By email@example.com (theledge) on October 21, 2022
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for box sets and other repackages of previously released material. I may be new release oriented, but I love a good set of odds and ends. Give me those unheard demos. Let me hear those old concerts. Tonight’s show compiles those types of records. There’s unreleased material by a forgotten band that were contemporaries of the New York Dolls. There’s a new mixes of classic Dead Kennedys songs. There’s numerous outtakes by the likes of Wilco and Joe Strummer. And there’s also the recently discovered early recordings of future Velvet Underground tunes by Lou Reed. Plus, a ton of live releases from Todd Snider, Pixies, Soul Asylum, and others. 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 them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! For more information, including setlists, […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 29, 2022
I have a few friends who are no fans of Record Store Day, but I love it. Yes, everyday is Record Store Day for me, but it is one of the few days of the year that I’m a social butterfly. I absolutely love the bonding of music geeks in the lines outside stores, and over the years I’ve actually made some friendships out of these same people who brave the elements on this day. We actually kind of look out for each other. If one of us is looking for something quite rare, it’s not unusual for another one of us to grab it for that person. I had that happen just this last week when I arrived a few minutes later than usual, but really needed to get a copy of a certain release. For me, this year’s version of the holiday may have been the best ever. I’ve never had a list so long of titles that I “needed”. Plus, my name is on one of them (the Jay Bennett two-record set that included Gorman Bechard’s “Where Is Jay Bennett” on DVD). Besides the obligatory Replacements live album, guitarist Bob Stinson saw the release of a record […]
Posted in bob stinson, jay bennett, kim shattuck, lou reed, mary lou lord, muffs, music, Podcast, ramones, record store day, recordstoredy2022, reigning sound, replacements, roky erickson, rsd, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
By email@example.com on January 21, 2022
The Ledge is so proud to be able to present to you the premiere of four tracks from the upcoming record by Miss Georgia Peach. “Aloha From Kentucky”, set for release on March 18 on Rum Bar Records, is a fabulous combo of twang and raunch from the Short Fuses/Beebee Gallini veteran. Produced by Brian Pulito & Travis Ramin, and with musical backing from members of Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer, this is going to be one record every one should check out. Besides these great tunes by Miss Georgia Peach, the rest of the show consists of primarily double shots of records I’ve been listening to in my spare time. There’s some archival rarities from David Bowie, The Heartbreakers, and Lou Reed, some live recordings by The Jesus And Mary Chain, X, Wilco, and King Gizzard, along with a little tribute to the late Rachel Nagy of The Detroit Cobras. 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 […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 23, 2020
The Ledge isn’t all about new music, obviously. And with the record companies constantly repackaging old material with bonus demos, outtakes, and live takes my collection just continues to grow.
Tonight’s show is a look at some of these spe…
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.
Posted in archers of loaf, bash and pop, cheap time, cheap trick, clash, cramps, david bowie, dead boy, elvis costello, exploding hearts, guided by voices, hindu love gods, hold steady, husker du, jam, jesus and mary chain, jim jones, kinks, lemonheads, live ledge, lou reed, music, Podcast, ramones, replacements, rolling stones, saints, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sonic youth, soul asylum, stooges, suicide commandos, superchunk, talk, uncle tupelo, velvet underground, x
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 20, 2015
Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!
Posted in a-bones, alex chilton, buzzcocks, carlene carter, clash, creation, dead bundy, delinquents, devo, downliners sect, dramarama, dwarves, elvis costello, godfathers, graham parker, jello biafra, jimmie rodgers, john wesley harding, kinks, lou reed, merle haggard, music, mystic eyes, natural child, newtown neurotics, nils, Podcast, prime movers, rave-ups, realpunkradio, replacements, rolling stones, ryan adams, Scott Hudson, son volt, talk, the who, tim timebomb, todd snider, young fresh fellows
By email@example.com on April 18, 2014
In response to the horrors of Coachella, Hudson curates his own personal music festival.
Posted in alex chilton, archers of loaf, babes in toyland, bikini kill, blondie, buzzcocks, cheap trick, chuck berry, circle jerks, clash, cramps, damned, david bowie, dead boys, descendents, devo, downliners sect, Eddie Cochran, elvis costello, exploding hearts, f-units, face, gene vincent, graham parker, heartbreakers, husker du, jam, jawbreaker, jerry lee lewis, jesus and mary chain, johnny burnette, kinks, live ledge, lou reed, mc5, meteors, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, talk
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 1, 2013
Tonight’s show commemorates the passing of Lou Reed.
Posted in buffalo tom, david bowie, feelies, hot rats, lee renaldo, live ledge, lou reed, mott the hoople, nirvana, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, roky erickson, runaways, Scott Hudson, tommy keene, velvet underground
By email@example.com on May 17, 2013
Tonight we celebrate the passage of the Marriage Equality Law in Minnesota.
Posted in bikini kill, billy bragg, bob mould, breeders, circle jerks, jim carroll, joan jett, lou reed, love is the law, marriage equality, music, new york dolls, patti smith, Podcast, realpunkradio, suburbs, tom robinson, vaselines
By firstname.lastname@example.org on September 14, 2012
Besides the usual new releases, blog finds, and old faves, tonight’s show features a number of “family trees” – sets that include spinoffs and solo projects of some of my fave bands.
Posted in bob mould, cheap trick, chris mars, drive like jehu, electric frankenstein, freddy lynxx, garage, grant hart, hellacopters, hot snakes, husker du, ian dury, ian hunter, indie, jeff dahl, jon spencer blues explosion, lou reed, music, night marchers, nomads, paul westerberg, Podcast, punk, raveonettes, realpunkradio, replacements, robert pollard, rocket from the crypt, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, sonny vincent, soul asylum, stooges, strutter motherfuckers, sugar, sultans, supersuckers, talk, tommy stinson, whigs
By email@example.com on September 2, 2012
It’s a celebration of Labor Day, but we also mourn the of the end of summer on today’s Rural Ledge-ucation!
Posted in alex chilton, Americana, baseball project, db's, earlimart, frank black, graham parker, indie, jim carroll, john wesley harding, johnny cash, kinks, lemonheads, lou reed, members, music, peter case, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, todd snider, walkabouts, woody guthrie
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 2, 2012
Recently deceased Monkees singer Davy Jones is the focus of part of the show, along with a birthday tribute to Lou Reed.
Posted in 78 rpm's, barreracudas, borstal, Cannibals, celibate rifles, chris devotion, classics of love, cloud nothings, david bowie, davy jones, deer tick, dm bob & the deficits, dragons, garage, guitar gangsters, high on stress, howler, indie, kevin kinney, lou reed, magnolias, mind spiders, monkees, music, paul westerberg, pink mink, plimsouls, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, skangkots, sugar, talk, thames, velvet underground, wyldlife