Live Ledge #283: Ray, Jayhawks and Kinks Covers

Live Ledge #283: Ray, Jayhawks and Kinks Covers

To celebrate the release of the new Ray Davies album, tonight’s Live Ledge is primarily Kinks covers, along with tracks from Americana.

Live Ledge #282: NE-HI

Live Ledge #282: NE-HI

Host Scott Hudson talks to vocalist/guitarist Jason Balla to promote their upcoming show at Total Drag in Sioux Falls, SD.

Live Ledge #281: New Releases

Live Ledge #281: New Releases

It’s a super-strong 2 hours of brand new music by old and new artists!

Live Ledge #280: 1987

Live Ledge #280: 1987

Tonight is a celebration of a momentous year for indie and alternative rock – 1987.

Live Ledge #279: Chuck Berry RIP

Live Ledge #279: Chuck Berry RIP

It’s a supersized episode in tribute to the real King of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry.

Live Ledge #278: Cory Branan

Live Ledge #278: Cory Branan

Bloodshot Records singer/songwriter Cory Branan chats about his upcoming album, Adios.

Live Ledge #277: Thee Bands

Live Ledge #277: Thee Bands

Two hours of nothing but bands whose names start with “Thee”.

Live Ledge #276: New Releases

Live Ledge #276: New Releases

It’s a super-sized episode of great new releases!

Live Ledge #275: The Incident In Sweden

Live Ledge #275: The Incident In Sweden

In support of the fine folks that have suffered due to that incident in Sweden, tonight’s show is a telethon of sorts.

Live Ledge #274: Robert Ellis

Live Ledge #274: Robert Ellis

Along with continuing on from last week’s incomplete New Release episode, host Scott Hudson also interviews singer/songwriter Robert Ellis.

Live Ledge #273: New Releases

Live Ledge #273: New Releases

It’s the first new release episode of 2017!!!

Live Ledge #272: More 1977

Live Ledge #272: More 1977

Scott Hudson’s look back 40 years to 1977’s music scene continues in this episode.

Live Ledge #271: 1977

Live Ledge #271: 1977

It’s the first of two episodes that looks back 40 years to the magic year of 1977!

Live Ledge #270: In Memoriam

Live Ledge #270: In Memoriam

The final show of 2016 highlights the great musicians that sadly left us this year.

Live Ledge #269: Best of 2016

Live Ledge #269: Best of 2016

It’s Scott’s year in review – tracks from 32 of his 40 favorite albums of 2016!

Live Ledge #268: Runner-Ups

Live Ledge #268: Runner-Ups

Tonight’s show is all about the records that did not make Scott Hudson’s Best of 2016 list!

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

After a one-week delay, Hudson finally presents his final New Release episode of 2016!

Live Ledge #266: Waiting To Be Forgotten

Live Ledge #266: Waiting To Be Forgotten

Authors Jay Stringer, Gorman Bechard, and Franz Nicolay talk about their contributions to “Waiting To Be Forgotten: Stories of Crime and Heartache Inspired By the Replacements”. Also CFM leader Charles Moothart is interviewed.

Live Ledge #265: Little Hypocrite

Live Ledge #265: Little Hypocrite

The title means nothing, or does it? Another show of nothing but female-led rock and roll bands.

Live Ledge #264: Leonard Cohen RIP

Live Ledge #264: Leonard Cohen RIP

The first half is a tribute to the late, great songwriter, while the second half is a wide selection of new releases.

Live Ledge #263: Tommy Stinson

Live Ledge #263: Tommy Stinson

Tommy Stinson talks to Scott Hudson about the rebirth of Bash and Pop, the Replacements reunion tour, and many other topics regarding his long career.

Live Ledge #262: Trump Nose Candy

Live Ledge #262: Trump Nose Candy

Inspired by my social media feed on the nights of both debates, tonight features two hours of songs about peruvian marching powder.

Live Ledge #261: New Releases

Live Ledge #261: New Releases

Hudson’s monthly look at the best new and reissued releases!

Live Ledge #260: Number Nine

Live Ledge #260: Number Nine

Like a few previous shows, this one is dedicated to an individual track of an album. In this case, it’s “number nine”.

Live Ledge #259: DBT’s Patterson Hood

Live Ledge #259: DBT’s Patterson Hood

After some technical difficulties, Hudson was able to mix his interview with Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers with other great recent Americana releases.

Live Ledge #258: More Forgotten Treasures

Live Ledge #258: More Forgotten Treasures

Another collection of artists, albums, and songs that your airheaded host forgot was in his library.

Live Ledge #257: Forgotten Treasures

Live Ledge #257: Forgotten Treasures

A thorough scrubdown of iTunes resulted in the discovery of all kinds of forgotten songs, bands, and albums. Tonight’s selections are some of the examples of these kinds of buried treasures.

Live Ledge #256: New Releases

Live Ledge #256: New Releases

The first show of September means it’s time for a first glance at fall new releases, including upcoming records by Wilco and Drive-By Truckers!

Live Ledge #255: Random Noise Generator

Live Ledge #255: Random Noise Generator

It was a busy night, so Scott put his iTunes on shuffle (and edited out a few unworthy tracks).

Live Ledge #254: Lydia Loveless Interview

Live Ledge #254: Lydia Loveless Interview

Coinciding with the release of her new album, “Real”, host Scott Hudson talks to Lydia Loveless about songwriting, recording, and being the subject of a documentary movie.

Live Ledge #253: Odds and Ends

Live Ledge #253: Odds and Ends

There’s no real theme tonight. Scott just pulled a few songs out of his iTunes for tonight’s show.

Live Ledge #252: New Releases

Live Ledge #252: New Releases

It’s a fabulous time to be a music buyer, as tonight’s collection of new tracks by Lydia Loveless, Descendents, Drive-By Truckers, and so many more prove.

Live Ledge #251: More Songs About Other Artists

Live Ledge #251: More Songs About Other Artists

Since so many truly important tracks were not played last week, it was decided to dedicate one more show to songs with other artists in the title.

Live Ledge #250: Songs About Other Artists

Live Ledge #250: Songs About Other Artists

Two hours of songs that mention other artists in the title!

 

Live Ledge #249: Track 7

Live Ledge #249: Track 7

Over two hours of the seventh tracks of host Scott Hudson’s favorite records.

Live Ledge #248: Punk 45

Live Ledge #248: Punk 45

This week’s show examines the six volumes of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series.

Live Ledge #247: New Releases

Live Ledge #247: New Releases

The new month always commences with a show featuring nothing but new releases!!!

Live Ledge #246: Covers

Live Ledge #246: Covers

Two hours of primarily brand new cover songs, along with a couple of tracks from Wreckless Eric’s performance at Total Drag Records.

Live Ledge #245: 1976

Live Ledge #245: 1976

We go back 40 years for some of the best rock and punk from 1976.

Live Ledge #244: Wreckless Eric

Live Ledge #244: Wreckless Eric

An overview of Wreckless Eric’s career just hours before his Sioux Falls appearance. Show also includes Scott’s phone interview with Eric.

Live Ledge #243: New Releases

Live Ledge #243: New Releases

A pretty rocking set of new music highlights this look at recent and future album releases.

Live Ledge #242: 1966

Live Ledge #242: 1966

Part one of a series of shows investigating whether author Jon Savage is correct in calling 1966 the greatest year of rock and roll.

 

Live Ledge #241: Compilations

Live Ledge #241: Compilations

Box sets, tribute records, and other sorts of compilations are the subject of tonight’s show.

Live Ledge #240: New Releases

Live Ledge #240: New Releases

A super-sized show highlighting some of the great music that has been released in the past few weeks.

Live Ledge #239: Record Store Day

Live Ledge #239: Record Store Day

Two hours of this year’s Record Store Day release highlights.

Live Ledge #238: Prince

Live Ledge #238: Prince

Tonight’s show is a tribute to Prince, plus some fabulous Record Store Day finds.

Live Ledge #237: Who Is a Dog Named Gucci?

Live Ledge #237: Who Is a Dog Named Gucci?

Director Gorman Bechard visits with host Scott Hudson about next Tuesday’s DVD release of A Dog Named Gucci, and gives an update on the upcoming Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary.

Live Ledge #236: Burger Records

Live Ledge #236: Burger Records

A look at one of Scott Hudson’s favorite record labels, Burger Records.

Live Ledge #235: New Releases

Live Ledge #235: New Releases

Host Scott Hudson samples a ton of new music in his monthly show highlighting recent releases.

Live Ledge #234: Minneapolis

Live Ledge #234: Minneapolis

50 years of great music from the Twin Cities of Minnesota are celebrated tonight.

Live Ledge #233: The Pogues

Live Ledge #233: The Pogues

Sorry for the delay – there’s been RSS issues. Even though the big day was yesterday, why not continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a ton of Pogues covers (and much more).

Live Ledge #232: 1986

Live Ledge #232: 1986

Host Scott Hudson shares some of his favorite bands and tracks from a very underrated 1986.

Live Ledge #231: New Releases

Live Ledge #231: New Releases

Another month, another show of nothing but brand new or recently discovered tunes!

Live Ledge #230: Bob Mehr

Live Ledge #230: Bob Mehr

Music journalist Bob Mehr joins Scott Hudson tonight to talk about his new book, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

Live Ledge #229: Sophomore Surge

Live Ledge #229: Sophomore Surge

A supersized study of great second album releases by a wide range of artists.

Live Ledge #228: Anti Love Songs

Live Ledge #228: Anti Love Songs

(Attempt #2) The perfect soundtrack for those who despise Valentine’s Day!    

Live Ledge #227: New Releases

Live Ledge #227: New Releases

The first Friday of the month means it’s a show of nothing but new releases!

Live Ledge #226: BBC

Live Ledge #226: BBC

Throughout rock and roll history, the BBC has been a legendary source for special live releases.

 

Live Ledge #225: More Track Ones

Live Ledge #225: More Track Ones

The finale of a three-part series devoted to the first sounds you hear on your favorite records.
 

Live Ledge #224: RIP David Bowie

Live Ledge #224: RIP David Bowie

The importance of David Bowie is discussed, along with audio of the insane happenings when Angela Bowie was informed of the news of his death on the UK’s Celebrity Big  Brother. Also, it’s part two of the “track one” them.

Live Ledge #223: Track One

Live Ledge #223: Track One

Part one of a two part series investigating the great first songs on classic records.

Live Ledge #222: Runners-Up

Live Ledge #222: Runners-Up

Albums that didn’t make the best of 2015 list, along with the premiere of trailers for the Who Is Lydia Loveless documentary.

Live Ledge #221: Best of 2015

Live Ledge #221: Best of 2015

In this super-sized episode, host Scott Hudson plays selections from his 40 favorite records of 2015.

Live Ledge #220: New Releases

Live Ledge #220: New Releases

The last new release episode of 2015 features lots of great tunes that just may end up on my 2015 compilation.

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Live Ledge #218: From the Archives

Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.

Live Ledge #217: New Releases

Live Ledge #217: New Releases

Two hours of brand new music!

 

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

The ultimate rock and roll holiday is celebrated tonight!

Live Ledge #215: Questions

Live Ledge #215: Questions

Nothing but musical questions tonight!

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge goes back to 1980 for two hours of punk, post-punk, and every other form of alt-rock from that year!

Live Ledge #213: Number Ten

Live Ledge #213: Number Ten

Continuing the series of shows devoted to track numbers, tonight’s show is nothing but the tenth tune off favorite old and new releases.

Live Ledge #212: New Releases

Live Ledge #212: New Releases

Another month, another show of nothing but brand new music.

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2

We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.

Live Ledge #210: By The Numbers, Part 1

Live Ledge #210: By The Numbers, Part 1

To celebrate a birthday, Hudson starts a two-part series where he plays one song from every year he’s lived.

Live Ledge #209: New Releases

Live Ledge #209: New Releases

Another month, another two hours of primarily brand new music!

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Nothing but track eight’s to commemorate that we still have a couple days left in the eighth month of the year.

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Tim Kasher from The Good Life is tonight’s special guest.

Live Ledge #206: Rock Goddesses

Live Ledge #206: Rock Goddesses

Two hours of nothing but female-led rock and roll.

Live Ledge #205: New Releases

Live Ledge #205: New Releases

Another new month, another two hours of nothing but new music.

Live Ledge #204: Sarah Bethe Nelson

Live Ledge #204: Sarah Bethe Nelson

Hudson’s interview with Sarah Bethe Nelson is aired, along with a discussion on touring with Lydia Loveless for a week.

Live Ledge #203: Jason Isbell

Live Ledge #203: Jason Isbell

Scott’s interview with Jason Isbell is aired tonight, along with some great new releases.

Live Ledge #202: Columbus

Live Ledge #202: Columbus

Hudson recounts his week in Columbus, Ohio, with Lydia Loveless and her band.

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.

Live Ledge #200: New Releases

Live Ledge #200: New Releases

Another month, another set of fantastic new tunes.

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Live Ledge #199: 1985

Hudson takes a trip back 30 years to night with a show featuring nothing but music from 1985.

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?

Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks

Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks bassist Jack Dolan is interviewed by Live Ledge host Scott Hudson.

Live Ledge #196: New Releases

Live Ledge #196: New Releases

After a week off due to illness, Hudson is back with 2 hours of new releases!

Live Ledge #195: Record Store Day

Live Ledge #195: Record Store Day

Host Scott Hudson shares some of his Record Store Day haul, along with a discussion on the latest Replacements’ shows!

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!

Live Ledge #193: New Releases

Live Ledge #193: New Releases

Another month, another show of nothing but brand new music!

Live Ledge #192: Trio In a Row

Live Ledge #192: Trio In a Row

Completing a trio of shows, tonight’s playlist features nothing but three consecutive classic tracks in a row.

Live Ledge #191: More Three In a Row

Live Ledge #191: More Three In a Row

The second part of three episodes where host Hudson highlights albums that featured three classic tunes in a row.

Live Ledge #190: Three In a Row

Live Ledge #190: Three In a Row

Nothing but classic albums with three classic songs in a row.

Live Ledge #189: New Releases

Live Ledge #189: New Releases

Host Scott Hudson presents some of the latest new indie, surf, punk, and blues releases.

Live Ledge #188: Back From the Grave

Live Ledge #188: Back From the Grave

To celebrate the releases of volumes 9 and 10 of the influential Back From the Grave compilations, host Scott Hudson plays tracks from each release.

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!

Live Ledge #186: Vinyl

Live Ledge #186: Vinyl

Scott plays tracks from his new obsession – vinyl records!

Live Ledge #185: New Releases

Live Ledge #185: New Releases

The first new release showcase of 2015!

Live Ledge #184: Lydia Loveless

Live Ledge #184: Lydia Loveless

Director Gorman Bechard and singer/songwriter Lydia Loveless discuss the upcoming Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary.