Friday, September 04, 2015

Live Ledge #209: New Releases

The first Friday every month is devoted to nothing but new releases, and tonight's show is no exception. There's new tracks by the likes of Keith Richards, Fidlar, Craig Finn, Will Johnson, along with new live material by Against Me and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Grab this via the usual online sources, or...


1. Dead Moon, I Hate the Blues
2. Keith Richards, Amnesia
3. Keith Richards, Trouble
4. Keith Richards, Substantial Damage
5. Craig Finn, Maggie I've Been Searching For Our Son
6. Will Johnson, Call Call Call
7. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chick Singer Badass Rockin
8. The Connection, Labor Of Love
9. The New Trocaderos, What The Hell Did I Do
10. The Barreracudas, Promises
11. The Strypes, I Need To Be Your Only
12. Mike Krol, Suburban Wasteland
13. Mike Krol, Left Out (ATTN: SoCal Garage Rockers)
14. Fidlar, West Coast
15. Fidlar, Leave Me Alone
16. Colleen Green, TV
17. Tomorrow's Tulips, Surplus Store
18. Melvins, Captain Comedown
19. Le Butcherettes, The Devil Lived
20. Against Me, I Was a Teenage Anarchist
21. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Just Like Honey
22. Public Image Ltd., Bettie Page
23. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Rock and Roll Baby
24. OBN IIIs, Trash Heap
25. Royal Headache, Need You
26. Traumahelikopter, Always Being Followed
27. Hurry Up, Pick You Up
28. Uh Bones, Over It
29. Dan Melchior's Broke Revue, I Don't Know
30. Wimps, Leftovers
31. Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power, Angelina
32. Natural Child, White Light~White Heat
33. All Dogs, That Kind of Girl

Friday, August 28, 2015

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

I was all prepared for a certain format for tonight's show. The tracks were all chosen; notes were ready to be used to introduce the songs.
Then something extremely cool happened. I received an mention on twitter that included a blog link. Obviously, I clicked to find out what was going on here. My earlier shows devoted to a certain track number influenced Will Neville to create his own list of track nine's to commemorate September. That's so cool that I dumped my original plan and went with a show of nothing but track eight's to corrrespond with the last days of this warm, rainy August.
As always, this show is not really a "best" of track eight. Sure, there's some classic included, but for the most part it's just songs that caught my eye as I went through my iTunes library. Hopefully, you'll enjoy this little mix of punk, alternative, British Invastion, and a touch of Americana.
Grab this from the usual sources, or...


1. Uncle Tupelo, We've Been Had
2. The Kinks, Holiday In Waikiki
3. The Rolling Stones, Stray Cat Blues
4. Cheap Trick, Southern Girls
5. The Velvet Underground, I Can't Stand It
6. Lou Reed, Busload Of Faith
7. David Bowie, Hang On To Yourself
8. The Stooges, Death Trip
9. The Lemonheads, Alison's Starting To Happen
10. Hindu Love Gods, Battleship Chains
11. Guided By Voices, The Best Of Jill Hives
12. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Never Understand
13. The Replacements, Buck Hill
14. Bash & Pop, Friday Night (Is Killing Me)
15. Soul Asylum, Marionette
16. Hüsker Dü, Terms Of Psychic Warfare
17. The Suicide Commandos, I Need a Torch
18. The Hold Steady, Stay Positive
19. The Jim Jones Revue, Elemental
20. The Exploding Hearts, Boulevard Trash
21. Cheap Time, Permanent Damage
22. The Cramps, Human Fly
23. Sonic Youth, Hot Wire My Heart
24. Archers Of Loaf, Plumb Line
25. Superchunk, Without Blinking
26. The Clash, I Fought The Law
27. The Clash, London's Burning
28. Sex Pistols, Anarchy In The UK
29. The Jam, Man In The Corner Shop
30. Elvis Costello, Less Than Zero
31. Ramones, Teenage Lobotomy
32. Dead Boys, I Need Lunch
33. X, Some Other Time
34. The Saints, Story Of Love

Friday, August 21, 2015

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Last Friday, The Good Life released their first album in over seven years. Everybody's Coming Down is one of the year's most anticipated albums, and the band featured the majority of the record in their Sioux Falls appearance earlier this week. To promote the show, leader Tim Kasher (also of Cursive) chatted with me about the band's hiatus, the new record, and the demands of leading two bands.

Along with this interview, tonight's show features nothing but tracks from vinyl purchases of the last few months. While the majority of tracks are of the "new release" variety, there's also a couple of used vinyl finds, and selections from the recently-released box set of Twin Tone-era albums from The Replacements.

Grab this from the usual sources, or...


1. The Rolling Stones, Sway
2. The Good Life, Everybody
2. The Good Life, Ad Nausea
4. The Replacements, I'm In Trouble
5. The Replacements, Go
6. The Replacements, Hayday
7. The Replacements, Favorite Thing
8. Traumahelikopter, Last Night I Dreamed I Killed Myself
9. Part Time, I Saw Her Standing There
10. The Resonars, Tomorrow's Gears
11. Tomorrow's Tulips, surplus store
12. Desaparecidos, The Left Is Right
13. Ryan Adams, Cop City
14. Michael Rault, All Alone (On My Own)
15. The Forty Nineteens, Falling Down
16. The Forty Nineteens, Modern Romance
17. Jaill, Got an F
18. Warm Soda, I Wanna Know Her
19. Thee Oh Sees, Web
20. White Reaper, Make Me Wanna Die
21. Guantanamo Baywatch, Jungle Bride
22. Negative Scanner, Criticism
23. France Camp, Memory
24. Superchunk, Hello Hawk
25. Lost Sounds, Better Than Something
26. Jay Reatard, Such A Shame
27. Suburbs, Cigarette In Backwards

Friday, August 14, 2015

Live Ledge #206: Rock Goddesses

As a male, it's hard to describe this show. The last thing I want is to sound condescending, or be accused of "mansplaining". So let's just be accurate. Tonight's show consists of nothing but female-led rock and roll, and the main reason for putting this together is simply because a majority of the freshest sounds of the last couple of years have come from female artists. So please don't think of tonight's show as a segregated collection of music. It's just some great music that has been released in the last couple of years (with the exception of a couple of reissues).
So grab this show in iTunes, stream it via stitcher, or...


1. Lucinda Williams, Partners In Crime
2. Lydia Loveless, Boy Crazy
3. Lydia Loveless, Steve Earle
4. The Girls!, Elena  
5. The Girls!, Get Out Of My Dreams
6. Colleen Green, TV
7. The Aquadolls, Tweeker Kidz
8. Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten
9. Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator
10. The Coathangers, Springfield Cannonball
11. AUSMUTEANTS, Pissing In Two Streams
12. The Muffs, Not Like Me (4-Track Demo)
13. The Muffs, Paint By Numbers
14. The's, 19th Nervous Breakdown
15. Shonen Knife, Dance to the Rock
16. Peach Kelli Pop, Shampoo
17. La Luz, I Wanna be Alone (With You)
18. Baby Ghosts, Ghost Boyfriend
19. Baby Shakes, Teenage Cloud
20. Go Betty Go, By Your Side
21. Cocktail Slippers, Shame On Me
22. The Villenettes, Gravedigger
23. Dead Moon, 13 going on 21
24. Perfect Pussy, Big Stars
25. Sugar Stems, I Know Where I'm Going
26. Summer Cannibals, All It Takes
27. Habibi, I Got The Moves
28. Soko, Who Wears the Pants??
29. Ex Hex, Waste Your Time
30. Sleater Kinney, No Anthems
31. Veruca Salt, Laughing in the Sugar Bowl
32. Le Butcherettes, Your Weakness Gives Me Life
33. The Runaways, Cherry Bomb

Friday, August 07, 2015

Live Ledge #205: New Releases

As always, the first show of the month highlights nothing but new releases. Tonight's broadcasts includes exciting new tracks by Fidlar, Wilco, Titus Andronicus, and so much more. Grab it from the usual sources, or...


1. Yo La Tengo, Friday I'm In Love
2. Wilco, Random Name Generator
3. Wilco, The Joke Explained
4. Eleventh Dream Day, Vanishing Point
5. The Good Life, Holy Shit
6. FIDLAR, 40oz On Repeat
7. Jaill, Just a Lovely Day
8. Matthew Melton, Images On the Sand
9. Jeff The Brotherhood, A Dog
10. Colleen Green, Hellraiser
11. Titus Andronicus, No Future Part IV-No Future Triumphant
12. Titus Andronicus, Stranded (On My Own)
13. Titus Andronicus, I Lost My Mind  
14. Titus Andronicus, Mr. E. Mann
15. Baby Shakes, She's a Star
16. Baby Shakes, All the Pretty Things
17. Negative Scanner, Ivy League
18. La Luz, I Wanna be Alone (With You)
19. Charge 69, Uniform (with Campino From Die Toten Hosen)
20. Charge 69, Phoney Paradise (with Tv Smith From The Adverts)
21. Charge 69, These Chains (with Matt Dangerfield From The Boys)
22. Charge 69, Rock Star Attitude (with Beki Bondage From Vice Squad)
23. Barry & Life, Top-Less Girl
24. Gaylan Ladd, Her Loving Way
25. Argyles, Farmer John
26. The Pirates, Mona/Who Do You Love
27. Biters, 1973
28. Biters, The Kids Aint Alright
29. The Villenettes, Blood on the Table
30. Deaf Wish, They Know
31. Combomatix, My Family
32. Thee Reetards, I'm So Gone
33. Los Reatardos, Nightmares
34. The Memories, Don't Be a Drag

Friday, July 31, 2015

Live Ledge #204: Sarah Bethe Nelson

After a two-week hiatus, Live Ledge returned tonight with a very special episode. My interview with dreampop singer/songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson kicks things off, and we talked not only about her career but also her love of Turkish rock and roll.
This is followed by much discussion over the week I spent on the road with Lydia Loveless and her band. Besides performing in St. Paul, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Omaha, the band spent a night hanging out in my home. Obviously, a thrill for a fan such as myself.
The rest of the show consists of summer songs, as my summer adventure is now over. Back to the lazy days of boredom just waiting for fall's cooler temps. In the meantime, cool yourself off with this fun show by downloading it via iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Lydia Loveless, Boy Crazy
2. Sarah Bethe Nelson, Paying
3. Sarah Bethe Nelson, Start Somewhere
4. Ersen, Cakmagicak
5. Okay Temiz, Dokuz Sekiz
6. Todd May, Mercy
7. Todd May, Alphabet City
8. Lucero, Summer Song
9. The Hold Steady, Constructive Summer
10. Bob Mould, Celebrated Summer
11. Tim Timebomb, Summer Of '69
12. The Dirtbombs, Sunshine Girl
13. Connections, Summer Creeps
14. Superchunk, Out of the Sun
15. Weed, Stay in the Summer
16. Dead Ghosts, Summer With Phil
17. Spider Bags, Summer Of '79
18. Latte+, Her Come Summer Again
19. Wax Witches, Summer Suckers
20. Sonic Avenues, Wasted Summer
21. Nevermores, Summer Fun

Friday, July 10, 2015

Live Ledge #203: Jason Isbell

It was almost exactly a year ago that Jason Isbell first played in Sioux Falls. It was a bit of a groundbreaking night that showed that our little town would respond favorably to appearances by something other than tired old hair metal bands and bro-country.
Isbell returned to Sioux Falls this past Wednesday; one of the opening shows featuring material from his brand new album,  Something More Than Free. To help promote the show, I was able to chat with Isbell by phone about the new album (and other topics). Tonight, I aired that interview, along with two tracks from the new record.
I also talked about my second trip to Columbus, Ohio, to help with Gorman Bechard's upcoming documentary, Who Is Lydia Loveless? This time we were in the studio as she laid down tracks for her next album. Besides talking about that experience, this episode features material from Columbus bands that were purchased during this trip.
After that, it's nothing but new releases, as it is the first episode of the month. There's plenty of great new music out there, so check it out by downloading this episode from the usual sources, or...


1. Leon Bridges, Coming Home
2. Jason Isbell, 24 Frames
3. Jason Isbell, Palmetto Rose
4. Connections, Apt. by the Interstate
5. Cotton Jackson, Drink and Fuck
6. Dead Girlfriends, Ed Gein
7. The Girls!, It's Not You
8. The Squires, Going All the Way
9. Eddie Day and the Night Timers, How to Be a Musician
10. The Kinetics, Little Girl
11. The Zounds, Me and My Girl
12. The Fugitive Five, (I Ain't Gonna Give Up) My Way of Life
13. Brat Farrar, Nothing There
14. Blue Stratos, Good Times
15. Loose Pills, The Mess for Me
16. The Dunhill Blues, I Wanna Tickle Nick Cave
17. Wavves & Cloud Nothings, How It's Gonna Go
18. Cosmic Psychos, Fuckwit City Cum
19. The Hex Dispensers, Trapped in the Amber
20. Tenement, Crop Circle Nation
21. White Reaper, Make Me Wanna Die
22. Dog Party, Dead Guy
23. Bully, Reason
24. Negative Scanner, Ivy League
25. BRAIN TRAPS, It´s Alrite
26. Titus Andronicus, Standed (On My Own) [Seven Inch Version]
27. The Barbarellatones, Devil in Miss Jones
28. Archers Of Loaf, What Did You Expect?
29. Mr. Irish Bastard, I Hope They Sell Beer in Hell