By Greg Lonesome on September 6, 2023
Great music (mostly) from 2023!
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on September 1, 2023
The Ledge has always been known to enjoy music from all over the world. This month’s new release episode, however, goes ever further than usual. Yes, we have new tunes from many of the usual suspects – Canada, Australia, England, Sweden, etc. But this month we expand that a little bit and have tunes from Indonesia and Japan! (Ok, Japanese rock and roll is not so unusual in these parts, but you get the picture.) There’s also the usual mix of long-awaited returns (Uni Boys, Wreckless Eric), and new (at least to me) artists such as Hurry, Young Francis Hi Fi, and Dennis Cometti. There’s a set devoted to a trio of solo artists who have shared the stage countless times over the years (Brad Marino, Geoff Palmer, and Kurt Baker), and who always seem to have new records right around the same time. We also have a sneak peak of the upcoming Replacements box set, Tim: Let It Bleed Edition. The “cello version” of “Can’t Hardly Wait” was actually a Paul Westerberg demo with Twin/Tone secretary Michelle Kinney on cello. The box set comes out on September 22, and as you may imagine, I…ok, I won’t go with the obvious […]
By Greg Lonesome on August 9, 2023
Celebrating the life of Graham “Grazza” Bowditch through music.
By Greg Lonesome on July 26, 2023
665 the neighbor of the beast. Happy birthday to Brother Rob!
By Greg Lonesome on July 12, 2023
New stuff from the Oxys, Guerrilla Teens, the Vapids and C.O.F.F.I.N.
By email@example.com (theledge) on July 7, 2023
It’s the first show of a new month, so it’s pretty obvious what’s going on this week. It’s over two hours of brand new music, ranging from Americana to punk to power pop to (lots of) garage rock. There are veteran acts and more…
By Greg Lonesome on July 5, 2023
Pulled out some bands from the archives, plus new stuff from the Oxys, Guerrilla Teens, Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders and JJ & the Real Jerks.
By Greg Lonesome on June 28, 2023
By Greg Lonesome on June 21, 2023
I don’t know what happened here but only 8 minutes got saved. My apologies.
By Greg Lonesome on June 7, 2023
New stuff from Jagger Holly and BBQT!
By Greg Lonesome on May 17, 2023
By Greg Lonesome on May 10, 2023
New Vapids and Candy Now! plus a trip to Greece.
By Greg Lonesome on May 3, 2023
New Vapids, Suzi Moon & Billy Hopeless and Alcoholic Werewolf.
By tommyunitlive on April 27, 2023
April 26th, 2023. Tommy Unit LIVE!! #577 – TONIGHT…..Sir Dion Lunadon stopped by the studio to talk about his upcoming tour and to drop a whole lotta New Zealand punk rock into your ear holes! Even turned me on to some bands I hadn’t heard before! I guess you can teach an old dog new … Continue reading Tommy Unit LIVE!! #577 – All New Zealand Punk Rock! →
By Greg Lonesome on April 12, 2023
Six hundred and fifty!!
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on March 31, 2023
As this is the last show of the first quarter of 2023, and even airing on the last day of the month, it’s only natural that we take a look back at some of the stunning new records released so far thsi year. It has been quite a year, especialy if you are a fan of guitar-driven music. Power pop, in particular, has made a great comeback this year, highlighted by the likes of The Whiffs, Local Drags, and Ryan Allen And His Extra Arms. But it’s also a great year for returning legends. Yo La Tengo, The Long Ryders, The Church, and Iggy Pop released their best albums in years. Billy Childish reunited the legendary Thee Headcoats for their first album in 22 years, and it’s a smoker! For this show, obviously, the main highlight comes from the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” subtheme, and we received thrilling news earlier this week. The very first person I contacted when I came up with this idea was Malibu Lou from Rum Bar Records. Obviously, I was hoping that he could convince some of his bands to participate (and I still hope they do). What I wasn’t expecting was for Lou […]
By Greg Lonesome on March 29, 2023
Brand new BBQT and tons more.
By email@example.com (theledge) on March 24, 2023
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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on March 23, 2023
Another extra long show with a debut from the Trouble Seekers!
By Greg Lonesome on March 1, 2023
New Demonstöne and more.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on February 24, 2023
It’s always shocking when you stumble upon tweets or articles noting the anniversary of beloved albums. You can’t help but wonder how something that seems like it came out yesterday is actually…well, old! That’s the case with tonight’s show. Every single song you hear is 25 years old. It’s just insane to me that some of my favorite Americana (Son Volt, Golden Smog, Drive-By Truckers), power pop (Sloan, Tommy Keene, Nada Surf), singer/songwriter (Elliott Smith, Silver Jews), and punk (Fugazi, Screeching Weasel, Bad Religion) records have hit this milestone. It just doesn’t feel like nostalgia As for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” entry, I’ve got a fabulous rarity. 1998 saw the release of Scandal Controvery and Romance, the classic debut record by The Prissteens. To celebrate the 45th birthday of their A&R rep, Howard Thompson, the pressed up 45 copies of a tribute song called “Oh Howard!”. The b-side of this single was their Undertones cover that featured a few lyrical changes and retitled “Teenage Dicks”. (Both of these tracks were eventually reissued on 2020’s The Hound collection of rarities and demos.) Once again, I’m always actively looking for new covers of “Teenage Kicks”. Please don’t hesitate to create your own personal […]
By email@example.com (theledge) on February 17, 2023
This week’s show is once again a mix of old and new. There’s quite a few brand new releases highlighted, accompanied by quite a few records that I’ve found myself playing in my free time. Which leads me to a question to my lovely listeners. For as long as I’ve done the show, the presence of “themes” has been a constant. Honestly, that’s how my brain works best for picking music. It gives me a reason to air a tune. Even the monthly new release episode is basically a theme that’s just like shows based on certain years or terms. Lately, I have sort of abandoned the theme and played these kinds of old/new mixes. Part of this is that due to the fact that I now report a top ten playlist every week to the Radio Indie Alliance. I know I can submit any ten tracks I play but I’ve been paying even more attention to new music than usual. So this is what I want to find out from you guys. Do you like these freeform type of broadcasts or should I revert back to having a weekly theme? The themes aren’t going away entirely, no matter what […]
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By Greg Lonesome on February 15, 2023
The usual helping of music you need to hear.
By Greg Lonesome on January 25, 2023
Do the hully gully, the wiggle wobble, the robot and more.
By Greg Lonesome on December 28, 2022
Some Manifesto “classics,” if you will.
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 Greg Lonesome on December 14, 2022
This show was jam packed with goodies.
By Greg Lonesome on December 8, 2022
Brand new stuff from Mel Machete, Tramp, the Whiffs, Black Halos and much more.
By Greg Lonesome on November 30, 2022
The hits keep coming.
By email@example.com (theledge) on November 25, 2022
Last week’s show featured classic power pop tracks from the past. This week, we take a look a the current state of the genre with 40 tracks of fabulous guitar-driven pop music. In fact, the vast majority of these tracks are from 2022, with a handful of tunes from 2021 and 2020. The oldest song of the bunch dates back to 2014, and that tune from The Cry! was selected to be paired with the brand new single by lead singer Tommy Ray. It should be to nobody’s surprise that a good portion of the show compiles highlights from Big Stir Records as they are the without a doubt the gold standard of new music of this type. Author S. W. Lauden’s influence also extends beyond the books he compiled with co-author Paul Myers. Not only does he appear on a couple of the Big Stir tunes broadcast in this episode, his suggestions resulted in quite possibly the most exciting set of the show. 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on November 16, 2022
New stuff from the Black Halos, the SUCK, Brad Marino, Newtown Neurotics, Erratix, Fear Gods., OC Rippers, Death Dumplings, the Oxys and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 19, 2022
New stuff from the Black Halos, Critical Response, Vicious Blonde, the Rumperts, Guerrilla Teens and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 5, 2022
Brand new Some Hearts, La Rabbia, Todd Killings and the Contracts, Short Fuses, the Suck, and More Kicks.
By Greg Lonesome on September 21, 2022
Some Manifesto Award nominations!
By Greg Lonesome on August 24, 2022
New stuff from the Chats, the Speedways, the Trouble Seekers and Evil Dick Industries and much more!
By Greg Lonesome on August 3, 2022
New Slaughter Boys and more!
By Greg Lonesome on July 27, 2022
New stuff from Thee Saturday Knights, Brandy and the Butcher, Ex Parents, Smash the Granny, Tenement Rats, Mala Vista, Suzi Moon and more.
By Greg Lonesome on July 13, 2022
This is really the Howlin’ Hot Dog’s episode but I also had a debut from the Newtown Neurotics!!
By Greg Lonesome on July 6, 2022
A great mix tape for your summer.
By Greg Lonesome on June 29, 2022
All stuff released or reissued in 2022.
By Greg Lonesome on June 15, 2022
Some new stuff and some classics.
By Greg Lonesome on June 8, 2022
It’s a Manifesto. An extra long one, at that.
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By Greg Lonesome on June 1, 2022
The debut of the Recoils!
By Greg Lonesome on May 25, 2022
The debut of Oi!L Change’s, “Unfinished,” from their upcoming album of the same name. Hear it here first!
By Greg Lonesome on May 18, 2022
Brand new stuff from SUE, Vintage War, Lawmaker and Oil Change!
By Greg Lonesome on May 11, 2022
New stuff from Torpedohead, the Dreanoughts, Fear the Lions, Brad Marino, Mesa Lanes and more.
By Greg Lonesome on April 27, 2022
Lots of new stuff from the likes of Baabes, Jonesy, Sweet Things, Killer Hearts, the Short Fuses, the Drowns, Nob Hill Mariners and more.
By Greg Lonesome on April 6, 2022
The debut of the Sonny Vincent track from RNRM 7″ Series Vol II, plus the pre-order is live and more!
By Greg Lonesome on March 30, 2022
Infamous Stiffs LP giveaway!
By Greg Lonesome on March 23, 2022
Another Wednesday, another Manifesto.
By Greg Lonesome on March 16, 2022
By Greg Lonesome on March 9, 2022
New Dirty Truckers, Charger and Trouble Seekers.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on March 4, 2022
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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on March 2, 2022
New stuff from Suede Razors, Low Rats, New Rocket Union, Fret Rattles, the Trouble Seekers, Violent Streaks, WODS, Dr. Gulag, Da Groins, Cyanide Pills and more.
By Greg Lonesome on February 2, 2022
New stuff from Bad Idea, Mad Brother Ward, Ravagers and more.
By Greg Lonesome on January 22, 2022
By Greg Lonesome on January 12, 2022
By Greg Lonesome on January 5, 2022
Shit ton of greatness.
By Greg Lonesome on January 5, 2022
Shit ton of greatness.
By Greg Lonesome on December 29, 2021
Manifesto Award Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote?
By Greg Lonesome on December 29, 2021
Manifesto Award™ Nominees back to back. Who gets your vote? See the full list by clicking on the Manifesto Awards™ link above. Awards show is January 12th!
By Greg Lonesome on December 23, 2021
X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!
By Greg Lonesome on December 22, 2021
X-Mess tunes and a tribute to Joe Strummer. Long show. Merry X-Mess! With bonus tracks!
By Greg Lonesome on November 24, 2021
A tribute to Hank Von Hell, new Kevin Patrick Stevenson mixes, new Beaumonts, new Stolen Wheelchairs and more.
By Greg Lonesome on November 17, 2021
By Greg Lonesome on November 10, 2021
New stuff from Poison Boys, Bitch Queens, Ten-o-Sevens, Bad Secret, Dayglo Abortions, Lorrainas, Gutter Demons, the Monsters, Anger Boys and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 21, 2021
New stuff from the Prostitutes, Dirty Flix, Mystery Girl, the Monsters, the Lorrainas, Cutthroat Brothers, Urban Voodoo Machine and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 13, 2021
A mashup, a new Manifesto theme, more Halloween tunes, new stuff from Lorrainas and the Beatersband, the Muslims and more.
By Greg Lonesome on October 6, 2021
New stuff from the Muslims, Reflectors, Dirty Flix, Me-Thinks, Illegal Leather, Bitch Queens, Urban Voodoo Machine and lots more!
By Greg Lonesome on September 29, 2021
New stuff from the Me-Thinks, Dirty Flix, Die Fast and some tracks from the new Religious Records compilation and more.
By Greg Lonesome on September 8, 2021
Brand new Killer Hearts! New Bad Idea! Lots of other great stuff.
By Greg Lonesome on August 25, 2021
A tribute to Charlie Watts, new stuff from Mash, the Bambies, Oil Change and more.
By Greg Lonesome on August 18, 2021
New stuff from Oil Change, Sonny Vincent and Mystery Girl!
By email@example.com on August 13, 2021
Part two of this month’s new release series carries on from the excellence of last week’s first show. There are great tribute records to John Prine and The Ramones, along with some other fabulous covers of the Flamin’ Groovies, T. Rex…
By Greg Lonesome on August 11, 2021
New Mystery Girl and lots more! https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gordy-roscoe-recover
By Greg Lonesome on August 4, 2021
So much great new stuff it will make your head spin!
By Greg Lonesome on July 23, 2021
El Flyin’ joined me in the studio tonight for a very special episode of the Manifesto.
By Greg Lonesome on July 21, 2021
Celebrating 11 years of doing the Manifesto.
By Greg Lonesome on July 14, 2021
New Sonny Vincent single. Need I say more?
By Greg Lonesome on July 7, 2021
Some Manifesto Award nominations and more.
By Greg Lonesome on June 25, 2021
Record store finds, In Covid We Trust Swiss punk and garage comp tracks, new stuff from the Scoffs, the Dinz, RMBLR, Killer Hearts, Cutthroat Brothers, Zuletzt, Illegal Leather and more.
By Greg Lonesome on June 16, 2021
Tune in for new stuff from Chubby and the Gang, Killer Hearts, Bridge City Sinners, the Gung Ho Rats, the Judex, Mel Machete and Real Sickies plus much more!
By Greg Lonesome on June 9, 2021
New RMBLR and more.
By Greg Lonesome on June 2, 2021
New Low Rats, Cudas, Speedways, Nervous Triggers, Riot City Radio and more.
By Greg Lonesome on May 27, 2021
New stuff from Comino, Pogy et les Kefars, Irmans, KGB’s, Atomic Eater, Mononegatives, X-Intruder, the Owen Guns, Idolizers and more.
By Greg Lonesome on May 19, 2021
New Poison Boys!
By Greg Lonesome on May 13, 2021
Lloyd Price, RIP.
By firstname.lastname@example.org on April 9, 2021
It’s always rewarding when a confluence of ideas results in a show that has a perfect flow. That’s what happened this week. This show began with a slight nudging from a couple of acts that had submitted tracks earlier this year that had just not yet found a place in a show. Add to that a couple of great records featuring Dirty Truckers drummer John Lynch that he sent when we were putting together the Rum Bar Records episode. Then a section of super sweet, relatively new records were discovered at a local record store. I’m talking about mint 2020 releases that I had missed out on when they were first put out. Adding to that secton of the show are a few other 2019 and 2020 albums that I was late in discovering, along with a couple of fabulous archive releases and suddenly I have two hours of great music for tonight! After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! 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 […]
By Greg Lonesome on April 7, 2021
All Manikins means all killer no filler.
By Greg Lonesome on April 2, 2021
The inaugural episode of Guerrilla RPM! I want to thank everyone who tuned in live tonight and fed me requests to build off of. That’s what is going to make this show so fun, the interaction with the listeners in … Continue reading →
By Greg Lonesome on March 31, 2021
Unheard Ex-Gentlemen, new Missile Studs, Hamiltones, Topnovil, Lawmaker, HITS and more.
By Greg Lonesome on March 25, 2021
New stuff from Infamous Stiffs, the Suck, HITS, Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, Headcheese and more.
By Greg Lonesome on March 18, 2021
This was a marathon. Thanks to everyone who hung out.