By email@example.com on January 8, 2021
It’s the first show of the new year, which means it’s the first new release episode of the year! Generally, there isn’t much for new material this time of year, but this year seems to be an exception. You’ll find plenty of great…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 11, 2020
So let’s get this out of the way. 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year. A worldwide pandemic shut everything down. A contentious Presidential election tore apart friends and families. Race and sexual identity issues became online litmus tests. Everybody …
By email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on November 27, 2020
This is the time of year where I’m going through my music library making notes on what albums should be considered for my year-end rankings. With the volume of great music released every year, however, there are records that I honestly sort of fo…
By email@example.com on November 20, 2020
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 23, 2020
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…
By email@example.com 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 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 August 28, 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…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 14, 2020
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” …
By email@example.com on July 31, 2020
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”.
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com on July 17, 2020
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,…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 3, 2020
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…
By email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on June 19, 2020
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…
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 29, 2020
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 …
By email@example.com on May 15, 2020
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…
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on March 27, 2020
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.
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 January 24, 2020
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 doesn̵…
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com on September 6, 2019
I’m here tonight to officially designate September of 2019 “Dead Man’s Pop” month. Even though the box set containing four discs of previously unreleased Replacements material won’t be out until the end of the month it’s certainly going to be the focus of my life. Unfortunately, not much has leaked out so far to air on the new release episode, but just today the live version of “Alex Chilton” showed up on various music sites. Yep, I’m ready for the whole package. But that’s only the first five minutes of this month’s collection of new tunes. There are tracks from longtime faves such as Matthew Ryan, The Hold Steady, Jesse Malin, Redd Kross and so much more. There’s the return of 80’s faves Dogmatics. There’s new bands such as Les Grys-Grys, The Gotham Rockets, and so many others. There’s something here for every fan of garage rock, power pop, or punk-influenced rock and roll! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 30, 2019
This week’s show came about partly thanks to a Juliana Hatfield tweet of an old article about The I Don’t Cares, her 2016 collaboration with Paul Westerberg. Remembering how much I was charmed by that record, I spent the afternoon reacquaintancing myself to that release. Then it suddenly hit me. If I went through all the various names that Paul and the rest of the Replacements had used for their various projects I should be able to fill a full Live Ledge episode. It was actually much easier than I expected. In fact, we even went a few minutes over our usual two hour timeslot. I also tried to shy away from the obvious tracks. For the Replacements and even the solo Westerberg material I picked mainly some somewhat rare live tracks. Tommy Stinson’s set includes a little known Clash cover he did for Uncut Magazine. This show is meant to just be fun and not a representation of the musician’s greatest moments, together or solo.
By email@example.com on August 23, 2019
Not long after the last time I did a show of nothing but cover tunes, I started a folder just to collect these kinds of tracks as I discovered them. The plan was that as soon as I acquired enough it was time for a show of these types of tracks. Well, this is the week that the folder came close to overflowing, thanks to a couple of emails from two of my favorite labels, Slovenly Recordsings and Spaghetty Town Records. So tonight I present to you two hours of revved up tunes originally recorded by the likes of Tom Petty, The Clash, The Replacements, Material Issue, Pretenders, Rockpile, and so much more! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! It’s that simple.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 16, 2019
Earlier this week I noticed that over the last few weeks I’ve acquired a handful of brand new releases with songs about The Ramones. Knowing that I had quite a few more on my master library, this became the quest for the week. Then I discovered a site that in 2014 had compiled 400 different songs about this fabulous band. Ok, that filled a few holes in the playlist! This is obviously a fun show that takes a few surprising twists and turns. Who would have guessed that singer/songwriters such as Leeroy Stagger and Jesse Malin had songs about “da boys”? Or that a band like Latte+ has had such tributes on more than one record?
By email@example.com on August 9, 2019
The bad news came just a few minutes before I was going to once again put the needle on the record. David Berman, former leader of Silver Jews who had just reemerged after ten years with the excellent Purple Mountains, had died. One of rock and roll’s most unique songwriters, it was an obvious decision to make the first half of tonight’s show a tribute to him. Thanks to Dan Nissen of Total Drag for a few song selections to help tell the story of this gifted artist. After that there’s an hour of some great recent used record finds, including old favorites by The Undertones, X, Old 97’s, and many others.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 28, 2019
As I’ve stated almost every week this week, this has been a fabulous year for new music. Tonight’s show is proof of that fact. It’s the last show of June, which means we’ve hit the halfway mark of the year. Tonight’s show is the “2nd Quarter Report”; a presentation of some of the great releases from April, May, and June.
By email@example.com on June 21, 2019
A celebration of the punk the UK was listening to in the summer of 1979!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 7, 2019
It’s a supersized episode of great new tunes, including releases from Rum Bar and Spaghetty Town Records. Part one of a two part series.
By email@example.com on May 24, 2019
No, this show is not about Taylor Swift. It’s the first part of a look at the final year of the 80’s. Was it as dismal as we’ve been led to believe?
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2019
Host Scott Hudson chats about his weekend at the Tommy Stinson/Lemonheads show, along with lots of great garage rock.
By email@example.com on May 3, 2019
Another two hour sampling of some of the best new releases.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 26, 2019
The perfect soundtrack for planting trees or other Arbor Day celebrations.
By email@example.com on April 19, 2019
A look back at quite possibly the greatest year in independent college rock and roll.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 12, 2019
A continuation of last week’s comprehensive look at recent releases that travels all over the world.
By email@example.com on April 5, 2019
There’s so much great new music out there that this month’s new release episode has been expanded to two weeks. Part 1 is highlighted by a number of tracks from a great triple disc set designed to help pay off the medical bills of legendary rocker Sonny Vincent.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 29, 2019
The first three months of 2019 has seen a ton of great new records. Tonight Scott Hudson plays tracks off those who have caught his ear.
By email@example.com on March 15, 2019
Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with these booze-oriented tracks.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 8, 2019
Two hours of the best tracks from recent box sets and other sorts of compilations.
By email@example.com on March 1, 2019
The first Friday of every month is devoted to new releases, and there’s a ton of great music to check out this month.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 22, 2019
Scott’s folder of new cover songs was full so it’s time for a show of nothing but reworked songs.
By email@example.com on February 8, 2019
Two hours of great new music!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 18, 2019
A look at British punk rock singles released in the first half of 1979.
By email@example.com on January 4, 2019
The first show of 2019 is also the first new release episode of the year!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 14, 2018
A continuation of last week’s new release episode, plus an hour of new rock and roll Christmas songs!
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 23, 2018
The final chapter in the 1978 series focuses on mainland Europe.
By email@example.com on November 16, 2018
An extended episode taking a look at some of the classic music celebrating its 50th anniversary.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 26, 2018
It’s the annual Live Ledge Halloween rock and roll party!
By email@example.com on October 19, 2018
Emptying the folder, so to speak, of cover tunes collected over the last few months.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 28, 2018
It’s not the usual nostalgic look at the past as we only go back five years on this episode, but there was so much great rock and roll that year.
By email@example.com on September 21, 2018
What has Scott been listening to lately? Tune into this episode to find out!
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 August 10, 2018
A look at political themes throughout the history of rock and roll.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 13, 2018
Scott Hudson once again takes a look at the best new releases of the last few weeks.
By email@example.com on June 29, 2018
A look at the state of music at the halfway mark of 2018.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 15, 2018
Let’s celebrate summer with a Live Ledge beach party!
By email@example.com on June 1, 2018
The first Friday of every month is always devoted to new releases, and this supersized June 1 edition is no different!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 29, 2017
The final show of 2017 compiles drinking tunes perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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 September 30, 2016
Like a few previous shows, this one is dedicated to an individual track of an album. In this case, it’s “number nine”.
By email@example.com on September 9, 2016
A thorough scrubdown of iTunes resulted in the discovery of all kinds of forgotten songs, bands, and albums. Tonight’s selections are some of the examples of these kinds of buried treasures.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 26, 2016
It was a busy night, so Scott put his iTunes on shuffle (and edited out a few unworthy tracks).
By email@example.com on July 22, 2016
Two hours of songs that mention other artists in the title!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 15, 2016
Over two hours of the seventh tracks of host Scott Hudson’s favorite records.
By email@example.com on July 8, 2016
This week’s show examines the six volumes of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 1, 2016
The new month always commences with a show featuring nothing but new releases!!!
By email@example.com on June 24, 2016
Two hours of primarily brand new cover songs, along with a couple of tracks from Wreckless Eric’s performance at Total Drag Records.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 17, 2016
We go back 40 years for some of the best rock and punk from 1976.
By email@example.com on June 3, 2016
A pretty rocking set of new music highlights this look at recent and future album releases.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 27, 2016
Part one of a series of shows investigating whether author Jon Savage is correct in calling 1966 the greatest year of rock and roll.
By email@example.com on May 6, 2016
A super-sized show highlighting some of the great music that has been released in the past few weeks.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 15, 2016
Director Gorman Bechard visits with host Scott Hudson about next Tuesday’s DVD release of A Dog Named Gucci, and gives an update on the upcoming Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary.