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RNRM521: The 11th Annual Halloween Show

RNRM521: The 11th Annual Halloween Show

Halloween and Vicious Dreams!

The Ledge #448: Reissues

The Ledge #448: Reissues

The Ledge isn’t all about new music, obviously. And with the record companies constantly repackaging old material with bonus demos, outtakes, and live takes my collection just continues to grow.
Tonight’s show is a look at some of these spe…

RNRM520

RNRM520

More Halloween tunes, plus some Spicy Juice sauce and other goodies.  

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…

RNRM517

RNRM517

The show didn’t record tonight. My apologies to all my listeners. I HATE letting you down.

The Ledge #445: Gorman Bechard

The Ledge #445: Gorman Bechard

It’s always a lot of fun when Gorman Bechard appears on The Ledge, and this week was no exception. He’s got two brand new documentaries that were released this past Tuesday, and both are pretty fantastic. Pizza: A Love Story is all about the legendary New Haven pizza, and the award-winning trio of family businesses that created the edible delights that I’ve personally heard Gorman ramble on and on about for well over a decade. New Haven historian Colin M. Caplan sits in on this portion of the show to talk about the research that went into the creation of this film. The other film, Seniors: A Dogumentary is as perfect of a feel-good story as one can possibly make. How can you not love a film that collects a number of tales involving such amazing elderly dogs? Much of the film centers around the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, an organization that houses and fosters elderly dogs, but there’s other fabulous dog tales such as the heartwarming tale of Chaser, who proves why he is generally considered the smartest dog in the world. Dean Falcone, who created the music on both films, also chats about his innovative idea to […]

RNRM516: The Fest That Never Was

RNRM516: The Fest That Never Was

It was kind of a virtual gig. Or something. Plus new Stolen Wheelchairs and new stuff from Kevin Patrick Stevenson of the Shods!

RNRM515

RNRM515

New stuff from Bad Secret, Satanic Overdrive, Total Massacre and more.

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…

RNRM514

RNRM514

New Poison Boys single, lots of classic hardcore and more.

The Ledge #443:Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 6

The Ledge #443:Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 6

As it’s my birthday today it’s only fitting that I put together another in my series of favorite songs of all time. This time around, it’s primarily songs from the 90’s, although a handful of songs actually come from records rel…

RNRM513

RNRM513

New single from Bad Secret and tons of other stuff.

The Ledge #442: New Releases

The Ledge #442: New Releases

It’s another great month of new releases. I know I say that every month but we are living in a time where somehow artists are still creating fabulous, vital music. Just take a listen to this two hours of rock, folk, punk, surf, indie, and a few o…

RNRM512

RNRM512

New EP from the Dinz and much more!

The Ledge #441: Fave Records of Summer 2020

The Ledge #441: Fave Records of Summer 2020

The calendar may have a different definition, but summer to me has always been the months of June, July, and August. With that in mind, since tonight was my last show for August I decided to put together a show of nothing but my favorite new records fr…

RNRM511

RNRM511

Walter Lure & Justin Townes Earle RIP

RNRM510

RNRM510

Lots of great stuff, what’s new?  

The Ledge #440: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #440: New Releases (Pt. 2)

This may be a second part of a new release series, but there’s certainly no drop in quality. How could it be when the beginning of the show features a sneak peak of the upcoming Replacements’ “Pleased to Meet Me Deluxe Edition” …

RNRM509

RNRM509

  So much new stuff!

The Ledge #439: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #439: New Releases (Pt. 1)

It’s another super-busy month of new music. In fact, once again the new release series has to be split into a two-part extravaganza.
Part one features previews of new records by Ledge favorites such as Son Volt and Lydia Loveless. There’s t…

RnRM508

RnRM508

New stuff from Ramallah, Foxycontin, Nikki Hill, Cold Callers, Stinking Polecats, Paul-Ronney Angel, Guerrilla Teens, Wet Specimens, Cartridge and more.

The Ledge #438: Power Pop

The Ledge #438: Power Pop

What is power pop? According to the dictionary, it’s “a style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm”. Yeah, that works. I prefer to just call it “revved up pop music”.

RnRM507

RnRM507

Lots of new stuff.

The Ledge #437: 1980 American Punk

The Ledge #437: 1980 American Punk

Earlier this year I featured a show that focused on British punk rock from 1980. Tonight, I do the same thing but featuring nothing but tunes from American punk bands from that same year.
It’s kind of interesting how the focus of the punk scene (…

RnRM506

RnRM506

New stuff from Torpedohead, the Judex, Guerrilla Teens, Idolizers, Freddie Dilevi, Nana, Schizophonics and Coloured Balls.

The Ledge #436: Double Albums

The Ledge #436: Double Albums

It was a few weeks ago when Sonic Youth’s “Teenage Riot” came up in a Spotify playlist, and it spurred my feeble mind into this week’s show format. This week is a countdown of my 15 favorite double albums of all time. As always,…

The Ledge #435: Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 5 – Americana

The Ledge #435: Scott’s Favorite Records, Vol. 5 – Americana

Americana, country-punk, No Depression, alt-country. Whatever you want to call this twangy-ish sort of music it’s been a part of my life since the early 80’s. Nope, not after the scene exploded with Uncle Tupelo. The country influence has a…

RnRM504

RnRM504

At the beach. Enjoy the show!

The Ledge #434: New Releases

The Ledge #434: New Releases

This is another of those new release episodes that featured some last minute additions. Thanks to another Bandcamp day where 100% of all proceeds go to the artists, a number of artists surprised fans with new music. There was a new Cloud Nothings album…

RnRM503

RnRM503

Brand new stuff from Slander Tongue, Thee Evil Twin, the Missile Studs, Radio Hate, the Reflectors and more.

The Ledge #433: Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

The Ledge #433: Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

The world may be ending but great music lives forever. Despite everything that has gone on this year there has still been a steady stream of fabulous albums released. Tonight’s show is a look at the 40 best albums released in the first half of 20…

RnRM502

RnRM502

A tribute to James Hand, new Radio Buzzkills and more.

The Ledge #432: Covers

The Ledge #432: Covers

Once a year or so, I like to put together a show of nothing but covers. Partly due to COVID-19 this year has already seen more of these sorts of tracks than ever before. Bands have put out full albums or EP’s of covers; labels have upped the ante…

RnRM501

RnRM501

Announcing the winners of RnRM500 and playing some kick ass rock n roll in the bargain.  

The Ledge #431: New Releases, Pt. 2

The Ledge #431: New Releases, Pt. 2

As I said last week, there have been so many great releases in the last few weeks that this month’s new release episode was forced to expand to two episodes. Quality-wise, there’s no difference between the two episodes. In fact, it could be…

#RnRM500!!!

#RnRM500!!!

Made it to 500! Lots of giveaways!

The Ledge #430: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #430: New Releases (Pt. 1)

I didn’t expect this month’s new release show to be a two part extravaganza. But as I was throwing songs into the play folder for this week’s show I suddenly realized I had way too many tracks for one show. So once again, next week I&…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 499

Rock N Roll Manifesto 499

The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis

The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis

After last week’s Minneapolis edition of my favorite songs of all time I was contacted by a ton of listeners with their own favorites of the great city. With that sort of response I coudn’t help but doing a sequel consisting of nothing but …

Rock N Roll Manifesto 498

Rock N Roll Manifesto 498

New stuff from Mesa Lanes, Animals and Children and much more.  

The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis

The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis

It’s safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it’s not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years. Now here’s a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 497

Rock N Roll Manifesto 497

The new Beggar Belief album and much more.

The Ledge #427: Quarantunes

The Ledge #427: Quarantunes

When this awful pandemic first hit the U.S. and we started hearing about “stay at home” orders and “social distancing” I commented on twitter how I hoped this down time would inspire artists to spend their forced down time writi…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 496

Rock N Roll Manifesto 496

A tribute to Little Richard, plus new stuff from the Cutthroat Brothers, Vacuum, Red Brick and the Dirty Truckers.  

Rock N Roll Manifesto 495

Rock N Roll Manifesto 495

More great music to help keep you sane or help you go insane, your choice.  

The Ledge #426: New Releases

The Ledge #426: New Releases

Another month, another collection of great new music. Unlike previous editions, though, this month’s show features a ton of one-off single releases of tracks recorded under quarantine. In fact, just minutes before The Ledge went to air on Realpun…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 494

Rock N Roll Manifesto 494

New stuff from the Scoffs, Hostile Minds and more.

The Ledge #425: Rock ‘n’ Roll Women

The Ledge #425: Rock ‘n’ Roll Women

When I was putting together this month’s new release episodes I decided that it was time to also do another all-female episode of The Ledge. Both of those episodes had multiple sets of nothing but rocking women, as did previous months this year.

Rock N Roll Manifesto 493

Rock N Roll Manifesto 493

World premiere of Vacuum’s “Fixation” single.

The Ledge #424: Scott’s Faves Vol. 3 – College Rock

The Ledge #424: Scott’s Faves Vol. 3 – College Rock

In this weird time we’re currently living it’s natural to take a nostalgic look back at some old faves. That’s exactly what I set out to do with this week’s episode of The Ledge. A few weeks ago I started a series of shows dedicated to my favorite songs of all time, and I decided this was the perfect week to take a look at some of my highlights from my old college radio days in the 80’s. As you may expect, there’s a combination of the famous and not so famous. Bands that hit the top of the charts, and others that were unknown outside of their little area (or the network of college stations). Included are many tunes that rank up against anything that has come out in the 70 year history of rock and roll. Some may be surprised to note the lack of Replacements, Husker Du, and the Suburbs (among others). That’s because a future “Scott’s Favorites” episode will be devoted to nothing but music from Minneapolis (and other upper Midwest locations)! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 492

Rock N Roll Manifesto 492

Good time rock n roll!

The Ledge #423: New Releases Pt 2

The Ledge #423: New Releases Pt 2

This week’s show may be a sequel to last week’s new release episode but it’s certainly not a drop in quality. Just like last week, there are plenty of new bands (Cherry Chrome, Rookie, Green/Blue), lots of surprising reunions (The Boo…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 491

Rock N Roll Manifesto 491

Fuck it.

The Ledge #422: New Releases Pt. 1

The Ledge #422: New Releases Pt. 1

While the daily lives of most of us have been reduced to lying on our couches in sweatpants, musicians have attempted to carry on their somewhat normal lives. Sure, the gigs have been cancelled but they’re still out there creating. And while everything on tonight’s show was obviously recorded long before the current epidemic, the fact that this past month has seen so much great new music released gives those of us sitting at home something to get us through the day. In fact, there was so much great music unleashed these last few weeks that this month’s “new release” episode is a two part extravaganza. Not only that, but both this week’s and next week’s shows go well past the two hour mark. (Well, that’s the plan for next week’s part two. That may change due to unseen circumstances.) So what’s in store in part one? There’s a trio of new Replacements covers, new tunes by Ledge favorites such as Nap Eyes and The Buttertones, entire sets devoted to Big Stir Records and Rum Bar Records, plenty of brand new bands, and cover set that includes tracks from Ty Segall’s surprise release of a Harry Nillson covers EP. There’s also the reunions […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 490

Rock N Roll Manifesto 490

Tons of new stuff from the likes of Brad Marino, Watts, Torpedohead, Total Massacre, The Zsa Zsa Gabors, Duck & Cover, Pre-Cog in the Bunker, the Chats and more. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto490-4-1-20.mp3

The Ledge #421: Don’t Stand So Close To Me

The Ledge #421: Don’t Stand So Close To Me

I understood pretty early on this week that it was going to be impossible to come up with a new theme this week. The pandemic is the only thing any of us are thinking about these days, especially with the situation being more grim every day.
Since last…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 489

Rock N Roll Manifesto 489

Just what the doctor ordered. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto489-3-25-20.mp3

The Ledge #420: Isolation

The Ledge #420: Isolation

Earlier this week when the hysteria over the current world health situation was starting to gain some steam I was listening to my vinyl copy of Paul Westerberg’s Mono/Stereo. As “Let The Bad Times Roll” was playing a little light bulb…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 488

Rock N Roll Manifesto 488

New stuff out the wazoo! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto488-3-18-20.mp3  

The Ledge #419: Live Albums, Vol. 2

The Ledge #419: Live Albums, Vol. 2

Part one of The Ledge Live Albums series featured my picks (with a little agreement from my friends). Tonight’s belongs to those who responded to a Facebook post from last month (plus a couple of emails and tweets). It’s quite a bit fun, st…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 487

Rock N Roll Manifesto 487

New stuff from Gross Polluter, Preacher Boy, James Hunter Six, DOA, Brand New Luddites, the Unknowns and more. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto487-3-11-20.mp3  

Rock N Roll Manifesto 487

Rock N Roll Manifesto 487

New stuff from Gross Polluter, Preacher Boy, James Hunter Six, DOA, Brand New Luddites, the Unknowns and more.   http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto487-3-11-20.mp3

The Ledge #418: New Releases

The Ledge #418: New Releases

The monthly new release shows are easily my favorite episodes, and this month’s is no exception. As always, it’s a great mix of brand new bands, returning veterans, and some great recent discoveries. There’s so much great new music th…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 486

Rock N Roll Manifesto 486

New Professionals! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto486-3-4-20.mp3

The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

A few days ago I started a thread on my Facebook page asking for favorite live albums. The response I received was amazing, as close to 150 people responded with a wide range of suggestions. Obviously the question was raised in order to put together a Ledge episode, and the response was so overwhelming that tonight’s show is the first of two dedicated to the topic. This week’s broadcast consists of the choices I would have picked anyway but I still give credit to those who are so likeminded. It’s a collection of legendary classic recordings (Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, etc.), recordings that were initially bootlegged before getting an official release (Iggy & The Stooges, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, The Replacements), and quite a few others that have had a place in my collection for decades. Part two, which will be broadcast in two weeks, will focus more on material that others have picked. Some of them are records I’ve forgotten about, others come from my youth, but quite a few are releases you probably would never expect to hear on The Ledge. And, of course, I have to thank everybody for their picks. It’s been a […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 485

Rock N Roll Manifesto 485

A sneak peek at the upcoming Danger Friends album and maybe an announcement of some sort? http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto485-2-26-20.mp3

The Ledge #416: Scott’s Faves, Vol. 2

The Ledge #416: Scott’s Faves, Vol. 2

A few weeks ago I debuted a new series documenting my favorite songs of all time. What began as a quest for one tight 30-song set turned into a folder filled with close to 200 songs. The first show primarily featured aggressive tracks from the 60&#8217…

The Ledge #415: Love Kills

The Ledge #415: Love Kills

You really didn’t expect a “real” Valentine’s Day special tonight, right? I mean, come on, a Ledge episode filled with corny love songs? Of course not.
No no no. I went the opposite direction with tonight’s very special ep…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 483: NOT Valentine’s Day

Rock N Roll Manifesto 483: NOT Valentine’s Day

The annual NOT Valentine’s Day show. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto483-2-12-20.mp3

The Ledge #414: New Releases

The Ledge #414: New Releases

I consider the February new release episode of The Ledge to be the first real episode of the year. Sure, the January show had quite a few 2020 releases but it was dominated by 2019 leftovers. This episode, with a few exceptions, are the fruits of the n…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 482

Rock N Roll Manifesto 482

Lots of requests tonight. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto482-2-5-20.mp3

The Ledge #413: Scott’s Faves Vol. 1

The Ledge #413: Scott’s Faves Vol. 1

A few days ago I came up with the idea of putting together a show of nothing but my favorite songs of all time. A few hours later, however, I ended up with a folder of almost 200 songs. Hmmmm. So here is the introduction of a new series of shows devoted to the great tracks that have made me who I am today. Of course, a lunatic like myself has to come up with unnecessary rules. So the main rule I’m abiding by in this new Ledge series is that I’m going to ignore most of the obvious bands. Everybody knows I love Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, David Bowie, and other similar giants. And how would one just pick a single song by acts like these? So for the most part we’re going with artists that should be bigger. Artists that should be on every so-called “classic rock” playlsit. Of course, The Kinks are one of those kind of bands, but how can I ignore “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”? So it’s a part of tonight’s show dedicated to tracks primarily from the 60’s and 70’s. I’m excited to exhaust the folder of tunes […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 481

Rock N Roll Manifesto 481

Classics, soul, hardcore and new stuff from Preacher Boy and Urban Voodoo Machine.     http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto481-1-29-20.mp3 

The Ledge #412: From The Archives

The Ledge #412: From The Archives

It used to be that part of the monthly new release episode included new “archive” albums, but there’s been so much great music put out in recent years that I’ve had to ignore these kinds of records.
But obviously that doesn&#821…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 480

Rock N Roll Manifesto 480

Your ass was kicked. You liked it. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto480-1-22-20.mp3 

The Ledge #411: 90 Seconds Of Pleasure

The Ledge #411: 90 Seconds Of Pleasure

When I saw that Greg Lonesome was planning an episode of his excellent Rock and Roll Manifesto that was going to feature nothing but songs shorter than 90 seconds a little bell rung in my ear. That’s a theme right up my alley so I immediately got…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 479: Short Songs

Rock N Roll Manifesto 479: Short Songs

No songs longer than 1 minute, 30 seconds. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto479-1-15-20.mp3

The Ledge #410: UK Punk 1980

The Ledge #410: UK Punk 1980

After quite a few shows devoted to 1979 in the last 12 months, it’s predictable that this new year will see a similar move with music from 1980. Tonight’s is the first of such a show and it’s devoted to the UK punk scene. It’s i…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 478: the 6th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Rock N Roll Manifesto 478: the 6th Annual Manifesto Awards™

6th Annual? Holy shit. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto478-1-8-20.mp3

The Ledge #409: New Releases

The Ledge #409: New Releases

The first show of the new year is also the first Friday of the month, which obviously means it’s a new release episode. This month’s edition features previews of upcoming 2020 records along with quite a few releases that snuck out in the last few weeks of 2019. There’s also a handful of items I missed out on when they originally came out earlier in the year. It’s never too late to be added. This month’s edition is highlighted by the returns of some classic bands that haven’t issued new music in quite some time. The Hoodoo Gurus have their first single in a few years, The Zeros just released their first new tunes in over two decades, and the four original members of X have not put out new tracks since the mid-80’s! Beyond that, it’s a typical mix of brand new bands and returning vets. There’s a fabulous Rum Bar Records set. There’s power pop, punk, garage, and even an extended covers set. One track doesn’t fit the “new release” criteria, obviously, but I just couldn’t resist playing a track by the power pop band 20/20. If they have any smarts this is the year for this band […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 477

Rock N Roll Manifesto 477

Same shit, new year. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto477-1-1-20.mp3 

Live Ledge #408: In Memoriam

Live Ledge #408: In Memoriam

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…

Live Ledge #407: Rock and Roll Christmas

Live Ledge #407: Rock and Roll Christmas

The annual Live Ledge Christmas show is always a lot of fun. It’s always a bit surprising how many great rock and roll holiday songs and albums are released every year, and 2019 is no exception. Despite a dreary year in almost every aspect of our…

Rock N Roll Manifesto 476

Rock N Roll Manifesto 476

X-mess tunes and more. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto476-12-18-19.mp3

Rock N Roll Manifesto (mp3) 2019-12-18 22:22:58

Rock N Roll Manifesto (mp3) 2019-12-18 22:22:58

X-mess tunes and more! http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto476-12-18-19.mp3

Live Ledge #406: Best Albums of 2019

Live Ledge #406: Best Albums of 2019

Once again we wrap up a great year in music with our annual countdown of the 40 best albums of 2019.

Rock N Roll Manifesto 475

Rock N Roll Manifesto 475

New track from the Claws upcoming album. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto475-12-11-19.mp3

Live Ledge #405: New Releases

Live Ledge #405: New Releases

We’re wrapping up the year with some great episodes. This week features the final new release episode of the year, and there’s some great new tunes by artists such as Two Cow Garage’s Micah Schnabel, Graham Parker, Drive-By Truckers, The Whiffs, Gino and the Goons, and so many more. This month also sees the debut album for local post-punkers Lot Lizard, and I’m so proud of what they accomplished on this record. For more info, check out their bandcamp page! Besides all the new tracks, I made a last minute executive decision to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ disastrous Altamont concert. I have a feeling some time during this weekend I’m going to have to once again view “Gimme Shelter”. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

Rock N Roll Manifesto 474

Rock N Roll Manifesto 474

Got some requests tonight, plus new Berlin Blackouts and much more. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto474-12-4-19.mp3

Live Ledge #404: Under Consideration Pt. 2

Live Ledge #404: Under Consideration Pt. 2

Last week’s show introduced a two part series of a Live Ledge look back at 2019 releases that deserve a second look before the “Best of 2019” list is completed. Tonight is the second part, and includes the usual mix of garage, indie, punk, and other quality rock and roll subgenres. Will any of these releases end up making the cut? Yep, just from these shows I have already decided on at least a handful of these, with many others still under consideration. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!

Live Ledge #403: Under Consideration Pt. 1

Live Ledge #403: Under Consideration Pt. 1

It’s that time of the year where my mind becomes overly-obsessed with my end of the year list of the best albums of the year. Seriously, I clearly have issues. But that’s what I do all day. Besides listening to my most recent acquisitions, I’m constantly searching for things I may have missed. I also begin a deep dive into my library. It’s inevitable that over the course of the year there are records that get buried for various reasons. It could be that it came out at the same time as something better. Or it just didn’t hit me as hard as it should have. Or it’s simply that I can at times be a space cadet. So that leads us to this week’s Live Ledge. I’ve gone through my library and selected a ton of records that I need to give a further listening. They all have the potential of making that final list which will be unveiled in mid-December. After a couple of hours I ended up with enough material for not one but two shows. So tune in next week for another two hours of the same type of material. This week I also set aside […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 472

Rock N Roll Manifesto 472

New stuff from Jagger Holly, Angry Snowmans, Phosphorus Bombs, Suicide Generation and more. http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto472-11-20-19.mp3

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

Live Ledge #402: North America 1979

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!

Rock N Roll Manifesto 471: the 1950s

Rock N Roll Manifesto 471: the 1950s

All music from the 1950s. Pure gold!   http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto471-11-13-19.mp3

Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More

Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More

Through the course 2019 there has been a series of shows devoted to looking back at the great music released 40 years ago. Tonight’s latest in that series documents the punk singles and albums released in the UK from October to December of that year. These tracks include veteran acts such as The Stranglers, The Damned, and others, along with early releases by The Vapors, Joy Division, Killing Joke and others. But the centerpiece of this anniversary special celebrates one of the greatest albums of all time. December 14, 1979 saw the release of The Clash’s third album, London Calling. There’s no denying it’s greatness from beginning to end. In fact, it’s my second favorite record of all time! Besides these fabulous UK tunes, the last half hour of the show jumps over the border to some 1979 highlights from Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France. Ok, maybe one of these selections isn’t technically from 1979 but I’ll take any opportunity to play “Teenage Kicks”. Tonight may end our look at the 1979 UK punk scene, but it’s not the end of our series of shows devoted to that great year. Next week’s show will feature tunes from all over […]

Rock N Roll Manifesto 470

Rock N Roll Manifesto 470

New stuff, new stuff, NEW STUFF!   http://realpunkradio.com/podcast/rocknrollmanifesto/RockNRollManifesto470-11-6-19.mp3 

Live Ledge #400: New Releases

Live Ledge #400: New Releases

It should be no surprise to anyone that the latest album by The Muffs, No Holiday, is the feature record of this month’s new release episode. Even without the tragic death of leader Kim Shattuck, this episode was bound to feature a handful of tracks from this release. But there was definitely no doubt after tearfully reading bandmate Roy McDonald’s story on Shattuck’s last months in the LA Times, and her desire to finish what is ultimately the band’s final record. It’s truly remarkable that this record even was finished, let alone as great as it is. This episode also features great new tracks by the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Mikal Cronin, Guided By Voices, Mark Lanegan, and so many more. There’s also a plethora of email submissions by up and coming acts such as Uncle, Reverse, Taking On Water, Teenage Bubblegums, and Tio Rico. Of course, there’s brand new Rum Bar releases by The Dirty Trucker’s Tom Baker and The Speedways. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!