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