The Ledge #537: Twin\Tone Records
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 23, 2022
After the success of last month’s series on SST Records, it was only natural that I took a look at doing a similar series featuring another of my favorite record labels of the 80s. I’d actually been thinking about a Twin\Tone Records episode for a long, long time, so why not do it now? Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could. Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label’s early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I’ve got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks. I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the Twin\Tone empire. Maybe that could be a future show? I would love it if every listener bought at least one record […]
Posted in 1980's, curtiss a, feelies, fingerprints, jayhawks, magnolias, minneapolis, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, suburbs, The Ledge, twintone
The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis
By email@example.com on May 29, 2020
After last week’s Minneapolis edition of my favorite songs of all time I was contacted by a ton of listeners with their own favorites of the great city. With that sort of response I coudn’t help but doing a sequel consisting of nothing but …
Posted in blind shake, cows, curtiss a, ed ackerson, minneapolis, music, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
The Ledge #428: Scott’s Fave Songs Vol. 4 – Minneapolis
By firstname.lastname@example.org on May 22, 2020
It’s safe to say that a Minneapolis-themed show would come out of the series of my favorite songs of all time. It was actually the easiest of the shows to put together. No, it’s not two hours of Replacements and Husker Du songs. Certainly both of those bands are well-represented but so many other bands from that great city had a huge impact on my life. Many of these are extremely popular (Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs) but there are also a lesser-known ton of records that were just as important in my life. For example, I saw The Phones as many times over the years as I saw any of these other bands. And I may not know much about the history of artists such as The Ticks or Crash Street Kids but I played those records to death over the years. Now here’s a bit of a disclaimer. I did switch away from Minneapolis for a long set of Sioux Falls bands, and other artists from places such as Austin, Minnesota and Cedar Falls, Iowa are represented. And technically The Hold Steady are a Brooklyn band. But Minneapolis certainly influenced all of the Sioux Falls bands I included, and […]
Posted in garage, hold steady, husker du, jayhawks, minneapolis, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, soul asylum, The Ledge
Live Ledge #372: Midwest 1979
By email@example.com on March 22, 2019
An extended broadcast showcasing the 1979 Midwest indie rock scene.
Posted in 1979, husker du, hypstrz, live ledge, midwest, minneapolis, music, Podcast, suburbs, suicide commandos, twin/tone
Live Ledge #290: Cactus Blossoms
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 9, 2017
Jack Torrey of the Cactus Blossoms chats about the band’s appearance on Twin Peaks, and is followed by music inspired by Cyn Collins’ new book, Complicated Fun.
Posted in cactus blossoms, cyn collins, minneapolis, Podcast, replacements, twin peaks
Live Ledge #234: Minneapolis
By email@example.com on March 25, 2016
50 years of great music from the Twin Cities of Minnesota are celebrated tonight.
Posted in live ledge, minneapolis, Podcast, replacements, Scott Hudson
The Ledge #89: High On Stress
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 4, 2012
Minneapolis roots-rockers High On Stress are interviewed and they also picked this week’s tunes!
Posted in big star, elliott smith, foo fighters, high on stress, indie, jets to brazil, johnny cash, minneapolis, music, nirvana, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, slim dunlap, talk, the beatles, the who, they might be giants, tommy keene, whiskeytown