Here’s a really interesting mix of rock, improv, drone, raga and jazz from a NYC-based band called Prince Rama of Ayodhya. I caught onto them while writing a show preview for Philly weekly, not of the band itself, which played Philadelphia on October 18, but of a benefit to help them raise money to replace instruments which had been stolen at this earlier gig. The benefit is on November 16 at National Mechanics (22 S. Third Street), and Hermit Thrushes, Strand of Oak and Tinmouthy are on the bill, so if you’re in Philadelphia check it out.
Couple of live mp3s (thanks to WFMU, best radio station ever)
“Om Mane Padme Hum”
Lots more here
it's my birthday tomorrow, so if you've got any cool music that will take my mind off how old I'm getting, send it over.