Click Vortex: An Appointment with Dr. D

Click Vortex rips into 2023 with a corker, featuring Jack “Dr. Death” Kevorkian, Glenn O’Brien and Chris Stein (Blondie)’s pioneering public access show TV Party, Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren’s globetrotting 1983 fusion of African folk, hip-hop, punk and electro Duck Rock, and untangle the thread connecting magical author Alan Moore, Damon Albarn of Blur and the Gorillaz, and antiquarian British occultist  John Dee. Did the world secretly end in 2017? Press play and find out!

Midnight Music Review in the Attic: Green Sahara

Crouch low and head up to the attic with Argentinian video artist and musician Salvador Cresta as we launch his new monthly show: Midnight Music Review in the Attic. For the debut episode, Salvador checks in with lo-fi guitar wrangler Green Sahara, AKA Avery Chandler. From his Roland Jazz Chorus to his trusty Tascam, Avery shows us the tools he uses to build his fuzzy and blurry experimental pop.

Click Vortex: Don’t Take Your Clicks To Town

Click Vortex comes to a close for 2022 with a real roaster of the Kenny Rogers variety. This episode finds Jason tracing the journey of NYC punk guitarist Robert Quine, from the underground to the power pop mainstream, with digressions into the work Matthew Sweet, Lloyd Cole, string arranger Paul Buckmaster, Kelly Clarkson (!) and Mike Watt. Then Sam spins the dial on the ole satellite radio and uncovers the saga of Dodie Stevens, who scored a hit with “Pink Shoelaces” just shy of her 13th birthday and went on to record an answer song to “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”: “Billy, I’ve Got To Go To Town.” And that’s where Kenny comes in…

The Spindle: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, “Orphans” b/w “Less Of Me”

Short songs, short shows, short-lived bands: Lydia Lunch was big on making a point quickly and moving on. For this episode of The Spindle, John and Marc drop the needle on 1978’s “Orphans” b/w “Less Of Me” by Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Led by Lunch on guitar and vocals with bassist Gordon Stevenson and Bradly Field and produced by Robert Quine (Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet), the Jerks might not have lasted very long, but they made an impression. Press play on this episode to learn why.

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