"In the Garage" is a SCAD Radio show hosted by DJ C-Sick every Friday from 4pm to 6pm, featuring the best of classic garage rock, garage rock revival, lo-fi, no-fi, surf punk, and D.I.Y.
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Tune into my show tomorrow (10/18/13) to hear all foreign language garage rock! We will travel from region to region listening to all the fuzz the world has to offer! From Peru to Japan, you don’t want to miss this!
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Tune in to In The Garage tomorrow at 4 pm est for a special broadcast showcasing the girls of garage rock and the riot grrl movement! DJ C-Sick will be joined in the booth by guest host DJ Reyna, the former host of “Leading Ladies,” SCAD Radio’s all female vocalist program.
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Guess what this weeks theme is? COVERS. Thats right, this week’s show will be made up of kick ass garage rock covers of songs! Tune in TOMORROW at 4pm est at Scadradio.org
WE’RE BACK!!! Friday the 27th at 4:00 pm est In The Garage will have it’s first show of the quarter! The theme is “Summer Concerts” which means that every song that is played on the show is from a band that I saw this summer! Including all of these wonderful bands pictured above!
Reblogged from cturpen
You know how parents used to worry that rock and roll bands would turn their kids into devil worshipping drop-out junkies? I think the Black Lips are that band.
But ya gotta love ‘em
"Drop the needle, you’ll discover Judas Priest said ‘kill your mother’."
- Lyrics from “Mad Dog”
2013 has been a great year for music so far, and I figured since we are nearing June, it’s about time for a wrap up so far. (Reissues are not included in this list, so sadly “Was Dead” by King Tuff and The Traditional Fools self titled album cannot be included)
10. Various - Garage Swim
I know this is technically a compilation, but it’s all new material from garage rock bands released by Adult Swim. After putting out some good music last summer with the Adult Swim singles program (including a Wavves single), Adult Swim has proven that they have a presence in the music business. With big names like the Black Lips, King Khan, King tuff, Thee Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin, this is a seriously heavy album worth checking out many, many times.
9. Mikal Cronin - MCII
Speaking of Mikal Cronin, this album is pretty sweet. If you aren’t familiar with Mikal Cronin, then get on that. If you only know him as Ty Segall’s buddy/bandmate … well it’s a start, but you can do better. He perfectly captures that fuzzy 60’s vibe, and while over all its far mellower than his work with Ty, it’s a hell of an album.
8. The Wild Ones - Dream On
This one slipped under just about everyone’s radar. The Wild Ones are a small, all girl surf-rock band from Santa Cruz, Ca. In truth, the only reason I even heard about them was because they opened for King Tuff when I saw him in Santa Cruz over spring break. I was blown away, how had I never heard of them before? So I heard they released this gem on bandcamp and I immediately got it, and I suggest you do the same right away.
7. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
This is almost an obligatory add. I mean, people have been waiting for this album for a while now, the anticipation was crazy, and I felt the album really delivered. I know this is a garage rock blog, but I dare you not to jam out to “Get Lucky.”
6. Kate Nash - Girl Talk
Kate Nash delivers the punky-grrl power sound so well on this record, it reminds you of the days of Riot Grrls, Bikini Kill, and zines. And in a world of female pop-stars who are not-so-good role models, it’s nice to see that the riot grrls are still alive. I mean just check out her cover of FIDLAR’s “Cocaine” where she changes “Cocaine” to “Girl Gang.” It’s an amazing album and if you don’t check it out, she just might kick your ass.
5. The Uncluded - Hokey Fright
If you can think of a more unlikely combination than Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, I’ll give you a nickel, but holy hell it works. The awkwardly dorky folk rap stylings of the Uncluded will make you laugh, make you cry, make you rock out, and just about any other emotion. Its surprising how vulnerable this album is, you feel really close to Aesop and Kimya after listening to it, it feels and sounds more real and honest than just about anything else out there.
4. Bombino - Nomad
Bombino is a Tuareg guitar player that stepped into the studio with Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys) and it resulted in this beast of an album. It sounds like the soundtrack to a badass trek across the Sahara on a shitty motorcycle, and even though I’ve never thought about it before, when I listen to this album, that’s a trip I want to take. It’s Saharan Surf, Nomad Garage rock, and everything in between.
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
I will admit I was worried about this one. I consider their first two albums perfect and I was not in love with the singles they were releasing from this album. But upon hearing the album in it’s entirety, I get it. And I love it. It’s a more mature sound, not as poppy and more refined, and is a perfect end to a trilogy of albums (as they have said it is) and I can’t believe I ever doubted them.
2. Wavves - Afraid of Heights
A nearly perfect album, Wavves create what can only be described as surf-grunge. The fuzz is lessened from King of the Beach, and almost nothing compared to Wavvves, but that spirit of the beach punk is still there, its just heavier, dirtier, and comes with a lot more self loathing.
1. FIDLAR - FIDLAR
Perhaps an unlikely pick for the best album of the year so far, but let me tell you why I picked it. It’s an album for punks by punks. By punks, I don’t mean the mohawked, studded belt wearing stereotype you might picture. I mean young adults who drink cheap beer, do drugs, lay around all day, surf, skate, and generally don’t contribute to the rest of society, these people are today’s punks. Don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful thing. You will not find a more rough, fuzzy, messy, and completely honest album than this one. “Wake, Bake, Skate” and “Cheap Beer” are anthems for the disillusioned, disassociated, drunk and dazed youth who wear ripped jeans, not because they bought them pre-torn, but because they skate more than they do laundry. If you don’t feel like partying while listening to this, then maybe it’s time to reconsider your life, you might be taking things too seriously.
Listen to “Cheap Beer”
You can’t technically consider Bombino garage rock or surf rock. Mainly because the Tuareg people are nomadic, and therefore do not have garages. They are also from the Saharan region of Africa, and as you may have guessed, surfing is not real big there. But Bombino is both of these things in spirit. He is exactly what Tuareg garage Saharan surf-rock would sound like, and he is incredible. If this doesn’t make you want to ride an old motorcycle through the Sahara, then you are doing something wrong.
Tune in to hear a great line-up on the show today! We’ve got the Wild Ones, Dead Turquoise, Wet Socks, Triathalon, Sauna Heat, Vampire Blow, Bazooka, and Bombino!