Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

The Beard – EP 109 – Sleater-Kinney by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love Publishing this feels like something that is so hard to do for so many reasons. The album came out 6 months ago. Every major site has already reviewed it. It’s old news. Who gives a shit what […]

Wilco – Star Wars

Wilco - Star Wars

Beard Radio mixes up various tracks from “Star Wars” & beyond… by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Wilco – Star Wars The alt-country wannabe band Wilco has been around seemingly forever. From A.M. (1995), to the Jay Bennett era of earning respectability on Being There (1996), the Billy Bragg co-recordings of Woody Guthrie tunes on Mermaid […]

Viking Love – Swedish Indie Rock Revolution

Viking Love - Swedish Indie Rock Revolution

Viking Love – Swedish Indie Rock Revolution by Beard Radio on Mixcloud A continuation of Sin Fang & All Things Icelandic The Norse Creation Myth continued: Odin, Vili, and Vé killed the giant Ymir. When Ymir fell, there issued from his wounds such a flood of blood, that all the frost ogres were drowned, except […]

Sin Fang & All Things Icelandic

Sin Fang & All Things Icelandic

BeardRadio gives Viking Love a try in this Almost All About Iceland Show by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Sin Fang & All Things Icelandic The Norse Creation Myth The first world to exist was Muspell, a place of light and heat whose flames are so hot that those who are not native to that land […]

Tame Impala – Awash in Currents

Tame Impala - Awash in Currents

BeardRadio – The Currents of Love by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Listening to Currents feels like listening to a band undergo a metamorphosis. You thought what they once were was pretty cool and what they will be could be amazing, but what they are right now, well, it’s a bit ugly, kind of messy and […]

Kyoto Jazz Massive Turns 20

Kyoto Jazz Massive Turns 20

Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. –Charles Mingus Kyoto Jazz Massive on a Blue Note Mission by Beard Radio on Mixcloud In order to define the new album Mission by Kyoto Jazz Sextet (Blue Note Japan, 2015), and the renaissance of Crossover Jazz in Japan one needs to step […]

Kamasi Washington – The Epic

Kamasi Washington - Blue Note in Tokyo

“It’s hard to find unique voices in this music. Especially in jazz, more so lately, everybody is trying to do the same shit. I don’t want to hear ‘My Favorite Things’ anymore… What I am hearing is a leader among artists.” –Flying Lotus The Beard – EP 123 – Kamasi Washington by Beard Radio on […]

Free Jazz – RIP Ornette Coleman

Free Jazz - RIP Ornette Coleman

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. The Beard- EP 122 – A Tribute to Ornette Coleman by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Free Jazz – RIP Ornette Coleman After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to […]

What Questions Not To Ask Bands

What Questions Not To Ask Bands

The Governors Ball Festival in Randall’s Island Park in New York happened this past weekend. Matt Mayer from Funny or Die, got in to ask some bands what questions they were sick of answering, and answer them himself. The three-day festival line-up included: •DRAKE •THE BLACK KEYS •DEADMAU5 •LANA DEL REY •FLORENCE + THE MACHINE […]

Halfway to Music – 2015 Best So Far

Halfway to Music – 2015 Best So Far

The Beard – EP 121 – Best So Far 2015 by Beard Radio on Mixcloud Halfway to Music – 2015 So Far With albums like To Pimp A Butterfly from Kendrick Lamar, Carrie & Lowell from Sufjan Stevens, Choose Your Weapon from Hiatus Kaiyote, The Epic from Kamasi Washington, From Kinshasa from Mbongwana Star, In […]