For this episode of Arthur Radio, our dear friend Michael (aka warbling troubadour Mountainhood) left his woodland home in northern California and trekked across the vast continent to join us in wet, grey Brooklyn. His live set, recorded in Hairy Painter’s living room, somehow captures the dewy green landscape he inhabits out west; the quiet of the wind rustling the treebranches, the feeling that a four-legged creature may be watching from nearby, protectively…
Mountainhood’s songs capture a sense of both solitude and oneness with nature that is for the most part difficult to find in the concrete jungle of New York City. Michael, however, feels at home in both environments– and is more than happy to share his stories, songs and artwork with friends new and old alike, wherever his journey takes him.
Who wouldn’t benefit from a weekly two-hour dose of jangling, sunshine-inspired chords and harmonies with an undeniable undertone of the strange and slightly melancholy? Every Tuesday night from 7-9pm PST, give your mind a little vacation and listen to West Coast Fog, a California-infused folk rock and psych radio show hosted by Erik R. Bluhm (Author of piece on Little Wings and the New Energy Movement, Arthur No. 13). Or, do you want to feel like you’re driving down Highway 1 with the radio on, right now? Download archived sessions of West Coast Fog here, and listen to them anytime you like. Don’t forget your sunglasses…
Expect only the choicest nugs from the Golden State 1965-’68.
Panhandle flashes, Sunset trips, and Love-in vibes.
Byrds, Bees, Dovers, Love, East Side Kids, Ashes, Airplane, Wildflower, and all that mess.
7 to 9 pm Pacific Standard Time every Tuesday evening,
It’s easy, just go to http://www.luxuriamusic.com/ and click on “listen” in the light blue bar…
Dublab has done it again! California’s favorite non-profit radio collective has been bringing choice, culturally responsible programming to the Los Angeleno airwaves for around ten years now, but its mission to foster “the growth of positive music, arts, and culture” takes place both on the air and off. Among the many live events on the Dublab calendar this Spring, the TONALISM mini-fest in Big Sur on May 28th is bound to knock your socks off– or at least lull you into a smiley, sound-drunk dream-state.
A description of TONALISM from the Dublab family:
Inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House” as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage, Tonalism combines harmonious textures with visual elements to create an atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, cushions and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time. DJs, live musicians and VJs play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.
ON THE REDWOODS STAGE:
Live Performances by: Windy and Carl (Kranky) Pharaohs (members of Languis and Big Swell) Matt Baldwin / Inner Beauty Lyonnais White Rainbow (Kranky) Nudge (Kranky)
DJ Sets by: Obrian System (very special guest) frosty (dublab) Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, Postal Service, dublab) Part TIme Punks DJ Michael Stock Andy Cabic (Vetiver) Katie Byron (dublab) Nanny Cantaloupe (dublab) Turquoise Wisdom (dublab, Small Town Talk) matthewdavid (dublab, Leaving Tapes)
Visuals by: Matt Amato (The Masses)
ON THE CANYON STAGE:
Performances Curated by Carlos Niño for dublab: Mia Doi Todd Carlos Niño & Jesse Peterson The Nick Rosen/Brian Green Duo The dublab Drone-Dreamers DJ Cool Chris of Groove Merchant GB Life On Earth! (of Dungen) and Special Guests
Set Design by: Katie Byron
TONALISM Thursday, May 28, 4:20 pm – 5:00 am Henry Miller Library Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920 $20, all ages (does not including venue fees) Complimentary tea will be served throughout the night. Bring pillows, blankets, beanbags, sleeping bags, cushions, lay down and listen. There will be a fire pit and heat lamps but make sure to bring warm clothes because it gets cold at night.