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Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
It's an extended 3-hour show from Gareth in October, as he brings you his annual Halloween Spooktacular! In the first hour, there's a super spooky scary edition of 'Secret Songs from the Sixties', including Ted Cassidy as Lurch from The Addams Family and a groovy French yé-yé song about Dracula by Christine Pilzner. Then in the final hour, there's a howling, horrifying non-stop Halloween monster mix. Hear ten tracks about ghosts, ghoulies, vampires, werewolves, the devil and hell, including new tracks by Arch Garrison and Hell Boulevard
Besides those musical tricks and treats, there's also plenty of new releases, spanning Indiepop, Electro, Funk & Soul, Hip-Hop and more. These include new singles by Dandelion favourites MJ Hibbett & The Validators and a collaboration between Japan's GOOFY18 and Dandelion Radio's very own Blu and Skreen B (AKA The Beatbox Saboteurs) under their guise as Life As Surface Noise. Plus a new previously unreleased track by Cardiacs and much much more.

On the show NEXT month:
Remember, remember, Gareth's show in November. Get the month going with a bang as he brings you 2 hours of tunes old and new to light up your dark days.
This month's edition of 'Secret Songs from the Sixties' features two cuts from 'Fast Jivin' Class Cutters High On Booze', the latest double CD on the Righteous label featuring songs taken from the record collection of Lux & Ivy (The Cramps). Gareth also attempts to cheer up those who've been locked down in Wales with new releases from Cardiff's Ghostlawns and HMS Morris, plus Swansea's The Rusty Nutz and Helen Love. They'll make your heart go boom.
Then in the 2nd hour, the show rockets onto another musical planet with the cosmic sounds of electronic duo The Galaxy Electric. They'll take part in the occasional feature 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue'. Appealing to fans of Broadcast and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, this New York pair introduce two tracks taken from their new album 'Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday', plus pick four songs of their choice, including a mind-expanding piece of experimental electronic sound by Lisa Bella Donna which clocks in at 13 minutes long!
So be prepared for an explosive audio experience.

Twitter: twitter.com/garethgoape
Facebook: facebook.com/GarethJonesDandelionRadio

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In my teens I was an avid listener of Peel plus Mark & Lard and always wished I could play obscure songs at the wrong speed and utter some nonsense into a microphone. This sort of happened in my twenties when I accidentally stumbled into DJing at Moles Club in Bath for their regular Thursday nights called 'Purr'. From 2000 - 2009 I had the opportunity to play whatever I liked inbetween the live bands and witnessed early gigs from the likes of Art Brut, The Futurheads, Gossip, The Long Blondes, Los Campesinos and Wild Beasts, all playing in this tiny venue with me constantly pushing my way through the drum kit to get myself back into the DJ booth! I later became a promoter there myself and booked mostly bands who disappeared off the face of the earth, but I did manage to book a then unknown Metronomy for £60! When I eventually threw in the promoter towel at Moles club, I ended on a high by booking the late great Frank Sidebottom. Yes, I did get to see him without his head on! But he wouldn't let the support bands see him!!
I very occasionally continue to promote gigs in Bristol under the name 'Go Ape', with shows including The Lovely Eggs, Piney Gir, The Thyme Machine, Tunabunny, Sam Coomes (Quasi) and co-promoting Damnably shows with Shonen Knife and Otoboke Beaver. I'm also a keen collector of Indie/Alternative Christmas records, and in recent years I've helped to compile the annual Indie compilation CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas' for small DIY label Cherryade Records (the label who originally released the first two Lovely Eggs albums).
Wanting to get into radio but not really sure how to go about it, a few years ago I started making an occasional podcast. It's imaginatively called 'Radio Radio' (yes, after the Elvis Costello song) and I've interviewed bands/artists including Allo Darlin, Bis, Helen Love, Kid Carpet, Momus, Paul Guided Missile's Dream Themes band, The Spook School, They Might Be Giants and more. You can find them at podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast
Outside of music, I've sometimes been known to review new crisp flavours on my facebook page and I collect toy robots (although the shelves are now getting a bit too full for many more). I live with my suffering girlfriend Becky and Lily our cat.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2020Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb
2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - Mar - Feb - Jan - Festive 50
2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar

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