Episode 1

A start of a new series perhaps? I do love Bandcamp and Bandcamp has done so much for artists during these trying times with COVID. Each month this year they waived their fees on a Friday so that the artists and labels get 100% of the money. They plan to continue this through 2021.

With my grassroots word of mouth #NoPantsRecordStoreShopping hashtag a very tiny community of music junkies post their favourite bands that they have found and it is a great rabbit hole of music genres. Hashtags aren’t just about trends, they are also search engines.

A lot of these picks are from 2020 so despite 2020 being a crappy year for everything else, some killer music was still put out. You might say that is a glass half full, I see a glass that can always be filled.

Thanks for listening and once again thanks to Bombshell Radio for their continuing support in airing my shows no matter how infrequent they are.

Bandcamp peeps to follow (and yes it is hyperlinked)






Here is the track list

Antibalas - “MTTT Pt. 1& 2”

Kalle Mattson - “Kids on the Run

Hazy Sour Cherry - “Hot Summer Night

Lost Horizons - “I Woke Up With An Open Heart

Dub Pistols - “Bank Robber

Handle - “Rubber Necks

Faith - “In Control


The Slackers - “Nobody’s Listening

The Black Fever -” Keep You

BLKJK - “Chrome

Annabelle Chairlegs - “Candy Apple Red

War On Women - “In Your Path

Futuro -” Madamentos

Oh Sees - “Electric War

Wax Fang - “Holy Fire

Era Bleak - Tinder Box

Bigmamma Shockin’ 3- Legal Matter

Pussy Gillette - Walking Crime

Tommy McCook - Grassroots

Witch Prophet - MAKDA Remix featuring LATASHA

Yuno - Sunlight

Inject the Light - The Apocalypse Is Boring

Bob Mould - The Best Thing

Batunga & the Subprines - Gates of Ouantou

On June 19th Bandcamp will once again not take their portion of sales, but this time all their portions will be donated to the NAACP. An important organization that is the USA’s first and largest grassroots civil rights organization. To help boost their signal I am holding a contest from June 14 to June 18th where you can win 1 of 2 ($30 USD) Bandcamp gift cards by tweeting out Bandcamp links with the hashtag #NoPantsRecordStoreShopping. Contest guidelines and rules: Everyone that tweets out links with the hashtag or retweets links will be entered in the contest. For every twitter account that participates I will add $1 to my personal donation that I will make to the NAACP on Friday June 19th. (up to $100 USD is all I have a budget for) Winners of the contest will be announced on twitter on June 18th. Rules for the contest: You agree to buy the albums on June 19th otherwise you entering the contest becomes literally pointless as you are just taking instead of helping out with Bandcamp donating their sales to the NAACP. You MUST use the hashtag as they are search engines, this way if you don’t follow me it should show up as well. This is my solidarity Podcast playlist. I do not talk in it. I created an arrangement of songs with black voices to tell a story that I could never ever tell. Remember to raise the voices of others. It takes so little for us to raise the voices of others. As always hyperlinks are provided for you to seek out and purchase music. See? I did half the work for you ;) Jstar - “Babylon Children” (Dubmatix Remix) De La Soul - “Thru Ya City” (feat D.V. Alias Khrist) The Equals - “Police On My Back” Ho9909 - “United States of Horror” X-Ray Spex - “The Day The World Turned Dayglo Bad Brains - “House of Suffering” The Skints - “Up Against The Wall” Clipping - “The Deep” Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin’)” Public Enemy - “sPEak” Sade - “Feel No Pain” Desmond Dekker - “Hippopotamus” Oku Onuora meets Rico Rodriguez - “Fuel For Fire” Clipping - “Nothing is Safe” Benjamin Booker - “Violent Shiver” Curtis Harding - “Go As You Are” The Dirtbombs - “If You Can Want” Charles Bradley - “Changes” Simone Denny - “Breathe Again” Tracey Chapman - “Talkin’ Bout A Revolution”

Metal in brackets coz I don’t need the villagers coming at me with their pitchforks ;)

A while back fans of EatKS supported my nonsense by retweet a tweet. I promised them a metal show, sadly I don't think this is the metal they will be looking for. If it inspires you to create your own show, then my job is done.

If you end up finding a band here that you enjoy because this isn't your run of the mill "Metal" show, then my job is done.

And yes, all the bands are hyperlinked (with a no google follow- I think that means you can happily click on the link without feeling you are feeding an algorithm from your computer or something)

Happy listening and tell your friends that Nikki is sort of , kind of, back to making shows.

Bastard Child Death Cult - “American Graveyard” *

Samad - “Treacheries”

Power Trip - “Hornet Nest”

Malhavoc - “Naked” *

Brutus - “Fliflu”

Blast Bitch - “Sociedad”

Iszoloscope - “Stretched into the Thereafter”

Kill the Kong - “Interstellar”

Cancer Bats - “Devil’s Blood” *

HIMIKO - “Why War”

Slayer - “Filler/ I Don’t Want to Hear It”

Red Market - “Young Blood”

Immortal Bird - “Saprophyte”

3TEETH/Ho99o9 - “Lights Out”

*denotes Canadian artist

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