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Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Friday, May 5, 2017
Tomorrow we celebrate five years of Podro live nights here
Our first being a team-up with Retro Man - featured Bif Bam Pow and the Len Price Three
Our last was Thee Cee Cees featuring Joe Strummer's drummer, Paul Weller's bass player and Billy Brentford of Thee Faction
Between both we've been visited by travelers to Southend from Yorkshire and Holland.
Had sleb punters, Mike Herbage, Paul Slattery, Wilko Johnson and Gaye Advert
And Stage invasions, three single releases and me depping on bass for one gig
If you can make it come on down and dig in for a twin-fisted evening of post-punk and power-pop from Invaders and Treatment - at Peggy Sue's Leigh on Sea
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
For the Easter edition of Podrophenia we bring you Jack Bruce in a band that isn't Cream, a soul refit of Bowie's Starman, and Tom Jones covering The Archies.
A ton of puns based around chocolate/sweet/ Easter bands, news and tunes on our upcoming Podrophenia live night. Online dates and deets here
And listen in as 17 year old Leo C performs from his Woodstock style songbook, who joined us for a live Podrophenia session this month - and in a truly magical moment did an improv duet with his mum singing and harmonising on Goodnight Irene And there's new and tunes from our upcoming Podrophenia live night Dig into the Podrophonic hamper here
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
If you've never been to a Howling Black Soul gig at Peggy Sue's - Carl Hawkins has distilled the essence and sweaty energy of our Saturday night shindigs there..
Huge salutes to Carl for the filming, editing and production - and to the assembled drinkers and dancers seen shaking their tail-feathers herein..
Monday, March 20, 2017
The March Madness edish of Podrophenia is up for download, and it's possibly our most eccentric session yet.. Mae West goes Rock ‘n’ Roll. Petula Clark goes disco, Reginald Bosanquet goes funky, Hawkwind get schlagerd and there's a space-pop nugget wherein aliens land looking for new life in Northampton!See the info-tainment clip on the single below...
Special guest Grant Philpott brings in some of his spoken word mash-ups (including Jimmy Smith meets Mark E Smith and Pam Ayres with Roy Ayres) and talks about his television work on The Word, the Big Breakfast and his ten years on TV Burp…
There's Essex Films, Kitchen bands and Shart songs - and an 8 bit quiz based around rock classics getting digitised All here, all yours and all free
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Friday, February 17, 2017
The latest Podrophenia is up for grabs - and as it's the end of The Ends we're doing 'break ups, shake up & make ups' - with Joe Blamey from The Ends giving us the news on the band's new EP and their final gig.
Roll-out wise, there's cold bands, and some Trump-thumping with who said it - Partridge or Trump, fake music news and alternative rock 'n' pop facts... And possibly the worst album cover in history from a band who really should know better - all hereabouts and all free...
Friday, January 20, 2017
The latest Podrophenia is up for download and features Piley and m'selfs fave finds of 2016, plus - an interview with Paul Fleming of Baltic Fleet on the new album (some of the tunes you may recognise from Top Gear and Grand Tour). We've Star Wars songs contributed by the Podrophonic Massive, a stage invasion from some SFOB chums, news on a Southend themed wallaper- and an unreleased Howling Black Soul rarity- grab your copy hereabouts
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The latest Podrophenia is up for download and features the twin team-up of harmonica legend West Weston (who's played with Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltry and Muddy Water's son Mud Morganfield) - and friend of Hendrix, Doug Kaye.
Both West and Doug bring in some faves to play from their impeccable record collections. All here for your listening ears...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Last night a DJ shaved my life: the Movember edition of Podrophenia from Piley and m'self, celebrates a medley of mustachioed musicians found across rock's sonic spectrum; from art.pop to punk, from retro to electro
Also a live session from Nathan Abbott with exclusive new tunes from his NATO album...
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Monday, October 31, 2016
In the later sixties. Doug Kaye worked at his brother's Brook Street restaurant Mr Love - where Jimi Hendrix rented a small apartment above the shop, Doug was also the resident DJ at Mr Love and is featured in the recreation of Jimi's flat, and in the book Hendrix at Home.
Most of the albums played in this Podrophenia have been touched by the hand of Hendrix as Doug regularly lent albums to Jimi. So buckle up for crackling, popping top quality tracks from Doug's vinyl collection with tales of his time at Mr Love including meets with Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Keith Moon, Dave Mason, Dusty, Richie Havens, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and a ton of others...
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