Look At My Records LIVE!
Saturdays from 2-3pm on Radio Free Brooklyn
April 27th, 2019: Dan Francia
May 02, 2019 10:55 AM PDT
Dan Francia stopped by the studio for the April 27th edition of Look At My Records! Dan and Tom chatted about his debut solo record, "Come Back To Life," which was released in late January on Exploding In Sound Records. Dan also had a lot of great stories about the making of the album, including Glenn Mercer's contribution to the record's first track, "Planet In Transit!" This episode kicks off with the new single from Holy Tunics and a song from their Meritorio Records labelmates, The Seams. You'll also hear several songs from "Come Back To Life," and tracks from Lou Reed, Dos, Yung Wu, and more!
You can purchase "Come Back To Life" on cassette via Exploding In Sound Records: https://explodinginsoundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/come-back-to-life
Follow Dan on Facebook, as he'll be announcing some summer gigs in the near future: https://www.facebook.com/danfranciamusic/
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/8429374/Look-At-My-RecordsApril 20th, 2019: Veronica Bianqui
April 25, 2019 01:31 PM PDT
Veronica Bianqui stopped by the RFB studios for the April 20th edition of Look At My Records! What a treat it was having Veronica on the program! She performed two songs live, including Tom's favorite track, "Victim." They chatted all about her infectious sound and her soon to be released debut album, which is dropping later this year! This episode kicks off with songs by New Myths and Queue. It also features tunes from Fruit & Flowers, Ty Segall, Amy Winehouse, and Veronica's buddies from Los Angeles, Death Valley Girls!
Catch Veronica performing in Brooklyn at the following gigs:
May 2nd at Sunnyvale with Phono-Pony and Man-Moth: https://www.facebook.com/events/2120593181363234/
Veronica's music is available on all streaming platforms. You can purchase Veronica's music via Bandcamp: https://veronicabianqui.com/
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/8429441/Look-At-My-RecordsApril 13th, 2019: "Reckoning" Turns 35!
April 18, 2019 07:04 PM PDT
The April 13th edition of Look At My Records! celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of R.E.M.'s incredible second album, "Reckoning!" The record continues to age well, as you can hear the influence of this era of R.E.M. in so many of my favorite current bands. This episode of Look At My Records! features four of Tom's favorite songs from the album, plus Veda Rays excellent new cover of “You Are Everything,” and some modern tunes that jangle from The Planes, Holy Tunics, The Seams, Jane Church, Young Scum, Eyelids, Joy Cleaner, Lost Boy ?, and The Hairs.
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/8429893/Look-At-My-RecordsApril 6th, 2019: Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management
April 11, 2019 02:23 PM PDT
Tom had a blast hanging out with his pal Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management for the April 6th installment of Look At My Records! There's a ton of stuff going on in the Cigar City universe right now, as they just welcomed the Tampa based trio, Fever Beam, to their roster, and Sharkmuffin just dropped their dope sci-fi concept EP, "Gamma Gardening." Tune in to get the low down on Fever Beam and Sharkmuffin. Plus, you'll hear some additional tunes from other Cigar City standouts, including Parrot Dream, Big Bliss, pecas, and A Deer A Horse. Tom and Randy also played some awesome records by The Replacements, Courtney Barnett, and They Might Be Giants. They even reminisced about discovering TMBG through the seminal 90s after-school cartoon, Tiny Toons!
For more information on happenings with Cigar City Management and its roster of talent, check out their website, like them on instagram, and follow them on Facebook: http://www.cigarcitymanagement.com/March 30th, 2019: Ryan Egan
April 04, 2019 02:15 PM PDT
Check out the March 30th edition of Look At My Records!, which features an interview and live performance by the very awesome Ryan Egan! Tom and Ryan chatted about his recent string of singles, including “Who Is It?,” which Ryan released earlier this month. Plus, some great wax from Prince, Cocteau Twins, and more.
You can purchase Ryan's music via Bandcamp: https://thisryanegan.bandcamp.com/
His next performance is on April 19th at Berlin - Under A with Haiku and Moon Gel: https://www.facebook.com/events/399462700840933/March 23rd, 2019: Lost Boy ?
March 27, 2019 10:28 PM PDT
Davey Jones, better known by Lost Boy ?, joined Tom for the March 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about his latest record, "Paranoid Fiction," plus a new song entitled "Dream With You," and two of Tom's favorites from his 2016 album, "Goose Wazoo." You'll also hear tracks from some of Davey's favorite local acts, Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, and Stringer.
Don't miss Lost Boy ? at Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, March 30th with Kevin Hairs and DAD: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122253504530623/
You can purchase "Paranoid Fiction" on vinyl via Little Dickman Records: https://lostboy-paranoid-fiction.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-fiction
The album is also available on limited edition cassette and compact disc via bandcamp: https://lostboy.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-fictionMarch 16th, 2019: Fresh Local Musical Produce
March 22, 2019 04:54 PM PDT
The March 16th edition of Look At My Records! features some fresh locally sourced tunes from from the likes of Patio, FUTURE PUNX, Tredici Bacci, LAPêCHE, Grim Streaker, Andrew Fox, Ryan Egan, Steph Richards, PYNKIE, and Morus Alba. Check out this episode and buy all their music on Bandcamp! It's all there!
Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/m/playlist/view/5701258March 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/
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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