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The Ledge #606: New Releases Pt. 2

This may be the second part of this month’s new release series, but there is no letdown in quality. Once again, there’s an intriguing mix of styles, ages, and even home locations. There are brand new acclaimed artists such as Liquid Mike and Sprints. There’s the returns of veterans such as Paul Collins Beat, J. Robbins, and Sham 69. There’s also the usual trademark of quality from our friends at Slovenly Records and Rum Bar Records. Most intriguing to me, is the story behind “Get the Experience” by The Ex-Bombers. Band members Keri Cousins and Scott Walus are “rasslin’” fans, just as I am. Many of their late night drives after gigs have found them listening to legendary wrestling manager Jim Cornette’s podcast, Jim Cornette Experience. Hearing that he was looking for a new theme song, the band quickly put together “Get the Experience”, and just this week they were informed that the song is now the official theme song of the show! Thanks to the band for not only sending me a copy of the song to air, but including a little interview segment telling the story. And once again, even thought the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series […]

The Ledge #605: New Releases Pt. 1

Once again the music gods have bestowed so much great new tracks that the monthly new release show must be expanded into two episodes. That is a great sign for 2024, and especially so because not only is there quality and quantity, but there’s a great mix of classic artists and brand new acts. There’s 18 year old Owen Adamcik’s plan for a new EP every month this year. There are Ledge “friends” such as Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin’s monthly single and a new tune by local legends Thought Patrol. There’s the return of veterans The Smoggers and Rubber City Rebels. Plus surprisingly great new tracks by the liks of J. Mascis, Green Day, and Superchunk. And to kick things off is a late submission for last year’s “52 weeks of Teenage Kicks” series. Two weeks ago Thee Volatiles, “thee best punk rock band in all of Montclair NJ!” sent me their version, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! In fact, I will always accept new covers of the tune. So if you were considering it last year, please go ahead and do it and I’ll guarantee to open my next show with it! For setlists and other info, […]

The Ledge #601: New Releases

It may be a new year, but there’s no change to the first episode of each and every month. Once again, I present to you over two hours of brand new music. Ok, there are a handful of tracks that actually came out a few months ago, but these are ne…

The Ledge #593: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The second part of this month’s new release series is admittedly dominated by cover tunes. Great bands such as Superchunk, The Feelies, Cruzados, The Routes, Hayley and the Crushers and the Rick White Archive are featured remaking classics by The Cure, The Minutemen, Buzzcocks, and others.  But the main focus of the covers blasted on tonight’s show is the brand new tribute album to, of course, The Replacements. Let the Bad Times Roll, and it’s definitely worth they hype. “December 2022 I was drinking at the Fishtown Tavern and ‘Can’t Hardly Wait ‘ came on the jukebox, and at that moment I knew this tribute to the Mats needed to happen,” Arik Victor from Creep Records says in a press release. “The next day, we invited all the bands we love.” Of course, tonight’s show is more than cover tunes. We have the return of The Alarm, the second 2023 album by bar italia, and wonderful material from the Netherlends, Australia, Italy, and other countries around the world. As for this week’s edition of “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks”, I admittedly discovered a real treat on YouTube. Baby Shakes have routinely performed the tune as an encore, and this live version I […]

The Ledge #592: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #592: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, there’s so much great music being released each and every week that this month’s new release show is a two-part extravaganza! Part one is admittedly heavy on the power pop – Uni Boys, The Speedways, The Len Price 3, and m…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #590

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #590

October 11th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #590 – Lotsa new stuff tonight! Check it out! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive590.mp3 Torpedohea – Nothing to Declare The Gee Strings – on the RunThe Gee Strings – Rock n RollsTaxi Girls – Good GTaxi … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #590

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #589

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #589

September 20th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #589 – TONIGHT….We spun new tracks by C.O.F.F.I.N., Brian Setzer, The Hives, Ricky Rochelle, Dion Lunadon, Pierre Omer`s Swing Revue, No Loves, The Almighty Zeros, Sons of Cobra, and Burning Fuel! Plus, promoted some upcoming gigs with tracks by The Hookers, Zeke, The Kids, and The Courettes!! Turn it … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #589

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #588

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #588

September 13th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #588 – TONIGHT….Lotsa new stuff and a tip o’ da hat to Bitch Queens…who are callin’ it quits…say it ain’t so! Turn it up! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive588.mp3 The Hangmen Broken Heartland The Cheats … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #588

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #587

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #587

September 6th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #587 – TONIGHT….We brought it straight outta the garage! A full set from the new Hives rekkid, scoped out bands doin’ Berlin Beat Invasion #5, some songs about horror movies, and MORE GARAGE!! Turn it up! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #587

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #586

August 9th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #586 – TONIGHT….We scoped out the new Cramps tribute via Cleopatra Records! Also, new tunes from Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, Les Lullies, and The Mighty Fine! Plus, spun some tunes from The Rumours, Supersuckers, Sugar Tradition, Labretta Suede And The Motel 6, and The Detroit Cobras to promote … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #586

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #585

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #585

July 26th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #585 – TONIGHT….We celebrate Tommy Unit LIVE!! becoming a teenager!! 13 years of podcasting brings us to episode 585! Teenagers are the theme! Turn it up! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive585.mp3 Nirvana Smells Like Teen … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #585

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #584

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #584

June 28th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #584 – TONIGHT….All killer, no filler! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive584.mp3 The Bloody Hollies Tired of This Shit Dead Express This Means War Nothing Thrives New Beginning The Turbo A.C.’s perfect crime The Oxys Mister … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #584

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #583

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #583

June 21st, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #583 – TONIGHT….New stuff from Beluga Records / Spaghetty Town Records, Rum Bar Records, and more! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive583.mp3 The Hives Countdown to Shutdown The Master Plan You’re Mine The Master Plan Ooh … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #583

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #582

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #582

Lots of two-fers of new releases, a sey of covers and more! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive582.mp3 Scumbag Millionaire I’m in Love Thee Headcoats The Baker Street Irregulars   Thee Headcoats Thee Headcoatitude   Urban Junior Everyday Can Get You Down … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #582

The Ledge #571: New Releases

The Ledge #571: New Releases

The first Friday of June means we have nothing but new releases on The Ledge, and it’s quite the lineup tonight. There are artists from all over the world, ranging from just a mile or so from my home (Thought Patrol) to Germany (Hamburg Ramones, Berlin Blackouts), with additional stops in Italy, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries). There’s the return of a ton of veteran artists, including Rancid, Graham Parker, The Aquadolls, and Joan Jett.  Most importantly, at least for me, is the brand new project by Tommy Stinson. Over the last few years he’s been touring with his pal Chip Roberts under the Cowboys in the Campfire moniker, and today sees the release of their debut album, Wronger. While a bit quieter than we’re used to from the former Replacements bass player, it’s still quite a record from the hardest working member of the legendary band.  Of course, we begin with the latest in the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series, and this time it is nt a new release. This version is from the French band Nouvelle Vague, an act that was created to remake classic punk and new wave songs in bossa nova versions. Yes, […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #580

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #580

May 24th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #580 – TONIGHT…..Shootin’ from the hip with tons of killer classics! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive580.mp3 Social Distortion King Of Fools Dead Kennedys Holiday In Cambodia Hard-Ons Something About You John Chopper Harris Good Times, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #580

The Ledge #528: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #528: New Releases (Pt. 2)

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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #579

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #579

May 10th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #579 – TONIGHT…..The Lookout Honeys stopped by before heading out on their NYC to El Salvador tour! And they brought a killer playlist to boot! Check it out!! We go LIVE!! every Wednesday night at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive579.mp3 The Lookout … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #579

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #578

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #578

May 3rd, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #578 – TONIGHT…..new tracks from Killer Kin, C.O.F.F.I.N, End Station, Bad Taste, Lucifer Star Machine, Hot Action Waxing, The Jackets, DEMONS, and Teenage Bottlerocket!!! Next week the Lookout Honeys stop by before heading out on their NYC to El Salvador tour! You won’t wanna miss it! We go LIVE!! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #578

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #576

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #576

April 19th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #576 – TONIGHT…..ChumHuffer completely filled studio D! We had a fuckin’ tri-borough marathon of punk rock as we spun tunes from their new rekkid “Orgy of Hate” that hits the streets Friday! LIMITED TO 50 COPIES…..and I gots one of ’em! You can stream it on their bandcamp page. … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #576

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #575

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #575

April 12th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #575 – TONIGHT…..new tracks from The Girls, Killer Kin, Les Lullies, The Hip Priests, Toni Lynn, and Chumhuffer!!!!! Plus 3 killer sets from bands playing the “Oh Bondage Up Yours” weekender June 3-4 cortesy Fear City at TV Eye! Plus the usual killer stuff to accompany! We go LIVE!! … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #575

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #574

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #574

March 29th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #574 – TONIGHT…..new tracks from Daddy Long Legs, Chuck Norris Experiment, He Who Cannot Be Named, and Detönatör!!!!! And the usual killer stuff to accompany! We go LIVE!! at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! Andy G. and The Roller Kings Dance Last Night … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #574

The Ledge #561: More Home Plays

The Ledge #561: More Home Plays

Just like last week, this episode is primarily based around what I’ve been listening to in the Ledge home base over the last few days. Some of it is brand new material. Much of it has been old faves that span almost 60 years of great rock and roll. Overall, though, this show is primarily a showcase for old and new power pop. In the new category, there are fabulous new tracks by The Whiffs, Sharp Pins, Uni Boys, and The Trouble Seekers, along with “excavated” recordings by The Bings and Popsicko.  As for old faves, it’s a history lesson of sorts. There’s The Monkees and The Kinks from the 60s. The Jam, The Flamin’ Groovies, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, and The Rubinoos from the 70s. The 80s are represented by the likes of The Barracudas,  Dwight Twilley, The Bongos, and Camper Van Beethoven. Maybe the 90s aren’t as highly represented, but there is “Tayter Country” by The Cavedogs, quite possibly my favorite song of 1980. As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks”, this week’s version comes from The Mahones, the legendary Canadian/Irish punk band that always features a quality cover or two on each of their albums. Their […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #573

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #573

March 8th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #573 – TONIGHT…..A sneak peek into the new Daddy Long Legs rekkid! Plus some killer Go-Gos cover in recognition of International Women’s Day….Some local tracks….a five song/Viva Las Vegas/Rum Bar Records set….and more!!!!! We go LIVE!! at 10pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive573.mp3 … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #573

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #572

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #572

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #571

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #571

February 22nd, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #571 – BRAND NEW TUNES FROM Grade 2, The Dahmers, Square Tugs, Heartbeeps, Crime Line, OC Rippers, The Carburetors, 13 Bats, Rusti Steel & The Star Tones, and Those Deadbeat Cats! PLUS some killer classics, and more!! The hour goes fast, so heads up!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #571

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #570

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #570

February 15th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #570 – TONIGHT we spun new tunes from The Damn Givers, Dad Brains, The Heck, Razorbats, Ichi-Bons, Batmobile, Les Lullies and ChumHuffer! PLUS some Garage Rock 101 from Rum Bar Records, more Boogie Hammer, and a killer set of classics!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #570

The Ledge #555: This And That

The Ledge #555: This And That

Once again we have a show devoted primarily to material I’ve been listening to around the house. Honestly, since it was announced that Television’s Tom Verlaine had passed away on January 28, 2023, I have wanted to do a little tribute to him on The Ledge. So tonight you can hear a handful of his classic Television and solo tunes. RIP. There’s also a wide variety of tunes that comprise almost 60 years of rock and roll. There’s a handful of garage rock classics from the acclaimed Pebbles series. There’s a track from one of Robert Gordon’s collaborations with guitarist Link Wray. There’s also a sort of tribute to Burt Bachrach in the form of a Stranglers cover that somehow caught my ear a day or so before the announcement of his death. And there’s also a couple of sets of new tunes, primarily songs that were cut from last week’s new release episode, along with more cuts from recent Rum Bar Records releases. I’ve also premiered the newly reissued single from Popsicko on Big Stir Records, which was officially released today. (Look for a full album later this spring). Don’t think that I’ve forgotten about my yearlong sub-theme, “52 […]

The Ledge #554: New Releases

The Ledge #554: New Releases

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 paulisded@gmail.com  For more information, including […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #569

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #569

February 1st, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #569 – TONIGHT we spun new tunes from The Oxys, Boogie Hammer, Anti-Flag, Torpedohead, Evil Daltons, The Greendales, Kepi Ghoulie, The Jackets, Critical Response, and The Stripp! PLUS an extra set of covers!! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive569.mp3 … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #569

The Ledge #549: New Releases

The Ledge #549: New Releases

 I’m sure plenty of veteran Ledge listeners are confused right now. A new release episode at the end of the month? Aren’t those shows scheduled for the first Friday of the month? What’s going on here? Well, here’s the deal. I’ve come up with a sub-theme for 2023. This will be a yearlong theme that will affect every single show, and I have a main theme set up to introduce this next week. So 30 hours before 2023 begins, I started broadcasting the first 2023 new release episode as my final episode of 2022. Make sense? There’s really not much difference between airing it now and in seven days. Yes, there would inevitably be a few new tunes worthy of inclusions, but I’ll make sure the February episode is jam-packed. And, honestly, I was really excited to present to everybody a bunch of tracks from a brand new Replacements tribute album. Graduate Unskilled – Un Tributo ai Replacements, which can be found at this bandcamp site , is an intriguing nineteen track collection of Replacements cover tunes that I’m sure my Ledge listeners will love. Along side those tunes, there’s the usual mix of new power pop, garage, punk and indie rock tunes. […]

The Ledge #545: New Releases

The Ledge #545: New Releases

I am proud to present to you the final new release episode of The Ledge of 2022. It’s been quite a year, full of fabulous new punk, power pop, garage, and indie rock. I’m now in the process of creating my “best of 2022” list that will be unveiled in two weeks. Tonight’s episode is truly a wordwide collection, as not only are there fabulous new tunes from the usual American and Canadian cities but there are trcks from Japan, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, and the UK. There’s also a great set of 90’s shoegaze from Minneapolis that has just been compiled on a record called Southeast of Saturn, Vol. 2 on Third Man Records. As usual, there’s also a fun little set of new tunes from our friends at Rum Bar Records.   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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #563

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #563

November 30th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #563 – TONIGHT we spun new tunes from Guerrilla Teens, Scumbag Millionaire, Turbocoopers, Public Enemy, Los Uralitas, The Black Halos, The Jackets, Bang Bang Band Girl, Hola Ghost, and The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive563.mp3 Guerrilla … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #563

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

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!!

The Ledge #542: New Releases

The Ledge #542: New Releases

As always, first Friday means nothing but new releases, and tonight it’s an extended show featuring almost 2 1/2 hours of fabulous new rock and roll. And like always, it’s a wide mix of styles. There are bands that were formed just a few m…

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

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

The Ledge #538: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #538: New Releases (Pt. 1)

First off, my apologies for now show last week. We had a little issue with our servers so it was impossible to do a show. But we are back this week with our monthly new release episode. Actually it’s the first part of a two part series, and this…

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

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

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

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

The Ledge #530: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #530: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, the wealth of new material being released each and every month “forces” me to expand my new release episode into a two part series. Tonight’s episode focuses primarily on “friends” of the show. Bands that have so nicely regularly sent their new projects to The Ledge. Great labels such as Rum Bar Records, Dirtnap Records, and Stardumb Records. Fabulous Minneapolis artists such as The Right Here, Night Jobs, and UltraBomb. The latest covers project by Geoff Palmer. Plus some of the other great new tunes by longtime faves Ty Segall, Osees, and The Sadies, mixed with some new band discoveries (Gentleman Rogues, The Sparklers). One note, however. At the very end of the show I introduce a track by Dust Star. Unfortunately, my broadcast machine decided to air The Rubs. Still, a quality selection but I’ll have to save Dust Star for next week. 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 […]

The Ledge #529: Summer Songs

The Ledge #529: Summer Songs

We may be entering the last month of the summer, but it’s never too late to put together a show of songs about the hottest months of the year. Rock and roll has always had a fondness for the sun, and everything else that goes with the season. So tonight you get nothing but songs about not only the season, but girls, bikes, surfing, and the beach. It’s also almost a complete set of recently released material. The vast majority of these songs have been put out in the last six months, although there’s always room for some old tracks that have caught my attention. This is why there’s some great oldies by The Hold Steady, The Scientists, The Muffs, and M.I.A. And you really can’t have a summer show without the greatness of 50’s visen (and South Dakota raised) Mamie Van Doren! By the way, if you haven’t seen the cult classic, Untamed Youth, you should rent it tonight! 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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #545

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #545

July 13th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #545 – New tunes from The Master Plan, The Venomous Pinks, and ED BANGER AND THE NOSEBLEEDS! Also scoped out some of the bands playing BITCHFEST 2022 (Bitch Queens, The Jackets, Dirty Blondes, and Bad Nerves) spun some classics and much more!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #545

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #544

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #544

July 6th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #544 – New tunes from The Good the Bad and the Zugly, Screeching Weasel, The Amplifier Heads, The Dogmatics, Diablogato, Bottlecap, Enock Eunuck, 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/tommyunitlive544.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST Artist … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #544

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #543

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #543

June 22nd 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #543 – New tunes from Los Infernales, Lorne Berhman, The Backstabbers, Stormtroopers of Love, and more!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive543.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST Los Infernales Amor Crueldad Lorne Berhman A Little Midnight The … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #543

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #542

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #542

June 15th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #542 – Back after a week off and spinnin’ new tunes from Turbocoopers, Los Pepes, Bad Mojos, Vicious Blonde, Copa Turbo, The Recoils, Stormtroopers of Love, Chuck Norris Experiment, and The Sweet Things! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #542

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #541 – MALA VISTA

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #541 – MALA VISTA

June 1st 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #541 – NYC’s rock’n’roll / punks MALA VISTA join me in Studio B! Stoppin’ by to talk trash, promote the new rekkid and upcoming shows, and try to get me to pronounce their band name correctly! LOL! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #541 – MALA VISTA

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #540

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #540

May 25th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #540 – New releases from The Mop Tops, Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, MALA VISTA, Rough Dose, Soy City Stranglers, The Venomous Pinks, Diablogato, Broken Dolls, ROKETS, and more killer Go-Gos tributes from Hayley And The Crushers, Natalie Sweet, Jennie Vee, and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #540

The Ledge #520: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #520: New Releases (Pt. 2)

I may have labelled last week’s part one of the monthly new release series as only “friends of the show” but that doesn’t mean this episode is nothing but unknown artists. In fact, quite a few acts are pretty regular Ledge artists. The super prolific Wild Billy Childish is back with not one but two new projects. A new supergroup, UltraBomb, featuring members of Husker Du, The Mahomes, and U.K. Subs debuted their first single. And our good friends Torpedohead submitted a brand new track to promote their upcoming TRPHD EP. There’s plenty of other great new tracks this week, including some fabulous punk from Minneapolis’ The Von Tramps. The teenage members of Linda Lindas prove that rock and roll still has a rosy future. And Starky again proves that you can’t go wrong with covering “Teenage Kicks”. 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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #538

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #538

May 4th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #538 – May the 4th be with you! New tunes from Piggies, The Hallingtons, The Strains, Faz Waltz, The Cgristian Family, and more! Monster Zero Records, Rum Bar Records, VooDoo Rhythm Records. 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!! #538

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #535

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #535

April 13th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #535 – New tunes from The Darts (US), The Sweet Things, Miss Georgia Peach, Abbie Barrett,…promoted an upcoming touy/show with tunes from Suzi Moon, RAVAGERS, MALA VISTA, and The Idolizers…plus more killer rock’n’roll! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #535

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #534

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #534

April 6th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #534 – New tunes from The Hellacopters, Supersonic Deuces, Burning Heads, Satanic Overdrive, Bitch Queens, Scumbag Millionaire, INCISIONS, and Suede Razors…plus more killer rock’n’roll! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive534.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The Hellacopters … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #534

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #533

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #533

March 30th 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #533 – New tunes from The Guillotines, Sayan Dealers, Suzi Moon, Ravagers, The Venomous Pinks, Fret Rattles, Charger, Sweat, The Splash Gorton Band, The Splash Gorton Band and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive533.mp3Subscribe to … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #533

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #532 (updated)

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #532 (updated)

March 23rd 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #532 – Back from jolly ol’ England and the playlist proves it! Tunes from The Blue Carpet Band sprinkled throughout! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive532.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The Clash I’m So Bored With … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #532 (updated)

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!! #530

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #530

March 2nd, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #530 – Fuck Putin. Fuck War. New tracks from Fret Rattles, Infamous Stiffs, Nestter Donuts, Mr Fang and the Dark Tones, The Little Rock, Mr. Woland, and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive530.mp3Subscribe to podcast … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #530

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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #529

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #529

February 23rd, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #529 – Scoped out new tunes from Shawn Refuse (Chumhuffer), The DeRellas, The Loyal Cheaters, J Prozac, Fear Gods, remastered Circle Jerks, and more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive529.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The Sex … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #529

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #528

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #528

February 16th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #528 – A double dose of the new Guitar Gangsters, along with new tunes from Miss Georgia Peach, The Loyal Cheaters, Upploppet, SUGUS, F.A.N.T.A., and lots more! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive528.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #528

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #527

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #527

February 9th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #527 – Scoped out a couple new tracks from the upcominf Ravagers rekkid! Played some surf to celebrate my birthday! Along with some pro vs con Valentine’s Day tunes! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive527.mp3Subscribe to … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #527

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #526

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #526

February 2nd, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #526 – All two-fers tonight celebrating 2/2/22! OPener and closer paying tribute to the late, great Dr. Johnny Fever. Two new tunes from the upcoming Mud City Manglers re-issue, two new ones from The Anomalys, two new ones from Sam Snitchy, and more killer pairs! Beluga Records, Ghost Highway … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #526

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #525

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #525

January 26th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #525 – Killer new and upcoming releases from Rum Bar Records, Cleopatra Records, VooDoo Rhythm Records, Spaghetty Town Records, and more!! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive525.mp3Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST Screeching Weasel Back Of Your … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #525

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #524

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #524

January 19th, 2022. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #524 – Suuuuper late posting of this show! Began with another peek into the new Hellacopters rekkid! Then checked out bands from the Revenge of the Down South Showdown and Ghost Highway Recordings’ SAMPLER 2022 (sales of this digital sampler will be used for events and to buy books … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #524

The Ledge #503: New Releases

The Ledge #503: New Releases

It’s a new year, so let’s start it right with nothing but new music over the course of the two hour broadcast. As always, it’s the latest indie, punk, power pop, and garage rock from all over the world. There’s bound to be somet…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #522 – Songs That Rocked 2021 (Part 1)

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #522 – Songs That Rocked 2021 (Part 1)

December 29th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #522. TONIGHT we spun songs from some of my favorite releases from 2021…Part 1! Ghost Highway Recordings, Transubstans Records, Lux Noise, Spaghetty Town Records, Fat Wreck Chords, SVART Records, Cursed Blessing Records, Rum Bar Records, Beluga Records, Pig Baby Records, ATO Records, VooDoo Rhythm Records, Iron Lung Records, and … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #522 – Songs That Rocked 2021 (Part 1)

The Ledge #499: New Releases

The Ledge #499: New Releases

The start of December means that this week’s new release episode is the final one of 2021! And like each of the previous episodes of this type this year this one is full of nothing but great power pop, garage, punk, indie, and there’s even a preview of this year’s Christms special. But more importantly, let’s talk about next week’s show. It’s Ledge episode #500, and I’d love to get some assistance from the Ledge audience. Please please please, regardless of whether you’re a relatively new listener, or somebody who has now listened to all 499, contact me to let me know of some songs, albums, or bands that you’ve discovered via this show. You can even make a little recording talking about the show, your picks, or anything that you feel is important to convey. You can contact me on social media (paulisded on twitter or instagram), or send an email to paulisded@gmail.com! 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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #519

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #519

December 1st, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #519. TONS of new tunes! Even an Xmas set!! Ho fuckin’ Ho! 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/tommyunitlive519.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST The Dictators – Let’s Get The Band Back Together SUPERSONIC DEUCES – BORED … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #519

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #516

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #516

November 3rd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #516. New tunes from Dead Furies, Poison Boys, Dirty Denims, Gutter Demons, The Guillotines, Ricky Rochelle, V8 Wankers, top Calling Me Frank (featuring Keith Streng & Peter Zaremba), The Shang Hi Los, The Right Here, The Muslims, Dayglo Abortions, and Hard-Ons! Turn it up! We’re LIVE, Wednesday nights, 10:00pm … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #516

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 […]

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

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #511

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #511

September 22nd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #511. This week….Spun new tunes from Caströl, Iron Lizards, HØVL, Ramon & Los Mineros, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys, The Slime, The Amplifier Heads, Bajo Custodia, and Huntingtons! Promoted an upcoming show with tracks from Hi-End, The Idolizers, and The Shang Hi Los! The Sign Records, … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #511

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

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 #484: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #484: New Releases (Pt. 1)

This is another of thsoe months where the new release episode is so easy to compile that it just has to be split into two seperate shows. So tonight is part one, and what is especially gratifying is that so much of the broadcast consists of “friends” of the show. Yes, there’s the usual contributions from our friends at Rum Bar Records, Red On Red Records, and Big Stir Records. But there’s also newer friends such as Old Town Crier and Dan Israel, who emailed new tunes to check out. And then there’s The Ex-Bombers, the fabulous “psychedelic jazz noir blues explosion” due that I recently discovered on Instagram. After an exchange of DM’s, they actually sent me a vinyl version of their fabulous new “New Love Is Easy” album. Besides those picks, there’s brand new tunes by longtime Ledge favorites Son Volt, CTMF, Ty Segall, Wavves, and so many otheres. There are new discoveries such as The Pokes, Cosmic Psychos, and The Bug Club. Plus, there are a handful of tracks from Rum Bar’s brand new “XOXOXO Volume One ‘the nice price’” compilation. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #504

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #504

August 4th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #504. This week we scoped out two-fers of new tunes from Grindhouse and Descendents!! Plus…Spaghetty Town Record’s Electric Frankenstein/The Stripp split 7″…RPR Band Submissions from Enock Eunuck, Damn Vandals, Nihiloceros, and Louis Lingg and the Bombs…Covers ‘n’ Originals with The Manics/The Heartbreakers and Indonesian Junk/D Generation…along with Rum Bar … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #504

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #503

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #503

July 28th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #503. This week we scoped out the Dammit, Blast and Other Expletives comp from Dammit Records with tunes from BORN=EQUAL, DIRT BYRDS, Headspace, Mad Mulligans, Punky Ruckus, and Stanton’s Grave! New tunes from Smash the Granny! Classics from KISS and MC5! Plus promoted upcoming shows with tunes from Labretta … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #503

Tömmy Unit LIVE!! #502 – Eleven Years!!

Tömmy Unit LIVE!! #502 – Eleven Years!!

July 21st, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #502. New tunes from Saustex and Rum Bar Records!!! And it’s my 11 year anniversary so I play what I want! 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/tommyunitlive502.mp3 Subscribe to podcast HERE PLAYLIST Schoolhouse Rock – The … Continue reading Tömmy Unit LIVE!! #502 – Eleven Years!!

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

The Ledge #480: What Would Paul Westerberg Do? (New Releases)

The Ledge #480: What Would Paul Westerberg Do? (New Releases)

It’s a question I ask myself multiple times a day. What would Mr. Westerberg do?  The answers guide my day to day life, which explains quite a bit about the status of Mr. Hudson these days. But Geoff Palmer understands, and his great track that gives thsi episode its title is just one of the many incredible songs on his upcoming record, Charts and Graphs. (BTW, somebody please count the Westy song references on this track. I just may have a prize for the person who comes closest.) As always, this isn’t the only great record coming out soon on Rum Bar Records, and the last 20 minutes consist of nothing but great tracks from that label. There are also sets devoted to wonderful new music from Red On Red Records and Big Stir Records. These are all great records that really would appreciate some support from Ledge listeners. Go check them out. And that’s not all. I mentioned last month the mystery of a band called The Revenants. They have released over 30 records so far this year, and they’re all free! Please, if somebody out there has any info on this prolific act give me the deets! There’s also the return of the […]

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

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

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #496

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #496

June 9th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #496. DEUCES!! Not one…but TWO NEW TUNES from RMBLR, Berlin Blackouts, Les Hatepinks, The Dents, The Fabulous Heydays, Monster Magnet, The Strays, and MOM!! Spaghetty Town Records, Wanda Records, Rum Bar Records, Sound Flat Records, and Western Star Records! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #496

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 […]

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #495

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #495

June 2nd, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #495. New tunes from Dead Furies, DIRTY FENCES, Monster Magnet, Geoff Palmer, Los Chicos, The Fabulous Heydays, The Guillotines, The Chelsea Curve, The Chris Rolling Squad, The Travoltas, Plizzken, The Nailheads, and Blood & Stomach Pills!!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #495

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

The Ledge #475: New Releases (Pt. 2)

The Ledge #475: New Releases (Pt. 2)

This week’s show may be a sequel to last week’s new release episode, but there’s no letdown in quality. Here are two hours of some of the best new music from all over the world – not only the U.S. but Canada, England, Sweden, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Spain. There’s some pure punk, along with power pop, heavy rock, indie rock, and much more. There are longtime veterans with five decades of rocking, along with some brand new bands with their first releases. One of the many highlights is the opening set that includes a handful of newly-discovered tracks by an obscure band called The Jacks. Originating in Oklahoma, one member of the band found himself living in Minneapolis. Working in a record store allowed him to befriend members of The Replacements, Husker Du, and The Suicide Commandos. Recordings featuring these amazing musicians have now been released on the album “Make ‘Em Cry”. We also have the premiere of three tracks from Geoff Palmer’s upcoming album, “Charts & Graphs”. Due out on July 23, this fantastic collection of power poppish punk should be a highlight of the summer. There’s also new tunes by Dropkick Murphys, The Dictators, Juliana Hatfield, […]

The Ledge #474: New Releases (Pt. 1)

The Ledge #474: New Releases (Pt. 1)

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…

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #490

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #490

April 14th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #490. Forgot to post this on Wednesday night!!! Scoped out some RPR Band Submissions, said “Fuck You” to the police, spun another slice from the new Governess album, some new Los Pepes, and more!! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive490.mp3 … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #490

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #489

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #489

April 7th, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #489. TONIGHT we scoped out new stuff from Pirates Press Records and Spaghetty Town Records, two tracks from the new Governess album, ended with killer tune from Joe Strummer, and more! Turn it up! 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on REAL PUNK RADIO – Radio Done Right! https://realpunkradio.com/podcast/tommyunitlive/tommyunitlive489.mp3 Subscribe to podcast … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #489

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #488

Tommy Unit LIVE!! #488

March 31st, 2021. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #488. TONIGHT we scoped out the latest release by The Meteors courtesy Cleopatra Records, Listened to some bands decimate the beats of Bo Diddley courtesy Slovenly Recordings, and spun TWO sets celebrating the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New York state! Smoke up! Turn it up! 10:00pm … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #488

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