The Ledge #541: Halloween Spooktacular
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on October 28, 2022
I may say this every year but it is worth repeating. Halloween is the ultimate rock and roll holiday. Like truly great rock and roll, Halloween is dangerous, controversial, and noisy. Religious idiots for decades have claimed both are associated with …
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The Ledge #540: Archival Releases
By email@example.com (theledge) on October 21, 2022
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for box sets and other repackages of previously released material. I may be new release oriented, but I love a good set of odds and ends. Give me those unheard demos. Let me hear those old concerts. Tonight’s show compiles those types of records. There’s unreleased material by a forgotten band that were contemporaries of the New York Dolls. There’s a new mixes of classic Dead Kennedys songs. There’s numerous outtakes by the likes of Wilco and Joe Strummer. And there’s also the recently discovered early recordings of future Velvet Underground tunes by Lou Reed. Plus, a ton of live releases from Todd Snider, Pixies, Soul Asylum, and others. 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 them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! For more information, including setlists, […]
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The Ledge #451: 1990
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 13, 2020
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 […]
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Live Ledge #399: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 25, 2019
I know I say this every year, but Halloween is the most rock and roll of all holidays. Thus it only makes sense that a Halloween-themed Live Ledge is one of the easiest shows to put together. Which is obviously why I host one almost every single year. Finding tracks to play is so easy, even without relying on the standard Halloween tunes that one hears everywhere. Songs about ghosts, witches, zombies, vampires, and other similar subjects are always rampant in rock, so it’s just a matter of scanning the library. This year’s version stands up proudly against all the previous episodes. There’s brand new bands such as Uncle, Rocket 808, and Pale Lips. There’s veteran punk rockers such as The Members, UK Subs, Billy Childish, and The Vibrators. There’s covers of Suicide, David Bowie, and (believe it or not) Tom Petty. There’s really something for everybody, so be sure to play this show next Thursday when the trick or treaters start arriving. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
Posted in billy childish, Halloween, live ledge, music, pale lips, pixies, Podcast, replacements, Scott Hudson
Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989
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.
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Live Ledge #215: Questions
By email@example.com on October 23, 2015
Nothing but musical questions tonight!
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Live Ledge #198: Number 5
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 22, 2015
Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?
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Live Ledge #191: More Three In a Row
By email@example.com on March 20, 2015
The second part of three episodes where host Hudson highlights albums that featured three classic tunes in a row.
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Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 12, 2014
Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.
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Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly
By email@example.com on December 5, 2014
Flogging Molly multi-instrumentalist Bob Schmidt is tonight’s special guest.
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Live Ledge #140: Winter
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 17, 2014
Host Scott Hudson “celebrates” what is starting to seem like the longest, coldest winter ever.
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Live Ledge #139: Bye Bye Phil
By email@example.com on January 10, 2014
A little tribute to Phil Everly, plus some more new releases and blog finds!
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Live Ledge #138: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 3, 2014
We start off the year with nothing but brand new releases and reissues!
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Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock
By email@example.com on December 27, 2013
An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.
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Live Ledge #126: 1988
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 27, 2013
Nothing but music from 1988 tonight, along with some commentary from Scott on his recent interview with Big Brother cast member Amanda Zuckerman.
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Live Ledge #124: New Releases
By email@example.com on September 6, 2013
There’s quite a few new releases of note, and Hudson samples them all!
Posted in avengers, babyshambles, bad sports, bags, black joe lewis, connection, dirtbombs, fat white family, hentchmen, julie ruin, king khan, music, mystic eyes, new releases, paley brothers, pixies, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, savages, Scott Hudson, sharks, suburbs, superchunk, terry malts, tommy keene, two car garage, ty segall, zeros
Live Ledge #117: Walking Alphabet
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 28, 2013
Most of tonight’s show is a soundtrack of sorts to Hudson’s “Walking Rock Alphabet”.
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Live Ledge #116: Replacements Reunion
By email@example.com on June 14, 2013
An almost all-interview show, with Gorman Bechard chatting about the Replacements reunion, and members of Cursive and Teenage Bottlerocket promoting upcoming Sioux Falls appearances.
Posted in bash & pop, clash, color me obsessed, cursive, gorman bechard, music, paul westerberg, pixies, Podcast, pretenders, ramones, replacements, slim dunlap, songs for slim, Teenage Bottlerocket, tommy stinson
Live Ledge #108: Dear Boston
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 19, 2013
Tonight’s show is a love letter to the great city, Boston, and features 50 years of seminal rock, garage, punk, and college rock!
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Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)
By email@example.com on September 7, 2012
With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.
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Live Ledge #78: New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 24, 2012
Tonight’s show features a ton of new and upcoming releases, along with quite a few rare finds.
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Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com on August 10, 2012
Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.
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Live Ledge #65: Whine-Free
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 11, 2012
The goal was simple – to make it through an entire show without whining. Did I succeed?
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Live Ledge #60: 1987 (Again)
By email@example.com on April 6, 2012
Scott once again goes back a half-life for songs from a decadent year.
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Live Ledge #53: Rawk!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 17, 2012
Shocking more than a few people, Hudson cranks up the amps tonight for lots of pure RAWK!
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