DJ Mike Show #194 – 2/27/2021: Interviews with Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall of Petrified Max, and Arrica Rose!

DJ Mike Lidskin spent ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, and now hosts 30 hours of programming a month at Woody Radio. His two shows, “The Show With No Name” and “The Saturday Thing”, feature the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.

You can catch the DJ Mike Shows live on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. PST and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. PST at Woody Radio,

Artist | Track | Album
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Ivan in Paris | The Ivan Variations
The Morning Line | Might Believe | Back on Earth b/w Might Believe
Tamar Berk | heavy & abusive | the restless dreams of youth
fIREHOSE | Flyin’ The Flannel | Flyin’ The Flannel
Natalie Cortez | Without You–Demo | Demo
Steven Bradley | Summer Bliss And Autumn Tears | Summer Bliss And Autumn Tears
Felsen | Heroin | Accidental Drowning

Interview with Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall of Petrified Max
Petrified Max | Sipping the Moon | Year Gone By
Petrified Max | Blue Skies Always | Year Gone By
Petrified Max | The Lucky Couple | The Lucky Couple

NRBQ | Howard Johnson’s Got His Ho-Jo Working | Scraps
The Brothers Steve | Beat Generation Poet Turned Assassin | #1
The Mysteries of Life | Jupiter and Saturn | Single release
Duncan Faure | All at Once | Pronounced Four Uh
The Clutter Family | Artist In the Office | The Clutter Family
Star Collector | Game Day | Game Day
Krista D | Run Jane Run | Look at me… I’m Krista D
Blake Jones | Three Jerks In A Jeep | The Homebound Tapes
Chris Church | Lost | Game Dirt
Migrant Pickers | The Fate Of The Trees | Beat This Town
The Corner Laughers | (Now That I Have You I’m) Bored | Poppy Seeds

Arrica Rose interview
Arrica Rose & the …’s | Oh Jennifer | Technicolour Blue
Arrica Rose & the …’s | Once in a Lullaby (Over the Rainbow For What it’s Worth Ohio) | Technicolour Blue
Arrica Rose & the …’s | The High | Technicolour Blue

The Cherry Bluestorms | She Said She Said | Whirligig!
Pete’s Copter | Magic Circle | The Fowl Tone Sampler
The Wonder Stuff | Full of Life (Happy Now) | Construction for the Modern Idiot
Nolan Voide and His Own Bad Self | Indie Rock Superstar | Single release
Lyn Vaus | Lyric Bride | Reality Anonymous
Sunshine Boys | The World Turning Round | Work and Love
Jesus H Christ & The Four Hornsmen of The Apocalypse | I’m Around | Happier Than You
Lannie Flowers | Flavor of the Month | March To Home
The Living Dolls | Everything That Happened | Everything That Happened (Big Stir Digital Single No. 18)
Rachel Taylor Brown | zoe of rome | Susan Storm’s Ugly Sister and Other Saints and Superheroes
Great Mimes | Speak Up | Second Helping
Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 | Time Bomb | LISA MYCHOLS & SUPER 8
John Stevens | American Dream | Living Room
The Amplifier Heads | Black Mascara | Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner | Stamps | Make It Be
Dolph Chaney | Pleasant Under Glass | This Is Dolph Chaney
Gail George with Early Times | You Are There | The Barrio Sessions
Sex 66 | California | Grew Up Down

Another fun show this past weekend–an interview doubleheader, and a treasure trove of more brand new 2021 music. It just gets better and better.

First up–the uber-prolific men of Petrified Max: Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall, return to the show with a new album, “Year Gone By”. But wait–isn’t that a bit misleading? Didn’t I recently have just John on the show, and not Vitus, to talk about their previous album?

Well, okay, yeah. It was November 14, which was not that long ago. And I got to talk to John only, as Vitus was beleaguered by technical issues that day. So on this show, I thought it would be a good chance for Vitus to set the record straight, as he wasn’t here to defend himself last time!

Ok, not really–they were both here to talk about the making of their wonderful new record. It was clear that they both really respect each other, and enjoy making music together. And this album builds on the promise of the first one, “Charlie Drove North”. It’s rocking and quirky, two of my favorite things in music. There’s odd tales to tell, sometimes set against a bleak landscape. This one is really great. We’ll learn about the collaboration process between Vitus, John, and legendary drummer Danny Frankel, the history of the band, and the making of this record. I think you’re going to want the album. More info at:

Next up, L.A.- and Oakland-based singer-songwriter Arrica Rose returns to the show. Well, sort of. I’m going to find myself saying this a lot, but she’d been on my old Twirl Radio show a couple of times in the past, so this marks her Woody Radio interview debut. She’s got a nice new EP out, “Technicolour Blue”, with her band, Arrica Rose & the …’s (dot dot dots), and it’s just lovely. 6 songs, each one of them “like its own little movie”, as she puts it. Cinematic in scope, it’s her wonderful vocals, front and center, that capture your attention first. How about the sound? Dream pop meets americana, with some bursts of rock and roll. It’s the right mix to play to Arrica’s songwriting and vocal strengths. Hey, anybody who counts David Bowie, Tom Waits, Joy Division, and The Andrews Sisters among their musical influences has got my attention. She certainly knows how to put a good record together. You’ll need this to go with your coffee and a good book. More info:

Enjoy the show!


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