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DIO – In Memoriam

Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on May 18, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Hey there, everyone.

Well, as some of you might have heard, legendary metal maestro Ronnie James Dio passed away on Monday of stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Considering the man’s astounding influence in the metal scene (and that his remarkable career spanned five decades), I thought I’d take some time and collect some of his songs for you to listen to. I’ve selected songs from most of the band’s he’s performed in, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell.

You can grab the podcast here. Listen and enjoy. RIP Dio – you will be missed.



Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on May 14, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Hey everyone!

I did it! Got this podcast to you before the weekend. What’s on it, you say? Well, new music from The National, Foals, Sage Francis, UNKLE (with Autolux!), and more! You can download it here. Enjoy!

NEWEEK – Vol. IV + plus some general news

Posted in 2010 Music, General, podcasts on May 12, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Hey everyone!

Well, first off, Neweek vol. IV is done, and ready for your listening pleasure. It features new music from The Hold Steady. Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers, Minus The Bear, The Fall, and more. PLUS: if you ever wondered what it might sound like if The Flaming Lips, Stardeath and The White Dwarfs and Henry Rollins all pitched in their efforts to cover Pink Floyd’s Brain Damage, well, wonder no more. It’s here on volume IV of Neweek, which you can download here.

Beyond that, I have two other quick things for you: first off, a group of Titus Andronicus fans have pooled together a bunch of rare odds and ends from the band, and have created an e-bootleg, if you will. It’s called Feats of Strength, and you can download it here; it features lots of the band’s earliest recordings, most of which are kind of hard to come by now. I’ve listened to it a few times yesterday, and it’s quite awesome; the band’s power and drive is as clear as day here, even in these early ultra lo-fi recordings. Plus, there’s a couple of great covers, to boot. And seeing as how The Monitor is the album to beat for 2010, you kind of owe it to yourself to get this.

Second, on the local music front, Coach House Sounds recently revamped their website, and have put up three new sessions. And one of these sessions is of my friend Brian’s band, Names. It’s a great session, and I highly recommend you take a listen to it, especially if you’re into to droning music like Lichens or Esmerine. Oh, and you should also check out the sessions from BBU and Dick Prall, too. And if you’re in the Chicagoland area, Coach House Sounds will be presenting a showcase at Schuba’s on May 22nd. Check it out!

Well, that about does it for now. Thanks everyone – Neweek vol. V is coming, so stay tuned!

NEWEEK – Vol. III (+ archive)

Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on May 3, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Alrighty everyone, so – here’s the much delayed Neweek Vol. III. It features new music from 65daysofstatic, Frog Eyes, Gogol Bordello, Caribou, Rufus Wainwright, and more. PLUS: hear Japandroids cover Big Black’s Racer-X.

Additionally, the previous Neweek podcasts can be found here:

Neweek Vol. I
Neweek Vol. II

That’s all for now. Happy Monday!


Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on May 2, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Hey all,

So, I finally purchased that space upgrade. You can now grab the first two Empyrean Twilight shows at the following locations:

Empyrean Twilight – Vol. I
Empyrean Twilight – Vol. II

A Neweek Archive will be up soon, as well as the long-delayed Neweek Vol. III. Stay tuned!


Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on April 24, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Hey all! Sorry for the late post; this was supposed to go up on Wednesday, but it got delayed. My bad. Anyways, so, this is Vol. II of Empyrean Twilight. It’s pretty metal. As evidenced by the music in it from 1349, Cathedral, Twilight, Negura Bunget, Lair of the Minotaur, and more. Check it out here!


Posted in 2010 Music, podcasts on April 14, 2010 by monopolyphonic

Neweek Vol. II is ready for your listening pleasure! It features new music from MGMT, Coheed & Cambria, High Places, Red Sparowes, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more!

You can grab it here (space upgrade is coming guys, I promise).