From surf to garage, we hear from bands shaping rock ‘n’ roll and record collectors documenting its history.
Not all rock is created equal. For today’s episode, we’ve gathered up our favorite guitar-wielding maestros and rock experts to showcase the many colorful sides of the genre. We’ll hear from the ultimate bad boys of garage rock, Atlanta’s Black Lips; LA’s reigning art-punk duo No Age; NYC posi-neg punks Surfbort; post-punk/noise/free-jazz quartet Pill; and Pond, Australia’s psych-rock weirdos. The New Yorker’s Kelefa Sanneh dives deep into his love of prog rock; Miriam Linna, cofounder of the great garage rock and soul label Norton Records, discusses how she got to New York and started Norton with her late husband, Billy; and NYC downtown staple Paul Major shares his extensive collection of music from the weirdest corners of psych and boogie. Time to shred!