Freakshow! – 1/21/10

January 22, 2010


Apparently all we wanted to do this week is rock, so our second episode of the season is a little more heavy on the punk angle than usual.  But if you think we’re simply being a one-trick-pony here, you’ve obviously never listened to a Freakshow! before, as we’ve still got a ton of amazing music carefully assembled to prove that this “harmonious dissonance” thing we’re always going on about isn’t just annoying marketing term!  Furthermore, we guarantee that if you don’t learn something new about at least one of the songs or bands in this show, then you’ve either listened to this episode live and heard all this before or are actually Freakman John!  If it’s the latter is the case, he would like you to kindly get out of his head, thanks.

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Freakshow! – 1/14/10

January 18, 2010

Freakshow! 1/14/10

For our triumphant return to the airwaves, Freakshow! kicks off its third season in style with some old stand-bys, some new classics, and a smattering of songs that run the gamut of the garage, punk, and psychedelic rock we love so very, very much.  Playing it a bit safe, perhaps?  Arguably, but when your set’s as good as ours, does it really matter?

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It Begins Again

January 11, 2010

High Time

After a month’s break, we are proud to announce that Freakshow! is back!  The best in garage and punk will be returning to the airwaves of Boston’s best student-run radio station – WTBU – this Thursday.  As for when, we are happy to say that the new airtime for Freakshow! is…


Hard to believe, right?  Well, while not ideal for any of us on the show (we are, of course, very much running our use of the royal “we” on this blog through the ringer with this statement), it’s better than the alternative of not being on the air at all, right?  And let it be known that we will not be deterred from our usual tactic of the best music on the planet interspersed with topics of the most sublime and ridiculous variety as chosen by master of ceremonies “Freakman” John Maxwell.  In fact, we suggest you not miss this week’s episode, as it is already gearing up to be one of the episodes of Freakshow! we’ve ever done!  It’s gonna be great!

And on the off-chance that you cannot catch this week’s episode, fret not!  One of our New Year’s resolutions for this year is to stop neglecting the Freakshow! blog as we have been wont to do in the past, so if you come here on Thursday night or Friday afternoon, expect to find the full setlist for your viewing pleasure.  And we don’t want to promise too much, but complete episodes for download might be in the cards, too.  Just saying.

So mark your calendars, folks: Freakshow! will air this Thursday, January 14, 2010, and all subsequent Thursdays from then on out unless otherwise specified, starting at 10 AM on WTBU.  To listen, just point your browser towards the WTBU site, hit one of the buttons conveniently marked “LISTEN LIVE!”, and you’re good to go!  And while you’re at it, be sure to check out friends of the show Night on Disco Mountain hosted by Dan Ernst from 2 – 4 PM and Taken Out of Context hosted by Josh Friedman from 8 – 10 PM.  It’s the least you could do.