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The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. 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 […]

Live Ledge #233: The Pogues

Live Ledge #233: The Pogues

Sorry for the delay – there’s been RSS issues. Even though the big day was yesterday, why not continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a ton of Pogues covers (and much more).

Live Ledge #190: Three In a Row

Live Ledge #190: Three In a Row

Nothing but classic albums with three classic songs in a row.

Live Ledge #144: Valentine

Live Ledge #144: Valentine

It’s the annual anti-Valentine’s Day extravaganza!

Live Ledge #138: New Releases

Live Ledge #138: New Releases

We start off the year with nothing but brand new releases and reissues!

Live Ledge #93: Christmas

Besides talking about the St. Paul Graham Parker concert Scott saw earlier this week, tonight is all about punk rock Christmas songs. For the 3rd straight year, Hudson ignores the sentimental garbage and piles on the edgier side of the holidays.

Rural Ledge-ucation #80: More New Finds

Part two of the weekend’s sampling of new releases focuses on the quieter tracks that Hudson has found intriguing.

Live Ledge #90: New Finds

It’s become a monthly feature for Hudson to showcase almost an entire show of new releases and blog finds. This is one of those episodes.

Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)

Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.

Live Ledge #74: London’s Burning!

A show dedicated to our fine comrades across the pond, along with a celebration of one of their prime exports, Sir Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger!

Live Ledge #57: Paddy O’Ledge

The perfect soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!