John Straub


Aging Hipsters into New Music 20100831
Washington, DC 20016


Washington, DCUSA 20016

Member since:

February 21, 2012



New to DC. Did college radio in the 80's (Boston & Pittsburgh). Have also done radio in Wisconsin (95-01), Texas (01-05), and Boston again (05-10). Occasionally spin records in bars. More than occasionally go see live music. See you there!

Tell us some of your favorite indie/alt bands.

Active concerns: Sic Alps, Oh Sees, Reigning Sound, Yo La Tengo, Blues Control, Dirty Beaches, Group Inerane, Limes, Magik Markers, Mekons, Kurt Vile, Six Organs of Admittance, Wooden Shjips ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Historical benchmarks: Faust, Dirty Three, Gang of Four, Replacements, Robert Wyatt, Big Star, Harry Smith, The Who, The Fall, Leonard Cohen, Dylan, Wire, Kris Kristofferson, The Cramps, Swell Maps, Eno, Stooges, Dock Boggs, Thelonious Monk, Townes Van Zandt, Neutral Milk Hotel, Handsome Family, Television, Wynonie Harris, X, Nina Simone, Fugs, Neil Young, Wipers, Sun Ra, MC5, Johnny Cash, Cat Power, Sonic Youth, DJ Shadow, Califone, Howlin' Wolf, Nick Drake, Allen Toussaint, Pavement, Funkadelic, Can, Lee Hazlewood, Kim Fowley, Joe Meek, Velvet Underground, Hank Williams, Sr., Pere Ubu, Beatles, Minutemen, John Fahey

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