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August 05, 2017 03:46 AM PDT

Congratulations to our Essential Pop Three of August; The Bopp, Ed Ryan and Vista Blue. Here their cool songs plus new tracks from The Beginner's Mynd, Captain Storm, Richard Turgeon, Robin Gibson, The Dazies, Somerdale and much more!

Unity The Beginner's Mynd
February's Quiet Big Star
WATERFRONT Captain Storm
Outside Chance The Turtles
4 Letter Verb Ryan Hamilton
Outside World XTC
Living Well Is The Best Revenge R.E.M.
Caper Clowns - Pockets Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records.
Thirteen (Big Star) Vista Blue
Words To Say Ed Ryan
Keep The Change The Bopp
Sweet Young Thing The Chocolate Watchband
Grant Lindberg - Together Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records.
Dirty Pillow Biltmore
Young Punk (Tascam 4-Track Demo) The Dazies
Budgie City FC - Holly (I'm Not Your Friend) Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Records.
Watch Me Now Richard Turgeon
Time Won't Let Me The Outsiders
She Dazzled Me With Basil Robyn Gibson
Broken English Somerdale

July 28, 2017 03:32 PM PDT

This week, Chaz from the great NJ band Somerdale joins the Essential Guest List! Check out his picks. Also new tracks from Coathangers, The Hangabouts, The Beginner's Mynd and we hear from Rooni, Sugar Stems and Splitsville. Check it out ... won't you?


Wipe Out The Coathangers Parasite
Evelyn Wood The Hangabouts 2017 Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives
Last Time Muck & The Mires 2009 Beginner's Muck
Don't Lose Your Mind The Beginner's Mynd Don't Lose Your Mind
Since youve been gone The Singles 2010 Better than before
Tuesday Through Saturday Splitsville 2007 Let's Go! the Best of Splitsville
Hold me tight Coke Belda 2015 Nummer Zwei
Piccadilly Squeeze 1981 East Side Story
Love In Action Todd Rundgren (Utopia) 1997 The Very Best Of Todd Rundgren
Joining a Fan Club Jellyfish 1993 Spilt Milk
Money City Maniacs Sloan 1998 Navy Blues
Ecstasy Raspberries 2005 Greatest
Don't You Know Somerdale 2017 Maggie Says It Again
The Joke's On You Shoes 2012 Ignition
Haunted Sugar Stems 2014 Only Come Out At Night
The Man Who Knew Too Much Bill Lloyd 1993 Set to Pop
I'll Do Anything Marshall Crenshaw 1982 Marshall Crenshaw
I Can't Wait Forever Tuns 2016 Tuns
Who You Are Rooni 2016 Who You Are
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1980 Get Happy!!

July 21, 2017 04:53 AM PDT

New England make a great drive this time of year, if you don't believe me, just ask Fountains of Wayne and Vista Blue! Also Troy of the Everyday Thing's gets added to the Essential guest list this week and picks some crackin' tunes!

Also VT bids so-long farewell to Phil Yates & The Affiliates. Best of Luck in Chicago!

Alex Chilton The Replacements
No Caroline The Sighs
Say It Again Somerdale
Beryllium The Jellybricks
Acela Fountains Of Wayne
When It Was Summer Vista Blue
12 Feet Deep The Front Bottoms
Fortune Teller The Shelters
When You Find Out The Nerves
I I I The Cave Dogs
Tears Me in Two The Stems
Going Out Biltmore
Cry Everyday Things, The
It's Over Hippycrickets
Break It Up Well Wishers, The
The Act Hawaii Mud Bombers
I'm Thrilled Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Travolta Salim Nourallah
Oh Yeah The Subways
Three Times (See Me, Say It, Listen) Shoes

July 14, 2017 04:01 PM PDT

Elisabeth of the Solarflair is on this week's Essential Guest List with some fantastic picks! we also have track from Cotton Mather, The Woggles, The Hangabouts and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Enjoy!


Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
Walking My Dog The Woggles
I Don't Wanna Hear It Shoes
Circle Matthew Sweet
Me And The Boys The Inmates
Sitting On A Fence The Housemartins
All Day All Night The Hangabouts
Summer Wyatt Funderburk
Rebel Heart The Shelters
Come Anytime Hoodoo Gurus
Doom Or Destiny Blondie feat. Joan Jett
Coming Up Close 'Til Tuesday
Stereo Alley Solarflairs
Circles The Geezers
The Radio Supahip, The
California Cotton Mather
Stupid Einstein The Three O'Clock
Foreign Future Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin
Let's Make This Moment A Crime The Format
Perfect Circle R.E.M.

July 06, 2017 05:26 AM PDT

Sometimes you just feeling Tuesdays a little more than you should! I guess you will have to listen to this episode to find out exactly what that means. Also a all new Essential Pop 3! The top vote-geter's this month are The Marauders, Orbis Max and Chris Price! Congrats!


Vanishing Girl The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Strawberry Smell The Anderson Council
Man, Oh Mandy The Dives
Ready for Whatever Nick Piunti
New Day The Geezers
My Monster Blondie
The Summer Rain Shoes
Into Your Arms Cheap Star
Algebra In the Sky Chris Price
We All Need Someone To Love Orbis Max
Dirty Fingers Marauders
Music for Love Matthew Sweet
Ironing Tuesdays The Posies
Tuesday Evening Girl Broken Hearts, The
Gentle Tuesday Primal Scream
The Gift The Jam
Hiya The Coathangers
Birds Of A Feather The Rosenbergs
Goddamn Life Salim Nourallah/Treefort 5
Strange Maps Reno Bo

June 30, 2017 04:32 PM PDT

Are you ready for new tracks by Vista Blue, Dot Dash, Ed Ryan and Richard Turgeon? Are you ready for some "classics" from The Everyday Things, The Hippycrickets, The Romantics, Too Much Joy and Old 97s? Are you ready for Andy Hartley's picks on our new feature, The Essential Guest List?

I hope so ... 'cause here it is! Enjoy responsibly!


61/49 The Romantics
Thirteen (Big Star) Vista Blue
Just Friends Hippycrickets
I've Got My Eye on You Everyday Things, The
Johanna Beach Hawaii Mud Bombers
Cornerstone Richard X. Heyman
The Unguarded Moment The Church
Sundown Jon Auer
Read I for You Searching For Sylvia
I Don't Need You Richard Turgeon
Summer Light Dot Dash
Words To Say Ed Ryan
Wrong Idea Shoes
Unbeautiful Too Much Joy
Can't Get A Line Old 97's
When Will I Change Best Coast
I Think It's Stupid 180116 RPMs
Is There Anybody Home The Brilliant Corners
Plastic Soul Gladhands
4th of July Dave Alvin

June 22, 2017 01:56 PM PDT

Alex is back and has a plethora of songs from 2017 including; Rattanson, Richard Turgeon, The Weeks, The Smart Folk, Dough Tuttle, Portugal, The Man, Ian Person, Chris Price, The Bopp and Chuck Prophet! Whew! Plus a whole lot of other cool stuff!


Ballroom Blitz Sweet
Blue Ticket Råttanson
Bigfoot's an Alien Richard Turgeon
Glitter In Their Eyes Patti Smith
Ike The Weeks
It's Alright With Me The Zombies
Pillow Talk Suburban Hi-Fi
Pillow Talk Guadalcanal Diary
Do You Know What The Smart Folk Know? The Smart Folk
Nine Times Shazam, The
Time Coast Robyn Hitchcock
Now and Then Shoes
Summer Job Art Brut
God Attic Lights
Can It Be Doug Tuttle
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
Highway Of Light Ian Person
Algebra In the Sky Chris Price
Keep The Change The Bopp
We Got Up And Played Chuck Prophet

June 16, 2017 03:41 PM PDT

Brand new tracks by Blondie, Solarflairs, Gunboat Diplomats, Real Estate, Cotton Mather and we continue our obsession with Magic Eight Ball, Visa Blue, Shoes and the Figgs ... plus more cool stuff!

Play List:

Doom Or Destiny Blondie feat. Joan Jett
2-4-6-8 Motorway Tom Robinson
Asleep by Midnight Solarflairs
Dorado The Figgs
Talk Like That The Weeks
Better Than A Hit Cotton Mather
Eight Swag
Dreaming of Me (Depeche Mode) Vista Blue
Cruel You Shoes
Impossible People Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms
Driving Song The Jessica Fletchers
Tomorrow Can Wait Magic Eight Ball
Modern Day Rock 'N' Roll Girl Kurt Baker Combo
Second Guessing R.E.M.
White Light Real Estate
Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones
It's Yer Money, I'm After Baby The Wonder Stuff
Women (Make You Feel Alright) The Easybeats
Crazy About You The Gunboat Diplomats
Eight Miles High Myracle Brah

June 11, 2017 03:27 PM PDT

This week we continue our obsession with The Everyday Things, Eugene Edwards and Searching for Sylvia. We also have new tracks by The Dives, Wavves, Jody Porter and the Shoes song of the week!


Somethin' Else Eddie Cochran
Hello Andy Bopp
Heaven Help Me Shoes
Victim At Bedtime Eugene Edwards
Sunshine Superman The Bongos
Can't Pretend The Chevelles
Wisconsin King Radio
Shapeshifter The Model Rockets
She Likes It Like That Everyday Things, The
Dodgy Icecream Hands
Bye Bye Marcy Playground
The Beholder and His Eye The Sun Sawed in 1/2
The Ladder Searching For Sylvia
Daisy Wavves
Marauders - Your On Grave [Mix 7] Marauders
She's Changing Everything Jody Porter
Everybody's Talkin' The Dives
Right Or Wrong Nick Piunti
Dream of a Day High Back Chairs
Golden Blunders The Posies

June 02, 2017 03:39 AM PDT

Three more songs get the title of Essential Pop Three! Congrats to our friends Rooni, Cotton Mather and The Hangabouts! Thanks to all that voted! Check out their winning cuts, along with many others o this episode!

I Woke Up In Love This Morning Doug Powell
Long Legs The Magic Numbers
People Come On The Woggles
Someone Else's Heart Squeeze
Saturday Evening Clothes Suburban Hi-Fi
Certain Kinda Girl The Producers
One Lawn Away The Tattle tales
Losing California Sloan
On Pop Of The World PEACHFUZZ
Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives The Hangabouts
Girl With A Blue Guitar Cotton Mather
Paul Stanley Rooni
Make It Like the Movies The Dives
Something In The Way The Campbell Apartment
Just Like a Train Your Gracious Host
Let's Get Together The Jessica Fletchers
I Ain't No Miracle Worker The Brogues
Today Freddy & The Four-Gone Conclusions
Hold Me Up Velvet Crush
Cryin Won't Help Me Now Paul Collins
We All Need Someone To Love - ORBIS Orbis Max

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