By email@example.com on April 9, 2021
It’s always rewarding when a confluence of ideas results in a show that has a perfect flow. That’s what happened this week. This show began with a slight nudging from a couple of acts that had submitted tracks earlier this year that had just not yet found a place in a show. Add to that a couple of great records featuring Dirty Truckers drummer John Lynch that he sent when we were putting together the Rum Bar Records episode. Then a section of super sweet, relatively new records were discovered at a local record store. I’m talking about mint 2020 releases that I had missed out on when they were first put out. Adding to that secton of the show are a few other 2019 and 2020 albums that I was late in discovering, along with a couple of fabulous archive releases and suddenly I have two hours of great music for tonight! 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 set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 26, 2021
Since we are just a few days away from April, it makes sense that the last episode of the month is a look back at the first quarter of 2021. What albums, EP’s and singles have caught my attention? Has it been a great year?
The answer is the same …
By email@example.com on March 5, 2021
It’s the first Friday of the month, so you know what this means. Yes, once again I have over two hours of the best new indie, garage, power pop, punk, and Americana releases. Plenty of veteran acts, and even more brand new artists. If you care ab…
Posted in Americana, garage, hayley and crushers, indie, jason ringenberg, king gizzard, king khan, mikey erg, music, new releases, new rocket union, nofx, pavid vermin, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 19, 2021
As I state at the beginning of the show, the initial idea for this theme came from the plethora of recent songs that mention The Ramones in the title, both individually and as a group. Add to that a few faves from the past, along with some great sugges…
Posted in amy rigby, cj ramone, drive-by truckers, fleshtones, hayley crushers, jason ringenberg, leeroy stagger, pavid vermin, Podcast, punk, ramones, ratboys, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sleater-kinney, The Ledge
By email@example.com on February 12, 2021
Last week’s new release show was all about submitted tracks. This week’s part two of the series compiles all of the other new records that have recently been released (or will be soon). The show is marked by the return of quite a few vetera…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 5, 2021
Few things make a music critic/internet DJ happier than a package of new music, and I’m blessed to have the support of so many bands and labels. Whenever I receive an email that includes a link to a single or album, or find a packet in my mailbox, I immediately put it in the front of my pile of music to check out. As I was putting together this month’s new release episode, I suddenly noticed just how many great records I’ve received in the past few weeks. So why not do an entire show bassed on artist/label submissions? That’s what we have here this week. Some are from individual artists (Dan Israel, Jeremy Porter, Indonesian Junk, New Rocket Union, etc.) that want me to check out their new tunes. Others are because I’ve found myself on a label’s mailing list. I definitely need to thank Big Stir Records, Red on Red Records, and Rum Bar Records, who really knocked it out of the park with not one but two free samplers of current and upcoming new releases! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every […]
By email@example.com on January 22, 2021
Since it’s a new year I have a whole list of new “anniversaries” to celebrate this year. You can expect many upcoming episodes devoted to years such as 1986, 1991…and, obviously, 1981. Tonight’s broadcast is the first of a…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 4, 2020
It’s the last new release show of 2020, and it may just be the best one of the year. There’s a ton of new music that’s come out the past few weeks, including a few great items discovered shortly before the show commenced. And how can …
By email@example.com on October 16, 2020
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 …
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 18, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on September 11, 2020
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…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 4, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on July 24, 2020
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 (…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 26, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on June 12, 2020
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…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 1, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on April 24, 2020
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.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 10, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on March 20, 2020
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…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 13, 2020
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…
By email@example.com on March 6, 2020
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…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 21, 2020
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’…
By email@example.com on December 13, 2019
Once again we wrap up a great year in music with our annual countdown of the 40 best albums of 2019.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 29, 2019
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!
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 May 3, 2019
Another two hour sampling of some of the best new releases.
By email@example.com on April 12, 2019
A continuation of last week’s comprehensive look at recent releases that travels all over the world.
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 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 September 7, 2018
The first Friday of every month is devoted to nothing but new releases, and this month is no different!
By email@example.com on August 31, 2018
Obviously, we all need food, and you now need to hear this collection of songs about food.
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 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 8, 2018
The third episode of a continuing series devoted to the great tunes of 1978. This time it’s all about the West Coast and Midwest U.S.A.!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 4, 2018
Host Scott Hudson goes through a wide variety of Record Store Day exclusive releases.
By email@example.com on March 23, 2018
The second of many shows dedicated to that magical year of 1978.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 16, 2018
Live Ledge celebrates a punk rock St. Patrick’s Day!
By email@example.com on December 22, 2017
Celebrate the holidays with almost 2 1/2 years of rockin’ holiday tunes!
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com on September 29, 2017
A look at some great ninth tracks of primarily recently-released favorite albums.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 27, 2017
Scott Hudson’s look back 40 years to 1977’s music scene continues in this episode.
By email@example.com on January 20, 2017
It’s the first of two episodes that looks back 40 years to the magic year of 1977!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 30, 2016
The final show of 2016 highlights the great musicians that sadly left us this year.
By email@example.com (Jason Vapor) on April 24, 2015
Its LUCKY NUMBER 13!! HELL YEAH!! A very strange mix this week but all to celebrate episode #13 A Pony Named Olga – 666-13 Red Fang – Number Thirteen Soilent Green – Thirteen Days A Weak The Accüsed – 13 Letters Johnny Cash – Thirteen The Legendary Tiger Man – Thirteen [Danzig] – Mafalda Nascimento Avail – Sanctuary 13 NOFX – 13 Stitches Adolescents – Formula 13 Black Flag – Room 13 D.O.A – 13 The Dwarves – 13 Stories High Burning Streets – 13 Hours Chesty Malone And The Slice’em Ups – 13 Killers Spoiler NYC – Lucky 13 Guitar Wolf – Jet13 “Demons” – Clock strikes 13 The Hypnophonics – Outpost 13 Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Thirteen Crimes
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 27, 2015
Completing a trio of shows, tonight’s playlist features nothing but three consecutive classic tracks in a row.
Posted in bash and pop, buzzcocks, graham parker, indie, lemonheads, live ledge, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, social distortion, stooges, superchunk, talk
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.
Posted in cheap trick, david bowie, jesus and mary chain, live ledge, music, patti smith, pixies, Podcast, power pop, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, smiths, soft boys, sugar, uncle tupelo
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason Vapor) on March 6, 2015
Its a OLD GUY PARTY… All bands have members at least my age and older… Dead Kennedys – Moon Over Marin Dwarves – Everybodies Girl The Meatmen – The Dwarves Are The 2Nd Greatest Band In The World D.O.A. – Cocktail Time In Hell Fang – The Money Will Roll Right In GG Allin & The Jabbers – Gimme Some Head The Blatz – Homemade Speed G.B.H. – Sick Boy Rancid – Dope Sick Girl Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster Bouncing Souls – Kate Is Great NOFX – Bob Propagandhi – Showdown (G.E. P.) Bad Religion – Bad Religion 7 Seconds – Walk Together, Rock Together Bad Brains – Pay to Cum Cock Sparrer – Suicide Girls The Macc Lads – Beer & Sex & Chips ‘n’ Gravy Jello Biafra With D.O.A. – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
By email@example.com (Jason Vapor) on February 20, 2015
This week it is all about the LADIES!! Girls ROCK!! almost 2 full hours of female fronted GREATNESS!! A mix of OLD and NEW from all over the world… sit back relax and enjoy the joyride… The God Damn Doo Wop Band – Talk Too Much Nikki Corvette – Young & Crazy HOLLY AND THE ITALIANS – I Wanna Go Home PANDORAS – That’s Your Way Out Electrocutes – Assmar Suicide Squad – New Kids Army Gash – Gash Trash Action Pact – London Bouncers X-RAY SPEX – I Live Off You Vice Squad – Last Rockers HONEY BANE – Girl On The Run Annex – Day Of The Lords CONFLICT – Who Will Crass – Where Next Columbus? DIRT – Hiroshima The Bags – Survive THE SLITS – Vindictive X – Nausea The Gits – Whiskey 7 Year Bitch – the scratch The Muffs – Rock And Roll Girl Betty Blowtorch – Hell On Wheels Die Hunns – Back ‘N’ Black Dishrags – I Don’t Love You Teenage Jesus & The Jerks – Less Of Me Maggots – TammyWynette Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl (New Radio 7in 1993) Chix N’ Dix – Virus Naked Aggression – Plastic World Red Bacteria Vacuum – Free Soul THE AVENGERS – Teenage Rebel Svetlanas – Siberian Girl SADO-NATION – Messed Up Mixed Up Toxic Shock – Riot Riot Riot MysteryGirls – Ego 54 Nude Honeys – Where Is Love The 126.96.36.199’s – The Barracuda The Soviettes – Roller Girls Beki Bondage – Son Continue Reading →