LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles

 

Tiffany Anders

TeefanyTiffany Anders - Listen! Listen!
Tuesdays - 2 - 4 PM PT

Tiffany Anders started her recording career at the tender age of five singing and snickering on the Los Angeles based art new wave band Monitor’s first release, (which also features the Meat Puppets first ever recording and has reached cult status today). It would be a little while before she would record again, doing background vocals at the age of 17 for Dinosaur Jr., on their break out album “Where you Been? And then later contributing vocals for Mike Watt, The Lemonheads and Mike Johnson.

Switched On Audrey

Bliss!Switched On Audrey - Pretty World - Sundays 2 - 4 PM PST Switched On Audrey starting record collecting at age 8 when she received her first LP, The Beatles 1962-1966, which was given to her by her aunt. Ten years later she met Bomp Records' garage guru Greg Shaw and became fixated on '60s punk, British R&B, and psychedelic music. Soon after, she began spinning at the "Rave Up!" and then "Cavern Club" in Hollywood. It was there she met Domenic Priore and co-produced/wrote/and starred in It's Happening!, a '60s-styled go-go show in the style of Shindig and Ready Steady Go!  After the show’s six-year run, she moved to Europe where she became the resident DJ of the UP Club! in Frankfurt.

Jonpaul Balak

Jonpaul Balak - Fiberglass Jungle
Saturdays 2 - 4 PM PT

Fiberglass Jungle host Jonpaul Balak has been intimately involved with the Southern California Surf Music scene for many years as a die-hard fan, collector, performer and journalist. He is the bass player for “Planet Earth’s Longest Running Modern Surf Band,” Insect Surfers and for 21st-century Exotica septet The Tikiyaki Orchestra, and has performed with artists including The Ghastly Ones, The Boardwalkers, Surfer Joe, The Disasternauts, 3 Balls of Fire, Project Pimento, John Blair, and Paul Johnson, among others. Jonpaul was a staff member of Tiki Magazine since its inception in 2005, serving as photo editor as well as photographing and writing about Tiki/Polynesian Pop culture and its history. His work has appeared in Sippin’ Safari and Beachbum Berry Remixed, Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop, Tiki Road Trip (2nd ed.) and numerous other publications. He holds a BA in Musicology from UCLA and resides in Venice, California, engulfed by books, music, musical instruments and Tiki artifacts.

Erik Bluhm

Erik Bluhm - West Coast Fog - Tuesdays 7PM -  9PM PT

Erik Bluhm was the editor of Great God Pan magazine ("the Champion of Californiana") for the better part of the '90s. He's a California history buff, scholar, and writer who's done it all from Ugly Things to McSweeney's. Tune in to his West Coast Fog program featuring the best of mid-'60s California 45s and Aquarian Age mini audio-historical documentaries. It's an experience you'll treasure forever.

Derrick Bostrom

Derrick Bostrom - C'mon! Live A Little
Saturdays - 4PM PT

"C’mon! Live a Little" host Derrick Bostrom gained notoriety as the drummer and founding member of the legendary Meat Puppets. One of the longest-lasting bands from the American indie scene, the Meat Puppets continue to this day -- though Bostrom jumped ship a decade and a half into the ride. Currently, he labors as an I.T. professional and is considered a "technologist" by those who don't know any better. In truth, he knows just enough to be dangerous...especially to his listeners.

Mr. C

Mr. CMr. C - Mr. C's Soul Spectacular
Saturdays 12PM - 2PM PT


Mr. C was raised amid the street lamps and row houses of Philadelphia's Great Northeast, and then the near beyond, He gave up a budding basketball career and potentially lucrative venture in publishing to follow a calling.  Inspired by the James Brown Revue and the emiment City of Brotherly Love disc jockey Georgie Woods, the young Mr. C decided to do what seemed true and right..to give the people what they  needed and what they wanted across the land.

The Power of Soul!  Beginning in Medford, Massachusetts (WTUR) and neighboring Cambridge (WTBS-pre Ted Turner), the Mr.CSoul Spectacular caravan of stars was on the road: Boston (WBCN), East Orange and Jersey City, New Jersey (WFMU) with guest layovers at hometown icon WDAS and New York's WNYC.  Somehow, even with just a nickel and a nail or an old nine pound steel, the Caravan blazed on to take it to the stage in Hollywood. 

Lady Capo

Lady CapoLady Capo - The Sugar Shoppe - Friday 3PM - 5PM

Lady Capo crash landed in the lap of LuxuriaMusic after years of hosting a kids radio show on KCSN. Taking her cue from Japanese fashion mags, legendary UK DJ John Peel, vintage spy flicks, and infamous Los Angeles music mavens like Greg Shaw and Long Gone John, it was only a matter of time until this retro Disney-damaged, tiki mug collecting Hollywood native became immersed in the heart of West Coast cool kid culture; Performing Japanese voice-over work, singing on demos for local record labels, and being invited to the grooviest parties/events/recording sessions in town where she soon found herself rubbing elbows with the likes of everyone from Donovan and the French duo Air, to reclusive singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes and Grandpa Supersonic himself: Kim Fowley.

Felacity Dickman

Felacity Dickman - Special Content Producer 

Veteran music business barnacle who doesn't collect records [1], has never lip-synched anything into a vacuum-cleaner hose [2], and thinks low quality, poorly-processed audio ephemera are where it's at [3], Felacity Dickman was both eminently under-qualified [ref needed] and delighted to host her own show on luxuriamusic.com, Radio Readymade, which was heard for many years on Friday nights. Ms. Dickman continues to contribute her innumerable talents as a special content producer.
 

       Notes
       1.  Bleeding-Edge Taste-Makers and the Limits of Self-Deprecating Humour.  Queenie Peavy.  Oxford:  OUP, 2007.  126.
       2.  I Raised You Better Than That:  A Memoire.  Hans Zinsser.  Boston:  Little, Brown & Co, 1995.  67.
       3.  Subculture:  The Meaning of Style.  Dick Hebdige.  London/New York:  Methuen, 1979.  159 (endnote 10).
  

dougee Dimensional

dougee Dimensional - dD Sound Machine
Special Content Producer

dougee Dimensional is a singer/songwriter and co-producer for the music group The Gentle People, formed in 1993 in London England and reaching critical acclaim during the neo-lounge explosion of the late 1990's. To date they have released 2 Studio albums, 1 Itunes Exclusive LP, various ep’s and remixes and even a Peel Session for BBC as well as  variety of live band dates throughout Europe and Japan.

Sheryl Farber

Sheryl Farber - Splendor in the Grass - Saturdays 10:30AM - Noon PST

Sheryl Farber is here because her father spotted her mother from a Catskill mountain lounge bandstand. Teenage devouring of Shangri Las and Lesley Gore records landed her a place in NYC underground girl group The Pussywillows.

Since then, she's contributed vocals to a bunch of obscure records. She’s the co-producer of the Rhino boxed set One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found, has worked on hundreds of Rhino releases as editorial