Friday, December 19, 2014

Live Ledge #180: Best of 2014

It's the end of a long, long year. Personally, there were many ups and downs, but musically this has been extremely intersting. Many big names disappointed with their 2014 releases, but so many more exceeded expecatation or seemingly came out of nowhere. Tonight's show is a countdown of the majority of my 40 favorite records of the year. For timing sake, a few things were eliminated, yet I still ran over my two hour broadcast time. For a full recap of my list, please check out my article HERE.
This is definitely a show worthy checking out, and you can grab it at the usual online sources or...


1. Narco States, Mass Exodus
2. Wax Witches, Summer Suckers
3. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Dereconstructed
4. Habibi, I Got The Moves
5. Nude Beach, I'm Not Like You
6. Against Me!, FuckMyLife666
7. Drive-By Truckers, Shit Shots Count
8. The Girls!, Get Out Of My Dreams
9. Parquet Courts, What Color Is Blood
10. Cheap Girls, Slow Nod
11. The Number Ones, I Wish I Was Lonely
12. Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten
13. Steve Adamyk Band, Suicide
14. Ty Segall, Connection Man
15. Centro-Matic, Salty Disciple
16. Nikki Lane, I Don't Care
17. Thee Oh Sees, Encrypted Bounce (A Queer Sound)
18. OFF!, Hypnotized
19. The Dwarves, Trailer Trash
20. Black Lips, Smiling
21. Sturgill Simpson, Life of Sin
22. Cloud Nothings, Now Here In
23. Rancid, Honor Is All We Know
24. Old 97's, Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
25. Tweedy, Low Key
26. The Muffs, Weird Boy Next Door
27. Bob Mould, I Don't Know You Anymore
28. Matthew Ryan, An Anthem for the Broken
29. The Men, Another Night
30. King Tuff, Beautiful Thing
31. Ex Hex, Beast
32. Benjamin Booker, Violent Shiver
33. Lydia Loveless, Really Wanna See You

Friday, December 12, 2014

Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues

It's the time of year where everybody puts together end of the year lists. I'm no exception, and I've been doing them since the early 90's. Tonight's show compiles music from the best reissues, box sets, tribute albums, live releases, and other odds and ends. You can read my reasoning behind all of these choices HERE. Next week I'll count down the 40 best new releases of the year.
As always, you can grab this show from iTunes or stream it on Stitcher, or...


1. The Replacements, Favorite Thing
2. The Bluebells, Everybody's Somebody's Fool
3. Scruffy The Cat, Mybabyshe'sallright
4. CSNY, Revolution Blues
5. The Afghan Whigs, What Jail Is Like (Demo)
6. Crime, Hot Wire My Heart
7. The Artwoods, Can You Hear Me
8. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Don't Change
9. The Jam, When You're Young
10. Pixies, Debaser
11. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Inside Me
12. Primal Scream, Velocity Girl
13. The Mighty Lemon Drops, Happy Head
14. Close Lobsters, Firestation Towers
15. The Velvet Underground, I Can't Stand It
16. Superchunk, Come Pick Me Up
17. The Jayhawks, Big Star
18. Camper Van Beethoven, (I Was Born In A) Laundromat
19. Camper Van Beethoven, Harmony In My Head
20. Uncle Tupelo, Whiskey Bottle [1989 Demo]
21. The Small Faces, Wham Bam Thank You Mam
22. The Small Faces, Get Yourself Together
23. The Small Faces, Lazy Sunday
24. The Kinks, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion [Session Excerpt - Take 1-3]
25. The Kinks, Lola
26. Fugazi, Waiting Room
27. Wilco, Handshake Drugs (First Version)
28. Bob Dylan & The Band, Johnny Todd

Friday, December 05, 2014

Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly

With Flogging Molly hitting our fine little city this weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with mandolin/banjo player Bob Schmidt. It was a great little interviewer, starting with his love of playing around with any instrument up through the formation of the band, before ending with their plans to hit the studio sometime next year for a brand new album.
After that segment, I have a little tribute to Ian McLagan and Bobby Keys, who both passed away this week. Finally, there's a full hour of brand new releases, along with a bit of commentary on that insipid list of best albums that Rolling Stone published this week.
You can grab this episode from the usual sources, or...


1. The Velvet Underground, We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
2. Flogging Molly, Revolution
3. Flogging Molly, Requiem For A Dying Song
4. The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
5. The Faces, Had Me A Real Good Time
6. Small Faces, All Or Nothing
7. Jim Carroll Band, City Drops Into The Night
8. Pixies, Wave of Mutilation
9. Wilco, Passenger Side (Live)
10. The Jam, David Watts (Remixed Demo Ver.)
11. Strand Of Oaks, Goshen '97
12. Strand of Oaks, Alex Chilton
13. The Memories, True Love Will Find You In The End
14. King Khan & the Gris Gris, Born in 77
15. CJ Ramone, Understand Me?
16. The Ex-Gentlemen, Judy is a Slut
17. The Spastic Hearts, Can't Get Enough
18. Swingin' Utters, Fistful of Hollow
19. Legendary Wings, Conversations
20. Single Mothers, Overdose
21. The CRY!, Discoteque
22. Tweens, Bored in the City
23. Beach Slang, All Fuzzed Out