Host Kevin Flaherty spent 13 years in the ‘old’ music business and presently works in digital media. He insists none of that qualifies him as a DJ, of course, but he won’t let that stop him. He just moved his family to Laguna Beach last year, where he was pleased to find an outpost for music fans in KX 93.5 and a community full of true believers.
“Independent” is a word that gets thrown around a lot. It doesn’t have to mean indie labels or self-distribution — just independent thinking. No guilty pleasures and nothing uncool. You don’t need to listen to everything, but be open.
On Open Water, you’re bound to hear a bunch of new stuff from struggling bands, songs featured in movies & TV series, deeper cuts off recent records, rare versions, and other ephemera — in addition to some great older stuff that still crackles. If you like what you hear, go digest the album, see it live, make it yours.
(Oh, and his 13-year-old daughter took that picture of him. He’s not really a spooky artist, but he thinks it’s pretty great all the same).