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April 24, 2019 04:22 PM PDT

Posting early due to some upcoming weekend travel. Catch this episode on Woody Radio Thursday @8:00 EST.

In this episode we check out new tracks by Andy Bopp, Deco Auto, Slush, Thrift Store Halo, Lannie Flowers and Armoires. We also celebrate the drumming of the late Scott Ballew (The Shazam).

Maker Andy Bopp
All the Same Thrift Store Halo
What Did I Know Lannie Flowers
Maybe The Stan Laurels
Everything The Shazam
Let Me In Spygenius
Homefront Cameo Cotton Mather
Nip It In The Bud The B-52's
Put Me Out Of Your Mind Mark Mulcahy
Keep Cup Slush
Stella Blue Pezband
Not A Good Man The Armoires
Mr Memory Shake Some Action!
Broken Clocks Brad Marino
She;s Coming Home The Bad Losers
Porcelain Heart Armchair Oracles
Time Won't Let Me Deco Auto
I Live For Buzz Swingin' Neckbreakers
Hooray For Me The Shazam

April 19, 2019 07:17 AM PDT

Lots of new stuff, 3 Big Stir Singles, a double Essential Dig and news about the Spyderpop Records tour ... need I say more?


Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) The Bangles
World In Blue The Lazy Lies
Blue Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes
The Only Reason Left The Decibels
(How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me? The Armoires
Silicon Valley David Brookings And The Average Lookings
Close the doors The boys with the perpetual nervousness
Stasher The Coathangers
Help You Ann The Lyres
Blank Generation Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Godspeed It The Vapour Trails
Caught In The Middle Amoeba Teen
4AM The Maureens
How She Lost My Heart Danny Wilkerson
Circles Lannie Flowers
She´s the one The Beatpunckers
Turnaround Deco Auto
Never By Myself ATTIC LIGHTS
Your Perfect World Youth Chairs
These Are The Words The Rallies
Kissing Daylight Caper Clowns

April 12, 2019 03:13 PM PDT

This week I was in the mood to listen to covers ... so did! Hope you like what I picked!


Strychnine John Doe
Back Of A Car Gin Blossoms
Even Better The Autumn Defense
Pump It Up The Rubinoos
Found Out About You Richard Turgeon
For What It's Worth The Candyskins
Drive My Car The Donnas
Biff Bang Pow Plasticsoul
Fight Fire Southern Culture On The Skids
So It Goes Kurt Baker
Get Right Back (Where We Started From) Army Navy
Picture Book Bill Lloyd
Green Tambourine Missing Persons
Looking at the Sun Lisa Mychols
Dream Baby Popdudes
Girlfriend Michael Carpenter
Queen Bitch (David Bowie) The Well Wishers
Without You David Brookings And The Average Lookings

April 05, 2019 02:58 PM PDT

This week have an new single by the Pylon Reenactment Society … these new tracks crush … plus more new tracks by David Brookings and the Average Lookings, The Beatpunkers, Potty Mouth The Toms and much more.


Turn Up Your Radio Lannie Flowers
Messenger Pylon Reenactment Society
Kind Of A Girl Tinted Windows
Get So Bad The Stems
And It Feels Like David Brookings And The Average Lookings
The Inner Truth The Vapour Trails
She Don’t Mind Caesars Palace
Changes The Reverberations
Here & Now Letters To Cleo
Somebody Else Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
Starry Eyes Potty Mouth
Cliff Notes Pylon Reenactment Society
My Adelphi Twin Kenny
One Calendar Year The Telepathic Butterflies
7. Sometimes The Beatpunckers
Sarah Smiles Bram Tchaikovsky
Girl On the Roof David Mead
Hung Up On The Way I'm Feeling The Redwalls

March 29, 2019 03:39 PM PDT

I'm glad to get this published with all the computer problems I have having.... still a good show though.


Why Do You Tell Me Lies Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
Trampoline Greenberry Woods
The Atlantic Shoes
Good For_At Nothing Violent Femmes
Sparkle The boys with the perpetual nervousness
Rabbit Hole Jenny Lewis
Lost Angeles Richard Turgeon
Hideaway Color Me Gone
Live in Shadows Hi Beams
Ready for Something Good Linus Of Hollywood
Anything But Love Lannie Flowers
Across The Border The Alarm
Trouble (Mono) The Music Machine
Massachusetts Potty Mouth
Who Do You Think You Are? The Forty-Fives
Good News (for Shut-Ins) The Ex Teens
American Television Ben Lee Feat. Rooney
Molly Somebody The Long Ryders
A Tale of Romance & Magnetic Trains Caper Clowns
I Grow up Fast David Brookings And The Average Lookings

March 23, 2019 05:21 AM PDT

Another all female rocker is back on he show featuring new tracks by Slush, The Karianes, The Coathangers and a stunningly beautiful cover of Rushing by Gretchen's Wheel along side some classics. Enjoy!


Middle Name Slush
Every Word Means No The Kariannes
Uptown Girl The Beths
Helpless Blues The Bamboos
Hey Buddy The Coathangers
Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
Brand New Love New Mystery Girl
Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings
Silver Lining Rilo Kiley
Do Over The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Foolin' The World Lisa Mychols
We're So Cool Au Pairs
Mental Hopscotch Missing Persons
Juicebox Baby The Regrettes
Celebrity Skin Hole
Running Through the Night Baby Shakes
Radio Heartthrob Sugar Stems
One Way Or Another Blondie
Kellyanne Juliana Hatfield
Another Bridge Everything But the Girl
Someday? Concrete Blonde
rushing (acoustic) Gretchen's Wheel

March 15, 2019 04:29 AM PDT

"Watch the jingle jangle start to chime. Reflections of the music that is mine. When you toss a coin you'll hear it sing. Now listen while I play
My green tambourine" (and more cool stuff!

Spygenius 65 Spygenius
I Am Blind Elephant Stone
Highlife The Dandy Warhols
Time Will Save The Day Ben Kweller
Echo Rooni
Waiting For The Drums The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Better Than Nothing Lisa Mychols
Still Missing You Lackloves
Calm Before the Storm Color Me Gone
Sentimental Favorite Owsley
Like You Don't See Me The Muffs
Landslide Cities Elvyn
Tambareen The Ravines
Tambourine Groovy Movies
Green Tambourine The Lemon Pipers
Had Enough Trip Wire
Where Are The Living? Charms Against The Evil Eye
Inside Looking Out The Chesterfield Kings
Sickly And The Awkward Gene The Telepathic Butterflies
Pieces of Love Orbis Max

March 08, 2019 02:50 PM PST

This week a we have a Big Stir Record block, another track from the very cool Gretchen's Wheel album, a song from birthday girl Shelley Valauskas, another pick from Spain via Alex and a track from my buddy Wayne's favorite band. How does he pack it all into an hour!

Yellow & Blue Icecream Hands
I Got News The Jessica Fletchers
Miss K. Deer Tick
no quick fix Gretchen's Wheel
Rebel Heart The Shelters
Your Skin Chuck Prophet
Double Yellow Line The Music Machine
Cheaters The Model Rockets
Open Fire Any Trouble
It Happens All The Time Jeff Murphy
Cheap Shot The Shellye Valauskas Experience
When You Find Out The Nerves
Marry Myself In Deed
This Song Is a Cure The Kariannes
Everything That Happened The Living Dolls
Swimming Pool Mamita Papaya
She Blew Me Away The Candyskins
Emily Come Back Mick Terry
Duck And Cover Glen Phillips
The World'll Be OK Teenage Fanclub

March 02, 2019 02:54 AM PST

In this episode we pay tribute to the music of Peter Tork and play tracks by The Kariannes, Gretchen's Wheel, The On and On's, Lisa Mychols, Renno Bo, Real Estate and much more.


Every Word Means No The Kariannes
always love Gretchen's Wheel
Used to Believe Ted Leo
For Pete's Sake (Closing Theme) The Monkees
Blank Season Arvidson and Butterflies
Place We Can Go David Brookings And The Average Lookings
Don't F**K It Up Linus Of Hollywood
Records and Needles Ryan Hamilton
Can You Dig It? The Monkees
All Good Things The Remains
Do You Have A Healthy Mind? The Above
Sleeping Sun Reno Bo
Hearts Beat In Stereo Lisa Mychols
spirit of johnny Solarflairs
Cool In the Water Bread & Butter
Only Love Emperor Penguin
Whole World The On And Ons
Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? The Monkees
Stained Glass Real Estate
Wasn't Born To Follow The Monkees

February 22, 2019 10:22 AM PST

Time waits for no one .... neither does this weeks Chasing the Essential .... well actually it will wait until you press play. New track from Bob Mould, The Reverberations, The Weeklings, Rayland Baxter, Michael Slawter plus plenty more stuff.


California Sunshine Spygenius
Western Sunset Bob Mould
Hopes And Dreams And Fears Greg Pope
Remember The Lightning 20/20
Time Stops The Reverberations
Put The Clock Back On The Wall The E Types
Bangor The Telepathic Butterflies
Don't Need, Don't Care In Deed
Think It Over Kurt Baker
Fake It Till You Make It Baby Scream
Whole Lot Easier Dodgy
Casanova Rayland Baxter
Cricket Time The Hangabouts
Same Old Thing Michael Slawter
Keep The Change The Bopp
Lawnchairs Our Daughter's Wedding
Energy Spent Liam Finn
Song of the Passaic (Bonus Track) Fountains of Wayne
This Time Tomorrow The Kinks

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