We Want the Airwaves: CTEP goes ON AIR!

Hello everyone out there! The CTEP is branching out to another medium! Yes, now you will be able to hear the mixes I have been compiling and tracking. The idea behind the CTEP was to make mixtapes and then to share them with people. This proved to be a bigger challenge than I had anticipated. There…

half a boy Half a Man

Growing up, I learned a lot about music from my dad. He started me off very early on a path of rock, metal, and blues. I can’t say he was always right but there were many areas where he was dead on. I remember hearing George Thorogood as a kid and loving the energy and…

The Electric Hour: Time Well Spent

First impressions aren’t everything. I know, that may not seem quite right, but I can promise you it’s true. When I first saw this tape I had no idea what it was. Jeffertitti’s Nile? What the hell is that? Based on the album art I expected to hear something far out, similar to Funkadelic. I could at…

Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles are the most prolific and inescapable band of the 20th century. Their influence is unsurpassed by nearly anyone in the music world. (I’ll maybe give you The Stones) The Beatles’ catalog has been heard, analyzed, interpreted, and meditated upon for over fifty years. Many of my peers would consider The Beatles to be…

The Glove: Doesn’t fit in

This tape is quite possibly the most ’80s thing I have ever heard. Before I get into the sonic qualities at play here, that must be made clear. The Glove takes every cheesy element of ’80s pop/anti-pop and milks it for all it’s worth. There is a healthy dose of synths and echo filled instrumentation…

Songs by Woody: Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie. The man’s name is a statement in itself. Woody was able to create a legacy that is as seemingly endless as the highway. His guitar strumming accompanied his vocals delivered in a plain and simple fashion. Woody was able to speak the truth in broad strokes while painting mental pictures with precision. His…

Mix Just In: Fall 2017

We’re in the full swing of Fall! As we have entered another season, we welcome another tape to the CTEP! Autumn is a time of introspection as the world slows down to squeeze the remaining sweetness out of the golden days before winter. I have compiled what I believe to be a mixtape that perfectly…

New Stuff: Bargain Bin Classics

The junkyard. The Dead Zone. The scrap heap. The junk drawer. The clearance section. The bargain bin. Whatever you call it, this is an area we can all somewhat visualize in our minds. A section of a shop (I suppose this extends beyond record shops) that is full of stuff that nobody is buying because…

What the Hell is This? Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds

You’ve found something cool, something so rad that you knew you were going to buy it the moment you saw it. You excitedly threw the tape into your deck and as the sound waves first washed over your ears, you realized that something was wrong! “What the hell is this?” For me, it was the…

O’KNC: Flipadelphia!

Today, we are in Philadelphia to play our first gig out of New England and our first in Pennslyvania. We take to the stage at Century Bar at 8pm with Swwik to follow! When you think of playing in a rock band, you probably don’t visualize getting up before 6am to hit the road to…