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The Ledge #554: New Releases
By email@example.com (theledge) on February 3, 2023
Everybody knows the drill by now. The first Friday of the month means it’s new release night at The Ledge headquarters (aka my bedroom). Somewhat weirdly, though, is that this February episode is technically the first new release show of the year. But that’s due to the Teenage Kicks subtheme necessitating a December 30 airing of the January new release show. Make sense? Speaking of “Teenage Kicks”, I’m so happy that this week’s submission is by Sixgun Republic leader Christopher Chancey! He’s got sort of a rockabilly vibe going through his little version, and I love the use of a piano! Chancey also submitted an old cover of “Sonic Reducer” his band put out back in 2007. Thanks Christopher!!! Do you have a version of this seminal tune to submit? Do you have a little bit of time you can set aside to record a track to air? Please submit it to me! I’m so blown away by the reaction to “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks”! A few bands have already promised to forward a submission in the near future, but the more versions the better! If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, including […]
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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 #543: Power Pop, Pt. 1 (The Past)
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on November 18, 2022
On a fairly regular basis I’m asked what type of music I most enjoy. It’s a pretty tough question to answer, to be honest. The standard answer I hear in return is “I love all kinds of music”, which to me is code for “I only like what’s popular”. Sorry, but having a playlist on Spotify that includes both Drake, Meghan Trainor, and Luke Bryan isn’t the proof of versatility most of these poeple believe it is. So what is the genre or sub-genre that is closest to my heart? “Punk” is a little too confining, and honestly there is a lot of shitty music under that moniker. “Alternative” doesn’t mean the same today as it did 30 years ago since maintstream rock radio has co-opted it. “Garage rock” is indeed getting closer but still doesn’t feel right. I think deep in my heart the term power pop, or at least my version of the term, best describes my music taste. I was, after all, born the day The Beatles recorded their first single, and the first two rock and roll albums I owned just out of my toddler phase was the first Monkees record and the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack. My […]
Posted in big star, cheap trick, dwight twilley, exploding hearts, guided by voices, juliana hatfield, only ones, paul collins, peter case, plimsouls, Podcast, power pop, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, teenage fanclub, The Ledge
The Ledge #527: New Releases
By email@example.com on July 8, 2022
Yes, the new release episode was delayed a week this month, but it’s pretty much the same show you would have heard if it was aired in its normal time slot. And, as always, it’s a mix of old and new bands from all over the world. In fact, …
Posted in brian jonestown massacre, dream syndicate, flashcubes, guided by voices, mikey erg, personal and the pizzas, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, starter jackets, The Ledge
The Ledge #511: New Releases (Pt. 2)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 11, 2022
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…
Posted in garage, guided by voices, indie, music, new releases, night shop, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, spiritualized., spoon, superchunk, swami john reis
The Ledge #479: Second Quarter Report
By email@example.com on June 25, 2021
There’s not a lot to say about this show, as the title pretty much describes the contents of this broadcast. It’s the final show of June, which means the second quarter of the year has now concluded. Hence, tonight’s show features the…
Posted in best of 2021, gary louris, guided by voices, juliana hatfield, liz phair, music, peter bruntnell, Podcast, realpunkradio, Rum Bar Records, Scott Hudson, you am i
The Ledge #474: New Releases (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 14, 2021
I’m back! Yes, I had to take last week off due to some behind the scenes server issues that are too complicated to go into here. That means that this month’s new release episode is NOT the first Friday of the month…which is a fact tha…
Posted in brad marino, guided by voices, music, new releases, Podcast, rum bar, Scott Hudson, the blips, The Ledge
The Ledge #433: Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)
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…
Posted in beach slang, best of 2020, dylan, garage, guided by voices, isbell, music, Podcast, power pop, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson
Live Ledge #386: 2nd Quarter Report
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.
Posted in brad marino, geoff palmer, guided by voices, live ledge, music, mystery lights, new releases, pat todd, peter perrett, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, stray cats, titus andronicus
Live Ledge #373: First Quarter Report
By email@example.com 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.
Posted in 2019, bob mould, deerhunter, guided by voices, live ledge, music, new releases, nick waterhouse, pale lips, Podcast, psychotic youth, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, son volt, stephen malkmus
Live Ledge #367: New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 8, 2019
Two hours of great new music!
Posted in bob mould, flesh eaters, guided by voices, live ledge, music, pale lips, Podcast, realpunkradio
Live Ledge #208: Number Eight
By email@example.com on August 28, 2015
Nothing but track eight’s to commemorate that we still have a couple days left in the eighth month of the year.
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Live Ledge #182: 1995
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 16, 2015
As the Beatles song goes, “it was 20 years ago” all of these songs were released.
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Live Ledge #171: 1999
By email@example.com on October 10, 2014
Nothing but songs from that year that you actually did party like it was 1999!
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Live Ledge #165: Eddie Spaghetti
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 15, 2014
Tonight’s special interview was with Supersuckers leader Eddie Spaghetti, who will appear in Sioux Falls next Friday night (8/22) at Big’s.
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Live Ledge #143: New Releases
By email@example.com on February 7, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it’s new release time on Live Ledge!
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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 #110: May Finds
By email@example.com on May 3, 2013
Another installment of an episode full of new releases and blog finds.
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Live Ledge #105: Then And Now
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 29, 2013
Two tracks per artist – one old and one new. It’s a simple concept, but fun!
Posted in bad brains, bad religion, biters, bowie, dinosaur jr, guided by voices, husker du, indie, mudhoney, music, pedal jets, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, strokes, telekinesis, wire
Live Ledge #92: Best of 2012
By email@example.com on December 14, 2012
It’s an expanded episode of Live Ledge this week, as Hudson plays tracks from his “40 Best Albums of 2012″ list.
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Live Ledge #89: Black Friday Sucks!
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 23, 2012
Two hours of songs against the travesty of Black Friday, and the cretins who make it out to shop when they should still be sleeping.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bad religion, billy bragg, black friday, clash, dashboard saviors, dead kennedys, devo, fugazi, gang of four, garage, guadalcanal diary, guided by voices, indie, jam, jim jones revue, jonathan richman, juliana hatfield, killing joke, kinks, mekons, meyerman, mojo nixon, monkees, music, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, saints, Scott Hudson, slits, talk, testors, tom waits, weezer, x-ray specs
Live Ledge #88: The In Crowd
By email@example.com on November 16, 2012
A jam-packed show tonight, full of new tunes, blog finds, and discussions of the Hostess situation and the new Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.
Posted in adverts, babies, biters, bryan ferry, carrie & the dirty pillows, cheater slicks, contras, crossfire hurricane, danko jones, fastbacks, forgetters, garage, god's favorite band, guided by voices, hasil adkins, headaches, husker du, indie, jawbreaker, jets to brazil, king tuff, music, nervebreakers, Norton Records, paranoiacs, Podcast, punk, replacements, rolling stones, soul asylum, suzy quatro, talk, torpedohead, tv smith, undertones, velvet underground
Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 7, 2012
With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.
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Live Ledge #73: I’m Back!
By email@example.com on July 20, 2012
After another short break due to remodeling, Hudson is back with almost all new releases!
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Live Ledge #69: I Need That Record
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 8, 2012
After two themed shows, the new releases and blog finds piled up. Tonight we unload tons of brand new music!
Posted in 45 grave, alejandro escovedo, ApA State Mental, Bouncing Souls, coyotemen, dee dee ramone, demolition 23, dirt box disco, garage, guided by voices, heartbreakers, hives, holly and the italians, holly vincent, husker du, ian hunter, indie, japandroids, jesus and mary chain, joey ramone, johnny thunders, libertines, love me tenders, motors, music, new salem witch hunters, Podcast, psychedelic furs, psychotic youth, punk, realpunkradio, reducers, riverboat gamblers, Scott Hudson, screaming lord sutch, shonen knife, talk, terry malts, tweeds, watermelon men, white flag, zeroes
Rural Ledge-ucation #59: Weddings Stink!
By email@example.com on June 3, 2012
It’s wedding season, so here’s 90 minutes of songs that should give you silly people second thoughts about making this awful decision!
Posted in Americana, billy bragg, bob dylan, drive-by truckers, elvis costello, evan dando, excuse 17, gram parsons, guided by voices, indie, jason isbell, jerry lee lewis, jim cuddy, john wesley harding, juliana hatfield, kinks, laura cantrell, leeroy stagger, music, old 97's, paul kelly, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, rockpile, Scott Hudson, stud cole, talk, two car garage, wedding, Wilco, woody guthrie, xtc
Live Ledge #58: Kickstarter
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 24, 2012
Besides a setlist of primarily new finds, there’s also a discussion of the Kickstarter fund for a documentary on Grant Hart.
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