Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round

Catchy little number from L.A.'s Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti. They've recently signed to 4AD and "Round and Round" is a single from their upcoming album. It'll be released as a limited 7" single/digital download on April 26th. Free download from those crazy cats at Pitchfork.

Expressway to Yr Skull

Absolutely phenomenal mixtape from Pandemonium Jones. This one blew my mind. Tracklist is ridiculous.  Danke to Mr. Bertsch for the tip.

Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack

The Jackson Sisters - Miracles

Budos Band - Up From The South

The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine

Smog - Bathysphere

Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
The Doors - Changeling
Coke Escovedo - (Runaway) I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count
Brian Protheroe - Pinball

Earth Opera - The Red Sox Are Winning

Frank Zappa - Sharleena

Black Mountain - Angels

Muddy Waters - Tom Cat

The Beatles - Helter Skelter
Graham Nash - Chicago

Ohio Players - The Funky Worm

Map Of Africa - Bone
Johnny Jenkins - I Walk On Guilded Splinters

Brain Ticket  - Places Of Light
Azitis - The Prophet
Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight

Poppy Family - There's No Blood In Bone
Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War (Version 2)

Download via Mad Decent: Skull Candle Mix

How To Make It In America Mixtape

Ill mixtape courtesy of Kid Cudi, DJ Green Lantern and Broke Mogul. Includes tracks from Aloe Blacc, Yacht, Chromeo, Florence & The Machine, Phoenix and more. Recommended. Thanks to Caroline for the heads up.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Little Freak Out Tonight!

Awww yeah!  Tonight's the night my friends.  Little Freak Out is coming to you at Trip in Santa Monica.  All-vinyl rock sets from yours truly, The Ghost Lyon and Bee Reel.  Join us there for a drink and some ass-kicking rock music at it's best.

2101 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica (2 blocks south of Pico).

8PM, 21+, Free Admission

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spinning Records at Aural Fixation Tonight

Thursday evening is approaching quickly and I'm DJing at Rush Street in Culver City this evening with The Ghost Lyon.  Stop on by for your dose of quality tunes, booze and food.  Funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, pop and electro galore.  10PM, 21+, never a cover.  Hope to see you there! 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Little Freak Out

I'm spinning records alongside some good friends at The Trip in Santa Monica next Monday night.  Bitchin' rock & roll at it's best.  

3.29.2010 - 8P to 2A

DJ sets by yours truly, The Ghost Lyon, Mixmaster Massey, The Glamour Hammer and Bee Reel.  A harmonic convergence of quality beer, wine and tunes.  Come freak out with us... but just a little.  No cover.  No laptops.  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pictureplane - Beyond Fantasy

Showing a little Denver love on this fine afternoon. Pictureplane's Travis Egedy self-released this gem recently and it's infectious sound has been getting a fair amount of replay in my cue. Free download from the good folks over at Pitchfork.

Pictureplane - Beyond Fantasy (DL via Pitchfork)

Tonight's Installment of Aural Fixation @ Rush Street

I'm DJing at Rush Street this evening with the venerable Mixmaster Noah Massey.  We've got heaps of great music in store for you.  10PM, 21+, never a cover.  Tasty, late-night food available too.  Come by for a drink as we provide the perfect soundtrack for your Thursday night.

9546 Washington Blvd. in Culver City (on the corner of Irving/Culver)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cults - Go Outside

Inspired by the lovely, warm and sunny day we're having here in southern California, I was inclined to share one of my favorite new tracks with you.  It's the latest single from Cults, a guy and gal who are apparently film students living in the Big Apple.  The song is quite catchy and I haven't been able to get it out of my head for a few days now.  Free download over at Pitchfork.  Scope it out.

Cults - Go Outside (DL via Pitchfork)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

jj: Let's Go

Brilliant new video and song from Sweden's jj.  The track can be found on their second full-length titled jj n° 3, their first album with Secretly Canadian.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Listen To The New Broken Bells Album

Hear the brand spankin' new Broken Bells album in it's entirety before the official release date of Tuesday, March 9th.  In case you haven't yet heard, Broken Bells is the collaborative effort between James Mercer of The Shins and artist/producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse (The Grey Album, Gnarls Barkley).  Enjoy!  I'm loving it so far.  Just wish I could've snagged tickets to their sold out show on March 14th at The Troubadour.  (If anyone has an extra.... PLEASE let me know.)


Monday, March 1, 2010

Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

Recently picked up a vinyl repress of this classic Townes album. Phenomenal.  If you're not familiar with Mr. Van Zandt, learn a little more here.


If you're keen, buy the album.  Highly recommended.


Have a listen for yourself: Townes Van Zandt - Kathleen (mp3 listen/DL link)

Turntable Photo Shoot With Leslie Stewart

My friend Leslie Stewart shot a few photos of me with my turntables and some of my records for a class he's taking.  Voila.