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The Best of 2020 (Part 1): Flashlite #621

Best of 2020

We’re at the end of this historic crappy year. Still, there’s a good handful of albums that we kept coming back to at the Little Lighthouse. So, let’s take a look back and try to list those albums. Before the complete list of top 30 albums is complete in a week for now, let’s dig into the lower end of that list. For a crappy year, overall, the music was really good.

Datura4 – Mother Medusa;
Fuzz – Close Your Eyes;
X – I Gotta Fever;
All Them Witches – Lights Out;
The Third Mind – Claudia Cardinale;
Levitation Room – Stars Speak Softly;
The Sonic Dawn – UFO;
Bob Dylan – False Prophet;
Fred And Rose – In The Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night);
Nicole Atkins – These Old Roses;
Saba Lou – Penny Roll;
Natural Child – Farm;
The Berries – Passing Scene;
Honey Radar – Almanac Singer;
Bipolaroid – In My Cave.

Flashlite #608

Skylar Gregg

October show brings new music from All Them Witches, Oh-Sees and Karkara. San Mikulec over in Croatia is back with another Snooze in Motion EP. From Seattle, we have Naked Giants and Skylar Gregg is hailing from Nashville. We also introduce a new project for Wooden Wand and Nick Mitchell-Maiato, which they call One Eleven Heavy.

Faux Killas – Space Force;
The Nervous Eaters – Don’t You Cry;
All Them Witches – 41;
Honey Radar – Medium Mary Todd;
ÄŒao Portorož – U Daktariju;
Ned O’Millick Cooperative – E polucija;
Snooze in Motion – Doomsday in Disguise;
Naked Giants – The Shadow;
A Burning Bus – life goes on;
Oh-Sees – Gong of Catastrophe;
Karkara – Falling Gods;
Logan Ledger – I Don’t Dream Anymore;
One Eleven Heavy – Wild Hair;
Skylar Gregg – I Already Know;
Mark Lanegan – Burying Ground.

Flashlite #530

Kerri PowersToday we have an excellent selection of new songs that come from some amazing ladies. Solvej Schou comes from Pasadena CA, and she just announced her new album. Katarina Pejak is from Belgrade, Serbia and has her first US release out. Then we take a short train ride West, to a nearby town of Vinkovci, Croatia where we catch the new Punčke single. Kerri Powers comes travels between Massachusetts and Connecticut and there she is at The Little Lighthouse too. We also introduce Lonesome Shack from Bellingham, WA and Vandoliers from Dallas, TX. Baby Spiders may be a new name for us, but two members of Lotion are hiding behind it: Tony Zajkowski and Rob Youngberg. Robert Forster, the legendary Go-Between is back with the new record too. We wrap things up with a live in Cleveland recording of All Them Witches. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Scott Walker.

Leyla McCalla – Heavy As Lead;
Lonesome Shack – The City Is a Desert;
Solvej Schou – Cruel Hearted Woman;
Nikki Hill – Get Down, Crawl;
Katarina Pejak – Chasing Summer;
Kerri Powers – Bicycle Man;
Boz Scaggs – Jump;
All Them Witches – Manic Depression (Live in CLE);
Lotion – Switch;
Baby Spiders – Knockout Gas;
Punčke – Ako se rumenim;
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight;
The Go-Betweens – Stop Before You Say It;
Robert Forster – No Fame;
Vandoliers – Nowhere Fast;
Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore;
Scott Walker – Angelica.

Flashlite #519

Number OnesIn our year end review (part 3) we hear exceprts from some really good albums that somehow didn’t make it to our top 25 list and we also hear samples from singles, 45s and downloads that did not end up on any album. Still, we enjoyed them a lot! Next week – new stuff!

War on Women – Capture The Flag;
Mooner – Ternganga;
Beechwood – Over On Everyone;
Eamon McGrath – Chlorine;
Turisti – Nemas cemu da se nadas;
Oh Sees – Nail House Needle Boys;
All Them Witches – 1st vs. 2nd;
Faux Killas – Alliecat;
Cowbell – Neon blue;
Trotsky Icepick – World War X;
Number Ones – Long Way To Go;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
Remedy – Fix It;
ESC Life – Fill The Void.

Flashlite #510

Tess ParksWe have a new tune from the productive band out in Nashville called All Them Witches. Paul Kelly out in Australia is also back with a new record called Nature. Peter Holsapple has a weird new album, which was recorded back in the 70s as a demo in Memphis at the same time when Alex Chilton was recording Like Flies on Sherbet so his record label decided to combine demos from both works on a single album. Å umski from Zagreb also have a new record and we introduce new names for us Les Lullies, Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe. Out in England we check out stuff out on Roadkill records, Weird Sex and Projector.

Dan Stuart – Tucson;
Weird Sex – Trevor;
Projector – Break Your Own Heart;
A Place To Bury Strangers – Was It Electric;
Black Moth – Screen Queen;
All Them Witches – Guess I’ll Go Live On The Internet;
All Them Witches – Fishbelly 86 Onions;
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Please Never Die;
Dommengang – Going Down Fast;
Earthless – Volt Rush;
Del Fuegos – Friday Night;
Paul Kelly – With The One I Love;
Peter Holsapple – The Death Of Rock;
Alex Chilton – Marshall Law;
Les Lullies – Let It Out;
Å umski – Pravi izlaz.

Flashlite #465 – The Best Albums in 2017 (Part One)

Best of 2017The Little Lighthouse presents best albums in 2017. A good way to usher the new year is to put together a list of best albums in the previous one. We’ve been doing this for a long time with more or less discipline, but the criteria is always personal and the lists simply collects albums that I’ve kept coming back to most frequently. This time we cover positions 35-15 and tune in next week for the top 14. Today we cover one of four albums that was put together by the productive and controversial Matthew Melton (Warm Soda), heavier rock records from The Obsessed, Elder, Motorpsycho All The Witches and Ruby The Hatchet show a modern approach to head banging, twisted Americana of Ethan Daniel Davidson, Yawpers and My Buddy Moose represent a fresh approach to a genre that needs reinvention badly. Strong lyrical works from Daniel Romano and John Wesley Coleman III are the best to enjoy while reading and musing on the inner sleeves. Bully, Lost Balloons, Sheer Mag, Needles//Pins show that indie rock still has something to say. Beautiful vocals of Dead Rock West are to admire. Ty Segall had an album of his career. Baby Shakes simply have short and fun record that makes you wanna play on and on. Newcomers Improbables and experienced Golden Boys hail from their garages with high octane garage rock and of all experiments from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, their Microtonal Banana was the most fun.

15 Baby Shakes - Turn It Up
16 Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
17 John Wesley Coleman III - Microwave Dream
18 Ty Segall
19 Lost Balloons - Hey Summer
20 The Improbables - Object To Be Destroyed
21 All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
22 The Obsessed - Sacred
23 Motorpsycho - The Tower
24 Golden Boys - Better Than Good Times
25 The Yawpers - Boy in a Well
26 Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
27 My Buddy Moose - IV
28 Dead Rock West - More Love
29 Needles//Pins - Good Night, Tomorrow
30 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
31 Warm Soda - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
32 Ruby The Hatchet - Planetary Space Child
33 Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love
34 Ethan Daniel Davidson - Crows
35 Bully - Losing

Bully – Either Way;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Beast;
Sheer Mag – Just Can’t Get Enough;
Ruby The Hatchet – Killer;
Warm Soda – To Be With Ramona;
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Melting;
Needles//Pins – Time and Tide;
Dead Rock West – Boundless Fearless Love;
My Buddy Moose – After The Feeling Has Gone;
Elder – Thousand Hands;
Yawpers – Reunion;
The Golden Boys – So Cowboy;
Motorpsycho – The Maypole;
The Obsessed – Be The Night;
All Them Witches – Don’t Bring Me Coffe;
The Improbables – Crawl With Me;
Lost Baloons – Not My Time;
Ty Segall – Freedom;
John Wesley Coleman – Shovel;
Daniel Romano – Dancing With The Lady In The Moon;
Baby Shakes – Baby Blue.

Flashlite #423

WinstonsToday, we bring you back All Them Witches from Nashville, legendary Godfathers from UK, John Wesley Coleman III from Austin TX and Afterhours from Italy. New names are Mind Meld from LA, California Camp Koala from Budapest, Hungary.

Connections – Scanners;
All Them Witches – El Centro;
All Them Witches – Bruce Lee;
Descendents – Without Love;
Paul McCartney and The Wings – Let Me Roll It;
The Godfathers – Cold Turkey;
The Godfathers – Let’s Get Higher;
John Wesley Coleman III – Little Miss Keith Richards;
John Wesley Coleman III – Shovel;
Mind Meld – Mouthbreather;
The Telepathic Butterfiles – Radio Darlings;
James and the Express – When You Don’t Love Me Back;
Electric Six – It Ain’t Punk Rock;
Afterhours – Ballata Per La Mia Piccola Iena;
Afterhours РN̬ pani N̬ pesci;
Camp Koala – Force-driven Development.

Flashlite #372

Sheer MagToday we start off with Sheer Mag from Philadelphia with their new, third EP. Then we go to Australia and check the new album for The Murlocs, lead by Ambrose Kenny Smith from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. Then we visit Moscow, Russia and their new quartet Nikola Tesla and Thee Coils. All Them Witches from Nashville have a new album called Lightning At The Door. Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü also has a new record, called Patch The Sky. We are still very excited by Lilly Hiatt’s new record Royal Blue, and she surprised us pleasantly with four previously unavailable songs. We pay respect to Keith Emerson and George Martin. And, we also have a special announcement, my sister Snežana Žabić has a new book out on Punctum – get it! There’s a lot of incriminating stories involving yours truly inside the book.

All Them Witches – Talisman;
Sheer Mag – Nobody’s Baby;
The Murlocs – Young Blindness;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – God is In The Rhythm;
Nikola Tesla & Thee Coils – Na Vstrechu;
All Them Witches – When God Comes Back;
The I Don’t Cares – Born For Me;
Paul Westerberg – Born For Me;
Mega City Four – Storms To Come;
Bob Mould – Lucifer and God;
Javier Escovedo – Beaujolais;
Janiva Magness – As Long As I Can See The Light (Live in CLE);
Lilly Hiatt – Haunt You;
The Nice – Flower King Of Flies;
The Beatles – A Day in the Life.

Flashlite #363

Lilly HiattToday we check out the new album from Thee Melomen from Zagreb called Chinatown. Also, we have new music from the legendary Pretty Things, All Them Witches and Kropotkins. Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John Hiatt is back with a very good new album (great drum sound and lovely songs on it!). Bernays Propaganda from Skopje also have a new record called Politika and looks at the politics from a female view point. Royal Headache is a new band for us from Australia and their latest album called High rocks. Finally, a tribute to Lemmy.

Slumber Party – No Sleep Tonight;
The Babies – Ride;
Thee Melomen – More of what you got;
The Pretty Things – Old Man Going;
The Pretty Things – Dirty Song;
Royal Headache – Carolina;
Eamon McGrath – Big River;
Soldiers of Fortune – Which;
All Them Witches – Dirt Preachers;
Motorhead – Train Kept A Rollin’;
Hawkwind – Motorhead;
The Rockin’ Vickers – It’s Alright;
The Kropotkins – My Body Lies on the Mountain;
The Kropotkins – The Moon’s Already Down;
Patsy’s Rats – Nowhere Close;
Lilly Hiatt – Off Track;
Bernays Propaganda – Ne sum vekje ubava.

Flashlite #354

Nikki HillToday we introduce Nikki Hill – singer from North Carolina with a special brand of passionate soulful voice and hard rocking music. Also, from Lille, France, we have a new band with Polish last names The Arrogants. Another new band is All Them Witches from Nashville with fresh sound and long songs. Our friend Kim Simpson helped Jesse Sublett (ex Skunks) on his new record. Kelley Stoltz from San Francisco has a new record too, as well as King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. Legendary power pop band from Ohio, Blue Ash recently got a nice retrospective album with previously unreleased demo songs. All of this and more in our new show today!

Kelley Stoltz – Crossed Mind Blues;
Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign;
All Them Witches – Born Under A Bad Sign;
Jesse Sublett – Cold River;
The Skunks – Earthquake Shake;
Fuzz – Say Hello;
Procol Harum – Whiskey Train;
Nikki Hill – Scratch Back;
The Arrogants – I’m Gonna Leave You;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Danger (Live in CLE);
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – NGRI;
Blue Ash – She Isn’t There;
Bobby Fuller – Another Sad And Lonely Night;
Nikki Sudden – Don’t Look Back;
Rod Stewart -You Wear It Well.