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Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 09/22/2022

Aaron Clift (www.aaronclift.com) joins the Planet at 3 pm on September 22nd to talk about the new Aaron Clift Experiment album and premiere a brand new song! Then at 4 pm, we talk with legendary singer Annie Haslam (www.renaissancetouring.com) about the new Renaissance live concert CD and the upcoming tour incuding the Patchogue theater show on October 19th!
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Aaron Clift Experiment
Prog Ensemble The Aaron Clift Experiment To Release Highly Anticipated 4th Album
“The Age of Misinformation” on January 6, 2023

The Aaron Clift Experiment is a dynamic progressive rock band based in Austin, Texas. The band’s multi-faceted sound blends influences from classic rock (Rush, Pink Floyd, King Crimson), modern rock (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), jazz, and classical- all anchored by a dedication to high-quality songwriting and musicianship.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 08/25/2022

Tune in for some awesome music by Kikagaku Moyo-幾何学模様, an interview with WPKN's Binnie Klein with new music from her project In These Trees https://inthesetrees.bandcamp.com/releases
followed by new music from Potter's Daughter Dyanne Potter Voegtlin and their new album https://officialpottersdaughter.bandcamp.com/.../weighted...
And if I got time after all that some more music from The Tangent, The Flower Kings and new music from Evership! Overflow will move over into Friday Night Free Form tomorrow at 9 pm followed by an interview with Total Mass Retain's Joel Simches

Ray Terlaga’s “melodic house” remix of “Orchard” by In These Trees feat. Tartie is available with his video on You Tube:


Bassist Ben Zwerin (featured on “Sky, Ocean” and several other tunes for the album) is playing at the Colony in

Woodstock September 3rd playing “early rock and roll”

He’s about to release tracks from his instrumental band BZSounds’s debut album that he produced and mixed

Described as a mix of jazz and funk and world music.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 07/28/2022

Today on Captain Phil's Planet Temple of Switches Zooms in with their new album IV
Then at 4 pm meet jazz bass guitarist Jim Donica as we talk about his various projects and gigs here in the Hudson valley
All this and the best Prog Rock on any Planet!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 07/14/2022


Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour is Located in Historic downtown Ticonderoga, New York.

When the STAR TREK television series was canceled in 1969, the original sets were dismantled and largely destroyed, only a few small items of the actual sets remain today, and those that have survived are in private collections. Trek superfan James Cawley began the process of rebuilding the sets just as they would have been seen 50 years ago when the series was being filmed, a 14 year journey has culminated in the most accurate rebuild of the original sets, and is now open and welcoming STAR TREK fans from all over the world!

Our sets are complete recreations built using the original blueprints, hundreds of hours of serious research and thousands of photographs – both period images and images culled from extensive review and capture from the original episodes. The sets will NOT and were NOT designed to move from one city to another and are fully licensed by CBS. The Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour Invites you to come see the Desilu Studio as it looked during the years between 1966-1969 while Star Trek was in production.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 06/16/2022

Today on Captain Phil's Planet tune in to hear the new work by Marina Arsenijevic Tesla Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra followed by an interview with the performer/composer herself at 3:30pm!


Jeff Beals Paper Lined Shack premiere June 17th 7pm NYC


Then stay tuned to meet the new WUSB Program Director Melanie Formosa as she arrives on the Strange New World known as Captain Phil's Planet.


Finally, the crew from Trekonderoga will beam in to talk about the great happenings in Ticonderoga's Star Trek Original Set tour, will Captain Phil be there or will the Mirror Universe Captain Phil show up!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 06/01/2022

Rick Venture of Riot and Riot Act!!!!!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 03/23/2022

Captain Phil's Planet for March 24th, 2022 3pm to 5pm we'll be having a rep from the Suffolk Theater (https://www.suffolktheater.com/) in Riverhead to talk about the upcoming concert All for Ukraine on March 27th.

I'll also have on the Celtic Rock band Tempest Lief Sorbye (http://www.tempestmusic.com) to talk about their new album and upcoming East Coast tour and finally, I'll have Michael Shilling back to talk about Shore Leave (https://www.shore-leave.com/), the Baltimore area Star Trek convention!

Coming up on April 7th Spring UK Singer-songwriter Pete Jones of Tiger Moth Tales (https://www.tigermothtales.com/) and a Rites of Spring festival preview PLUS Authors and friends David Hirsch and Robert Wood on their new book To Everything That Might Have Been: The Lost Universe Of Space: 1999 (https://www.amazon.com/Everyt.../dp/1845831969/ref=sr_1_1...)

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 03/10/2022

Today on Captain Phil's Planet some Ukraine Prog Metal, some Ukraine Classical music, special guest star Ross Amico to talk about Ukrainian Classical Music and then at 4pm the fun arrives when Roy Bjellquist arrives to talk about his Friday Night FB show Roy's Tie-Tye Sci-Fi corner TV Theme song show. And we'll be talking about some of our favorite TV Themes in the 4 pm hour so tune in, drop in and at the end of the show you'll be walking on air! Believe it or not!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 02/24/2022

The lead vocalist for the brilliant Prog band District 97 (https://district97.net/) as well as a terrific solo act, Leslie Hunt (https://www.lesliehuntmusic.com/) will be talking with us on Captain Phil's Planet on February 24th, 2022 between 3pm and 5pm to talk about all things District 97, upcoming gigs, here fantastic new solo albums Descend and Ascend and more!
Joining me to talk with Leslie will be my co-host MaryBeth Rikouski! Don't miss it!
Leslie Hunt began her life in the Chicago area, playing piano and singing at the age of four. Through the years, she has performed on many stages in many roles, and has been celebrated all throughout her development as a performer. While many will remember her from her all-too-brief stint on American Idol, where she made it to the top ten females, the singer/songwriter has since matured at an accelerated rate due to various personal and professional setbacks.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 02/10/2022

Don't Look Up! Klingons at Ticonderoga Startrektour.com

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 01/27/2022

Binnie Klien Interview!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 01/13/2022

Captain Phil's Planet welcomes back the planets Poet Laureate Gwynne Garfinkle for an interview discussing her new book, "Can’t Find My Way Home".
Young actress Joanna Bergman has been guilt-ridden for four years. Her best
friend Cynthia Foster died in a firebombing meant to protest a New York draft
board near their college in 1971. Jo was supposed to accompany the
charismatic Cyn on the night of the bombing but backed out at the last
minute. Jo’s new life is complicated enough: she’s falling for her soap opera
costar, the philandering Martin Yates, and trying to regain the sense of connection
she lost when Cyn died. But then Cyn’s ghost appears, furious with Jo for bailing
on her that fateful night and, worse, for going on living without her. As Jo tries to
figure out what her friend’s ghost wants from her, she is hurled again and again
back to the night of Cyn’s death.

Gwynne Garfinkle is a Los Angeles native, a fiction
writer, poet, and erstwhile rock critic. Her collection of
short fiction and poetry, People Change, was published in
2018 by Aqueduct Press. Her work has appeared in such
publications as Strange Horizons, Uncanny, Escape Pod,

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 12/30/2021

THE BEST OF 2021 as we go down the list of all the great guests, musicians, artists actors and cats that have beamed down to Captain Phil's Planet in 2021!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 12/02/2021

Joe Deninzon and A New Bug!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 11/18/2021

Beam down for another edition of Captain Phil's Planet!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 10/21/2021

Lots of new music PLUS interview with Long Islands Kira Velella


Kira Velella is a singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY. She has been writing and performing for audiences around the country since she was 17, and is influenced by artists widely ranging in style, from Diane Cluck to Jason Isbell, Phoebe Bridgers to Kacey Musgraves.

“She accomplishes the rare feat of encapsulating confidence and vulnerability in a single performance”, says Independent Clauses.com. "…the voice of a folk queen, Kira Velella has captured hearts with her raw, triumphant sound…The answer to modern folk music," says TheMostIndietastic.com.

Kira has performed at legendary antifolk venue, Sidewalk Cafe, listening rooms, Caffe Vivaldi and Rockwood Music Hall, the historic Capri Theatre in Gaffney, SC, as well as renowned songwriter showcases, Homegrown Music Cafe, Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre and LIVE at Deepwell's on Long Island.

Kira released her debut EP, Daughter, in 2013. She continues to write and perform and is overjoyed to now be releasing new singles, with a full-length album to follow.