Christmastime at RCU (Xmas Mix ’18)

In my continuing effort to dig up the most unique and listenable Christmas songs by artists that you’d expect to find across the RCU blog and social media accounts, I present the following mix….Expect obscure funk/soul artists like Binky Griptight and Milly & Silly alongside people like Jerry Garcia and Sean Smith in full folkContinue reading “Christmastime at RCU (Xmas Mix ’18)”

Summer Jam Mix

The summer ain’t over yet, so here’s a chooglin mix of rockin, rural and kinda esoteric folk sounds to help you get through the rest of the season. Featuring the likes of Canned Heat, Dry Nod, Moby Grape, Hot Tuna, etc. For best results, crank this while traveling. The Band – Jam (Live at WatkinsContinue reading “Summer Jam Mix”

Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash [Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jam]

It’s hard to find an album that is as filled with the feeling of summer as Garcia Peoples’ Cosmic Cash. Hailing from Rutherford, New Jersey, Garcia Peoples perfectly capture here the spirit of sunny road trips with friends, late night bonfires and raucous beach parties with their unique sound. Cosmic Cash finds the band blendingContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash [Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jam]”

Wet Tuna – Livin’ The Die [Psychedelic Rock/Jam/Experimental Folk]

Without a doubt, Wet Tuna’s debut album, Livin’ The Die, is one of the most exciting new records within the world of psychedelic and eclectic music. After building up a hefty reputation as a killer live act, especially thanks to their Deadhead-like performance recording and sharing community, the experimental Vermont duo’s first physical release wasContinue reading “Wet Tuna – Livin’ The Die [Psychedelic Rock/Jam/Experimental Folk]”

(Final) Festival Friday- Honorable Mentions

  It’s finally September 1st, so that means that the summer season is finally at a close and so is Festival Fridays. From gigs that failed so hard that they didn’t even happen to performances that would end up being highlights of some artists’ career, I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about some of theContinue reading “(Final) Festival Friday- Honorable Mentions”

Festival Friday: Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen 1973 On the week of July 28th, 1973, The Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway at Watkins Glen, New York, saw what was at the time the largest gathered audience in recorded history (yes, even bigger than Woodstock). The estimated 600,000 people that made it through the endless traffic jams andContinue reading “Festival Friday: Summer Jam at Watkins Glen”

Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals

Well, this one’s a bit confusing. There were two Miami Pop Festivals in 1968 located at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida and they were run by completely different people and were somehow unrelated to each other. This confusion has understandably lead to some modern accounts reporting that they were all one event instead of two.Continue reading “Festival Fridays: The 1968 Miami Pop Festivals”