Programming note: Last Wednesday a last minute emergency came up that precluded me from doing Lazlo's Den Live. We instead did it on Thursday. This week (barring any emergencies), Lazlo's Den Live will return to Wednesday @ 7pm.
The next BlowUpRadio.com Free Summer Concert Series @ Espresso Joe's is this Saturday, July 18th!
There is no better place to see music outdoors this summer than outside Espresso Joe's overlooking the water and the sunset (weather permitting. In case of rain the show is moved inside Espresso Joe's).
This is an opportunity to see some great electric bands, in a lovely outdoor environment!
This month's show features 1L, Mike Clifford, & Fun While You Wait!
The show is free, all ages, and starts at 7pm sharp.
Espresso Joe's is at 50 West Front Street, in Keyport, NJ.
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COMMENTARY: An Open Letter To Kid Rock
INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: Rob Ferreira from Downshallow & Dead Fish Handshake
RECOMMENDATION: Ike Reilly - "born on fire"
RECOMMENDATION: Dioni - "Dioni EP"
RECOMMENDATION: Moon Motel - "Live in the Moon Motel, Howell, NJ"
RECOMMENDATION: Downshallow - "psyche" (single)
RECOMMENDATION: Naked Ant - "sleeper ep"
BlowUpRadio.com is always looking for more DJs interested in doing a specialty or eclectic music show. Interested? Contact us.
I posted this on BlowUpRadio.com, as well as sent it to Kid Rock's people. I figured I'd post it here also. I'll let you know if get a response from Mr. Ritchie.
Commentary - An Open Letter To Kid Rock
Dear Mr. Ritchie (aka Kid Rock),
In 2012 you made the following PSA with Sean Penn to try to encourage civil discourse.
Just this past week you told anti-confederate flag protesters to, “kiss my ass/Ask me some questions.”
Ok, here are some questions:
Do you think telling people you disagree with to, “kiss my ass”, is a civil way to discuss a disagreement?
What does the confederate flag mean to you, and why do you feel the need to continue to use it during your shows, in spite of the polarizing effects?
To many Americans the confederate flag is a symbol of slavery. A symbol of hatred, oppression, and associated with lynchings and the KKK. Maybe that is not the way you see it, but can you understand why those that see the confederate flag as a reminder of those things would protest your use of the flag?
Were you aware that before the Nazis co-opted the swastika symbol that it was a sign of good fortune and well being?
Would you put a swastika on your stage? Presumably not, because people see it as a symbol of hatred, oppression, mass killings, and not as a symbol of good luck.
Have you ever tried to understand why people dislike the confederate flag, and do not see it in the same light you presumably do?
While I don’t believe your intent of using the confederate flag is as a symbol of hate, the symbol was created at the start of the Civil War to defend slavery. It re-emerged throughout the south in the 1960’s in direct opposition to the civil rights marches, and is used today by people like Dylann Roof, to show their racist hatred.
Maybe this open letter can make you see things the way I, and many others, see things, maybe not.
I did however civilly state my point of view without resorting to name calling or telling you to, “kiss my ass.”
It is my hope that you return a civil response and we can have an honest dialogue.
Larry Seltzer (aka Lazlo)
This week on BlowUpRadio.com Presents New NJ Music Week we have new music from:
ARTIST - ALBUM
Monday @ 7pm, Tuesday @ Noon, Wednesday @ 2am, Thursday @ 9am, Friday @ 3pm, Saturday @ 10am, and Sunday @6pm
Backyard Superheroes - let's get dangerous
SophistiPunx - this mask
Wolfasaurs Rex - Obi-Wan Needs Our Help! (Single)
Stolen Jars - folded out
J.T. Makoviecki - strange train ep
Scott Thomas Webster - drifter
City Shapes - acoustic ep
The Maravines - live demos
Rob Jennings - The World Was On My Side
The Brothers Union - the flag
Epilude - asleep like newly born potato
Sons - flawed. dirty. human.
Joe Keris & The Good Week - for a friend (demo)
Francis John - Bedroom Songs for Basement Dwellers
Russell Cerminaro - 4 weeks single
Sudoroso - Hierarchical Beds (Acoustic Demos)
This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music Week we have new music from:
ARTIST - ALBUM
Tuesday @ 7pm, Wednesday @ noon & 10pm, Thursday @ 3am, Friday @ 9am, Saturday @ 9am, and Sunday @ 7pm
Rev Gusto - shoot the messenger
Worried Well - great appetite poor taste
The Answer - raise a little hell
The Kingbees - The Kingbees [re-issue]
Ike Reilly - born on fire
Benjamin Butler - The Walking Guys
Sanchez - Reggae Anthology: King Jammy's Roots, Reality and Sleng Teng
Inner Circle - reggae gold 2015
Russkaja - peace, love & russian roll
Agent Fresco - destrier
Aaron Krause - jade ep
David Berkeley - cardbord boat
Our on air schedule at BlowUpRadio.com is
Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Note that when the specialty shows below are not playing, our regular playlist is still the best music from NJ bands!
Lazlo's Den (Playing the Best Music From Around The World) airs daily at Midnight, 11am, and 8pm.
BlowUpRadio.com Presents New NJ Music airs Monday @ 7pm, Tuesday @ Noon, Wednesday @ 2am, Thursday @ 9am, Friday @ 3pm, Saturday @ 10am, and Sunday @ 6pm
Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs Tuesday @ 7pm, Wednesday @ noon & 10pm, Thursday @ 3am, Friday @ 9am, Saturday @ 9am, and Sunday @ 7pm
BlowUpRadio.com Retro (playing songs our NJ archives that goes back over 15 years) airs every day @ 8am and 9pm
BlowUpRadio.com Live (live songs from your favorite NJ bands) airs Thursday @ 10pm, Friday @ 5pm, and Saturday @ noon
Signal To Noise (hosted by Al C.) airs Sunday @ 10pm, and Monday @ noon
And remember while you are listening to BlowUpRadio.com to vote thumbs up for the songs you like & thumbs down for the songs you don't.
That's all for this week folks.