Twirl Radio #861

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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
Addison Love | Unsolicited Phone Calls | Single release
Rogers & Butler | Seven Hour Man | Diana Dors
I Am Casting | Window | Carnival Barkers
Librarians With Hickeys | Until There Was You | Single release
Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Two Dollar Pistols | Gettin’ Gone | You Ruined Everything
Hot Nun | It’s Just Right | Born To Blaze
Sons Of Morning | Cold And Blue | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Summer Blue | Single release
The New Empire | Special To Me | White Lace And Promises: The Songs Of Paul Williams
Midnight Oil | King Of The Mountain | Blue Sky Mining
Sunshine Boys | Caroline Yes | Blue Music
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
The Cherry Bluestorms | Brighter Days | Whirligig!
Clifford Ulrich | I’m Going To Miss Her | Single release
Steve Barton | Little Strange One | Tall Tales And Alibis
Elk City | Sparrow | Everybody’s Insecure
Bill Lloyd | What Time Won’t Heal | Working The Long Game
Anton Barbeau | It’s The Coffee That Makes The Man Go Mad | Natural Causes
Gail George | Pop Life | It’s Personal
The Bottle Kids | When You Come Around | Let Me In On This Action
Plasticsoul | The Ghost In Between Us | Single release
Globelamp | Saint Cecilia | Romantic Cancer
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | Make
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Dara Ackerman | A Million Flowers | Partially True Stories
Krista D | Black Eyed Susan | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Victor Sotelo | Desperately Tired Of White Noise | Homeland Insecurities
Wilkerson | Enough For Somebody | Wilkerson

You know, 2019 started off with a bang. Weeks of live radio interviews, and then last week, the Twirlie Awards show, with all of its attendant hoopla. So I thought this week might be an opporunity to play catch up. The music waits for no one–new releases have been coming in nearly every day, and 2019 shows no sign of slowing down.

Big Stir Records has started a program of releasing double digital singles from bands. Really great bands, and really great songs. So I started each half hour segment with one of those singles. Music from Addison Love, Sons of Morning, Clifford Ulrich, and Plasticsoul. Plus–new songs from Lannie Flowers, and Rogers & Butler, ended up in the mix.

It was great getting back to my roots: sitting in a little booth for two hours, talking to myself. Hopefully, you were listening, or will listen to the audio, so that it wasn’t all for naught.

Enjoy the show!


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