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
Greg Loiacono | The Red Thread Part I (The Gloaming) | Songs From A Golden Dream
Sunshine Boys | Caroline Yes | Blue Music
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (Acoustic) | Single release
Victor Sotelo | Listen And See | Homeland Insecurities
Maxi Dunn | Everything | Edmund & Leo
Lannie Flowers | Don’t Make Me Wait | Single release
Dallas Acid interview
Laraaji, Dallas Acid, & Arji OceAnanda | This Much More | Arrive Without Leaving
Laraaji, Dallas Acid, & Arji OceAnanda | Evening Reduction | Arrive Without Leaving
Anton Barbeau | Magazine Street | Natural Causes
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | MAKE
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
Krista D | Run Jane Run | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Kaz Murphy | Stella Rae | Ride Out The Storm
The Cherry Bluestorms | Purple Heart Magic | Whirligig!
Rich Hope interview
Rich Hope | 5 Cents A Dance | I’m All Yours
Rich Hope | Golden Clouds | I’m All Yours
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Now this is what I would call a diverse show. We hadn’t done a doubleheader of interviews in a while, and the two artists we interviewed couldn’t be more dissimilar. And the variety is a good thing!
In the first hour, we met Christian Havins and Linda Beecroft, of ambient trio Dallas Acid (interestingly enough, from Austin, not Dallas). They recently had the opportunity to perform in New York with their musical heroes Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. And after the show, they all decided to spend the next day recording together. So they did an impromptu session. Creativity ensued, and sonic soundscapes were created on the fly. They captured everything, and later on, edited them down to produce the Arrive Without Leaving album. Give a listen to this peaceful, powerful music, and see where it takes you. http://flyingmoonlight.com/
In the second hour, we chatted with Vancouver rocker Rich Hope. Laboring for many years as one half of “Vancouver’s one and only two man quartet of trashy boogie blues”, he expanded his sound to include a wurlitzer organ and horns. It’s fuzzy, grungy, and throws back a little to a simpler time when rock and roll was an exciting, frightening thing. But Rich’s blues and soul based music never loses its fun. He’s played in venues all over the world, and opened for many like minded musical souls, including The Flamin’ Groovies, Social Distortion, Reverend Horton Heat, and many others. Get this record and rock out…loud! https://www.richhope.ca/