Friday, July 29, 2016

Howling Black Soul - blast of the summer wine


Boys, girls rockers and rollers - tomorrow night, Howling Black Soul make their last check-in of the summer season at Peggy Sue's...

And what a season it's been, festivals. team-ups and stage invasions..

We'll be joined by locally sourced bluesman and make of his own home-made kit and equipment< Paul Woodley

A few viewings from the Howling Black VT archive ....


 Headlining at Leigh Folk Festival
 




At Star of Kings, King's Cross

 


Supporting Purson at Chinnerys




Kick off's at 8:30. HBS are on 9ish and I'll be doing the tunes til booting out time

Cone on down and shake a leg or anything else you fancies

Monday, July 11, 2016

Podrophenia - Post Punk Special with Barry Cain, Treatment and Russ Toothbrush


For our 7th anniversary edition of Podrophenia - we chat to Flexipop's Barry Cain about his tour of Japan with The Stranglers, a meeting with phlegmy-fan, painting a naked Hugh Cornwell black and white (including his little-Hugh) - and why Barry was forcibly removed from a Blondie interview ...




Russell Lee from The Pink Toothbrush (formerly Croc's) drops in for a chat about the history of the club (which band had the lowest ever attendance), talks Brushfest and shares some tunes. Southend post-punkers Treatment are in session.- and we've got a rare Adam and The Ants track

All here in our sweariest ever Podrophenia

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Radio Podrophenia Folk and Acoustic Special



What a Podophronic blast was had by all at SFOB HQ last night: two hours wherein Piley and I bring you a Matthew Boulter live session with a gorgeous set of new tunes and first play of an exclusive. Rounded up with Matt spinning in some hand-picked plays from his own record collection



Paul Collier artistic director of the Leigh Folk Festival talks us through the history and this year’s story of the 25th Anniversary special. and revealing which band top the Fantasy Folk Tick List for LFF

And Lee Terrell of the Laughter Academy splains about  the local and national comedy scene. With a mention of special guest we can't mention playing at one of his live events..

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: rock, roll 'n' soul


Your recommended monthly listening - Podrophenia the Rock, Roll 'n' Soul edition: strap down your hats for a live session from Steve Hooker and band, plus a few hand picked faves from Steve's record box.

Marmite Mark brings you an obscuro northern soul stomper, while Piley and I pitch in with funk, country and contemporary twists on all things rocking and rolling ...

Plus an exclusive spin of a fruity new Blow Up single from The Bongolian ...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Touched by the hand of Hendrix


'scuse us while we kiss the sky'

For our latest Podrophenia, we're joined by special guest Doug Kaye who worked at Mr Love on Brook Street, the restaurant below Jimi Hendrix's flat during the late 60s.. Turn on, tune in and buckle up as Doug relays tales of Hendrix favourite meal, sleb guests swinging though and which Beatle trod on a lodger's head..

Every track Doug picks is played from an album he lent to Jimi. Each album is literally touched by the hand of Hendrix - it's a scrolling roll-call of mod jazz, funk and soul.


All here plus a live acoustic mod soul set from Gary Bynorth.. Download here



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Radio Podrophenia with Rollin' Machine Live


Loaded with rev and rumble - this month's Podrophenia features all of the following:

A walloping live session from Rollin' Machine

Some debut plays from their new (and strictly limited) EP.

Tiny Piley playing a Krautrock classic and a TV Theme on his piano..

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Motorphenia


For the March edition of Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a line up of rumblers and runners including funk, soul and rock 'n' roll.

We're looking to build a car from band names or songs.. Turin Brakes Graham Bonnet The Doors Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels These Boots are Made for Walking Drivers Seat Pull up to the Bumper Mirror Man

And live in session expect maximum whack from Southend's swaggiest band Rollin' Machine. We get the green light, open the choke and press the accelerator live tonight at 8pm on Ship Full of Bombs


Monday, February 22, 2016

Podrophenia - the Fashion edition with Fee Doran


Scenes of mild peril, salty talk and super-tunes were the order of the day as the glam-rock tornado and High Priestess of Funk that is Fee Doran joined us for Podrophenia last Thursday, bringing the glitziest dressing up box in the known universe with her..

Buckle up for tales of Justin Hawkins knickers, the Scissor Sisters furry bits and the voodoo doings and roots of THAT Kylie catsuit ... all fitted for your listening ears in the latest Podrophenia



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: Bowie remembered, our best of 2015 and Island City in Session

For January's Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a live session from Island City - booming around the SFOB studio with their brand of acoustic northern soul. There's a few tunes from our fave 2015 albums, a rare Bowie demo of All the Young Dudes and respin of David Woodcock and Angel Melodyhorn doing a tango twist on Let's Dance...

A taste test of the Island City boys in session then






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Friday, December 4, 2015

Vive Le Live


Rockers, rollers and rascals - your recommended reading is the new Vive Le Rock

A Joe Strummer special, which features in the reviews section, some scribblings from me: T Rex box set, Sharpies comp, Shandy (new Aussie rockers) and a couple moreThumb through the live pages and you'll find a thumbnail summary of Howling Black Soul supporting Barrance Whitfield at The Railway on page 103



Available at Tesco, WH Smiths and all in the know newsagents..