The Best of 2012, The Grow Radio Peerspective

Michael Newman
Sunset Megamix

1. Breakbot – By Your Side
2. Grimes – Visions
3. Kirk Fogg – 2049
4. Merchandise – Children of Desire
5. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
6. Robert Glasper – Black Radio
7. Matthew Dear – Beams
8. SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk
9. Todd Terje – It’s The Arps
10. Pryda – Eric Prydz Presents…
11. The Midnight (All y’all stay real)
12. Citizens Co-op (Keep doin’ good!)
13. Grow Radio (FOREVER)
14. Arrow’s Aim/Wolfwax (Keep some electro singles behind the counter for when I come visit, you know what I like)
15. Andrew Chadwick and ACTION RESEARCH (Can’t stop meow)
16. WMNF TAMPA (Stay keepin’ it real, tune in when Grow’s off air)
17. cYBORg CITY and COTTAGE SLEAZE (If you don’t know, you really better ask somebody)
18. Banana’s Records St. Pete (even though you spoiled me on every other dollar bin I’ve come to know since)
19. Anyone I may have missed (but haven’t forgotten!) who’s helped me out some way this year either directly or inadvertently, it’s been a strange one for sure.
20. TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA (For being such a warm and welcoming place, now lets get weird)

Robbie from Jazzville’s 20 albums of 2012 you might not want to miss, in no particular order of preference.

1. Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando
2. Jeremy Pelt – Soul
3. Kenny Garrett – Seeds from the Underground
4. Phronesis – Walking Dark
5. Brandon Wright – Journeyman
6. Johnathan Blake – The Eleventh Hour
7. Romain Collin – The Calling
8. Branford Marsalis – Four MFs Playin’ Tunes
9. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This
10. Yaron Herman – Alter Ego
11. Opus 5 – Pentasonic
12. Makoto Ozone – My Witch’s Blue
13. Christian Scott – Christian aTunde Adjuah
14. Yosvany Terry – Today’s Opinion
15. Brian Bromberg – Compared to That
16. David Kikoski – Consequences
17. Tony Tixier – Dream Pursuit
18. Pat Metheny – Unity Band
19. Jazz Soul Seven – Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
20. Chick Corea – Further Explorations

Dr Bill
Dr. Bill’s Super Awesome Musical Happy Time
1. Artichoke-Etchy Sketchy Skies
2. Gavin Bryars- Mercy and Grand: The Music of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
3. Mumford & Sons-Babel
4. Smashing Pumpkins-Oceania
5. Field Report-Field Report
6. Callers-Reviver
7. Calibro 35-Rare
8. The Soul Rebels-Unlock Your Mind
9. The Dust Busters w/John Cohen-Old Man Below
10. Redd Kross-Researching The Blues

Travis Magoo/Culture Wars
Arcing Industrial Trust lp
Arrow’s Aim Records & WolfWax Comics
bike lanes/public parks
C.R.A.S.H. A War on All Fronts 7”
Farmer’s Market / Food Co-op
Gainesville Dojo
Himanshu Nehru Jackets mixtape
Neon Blud Discotheque Deathbed 12”
Rose Cross (live)
Sarah Kirsch R.I.P.
Sequential Artists Workshop

Shawn Maschino
Lost Sharks

Merchandise – Children of Desire
The Master
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
The Walkmen – Line by Line
Coconut Water
The XX
Making six people dance at once.
Ai Wei Wei – Never Story

Tom Hart
The Four Passions

Ethiopian music, all of it:

Dirty Fist: Angry Biker:
The students at SAW:
Cultural Equality featuring Alan Lomax recordings:
Shintaro Sakamoto: How To Live With a Phantom:
Excavated Shellac:
Roamer X:
Alabama Shakes: Girls and Boys:
Theme Music Facebook Group (rolling cover song project: )
Michael Kiwanuka: Tell Me a Tale :

And oldies return in great form:
The Sea and Cake
Scott Walker
Neil Young
Mark Eitzel

Bill Bryson
The Kitchen Sink
Favs from this year, no particular order:
Michael Kiwanuka-Tell Me a Tale
Rodriguez-Searching for Sugarman soundtrack (Light in the Attic)
Waylon Thornton and the Heavy hands-Pale Jewel (Local)
Thee Holy Ghosts-Thee Holy Ghosts (Local)
Kelly Hogan-I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Anti)
Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (Chocolate Industries)
Redd Kross-Researching the Blues (Merge)
Karen Dalton-1966 (Delmore)
Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band-Sweet Chicago Suite (Double Moon)
Frank Ocean-Channel Orange (Def Jam)
Various Artists- Country Funk: 1969-1975 (Light in the Attic)
Antibalas-Antibalas (Daptone)
Antony and the Johnsons-Cut The World (Secretly Canadian)
The Evens-The Odds (Dischord)
Ty Segall- with White Fence, Twins, Singles (all three releases in 2012)
Gap Dream-Ali Baba 7″ (Suicide Squeeze)
Sic Alps-Sic Alps (Drag City)
Strategy-Strategy (Peak Oil)
Public Enemy-The Evil Empire of Everything, Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on no Stamp
Black Moth Super Rainbow-Cobra Juicy (Rad Cult)
Warren Hixson-Cruel Whim
Charles Mingus-The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Mosaic)
Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics (Nublu records)
Patti Smith-Banga (Columbia)
Neil Young-Psychedelic Pill (Warner Brothers)
Shintaro Sakamoto: How To Live With a Phantom:(Other Music)
Tim Maia-Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia (Luaka Bop)
Vijay-Iyer Trio-Accelerando (ACT Music)
Mark Lanegan Band-Blues Funeral (4AD)
Sharon Van Etten-Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
The Men-Leave Home (Sacred Bones)
Willis Earl Beal-Acousmatic Sorcery (XL)
Black Bananas-Rad Times Xpress IV (Drag City)
Woody at 100 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Coke Weed-Nice Dreams (Heavy Friends)
Shabazz Palaces-Live from KEXP (Sub Pop)
Kid Koala-12 Bit Blues (Ninjatune)
Great Unwashed-Clean Out of their Minds (Exiled Records)
Labels, new and old favs: Sublime Frequencies, Numero Group, Merge, Crammed Discs, Soundway, Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Matador, Electric Cowbell, Sub Pop, Sorry State, Peak Oil, Analog Africa
Arrows Aim/Wolfwax Culture
Grow Radio DJs
Cape San Blas/St. Joseph’s Peninsula State Park/Appalachicola oysters and Ed’s Red hot sauce
Gainesville Craft Beer Festival 2012/Hogtown Brewers
Below the Belt Art Show/MASS Visual Arts
Living in FL/GNVBest of from Joe Wolf
Florida Rules

St Dad – LP (vinyl rites). Eponymous release from these Gainesville mayhem makers.

Church Whip – 7″ (fallow soul/self released).  Tampa metal.  Live show kills.

Holly Hunt – Year One (Roofless). Double LP from Miami. Ex floor/cavity. Comes with earplugs!

Severe disappointments – 7″ (Iron Forge Press).  Members of Classic Florida bands: morbid opera, roach motel, chickenhead and crumbs come together to put out a gem. Sick packaging.

Sewn Leather/HOAX/ectoplasm at 911 house. Show of the year.  Reaffirmed that all is good in the world. It’s on YouTube for those that missed it.  Thanks Andrew Chadwick.

The Laboratory – I miss the Lab.

Dead Can Dance – Anastasis.

Bad Brains – Into the Future (Megaforce). Oozing positive love.

2 Live Crew at the Dirty Bar/Thornebrook Village. Filthy raunchy booty dance party. Original members!

Post Teens & Rose Cross live.

JAWSOME – Life’s Beachy. Local Spring Break hardcore.

Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands – – just go.  Lake Butler represented. He does art too.

Ectoplasm tape

Radiation tape

Pill Church tape (R.I.P.)

Three must see local bands. Three must have tapes.  Cassettes rule!

Wayward Council – last show send off. Too many bands to list.  R.I.P.

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar live at Double Down.  74 years young and completely destroyed it.

Mutley Chix reunion show.  ‘Nuff said.

Arrow’s Aim Records. Crucial vinyl.  You will find something you have never seen before.


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