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RNRM639: Do the Thing

RNRM639: Do the Thing

Do the hully gully, the wiggle wobble, the robot and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #567 – Songs that Rocked 2022!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #567 – Songs that Rocked 2022!

January 18th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #567 – Some of my favorites tunes from my favorite labels from 2022!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive567.mp3 Ravagers Down That Road Bitch Queens Party Hard(ly) The Black Halos Better Days The Hellacopters Beguiled Sonny Vincent Over a … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #567 – Songs that Rocked 2022!

RNRM638

RNRM638

Just a bunch of great shit. As always. Did you expect something else?

RNRM637: the 9th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM637: the 9th Annual Manifesto Awards™

The 9th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM636

RNRM636

Just doing that thing I do… and a Rear View Romantics debut!

RNRM635

RNRM635

Some Manifesto “classics,” if you will.

RNRM634

RNRM634

X-Mess songs and more.

The Ledge #546: Runners Up

The Ledge #546: Runners Up

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, […]

RNRM632

RNRM632

Brand new stuff from Mel Machete, Tramp, the Whiffs, Black Halos and much more.  

RNRM631

RNRM631

The hits keep coming.

RNRM630

RNRM630

New stuff from the Black Halos, Nasty Rumours, the SUCK, OC Rippers, the Oxys and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #561

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #561

November 16th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #561 – TONIGHT, I spun new tunes from The Nervous Eaters, The Black Halos, Grade 2, Demolition 23, The Stripp, OC Rippers, Fear Gods., Caströl, BROTHERS, Ardillas, Rock’n’Roll Rebels, and Mala Vista!!! Plus a Jugend Bands set goin’ out to my Jugend Brothers and Sisters! Wicked Cool Records, STOMP! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #561

RNRM629

RNRM629

New stuff from the Black Halos, the SUCK, Brad Marino, Newtown Neurotics, Erratix, Fear Gods., OC Rippers, Death Dumplings, the Oxys and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #560 – FEAR CITY FUN FEST 2022!!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #560 – FEAR CITY FUN FEST 2022!!

November 9th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #560 – Tonight Jen and Manny stop by Studio B to talk about this weekend’s FEAR CITY FUN FEST in NEW YORK CITY!! THREE DAYS of ROCK’N’ROLL! So many great bands! I think we fit in a track from every band-ish?!? Even a BRAND NEW MALA VISTA TUNE!! Get … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #560 – FEAR CITY FUN FEST 2022!!

RNRM628: Ain’t

RNRM628: Ain’t

Ain’t it Fun?

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #559

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #559

November 2nd 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #559 – ALL NEW TUNES FROM….Turbocoopers, The Jackets, The Dahmers, The Me-Thinks, The Black Halos, A-Bombs, The Oxys, Vicious Blonde, The Hangmen, Speedmobile, Pierre Omer’s Swing Revue, Bitch Queens, and some killer KISS covers by The Brokendolls, The Drippers, and The Chuck Norris Experiment!! Devil’s Beat Records, Spaghetty Town … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #559

The Ledge #541: Halloween Spooktacular

The Ledge #541: Halloween Spooktacular

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 …

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #558 – Halloween Spooktackular!!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #558 – Halloween Spooktackular!!

October 26th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #558 – Count Unit digs himself up from the grave for his Halloween Spooktackular! The Count spins tunes about Monsters, Graveyards, Witches, Devils, and more!! We’re DEAD, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive558.mp3 The Ramones Pet Sematary Mr Fang and the … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #558 – Halloween Spooktackular!!

RNRM626: the 13th Annual Halloween Show

RNRM626: the 13th Annual Halloween Show

Halloween favorites and brand new stuff from Blag Dahlia and the Me-Thinks.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #557

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #557

October 19th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #557 – Lorne Behrman stops by Studio B to co-host and spin some tracks from his new rekkid “A Little Midnight” (Spaghetty Town Records), past bands, personal influences, classics and more!! You gotta LUV his playlist! Catch him LIVE, November 10th at The Bowery Electric (opening for Television co-founder … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #557

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #556

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #556

October 5th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #556 – New tunes from Bitch Queens, KILLER KIN, Suzi Moon, Nosebleed, Faintest Idea, The Pigeon Boys, The Budweisers, Sweatpants Party, The Wimpys, The Speedways, Killer Hearts, The Short Fuses, The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, Hambone Skinny, The Cheap Pops, and Look It, Martians!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #556

RNRM624

RNRM624

Brand new Some Hearts, La Rabbia, Todd Killings and the Contracts, Short Fuses, the Suck, and More Kicks.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #555

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #555

September 28th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #555 – New tunes from Lucifer Star Machine, Turbocoopers, The Gasölines, Killer Hearts, Upploppet, Liar Thief Bandit, New Generation Superstars, The Babylonz, and Nasty Party!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive555.mp3 PLAYLIST Lucifer Star Machine – CensorshippedTurbocoopers – Another … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #555

RNRM623

RNRM623

New stuff from Killer Kin, Brad Marino, the SUCK, OFF!, Nob Hill Mariners and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #554

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #554

September 21st 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #554 – Tonight, the man behind the green curtain at Rockin’ Records / JINX Records, Sean Law, stops by to warm up his turntables for The New England Shakeup!! Listen up as he hijacks the Real Punk Radio airwaves shootin’ from the hip in true old-school DJ fashion! Check … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #554

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #553

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #553

September 7th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #553 – Tonight we peeked into the new Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders single on Dangerhouse Skylab/Heavy Medication Records. (Plus a few more release from HMR!) Also cranked up some new Kevin Stevenson (The Shods), a set about leather, anotha’ new Suzi Moon track, new stuff from Reverend Beat-Man … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #553

RNRM620

RNRM620

New Trouble Seekers and a new Drunk Dial release, plus tons more!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #552

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #552

August 31st 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #552 – Tonight we kicked it off with a new one from The Schizophonics! Then tracks from the latest three bands added to the lineup at FEAR CITY FUN FEST 2022, a new split single from Vancouver’s JINX Records, some new stuff from VooDoo Rhythm Records, and more!! We’re … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #552

RNRM619: The 90’s

RNRM619: The 90’s

90’s punk and rock n roll!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #551

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #551

August 24th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #551 – Tonight we kicked it off with a new track from Deathtraps’ latest album!….plus new tunes from The Chats, Salty Fingers, The Spitters, Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, and R.E.D – Religion Equals Decay! Scoped out tunes from the bands playing the Fear City Fun Fest 2022, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #551

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #550

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #550

August 17th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #550 – Tonight we kicked it off with another new track from Suzi Moon’s latest album….plus new tunes from Tokyo Beef, Slaughter and the Dogs, The Moröns, The Hard-Ons, Scumbag Millionaire, Deathtraps, Surfin Wombatz and Raucous Red Roosters! Scoped out tunes from the bands playing the Messer Chups show … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #550

RNRM617

RNRM617

New stuff from Rev. Beat-Man, Jonesy and more.

RNRM616

RNRM616

Lots of listener requests and a killer, brand new segment!

RNRM615

RNRM615

New Slaughter Boys and more!

RNRM614

RNRM614

New stuff from Thee Saturday Knights, Brandy and the Butcher, Ex Parents, Smash the Granny, Tenement Rats, Mala Vista, Suzi Moon and more.

RNRM613

RNRM613

Celebrating 12 years of the Manifesto!

RNRM612

RNRM612

This is really the Howlin’ Hot Dog’s episode but I also had a debut from the Newtown Neurotics!!

RNRM611

RNRM611

A great mix tape for your summer.

RNRM610

RNRM610

All stuff released or reissued in 2022.

RNRM609

New Beaumonts and new Urban Voodoo Machine. In one night!

RNRM607

RNRM607

It’s a Manifesto. An extra long one, at that.

RNRM604

RNRM604

Brand new stuff from SUE, Vintage War, Lawmaker and Oil Change!

RNRM601

RNRM601

Lots of new stuff from the likes of Baabes, Jonesy, Sweet Things, Killer Hearts, the Short Fuses, the Drowns, Nob Hill Mariners and more.

RNRM599

RNRM599

RIP Chris Bailey

RNRM598

RNRM598

The debut of the Sonny Vincent track from RNRM 7″ Series Vol II, plus the pre-order is live and more!

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)

While part one of this month’s new release series focused on relatively new artists, this week’s successor is full of bands that have been around for quite some time. There’s the first album in over 30 years by The Rave Ups. The Hood…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

March 9th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – Next week I head across the pond to England to celebrate my girl’s birthday! Gonna go catch the BEDLAM BREAKOUT festival in Northampton! So tonight I’m spinning bands that I’ll be seeing LIVE!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #531 – BEDLAM BREAKOUT!

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #510: New Release (Pt. 1)

It became apparent a couple of weeks ago that this month’s new release series would have to be a two part extravaganza. Not only were the quantity of new songs piling up, but there were also quite a few albums that deserved more than a track or two of airtime. So the decision was easy, but then how does one split the shows? There’s no real formua to what was aired tonight and what will be held back until next week. Tonight’s show probably features more of the types of artists who are easily found on Bandcamp, which is fitting since March 4 was another of the great bandcamp days where the artist gets 100% of the proceeds of their sales. But otherwise the quality between both sets of tunes is pretty similar, as you’ll see during next week’s second part.  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, 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 artist or […]

RNRM593

RNRM593

New stuff from Suede Razors, Low Rats, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles, the Trouble Seekers, Violent Streaks, WODS, Dr. Gulag, Da Groins, Cyanide Pills and more.

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

This week’s show was originally going to be another in the series of “odds and ends” episodes where I air tracks from some record I’ve either recently acquired or pulled out of the archives to give a listen. Unfortunately, the deaths of two great rockers changed those plans. Mark Lanegan is in my opinion the most artistic of all of the grunge-era lead vocalists. While the vast majority of his brethren rarely travelled out of their safe zone, Lanegan was a musical shape shifter throughout his entire career. There was simply not a genre he wouldn’t attempt, nor did it seem like he ever said no to a collaborator. The first half of the show consists of long sets devoted to his solo career and also a taste of those collaborations. Then just a couple of hours before showtime came the news that Downliners Scet leader Don Craine had also passed away. Never heard of the Sect? You’re loss. Please go do some research after listening to tonight’s show. The set dedicated to him not only includes some of the great tracks of their mid-60s glory years but also a couple of great collaborations with Billy Childish. Filling up the […]

RNRM590: Not Valentine’s Day

RNRM590: Not Valentine’s Day

New Lawmaker single among the sea of non-love songs.

RNRM589

RNRM589

New stuff from Bad Idea, Mad Brother Ward, Ravagers and more.

RNRM588

RNRM588

Ravagers, Fast Eddy, Trouble Seekers, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles and more.

RNRM586: The 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM586: The 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Just listen!

RNRM587

RNRM587

Trouble Seekers!

RNRM586: 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

RNRM586: 8th Annual Manifesto Awards™

Just listen!

The Ledge #502: Best Records of 2021 NYE Countdown

So your favorite online radio DJ decided to spend a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve playing over six hours of the best music of 2021. But what else would I have done? New Year’s Eve is amateur night, and I haven’t ventured out of my house for the big night in years. With the big night lining up with a Ledge weekly broadcast, the decision to do a “Casey Kasem” was easy. So this show is a true marathon. First off, there’s a countdown of the 20 best reissues, box sets, compilations, and tribute albums of the year. Then there’s a countdown of the 40 best albums of 2021, and we hit the stroke of midnight in the eastern and central time zones with tracks from some of the great singles and EP’s of the year, along with tunes from a number of great albums that barely missed the cut of making the big countdown. Honestly, while the world is melting down we are somehow seeing a cultural renaissance. How else could I put together a six hour playlist of nothing but music from the past year? It’s simply incredible how much wonderful music is coming out on a weekly […]

RNRM584

Manifesto Award Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote?

RNRM584

RNRM584

Manifesto Award™ Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote? See the full list by clicking on the Manifesto Awards™ link above. Awards show is January 12th!

RNRM583

RNRM583

X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!

The Ledge #501: Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Party

The Ledge #501: Annual Rock & Roll Christmas Party

The goal of the annual Ledge Christmas extravaganza is to prove that holiday music doesn’t have to suck. And once again, it’s certainly true as the vast majority of rock, punk, garage, and Americana tracks are brand new songs specifically f…

RNRM582

RNRM582

X-mess tunes, punk rock, rock & roll and more.

RNRM580

RNRM580

Fuckin’ fucks!

RNRM579

RNRM579

A tribute to Hank Von Hell, new Kevin Patrick Stevenson mixes, new Beaumonts, new Stolen Wheelchairs and more.

RNRM578: Nominations!

RNRM578: Nominations!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

November 10th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517. New tunes from The Monsters, The Pulsebeats, Bitch Queens, Special Duties, The Dayglo Abortions, Los Capitanes, Soy City Stranglers, The Hallingtons and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive517.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #517

RNRM577

RNRM577

New stuff from Poison Boys, Bitch Queens, Ten-o-Sevens, Bad Secret, Dayglo Abortions, Lorrainas, Gutter Demons, the Monsters, Anger Boys and more.

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #496: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, the wealth of quality new music means that this month’s new release episode is expanding into a two-part series! This week is dominated by artists and labels that can accurately be described as “friends of the show” – artists such as Dave Sheinin, Dan Israel, Old Town Crier, along with our label friends at Big Stir Records, Red On Red Records, and, of course, Rum Bar Records! But there’s also something special for fans of The Replacements! Well, of course there is. This show isn’t named after one of their songs for no reason! Two weeks ago saw the reissue of their very first album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Those who purchased the box at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, however, also received a bonus flexidisc with four more unreleased versions. Thanks to Ledge listener Jim Portesan, tonight’s episode includes those four rarities, along with a miniset of songs from the concert disc of the box. 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, and every purchase surely […]

RNRM575: Halloween

RNRM575: Halloween

Spooky stuff, plus new tracks from Cutthroat Brothers, Poison Boys, Mad Rollers and Fake Fun.

RMRN573

RMRN573

A mashup, a new Manifesto theme, more Halloween tunes, new stuff from Lorrainas and the Beatersband, the Muslims and more.

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #491: New Releases (Pt. 1)

It’s almost a given that if Rum Bar Records puts out a sampler, that month’s Ledge “New Release” show will be a two parter, and this month is no exception. Thanks to “Rocktober II”, the massive 38 track collection of…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

September 29th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512. This week….Spun new tunes from Nine Pound Hammer, Bad Kitty, Dirt Byrds, Sonny Vincent, and Lorne Behrman! Plus TONS of killer ROCK’N’ROLL!! Acetate Records, Zodiac Killer Records, Dammit Records, SVART Records, Passport Records, Drag City Records, and Spaghetty Town Records! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #512

RNRM570

RNRM570

New Jesse Dayton, Happy Birthday Joan Jett and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

September 15th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510. This week….New tunes from The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt, VANDALIZER, Turbocoopers, The Gasölines, Amyl and The Sniffers, The Hi-End, The Right Here, Freddie Dilevi, Hard-Ons, LIVE Criminal Kids, and more!! Hound Gawd Records, Metal Assault Records, Devils Beat Records, Rum Bar Records, and Cheersquad Records & Tapes! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #510

The Ledge #488: New Releases

The Ledge #488: New Releases

This is the type of new release show that should appeal to all veteran Ledge listeners. New music by Lydia Loveless! A Stones cover by Brad Marino. A set of nothing but great power pop from Big Stir Records. Always great tunes from Rum Bar Records. Wil…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

September 1st, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508. This week….new tunes from Poison Boys, The Bronx, Teenage Bottlerocket, Enock Eunuck, The DeRellas, FRVITS, Baabes, Brian Setzer, Infamous Stiffs, Chubby and the Gang, and Mary’s Kids!! Along with some killer classics and favorites! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #508

RNRM567

RNRM567

New stuff from Chubby and the Gang and Poison Boys.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

August 25th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507. This week we cranked up new tunes from Shannon & the Clams, The Bambies, and Plizzken!! Plus a couple RPR Band Submission tunes from Napalm and a triple-shot from Jonny Manak & the Depressives! Along with some killer classics and favorites! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #507

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. 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, 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 artist or label, please let […]

RNRM566

RNRM566

A tribute to Charlie Watts, new stuff from Mash, the Bambies, Oil Change and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

August 18th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506. This week we spun a killer set of new and upcoming tunes from Rum Bar Records (Freddie Delevi, Cromm Fallon, Sister Suzie, and The Peppermint Kicks)! Plus tons of listener favorites!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #506

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The Ledge #486: Odds and Ends

The “odds and ends” format seems to have worked the last few times I’ve done it, so why not do another show of this type? For those new to The Ledge, the show consists of material I’ve been listening to in my home over the last few days. Some selections are faves from a few years ago that I haen’t pulled out in a while (Sarah Shook, Lydia Loveless). Others are recent purchases that don’t quite fit the new release shows (live Bob Mould, Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows). Add to that my recent fascination over everything involving Ncio, thanks to the new book, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, and you get a handful of tracks featuring her beautiful, haunted vocals. Of course, news of a new box set including previously unreleased tracks by The Replacements takes priority over everything. This October, a 40th anniversary reissue of their first album, Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash will hit the stores, and features 100 tracks, 67 of them previously unreleased. Expect to hear a lot from this in the next few months! I would love it if every listener bought at least one […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

August 11th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505. This week we spun new(er) tunes from The Chris Rolling Squad, The Girls, The Bambies, Lorne Behrman, Scumbag Millionaire, Upploppet, Indonesian Junk, and Naked Raygun!! Plus scoped out some killer Radio Birdman covers from The Candy Snatchers, Gluecifer, The Nomads, and The Hellacopters!! Spaghetty Town Records, Wanda Records, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #505

RNRM564

RNRM564

New Mystery Girl and lots more! https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gordy-roscoe-recover

RNRM561: El Flyin’

RNRM561: El Flyin’

El Flyin’ joined me in the studio tonight for a very special episode of the Manifesto.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

July 14th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501. New tunes from Bishops Green, Real Sickies, Los Chicos, and Black Sheriff! Along with tons of killer punk rock’n’roll!! Pirates Press Records, Stomp Records, and Rum Bar Records! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive501.mp3 Subscribe … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #501

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

July 7th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500. New tunes from Amyl and The Sniffers, Grindhouse, The Black Halos, Manuals, Shakin’ Nightmares, RUMKICKS, The Harry Anslinger, ΝΟΜΟS 751, and Black Sheriff!! Mixed in with some killer punk rock’n’roll! Cursed Blessings Records, Blank Generation Records, Slovenly Recordings / Mondo Mongo Records, Savage Magic Records!! Turn it up! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #500

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

June 30th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499. TONIGHT we spun new/upcoming tunes from The Bambies, The Manges, RMBLR, The Boatsmen, The Bronx, The Hip Priests, The Hip Priests, The Datsuns, Cosmic Psychos, The Lombego Surfers, Überyou, Tight Finks, and (Deluxe Edition??) 7seconds!! Some pre-4th of July freedon-celebratin-merica tunes from DEVO, The Clash, Adolescents, and Avengers!! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #499

RNRM556

RNRM556

Record store finds, In Covid We Trust Swiss punk and garage comp tracks, new stuff from the Scoffs, the Dinz, RMBLR, Killer Hearts, Cutthroat Brothers, Zuletzt, Illegal Leather and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

June 23rd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498. TONIGHT we promoted upcoming live shows!! SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! THURSDAY, June 24th – LIVE from the Complex Recording Studio! SATURDAY, June 26th – The Idolizers Record Release Party! FRIDAY, July 23rd – Rum Bar … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #498 – Live Shows!

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

June 16th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497. Kicked tonight off with a killer new track from The Black Halos’ 7″ Uncommonwealth! Spun some tracks from Bitch Queens, The Monsters, and Nasty Rumours from the In Covid We Trust….Swiss Punk & Garage Compilation! New tracks from Randells, the Electric Frankenstein/The Stripp split, some classics and TUL … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #497

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

The Ledge #477: Summer Means Fun (Plus Recovered Bonus Show)

On last week’s new release broadcast I had attempted to right a wrong. I definitely missed the boat on the fabulous Minneapolis band Low Rats blend of “proto-punk meets ’90s garage rock style”, as reviewer Carolyn Keddy recently wrote. Their full-length debut, Year of the Rat MMXX came out late last year, and last week they debuted a brand new “double-dose” single, “Taxi Driver/Brand New Cadillac”. I was so pleased to finally give some of their tunes a little airplay. And then guess what happened? I had an issue with the file, and I couldn’t upload the episode. Ugh!!! So this week I tried again, and I actually played a couple more songs than I did the week before. And, as an added bonus, I’ve also included a couple of tracks from vocalist Michael Myers’ previous band, Narco States, who I interviewed wasy back in 2015. The rest of this week’s show consists of music I’ve been playing around the house the last fw weeks. There are well over 60 years of tunes on this broadcast, including some stories I’ve picked up from a couple of books I’ve recently acquired. And you fine people also get as a bonus the […]

RNRM553

RNRM553

New Low Rats, Cudas, Speedways, Nervous Triggers, Riot City Radio and more.

RNRM522

RNRM522

New stuff from Comino, Pogy et les Kefars, Irmans, KGB’s, Atomic Eater, Mononegatives, X-Intruder, the Owen Guns, Idolizers and more.

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

May 19th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494. New tunes from The DeRellas, RMBLR, The Boatsmen, Governess, Muck and the Mires, The Idolizers, French Girls, and Watts!! Plus a whole lotta classic punk rock!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive494.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The DeRellas … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #494

RNRM551

RNRM551

New Poison Boys!

RNRM549

RNRM549

New stuff from Suzi Moon, Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt, RMBLR, Crystallized Minds, the Nuclears, Prostitutes, Enchanters and much, much more.

RNRM546

RNRM546

New stuff from Missile Studs, Chubby & the Gang, the Judex, the Prostitutes, the Limit and the Suck, plus more Manifesto Award nominations!

The Ledge #470: Playing Catch Up

The Ledge #470: Playing Catch Up

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 […]

RNRM545: The Manikins

RNRM545: The Manikins

All Manikins means all killer no filler. 

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