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Radio Dramas: The Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea

BBC Radio 4 is airing the first ever dramatization of Ursula Le Guin’s award winning and groundbreaking The Left Hand of Darkness beginning today at 15:00 UT. That’s right around 11AM EST, or 8AM Pacific, and besides airing in real time it will be available in their Listen Again mode for the next week or [...]

Against The Current

When Taka (of One OK Rock fame) decided this was a band he liked so much he wanted to create music with them/her, I figured it was time for me to check them out. The band is Against The Current, which has manifested in a number of different ways over the past 4 years. But [...]


The band CHVRCHES have created some excellent music, and this live performance on KEXP back in October of 2013 makes that very obvious. Some folks just have to go ahead, so everyone else has a blazed trail to follow. Enjoy.

Sleater-Kinney: A New Wave

This fun little power pop/punk/indi tune by Sleater-Kinney, A New Wave, was done as a Bob’s Burgers animation, and I like both the music and the artwork in this presentation. That wasn’t the first connection between an alt rock band and the show; back in 2013 St. Vincent also made an appearance with their song [...]

New Shishamo

Shishamo is an excellent band out of Japan, and their new song I, actually is a fun J-Rock song. I like this band better every time I hear them, and this song is from their new release SHISHAMO2, which will be coming out on March 4th. The one after that is from their 2013 debut [...]

New Superfly

The new Superfly track is called White Light, released as a single last month. It is the title track of their new digital album, which will be coming out on May 27th.This song is the opening theme for Tales of Zestiria, an RPG for PS3. This short advertising version is the only one I found [...]

X-Minus 1 radio plays

Archive Dot Org has a great assortment of X-1 episodes which you can listen to online, or download for your own collection. The show was one of the better presentations of science fiction radio plays, built from stories that appeared in Galaxy magazine, written by some of the best authors of the era. This program [...]

Wagakki Band: Ikusa

The Wagakki Band has released the song Ikusa, which is the opening song for the new anime Sengoku Musou, or Samurai Warriors. Wagakki means traditional Japanese instruments in English, and the band uses them to create a fusion rock sound that is pretty unique. Thanks to Rocket News 24 for the heads up on this [...]

Listen to Junkyard

Junkyard was a short story written by Clifford D. Simak and published in Galaxy Magazine in 1953. NBC converted it into a Radio Drama in 1956 for the program X-Minus One. That show is now in the public domain and available to anyone who wants to listen to it or download it for their own [...]

La Luz Live

The band La Luz played a live set at KEXP’s Iceland Airwaves event at the Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, and the station just got around to posting it online the other week. Why a Seattle radio station decided to record a Seattle band in Iceland I have no idea, but I really like their retro [...]