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When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child and I thought as a child. When I became a man, they gave me a volunteer radio show in Laguna Beach and told me to play whatever I wanted -- as long as there were no swearwords. We reached an accord. Indie rock, psych rock, garage rock, … read more

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Open Water — December 3, 2020

December 4th, 2020

59:20

Lars Finberg — Satanic Exit / Adulkt Life — County Pride / Souvenirs — Ribbon / Cursetheknife — Filter / Nothing — In Blueberry Memories  / …

Open Water — November 26, 2020

November 29th, 2020

1:02:54

Clearbody — Too Far Gone / tru — Peace of Mind / Adulkt Life — Jnr Showtime (edit) / Two Harbors — I Wanna Be Adored / Cursetheknife — …

Open Water — November 20, 2020 [KX TAKEOVER!!]

November 21st, 2020

1:02:52

bdrmm — Happy / Black Tambourine — Throw Aggi Off the Bridge / Two Harbors — Turn On and On / The Ocean Blue feat. Ebbot Lundberg — Closer to Heaven / Primitons — All My Friends / The Darrows — Is It You / …

Open Water — November 12, 2020

November 13th, 2020

1:00:27

Protomartyr — Up The Tower  / DOPE BODY — Known Unknown (edit)  / Black Country, New Road — Science Fair  / Daniel Romano — New Milk / The Posies — Sideways  / Toxic Shock — Intoxicated  / Dr Sure’s Unusual …

Open Water — November 5, 2020

November 6th, 2020

1:00:00

The Verve — A New Decade  / Nothing — April Ha Ha  / DOPE BODY — My Man  / Fuzz — Nothing People  / Smarts — Cling Wrap  / Wedance — Ironism  / …

Open Water — October 29, 2020

October 30th, 2020

59:48

Chastity — Drain the Bloodbath (edit)  / cursetheknife — Low  / Teenage Wrist — Mary  / TV Priest — Decoration  / Moral Mazes — Gold Beach …

Open Water — October 22, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

1:00:04

The Damned — Manipulator  / Quintron and Miss Pussycat — Buc-ee’s Got a Problem  / Guided By Voices — Mr. Child  / Proto Idiot — That Is Not a …

Open Water — October 15, 2020

October 16th, 2020

1:00:22

Viagra Boys — Ain’t Nice (edit)  / Vintage Crop — First in Line  / RIBBON STAGE — Rid Myself  / Souvenirs — Be Sweet / TRAAMS — Intercontinental …

Open Water — October 8, 2020

October 9th, 2020

1:01:51

FACS — Teenage Hive (live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago 2020)  / DIIV — The Spark (demo)  / Jorge Elbrecht — Ancient Grief (Acoustic Mix) / The …

Open Water — October 1, 2020

October 2nd, 2020

1:01:13

TV Priest — Slideshow  / Fuzz — Spit  / The Lavender Flu — Barbarian Dust  / Body Double — The Floating Hand  / Osees — Canopnr ‘74  / Godcaster — Sexy Heffer / The Black Watch — Half My Dreams  / Jonathan …

Open Water — September 24, 2020

September 25th, 2020

1:01:17

Daniel Romano — First Yoke  / Godcaster — Dirtbike Bike (Vaccine Girl) / Lily Konigsberg & Lucy — Big Wish  / Lifeguard — Fishnet / Supercrush — Be Kind to Me  / Sugar World — Time to Kill  / Jorge …

Open Water — September 17, 2020

September 18th, 2020

1:02:31

Liar, Flower — My Brain is Lit Like an Airport  / No Thank You — Enough / Total Revenge — Surgery / Museum Mouth — Third Dimension / Slow …

Open Water — September 10, 2020

September 11th, 2020

59:28

Shame — Alphabet  / L.A. WITCH — Sexorexia / Narrow Head — Ponderosa Sun Club / Katy Goodman, Owen, Matt Pond PA, Keil Corcoran — Perfect Vision / Seth Bogart — Dawn’s Lips  / Nap Eyes — Child’s Romance / …

Open Water — September 3, 2020

September 4th, 2020

1:01:35

Narrow Head — Bulma / Knot — I Live in Fear  / Nap Eyes — Snake Oil / Liar, Flower — Even Though the Darkest Clouds  / No Joy — Signal Lights …

Open Water — August 27, 2020

August 28th, 2020

59:12

Bully — Every Tradition  / Vintage Crop — Just My Luck  / Tough Age — Penny Current Suppression Ring  / Pylon — The Human Body (Razz Tape)  / …

Open Water — August 20, 2020

August 21st, 2020

1:00:09

TV Priest — This Island  / Mass Observation — another number comes on / Into It. Over It. — We Prefer Indoors  / Supercrush — On the Telephone  / The Cribs — Running Into You  / RIBBON STAGE — Favorite Girl  / …

Open Water — August 13, 2020

August 14th, 2020

1:00:30

Midnight Oil — Gadigal Land  / Ganser — Told You So / Baseball Game — Baseball Game / Tropical Fuck Storm — Legal Ghost / New Fries — …

Open Water — August 6, 2020

August 7th, 2020

1:01:14

Tough Age — Possession  / Neurotic Fiction — Mi Mi Mi Mascota  / The Cowboy — Jellyroll  / Ganser — Bad Form  / Dehd — Letter  / Crasher — …

Open Water — July 30, 2020

July 31st, 2020

59:30

Fuzz — Returning  / Crack Cloud — Tunnel Vision  / Ways Away — Gila  / METZ — A Boat to Drown In  / Cardiacs — As Cold As Can Be In An English …

Open Water — July 23, 2020

July 24th, 2020

1:02:40

The Replacements — Alex Chilton (Rough Mix)  / SPICE — Murder / Protomartyr — Modern Business Hymns / Narrow Head — Stuttering Stanley  / Giants Chair — Russian Racehorse  / Swervedriver — Son of Mustang Ford …

Open Water — July 16, 2020

July 17th, 2020

1:03:18

IDLES — A Hymn (edit)  / bdrmm — Push / Pull  / Magik Markers — Machine  / The Love Language — Everything Flows  / Bob Mould — Forecast of Rain  …

Open Water — July 9, 2020

July 11th, 2020

1:02:04

Cloud Nothings — The Mess is Permanent  / Peel Dream Magazine — New Culture  / Lewsberg — Through the Garden (single edit)  / Woolen Men — Cool …

Open Water — July 2, 2020

July 3rd, 2020

1:01:38

lather, rinse, look at the news, stay in shower another 2 hours. repeat. Pottery — Under the Wires  / Soft Plastics — Spartacus, Please  / Hoops — Fall Back  / Gum Country — It Lives It Breeds It Feeds  / …

Open Water — June 25, 2020

June 26th, 2020

1:00:53

Doves are back. Hum are back. the cicadas are back. the virus never really left.

Doves — Carousels  / Unwed Sailor — Glaring  / Hum — Step Into You / Ghost Work — Salt from Tears  / No Age — Agitating Moss  / …

Open Water — June 18, 2020

June 19th, 2020

1:01:00

more songs per square-inch than the average amateur radio hour. Momma — Biohazard (edit)  / Pay for Pain — Gatekeeper  / Green/Blue — At a Loss  / Sorespot — Not Invited  / SPICE — 26 DOGS  / Nation of Language — …

Open Water — June 11, 2020

June 12th, 2020

1:02:26

the sign on the door to the bank now reads “you MUST wear a mask to enter.” welcome to the upside-down.

Protomartyr — Born To Be Wine  / Dion …

Open Water — June 4, 2020

June 5th, 2020

59:10

ever new.

Denzel Curry — Bulls on Parade (triple j Like a Version session) (edit)  / Bob Mould — American Crisis (edit)  / Protomartyr — …

Open Water — May 28, 2020

May 29th, 2020

1:00:43

you wanted the best, but you got this.

Nation of Language — The Wall & I / Crack Cloud — Ouster Stew  / Nice Breeze — No More Heroes  / Tall Juan — Rocio  / Aztec Camera — Oblivious  / Parsnip — Treacle …

Open Water — May 21, 2020

May 22nd, 2020

58:31

we pay tribute to Ian Curtis at the 32-min. mark, and promptly get the sads.

Silverbacks — Muted Gold  / 2nd Grade — Boys in Heat  / LAKE — …

Open Water — May 14, 2020

May 15th, 2020

59:46

the people down the hill play badminton. they’re pretty good.

Happyness — Vegetable  / Pure X — Angels of Love / Wares — Tall Girl  / Daniel Romano’s Outfit — Sweetheart Like You  / Lost Boy ? — Sandman  / Jorge …

Open Water — May 7, 2020

May 8th, 2020

59:38

50 days, 50 nights.

Blur — Out of Time  / Devon Williams — Slow Motion  / Peel Dream Magazine — Kaaterskill Trailhead  / Archers of Loaf — Raleigh Days  / Archers of Loaf — Street Fighting Man  / The Discussion — …

Open Water — April 30, 2020

May 1st, 2020

59:03

gah.

No Age — War Dance / Ghost Work — Go Stat / The Vacant Lots — Rescue / Daniel Romano — Electricity’s Allergic to You / Daniel Romano — Natural Lover / Marlin’s Dreaming — Sink or Swim / Harkin — Charm …

Open Water — April 23, 2020

April 24th, 2020

1:01:35

I used to go places.

The Howling Hex — Lies / X — Free / Jim Bob — 2020 WTF! (edit) / Seer Believer — Hard / The Cool Greenhouse — The Sticks …

Open Water - April 16 2020

April 17th, 2020

58:51

found a new way to load the dishwasher.

Empty Country — Southern Cloud (edit) / Swallow the Rat — Hey Yeah  / Pure X — Middle America (edit)  / Happyness — Ouch (Yup)  / RVG — Perfect Day  / Nap Eyes — Mystery …

Open Water — April 9, 2020

April 10th, 2020

1:01:17

you’ve been doing an ace job with the distancing and the eating outta cans you found in the back of the cupboard and the not-quitting. 18 tracks for you tonight. think nothin’.

Jeffrey Lewis — Keep It Chill! (In the …

Open Water — April 2, 2020

April 3rd, 2020

1:01:35

what’s new?

Iceage — Lockdown Blues / FACS — Boy / Deeper — V.M.C. / Activity — Violent and Vivisect / Fountains of Wayne — Sick Day / Talk …

Open Water — March 26, 2020

March 27th, 2020

1:00:16

I think you’re alone now.

Max Bloom — Cancelling Our Shows (Coronavirus Theme) / Mac McCaughan — Sportschannel8: The Theme Song / Gouge Away — Wave of Mutilation / The Drones — Baby Squared (live Amsterdam 2003) …

Open Water — March 19, 2020

March 20th, 2020

1:02:36

stay put, won’tcha?

The Wants — Fear My Society / Protomartyr — Processed By the Boys / Tropical ‘F’ Storm — Suburbiopia / Qlowski — Grinding Halt / Wares — Survival / Harkin — Up to Speed / Las …

Open Water — March 12, 2020

March 13th, 2020

1:00:31

inadvertently set off the station alarm. couldn’t get the studio PC to reboot properly, so recorded mic tracks by remote kit. assembled & loaded …

Open Water — March 5, 2020

March 6th, 2020

1:00:28

wash your hands.

Ratboys — Look To / Lié — Drowning in Piss (edit) / P.E. — Pink Shiver / Peel Dream Magazine — Emotional Devotion Creator / Pale Lights — You And I / Close Lobsters — The Absent Guest (No Thing …

Open Water — February 27, 2020

February 28th, 2020

1:01:47

I had my first child and began a year of incoherence and short Irish temperament. Archy Marshall did it and made this incredible record. life is …

Open Water — February 20, 2020

February 21st, 2020

1:00:13

the occasional sickening thuds are the sound of my forehead hitting the mic as I wrestle with this year’s strain of influenza. still… I showed up.

Post Animal — Post Animal / Helicon — In the End / Mush — Gig …

Open Water — February 13, 2020

February 14th, 2020

1:01:08

I got you a box of indie rock for V-Day. it all melted. (but on the upside, no cordials.)

Flat Worms — Market Forces / Wasted Shirt — All Is Lost / The Homesick — I Celebrate My Fantasy / Califone — Bandicoot / …

Open Water — February 6, 2020

February 14th, 2020

1:02:03

seeya, Andy.

Gang of Four — Love Like Anthrax / Gang of Four — Natural’s Not In It / Gang of Four — He’d Send in the Army (live in London, 1980) / Jah Wobble feat. Keith Levene, Richard Dudanski, Mark Stewart, …

Open Water — January 30, 2020

February 14th, 2020

59:41

second by second, and with laudable doses of human integrity, striving to be better than the Grammys.

Peel Dream Magazine — Pill / Activity — Calls Your Name / FACS — Teenage Hive / Tindersticks — Blood and Bone / …

Open Water — January 23, 2020

February 14th, 2020

1:04:10

so here’s this.

The Men — Children All Over the World / ISS — Too Punk For Heavy Metal / The Chats — The Clap (edit) / Nap Eyes — Mark Zuckerberg / Spin Off — Facebook Dot Com / Double Grave — A Little Hope / …

Open Water — January 16, 2020

January 17th, 2020

1:00:33

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — Nuclear Fusion (live in Paris) / Cable Ties — Sandcastles / Lie´ — Digging in the Desert / Wilsen — Feeling …

Open Water — January 9, 2020

January 10th, 2020

1:04:18

Program — Motorbike / U-Bahn — Beta Boyz / Eddy Current Suppression Ring — Like a Comet / The Drones — I Don’t Ever Want To Change / Handle — Punctured Time / Football FC — No Lover Like a Luger / Egyptian …

Open Water — January 2, 2020

December 20th, 2019

1:01:04

Cass McCombs — Sleeping Volcanoes / Fat White Family — Feet (edit) / Flat Worms — Into the Iris / Helms Alee — Interachnid / Bars of Gold — Sometimes …

Open Water — December 26, 2019

December 20th, 2019

1:00:40

Tropical F*** Storm — Can’t Stop (edit) / Squid — The Cleaner / Woolen Men — Mexico City Blues / The Divine Comedy — Queuejumper / Alex …

Open Water — December 19, 2019

December 20th, 2019

1:03:01

Eddy Current Suppression Ring — Medieval Wall / Broder Daniel — Dark Heart / Say Sue Me — Good People / GUPPY — 420 7/11 (I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down) / Priests — Pink White House / Beach Slang — Tommy in …

Open Water — December 12, 2019

December 13th, 2019

59:06

Savak — Bird Tracks in the Snow / Andrew Anderson — It’s Not for Me / Surf Curse — Labyrinth / Susan — Haha / Midnight Oil — Best of Both Worlds (live) / Las Kellies — Funny Money / Warmduscher — Midnight …

Open Water — December 5, 2019

December 6th, 2019

1:02:49

Ducks Unlimited — Gleaming Spires / The Gonks — I’m a Lonely Night Driver / Rocketship — City Fair / Van Halen — D.O.A. / Proto Idiot — Find Out for …

Open Water — November 28, 2019

November 27th, 2019

59:57

Woolen Men — Space Invader / Corridor — Pow / Thigh Master — Exodus / Elephant Stone — Land of Dead / Warmduscher — Grape Face / Garden …

Open Water — November 21, 2019

November 22nd, 2019

1:02:08

Have A Nice Life — Trespassers W / The Shivas — Can’t Relax / The Prids — Lie Here (Part Time Punks Session) / Ratboys — Alien With a Sleep Mask On / Guerilla Toss — Future Doesn’t Know / Warmduscher — Fill It, Don’t …

Open Water — November 14, 2019

November 15th, 2019

1:03:04

Warmduscher — Rules of the Game (feat. Iggy Pop) / Tainted Lunch (edit) / Corridor — Junior / From Indian Lakes — Dissonance (feat. Soren …

Open Water — November 7, 2019

November 15th, 2019

59:52

P.E. — Top Ticket (edit)  /  Y La Bamba — Los Gritos  /  Young Guv — Caught Lookin’  /  Corridor — Domino  /  Disheveled Cuss — Wanna Be My Friend  /  Ganser — You Must Be New Here  /  Secret Shame — Gift  /  Dead …

Open Water — October 31, 2019

November 15th, 2019

1:02:08

Concrete Blonde — Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)  /  Kills Birds — Tear Up  /  Mikal Cronin — Show Me  /  Mark Lanegan Band — Night Flight to …

Open Water — October 24, 2019

October 24th, 2019

58:53

next week this show will be in costume as another show entirely. The Orielles — Come Down on Jupiter / The Hecks — Heat Wave / Greet Death — Do You …

Open Water — October 17, 2019

October 17th, 2019

1:02:31

in his ongoing attempt to fill the calendar with more live shows than school pickups. Kills Birds — Only Yellow / The Hecks — Chopper / WIVES — The …

Open Water — October 10, 2019

October 10th, 2019

59:55

we the best music. (no, seriously.) DIIV — Like Before You Were Born / Russian Baths — Responder / Dry Cleaning — Viking Hair / Public Practice — Disposable / Gang of Four — Not Great Men / The Pop Group — Kiss the …

Open Water — October 3, 2019

October 3rd, 2019

1:02:07

come with me if you wanna live. Automatic — Too Much Money / Black Mekon — Ghetto Bug / Squid — The Cleaner / Lightning Bug — Vision Scraps / Vivian Girls — I’m Far Away / Miss …

Open Water — September 26, 2019

September 26th, 2019

1:00:24

A Giant Dog covered Arcade Fire and stuck the landing. they said it couldn’t be done (but really, they always say that, and we’ve been listening to …

Open Water — September 19, 2019

September 19th, 2019

1:01:26

it took less time for Bombay Bicycle Club to go away, make us miss them, assemble some lost demos, make a new album and mount a tour, than it took me to move into the new place. Surf Curse — Maps to the …

Open Water — September 12, 2019

September 12th, 2019

1:01:48

it’s anniversary-palooza out there among our classic bands. too bad most of the marriages fell apart. The Replacements — Alex Chilton (live at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, 6-2-1989) / Supergrass — Caught By …

Open Water — September 5, 2019

September 5th, 2019

59:58

still behind… catching up. breaking down. looking around. Ezra Furman — Evening Prayer aka Justice / Lunch Lady — Angel / The Futureheads — …

Open Water — August 29, 2019

August 29th, 2019

1:01:36

team TFS. all day, all night. pls join me. Modern Nature — Nature / Honey Radar — Instant Furniture / Tropical F*** Storm — The Planet of Straw Men (edit) / Tournament — Underdog / Redd Kross — Fighting / The …

Open Water — August 22, 2019

August 22nd, 2019

59:36

TFS is the word. (at least that’s what the FCC stipulates.) spread it. Tropical F*** Storm — Braindrops (edit) / Bodega — Shiny New Model / Maria …

Open Water — August 15, 2019

August 15th, 2019

1:00:40

the windscreen stops all the sibilance and sheer force of passion coming across. Hammered Hulls — Written Words / Davila 666 — Huevos Viejos / Honey …

Open Water — August 8, 2019

August 8th, 2019

1:00:49

RIP David Berman. I’d imagine there are enough imperfections in the proceedings to make him fake a smile. Deadbeat Beat — Baphomet / Sloan — Money City Maniacs / Charles — Moving In / The Flaming Lips — Flaming Lips …

James Interview at the Observatory North Park 8-6-19

August 7th, 2019

17:01

Kevin sits down with the longest standing members of James, Jim and Tim, before they take the Observatory North Park stage.

interview with Tim Booth & Jim Glennie of James, August 6, 2019

August 6th, 2019

17:16

it’s the Open Water interview with Tim Booth & Jim Glennie of James, backstage at the Observatory North Park, on the penultimate night of the …

Open Water — August 1, 2019

August 1st, 2019

1:00:10

the soundtrack of your life. specifically the part that transpired between 5 & 6 last Thursday. B …

Open Water — July 25, 2019

July 25th, 2019

2:02:28

2 hours in which to lull you and jostle you at alternating intervals — til you eventually come over to my side of things. Tijuana Panthers — Owl …

Open Water — July 18, 2019

July 18th, 2019

1:03:56

He has returned. (Iggy Pop.) Iggy Pop — Free / Froth — 77 / Model Zero — 9Mm / ISS — Elevator Shaft (feat. Miss Lady) / Grim Streaker — Babysitter / Dumb — Submission / Naked Giants — Green Fuzz (edit) / Girl …

Open Water — July 11, 2019

July 11th, 2019

1:00:34

haven’t been caught up on the latest latest since SXSW. that’s no joke. and a dang shame. new stuff from Dumb, Purling Hiss, Model Zero, Drawing Boards… closer, closer, closer… Dumb — Some Big Motor Dream / Red …

July 4, 2019

July 5th, 2019

1:01:39

a 4th of July wish for you:  go watch the fireworks.  try not to eat anything you’ll regret.  register to vote.  happy 4th. X — See How We Are …

June 27, 2019

June 28th, 2019

1:00:40

I went to Denver last week.  now I’m back. Titus Andronicus — Just Like Ringing a Bell  /  Prettiest Eyes — Nekrodisco  /  DOPE BODY — Old Grey  /  Mannequin P***y — Who You Are  /  French Vanilla — Lost Power  /  …

June 20, 2019

June 21st, 2019

1:01:57

hacked Radiohead, live Car Seat Headrest, music from AI, and two from the surf film Self Discovery for Social Survival.  plus more. Radiohead — Lift (unreleased session)  /  Car Seat Headrest — Destroyed By Hippie …

June 13, 2019

June 14th, 2019

2:02:59

the machine matched my mood measure for measure tonight.  the results are on the tape. The Gotobeds — 2:15  /  Greys — These Things Happen  /  Cobra …

June 6, 2019

June 7th, 2019

59:48

life’s short.  this show’s about an hour.  you decide. Sacred Paws — Life’s Too Short  /  Radiator Hospital — Weird Little Idea  /  Juan Wauters — Letter  /  The Gotobeds — On Loan  /  Urochromes — Rumshpringa  /  …

May 30, 2019

June 1st, 2019

59:53

we accidentally celebrate the imminence of Pride month with a song about shame.  you can’t write this stuff. Cate Le Bon — Magnificent Gestures  /  Skydeck — Cryptic Bassline Project  /  Bleu Nuit — Trou noir  /  …

May 23, 2019

May 24th, 2019

1:00:45

The Verve got their royalties back on “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” and all you got was this stinkin’ t-shirt.  some days it’s like that. Helms Alee — …

May 16, 2019

May 17th, 2019

1:01:23

Tyler went overseas, left the window cracked and a couple open cans on the floor by the fridge.  we make do with 13 new tracks and some pearls of …

May 9, 2019

May 9th, 2019

2:01:37

two hours tonight.  lucky you.  we kick things off with something irreverent & profane (as we’re wont to do), perform a GBV trifecta, and lull …

May 2, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

1:00:31

all the best from England, Australia, Slovenia & Brooklyn.  delivered in a dauntingly erudite dialect that sounds vaguely Western Mass. The Fat White Family — Tastes Good With the Money  /  Scientists — I’m Taking …

Open Water — April 25, 2019

April 26th, 2019

59:55

the tourists are coming, the tourists are coming.  lock yourself in the car and behold new Wand, Beak>, Ride and more.  leave the engine running …

Open Water — April 18, 2019

April 19th, 2019

57:09

first 30 = a packed trunk full of high-energy indie jams to scare off the IRS.  second 30 = Lauren Ruth Ward talkin’ & singin’ & hangin’.  …

Open Water — April 11, 2019

April 16th, 2019

1:02:51

hey, I’ve been painting the house.  and there are times when not all of the windows in the room were open.  so that spirit & mindset finds its way into tonight’s proceedings.  won’t be the last time. …

Open Water — April 4, 2019

April 5th, 2019

1:01:57

we’ve raised the funds.  now you see what we do with the money.  regrets? Ty Segall — They Told Me Too (live)  /  Nanami Ozone — On the Ground  /  …

Open Water — March 21, 2019

March 23rd, 2019

1:00:06

back from Austin and comin’ in hot.  new Goon, Low Life, Beach Slang and so much more of that crunchy peanut butter you love, and secretly share with the dog. Low Life — Lust Forevermore  /  Nothing — Pattern After …

Open Water — March 14, 2019

March 15th, 2019

1:00:14

it’s a pre-tape, so that I can go to Austin next week and eat vegan BBQ.  and watch 100 bands.  I start by leaving you with Nothing, which is something I’ve been known to do. Nothing — Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be …

Open Water — March 7, 2019

March 8th, 2019

1:02:31

seems I could dedicate the show to a fallen musician every week.  let’s do this one for Sara Romweber.  new stuff from Go-Betweens frontman Robert …

Open Water — February 28, 2019

March 1st, 2019

1:02:36

it can’t be Nashville every night… we start out with some bumps, but get the train back on the track with a little help from Royal Trux, POZI, Pom Poko and Sleaford Mods.  and it ends, fittingly, with silence.  (miss …

Open Water — February 21, 2019

February 22nd, 2019

59:53

one man’s false start is another man’s glimpse into the not-too-distant future.  another perfect show, right from the jump.  tonight we learn about patience in all its brilliant hues. Feels — Find a Way  /  Porcupine …

Open Water — February 14, 2019

February 15th, 2019

1:00:49

it’s all love all the time.  sometimes smells like lust, though.  and plaster. Flat Worms — Into the Iris  /  Pkew Pkew Pkew — Passed Out  /  Spielbergs — We Are All Going to Die  /  FIDLAR — Flake (edit)  /  Cherry …

Open Water — February 7, 2019

February 8th, 2019

1:03:06

11 minutes in, the fumes from the new coat of latex paint enter the lungs, and what follows can only be described as a stream-of-consciousness …

Open Water — January 31, 2019

February 1st, 2019

1:01:36

I don’t care if you play it loud.  just — y’know — play it. Swervedriver — Good Times Are So Hard to Follow  /  Angel Du$t — Bang My Drum  /  Jane …

Open Water — January 24, 2019

January 25th, 2019

1:00:26

the station’s a mess, it’s in my kiss.  double-dose of Ty and more where that came from. Ty Segall — Just Give Up  /  Ty Segall — Love Fuzz (live)  /  Flat Worms — Shouting at the Wall  /  A Place to Bury …

Open Water — January 17, 2019

January 18th, 2019

1:02:09

we’re back, ladies and gentlemen.  and the station was kind enough to line the room with tarp & duct tape, to catch the mess that is this week’s show.  blood on the tracks, indeed. Priests — The Seduction of …

Open Water — January 3, 2019

January 3rd, 2019

55:53

welcome to… The C.I.A. — Harm Joy  /  Richard Vain — Punks Inbred (edit)  /  VICTIME — Labyrinthe  /  Steve Adamyk Band — Carry On  /  Wire — Mannequin  /  Wire — Oh No Not So (4th Demo Sessions)  /  Wire — Sand in My …

Open Water — December 27, 2018

December 21st, 2018

1:58:48

at the closing of the year…   this. IDLES — Colossus  /  Cloud Nothings — Leave Him Now  /  Viagra Boys — Just Like You (edit)  /  …

Open Water — December 20, 2018

December 21st, 2018

50:34

the station is a hot mess.  looks like an Oh Sees album sleeve.  no computer to record the show, so here it is, duct-taped together w/out my unhealthy intrusions.  Merry Christmas. H.E.R. — Lord is Coming  /  Girls …

Open Water — December 13, 2018

December 14th, 2018

1:01:30

we separate the natives from the tourists in the first 8 minutes of Bevis Frond riffage.  all uphill from there. The Bevis Frond — Lead On  /  The Spinanes — Manos (Live at Yoyo a Go Go 1994)  /  Jane Church — Bleed  /  …

Open Water — December 6, 2018

December 7th, 2018

58:46

a pre-tape is when I show you how I intend to love you later on.  just listen. Axis: Sova — Shock Recognition  /  Qlowski — Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder  /  Pylon Reenactment Society — Crazy (Part Time Punks …

Open Water — November 29, 2018

November 30th, 2018

1:03:56

this one’s for Bleecker Bob.  the world is in no more need of a lotta things.  but I’ll always take another record store. Iceage — Broken Hours  /  Shame — Rock Lobster  /  The Hives — Supply and Demand (live on Later …

Open Water — November 22, 2018

November 23rd, 2018

59:54

Happy Thanksgiving to you…  and yours…  and theirs…  and that other guy who just showed up, and you’re not sure how to feel about it because your sister insisted she was done with him.  good tidings all around. …

Open Water — November 15, 2018

November 16th, 2018

1:00:30

it’s a weird, angular version of the show this week, in what looks more like junior-year geometry than inspired radio programming; we get leftfield …

Open Water — November 8, 2018

November 9th, 2018

1:04:24

it gets pretty gritty tonight.  but then, it also gets… pretty tonight.  some dude showed up at the station with salsa in a canvas bag, and asked a lot of questions about where to drink and whether to feed the meter.  …

Open Water — November 1, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

59:02

hey, Pill is back.  reason enough to have a show (though it’s a weekly thing, so truthfully it was already in the works).  we muse over what a …

Open Water — October 25, 2018

October 27th, 2018

2:00:51

we start off with a double-bang of Cloud Nothings, and end with a double-bang of Concrete Blonde (only because I timed the thing wrong and ended up with 2 minutes of surplus real estate).  it’s all good, cuz that last …

Open Water — October 18, 2018

October 19th, 2018

2:01:52

in search of the freshest possible fruit, we find ourselves going back… and back… and back… to Australia.  I don’t play favorites.  I just play hits. The Dodos — If  /  Say Hi — Mathematicians  /  Bad Moves — One …

Open Water — October 11, 2018

October 12th, 2018

2:00:05

it’s a 2-hour endurance test, as we experience at least one instance of playing two songs at the very same time.  not so much a mashup as a f***up.  register to vote so that this sort of thing never happens again.  it’s …

Open Water — October 4, 2018

October 11th, 2018

1:02:31

i get ready for Desert Daze.  i get you ready for Desert Daze.  i also play new old stuff from Bowie & Joe Strummer.  i live without regrets, but …

Open Water — September 27, 2018

September 28th, 2018

1:00:40

there are clues in 4 of the songs that will help you get Billy out of the basement.  go. Cloud Nothings — Leave Him Now  /  The Intelligence — Debt & ESP (live in San Francisco)  /  Viagra Boys — Special Helmet  /  …

Open Water — September 20, 2018

September 22nd, 2018

1:02:02

I’ve wanted to get down to Oz for years now.  tonight, we go there in our minds — but you didn’t bring your passport, so I send you to Ontario to catch Billy Moon, DC for some Escape-ism and LA for all the Warm Drag you …

Open Water – Ramones Road to Ruin 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition release | playback & interview with producer Ed Stasium – September 20, 20

September 21st, 2018

59:58

celebrating the release of the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Ramones’ Road to Ruin, on the eve of its official release on September 21st, …

Open Water — September 13, 2018

September 14th, 2018

1:02:30

it’s a pre-tape, which only means I had something far better to do.  I left the window cracked, some cold tofurkey in the fridge, and IDLES, Viagra …

Open Water — September 6, 2018

September 7th, 2018

1:04:30

so the show has a mind of its own (once again) and decides to start itself 5 mins. before the hour, while I’m in repose in the lobby, enjoying a hot toddy.  a life of surprises.  new stuff from down under, and we dabble …

Open Water — August 30, 2018

August 31st, 2018

1:03:12

I urge you to register to vote.  then I play you a buncha freedom fries, like new stuff from Beach Goons, Ethers, BC Camplight and Ultra Beauty.  and you squeeze out the final rays of summer as you drift into the mix.  …

Open Water — August 23, 2018

August 25th, 2018

2:00:30

like an adult playdate, it’s two solid hours of fun with all the requisite ingredients:  post-punk, psych rock, shoegaze, indie pop and a little …

Open Water — August 16, 2018

August 17th, 2018

1:00:40

The Beths, Jorge Elbrecht & Shy Boys keep the summer sun high in the sky, Moses Sumney puts a welcome wrench in things with his experimental protest anthem, and that Soft Boys track that got bumped outta last week …

Open Water — August 9, 2018

August 10th, 2018

1:01:02

some old friends stop by to witness the slow destruction of a man afforded a mic, and we celebrate new releases from The Love Language, David Nance, …

Open Water — August 2, 2018

August 3rd, 2018

1:02:01

is it Valentine’s Day?  mightaswellbe, cuz Iggy & Underworld, Protomartyr & Spray Paint, and Ty & White Fence all did the collab thing.  …

Open Water — July 26, 2018

July 27th, 2018

2:01:02

new noise from Ovlov, Mike Krol, Chastity, Slang, Data, Former Member… some vinyl purloined at the finest SoCal wax emporiums, and weather more or …

Open Water — July 19, 2018

July 21st, 2018

1:03:16

summer’s here, and that can only mean one thing — I’m drained from carpooling to camps.  let’s all sing a song for the 5 fwy.  and mean it.  Billy …

Open Water — July 12, 2018

July 13th, 2018

1:04:17

it’s hot cuz the AC is out, but while the flesh is weak, the mind soldiers on, as we trip thru a Japanese garden boasting the formidable titans …

Open Water — July 5, 2018

July 6th, 2018

1:02:25

did you know a group of rhino poachers got eaten by a lion today?  just as fitting is this mix o’ goodness, featuring all-new jangle from some longtimers new on inspiration (The Rock*A*Teens, The Chills, The Essex …

Open Water — June 28, 2018

June 29th, 2018

1:02:01

sure, I ended it with NIN.  consider yourself spared — coulda just as easily been Death Grips. The Dirty Nil — Bathed in Light  /  Culture Abuse — …

Open Water — June 21, 2018

June 23rd, 2018

59:06

Catalan band Mourn take us on in w/ vitriol, before we get all soft n’ cuddly w/ Culture Abuse’s advice for grads.  Protomartyr are back w/ more …

Open Water — June 14, 2018

June 15th, 2018

1:01:19

Jonathan from Deep Cuts saves the day with the fussy turntable.  (in the immortal words of Julia Sweeney, “if it’s not one thing, it’s your …

Open Water — June 7, 2018

June 8th, 2018

1:59:31

2 solid hours of greatness tonight, that takes us from Chicago to the Emerald Isle to Australia to South Korea, and fittingly ends up in the fertile …

Open Water — May 31, 2018

June 1st, 2018

1:02:15

The Americans is over.  what’s one to do now?  try new angular post-punk from Lithics, Bodega & Fontaines D.C., plus a twofer from  Illuminati …

The Posies — acoustic session & interview w/ Jon & Ken (+ 30 mins. of new indie on the back end)

May 26th, 2018

1:00:27

The Posies — acoustic session & interview w/ Jon & Ken  /  The Posies — I Am the Cosmos  /  Naked Giants — Slow Dance II  /  La Luz — Floating Features  /  The Buttertones — Winks and Smiles  /  Guided By …

Open Water — May 17, 2018

May 18th, 2018

2:00:53

two (in)glorious hours tonight, as we make up for last week’s detour, with newness from The Goon Sax, The Sea and Cake, Lume, BNLX, Hit Bargain, Dude York, Wild Pink and more — and a birthday nod to Eno (70 years of …

Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. — interview

May 10th, 2018

1:04:48

a career-to-date chat & with the singular Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. — Jellyfish co-founder, Beck touring & session musician, solo artist, and …

Open Water — May 3, 2018

May 4th, 2018

1:01:17

pre-taped tonight, so’s I can go see the LCDs in Santa Barbara.  you understand.  more cuts from great albums featured on last week’s show, plus a double shot of Sloan (that’s what 27 years gets you.  better than a …

Open Water — April 26, 2018

April 27th, 2018

1:00:15

Wreckless Eric is back — and in good form.  Omni gives us a new jangle, Pill get their early stuff reissued on wax, and we spend 10 infectious minutes with a Scottish charity album.  all in a day’s. Unknown Mortal …

Open Water — April 19, 2018

April 22nd, 2018

58:19

show 100 is a please-give-us-your-money affair, but who doesn’t love a pledge drive?  we pay it back in advance, with newness from Sloan (27 years & going strong), A Place to Bury Strangers, Bush Tetras, Hinds, and …

Open Water — April 12, 2018

April 13th, 2018

1:02:45

I coulda stopped with the balls-out rock-a-rolla of BAMBARA & The Sueves.  I coulda pulled back after I laid some of The Amazing on you.    I …

Open Water — April 5, 2018

April 6th, 2018

1:00:03

the only thing reliable in a world of uncertainty is a new GBV album.  and so it is.  we celebrate Failure new & old, bask in the madness of The …

Open Water — March 29, 2018

March 30th, 2018

1:57:26

two sweet hours tonight for you to bask in the warm, iridescent glow of the open water.  we kick off with as infectious an ode to depression as one …

Open Water — March 22, 2018

March 23rd, 2018

1:00:00

they asked if I wanted to see the Bowie exhibit in Brooklyn, so I went.  wouldn’t you?  show is a priority, but the Thin White Duke is a bigger one.  …

Open Water — March 15, 2018

March 16th, 2018

1:58:11

some things go on for two hours.  this show is one of them.  all the better to fit in some anniversary records from the likes of Britpoppers Supergrass, The House of Love & Gomez.  and noisy new stuff from Lithics, …

Open Water — March 8, 2018

March 9th, 2018

59:48

once again, there is a ghost in the machine — tracks that won’t load, and the human error that prompted a re-record on some of the vocal breaks.  but you didn’t come for the disclaimers; you came for the Parquet Courts …

Open Water — March 1, 2018

March 3rd, 2018

59:02

FRIGS have my heart, but Mean Jeans bring the commercial jingles.  how can one choose? FRIGS — Solid State  /  Caroline Rose — Bikini  /  Painted …

Open Water — February 22, 2018

February 23rd, 2018

59:55

Superchunk are back, Ride are back again, Fugazi are kinda back, Greta does Bowie, and it’s a double-Ought shot.  and if there’s anything a …

Open Water — February 15, 2018

February 16th, 2018

1:02:49

the day after Love Day, it’s all back to relative normal.  Uranium Club cough one up from the obligatory live rekkid, plus we get some South Korean surf from Say Sue Me, some lush demands from MGMT, and one very, very …

Open Water — February 8, 2018

February 9th, 2018

1:00:25

a happy early couples day to y’all — courtesy of Bat Fangs, Hookworms, Mind Spiders and the whole menagerie.  Royal Trux are back (almost).  …

Open Water — February 1, 2018

February 2nd, 2018

57:31

why do I buy tickets to shows I’ll probably never go to?  it’s a character flaw.  Ty Segall played the Dirty Bird, and it’s like that high school …

Open Water — January 25, 2018

January 26th, 2018

1:00:50

Mark E. Smith would not have wanted us to eulogize him, but we’ll do it anyway.  his spirit is as alive in the early-‘80s experimental pop of …

Open Water — January 18, 2018

January 19th, 2018

1:57:30

it’s a 2-hr ’stravaganza, as the new year (finally) gets into swing w/ some new stuff (Shame, Shopping, Preoccupations, Ought), but we take great …

Open Water — January 11, 2018

January 12th, 2018

57:58

sometimes it’s my list.  sometimes it’s a list comprised of other people’s lists.  nothing is original, don’tchaknow.  not since everybody stole the …

Open Water — January 4, 2018

January 5th, 2018

1:01:56

hey, it’s a new year.  that can only mean a January that starts with scant new records, the obligatory live album, reissues, some stuff that got bumped out of last year, and even-yet-still-more King Gizzard.  and trust …

Open Water — December 28, 2017

December 30th, 2017

1:01:44

we close out the year in grand fashion, leading with the only sensible voices this year, and ending with some minimalist post-punk.  as the gods …

Open Water — December 21, 2017

December 22nd, 2017

2:03:06

2 solid hours to give you the last new goods and to clear out the closet a bit, and accommodate all the good stuff that got bumped last few months.  …

Open Water — the best of 2017.

December 22nd, 2017

4:33:10

no, really. Bob’s Burgers cast — I Don’t Need Music  /  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — Open Water  /  King Krule — Dum Surfer  /  The …

Open Water — December 14, 2017

December 16th, 2017

1:01:37

I had my mind blown at the METZ show, so much of the hour was woefully incoherent.  let’s let the music do the talkin’, shall we??!!  new stuff from …

Open Water — December 7, 2017

December 8th, 2017

1:01:49

it’s not my fault.  Jason left his file unsaved on the drive, and I did a kindness just by storing it, but then I didn’t get a waveform, and I had to …

Open Water — November 30, 2017

December 2nd, 2017

1:04:35

Chrissie Hynde said, “nobody’s perfect / not even a perfect stranger.” I like Chrissie Hynde.  this week, I decide to prove her point by cocking up the music upload process, and inadvertently leaving a stray song from a …

Open Water — November 23, 2017

November 24th, 2017

1:00:19

one time at the old house, I grew so frustrated trying to install a doorknob on the hall closet, that I took the screwdriver and tore a sizable hole …

Open Water — November 16, 2017

November 18th, 2017

1:02:06

what a time, what a time…  in the waning days of the year, we marvel at our state of affairs w/ a rejuvenated Superchunk, a downhearted Escape-ism and a rabble-rousing L.A. Salami (while the Gizzard continue to simply …

Open Water — November 9, 2017

November 10th, 2017

1:00:31

we salute the Bay State right from the git-go, find sleepy stuff from Curls and ass-on-fire stuff from the Gotobeds, set the wayback machine for the early ‘80s, and — yes — find time for a couple quick jabs from Castle …

Open Water — November 2, 2017

November 3rd, 2017

1:02:21

will the show ever be live again? until we find out, bask in the warm light of Parquet Courts’ Italian tourism, Baxter Dury’s pub snarl, Grooms’ …

Open Water — October 26, 2017

October 27th, 2017

59:49

Italia was great, but it’s back to a live affair, as we offer up good things in pairs: twofers from The Gotobeds & Radiator Hospital, a couple doses of mad garage rock, and a couple inspired covers. trick or treat — …

Open Water — October 19, 2017

October 24th, 2017

58:20

I long to be live again. but they said ‘go’ and I went. while I was away, No Age showed back up with a slightly straighter line, Porches took a quaalude, The Wedding Present re-revisited their baby pictures, and Luna …

Open Water — October 5, 2017

October 6th, 2017

1:58:58

the wayback machine makes a couple stops in ’81 & ’82 tonight — then returns to portions of 2017 that sound a helluva lot like ’81 & ’82  thank Frankie Rose, Mourn, THICK and the lot.  and yes, we give passing …

Open Water — September 28, 2017

September 29th, 2017

2:00:38

two hours is a long time.  especially when the mic sounds like it comes from inside a soupcan.  (I’m on it — trust.)  meanwhile, it’s a bevy of new and not-so, w/ even-yet-still-more Ted Leo, a Mourn cover, more Castle …

Open Water — September 21, 2017

September 22nd, 2017

1:01:51

another helping of Ted Leo.  a fitting sendoff to Bent Shapes.  plus re-worked Wedding Present, fittingly esoteric Ariel Pink, and some old stuff …

Open Water — September 14, 2017

September 15th, 2017

57:18

“for a start take two Grant Harts / and call me when you die.”  a little tribute, a little try-to-move-on.  du you know the way to Minneapolis? …

Open Water — September 7, 2017

September 8th, 2017

56:53

the male gaze turns to you, with some new finds from the past 6 days, and some non-perishables pulled from the back right corner of the fridge.  oh, …

Open Water — August 31, 2017

September 2nd, 2017

1:02:44

show 67 heralds the return of some of our prodigal sons — new stuff from Omni, The Front Bottoms, Pere Ubu & Tera Melos; Castle Face continues to exercise a desperate grip on the latter half; and Alex Dezen gets a …

Open Water — August 24, 2017

August 24th, 2017

59:34

arrrrrgh…  people.  (and also, new stuff from AJJ, GBV, Radiator Hospital, Rainer Maria, and a back-to-back whack from Castle Face).      but arrrgh… people. POW! — Necessary Call  / Duds — Elastic Feel  / Mike …

Open Water — August 17, 2017

August 17th, 2017

56:44

show 65 finds itself a little garage rock-y at the outset, before diving back to the ‘90s for a short spell, then doing the goth for a cool 7 …

Open Water — August 10, 2017

August 10th, 2017

1:01:53

does the vocal this week throw off a bit of a we-have-your-daughter-and-we-want-our-money vibe?  that’s what you get with a B-grade Guitar Center mic and a glass desk, and a room more suitable to shooting a YouTube …

Open Water — August 3, 2017

August 4th, 2017

1:00:58

it’s all for, Damien.  spanking new stuff from Weaves, Wolf Parade & Lemon Twigs, along with some rough stuff from the ‘Mats and the Smiths, and …

Open Water — July 27, 2017

July 30th, 2017

2:01:14

a special 2-hour edition of the Water brings some classic reggae, a double-dose of Daddy Issues, new ones by Teen Vice, See Through Dresses, Japans Breakfast & Brightness, plus a temperamental turntable and a host …

Open Water — July 20, 2017

July 30th, 2017

1:00:46

I’m not here this week, but I’ve left this life-like approximation of my sensibilities, soundtracked to the best low-budget music a nonprofit station can afford.  David Nance channels Merle Haggard, GBV have …

Cymbals Eat Guitars – 7/18/17 – Laguna Sound Studio

July 29th, 2017

35:15

the very very good Cymbals Eat Guitars blew into town and cut a fantastic 30-min. session for us, that includes blistering live takes on their fan-fave “Chambers” plus “Well” & “Have a Heart” from the new album, …

Open Water — July 13, 2017

July 15th, 2017

1:03:56

Ted Leo arrives 10 seconds before I do, which is why I sound breathless and even more incoherent than usual.  the 405 is a trickster fox — one minute, forgiving and seductive; the next, … just never mind.  PILL & …

Open Water — July 6, 2017

July 7th, 2017

1:02:49

I couldn’t take life’s often pallid soundtrack, without some skronking sax.  so thank gods PILL is back.  and it’s guitars on all sides, what with …

Open Water — June 29, 2017

June 30th, 2017

59:51

when I was 11, I couldn’t get a girl to talk to me, to save my life.  now, in the humbling throes of middle age, I’m surrounded by them.  here’s a …

Open Water — Jun 22, 2017

June 25th, 2017

1:01:35

know what?  there’s not enough disk space on the drive in the studio.  know what else?  that’s why the show intro and the first break now live out in the ether with Richey Edwards, all of my family photos, and the …

Open Water — June 15, 2017

June 16th, 2017

57:19

do you smell the wax?  Open Water made an all-too-rare foray into the glossy black world of vinyl on this show, of necessity, since the B Boys’ new …

Open Water — June 8, 2017

June 9th, 2017

1:59:24

i started the day with 13 tracks for the typical 1-hour show, but Jason had to go to the circus so it became a 2-hour show.  then i saw my elder …

Open Water — June 1, 2017

June 2nd, 2017

1:02:40

show 54 comes on the heels of a literal Earth-shattering event, as our Commander-in-Grief lights a match in the heart of Paris, just to watch it burn.  hence, Bob’s Burgers.  and some splintering punk.  and a dash of …

Open Water — May 25, 2017

May 26th, 2017

1:02:43

show 53 kicks off with Tall Juan, simply because that’s the way he’d want it.  then careens into some scintillating new-ish GBV & Black Lips, before diving into underground LA and emerging again in the early ‘80s …

Open Water — May 18, 2017

May 21st, 2017

1:01:36

show 52 heralds indie darlings Perfume Genius & Johnny Jewel, and the return of the tireless Paul Weller — who squeezes another album for the …

Open Water — May 11, 2017

May 12th, 2017

1:00:34

show 51 wasn’t contemplated as a rush job.  but rush jobs never are.  blame would be shared by the studio equipment and its human operator for the …

Open Water — May 4, 2017

May 5th, 2017

1:02:09

the devil is in the details.  and the electronics.  and the production room.  and the headphones.  some said it coulda been English Beat saxophonist …

Open Water — April 27, 2017

April 29th, 2017

1:00:30

show 49 puts us back on-track, with some fuzzy Ron Gallo, some Kraut-y Trans Am, a little Little Star and a big Big Star.  plus Car Seat Headrest do the Smiths, and we try to play vinyl without blowing a fuse.  see what …

Blossoms @ Coachella 2017

April 24th, 2017

6:30

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with UK superstars Blossoms in the Indio desert at Coachella 2017.

Grace Mitchell @ Coachella 2017

April 24th, 2017

6:15

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Grace Mitchell in the Indio desert at Coachella 2017.

Bishop Briggs @ Coachella 2017

April 24th, 2017

8:10

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Bishop Briggs in the Indio desert at Coachella 2017.

POND @ Coachella 2017

April 24th, 2017

7:56

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Joe Ryan and Jamie Terry of Aussie psych-rockers POND, in the Indio desert at Coachella 2017.

Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis @ Coachella 2017

April 22nd, 2017

11:33

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis, a Tel-Aviv-based group hand-picked by Radiohead to open for them on their current tour, in the desert.

Capital Cities @ Coachella 2017

April 22nd, 2017

5:55

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Sebu Simonian, one-half of Capital Cities, in Indio during Weekend 2 of Coachella Valley Music Fest.

Oh Wonder @ Coachella 2017

April 22nd, 2017

6:09

Kevin Flaherty, host of Open Water on KX 93.5, catches up with Josephine & Anthony, the duo who form Oh Wonder, in the desert.

Open Water — April 20, 2017

April 21st, 2017

58:50

a couple insolent tweens storm the station, interspersing the cynical alt-rock with their merriment at just-being-alive.  it’s ultimately to no end, …

Open Water — April 13, 2017

April 14th, 2017

58:07

show 46 starts off like one of those sketchy bars you wander into after pulling off the freeway.  pretty soon you find yourself in an unwanted …

Open Water — April 6, 2017

April 14th, 2017

52:50

show 45 is a remote affair, as the host steps away to attend to another job — then proceeds to screw up the assembly of the show in post.  (how much genius is lost in post?  we may never know.)  but Open Water is its …

Open Water — March 30, 2017

March 31st, 2017

1:04:15

show 44 features British, Australian and American bands, cooked up in a heady stew by its Irish-American host — whose youngest daughter joins in the fun in the last few minutes, just to give him some needed context.  …

Open Water — March 23, 2017

March 24th, 2017

59:05

show 43 celebrates the glory that is the SXSW Music Festival, where Open Water was hunkered down for 3 days at the BrooklynVegan/SoS showcase.  the …

Open Water — March 16, 2017

March 24th, 2017

57:55

show 42 is a semi-local/semi-remote affair from SXSW, resulting in questionable audio quality for the intros, but otherwise celebrating some of the …

Open Water — March 9, 2017

March 10th, 2017

1:01:11

the SXSW Express hits town, nodding vigorously to Beach Slang, Heat, Priests, Bleached and more Austin-bound bands.  also something clean(!) from Sleaford Mods (though they had to be wrestled to the ground to elicit it) …

Open Water — March 2, 2017

March 3rd, 2017

59:17

No Men, No Joy, No Thank You.  all the contrarian indie bands are present and accounted for.  there’s even a languid Tim Darcy instrumental for all of you who’ve had a hard week.  (all of us, that is.) Dutch …

Open Water — February 23, 2017

February 27th, 2017

58:23

late winter malaise rolls on with Rolling Blackouts C.F., Dutch Uncles, The Octopus Project, and other stuff that makes spring & summer barely …

Open Water — February 16, 2017

February 17th, 2017

1:01:57

good Valentine’s Day?  good.  here’s some more candy.  new Wire, old Wipers — plus PINS, PWR BTTM, Cayetana, Bleached, Beach Slang, Beachheads and …

Open Water — February 9, 2017

February 10th, 2017

1:00:32

show 37 seeks solace in a spate of ACLU benefit albums, wants some of what The Courtneys are having, and ultimately finds Kate Tempest even more …

Open Water — February 2, 2017

February 3rd, 2017

57:55

show 36 lends its voice to the refugee crisis, but ultimately doesn’t take itself seriously enough to steer straight after that… or end error-free. …

Open Water — January 26, 2017

January 28th, 2017

1:00:35

show 35 is all about new-ness, with all-too-timely releases from Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, Heat, Priests, Teen Vice, Camp Cope and a buncha other stuff that sounds good at the desk, better in the car, and best at the …

Open Water — January 19, 2017

January 28th, 2017

59:14

show 34 starts in a shoegaze-y way, then feels a bit bad for itself, before finding its snark, then bouncing its head in bemusement.  why not, indeed.   Slowdive — Star Roving  /  Elbow — All Disco  /  of …

Open Water — January 12, 2017

January 13th, 2017

1:03:24

show 33 cannot be brought down by fake news.  it offers only testimonials from Sleaford Mods, Kim Gordon, Chavez, Japandroids and and and and and and Japandroids — No Known Drink or Drug  /  Elbow — Magnificent (She …

Open Water — January 5, 2017

January 6th, 2017

1:08:16

the new year brings a fortune cookie of hope that might just sing loud enough to drown out abject fear, as conveyed through the strains of The Pop Group, Uranium Club, Faux Ferocious, another Tweedy and more more more… …

Open Water — December 29, 2016

January 5th, 2017

1:00:15

show 31 offers up one installment from each of the best albums of 2016 — “best” being a relative term befitting beauty pageants and barstool …

Open Water — December 22, 2016

December 23rd, 2016

2:00:27

show 30 is a 2-hour holiday music extravaganza, with more than a few that got away.  happy festivus, y’all. Dread Zeppelin — All I Want for Christmas …

Open Water — December 15, 2016

December 19th, 2016

1:01:13

show 29 fittingly resembles a 29-year-old — brash in its assertions, rambling between angst and grace, and quite unable to get to 30.  The Shacks, …

Open Water — December 8, 2016

December 9th, 2016

58:36

show 28 features a special guest in the form of new KX intern Adeline, who makes her radio debut (at about the 26-min. mark) and shows dignity in the face of the host’s technical gaffes.  also onhand: The Seams, Tim …

Open Water — December 1, 2016

December 2nd, 2016

57:53

I came breezing in from the motorway at 4:59, just to bring you this bag of independent.  you basked in the warm glow of Total Slacker, Magnetic Fields, Mick Harvey, Preoccupations and the Lucy Show.  we both came away …

Open Water – November 24, 2016

November 25th, 2016

2:02:45

show 26 is about Giving Thanks — to the stewards of indie rock.  (specifically, Wolf Parade, Merchandise, All Them Witches, LIV, His Clancyness, …

Open Water – November 17, 2016

November 18th, 2016

1:00:19

show 25 heralds the swanson of A Tribe Called Quest, and transitions seamlessly into some goth-y goodness from Savages, The Chameleons and Protomartyr, and hitches a ride in the Wayback Machine for some Trip Shakespeare …

Open Water – November 10, 2016

November 13th, 2016

56:57

show 24 lives in a post-Election haze interrupted by the death of Leonard Cohen.  what can be said, when the title of the Joan As Police Woman track …

Open Water — November 3, 2016

November 4th, 2016

59:43

show 23 has election fever, so — fittingly — it’s a bit manic and not too focused.  new cuts from Duchess Says, CC Dust, Soft Kill & Cloud Nothings, plus the return of Earwig, and a PUP take on Phantogram.  VOTE!   …

Open Water — October 27, 2016

October 28th, 2016

1:04:33

Happy Halloween from Open Water — a little Concrete Blonde to kick things off, alongside new cuts from The Shins, Pond, The Radio Dept., Futurebirds, The Oh Sees, and so so so so so much more unsafe candy.   Concrete …

Open Water — October 20, 2016

October 25th, 2016

59:58

show 21 shines brightly with the pleasing strains of the Matt Pond PA and Everyone is Dirty, but finds its angst again with Minihorse, Faux Ferocious, Year of Glad, Lovely Bad Things & Diarrhea Planet.  yes, …

Open Water — October 13, 2016

October 15th, 2016

57:16

show 20 casts the net wide, with new drops of goodness from Midnight Faces, Valley Queen & Crying, yet another from Cass McCombs’ fantastic new …

Open Water — October 6, 2016

October 13th, 2016

58:47

show 19 starts off on a mellow vibe, with Kate Bush’s extended live prologue from her sold-out 2014 UK dates, goes abroad for a little Nena & …

Open Water — September 29, 2016

September 30th, 2016

1:01:53

show 18 is therapeutic, with some cathartic work from Joseph and Cymbals Eat Guitars, new stuff from Shovels & Rope, Phantogram and Beach Slang, and a Morphine drip Sugar for Sugar — Bizarre Love Triangle  / …

Open Water — September 22, 2016

September 23rd, 2016

1:02:52

show 17 is all about great new cuts from Grandaddy, Beach Slang, Cymbals Eat Guitars and the man Leonard Cohen.  plus a Kevin Shields remix of an Undertones classic, and a little something from… Ferris Bueller’s Day …

Open Water — September 15, 2016

September 17th, 2016

59:42

show 16 boasts some searing new sounds from Sleaford Mods and Pill, a new/old Oasis demo, something from Robert Pollard’s new project ESP Ohio, and …

Open Water — September 8, 2016

September 9th, 2016

1:57:52

show 15 is another expanded 2-hour edition, boasting some dreaded Sex Stains, alongside spanking new stuff from The Pop Group, Thee Oh Sees, The Tyde, The Wedding Present and Nick Valensi’s Strokes side-project CRX. …

Open Water — September 1, 2016

September 2nd, 2016

1:03:50

show 14 highlights some great new releases from Ryan Sheridan, Cass McCombs, Mat Kerekes and The Raveonettes, while casting a light on late-night, …

Open Water – August 25, 2016

August 26th, 2016

59:02

show 13 is lucky indeed — new stuff from Flock of Dimes, D Generation, Thundercat, Jagwar Ma, and (of course) Gringo Starr American Wrestlers — Give Up  /  D Generation — Piece of the Action  /  Gringo Starr — Get …

Open Water — August 18, 2016

August 20th, 2016

1:58:26

show 12 is a special 2-hr affair, bringing brand-new tracks from Milemarker, AJJ, Cass McCombs and Touche Amore, along with a Belle & Sebastian Olympics tribute and a Romeo Void deep classic Kyle Dixon & Michael …

Open Water – August 11, 2016

August 12th, 2016

1:58:43

show 11 is a 2-hour tribute, 120 Minutes of 120 Minutes, featuring The The, Husker Du, Wire and The Church, and forgotten gems from Waxing Poetics, …

Open Water – August 4, 2016

August 5th, 2016

58:13

show 10, featuring new stuff from Cold Pumas, Manuela and The Parrots, plus a Pere Ubu post-punk classic. Wildhoney — Horror Movie / Cold Pumas …

Open Water – July 28, 2016

August 5th, 2016

1:00:18

show 9, a Lollapalooza tribute featuring bands appearing at the fest — Wolf Alice, Sunflower Bean, Lucy Dacus and more — plus new releases from …

Open Water – July 21, 2016

August 5th, 2016

1:01:36

show 8, featuring a late-night TV performance by Parquet Courts, an Alan Vega cover from MGMT, plus new cuts from Sleigh Bells and Bad Suns   Parquet Courts feat. Bun B — Captive of the Sun (live on The Late Show with …

Open Water – July 14, 2016

July 16th, 2016

59:03

show 7, featuring Australian breakout Camp Cope and a brand new release from post-Superdrag group The Lees of Memory, plus a PJ Harvey non-album track and critical darlings Parquet Courts Camp Cope — Jet Fuel Can’t Melt …

Open Water – July 7, 2016

July 16th, 2016

1:01:40

show 6, featuring Shout Out Louds frontman Adam Olenius, plus Funeral Advantage, Adult Books, and a Superchunk scorcher   Mutemath — Control (live) / …

Open Water – June 30, 2016

July 16th, 2016

59:52

show 5, featuring great new releases by Weaves, Caveman and Moonface & Siinai, plus a John Peel session w/ the immortal Chameleons UK Weaves …

Open Water – June 23, 2016

June 25th, 2016

1:01:07

show 4, featuring new music from Dawes, The Hecks & Sunflower Bean, plus a Damned classic and a deep cut from The Spiral Starecase full program: …

Open Water – June 16, 2016

June 17th, 2016

59:17

show 3, featuring new cuts from Preoccupations, Milemarker, Merchandise, His Clancyness and The Temper Trap — as well as a deep cut from Catherine …

Open Water – June 9, 2016

June 17th, 2016

57:53

show 2, featuring new tracks from The Amazing, Moonface and Siinai, Local Natives, The Faint & G0GGS (feat. Ty Segall). full program: The Clash – …

Open Water – June 2, 2016

June 3rd, 2016

1:02:21

the inaugural show, featuring new cuts from Esme Patterson, Tuns, Sweet Crude & The Temper Trap, as well as deeper cuts from Foals, Text, and …

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