A little bit of everything this time around on my first Tuesday show of the summer. Very happy to be back to two hours and to be, once again, preceding DJ extraordinaire Carl Thien & his WZBC mainstay Gull’s Window Circus. A fair amount of rock on Tuesday (read music with guitars) and I was happy about it. Very glad to be playing some songs by one of my absolute favorite local bands The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, and a track off the EP of Fake Babies (probably my band name of the week). Worked in a nice little nu-disco/funk segment, and, as is custom with the first show in a new season’s time slot, I played the unofficial “Photon Pitch Anthem” Kraftwerk’s Metal on Metal.
Photon Pitch (Specialty) with Wes Hazard 05/21/2013 06:00PM to 07:00PM
03:00PM Interpol “Roland” from “Turn on The Bright Lights” on PPM
03:06PM The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library “Terrible Lie (Nine Inch Nails Cover)” from “Terrible Lie Single”
03:10PM Crystal Fighters “I Do This Everyday” from “Star of Love” on Different
03:14PM Miami Horror “SOMETIMES” from “SOMETiMES - Single” on EMI Australia
03:18PM Dominant Legs “Clawing Out At the Walls (Altair Nouveau Remix)” from “Stereogum Remixtape Vol. 2”
03:24PM Stellastarr* “In The Walls” from “Stellastarr*” on RCA
03:28PM Tomoyasu Hotei “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” from “kill bill vol. 1 soundtrack”
03:31PM Jacques Renault “Look At You (Original Mix)” from “Disco Circus 2 (Compiled and Mixed by Mighty Mouse)” on History Records
03:37PM George McCrea “I GET LIFTED” from “Miami Sound - Rare funk & Soul from Miami Florida 1967-1974”
03:41PM Full Notice “EUPHORIA” from “SoundCloud (Free Download)”
03:45PM Daphni “Long” from “Jialong”
03:50PM Session Victim “Good Intentions (Album Mix)” from “The Haunted House of House, Pt. Three - Single” on Delusions Of Grandeur
04:00PM Neneh Cherry & the Thing “What Reason Could I Give (Kim Hiorthoy Remix)” from “The Cherry Thing Remixes” on Smalltown Supersound
04:03PM Javelin “Moscow 1980” from “No Mas” on Luaka Bop
04:06PM Fake Babies “Island” from “Fake Babies - EP”
04:11PM The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library “The Taming of the Spy Who Loved Me” from “From Denmark With Love”
04:14PM Amanda Palmer “Idioteque” from “Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele” on 8 ft. Records
04:19PM Cymande “Dove” from “Cymande: The Message Disc 1”
04:33PM Kraftwerk “Metal On Metal” from “Trans-Europe Express” on Capitol
04:39PM Total Normal “Mr. Sandman” from “Tales of the Expected” on Momental
04:43PM Hercules & Love Affair “BLIND” from “Hercules and Love Affair”
04:49PM Eddie Murphy “Party All The Time” from “How Could It Be” on Legacy Recordings
04:57PM Mtume “JUICY” from “Funk Classics Vol.1”
Where were you in ‘92?
A bit of a random post here, but I wanted to share this blast from the past, which I’m sure you all remember fondly. Drove 3 other comics to an out of state gig last night. All friends, all awesome, but VERY VERY different people. Nothing brings us together like belting out the lyrics to this classic.
Random crate-digging find from the WZBC vaults. I’ve been a fan of Bjork for a good while now and I think we all had Sigur Ros period circa 2004, but other than that Black Metal is pretty much what comes to mind when I think about Icelandic music. Oh what a fool I’ve been. Amazing variety here, some really great stuff. A few cuts definitely coming to this week’s shows. Stay tuned.
New summer schedule in full effect, Kickass!! My first two-hour show in a few months, nice to be able to stretch out once again. New cuts from the Number Line Records roster, always fun to hear new music from them. Brought back some Africa HiTech after not having played them for a while (a mistake I won’t be making again any time soon). New semi-industrial stuff from Karl Bartos, and a 3 track 80’s synth segment featuring Freeeze/Bronski Beat/Newcleus. A great start to the summer for sure.
Check it: Photon Pitch w/ Wes Hazard. Mondays 5-7p & Tuesdays 3-5p (EDT) WZBC 90.3FM. Stream via WZBC.org or iTunes.
Photon Pitch (Specialty) with Wes Hazard 05/20/2013 06:00PM to 07:00PM
05:02PM DJ Shadow “You Can’t Go Home Again” from “You Can’t Go Home Again” on MCA
05:09PM Javelin “Moscow 1980” from “No Mas” on Luaka Bop
05:12PM Full Notice “Summer Luv” from “SoundCloud (OMFG BOMB Track!)”
05:17PM Plant a Tree “PNP4” from “Number Line Records Sampler Vol. 3”
05:21PM Rainbow Arabia “BLIND” from “Boys and Diamonds” on Kompakt
05:25PM No Rome “United We Are” from “Dance With Me (Single)”
05:27PM Mmoths “SUMMER” from “MMOTHS” on Street Quality Entertainment
05:31PM Makossa & Megablast “LOVE YOU” from “Soy Como Soy” on Luv Lite Recordings
05:37PM Exodus Quartet “The far East Coast” from “Dubbed out in DC”
05:43PM Africa HiTech “The Sound of Tomorrow” from “Blen - EP” on Warp Records
05:49PM Caribou “ODESSA” from “Swim” on City Slang
05:55PM Shahrokh Sound of K. “Perfect Stranger (feat. Robert Owens)” from “Freshly Composted Vol. 3”
06:04PM Quantic “Conspirator (Main Theme)” from “Pushin on”
06:08PM The Souljazz Orchestra “Serve & Protect” from “Solidarity” on Strut Records
06:13PM The Pointer Sisters “AUTOMATIC” from “Best of The Pointer Sisters” on Ariola
06:18PM Freeez “I.O.U. (7” Version)” from “Freeez Frame! - The Best of Freeez” on Beggars Banquet
06:22PM Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” from “Kein Titel”
06:26PM Newcleus “WHY” from “Destination: Earth - The Definitive Newcleus Recordings” on Jam-On Recordings
06:35PM Karl Bartos “Musica Ex Machina” from “Off The Record” on Bureau B
06:40PM Shift Key “Geeky Playtime” from “Let You Down - Single” on Buygore Records
06:45PM Shabazz Palaces “Free Press and Curl” from “Black Up (Bonus Track Version)” on Sub Pop Records
06:49PM The Theorizt “Revolution (Radio Edit)” from “Revolution (Radio Edit)”
06:52PM The Concretes “GOOD EVENING” from “Friendly Fire Recordings 2011 Sampler”
Boston Area: If you need something to do this Sunday 5/19 come check out the mixed-arts show I’m curating. Comedy/Poetry/Hip-Hop
A great show w/ great vibes all around. Coming at you monthly.
Grandma’s: The Basement Mixtape
What will bring you more hipster street cred than listening to Radiohead & Joy Division on vinyl?? Listening to them on wood!!
Damn fascinating video and accompanying article about DIY efforts to laser print phonograph grooves on wooden discs. Does it work? YES! Does it sound great? NOt Particularly, but hey, that’s Idioteque on maple…I’ll take it.
Def check this out.
This week’s show was devoted to artists who are performing during this week’s Together Festival. Great cuts from the official festival compilation (free for download/streaming via SoundCloud) as well as new releases from the headlining artists who are dropping into the Middle East Downstairs all week. Check the tunes, or even better, grab some tickets and go see some awesome.
Photon Pitch (Specialty) with Wes Hazard 05/13/2013 06:00PM to 07:00PM
06:00PM Andre Obin “Golden Hair” from “The Arsonist” on Sky Council
06:08PM Visual Transitions “Bourne” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol.4”
06:12PM Holm “May Whatever You Believe” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol4.”
06:19PM Chadley “Slowsey Downsey” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol 4.”
06:22PM M.O.O.N. “Case Logic” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol 4.”
06:28PM Hooray for Earth “True Loves (Cereal Spiller Remix)” from “True Loves EP” on Memphis Industries
06:31PM Victor Radz “Make A Living” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol 4.”
06:38PM Zomby “SOLILOQUY” from “WITH LOVE” on 4AD
06:42PM Sbjct#3 “Summ-R” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol.4”
06:45PM Kaan Erbay “Lost With You” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol 4.”
06:54PM Proxy “Think First” from “B-Sides - EP” on Dim Mak
06:57PM Tide Eye “Falling” from “Together Festival Compilation Vol. 4”
TODAY 5/13 Special Guests from the Together Festival.
Tune in to WZBC (90.3FM) at 6pm EDT as I’m joined in the studio by Matthew Rohr & Jonathan Baruc from the Together Festival the incredible weeklong Cambridge/Boston event dedicated to Music, Art, Technology. We’ll be discussing the festival, highlighting some of the amazing events and playing some kickass cuts from the 2013 Together Artist Compilation. Don’t miss out.