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Flashlite #443

Nicole AdkinsToday we introduce several interesting relatively new names on the female songwriting scene. Katie Von Schleicher comes from Brooklyn and Esmé Patterson is from Denver, CO. Nicole Atkins from New Jersey is particularly interesting because she teamed up with Tommy Stinson of The Replacements and Bash & Pop for her upcoming new album. Tommy is also out touring with Chip Roberts as The Cowboys In The Campfire. They stopped by at Cleveland’s Blue Arrow Records and played a few new tunes. We hear one of them today. Talking about Cleveland, Matthew Wascowich is back with his Scarcity of Tanks. They have a new album called Garford Mute, inspired by growing up, and it contains a stellar line up of Pere Ubu and Terminal Lovers bands, plus Doug Gillard and the legendary Steve Mackay, the Stooges sax player with his posthumous appearance. We also check out the new music Left Lane Cruiser and and introduce two new heavy bands, ’68 from Atlanta and Gorilla from UK.

Beach Boys – You’re So Good to Me;
’68 – The Workers Are Few;
Gorilla – Slay Rider;
Gorilla* – Heartless Heart;
The Trashed Romeos – The Grass Is Never Greener;
Jim Dickinson – Grass Is Never Greener;
Cowboys In The Campfire – Breathing Room (Live in CLE);
Cowboys In The Campfire – Fall Apart Together (Live in CLE);
Nicole Atkins – Listen Up;
Andy Gabbard – You’re So Good To Me;
Katie von Schleicher – The Image;
Esm̩ Patterson РMoth Song;
Coming Up Roses – I could have been your girlfriend;
The Long Ryders – Run Dusty Run;
Tyrannamen – I Can’t Read Your Mind;
The Twerps – she didn’t know;
The Stevens – I know (charles and jerry);
Left Lane Cruiser – Booga Chaka;
Scarcity of Tanks – Embrace.

Flashlite #380

Jody StephensThe best news for this show is that Jody Stephens from Big Star and Luther Russel of Freewheelers formed a new band called Those Pretty Wrongs (after a Shakespeare’s poem). Their new record is made in Memphis Ardent Studios with the old Big Star equipment and while it definitely draws on that sound, it’s definitely not a cheap nostalgic take on a beloved band. It underlines on just how much Jody was integral to this band. We also have new music from Fort Wayne’s Left Lane Cruiser, and Pat Todd. We have no less than two supergroups today. Hard Working Americans are Todd Snider and Dave Schools from Widespread Panic together with and Neal Casal. Hard working Canadians are Tuns with Chris Murphy of Sloan, Matt Murphy of Super Friendz and Mike O’Neill of The Inbreds. We also check out Fifty Foot Combo from Belgium and The Hunches from Portland OR.

Ron Wood – Act Together;
Left Lane Cruiser – Laid to the Bone;
Fifty Foot Combo – Accident Or Incident;
Hard Working Americans – Stomp and Holler;
Hard Working Americans – Half Ass Moses;
Neal Casal – I Will Weep No More;
Jody Stephens – You & Your Sister;
Those Pretty Wrongs – Ordinary;
Big Star – February’s Quiet;
Big Star – Way Out West;
Warm Soda – Jeanie Loves Pop;
Pat Todd And The Rankoutsiders – Don’t Be Sellin’ Emptiness to Me;
Pat Todd – Route 66 (Live in CLE);
The Inbreds – Cruise Control;
TUNS – Throw It All Away;
The Hunches – You’ll Never Get Away With My Heart;
Snooze In Motion – Mirror Song;
Pridjevi – Ubila sam cvijet.

Flashlite #271

Jesse WinchesterToday we say goodbye to Jesse Winchester, a wonderful singer songwriter from the South, who moved to Canada in the late sixties to avoid being drafter to Vietnam war. After that he recorded some of the greatest records in the seventies, with songs which were full of sorrow, nostalgia and longing for his homeland. He passed away on April 11 this year. Besides a tribute to Jesse, we also play some new music. Jim Lauderdale has a new record with songs co-written with Robert Hunter. Paul Starling is another new singer songwriter from LA area. The Singles from Detroit are back as a duet. Baseball Project super-group is also back with another record based around baseball themes. Left Lane Cruiser had a great albu last year called Rock The Back To Hell and now a record that compiles their earliest recordings is also out. Also, check out a really cool, rare live appearance of Harlan T. Bobo’s The Fuzz recorded last week in Cleveland.

Jesse Winchester – Payday;
Baddat For Trubbel – Mandag Morgon Eller Sondag Natt;
Straight Arrows – Bad Temper;
The Fuzz – Teen Rex (Live in CLE);
Left Lane Cruiser – That Ass;
Left Lane Cruiser – Righteous;
J.B. Hutto – Speak My Mind (Blues Alphabet);
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale – I Lost My Job of Loving You;
Jim Lauderdale – Morgan Montague;
Jesse Winchester – Yankee Lady;
Jesse Winchester – Mississippi, You’re On My Mind;
Paul Starling – Natalie Wood Reciting Lines;
The Singles – You’ve Runned Away;
Epicycle – You’re Not Gonna Get It;
The Lupines – She;
First Base – Hard To Read;
The Split Squad – Superman Says;
Baseball Project – Extra Inning of Love.

Flashlite #241

Burnt OnesThose who like Heroin by Velvet Underground will find this episode interesting. We have two tunes that sound like it and two versions of the very song. Burnt Ones from San Francisco have a cover of this song and we also check out some of their original new stuff. New Thurston Moore’s band Chelsea Light Moving has a song that sounds like Heroin and Michael Tarbox has a similar tune on his latest album. We check out the new garage rock tunes from King Louie and his Missing Monuments and Obits. Southern music is represented by Hickoids and Left Lane Cruiser who have an excellent new record Rock Them Back To Hell.

Michael Tarbox – Night Train To Chelsea;
Missing Monuments – Super Hero;
Obits – Taste the Diff;
Obits – Pine On;
Bad Sports – Washed Up;
Mikal Cronin – Get Along (Live in CLE);
Hickodis – Mo’hair;
Left Lane Cruiser – Paralyze Ya;
Endless Boogie – General Admission;
Burnt Ones – Fountain of Youth;
Burnt Ones – Heroin;
Velvet Underground – Heroin;
Chelsea Light Moving – Heavymental.

Flashlite #186

Etta BrittFirst half of the show is filled with the fresh end-of-summer singles for King Louie’s Missing Monuments, Turf War and new the band from San Diego Plateaus lead by the singer songwriter Jon Green. Other new bands today are Mrs. Magician also from Sand Diego, Rat Colums from San Francisco and Future Primitives from South Africa. Left Lane Cruiser joins forces with James Leg in a cover of Sway. The show closes another new name here, soul singer Etta Britt from Nashville who has a nice new duet with legendary Delbert McClinton.

Redd Kross – Hazel Eyes;
King Louie’s Missing Monuments – Another Girl;
Turf War – Summertime Booze;
Rat Columns – Opaque Eyes;
Plateaus – Open Skies;
Mrs. Magician – Nightlife;
The Future Primitives – Open Up Your Door;
Left Lane Cruiser and James Leg – Sway;
Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears – Sway;
The Rolling Stones – Sway;
Buffalo Killers – Live in CLE;
The Go-Betweens – Boundary Rider;
Mellow Drunk – Boundary Rider;
Mellow Drunk – Woke Up On Jupiter;
Etta Britt and Delbert McClinton – Leap of Faith;
Delbert McClinton – I Feel the Burden.