The Unblinking Ear
By The Unblinking Ear
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Rock music from the margins: eardrum-testing lo-fi, raunchy garage, vicious but delicious punk, bizarro new wave, unpopular pop, non-pusillanimous indie rock and much more. From meat and potatoes to chromosome-damaged.
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/30/17||Well, it's been a while! While, I'd rather not go into detail of the happenings of my personal life that coincided with the 4-month gap between episodes of this podcast (I'm a spy, OK?), will let you know a few things you may have missed: I did not one,||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 6/22/17||Above is an image from the Instagram of Peteski of this isn't happiness (occasionally NSFW), who was just profiled on Dangerous Minds and sometimes pairs the images he posts with songs he heard on this podcast or on my WFMU fill-ins. I'm finally return||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/18/17||(Photo credit: Matt Wilson) I'm not sure why anyone would want to smell like punks. We'll have to ask the host of our sister podcast, the Unblinking Nostril. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 3/24/17||A day late but hardly a dollar short (because it's free) we've got a new Unblinking Ear Podcast. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/23/17||If you enjoy this podcast (and if you're reading this, I hope you would at this point) and live in New York (god help you), you're certainly welcome to come see/hear me DJ live in person with my pal Jenn at young person gathering place Alphaville. Live||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/12/17||(Above: Kenny Omega, who had a pretty good 2016 himself) My best podcast of the year is usually the first one. Why? Because I've read a whole bunch of other people's best of the year list from the preceding year and cherry picked my favorites from what||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 12/15/16||From the collection of Kevin Pederson Another clichéd podcast to close out a year who's sheer awfulness has become a cliché. Enjoy it before we all meet our doom. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/17/16||This is the first Unblinking Ear Podcast of this brave new era where facts, reason, qualifications and general decency don't matter any more. I feel the word "fiasco" will acheive a new prominence in the coming years. Anyway, here's some tunes to get y||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/13/16||So I'm going to go ahead and say this podcast is now monthly. This not by design. Not really be necessity either. More by convenience. That means the next podcast we'll have a new president elect. I'm pulling for Tiffani Mims. She looks like a nice lady||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 9/15/16||Do you find the above GIF as hilarious as I do? Probably not but I'm to lazy to think of anything to write to accompany this podcast so you're stuck with it. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/18/16||My 5th podcast of 2016 and it's only August. Enjoy this escargot-like delicacy! Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/7/16||I'm going to forgo my usual apology for the lateness of this podcast and instead, simply tell you what's been going on in Unblinking Ear HQ in the interim: Our showcases for the Northside Fest were enormously successful (read: adequate). If you missed||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/12/16||Two months ago I promised big news from Unblinking Ear HQ. (And I think I may have actually delivered.) But the Unblinking Ear Records Official Northside Showcase is probably even bigger news. Contemplate that while you listen to this array of speciall||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 3/3/16||There will be lots of new regarding Unblinking Records and associated acts coming very soon (like next week soon). Watch unblinkingearrecords.com for more info. But for now, enjoy this podcast, which I somehow managed to tear myself away from frinkiac.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/11/16||After a two month (unplanned) hiatus the Unblinking Ear Podcast is back. What was the cause of the delay? You don't really need to know. However, in that time, you could have checked out the best of 2015 show I did on WFMU or the 80s U.S. Undergroun||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 12/10/15||Over a month since my last podcast and you'd think I'd have something to say or at least some kind of year end wrap up. Nope. Instead, enjoy this clip of Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis discussing hanging out with San Francisco rock royalty. You can pla||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/5/15||This new edition of this podcast is being posted a few mere hours after the second episode of the Direct Obsess podcast. I implore you that whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THAT PODCAST! Yes, it's made by someone with great taste who is knowledgable||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/15/15||Lots of news since our previous podcast. First of all, our unofficial CMJ showcase (flyer above by the lovely Carrie Quartly) is this Saturday. You can RSVP on Facebook here and buy tickets here. Secondly, we've just launched our monthly digital single||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/1/15||It's been over a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Yes, we somehow managed to skip all of September. Not because we haven't been busy. We did not one but two fill ins on WFMU (who have just begun their annual silent fundraiser so go give them||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/27/15||Summer is almost over. How was yours? Mine kind of stunk, thanks for asking. However, the good news is that a couple of exciting things are happening this fall. Here's a tease for one of them. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe v||8/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/6/15||New podcast! It's pretty good. I have nothing to plug and I'm too dehydrated to write anything else because it's August. Enjoy! Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||8/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/16/15||Do you like to party? Of course you do. Well, there's a heck of a party happening tomorrow night at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn: Big Quiet's 7" release show! Come and see Big Quiet and pick up their Unblinking Ear Records 7". Plus you get to see SWI||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/2/15||So here's an anomaly: a new podcast with nothing for me to plug. Sure, I could tell you that the Big Quiet 7" and the Kerbivore and SWIVS tapes are still available at the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp page or that Big Quiet's record release show for s||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 6/4/15||It's been a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Apologies for not keeping to my personally mandated biweekly schedule (thought I did a fill in for Evan "Funk" Davies on WFMU last week which you could have listened to if you missed me that much||6/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/7/15||Another podcast, another Unblinking Ear Records release to plug. This one is from Staten Island power trio Kerbivore, a 5-song EP called All Dressed. Without totally reiterating their one sheet (which I wrote, so it wouldn't be plagiarism) I'm going to||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
A mix of the familiar and the obscure
The Unblinking Ear proves its worth episode after episode by entertaining my ears with a tantalizing mix of bands I already have quite a bit of adoration for with bands I have to carefully listen to in order to learn the band name, track and recording. Listening is at times good for the stroking of my musical ego, but mostly it's a gentle prodding toward deeper exploration into the ever widening world of music past and present that would sadly be even less appreciated if not for the devoted unblinking ears of Paul Bruno.
Better than Pod F. Tompkast.
There, I said it so you don't have to.
It is good but screw you all the way to hell for insulting Paul F. Tompkins!!!!