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
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | Heavenly Day | The Road To Glasgow
Blaine Campell | I Don’t Belong Here Anymore | Blue Mind
Maxi Dunn | Everything | Edmund & Leo
Sarah Stanley | Not Gonna Leave | Tuesday Girl
Paul Lacques Interview
Double Naught Spy Car | Tale Of The Comet | Moof
Double Naught Spy Car | The Hesher Variation | Moof
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | You Got Me Started | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1
Daniel Trigger | Remember When | Single release
Lisa Said | Peel The Moon | Estranged
Duncan Faure interview
Duncan Faure | Nightfall | Anthology
Duncan Faure | Thank You For The Photograph | Single release
Karla Kane | The Lilac Line | King’s Daughters Home For Incurables
Lannie Flowers | Kiss A Memory | Single release
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Heiskell | Hurtin’ On You | Emotional Terrorism
The American Professionals | The Story | Sympathetic Overdrive
Gene Loves Jezebel | Charmed Life (Never Give In) | Dance Underwater
Trip Wire | Long Days Gone | Cold Gas Giants
Felsen | White Denim Jeans | Blood Orange Moon
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Today on Twirl, we had, what the folks in the world of sports call, a double-double! A second week in a row where we had doubleheader interviews. There has been so much great music released in 2017, and so few weeks remaining in this year’s calendar, that we’ve had to squeeze in extra interviews and extra music. But I’m not complaining.
First up: we got to meet Paul Lacques of L.A.-based instrumental band Double Naught Spy Car. They’ve been self-described as “providing the soundtrack for the approaching meltdown of civilization”, although I like that one critic called their sound “surf noir” music. It’s great stuff, either way. Paul and I had a fun, lively chat–and we learned the secret about creating titles for instrumental songs! doublenaughtspycar.com
And in the second hour, the legendary Bay City Rollers frontman Duncan Faure returned to the show! He released a brand new single today, “Thank You For The Photograph”, and he introduced it for us live on the air!
We also caught up on what he’s been up to–it had been a couple of years since we last chatted on the show, and Duncan’s always got some great stories from his 40 plus years in the music business. jemiblue.bandcamp.com