The Ledge #546: Runners Up
By email@example.com (theledge) on December 9, 2022
The process of compiling my annual list of the year’s best albums rarely varies. It usually begins in mid-November with a combination of notetaking and mental obsessing. Then over Thanksgiving weekend I begin putting ideas into various categories that I couldn’t even try to explain. Finally, the first couple of weeks of December sees this list finally coming together. As you may expect, that initial list is much longer than the official post of the best of the year. There can be anywhere between 60 and 100 records vying for inclusion. This week’s show comprises the 31 records that were in consideration before that final cut. But that’s not to say that these records are not as good as my “chart toppers”. No, these days there’s a fine line between a what makes the top ten and what makes the lower rungs. All of these records are fabulous albums that deserve to be heard by everybody. This is why the first time ever I’ve put together this “runners up” 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, […]
Posted in afghan whigs, best music 2022, best records, garage, guided by voices, indie, jon spencer, lorne behrman, music, new brutarians, Podcast, psych, punk, Scott Hudson, swami john reis, tijuna panthers, trouble seekers, young guv
The Ledge #539: New Releases (Pt. 2)
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on October 14, 2022
As I said last week. this is another month where there is so much great new music that it couldn’t be contained to one new release episode. So this is part two of this month’s series, and it’s dominated by veteran artists. Pixies, Of…
Posted in afghan whigs, black angels, built to spill, godfathers, kate clover, music, OFF!, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, titus andronicus, uni boys
Live Ledge #211: By The Numbers, Part 2
By email@example.com on September 25, 2015
We continue the journey of a song from every year host Scott Hudson’s been alive, including two from 2015.
Posted in afghan whigs, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bash and pop, benjamin booker, billy bragg, bob mould, built to spill, cursive, freedy johnston, fucked up, grant hart, hold steady, ike reilly, japandroids, jim jones, joe strummer, live ledge, music, neighborhoods, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, pow wows, realpunkradio, replacements, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, sonics, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, Wilco
Live Ledge #180: Best of 2014
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 19, 2014
A countdown of the 40 best albums of 2014!
Posted in afghan whigs, against me!, angel olsen, beck, benjamin booker, black lips, bob mould, centro-matic, cheap girls, cloud nothings, drive-by truckers, dwarves, eels, ex hex, habibi, king tuff, lee ains, leonard cohen, liveledge, lydia loveless, matthew ryan, music, narco states, nikki lane, nude beach, number ones, OFF!, old 97's, parquet courts, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, ryan adams, scott hudosn, spoon, steve adamyk, sturgill simpson, talk, the girls, the men, the muffs, thee oh sees, thurston moore, tweedy, ty segall, wax witches
Live Ledge #179: Best 2014 Reissues
By email@example.com on December 12, 2014
Hudson counts down the 20 best reissues, box sets, and other miscellaneous 2014 releases.
Posted in afghan whigs, artwoods, best of 2014, bluebells, bob dylan, camper van beethoven, close lobsters, csny, fugazi, jam, jayhawks, jesus and mary chain, kinks, mighty lemon drops, music, pixies, Podcast, primal scream, reissues, replacements, scruffy the cat, small faces, springsteen, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, Wilco
Live Ledge #174: Matthew Ryan
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 7, 2014
Singer/songwriter Matthew Ryan chats about his brand new album, Boxers.
Posted in afghan whigs, barreracudas, big star, bob dylan, cozy, habibi, live ledge, matthew ryan, meatbodies, music, nude beach, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, scruffy the cat, sleater-kinney, talk, thurston moore
Live Ledge #150: New Releases
By email@example.com on April 4, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it is time to review and preview brand new music!
Posted in afghan whigs, baseball, baseball project, bill dankert, bob mould, brody dalle, coathangers, creeping ivies, curtiss a, fucked up, heil hipster, high on stress, hold steady, jesus sons, jonny two bags, joseph arthur, little you little me, OFF!, old 97's, peter buck, Podcast, runaways, slim dunlap, stiff little fingers
Rural Ledge-ucation #67: More New Finds
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 26, 2012
Friday’s Live Ledge was all about the noisier releases I’ve acquired in recent weeks. Today’s Rural Ledge-ucation focuses on the quieter new stuff.
Posted in afghan whigs, Americana, andre williams, blur, dinosaur jr, felice brothers, flatlanders, graham parker, indie, kinks, los lobos, music, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, rodriguez, ry cooder, sadies, Scott Hudson, talk, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #64: Bootlegs
By email@example.com on August 5, 2012
Nothing but live recordings and studio demos for this short Sunday morning set!
Posted in afghan whigs, bob dylan, bootleg, demo, elvis costello, gaslight anthem, indie, jayhawks, johnny thunders, justin townes earle, music, neil young, nick cave, paul westerberg, Podcast, radio session, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, tom petty, waterboys, Wilco
Rural Ledge-ucation #63: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on July 29, 2012
Having missed a few Rural Ledge timeslots, new material has piled up. Today we preview quite a few of them.
Posted in afghan whigs, aimee mann, alejandro escovedo, Americana, blasters, brendan kelly, chip taylor, drivin' n crying', exene cervenka, felice brothers, indie, james mercer, kevin bowe, langhorne slim, leroy staggers, muddy waters, music, old crow medicine show, Podcast, realpunkradio, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, singer-songwriter, talk, tommy stinson
Rural Ledge-ucation #58: Birthdays & Stuff
By email@example.com on May 27, 2012
This is a Goddess-approved episode that celebrates a bunch of birthdays and a few anniversaries!
Posted in afghan whigs, alternative, bob dylan, buddy holly, colin meloy, indie, jam, morrissey, mott the hoople, music, paul weller, pete yorn, pink floyd, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, siouxie and the banshees, siouxie sioux, smiths, specials, split enz, style council, talk, treepeople