The Sounds of Pomona Exhibit at The dA opening Saturday November 11th

I am thrilled to have had a small hand in working with all the musicians, artists and historians who have been involved in the exhibition at The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona entitled The Sounds of Pomona: Coming of Age in the Golden Era of Music 1955-1975. This exhibit and series celebrates the …

Peter Wortsman trailer premieres for his new Bamboo Dart Press book “Driftwood at the River’s Edge”

Peter Wortsman’s second book for us is a bookend to last years Borrowed Words book. Wortsman writes: “Like driftwood, words, phrases and severed sentences come floating by. Part fisherman, part scavenger, I spread my net and rescue these bits of debris from the deep. I can’t say why certain severed statements catch my eye. Floating …

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith, limited edition deluxe CDR with book out today

Bamboo Dart Press is celebrating our third birthday with a bang. Every year we issue a special project, which is a Bamboo Dart Press book coupled with music. The first year saw the deluxe vinyl edition of Refrigerator’s So Long to Farewell paired with a BDP book written, photographed and drawn by the band. Last …

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith trailer premiere for their new book/music special project on Bamboo Dart Press

How best to describe Opposite of Shadow, the book featuring a thin line of fiction and non-fiction by Brian Bendlin, paintings by Linda Smith and a lovely instrumental hours worth of music from 1987 by Bendlin? Start with the friendship the two of them forged in the early eighties in their band The Woods? The …

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith “Opposite of Shadow” Book and limited edition Book with CDR out October 13th on Bamboo Dart Press

Brian Bendlin and Linda Smith were members of The Woods, whose sole 1985 single has just been reissued along with a harvest of previously unreleased recordings on a Sundazed LP/CD. Linda would go on to record a plethora of gorgeous solo albums (including her cassette only release on Shrimper in 1996, I So Liked Spring) …

Bill Chen Vs. Dennis Callaci KSPC radio show renewed for another year

Join My dear pal and fellow punching bag Bill Chen and I every Wednesday morning from 9am to noon PST for our three hour radio show on the commercial free public airwaves of legendary KSPC 88.7 fm. Listen live on the radio or online at www.kspc.org as we battle to near death weekly. We don’t …

Sloppy Heads “Sometimes, Just One Second” CD, limited edition cassette & digital out today

The sophomore release by Sloppy Heads has finally landed and is available now. I am going to add an exclamation point to that. The CD is in stores everywhere and elsewhere & the digital rivers floweth over starting now for the phone digit juggling music afficionado. There is also limited edition lo-fi cassette version that …

Sloppy Heads new one is out this Friday, check out this interview with The Jarnow’s as they discuss touchstones of the new record

The new Sloppy Heads CD/Digital and cassette is out this Friday. Read the following Aquarium Drunkard interview w/ member Jesse Jarnow as he hot glues the artists involved in the record that also served as influences along with his artist father Al Jarnow whose work you will surely recognize. The trio includes Ariella Stok and …