Arthur Radio Transmission #22: Sunburn!

Our collective lack of sun worship has brought its bright and might down upon us – here, again, to cook up any unbikini’d nether region left out too long. Awoken from its slumber, The Shiney One’s appetite is seemingly unquenchable and it will stop at nothing to make your flesh more palatable. Come, get dehydrated, and join Ivy Meadows and Hairy Painter as they go on a magical and woozy journey through your skin, with fire!

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DOWNLOAD: Arthur Radio Transmission #22: Sunburn!


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Arthur Radio Transmission #19 w/ live set by The Beets

Above: This week’s collage with artwork by Matthew Volz

Swimming out from the Subterranean Melodic Fancifalities Exploratorium onto dry land, amorphous and amphibious flaneurs Hairy Painter and Ivy Meadows find the Newtown Radio garden has sprung us The Beets! We catch Brooklyn’s noble busybodies – not to be confused with The Beets, nor The Beats, The Beat, Beat, or The Beatles – in a brief hometown interlude betwixt their South North American (with German Measles) and North North American (with The Mountain Goats) tours, with just enough time for them to stomp us up some radio gold. The live set – abundant with garage harmonica, amp humping, flute solos, toy theremins, sing alongs, set-up banter, and a newly balanced gender distribution – is then followed by a bonus set of the band spinning recent favorites from the road into the wee small hours. Viva!

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Download: Arthur Radio #19 w/ live set by The Beets 5-23-2010

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New music: MOON DUO "Stumbling 22nd St"

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Download: Moon Duo — “Stumbling 22nd St” (mp3)

Nice new seven-minute numbing rumbler number from Moon Duo, a new band featuring Ripley from the sainted Wooden Shjips on guitar and vocals, and Sanae Yamada on keys.

“Stumbling 22nd St” will appear on the band’s forthcoming “Escape” record (pictured above), out in February via the good people of Woodsist.

A previously released EP, Killing Time, is available direct from Sacred Bones Records.

The Moons are playing January 12, 2010 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.

October 30: The Third Floor Presents "Night of the Wicker Man" at the 92YTribeca (NYC)

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Still from The Wicker Man, directed by Robin Hardy, 1973.

Anyone who ever perused the mountainous video selection at the old Mondo Kim’s store in the East Village, when it still existed, can guess that most of the folks who worked there acquired about a PhD’s worth of knowledge in cult obscurities and arcane movie trivia. Who in the city could be qualified, in that case, to try their hand as curators and start an ongoing series of film screenings dedicated to sleeper hits from the ’70s and long-lost psychedelic gems? Named after the store’s rental department, where the collective’s founding members probably absorbed thousands of hours of warped cassette tapes, The Third Floor is a group of ex-Kim’s employees with the simply stated mission of “presenting to you, the general public, movies we like.”

On Saturday, October 30, the organization will team with 92YTribeca to present “Night of the Wicker Man,” a celebration of Robin Hardy’s 1973 pagan horror classic set on the fictional Scottish island of Summerisle. Following a screening of the original cut, the British director will deliver a Q&A on the making of The Wicker Man and screen teaser footage from The Wicker Tree, a sequel starring Christopher Lee that he shot over the summer. As if this weren’t enough for even the biggest Wickermaniacs, bands Wooden Shjips, Effi Briest, and Silver Summit will be in attendance to perform interpretations of songs, poetry, and rituals from Paul Giovanni‘s original score. To cap off the evening, Spectators will take part in a costume party and a dance around a May Pole to the step of DJs spinning acid folk and psychedelic rock.

For those of you who need a refresher, here is the trailer for the original Wicker Man–not to be confused with the Hollywood remake starring Nicolas Cage:

Night of the Wicker Man
October 30, 2009 at 92YTribeca
200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
All ages. Bring your favorite animal mask or a flower crown or two.
Click here for tickets to the 7pm screening and following music event.
Click here for the Midnight screening and preceding music event.

TODAY— Sat, Oct. 10, 2pm-2am: FRISCO FREAKOUT! – ALL AGES, ALL MINDS, ALL DAY

… A HEAVY LODE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION …
… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … OCTOBER 5, 2009 …

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Remember … The Second Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance Party is THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009, 2 to 2 at Thee Parkside in San Francisco

THEE SCHEDULE:

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30PM!

12:30AM LIQUORBALL
11:15PM MAGIC LANTERN
10PM ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND
9PM CITAY
8PM BARN OWL
7PM SUN ARAW
6PM WOODEN SHJIPS
5PM LUMERIANS
4PM 3 LEAFS
3PM POWELL ST. JOHN & THE ALIENS
2:00PM HEAVY HILLS

Thee Parkside: 1600 17th St San Francisco, CA 94107
Tickets are only $15 and available now from thee venue
Proceeds go to Creativity Explored! http://www.creativityexplored.org

MORE INFLOW:
http://www.friscofreakout.com
http://www.myspace.com/friscofreakout
http://www.secretserpents.com

The official poster for this year’s Frisco Freakout is entirely hand drawn and inked by the legendary Alan Forbes.

Forbes and Secret Serpents are working with Monolith Press to hand-silkscreen a limited run of this mindwarping poster in a large format, hand-numbered and signed by the artist, which we will have available at the festival.

HEAVY LODE is also proud to present “FRISCO FREAKOUT 10-11-08” – a LIVE compilation of the best of the First Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance Party – featuring all your favorites from those golden days of your misspent youth: Earthless, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Crystal Antlers, Greg Ashley, The Bad Trips, Art Lessing & The Flower Vato, Sequin Trails, and Ascended Master – 60 minutes of the First Annual Frisco Freakout LIVE on limited edition bootleg cassette. Also available at this year’s festival.

The Frisco Freakout is brought to you by the letter F … and by the good people at the following fine establishments:

KUSF-FM http://www.kusf.org
ARTHUR MAGAZINE http://www.arthurmag.com
AQUARIUS RECORDS http://www.aquariusrecords.org

in conjunction with
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September 25 & 26: Escalator Fest in Seattle

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Portable Shrines, an informal collective of Seattle psych lovers dedicated to raising awareness of “mind-manifesting” phenomena in their area (and blogging about it, of course), have announced an exciting roster of bands for their new two-day Escalator Fest, which will premiere at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery and the Vera Project later this month. Expect a projection-lit showcase of “the new psychedelia” in its most far-flung (though primarily West Coast) forms, from noise to folk to denatured ’80s pop memories and back again. Line-up and details below.

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Wednesday afternoon psych rock rumble: Wooden Shjips

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Download: “Motorbike” – Wooden Shjips (mp3)

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Here’s “Motorbike” from Wooden Shjips’ latest album Dos brought to your ears byone of America’s finest record labels, Holy Mountain of Portland, Oregon. Buy Dos from a local LP vendor. If you don’t have one, they’ve got it at Amazon

Wooden Shjips are tourin’ the East Coast in October. Dates here:
http://www.myspace.com/woodenshjips

And then there’s the second Frisco Freakout benefit concert, on October 10, 2009, which Arthur is proudly presenting. Info here:
http://www.myspace.com/friscofreakout