By email@example.com (theledge) on January 20, 2023
With my brain focused on “Teenage Kicks” covers these days, it seems natural for me to put together another show of nothing but covers of classics tunes from the past. And tonight’s show could not have been timed better, as today Kepi Ghoulie of the Groovie Ghoulies put our a fabulous covers record, Full Moon Forever. Plus I’ve uncovered a number of other great new remakes the last few days, including Juniper’s lofi redo of “James” by The Bangles, Devil Love’s lovely tribute to Big Star’s “Thirteen”, and a trip back to my childhood with Jenny Dee & The Deelingquent’s rousing “Fox On the Run”. But, of course, the main focus is on the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series, and tonight features the very first submission! It may be a bit fitting that said cover is by the one and only Malibu Lou at Rum Bar Records!!! Yes! He’s a huge fan, as you can tell by the accompanying email: “It’s one of my top 5 personal favorite songs ever. I covered it many years in many bands!! Here’s a demo version of Malibu Lou & The Attackers performing it circa 96 in NYC!!” I couldn’t be more thrilled, and […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on December 23, 2022
The annual Ledge holiday special is probably the easiest show of the year to put together…but not for the reasons you probably assume. Yes, it would be a breeze to just cull tracks from the same favorite Christmas albums year after year. Nobody would even notice if I ever repeated a song or two. But I’m thrilled that year after year there is a plethora of new holiday tunes to check out. More and more artists put out Christmas albums. More and more labels put out new compilations. And, most importantly, more and more artists are using their bandcamp pages to put out surprise individual tracks that are quite often free! So this year’s show is, with a handful of exceptions, brand new tunes! If you enjoy great punk, indie, Americana, and power pop there should be something here for you. There’s also no silly novelty songs (well, maybe one). There’s no maudlin weepers. Musically, each and every song would fit at home on a “normal” episode of The Ledge. So crank this at your family gathering! I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve […]
By email@example.com on September 4, 2020
It’s another great month of new releases. I know I say that every month but we are living in a time where somehow artists are still creating fabulous, vital music. Just take a listen to this two hours of rock, folk, punk, surf, indie, and a few o…
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 28, 2020
The calendar may have a different definition, but summer to me has always been the months of June, July, and August. With that in mind, since tonight was my last show for August I decided to put together a show of nothing but my favorite new records fr…
By email@example.com on December 19, 2014
A countdown of the 40 best albums of 2014!
Posted in afghan whigs, against me!, angel olsen, beck, benjamin booker, black lips, bob mould, centro-matic, cheap girls, cloud nothings, drive-by truckers, dwarves, eels, ex hex, habibi, king tuff, lee ains, leonard cohen, liveledge, lydia loveless, matthew ryan, music, narco states, nikki lane, nude beach, number ones, OFF!, old 97's, parquet courts, Podcast, rancid, realpunkradio, ryan adams, scott hudosn, spoon, steve adamyk, sturgill simpson, talk, the girls, the men, the muffs, thee oh sees, thurston moore, tweedy, ty segall, wax witches
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 21, 2014
The 20 year history of Bloodshot Records is celebrated on tonight’s show.
Posted in alejandro escovedo, andre williams, blitzen trapper, bloodshot records, bottle rockets, chuck prophet, cory branan, darrhea planet, dollar store, eddie spaghetti, freakwater, graham parker, handsome family, john doe, jon langford, justin townes earle, knitters, legendary shack shakers, limbeck, live ledge, lydia loveless, music, neko case, old 97's, Podcast, porter hall tn, realpunkradio, scott biram, Scott Hudson, starkweathers, superchunk, talk, trailer bride, two gallants, waco bros, warm soda
By email@example.com on July 25, 2014
Tonight’s show includes an interview with Jason Isbell, along with some great Americana tracks!
Posted in bottle rockets, buddy miller, centro-matic, deer tick, del lords, drive-by truckers, green on red, hard working americans, hickoids, hillbilly moon explosion, hurray for the riff raff, jason and the scorchers, jason isbell, jayhawks, jonny two bags, live ledge, lone justice, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, nikki lane, old 97's, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, steve earle, supersuckers, two cow garage, uncle tupelo, whiskeytown
By firstname.lastname@example.org on June 13, 2014
Tonight’s episode is a tribute to former Young Ones comedy actor Rik Mayall, along with a bunch of cover tunes.
Posted in adrian edmunson, alex chilton, cliff richard, cramps, ctmf, dead kennedys, doughboys, fuzztones, hold steady, hollis brown, lawnmower, lords of altamont, madness, motorhead, music, mystery girls, old 97's, pipeline pete, plimsouls, Podcast, problematics, radio birdmen, realpunkradio, rik mayall, royal court of china, rubber city rebels, saints, standouts, supersuckers, swingin' neckbreakers, talk, the skinny, young ones
By email@example.com on May 2, 2014
To promote their Sioux Falls appearance, Friends of Cesar Romero are tonight’s Live Ledge guests.
Posted in argus leader, black angels, creeping ivies, death, denney and the jets, friends of cesar romero, generationals, groovie ghoulies, kim deal, king khan, live ledge, OFF!, old 97's, perfect pussy, pink mountaintops, Podcast, porno mags, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, sonic avenue, sonic chicken 4, strypes
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 4, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it is time to review and preview brand new music!
Posted in afghan whigs, baseball, baseball project, bill dankert, bob mould, brody dalle, coathangers, creeping ivies, curtiss a, fucked up, heil hipster, high on stress, hold steady, jesus sons, jonny two bags, joseph arthur, little you little me, OFF!, old 97's, peter buck, Podcast, runaways, slim dunlap, stiff little fingers
By email@example.com on February 21, 2014
Tonight, the playlist falls into the hands of the listeners!
Posted in adverts, archers of loaf, bad brains, beat happening, black flag, camper van beethoven, devo, grinderman, hayden, howler, husker du, joe strummer, jonathan fire eater, kinks, lawrence arms, music, nick cave, old 97's, Podcast, problematics, realpunkradio, replacements, requests, Scott Hudson, shane macgowan, spits, stranglers, suburbs, superchunk, supersuckers, talk, thee headcoatees
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 7, 2014
The first Friday of the month means it’s new release time on Live Ledge!
Posted in against me!, chuck ragan, cloud nothings, fleshtones, fm359, guided by voices, hold steady, hospitality, lawrence arms, lucinda williams, music, nashville pussy, new mendicants, new releases, novice, old 97's, pack a.d., Podcast, realpunkradio, reverend horton heat, robbing banks, Scott Hudson, split squad, supersuckers, the men, tim timebomb, uncle tupelo, undecided by default
By email@example.com on June 28, 2013
Most of tonight’s show is a soundtrack of sorts to Hudson’s “Walking Rock Alphabet”.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 21, 2013
The 3rd annual Record Store Day show includes not only some of the great music released yesterday but commentary on some of the issues that should be addressed.
Posted in best coast, big star, bob dylan, elliott smith, music, old 97's, Podcast, r.e.m., realpunkradio, record store day, rolling stones, rsd, Scott Hudson, songs for slim, ty segall, waylon jennings
By email@example.com on February 15, 2013
To “commemorate” a phony holiday, tonight’s show is an anti-Valentine’s Day show with nothing but “lonely” songs.
Posted in argus leader, buzzcocks, cheap trick, f-units, garage, gentleman jesse, heartbreakers, husker du, indie, king khan & bbq show, lonesome kings, lurkers, me first and the gimme gimmes, music, naked ted, nomads, old 97's, Podcast, police, punk, quakes, realpunkradio, replacements, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sham 69, social distortion, sorrows, spits, supersuckers, talk, thee headcoats, thin lizzy, ups & downs, Valentine's Day, violet, voodoo dolls, Wanda Jackson, whigs, willie nile, wylde mammoths, young fresh fellows
By firstname.lastname@example.org on January 25, 2013
Inspired by a Lydia Loveless song called “Steve Earle”, tonight’s show is nothing but songs about other artists.
Posted in Americana, amy rigby, anthemic pop wonder, art brut, big dipper, billy bragg, brian jonestown, centro-matic, dandy warhols, david bowie, drive-by truckers, firehose, hamell on trial, house of love, indie, j church, johnny thunders, jonathan richman, lucinda williams, lydia loveless, minutemen, music, nick lowe, old 97's, pavement, Podcast, posies, realpunkradio, redd kross, replacements, robyn hitchcock, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, shonen knife, sleater-kinney, slobberbone, steve westfield, supersuckers, talk, they might be giants, tommy womack, uncle tupelo, wesley willis
By email@example.com on January 12, 2013
Blues guitarist Hadder Sayers is interviewed during an all-Texas show!
Posted in 13th floor elevators, alejandro escovedo, bad sports, big boys, buick mackane, butthole surfers, daniel johnston, dicks, flame trick subs, hadder sayers, harlem, hickoids, mouse & the traps, music, nervebreakers, old 97's, Podcast, positive 13 o'clock, rank and file, realpunkradio, reverend horton heat, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, sfjb, Sioux Falls, skunks, sons of hercules, strange boys, t. tex edwards, talk, tenderloin, true believers, wig
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 14, 2012
Along with some of Scott’s walking soundtrack, there’s lots of new releases to air today.
Posted in ac newman, Americana, bettye lavette, holly golightly, indie, jason collett, jayhawks, mark eitzel, matthew ryan, music, neil young, old 97's, paul westerberg, peter buck, Podcast, realpunkradio, Scott Hudson, talk, tim rogers, Wanda Jackson
By email@example.com on October 12, 2012
This week marked plenty of rock ‘n’ roll anniversaries, both good and bad. We plow through them all.
Posted in allah-las, circle jerks, clash, damned, eyes on film, garage, gene vincent, guitar gangsters, hard-ons, hellacopters, hickoids, hold steady, holly golightly, hoodoo gurus, howler, husker du guided by voices, hypstrz, indie, jim jones revue, lemonheads, libertines, meteors, music, old 97's, Podcast, punk, quakes, ramones, realpunkradio, rolling stones, Scott Hudson, sex pistols, sid vicioius, soul asylum, splashh, talk, ty segall, Wanda Jackson
By firstname.lastname@example.org 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
By email@example.com on May 20, 2012
We celebrate the anniversaries of 3 of R&R’s greatest albums, along with a discussion of Mick Jagger’s appearance on last night’s SNL.
Posted in Americana, arcade fire, beack boys, blonde on blonde, bob dylan, exile on main street, flaming lips, foo fighters, frank black, gaslight anthem, indie, jay farrar, jeff beck, mick jagger, music, old 97's, oldham brothers, pet sounds, Podcast, realpunkradio, robyn hitchcock, rocky top vapor, rolling stones, saturday night live, Scott Hudson, snl, soul asylum, talk, tom petty