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 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 →

Voltage Factory Playlist 21 APR 16

What an absolutely devastating day yesterday was as the world received the news that Prince had been found dead at Paisley Park. He was just 57 years old. So, so many thoughts on this tragedy, the loss of one of the greatest musicians ever known. Here's a piece I did for The Daily Times about... Continue Reading →

Voltage Factory Playlist 15 APR 16

I've been hosting a weekly radio show on VanyaRadio for a year and a half now. It's two hours long and runs Thursday nights from 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST and focuses on the louder side of music - thought not always earsplitting. I spin a bunch of new music and trending tracks. Each week varies... Continue Reading →

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