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The Ledge #473: This and That

The Ledge #473: This and That

A few weeks ago, I experimented with a show that didn’t really have a theme. It consisted of nothing but songs and/or albums I had been listening to around the house. Apparently plenty of listeners enjoyed this show, as I received a number of encouraging messages, so I guess it’s now sort of a “non-theme” that I’m going to try to do at least once a month. So that’s what you’re experiencing on this week’s show. These are all records I’ve been playing around the house the last couple of weeks. Included are excerpts from two giant box sets of important works by John Lennon and The Who that came out just last week. There’s an attempt to prove a theory that Gang of Four influenced Credit In Heaven, the third album of the Suburbs. There’s a few records I pulled out of the archives for the first time in years, along with some great new finds at the used store. And there’s also a set of two great new releases that came out today! Brad Marino’s latest, Looking For Trouble, is every bit as great as expected, and fellow Rum Bar Records artist The Nuclears put out a smoking […]

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,…

Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979

Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979

An extended broadcast showcasing the 1979 Midwest indie rock scene.

Live Ledge #342: 1983

Live Ledge #342: 1983

This week we take a look back at the great indie, punk, and college rock from 1983!

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

Live Ledge #216: Halloween

The ultimate rock and roll holiday is celebrated tonight!

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge #214: 1980

Live Ledge goes back to 1980 for two hours of punk, post-punk, and every other form of alt-rock from that year!

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Tim Kasher from The Good Life is tonight’s special guest.

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Live Ledge #198: Number 5

Since we’re in the fifth month of the year, why not a show dedicated to nothing but track five of some fantastic albums?

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

Live Ledge #194: Track 4

A simple premise – everything played tonight is the fourth track of the album they appeared on!

Live Ledge #164: Ian Astbury

Live Ledge #164: Ian Astbury

Ian Astbury of The Cult joins Live Ledge to promote his band’s  upcoming Sioux Falls performance.

Live Ledge #145: Requests

Live Ledge #145: Requests

Tonight, the playlist falls into the hands of the listeners!

Live Ledge #142: 1979

Live Ledge #142: 1979

A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.

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 #124: New Releases

There’s quite a few new releases of note, and Hudson samples them all!

Live Ledge #117: Walking Alphabet

Live Ledge #117: Walking Alphabet

Most of tonight’s show is a soundtrack of sorts to Hudson’s “Walking Rock Alphabet”.

Live Ledge #112: Love Is The Law

Live Ledge #112: Love Is The Law

Tonight we celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality Law in Minnesota.

Live Ledge #111: Jukebox

Live Ledge #111: Jukebox

That beautiful 350 pound Seeburg Jukebox is the source of all the tunes tonight.

Live Ledge #110: May Finds

Live Ledge #110: May Finds

Another installment of an episode full of new releases and blog finds.

Live Ledge #107: 1982 (Again)

Another examination of the great music that came out in 1982!

Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing

Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing

To celebrate the 100th episode, Hudson took the show on the road to Falls Landing to play nothing but his favorite songs of all time.