Elegia: Haunted by New Order

I've long been into by New Order, mainly because they have two things I find attractive in a band; they make engrossing music which happens to span and combine wildly different genres (at the time of their release), and they have a fascinating backstory. The incredibly abbreviated history is: Three guys who were in a... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 30 June 16

One of the bands I fell really hard for in the mid-90s was Sponge. They'd had a hit with "Molly (Sixteen Candles)" and "Plowed," at which point they were on my radar, but nothing more. Then, in 1996, the Detroit outfit put out their second album, Wax Ecstatic, and it resonated for some reason. It... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 09 June 16

When Metallica dropped Load in 1996, it sent shock-waves through the music industry on every level imaginable. First was the music which had completely dispensed with the thrash of old, replaced with more standard rock fare with a bluesy tint. Then there was the band's newly revealed image where they were outfitted in silk shirts,... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 02 June 16

This week on The Voltage Factory I featured the debut album from The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish, which came out this week in 1991. It wouldn't be until the Chicago outfit's next effort, 1993's Siamese Dream, that they would receive mainstream success, despite the fact that bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, et al were getting widespread acclaim in... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 12 MAY 16

It was a crazy news day leading up to this week's edition of The Voltage Factory on VanyaRadio. The Stone Roses released a new track, it was announced the Misfits original lineup would be performing at Riot Fest in September and I covered all of it in full. As always, after a new show runs,... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 05 MAY 16

Welcome to the first week of May with the Voltage Factory on VanyaRadio. It's still been a bit chilly on the East Coast, but there's some tentative hope of a warm up by this time next week. As always, the day after a new show runs, I’ll be posting the playlist here. There’s also an... Continue Reading →

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