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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.

Flashlite #384

June 16th, 2016

Death Valley GirlsToday we hear new song by Dinosaur Jr, played live at Jools Holland show. Josh Haden is back with his new album Carolina. Our old friend Ray Mason is back with the new record Shy Requester, mostly recorded by just Ray and his guitar. Matt Z from Tyvek has a new band called Mountains and Rainbows and we check it out today. Diarrhea Planet are slowly arising from the Nashville underground into mainstream with their new slick album. Death Valley Girls is a new band from Los Angeles. We say goodbye to the legendary fiddler of Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick who passed away on June 6th this year.

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Rickie Lee Jones – All The Young Dudes;
All – Sum;
Dinosaur Jr. – Tiny;
Diarrhea Planet – Announcement;
Diarrhea Planet – Hardstyle;
Death Valley Girls – Love Spell;
Fairport Convention – A Sailor’s Life;
Fairport Convention – Now Be Thankful;
Petra Haden & Jesse Harris – Either Way’
Spain – Lorelei;
Clara Engel – Hard to get to heaven;
Those Pretty Wrongs – I’m for Love;
Mountains and Rainbows – How You Spend Your Time;
Ray Mason – Leroy Saw Me Do It.

Flashlite #383

June 9th, 2016

Lori Paradis, Sulfur CityToday we have new music from Melvins, who covered Beatles on their new album Basses Loaded. Also, Turkish band Hayvanlar Alemi is finally back with the new single after several years of hiatus. Talking about Turkish sound, Los Angeles band Blaak Heat is inspired by it so much, that their new album sounds like it was recorded in Turkey. We also introduce Safeties from Cleveland and Sulfur City from Canada.

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Cairo Gang – Chains;
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Evil Death Roll;
The Safeties – Silently;
Beatles – I Want To Tell You;
Melvins – I Want to Tell You;
Sulfur City – Johnny;
Stone Cupid – No Mercy;
Divine Horsemen – Mother’s Worry;
The Id – Just Who;
Hayvanlar Alemi – Equatorial Lies;
Blaak Heat – Mola Mamad Djan;
Baris Mano & Kaygisizlar – Trip;
Fuzz – Jack The Maggot;
Honey – White City;
Death of Samantha – Conviction.

Flashlite #382

June 2nd, 2016

Leyla McCallaToday we start off with the new band from Brooklyn called Honey. Byron Coley says it reminds him on Cleveland. We also introduce The See No Evils from Leeds, England. 20 Watt Tombstone are from Wausau, WI, and Zig Zags are back with the new record. Heavy Times and King Khan have new singles. Leyla McCalla is back with a new album dense with Haitian and Creole folklore.

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Spooner Oldham – The Lord Loves a Rolling Stone;
Honey – Taking a Ride;
The See No Evils – People of the Night;
Todd Rundgren – Georgia Swing Outside Swing;
Twenty Watt Tombstone – Lair of the Swamp Witch;
Zig Zags – Giving Up The Ghost;
Ash – Midnight Witch;
100 Flowers – California Is Falling;
Trotsky Icepick – Gaslight ;
Those Pretty Wrongs – Never Goodbye;
Honey Radar – Catepillar;
Heavy Times – Edge of the Night;
King Khan – Mule Train;
Leyla McCalla – Kamèn sa w fè;
Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey;
Clifton Chenier – Zydeco Cha Cha;
Richard Hell – Downtown At Dawn.

Flashlite #381

May 26th, 2016

Acapulco LipsToday we bring you a few new names. First, we have Acapulco Lips, a trio from Seattle (although they have that modern San Francisco sound). Then we have Outtacontroller, a straight forward rock band from Halifax in Canada. Iza is a new band from Belgrade. Legendary Hawkwind are back with the new record the first one in four years. Finally, we say farewell to Guy Clark, one of the legendary Texas troubadours, who passed away last week at the age of 74.

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Jon S Williams – This is;
The Forty Nineteens – Wasn’t It You;
Acapulco Lips – Tonight;
Victims – Television Addict;
The Radiators From Space – Television Screen;
Kursaal Flyers – Television Generation;
Outacontroller – Television Zombie;
Kurt Baker – Sleeping With the Television On;
Giant Giant Sand – Undiscovered Country;
John Doe – Alone in Arizona;
John Doe – Alone in Arizona (Live in CLE);
Iza – Na kraju;
Stone Cupid – Shed My Skin;
Guy Clark – Desperados Waiting For a Train;
Guy Clark – LA Freeway;
The Pretty Tings – Turn My Head;
Hawkwind – The Machine.

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