Friday, June 26, 2015

Live Ledge #202: Columbus

Last week, I had the honor of travelling to Columbus, Ohio to assist director Gorman Bechard on filming for his next documentary, "Who Is Lydia Loveless?". We hit the band member's homes, sat in on rehearsal, and partook in the city's bars and restaurants.
Tonight's show recounts that fun week, and it's a must listen for any fans of Loveless...or even those who are enraptured by the creative process. Grab this off iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Wilco, Via Chicago
2. Lydia Loveless, Wine Lips
3. Lydia Loveless, Head
4. Lydia Loveless, Jesus Was a Wino
5. Two Cow Garage, Stars & Gutters
6. Hickoids, If Drinkin Don't Kill Me Kill Me
7. The Del Lords, When the Drugs Kick In
8. Superchunk, FOH
9. The Replacements, Answering Machine (Solo Home Demo)
10. The Replacements, Lost Highway
11. Grant Hart, Think It Over Now
12. King Tuff, Keep On Movin'
13. Cloud Nothings, Psychic Trauma
14. The Men, Another Night
15. The Girls!, Let's Not Be Friends
16. The Girls!, Radio
17. The Girls!, Rodney
18. Biters, The Boy's Alright
19. The Sights, Fool (I Can't Stop Making Out With You)
20. Oblivians, Woke Up In A Police Car
21. The Night Marchers, Big In Germany
22. Dead Boys, Tell Me
23. Bob Mould, Celebrated Summer (Live at the Cabaret Metro, 1989)
24. Archers of Loaf, Web In Front
25. Bad Sports, Hypothetical Girl

Friday, June 12, 2015

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

Just as I did the previous two months, tonight's episode is dedicated to the track number that corresponds with the current month. Yes, it's nothing but track number six all night long tonight, and the tone flips in and out various moods. There's some classic 70's rock, some initial late 70's punk, a set devoted to Minneapolis acts (shocker), and a few roots-oriented current acts.
There's also a bit of an explanation why there will be a few weeks in the next two months where there is no show. I'm heading out on the road on three different ocassions helping a good friend make a little movie. Tune in to the show for more details.
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1. Lydia Loveless, Head
2. The Rolling Stones, Bitch
3. Cheap Trick, Elo Kiddies
4. The Stooges, I Need Somebody
5. David Bowie, Rebel Rebel
6. JD McPherson, Head Over Heels
7. Benjamin Booker, Have You Seen My Son?
8. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Back To School Days
9. Justin Townes Earle, Can't Hardly Wait
10. The Plimsouls, Hush Hush
11. The Wrens, Faster Gun
12. The Number Ones, Sharon Shouldn't
13. Dogmatics, Teenage On Drugs
14. The Aquadolls, Better Off Without Her
15. Sleater Kinney, No Anthems
16. X, Los Angeles
17. The Muffs, Where Did I Go Wrong
18. The Jesus & Mary Chain, April Skies
19. The Buzzcocks, Sixteen Again
20. The Undertones, Wrong Way
21. Stiff Little Fingers, Barbed Wire Love
22. The Replacements, Never Mind
23. Paul Westerberg, 2 Days 'Til Tomorrow
24. Hüsker Dü, Hardly Getting Over It
25. The Magnolias, Coming On Strong
26. Suburbs, Hell A
27. The Clash, (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
28. The Clash, What's My Name
29. The Ramones, Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
30. The Queers, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
31. Die Toten Hosen, If The Kids Are United
32. Sex Pistols, Problems

Friday, June 05, 2015

Live Ledge #200: New Releases

Until I began writing this post, I never noticed that tonight's show marked a passing of a special threshold. Tonight's show is the 200th live Friday night episode, and I did nothing special for it. Remember Live Ledge #100? A booze-filled night at a local bar in front of a live audience. Why didn't I do that again tonight?
Oh well, it's for the best thanks to the bad news that came across the internet about halfway through the show. Tonight marks the final performance of the comeback tour of The Replacements, and leader Paul Westerberg announced that the band was again breaking up. Ugh.
I didn't let that upset me too much, though, and carried on playing some of my favorite new releases of the past few weeks. This really has been a great year for music, and records by the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Michael Rault, Thee Tsunamis, and Warm Soda. Jello Biafra put out a fabulous live album of covers, and there's a new Uncle Tupelo tribute album coming out. The Replacements may be dead, but rock and roll lives on.
Grab this from the usual sources, or...


1. The Replacements, Another Girl Another Planet
2. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Slow News Day
3. Robert Pollard, What A Man
4. Robert Pollard, Photo Enforced Human Highway
5. Bo-Dogs, Hey Mr. Oil Drop Man
6. The Last Bison, Graveyard Shift
7. Smoking Popes, Life Worth Livin'  
8. Big Sky Blue, Before I Break
9. Cheap Girls, Screen Door
10. The Montecristos, Love Missile F1-11
11. The Montecristos, Brand New Cadillac
12. Jello Biafra, Don't Mess With my Toot Toot
13. Jello Biafra, Bangkok
14. Warm Soda, Dream I Left Behind
15. Warm Soda, I Wanna Know Her
16. Guantanamo Baywatch, Jungle Bride
17. Michael Rault, All Alone (On My Own)
18. The Nils, More Alike
19. The Nils, Tony Sanchez
20. Thee Oh Sees, Web
21. Thee Oh Sees, Poor Queen
22. Titus Andronicus, Fatal Flaw
23. The Gumbo Ya-Ya's, Stick Around
24. Panther Ray, Get to You
25. Dirty Fences, Give Me a Kiss
26. Dirty Fences, High School RIP
27. The Fall, Venice with the Girls
28. The Fall, Quit iPhone
29. Thee Tsunamis, Female Trouble
30. Thee Tsunamis, Trash Talk
31. Froth, Saccharine Sunchine
32. France Camp, No Love