Pretty posters and patchouli alone do not psychedelia make Poet, punk, deviant, mystic, vandal, freak, JC Rees is a founding member of The Warlocks, a Los Angeles band, and the weekly host of the Special Needs Radio Broadcast . His work has been published in journals, chapbooks, and local & foreign zines. He has been photographed around the world. You may hear ambient soundscapes, urban field recordings, golden era sha-la-la, 70's skronk, 80's noise, Kraut Rock, Burger records, the record with the banana, 90's Dim Sum, greasy Chicken, Entrance, No Exit, brass, Chimes, tablas, Reid Flemming, Flaming Carrot, strings, dogs, Twee As Fuck, dirty disco, bootleg cassettes, unlabeled test pressings, thrift scores, Limited Edition signed and numbered, Bespoke, Cooper Clarke, Chantilly Lace, I Love My Leather Jacket, Funk Soul Brother, Basketball Jones, American Psycho, John Rechy, Bill Drummond, Jullian Cope, Greta X, the occasional special guest to big to mention, all artistically mixed and curated with tomorrows best new music. Enjoy.
Late on a given Saturday, Count Reeshard & Lee-Roy will be found manning the DJ booth at the Purple Bat Lounge, a dive bar on Brush St. in downtown Detroit once described as a “frabjous sort of place in a decidedly vorpal neighborhood.” It is there that Reeshard, a hairless former rock critic, and Lee-Roy, […]
Gary is the owner/operator of OPEN MYND COLLECTIBLES, a business that deals with but not limited to the collecting and selling of airchecks (radio broadcasts). OMC was established in 1992 and has grown from under a hundred titles to a couple thousand presently! Gary has been referenced in several books, CD liner notes, documentaries etc. […]
Steve Stanley is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer, reissue producer, musician, author, and host of LuxuriaMusic’s The Now Sounds Of Steve Stanley. His band, The Now People, released The Last Great 20th Century Love Affair on Parasol Records/Birdsong in 2006. In 2007, Steve established his own reissue imprint—appropriately dubbed Now Sounds Much like his radio show, […]
Nobel Peace Prize laureate, advisor to 13 US presidents and scores of world leaders, holder of 476 patents, and People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for the 5th year running. What more can you say about the host of Luxuriamusic’s longest-running program? 2 words: armed & dangerous. Philosophy of my radio show: Take Dr. Demento, Alan Freed, […]
Ron Sures is a musician and composer who just turned 30 (and who also failed math)! He may be older; let’s not overthink this.
Host John T. is a Montrealer, a writer/translator/editor, a broadcaster, a tikiphile, a mid-century modernist… His other radio/music-related projects include scripts, features, and segments for CBC Radio and Sound Source Networks, artwork and photos for live recordings by Stan Ridgway, and production of the DVD Ridgway's Raw Feed Live. John has written chapbooks that have garnered attention locally and abroad, including Dollar Days (a surreal account of his days as an ad copywriter), Mental Notes (a poignant/funny collection of anecdotes), and the Montreal underground classic The Official St. Leonard Dictionary (a dictionary of local Italian-Canadian slang); first published in 1994, the Dictionary continues to be a cult item and was nominated for an Expozine small press award. John also founded The Montreal Tiki Appreciation Society, the Mai Tai newsletter (1998-2005), and the website maitaionline.com. • Philosophy of my radio show: 50s-60s-70s instrumental and vocal pop, real & imagined soundtracks, exotica, novelty tunes, audio art brut, obsessions, oddities… and the occasional cocktail recipe… all of which is usually centered around a specific theme. • Five artists LuxuriaMusic listeners will hear on my show: At any given moment you may or may not hear music relating to Ennio Morricone, Lee Hazlewood, Stan Ridgway, Vic Caesar, The Exponians of the Steel Orchestra, and more… or less! • To derive maximum pleasure from my radio show: Mix up a couple of cocktails, sit yourself down, and bask in the warm glow of a blowfish lamp. • When I’m not DJing I can be found: Roaming through the ruins of Expo 67, wondering where yesterday’s tomorrows went. • Secret superpower I possess: The ability to survive winters in Montreal.
Beaming in from the planet of Akron, Ohio, Tothar has been amassing a diversity of records since his toddler days.
Atomic Cocktail producer Gene Sculatti (who’s never been photographed with Vic Tripp) helmed, with Art Fraud, The Cool & The Crazy radio show (1984-87, KCRW, Santa Monica), is the author of The Catalog of Cool, Too Cool and San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip and has written for Creem, Crawdaddy, Billboard and USA Today.
John has been running around in the underground music/club scene since his early teens in the Northern California Bay Area . . .
Brian J. Waters has been a fixture in the LA music scene since moving there from Miami, FL in 1988.
Ian Whitcomb (born Ian Timothy Whitcomb, 10 July 1941, Woking, Surrey, England) is an entertainer, singer, songwriter, author, record producer, and actor. As part of the British Invasion, his hit song “You Turn Me On” reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965. He has written several books on popular music, beginning with […]