Sunday, March 27, 2016

RIP Expressway To Yr Skull



The time has finally come to retire the name Expressway To Yr Skull in the context of this podcast - I started using it when I was doing a college radio show with a friend back in my early twenties & almost a decade later, I definitely feel like I've outgrown that particular moniker. Next weekend, I start a new weekly two-hour show at Freeform Portland & it seemed like an opportune time to change things up, so going forward, y'all can look forward to weekly radio dispatches from me under the show name Futures & Pasts. Hi.

Catch me on the air live on Saturday nights from 8-10pm PST in the Portland city limits at KFFP 90.3FM, or stream online from the Freeform Portland site wherever you are. Shows will continue to be posted after the fact for your streaming/downloading pleasure & to that end, I'll be migrating to a new blog (or rather, the Tumblr I've been using for a few months, with a fancy new domain name). This blog will stay up as a historical document & musical archive, but update your bookmarks & go to the Futures & Pasts site for all new content.

Feel free to drop me a line at ripitupstartagain[at]gmail[dot]com to stay in touch, send me music, say hey, etc.

xo, e.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Playlist / 02.28.16

Human Switchboard

















Well, it's official: staring in April, I'm going to be back on real radio airwaves again after a three-year hiatus (and on a weekly basis, at that), thanks to the low-power FM wonder that is Freeform Portland. Everything will still be archived digitally, but you'll also have the ability to stream in real-time, or tune in on an actual radio if you're fortunate enough to live in Portland. I'm also going to be changing the name of the show when that happens, because it's just time. Sit tight; more details forthcoming. 



Download the show: Gimme gimme gimme.

Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

Chroma - Olor De Muerte - Cuerpos Dóciles - Nada Nada Discos
Aboriginal Voices - Loops - s/t EP - RF Records
The Photographs - Here I Go Again - Second Best 7" - Do Not Bend
Flin Flon - Kamloops - A-OK - Teenbeat
Moss Lime - I Always Get What I Want - Zoo du Quebec - Telephone Explosion
Dancing Cigarettes - Burn in Heaven - The School of Secret Music - Turnstile Media
The Cannanes - Cardboard - Cardboard 7" - self-released
Quango - Fatality - Fatality 7" - First World Problems
Stepping Talk - Common Problems - Alice in Sunderland 7" - Eustone
The Delmontes - Higher & Higher - Carousel - LTM
The Worms - Hollow Day - Everything in Order cassette - Negative Space
Human Switchboard - Fly-In - s/t 7" - Under the Rug
UT - Evangelist - In Gut's House - Blast First
Tough Customer - Tell You Off - The Worst! demo - self-released
Kleenex - Ü - You 7" - Rough Trade
The Units - Cannibals - High Pressure Days 7" - FDH
Witching Waves - Red Light - Crystal Cafe - Happy Happy Birthday to Me
Dislocation Dance - It's So Difficult - Perfectly in Control 7" - New Hormones
The Method Actors - 20XI - Little Figures - Armageddon
Muzak - Ilha Urbana - V/A - Não Wave - Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988 - Man Recordings
Gentleworms - Alcoholic Racing Car Driver - Number One Beat cassette - Cheap & Nasty
Plastic Idols - I.U.D. - I.U.D. 7" - Vision
Dangerous Birds - Emergency - V/A - Laughing at the Ground 7" - Propeller Product
Dot Dash - Slide - s/t 7" - Fettkakao
Vitamin - Black Sheep - V/A - A Wicked Good Time, Volume Two - Modern Method
B.B. on Mars - Rififi - Shitty But What You Want demo - self-released
Mil Mascaras - I Said So Far - Fuzz 7" - Hozac
Public Eye - The Hours - Mood Change Party - self-released
2x4s - Nowhere to Be Found - V/A - Homework #102 - Hyped2Death

Monday, January 25, 2016

Playlist / 01.25.16

Amoebas in Chaos





















In case your various digital feeds have gotten the best of you & you happened to miss the announcement, it's official: the third issue of Dynamite Hemorrhage zine is in the works & should be in your hands by late spring or early summer. Jay's been kind enough to keep me on as a contributing editor & there are all sorts of amazing things planned for those printed pages, so stay tuned. 




Download the show: Gimme gimme gimme.

Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

The Berlin Wall - Fascism - Where's the Limit? cassette - Midas Tapes
Lime Crush - Never - split 7" with Alte Sau - Fettkakao
Slant 6 - Nights x9 - Soda Pop*Rip Off - Dischord
Chrome - Turned Around - Half Machine Lip Moves - Siren
Black Abba - Lost Dog - Bl'abba cassette - Holotrash
The Delinquents - All Talk & No Action - s/t - Live Wire
Gymslips - Dear Marje - Rocking with the Renees - Abstract Sounds
UV-TV - Lilith - split 7" with Shark Toys - Emotional Response
Algebra Mothers - Modern Noise - Strawberry Cheesecake 7" - Aftertaste
Witching Waves - Seeing Double - Crystal Cafe - Happy Happy Birthday to Me
Boy Trouble - Party Girl - Pink Playtex 7" - Angel of Shame
Helta Skelta - Modern Lover - Beyond the Black Stump - Deranged
Amoebas in Chaos - Computer Card Violence - On to Mayday - Hardly Music
The World - It Takes 2 - Managerial Material 7" - Upset the Rhythm
Le Chemin de la Honte - Les Joies du Metier - s/t - Danger
The Axemen - The Warhead of Love - Three Virgins, Three Versions, Three Visions - Flying Nun
Octagrape - Vertical Slum - Aura Obelisk - Sounds Familyre
Thee Headcoatees - When You Stop Loving Me - Ballad of the Insolent Pup - Damaged Goods
The Nixe - Searching - s/t 7" - Rock Against Records
Spider & the Webs - Inanition (Two Weeks is Too Long) - Spider Magic - Bumpidee
Y Pants - Off the Hook - Off the Hook 7" - 99 Records
Rays - Pain & Sorrow - Soundcloud demos - self-released
Fire Engines - Get Up & Use Me - Lubricate Your Living Room - Pop Aural
The Raincoats - Off Duty Trip - s/t - Kill Rock Stars
Tyrants - Power Signs - Dark Match cassette - Regrets Records
Cyclones - You're So Cool - You're So Cool 7" - Little Ricky
The In Out - Synth Corps - A Living Memorial in Deutschland - Dark Beloved Cloud
Heaven's Gate - Would - Woman at Night - Dull Tools
Young Marble Giants - Final Day - Final Day 7" - Rough Trade
Occult Chemistry - Fire - s/t 7" - Dining Out/Z-I-P Records
The Coolies - Shut Us Out - Kaka - Feeding Tube

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Playlist / 12.24.15

Pylon





















2015 was a year & it's almost over now, so here's one last podcast for it. I'm also not joking when I mention sending me a copy of your Dress Up As Natives 7" if you have one & don't want it anymore.



Download the show: Gimme gimme gimme.


Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

Country Teasers - Thank You God For Making Me An Angel - Satan Is Real Again (Or, Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts) - Crypt
Mansion - Early Life - Early Life - Degenerate Zine
Petty Crime - Closed Eyes - Forfeit Intent EP - Slampt
New Bloods - Cut - s/t 7" - Raw Sugar
Armed Force - Popstar - Popstar 7" - AFI
Sad Horse - Old Daze - Greatest Hits - Mississippi
Dress Up As Natives - You Had to Be There - You Had to Be There 7" - Public Records
Pylon - Driving School - Gyrate - DB
Pang - Attention Deficit - Attention Deficit 7" - Play Pinball
The Frumpies - You'll See - Eunuch Nights 7" - Kill Rock Stars
Sex Tide - Neighborhood Safe Space - Vernacular Splatter - Superdreamer
Kyra - Ego Maniac - Here I Am, I Always Am - M'lady's
Pagans - Street Where Nobody Lives - Street Where Nobody Lives 7" - Drome
Angry Angles - In My Room - split 7" with Digital Leather - Shattered
Maraudeur - I Crave - s/t cassette - self-released
Monik - Maybe I Know - V/A - We Are Not Together - Repsychled
Glueams - Strassen - Strassen 7" - Bachelor Archives
Lazy - Count On You - Time Works 7" - Goodbye Boozy
Unit 4 - Rules - V/A - FM-BX Society Tape 001 - S-S
Shoes This High - A Mess - s/t 7" - Siltbreeze
The Yummy Fur - British Children on Smack - Kinky Cinema - Guided Missile
The Liverbirds - Why Do You Hang Around Me - V/A - Girls in the Garage, Vol. 3 - Romulan
Suburban Wives Club - Guru Eye - Casual Cat at the Laundromat 7" - Music for Moderns
Foster Body - Touching & Moving - Moving Display - Diabolical
The Maxines - White Out - White Out EP - La-Ti-Da
Crap Detectors - Ghost - Diseases on Display - By the Skin of Our Teeth
Felt - When the Dawn Starts Creeping In - A Declaration - Cherry Red
Borzoi - Pinnacle - Pinnacle 7" - Pau Wau
The Vibrarians - Red Light - Red Light 7" - K
Household - A New Leaf - Elaines EP - Dull Knife

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Playlist / 11.19.15

The Cardboards




















You have twice as many opportunities to read my words in print this month, as Bull Tongue Review #4 has just escaped the presses & arrived in my mailbox (and likely other people's, too). I take on the semi-recently published book All Ages: The Rise & Fall of Portland Punk Rock, 1977-1981 & if there's such a thing as constructive shit-talking, that's essentially what my contribution is this time around.  And as usual, there's a new Maximum Rocknroll on the streets, which, yeah, has my monthly column, but more importantly, features an interview with the Minneapolis Uranium Club Band, who have pretty much smoked anything else to happen musically this year. Be a champ & pick 'em both up.


Download the show: Gimme gimme gimme.

Artist - Song Title - Album Title - Label

Crash Course in Science - Kitchen Motors - Cakes in the Home 7" - Go Go
Top Down - Silver Ashes - Silver Ashes EP - self-released
Fatal Microbes - Violence Grows - Violence Grows 7" - Small Wonder
Bodysnatchers - Mystery - Frantic 7" - 540
The Degrads - Transposable DNA - s/t - Cameleon
Vegetable - Castration Frustration - CF Sol 7" - Gilgongo
The Cardboards - On the RTZ - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Mom's Records
Wireheads - Boy's Home - Big Issues - Tenth Court
Get Smart! - The Difference - Action Reaction - Fever
Art Yard - Something in Your Eyes - Allston 1981 7" - Ride the Snake
Maraudeur - Bad Morning - s/t - self-released
Immune System - Ambivalence & Sparkplugs - Ambivalence & Sparkplugs 7" - self-released
Lithics - Lizard - s/t demo cassette - self-released
New Girl Art Trend Band - Mis-en-Scene - A Certain Sacrifice cassette - Golden Hour
Suburban Reptiles - Saturday Night Stay at Home - Saturday Night Stay at Home 7" - Vertigo
Laika's Orbit - Anything Better to Do - No Matter What It Takes - Total Negativity
Glaxo Babies - This is Your Life - This is Your Life EP - Heartbeat
Send No Flowers - Playing For Time - Playing For Time 7" - Praxis
Big Bleach - Earth Girl - split cassette with Baghead - self-released
Half Japanese - Little Girls Have to Be Home Early - Our Solar System - Iridescence
Terrible Truths - See Straight - s/t - Bedroom Suck
Lost Cherrees - Consider the Challenge - Unwanted Children EP - Mortarhate
The Suburban Homes - Conformity in the UK - Conformity in the UK 7" - Total Punk
As Mercenárias - Polícia - Cadê As Armas? - Baratos Afins
Jungle Nausea - Sympathy - V/A - Flies Like History - Pigface
Departmentstore Santas - Kaleidoscope - At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since - Superior Viaduct
Black Abba - Betting on Death - Betting on Death 7" - Goner
x_x - A - A 7" - Drome
100 Flowers - Our Fallout - s/t - Happy Squid
Ursula - Relief - s/t demo cassette - self-released
Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex - s/t EP - ZE