Americana

Doe recently added a blog feature called “What Would John Doe Do?” where he encourages readers to send him questions about “music, the business or life.”

This week, we re-aired our April, 2008 conversation with Stan Ridgway This was done before his release of “Silly Songs for Kids, Vol.1” with wife and musical partner Pietra Wexstun.

Tonight’s show features a re-broadcast of our April 2008 interview with musical genius Stan Ridgway

Dave Alvin and Exene Cervenka lead a tribute concert in honor of fellow musician and friend Amy Farris on October 21, 2009

New music from Alt-County Rockers Jason & the Scorchers will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary. Thoughts on the band and their new album, slated for release in 2010.

The podcast version of our March 27, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.
This week’s show features a track from Seona Dancing, the UK Alt-Pop duo that showcased the vocal prowess of Ricky Gervais, creator of the international hit TV series, The Office. We also showcased a 2008 track from Australian legends Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Lux Interior, co-founder of The Cramps died yesterday due to an existing heart condition. He was 62.

Interior, born Erick Lee Purhiser, with his wife and musical partner, Poison Ivy, introduced the Psychobilly sound to the New York music scene in the mid-70s, combining elements of alternative 50s rockabilly, early new wave, punk, roots rock and b-movie soundtrack Americana.

A musical master strikes again: Andy Prieboy has released three new tracks in addition to the five he previously put out, some of which were featured on Revenge of the 80s last month.

Alternative Country Music Legend Rodney Crowell has now been nominated for a Grammy award in three straight decades, joining a very short list of performers. The man who brought us such great albums as But What Will the Neighbors Think and Diamonds and Dirt is a finalist for “Best Folk/Americana Album” for his work on […]

One of the world’s most original and creative musical couples recently introduced their newest album, and it is aimed at listeners who think Wall of Voodoo is something that Hecate’s Angels once used to decorate a Drywall Project. While one never knows what to expect from longtime musical partners Stan Ridgway and Peitra Wexstun, Silly […]

A reception for X founding member Exene Cervenk will talk place tonight (Friday) at DCKT Contemporaries, 195 Bowery, in New York City tonight. The event is open to the public. Cervenka actually has two seperate art shows: “The Spirits Are Alive and Well” and “Epic Hero.” More information on tonight’s show can be found on […]


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