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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 #476

Nina RomićNew music took us strange places this time. I recently came across a band from Barcelona, Spain, by the name of Belgrado, with a Polish singer that takes up the visual identity of Yugoslavian Zenitism movement and sounds like they are from Rijeka, cca 1983. Then, we also check out a Welsh band that named themselves after my old hometown, Vukovar. Back in that old part of the world, we also get new music from Nina Romić and Punčke. The rest of the show also brings the new albums from Calexico, as well as a new collaboration between Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. We also introduce some new names for us. Big Eyes lead by Kate Eldridge come from New York City and the singer-songwriter Shawna Russel hails from Oklahoma.

Gun – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party);
Big Eyes – Giving It Up For Good;
Calexico – Dead in the Water;
The Fleshtones – Back To School (Live in CLE);
Nina Romić – Svjetla;
Punčke – Valovi;
Baton Rouge РC̫te du Py;
Belgrado – Dalej;
Vukovar – Veil;
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Turn The Page;
Ty Segall – Fanny Dog;
Mikal Cronin – Better Man;
The Lighthouse Keepers – Seven Years;
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Billy The Kid And Geronimo;
Shawna Russell – Slow Down in Oklahoma;
Hotrats – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).

Flashlite #230

Ceramic DogToday we begin with two obituaries. Arturo Vega, art director and logo designer of The Ramones passed away on June 8 this year. Alan Myers drummer of Devo passed away on June 24. After we pay respect to the two of them, we continue with some new music. King Louie’s Missing Monuments have a new single, Calexico covers Replacements on the new EP and Mama Rosin joins forces with Mick Collins and Matt Verta-Ray for a Marvelette’s tune Please Mr Postman. Mark Ribot’s Ceramic Dog has an exceptional new album and Lisa Mychols is back with the new album too. Finally, we have a reissue of the Shoes first LP One In Versailles which is finally widely available.

The Turtles – You Showed Me;
Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment;
Devo – Uncontrollable Urge;
Paraf – Perspektiva;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Answer the Call;
Willie Nile – God Laughs;
Willie Nile – Trying To Find My Way (Live in CLE);
Richard And Linda Thompson – Jet Plane In A Rocking Chair
Shoes – Do I Get So Shy;
Calexico – Unsatisfied;
The Replacements – Unsatisfied;
Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Cualition – (I Wanna Be Your) Satellite;
T Bone Burnett – Tear That Building Down;
Ceramic Dog – Lies My Body Told Me;
Chris Cacavas – Strand By Strand;
The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman;
Mama Rosin (Featuring Mick Collins & Matt Verta-Ray) – Please Mister Postman;
Lisa Mychols – Better Than Nothing.

Flashlite #146

Mark Moogy KlingmanA few new records premier in today’s show. R. Stevie Moore has a new album called Advanced and it’s as fresh and as exciting as we got used from Stevie. Hipbone Slim who collaborated with Mama Rosin earlier this year, also has an album on his own with his Kneetremblers. Cody Chesnutt who you may remember as a guest on Phrenology by the Roots, is back this year with a new EP called Black Skin No Value, somewhat more ambitious project than his first album Headphone Masterpiece. Calexico are back with a compilation record that contains the best tracks from their tour only discs. The only new name today is the New Orleans street band Washboard Chaz Blues Trio.

We dedicate today’s show to Mark Moogy Klingman, a frequent collaborator of Todd Rundgren and a synthesizer pioneer who died at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer last week.

Freddy Cannon – Tallahasee Lassie;
The Rolling Stones – Tallahassee Lassie;
Israel Nash Gripka – Black And Blue;
Hipbone Slim and The Kneetremblers – King Of The Rocket Men;
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio – Pick Yourself Up;
Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim and The Kneetremblers – London Zydeco;
Reigning Sound – Watching My Baby;
Cody Chesnutt – The Seed;
Cody Chesnutt – Where Is All The Money Going;
True Sons of Thunder – Bloodclot;
Todd Rundgren – Dust In The Wind;
Todd Rundgren – Just One Victory;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – Cheer Down;
Calexico – Griptape;
Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Glass Room;
R. Stevie Moore – Carmen is Coming;
Thee Oh Sees – The Dream.

Flashlite #138

Rainer PtacekAnd… we’re back from our usual Summer break. The break was long, but without huge shakes in musical world. Also, not too many great records happened in the past two months while we were gone. My favorite record this summer is definitely Rainer Ptacek session with Calexico members that came out now, but it was recorded way back in 1997, mere months before Rainer passed away. The cd is called Roll Back The Years, and I really wish I could. We lost a lot when Rainer left 14 years ago. From Austin, we have new records for The Krayolas and John Wesley Coleman. From Memphis, we have new records for Jack Oblivian and Bo-Keys. We also have new Brian Wilson, whose new record is centered around Disney movies.

In other news, we say goodbye to Zagreb’s Radio SC. The “flashlite” edition of The Little Lighthouse, that is, Internet edition recorded in my room, as opposed to being live in real radio studio, started back in 2008 on their initiative. I am thankful for bringing me back out into the public, but last spring I got a note from them that their funds got shortened and that the radio ceased to exist. All the best to their crew in future endeavors. In the mean time, we keep rocking the (un)free world on this website, and also in Kragujevac on Radio Centar and Athens on Rock XS.

Wolf People – Time;
The Krayolas – Catherine;
The Krayolas – Gonna Walk Down;
Tyla Gang – Styrofoam;
Housecoat Project – Styrofoam (San Francisco CA 1987);
John Wesley Coleman III – Werewolf Soup;
Jack Oblivian – Dark Eyes;
Rainer and Das Combo – Drop Down Mama;
Rainer with Joey Burns and John Convertino – Roll Back the Years;
Tommy Stinson – One Man Mutiny;
Bash and Pop – Friday Night (Is Killing Me);
The Beatles – Why Don’t We Do It In The Road;
Lowell Fulson – Why Don’t We Do It In The Road;
The Bo-Keys – I’m Going Home (feat. Charlie Musselwhite);
Brian Wilson – Kiss the Girl (From the Little Mermaid);
R. Stevie Moore with Dave Gregory – Dates;
Chris McKenna – Maximum Love Vibes;
Poni-Tails – Born Too Late.

Flashlite #112

Gary MooreIrish guitar player Gary Moore was a one time member of Thin Lizzy, which was an amazing band. He was in and out of the band many times, but their album Black Rose that featured Moore marked a new era for this band and it is one of their strongest. Moore was a kind of rock musician that put virtuosity ahead of everything. This is a thin line that can make you sound kitschy or really grand. Moore did both, but we will remember him for the best. This show goes to him. First half hour of the show is therefore loud and for the most part live. Still, we also introduce some new artists, Towerbrown from France and Susie Hug from London. Even though Susie lives in London, her sound is very American. This is not surprising since she’s raised in San Diego in a Japanese-American family. Just check our her latest album Tuscon Moonshine that she recorded with the help of Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico and Giant Sand fame. We also check in with North Mississippi Allstars – a band that we featured for the first time exactly 10 years ago. They have a new album called Keys To The Kingdom. We also check in with our good friend Huw Akiba Jones and his Akibas. They recorded another album pastorally titled The Cows on Donkey Hillin 2009 and it’s finally in our hands.

Nirvana and Zdenka Kovacicek – Klik tema broj 1;
Thin Lizzy – Toughest Street in Town;
Towerbrown – Let’s paint it brown;
Tim Lee 3 – Kerosene and Matches;
Cheap Wine – Rockin’ In The Free World;
The Godfathers – Blitzkrieg Bop (Live);
North Mississippi AllStars – Goin’ Down South;
Hill Country Revue – Zebra Ranch;
North Mississippi Allstars – The Meeting;
The Akibas – Should Nothing Come;
Susie Hug – Out of Nowhere;
Susie Hug – Amazed;
Bubblegum Lemonade – She’s Got A Gun;
The Singing Loins – Ascending Chatham Hill;
Rod Stewart – Tomorrow is a Long Time.