Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #896 – 11/23/2019: Interview doubleheader with Ev Gold of Cinema Cinema and Don Hawkins!

Ev Gold of Cinema Cinama

In my continuing effort to bring you up to date, here’s another show from the recent past. This one featured two interviews. The music was stylistically from opposite ends of the spectrum–but both types fit in well on Twirl Radio, and the interviews were both fun.

In the first hour, we met Ev Gold of NYC-based “Experi-Metal Punk” band Cinema Cinema. Their sound has been described as having a distorto-drenched post-grunge and damaged-funk assault. Whew! That’s a mouthful, an earful, and a headful. It’s really good, intense music. Ev himself is a great guy–full of fun and life. We had a really spirited chat, and heard a couple of tracks from their recent album, CCXMD. You’ll learn an interesting little secret about that album title when you listen to the interview. Check ’em out at

Don Hawkins

In the second hour, a we had a long-anticipated interview with Don Hawkins. Don originally comes from Sacramento, and was originally part of Anton Barbeau’s band JoyBoys. He started making his own music, and has been going strong at it for the past couple of decades. He now lives up in Washington state, and has released several albums just in the past 3-4 years alone. We talked about his recent effort, Stutter Step, which features some amazing songwriting and playing. (#3 album of the year, Twirlie Awards.) If I had to narrow down the sound, I’d say it reminds me of some of the smart, quirky alternative rock from the early 1990s that I loved so well. This album is a must-listen.

More episodes coming soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the show!

Artist | Track | Album
Jackpot | Sensory Overload | Moonbreath
Shplang | Spanish Galleons | Los Grandes Excritos
Harvey Danger | Carlotta Valdez | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Anny Celsi | Tangle-Free World | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
The Bobbleheads | Two Become One | Myths And Fables
Deborah Crooks | All Signs | The Department Of The West
Steve Barton | Gimme Your Hand | Tall Tales And Alibis 3

Ev Gold interview
Cinema Cinema | Cyclops | CCXMD
Cinema Cinema | Colors | CCXMD

Lauren Rocket | Diamond Nights | Single release
Lannie Flowers | My Street (Memphis Version) | Single release
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions | Perfect Skin | Rattlesnakes
Maxi Dunn | The Neglected Gambit | The Neglected Gambit
Richard X. Heyman | Action Screams Louder Than Words | Pop Circles
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Lisa Said | Comes And Goes | No Turn Left Behind

Don Hawkins interview
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
Don Hawkins | Acquisition | Stutter Step

Freedy Johnston | Down On The Moon #1 | The Trouble Tree
Spygenius | If You Go A-Roving | Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave
The Imperial Sound | Yesterday | The New AM
Nick Eng | It’s Alright | Long Shot
Trip Wire | Had Enough | Once & Always
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | You Dear | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Whigs | Production City | Mission Control
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Clever Things | Pop Songs & Kyries
Sunshine Boys | Questions | Blue Music
Gail George | It’s Not Me | Follow Your Bliss
Pugwash | Everyone Knows That You’re Mine | Silverlake
Ass Ponys | Astronaut | Single release
The Armoires | Just Like Carl Crew Said | Zibaldone
The Corner Laughers | (Now That I Have You I’m) Bored | Poppy Seeds
Anton Barbeau | Milk Churn In The Morning | Magic Act


Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #895 – 11/16/2019: Beth Dobson interview!

Radio presenter Beth Dobson

On this episode, we get to meet Scottish radio presenter (that’s UK-speak for DJ) Beth Dobson! She has started to get a lot of notice on social media lately, for her discerning taste in music. This originally aired back in the fall, when she (only) had one radio show, on Grampian Hospital Radio. We talked about her start in radio, and her love of music discovery–and even some popular Scottish foods!

Shortly after this interview, Beth got invited to do a second radio show, on Neighborhood Weekly Radio, called the Indie Lounge. All of her shows, and her online persona, fall under the umbrella of Planet Beth. She now covers the airwaves several hours a week. And the best part–her enthusiasm for music discovery, and for indie music in particular, is contagious! If you think there just isn’t a lot of great new music to be discovered–then you need to go visit Planet Beth!

As a special bonus, Beth provided a handful of new tracks from bands that she likes a lot. Stay tuned, there is a second visit with Beth coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the show!

Artist | Track | Album
Pixies | Debaser | Doolittle
The Welcome Matt | Get Shameless | Pop Junk Fluff & Hype
Anton Barbeau | Love Me Do | Berliner Grotesk
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
Death Of Samantha | Conviction | If Memory Serves Us Well
The Armoires | (How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me? | Zibaldone

Beth Dobson interview
Wojtek The Bear | Tonic Youth | Old Names For New Shapes
Angus Munro | Bleed It Out | Mirror Man
Trookers | The Temporary | The Temporary
The Vapour Trails | Drag It Around | See You In The Next World

Heiskell | The Great Opaque | Songs In The Key Of H
The Kariannes | This Song Is A Cure | Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave
Drunken Prayer | It Happens All The Time | Cordelia Elsewhere
Poplord | Flower Bomb | Poplord vs. The Universe
Karen Haglof | Tobiano Twirl | Tobiano
Bellygunner | Negative Kid | Machine Gun Built For Two
Juliana Hatfield | Running Out | Bed
Plasticsoul | Therapy | Therapy
The Corner Laughers | Shrine Of The Martyred Saint | Ultraviolet Garden
The Clash | The Right Profile | London Calling
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
William Duke | Hotels And Meetings | Quatro
Billy Swan | I Can Help | Single release
Steve Barton | Before I Get Too Young | Tall Tales & Alibis 3
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Lannie Flowers | Doin’ Fine | Single release
Sunshine Boys | Glider Pilot | Blue Music
Sex 66 | My Dying Day | Grew Up Down
Anny Celsi | Empty Hangers | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
Felsen | Greetings From The Ghost Of Heavy Metal Rock And Roll | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Nick Heyward | The Goodbye Man | The Apple Bed

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