garage

RNRM609

New Beaumonts and new Urban Voodoo Machine. In one night!

RNRM607

RNRM607

It’s a Manifesto. An extra long one, at that.

RNRM604

RNRM604

Brand new stuff from SUE, Vintage War, Lawmaker and Oil Change!

RNRM601

RNRM601

Lots of new stuff from the likes of Baabes, Jonesy, Sweet Things, Killer Hearts, the Short Fuses, the Drowns, Nob Hill Mariners and more.

RNRM599

RNRM599

RIP Chris Bailey

RNRM598

RNRM598

The debut of the Sonny Vincent track from RNRM 7″ Series Vol II, plus the pre-order is live and more!

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

While part one of this month’s new release series focused on relatively new artists, this week’s successor is full of bands that have been around for quite some time. There’s the first album in over 30 years by The Rave Ups. The Hood…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

March 9th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – Next week I head across the pond to England to celebrate my girl’s birthday! Gonna go catch the BEDLAM BREAKOUT festival in Northampton! So tonight I’m spinning bands that I’ll be seeing LIVE!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

It became apparent a couple of weeks ago that this month’s new release series would have to be a two part extravaganza. Not only were the quantity of new songs piling up, but there were also quite a few albums that deserved more than a track or two of airtime. So the decision was easy, but then how does one split the shows? There’s no real formua to what was aired tonight and what will be held back until next week. Tonight’s show probably features more of the types of artists who are easily found on Bandcamp, which is fitting since March 4 was another of the great bandcamp days where the artist gets 100% of the proceeds of their sales. But otherwise the quality between both sets of tunes is pretty similar, as you’ll see during next week’s second part.  I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or […]

RNRM593

RNRM593

New stuff from Suede Razors, Low Rats, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles, the Trouble Seekers, Violent Streaks, WODS, Dr. Gulag, Da Groins, Cyanide Pills and more.

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

This week’s show was originally going to be another in the series of “odds and ends” episodes where I air tracks from some record I’ve either recently acquired or pulled out of the archives to give a listen. Unfortunately, the deaths of two great rockers changed those plans. Mark Lanegan is in my opinion the most artistic of all of the grunge-era lead vocalists. While the vast majority of his brethren rarely travelled out of their safe zone, Lanegan was a musical shape shifter throughout his entire career. There was simply not a genre he wouldn’t attempt, nor did it seem like he ever said no to a collaborator. The first half of the show consists of long sets devoted to his solo career and also a taste of those collaborations. Then just a couple of hours before showtime came the news that Downliners Scet leader Don Craine had also passed away. Never heard of the Sect? You’re loss. Please go do some research after listening to tonight’s show. The set dedicated to him not only includes some of the great tracks of their mid-60s glory years but also a couple of great collaborations with Billy Childish. Filling up the […]

RNRM590: Not Valentine’s Day

RNRM590: Not Valentine’s Day

New Lawmaker single among the sea of non-love songs.

RNRM589

RNRM589

New stuff from Bad Idea, Mad Brother Ward, Ravagers and more.

RNRM588

RNRM588

Ravagers, Fast Eddy, Trouble Seekers, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles and more.

RNRM586: The 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM586: The 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Just listen!

RNRM587

RNRM587

Trouble Seekers!

RNRM586: 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM586: 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Just listen!

The Ledge #502: Best Records of 2021 NYE Countdown

So your favorite online radio DJ decided to spend a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve playing over six hours of the best music of 2021. But what else would I have done? New Year’s Eve is amateur night, and I haven’t ventured out of my house for the big night in years. With the big night lining up with a Ledge weekly broadcast, the decision to do a “Casey Kasem” was easy. So this show is a true marathon. First off, there’s a countdown of the 20 best reissues, box sets, compilations, and tribute albums of the year. Then there’s a countdown of the 40 best albums of 2021, and we hit the stroke of midnight in the eastern and central time zones with tracks from some of the great singles and EP’s of the year, along with tunes from a number of great albums that barely missed the cut of making the big countdown. Honestly, while the world is melting down we are somehow seeing a cultural renaissance. How else could I put together a six hour playlist of nothing but music from the past year? It’s simply incredible how much wonderful music is coming out on a weekly […]

RNRM584

Manifesto Award Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote?

RNRM584

RNRM584

Manifesto Award™ Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote? See the full list by clicking on the Manifesto Awards™ link above. Awards show is January 12th!

RNRM583

RNRM583

X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!

The Ledge #501: Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Party

The Ledge #501: Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Party

The goal of the annual Ledge Christmas extravaganza is to prove that holiday music doesn’t have to suck. And once again, it’s certainly true as the vast majority of rock, punk, garage, and Americana tracks are brand new songs specifically f…

RNRM582

RNRM582

X-mess tunes, punk rock, rock & roll and more.

RNRM580

RNRM580

Fuckin’ fucks!

RNRM579

RNRM579

A tribute to Hank Von Hell, new Kevin Patrick Stevenson mixes, new Beaumonts, new Stolen Wheelchairs and more.

RNRM578: Nominations!

RNRM578: Nominations!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

November 10th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517. New tunes from The Monsters, The Pulsebeats, Bitch Queens, Special Duties, The Dayglo Abortions, Los Capitanes, Soy City Stranglers, The Hallingtons and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive517.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

RNRM577

RNRM577

New stuff from Poison Boys, Bitch Queens, Ten-o-Sevens, Bad Secret, Dayglo Abortions, Lorrainas, Gutter Demons, the Monsters, Anger Boys and more.

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, the wealth of quality new music means that this month’s new release episode is expanding into a two-part series! This week is dominated by artists and labels that can accurately be described as “friends of the show” – artists such as Dave Sheinin, Dan Israel, Old Town Crier, along with our label friends at Big Stir Records, Red On Red Records, and, of course, Rum Bar Records! But there’s also something special for fans of The Replacements! Well, of course there is. This show isn’t named after one of their songs for no reason! Two weeks ago saw the reissue of their very first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Those who purchased the box at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, however, also received a bonus flexidisc with four more unreleased versions. Thanks to Ledge listener Jim Portesan, tonight’s episode includes those four rarities, along with a miniset of songs from the concert disc of the box. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely […]

RNRM575: Halloween

RNRM575: Halloween

Spooky stuff, plus new tracks from Cutthroat Brothers, Poison Boys, Mad Rollers and Fake Fun.

RMRN573

RMRN573

A mashup, a new Manifesto theme, more Halloween tunes, new stuff from Lorrainas and the Beatersband, the Muslims and more.

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

It’s almost a given that if Rum Bar Records puts out a sampler, that month’s Ledge “New Release” show will be a two parter, and this month is no exception. Thanks to “Rocktober II”, the massive 38 track collection of…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

September 29th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512. This week….Spun new tunes from Nine Pound Hammer, Bad Kitty, Dirt Byrds, Sonny Vincent, and Lorne Behrman! Plus TONS of killer ROCK’N’ROLL!! Acetate Records, Zodiac Killer Records, Dammit Records, SVART Records, Passport Records, Drag City Records, and Spaghetty Town Records! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

RNRM570

RNRM570

New Jesse Dayton, Happy Birthday Joan Jett and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

September 15th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510. This week….New tunes from The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt, VANDALIZER, Turbocoopers, The Gasölines, Amyl and The Sniffers, The Hi-End, The Right Here, Freddie Dilevi, Hard-Ons, LIVE Criminal Kids, and more!! Hound Gawd Records, Metal Assault Records, Devils Beat Records, Rum Bar Records, and Cheersquad Records & Tapes! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

The Ledge #488: New Releases

The Ledge #488: New Releases

This is the type of new release show that should appeal to all veteran Ledge listeners. New music by Lydia Loveless! A Stones cover by Brad Marino. A set of nothing but great power pop from Big Stir Records. Always great tunes from Rum Bar Records. Wil…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

September 1st, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508. This week….new tunes from Poison Boys, The Bronx, Teenage Bottlerocket, Enock Eunuck, The DeRellas, FRVITS, Baabes, Brian Setzer, Infamous Stiffs, Chubby and the Gang, and Mary’s Kids!! Along with some killer classics and favorites! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

RNRM567

RNRM567

New stuff from Chubby and the Gang and Poison Boys.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

August 25th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507. This week we cranked up new tunes from Shannon & the Clams, The Bambies, and Plizzken!! Plus a couple RPR Band Submission tunes from Napalm and a triple-shot from Jonny Manak & the Depressives! Along with some killer classics and favorites! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let […]

RNRM566

RNRM566

A tribute to Charlie Watts, new stuff from Mash, the Bambies, Oil Change and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

August 18th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506. This week we spun a killer set of new and upcoming tunes from Rum Bar Records (Freddie Delevi, Cromm Fallon, Sister Suzie, and The Peppermint Kicks)! Plus tons of listener favorites!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The “odds and ends” format seems to have worked the last few times I’ve done it, so why not do another show of this type? For those new to The Ledge, the show consists of material I’ve been listening to in my home over the last few days. Some selections are faves from a few years ago that I haen’t pulled out in a while (Sarah Shook, Lydia Loveless). Others are recent purchases that don’t quite fit the new release shows (live Bob Mould, Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows). Add to that my recent fascination over everything involving Ncio, thanks to the new book, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, and you get a handful of tracks featuring her beautiful, haunted vocals. Of course, news of a new box set including previously unreleased tracks by The Replacements takes priority over everything. This October, a 40th anniversary reissue of their first album, Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash will hit the stores, and features 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Expect to hear a lot from this in the next few months! I would love it if every listener bought at least one […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

August 11th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505. This week we spun new(er) tunes from The Chris Rolling Squad, The Girls, The Bambies, Lorne Behrman, Scumbag Millionaire, Upploppet, Indonesian Junk, and Naked Raygun!! Plus scoped out some killer Radio Birdman covers from The Candy Snatchers, Gluecifer, The Nomads, and The Hellacopters!! Spaghetty Town Records, Wanda Records, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

RNRM564

RNRM564

New Mystery Girl and lots more! https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gordy-roscoe-recover

RNRM561: El Flyin’

RNRM561: El Flyin’

El Flyin’ joined me in the studio tonight for a very special episode of the Manifesto.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

July 14th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501. New tunes from Bishops Green, Real Sickies, Los Chicos, and Black Sheriff! Along with tons of killer punk rock’n’roll!! Pirates Press Records, Stomp Records, and Rum Bar Records! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive501.mp3 Subscribe … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

July 7th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500. New tunes from Amyl and The Sniffers, Grindhouse, The Black Halos, Manuals, Shakin’ Nightmares, RUMKICKS, The Harry Anslinger, ΝΟΜΟS 751, and Black Sheriff!! Mixed in with some killer punk rock’n’roll! Cursed Blessings Records, Blank Generation Records, Slovenly Recordings / Mondo Mongo Records, Savage Magic Records!! Turn it up! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

June 30th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499. TONIGHT we spun new/upcoming tunes from The Bambies, The Manges, RMBLR, The Boatsmen, The Bronx, The Hip Priests, The Hip Priests, The Datsuns, Cosmic Psychos, The Lombego Surfers, Überyou, Tight Finks, and (Deluxe Edition??) 7seconds!! Some pre-4th of July freedon-celebratin-merica tunes from DEVO, The Clash, Adolescents, and Avengers!! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

RNRM556

RNRM556

Record store finds, In Covid We Trust Swiss punk and garage comp tracks, new stuff from the Scoffs, the Dinz, RMBLR, Killer Hearts, Cutthroat Brothers, Zuletzt, Illegal Leather and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

June 23rd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498. TONIGHT we promoted upcoming live shows!! SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! THURSDAY, June 24th – LIVE from the Complex Recording Studio! SATURDAY, June 26th – The Idolizers Record Release Party! FRIDAY, July 23rd – Rum Bar … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

June 16th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497. Kicked tonight off with a killer new track from The Black Halos’ 7″ Uncommonwealth! Spun some tracks from Bitch Queens, The Monsters, and Nasty Rumours from the In Covid We Trust….Swiss Punk & Garage Compilation! New tracks from Randells, the Electric Frankenstein/The Stripp split, some classics and TUL … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

On last week’s new release broadcast I had attempted to right a wrong. I definitely missed the boat on the fabulous Minneapolis band Low Rats blend of “proto-punk meets ’90s garage rock style”, as reviewer Carolyn Keddy recently wrote. Their full-length debut, Year of the Rat MMXX came out late last year, and last week they debuted a brand new “double-dose” single, “Taxi Driver/Brand New Cadillac”. I was so pleased to finally give some of their tunes a little airplay. And then guess what happened? I had an issue with the file, and I couldn’t upload the episode. Ugh!!! So this week I tried again, and I actually played a couple more songs than I did the week before. And, as an added bonus, I’ve also included a couple of tracks from vocalist Michael Myers’ previous band, Narco States, who I interviewed wasy back in 2015. The rest of this week’s show consists of music I’ve been playing around the house the last fw weeks. There are well over 60 years of tunes on this broadcast, including some stories I’ve picked up from a couple of books I’ve recently acquired. And you fine people also get as a bonus the […]

RNRM553

RNRM553

New Low Rats, Cudas, Speedways, Nervous Triggers, Riot City Radio and more.

RNRM522

RNRM522

New stuff from Comino, Pogy et les Kefars, Irmans, KGB’s, Atomic Eater, Mononegatives, X-Intruder, the Owen Guns, Idolizers and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

May 19th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494. New tunes from The DeRellas, RMBLR, The Boatsmen, Governess, Muck and the Mires, The Idolizers, French Girls, and Watts!! Plus a whole lotta classic punk rock!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive494.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The DeRellas … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

RNRM551

RNRM551

New Poison Boys!

RNRM549

RNRM549

New stuff from Suzi Moon, Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt, RMBLR, Crystallized Minds, the Nuclears, Prostitutes, Enchanters and much, much more.

RNRM546

RNRM546

New stuff from Missile Studs, Chubby & the Gang, the Judex, the Prostitutes, the Limit and the Suck, plus more Manifesto Award nominations!

The Ledge #470: Playing Catch Up

The Ledge #470: Playing Catch Up

It’s always rewarding when a confluence of ideas results in a show that has a perfect flow. That’s what happened this week. This show began with a slight nudging from a couple of acts that had submitted tracks earlier this year that had just not yet found a place in a show. Add to that a couple of great records featuring Dirty Truckers drummer John Lynch that he sent when we were putting together the Rum Bar Records episode. Then a section of super sweet, relatively new records were discovered at a local record store. I’m talking about mint 2020 releases that I had missed out on when they were first put out. Adding to that secton of the show are a few other 2019 and 2020 albums that I was late in discovering, along with a couple of fabulous archive releases and suddenly I have two hours of great music for tonight! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the […]

RNRM545: The Manikins

RNRM545: The Manikins

All Manikins means all killer no filler. 

GRPM1

GRPM1

The inaugural episode of Guerrilla RPM! I want to thank everyone who tuned in live tonight and fed me requests to build off of. That’s what is going to make this show so fun, the interaction with the listeners in … Continue reading →

The Ledge #468: First Quarter Report

The Ledge #468: First Quarter Report

Since we are just a few days away from April, it makes sense that the last episode of the month is a look back at the first quarter of 2021. What albums, EP’s and singles have caught my attention? Has it been a great year?
The answer is the same …

RNRM543

RNRM543

New stuff from Infamous Stiffs, the Suck, HITS, Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, Headcheese and more.

The Ledge #467: Rum Bar Records

The Ledge #467: Rum Bar Records

Loyalty is an important word in my life. I try to be as loyal as possible to not only friends and family, but also the bands that I love. I’m even loyal to certain record labels. In the 80’s it was Twin/Tone and SST. Merge and a few others fit that category in the 90’s, and I’ve got a handful of current labels these days whose artists I will always check out. One of those is Rum Bar Records. No label has been more loyal to what I do with The Ledge than Rum Bar Records. Head honcho “Malibu” Lou Mansdorf has not only kept me in the loop with his constantly growing stable of releases, but he also routinely tosses a care package of physical releases to my mailbox. It’s because of people like Lou that this show has continued to prosper for over a decade. But it also turns out that loyalty is an important word to Mansdorf, as proven by the testimonials from his artists that pop up throughout this marathon all-Rum Bar broadcast. Most have been his friends for decades, but even recent signing have nothing but glowing words for him. Tonight’s show features tracks from the entire […]

The Ledge #466: Home Plays

The Ledge #466: Home Plays

I have to admit that I get too hung up on themes. Obviously, the new release episode is always going to be a part of the lineup, but I really don’t have to create a basis for my weekly music choices. I actually wish that I could think in terms of just randomly airing songs that fir my mood for the day. This week I actually attempt such a show, but there’s still sort of a theme. These are all records that I’ve been listening to in my spare time. One is a newly-unearthed Rolling Stones bootleg. There’s tracks from a great compilation of late 60’s rockers from The Dakotas. There’s a new Neil Young live album from his vast archives. But the freedom of this loose theme is that I did throw in some songs that I have never aired before. That Soiuxsie and the Banshees album that I happened to grab at the record store a few weeks ago? Sure, why not. The Lloyd Cole track from the box set I ordered directly from Lloyd? Yep. A great 2018 album by The Conquerors that my friend Dan recommended? Of course. And I just had to air a couple […]

RNRM541

RNRM541

New stuff from Poison Boys, BBQT, the SUCK, Dead Meat, Lawmaker, Creem Circus, Foxycontin and lots more.

The Ledge #465: New Releases

The Ledge #465: New Releases

It’s the first Friday of the month, so you know what this means. Yes, once again I have over two hours of the best new indie, garage, power pop, punk, and Americana releases. Plenty of veteran acts, and even more brand new artists. If you care ab…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #485

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #485

March 3rd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #485. Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive485.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST DeeCRACKS – Don’t Turn Your Heart Off Apollo 66 – Never and also now Eddie Mooney & The Grave – Lockdown Baby Night Birds – I Need a … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #485

RNRM540

RNRM540

Lots of new stuff from the Limit, Headcheese, Incisions, New Rocket Union, Bonecrusher, the Welch Boys and more.

RNRM539: Sonny Vincent

RNRM539: Sonny Vincent

From Distance to Testors to the Limit, I dive deep into Sonny Vincent’s catalog. If you weren’t a fan before, you will be after listening to this, guaranteed.

RNRM538

RNRM538

I had to reinstall Windows on my machine and was testing out my broadcasting setup. Enjoy the extra show!

RNRM537: Homonhymns

RNRM537: Homonhymns

The 2nd edition of Homonhymns. Put that in your dictionary.

The Ledge #462: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #462: New Releases (Pt. 2)

Last week’s new release show was all about submitted tracks. This week’s part two of the series compiles all of the other new records that have recently been released (or will be soon). The show is marked by the return of quite a few vetera…

The Ledge #461: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #461: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Few things make a music critic/internet DJ happier than a package of new music, and I’m blessed to have the support of so many bands and labels. Whenever I receive an email that includes a link to a single or album, or find a packet in my mailbox, I immediately put it in the front of my pile of music to check out. As I was putting together this month’s new release episode, I suddenly noticed just how many great records I’ve received in the past few weeks. So why not do an entire show bassed on artist/label submissions? That’s what we have here this week. Some are from individual artists (Dan Israel, Jeremy Porter, Indonesian Junk, New Rocket Union, etc.) that want me to check out their new tunes. Others are because I’ve found myself on a label’s mailing list. I definitely need to thank Big Stir Records, Red on Red Records, and Rum Bar Records, who really knocked it out of the park with not one but two free samplers of current and upcoming new releases! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every […]

RNRM535

RNRM535

New stuff from the Limit (featuring Sonny Vincent and Bobby Liebling of Pentagram), Poison Boys and Slaughter Boys, plus a special radio session from the Judex! Went extra long tonight as well.

RNRM533

RNRM533

New Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, new Spicy Juice sauce and more!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #479

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #479

January 13th 2020. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #479……TONIGHT we started with raising the middle finger to POTUS! Played some RPR Band Submissions (rprbandsubmissions@gmail.com), peeked at new releases from Slovenly Recordings and Rum Bar Records, cranked up a set brought to you by the letter “C”, and more killer stuff! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #479

RNRM532: The 7th Annual Manifesto Awards

RNRM532: The 7th Annual Manifesto Awards

All killer no filler.

RNRM531

RNRM531

Some angry protest songs, some psychobilly.

RNRM530

RNRM530

The debut of Some Hearts!

RNRM529: Another Twisted X-Mess

RNRM529: Another Twisted X-Mess

Damn near 5 hours of X-Mess cheer and much more for your listening pleasure.

The Ledge #456: Lockdown Christmas

The Ledge #456: Lockdown Christmas

Everybody’s favorite holiday tradition is back as once again The Ledge annual Christmas show brings you the best rockin’ holiday tunes in this supersized show! What’s great about this show is that it’s not a show relying on tun…

RNRM528

RNRM528

New stuff from Professional Againsters, Westside Sheiks, Hard Evidence, Oil!, Ned Hill and Cock Sparrer, plus so much more!

RNRM527

RNRM527

Cover Your Ass 4 (7 years later).

The Ledge #454: New Releases

The Ledge #454: New Releases

It’s the last new release show of 2020, and it may just be the best one of the year. There’s a ton of new music that’s come out the past few weeks, including a few great items discovered shortly before the show commenced. And how can …

RNRM526

RNRM526

Brand new Indonesian Junk and tons of early California punk!

RNRM524

RNRM524

Songs from 2020. All killer, no filler.

The Ledge #451: 1990

The Ledge #451: 1990

It may be a cliche, especially compared to the dumpster fire of this year, but it was definitely a simpler time for me in 1990. It was a year that I sort of became an adult. Sort of are the key words here. It was also a year of musical transition for me, as it was the year of the last Replacements album and the year of Uncle Tupelo’s debut album. For the next few years, “Americana” became my leading musical force. With a few exceptions, of course. (Both of these recors, The Replacements’ “All Shook Down” and Uncle Tupelo’s “No Depression”, get an extended look during tonight’s show.) This week’s show takes a look at much of what was in my gigantic portable CD carrier during that year. Yes, I had one of those 64 disc cases that went with me wherever I went. One has to be prepared, you know. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this nostalgic look at my personal music taste from that era. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #471

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #471

November 11th 2020. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #471……TONIGHT we spun new tunes from The Chats, Dead Furies, Doghouse Rose, Classic Ruins, Stolen Wheelchairs, and Hummer! Threw in some classics and TU favorites, and more! Turn it up! Tommy Unit LIVE!! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive471.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #471

RNRM523

RNRM523

New stuff from Stolen Wheelchairs, the Judex and the Sangomas!  

The Ledge #449: Halloween

The Ledge #449: Halloween

The Halloween episode has been an important part of The Ledge calendar year for over a decade. Outside of maybe one or two years, there has always been a show during the week before the great holiday featuring fantastic Hallowen-themed punk, garage, indie, power pop, and almost every other rock and roll sub-genre. Why is this such a big show? It’s simple, and I’ve said it before. Halloween is a rock and roll holiday. The very themes of the big day have been a part of rock and roll since the early days. The sound of an electric guitar itself fits the day, as does the pounding, basic rhythms of the real rock and roll. It also helps that every year sees the release of a ton of tracks that can be shoehorned into the theme. In fact, the overwhelming majority of songs on this year’s edition were released in the last ten months, which obviously adds to the freshness of this show every single year! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next […]

RNRM521: The 11th Annual Halloween Show

RNRM521: The 11th Annual Halloween Show

Halloween and Vicious Dreams!

The Ledge #447: Covers

The Ledge #447: Covers

On one of my laptops I have a folder where I toss in any cover versions that I think could possibly include in a Ledge episode. Once that folder has a sufficient number of songs I know it’s time to do a covers show.
This is that time. The folder …

RNRM519

RNRM519

New Bad Secret and some Halloween tunes.

RNRM518

RNRM518

Made up for my show not recording on Wednesday with a 6+ hour marathon show on a Saturday night. 121 songs. All for you!

The Ledge #446: New Releases

The Ledge #446: New Releases

Due to Gorman Bechard’s appearance last week, this month’s new release episode was bumped back a week. But this delay turned out to be for the benefit of the show, as it allowed for me to include some brand new tracks by The Replacements. W…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #464

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #464

September 23rd 2020. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #464……RPR Band Submissions, New Releases, bands from Shimane Jetfest 2020, and more!! New stuff from Going Underground Records, No Front Teeth! Records, Rum Bar Records, Avenue Recordz, Hobo Wolfman Records, and Bad Luck Records. Turn it up! Tommy Unit LIVE!! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #464

The Ledge #444: Compilations

The Ledge #444: Compilations

The last few months have seen a ton of great compilation records come out. Some have been all covers. Many have been label or genre samplers. Others have been benefits for great causes. What unites them all is that so many of them have been full of gre…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #463

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #463

September 16th 2020. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #463……RPR Band Submissions, New Releases, Classics and more!! Turn it up! Tommy Unit LIVE!! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive463.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The Ramones – I Don’t Want To Grow Up Lucy Luvs Fur – Welcome To My Head WONK … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #463

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