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Help Charlottesville Heal with Music

In the past year I have spent a lot of time in Charlottesville and working with the people of Charlottesville, VA.  I was devastated to see the civil war going on there.   It is now time to heal and there is no better way to do that than listening to the great jam bands of now and forever. 

You can be a part of it through this livestream event.  Sending good vibes to Virginia.

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) has established the Heal Charlottesville Fund to support both immediate needs and longer-term reconciliation and healing efforts.

As an immediate step, the Fund will work with local mental health providers to provide access to trauma and mental health services for residents, and ensure that residents are aware of this opportunity. It will also support victims injured in the car attack who may need assistance with medical expenses.

The LOCKN’ Festival is supporting the Fund by making it easy for fans to donate via text message. Fans in attendance of watching at home on the webcast can text “LOCKN” to 444999 to donate any amount they wish.

All donations are tax-deductible, and administered by HeadCount.org. HeadCount is a non-profit civic engagement organization that also runs the “Participation Row” social action village at LOCKN’. This year, 16 non-profit organizations will be featured at LOCKN’s Particpation Row, including 10 based in Charlottesville or Nelson County. A full list can be found here.

Ben & Jerry’s is sponsoring both the webcast and Participation Row. They’ll be giving free scoops of ice cream to any LOCKN’ attendee who visits Participation Row and takes actions with the various non-profit organizations.

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Spool Going Round Radio Playlist 7/31/17

Playing good tunes on the radio because he digs them. King of the Great Segues.

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Best band interview ever? Zane Lowe sits down with the biggest band in the world

I have always admired Zane Lowe from afar. He is a DJ and he knows his music. I have seen his interviews with Morrissey and others and they have been okay. I think what I admire the most, is that he became a tastemaker.  To me this is the greatest honor bestowed on a DJ.  This has always been a goal and admiration of mine. I like to think that I am imposing my taste on a large amount of others and hopefully it is influencing many.  I write this music blog on artists I like.  I share music that inspires me with my radio audience.  I want to influence others to this great joy of music.

The recording below is special.  I have just been enamored with this video interview of Zane Lowe sitting down with the biggest band in the world.  Sure I dream of one day sitting down with Bono.  The question is often asked of who you would like to sit down and have dinner with, including both dead and alive?  My answer has always been Bono.  But if I am completely honest with myself, it may never be this good.  You can’t just be a total fan boy.  You have to weave a conversation with your idols and if you are lucky, get the drummer and bass player to speak.  This may be the best interview that I have ever seen or heard.   Total love and respect to Zane Lowe, fellow U2 fan, on a remarkable accomplishment.

Zane Lowe -Beats 1- Apple/iTunes.

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Spool Going Round Radio Playlist 7/17/17

New music this week from The Drums, Jason Isbell and the 400 unit, Armstrongs, and Liam Gallagher solo.

 

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Super Heroes from the Moon

I was just reading this on my superhero, Mr. Moon. What would he be called; Mr. Moon? Drummer Boy? Moon Man?

This was a recollection of events from The Who’s 1967 tour of America when they were the opening act for Herman’s Hermits. I think both Marvel and DC comics missed the opportunity here.  My favorite drummer of all time and a superhero to many. He would throw drum sticks at evil villains, right?

 

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Spool Going Round Radio Playlist 7/3/17

Are you listening to Spool Going Round Radio? Setlists put together by the DJ because he digs the tunes and loves how they flow together. 

 

 

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You can’t overstate Thrill Kill Kult’s influence on My Life

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They are celebrating 30 years together by playing two seminal albums on tour.  “Confessions of a Knife” and “I See Good Spirits and I see Bad Spirits.” I used to buy my import records from Groovy Man at Wax Trax records in Chicago.  He was working at the record store during the day and fronting a new band at night  He would ring me up and send me on my way with a new load of awesome vinyl.

The first time I saw My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult was in an upstairs bedroom at someone’s house.  Ah how they’ve grown.

Don’t miss TKK-XXX

In celebration of 30 years together, “America’s Most Dangerous Kult” will hit the road this fall for the 30th Anniversary Show; a 25 city North American tour commencing October 5th at Club Red in Mesa, AZ. Joining founding members Groovie Mann (vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys, production) will be veteran performer Mimi Star on bass,”Bomb Gang Girl” Arena Rock (vocals) and drummer Bradley Bills from the Austin band CHANT.

To commemorate this milestone, the band will turn back time and perform their first two iconic albums on Wax Trax! Records – “I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits” (1988) and “Confessions Of A Knife” (1990), as well as other TKK favs!

THU OCT 05 – MESA, AZ
FRI OCT 06 – TUCSON, AZ
SAT OCT 07 – EL PASO, TX
TUE OCT 10 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
WED OCT 11 – DALLAS, TX
THU OCT 12 – SAN ANTONIO, TX
FRI OCT 13 – AUSTIN, TX
SAT OCT 14 – HOUSTON, TX
SUN OCT 15 – NEW ORLEANS, LA
TUE OCT 17 – ST LOUIS, MO
WED OCT 18 – COLUMBUS, OH
THU OCT 19 – FLINT, MI
FRI OCT 20 – CHICAGO, IL
SAT OCT 21 – ST PAUL, MN
MON OCT 23 – LINCOLN, NE
TUE OCT 24 – DENVER, CO
FRI OCT 27 – SEATTLE, WA
SAT OCT 28 – PORTLAND, OR
MON OCT 30 – SAN JOSE, CA
TUE OCT 31 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
THU NOV 02 – LAS VEGAS, NV
FRI NOV 03 – CORONA, CA
SAT NOV 04 – LOS ANGELES, CA
SUN NOV 05 – SAN DIEGO, CA

Word has it that Buzz and Groovie have been busy working on a new TKK album at StarLust Studios in Los Angeles.

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Lo Moon plays Barboza in Seattle on Sunday

Lo Moon photo by Jonathan Weiner

Great idea for Father’s day. I have only heard two songs from  Lo Moon but they are incredible. So great to hear the spirit of one of my favorite bands, which is Talk Talk, in this new band just starting out.  Catch them at a small club while you can.  They are warming up for their shows with Air and appearance at Lollapalooza.

6/18/17   Seattle, WA @ Barboza
6/19/17   Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
6/23/17   San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium with Air
6/24/17   Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl with Air
6/25/17   Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater with Air
8/6/17     Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

 

You can hear them on my show Monday morning.  I will be seguing into Talk Talk as well.

Check out Lo Moon videos below.   Tickets here

“Higher than the Sun Expectations for Lo Moon” – Mike @ Spool Going Round

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Hatchie brings back that dreamy Cocteau Twins sound we miss so much

Hariette Pilbeam, from Brisbane, Australia, goes by the moniker, Hatchie.  Hatchie is very Catchie.  Great song for summer.

Since it’s release last month, “Try” has been making waves in Australia, getting championed by Triple J and making it’s way onto Spotify’s viral list, Top 40s and Best Of playlists. The 24 year old quietly honed her own sound, producing and recording tracks in her off time from the many bands she was a part of in the Brisbane scene. “Try” marks the first of what is sure to be many riveting releases from this promising new artist.

It’s a shame she couldn’t face the right way when they were shooting the album cover above. Debut single is “Try”

“Hatchie is Catchie” -Mike @ Spool Going Round

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