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Flashlite #683

Cheap Cassettes

Nice new tunes today featuring Leadfinger and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever from Australia, Tiny Flaws from UK, Harvey McLaughlin from San Antonio, TX, Cheap Cassettes from Seattle WA, Lord Nelson from Virginia and Mark Crozer from New York City. And our sponsor Blue Arrow Records releases yet another Jonathan Richman masterpiece.

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Local H – Dreaming;
Leadfinger – Sleeping Dogs;
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Way It Shatters;
The Murlocs – Illuminate The Shade;
Joanna Connor – It’s My Time (Feat. Joe Bonamassa);
Harvey McLaughlin – The Man Eating Chicken;
Jonathan Richman – This Is One Sad World;
Dolph Chaney – Pleasant Under Glass;
Pat Rodd and The Rankoutsiders – True Romance;
Cheap Cassettes – Malnutrition;
Tiny Flaws – The Ones In Your Head;
Sweet Knives – On A Grey Day;
The Nervebreakers – Hijack The Radio;
The Action – Look At The View;
Triptides – It Won’t Hurt You;
Lord Nelson – Hell Or High Water;
Mark Crozer & The Rels – Wasted Dreamer

Flashlite #588

Little Richard

Today’s program is dedicated to Little Richard, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk and Dave Greenfield from Stranglers, legendary rockers who we lost in a very short period of time. But the show must go on, and despite the losses, we gain with some exciting new releases. Our friends over at Blue Arrow Records have a brand new release with Stutter Steps from Pittsburgh. We also feature two singer songwriters for the first time at the show. First, Tommie Vaughn, the leader of Wall of Tom band and author of the Frankie Spencer trilogy. Second, Phranc’s guitarist Pie Smith is here with his new singer-songwriting project called simply Pie. We also check out the Vancouver’s own Dead Ghost and our Italian friends Cheap Wine from their most recent album Faces.

Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck;
Dead Ghosts – Blackout;
Cheap Wine – The Great Puppet Show;
Datura4 – Give;
Little Richard – Keep A Knockin;
Little Richard – Jenny Jenny;
Stutter Steps – Reeling;
Stutter Steps – Weak Restraint;
Suzanne Vega – Frank and Eva;
Piramid Scheme – Seen This Before;
Wall of Tom – Tornado;
Pie – Stand in the Sun;
Braden Bodensteiner – Where the River Meets the Soul;
Kraftwerk – Das Model;
The Stranglers – Golden Brown;
The Stranglers – No More Heroes.

Flashlite #507

Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish ArmyToday we have a brand new track from The Flesh Eaters, who reformed in their most notorious line up, featuring Chris D, Steve Berlin, DJ Bonebrake, John Doe, Bill Bateman and Dave Alvin. And it’s a cover of a lesser known Sonics tune! We also have the new tune from Emma DeCorsey of I Am The Polish Army from her new cassette Dream. Clara Engel from Toronto in Canada also has a new album A Shore Far From Any Prison. Clara will be playing live in Cleveland on December 7th at Euclid Tavern and on December 8th at The Whiskey Bar. Emma will be playing at Blue Arrow Records on November 10th at 3pm. Both of them are coming to Cleveland through a booking production of The Little Lighthouse. So that’s something new I’m doing and it would be appreciated if you all come and support the effort. Talking about Blue Arrow Records, new Jonathan Richman record is coming out today on that label and it’s called Sa. It features Jerry Harrison on keyboards, among others. We also introduce Maiorano from Berlin Germany, Michael Head from Liverpool, England and an older record that came on Ill In The Head Records by a Croatian band Gipps. On Numero, there is also a nice reissue compilation entitled Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground. We check it all out today.

Jesse Winchester – Neither Here Nor There;
Maiorano – Days in the Life;
The Flesh Eaters – Cinderella;
Sonics – Cinderella;
Thee Headcoats – Pocahontas Was Her Name;
Jonathan Richman – Alegre Soy;
The Belles – Melvin;
Hill Sisters – My Lover;
Joe Jack Talcum – Jellyfish Heaven;
Dead Milkmen – Somewhere Over Antarctica;
Gipps – Raspuce;
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Byrds – Wild Mountain Thyme;
The Lemon Twigs – Never Know;
Willie Nile – Don’t;
The Jaybirds – Over Your Shoulder;
Emma DeCorsey – Gold;
Clara Engel – A Shore Far From Any Prison.

Flashlite #484

A Place To Bury StrangersToday we first visit Scandinavia, where we check out the new tunes for the Sweden’s Ghost and Norway’s Death By Unga Bunga. Then we visit Ohio. We hear the new music from Guided By Voices and Public Squares who we caught live at Blue Arrow Records. Elsewhere in America, we hear new music from Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers. We also introduce The Sueves from Chicago and The Katellas, lead by Dewey Peek, who we heard last week with Ford Madox Ford. The episode this week is dedicated to the memory of Mike Harrison of Spooky Tooth, who passed away recently, on March 25.

Minutemen – It’s Expected I’m Gone;
Death By Unga Bunga – Haunt Me;
Ghost – Rats;
Total Control – Nervous Harvest;
Public Squares – Don’t Let Me Down;
Public Squares – Go Medium;
Guided By Voices – Game of Pricks;
Guided By Voices – Grey Spat Matters;
I Am The Polish Army – Setup;
Kathy Mccarty – Turn Myself Away;
Bad Moves – Shitty Tomorrow;
The Sueves – Green White;
A Place To Bury Strangers – Never Coming Back;
Kamo Sutra – Rodeo;
Painted Doll – Together Alone;
Starbuck – Let Your Hair Hang Long;
Stream Of Consciousness – Till You’re Through;
The Katellas – New Kid;
Spooky Tooth – I Am The Walrus;
Tortoise and Bonnie Prince Billy – It’s Expected I’m Gone.

Flashlite #477

Kak ChannthyJonathan Richman has a new single with our sponsor The Blue Arrow Records and we check it out. Also, we hear the new singles from Eamon McGrath and Low Cut Connie. Two bands share a split EP, Remedy from Austria and ESC Life from Croatia. ESC Life used to be a backing band for Grant Hart when he did a tour in Europe a few years ago. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard continue their hyper-production with yet another new album which they call Polygondwanaland. Our show today is dedicated to the drummer of Flesh Eaters, Christian Free who used to be a part of their 90s line up and passed away last week. Also Kak Channthy of The Cambodian Space Project got killed in a car accident last week. We didn’t play this band before, but it’s still important to pay respect to this spectacularly interesting singer-songwriter.

David Nance – What You’re Doing;
Esc Life – Fill The Void;
Remedy – Fix It;
The Number Ones – Breakin’ Loose;
Someloves – Know You Now;
Amy Rigby – New Sheriff;
Low Cut Connie – Beverly;
Jonathan Richman – Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love;
I Am The Polish Army – My Old Man;
Blackfoot Gypsies – I’m so Blue;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Inner Cell;
Eamon McGrath – Power;
The Schizophonics – Venus Transit;
The Cambodian Space Project – The Passenger;
Flesh Eaters – Death Installment Plan;
Velvet Underground – I’ll Be Your Mirror.

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 #429

Part-Time LoverToday we start off by checking out the new music for two legends: first Robyn Hitchcock and a song from his untitled new record and a new single from Mark Lanegan and his band. Also, two of the Kinks brothers are here with new records. Ray Davies joined forces with The Jayhawks and Dave Davies has a record with his son Ross. We introduce The Wooden Sky from Toronto in Canada and two new bands from Cleveland. First four ladies in Goldmines, among which Roseanna Safos and Mandy Look also joined forces with Jason Look in another Cleveland band Part-Time Lover. We also hear a tune from Part-Time Lover performed live at The Blue Arrow Records on the Record Store Day. Speaking of the Record Store Day, an interesting seven inch showed up with Mike Watt collaborating with three bands from The Balkans. Today we check out what Koja and Disciplin A Kitchme did to a Minutemen song!

Chris Stamey – The Summer Sun;
Robyn Hitchcock – Time Coast;
Mark Lanegan Band – Beehive;
Minutemen – No One;
Disciplin a Kitchme – No One;
CFM – Dead Weight;
The Wooden Sky – Life is Pain, Pain is Beauty;
Dead Moon – Poor Born;
Arbouretum – Song of the Rose;
Goldmines – The Incomparable;
Part-Time Lover – Here Come The Worms;
Part-Time Lover – Living In The Past (Live in CLE);
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me;
Ray Davies – Poetry;
Dave And Russ Davies – King of Diamonds.

Flashlite #410

Blue Arrow RecordsToday we feature music from the newest record label in Macedonia: Balkan Veliki. we spin remixes from Fonija, Bernays Propaganda and Esteban Gabridge. Also, we have new stuff from Cleveland’s Blue Arrow Records! Jonathan Richman has a new mp3 download which we hear is going really hot (lots of downloads) and Ethan Daniel Davidson has a new 45. We check both of these out in today’s show. We also feature new music from Jeff Beck and Personal And The Pizzas. We also have some new band: Pale Lights from Montreal, Canada, Sculpture Club from Salt Lake City and Lemon Twigs from Long Island. Lots of excitement also live in CLE: Radkey had a really cool gig. Hear an excerpt of it in today’s show.

Jeff Beck – Shrine;
Personal and the Pizzas – Concentration Camp;
Pale Lips – Romanne;
Fresh – Revolution;
Sculpture Club – My Favorite;
Fonija – Ovoj den;
Bernays Propaganda and Mark Heaney – Povekje;
Esteban Gabridge – If;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – My Crows;
Radkey – Marvel;
Dinosaur Jr – Goin Down;
J Mascis – Tell the Truth;
Jonathan Richman – People Are Disgusting;
The Lemon Twigs – Hi+Lo;
The Lemon Twigs – Soothe;
Co-Pilgrim – Sweet Murmur Of;
Chook Race – Start Anew.

Flashlite #398

Bad Luck Jonathan with Jon LangfordToday with start off by reminding our Cleveland listeners to check out the Zerodent live show in Cleveland’s Euclid Tavern. Then we check out the newest release by our fine sponsor Blue Arrow Records, Jon Langford and his new band Bad Luck Jonathan. He also has a new record with Mekons. We check out the new duet from Pittsburgh, The Specters with their studio and live recordings in our Live in Cleveland segment.

Disciplin A Kitchme – Spas je fonk I;
Zerodent – Still Hanging On;
The Safeties – Evidence;
Nico Missile- Call Of The Wild;
Killer Shrews – The Brain From Planet Eros;
Bad Luck Jonathan – 3 Eyed Piranha;
Mekons – O Money;
The Specters (Live in CLE);
The Spectres – I Want Her So;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Robot Stop;
Thee Oh Sees – Plastic Plant;
Sparks – Equator;
Mose Allison – If You Live;
Dinosaur Jr – Lost All Day;
Disciplin A Kitchme – Spas je fonk II.

Flashlite #366

Kevin Junior - The Chamber StringsToday we pay tribute to four artists that passed away in the recent days. Kevin Junior was an institution of the larger Cleveland and Chicago scenes. Music that he created with The Chamber Strings was much larger than the attention they were given. He passed away on January 17. Dale Buffin Griffin from Mott The Hoople passed away on the same day after 10 years struggling with alzheimer’s. Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane passed away on January 28 and the original singer of Jefferson Airplane Signe Toly Anderson passed away as well on the same day. But amidst of all those tragic news, we find time to hear some new music as well. Our friends at Blue Arrow Records released the new album by Jonathan Richman entitled Ishkode! Ishkode!. Ty Segall has a new record called Emotional Mugger. Night Beats come from Seattle and we check out their new album Who Sold My Generation. We open up with The I Don’t Cares, which is a new duet featuring Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield.

Mott The Hoople – Original Mixed Up Kid;
The I Don’t Cares – Wear Me Out Loud;
Night Beats – Last Train To Jordan;
Ty Segall – 20th Century Boy;
Ty Segall – Candy Sam;
Scarcity Of Tanks – Slowly Down Clifton;
The Pretty Things – Renaissance Fair;
The Byrds – Renaissance Fair;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Ain’t The Man I Used To Be;
Jonathan Richman – But Then Ego;
The Chamber Strings – Flashing Star;
The Chamber Strings – The Fool Sings Without Any Song;
Mott The Hoople – Crash Street Kidds;
Mott The Hoople – It Takes One to Know One;
Jefferson Airplane – Martha;
Jefferson Airplane – Wild Tyme;
Jefferson Airplane – Chauffeur Blues.