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Flashlite #698

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Today we check in with new music fro some true singer songwriting legends: Willie Nelson, John Doe of X, Lyle Lovett and Calexico. Nitty Girtty Dirt Band make a whole album of Bob Dylan covers and they don’t just do Nashville Skyline. Lada, Dinko and Hrvoje from Bambi Molesters have a new band called LHD and it fits very well with their previous work. We also check in with Tyler Bejoian and his Names. But the show opens a newcomer, Peter Donovan from Seattle, WA.

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The Americans – Give Way
Peter Donovan – This Better Be Good;
Willie Nelson – I Don’t Go to Funerals;
Green On Red – Time Slips Away;
Daniel Romano – I Don’t Fit In;
Tyler & the Names – OB’s;
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You;
Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You;
Tom Troccoli’s Dog – Girl from the North Country;
John Doe – The Cowboy and the Hot Air Balloon;
Lyle Lovett – Her Loving Man;
Lyle Lovett – LA County;
Giant Sand – Yer Ropes;
Calexico – Then You Might See;
LHD – Boiling Water, Dreamy Girl;
Amy Lavere – Girlfriends.

Flashlite #685

New in music, Urge Overkill are back with the new record. Sylvia Rose Novak is also back with a rocking new single. We played nearly all songs from her previous masterpiece record Bad Luck. David Nance has yet another project, this time with Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and James Schroeder. Ambrose Kenny-Smith from King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Sam Cooper from Sagamore collaborate on a new single. Sofia Bolt has a new album. Today, we also introduce Sick Things from Canada, Susan Cattaneo from Boston. We got a wonderful archival record by Narrow Adventure featuring Kristi and Kelly Callan and Kjehl Johansen and we sample it today. The episode is dedicated to Gary Brooker, the voice of Procol Harum who passed away this year on February 19th.

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Urge Overkill – Sister Havana;
Sick Things – Waste My Time;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Man I Used To Be;
Tiny Flaws – C’est Different;
Susan Cattaneo – All Is Quiet;
Sofia Bolt – Secret Memories;
Urge Overkill – Somebody Else’s Body;
Urge Overkill – A Necessary Evil;
Cooper & Kenny-Smith – Marengo Dream;
Chris Cacavas – Disappear;
John Wesley Coleman – Mushroom;
Gyasi – Sword Fight;
David Nance, Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and James Schroeder – 80 Into Nothing;
Narrow Adventure – I Don’t Know;
Wednesday Week – Forever;
Dime Box Band – Going My Way;
The Mirage – Is Anybody Home;
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Flashlite #661

Esther Rose

Louisiana special today. We hear new music either made in Louisiana or inspired by it. We check out the new tunes from Corey Ledet, Dwayne Dopsie, Rose and The Bros, Salebarbes, Willie Durisseau, Kat Danser and Esther Rose. We also pay a tribute to a fallen swamp pop hero Rod Bernard.

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Broadway Lafayette – Girl De Hong Kong;
Corey Ledet – This Is All I Want;
Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers – I Give It You (In French);
Rockin’ Dopsie – Pushin and Pullin;
Mama Rosin – Negro Loco;
Rose & The Bros – Save Me a Waltz;
Salebarbes – Good Lord;
Lost Bayou Ramblers – Granny Smith (Live);
John Delafose – Chokin Kind;
Willie Durisseau – Willie’s Zydeco;
Kat Danser – Frenchman Street Shake;
Dr John – Such a Night;
Esther Rose – Mountaintop;
Rodney Crowell – Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight;
BeauSoleil – Cariere Zydeco;
The Revelers – Southside Stomp;
Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier – My Babe;
Rod Bernard – Recorded in England;
Rod Bernard – Congratulations To You.

Flashlite #537

Ruby Boots

Today we start off with a track from the latest King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard album. Then we hear a new single from Ruby Boots, who collaborated with Indianola. And we hear it in live and studio version. Margaret Dollrod is back with her new band Heartthrob Chassis. In Belgrade, we check out the new music from Å ajzerbiterlemon. Also from Belgrade, we check out music from the surf trio cleverly named Threesome. Fever Feel from Canada have a new single (it’s a band that we just introduced recently. Over in Sweden, we check out The Janitors. It’s an older song, but it’s a good band that fell through the cracks for me. But the most exciting thing by far is the return album from one of my favorite 80s bands Danny And The Doorknobs. It’s a very surprising return to a band that existed shortly under that name, and is way better known as Trotsky Icepick. Their old album Poison Summer is one of the hidden 80s jewels and their new album might be even better than that. Definitely the most pleasant surprise this year and possibly the greatest return album since Mission of Burma’s ONoffON.

Poison Summer (Trotsky Icepick) – Gaslight;
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – This Thing;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind (Live in CLE);
Demolition Doll Rods – Ghost on the Highway;
Heartthrob Chassis – Sister;
Sajzerbiterlemon – Sneg;
River City Tanlines – Stop My Heart;
The Janitors – Here They Come;
Threesome – Lull;
Sage – When The Time;
Games – When The Time;
The Dates – California Underneath the Sea;
Fever Feel – In The Palm Of Her Hand;
Danny and the Doorknobs – The Shadow;
Danny and The Doorknobs – Harmona.

Flashlite #536

Zvonka Obajdin, Svemir

We have plenty of new surprised from the Yugo rock scene this time. We start off with Svemir from Zagreb, lead by Zvonka Obajdin. Then we go to Serbia and we check out the new collaboration between Eva Braun and Elektricni Orgazam. Also, from that scene, the old 80s attraction called S.T.R.A.H. is back with the new single. On the US scene, we check out the new stuff from The Dream Syndicate and Guided By Voices. We introduce a guitar slinger from Philadelphia Chris Forsyth.

STRAH – Mesec;
Svemir – Zadnja djevojka atomskog doba;
Eva Braun & Gile – Put za Lisabon;
Elektricni Orgazam – Zagreb;
Bevis Frond – Old Man Blank;
Lemonheads – Old Man Blank (Live in CLE);
Dils – It’s Not Worth It;
Chris Forsyth with Rosali – Dream Song;
Rosali – Rise to Fall;
Dream Syndicate – You Are My Friend;
Dream Syndicate – The Way In;
Guided By Voices – End It with Light;
Guided By Voices – They’re Not Witches;
Guided By Voices – As We Go Up We Go Down;
Sad Planets – Yesterday Girls;
Suicide – Cheree;
Sparrow Steeple – Your Mom’s Twin Sister’s Daughter’s Twisted;
STRAH – Deca Rade.

Flashlite #437

Lauren BarthToday we introduce singer songwriter from Tulsa, Lauren Barth and a Swedish hard rock band Ball. Angaleena Presley from Pistol Annies has a second solo album out, and we check that out too. Dickinson brothers. North Mississippi Allstars have a new record out called Prayer for Peace. Zerodent from Perth Australia are back with the new EP. Our proud sponsors, Blue Arrow Records, have new excellent releases, Stutter Steps from Pittsburgh and Ethan Daniel Davidson from Detroit.

Danny Kroha – You Got To Move;
Lauren Barth – Want It Back;
Angaleena Presley – Good Girl Down;
Imelda May – Game Changer;
Stutter Steps – Floored;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Close To The Gallows;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Ain’t The Man I Used To Be (Live in CLE);
Lorette Velvette – You Got to Move;
North Mississippi Allstars – You Got To Move;
Gun Club – In My Room;
Platinum Boys – New Kind of Love;
Dream Syndicate – The Side I’ll Never Show;
Dream Syndicate – Out of My Head;
Ball – Fyre Balls;
The Prophet Hens – Popular People;
The Improbables – Save Yourself;
Zerodent – Seedy Achiever;
Zerodent – Soul Mender.

Flashlite #431

Sera Cahoone Today we check out the new stuff from the legendary Greg Dulli and his Afghan Whigs. Also Low Cut Connie have a new single that announces a record coming out soon. San Mikulec from Zagreb, Croatia who we know most notably from Sloming Moops has a new project called Van Klokan Band. Aaron Lee Tasjan from Drivin N Cryin has a cool solo album. We also introduce singer songwriters Sera Cahoone and Sarah Shook. New bands today are Platinum Boys from Milwaukee and Chinese Herbal Medicine from LA.

The Hellacopters – In The Sign Of The Octopus;
Platinum Boys – Splittin’ Hairs;
Chinese Herbal Medicine – Winds of the Sun;
Velvet Crush – Time Wraps Around You;
Carousels – Marianne;
Sloming Moops – Get Along;
Van Klokan Band – Creepy;
Cute Lepers – Head Over Heels;
Guided By Voices – I Am A Tree;
The Afghan Whigs – Oriole;
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Dime;
Sera Cahoone – Time to Give;
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Fuck Up;
Swampmeat – Girl, You Ain’t Done It;
Low Cut Connie – Revolution Rock N’ Roll;
Little Murders – Too Many Times;
The Grip Weeds – Before I Close My Eyes;
Mike Watt And The Secondmen – Do Not;
Disciplina Kičme – Nemoj.

Flashlite #401

Annie Keating Today we have new music from the Australian band Chook Race and the spanking brand new tune from Tav Falco and his Panther Burns with Mike Watt on bass. We alco introduce Beware of Darkness from California, Apocalypse Blues Revue from Florida, Bob Hillman also from Cali and The Meredith Hunters from France. Safeties are in our Live in CLE block.

Pezband – Close Your Eyes;
Wasted Potential – Here’s Your Exit Letter;
Chook Race – Pictures of You;
American Sharks – Iron Lungs;
Faux Killas – Shimmer;
Beware of Darkness – Surrender;
Apocalypse Blues Revue – The Tower;
John Schooley and Walter Daniels – Winston Churchill Cigar Blues;
Meet Your Death – Straight, Hard and Long;
Atlantic Thrills – Live for the Weekend;
Bob Hillman – Alison’s Part of the Equation;
The Meredith Hunters – A higher price to pay;
he I Don’t Cares – Sorry For Tomorrow Night;
The Cry – Same Old Story;
The Safeties – Evidence Cursed (Live in CLE);
Ricked Wicky – Imminent Fall from Grace;
Fernando – Burned Out Love;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Where the Rio Dolorosa Flows.

Flashlite #396

Kelsey WaldonToday we start off with the new Dinosaur JR album that they call Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. Then, Low Cut Connie stopped by Cleveland on August 26th and played some brand new songs from the upcoming album. Death Lens come from LA and they play a tune from their new album Fuck This. Surinam come from Toronto and Thee Oh Sees from San Francisco continue their furious discography with another new record. Meet Your Death come from Austin TX and they play us a Mose Allison tune If You Live. Then we also have two great new country singer-songwriters, Kelsey Waldon from Kentucky (pictured here) and Miss Tess from New York.

Replacements – Answering Machine;
J Mascis And The Fog – Same Day;
Dinosaur Jr – Be A Part;
Glossary – save your money for the weekend;
Low Cut Connie – Dirty River (Live in CLE);
Low Cut Connie – Revolution Rock’n’Roll (Live in CLE);
BT’s – Givin You Everything;
Death Lens – Moontower;
Surinam – Never a Next Time;
The Hotrats – Bike;
Skeptics – Hole in the ground;
Thee Oh Sees – Dead Man’s Gun;
Meet Your Death – If You Live;
Nikki Hill – Oh My;
Kelsey Waldon – Dirty Old Town;
Miss Tess – Shotgun Wedding;
Mountains And Raibows – Treat Your Mind;
Lemonheads – He’s On The Beach;
The Singles – I Can’t Believe What I Got Myself Into This Time.

Flashlite #385

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.

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.