By email@example.com (theledge) on September 9, 2022
Once I heard the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday morning, I knew I had to dump my planned broadcast for this week. Surely I could put together a show that both celebrates and criticizes not only the monarchy but the entire country. For me, the quintessential British rock band is The Kinks. There may be better bands from that country (name them!) but nobody captures that country like the writings of Ray Davies. Same with The Jam and The Clash a decade later, or Billy Bragg, The Smiths, Robyn Hitchcock, and mny others a decade after that. Pairing a few highlights of those artists with some samplings of the great British punk movement of the late 70s, and you have two hours of fantastic British tributes…even if a couple of the artists are actually American. 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 […]
By firstname.lastname@example.org on November 20, 2015
Fall is the season for box sets and live albums, and tonight is a preview of many of these releases.
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By email@example.com on November 6, 2015
Two hours of brand new music!
Posted in beach slang, birth defects, cheetah chrome, churchwood, circus devils, dakota shakedown, dead ghosts, drive-by truckers, fuzz, jesse malin, jesus lizard, lester bangs, michael stasis, midnight reruns, mike watt, music, new mystery girl, new releases, pasadena '68, peter case, Podcast, primitive parts, realpunkradio, richard hell, sangomas, Scott Hudson, son volt, supersuckers, talk, the dicks, the jam, together pangea, velvet underground, walter, white fang
By firstname.lastname@example.org on February 10, 2013
Today’s show is a companion to last Friday’s Live Ledge. That show consisted of my noisier new finds. Today we focus on the quieter new releases.
Posted in camper van beethoven, eels, frightened rabbit, indie, johnny marr, low, matt pond, music, nick cave, pere ubu, Podcast, realpunkradio, ron sexsmith, Scott Hudson, talk, the jam, tim easton, yo la tengo
By email@example.com on April 15, 2012
Nothing but songs about taxes and the government on this awful day where only accountants are happy.
Posted in bad religion, beatles, billy bragg, byrds, Cannibals, cheap trick, f.u.2, indie, johnny cash, johnny paycheck, kinks, mendoza line, music, music machine, nils, Podcast, realpunkradio, robert cray, Scott Hudson, sharon jones, spoon, talk, talking heads, tax, ten years after, the jam, the who, todd snider, unknowns