Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #777 – 4/22/2017: Jason Falkner interview!

Jason Falkner and R. Stevie Moore

On today’s show, we interviewed the legendary musician/producer Jason Falkner. Not only was he a founding member of Jellyfish, and a member of Paisley Underground band The Three O’Clock, he is a member of Beck’s touring band. He’s also responsible for some fine solo albums of his own. Most recently, he collaborated with lo-fi pioneer R. Stevie Moore on an amazing album called “Make It Be”. It’s the perfect blend of Stevie’s eccentric songwriting and Jason’s polished arrangements and production, although as we learn in the interview, Jason’s got his eccentric moments too–they’re just buried a little lower in the mix! The album rocks hard and has its idosyncratic moments–but there is always that mutual respect, where the duo gives each other room to shine, while playing to each other’s strengths. I highly recommond you pick this one up.

Artist | Track | Album
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
Girls On Grass | Father Says Why | Girls On Grass
Cartorson | Hearts On The Highway | Richfield Skyline
Elton John | Grow Some Funk Of Your Own | Rock Of The Westies
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
Blake Babies | Don’t Suck My Breath | Earwig Demos
Gretchen’s Wheel | Left Turn | Sad Scientist

Jason Falkner interview
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Horror Show | Make It Be
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Love Us, We Love Me | Make It Be

The Taters | Thingamajig | Taters Party
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (acoustic) | Single release
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Lannie Flowers | Kiss A Memory | Single release
Gail George | You Are There | The Barrio Sessions
Ruby Free | Lonelier Than Me | Shades
Kim Rancourt | Claudine | Plum Plum
Banjo Bones | Your Medicine Is Bad | Cowboy Dreams
Matt North | Miss Communication | Above Ground Fools
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Pacific Soul Ltd. | We Go High | The Dance Divine
Cult Of Wedge | Oh Lindsay | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #776 – 4/15/2017: Sean O’Brien interview!

Sean O’Brien

San Francisco Bay Area musician Sean O’Brien returned to the show today! It had been a couple of years since our last in-person visit, and he did not disappoint. He brought along a couple of new albums that he and his band, “Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands” have released in this still-young year of 2017–so we heard several of those new songs. He also treated us to a fiery live version of his song “Shadow Sharks”–which was exceptionally (and deservedly) well-received by listeners from California to Australia. Sean got his start back in the early 1980s, where he was connected to the Davis, CA branch of the Paisley Underground scene. Today, he’s on virtually every who’s who list of Bay Area musicians–there’s pretty much one degree of separation (or fewer) to anybody you can think of there. Check out his music at

Artist | Track | Album
Burnt Taters | No Teardrops Tonight | Vox Box
Matt North | Badgering The Witness | Above Ground Fools
Mimi Betinis | Pontiac | Music Sounds
Maxi Dunn | Change The Record | Edmund & Leo
Daniel Trigger | Heavy Heart | Single release
Gail George | You Are There | The Barrio Sessions
Scott McChane | Is This My Country? | The Angels Of Madness Shine

Sean O’Brien interview
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Mistakes | Mistakes
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Whiskey In The Jar | Mistakes
Sean O’Brien | Shadow Sharks (live) | Live in studio
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Sleeping With Me | Mistakes
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Advice Coming In | It Was Sad Without You There
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Old Black Cloud | Single release
Laura Benitez | For Me Or The Baby | For Duty Or For Love
Chuck Prophet | Post-War Cinematic Dead Man Blues | Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
Greg Lisher | Between The Two Of Us | Trains Change

Banjo Bones | Tell Him Why | Cowboy Dreams
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Big Stir
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Another Day Slips Away | Make It Be
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Walker Brigade | Choker | Therapy Animal
Duncan Faure | Where Is The Music | Anthology
Heiskell | Carharts | Arriving

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #775 – 4/8/2017: Lindsay Murray of Gretchen’s Wheel interview!

Lindsay Murray

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little over a year that I’ve known Lindsay Murray, but in that time, she’s sent me three albums of top notch rock and roll. Ranging from alternative to power pop, Gretchen’s Wheel is right in my, er, wheelhouse! The recent Twirlie Award winner for Female Vocalist of the Year is also an accomplished lyricist and guitarist, and has done a fine job in producing her three albums. The newest release, Sad Scientist, is the most advanced and rocking album of the three. It showcases her impressive musicianship, and she teams up with some great collaborators from around the country. I would put this album on your must-have list!

Artist | Track | Album
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
Mod Hippie | Night Rally | Big Wow
Irene Peña | Shut It Down | Single release
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades
Maxi Dunn | Tangled Tree | The Neglected Gambit
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World

Lindsay Murray interview
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist

Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Dada | I Get High | I Get High EP
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
Lannie Flowers | Give Me Another Chance | New Songs Old Stories
Jeff Powers | I Miss My Ball And Chain | If It Ain’t This It’s That
Gail George | Be Okay | The Barrio Sessions
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Chandler Travis, King Of The World | Let’s Have A Pancake!
Duncan Faure | In The Right Place | Anthology
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | Everybody’s Unplugged Except Martin
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
B. J. Thomas | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head | Single release
Felsen | Self Medicate | Accidental Drowning
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Feelies | Gone Gone Gone | In Between

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #774 – 4/1/2017: Daniel Trigger interview!

Daniel Trigger

On today’s show, we welcomed British melodic hard rocker Daniel Trigger! His songs are pretty fantastic, and his soaring vocals make him a one of a kind presence. This was the first time he’s been on Twirl, and it was a live chat–all the way from Sacramento to the UK! Daniel made five of his acoustic rock demos available as an EP called “Right Turn”, and is kind enough to donate the proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care, a really worthy organization. Here’s some more info on Daniel, and you can purchase the EP right here:

Artist | Track | Album
Freedy Johnston | Trying To Tell You I Don’t Know | Can You Fly
Lisa Mychols | He’s Got Me Dreaming | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Favorite Song | LIVE in NYC
Jimmy Catlett | Red, White And Black | Waiting To Fall Off The Earth
Maxi Dunn | The Neglected Gambit | The Neglected Gambit

Daniel Trigger interview
Daniel Trigger | Remember When | Single release
Daniel Trigger | Alive | Single release

Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
Milltown Brothers | Something Cheap | Slinky
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Party Apple Peel | 315 | Single release
Felsen | Don’t Turn Your Back On Me Today | Breaking Up With Loneliness
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Identical Suns | Baby I’m Down | Identical Suns
The JAC | Persistent Man | Faux Pas
Girls On Grass | What They Wrought | Girls On Grass
The Click Beetles | Tell Me How You Feel | Wake Up To Music!
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #773 – 3/25/2017: Joe Algeri interview!

Joe Algeri

Joe Algeri has been a favorite presence on Twirl for a long time. He’s one of the more prolific artists I know, playing in and producing such bands as The JAC, The Britannicas, The Outryders, and so many more. Whether it’s jangly and hard-rockin’ originals, skewed covers, or even the occasional “normal” cover, Joe has pretty much done it all. On today’s show, we chatted with him all the way from his home base in Perth, Western Australia–a mere 15 time zones away! He’s working on 3 projects simultaneously right now (that we know of), so we’ll hear new music from The Britannicas and The Outryders, and an interesting, unearthed track from Love Minus Zero.

Artist | Track | Album
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
The Mighty Lemon Drops | Inside Out (live) | Young, Gifted, and Black Country
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (acoustic) | Single release
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release
Maxi Dunn | Everything | Edmund & Leo
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools

Joe Algeri interview
The Britannicas | Real World Time | Single release
Love Minus Zero | Mary Says | Single release
The Outryders | Piangi Con Me (& Live For Today) | Single release

Gretchen’s Wheel | Left Turn | Sad Scientist
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Christmas Sale | The Underground Garden
The Corner Laughers | Fairytale Tourist | Matilda Effect
Frank Black | Superabound | Teenager Of The Year
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Aching For You | The Dance Divine
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show
Nick Lowe | Skin Deep | Labour Of Lust
The Mysteries Of Life | Rely On You | Bad Advice
Sons Of Morning | Didn’t See The Man | Sons Of Morning
Lannie Flowers | Up All Night | Starry Eyed: The Records Tribute
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
Identical Suns | E.M.I.L.Y. | Identical Suns
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #772 – 3/18/2017: Rick Hromadka interview!

Rick Hromadka

Rick Hromadka’s musical projects have been Twirl Radio favorites for the better part of a decade. He grabbed his rightful place on our airwaves with Maple Mars, and has sweetened the deal with another great band, one which he and his wife, Lisa Cavaliere co-front, Ruby Free. The new Ruby Free album is called Shades, and it is magnificent! Lots of variety on this one–it rocks a little harder than the last one–and oh–there’s a Carpenters cover to boot! That’s treading on musical holy ground, but they handle it masterfully. Shades comes out in a few weeks, so we were lucky to grab Rick and chat for about 25 minutes on today’s show.

Enjoy the podcast:

Artist | Track | Album
Nelson Bragg | Welcome To Nowhereville | We Get What We Want
The Feelies | Stay The Course | In Between
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
Cirrone | All I Know | Uplands Park Road
Maxi Dunn | Meteor Shower | Edmund & Leo

Rick Hromadka interview
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades
Ruby Free | Talk To Me | Shades

DC Cardwell | Something Worth Voting For | Some Hope
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | At Every Train Stop (Big Stir Mix) | Big Stir compilation
Gretchen’s Wheel | Wish | Sad Scientist
Felsen | Lorazepam | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Glen Campbell | Wichita Lineman | The Very Best Of Glen Campbell
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!
The Undecided By Default | Wig Pins | Totally Undecided
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Eric Peter Schwartz | Whip Around The Sun | American Disrepair
The Corner Laughers | Bells Of El Camino | Poppy Seeds
Lannie Flowers | I Didn’t Know | LIVE in NYC
Ass Ponys | Death Car $25 | Little Bastard EP
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1
Walker Brigade | Don’t Sell Out (For Free) | Therapy Animal
The Cherry Bluestorms | As Above So Below | Bad Penny Opera

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #771 – 3/11/2017: Bud Rogers interview!

Bud Rogers

Bedfordshire, UK-based Bud Rogers has been “making noise” since he was a little guy–drums first, then guitars. His musical career took the opposite turn of most: he started in rock, then went back to school to get classically-trained! He scored a couple of films and wrote a concerto, but rock and roll kept calling. He was a big part of the sound of the band Swidenbank, whom we’ve played a lot on this show over the years. Five years ago, when he started releasing solo records, he really honed and refined his sound. It’s a big rock sound–heavy on the guitars, with solid writing and soulful vocals. Bud’s been a favorite on Twirl Radio since then–and even won our coveted Male Vocalist of the Year Twirlie Award.

Late last year, he released the four song EP “Starman”–featuring a wonderful cover of the David Bowie song, plus three originals. Today, we caught up, and had a lively chat.

More Bud Rogers info:

Enjoy the podcast:

Artist | Track | Album
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
The Welcome Matt | Let It Lead You | Pop Junk Fluff & Hype
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
Felsen | Heroin | Accidental Drowning
Matt North | Come Here Go Away | Above Ground Fools
Girls On Grass | Father Says Why | Girls On Grass

Bud Rogers interview
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Bud Rogers | Starman | Starman

Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Lannie Flowers | Give Me A Chance (live) | LIVE in NYC
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
Cult Of Wedge | She’s A Witch | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Ruby Free | Lonelier Than Me | Shades
Urge Overkill | Positive Bleeding | Saturation
The Cherry Bluestorms | Baby, You’re A Rich Man | Transit Of Venus
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Crazy | The Dance Divine
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | The Underground Garden
Three Minute Tease | MTV Song | Bite The Hand
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show

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