From the ashes of legendary Australian punk mainstay The Drones has risen the mighty Tropical Fuck Storm! On their follow up to 2018’s A Laughing Death In Meatspace, Gareth Liddiard and crew are tearing at the walls of sonic reality yet again, this time as they stare straight-faced into the coming apocalypse. Special guest PJ Sykes joins us to dissect one of the most raucous, and maybe most essential, releases of 2019. You’re probably not ready for Braindrops, but that’s OK…we’re here to help.
On his latest release Tip Of The Sphere, songwriter/man of mystery Cass McCombs is embracing spontaneity and delivering one of his most vibrant sets of songs to date. Recorded relatively quickly at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, Sphere captures the looseness of his collaboration with The Skiffle Players (and associations with members of the Grateful Dead) and breathes new life into McComb’s trademark wit and incisive commentary on the world today.
On the latest episode of Discologist, we’re reviewing this newest slice of weird Americana PLUS spinning a new track from trippy up-and-comers Garcia Peoples!
Bob Mould is one of the pioneers of indie rock, and on his latest LP Sunshine Rock, he’s looking back to better times and making one of the best albums of his careers in the process. Guest PJ Sykes joins us to discuss why the album is an essential ray of light in these dark times, how to learn to love an icon, and much more!
PJ Sykes is a man of many talents - Photographer, political activist, cat-dad, musician - these are but a few of the many hats he wears. But this week we’re talking with him about a role he’s filled for over seventeen years now - label head.
Founded in 2001, Cherub records has been the home of not just PJ’s music, but eccentric releases from the Richmond, Virginia scene and beyond. Tune in as we take a tour through his musical past with bands like Kids Techno, A New Dawn Fades, Graceland Grave Robbers, and his recently put on hiatus project, Hoax Hunters!
“Kill The Wabbit,” a new track from Richmond, Virginia trio Manzara’s LP “Hello My Name is … Friend” just the shot of straight up dooooooooom you need to brighten up your week.
This week on the podcast we’re going full wonk as Kevin and Marcus Dowling sit down with Future Of Music Coalition CEO Casey Rae to try and save the music industry! With their 15th Annual Policy Summit just around the corner (October 26-27th) it was about time that Casey dropped by the basement to fill us in on the important work done by his organization, talk the literal future of music, and much, much more.
Plus! You’ve seen PJ Sykes covering Hopscotch Music Festival in our pages, now hear a brand new single from his band Hoax Hunter’s upcoming EP, Clickbait.
Put on your thinking cap, and get ready to learn everything you need to know about how to save the music industry in 90 minutes or less on Episode 136 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!
Hopscotch is young. Hopscotch is innovative. Hopscotch is hectic. Most of all though, the annual Hopscotch music festival held in Raleigh, North Carolina – now in its sixth year – is one of the most vibrant, eclectic and important music festivals going. In three days you’re just as likely to see your favorite headlining acts like TV On The Radio or Dwight Yoakam (yes, really) as you are to be crammed into a day party witnessing an unhinged performance by some unknown (to you) up-and-comer.
Continuing our unintentional extended coverage of the Richmond scene, Kevin sits down with Hoax Hunters front man and renowned concert photographer PJ SYKES to find out all there is to know about their upcoming debut, Comfort & Safety as well has his “side job” as a renowned concert photographer.
Recently tapped to be the official photographer for Merge Records 25th anniversary festival this week, PJ has built a career out of doing what he loves, and after listening to his stories, we’re betting you’ll be compelled to do the same. All that plus a Cheesy Western and a bowl with on this latest episode of ChunkyGlasses, The Podcast!