Look At My Records LIVE!
Saturdays from 2-3pm on Radio Free Brooklyn
March 2nd, 2019: HNRY FLWR
March 07, 2019 11:02 AM PST
The March 2nd edition of Look At My Records! features one of New York's most interesting and dynamic artists, HNRY FLWR. FLWR released his buzzy debut EP, "Flowerama," back in 2017 and has plans to release his debut LP in 2019. Tune in to hear all things HNRY FLWR, including the band's plans for 2019. They're hitting the road with their BFFs, The Ferdy Mayne, with stops along the East Coast and Midwest before rocking out at SXSW. Check out all tour dates via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hnryflwr/
You can purchase Flowerama via Bandcamp: https://hnryflwr.bandcamp.com/
I also highly recommend checking out their Wild Honey Pie Buzz Session. It includes a performance of an unreleased song, "The Mystery Is!": https://open.spotify.com/album/4DH7hAr20paSZIk7KJ5joF?si=nA_tqAV9QrCjpur--H8sNQFebruary 23rd, 2019: Palberta
February 28, 2019 08:38 AM PST
Tom had a wonderful time hanging out with Palberta for the February 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about this awesome trio, including how they constantly switch instruments, and some talk about their most recent release, "Roach Goin' Down." You'll also be serenaded by their renditions of some Neil Young classics from "After The Gold Rush!"
This episode also features new tunes from Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, Ghost King and Patio. Plus, a few tracks from artists scheduled to perform at the New Colossus Festival, including Spud Cannon, The Natvral, and Queue.
Palberta is performing at The Bowery Electric on Friday 3/8 as part of the The New Colossus Festival! Then they're off to SXSW!
You can purchase their latest record, "Roach Goin' Down," on vinyl via Bandcamp. While you're there, you can also check out their incredible Audiotree session from last October: https://palbertapalberta.bandcamp.com/February 16th, 2019: Russian Baths
February 21, 2019 09:27 AM PST
The February 16th edition of Look At My Records! is the first in series of episodes previewing the upcoming New Colossus Festival. This episode features the Brooklyn noise-rock duo, Russian Baths! The band released their excellent EP, “Penance” last year and are slated to play The Bowery Electric on March 9th as part of the New Colossus Festival. We chatted all about the evolution of their sound, which progressed from wanting to sound like Yo La Tengo to kind of sounding like a shoegaze/Big Black hybrid.
The band is heading to SXSW next month and have plans to release a full length in 2019, so keep your eye on this duo!
You can purchase "Penance" on cassette via Good Eye Records: http://goodeyerecords.com/product/penance/February 9th, 2019: Mike Mehalick
February 14, 2019 09:01 AM PST
Tom had a blast hanging out with Michael Mehalick, found of the Bushwick based label, Good Eye Records! Tune in to hear all about Mike's origins in the greater-NYC area music scene and what inspired him to start his own label. Plus, you'll hear tons of great tracks by Good Eye artists, including Parrot Dream, The Rareflowers, Russian Baths, Scarves, and a brand new track from Cathedral Bells! Mike also selected some fantastic records, including Hey Anna, Shame, and Gingerlys!
You can purchase all of Good Eye Records releases via the label's website: http://goodeyerecords.com/
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/4863128/Look-At-My-RecordsFebruary 2nd, 2019: Plastic Picnic
February 07, 2019 08:54 AM PST
Check out the February 2nd edition of Look At My Records, which features an interview and live performance from Emile and Lincoln of Plastic Picnic! This foursome relocated from the Pacific Northwest in 2016 and immediately made a splash with their critically acclaimed 80s inspired synth-heavy sound. Tune in to hear all about their awesome brand new single, "Well Wasted," and a live performance of two songs from their debut self-titled EP, "Nausea In Paradise," and "Tilden." Plus, Emile and Lincoln made some great record picks, including Built To Spill's "Keep It Like A Secret" on the 20th anniversary of its release!
You can stream "Well Wasted" via Spotify and all other streaming platforms:https://open.spotify.com/album/7y8WLynn6XqwYL6a257OW2?si=qn9bqwE9S4SI8IwW-dT3hg
Plastic Picnic is celebrating the release of "Well Wasted" at Baby's All Right on Thursday, February 7th. They'll be joined by Fruit & Flower and Future Heart. You can RSVP and purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2180011905644255/
You can purchase Plastic Picnic's self-titled debut EP on vinyl via Bandcamp: https://plasticpicnic.bandcamp.com/January 26th, 2019: T-Rextasy
January 31, 2019 09:32 AM PST
The January 26th edition of Look At My Records! is a goodie, as it features a guest appearance by Vera and Lyris of T-Rextasy! The veteran New York City-based group just released their excellent sophomore album, "Prehysteria," and wrapped up a three-week January tour in support of the release. Tune in to hear all about the making of their new record, the band's history, and their plans for the rest of the year, which include some more tour dates in March. Plus, some excellent tunes by The B-52s, Ramones, Resounding No, and more!
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/4106162/Look-At-My-RecordsJanuary 19th, 2019: Jackie Cohen
January 24, 2019 11:59 AM PST
The January 19th episode of Look At My Records! features an in-depth conversation with Jackie Cohen! Jackie is currently on tour with The Lemon Twigs and was kind enough to stop by the RFB studios in between gigs at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tune in to hear all about her two EPs: Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Two, working with the Lemon Twigs, and her plans for 2019, which include more new music and a stop at SXSW!
You can purchase Tacoma Night Terrors Part One and Part Two on CD, cassette, and digital download via Bandcamp: https://jackiecohen.bandcamp.com/music
Vinyl Me, Please also pressed a two in one vinyl version of Tacoma Night Terrors. It's a limited pressing, though, so act fast: https://app.vinylmeplease.com/products/vmp-exclusives/jackie-cohen-tacoma-night-terror-part-1-i-ve-got-the-blues-part-2-self-fulfilling-elegy
Jackie is currently wrapping up her tour with The Lemon Twigs. In March, she'll be appearing at SXSW in March. For more info on tour dates, check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/jackiecohenmusic/events/?ref=page_internalJanuary 12th, 2019: Beijing Scene Report
January 17, 2019 12:42 PM PST
The January 12th edition of Look At My Records! delves into the depths of the Beijing music scene. Tom's favorite Beijing scencester/college buddy Will Griffith of Live Beijing Music recently returned to NYC with a flash drive of his favorite Beijing releases of 2018. Tom scoured the flash drive and curated a playlist of some of his favorite finds. This episode features tracks by some of Beijing’s finest acts, including The Sino Hearts, Trip Fuel, Peach Illusion, The Twenties, Thin City 新城, 银河潜艇, 倒刺, Berlin Psycho Nurses, 浪味仙贝, 甜又丧, and 动物园钉子户.
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9294-NX1uHVKn.htmlJanuary 5th, 2019: Jak Lizard
January 10, 2019 08:09 AM PST
The January 5th edition of Look At My Records! features a chat with a seriously soulful dude, Jak Lizard! The supremely talented 23-year-old just shared his debut EP, "Shine To Rise," an eclectic, genre-bending take on jazz, soul, and hip-hop. We talked all about the EP, plus Jak's awesome record picks, which included Prince and Prefab Sprout.
You can purchase "Shine To Rise" via Bandcamp: https://jaklizard.bandcamp.com/album/shine-to-rise
Jak is celebrating the release of the EP on Thursday, January 10th at Elsewhere with Savannah Jeffreys and Sentry Sinvil. Don't miss it!
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9345-cEDicbrO.htmlDecember 29th, 2018: Canada
January 03, 2019 09:31 AM PST
The December 29th edition of Look At My Records! is an all-Canadian jamboree! Tune in to hear recent releases by some great bands hailing from The Great White North, including Tallies, The Seams, Corridor, Beliefs, Vallens, Bad Waitress, The Courtneys, Ought, Chastity, Preoccupations, Bike Thiefs, and The Sadies.
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/export/rfb286-pl9171-bLJJPhd7.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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