Click Vortex: Punk Rock Time Travel with Meat Puppets

You may find yourself going down a rabbit hole…from beyond the mind’s eye, it’s Click Vortex with Sam and Jason. This episode was recorded live on-stage at Crescent Ballroom Sunday, March 26th. Your intrepid Click hosts were joined by MC Decoy Deloy, Andy, Candy, Blake, and Nick of Astrologer, and Elmo and Cris Kirkwood of The Meat Puppets, who joined to discuss their history, future plans, and take a walk down memory lane via some incredible images Sam pulled up.

Click Vortex: Cleaners From Comic Books

That jangle, tho. It’s time for an all-new, all-different Click Vortex livestream with Sam Means (The Format/Hello Merch) and Jason P. Woodbury (Aquarium Drunkard/JPW). This week, the guys (and all our friends in the live chat) discuss Arby’s, Two-Lane Blacktop, Cleaners From Venus, Martin Newell, XTC, John Leckie, ulcers, and the tragic and outrageous history of Revolutionary Comics’ unauthorized bootleg comics about rock stars.

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!

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…