The Ledge #528: New Releases (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com (theledge) on May 12, 2023
After last week’s special Record Store Day edition of the monthly “new release” show, we’re back this week with the more traditional type of broadcast devoted to brand new tunes. And, like usual, we’re all over the place when it comes to genres. There’s some great power pop. There’s a little bit of punk. A tad here and there of garage rock. And, yes, there’s some Americana. But it’s not just the varied genres of the show. It’s the fact that this music comes from all over the world. From Australia to Germany to Canada to even my little city of Sioux Falls, SD. Yes, the first set of the show is devoted to a trio of great local bands – The Rose Quarter, Thought Patrol, and Off Contact – all of whom have wonderful records that are eithier already out or about to be released. As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks”, I have a cover that’s almost 40 years old but is still technically a new release. The version by Dawn Chorus & The Blue Tits initially came out on Stiff Records in 1985, but it has also now been included in a brand new collection of […]
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The Ledge #541: Halloween Spooktacular
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on October 28, 2022
I may say this every year but it is worth repeating. Halloween is the ultimate rock and roll holiday. Like truly great rock and roll, Halloween is dangerous, controversial, and noisy. Religious idiots for decades have claimed both are associated with …
Posted in beatersband, damned, garage, Halloween, indie, jerry only, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, vibrators, vista blue
The Ledge #459: UK Punk 1981
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…
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Live Ledge #401: UK Punk Oct – Dec 1979 Plus More
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 8, 2019
Through the course 2019 there has been a series of shows devoted to looking back at the great music released 40 years ago. Tonight’s latest in that series documents the punk singles and albums released in the UK from October to December of that year. These tracks include veteran acts such as The Stranglers, The Damned, and others, along with early releases by The Vapors, Joy Division, Killing Joke and others. But the centerpiece of this anniversary special celebrates one of the greatest albums of all time. December 14, 1979 saw the release of The Clash’s third album, London Calling. There’s no denying it’s greatness from beginning to end. In fact, it’s my second favorite record of all time! Besides these fabulous UK tunes, the last half hour of the show jumps over the border to some 1979 highlights from Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and France. Ok, maybe one of these selections isn’t technically from 1979 but I’ll take any opportunity to play “Teenage Kicks”. Tonight may end our look at the 1979 UK punk scene, but it’s not the end of our series of shows devoted to that great year. Next week’s show will feature tunes from all over […]
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Live Ledge #213: Number Ten
By email@example.com on October 9, 2015
Continuing the series of shows devoted to track numbers, tonight’s show is nothing but the tenth tune off favorite old and new releases.
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Live Ledge #189: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 6, 2015
Host Scott Hudson presents some of the latest new indie, surf, punk, and blues releases.
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Live Ledge #161: 4th of July
By email@example.com on July 4, 2014
A tribute to the holiday, with songs about the day and America, along with tributes to two famous concerts from this day.
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Live Ledge #152: Fantasy Festival (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 18, 2014
In response to the horrors of Coachella, Hudson curates his own personal music festival.
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Live Ledge #142: 1979
By email@example.com on January 31, 2014
A trip down memory lane – nothing but tunes from that magical year of 1979.
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Live Ledge #137: Alphabet Rock
By firstname.lastname@example.org on December 27, 2013
An alphabetical trip through some of Hudson’s favorite bands.
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Live Ledge #100: Falls Landing
By email@example.com on February 24, 2013
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.
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Live Ledge #84: Anniversaries
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 12, 2012
This week marked plenty of rock ‘n’ roll anniversaries, both good and bad. We plow through them all.
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Live Ledge #76: Peel Sessions (Pt. 2)
By email@example.com on August 10, 2012
Continuing with the Peel Sessions theme, tonight’s show includes not only great Brit acts but American bands who contributed to the series.
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Live Ledge #68: More 1977
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 1, 2012
Last week’s ’77 theme went so well it just had to be repeated!
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Live Ledge #67: 1977
By email@example.com on May 25, 2012
Is 1977 the greatest year in rock ‘n’ roll? Check out this show and judge for yourself.
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Live Ledge #61: Silly Rock News
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 13, 2012
This was one strange week in rock news, and host Scott Hudson covered them all!
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Rural Ledge-ucation #49: Happy Birthday Nick Lowe
By email@example.com on March 25, 2012
Nick Lowe’s birthday is celebrated with some of his best tunes, covers, and production work.
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Live Ledge #54: Get Well Slim!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 24, 2012
A busy show – besides a tribute to former MC5 bassist Michael Davis there’s lots of time devoted to wishing former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap a speedy recovery.
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