Posted by: Viva Jossh 1/30/2009 2:33:00 PM

Sure, in the context of Viva Radio Derek Caterwaul can simply be referred to as an "awesome" contributor, but what exists beyond a series of playlists that exhibit a knack for nabbing the finest representatives of many a genre as well as the raddest local yokels?

Firstly, it's important to know that Derek is our only contributor living in New Mexico, effectively making him the Viva ambassador for the state (sorry, Cass!); that carries some weight, no? Either way, I'm not going to pretend to know too much about this fellow because I've never met him. A quick internet search yielded some information, not too much, but this sentence from a write-up in this regional blog refers to him as "Albuquerque D.I.Y. media icon Derek Caterwaul". That basically translates into = local guy who does whatever the fuck he wants and the public eye follows him. Sounds pretty cool to me.

So, I guess by now we know that if we ever roll into ABQ, there's a g willing to set up something cool up for us. But if I to refer back to his show, which is what we'll have to settle for right now, I couldn't complain either. Even judging by his recent Fearless Freaks playlist which features sweet trax by The Outsiders, Skip Spence, and The Monks (all 3 are favorites of mine) and an inclusion of a track by the ultra weird Lemon Kittens on another list, it is clear that you're in good hands with Mr. Caterwaul.

Lastly, according to his own description on his contributor page, his "music collection threatens to bury me alive if it doesn't get heard." Remember Derek, you are the selector - you have the vinyl say.


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Posted by: Dave Renard 1/29/2009 10:20:56 PM
Special treat for this weekend's Deadheat edition: Special Winter Mix by Jorge Velez (Italians Do It Better / ThisIsNotAnExit / Still Music / PANACUSTICA) ... including a couple of excellent unreleased Professor Genius jams. Tune in Saturday at noon Eastern on Viva ... and check this interview for what else J.V. is up to ...

Tracklist: The Beatles - Penny Lane // Delia Derbyshire - Delia's Theme // Metro - Criminal World // Japan - Taking Islands In Africa // Kate Bush - Egypt // My Bloody Valentine - Blown a Wish // The Church - It's No Reason // The Upsetters - Bird in Hand // Carl Craig - Dreamland // ?? - I Feel Love Instrumental // Cosmic Metal Mother - Twice Upon a Time (Professor Genius Ragazza Mix) // Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot In Lagos // New Order - Best and Marsh // Professor Genius - Magic Trick (demo) // Coco Bill - EVITA // The Runaways - Hollywood // Jesus & Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking

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Posted by: wowchmax 1/28/2009 12:36:00 PM


The best Diamond Dave link ever----->

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Posted by: Viva Jossh 1/27/2009 12:37:13 PM

Some of you may be familiar with Goner Records. If you're a close follower of Viva, you already know about two of its most prominent artists, King Khan and Jay Reatard; the latter's first ever 7" was released on this small, Memphis-based label. This record company, along with its accompanying shop, clearly are all about supporting and nurturing raw and youthful punk rock spirit, and not the dumb kind. So, under some pretty unfortunate circumstances, a chance has arisen for you to give back to the kind folks at Goner in a big way while getting something potentially incredible out of it.

These circumstances concern label co-owner Zac Ives' 4-year old daughter Anna, who's been battling cancer for the past two years. So far, Anna's had two brain tumors removed via some very specialized surgery (the second one came about a year and half after the first, and was more malignant); to prevent the growth of another tumor, she will be going to Boston for "a special targeted form of proton radiation treatment" which starts in early February.

One can only imagine that while the emotional strain must be tremendous, the financial strain has probably been hefty as well - therefore, along with a Memphis benefit show on Jan. 29th, the Goner website has a special forum dedicated to auctions on all sorts of goods with the proceeds going to the Ives family to alleviate some of the medical expenses. When I say goods I mean anything, with musical items ranging from a first pressing of the Vivian Girls' debut LP, to an Andrew Earles comedy pack, to an incredible Scharpling & Wurster super prize pack, to a Fender strat autographed by Genesis P-Orridge, to services such as babysitting, pilates classes, tattoos, italian food delivery, everything really. The outreach has obviously been huge and it's up to us to extend back to these charitable participants.

The auctions started yesterday and the whole affair is ongoing until February 2nd. So, hit up the main page here, and read more about Anna and the Ives' trials here. Spread the word!


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Posted by: Viva Jossh 1/27/2009 11:46:36 AM

Our wonderful Sheri Barclay put together a few sweet vignettes compiled from some sweet footage of the more recent and incredible Me + You sessions of 2008. Where'd she stick em? Up on th'youtube's where.

Right here

and here

and here

and here

We're aware that these aren't piping hot fresh, but they're still damn fresh, so be patient with us and you will get your just desserts.


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Posted by: Tedward 1/26/2009 12:58:00 PM


Thirty photo shoots, four tummy tucks, three months in Cabo, and about six months of listening to Jimmy Buffet on repeat the kind folks at the American Apparel put this to press! I guess some guys have all the luck.

There are apparently some limited pressings of Thermochromatic style out there as well! But don't hesitate on grabbing this up ASAP at all American Apparel locations or Buy Gay Beach T Shirt Here!. Oh also take a listen to Gay Beach on Viva Radio Ya know its like a state of mind man, Gay Beach!

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Posted by: Viva Jossh 1/22/2009 2:54:30 PM

Time to shine the light on a more recent contributor: Bas Morsch , one of the big (Dutch) cheeses behind Amsterdam's premier DIY-POP culture propagator magazine and show night Subbacultcha expands Viva's horizons with his show of the same name. Bas litters his playlists with much of Brooklyn's top experimental exports, which is reflective of the fact that his organization hosts these very same groups at venues throughout Holland.

The magazine itself features interviews with some pretty credible rockers like Skeletons, Women, and High Places, the latter having flipped conventional journalism on its head by interviewing each other by way of g-chat. Not to mention, subscribers to the zine often get into their shows for free.

That being said, it seems as if Bas en Co. definitely pick up on the better ideals on the musical climate out here in Brooklyn, serving as a veritable bastion of the DIY scene over there in NL. They also make sure to include some of the raddest local and pan-Euro groups in on the fun, while giving the well-deserved nod to LA and other sweet spots in the USA. Bas, we're glad to have you.


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Posted by: wowchmax 1/21/2009 8:49:00 AM


Thursday January 22nd, J'aime Musique Jill and Burgertime Max are playing records, mp3s, cdrs, cassingles, mini-discs, whatever it takes to get you to go oh hey I like this song and maybe raise a fist pump or blow a kiss or something. It takes place at LEGION BAR, right across from white castle on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Snack Attack!

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Posted by: Lisa Pie 1/20/2009 1:58:00 PM

The Dreaded Valentine's Day is coming up very soon and we're going to do something about it for all of you single ladies out there. On today's episode of Red Velvet, we have a very special call-in guest, Jen from Denver, CO, sharing with us her easy and delicious recipe for a chicken casserole dish that we call "1.5 Ways to Nab a Man". It's a sure thing.

Get the recipe here.

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Posted by: Dave Renard 1/20/2009 1:55:00 PM

Catch Deadheat on Viva Radio every Saturday at noon Eastern .... and spinning live this Thursday Jan. 22 starting at 9 pm at Heathers bar (East Village NYC -- 13th and A). Cause you can never get enough chooglin'.

DJs Dave Renard (33/45) and Suge White (Grotto of Miracles)


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Posted by: Viva Jossh 1/20/2009 12:51:00 PM
Attention all Hip Hop aficionados!

Viva Radio is looking for an authority on Hip Hop to step up to the plate and join our station as a contributor. We're looking for somebody who can run game and the gamut on the genre. From classics to current jams, we want it all - granted that it's of the best quality. The filler has got to be killer.

So, if you think you know how to integrate the best sounds of yesteryear and this here year without resorting too much to the *charts* for your material, do it up and get in touch with us via



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Posted by: VivaRadio 1/15/2009 8:33:12 AM

My my my, Viva's little It Girl is all grown up. East Coast VIP Party Boy turned LA power-gay Jonny Make Up debuts his new single Earthquake Heartbreak at 3 PM today (Thursday, 1/15) on Viva Radio.

This special edition of our popular show features an interview with Jonny by BFF Cory Enemy, shout outs from Katy "I Kissed A Girl" Perry, Dallas Austin, and Felix da Housecat, and, of course, the sensationally poppy jam that is Earthquake Heartbreak.

Brace yourself for the Earthquake Heartbreak and tune in!

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Posted by: Tedward 1/14/2009 9:36:00 AM

The 'Nati is fired up this season as funk music legend Bootsy Collins and restaurateur Jeff Ruby have teamed up to open a multimillion-dollar eatery. Looks like the sushi is pretty killer over at Bootsy's Cincy Restaurant.

In response to a recent post on Matador Records Blog, I'd like to call this the first entry in a genre named "Restaurant's That Can Form The Basis For A Future Earles & Jensen Phone Call”. Which reminds me Earles and Jensen's monumental prank phone call album, Just Farr A Laugh, is now available in the American Apparel Stores and online! Click here to buy Just Farr A Laugh on deluxe double CD format or visit your local store.

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Posted by: Tedward 1/12/2009 7:59:00 AM

Just call it a comeback already. The time has come to tear High Street a new one. This is the one and only time I'm supporting Columbus, Ohio! Listen in as Times New Viking reveals the truth about their parents love for the Electric Eels... Or was it Joe Walsh? Or was it The Human Switchboard?!

Today, Monday January 12th at 12 PM, only on Me + You!


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Posted by: Tedward 1/7/2009 9:25:00 AM
No need to spend $12.00 on another Adam McKay film ever again. Get ready to have your mind blown. I would hire this team in a flash!

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Posted by: Tedward 1/6/2009 9:18:44 AM
Happy New Year From Viva Radio! Okay, Sure yesterday Monday was like the ultimate Ho-Hum back to work. I'm totally Twittered out of my mind right now and am bringing us back here with none other than a classic New York piece of comedy from Marky Ramone doing Stand Up and Maxwells in Jersey.

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Posted by: Eamon Harkin 1/5/2009 7:35:45 PM

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Hello, there. This is Mister Saturday Night. We probably met a few years back, like when you were in college. He’s fun, right? You should hang out again soon. He’s been palling around with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, those DJs who throw parties around town at places like PS1, The Yard, Love, Studio B, Santa's Party House, Water Taxi Beach, and Nublu.

He’s moving into Santa’s Party House full time, with Eamon and Justin on January 17th, and they’ve invited a couple of top-notch folks over for the evening.

Kerri Chandler, the gent that’s been making classic dance music over the past seventeen years, is finally stepping foot in NYC to play live. (It’s been too long!) And you’ll never believe who’s going to be in the basement: JD Twitch from Optimo—all the way from Glasgow! Haven’t seen him in years, but word is he’s still as crazy as ever, spinning everything from gospel music to punk funk. James F!@.$%^ Friedman and The Twilite Tone will be joining them as well.

Of course Mister Saturday Night’s good friends Cocktails and Dancing are going to be there for both weeks, and when those ladies come around, you can pretty much bet that Getting Laid is going to show up too. Should be fun. You guys should really get together.

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Mister Saturday Night a dance party by New Release with residents Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin and very special guests…

January 17 Upstairs - Kerri Chandler with Justin Carter & Twilite Tone

Downstairs - Optimo (JD Twitch) with Eamon Harkin and James F!@#$%& Friedman - PRIME TIME

At Santa’s Party House (96 Lafayette St one and a half blocks south of Canal) Saturday January 17 from 10p and 4am $20 at the door // $15 online at // limited $10 tickets sold at Other Music, Halcyon, Etherea, Turntable Lab, Rebel Rebel and Dope Jams

Upcoming dates are January 24th, February 7 and February 28

For more info, check

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