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WOTP Radio Podcast Ft. Panoram (Friday, June 14th)

Written by on June 14, 2019




On this WOTP Radio, meet emerging Easy Bay synth-pop band Panoram, who are releasing their debut LP on June 20th.  You’ll hear a marvelous live acoustic performance of music from their new LP, plus hear the story of how such a young band is making such mature, polished music.  Also, Audrey Faine, Marketing Director of the Stern Grove Festival Organization previews this year’s stellar season and why this wonderful 10-week festival is not only so San Francisco, but so FREE as well.  Plus, tons of new music!

In a city that attracts artists from all over the world, Lisa Azzolino is that rare bird known as a San Francisco native.  In this episode of WOTP, Lisa peforms a live acoustic set of brand new music, plus explains how a theater role she landed inspired her to become a singer/songwriter.  Plus, the NoisePop Team chats about the June 15th 10-band FREE Phono Del Sol Festival in the Mission.  That, and lots of brand new music!

SF indie-pop band The Y Axes join MJ live in studio for an an acoustic set and to chat about the release of their new LP “No Waves,” as well as talk about what kind of attitude it takes to survive as a band in San Francisco these days.  That, plus loads of brand new music and a Backseat Warriors chat with Chooch.




What do you get when you fuse the Bay Area’s psychedelic sound with the culture of the Caribbean coast of Colombia?  You get Bicicletas Por La Paz, the Oakland-based Latin Circus Funk band.   Friday morning on West of Twin Peaks Radio, MJ welcomes Bicicletas founder Adley Penner to the studio for a chat, and to play music from their new LP, “Surfeando un Cometa.” Find out how in the world they came together to create such an energetic sound, and if they are staying true to their mission of bicycling to every gig.  West of Twin Peaks Radio starts at 10am Friday on live, local, REAL radio, KXSF, 102.5 FM, San Francisco.

This episode of WOTPRadio is LIVE and LOCAL with the dreamy garage sound of SF-based band Zelma Stone.  Front-woman Chloe Zelma Studebaker joins MJ in the studio for a chat and for a live solo performance of some brand new music as the band prepares for its first-ever tour of California.    Plus, tons of great new music from Body Type, Nice Biscuit – and everything in between. Don’t miss this one!

MJ’s live guest is blues guitar powerhouse Shane Dwight, who may sound like he’s from the Mississippi Delta, but actually hails from ranch country in Morgan Hill, California. His new LP, “No One Loves Me Better,” tells a familiar story of heartbreak and redemption – but it’s his real life back story about a crippling diagnosis as a boy and chronic pain that gives his blues an edge. We talk about that, writing music on the road, and what his favorite In n Out meal is. PLUS, brand new music, and a new segment called Backseat Warriors with KXSF sports talk pioneer Chooch. It’s a keeper!


Vibe out on this episode with Oakland quintet Bells Atlas. They’ve been described as beguiling, bouyant, futuristic, vibe-y glistening and irredescent. Bells Atlas is all that and more. In the 2nd hour MJ chats live in studio with Bells Atlas about their brand new sophomore LP, “the mystic,” their upcoming US tour and why they think “psych soul” is an apt description of their music. Plus LOADS of brand new music and tracks from local bands playing local gigs. (Exp 05-10-19)

Vibe-y psych rock is the mood on this episode of West of Twin Peaks Radio, as MJ welcomes two members of San Francisco band The Spiral Electric into the studio for a chat. Clay and Matias talk about the band’s 14-cut sprawling self-titled LP, and discuss the inspirations and incidents behind the music. It’s melodic, it’s face-melting, it’s moody and it’s a trip. Don’t miss it. Plus, brand new music from emerging artists like Grace Ives and Ambar Lucid, and old favs like Beck and Courtney Barnett. (Exp 05-04-19)


In this episode, San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Hillman drops by the studio for a live chat and acoustic performance of songs off his brand new LP, “Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us are Lost.” Bob talks about how his stint as a corporate marketer has helped him navigate the world of social media promotion for his new material, and how his songwriting has changed over the decades. Plus, loads of brand new music, and a phone interview with San Francisco’s Micropixie about her new project “Dark Sight of the Moon.” Don’t miss this one!




Travel the world, work with musical greats, push your artistic envelop….livin’ the dream, right? It may sound fabulous, but what gets left behind? That’s the theme jazz vocalist and pianist Sarah McKenzie explores in her new LP “Secrets of My Heart.” Sarah joins MJ LIVE in studio in this episode to chat, play some of her new music, and explain how she’s juggling being on the road, recording, and carving her own niche – her way – in the jazz community. Plus, an hour of brand new jazzed infused music from across all sorts of genres, and a rocking’ local-bands-playing-local-gigs segment.



On this episode of WOTP, a wonderful chat with Terra Lopez, the captivating front woman of dark wave electronica group Rituals of Mine. Originally from Sacramento, the group signed with a major label two years ago, a move that changed their lives and put them in the fast lane. Listen to her story and her music. PLUS, loads of brand new music and local music – what a time to be alive!





West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on March 22nd of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm. (3-27-19)

The highlight of this episode WOTP Radio is an in-studio visit by emerging Hip Hop artist MaHaWaM. This Oakland-based producer/artist is a major rarity in hip hop music: an Out, Queer African American living with HIV. Besides having a great sound and sense of lyric and poetry, MaHaWaM is brutally honest about living with HIV, and talks about why it was important for him to address the subject in his debut EP, coming out in a week. Also in this episode, tons of great new music, and my local bands playing local gigs segment.








West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on March 1st of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm.

Radiobob takes the wheel West of Twin Peaks, with progressive reggae band ‘New Kingston‘ in interview & a new single dropping today, further down the road with some dangerous dub,  slippery cumbia curves, buckle up: … more newness from Black Uhuru, Bob Mould, the Specials, the Sleaford Mods,  a snow and strike update, and tickets.  come along for the ride …






West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on February 22nd of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm.

New, local and live!  This episode of West of Twin Peaks Radio has it all!  In the second hour, San Francisco singer-songwriter Travis Hayes joins me live in studio to play live acoustic music from his brand new LP “Sleepless” and chat about the incident that inspired this introspective project about  grief, hope and new beginnings. Also, music from local bands playing local gigs at Noise Pop Festival And in the first hour, brand spankin’ new music that will rock you, soothe you, amuse you and have you wanting more.





West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on February 15 of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm.

A sweet treat for you on this episode of WOTP. Meet the San Francisco rock/funk band “Sweet Plot.” Their brand new LP “Wall of Eyes” just dropped, and we chat with frontman Cole Kromer about how the band started, their new music, and growing up in SF. Plus, an hour of brand new music, a chat with Coop in the stormy Sierra, and music from local bands playing local gigs.





West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on February 8 of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm.

Cold enough for you?  This show will warm your hearts and get you in the mood for Valentines Day.  I’ve got a live interview with half of a San Francisco couple who met at a rock show while playing in different bands – fell in love – formed their own band – got married – made a record – and are headlining Valentine’s Day night at a local venue.  They call themselves Love Jerks, and they’ve merged their dream-pop-glam-rock music with their love story. Also, Coop calls in from in Sierra and chats about the recent series of storms – plus an hour of brand new music from all sorts of genres, and my local bands playing local gigs segment.




West Of Twin Peaks Radio. Recorded live on February 1st of 2019 for KXSF 102.5fm.

On this edition of West of Twin Peaks Radio in my second hour, I spotlight local Pacifica band Lofi Satellites, which just dropped their debut, self-titled EP. You’ll hear 3 tracks off the new EP, and a little more background on the band. You’ll also hear tons of fresh new music and local music spanning genres, that you won’t find anywhere else on your radio dial OR your streaming service. Community Radio at its finest!