By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 23, 2022
After the success of last month’s series on SST Records, it was only natural that I took a look at doing a similar series featuring another of my favorite record labels of the 80s. I’d actually been thinking about a Twin\Tone Records episode for a long, long time, so why not do it now? Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could. Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label’s early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I’ve got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks. I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the Twin\Tone empire. Maybe that could be a future show? I would love it if every listener bought at least one record […]
By Greg Lonesome on September 21, 2022
Some Manifesto Award nominations!
By email@example.com (theledge) on September 16, 2022
As I have stated quite often during these cover tune broadcasts, I have a special folder where I place remakes as I come across them. Once that folder is full, it’s time to do a show. This time around, that folder grew at a pretty rapid pace. Of course I’m going to air Ultrabomb’s version of “Sonic Reducer”. I don’t think anybody is surprised by the inclusion of “Borstal Breakdown” from that new live Replacements album. But many may be shocked by the inclusion of two tracks from the 1968 collaboration between Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. Honestly, I had never heard these bonkers tunes until one day I hung out in my friend’s record store. Seriously, that version of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” is something everybody should check out. But what made it essential that I do this theme this very week are two special records that arrived a few days ago. The first is All The Covers (And More) by The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. Released on September 30 on Rum Bar Records, this 38 track compilation gathers together all of the remakes the band has recorded in their 25 year history. The other is the latest project by Geoff Palmer. Standing In […]
By Greg Lonesome on September 16, 2022
New Killer Hearts! What more do you need? The much longer version of this show is available on my Patreon. Over 2 hours more music!
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 9, 2022
Once I heard the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday morning, I knew I had to dump my planned broadcast for this week. Surely I could put together a show that both celebrates and criticizes not only the monarchy but the entire country. For me, the quintessential British rock band is The Kinks. There may be better bands from that country (name them!) but nobody captures that country like the writings of Ray Davies. Same with The Jam and The Clash a decade later, or Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Robyn Hitchcock, and mny others a decade after that. Pairing a few highlights of those artists with some samplings of the great British punk movement of the late 70s, and you have two hours of fantastic British tributes…even if a couple of the artists are actually American. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on September 7, 2022
New Trouble Seekers and a new Drunk Dial release, plus tons more!
By email@example.com (theledge) on September 2, 2022
You guys all know the drill by now. The first Friday of the month means it’s nothing but new releases! Yes, two hours of nothing but great new tunes, and we jump all over the place from power pop to post punk to garage rock to synth rock to̷…
Posted in apollo 66, cheats, chts, das kapitans, dendrons, holly vincent, muck mires, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, reta records, Rum Bar Records, schizophonics, Scott Hudson, slaughter dogs, The Ledge, trouble seekers
By Greg Lonesome on August 31, 2022
90’s punk and rock n roll!
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on August 26, 2022
Part two of The Ledge’s look at SST Records focuses on the second half of the 80’s. There are a few big names involved, including Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Buffalo Tom, and future grunge major label heroes Screaming Trees and Soundgarden….
By Greg Lonesome on August 24, 2022
New stuff from the Chats, the Speedways, the Trouble Seekers and Evil Dick Industries and much more!
By email@example.com (theledge) on August 19, 2022
When I was informed there was a new book about one of my favorite labels of the 80s, I just had to have it. Jim Ruland’s Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records is every bit as great as I hoped. It really tells the controversil tale of not only label founder Greg Ginn, but the entire circus of bands and staffers that ran a label that launched the careers of dozens of legendry artists. It was only natural that I put together a show dedicated to these artists, but I quickly discovered this story could not be told in one episode. Tonight’s broadcast starts off with a chronological look at most of the label’s first 20 or so releases, followed by another hour spotlighting some of my personal favorites. While I still have dozens of records to sample for next week’s episode, if there’s any you feel needs to be included, please let me know! 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on August 17, 2022
New stuff from Rev. Beat-Man, Jonesy and more.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on August 12, 2022
I may have called part one of this month’s new release series the “friends of the show” episode, but that mentality continues in part two as we have a nice set of tracks from our friends at Big Stir Records. We also have brand new tr…
By Greg Lonesome on August 10, 2022
Lots of listener requests and a killer, brand new segment!
By email@example.com (theledge) on August 5, 2022
Once again, the wealth of new material being released each and every month “forces” me to expand my new release episode into a two part series. Tonight’s episode focuses primarily on “friends” of the show. Bands that have so nicely regularly sent their new projects to The Ledge. Great labels such as Rum Bar Records, Dirtnap Records, and Stardumb Records. Fabulous Minneapolis artists such as The Right Here, Night Jobs, and UltraBomb. The latest covers project by Geoff Palmer. Plus some of the other great new tunes by longtime faves Ty Segall, Osees, and The Sadies, mixed with some new band discoveries (Gentleman Rogues, The Sparklers). One note, however. At the very end of the show I introduce a track by Dust Star. Unfortunately, my broadcast machine decided to air The Rubs. Still, a quality selection but I’ll have to save Dust Star for next week. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on August 3, 2022
New Slaughter Boys and more!
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on July 29, 2022
We may be entering the last month of the summer, but it’s never too late to put together a show of songs about the hottest months of the year. Rock and roll has always had a fondness for the sun, and everything else that goes with the season. So tonight you get nothing but songs about not only the season, but girls, bikes, surfing, and the beach. It’s also almost a complete set of recently released material. The vast majority of these songs have been put out in the last six months, although there’s always room for some old tracks that have caught my attention. This is why there’s some great oldies by The Hold Steady, The Scientists, The Muffs, and M.I.A. And you really can’t have a summer show without the greatness of 50’s visen (and South Dakota raised) Mamie Van Doren! By the way, if you haven’t seen the cult classic, Untamed Youth, you should rent it tonight! 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 […]
Posted in beach rats, best bets, cheap cassettes, hold steady, linda lindas, MALA VISTA, mamie van doren, muffs, music, new brutarians, new releases, Podcast, realpunkradio, scientists, Scott Hudson, summer, The Ledge
By Greg Lonesome on July 27, 2022
New stuff from Thee Saturday Knights, Brandy and the Butcher, Ex Parents, Smash the Granny, Tenement Rats, Mala Vista, Suzi Moon and more.
By email@example.com (theledge) on July 22, 2022
A few weeks ago, fans of The Replacements noticed that a new live record was starting to appear on vinyl distribution lists. Most at first assumed this was a bootleg, but it turns out tht the Live At Riot Fest Toronto was in fact a legitimate live album. Or sort of, as many rumors starting floating around. Tommy Stinson had reportedly made a deal with a distributor to release it, but some have said that Paul Westerberg had actually vetoed the deal. In a series of DM’s with the distributor, it was verified that Stinson had set up the deal to put it out but there was no word on the Westerberg rumor. It’s also the first in a series of three live releases, as the other two Riot Fest shows in Chicago and Denver are currently being pressed. The record itself is quite great. The source is a soundboard recording, although it’s not a remixed multi-track. Tonight’s show features a few songs from this record, along with a number of other albums that have been played in the Hudson household these last few weeks. I’ve also included a handful of songs that Frank Turner performed at Total Drag on July 12 […]
By Greg Lonesome on July 20, 2022
Celebrating 12 years of the Manifesto!
By Greg Lonesome on July 13, 2022
This is really the Howlin’ Hot Dog’s episode but I also had a debut from the Newtown Neurotics!!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 8, 2022
Yes, the new release episode was delayed a week this month, but it’s pretty much the same show you would have heard if it was aired in its normal time slot. And, as always, it’s a mix of old and new bands from all over the world. In fact, …
Posted in brian jonestown massacre, dream syndicate, flashcubes, guided by voices, mikey erg, personal and the pizzas, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, starter jackets, The Ledge
By Greg Lonesome on July 6, 2022
A great mix tape for your summer.
By email@example.com on July 2, 2022
When the news broke that swaggering rock and rollers Low Rats were hitting my little city of Sioux Falls I immediately began begging the band to make a stop at my house before the show for a Ledge interview. Although final plans were up in the air until the last minute, lead singer Michael Meyer promised me that he would definitely show up in time for my Friday night broadcast. Unfortunately, I had some technical issues throughout the day, and they were not completely fixed by the time Meyer arrived just before my Realpunkradio shift. So instead of a mix of chat and music, we could only broadcast the conversation. The two of us spent an hour talking about his Sioux Falls childhood, along with the various bands he had not only in this little town but in other cities, including his time a few years ago leading Narco States. In a case of perfect timing, the rest of the band (guitarist Rob Sells, bassist Joe Holland, and drummer Ben Crunk) arrived just when I was going to begin asking Meyer questions about Low Rats. Although I now had more people than microphones, we carried on with the entire band […]
By Greg Lonesome on June 29, 2022
All stuff released or reissued in 2022.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 24, 2022
This show ended up being quite different than originally planned. The initial idea was another “odds and ends” show where I aired tracks from some records that I had been playing around the house. I suddenly realized, however, that I’ve been listening to quite a few compilations in the past few weeks. And that I’ve been digging into the archives quite often for some of my oldest records. So tonight actually is an odds and ends show that features 60 years of great rock and roll, from the standard bearer Chuck Berry to the current sounds of Low Rats, a band that bodes well for the future of the genre. Four compilations have feature spots in the show – Louie’s Limbo Lounge (Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 2) gathers togehter raw 50’s stompers, Back From the Grave Vol. 5 highlights 60s garage bands, Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society, Vol. 2 is centered around late 70’s UK punk and post-punk, and Du Huskers: The Twin Cities Replay Zen Arcade is a 1993 tribute to the classic Husker Du album. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. […]
By Greg Lonesome on June 22, 2022
New Beaumonts and new Urban Voodoo Machine. In one night!
By Greg Lonesome on June 15, 2022
Some new stuff and some classics.
By Greg Lonesome on June 8, 2022
It’s a Manifesto. An extra long one, at that.
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By email@example.com on June 3, 2022
Once again, the monthly new release episode of The Ledge features some great new tunes from a variety of genres – Americana (Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, John Doe), power pop (Nick Piunti, The Sweet Things), indie rock (Dehd, Savak), and punk (Malta Vista, Screeching Weasel), among others. There’s also great new releases from our friends at Rum Bar Records, Big Stir Records, and Spaghetty Town Records. What I’m most excited about, however, is the premiere of the new single featuring one of our Real Punk Radio DJ legends. Greg Lonesome, host of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Manifesto, has a new supergroup which also features Preacher Boy, Olsen Twin, and El Flyin’. Their two track single, which can be found here, is released tomorrow, and both smoking tracks can be heard on this week’s episode! 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! […]
By Greg Lonesome on June 1, 2022
The debut of the Recoils!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 27, 2022
As I’ve stated before, I have a special folder where I toss in various great cover tunes as I come across them. It was pretty much perfect timing that my folder became “show-length” just in time for this holiday weekend. What better way to begin the summer with revved-up remakes of some of our favorite tunes? Plus, I’ll take any opportunity to give more airplay to my pal Dave Scarbrough, especially when the one remake on his brand new album, Happy Ever After, is a Paul Westerberg tune! You all should check this album out! Also included in this broadcast are tracks from Steve Earle’s new tribute to his friend and mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Ambel and Greg Hoy’s remakes of Neil Young tunes, The William Loveday Intention’s teardown of Bob Dylan tunes, and a few of our friends (The Short Fuses, New Rocket Union) from Minneapolis! Oh, and we have the exclusive covers by the Hoodoo Gurus that are only found on the vinyl version of their new Chariot of the Gods album. Speaking of Minneapolis, Cindy Lawson’s fabulous new record on Rum Bar Records, New Tricks, includes a tune written by the recently-deceased Lori Wray. I’m not […]
Posted in cindy lawson, covers, dave scarbrough, dirty truckers, hoodoo gurus, music, new rocket union, pink mountaintops, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, steve earle, The Ledge, william loveday
By Greg Lonesome on May 25, 2022
The debut of Oi!L Change’s, “Unfinished,” from their upcoming album of the same name. Hear it here first!
By email@example.com on May 20, 2022
I understand that many, if not most, people look at the deluge of box sets, reissues, and live albums as just more excuses how the record industry will suck any pennies they can get out of an artist. It’s a valid view. However, I live for this stuff. Sure, my main inspiration is new music, but if I love an artist I want everything. I want the live recordings. I want the demos and outtakes. I want that rare b-side. Tonight’s show is sort of a new release episode, but it’s new “old” material. It’s the tunes from expanded editions of classic records by the likes of The Clash, The Muffs, Pavement, and The Lemonheads. It’s live tunes discovered in the vaults from The Rolling Stones, T. Rex, and Georgia Satellites. There’s also great, previously unreleased material from our friends Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, and the great Rum Bar Records compilation of Cindy Lawson’s old band, The Clams. There is even a multi-disc set for a great 60s band, Betterdays, that initially only put out one single! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists […]
By Greg Lonesome on May 18, 2022
Brand new stuff from SUE, Vintage War, Lawmaker and Oil Change!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 13, 2022
I may have labelled last week’s part one of the monthly new release series as only “friends of the show” but that doesn’t mean this episode is nothing but unknown artists. In fact, quite a few acts are pretty regular Ledge artists. The super prolific Wild Billy Childish is back with not one but two new projects. A new supergroup, UltraBomb, featuring members of Husker Du, The Mahomes, and U.K. Subs debuted their first single. And our good friends Torpedohead submitted a brand new track to promote their upcoming TRPHD EP. There’s plenty of other great new tracks this week, including some fabulous punk from Minneapolis’ The Von Tramps. The teenage members of Linda Lindas prove that rock and roll still has a rosy future. And Starky again proves that you can’t go wrong with covering “Teenage Kicks”. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on May 11, 2022
New stuff from Torpedohead, the Dreanoughts, Fear the Lions, Brad Marino, Mesa Lanes and more.
By email@example.com on May 6, 2022
Once again, I have so much new music that the monthly new release episode has to be a two part extravaganza. Part one is dedicated to “friends” of the show. There’s new releases from friendly labels such as Big Stir Records and Rum Bar Records. There’s tunes from quite a few artists that routinely submit their tracks for inclusion. And there’s material from a couple of actual friends, most notably the long-awaited return of power pop maestro Dave Scarbrough. I’ve known Dave for pretty much my entire live music life, and nobody in my little city can turn a melodic phrase like Dave. I’m so happy to see that he’s got a great new album (“Happily Ever After”), and obviously I’m even more pleased that he included a Paul Westerberg cover (“As Far As I Know”). Do yourself a favor and grab it from his bandcamp. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on May 5, 2022
Nearly all of Marco Palumbo’s bands from 1994 to the present.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 29, 2022
I have a few friends who are no fans of Record Store Day, but I love it. Yes, everyday is Record Store Day for me, but it is one of the few days of the year that I’m a social butterfly. I absolutely love the bonding of music geeks in the lines outside stores, and over the years I’ve actually made some friendships out of these same people who brave the elements on this day. We actually kind of look out for each other. If one of us is looking for something quite rare, it’s not unusual for another one of us to grab it for that person. I had that happen just this last week when I arrived a few minutes later than usual, but really needed to get a copy of a certain release. For me, this year’s version of the holiday may have been the best ever. I’ve never had a list so long of titles that I “needed”. Plus, my name is on one of them (the Jay Bennett two-record set that included Gorman Bechard’s “Where Is Jay Bennett” on DVD). Besides the obligatory Replacements live album, guitarist Bob Stinson saw the release of a record […]
Posted in bob stinson, jay bennett, kim shattuck, lou reed, mary lou lord, muffs, music, Podcast, ramones, record store day, recordstoredy2022, reigning sound, replacements, roky erickson, rsd, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
By Greg Lonesome on April 27, 2022
Lots of new stuff from the likes of Baabes, Jonesy, Sweet Things, Killer Hearts, the Short Fuses, the Drowns, Nob Hill Mariners and more.
By email@example.com on April 22, 2022
For a large percentage of Wilco fans, the glory days of that band were in the late 90’s and early 00’s, with classic albums such as Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It’s no coincidence that those records, along with collaborations with Billy Bragg on previously-unrecorded Woody Guthrie tunes, featured multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett. And when I say multi-instrumentalist, I don’t mean he can set down his guitar to play piano on a few tracks. Bennett was a savant. He was a man who could pretty much turn any object into a tuneful tool.Bennett was fired from Wilco in 2001 during the latter stages of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’s creation, and his dismissal was controversially included in 2002’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” documentary. After a series of critically acclaimed solo albums, Bennett tragically passed away in 2009.Bennett’s story is finally being told with this week’s release of “Where Are You, Jay Bennett?”, and co-directors Gorman Bechard and Fred Uhter are interviewed in this week’s episode about a film that Bechard says he made to “right the wrongs” of that previous documentary. Besides his controversial dismissal from Wilco, Jeff’s entire life is showcased, from his mom proudly showing his […]
By Greg Lonesome on April 20, 2022
600 mother-fucking episodes!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 15, 2022
The music world was shocked when news came out on April 9 that Chris Bailey, the leader of The Saints, had passed away. This legendary band actually predated The Damned and The Sex Pistols with the self-release of their classic first single, “(I’m) Stranded”. The original lineup went on to put out a trio of great records before they imploded. Bailey kept The Saints going, though, and scored a hit in 1986 with “Just Like Fire Would”, a song that Bruce Springsteen would cover over two decades later. Tonight’s show begins with featured sets of those first three albums, then follows up with a few tracks from the latter era, along with a handful of solo tracks. The rest of the show is highlighted by some great covers of songs by The Saints. Nashville Pussy, Nomads, The Fall, and The Mono Men are just a few of the bands who added new life to these great tunes. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on April 13, 2022
RIP Chris Bailey
By email@example.com on April 9, 2022
I was so excited to upload last night’s episode of The Ledge, as I believed I had a pretty cool theme put together. Unfortunately, once the live broadcast on RealPunkRadio concluded, I discovered that my recording device had malfunctioned. Still determined to share the episode, I decided to rerecord on Saturday afternoon. The first ten minutes of the broadcast had survived, so I included that bit and then recut my intros before reconstructing the rest of the show with the song files. What you get here is the natural successor to my earlier shows devoted to the magnificent year of 1977. This time, however, you’ll hear covers of songs played on those shows. And what an eclectic group of artists. You even hear southern rock legends The Outlaws bravely take on an Elvis Costello song in 1977. Who knew that even existed? I hope you enjoy this episode. A little warning, though. There may be some fluctuations in the levels, as some tracks are mastered louder than others. My broadcast program takes care of that during live shows, and I did attempt to manually boost a couple of really quiet tunes. I would love it if every listener bought at […]
By Greg Lonesome on April 6, 2022
The debut of the Sonny Vincent track from RNRM 7″ Series Vol II, plus the pre-order is live and more!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 1, 2022
Once again, the wealth of new music released over the last month has been staggering. There’s teh return of some greats from the past, such as Cindy Lawson, Jon Spencer, and The Len Price 3. There’s not one but two records from Wild Billy …
By Greg Lonesome on March 30, 2022
Infamous Stiffs LP giveaway!
By email@example.com on March 25, 2022
A few weeks ago, I put together a show featuring nothing but UK rock and roll from 1977. Well, here’s the US counterpart, two hours of some of the greatest records ever produced. And this show jumps around through genres quite a bit more than the UK episode, with not only some blistering punk rock but power pop, classic rock, and even some more experimental material that greatly influenced bands that came years and decades later. What’s also remarkable is just how much material some of these artists created in this fabulous year. Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop, and The Ramones all put out two full albums during these twelve months, while others followed up with another new album at the beginning of the next year. It was certainly a year of creativity. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on March 23, 2022
Another Wednesday, another Manifesto.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 18, 2022
When Malibu Lou sent me an advance of the new Dogmatics single, “Drop That Single”, I knew I had to create something special to highlight it’s debut on The Ledge. After all, I’ve been a fan of the band since I first discovered …
By Greg Lonesome on March 16, 2022
By email@example.com on March 11, 2022
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…
By Greg Lonesome on March 9, 2022
New Dirty Truckers, Charger and Trouble Seekers.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 4, 2022
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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on March 2, 2022
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.
By email@example.com on February 25, 2022
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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on February 23, 2022
A world premiere from Fret Rattles!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 18, 2022
“No Elvis, Beatles, or Rolling Stones!”
Sure, it was a pose. The Clash may have sung those lyrics, but they were actually true students in the history of rock and roll. But the British punk scene of 1977 was certainly a time when the wa…
By Greg Lonesome on February 16, 2022
New stuff from Suzi Moon, Tramp, The Prostitutes, Sweat, Klaxo, Illegal Leather, The Gaggers, the Roxies, School Damage, Chubby and the Gangs and more!
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By email@example.com on February 11, 2022
Valentine’s Day is the one “holiday” this is not rock and roll friendly. Seriously, it just doesn’t work. Rock and roll isn’t about love. It’s about primal feelings. It’s about lust. It’s about vitrol. It’s about lost love; not current love. Obviously, almost every rock and roll band has had their share of love songs. They’re called ballads, and some of them are not only very lovely but can be classics. But they’re not rock and roll songs. Tonight’s show may consist primarily of songs with the word “love” in them, but there are no love songs here. Every track fits the various concerns I listed above. Think of this as the anti-Valentine’s Day show. 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 and setlists head […]
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By Greg Lonesome on February 9, 2022
New Lawmaker single among the sea of non-love songs.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 4, 2022
The monthly new release episode has become my favorite episodes of The Ledge. It’s a monthly reminder to actively search out brand new music (even more than usual). It makes me give a double glance to records that may otherwise get lost in the s…
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By Greg Lonesome on February 2, 2022
New stuff from Bad Idea, Mad Brother Ward, Ravagers and more.
By email@example.com on January 28, 2022
A year in music doesn’t really end on December 31. There’s always new discoveries, and forgotten purchases. There are box sets and live albums that were ignored on their initial release, or albums discovered by checking out year-end lists….
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By Greg Lonesome on January 26, 2022
Ravagers, Fast Eddy, Trouble Seekers, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles and more.
By Greg Lonesome on January 22, 2022
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 21, 2022
The Ledge is so proud to be able to present to you the premiere of four tracks from the upcoming record by Miss Georgia Peach. “Aloha From Kentucky”, set for release on March 18 on Rum Bar Records, is a fabulous combo of twang and raunch from the Short Fuses/Beebee Gallini veteran. Produced by Brian Pulito & Travis Ramin, and with musical backing from members of Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer, this is going to be one record every one should check out. Besides these great tunes by Miss Georgia Peach, the rest of the show consists of primarily double shots of records I’ve been listening to in my spare time. There’s some archival rarities from David Bowie, The Heartbreakers, and Lou Reed, some live recordings by The Jesus And Mary Chain, X, Wilco, and King Gizzard, along with a little tribute to the late Rachel Nagy of The Detroit Cobras. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on January 20, 2022
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By email@example.com on January 7, 2022
It’s a new year, so let’s start it right with nothing but new music over the course of the two hour broadcast. As always, it’s the latest indie, punk, power pop, and garage rock from all over the world. There’s bound to be somet…
By Greg Lonesome on January 5, 2022
Shit ton of greatness.
By Greg Lonesome on January 5, 2022
Shit ton of greatness.
By Greg Lonesome on December 29, 2021
Manifesto Award Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote?
By Greg Lonesome on December 29, 2021
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!
By Greg Lonesome on December 23, 2021
X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!
By Greg Lonesome on December 22, 2021
X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 17, 2021
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…
By Greg Lonesome on December 15, 2021
X-mess tunes, punk rock, rock & roll and more.
By Greg Lonesome on December 10, 2021
New Dr. Boogie! Yeah, you read that right, Dr. Boogie!!
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By Greg Lonesome on December 1, 2021
By Greg Lonesome on November 24, 2021
A tribute to Hank Von Hell, new Kevin Patrick Stevenson mixes, new Beaumonts, new Stolen Wheelchairs and more.
By Greg Lonesome on November 17, 2021
By email@example.com on November 12, 2021
For part two of this month’s new release series it’s the usual formula. New records by veteran acts mix with brand new artists, along with a few tracks from featured reissues. So you get the brand new Sarah Shook & The Disarmers single …
By Greg Lonesome on November 10, 2021
New stuff from Poison Boys, Bitch Queens, Ten-o-Sevens, Bad Secret, Dayglo Abortions, Lorrainas, Gutter Demons, the Monsters, Anger Boys and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 28, 2021
Spooky stuff, plus new tracks from Cutthroat Brothers, Poison Boys, Mad Rollers and Fake Fun.
By Greg Lonesome on October 21, 2021
New stuff from the Prostitutes, Dirty Flix, Mystery Girl, the Monsters, the Lorrainas, Cutthroat Brothers, Urban Voodoo Machine and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 13, 2021
A mashup, a new Manifesto theme, more Halloween tunes, new stuff from Lorrainas and the Beatersband, the Muslims and more.