August 25, 2021: Heck Yeah, Bagpipes!

I know the title may be Bagpipe Blues, but this is really bagpipe swing, baby!

Gunhild Carling is my new discovery, so along with a couple tracks from her (and her big band) we’ve got Rugcutter Dance Orchestra, Dandy Wellington, Tacla, Shirt Tail Stompers, Posey Royale, and lots, lots more!

No really, bagpipes. In swing. It works, I swear ….

July 28, 2021: People Are Strange

We’re back, and with lots of great music to share! Along with both Portal songs in swing-along versions from 8-Bit Big Band, I have some great tracks from Shirt Tail Stompers, The Hot Sardines, Le Dancing Pepa Swing Band, and Monkey Doo, among others.

Here is a fun recent video from Monkey Doo over on their YouTube channel, speaking of. Check it out!

New shows getting posted over on Mixcloud, but you will hear them first if you tune in to KAOS directly, either via the local airwaves or streaming at kaosradio.org or using your favorite radio streaming app.

June 9, 2021: Too Fast, Too Slow

Lots of great swing and jazz and blues tunes this week – as per the norm! – but kicking things off with something a little different — some of my favorite video game music!

Yeah, you heard me. Supergiant Games makes amazing games and those games are filled with amazing music, thanks to their music director and all-around inspiring musician, Darren Korb, not to mention vocals by Ashley Barrett. And no, you don’t need to know anything about the games to enjoy the music, I promise, it’s just good on its own! Watching them perform live is amazing, too.

Anyone who has played Hades knows …

Okay, okay, you’re here for the swing, I know! I’ve got new (to me) music from Beppe Pilotto (in various groups), from Marbin, from Marina & the Kats, from Duved Dunayevsky, from Hot Club du Nax, and lots more! There isn’t quite a focus, but as the title intimates, there are some nice slow songs to sink into, and conversely, some nice fast songs especially for any Balboa lovers out there.

Enjoy!

May 26, 2021: Gender is a Masquerade

Cats & Dinosaurs make great swing music, and they’re also not afraid to include some serious social commentary in their songs, as the title of this week’s show can attest.

Check them out over on Bandcamp, and enjoy some more great music including some more Swedish swingers, Gentlemen & Gangsters, along with bands out of Turkey, Tel Aviv, Luthuania, France, and lots of other cool places!

Il faut que ├ža swing!

May 12, 2021: Band(camp)ing Together

I heard a rumor that it might be the final Bandcamp Friday on May 7 so I went a little nuts! This rumor seems unfounded, though, based on posts from Bandcamp, where it looks like they may continue all the way through 2021. Or, at the very least, until live performances resume. Ah well, more music for me, anyway!

Among the new (to me) tunes include albums I didn’t already have from Tcha-Badjo, Blue Moon Marquee, and The Schwings Band, as well as new (to me) groups like Jacob Zimmerman, Thrift Set Orchestra, and Tatiana Eva-Marie.

And it all adds up to another great two hours of swing, jazz, and blues. Enjoy!