The Ledge #541: Halloween Spooktacular
By firstname.lastname@example.org (theledge) on October 28, 2022
I may say this every year but it is worth repeating. Halloween is the ultimate rock and roll holiday. Like truly great rock and roll, Halloween is dangerous, controversial, and noisy. Religious idiots for decades have claimed both are associated with …
Posted in beatersband, damned, garage, Halloween, indie, jerry only, music, pixies, Podcast, punk, realpunkradio, replacements, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, vibrators, vista blue
The Ledge #518: Record Store Day
By email@example.com on April 29, 2022
I have a few friends who are no fans of Record Store Day, but I love it. Yes, everyday is Record Store Day for me, but it is one of the few days of the year that I’m a social butterfly. I absolutely love the bonding of music geeks in the lines outside stores, and over the years I’ve actually made some friendships out of these same people who brave the elements on this day. We actually kind of look out for each other. If one of us is looking for something quite rare, it’s not unusual for another one of us to grab it for that person. I had that happen just this last week when I arrived a few minutes later than usual, but really needed to get a copy of a certain release. For me, this year’s version of the holiday may have been the best ever. I’ve never had a list so long of titles that I “needed”. Plus, my name is on one of them (the Jay Bennett two-record set that included Gorman Bechard’s “Where Is Jay Bennett” on DVD). Besides the obligatory Replacements live album, guitarist Bob Stinson saw the release of a record […]
Posted in bob stinson, jay bennett, kim shattuck, lou reed, mary lou lord, muffs, music, Podcast, ramones, record store day, recordstoredy2022, reigning sound, replacements, roky erickson, rsd, Scott Hudson, The Ledge
Live Ledge #402: North America 1979
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 15, 2019
The final show dedicated to 1979 returns to America. As an earlier show already featured the Midwestern tones from Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland, this week is primarily dedicated to the East and West Coasts, with little sets at the end featuring Texas and Canada. There’s even a set featuring some of the few mainstream bands from the era that I could handle back when I was an angry (or angrier) high schooler. It’s been a lot of fun rediscovering some of the tunes of my youth, along with discovering bands that I missed out on hearing at the time. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy!
Posted in 1979, bad brains, dead kennedys, lester bangs, live ledge, music, neil young, Podcast, punk, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, tom petty
Live Ledge #382: RIP Roky Erickson + More 1989
By email@example.com on May 31, 2019
Minutes before the planned second episode devoted to 1989 was set to record came news of the death of legendary pyschedelic garage rocker Roky Erickson. A half hour or so of Roky’s music is aired at the beginning of the show before going into the original playlist.
Posted in 1989, cult, cure, elvis costello, live ledge, mudhoney, music, nervebreakers, nirvana, pixies, Podcast, ramones, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, tommy keene
Live Ledge #131: RIP Lou Reed
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 1, 2013
Tonight’s show commemorates the passing of Lou Reed.
Posted in buffalo tom, david bowie, feelies, hot rats, lee renaldo, live ledge, lou reed, mott the hoople, nirvana, Podcast, realpunkradio, replacements, roky erickson, runaways, Scott Hudson, tommy keene, velvet underground
Live Ledge #130: Halloween
By email@example.com on October 25, 2013
Hudson’s 4th annual Halloween-themed show! A perfect soundtrack for trick or treaters!
Posted in 3-d invisibles, black lips, brains, fleshtones, Halloween, healers, live ledge, lost straitjackets, low culture, misfits, music, no direction, peter murphy, Podcast, realpunkradio, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, sonics, southern culture on the skids, thee oh sees, trent reznor
Live Ledge #127: Stormy New Releases
By firstname.lastname@example.org on October 4, 2013
Surrounded by storms accurately forecast by Canadian Frankie McDonald, Hudson hosts two hours of new releases and blog finds.
Posted in bad shepherds, bare mutants, clash, future primitives, jeff tweedy, joan jett, joanna gruesome, lime spiders, live ledge, lorette velvette, lucero, music, obits, parquet courts, patterson hood, Podcast, radio birdman, replacements, rocketz, roky erickson, Scott Hudson, shambles, songs for slim, strypes, tommy keene, veronica falls, young fresh fellows
Live Ledge #96: Texas
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
Live Ledge #77: The Kinks
By firstname.lastname@example.org on August 17, 2012
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!
Posted in 13th floor elevators, big star, bob hocko, cheap trick, chocolate watch band, condo fucks, cud, david bowie, elvis costello, fall, fastbacks, garage, gary myrick, indie, jam, jonathan richman, kinks, kwyet kings, liquor giants, lyres, marky ramone, matthew sweet, minus 5, mod fun, music, nbc, olympics, Podcast, punk, ray davies, records, roky erickson, southern culture on the skids, stranglers, t. tex edwards, talk, yo la tengo, young fresh fellows