Behold the mighty Foxygen. These kids rule. The pic above is from when they came and played live on my East Village Radio show in early 2012.
Jagjaguwar signed them up in the meantime and officially issued their amazing self-made LP, Take the Kids Off Broadway, and the world sang their praises in unison! What we have below is a video for the song, “San Francisco”, from Foxygen’s new album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, out January 22nd on Jag. So let’s just stop talking and enjoy this very pleasurable song and video…
The big-Beat, psychedelic, Southern rock, circus pop band Gringo Star are dropping in on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio Thursday from noon to 2pm EST, to lay down some booty-shakin’ garage grooviness for us.
They’re rolling though New York before they finish up the tour supporting their great new album Count Yer Lucky Stars, out now on Gigantic Music.
The remaining tour dates:
12/1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (w/ J Roddy Walston & The Business)
12/3 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
12/6 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
12/7 – Hippodrome – Cocoa, FL
12/8 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/10 – Sarasota Lanes (Cosmic Groove Festival) – Sarasota, FL
So tune in to EVR.com on Thursday, noon to 2pm EST, to hear them rip it up live in the studio!
…this fuckin’ Thursday!
And they’re gonna play live for us all in the East Village Radio studio this Thursday at noon eastern on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio.
Press Release: New York City’s Lez Zeppelin has been causing a sensation on stages all over the world including India, Europe and Japan since its 2004 inception. Now “…the most powerful all-female band in rock history…” (according to Chuck Klosterman) and “the ultimate turn-on” (according to Lenny Kaye) is planning another assault on stages nationwide.
This is one band that has to be seen to be believed! Guitarist Steph Paynes gives such good Page that one is hard-pressed to tell the difference with eyes closed. Her unerring note-for-note accuracy is stunning. The same attention-to-detail is evident in the tight rhythm section of bassist Megan Thomas and drummer Leesa Harrington-Squyres, the latter a true Bonzo beast. Vocalist Shannon Conley, rather than copying Robert Plant, is her own woman. Her phrasing, timbre and timing are totally her own. Her vocals, coupled with the bands musicianship, swagger and gender-bending audacity, makes Lez Zeppelin one of the more remarkable bands of this or any era.
Their sophomore effort, Lez Zeppelin I, is an incredible replication of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut: it is obvious that this band has cemented its considerable chops into one powerhouse behemoth of monolithic proportions. It was recorded at the analog Pie Studios on Long Island, New York, with producers Perry Margouleff and William Wittman, on the very same vintage equipment that Led used on its 1969 debut. The intent was to remain true to the sound and texture of the original vinyl recording and, as such, stands as a stirring document that proves the timelessness of this material. This is material that is simply too damn good not to be performed live in 2011 because of its ageless and vibrant aesthetic. The inherent splendor lies in the fact that Lez Zeppelin, in bringing their shock-rock to an already beloved and revolutionary sound, has created a whole ‘nother animal. And this stampeding charging rhino of an animal absolutely demands to be heard.
To that end, the band’s tour will include a stop at the Rock On The Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio May 20 where they will open the festivities for the two-day fest May 21 and 22 with Steel Panther at a “pre-festival anniversary party” at the Columbus Crew Stadium. Lez Zeppelin is excited about being tapped to open such a prestigious fest.
Well, that was rad-ass!
To listen to the show archive, go here.
Here are pics from the session on Facebook.
And here’s the playlist for the show…One St. Stephen – November Beach Boys – This Whole World Nobunny – I Was On (The Bozo Show) Aerosmith – Spaced Foghat – Trouble, Trouble Bob Dylan – New Morning Bo Hansson – Waltz For Interbeings The Darkness – Blind Man Masters of Reality – Always Weed – Slowin’ Down May Blitz – I Don’t Know Hillow Hammett – Brown Eyed Woman The Who – Too Much of Everything Kingfish – Asia Minor Born Again – Sand Castle Krokodil – Morning Dew Johnny Winter – I’m Not Sure America – You Can Do Magic Patto – Turn Turtle THE ENTRANCE BAND – LIVE AT EVR THE ENTRANCE BAND – LIVE AT EVR THE ENTRANCE BAND – LIVE AT EVR THE ENTRANCE BAND – LIVE AT EVR The Entrance Band – I Want You Frank Zappa – Sharleena Man – My Name is Jesus Smith
I’m extremely psyched to welcome the Entrance Band to Beyond Beyond is Beyond this Thursday…
The killer West Coast psych trio will be performing live on EVR and we’ll chat about what’s going on in Entrance Land. Tune in at noon eastern at EVR.com.
They’ll be headlining at Glasslands on Thursday night and supporting The Kills and Cold Cave at Terminal 5 on Friday. I know which one I’d rather be at. ;)
Here are more tour dates:
April 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands – TEB Headlines
April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
April 30 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia*
May 01 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy*
May 03 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre*
May 04 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
May 05 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
May 08 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
May 09 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
May 13-15 – Minehead UK – Butlins Holiday Centre – All Tomorrows Parties
*with The Kills & Cold Cave
And dig this cover of Arthur Lee and Love’s ‘A House Is Not a Motel’, which was just released on 7″ on Record Store Day on Black Tent Press…
I’m happy to be welcoming my pal, Todd Bogin (above right) and his excellent folk-rock outfit, Whale Belly to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on Thursday. As a live band, these guys are full of untamed roller coaster ride-like energy.
After bringing us that energy live on air at noon (EST) on Thursday, they’ll bring it to their sold out show that night at Mercury Lounge. But no worries, they’ll play the Merc again on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
DJ C’mon presents RNR Love Letter
The Delancey (168 Delancey St. @Clinton St. on LES)
8:30PM Live set w/BOOM CHICK
Guest DJ MIKE NEWMAN from EAST VILLAGE RADIO
Special Guests ENDLESS BOOGIE
more Mike Newman!!!
FREE VODKA 11:30-12:30PM
Uh, dudes…this Thursday’s show is gonna be major, in more ways than one. Paul Major from Endless Boogie will be co-DJ’ing with me AND I’ll be talking to the one and only Alice Cooper about his nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, working with the original Alice Cooper group again (as well as producer Bob Ezrin) and being dosed by Blue Cheer!
As a long-time Alice-fan since 7th grade, I’ve always been very proud to work on his syndicated radio show, Nights With Alice Cooper. So I’m super-psyched to have him on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio, on Thursday, September 30th!
The original Alice Cooper group is in good company with the rest of the nominees to the Rock Hall this year. It should be noted that Alice has been sampled by the Beastie Boys, written with Bon Jovi, Donovan duets with Alice on ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, and one of Alice’s favorite songwriters ever is Laura Nyro! Check out the list of nominees:
2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees:
Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Chic, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Dr. John, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits, Chuck Willis
AND, like I done said before, Endless Boogie singer/guitarist, Paul Major (aka Top Dollar) will be spinnin’ jams alongside me all show long! From what I hear, Paul’s got some killer records and Endless Boogie’s new Full House Head album is one of my current favorite albums!
So be sure to hear it all on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday, noon eastern! I promise sweetniss!
- Endless Boogie on No Quarter Records
- Nights With Alice Cooper
- East Village Radio
- Beyond Beyond is Beyond archive page
Just had the Growlers on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday and man, was it wild! There was a record 10 people our tiny little booth:
1 – vocal
2 – guitar
3 – guitar
4 – bass
5 – drum
6 – tambourine
7 – Mindy on sound
8 – Me on DJ
9 – EVR videographer, Tito
10 – Growlers tour documenter
Click through for some pics of the affair…