A Box of Toys – June 6, 2023

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 companion show for Episode 138, we took another bite from the apple, with the following previously unknown or unplayed artists: Radian, Shipping News, Deus Ex Machina (DXM), Meira Asher, Upsilon Acrux, Tzvi Avni, Raime, Triosk, Tim Hecker, Skeleton Key, and Hala Strana.

A Box Of Toys retools its curation process to seek out Unidentified Musical Objects orbiting distant stars.  This show features Brigitte Fontaine, Matt Elliott, Spires that in the Sunset Rise, Phonophani, The Gasman, Frog Eyes, Third Eye Foundation, SUUNS, Pharmakon and Radian.

This show explores the dark currents and rivers of Tom Waits as typified primarily by the critically acclaimed Rain Dogs record, featuring performances by Tom Waits, Marc Ribot, Ralph Carney, Tony Levin, John Lurie, Bobby Previte, Robert Quine, Chris Spedding, and Victor Feldman.

Round two of our Spring Cleaning shows starts off with leftover LP’s from the studio and tapes from Chris’ Car (less one lowly cassette) featuring Rob Mazeruek, Jesca Hoop, Ennio Morricone, The Focus Group, Two, Devo, Model/Actriz, Surface to Air Missive, Wolf Eyes and Hood Faire  

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A Box of Toys #26 Soundtracks

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A survey of soundtrack recordings, from mainstream to obscure: Tom Twyker, Alejandro Jodorowski, Peter Gabriel, Ennio Morricone, Carl Stalling, Jimmy Cliff, Iggy Pop, Dinah Washington & Max Richter, Isaac Hayes, Soggy Bottom Boys, Clint Mansell, Steven Price, Leftfield and MORE…. (originally aired 9/15/20)  

More yummy vinyl, hot off the presses from Devo, Nozinja, CivilistJavel, Untold, Hafler Trio & Genesis P. Orridge, Ennio Morricone, Facta, Continua, Jean Claude Vannier, Time Wharp, Model/Actriz, and Young Fathers, with plenty left over for future episodes!

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A Box of Toys : SXSW 2023 Postview

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This show features Voka Gentle, Model/Actriz, ALASKAALASKA, TmbaTa, Thee Oh Sees, Hamish Hawk, The Zombies, Os Mutantes, Gewalt, and BalthVS, plus many observations on the festival, logistics, scheduling, best practices, and the Top 5 Acts to see in ’23