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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jersey Beat Podcast #110: Excelsior, You Fathead! A Birthday Salute to Jean Shepherd

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It's Jean Shepherd's 93rd birthday so we are rebroadcasting Jersey Beat Podcast #12 from 2006, in which we salute Jean Shepherd, play some clips from his radio show, and interview the author of Shepherd's biography.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jersey Beat Podcast 109 - Peter Stampfel Interview

direct download:  JB109.mp3  (click to save)

Jim Testa talks to music legend Peter Stampfel about his latest album, his long career, the history of the banjo, the theory of harmonizing, and never slowing down.

Peter Stampfel & The Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Banjo Squadron - Roadkill
Peter Stampfel & The Ether Frolic Mob - I Will Survive
Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel - Hoodoo Bash
Peter Stampfel - Keep A'Knockin'
The Unholy Modal Rounders - Griselda
The Unholy Modal Rounders - Midnight In Paris
Peter Stampfel & The Bottle Caps - Surfer Angel
Peter Stampfel & The Bottle Caps - Springtime In Alaska
Peter Stampfel & Jeffrey Lewis - Do You Know Who I Am? I'm Fuckin' Snooki!
Peter Stampfel & The Worm All-Stars - Fucking Sailors In Chinatown
Peter Stampfel & The Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Banjo Squadron - Page 88 (outro music)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jersey Beat Podcast #108: Chadbourne Oliver of The Graveyard Kids and Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen

Direct download:  JB108.mp3

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Chad Oliver of the Brooklyn band The Graveyard Kids about his band and its involvement in the Mama Coco's Funky Collection collective.

Mama Coco's is a DIY recording studio around which has built a coalition of musicians and fans working to create music in an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and support. With its old space flooded out, Mama Coco's has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to build a new state of the art studio to serve as a nexus for low-cost, quality recording facilities as well as community activities.

Music on this podcast:

The Graveyard Kids - Raft of The Medusa
The Graveyard Kids - Jor G
Ghostpal - Do You Know The Way?
The Great American Novel - Layne Montgomery Is Bad At Girls
The Harmonica Lewinskies - The Ghost Pal Song
The Jean Jackets - The Myth of Sisyphus
Ghostpal - God Save Mama Coco's

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Jersey Beat Podcast 106: Vortis - A conversation with Tony Vortis of Chicago punk band Vortis

Direct Download:  JB106.mp3

Our guest is Tony Tavano of the Chicago punk band Vortis.

Vortis songs:

Sisyphean March -  Modern Savage
Fellow Traveler - Take The System Down
God Won't Bless America Again - God Won't Bless America
Things Won't Get Better - Modern Savage
Walking Down Lincoln - 2007 Demos
Roadside Bomb - Modern Savage
Everybody Killed - Modern Savage
Singalong - Modern Savage
So Long - Modern Savage

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Jersey Beat Podcast #105 - Awesomefest 2013

Direct Download:  JB105.mp3

This episode of the podcast salutes AwesomeFest 2013 in San Diego.  We play some of the bands who will be at the Fest and interview San Diego scenester and longtime Jersey Beat contributor Paul Silver.

The Dopamines - Business Papers
Turkish Techno - Without You
American Lies - Glassbones
Gateway District - Waves & Cars
Rumspringer - Give Me A Fucking Vowel
Big Dick - Too Hot To Trot
FYP - Toss My Cookies
Radon - Facial Disobedience
The Slow Death - Opposite of Jessie's Girl
Jabber - Talk To You
Parasites - Find The Words To Tell You
Lipstick Homicide - Who Stole Molly's Bike?
Sharkpants - Past & Future
Hands Like Bricks - The Old Crowd
Gentlemen Prefer Blood -Rochester
Horror Squad - Walking Eagle(
The Steinways - (Nobody Wants To) Make Out (With Me Because I Wear Sweatpants)
Riverboat Gamblers - Victory Lap
Shellshag - Medley
Plow United - Westchester Rock City
Toys That Kill - Goodbye California