Sonic Youth

VINTAGE RT: New York NO WAVE

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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!

 

RETROTRANSMISSION HALLOWEEN!!

Well, I just finished sewing my leather bat wings to my catsuit, so you know what that means! It’s almost TIME! On this day, anything goes, kids. Let the retrotransmission Halloween show be the soundtrack to your mischief and mayhem…but don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 😉

VINTAGE RT: NEW YORK CITY IS THE PLACE WHERE

Tonight I’m DJing a vinyl set with a friend from NYC. In honor of that, and the fact that I’ll soon be living again in New York, I’m posting a vintage retrotransmission playlist from fall 2012 simply titled “NYC” featuring tracks from Suicide, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Lounge Lizards, Swans, Patti Smith, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Jim Carroll, Dead Boys, Blondie, Ramones, New York Dolls, Richard Hell, Television, Misfits, Sonic Youth, and lots more. In other news, fresh retrotransmission playlists are in the works and will be up soon, so keep checking the site out every Monday and thanks for visiting!

Radio, Radio! New RT 6/1/15

 

For the second to last show EVER on rainydawg radio, I compiled punk, postpunk, rocknroll, and experimental tracks about the radio. Consider it a meta love letter to one of my favorite mediums. I’ve lived for broadcasting live on the radio and hope to get into it again when I’m back in NYC. What’s the ultimate radio tribute on this list? It’s hard to decide between the Ramones’ homage to the rocknroll radio of yore, The Modern Lovers’ ecstatic anthem about driving through your hometown blasting the car stereo, Velvet Underground’s sweet testament to music’s ability to be a life-altering savior or Joy Division’s hypnotic directive to dance, endlessly, to the radio…