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
Hux & The Hitmen | Stay With Me | Soggy Oxygen
Kaz Murphy | Somebody Could Be Me | Ride Out The Storm
Victor Sotelo | Hey Paul! | Homeland Insecurities
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
Steve Barton | How Can I Believe | Tall Tales & Alibis 1
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Danny Wilkerson interview
Wilkerson | Everybody Loves To Love | Wilkerson
Wilkerson | You Still Owe Me A Kiss | Wilkerson
Wilkerson | How She Lost My Heart | Wilkerson
The Imperial Sound | Daylight | The New AM
Little Jimmy Giant | I Think You Think I Think So | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Lannie Flowers | Let It Go | Single release
Elk City | My Manual | Everybody’s Insecure
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
Sunshine Boys | Only A Million Miles | Blue Music
Duncan Faure | England Doesn’t Sleep | Machine From The Other Side
The Cherry Bluestorms | Purple Heart Magic | Whirligig!
Spygenius | Godfearing | Pacéphale
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
I’ve known Danny Wilkerson for several years now. He’s best known as the drummer and occasional singer/songwriter for Texas power pop legends The Pengwins, along with another Twirl Radio staple, Lannnie Flowers. I’ve hung out with him in Texas each year for the past 4 years, on what’s becoming kind of an annual music nerd pilgrimage to Arlington, TX. He’s got an upbeat, positive personality, always quick to joke around or offer a kind word. A huge music fan, and a bit of a practical joker too–but I’ll tell you about that another time.
So knowing those things about a person, what would you expect a solo record of his to contain? Maybe upbeat music, positive lyrics, a sense of humor, all crafted with care, and with an understanding of what came before him. Lo and behold–that’s exactly the kind of album Danny released! His solo debut album, “Wilkerson”, is all of those things. It’s a bit of a throwback to an earlier time–when releasing pop music that sounded good to everybody, and could get played on the radio, actually mattered. Several different styles figure prominently on this album–it’s a pop tour de force. He’s got some impressive collaborators, including Bleu McAuley and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Just get this one. It comes with 180 gram vinyl, a CD, and a digital download card. Big thanks to Spyderpop Records for releasing this masterpiece. www.dannywilkerson.com