Look At My Records LIVE!
Saturdays from 2-3pm on Radio Free Brooklyn
November 3rd, 2018: Human People
November 08, 2018 07:07 AM PST
Human People dropped by the Radio Free Brooklyn studios for the November 3rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about their brand new album, Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears, including recording the record at Gravesend Studios at The Silent Barn. Plus, the quintet’s origin story, their views on alien life forms, and what’s next for the band. Human People also picked some BANGERS from my record collection, so have a listen to find out what they selected!
Butterflies Drink Turtle tears is available via Exploding In Sound Records: https://tinyurl.com/humanpeople
The band's next gig is on November 17th at Baby's All Right with Joy Again and Slow Pulp. Don't miss it!October 27th, 2018: Atlas Engine
November 01, 2018 09:14 AM PDT
On the October 27th edition of Look At My Records!, Tom chatted with Nick LaFalce of Atlas Engine. Tune in to hear about Atlas Engine's latest single, "New Constellation," the project's origins, and their plans for the rest of 2018. Nick wooed Tom with some stellar record picks, including one by his all-time favorite band, XTC. Don't miss Atlan Engine on November 4th at Pianos! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8216-eFC4Fx4u.htmlOctober 20th, 2018: The Velvet Underground Experience
October 25, 2018 10:25 PM PDT
The October 20th edition of Look At My Records! features all Velvet Underground cover! Tom was floored by The Feelies incredible Velvet Underground cover set at White Eagle Hall on the 13th, so he decided to revisit some of his favorite Velvet Underground covers. Tune in to hear some amazing Velvets covers by R.E.M., The Primitives, Cat Power, Luna, Galaxie 500, The Feelies, and more! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8160-BEzW5G13.htmlOctober 13th, 2018: Cassette Store Day
October 18, 2018 02:42 PM PDT
On the October 13th live edition of Look At My Records! Tom previewed some of the awesome exclusive releases for International Cassette Store Day. This episode features tracks from Nick Lowe, Nada Surf, Hatchie, Frankie Cosmos, The Royal Arctic Institute, and more. If you weren't able to make it out to a participating store last Saturday, don't fret! You can still get many of these releases at Rough Trade NYC. Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl7998-DNbgI6DK.htmlOctober 6th, 2018: Rodes Rollins
October 11, 2018 01:05 PM PDT
The October 6th edition of Look At My Records! features a riveting chat with Rodes Rollins. Originally hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Rodes' musical style has been described as "if a spaghetti western and Nancy Sinatra had a love child," and her beautiful songs certainly have an Americana feel to them. Tune in to hear all about Rodes' Western songwriting inspirations, her origins as a songwriter at the young age of eight years old, and the story behind a few of her epic tracks, including "Nasty Woman." Plus, some great record picks, including a very personal and fun story behind The Beatles' "Taxman." The episode wraps up with a preview of the never before heard B side, "Wrong Turn," which will appear on Rodes' upcoming Velvet A/B side. Velvet A/B drops on October 19th! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8166-vG8qixCc.htmlSeptember 29th, 2018: Peel Dream Magazine
October 04, 2018 12:59 PM PDT
On the September 29th edition of Look At My Records! Tom chatted with Brooklyn's Peel Dream Magazine. The band just released their fantastic debut album, Modern Meta Physics, on Slumberland Records, so Tom got the full scoop on the recording process, the band's history, and their touring plans for the rest of the year. The group also made some stupendous picks from my record collection, including Belle & Sebastian, Beach Boys, locals favorites Gingerlys; plus a couple of their Slumberland labelmates, Expert Alterations and Wilhoney! Don't sleep on their new album - it's out now, and you can purchase it through SlumberlandRecords.com Full episode playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl7916-ORQMk2ju.htmlSeptember 22nd, 2018: Absolutely Yours
September 27, 2018 09:21 PM PDT
The September 22nd, 2018 edition of Look At My Records! features a fun chat and live performance from local dream pop wizards, Absolutely Yours! The band stopped by the Radio Free Brooklyn studio to talk about their brand new EP, "Impossible Bouquet," and play two songs live on the air! Plus, the band picked some great records from My Bloody Valentine, Silver Jews, Built To Spill, and Guided By Voices for everyone to enjoy. We had a blast, so tune in to get the scoop on all the great jams! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl7914-Qs36sGUA.htmlSeptember 15th, 2018: Pot Luck Dinner Re-Run
September 20, 2018 07:24 AM PDT
The September 15th, 2018 edition of Look At My Records! is a re-run of the Pot Luck Dinner episode that Tom hosted back on Friday, May 4th! Tom played songs by Eleanor Friedberger, Marshall Crenshaw, David Kilgour, Triptides, Eyelids, and more! Enjoy this eclectic blend of songs from some of Tom's favorite artists.September 8th, 2018: The McKenzie Tapes
September 16, 2018 10:01 AM PDT
The September 8th edition of Look At My Records! highlights some of the best of The McKenzie Tapes! If you haven't delved into the archive of live tapes yet, don't fret, I've hand-picked some of the finest tracks to get you started. This episode includes several live tracks by a variety of bands and artists including The Jesus Lizard, Yung Wu, The Feelies, Jonathan Richman, The Leaving Trains, R.E.M., and more! If you're interested in learning more about The McKenzie Tapes, you can check out the entire archive at http://www.themckenzietapes.com
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl8516-TyykSwXP.htmlSeptember 1st, 2018: Rolling Blackouts C.F. Ticket Giveaway!
September 07, 2018 02:31 PM PDT
The September 1st, 2018 live edition of Look At My Records! features the first ever ticket giveaway in the history of the program. Tune in to find out who was able to successfully snag a pair of tickets to see Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever with Deeper at The Bowery Ballroom on September 15th! Plus, Tom sprinkled in several tracks from Rollling Blackouts C.F.'s brand new album, "Hope Downs," along with tracks from other friends from down under, including The Scientists, Celibate Rifles, Chook Race, School Damage, The Stroppies, and more! Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl7703-8ITLuElb.html
Look At My Records Live! is a freeform radio program that showcases an eclectic variety of music both old and new, with a strong emphasis on the local music scene. Host Tom Gallo conducts candid interviews with area bands and asks them to curate a playlist from his very own record collection. What typically results is an in depth conversation that unveils influences, past experiences, plenty of nostalgia, and even the occasional mutual fawning. You can also catch the occasional live in studio performance and hear special recorded performances from “The McKenzie Tapes” vault, which contains a plethora of live performance at various NYC venues over the course of the last 40 years.
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