The Birthday Party

VINTAGE RT: Nick Cave & Friends

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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.

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VINTAGE RT: DIRTY BLACK SUMMER

Today I’m posting one of my favorite retrotransmissions of all time: The Black Show. This show, from spring 2013, features rock n roll, goth, punk, and post punk bands paying homage to black. Summer goth reigns.

VINTAGE RT: BATCAVE

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After reading this great article, “Propaganda: The Aesthetics of Evil and Why Goth Was a Thing That Had to Happen,” I was inspired to post my vintage retrotransmission homage to the infamous UK Goth Club, The Batcave, from fall 2012.¬† Put on your black best and get your goth stomp on to the sounds of Specimen, Alien Sex Fiend, Bauhaus, Virgin Prunes, The Birthday Party, Tabathas Nightmare, Xmal Deutschland, etc….

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…