On The Road Again w/ Afri Cola

top photo by Matias Corral

Hafen 2 Offenbach, Germany – afri cola w/ disappears


Reflections on the Flying Lizards

As Mark Allen points out in this fascinating and extended look inside the world of the Flying Lizards, few musical projects could wed Marcel Duchamp, 99 Records/downtown aesthetic, and Donna Summer in such a seamless fashion. I first heard the Lizards back in college (and used a goofball take on Barry Gooding Jr.’s “Money” in a video class project), and over the years just never quite saw much info in media to give me a more concrete idea of what they (or rather David Cunningham, the auteur of the ‘band’) were about. Last year I got really hopped up on the Lizards again when Cherry Red put out an anthology that included their first two records (I had never heard the second), and rereading this article puts Cunningham in a very focused place in my mind now. It doesn’t seem there’s an official site, but Mark (thanks for the repost permish, the overview was orginally written for Sound Collector magazine) has also thrown up some links to other articles and discography here (Brian Turner)

South American Heavy Jams Documentary

Dangerous Minds thankfully let us know that the entire Rock Hasta Que Se Ponga el Sol documentary is now up in full on You Tube. If you’ve never watched this give yourself a good hour to be knocked out! The Billy Bond “Tonto” performance alone is severe. Jesper Eklow gave me this years ago and it’s up there with Gimme Shelter for me as my favorite rock doc. (Brian Turner)


Last Exit, Frankfurt 1986 + Guru Guru on WDR

The quartet of Peter Brotzmann, Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Sonny Sharrock shredding everywhere. Brotzmann goes bananas at 4:20! Thanks Eddie Flowers.

And here’s a Guru Guru video for no other reason that both of these clips make me wish I grew up watching TV in Germany. Things get real interesting at 3:00 mark. (Brian Turner)

empty glass – pics by ss

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Todd Rundgren @ City Winery (NSFW)

Saw Friday’s show, I was never really a huge fan but basically that has changed: he opened with Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, ranted forever against Romney and got heckled, played the Jetsons theme, replacing lyrics with depictions of George having an affair with Rosie the Robot while Jane’s away, did 96 Tears, and mimed and lipsynched over Lorne Greene’s “Endless Prairie.” His other City Winery show apparently featured a cover of Bollywood classic/frequent current TV fodder “Jan Pehechan Ho”, “Blow Me”, and some kind of obscene sea chanty (NSFW below). Oh, he did “Hello” too. (Brian Turner)

Insanely Rocking Qaawali Clip

Aziz Mian was one of the more fiery Qawwal singers, known for injecting his own lyrics into his long, blowout performances (he holds the record for the longest Qawwal on a commercial release at 115 minutes). Amazing performance! (Brian Turner)

Rip Rig and Panic

Damo + Malcolm

Photo of Damo Suzuki by Matias Corral – Cologne, Germany January 2012


vocal by Malcolm Mooney


Howe Gelb – A Band of Gypsies

this post was stolen straight from Howe Gelb’s facebook page. Howe’s been digging deep in the Flamenco scene in Spain for the last couple of years and has even released an excellent record. “Alegrrias” w/ wonderful backing by astonishing Flamenco musicians from Spain.

“this is lole with her family around her .. . from lole y manuel.. the folks that changed flamenco in the 70s for the counter culture there .. and everywhere .. stunning hypnotica” – howe gelb

Check out Howe Gelb/A Band of Gypsies “Alegrias”.