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 Clash | London Calling | London Calling
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | RedWhite&BlueSoBlue | Pop Songs & Kyries
Sunshine Boys | Schoolyard Bully | Single release
Adam Marsland | This Is Madness | Bulé
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
Bud Rogers | Starman | Starman
Lloyd Cole | To The Lions | Don’t Get Weird On Me, Babe
Amy Annelle | Benefit Of The Doubt | The Great Unveiling
Amy Annelle | Buckskin Stallion Blues | The Great Unveiling
The Bottle Kids | The Only Heart That I Can See | Let Me In On This Action
The JAC | Time Machine | Faux Pas
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 | Adventure Rocket Ship | Ole! Tarantula
Death Of Samantha | Conviction | If Memory Serves Us Well
Juliana Hatfield | Sellout | Please Do Not Disturb
Anton Barbeau | Milk Churn In The Morning | Antronica 2
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Mistakes | Mistakes
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | To Her Door | The Road To Glasgow
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Duncan Faure | The Day That I Found Love | 4
Frank Black | Fazer Eyes | Teenager Of The Year
Jody Porter | Waking Up (Is Hard To Do) | Pacifier
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Air Running Backwards | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1
Lannie Flowers | All Dressed Up | LIVE in NYC
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
Karla Kane | Grasshopper Clock | King’s Daughters Home For Incurables
Richard X. Heyman | Her Garden Path | Incognito
THIS WEEK’S SHOW:
Today’s show started out one way, but turned into something else, equally as good. We were supposed to interview outsider folk singer-songwriter Amy Annelle, but circumstances beyond our control prevented that. But we did get to hear a couple of her songs, including her cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Buckskin Stallion Blues”–which appeared in the Golden Globe Best Film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”! So we’re going to reschedule our chat with Amy sometime in the near future.
So what did the show turn into? A two hour feast of some great indie rock ‘n’ roll! And even the tunes by the not-so-indies were pretty great and unusual. Also–I had the chance to test out some new headphones that I acquired this week, so the show sounds even better than ever–to me, at least!
But stick close, my friends. Next week is the special 20th Anniversary edition of Twirl Radio. And two weeks after that: the annual Twirlie Awards show!