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June 16, 2018 05:48 AM PDT

The joy of traveling is finding the local independent record store ... Last week it was Groovy Records in Lisbon. A shop and a label run by a fine chap, Edgar, who was more that happy to make a few recommendations ... check out his suggestion and more on this week's show.


Summer Job Art Brut
The One About Being Brave The Lazy Lies
Flashback The Chesterfield Kings
Islandia COOPER
Hello Andy Bopp
Most Guys Roger Arvidson
Saving Graces (featuring Robby Valentine & Maria Catharina) Baz Francis
Place We Can Go David Brookings And The Average Lookings
You and Other Sins THE POPPERS
Jack the Idiot Dunce The Kinks
Say Please Guadalcanal Diary
The Squirrel Richard Turgeon
Fallen Angel By Three Hour Tour Three Hour Tour
Brown Paper Bag Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Lady Frankenstein Matthew Sweet
Im Too Tired To Sleep Tomas Nilson
Infinito COOPER
My Little Red Book Love
Something That You Said The Bangles
Invisible (Blue Light) Joan Armatrading

June 09, 2018 04:19 AM PDT

It's not a lie that 2018 is already a great year in indie music! You don't believe me? Well, here is few track to back up that statement and a few older tracks thrown in for good measure!


The Day Will Be Mine Sloan
Crystal The Caesars
Running Away From Life The Bad Losers
World In Blue The Lazy Lies
Call Me Out Chris Richards And The Subtractions
Don't Cry Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
The Joke's On You Shoes
A Walk In The Park Groovy Movies
Tus ojos verdes The Moonstones
Lies The Knickerbockers
Lies Los Immediatos
I Can Hear The Grass Grow The Move
plans Gretchen's Wheel
Army Of Clay Belly
Beep Pylon
Diggin A Hole The Speak
Matter Of Fact The Condors
Stole This Bread & Butter
Say You're Sorry The Remains
There Goes My Gun The Well Wishers

June 02, 2018 10:33 AM PDT

This episode, I take some of the music I heard at the IPO festival, mix in some old and new favorites add Dave Caruso on the essential guest list and ended up with a great show! Check it out, won't you?


Dig Down Deep Brad Jones
What We've Done The Lazy Lies
Kiss A Memory Lannie Flowers
When Did Your Heart Go Missing? Rooney
A Tale of Romance & Magnetic Trains Caper Clowns
Che Guevara's Beard Searching For Sylvia
Every Time The Speak
Responsible The Armoires
Confiscating Bad Emotions Caper Clowns
Those People The Bad Losers
Rock Paper Scissors Rooni
It Ain't Easy Being A Boy Pop Co-Op
Freak of the Week Marvelous 3
Another Lousy Day In Paradise The Knack
My Lucky Day Smoking Popes
Extraordinary Liz Phair
The Girl Who Checks All the Boxes Dave Caruso
Say You Will The Stanleys
In a Dream The Parson Red Heads

May 24, 2018 02:17 PM PDT

This week ...nothing but cool stuff!!!


I'm Not The Enemy The Well Wishers
Move Along The Reverberations
No mientas más The Moonstones
Nothing I Can Do An American Underdog
Good For_At Nothing Violent Femmes
Nothing Remains Uranus And The Five Moons
Love Nothing The Hangabouts
Rest Assured The Lemonheads
Don't Give Up The Fight The Magic Numbers
Amy The Rubs
Turn Me Loose The Longshot
Pulled Up the Ribbon Okkervil River
Be The Change (You Want To See In The World) Reno Bo
imp Gretchen's Wheel
I Can Only Give You Everything Them
It Would Not Be Uncool Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones
I'm Just A Man The Jessica Fletchers
Take A Look At The Stars Blake Jones & The Trike Shop
Options The Shellye Valauskas Experience

May 21, 2018 05:17 PM PDT

While planning my trip to Liverpool and Manchester, I started thinking about all the great music that have come out of these two cities and decided to picked a few tracks to play. Mix in a few new tracks by Richard Turgeon, Phil Yates, Caper Clowns and Chris Richards and you have one hella of a show.


Going Down To Liverpool The Bangles
I Can't Sleep The La's
Start A War The Dead 60s
Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles
Needles And Pins The Searchers
My Favorite Bag Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Big Break Richard Turgeon
Don't Turn Your Back On The Sun Magpie
What She Said The Smiths
She's Electric Oasis
Elephant Stone The Stone Roses
Look Through Any Window The Hollies
The End of Me Chris Richards and the Subtractions
Tambourine Groovy Movies
Back To Bristol Hans Rotenberry & Brad Jones
Hey Pocahontas Searching For Sylvia
Always The Stanleys
The Friendly Stars That Glow Spygenius
The Way I Dream Caper Clowns
Ferry Cross The Mersey Gerry & The Pacemakers

May 11, 2018 03:32 PM PDT

2018 music is in full swing and this episode is chock full of 2018 tracks including Chris Richards and the Subtractions, Blake Jones and the Trike Shop, The Well Wishers, Gretchen's Wheel, RPMs, Vista Blue and Death by Unga Bunga ... oh yea, and Sloan!

Plus we find out if The Gunboat Diplomats and REM have anything in common, and a "Vinyl Say" that everyone loves!

Check it out, wont you?

Track List:

In a Sense Chris Richards And The Subtractions
April Is Only a Lie The Well Wishers
At Every Train Stop Blake Jones & The Trike Shop
Year Zero Sloan
Look Away Richard Turgeon
Be With You Owsley
I'm Done Running from You Mikal Cronin
Daisy Paints Her Fingers Magpie
the maze Gretchen's Wheel
Let Things Happen The RPMs
Into The Night Death By Unga Bunga
Hit the Cut-Off Man Vista Blue
I'm Not Going Back To Jacksonville The Gunboat Diplomats
(Don't Go Back To) Rockville R.E.M.
Worst of Times Bread & Butter
Seashore The Regrettes
Brand New Cadillac Vince Taylor & His Playboys
Hanging On the Telephone The Nerves
Read I for You Searching For Sylvia
The Unguarded Moment The Church

May 04, 2018 03:39 PM PDT

This week's episode offers a lot of love for the ladies of rock! Need I say more?


Leftover Mistake The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Science Fiction / Double Feature Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
All About You The Bangles
Stop Pretending The Pandoras
Radio Heartthrob Sugar Stems
Dirty Back Road The B-52's
Fort Ashby The Armoires
Fine Without You Best Coast
Summer Holiday & Me The Jessica Fletchers
Kellyanne Juliana Hatfield
Walk Out Gretchen's Wheel
Highlife Southern Culture On The Skids
Cheezy The Muffs
Watch Your Back The Coathangers
We Were Babies The Creachies
Tattooed Love Boys The Pretenders
C'mon Go Betty Go
Do You Wanna Know Baby Shakes
Automatic Rainy Day The Go-Go's
Frederick The Patti Smith Group

April 28, 2018 05:56 AM PDT

On this week's Essential Guest List we have Steven Wilson of the ultra-cool band Plasticsoul! Come on an check out his pics, plus is there a reason I play Nick Piunti and Dave Caruso back to back? Damn straight there is ... listen in and find out!


The Hard Way The Knack
Smile Across The Universe Reno Bo
Essential Services Sloan
Put The Clock Back On The Wall The E Types
I Tried To Like You Greg Pope
Turn on a Dime Cliff Hillis
Heart Stops Beating Nick Piunti
Allendale Dave Caruso
Yellow Pills 20/20
World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope
Jet Fighter The Three O'Clock
Dream Police Cheap Trick
Therapy Plasticsoul
And Her Snakes Were Decked With Smiles Spygenius
Gravity Waits The Well Wishers
Story Of My Life The Gold Needles
Mirror Me Caper Clowns
Say You Will The Stanleys
Jump In My Igloo Rob Clarke And The Wooltones
Calamity Misfit Searching For Sylvia

April 20, 2018 04:47 PM PDT

Let's get "un"stuck from our normal routine and Stir things up! Today Big Stir artist, Blake Jones, of Trike Shop fame, joins us on the Essential Guest List .... Can't wait to see what he picks .. we also feature Kool Kat Artists The Junior League and Magpie! All this, and much much more ... "un"plug and join us!


Uninvited Ruth Ruth
Unperfect Love The Rosenbergs
Unmotivated The Turnback
Unhinged The Drams
Underwhelmed Sloan
It's Getting Harder All The Time The Pandoras
Tie The Rope The Format
I'm No Provider Death By Unga Bunga
Penny Lane The Beatles
God's Children The Kinks
The Mayor Of Simpleton XTC
Back In Your Life The Modern Lovers
The Girl in the Camera Obscura Blake Jones
Push and Pull Andy Bopp
24 Frames Jason Isbell
Teenage Bigstar The Junior League
Frustration Station The Campbell Apartment
1-2-3 (What You Do To Me) The Dazies
She Knows Where I Live Magpie

April 13, 2018 03:06 PM PDT

Not all plastic is harmful ... Take Plasticsoul and Plasticland ... they certainly make life better ... as does tracks from Sloan, Buffalo Tom, Erik Voeks, The Hollies and many more!


Don't Stop (If It Feels Good Do It) Sloan
All Be Gone Buffalo Tom
Me, Me, Me Middle Brother
Dream of a Day High Back Chairs
It's The Music That Makes Me Southern Culture On The Skids
High Chaparral The Condors
Love In A Trashcan The Raveonettes
The New Kid Old 97's
All Died Pretty Plasticsoul
Don't Take Her Love Away Groovy Movies
Her Decay Plasticland
Keeping A Band Together Greg Pope
In This Town The Plimsouls
It's Over Everyday Things, The
Can't Stop Watching The Mayflies USA
Everything's Fine The Ravines
Hate Erik Voeks
Summer The Stanleys
Pay You Back With Interest The Hollies
Invisible Thief Gretchen's Wheel
Etta James Brian Fallon

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