Entries by Intro to Radio Instuctor

Mac DeMarco Cooks Up Something Good on “2″

Oh hi! Didn’t see you there. I’d like to talk to you about a wonderful little record by a guy who goes by the name of Mac DeMarco. DeMarco – a Canadian singer-songwriter, formerly of the band Makeout Videotape – released his second album, fittingly titled “2″, in October, and I finally got  around to […]

Kensington Blues Comin’ Back: Remembering Jack Rose

December 5th marked the three-year anniversary of the passing of guitarist and visionary Jack Rose. Over those three years the brilliance of his music has remained constant. His unwavering dedication to not only wowing listeners with his brilliant technical skill, but writing actual songs set him apart from the pack of Fahey imitators and practitioners of American […]

Those Children, Oh They’re Fallin’ All Around: Possessed by Possessed By Paul James

Possessed by Paul James is the project of 36-year-old musician Konrad Wert, banjoist/guitarist/fiddlist whose music blends the down-home lyin’-in-the-grass-while-the-summer-heat-buzzes-around-you-and-you-realize-just-how-big-the-world-is-so-you-decide-it’s-time-to-go-explore-it feel of folk and bluegrass with the fiery passion of punk and blues to make a stunning set of songs collected on 2010′s Feed the Family. Raised in a small Mennonite community of pacifists, Vietnam vets, and […]

Like, Zoinks Scoob!: On the Ambiance of All Hallow’s Eve

It’s that time of year again – people are making costumes, buying candy, and starting blog posts in the most clichéd ways imaginable. That’s right, anonymous internet stranger, it’s time for Halloween! That can only mean one thing: time for some tunes to soundtrack that spookiest of holidays! Below are a few classics for your […]

Merchandise Ride the Newest of Waves on “Children of Desire”

Tampa, Florida’s Merchandise don’t reinvent the wheel on this year’s Children of Desire. The wheel they’ve got is damn fine, though. Combining the synthetic beats of New Wave and krautrock with soaring guitars and vocals, they create something that feels both modern and familiar. Their songs make you feel nostalgic for memories you’ve never had. All this […]