Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending Nov 2nd

Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending Nov 2nd

Sepiachord playlist for the week ending Jan 25th~ #playlist #steampunkmusic #gloriadarlingsThe Gloria Darlings: Emma’s Lament
Blackbird Raum: The Man in the Bog
Good Co: Good Advice
Rasputina: Olde Dance
The Doubleclicks: Apostrophe
Professor Elemental: I’m British
Destroy Nate Allen: Emergency
Tom Waits: Lucky Day Overture
Sharon Knight: Conjurer
The Debaucherauntes: Nigun
Unwoman: Xo
God’s Favorite Beefcake: House on Fire
Autumn Tears: The Ebony Meadow
Absinthe Rose: Arrow Wind
Gunnelpumpers: Earthing
Danbert Nobacon: To Be or Not to Be?
Voltaire: Accordion Player
Stone Breath: Trotterhead
Dogwood: King of Death
Vagabond Opera: The Last Dance
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: Behave

DJ Panix vs the Vandals & the Alans ~ Oct 13th Playlist

DJ Panix vs the Vandals & the Alans ~ Oct 13th Playlist

Gabin: Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap
Figgs: Blame It All Senseless
Pop Will Eat Itself: Wake Up! Time to Die
David Lynch & John Neff: Go Get SOme
Split Lip Rayfield: Union Man
Corrosion of Conformity: Elphyn
Voodoo Love Mint: Castor Oil
Rancid: Red Hot Moon
The Magnificent Seven: Hide the Knives
Social Distortion: Playpen
Siouxsie & the Banshees: Sea of Tranquility
Whirlwind Heat: Reagan
Johnny Cash: The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer
Vandals: Summar Nights
The Lost Patrol: Hurricane
Flaming Stars: Ten Feet Tall
The Folks Below: Rope Climb
Alan Vega: Raver
The Cult: The Snake
Led Zeppelin: Tea for One
Dropkick Murphys: Time to Go
Eno: Put a Straw Under Baby
Nitzer Ebb: Smear Body
Ginger Ibex: Toxic
Les Aus: El Matagalls
Ephemeral Mists: Eastern Channel
Voltaire: Shalom
Fun w/ Atoms: Warning
Los Infernos: Lost and Confused
EBN: Psychoactive Drugs
Destroy Nate Allen: Long Weekend Blues
Revolvers: That’s What Life Is All About
Middle Class: Introductory Rites
Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Molly Lewis: Road Trip
The Doors: You Make Me Real
Beastie Boys: Body Movin’
Hypnolovewheel: Peace of Mind
Di Nigunim: Fascist Degradation
Fading Collection: Nightmare
Kane Hodder: Jason Dean Was a Teen Liberator
Bottledog: The Mind Wizard
Andy Statman, Zev Feldman, Marty Confurius: Voliner Bulgar
Man… or Astroman?: Of Sex and Demise
Alice Cooper: Feed My Frankenstein
Leo’s Operation: Amnesty
DeVotchKa: The Common Good
Kiss: Deuce
Frank Black: This Is Where I Belong
Insomniac Folklore: Bodies and Arson
MIA: Galang
Violent Sky: Nobody
Motley Crue: Piece of Your Action
Alexandra Hamer: One More Circumnavigation
Pussy Galore: Soundcheck
Ministry: Hizballah
Black Sunday: One the Way Downtown
Not Waving But Drowning: Maypole
NoMeansNo: Approaching Zero
Mudhoney: Underide
Burning Image: Burning Image, Burning
Belle & Sebastian: Dog on Wheels
Killdozer: Don’t Cry
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult: Ride the Mindway
Gianni Ferrio: Fai piano… fai presto
The Scarring Party: Revelator
Descendents: X
Wench: Ghost
Camper Van Beenthoven: The Light from a Cake
Club Foot Orchestra: Yoshiwara
Constantines: Time Can Be Overcome
Muddy Waters: I’m Ready
Rebel Waltz: Banjos
Grey DeLisle: Share Croppin’
Misfits: Horror Hotel
Accolade: Bleeding Cry
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: The Legend of Squid and Moon

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending Oct 9th

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending Oct 9th

Sharon Knight: Scent of Your Skin
Positronic Cats: A Song in the Dark
Martha Redbone Roots Project: The Fly
The Two Poor Boys: Two White Horses in a Line
Johnny Cash: My God Is Real
The Voodoo Gang: N’Nang
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Luminescent Orchestrii: Short Dress Gal
Voodoo Organist: Here Comes Armageddon!
Modest Mouse: This Devil’s Workday
RPM Orchestra: Decomposing Claude Debussy
Robin Aigner: Francais Salé
Aaron J Shay: The Things We’ll Never Do
Jo Gabriel: The Sun King
The Kropotkins: On the Wall
Creatures: Morriña
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: Children of the Cauldron
Slack Bird: Danuta
Professor Elemental: Alright
Unwoman: Hey Jude
The Men That Will Not be Blamed for Nothing: Miner
The Debaucherauntes: Nakht In Gan Eydn
Brian Dewan: The Creatures
Cath & Phil Tyler: Bonnie George Campbell
Kronos Quartet: Dracula
OldBoy: Samson
Firewater: Hold On, Slow John
Heroes for Hire: For Coyote
Paulina Cassidy: Dance of the Invisible
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb: Johnny

Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending Oct 2nd~

Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending Oct 2nd~

Rasputina: MayFly
Pete Philly & Perquisite: Grateful
Unwoman: Wrapped Around Your Finger
The Debaucherauntes: Daughter
The Bad Things: Green Grass
Eliza Rickman: White Words
The Blueflowers: A Little is Too Much
Jessica Fichot: Je Sais Qu’Tu M’aimes
Tom Waits: More Than Rain
Johnny Cash: Mary of the Wild Moor
Christian Williams: Dreaming of Steam
Kronos Quartet: Tallis: Spem In Alium (Sing & Glorify)
Stone Breath: Long Lankin
Philip Glass: Glass: Hydrogen Jukebox – Part 2: From Nagasaki Days (Everybody’s Fantasy)
Neko Case: Star Witness
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: Hollow Points
Dogwood: Ballad of the Pyschopomp
Danbert Nobacon: To Be or Not to Be?
Wretched Villains: Devil’s Wood

Album Preview: Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys’ Come Black Magic on WBUR

WBUR has an album preview of Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys’ new album: Come Black Magic

Walter Sickert and … Edrie … live in a charmingly ramshackle house in Dorchester that looks as if it was decorated with acquisitions from Tim Burton’s garage sale. On a recent Thursday evening, Edrie puttered around the kitchen while Sickert fed the couple’s 18-month-old daughter, Wednesday. The dog was safely packed away upstairs and the house was quiet, as though mentally preparing for what would soon descend: a rehearsal with the pair’s sprawling horror-rock band Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys.

The group was only a few weeks out from its album release show at the Sinclair in Cambridge on Sept. 9 and the anticipation was starting to build. Not long ago Edrie had posted a heartfelt message on Facebook imploring people to buy tickets. “You are our art family and we need you!” she wrote, signing it, as she does all messages from the band, “Love & Tentacles” — a playful reference to the squid-like appearance of Sickert’s long mess of dreadlocks. Though the Toys have built a vibrant local reputation, they still operate independently of any label. “It’s very rare to get the opportunity to play at a corporate thing like the Sinclair on a Friday night as a local band with an all-local bill,” Edrie said.

For Edrie, Sickert and the rest of the band, making art is as much a community effort as a personal one. Edrie in particular lives much of her creative life on social media, talking about her work on the board of the Boston Arts Council and promoting the band’s various endeavors — albums and shows as well as ambitious theater projects like 2015’s collaboration with Company One Theatre on a production of the 1998 musical Shockheaded Peter — but also writing openly about the challenges of making a living as artists and parents. “Will we miss a career opportunity because we post too many baby pix,” she wondered on Facebook, adding, parenthetically, “I’ve already had a theater company mention that being a parent might be too hard for them to work around.”

The result is a band that, though it started years ago as a duo and would certainly be more affordable that way, has swelled to include eight regular members. The group’s new album, Come Black Magic, features contributions from musicians with Berklee degrees along with performers who have no formal training at all, friends who were pulled into the Toys’ madcap milieu by the friendly-yet-sinister tentacles of Sickert’s outsize charisma. (The current lineup consists of Sickert on lead vocals, guitar and piano, Edrie on accordion and toys, Rachel Jayson on viola, Matt Zappa on drums, Mike Leggio on bass, jojo Lazar on ukulele and flute, Mary Widow on mandolin and vocals and Brother Bones on guitar.) “We’re really a family more than a band at this point,” Sickert says.

Widow was drafted back in 2015 to replace Edrie in Shockheaded Peter after Edrie and Sickert found out that Wednesday — also known as the Squid Kid — was due on opening night. The baby arrived the day before tech rehearsal and quickly became a common sight at concerts around town, a tiny and surprisingly serene presence in giant noise-protective earmuffs.

If literally having a baby while working on a musical that you spent about as much time gestating as your own offspring sounds crazy, such seemingly impossible projects have become something of a trademark for Edrie, Sickert and their musical army. “We, about four times a year, make lists of cool things we want to do, and tack it up on a board,” Edrie says.

Every February since 2007, the band has participated in the RPM Podcast’s “RPM Challenge” — an open call for artists to write and record an entire album in one month. The band has made ten albums this way, in addition to four in the studio and three others at home. Currently, they are planning to film a series of music videos, one for each song on Come Black Magic, all linked by a single narrative. Edrie says the project is typical in its daunting complexity. “So sure, make a video for every song,” she says. “But don’t just make a video for every song, make a video that’s interconnected, that requires crazy camera work, that we are renting a drone for.”

The push toward ever-greater artistic feats stems from Sickert’s particular — and peculiar — vision. He makes part of his living as an illustrator (he has designed all of the Toys’ album artwork), and his style is as much visual as musical. The members of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys are fond of wigs and corsets and the color black. Their music sounds like a goth descendant of Led Zeppelin — pummeling, blues-inflected and theatrical, enamored of minor keys and stories involving child murder.

“The thought and the painting in my mind of what I want, ultimately, the music to sound like, and the arrangements to sound like, doesn’t ever mold itself, maybe, to being practical,” Sickert says. “And I have to kind of chase that dragon as much as I can to match the sound or the vision that’s in my head.”

Edrie puts it another way. “Walter is Falkor,” she says, referring to the giant flying dog-monster from the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story. “And the rest of the band rides on him and tries to steer him. Like, ‘OK, Falkor, now this way’ — and sometimes we can get him to go that way and sometimes it’s like, ‘Whoa, impossible, everything’s too big.’ So if you think what is onstage or what is in the CD is big and crazy, it’s like a tiny, tiny, tiny little bit of what Walter’s huge vision is.”

In trying to locate the source of his aesthetic, Sickert points to horror movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s, along with an especially formative period in his youth when, after his family’s houseboat burned down, he enrolled in Catholic school in Massachusetts. The experience — Sickert’s first brush with organized religion after being homeschooled on a modified tugboat for part of his childhood — intensified a nascent fascination with the macabre. “Going to Catholic school and being taught about Hell and all those things that are naughty and wrong — that kind of painted a picture of what I saw as what evil actually was,” Sickert says. “And all that was mixed up with these horror movies that I would stay up too late and watch as a kid.”

Sickert says that Come Black Magic is the closest the band has ever come to realizing the music that he hears in his head. This achievement is thanks in no small way to Edrie’s producer-like role. “We work really well together when we make art,” Sickert says. “I can be like, ‘Here’s this crazy jungle of ideas,’ and she’s like, ‘I like this, but let me show you how you can actually make this happen.’ And without that balance I would just be alone in a barn in the middle of the woods, just making music and art for myself that would never be seen by or heard by anybody else.”

Instead, the life that Sickert and Edrie have created is one in which the artistic and domestic spheres co-mingle. Sickert takes care of Wednesday, writes music, scores films and makes art from home while Edrie works a day job and handles publicity for the band. Friends babysit the Squid Kid when her parents are onstage. On Thursdays, Edrie and Sickert host band practice at their house, but not before feeding everyone dinner.

This particular Thursday is no different. Seven o’clock rolls around and the pasta water that Edrie put on earlier begins to boil. People start trickling in. Soon, the house will be filled with exuberantly menacing music — for little Wednesday, and everyone else in her extended art family, probably the most comforting sound in the world.


DJ Panix vs the Raid of the Redeswire- July 7th playlist

DJ Panix vs the Raid of the Redeswire- July 7th playlist

O Lendário Chucrobillyman: Estrada Da Vida
RAMONES: Life’s a Gas
Deadbolt: Channel 5
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: WINTERMISSION
Corrosion of Conformity: Who You Need to Blame
Sonic Youth: On the Strip
Escape the Clouds: Into the Light
The Creatures: All She Could Ask For
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: Hearts of Oak
Led Zeppelin: All My Love
Destroy Nate Allen: Long Weekend Blues
Pixies: Something Against You
Wool: Eat Some Ziti
U2: I Threw a Brick Through a Window
Mike Watt: Thistle-Headed-Man
Louis Prima: Pennies from Heaven
Crime: Flipout
Kokusyoku Sumire: Nowa n Utsukushiku Sumire no Hana yo
Accolade: Bleeding Cry
Tommy James & the Shondells: Hanky Panky
Foetus: Dying with My Boots On
Boomtown Rats: Never in a Million Years
Doggy Style: Dub This
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb: Forgotten Not Gone
Stuyvesant: Grant’s Tomb
Dead Moon: Walking on My Grave
The Bad Things: The Unsinkable SS Merde
Rollins Band: You Look at You
Leatherface:: Plastic Surgery
Didjits: Lou Reed
Fatboy Slim: In Heaven
Rachel’s: Hand Writing
Residents: Floyd
Descendents: Sour Grapes
Can: Don’t Say No
KLF: What Time Is Love?
Madness: Rain
They Might Be Giants: Catching on Fire
Sum: Riot in the Streets
Zolar X: Weightless Attractions
Fishbone: In the Air
Sham 69: Who Gives a Damn
Vermillion Lies: Bone Yard
Donnas: Get You Alone
Scream: Run to the Sun
Wesley Willis: DJ Quik
Monks: Higgle-dy Piggle-dy
Pianosaurus: (A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the) Toystore
Siouxsie & the Banshees: Take Me Back
Alice Cooper: For Veronica’s Sake
Trademarks: If I Was Gone
Split Lip Rayfield: San Antonio
Cinema Cinema: Pleased to Meet You, Anesthesia
Vast Void: Coney Island
Fastbacks: Above the Sunrise
Andrew Jackson Jihad: Who Are You?
DI: Be Strong
Depo Provera: Liquid Personality
The Doors: Summertime
Fuckface: Wave of Mutilation
bis: Protection
Dropkick Murphys: Bastards on Parade
Arrogance: Black Death
The DIs: Taylor Yard Blues
HUMANWINE: Perfect Engineering
Jimmy Flame & the Sexxy Boys: Ballad #3
Pop Will Eat Itself: Wise Up Sucker
Voivod: Voivod
Ghoultown: Walkin’ Through the Desert (with a Crow)
Adam & the Ants: Tabletalk
David Bowie: Time
Hot Damn Scandal: Sleep by the Fire
Rebel Waltz: Better Being Blind
999: Edge of the World
Love & Rockets: Suadade
Renée de la Prade: Gutterpunk
The Loss: The Loss
Lost Socks: Synchromesh
Against Me: How Low
Voodoo Organist: Beethoven Goes Berserk

Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending July 3rd

Sepiachord Playlist for the week ending July 3rd

The Kropotkins: Stoney Lonesome
Johnny Cash: I Still Miss Someone
Corpus Callosum: Riding Home
Time Moth Eye: Poppit
RPM Orchestra: Decomposing Claude Debussy
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Jack the Ripper
The Debaucherauntes: The Girl with the Crooked Smile
Cath & Phil Tyler: Old Lady
Walter Sickert & THe ARmy of BRoken TOys: LAUNAM MACSAT
Positronic Cats: Heart of the Sea
Rasputina: Fire & Ice
Bill Reed & Genie Loser: He’s Sleeping in the Klondike Valley Tonight
Danbert Nobacon: Chemistry
Vermillion Lies: The Astronomer
The Wallets: Big City Polka
Good Co: Comes Love
Kepi Ghoulie: This Friend of Mine
Unwoman: Shout
Robin Aigner: Strings
OldBoy: Mojkwiat
The Bad Things: Ochi Chyormie
Kronos Quartet: Women in White

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing~ US Tour!

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing~ US Tour!

Steam(ed)PUNK legends The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing are touring the United States for the first time!

The UK’s biggest SteamPUNK band on their first US tour!

*†- w/ Frenchy & The Punk
*- w/ Frenchy & The Punk AND The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
**- w/ Frenchy & The Punk AND Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys

Click below to see all tour dates!

May 6- Pittsburgh, PA – Trundle Manor
7724 Juniata St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

May 7 – Cincinnati OH – Molly Malone’s*
112 E 4th St, Covington, KY 41011

May 8 – Detroit, MI- PJ’s Lager House*
1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

May 9 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Chicago*
2105 South St, Chicago

May 11- Indianapolis – The White Rabbit Cabaret*
1116 Prospect St. Indianapolis, IN. 46203

May 13-15 Piscataway NJ – Steampunk Worlds Fair*
Radisson Hotel, 21 Kingsbridge Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854, United States

May 17 – Kingston, NY – The Anchor **
744 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, United States

May 18 – Providence, RI – Dusk Club**
301 Harris Ave, Providence, RI 02909, United States

May 19 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom**
156 Highland Avenue, Somerville, 617-285-0167

May 20 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine**
250 State St, New Haven, CT 06510, United States

May 21 – New York City – The Delancey**
168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, United States

May 24- Washington DC – The Black Cat*†
1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

May 25- Greenville, South Carolina
The Radio Room
2845 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, NC 29609

May 26- Atlanta, GA – Red Light Cafe*†
553 Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

May 28- San Jose, CA, Clockwork Alchemy
DoubleTree Hotel
2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110, United States