Live webcast today at 3:00 p.m. Pacific: The Natalie Cortez Band

Natalie Cortez Band

Natalie Cortez Band

Twirl Radio hits the road today! We’re going out to Woodland, California, for a live show with The Natalie Cortez Band! The venue is the Blue Note Brewing Company, located at 750 Dead Cat Alley, Woodland, California 95695. I hope you can make it out there, to see some of Sacramento’s finest musicians. However, to sweeten the deal, we’ll be webcasting the entire show live!

Here’s the map to the venue. If you come out, be sure to say hi!


Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #765 – 1/28/2017: Interview with H. Miller and Tom Delfavero from Sons of Morning!

Sons of Morning

Sons of Morning

On today’s show, we welcomed H. Miller and Tom Delfavero of the band Sons of Morning. These guys hail from upstate New York, and are heavily influenced by American and British blues, straight up rock and roll, and even country. Their music alternates between raw garage rock and sophisticated arrangements–but usually with a nod to roots rock. They were holed up in Babyhead Studios, taking a break from recording their next album when we talked. They were kind enough to let us play two of the new tracks on today’s show, and we had a lively, spirited chat! Enjoy the podcast.

Artist | Track | Album
The Jeremy Band | Hit You With A Flower | Hit You With A Flower
Sam Phillips | Troubles Won’t Stay | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Three Minute Tease | MTV Song | Bite The Hand
Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know | Welcome To Soonville
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
R.E.M. | Ignoreland | Automatic For The People

H. Miller and Tom Delfavero from Sons of Morning interview
Sons Of Morning | Baby’s What’s Wrong | Single release
Sons Of Morning | Evangeline | Single release

The Bobbleheads | Mean Girls | Make Yourself Happy
Sophe Lux And The Mystic | Love Is Waiting | All Are One
Agony Aunts | Back To Back Bill | Big Cinnamon
Irene Peña | Must’ve Been Good | Single release
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Girls On Grass | What They Wrought | Girls On Grass
The Cherry Bluestorms | Baby, You’re A Rich Man | Transit Of Venus
Lannie Flowers | Circles | LIVE in NYC
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | You Got Me Started | Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2
Edward Rogers | Denmark Street Forgotten | Glass Marbles
Mod Hippie | Gone All Day | Big Wow
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | RedWhite&BlueSoBlue | Pop Songs & Kyries
Allyson Seconds | Octagon | Little World

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #764 – 1/21/2017: Eric Peter Schwartz interview!

Eric Peter Schwartz

Eric Peter Schwartz

On today’s show, we welcomed back Eric Peter Schwartz. He’s a great singer-songwriter from the Chicago area, and he just released a new album, “American Disrepair”. We’ll learn about his varied palette of musical influences–and they are truly all over the lot–and how they fit into his musical worldview.

Due to technical reasons–the big storms we’ve had in the Sacramento area knocked out some of our connectivity–this show didn’t stream live on the internet; it went out over KUBU 96.5 FM in Sacramento only. So for our friends outside the Sacramento region, I’ve posted the audio from the entire show. Enjoy!

Artist | Track | Album
Mod Hippie | Up And Away | Big Wow
Little Tin Frog | The Cigarette Song | Sacpop Compilation
The The | Slow Emotion Replay | Dusk
Maxi Dunn | Sinking In The Sand | Welcome To Soonville
Cirrone | You’re Not Alone | Uplands Park Road
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Break The Chains | Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!

Eric Peter Schwartz interview
Eric Peter Schwartz | House Of Frankenstein | American Disrepair
Eric Peter Schwartz | Stop. Breathe. Repeat. | American Disrepair

Cult Of Wedge | That Song Last Summer | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Matt North | A Good Day In Nashville | Above Ground Fools
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
Butch Young | Persephone | Mercury Man
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Lannie Flowers | Another Weekend | LIVE in NYC
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
The Jangle Band | Love You Too | Edge Of A Dream
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
Anton Barbeau | High Noon | Magic Act
Gretchen’s Wheel | Younger Every Year | Behind The Curtain
Sons Of Morning | Judy, Judy | Sons Of Morning
Lou Reed | Sick Of You | New York

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #763 – 1/14/2017: Sam Phillips interview!

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips

Today’s show featured an interview with one of my all time favorite singer-songwriters, Sam Phillips. This legendary musician has not only created an amazing catalog of work over the past 30 years, but she also created the score for the Gilmore Girls television series. Her latest EP, “Human Contact is Never Easy”, is a bridge between her last album and her next album, with a couple of live concert performances thrown in. In other words, there something for everybody. The whole thing is wonderful. In the interview, we chatted about all of this, and she even gives you a recipe for a healthy smoothie to help you get through the post-holiday doldrums. Enjoy the podcast!

Artist | Track | Album
Felsen | All You Gotta Do Is Smile | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Irene Peña | Pieces Of You | Single release
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Untitled | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2
Cirrone | All I Know | Uplands Park Road
The Armoires | Double Blades | Incidental Light Show
Maxi Dunn | Full Circle | Operation Bubble
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools

Sam Phillips interview
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Sam Phillips | Walk Don’t Drive | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Sam Phillips | Candles And Stars | Human Contact Is Never Easy

Cartorson | Hearts On The Highway | Richfield Skyline
The Jangle Band | This Soul Is Not For Sale | Edge Of A Dream
Identical Suns | E.M.I.L.Y. | Identical Suns
Gretchen’s Wheel | TryTo Make It | Behind The Curtain
Duncan Faure | Hullo Baby | Machine From The Other Side
Lannie Flowers | Where Does Love Go | LIVE in NYC
The Feelies | Turn Back Time | In Between
Wilbur | An Hour Of Sunshine | This Is Wilbur
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Crazy | The Dance Divine
Cult Of Wedge | Oh Lindsay | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!
Eric Peter Schwartz | House Of Frankenstein | American Disrepair
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #762 – 1/7/2017: Natalie Cortez interview!

Natalie Cortez in the Twirl Radio studio.

Natalie Cortez in the Twirl Radio studio.

Today’s show was a moment I’ve been waiting for since the late 1990’s: our very special in-studio guest was the one and only Natalie Cortez! She and her band, The Ultraviolets, were one of the top bands on the Sacramento music scene when I started doing radio. This music became the soundtrack of my life in my new hometown. At the time, I nervously asked Natalie, after a show, if she’d be interested in being on Twirl Radio. She graciously said yes, and I proceeded to chicken out–it was a good two years before I conducted my first radio interview. So finally, I made it up to her, and we had a great visit on the show. She even brought along some great Sacramento and Fresno music for us to hear. I’m looking forward to doing this again.

Artist | Track | Album
The Legal Matters | Minor Key | Conrad
Emily Zuzik | Alone | Angelenos
The Feelies | Stay The Course | In Between
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”

Natalie Cortez interview
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | New Year | 10 Who Dared: Live at the Palms
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | I’m Sorry | Stupid Fresh

Natalie’s picks
Jonah Matranga/Allyson Seconds | Got My List | Single release
Grub Dog | Damnation | Live version
KAK (Gary Lee Yoder) | Disbelievin’ | KAK
Joe Kojima Gray/Grub Dog | Overexposed In The Sun | Live version
Sparklejet | It Never Hurts | Soap

Eric Peter Schwartz | Whip Around The Sun | American Disrepair
Kelly Harland/Dana Countryman | It’s Not Your Fault | Dana Countryman’s Girlville
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
Gail George | Amaranthine | Single release
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Cult Of Wedge | When I Was Young | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships

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