In the late 90s/early 2000s, I used to frequent Tucson’s Fine Line goth and industrial club, RIP. This playlist conjures the spirit of that long lost legend. Tune in from 4-6EST/1-3PST today to listen to the show live on 8ball radio, or check it out later in the retrotransmission archives. Put on your blackest black and goth shuffle to tracks from My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Front242, Switchblade Symphony, XMal Deutschland, Specimen, Alien Sex Fiend, Skinny Puppy, Revolting Cocks, The Wake, Skeletal Family, The March Violets, Bauhaus, Type O Negative, Nitzer Ebb, Sisters of Mercy, The Danse Society, The Cure, NIN, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Christian Death, Clan of Xymox, and more!
He’s on tour, so I have to pay homage to my husband, Nick Cave, and his orbit of musical and artistic friends. Listen live on 8 ball radio today (6/17) 4-6EST, or, if you miss it, check the show out on the retrotransmission archives where you can always listen to any retrotransmission you’ve missed! This show includes tracks from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mick Harvey, Thomas Wydler, PJ Harvey, Warren Ellis, The Birthday Party, The Cramps, Crime and the City Solution, Dirty Three, Grinderman, Johnny Cash, Marianne Faithfull, The Gun Club, Einsturzende Neubauten, Rowland S. Howard, Lydia Lunch, These Immortal Souls, and more.
This retrotransmission episode is inspired by the schizophrenic weather of early spring, when its warm and sunny one day, then cool, damp, raining, and grey the next. These are moody, weird tunes for a dark spring. Tune in live today 4-6 EST on 8ball radio to listen to tracks from Nico, Chrome, Psychic TV , Kraftwerk, Legendary Pink Dots, Clan of Xymox, Peter Murphy, Edward KaSpell, Dead Can Dance, Siouxsie, and more…
Well, we’ve lost another cultural taste maker. RIP, Glenn O’Brien. Among many other things, O’Brien was the original editor of Interview magazine, host of TV Party, and writer and producer of Downtown 81, which had a killer soundtrack featuring many of the bands on this retrotransmission playlist, which you can listen to live today from 4-6EST on 8ball radio.
This show is all about the New York No Wave scene. It features tracks from Lydia Lunch, Suicide, Judy Nylon, Lounge Lizards, Arto/Neto, Sonic Youth, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, James Chance and the Contortions, and Chance’s other project, James White and the Blacks, Rosa Yemen, Theoretical Girls, Mars, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and more…
Here’s the playlist, for those of you who can’t tune in live: RT: NO WAVE.
8ball also archives all my live shows. You can check those out, here!
Hey, everyone! It’s been awhile, I know. Apologies! I was searching for retrotransmission’s new home, and I’m happy to announce I now broadcast live, every other Saturday 4-6EST on NYC’s 8 ball radio. Check it out!
Happy Valentine’s Day, love cats! I’m sharing with you the retrotransmission Valentine’s Show, one of my favorite playlists that I broadcasted every year, featuring tracks from Holly Golightly, Tom Waits, Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Modern Lovers, The Gun Club, Suicide, Public Image Ltd., The Damned, X (singing my favorite punk love song, True Love Pt. 2!), Pulp, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Magnetic Fields, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, The Dead Milkmen, Patti Smith, Klaus Nomi, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Angels of Light, and much more. Let it warm the cockles of your heart!
Well hello, strangers. This vintage retrotransmission mix, a dreamy, mellow and hypnotic one from fall 2012, is perfect for the winter solstice, which is upon us this very night. This is full of everything I like to listen to when the winter really begins to come down and we’re shrouded in sudden darkness: Death in June, Cocteau Twins, Current 93, Nico, Angels of Light, Psychic TV, Swans, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Tear Garden, The Legendary Pink Dots, Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox, Depeche Mode, etc. Listen on repeat and hibernate until the crocus appears from the frost…