A Box of Toys – October 11, 2022

A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a …

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A selection of music sampled by Danny Brown – part 2 in our series on electronic music sampling, including tracks by Rolf Glasen, Guy Pederson, Fleet Foxes, This Heat, Metronomy, Melvin Bliss, Raymond Scott, BBC Radio Workshop, Inoue Takayuki Band, The Meters, Gong, Amanaz & more…


A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys <<2020 rewind<<

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The second in a series on punk rock, this one focuses on the second punk wave, including Throwing Muses, Joy Division, Swell Maps, Sham 69, The Adverts, Devo, The Only Ones, The Table, MX-80 Sound, PIL, Ultravox, The Ex, Spizzenergi, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Ruts and MANY MORE. *this episode originally aired 6/20/20   … Continued


The first in a series of shows on progressive music featuring the proto-prog (through 1975) of King Crimson, Soft Machine, Aphrodite’s Child, Genesis, Gong, Jethro Tull, Van Der Graaf Generator, Can, Magma, Yes, Supertramp, Dixie Dregs, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.


Rewinding our way back to the first in the women composer series featuring Alice Coltrane, Annette Peacock, Carla Bley, Amy Denio (with Interview), Zeena Parkins, & Laurie Anderson. This is a survey mostly of avant-garde womens jazz, but with the addition of Laurie Anderson *originally aired May 2020


A deep dive into womens electronic music, featuring many recent arrivals: Huma Utku, Lucretia Dalt, Celia Hollander, Delia Derbyshire, Astrid Sonne, Helene Vogelsinger, Valentina Magelleti, Flora Yin-Wong, Carmen Villain, Felicia Atkinson, LEYA, Smerz, Zavoloka, & Karen Gwyer.  


Featuring a reissue of Musick To Play in the Dark Volume 2 by Coil, an LP and single by Kubler-Ross, the new LP from We Are All, a second stab at the EP’s by Lorraine James + Gav & Jord, a second helping of the new CivilistJavel! Album & yet another remarkable Aquaserge record.


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A Box of Toys #108: Defunkt #2

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The funk pub crawl continues with Booker T. and the MG’s, Brecker Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Earth Wind and Fire, Average White Band, The GAP Band, Cool and the Gang, Cameo, James Brown, Lettuce and Ghost Note, with a second helping from Betty Davis and Sly and the Family Stone.


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A Box of Toys #107: Defunkt #1

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A Box of Toys Defunkt #1

With inspiration drawn from the High Sierra Music Festival, A Box of Toys presents the first of our funk shows featuring Graham Central Station, Sly & The Family Stone, Vulfpeck, Jackson 5, Rick James, Wild Cherry, Bootsy Collins, Spinners, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Zapp & Roger, Betty Davis & MORE.