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Flashlite #676

2021

First ‘regular’ show this year! We present the hottest in garage rock from recent weeks. The most exciting novelty is West Coat collaboration between Mike Watt and Cutthroat Brothers. They have released two new records recently. Another supergroup is Teeth of England from Memphis with Dave Sinclair behind the concept, Jack Oblivian behind the drums and Jason Rice from Faux Killas playing guitar. Strange Colours also has a new record and it’s a Toronto band lead by Andrew Moszynski who used to be with Deadly Snakes. Over in Australia we hear Power Supply from Melbourne. Over in Europe we check out Komodor from France and Roman Aul and Rosarys from Germany, who did a new record collaborating with the legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond. From Switzerland, we check out the new tune by The Jackets. We finish the show with a little tribute to Bill Conway who used to play drums in Treat Her Right and Morphine. Conway passed away on December 19 last year.

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True Sons Of Thunder – Bad Trip Pt. 1;
Strange Colours – The Setting Sun;
Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt – Been Away;
Cutthroat Brothers And Mike Watt – Out of Control;
Robbing Banks – Wasted;
Jack Oblivian – Milkshake Baby;
Teeth of England – Flying Zero;
Power Supply – The Land of the Fire.m4a’
Flaming Sideburns – Lighthouse Keeper;
Exploding Eyes – Fear;
Komodor – Give Up;
Roman and the Rosarys – Gypsy Woman;
Wilding – I’ll Keep Holding On;
Poison Boys – Little Speedway Girl;
Schizophonics – People in the Sky;
Sweet Knives – House;
The Jackets – What About You;
Morphine – Eleven O’Clock;
Treat Her Right – Everglades;
True Sons Of Thunder – Bad Trip Pt. 2.

Flashlite #561

Margaret Airplaneman

Today’s we start with The Baby Shakes from New York City and their new album. Mikal Cronin also has a new record out called Seeker. Signing Loins from UK are also back. Pink Tiles from Australia, Big Bite from Seattle and Scarcity of Tanks from Cleveland have new songs out. Margaret and Tara from Mr. Airplaneman have a new ep and we also check out Margaret’s live solo recording. Speaking of live stuff, in our Live in Cleveland segment, we have Mike Watt from his latest visit to our town.

Those Pretty Wrongs – It’s About Love;
Baby Shakes – Modern Girl Renegade;
The Pink Tiles – Have You Heard;
Redd Kross – Fighting;
Criminal Hygiene – Dangers of Convenience;
Mikal Cronin – I’ve Got Reason;
Big Bite – The River (Single);
The See No Evils – Falling;
UV-TV – World;
Mike Watt – She Don’t Know Why I’m Here (Live in CLE);
Mr. Airplane Man – Get On A Plane;
Margaret Airplaneman – Surferliner;
Go-Betweens – dive for your memory;
Vukovar – Dive For Your Memory;
Scarcity of Tanks – Slang Pro;
The Singing Loins – This One.

Flashlite #516

Bernays PropagandaIt’s the last show of 2018! Today we start a little heavy. Machine comes from The Netherlands and Biblical is from Toronto, Canada. Both bands play hard rock. Then we introduce a humorous new band from Knoxville, TN, Ex-Gold. Constant Mongrel are new to us, but we know Kill Devil Hills really well. Both bands come from Australia and have new records out. Over in Macedonia, Bernays Propaganda is back with a new EP, featuring Mike Watt. And also on the same label, Balkan Veliki, we introduce Rade Jordanovski. We close the show with three new acts from UK: Broken Soundtracks and Laish. Groovy Uncle is back with a new record.

Das Damen – Tsalvo;
The Machine – Kick It;
Biblical – Fugue State;
Black Moth – Buried Hoards;
Bassholes – New Values;
Muertos – Spin;
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Bindle;
Ex-Gold – Not Ready;
Constant Mongrel – Warm Hands;
Rod Bryan – Buffalo River (Prehistory) Don’t Open the Door;
Bernays Propaganda – Nisto nema da ne razdeli;
Rade Jordanovski – 4;
The Record Company – Make It Happen;
The Strange – Shoot The Bear;
Kill Devil Hills – Stained;
Broken Soundtracks – Nothing Means Anything;
The Infidels – A Thousand Years Ago;
Groovy Uncle – She’ll Never Be Mine;
Laish – Time Elastic.

Flashlite #481

Broadway ZydecoToday we start off with the new song from a brand new album of the band that we really love here, Faux Killas. We also introduce Hidden Rifles, the new project lead by Matthew Wascovich and also features Norman Westberg (of Swans) and Mike Watt. Chinese Herbal Medicine is also back with the new album Alienation. The most pleasant surprise in today’s show is the new album from Broadway Lafayette, a Cajun music project that features Mick Collins, Mama Rosin and Matt Verta-Ray from Speedball Baby. The second half of the show is filled with interesting stuff from the Balkans. We feature releases from the Canadian label Ill In The Head Records which specializes in Yugoslavian music. They have currently two releases on vinyl, Bernays Propaganda remix record and The Marshmallow Notebooks debut. From Croatia, we have the new stuff from San Mikulec and his Snooze In Motion and a very special collaboration between Branimir Živković of Overflow and Zvonka Obajdin of Svemir. Finally, we play some new and rare old tunes from the legendary PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević of Laboratorija Zvuka.

Demon’s Claws – Trip To The Clinic;
Faux Killas – Be With My Baby;
Broadway Lafayette – Ou est-tu;
Mama Rosin – Le Two-Step De L’Haricot;
The Dirtbombs – Earthquake Heart;
Tin Foil – Can’t Stay Here (Live in CLE);
The Stooges – No Fun;
Chinese Herbal Medicine – No Fun;
Hidden Rifles – Cranial Escrow;
Bernays Propaganda – Leb i igri;
The Marshmallow Notebooks – The Last Tourist In Town;
Snooze In Motion – Preko Vode;
Mydolls – Its Too Hot for Revolution;
Digger & The Pussycats – Oh Yeah;
PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević – Ciganjska Pesma;
PeÄ‘a VraneÅ¡ević – Still I’m Sad feat. The Yardbirds;
Branimir Živković and Zvonka Obajdin – I’ll Be Your Mirror.

Flashlite #453

Baby ShakesToday we start off with a brand new tune from Cheap Wine’s new studio, directly from Pesaro, Italy. Motörhead and Replacements have post-breakup releases, and we check it out today. Pink Tiles from Australia have a really good new album, that showcases their great new leap in artistic maturity. Hidden Rifles are a new band for Matthew Wascovich, Mike Watt and Norman Westberg. We introduce Transit Method from Austin TX and three ladies from New York City, Baby Shakes.

Dead Rock West – Waiting Patiently;
Cheap Wine – Full of Glow;
Transit Method – Snake Wine;
Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash;
Messerschmitt – Jumpin’ Jack Flash;
Motörhead – Jumpin’ Jack Flash;
Hidden Rifles – Thrawnly Lot;
Cheese Borger And The Cleveland Steamers – Never Saw You Again;
Alex Chilton – You’re My Favorite;
The Replacements – Color Me Impressed (Live at Maxwell’s);
The Replacements – Color Me Impressed (Live in CLE);
Needles//Pins – Sleep;
Powerline Sneakers – Mypoohondiac;
Baby Shakes – Won’t See Me;
The Pink Tiles – Rocky Road;
The Candees – little miss rainbow;
The Prisoners – You’re Goin’ Down;
The Favourites – New Feeling;
Lost Baloons – Change Your Mind.

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 #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.

Tav Falco – Command Performance

Tav Falco - Command PerformanceTav Falco’s book on Memphis Ghosts Behind Sun: Splendour Enigma and Death begins as a story narrated by the city itself, continues with a detailed and informed description of the city’s rock scene and throughout it’s never clear if it’s the city itself telling the story, Tav Falco or his alter ego Eugene Baffle. That’s what Tav Falco really is – uncatchable non-stop art concept.

That unapproachable art concept moved recently from Memphis to Europe. Tav Falco’s Panther Burns are now consisted usually of Italian musicians and it’s been like that for the last two albums. Still, the sound is unmistakably American and Memphis.

Amongst many covers the original song Whistle Blower stands out as a rarely political tune in Tav Falco’s opus. Other original tunes are more similar to the world-trotting mood of the previous album Conjurations. The second life of this exciting album happened during the US tour this year when Mike Watt joined the Panther Burns for the first time. The maestro of bass guitar was so captured by the sound of this album that he wanted to participate in creating it on stage.

Flashlite #353

Allen ToussaintToday we introduce Dead Ghosts from Vancouver and Hierophants from Australia. Also from Australia, their rock’n’roll stars You Am I are back with the new record called Porridge and Hotsauce. Fred and Toody Cole from Dead Moon visited Cleveland, and we check it out. Calibro 35 from Italy, are here today with the new record as well. Ned O’Millick of Tito’s Boys from Pula, Croatia has a new solo project featuring Mike Watt on bass. Sadly, we send farewell to one the most amazing figures in New Orleans music, Allen Toussaint. He passed away on November 9th suffering from a heart-attack after his gig in Madrid.

Wizard – You Got The Jump On My;
You Am I – Mr. Milk;
You Am I – Bon Vivants;
Sir Doug And The Texas Tornados – Give Back The Keys To My Heart;
Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen;
Hierophants – Stress;
Fred and Toody Cole – We Won’t Break (Live in CLE);
Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights;
Allen Toussaint – What Do You Want The Girl To Do;
Irma Thomas – it’s raining;
The Uniques – All These Things;
Calibro 35 – The Haploids;
Dead Ghosts – All in a Row;
Joe Jack Talcum – Dean’s Dream;
Sherwin – Bored;
Gories – Stormy;
Swa – Wasting My Time;
Ned O’Millick – Osvijesti se.

Flashlite #296

Maggie BjörklundToday we begin with some vinyl reissues from Superior Viaduct – 100 Flowers and Flesh Eaters. Then we hear a Sweet Apple B side, which is a cover of Scientists’ Frantic Romantic. Then we go to Italy, where our friends Cheap Wine have a new record, tenth in seventeen years! Jesse Winchester who passed away earlier this year, recorded an LP worth of stuff which has just come out and we check it out. Singer songwriter Kim Simpson returns with music set to the DuÅ¡ko Trifunović lyrics. And Maggie Björklund who we know well from her collaborations with Howe Gelb and John Doe has a record on her own. Also, Mike Watt and his Italian sailors visited my town, and we have it on a tape. Il Sogno Del Marinaio! The most famous musician out of Boise ID, Paul Revere passed away and we pay a small tribute to his legacy.

Gun Club – Texas Serenade;
100 Flowers – Without Limbs;
Flesh Eaters – Divine Horsemen;
The Scientists – Frantic Romantic;
Sweet Apple – Frantic Romantic;
Cheap Wine – Beggar Town;
Cheap Wine – Waiting On The Door;
Hammie Nixon – Sugar Mama Blues (Blues Alphabet);
Jesse Winchester – Brand New Tennessee Waltz;
Jesse Winchester – Never Forget to Boogie;
Paul Revere And The Raiders – Kicks;
Paul Revere And The Raiders – The Great Airplane Strike;
Mark Lindsay – Easy Street;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Stucazz;
Il Sogno Del Marinaio – Punkinhead Ahoy (Live in CLE);
Kim Simpson – ÄŒini mi se da uzimam viÅ¡e;
Maggie Bj̦rklund РThe Road to Samarkland.