Settin’ The Woods On Fire #29: March 13, 2017

The calendar has reached the thirteenth, and that means it’s time for Settin’ The Woods on Fire.  “Dirty” Dan has brought some western, “Shameless” Amos brought some hillbilly, and they’ve made you up a mess of twangy stew!  So loosen your belt, take off your white shirt, and grab an extra stack of napkins, but don’t you dare miss it!

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Gutter Demons are coming!!

Once again, we’re being visited by some demons in the night! Demons from the pit of hell known as Montreal. One of Canada’s finest psychobilly bands are heading to the left coast, brought to you by the great No Bollocks Events, with a small assist from psychoradio.ca   Full details on Facebook  

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PsychoZorch RadioRadio #3!

If you didn’t tune into realpunkradio.com this past Thursday night, you missed hearing “Shameless” Amos on the third installment of PsychoZorch Radio Radio, our semi-regular crossover with Zorch Radio!  It was Zorch’s 300th episode, and we had some good fun at the immaculate ZorchStudios©. You can check out the archived version of the episode here.

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Taking a Week Off!

Hey folks, “Shameless” Amos here.  As you probably know, I got married this weekend.  And while I planned on doing a new episode today, it just hasn’t materialized, and I’m gonna call it off.  That goes for both Psycho Radio and Good Rockin’ Tonight.  We’ll catch y’all next week with brand new episodes of both shows on their usual days.  Have a good one!

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Introducing our webstore!

Have you always wanted to plaster the logo of this website across your chest?  WELL, BOY ARE YOU IN LUCK!! To commemorate our first anniversary, we’ve just launched our merchandise store over at http://psychoradio.bigcartel.com/ and we’ve got you covered with pins, patches and our hot-off-the-presses GLOW-IN-THE-DARK T-SHIRTS!  They make the perfect Hallowe’en gift, Christmas gift, birthday gift, Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift and/or christening gift!   Buy them for everyone you know! Click the “Shop” link at the top of the page to find out more.

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Announcing our Giant-Sized Viva Las Vegas Preview Special!

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender (VLV) is the world’s biggest rockabilly party and has been running strong for 17 years.  As rockabilly enthusiasts from around the world gear up for its 18th incarnation starting on April 2, the festival continues to grow. It has reached the point where it’s simply impossible to see and do everything without a teleporter and/or a time machine.  So how are you going to figure out which bands you want to see from the 60+ that will be playing over 4 days? Well, we’ve got a helpful roadmap for you.  Next week’s episode of Good Rockin’ Tonight will have as many bands as we can get our hands on to help you decide who you want to see.  This will be a monstrous episode, likely to run between 2 and 3 hours, so we’ll be putting it out on Tuesday, March 24 to give you extra time to digest who you want to check out at VLV. Enjoy!

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Raygun Cowboys in Vancouver!

psychoradio.ca is very proud to present, in conjunction with No Bollocks Events, our good friends from the frozen tundra of Edmonton, the Raygun Cowboys!! The recent signees to Montreal’s Stomp Records will be joined by their new label mates, The Resignators and local Vancouver psychobilly band The Skellys for what promises to be a barn burner of a show.  Vancouver’s Funky Winkerbeans will be the site of this mayhem and carnage on Thursday, April 23.  Facebook users can RSVP here.   

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Bloodshot Bill coming to the Pacific Northwest!!

Big Idea is once again bringing the one and only rock ‘n roll madman known as Bloodshot Bill to both Vancouver and Seattle!  It’s gonna be a rockin’ time as always, so get your butt down to one of these shows to catch one of the most prolific and unique artists of our times.  Internationally known, he’s recorded records for more labels than you can shake a stick at, including Norton, Transistor 66, Squoodge, Flying Saucer, and many more!  See you there!!

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News: Announcing our new show, The Saturday Night Huckabuck!

Ladies and gentlemen, bugs and germs, we’re proud to announce a new member of the psychoradio.ca family, The Saturday Night Huckabuck!  Starting January 3, the first Saturday of each month will be the home for our newest show, which will feature rock and roll in all its most wild and primitive forms, from rhythm and blues to proto-garage, jump blues and the roughest, greasiest rockabilly of all time!  Get ready to howl with the Huckabuck!

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Announcing our first annual holiday specials!

Next week, psychoradio.ca goes Christmas!  Monday, December 22, we start out the week with Psycho Xmas Radio, where we go mental with two hours of psychobilly Christmas songs (yes, children, there are such things!).  Then, on Tuesday, December 23, Good Rockin’ Tonight will come at you two days early as it transforms into Good Christmas Tonight, with enough Christmas cheer to burn the house down!

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JD McPherson – Bossy (New Album preview) [Updated]

After touring the world on the release of 2010’s Signs and Signifiers, Oklahoma’s JD McPherson has become one of the biggest names in roots rock & roll.  Last month saw the release of The Warm Covers EP (including two of those tracks being released on the legendary Vee-Jay label), and February 10, 2015 will see the release of Let the Good Times Roll on Rounder Records.  The band have released a preview single through their label’s SoundCloud account.  Check it out below: Update You can now download “Bossy” for free, along with “Twinkle, Little Christmas Lights” (JD’s fantastic Christmas song from last year), “I Wish You Would” (from Warm Covers), and his crossover breakthrough “North Side Gal” as part of The Rounder Records Collection. 

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Calabrese – Lust for Sacrilege (New Album for Pre-order)

The world’s greatest horror rock band, the brothers Calabrese, are dropping a new record!  If their last few efforts are any indication, this one should be a doozy.  Calabrese came stomping out of Phoenix, AZ in 2003, dragging their giant, stomping riffs, unbelievably catchy melodies and fantastic sing-along choruses with them.  This new record will be their sixth, and it’s available for preorder at Spookshow Records. You can check out the title track here:

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The Blackrats – Shake Your Brain (New Album Release)

The Blackrats have been one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Canada for their entire short history.  Their ability to mix horror with r&b and keep the house rockin’ is astounding and stories of their live shows are remarkable throughout their home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hallowe’en 2014 marked the release of their newest album, their second full-length, entitled Shake Your Brain.   It’s available now from the band themselves or through Tacoma, Washington’s Splatterhouse Wreckords. Preview or buy the album here.

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The Brains – The Cover Up (new EP release)

Our good friends from Montreal, The Brains, have just released a brand new EP.  It’s available only through digital distribution, and it has their takes on four different CLASSICS from the 1980s!  They are: 1. Love Song (The Cure) 2. Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode) 3. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol) 4. Tainted Love (Soft Cell) Click below to purchase: iTunes Amazon.com Google Play

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Welcome!

Hello, everyone!  We’re now online here at psychoradio,ca, where our mission is to bring you the best rockin’ music every week.  Our first two shows will be online in the next couple of days, and we’ll begin our regular schedule on November 6.  Welcome to psychoradio.ca!!

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    Psycho Radio LA

    Every Wednesday at 9pm PST, Daniel Rezurex (who wrote the song this site takes its name from) spins the most monstrous tunes Los Angeles has ever heard! Check it out live at komxradio.net

    Zorch Radio!

    Zorch Radio!

    Zorch Radio kicks into high gear every Thursday starting at 7pm PST at realpunkradio.com for two hours of Psychotronic Rock ‘n Roll. DJake Noose spins all sorts of Trash, Surf and, of course, Psychobilly that will make your head spin. Check out the archives or keep up with all things Zorch-related over at zorchradio.com

    The New England Shake-Up!

    The New England Shake-Up!

    Since 2013, The New England Shake-Up has been bringing rock ‘n’ roll cool back to the sleepy hamlet of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. For one weekend a year, hepcats from the entire Eastern Seaboard descend on the little town outside of Boston to check out one of the most killer rockabilly lineups imaginable. From veterans of yesteryear to the best of today, “gal in charge” Beck Rustic gets all the koolest rockers on one stage by hook or by crook! Check out future shows, grab some merch, or buy your tickets over at newenglandshakeup.com

    A Man Called Stu

    Once the singer of the great Australian psychobilly band Zombie Ghost Train, Stu Arkoff gave up the zombie lifestyle in search of his original muse, the twangy sounds of country that permeated his soul. Now a resident of Nashville, TN, Stu records and tours as “A Man Called Stu” and has been a guest on our country program multiple times. Keep up with his exploits over at amancalledstu.com

    Northeast Sparkly Things Fabrication Co.

    Another project from Beck Rustic of the New England Shake-Up, NESTFC has all your confetti lucite needs covered.   From bracelets to earrings to 45 record adapters, they all embody vintage cool.  She even does custom orders!  We exclusively use our custom black lucite with red confetti 45 adapters here at the psychoradio.ca studios.   Pick up yours at northeastsparklythings.com

    A Beer With Bear (Or Any Other Beverage)

    A Beer With Bear (Or Any Other Beverage)

    Ever want to go deeper with the people that make the music you love? Got a weird question you need answered? Then check out A Beer With Bear! Bear gets interviews with all the greats, from legends like The Sharks to heavy hitters like As Diabatz and Gutter Demons to up-and-comers like The Spastiks and KLAX. Don’t miss an episode of this great interview show over at beerwithbear.libsyn.com

    Rockabilly Nerd

    Rockabilly Nerd is the place where the sometimes crazy, very often funny, and ALWAYS opinionated Billy Menthol makes his proclamations to the world! From the state of modern rockabilly to those things we’d all rather not talk about, Billy puts out his wild opinions on the worlds of rockabilly and psychobilly every week. It’s always an entertaining and informative read over at rockabillynerd.wordpress.com

    Splatterhouse Wreckords

    With a lineup that includes many of our favorite psychobilly bands, Splatterhouse Wreckords out of Seattle is the perfect example of a DIY label done entirely for the love of music. Go check out their bands and maybe drop a few bucks on some tunes over at splatterhousewreckords.com