Twirl Radio #801: Stephen Schnee

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 If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!

Artist | Track | Album
Felsen | Poor In A Wealthy City | Blood Orange Moon
The Incredible Casuals | I’ll Do Anything | Nature Calls
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | The Second Summer Of Love | The Road To Glasgow
Bud Rogers | Slave To Passion | Whiteout
Maxi Dunn | Operation Bubble | Operation Bubble
Lannie Flowers | Another Boy LIke Me | New Songs Old Stories
Stephen Schnee interview
Shoes | In My Arms Again | Shoes: 35 Years
Henry Priestman & Les Glover | Love You Love You | Six Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Anthology
Ian McNabb | How She Moves | Star Smile Strong
The Orchids | It’s Only Obvious | Who Needs Tomorrow…
Andy Williams | Happy Heart | Honey/Happy Heart
Heiskell | Mister Yesterday | Emotional Terrorism
The Red Button | Tell Me It’s Over | Now It’s All This!
The Yellow Balloon | Yellow Balloon | The Yellow Balloon
Neil Finn | Love Is Emotional | Out Of Silence


Today on Twirl, music writer and video blogger Stephen Schnee paid us a visit. He writes for Discussions Magazine, and has his own YouTube series called But Is It Power Pop?. Stephen is a recent transplant to Sacramento, and that means a musical meeting of the minds was in order.

The show was a blend of lively conversation and musical sharing. I asked Stephen a full barrage of questions, some silly and some quite serious. We learned how he got started, and about some of his favorite bands and artists.

Check out Discussions Magazine here: and But Is It Power Pop here:


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