Noise From the Front


At this moment in New York all is calm, bright and moving forward in earnest anticipation of a lavish and festive holiday season. And history, comrades, is yours for the making. Join in the merriment, if you dare, at Ronnie Specter’s annual holiday hoedown (sample the goods with her classic 1963 version of the hackneyed but still enthralling “Sleigh Ride”) or rebel against the establishment at Low’s own blissful family and friends extravaganza. If happy holiday wishes are not your cup of eggnog—spiked or otherwise—you can take Catfish Haven’s excellent advice and don’t give it all another moment’s bandwidth: instead, imbibe the soul-searing music of Carl Bozulich’s Evangelista; break free with Sizzla; rave on with the first lady of rock and roll herself, Miss Wanda Jackson; and then slither off into the sunset on own epic road trip with O’Death playing loud and clear… on the air at

This Moment in Black History
“Wiggly Word/Big Time Biscuits,” from It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back
(Cold Sweat, 2006)
[CD review]

“On the Air,” from Little Star (Daemon, 2005)
[Music listing for Tuesday, December 12]

Wanda Jackson
“Rave On,” from Sweet Nothin’s (Carinco, 2005)
[Music listing for Saturday, December 9]

Archer Prewitt Band
“Way of the Sun,” from Wilderness (Thrill Jockey, 2005)
[Music listing for Monday, December 11]

Catfish Haven
“I Don’t Worry,” from Tell Me (Secretly Canadian, 2006)
[Music listing for Friday, December 8]

“Just Like Christmas,” from Christmas (Chair Kickers Union, 1999)
[Music listing for Wednesday, December 6]

Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista
“Prince of the World,” from Evangelista (Constellation, 2006)
[Music listing for Wednesday, December 6]

“Break Free,” from the Overstanding (Koch, 2006)
[Music listing for Monday, December 11]

“Travelin’ Man,” from Head Home (2006)
[Music listing for Sunday, December 10]

Ronnie Spector
“Sleigh Ride,” from A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Specter
(Abkco 1963)
[Music listing for Saturday, December 9]


Ready Rock C does “My Buddy”
[Long music feature]