoy this trip back a few years. Please continue to donate if you can. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR Thank you.
Prior to starting this episode I received the news that Garland Jeffreys, a man I consider my friend and one of my favorite songwriters was retiring from performance. I've loved his music from his first Atlantic album and actually wore out vinyl copies of his first two A&M releases ("Ghost Writer" and "One Eyed Jack") and remember paying over $30 a piece for Japanese CD replacements, as that was the only way you could get them. I still go back to these records with remarkable regularity. There is new stuff from Sara Bareilles, Derek Senn, Idlewild, Andrew Bird, Robin Trower, John Legend, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Trixie Whitley in Episode #53. As usual we’ll take a romp through the stacks stopping at sections including R.L. Burnside, The Young Rascals, Willy Deville, Charles Bradley, Wilco, Aretha Franklin and many more. Thanks for listening and continued gratitude for your wonderful support @ https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Episode #52 (Joe’s Garage Act XIV) is brimming with new things as we start right out with the long lost Marvin Gaye album “You’re The Man” which was originally intended to follow his seminal classic “What’s Goin’ On.” We also have an advance taste of some new things our pal Jimmer has been working on, a reissue of a Power Pop classic with The Pezband, and new sounds from Perry Farrell, Modest Mouse, Drugdealer, Edwyn Collins, Shawn James, Bob Mould, Martin Simpson and more from Son Volt’s great new “Union” album. And let’s not forget a Keith reissue/remaster and rare Pete Townshend with Ronnie Lane, requests for Grand Funk Railroad and Morphine and a mix that somehow includes Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Jimi Hendrix and Urge Overkill. Thanks as always for your love and support. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Here's a little bonus from exactly two years ago. So much has changed but the music remains.
Loft After Dark March 31, 2017. Enjoy.
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