The Cramps

VINTAGE RT: Nick Cave & Friends


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 archivesĀ 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.


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 šŸ˜‰


I rarely make rockabilly retrotransmission playlists, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have a soft spot for the music in this set: The Cramps, Demented Are Go, Guana Batz, The Sharks, Reverend Horton Heat, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis, on and on. When I was a teenager I used to stay up late on school nights with my radio next to my bed so I could listen to Hot Rod Ron’s Checkered Strip on Tucson’s community radio station, KXCI. I heard ska, rockabilly, surf, and old school Sun Studios classics on his show, and I loved it. I made this show (and another, that sadly, was lost to the ether), in homage to Hotrod Ron in spring of 2013 (I should also note that this music reminds me of my dad, a hot rod aficionado). This music also screams summer to me, and since we’re in the height of it…

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…

Vintage RT: Memorial Day Summer Playlist


The unofficial start of summer is here! These classic punk and rock n’ roll tracks will get you in the spirit for booze-fueled pool parties, rooftop BBQs, and late night joy rides.