January 21, 2018 – Serenade to a Kickoo

The usual round up of old and new, prepared just for you, by James and Clara-Swan.

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Feat. The Doors, Ella Fitzgerald, Hermeto Pascoal, Roland Kirk, Pink Floyd, Call me Mildy, King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar, Hayseed Dixie, Kraftwerk, The Cure, Pascal Comelade, Uncle Bad Touch, Delicate Steve, Pio Lobato, The Zombies, The Danks, The Vendettas, Smokes, Crystal Mess, Mastodon, Straitjacket Fits, The Cranberries, RIP Dolores O’Riordain, and Hailu Mergia


January 14, 2018 – Champagne and Freefer

A bubbly ride into the new year in which James hosts fellow New Yorker Owen T. McFadzean Jr. A rolling good time!

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Feat. King Khan and the Shrines, The Moody Blues, RIP Ray Thomas, Motorhead, RIP “Fast” Eddie Clarke, All, Stiff Little Fingers, Gutter Demons, Black Jacks, Minutemen, The Clash, Ducktails, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, The Coasters, The Friends of Distinction, TV Girl, Revolting Cocks, Alien Sex Fiend, The Art of Noise, Meat Beat Manifesto, Massive Attack and Mad Professor, Devendra Banhart, Shintaro Sakamoto, Junko Ohashi, Bobby Cadwell, Waterfront Dining, and Peaches

January 7, 2018 – Kick Me

Kicking off the year the right way!

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Feat. Bob Dylan, Vijay Iyer Sextet, Fred Lane & His Hittite Hot Shots, Raymond Scott Quintette, Fred Frith, Hans Koch, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Deerhoof, The Mountain Goats, Mike Patton, Lou Reed, The Brothers Johnson, Parliament, PJ Harvey, Julie Doiron, Etta James, Judith Hill, Betty Lavette, The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Masato Honda, 春畑道哉 (Michiya Haruhata), and Fatima Al Qadiri

December 31, 2017 – A New Kick Sweeps Clean

A year-end round-up of exciting sounds from 2017 through the lens of Clara-Swan

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Feat. Socalled, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Satoko Fujii, Ikue Mori, The Ed Palermo Big Band, William Parker, In Order To Survive, Trio-Da-Kali & Kronos Quartet, Leila Gobi, Songhoy Blues, Tinariwen, Tony Allen, Joni Void, Le fruit vert, Alder & Ash, The Flaming Lips, SAICOBAB, Bill Orcutt, Norman Nawrocki, Japanese Breakfast, Rusalnaia, d’Animal, Arto Lindsay, Giant Claw, and Do Make Say Think

December 24, 2017 – Looks Like Down to Free

A different take on the standards of the season, and then some

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Feat. Lisandro Meza, Iiro Rantala, The Microscopic Septet, Richard Cheese, Lowe, Sweet Daddy, Blue Note Ad Hoc Orchestra, Roland Kirk, Marlene Dietrich, Ian K., The North Project, Sunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen, Richard Gamble, Tomita, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Mary Martin & Patricia Neway, John Coltrane, Nutsak, Little Feat, and Vince Guaraldi Trio

December 17, 2017 – Semi-Detached

Stuck? Need a boost? Get it right here, folx

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Feat. Juan Calle and His Latin Lantzmen, Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste, Molly Sweeney, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Baba Zula, Selda, Enchanting Musical Treasures From Burma, Trio of Uncertainty, Oki, Autorickshaw, Alvarius B., GTOs, La Pupuña, Pio Lobato, Raymond Scott, Preston Epps, Sexteto de la Constelacion de Colombia, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, and Orbital

December 10, 2017 – Beyond the Free

We were still wearing running shoes when this one went to air! A pre-deep freeze edition featuring James and Clara-Swan suitable for every occasion!

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Feat. The Rolling Stones, Lüm, Sunny Murray RIP, Eric Dolphy, Beach Boys, Jeff Lynne, Susie Arioli Swing Band, Cake, Streetlight Manifesto, Queens of the Stone Age, The Gun Club, Johnny Hallyday RIP, Tetrix, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Alice Coltrane, Oluyemi Thomas, Earl “Fatha” Hines, and viñu-vinu