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Goodbye 2019. As another year comes to a close, my yearly opportunity to play tastemaker arrives again. There’s a fantastic array of music here, 2019 was a very different year than years prior and we’ve had a wealth of great music to appreciate. I took the liberty of searching high and low for the most […]

A David Bowie triumph, the solo album commonly known as Pet Sounds ’88, and the stylings of Hot Sauce Johnson and his album Truck Stop Jug Hop. All of this COULD BE YOURS . . .  if you listen to this week’s Left of the Dial. Join radio host Chris-R as he ventures through the classic […]

Welcome back to “Left of the Dial” playing deep cuts from the classic age of vinyl and beyond. Going everywhere from pre-MTV New Wave, to Sludge Metal, to 1920’s Blues and more! Join your radio host Chris-R on another adventure down the rabbit hole This episode on Spotify: Every song ever featured on the program […]

Welcome back to Left of the Dial, the only radio show “daring” enough to play Springsteen, Swans, Captain Beefheart, & KISS in the same playlist (more bands are available of course). Enjoy the write-ups below from radio host Chris-R, along with Spotify & YouTube links to stream the entirety of the playlists.   This episode […]

Welcome to the first Left of the Dial of the new year! We explore Rock deep cuts this week that range from Old School Punk homages, French sung Go-Go music, and Surf songs about Santa Claus. Left of the Dial really does have it all, donnit? Taking you through the classic age of vinyl and […]

  *note from 2019: the WordPress update messed with the embedded links’ presentation #100 “City on the Water” -The Stone Foxes The Stone Foxes deliver a riveting entry to the modern Blues Revivalist movement currently happening in Rock music. Supported by a strong backbone from the rhythm section and some catchy singing, the band is […]

Distortion fills the vast Californian desert skyline, the 2018 Desert Daze festival is underway. The shore of Moreno Beach is now home to music fanatics and hippie-rejects from the past millennia, filled with twenty-somethings swimming off in the distance of Moreno Beach as flurries of sonic oddities creep overhead. Desert Daze is the proud home […]

Streaming Mondays at 6:00. Welcome to the Working Week! To celebrate, we bring you a brand new episode of Thoroughly Modern Mondays, where the grab bag grabs back. Discover some recent gems from new up-and-coming artists and explore recent material released by high profile acts this week.   Thoroughly Modern Mondays is an extension of […]

Welcome back to the most preposterously titled radio show this side of the Willamette river, I’m your host Chris-R and we’ve got some primo bops to play. Ranging from the 50’s heyday of velvet crooners courtesy of Roy Orbison and The Platters, to supposed originators of the Shoegaze genre a whopping 20 years before it’s breakthrough (“All […]

There are three important words to remember for this session. Say it with me now: ONE. STEP. BEYOOOOOOOND! That is where Left of the Dial shall take you, both this week and every week. Travelling through the classic age of vinyl and beyond, tune in to find the rockin’ist Rocksteady beat of Madness as we are […]