TNT Radio NYC aims to explore and celebrate full-length albums from across musical genres, eras and communities. This format is lost in today’s algorithmically-oriented musical landscape. Each month, hosts Thanh Nguyen and Tim Lessick take audiences through collected works and dig deep into their story to uncover its impact on society and time. Listen to live episodes on the last Saturday of every other month at 3 pm ET on radio.montezpress.com.
TNT #30 - Sun Ra - Solo Piano: Volume 1
Originally recorded in December 2022, this episode brings us back to earth to dig into the 1977 Sun Ra album "Solo Piano: Volume 1." This one wraps up our last series for the year, "Sun Ra and the Great Beyond" and features a very special guest: artist, creative director, and former competitive piano player Kat Lam!
to close the season out
TNT #29 - Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra - A Fireside Chat with Lucifer
Originally recorded on September 24 2022, this episode sets us on a course far past this world and the next as we kick off our last series of the year, "Sun Ra and the Great Beyond." Released in 1983, Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra's "A Fireside Chat with Lucifer" starts with a warning of the times ("Nuclear war, it's a motherfucker") and ends with a 20 minute sonic journey through the mind and story of the one and only Sun Ra.
TNT #28 - DJ-Kicks: Daddy G
Originally recorded on August 27 2022, this episode focuses on the trip-hop inspired 2004 album DJ Kicks by Daddy G. This episode marks the second in our two-part series focusing on the idea of compilation albums and discovery. As PopMatters noted, "Listening to this album is an act akin to seeing a car dismantled by a team of professional mechanics: in an almost forensic manner you are invited to peek behind the curtain and catch a glimpse of the magician’s tricks."
TNT #27 - Rodney on the ROQ Vol. 1
Originally recorded on July 30 2022, this episode focuses on the wonderfully frenetic 1980 album Rodney on the ROQ Vol. 1. This episode marks the first in a two-part series focusing on the idea of compilation albums and discovery. Rodney on the ROQ Vol. 1 is a perfect way to kick things off, as this album showcases some old favorites as well as some hidden gems from the 1980 LA punk and new wave scene.
TNT #26 - Neu! - Neu!
Originally recorded on June 26 2022, this episode focuses on the culturally significant 1972 album by Neu!, “Neu!.” This episode marks the second in a two-part series centering on the genre of Krautrock and two of the pioneering bands of that era. TNT dares to ask the question, "what exactly is Krautrock?"
TNT #25 - Can - Ege Bamyasi
Originally airing on May 28, 2022, this episode focuses on the influential 1972 album by Can, “Ege Bamyası.” This episode marks the first in a two-part series centering on the genre of Krautrock and two of the pioneering bands of that era. TNT dares to ask the question, "what exactly is Krautrock?"