Host Mike Flanagan takes Retrofit into the Deep Garage this week, with classics and modern examples of over-amplified thunder, snaky organs, and the kind of reverb that could pop the needle out of the groove.
Once a year, industry professionals of the non-commercial radio world gather at XPN’s facilities in Philadelphia to discuss trends, hurdles, share a drink or two, and watch some amazing music at the annual NON-COMMvention. Here are my highlights from Non-Comm 2014.
Before Morrissey's concert at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House this Saturday, here are the most notable Colorado moments from his "Autobiography."
This week on Retrofit we have Tom Waits covered, as artists big, little, and surely out-of-luck put their stamps on the guy who is just looking for the heart of Saturday night. Tune in to Tom Waits Covers, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and the eggs and sausage special at noon on Sunday, May 18.
Playing For Change was born in 2002. The idea: hit the streets, armed with a mobile recording studio and cameras on a journey in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people.
When bands change the lyrics of an existing song to be used in a commercial, it becomes harder to separate the art from the ad. Here are five of the most bizarre examples.