185 minutes | May 22, 2019

Spiral Galaxy! Interview with Sara Gossett and Plastic Crimewwave

Episode 14 we take a brief look into Prog and 70's Kraut Rock before sitting down for a chat with Steven Krakow aka Plastic Crimewave and Sara Gossett Spiral Galaxy!  We chat about their music, their various art projects as well as upcoming shows and an almost finished debut album!  In this episode we play 2 new tracks from their upcoming, as yet, untitled debut LP!   Below are bios for the band, Sara and Plastic Crimewave!Chicago-native Plastic Crimewave aka Steven Krakow is known for being a "psychedelic guru" of sorts, and is the creator of the Galactic Zoo Dossier, a hand-drawn magazine published by Drag City since 2001. Crimewave also: runs the Galactic Zoo Disk reissue label imprint that is manufactured/distributed by Drag City and roving label Galactic Archives, draws/writes the bi-weekly Secret History of Chicago Music comics for the Chicago Reader for over a decade, books/founded the avant/psych festival Million Tongues featuring international musicians, has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary art, and has drawn countless comics, posters, album covers, and branding art for Lush Cosmetics. From 2001-2011, PCW headed up Plastic Crimewave Sound, legendary space-punk ensemble that recorded 5 LPs, toured nationally with Acid Mothers Temple, Comets on Fire and The Ponys, and whom Julian Cope described as "outtasite." PCW currently leads Plastic Crimewave Syndicate (who have opened for Hawkwind, Keiji Haino, Chrome, Loop, Josefus, Purling Hiss, and Woods and have released 2 albums on UK labels); conducts the Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra of up to 70 guitarists (performed in NY, Hyde Park Arts Center, and yearly at the Hideout block party), plays banjo/guitar in the spacey duo Spiral Galaxy, and has DJ-ed all over the world--from London to Tokyo.Plastic Crimewave has tons of cool merch including exclusive 45's with hand made comics, various GZD mixtapes, videos, etc.  And all can be found at:http://www.plasticcrimewave.com Sara GossettBorn and raised in Texas and a recent transplant to Chicago after 15 years in Virginia, Sara Gossett is an artist/illustrator, musician, and occasional DJ with a lifelong passion for all things related to vintage style and design. Recent projects include album art, posters, textile print design, hand-lettering commissions, spot illustrations for websites and more.Search here out for commissions or other art needs at: https://saragossett.com/home.htmlhttps://spiralgalaxychicago.bandcamp.com/1:At My Home- Twenty Sixty Six and Then Flissbandbaby, Macheal Tram Ich - Floh De CologneLiving in a Garden - Trash2: It's a Rainy Day (Sunshine Girl)- FaustThe Sun Song- EmbryoDesolation Valley & Waves - NektarEye Shaking King - Amon Duul II 3:Short Jam - GAMStone In - Guru GuruKinder des Alles 1 - Cosmic Jokers 4:For a Thousand Mothers - Jethro TullI Know What I Like - GenesisJohnny Barleycorn Must Die- TrafficSupertwister - CamelIsle of Everywhere - GongHocus Pocus - Focus 5:D Machine - Spiral Galaxy(Interview)Celestial Omen - Spiral Galaxy Outro:Temple of the Sun- The Shining Realm 
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