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Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989

Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989

Minutes before the planned second episode devoted to 1989 was set to record came news of the death of legendary pyschedelic garage rocker Roky Erickson. A half hour or so of Roky’s music is aired at the beginning of the show before going into the original playlist.

Live Ledge #381: 1989

Live Ledge #381: 1989

No, this show is not about Taylor Swift. It’s the first part of a look at the final year of the 80’s. Was it as dismal as we’ve been led to believe?

Live Ledge #380: Tommy & Evan

Live Ledge #380: Tommy & Evan

Host Scott Hudson chats about his weekend at the Tommy Stinson/Lemonheads show, along with lots of great garage rock.

Live Ledge #379: Garage Pop Power Rock

Live Ledge #379: Garage Pop Power Rock

A great set of power pop and garage rock, including a lengthy set of new Rumbar Records releases.

Live Ledge #378: New Releases

Live Ledge #378: New Releases

Another two hour sampling of some of the best new releases.

Live Ledge #377: Arbor Day

Live Ledge #377: Arbor Day

The perfect soundtrack for planting trees or other Arbor Day celebrations.

Live Ledge #376: 1984 American College Rock

Live Ledge #376: 1984 American College Rock

A look back at quite possibly the greatest year in independent college rock and roll.

Live Ledge #374: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Live Ledge #374: New Releases (Pt. 1)

There’s so much great new music out there that this month’s new release episode has been expanded to two weeks. Part 1 is highlighted by a number of tracks from a great triple disc set designed to help pay off the medical bills of legendary rocker Sonny Vincent.

Live Ledge #373: First Quarter Report

Live Ledge #373: First Quarter Report

The first three months of 2019 has seen a ton of great new records. Tonight Scott Hudson plays tracks off those who have caught his ear.

Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979

Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979

An extended broadcast showcasing the 1979 Midwest indie rock scene.

Live Ledge #371: Partytime

Live Ledge #371: Partytime

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with these booze-oriented tracks.

Live Ledge #370: Boxes and Compilations

Live Ledge #370: Boxes and Compilations

Two hours of the best tracks from recent box sets and other sorts of compilations.

Live Ledge #369: New Releases

Live Ledge #369: New Releases

The first Friday of every month is devoted to new releases, and there’s a ton of great music to check out this month.

Live Ledge #368: Covers

Live Ledge #368: Covers

Scott’s folder of new cover songs was full so it’s time for a show of nothing but reworked songs.

Live Ledge #367:  New Releases

Live Ledge #367: New Releases

Two hours of great new music!

Live Ledge #366: 5 Songs 6 Labels

Live Ledge #366: 5 Songs 6 Labels

Five acts from six different indie labels are highlighted this week.

Live Ledge #365: British Punk January – May 1979

Live Ledge #365: British Punk January – May 1979

A look at British punk rock singles released in the first half of 1979.

Live Ledge #364: 1st Annual Ledge Awards

Live Ledge #364: 1st Annual Ledge Awards

With the help of Live Ledge listeners, awards are given out to the best music of 2018.

Live Ledge #363: New Releases

Live Ledge #363: New Releases

The first show of 2019 is also the first new release episode of the year!

Live Ledge #362: 2018 Runner Ups

Live Ledge #362: 2018 Runner Ups

Many great records of this year did not make last week’s “Best of 2018” list. Here’s a sampling of them.

Live Ledge #360: New Releases/Rocking Christmas

Live Ledge #360: New Releases/Rocking Christmas

A continuation of last week’s new release episode, plus an hour of new rock and roll Christmas songs!  

Live Ledge #359: RIP Pete Shelley/New Releases

Live Ledge #359: RIP Pete Shelley/New Releases

Tonight’s supersized show features a tribute to the late, great Pete Shelley, along with tons of new releases.

Live Ledge #358: 1983 (Part 2)

Live Ledge #358: 1983 (Part 2)

Two more hours of alternative and punk tracks from 1983!

Live Ledge #357: Europe 1978

Live Ledge #357: Europe 1978

The final chapter in the 1978 series focuses on mainland Europe.

Live Ledge #354: New Releases

Live Ledge #354: New Releases

It’s a supersized episode of brand new releases.

Live Ledge #353: Halloween

Live Ledge #353: Halloween

It’s the annual Live Ledge Halloween rock and roll party!

Live Ledge #352: Covers

Live Ledge #352: Covers

Emptying the folder, so to speak, of cover tunes collected over the last few months.

Live Ledge #351: New Releases Pt. 2

Live Ledge #351: New Releases Pt. 2

The second episode of a two-part series of brand new tunes.

Live Ledge #350: New Releases Pt. 1

Live Ledge #350: New Releases Pt. 1

It’s been such a great few weeks of new releases that this is part one of a two part series. Tune in next week for the rest of the great new tracks!

Live Ledge #349: 2013

Live Ledge #349: 2013

It’s not the usual nostalgic look at the past as we only go back five years on this episode, but there was so much great rock and roll that year.

Live Ledge #348: Odds and Ends

Live Ledge #348: Odds and Ends

What has Scott been listening to lately? Tune into this episode to find out!

Live Ledge #347: New Releases

Live Ledge #347: New Releases

The first Friday of every month is devoted to nothing but new releases, and this month is no different!

Live Ledge #345: More 1978 UK

Live Ledge #345: More 1978 UK

Continuing the series of shows looking at the great music of 1978, tonight’s episode focuses on more UK tracks from the year.

Live Ledge #344: The Revolution Starts Now

A look at political themes throughout the history of rock and roll.

Live Ledge #343: New Releases

Live Ledge #343: New Releases

The first Friday of every month is a rundown of brand new releases!

Live Ledge #342: 1983

Live Ledge #342: 1983

This week we take a look back at the great indie, punk, and college rock from 1983!

Live Ledge #341: East Coast U.S. & Canada 1978

Live Ledge #341: East Coast U.S. & Canada 1978

Continuing the series of shows focused on the magical year of 1978, this episode share classic punk tracks from New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Canada.

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

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

A look at the state of music at the halfway mark of 2018.

Live Ledge #338: 2018 Archive Releases

Live Ledge #338: 2018 Archive Releases

We’re almost halfway through 2018 so it’s a good time to compile all the best archive releases for the year so far.

Live Ledge #337: Hot Fun In the Summertime

Live Ledge #337: Hot Fun In the Summertime

Let’s celebrate summer with a Live Ledge beach party!

Live Ledge #335: New Releases

Live Ledge #335: New Releases

The first Friday of every month is always devoted to new releases, and this supersized June 1 edition is no different!

Live Ledge #334: Covers

Live Ledge #334: Covers

Two hours of some great recently discovered covers of great tunes, including a few surprises!

Live Ledge #332: New Releases

Live Ledge #332: New Releases

A week later than usual host Scott Hudson goes through the latest new releases.

Live Ledge #329: New Releases

Live Ledge #329: New Releases

The “first Friday” of every month is devoted to new releases!

Live Ledge #326: Paddy O’Ledge

Live Ledge #326: Paddy O’Ledge

Live Ledge celebrates a punk rock St. Patrick’s Day!

Live Ledge #323: More Comebacks

Live Ledge #323: More Comebacks

It’s part two of a two part series on fantastic recent musical comebacks.

Live Ledge #322: Comebacks

A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.

Live Ledge #321: 1978

A momentous year in music for host Scott Hudson, as it was for music freaks everywhere.

Live Ledge #318: Found Gems

Live Ledge #318: Found Gems

Host Scott Hudson has scoured dozens of year-end lists to find this show full of records he missed through the course of 2017.

Live Ledge #307: Halloween Hootenanny

Punk rock and Halloween go together like my favorite whiskey and Coke, so here’s another edition of the annual Halloween show.

Live Ledge #299: Skiffle

Live Ledge #299: Skiffle

Inspired by Billy Bragg’s new book, tonight’s Live Ledge is two hours of skiffle music!

Live Ledge #297: 2007

Live Ledge #297: 2007

Two hours of great indie and punk releases from 2007!

Live Ledge #295: Alphabet Street

Live Ledge #295: Alphabet Street

An evening of great songs in alphabetical order!

Live Ledge #293: Best of 2017 (So Far)

Live Ledge #293: Best of 2017 (So Far)

It’s been a great year for music, as evidenced by this marathon look at the first six months of 2017.

Live Ledge #291: 1987 (Again)

Live Ledge #291: 1987 (Again)

More tracks from that fun, fun year of 1987!

Live Ledge #289: New Releases

Live Ledge #289: New Releases

Another set of fabulous new music and reissues!

Live Ledge #285: New Releases

Live Ledge #285: New Releases

It’s a supersized episode of brand new material on tonight’s Live Ledge.

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 #278: Cory Branan

Live Ledge #278: Cory Branan

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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #245: 1976

Live Ledge #245: 1976

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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #197: Twin Peaks

Live Ledge #197: Twin Peaks

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

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!