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