Friday, February 24, 2017

Live Ledge #275: The Incident In Sweden

I think we all know where we were the moment we heard about the incident in Sweden. It's such a tragic event, especially given that we still don't know exactly what happened. We feel for all of those for what they've had to endure for the past week.

Tonight's show is a telethon of sorts for our lovely Swedish friends. Since the members of ABBA have yet to be found, there's a short tribute featuring artists as diverse as Sid Vicious and Wilco covering their biggest hits. There's also plenty of the great garage rock bands of the last 40 years, including The Nomads, Hellacopters, The Hives, and so many more.

I really hope that this show is a little light in an otherwise dark time. Show your support by listening via Stitcher or iTunes, or...


1. The Contras, S.O.S.
2. Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby, Fernando
3. Evan Dando, Knowing Me Knowing You
4. Wilco, Waterloo
5. Sid Vicious, Take a Chance On Me
6. The Meatmen, So Long
7. The Yayhoos, Dancing Queen
8. Blackstrap, Winning Speech
9. Sahara Hotnights, On Top Of Your World
10. Ebba Gro¨n, 800 grader
12. The Hellacopters (Gotta Get Some Action) Now!
13. The Hellacopters Thanks For Nothing
14. The Hellacopters What'd Ya Do?
15. The Hellacopters Gimme Shelter
16. The Nomads, Have Love Will Travel
17. The Nomads, (I'm) Out Of It
18. The Nomads, Hard To Cry
19. The Nomads, Miles Away
20. Union Carbide Productions, Glad To Have You Back
21. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Where's The Rock?
22. Backyard Babies, Everybody Ready?!
23. The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Dustbins Of History
24. The Hives, Walk Idiot Walk
25. The Hives, Main Offender
26. The Sounds, Song With A Mission
27. Shout Out Louds, Please Please Please
28. The Backdoor Men, Out Of My Mind
29. The Wylde Mammoths, Help That Girl
30. The Sonic Walthers, No Lies
31. The Sinners, When She Lies

Friday, February 10, 2017

Live Ledge #274: Robert Ellis

Last week was a disaster for Live Ledge on realpunkradio. As we were entering the last half hour of the show, the broadcast player suddenly froze up. Tonight's episode takes over where that show left off, and includes a few additional tracks by The Godfathers, Sadies, and Ron Gallo.

The show starts off with an airing of my recent interview with jazz-country singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. For the second time in 8 months, Ellis was back in South Dakota, and we chatted about his visit last summer, the tours of the U.S. and Europe, and an interesting take on the effects of streaming services such as Spotify.

As always, grab this from the usual sources, including iTunes and Stitcher, or...


1. Dropkick Murphys, Rebels with a Cause
2. Robert Ellis, Couples Skate
3. Robert Ellis, Drivin'
4. The Routes, Make You Hate Me More
5. The Routes, Thousand Forgotten Dreams
6. Gregg Turner, Tucson Girls
7. Wyldlife, Bandida Out on Your Block
8. The Main Grains, Teenage Kicks
9. The Taxpayers, Easy Money
10. Problem Daughter, Liars
11. Half Japanese, Wherever We Are Led
12. POW!, Back On The Grid
13. Cloud Nothings, Up to the Surface
14. Japandroids, North East South West
15. The Sadies, Another Season Again
16. T.S.O.L., The Right Side
17. Last Night, Razorblades
18. Simply Saucer, Rock and Roll the Brain Cells
19. Uranium Club, That Clown's Got A Gun
20. The Basements, Since I Met You
21. Ancient Shapes, Someone Always Blushing
22. The Godfathers, A Big Bad Beautiful Noise
23. The Godfathers, Miss America
24. Ron Gallo, Young Lady, You're Scaring Me
25. Ron Gallo, Put the Kids to Bed
26. The Cowboys, Transatlantic Romantic
27. Sheer Mag, Whose Side Are You On
28. Hey! Hello!, Loud & Fucking Clear
29. Sleater-Kinney, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (Live)

Friday, February 03, 2017

Live Ledge #273: New Releases

Sometimes the robots don't cooperate as they should.

I was all excited about today's new release episode, as it was the first of 2017. I had so much material to choose from that I was planning on running a little long this week.

So far, 2017 has been a great year for music, as evidenced by the material aired tonight from Bash and Pop, Chuck Prophet, Ty Segall, Mark Sultan, and so much more. I also found a new Mojo Magainze compilation of Kinks covers, which is always a treat.

I was in the midst of playing some new tunes by The Routes when the robots decided otherwise. My broadcasting program froze, and nothing would play. So I had to shut down early, even though I had so many more songs and bands to sample.

We'll get to those left out next week, but in the meantime here's what did make the cut tonight. Grab it via iTunes or Stitcher, or...


1. Public Image Ltd., Public Image
2. Wreckless Eric, Death of a Clown
3. Chuck Prophet, Situation Vacant
4. Ty Segall, Waterloo Sunset
5. Gaz Coombes, This Time Tomorrow
6. Bash & Pop, Not This Time
7. Bash & Pop, On The Rocks
8. Bash & Pop, Never Wanted To Know
9. Bash & Pop, Unfuck You
10. Chuck Prophet, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
11. Chuck Prophet, Bad Year For Rock And Roll
12. Ryan Adams, Outbound Train
13. Dave Hause, Dirty Fucker
14. Dan Baird, Cemetery Train
15. Mark Sultan, I Love You So Much
16. Mark Sultan, It's Suicide
17. Tyler Jakes, All Worn Down
18. Ty Segall, Break A Guitar
19. Ty Segall, Thank You Mr. K
20. The Regrettes, I Don't Like You
21. The Regrettes, Juicebox Baby
22. Peach Fuzz, I Don't Want to Lie
23. PRIESTS, Puff
24. Pale Lips, Mary-Lou Sniffin' Glue
25. The Routes, Thousand Forgotten Dreams