Alternative Avenue 9/9/17: Leigh Celent of Castle Black

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Alternative Avenue on OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio welcomed Leigh Celent, singer & guitarist of New York’s Castle Black! We talked about their new EP, Trapped Under All You Know, photography, the Rocker Stalker Fest, opening up for Television’s Richard Lloyd and more! Listen in also for new music from Alvvays, St. Vincent, Death From Above, High Waisted, Church Girls, and I’ll tell you if Weeping Icon is worth seeing live!

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Leigh Celent Interview:

HEATlist 9/9/17:
1 Gorfunk v. The World by Frankenblazer
2 Don’t Hesitate by Intona
3 Everybody Knows by Partner
4 Fade by Great Grandpa
5 10 Summers Old by Madlib
6 Saved by a Waif by Alvvays
7 The Garret by Pains of Being Pure At Heart
8 Nite Expo by Oh Sees
9 I Was A Sunny Rainphase by Stereolab
10 Up All Night by Beck
11 Been Around The World by R.L. Boyce
12 Over And Over Again by Baby Jesus
13 Static Eyes by Scully
14 Falling Down by Giggly Boys
15 Cred Woes by Liars
16 Holy Books by Death From Above
17 In A Song by Black Kids
18 Inauguration by Weeping Icon
19 Gold Rush by Antibalas
20 Los Ageless by St Vincent
21 Better Off by Church Girls
22 Firebomb by High Waisted

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Alternative Avenue 9/2/17: Taylor Cooke

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Long Island songstress on the rise, Taylor Cooke stopped by Alternative Avenue on Old Westbury Web Radio to talk about her upcoming EP, the sentimental value of her lost subwoofer, sound engineering for bands, the beginning of her love of local music, and she also did an exclusive Live on Alt Avenue session! Listen in also for some new music from Queens of The Stone Age, Sharp Violet, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Strawberry Runners, and I shared my thoughts on a recent Beach Craft Bonanza show. Happy listening!

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Taylor Cooke Interview:

HEATlist 9/2/17:
1 These Are The Rules Boys by Sharp Violet
2 Blaze by Zuli
3 Notebook 3 by MF DOOM
4 Over Everything by Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
5 Brother by Strawberry Runners
6 Planet Whatever by Potty Mouth
7 Running by Bully
8 Anymore by Pains of Being Pure at Heart
9 Don’t Belong by Dinner
10 Slow Motion Detonation by Deerhoof
11 Maid Of The Mist by Diet Cig
12 The Sky Is A Neighborhood by Foo Fighters
13 Undecided by Beach Craft Bonanza
14 Fade by Birds
15 7 by Weeping Icon
16 DQ by Charly Bliss
17 Sugar and Tea (Live on Alt Avenue Session)by Taylor Cooke
18 Walkaway by Weaves
19 Head Like a Haunted Horse by Queens of The Stone Age

 

Alternative Avenue 8/26/17: Delaney Hafener of Pandafan

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Delaney Hafener of the Long Island trio Pandafan stopped by Alternative Avenue on OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio to talk engineering vs producing, her home studio, visiting India, misconceptions about college, side projects, and more! I also gave my thoughts on the Slipped Disk Records reunion at Sip This and the Castle Black EP release show at The Well in Brooklyn. There were new tracks from Beck, Death by Unga Bunga, R.L. Boyce, Sloppy jane, among others so listen in!

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HEATlist 8/26/17:
1 Luna Park by Fon Ghoul
2 Tydis by We Take Fire
3 Westermark (Charly Bliss cover) by Smol Data
4 Mindy by Sloppy Jane
5 Fire by Dream Wife
6 Say by Best Behavior
7 The Two of Us (Early Version) by The Jesus and Mary Chain
8 Compose by Domino
9 R.L. Boogie by R.L. Boyce
10 If My Heart Is Broken by Black Kids
11 Solid Gold by Seafang
12 Bye Bye by Death by Unga Bunga
13 Super Natural by Turnover
14 The Lighthouse by Pandafan
15 Young Punk by The Dazies
16 Mess of Wires by METZ
17 Pins and Needles by Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
18 Rise by Castle Black
19 Dear Life by Beck
20 Natural Disaster by Black Mekon
21 Washed Out by Guilty Giraffe

Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 8/19/17: Dion Lunadon

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Dion Lunadon was the guest of honor on Alternative Avenue this week on OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio. He talked up his debut solo album, touring Europe with A Place To Bury Strangers, always wanting to be on the move, why he’s not playing any solo shows, and more!

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HEATlist 8/19/17:
1 Lightyears Less Traveled by It Came From Space
2 Take My Hand by MJT
3 Drowning by Pandafan
4 The Moons Detriment by Shannon Lay
5 Puritan by Valley Queen
6 My Only by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
7 Get Away by A Giant Dog
8 Good For You by My Bloody Valentine
9 Blind Curtain by Castle Black
10 1969 by Starbenders
11 Thirty-Nine by Crumb
12 Fun Funston by SOAR
13 Reduction Agent by Dion Lunadon
14 Art Bell by Frankie Rose
15 Virgo by Rejjie Snow
16 Boyfriend Material by Miss Eaves
17 Mystery Boys by Dustin Lovelis
18 Plimsoll Punks by Alvvays
19 A Wall by Downtown Boys
20 Never Swim Alone by Death From Above

Alternative Avenue 6/24/17: Rick Rude (Band)

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This week on Alternative Avenue on OWWR; Rick Rude (Band) called in from Dover, NH; Jordan Holtz and Ryan Harrison talked about their latest album ‘Make Mine Tuesday’, backyard wrestling, running a label, creating a wrestling character for Jordan, their favorite locals from Dover and more! Plus, hear new music from Palm, The Van T’s, and King Gizzard and The Wizard Lizard. Also, find out if cheesy songs can be good and if a recent rooftop show at Brooklyn’s Our Wicked Lady was any good.

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Rick Rude Interview:

HEATlist for 6/24/17

1) Sunflower Bean – Space Exploration Disaster
2) Oso Oso – Reindeer Games
3) Palm – Shadow Expert
4) Dan Auerbach – Stand By My Girl
5) Portugal. The Man – Keep On
6) Benjamin Booker – Overtime
7) Ride – Rocket Silver Symphony
8) Alex Napping – Living Room
9) Death From Above – We Don’t Sleep At Night
10) Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You
11) Palehound – Backseat
12) Black Kids – Obligatory Drugs
13) Bad Mary – Marz Attaqz
14) The Van T’s – Fresh Meat
15) Rick Rude – Sierra L’Mist
16) King Gizzard and The Wizard Lizard – Altered Beast 1
17) Weeping Icon – Jail Billz
18) Foo Fighters – Run

The Lounge Cast 6/16/17: Astronauto III

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Astronauto made his historic third appearance on The Lounge Cast on Radio Free Brooklyn and this time, he brought vinyl records to spin! The Long Island one man band also talked about his recent tour, upcoming shows and if there will be an Astronauto III!

Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 6/17/17: Foresterr

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Danny Meigel of Foresterr stopped by Alternative Avenue on OWWR to talk about his appreciation of local music, New York’s high cost of living, genre blending, DIY music spaces and more! Listen in for some new music from Ride, Fascinations Grand Chorus, Queens of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, The Drums, and more!

Photos by Smiley Arriaga


1) White Horse by Anna Altman
2) Who Dreams The Dream by Turnip King
3) Righteous Man by Beach Craft Bonanza
4) Wait by Fascinations Grand Chorus
5) Blooming by She Devils
6) Easy Tiger by Portugal The Man
7) Equal Mind by Beach House
8) It Might Grow by Pole Siblings
9) Blood Under My Belt by The Drums
10) Lateral Alice by Ride
11) Everyone Knows by Slowdive
12) If I Am by My Bloody Valentine
13) Breathe by A Place To Bury Strangers
14) Jump Your Bones by Foresterr
15) Lazy River by Transcend
16) Kiss And Burn by Girlpool
17) Bedroom Wall by Yowler
18) The Way They Used To by Queens of The Stone Age
19) Pyrex by Turtlenecked
20) How Did We Get So Dark by Royal Blood
21) Truth Is Heavy by Benjamin Booker