By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 27, 2019
It was a pretty rough year for music-related deaths. It seemed like every day we lost another songwriter, producer, or musician. And this sort of tragic news affected every genre and every age group.
But they all left behind a body of work to keep thei…
By email@example.com on November 15, 2019
The final show dedicated to 1979 returns to America. As an earlier show already featured the Midwestern tones from Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland, this week is primarily dedicated to the East and West Coasts, with little sets at the end featuring Texas and Canada. There’s even a set featuring some of the few mainstream bands from the era that I could handle back when I was an angry (or angrier) high schooler. It’s been a lot of fun rediscovering some of the tunes of my youth, along with discovering bands that I missed out on hearing at the time. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 6, 2019
I’m here tonight to officially designate September of 2019 “Dead Man’s Pop” month. Even though the box set containing four discs of previously unreleased Replacements material won’t be out until the end of the month it’s certainly going to be the focus of my life. Unfortunately, not much has leaked out so far to air on the new release episode, but just today the live version of “Alex Chilton” showed up on various music sites. Yep, I’m ready for the whole package. But that’s only the first five minutes of this month’s collection of new tunes. There are tracks from longtime faves such as Matthew Ryan, The Hold Steady, Jesse Malin, Redd Kross and so much more. There’s the return of 80’s faves Dogmatics. There’s new bands such as Les Grys-Grys, The Gotham Rockets, and so many others. There’s something here for every fan of garage rock, power pop, or punk-influenced rock and roll! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
By email@example.com on August 30, 2019
This week’s show came about partly thanks to a Juliana Hatfield tweet of an old article about The I Don’t Cares, her 2016 collaboration with Paul Westerberg. Remembering how much I was charmed by that record, I spent the afternoon reacquaintancing myself to that release. Then it suddenly hit me. If I went through all the various names that Paul and the rest of the Replacements had used for their various projects I should be able to fill a full Live Ledge episode. It was actually much easier than I expected. In fact, we even went a few minutes over our usual two hour timeslot. I also tried to shy away from the obvious tracks. For the Replacements and even the solo Westerberg material I picked mainly some somewhat rare live tracks. Tommy Stinson’s set includes a little known Clash cover he did for Uncut Magazine. This show is meant to just be fun and not a representation of the musician’s greatest moments, together or solo.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 23, 2019
Not long after the last time I did a show of nothing but cover tunes, I started a folder just to collect these kinds of tracks as I discovered them. The plan was that as soon as I acquired enough it was time for a show of these types of tracks. Well, this is the week that the folder came close to overflowing, thanks to a couple of emails from two of my favorite labels, Slovenly Recordsings and Spaghetty Town Records. So tonight I present to you two hours of revved up tunes originally recorded by the likes of Tom Petty, The Clash, The Replacements, Material Issue, Pretenders, Rockpile, and so much more! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! It’s that simple.
By email@example.com on August 16, 2019
Earlier this week I noticed that over the last few weeks I’ve acquired a handful of brand new releases with songs about The Ramones. Knowing that I had quite a few more on my master library, this became the quest for the week. Then I discovered a site that in 2014 had compiled 400 different songs about this fabulous band. Ok, that filled a few holes in the playlist! This is obviously a fun show that takes a few surprising twists and turns. Who would have guessed that singer/songwriters such as Leeroy Stagger and Jesse Malin had songs about “da boys”? Or that a band like Latte+ has had such tributes on more than one record?
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 9, 2019
The bad news came just a few minutes before I was going to once again put the needle on the record. David Berman, former leader of Silver Jews who had just reemerged after ten years with the excellent Purple Mountains, had died. One of rock and roll’s most unique songwriters, it was an obvious decision to make the first half of tonight’s show a tribute to him. Thanks to Dan Nissen of Total Drag for a few song selections to help tell the story of this gifted artist. After that there’s an hour of some great recent used record finds, including old favorites by The Undertones, X, Old 97’s, and many others.
By email@example.com on August 2, 2019
I’m back! Yes, I had to cancel a couple of Live Ledge shows due to a little bb-sized stone that decided to mess with my kidney. Two ER visits and lots of pain meds later, I’m here with another new release episode! And it’s a great collection of brand new tunes. Tons of garage rock and power pop. Some fantastic releases on Rum Bar, Spaghetty Town, and Stardumb. Big names and brand new acts. It’s a great summer listen!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 28, 2019
As I’ve stated almost every week this week, this has been a fabulous year for new music. Tonight’s show is proof of that fact. It’s the last show of June, which means we’ve hit the halfway mark of the year. Tonight’s show is the “2nd Quarter Report”; a presentation of some of the great releases from April, May, and June.
By email@example.com on June 21, 2019
A celebration of the punk the UK was listening to in the summer of 1979!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 31, 2019
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.
By email@example.com on May 24, 2019
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?
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2019
Host Scott Hudson chats about his weekend at the Tommy Stinson/Lemonheads show, along with lots of great garage rock.
By email@example.com on May 10, 2019
A great set of power pop and garage rock, including a lengthy set of new Rumbar Records releases.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 3, 2019
Another two hour sampling of some of the best new releases.
By email@example.com on April 26, 2019
The perfect soundtrack for planting trees or other Arbor Day celebrations.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 19, 2019
A look back at quite possibly the greatest year in independent college rock and roll.
By email@example.com on April 5, 2019
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.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 29, 2019
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.
By email@example.com on March 22, 2019
An extended broadcast showcasing the 1979 Midwest indie rock scene.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 15, 2019
Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with these booze-oriented tracks.
By email@example.com on March 8, 2019
Two hours of the best tracks from recent box sets and other sorts of compilations.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 1, 2019
The first Friday of every month is devoted to new releases, and there’s a ton of great music to check out this month.
By email@example.com on February 22, 2019
Scott’s folder of new cover songs was full so it’s time for a show of nothing but reworked songs.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 8, 2019
Two hours of great new music!
By email@example.com on January 25, 2019
Five acts from six different indie labels are highlighted this week.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 18, 2019
A look at British punk rock singles released in the first half of 1979.
By email@example.com on January 11, 2019
With the help of Live Ledge listeners, awards are given out to the best music of 2018.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 4, 2019
The first show of 2019 is also the first new release episode of the year!
By email@example.com on December 28, 2018
Many great records of this year did not make last week’s “Best of 2018” list. Here’s a sampling of them.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 14, 2018
A continuation of last week’s new release episode, plus an hour of new rock and roll Christmas songs!
By email@example.com on December 7, 2018
Tonight’s supersized show features a tribute to the late, great Pete Shelley, along with tons of new releases.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 30, 2018
Two more hours of alternative and punk tracks from 1983!
By email@example.com on November 23, 2018
The final chapter in the 1978 series focuses on mainland Europe.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 2, 2018
It’s a supersized episode of brand new releases.
By email@example.com on October 26, 2018
It’s the annual Live Ledge Halloween rock and roll party!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 19, 2018
Emptying the folder, so to speak, of cover tunes collected over the last few months.
By email@example.com on October 12, 2018
The second episode of a two-part series of brand new tunes.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 5, 2018
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!
By email@example.com on September 28, 2018
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.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 21, 2018
What has Scott been listening to lately? Tune into this episode to find out!
By email@example.com on September 7, 2018
The first Friday of every month is devoted to nothing but new releases, and this month is no different!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 17, 2018
Continuing the series of shows looking at the great music of 1978, tonight’s episode focuses on more UK tracks from the year.
By email@example.com on August 10, 2018
A look at political themes throughout the history of rock and roll.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 3, 2018
The first Friday of every month is a rundown of brand new releases!
By email@example.com on July 27, 2018
This week we take a look back at the great indie, punk, and college rock from 1983!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 20, 2018
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.
By email@example.com on June 29, 2018
A look at the state of music at the halfway mark of 2018.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 22, 2018
We’re almost halfway through 2018 so it’s a good time to compile all the best archive releases for the year so far.
By email@example.com on June 15, 2018
Let’s celebrate summer with a Live Ledge beach party!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 1, 2018
The first Friday of every month is always devoted to new releases, and this supersized June 1 edition is no different!
By email@example.com on May 25, 2018
Two hours of some great recently discovered covers of great tunes, including a few surprises!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 11, 2018
A week later than usual host Scott Hudson goes through the latest new releases.
By email@example.com on April 6, 2018
The “first Friday” of every month is devoted to new releases!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 16, 2018
Live Ledge celebrates a punk rock St. Patrick’s Day!
By email@example.com on February 23, 2018
It’s part two of a two part series on fantastic recent musical comebacks.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 16, 2018
A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.
By email@example.com on February 9, 2018
A momentous year in music for host Scott Hudson, as it was for music freaks everywhere.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 19, 2018
Host Scott Hudson has scoured dozens of year-end lists to find this show full of records he missed through the course of 2017.
By email@example.com on October 27, 2017
Punk rock and Halloween go together like my favorite whiskey and Coke, so here’s another edition of the annual Halloween show.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 18, 2017
Inspired by Billy Bragg’s new book, tonight’s Live Ledge is two hours of skiffle music!
By email@example.com on July 28, 2017
Two hours of great indie and punk releases from 2007!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 14, 2017
An evening of great songs in alphabetical order!
By email@example.com on June 30, 2017
It’s been a great year for music, as evidenced by this marathon look at the first six months of 2017.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 16, 2017
More tracks from that fun, fun year of 1987!
By email@example.com on June 2, 2017
Another set of fabulous new music and reissues!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 5, 2017
It’s a supersized episode of brand new material on tonight’s Live Ledge.
By email@example.com on April 14, 2017
Host Scott Hudson talks to vocalist/guitarist Jason Balla to promote their upcoming show at Total Drag in Sioux Falls, SD.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 7, 2017
It’s a super-strong 2 hours of brand new music by old and new artists!
By email@example.com on March 31, 2017
Tonight is a celebration of a momentous year for indie and alternative rock – 1987.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 17, 2017
Bloodshot Records singer/songwriter Cory Branan chats about his upcoming album, Adios.
By email@example.com on February 24, 2017
In support of the fine folks that have suffered due to that incident in Sweden, tonight’s show is a telethon of sorts.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 10, 2017
Along with continuing on from last week’s incomplete New Release episode, host Scott Hudson also interviews singer/songwriter Robert Ellis.
By email@example.com on January 27, 2017
Scott Hudson’s look back 40 years to 1977’s music scene continues in this episode.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 16, 2016
Tonight’s show is all about the records that did not make Scott Hudson’s Best of 2016 list!
By email@example.com on December 9, 2016
After a one-week delay, Hudson finally presents his final New Release episode of 2016!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 18, 2016
The title means nothing, or does it? Another show of nothing but female-led rock and roll bands.
By email@example.com on October 23, 2016
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.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 2, 2016
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!
By email@example.com on July 29, 2016
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.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 22, 2016
Two hours of songs that mention other artists in the title!
By email@example.com on July 15, 2016
Over two hours of the seventh tracks of host Scott Hudson’s favorite records.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 17, 2016
We go back 40 years for some of the best rock and punk from 1976.
By email@example.com on June 3, 2016
A pretty rocking set of new music highlights this look at recent and future album releases.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 27, 2016
Part one of a series of shows investigating whether author Jon Savage is correct in calling 1966 the greatest year of rock and roll.
By email@example.com on May 20, 2016
Box sets, tribute records, and other sorts of compilations are the subject of tonight’s show.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 6, 2016
A super-sized show highlighting some of the great music that has been released in the past few weeks.
By email@example.com on April 29, 2016
Two hours of this year’s Record Store Day release highlights.