Live Ledge #339: Best of 2018 (So Far)

June ending in just over 24 hours means that we are at the halfway mark of 2018. Six months has past. Have you enjoyed this year's musical selections?

I have. The last couple of years have been amazingly strong years for fans of indie, garage, punk, singer/songwriter, Americana, and so many other genres. Great bands have emerged from all over the globe. Old bands have reunited with records every bit as great as those put together during their heydays.

Tonight's show celebrates just some of the records that caught my fancy this year. I hope you feel the same. And if you have a little bit of time, let me know what you've been into this year. I'm always looking for new obsessions!

It's quite a fun listen, and hopefully everybody discovers a track or two they've never heard before! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher. Or...


1. Ray Davies, The Take 
2. Rich Show, Running Out
3. Ike Reilly, Long Dreadful Time
4. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, What It Takes
5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Bike Lane
6. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, An Air Conditioned Man 
7. Lithics, Excuse Generator
8. The Love-Birds, Angela
9. Shame, One Rizla
10. Wreckless Eric, Gateway to Europe
11. Amy Rigby, From Philiproth At Gmail To Rzimmerman At Aol
12. Courtney Barnett, Nameless Faceless
13. Parquet Courts, Total Football
14. Ty Segall, Fanny Dog
15. King Tuff, Raindrop Blue
16. Michael Rault, I'll Be There
17. Nap Eyes, Every Time the Feeling
18. Camp Cope, The Opener
19. Beach Skulls, Come Undone 
20. La Luz, Loose Teeth
21. Peach Kelli Pop, Black Magic
22. Superchunk, What A Time To Be Alive
23. Guided By Voices, Space Gun
24. Hot Snakes, I Need A Doctor
25. The Breeders, Wait In The Car
26. Spice Boys, Spice City Boys 
27. Subsonics, Flesh Colored Paint 
28. Salad Boys, Psych Slasher
29. Titus Andronicus, Home Alone


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