On the weekend of October 25th/26th, L.A.-based garage/surf rock band The Gooms came up to the Bay Area, playing back-to-back shows at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and at The Yard in Berkeley. I had a chance to catch up with them on a sunny Sunday morning after they were riding high from two incredible shows.
New York’s Overcoats blanket the Warfield with soothing harmonies and billowing beats.
Tune in to Midnight Express on Tuesday, December 11th @ 11:59PM to hear DJ Sparkle Motion present artists in their so-called 'golden years' [60 and beyond] who put out great records over the past year. From the oldest, Yoko Ono (85), to the youngest, Paul Weller (60), you'll hear an hour of surprises across multiple genres.
On Friday, December 7th @12PM, Elie Katzenson interviews East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) organizers Gillian Dreher, June Hong, and Maira McDermott about the specialness of zines and their relevance as underground publications for activists, artists, and writers in search for total creative freedom and publishing options.
On Radio Dunya, Monday, December 10th @ 11:59PM, DJ Amazing Grace extends Hanukkah one more evening with a one hour special of music of the Jews of far-flung communities---Uganda, Ethiopia, Kerala, Gruziya (Republic of Georgia), Bukhara, Dagestan, South Africa, plus a few tunes from their relatives in Israel. Celebrate diversity!