After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.
You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at http://www.twirlradio.com. If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!
Artist | Track | Album
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Gail George | Follow Your Bliss | Follow Your Bliss!
Cirrone | It’s Gonna Be The Right Time | Kings For A Night
Maxi Dunn | Meteor Shower | Edmund & Leo
Identical Suns | Goldeneye | Songs. Bond Songs.
Josh McCaslin interview
Roselit Bone | By The Glint Of Your Horns | Blister Steel
Roselit Bone | My First Name | Blister Steel
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Brian Cullman | Memphis Madeline | The Opposite Of Time
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Lisa Said | Peel The Moon | Estranged
The Jeremy Band | Hit You With A Flower | Hit You With A Flower
honeychain | Welcome To My Life | Crushed
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be
The Mysteries Of Life | I Like You | Bad Advice
Gretchen’s Wheel | Wish | Sad Scientist
The Welcome Matt | The Man In The Golden Tower | More Empire Days
Anton Barbeau | High Noon | Magic Act
The The | Slow Emotion Replay | Dusk
Plasticsoul | Biff Bang Pow | Therapy
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
On today’s show, we chatted with Josh McCaslin of Portland band Roselit Bone. The 10 piece(!) band’s new album, Blister Steel, is both bleak and listenable all at once. That’s an honor I don’t ascribe to just anybody. Each song is a carefully constructed mini movie soundtrack. Each sets the scene, and the blend of genres is just stunning. You’ll hear rockabilly, ranchera, surf, and punk–sometimes all in the same song! There’s horns, steel guitars, tons of reverb and echo, coupled with crooning and howling. There’s dystopian waltzes and skewered honky-tonk. This album may not be anything like what you hear on commercial radio–but I think you need to hear this. It will open your mind to what happens when genres crash to form new music. More info at: www.roselitbone.com