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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #133: Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America and musician

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On Jersey Beat Podcast #133,  Jim Testa chats with Rick Moody, the acclaimed author of Garden State and The Ice Storm, about his new novel Hotels Of North America.

Rick talks about the new novel, his career as a writer, and his second career as a musician, as a member of the Wingdale Community Singers and solo artist.

On this episode:

The Feelies - It's Only Life
Wingdale Community Singers - Learned Astronomer
Dave Schramm and Yo La Tengo - Hearts Expire
Yo La Tengo - The Summer

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #132: An interview with Lazlo of, and New Music

Direct download:  JB132.mp3

On this episode, we interview Lazlo of, the Internet radio station that's supported New Jersey underground music for 15 years. Lazlo talks about why he's had to discontinue streaming Internet radio and how he will continue to create new content using other social media platforms. We also check out some new music for 2016:

Speed The Plough - Ed's Song
The Hood Cast - Priceless Riches
Jeffrey Lewis - Intelligent Design
Tris McCall - The Ballad of You, Me, and Brett Schundler
Young Cum - Dead End Bar
Kal Marks - Mankind
Useless Eaters - Temporary Mutilation
Teeth People - Poetry Is Dead
Jukebox Zeroes - Snot Rocket
The Hextalls - Ouch! My Childhood
Party Flag - Bratwurst? Bestwurst!
GRIM DEEDS - Mass Shooting Menu
Holy City Zoo - David Byrnes' Magical Vacation