February 7, 2019

Modcast #423: The Mod Jazz Organization

So, this is my first modcast of 2019. I know it's a little late getting started. But I needed a break I guess. Only been doing this almost 13 years now and this is first month without a modcast! Not a bad track record if I say so myself.

I can't remember who but a while back somebody messaged me and asked if I'd do a whole show of cool organ jazz, and well here it is. The first one at least. I've got a couple of other organ shows brewing in the back of my mind. But this one is all just cool jazz numbers really. Some by artists you're sure to recognize and some by a few that might be new to you.

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Martin Medski & Wood -- I Wanna Ride You (2002)
Lord Large -- Stuck In A Wind Up
André M -- Hard Faced (2019)
The True Loves -- The Dirty (2017)
Stoned Soul Picnic -- Move Move Move (2002)
James Taylor Quartet -- Stand Up (2001)
Privates Hammond Orchestra -- Battle of Yoker
The Soul 699 - Soul 69 Theme (2003)
Wynder K. Frog -- Dancing Frog (1968)
Gene Ludwig Organ Trio -- Blues For Mister Fink
Jimmy Smith -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe Part 2
Jimmy McGriff -- I've Got A Woman Pt. 1
Freddie Roach -- Party Time
The Civil Tones -- Soul Bucket
Galactic -- My Little Humidor

Lord Large - Stuck In A Wind Up

December 31, 2018

Modcast #422: Faves of 2018

This is it, the end of another year. 2018 is bowing out and 2019 is stepping up to the plate. This past year was a pretty damn good one for new music. So much so that it's taken me weeks to really filter through the crop and pick just the ripest bits of tasty musical fruit. Tons of good bands simply didn't make the cut, not because they didn't produce good stuff, but just because I only have one more hour this year and so you're going to get just the tastiest bits. The bands that didn't make the show could have a show of their own like The Mads, The Chats, Alkaline Trio, Faz Waltz, Outtacontrollers, the Darts, The Vaccines, The Interrupters, and The Laissez Faires. Which means what remains is going to give you one hell of a ride.

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The Peawees -- Christine
Michael Simmons -- Bucket List
Caroline Rose -- Soul No. 5
Dot Dash -- Fast Parade
Dream Machine -- Buried Alive
The Damned -- Procrastination
The Fratellis -- Starcrossed Losers
The Spitfires -- The New Age
Parquet Courts -- Total Football
Stone Foundation -- Don't Walk Away
Monophonics -- Beggin'
André M -- You Can't Change
Delvon Lamarrr Organ Trio -- Close But No Cigar
Fontaines DC -- Winter Sun

The Peawees -- Walking Through My Hell

December 23, 2018

Modcast #421: Blowin' Up Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you know what that means. Time for another modcast office Christmas party. At past parties DJ Ken and I have thrown up on Christmas, been blown away by Christmas, blown off Christmas, but this year we're blowing up Christmas.

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Christmas Christmas -- Mojo Nixon
Bellrays -- Christmas train
Brad Marino -- Christmas Time Almost Here
Mark Bacino -- Merry Christmas, I Love You
Jeffrey Foskett -- Christmas Time Is Here
The Sonics -- Santa Claus
The Vipers -- Christmas I'll Be Home
Fuzztones & Screaming Jay Hawkins -- It's That Time Again
The Love Machine -- The Lonely Hearts Club Christmas
Rancid -- Xmas Eve
Ravers -- Punk Rock Christmas
The Business -- Bollocks to Christmas
JD McPherson -- Hey Skinny Santa
Yobs - Run Run Rudolph
Mistle Toads - Santa's A Boozer
Tommy Tutone -- 867-5309 Christmas Version
Empty Hearts -- It's Christmastime
Fountains of Wayne -- Valley Winter Song

The Sonics -- Santa Claus


December 12, 2018

Modcast #420: And On And On And On

Here we are twenty plus years past the heyday of Britpop and the internets are all atwitter wondering whether or not we're having a Britpop revival. Can you really revive something that never died? Maybe it's more of a Britpop resuscitation. Either way I settle the debate and put the question of a Britpop revival to bed on an all new, supersized modcast.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- While The Song Remains The Same (2015)
Beady Eye -- Beatles And Stones (2011)
Black Honey -- Corrine (2015)
Mando Diao -- God Knows (2004)
Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be (2015)
The Rifles -- The Great Escape (2009)
The Fratellis -- Creepin' Up The Back Stairs (2009)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Tired Of England (2008)
Kaiser Chiefs -- Learnt My Lesson Well (2008)
Shambolics -- My Time Is Now (2018)
Shame -- Lampoon (2018)
Cleargreen -- Stargazed (2018)
Sports Team -- Kutcher (2018)
Brand New Friend -- Seatbelts For Aeroplanes (2018)
Estrons -- Strobe Lights (2017)
Otherkin -- Ay Ay (2018)
Shader -- Silver (2018)
Neon Waltz -- Dreamers (2018)
Fur -- Angel Eyes (2018)
Jack Fletcher Band -- Young Man At Heart (2015)

Past Britpop Modcasts

Modcast #190: The Britpop Launching Pad
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/02/modcast-190-britpop-launching-pad.html

Mod Essentials III: The Britpop Invasion
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/02/mod-essentials-iii-britpop-invasion.html

Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop
http://www.mistersuave.com/2016/11/this-weeks-show-is-focused-on-britpops.html

The Rifles -- Local Boy


Neon Waltz - The Stranger Things


Sports Team - Stanton | Live From The Distillery


Brand New Friend ~ Girl


Cleargreen - (To Be Understood) In My Paradise



Santa's sack is bulging . . . with past Christmas modcasts





December 11, 2018

Santa's sack is bulging . . . with past Christmas modcasts

Season greetings from the vaults. Here are a few of the past Christmas shows that I've dug out of retirement and reposted at Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Please, please me by listening to them all. Check back occasionally as I'll be posting more as I uncover them.

Modcast #399: Mr. Suave's Mod Tiki Christmast Extravaganza 2017
Another year, another Christmas modcast. The good tidings here are that at least this year we have a Christmas modcast! That's right I'm back with DJ Ken to bring you the yule you'll wish you could forget. It's tikirific! Listen now!

Modcast #398: Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas
And now for something completely different. Well, okay, not completely different. The difference-maker this week is Mary Queen of Cosmos who is bringing her sleigh full of Christmas spirits to the modcast. Listen now!

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015
A damn good holiday show, if I do say so myself.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #317: Mr. Suave's Christmas Office Party (2014)
DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me in queueing up a sleighfull of Christmas tracks.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #287: Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Light the lights, trim the tree, shake up some holiday concoctions and here from mod bands, bloggers, DJs from around the world as they share their fave tracks.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #316: Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Wherein I'm once again joined by the likes of Penny Lane, RAF, Paradise, Warren Peace, The Ice Cream Man and many more sharing their favorite seasonal sounds.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #255: Mr. Suave's 2012 Christmas Extravaganza
Crazy, eclectic mix of tunes for the season including The Eels, She & Him, HB Radke, Eux Autres, Vince Guiraldi, Jigsaw Seen and lots more.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves
The first ever modcast invitational with The Bang, The Ice Cream Man, The School, Warren Peace and more.
Listen on Mixcloud











November 23, 2018

Modcast #419: Bits & Pieces

Here we are nearing the end of the year and entering into holiday season. So, no holiday music! Just a whole bunch of great songs that I've been wanting to play on and off for a while. A few new tracks and lots of others spanning the gamut of time and genre.

In other news, Suave Manor is getting remodeled and my regular studio office has been relocated to the basement. So, if things sound a bit different that is probably why. As you can see from this on the spot shot of the modcast coming to form, it's not a bad room. Pretty cool in fact as I can stare some of my favorite framed records. Soon all will be right in my suave little corner of the universe and I'll have a newly remodeled office where I can once again work my magic.


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Heavyball -- The Perils of Midweek Drinking (2017)
The Rooks -- Friends of Mine (2000)
Mike Daly & The Planets -- Eelctricity (2017)
Sick Rose -- Girl On A Train (2014)
Daisy -- Little Love (2017)
The Devonns -- Come Back (2018)
Cocktail Slippers -- Who Are You (2007)
Buster Shuffle -- Pretty Boy (2017)
B-Back -- Brother Ringo (2006)
The Fall Outs -- Bury My Body (1996)
The Letters --- Nobody Loves Me (1979)
Wyldlife -- Teenage Heart (2018)
Rockpile --Queen of Hearts (Live) (1980)
Dirt Royal -- It Was You (2015)
The Strypes -- (I Need A Break From) Holidays (2017)
The Haywains -- I'm Still Waiting (1993)

The Fall-Outs -- Here I Come


Buster Shuffle - We Fall To Pieces



November 5, 2018

Modcast #418: Mr. Suave's Swingin' Cocktail Lounge

Turning the modcast into a loungecast one more time. Call it lounge music, cocktail music, jetset bachelor pad music, exotica, whatever, if it swings then its in the mix this week.

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Walter Wanderley -- Taste of Sadness (1966)
The Bob Crewe Generation -- Miniskirts in Moscow (1967)
The Dave Pike Set -- Jet Set (1966)
Pete Moore -- Catwalk (1970)
The Link Quartet -- Beat It (2002)
Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra -- Wasabi Sauce (2009)
Les Reed -- High Society (1963)
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited -- Nightclub '67 (2002)
Enoch Light -- The Dating Game (1966)
The Dudley Manlove Quartet -- Spanish Flea (1995)
Dennis Lotis -- Celebration (1968)
Mel Tormé -- Right Now (1965)
Shirley Bassey -- Light My Fire (1971)
Della Reese -- Why Don't You Do right? (1960)
Sammy Davis Jr. -- Love Is All Around (The Mary Tyler Moore Theme) (1972)
Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra -- A Groovy Movie (1995)
Joey Altruda --Tropical Espionage (1995)

Joey Altruda


Dave Pike -- Jet Set


October 27, 2018

Modcast #417 Death Is Amongst Us (Halloween 2018)

There's a lot of Zombies in this year's Halloween modcast. It's a scary one with ombies, gravediggers, devils, and even hipsters. DJ Ken from the Shingles is back as the head devil for his eleventh annual haunting halloween blowout, Modcast #417: Death Is Amongst Us.

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Missed one of the others? Here's ten pumpkin's full of rockin' Halloween tunes.

Belle & Sebastian - Sukie In The Graveyard (The Life Pursuit, 2006)
Aquabats - Fashion Zombies (Charge!!, 2005)
Fleshtones - Haunted Hipster (Mondo Zombie Boogaloo, 2013)
Cadaver Club - Afraid Of Me (It's Always The Quiet Ones, 2013)
Fiends - Gravedigger (Gravedigger, 1998)
RAF - Zombie Girl (Single, 2018)
Vista Blue - Always Check the Backseat (Scary Songs To Sing in the Dark, 2017)
Teenage Bottlerocket - Haunted House (Tales From Wyoming, 2015)
Hula Girls - Curse Of The Tiki (The Curse Of The Tiki, 2010)
Messer Chups - Tales From The Crypt (Aloha Swamp Swamp Vacation (All Inclusive), 2018)
Buck-O-Nine - Don't Be Afraid (Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary, 2017)
Madness - Death Of A Rude Boy (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, 2012)
Damned - Devil In Disguise (Evil Spirits, 2018)
Turbonegro - Hurry Up & Die (RockNRoll Machine, 2018)
Deadbolt - Scare Me (Tiki Man, 1994)
Shriekback - Nemesis (Oil And Gold, 1985)
Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion (Floodland, 1987)
Ray Davies - March of the Zombies (Our Country: Americana Act 2, 2018)
Norma Tanega - You're Dead (Walkin' My Cat Named Dog, 1966)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell (Hot, 1996)
Rubinoos - Graveyard Shift (45, 2014)

Halloween Safety Tips from the 70s







October 17, 2018

Get Ready For Your 2018 Halloween Music Sugar Rush

Gear up for this year's annual Halloween modcast from DJ Ken, coming the weekend before the big day itself!



Tricks or treats? There's been a lot of both over the past decade. Here's TEN bagfuls of halloween goodies! That's right ten halloween modcasts hosted by DJ Ken from The Shingles.  Links below.

Modcast #107: Monsters A-Go-Go! (2008)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2008/10/halloween-modcast-107-monsters-go-go.html

Modcast #144: Something Wicked This Way Comes (2009)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2009/10/modcast-144-something-wicked-this-way.html

Modcast #181: Monsters Rule O.K. (2010)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2010/10/modcast-181-monsters-rule-ok.html

Modcast #216: No Costume, No Candy (2011)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/10/annual-halloween-modcast-216-no-costume.html

Modcast #249: Rest In Peace (2012)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2012/10/modcast-249-rest-in-peace.html

Modcast #283: How Do the Dead Come Back? (2013)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2013/10/modcast-283-halloween-special-2013-how.html

Modcast #311: Death Is A Lonely Business (2014)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2014/10/welcome-to-annual-halloween-modcast.html


Modcast #341: Dig My Own Grave ( Halloween 2015)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2015/10/halloween-is-upon-us-which-means-it-is.html

Modcast #372: And When I Die (Halloween 2016)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2016/10/modcast-372-and-when-i-die-halloween.html

Modcast #395: DJ Ken's 10th Annual Halloween Modcast #395: Back From The Dead (2017)
http://www.mistersuave.com/2017/10/dj-kens-10th-annual-halloween-modcast.html








October 15, 2018

Modcast #416: Do The Dance Around

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World, and this time around I'm delivering some new tunes, some older tunes, some soul, some power pop, basically a little bit of everything. And, I'm excited to have found and have a chance to share with you one special track.

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They Might Be Giants -- All Time What (2018)
Michael Simmons -- This Is Most Certainly True (2018)
Jack Mosbacher Band -- Burning Love (2016)
Weeland and the Urban Soul Collective -- Life's So Simple (2010)
Stone Foundation -- Next Time Around (2018)
Dot Dash -- Green On Red (2018)
Odd Robot -- Amnesiatic (2018)
The Control Freaks -- I Am Crime (2018)
The Peawees -- Walking Through My Hell (2018)
The Right Here -- More Delusions (2018)
The Laissez Faires -- High Horse (2018)
Juliana Hatfield -- Kellyanne (2017)
The Crows -- Don't Play Around (1980)
The Interrupters -- Broken World (2018)
They Might Be Giants -- Starry Eyes (2015)

Dot Dash -- Unfair Weather

September 18, 2018

Modcast #415: Garage Stompin' in the Sixties

Put on your stovepipe pants, slip into a paisley shirt and get your chelsea boots shined up, it's time to slip back to the sixties for some raw and raucous cave-stompin garage rock.

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The Moods -- Rum Drunk (1965)
The Missing Links -- Wild About You (1965)
The Downliners Sect -- Everything I've Got To Give (1966)
Count Five -- Can't Get Your Lovin' (1966)
The Climax -- You..! (1966)
Chob -- We're Pretty Quick (1966)
The Belles -- Come Back (1965)
Gents -- If You Don't Come Back (1967)
The Fleur De Lys -- I Walk The Sands (196?)
The Alarm Clocks - Yeah (1966)
Fly-Bi-Nites -- Found Love (1967)
The Jaguars -- It's Gonna Be Alright (1966)
The Uncalled For -- Do Like Me (1966)
The Abstracts -- My Baby Left Me (1965)
Gentlemen Wild -- You Gotta Leave (1965)
? & The Mysterians -- 8-Teen (1966)
The Standalls -- Don't Say Nothing At All (1967)

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Count Five -- Peace of Mind


The Fleur de Lys -- Wait For Me


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August 27, 2018

Modcast #414: iMod Shuffle Vol. VI

Oops, the iPod did it again. I'm either too busy or too lazy to curate my own modcast this week. That's right it's that time again, time for the old iPod to shuffle up a batch of random acts of music excellence. So, here's your chance to peek behind the curtain as it were and see what's lurking on my disk drives. Let's set the iPod on shuffle and be on our way.

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears -- Boogie (2009)
Galliano -- Welcome To The Story (1991)
Supergrass -- Sun Hits The Sky (1997)
Mood Six -- What Have You Ever Done (1986)
Elvis Presley -- Hard Headed Woman (1958)
The Rifles -- She's The Only One (2006)
Monkeeman -- The A Parade (2014)
Acid Drops -- She Laughed Outloud (1988)
Payolas -- China Boys (1980)
Amyl & The Sniffers --I'm Not A Loser (2018)
The Dentists -- I Had An Excellent Dream (1985)
Ennio Morricone -- Valmont's GoGo Pad (1968)
Daisy -- Heartbeat (2008)
Disjam feat. Eric IQ Gray -- Point Blank (1995)
Dfactor Pop -- Back In The Game (2018)
Eric Clapton -- Cocaine (1977)
Green Day -- Nightlife (2012)

The Dentists -- Gas