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The music of Magma is evocative of an extraterrestrial collective intelligence’s algorithm for summoning the ghost of John Coltrane. J Church, a band named for a beloved light rail line, lamented the turnover of endless cycles of urban and cultural decay, appropriation, exploitation, and inevitable gentrified banality. The historical context was the post Dot Bomb 1.0 era, […]

A sparkling new helping of lively tunes for all this week including Johnny Cash, Plastic Cactus, the Beach Boys and… MORE!  

Liberté égalité fraternité. The ideals of secular humanism never more succinctly expressed. Imagine, allowing science to inform public policy… how quaint. Thanks to the Internet, the France-centric view of art history is expanding, and that’s a good thing. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor […]

Tiger Cub Radio Bub is back with Gorillaz, Kate Bush, the Clash and other goodness!  

With a cameo from Don Kirchner, a lick from “Smoke On The Water”, and a reference to newspaper classifieds, “The Marshall Plan” is a self-reflexive product of mid twentieth century postmodern decadence. That’s just as it should be. Eventually we will hear Radiohead cover versions in every possible rhythm, intensity, and texture. Meantime, white collar angst […]

Wade through those April showers here on Mars Melted! Episode 77 of Mars Melted features tracks from Sugar Candy Mountain, Swim Mountain, Kikagaku Moyo, and many more!

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the latest Tiger Cub Radio Bub… looks like we got a fancy radio show with lots of real nice songs here… Take’m in boys.  

What happens when you take a NEU! groove and overlay some poetry and jangly guitar bits? Let’s find out. And add some anthemic power chords while we’re at it. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.

A brain is like tonsils: more trouble than they’re worth. This self-evident fact is given voice by the story of the stranger. He was tall, dark, and had a special look about him, as if he could see right down to the bottom of you. But little by little, the critics put us back on the […]

Bay-area noise punks Never Young performed a live in-studio session at KPSU on March 27th. After their raucous set, we talk about the magic of DIY, Jack Shirley’s wizardry, and “nunca huevos”.  


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