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October 14, 2017 04:43 AM PDT

This week we spotlight the new album, Furious Mind, by Ed Ryan. Ed also picks four great tracks for the Essential Guest List! We have new tracks by The Woggles, Filthy Friends, Ringo Starr and Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos.

Thank Goodness It's Friday Kurt Baker
About the Weekend The Jellybricks
Pitch a Fit The Woggles
Jealousy Best Coast
Always Check the Backseat Vista Blue
Laughable Ringo Starr
Before Our Eyes The On and Ons
You And Your King Filthy Friends
Girl on the Northern Line The Anderson Council
Slow It Goes Eyelids
Southern Girls Cheap Trick
20th Century Man The Kinks
05 - ROCKET SHIP Ed Ryan
The One Sugar Stems
Everyone Loves Me Charles Jenkins And The Zhivagos
Message Of Love The Pretenders
What Are You Doin' In My Life? Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Flirting With Time Tom Petty

October 06, 2017 05:13 AM PDT

This week we have the Essential Pop Three of October, someone new joins the Essential Guest List and new tracks, by Arvidson and Butterflies, Deer Tick, Ted Leo, Richard Turgeon and much more. (Photo credit M. Dinnen/A. Warhall)

Blank Season Arvidson and Butterflies
Wants / Needs Deer Tick
Anthems of None Ted Leo
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding Brinsley Schwarz
Charlie Don't Surf THE SUNFLOWERS
Charlie Don't Surf The Clash
Sparky's Dream Wayne James and The Harry Evlar Experience
Fight! Death By Unga Bunga
In Her Raincoat Plasticsoul
Run to Me Coke Belda
Left to Right The Reed Brothers
Stop It Pylon
Discovering Japan Graham Parker
Radio, Radio Elvis Costello
Radio Free Europe [Original Hib-Tone Single Version] R.E.M.
Flowers Around Me The Dentists
Midway Down The Creation
Look Away Richard Turgeon
Full Circle Ben Kweller
Hey Pocahontas Searching For Sylvia

September 30, 2017 04:33 AM PDT

This week we pay tribute to the late great Grant Hart, Brownlee adds his two cents to the essential Guest List and we have new tracks by the Shazam, Vista Blue, Rob Clark, The Woggles and many more!

Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely Hüsker Dü
Somehow The Vapors
Photo Michael Carpenter and The Cuban Heels
Maryellen Tim Anthony
What You Think We Are The Woggles
Big Dark Nowhere The Contrast
Better Times Rob Clarke And The Wooltones
She's Got Everything The Romantics
Girl Who Can Curl Vista Blue
Leave Me Alone The Cavedogs
Grant Hart The Posies
Rats The Bamboos
It's Doomsday, Honey The Shazam
Abracadabra Blue Ash
Saturday Night Hitch Hiker The Pop
Lovin' You Ain't Easy Michel Pagliaro
I Found That Essence Rare Gang Of Four
Falling For You DM3
You're the Reflection of the Moon On the Water Grant Hart

September 23, 2017 05:27 AM PDT

This episode we pay tribute to fabulous Not Lame Record Label by play our favorite Not Lame artists!

We even asked Wayne, The Ice Cream Man to weigh in with his favorites on the Essential Guest List!

Join us for a bit of fun and a lot of great music.


A Notice To Everyone (The Cops Are Pissed) The Model Rockets
Everything's Alright Supahip, The
Life Goes On Everyday Things, The
Blister Easterly
Train Of Thought Wanderlust
Hey Hey Hey Black Watch, The
Happy Now? Fuzzbubble
There's No One in This City Tommy Keene
Hopi Deal
Kinda Like a Star Cherry Twister
There Goes Pete Best Peter & the Penguins
Sweet Bitch The Shazam
On My Mind The Chevelles
Hurts Too Much Rubinoos, The
Heartbreaker Michael Carpenter
Shake and See the Reason Ice Cream Hands
Lets Be Friends Again Toms
This Is What You Get JTG Implosion, The
Only Guy Dons, The
Better Than Myself Starbelly
When She Cries Myracle Brah

September 16, 2017 04:01 AM PDT

This week, cool stuff by The Weaklings, Spirit Kid, Beginner's Mynd, Plastic Soul, Shellye Valauskas Experience, Trip Wire and much more.


Paperback Writer The Weaklings
Seven Days a Week Nick Piunti
Domino The Producers
Devil In Me The Romantics
Round And Round Greenberry Woods
The World Doesn't Stop Spirit Kid
My Favorite Song Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Another World Hoodoo Gurus
Days of Joy The Beginner's Mynd
Biff Bang Pow Plasticsoul
Fifty Years of Fun Biff Bang Pow!
I Wouldn't Turn You Away The Sitting Tenants
Making Deals The Cynics
She Revolves The Quarter After
So Run Down [Album Version] The Psychedelic Furs
Passive Aggressive Baby Justine and the Unclean
Carrie's Uptight TRIP WIRE
Everything You've Done Wrong Sloan
40 Things Shellye Valauskas Experience
Run to Me Coke Belda

September 08, 2017 03:42 PM PDT

Alex is back for Episode #100 and he surprised me with a big plan to move! We have a little fun playing Spanish bands like The Shake, Telegrama, Cooper, Biscuit and the Allrighters. We also have some fun working in songs with Spanish themes....have you figured out his plans yet?

Spanish Bombs The Clash
Whole Wide World Cage The Elephant
Spanish Harlem Incident The Byrds
Airstream Driver Gomez
Spanish Main The Coral
Cool Yourself Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Chica del metro Telegrama
Helpless Blues The Bamboos
Allrighters - Where Do We Go Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records.
While You Fade Away The Happy Fits
She's In Black The Shake
Submarines The Frights
Sing Me Spanish Techno The New Pornographers
Rio Low Cut Connie
Hyde Park COOPER
Ocean Blue Moniker
Goodbye Again Or Biscuit
Spanish Sun The Chesterfield Kings
In Spain The dB's
Emotions and Math Margarret Glaspy

September 01, 2017 03:04 PM PDT

Cool tracks by the Reed Brothers, Gunboat Dimplomats, Plastic Soul, Rob Laufer and even the Dead Kennedys and many more!


Let's Lynch The Landlord Dead Kennedys
All Died Pretty Plasticsoul
Love Crimes Dirty Looks
Why Do I Cry The Remains
Left to Right The Reed Brothers
Unstoppable Salim Nourallah/Treefort 5
Carcrash Boyfriend Rob Laufer
Best Things In Life The Silver Seas
Better than before The Singles
This Is What I Want Icecream Hands
Get So Bad The Stems
Code Fun Black Tie Revue
Paraphernalia Shake Some Action!
Great Big World The Plimsouls
She Said The Gunboat Diplomats
Stop Stop Stop The Hollies
Special Marcy Playground
Outtasite (Outta Mind) Wilco
Hey You The Connells
The Beat Elvis Costello

August 25, 2017 03:40 AM PDT

This week the fabulous Hangabouts are on the Essential Guest List! Listen in and check out a few of their favorite songs. We also have new music by Plasticsoul, The Weeks, The Beginners Mynd, Shake Some Action and more.


Blue Side Rooney
Ordinary Life The Above
I Want Truth The Beginner's Mynd
In Her Raincoat Plasticsoul
Whose Side Are You On Shake Some Action!
Ain't Dancin' The Weeks
Backyard Guys 20/20
Galveston Glen Campbell
Inside Story Rob Laufer
When Everything Was What It Was The Belle Brigade
Brief Candles The Zombies
All Day All Night The Hangabouts
Movie Girl The Homewreckers
Hurting's On My Side Paul Collins
The Brighter Side Reno Bo
Side FX The Contrast
I Volunteer Cotton Mather
Pulling The Other One Baz Francis
Evelyn Wood The Hangabouts

August 19, 2017 06:05 AM PDT

This week, The Bopp is on the Essential Guest List and Rick gets a little cheeky and plays 5 cool songs with the same title.


Let's Go The Jessica Fletchers
Let's Go The Feelies
Let's Go Splitsville
Let's Go Ramones
Let's Go The Cars
New Bird Nada Surf
All Is Gold The Geezers
The Scarbrough Affair - Leftist Unite Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records.
I'm Not Through Thrift Store Halo
You're the Rock Upon wich I stand Cantharide
Diamond Mind (201 Jaromil Sabor
BBC Anytime (2013)
Give it a Try (2016) Marauders
Back From War The Bopp
Still Summer matt pond PA
Cold Cold Cold (Unpeeled) Cage The Elephant
35 In The Shade A.C. Newman
A Couple Of Words Jeff Murphy
Sleeping Aides And Razorblades The Exploding Hearts
Draggin' The Line Tommy James & The Shondells

August 11, 2017 03:02 AM PDT

Posting early this week as I'm off to Chicago today to see Shoes, Dwight Twilley and PezBand (who all appear on this episode). You can also check out new tracks by Thrift Store Halo, Richard Turgeon, Captain Storm, The Dives, Rattanson and much more stuff!

Gone Spent The Figgs
Save Me From Myself Thrift Store Halo
Flatpacked The Contrast
Who Loves the Sun The Velvet Underground
Waiting for You Richard Turgeon
Are You Wooltoned? Rob Clarke And The Wooltones
All About You The Bangles
RECOVER Captain Storm
Full Moon On The River Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders
Welcome to Dundersville Biscuit
Going Uptown Råttanson
Lucky Girl The Tattle tales
Found You Out The Everyday Things
Fireball Rubinoos, The
Gotta Give It Time The Monkees
Anticipation The Dives
Barrel Of A Gun Guster
Office Girl Pezband
Your Were So Warm Dwight Twilley
Your Very Eyes Shoes

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