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 Condors | Matter Of Fact | Joie De Vivre
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Make A New Day | MAKE
The Imperial Sound | Get Along! | The New AM
Wilkerson | Carry The One | Wilkerson
Maxi Dunn | I’m Only Here Because Of You | Edmund & Leo
Lannie Flowers | Let It Go | Single release
Elk City | Ride The Slide | Everybody’s Insecure
Blaine Campbell interview
Blaine Campbell | Keeping Your Distance | Blue Mind
Blaine Campbell | Hold On Baby | Blue Mind
The Moore Brothers | The Auditorium Birds | Murdered By The Moore Brothers
Bart Davenport | Clara | Maroon Cocoon
My Hawaii | Sailor Sailor | Mood Matters
Elvis Perkins | May Day! | Ash Wednesday
Elliott Smith | Division Day | Single release
Beck | Burro (Jack-Ass Mariachi Version) | Single release
Pugwash | The Perfect Summer | Silverlake
Anton Barbeau | Magazine Street | Natural Causes
Bill Lloyd | Make That Face | Working The Long Game
Aimee Mann | I Can’t Help You Anymore | The Forgotten Arm
That Dog | Retreat From The Sun | Retreat From The Sun
Sunshine Boys | John Cage | Blue Music
Googen | Never Wanna Lose That Thing | The Fowl Tone Sampler
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
This week, the radio gods and the geography gods smiled down upon our little show. Blaine Campbell, a Los Angeles-based musician, recently reached out to me. Seems he was going to be in Sacramento over Thanksgiving weekend, spending time with family, and invited me to get together and hang out for a bit, maybe over coffee. When he mentioned that his availability would be Saturday, I smiled, and suggested the timeframe between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. I think you know how this turned out.
So, we had a good time. We played a couple of tracks from his wonderful 2016 album “Blue Mind”, and chatted about his career in music. We spent a segment listening to tracks that he brought from some of his favorite artists, and even fired up the old turntable to spin some rare vinyl treats. I was able to ask the hard hitting questions, and find out who his biggest musical influences were, and even his favorite food. It was a really fun meet up. https://blainecampbell.bandcamp.com/
Give a listen. I think you’ll like the music and appreciate the conversation.