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Flashlite #334

July 2nd, 2015

Chris SquireWe start off with the new Spanish duet called Los Bengala. They have a new album called Incluso Festivos. Zach Jones is a new name from Portland, Maine. Rolin comes from Cleveland and runs a cool band called Nowehere. We also have some good old familiar faces – Rickie Lee Jones and Richard Thompson. His new album is produced by Jeff Tweedy and his old band Uncle Tupelo saw a release of an interesting tribute recently. We cull out Leeroy Stagger from that tribute. Today we say goodbye to Chris Squire, the bassist of Yes and The Syn.

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Los Bengala – No Hay Amor Sin Dolor;
Zach Jones – Some Other Day;
Warm Soda – Young Wreckless Hearts;
Nowhere – Anxiety;
Nowhere – Dead Alive (Live in CLE);
The Syn – 14 Hour Technicolor Dream;
Yes – Roundabout;
Junior Wells – Junior’s Wail (Blues Alphabet);
Richard Thompson – Good Things Happen To Bad People;
Richard Thompson – Patty Don’t You Put Me Down;
Leeroy Stagger – Train;
Uncle Tupelo – Train;
Rickie Lee Jones – Weasel And The White Boys Cool;
Rickie Lee Jones – Jimmy Choos.

Flashlite #333

June 25th, 2015

For some reason, I received a bunch of new records which are clearly inspired by the kraut rock – a German rock movement from the early ’70s which contained long, repetitive pieces, sometimes taking over the entire side of one LP. The new bands obviously have multiple influences, but I think that the following bands are truly influenced by kraut rock: Hypnodrone Ensemble from Berlin, Kinski from Seattle, Ancient Sky from Brooklyn and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard from Australia. At the end of the show, we hear a live tune by a new, young, up and coming duet from Cleveland, Archie and The Bunkers.

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Faust – It’s A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl;
Kinski – Powder;
Disciplin A Kitchme – Manitu S;
Hypnodrone Ensemble – Elliptical Hyperbolic;
Ancient Sky – Protection;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Infinite Rise;
Archie And The Bunkers – 1970 (Live in CLE).

Flashlite #332

June 18th, 2015

The ZoltarsThe brightest highlight in today’s show are two live recordings from King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. This Australian band played two nights in Cleveland and I was there to catch some moments with my recorder. One of the songs was brand new from what I could tell. Another hero of this show, Eamon McGrath has put out yet another of his online only albums called Shortest Ride To The Light of The Morning. Chris Stamey is back with the new record. Mark Kozelek with his Sun Kil Moon is back with the new record, probably the best one in his career. We also check out two new band, The Morons from Chicago and The Zoltars from Austin TX.

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Built To Spill – So;
Low Cut Connie – Somewhere Along the Avenue;
The Morons – Disco Diablo;
Mitski – Jobless Monday;
The Zoltars – We Missed Out;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Eamon McGrath – Young Men;
Sonny Boy Williamson – The Key (Blues Alphabet);
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – It’s Got Cold (Live in CLE);
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – New New Song (Live in CLE);
Sun Kil Moon – With A Sort Of Grace I Walked To The Bathroom To Cry;
Chris Stamey – Invisible;
Mott The Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie;
R. Stevie Moore Jason Falkner – Sincero Amore.

Flashlite #331

June 11th, 2015

Guadalupe PlataA good chunk of today’s show is filled with power-pop tunes. We start off with The Akibas new single. This band is important for the history of our show as it was the first band tune ever played at The Little Lighthouse. The we go on to Terry and Louie, surviving duet from The Exploding Hearts and their new single. Galileo 7 from Medway also has a new single. We also introduce Dot Dash from Washington DC and Belltowers from Orlando. Guadalupe Plata with their dusty rock’n'roll return with a new record without any title. And finally, we hear The Z-Boy, an awesome new surf rock, instrumental band from Rhode Island that I saw playing live in Newport, out of a pure coincidence. The best things happen when you’re least expecting them.

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Thurston Moore – Detonation;
The Akibas – Servants of the One Percent;
Terry And Louie – Daze Gone By;
The Exploding Hearts – We Don’t Have To Worry Anymore;
Dot Dash – Transparent Disguise;
The Galileo 7 – The God of Gaps;
The Galileo 7 – Don’t Want To Know;
The Belltowers – All Along;
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week;
The Forty Nineteens – Pink 55 Bel Air;
The Beatles – Bad Boy;
Larry Williams – Bad Boy;
Leroy Washington – Lost Love Letter Blues;
The Oblivians – Pinball King;
Guadalupe Plata – Filo De Navaja;
The Z-Boys – Track 2;
Fish In Oil – Jel surfujes;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Eyes Like The Sky;
Zerodent – As Yet Untitled Awesome New Song.

Flashlite #330

June 4th, 2015

John HardyToday’s show is an episode in our Rock’n'roll Anthems series. Previously we featured Louie Louie, I Fought The Law, Tobacco Road, Train Kept A-Rollin’, Money (That’s What I Want). Today we go the way back to the late nineteenth century when a railroad worker John Hardy committed a murder and got hanged afterwards. The story and the event went into a legend and into a song. The song eventually made it to the records in the twenties and quite a few rock musicians found the story exciting enough to include it into their repertoire. Most notably, my favorite version of Gun Club. As it usually happens in folk traditions, they are not always historically accurate. There was also another character John Henry, who was a a steel driver who apparently defeated a steam powered hammer. For whatever reason, musically and lyrically, some musicians of the past mixed the two different characters and song and elements of one went into another. So, today, we explore these two stories and the impact they had on rock’n'roll. Most recently, Danny Kroha recorded the legend of John Henry on his new lp, so the two characters still continue to keep our attention.

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Clarence Ashley – Old John Hardy;
Wild Billy Childish – John Hardy;
Gun Club – John Hardy;
Jeffrey Lee Pierce – John Henry;
George Thorogood And The Destroyers – John Hardy;
Manfred Mann – John Hardy;
Uncle Tupelo – John Hardy;
Johnny Cash – The Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer;
Lead Belly – John Hardy;
Buell Kazee – John Hardy;
Ernest V. Stoneman – John Hardy;
Mississippi Fred McDowell – John Henry;
Roger McGuinn – John Hardy;
Roger McGuinn – John Henry;
Tom T. Hall – More About John Henry;
The Sir Douglas Quintet – Story Of John Hardy;
Van Morrison – John Henry;
Danny Kroha – John Henry.

Flashlite #329

May 28th, 2015

Red AuntsToday we star of with Dany Laj and The Looks from Canada (Montreal and Toronto) and their new album Word On The Street. We continue with a 90s punks from California, an all-female line up, Red Aunts who recently have a nice double LP compilation album Come Up For A Close Look. Xaxaxa from Skopje, Macedonia, are lead by Vasko Atanososki who we also know from Bernay’s Propaganda. The Splits are three girls and one guy from Finland. Howe Gelb and his Giant Sand are back with one of their best albums in a rich career entitled Heartbreak Pass. They are now an international collective, more than a band – with 11 musicians (and one baby) on the record cover. Jackie DeShannon’s music from 1973 that was meant to be her second album for Atlantic record recently came out on a disc entitled All The Love – The lost Atlantic Recordings. It was recorded with Tom Dowd as a producer, but never came out in an integral version until now. We also have a new young band from Cleveland Daylight is the Dream and finish things off today with Movie Star Junkies – from Italy.

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George Harrison – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long;
Dany Laj and the Looks – I Know You Want Out;
Red Aunts – Detroit Valentine;
Redd Kross – Self Respect;
Bernay’s Propaganda – VIP In Paradise;
Xaxaxa – Siromasni i bogati;
The Splits – Rotten Me;
AAAA The Memphis Legs – Been Kinda Lost;
Oblivians – Final Stretch;
Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps From The Blues;
Giant Sand – Hurtin Habit;
Jackie DeShannon – Easy Evil;
T Bone Walker – Blues For Marili (Blues Alphabet);
Tav Falco – Memphis Rumble;
Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs – 15 Years Ago;
Daylight is the Dream – Live in CLE;
Movie Star Junkies – Plain Gold Ring.

Flashlite #328

May 21st, 2015

BB KingToday we say goodbye to BB King, a blues giant who passed away this week. But we also have some time for new names. We check out Cool Ghouls from San Francisco and Dirty Fences from New York City. We also check out the new record for Graham Parker and The Rumour.

FOOD – Leaf In The Wind;
Warm Soda – Can’t Erase This Feeling;
Cool Ghouls – The Mile;
Cool Ghouls – Queen Sophie;
Mikal Cronin – Control;
The Replacements – Takin A Ride;
Red Arms -Takin’ A Ride;
Dirty Fences – Just Can’t Wait;
Natural Child – Live in CLE;
Danny Kroha – John Henry;
BB King – Ain’t That Just Like A Woman (Blues Alphabet);
Jeff Beck – Sweet Little Angel;
Box Tops – Rock Me Baby;
Graham Parker And The Rumour – Last Bookstore in Town;
Graham Parker and The Rumour – Flying Into London.

Flashlite #327

May 14th, 2015

Robert PollardRobert Pollard is as active as ever. We introduced his new band Ricked Wicky just recently, and now he also has a new solo record. We also introduce Home Blitz from Princeton NJ, which reminds me on Game Theory. Faux Ferocious come from Nashville and we check out their studio and live recordings from their show in Cleveland. Thee Oh Sees are back with the new LP called Mutilator Defeated At Last. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris have a new album together. They first worked together 40 round years ago, so it’s a nice anniversary. Fauntleroys is a supergroup consisting of Alejandro Escovedo, Ivan Julian (ex Voidods) and Linda Pitmon (ex Zsu Zsu’s Petals and Miracle 3). We finish with a tribute to Bobby Irwin, drummer in Nick Lowe’s band who passed away recently.

John Mayall – Don’t Kick Me;
Platinum Boys – Platinum Boys;
Ricked Wicky – Well Suited;
Robert Pollard – Cafe of Elimination;
Chook Race – (Just Can’t) Relax;
Home Blitz – Downtown;
Game Theory – Metal and Glass Exact;
Let’s Active – Make Up With Me;
Haustor – Duhovi;
Faux Ferocious – Beaumont;
Thee Oh Sees – Palace Doctor;
Faux Ferosious – Live in CLE;
Tav Falco – Bangkok;
Alex Chilton – Bangkok;
Muddy Waters – I’m Ready (Blues Alphabet);
Lucinda Williams – I Just Wanted To See You So Bad;
Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris – I Just Wanted to See You So Bad;
The Fauntleroys – I’m In Love With Everything;
Nick Lowe – Raging Eyes.

Flashlite #326

May 7th, 2015

Useless EatersWe start off today with a tribute to Husker Du. Two Canadian bands, Red Arms and Wasted Potential put their resources together and made a coll tribute to Husker Du. The whole thing is on their bandcamp account, available for a free download. Another free download that you might want to consider is by The Babies – a really cool band from Zagreb who had a wonderful vinyl LP 10 years ago and now, the band offers it officially in a digital format. The Babies are long time defunct, but some of their members how play as Thee Melomen. They also have a cool cover of Husker Du! We also have new tunes by Built Do Spill from Boise ID and Warm Soda from Austin TX. We also have a nice block from Danny Kroha (ex Gories), with music from his new album and recent performances live in Cleveland. We also check out Mink Deville live CD and the new album from Becca Stevens Band. At the end of the show, we pay tribute to Ben E King (ex Drifters) and Jack Ely (ex Kingsmen).

Irma Thomas – I Count The Tears;
The Babies – Watching You;
Thee Melomen – Do you remember;
Red Arms And Wasted Potential – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely;
Wasted Potential – How Young Is Too Young;
Red Arms – Quiet Resolution;
Built To Spill – Living Zoo;
Warm Soda – Just Like Me Before;
Danny And The Darleans – Boo-da-lye (Live in CLE);
Danny Kroha – KC Blues (Live in CLE);
Danny Kroha – Holy Ghost Don’t Laeve Me;
Brother Will Hairson and Washboard Willie – Alabama Bus (Blues Alphabet);
Mink Deville – Love Me Like You Did Before;
Boz Scaggs – Cadillac Walk;
Boz Scaggs – I’m So Proud;
Becca Stevens Band – Be Still;
Ben K King – Don’t Play That Song (You Lied);
Kingsmen – Louie Louie.

Flashlite #325

April 30th, 2015

Useless EatersToday we present the new music from City of Cool, duet in Australia. We follow their career very closely for in the last 10 years and after some singles and eps, they are finally ready to put out their first LP. Useless Eaters from Memphis and San Francisco have a compilation of singles. We introduce Platinum Boys from Milwaukee, Greg Pope from Nashville, Five Mile Smile from Northern Ireland and Joel Plaskett from Canada.

Janiva Magness – The Hard Way;
Leaf Hound – Stray;
Platinum Boys – Creeper;
Elektricni orgazam – Svaka nova noc;
P Hux – Every Minute;
Greg Pope – Galileo;
Five Mile Smile – The Villain;;
R Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner – Play Myself Some Music;
Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion – Live in CLE;
City of Cool – Meltdown;
Joel Plaskett – Credits Roll;
Michael Tarbox – I Believe In You;
Chris Whitley – Loco Girl (Blues Alphabet);
Kim Simpson – Queen in the Rain;
San Pedro Slim – Talkin About My Neighbors;
Useless Eaters – American Cars.

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