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Flashlite #394

August 25th, 2016

Boss HogHere we are today with our new episode that brings your the new Boss Hog tune. Yes, Christina Martinez is back! Young Lydia Loveless is back with her third album, and she’s shooting high! John Paul Keith and Amy LaVere are tinkering in studio for the new Motel Mirrors record. Over in Madison WI, Rocket Bureau is working out some healthy power pop. We also Folky Wonky Tonk from Kentucky and Cian Nugent from Ireland. And we finally got that single from the new Evan Dando band The Sandwich Police.

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The Passions – Suspicion;
Boss Hog – Wichita Grey;
Lydia Loveless – Longer;
Lydia Loveless – Really Wanna See You;
Tav Falco – Funnel of Love (Live in CLE);
Wanda Jackson – Funnel of Love;
Motel Mirrors – Funnel of Love;
Rocket Bureau – Nightmare;
Descendents – Shameless Halo;
Wonky Tonk – Cleveland;
The Sandwich Police – Love Yourself;
Seger Liberation Army – get down on your knees;
The Underdogs – Get Down On Your Knees;
The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday;
Colvin And Earle – Ruby Tuesday;
Rolling Blackouts – Wither With You;
Cian Nugent – Shadows.

Flashlite #393

August 18th, 2016

Blues PillsToday we have the newest album from our beloved Apache, who we adored six years ago when they had their record Radical Sabbatical. The new album is called Alcatraz. Faux Killas from Memphis are also back with the new record, exactly one year from their previous which we pronounced the best record in 2015. We also have some new bands today, Kaviar Special from France, Pink Mexico from New York City, Levitation Room from LA and Zun also from California. The biggest surprise is Koes Barat from Indonesia.

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Steelism – Greenwich Mean Time
Kaviar Special – Mind Fuck;
Pink Mexico – Unhinged Bones;
The See No Evils – Runaway;
Javier Escovedo – Downtown;
Apache – Real Shit;
Apache – Hey Medusa;
Faux Killas – Laura’s Song;
Faux Killas – Shake Machine;
Mark Lanegan – Harvest Home;
Morlocs – Wolf Creep;
Zig Zags (Live in CLE);
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Evil Love;
Levitation Room – There Are No Words;
Koes Barat – Hidup Yang Sepi;
Vaguess – Drift Brain;
Trixie Whitley – Witness;
Zun – Come Through the Water.

Flashlite #392

August 11th, 2016

Blues PillsToday we start off with Harriet Hudson. Her band Miss Destiny is back with the new LP all the way from Melbourne Australia. Writhing Squares is a new duet from Philadelphia. Three important Detroit musicians Thomas Potter, Jim Weber and Jim Diamond started a Bob Seger trubute band called Seger Liberation Army. Teenage Fanclub are also back with the new record called Here and another representative of the 90s power pop revival, Velvet Crush revisits their classic album from 1994 called Teenage Symphonies To God with an alternative demo and live version of that album. Syd Griffin’s bluegrass band The Coal Porters has released their sixth new album and Blues Pills our of Sweden and back with the new collections of their retro blues rock tunes.

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Becca Stevens Band – Reminder;
Miss Destiny – Lucky Ones;
The Writhing Squares – Balloon To The Moon;
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Psychic Future;
Heavy Times – Edge of the Night;
Bob Seger System – Down Home;
Seger Liberation Army – Down Home;
City Yelps – 1199;
Badfinger – Just A Chance;
The Cherry Drops – Just a Chance;
Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign;
Teenage Fanclub – The Darkest Part of the Night;
Velvet Crush – My Blank Pages (demo);
Velvet Crush – My Blank Pages;
The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet;
The Coal Porters – Another girl Another Planet;
The Blues Pills – Elements and Things.

Flashlite #391

August 4th, 2016

Milo Aukerman DescendentsToday we introduce two new bands fro Portland OR: The Reverberations and Lovesores. We also introduce Cotton Mather from Austin TX and Sam Vicari From Chicago. But the most exciting introduction this week is Connections from Columbus who put out a wonderful new album called Midnight Run. Descendents are back with the new record Hypercaffium Spazzinate. Finally we pay the last respect to legendary founder of Blue Oyster Cult founder Sandy Pearlman who passed away recently at the age of 76.

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Jesse Sublett – Mary Ann Won’t Marry Me;
Cotton Mather – The Book of Too Late Changes;
Connections – Weapons;
Pat Todd – Tell Me Now;
Juliana Hatfield – Ordinary Guy;
The I Don’t Cares – Love Out Loud;
Descendents – Pep Talk;
Descendents – Smile;
Lovesores – Rock and Roll Animal;
Hedwig and The Angry Inch – Exquisite Corpse;
Janes Addiction – Being Caught Stealing (Live in CLE);
The Clash – Stay Free;
Blue Oyster Cult – Astronomy;
Dream Syndicate – Merrittville;
The Byrds – I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better;
The Reverberations – Outtasite;
Sam Vicari – What Is Your Kind.

Flashlite #390

July 28th, 2016

Ali BaleticToday we introduce two new names from the London scene. The Excellos, who inherit traditions of the fruitful pub rock scene, and loud rockers The Fireworks. Stonefield are three ladies from Victoria in Australia. Elouise Walker from Los Angeles fronts the new band named after her first name, Elouise. We wrap things out with two singer songwriters, Steve Dawson from Canada and Graham Winchester from Memphis TN.

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Trixie Whitley – Faint Mystery;
Don’t – I Could Never Be the Same;
The Fireworks – All the Time;
Posies – Grant Hart;
Guided By Voices – Tractor Rape Chain (Live in CLE);
Guided By Voices – Game of Pricks (Live in CLE);
Three Fine Lines – Staying The Same;
Stonefield – Higher;
King Mud – Blood River;
Sonny Vincent – Talking Trash;
16 Horsepower – Black Soul Choir;
The Excellos – Everybody’s Body;
Elouise – Saturn Bar;
The Verbs – Glad All Over (The Dave Clark Five);
The Z-Boys – Track 4;
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Inside;
Mount Carmel – Swallow Me Up;
Steve Dawson – Early Warning;
Graham Winchester – Little Things.

Flashlite #389

July 21st, 2016

Ali BaleticToday we introduce several new bands. First of all, there’s Gladiola from Boston, lead by Bill Madden. Then Tim Sendra (ex Veronica Lake) has new band over in Seattle called Blue Jeans. Martha are a collective of your singer-songwriters and band members (nobody in the band is named Martha!). Ray Paul is a power pop artist and Ali Beletic is a sculptor, painter and a singer-songwriter of a unique style. We say our final goodbye to legendary Alan Vega of Suicide who passed away recently at the age of 78.

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The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty in Pink;
Gladiola – Sing Alone;
Blue Jeans – Forget That Guy;
Kontiki Suite – My Own Little World;
Leland Sundries – Maps Of The West;
Jack Oblivian And The Sheiks – Blind Love;
Martha – Curly and Raquel;
Ray Paul – Pretty Flamingo;
Manfred Mann – Pretty flamingo;
Smudge – Down About It;
Lou Barlow – Down About It;
Evan Dando – Down About It (Live in CLE);
Ray Mason – Who’s Gonna Play Like That;
Ali Beletic – Brilliant White Heat;
Zlatni decaci – Fox Oriental;
John Doe – Go Baby Go;
Cubist Blues – Promised Land;
Suicide – Rocke USA.

Flashlite #388

July 14th, 2016

Thee Fine LinesToday we introduce three guys that have been playing together for 15 years now over in Springfield MO, but we hear them now for the first time: Thee Fine Lines. Mystery Lights came down from California to make a record at Daptone Studio and we check it out. There’s a new tribute to Tom Morgan’s Smudge album Manilow and we check it out. Cody Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars has a new solo record, he’s catching up to his brother’s impressive solo output.

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Duke Ellington – Portrait of Wellman Braud;
Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders – Stand Up and Sass Back;
Thee Fine Lines – Don’t Be So Cold;
Starling Electric – Permanent Vacation;
Those Pretty Wrongs – Mystery Trip;
The Mystery Lights – Without Me;
Two Am I – Impractical Joke Tim Rogers and Davey Lane;
Smudge – Impractical Joke;
100 Flowers – Head No Heart;
Cobra Verde – Stooges Medley (Live in CLE);
Cody Dickinson – Johnny B. Goode;
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode;
Dr John – Danse Fambeaux;
The Safeties – No Fun;
Zerodent – Joy;
Sulfur City – Tie My Hands To The Floor;
Godfathers – I’m Lost And Then I’m Found;
Leyla McCalla – Far from Your Web (feat. Aurora Nealand)

Flashlite #387

July 7th, 2016

Jenny Don'tToday we have one new band with all female members. The Beverleys – three ladies from Toronto. Jenny Don’t ails from Portland and fronts her punk rock band Don’t. We also introduce the new band for Chris Shaw from Ex Cult, Ty Segall and Charles Moothart from Fuzz called Goggs. The man that made my favorite record last year, Andy Gabbard visited Cleveland and played some new tunes. My field recorder was ready. We also introduce Cowboys from Bloomington IN and a Toronto supergroup Highest Orders. One of the most pleasant surprises this week is Leland Sundries from New York and their new record called Music For Outcasts. Senior Service is an instrumental band from UK. Prkos Drumski covers Fairport Convention by the camp fire and we check it out.

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John Hiatt – Come Back Home;
Goggs – Falling In;
The Cowboys – Silverback Sexdrive;
Andy Gabbard – Fireworks (Live in CLE);
Andy Gabbard – Bizarre Love Triangle (Live in CLE);
Kate Maki – When I’m Lonesome;
The Beverlys – Lemonade;
Don’t – Wrong Generation;
Death Valley Girls – I’m A Man Too;
Los Pistolas Coyotes – Blanca Piscada;
Tex And The Horseheads – Lucky Hand;
Leland Sundries – Bad Hair Day;
The Highest Order – I’d Ask You To Stay;
Meat Puppets – Split Myself in Two;
Gun Club – She Is Like Heroin To Me;
Ray Mason – You’re Supposed To Wish The Best For People;
The Senior Service – Bone Jacked;
Prkos Drumski – Who Knows Where The Time Goes.

Flashlite #386

June 30th, 2016

SavagesJust a few new things today, but definitely goodies! Archie and The Bunkers of Cleveland have a new single. We introduce garage rocking from Madcaps in France and sweet power pop of Junipers from UK and David Brookings and The Average Lookings from San Jose, CA. Moreover, a couple of months earlier everybody raved about the ladies of Savage from UK. We finally check out what’s it all about.

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Figures – In Five Days;
Archie And The Bunkers – The Roaring 20′s;
The Madcaps – Tell Me You Want It;
Blaak Heat – The Peace Within;
Harlan T Bobo – Zippers And Jeans;
Death of Samantha – Simple as That;
Savages – Adore;
The Junipers – Like a Merry Go Round;
Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane – Street In The City;
David Brookings aND The Average Lookings – The Basement Room;
Honey – White Noise;
Volcano Suns – Noodle Of The Couch;
Kim Fowley – Negative;
Rainer And Das Combo – Around And Around;
Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You.

Flashlite #385

June 23rd, 2016

Kate MakiOur show today brings the new music from Mitski, Kate Maki and duet of Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. We introduce the new band out of Boston Sandwich Police, that features Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, who made a surprise Cleveland show recently. Starling Electric from Ann Arbor is another new band introduced in today’s show. We also hear newly surfaced recording of Allen Toussaint which were made shortly before him passing away this year. Another tribute today is to Chips Moman, a legendary producer and songwriter in Memphis, who sadly passed away on June 13. Mojo magazine put together an interesting compilation that covers Bob Dylan’s album Blonde on Blonde song by song and we check out the contribution from Seattle’s Night Beats.

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Jackie DeShannon – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right;
Blaak Heat – Anatolia;
Mitski – Dan the Dancer;
Webb Wilder – Yard Dog;
Kate Maki – Message Delivered;
Kate Maki – Keep Right;
Colvin & Earle – Come What May;
Dan Penn – The dark end of the street;
Aretha Franklin – Dark End Of The Street;
Elvis Presley – Suspicios Minds;
Otis Clay – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man;
Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights;
Night Beats – Obviously 5 Believers;
Bob Dylan- Obviously 5 Believers;
The Miamis – I Want a Girlfriend;
The Sandwich Police – Hard Drive (Live in CLE);
Starling Electric – (Save Me From This) Amy.

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Neon Rainbow (ex Mystery Train)
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Dave Swanson's Vive Le Rock
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