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The Ledge #580: Some Stuff

Tonight’s show is a mishmash of primarily recent releases. There’s some material from great box sets. There’s a set devoted to a classic old live album and one brand new one. I’ve got a set from that great new tribute album, Jem Records Celebrates Ray Davies, along with more material from the tribute album I premiered last week, Goo Goo Muck – A Tribute to The Cramps. There’s also a Rum Bar Records set, and previews of new records by Graham Parker & The Goldtops, Tamar Berk, and others. It’s a show featuring a wide variety of genres that you only hear on shows like The Ledge. As for this week’s “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” series, I have a mystery track by a band called The Shades. The cover is from the soundtrack to the Elle Fanning film, Teen Spirit, but I have yet to find out any information regarding the band. Could it be something cooked up in the studio by the film’s musical directors? Who knows? And like always, I must again plead with y’all for more versions of “Teenage Kicks”. If you are a musician, or have any contact with artists that could record their own take on the […]

Live Ledge #362: 2018 Runner Ups

Live Ledge #362: 2018 Runner Ups

Many great records of this year did not make last week’s “Best of 2018” list. Here’s a sampling of them.

Live Ledge #353: Halloween

Live Ledge #353: Halloween

It’s the annual Live Ledge Halloween rock and roll party!

Live Ledge #339: Best of 2018 (So Far)

Live Ledge #339: Best of 2018 (So Far)

A look at the state of music at the halfway mark of 2018.

Live Ledge #322: Comebacks

A look at some of the artists who have recently released some of their best music in years.

Rural Ledge-ucation #78: Almost Thanksgiving

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving a bit early, with songs about not only the big day but the wonderful food we’ll all be pigging out on.

Live Ledge #77: The Kinks

In response to NBC’s idiotic decision to not air Ray Davies at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, tonight’s show is nothing but tunes by The Kinks!

Rural Ledge-ucation #65: Waterloo Sunset

A mishmash of sounds this morning, including a birthday tribute to Elliott Smith.