Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #784 – 6/17/2017: Heather Trost interview!

Heather Trost

On today’s show, we meet musician Heather Trost. Heather hails from New Mexico, and has spent time all over the American West and in Europe. She sees music visually, and that’s reflected in her great new solo album, Agistri. Her soundscapes paint musical pictures of such diverse places as the New Mexico desert and the islands of Greece. You can almost hear the sun and wind as she creates with her vintage collection of keyboards. Her other band is A Hawk and a Hacksaw, where she plays violin. All in all, a compelling listen. Check out lmduplication.com/lm14.html for more info on Heather and Agistri.

Artist | Track | Album
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Lisa Mychols | The Man With The Golden Gun | Songs. Bond Songs.
Cirrone | All Right All Night | Kings For A Night
Edward Rogers | 20th Century Heroes | TV Generation
Jason Falkner | I Live | Presents Author Unknown
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!

Heather Trost interview
Heather Trost | Agistri | Agistri
Heather Trost | Agina | Agistri

Nick Lowe | Without Love | Labour Of Lust
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Plasticsoul | Babylon | Therapy
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
Lisa Said | Peel The Moon | Estranged
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Kiss A Memory | Single release
Richard X. Heyman | Everybody Get Wise | Incognito
Yolanda Cazessus | Bed Of Thorns | Single release
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | Everybody’s Unplugged Except Martin
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #783 – 6/3/2017: Steve “Sparky ShockPop” Brady co-hosts!

ShockPop Radio–Steve Brady’s long-running radio show

On today’s show, we welcomed former radio personality Steve Brady, also known as Sparky ShockPop when he was on the air. He is a true champion of indie rock and roll, and has had an illustrious career in both terrestrial and internet radio. He’s always been driven to find the latest and greatest of undiscovered musical talent, and today, he brought along seven such examples! (And in the interest of full disclosure, your humble host has perhaps pilfered from Steve’s playlists more than once in the past!) Enjoy the music, and enjoy the chat with one of the true gentlemen of music radio! Check out the Sparky at ShockPop page, where Steve helps you keep up with the latest in the indie music world.

Artist | Track | Album
Fishbone | Party At Ground Zero | Fishbone
Yolanda Cazessus | Colors | Single release
Felsen | Heroin | Accidental Drowning
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman

Guest DJ Steve Brady segment
The Big I Am | Right About Now | Acoustic version
Joe Crookston | The Nazarene | Single release
Josh Woodward | On Brevity | Single release
All Hail Hyena! | Man Up! | Single release
I Am Fool | Monkey | Single release
Tracy Newman And The Reinforcements | Table Nine | Single release
Two Sheds Jackson | One Way Ticket To The Top | Single release
James Carson | Calico | Single release

Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
Rich McCulley | Hey Trouble | Out Among The Edges
The Rolling Stones | Respectable | Some Girls
Lisa Said | Some Dudes | Estranged
Duncan Faure | Where Is The Music | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Lannie Flowers | Favorite Song | LIVE in NYC
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Stamps | Make It Be

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #782 – 5/27/2017: Josh McCaslin of Roselit Bone interview!

Roselit Bone

On today’s show, we chatted with Josh McCaslin of Portland band Roselit Bone. The 10 piece(!) band’s new album, Blister Steel, is both bleak and listenable all at once. That’s an honor I don’t ascribe to just anybody. Each song is a carefully constructed mini movie soundtrack. Each sets the scene, and the blend of genres is just stunning. You’ll hear rockabilly, ranchera, surf, and punk–sometimes all in the same song! There’s horns, steel guitars, tons of reverb and echo, coupled with crooning and howling. There’s dystopian waltzes and skewered honky-tonk. This album may not be anything like what you hear on commercial radio–but I think you need to hear this. It will open your mind to what happens when genres crash to form new music.

More info at: www.roselitbone.com

Artist | Track | Album
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Gail George | Follow Your Bliss | Follow Your Bliss!
Cirrone | It’s Gonna Be The Right Time | Kings For A Night
Maxi Dunn | Meteor Shower | Edmund & Leo
Identical Suns | Goldeneye | Songs. Bond Songs.

Josh McCaslin interview
Roselit Bone | By The Glint Of Your Horns | Blister Steel
Roselit Bone | My First Name | Blister Steel

Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Brian Cullman | Memphis Madeline | The Opposite Of Time
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Lisa Said | Peel The Moon | Estranged
The Jeremy Band | Hit You With A Flower | Hit You With A Flower
honeychain | Welcome To My Life | Crushed
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be
The Mysteries Of Life | I Like You | Bad Advice
Gretchen’s Wheel | Wish | Sad Scientist
The Welcome Matt | The Man In The Golden Tower | More Empire Days
Anton Barbeau | High Noon | Magic Act
The The | Slow Emotion Replay | Dusk
Plasticsoul | Biff Bang Pow | Therapy

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #781 – 5/20/2017: Skip Heller/Spike Sikes interview/performance!

Skip Heller / Spike Sikes in the Twirl Studio

On today’s show, Skip Heller and Spike Sikes treated us to a great in-studio performance! Skip’s played in most every genre known to man, and even did a stint in NRBQ! He’s also the guy that Tish Hinojosa calls when she and “Flaco” (and really, how many Flacos do you know?) need a guitarist! Spike is the classic utility man–he can play anything, but his main axe is the electric keyboard. Skip lives in Hollywood, Spike lives in the Bay Area–and their paths crossed in Sacramento on their way to recording a new album as a duo. The songs they played for us are all brand new, original compositions of theirs. Enjoy the music! More info at: Skip Heller’s Hollywood Blues Destroyers and Spike and Friends.

Artist | Track | Album
Sparklejet | UR A Dope | Single release
Lisa Said | Some Dudes | Estranged
The Who | Sparks (Live at Woodstock) | The Kids Are Alright
Maxi Dunn | Take It Or Leave It | Edmund & Leo
Cirrone | Everything’s Fine Now | Kings For A Night
Heiskell | Just Can’t Say | Arriving
Girls On Grass | What They Wrought | Girls On Grass

Skip Heller and Spike Sikes interview/performance
Skip Heller and Spike Sikes | Algiers Ferry Blues | In studio performance
Skip Heller and Spike Sikes | Ain’t Nothing To See Here | In studio performance
Skip Heller and Spike Sikes | When I Hear Louis Sing | In studio performance
Skip Heller and Spike Sikes | Lonely For You | In studio performance

Lannie Flowers | James Bond Theme | Songs. Bond Songs.
honeychain | Some Boys Lie | Crushed
Banjo Bones | Cowboy Dreams | Cowboy Dreams
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Blake Babies | From Here To Burma | Earwig Demos
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | If You See Kay | Make It Be
Kim Rancourt | Claudine | Plum Plum
Plasticsoul | Babylon | Therapy
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
Bellygunner | Negative Kid | Machine Gun Built For Two
Ruby Free | Superstar | Shades

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #780 – 5/13/2017: Walker Brigade interview!

Walker Brigade

On today’s show, we welcomed the great L.A. band Walker Brigade! I’ve been enjoying their brand new album Therapy Animal, which touches on the harder edges of power pop, while still keeping the melodies at the forefront. All four members of the band were in on the interview: Tracy Landecker, Mark Fletcher, Jeff Charreaux, and Craig Tyrka. I got to learn such juicy tidbits as where the name of the band came from, and why they covered a song featured in the Mel Brooks film “Blazing Saddles”! Their collective musical influences are pretty wide-ranging–everybody from Mick Ronson, X-Ray Spex, Jefferson Airplane, Mission of Burma, and even swing jazz and drum and bugle corp music figure into their mix! You can find out more here: Walker Brigade on CD Baby

Artist | Track | Album
Cirrone | All Right All Night | Kings For A Night
According To Bazooka | Don’t Want To Let It Go | Easy Come, Easy Go
The Pengwins | Suicide | Single release
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | The Girl In The Camera Obscura | Teasers From The Whispermaphone
Gail George | You Are There | The Barrio Sessions
The Taters | New Girlfriend | Taters Party

Walker Brigade interview
Walker Brigade | I Wanna Destroy You | Therapy Animal
Walker Brigade | I’m Tired | Therapy Animal
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal

Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Matt North | Seventeen Days | Above Ground Fools
The Feelies | Turn Back Time | In Between
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Felsen | Don’t Turn Your Back On Me Today | Breaking Up With Loneliness
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
Duncan Faure | The Day That I Found Love | 4
Ruby Free | Lonelier Than Me | Shades
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Sleeping With Me | Mistakes
The Welcome Matt | Feel Something | More Empire Days
Plasticsoul | All Died Pretty | Therapy

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #779 – 5/6/2017: Banjo Bones in-studio interview/performance!

Pepe Espada of Banjo Bones

Not too many bands have taglines. The following come to mind: The Beatles: “The Fab Four”, or The Clash: “The Only Band That Matters”. Today’s guests, Sacramento band Banjo Bones, have a tagline too: “The Dark Side Of Americana”. It’s a great description that tells you everything about their sound.

On today’s show, Pepe Espada of Banjo Bones returned to our Sacramento studios, and brought along Giorgi Khokhobashvili, the band’s violinist! They treated us to a dramatic live performance, and we also got to hear some tracks from their brand new album Cowboy Dreams. The album is the finest in Banjo Bones’ catalog–so far. It’s simply sublime, and well thought out. For more info about the band, the album, and the upcoming CD release show at Sacramento’s Blue Lamp, check out www.banjobones.com.

Artist | Track | Album
Plasticsoul | Therapy | Therapy
The Feelies | Stay The Course | In Between
Allyson Seconds | Sun Don’t Shine | Little World
Pacific Soul Ltd | Blue Summertime | The Dance Divine
Daniel Trigger | Remember When | Army Of One
Maxi Dunn | Always Be My Friend | Welcome To Soonville
honeychain | Messy Love | Single release
Ruby Free | Start Of Something Big | Shades
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Stamps | Make It Be
Gretchen’s Wheel | Wish | Sad Scientist

Banjo Bones interview
Banjo Bones | Cowboy Dreams | Cowboy Dreams
Banjo Bones | Your Medicine Is Bad | Live version
Banjo Bones | Sin Again | Live version

The Welcome Matt | Come Alive | More Empire Days
Lannie Flowers | Give Me A Chance | New Songs Old Stories
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!
The JAC (with Maria Sokratis) | Jackson | Drugs, Trucks & Jesus
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #778 – 4/29/2017: Kim Rancourt interview!

Kim Rancourt

On today’s show, we met the legendary Kim Rancourt. Kim’s a great songwriter who loves finding the hidden little stories in New York City. If you’re there, he’ll give you a tour of the city–as seen through his lens. But if you’re not, you’ll want to listen to his album Plum Plum as soon as it comes out in May–you’ll hear little slices of city life, thanks to Kim. It’s raw, garagey, and generally a rockin’ good time. His producer, Don Fleming, assembled an all-star band for this one–including members of Sonic Youth and Blue Oyster Cult! Here’s more info on Kim Rancourt: Kim Rancourt on Soundcloud

Artist | Track | Album
Plasticsoul | Keeping A Light On | Therapy
honeychain | Crushed | Single release
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
David Lindley & El Rayo-X | Werewolves Of London | Very Greasy
Ben Swidenbank | Girl (Leave That Animal Tonight) | Uncovered
The Paul & John | Inner Sunset | Inner Sunset
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Big Stir

Kim Rancourt interview
Kim Rancourt | Walking The Trashline Properties | Plum Plum
Kim Rancourt | Claudine | Plum Plum

Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Mistakes | Mistakes
Old 97’s | Timebomb | Too Far To Care
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
The Big I Am | Tongue Tied | Single release
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Bellygunner | Kilobyte | Machine Gun Built For Two
Lisa Mychols | Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Identical Suns | Baby I’m Down | Identical Suns
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Banjo Bones | Tell Him Why | Cowboy Dreams
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades
The Welcome Matt | The Boon | More Empire Days

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