Twirl Radio #869

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
The Larry Kelly Five | Hotel Man | LK5
David Brookings & The Average Lookings | And It Feels Like… | Scorpio Monologue
Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Trip Wire | Act Fast | Once & Always
Sparklejet | The World Before Longitude | Single release
R. Stevie Moore | Hurry Up | Afterlife
Identical Suns | Wanted Man | Week Minded
Elk City | No Depth | Everybody’s Insecure
Squeeze | Is That Love | East Side Story
The Imperial Sound | I Feel Strange | The New AM
Yolanda Cazessus | Do You Remember Child | Single release
Steve Barton | Before I Get Too Young | Tall Tales & Alibis 3
Matt Langlois | You Are My Weekend | Merde!
Death Of Samantha | Conviction | If Memory Serves Us Well
The Incredible Casuals | I’ll Do Anything | Nature Calls
Courtney Hale Revia | Statues | Tattered
The Bobbleheads | Joey | Myths And Fables
Ass Ponys | Little Bastard | Electric Rock Music
Elton John | Grow Some Funk Of Your Own | Rock Of The Westies
Lannie Flowers | Good | Single release
Duncan Faure | Where Is The Music | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Lost Leaders | People Like Us | Promises Promises
Girls On Grass | Street Fight | Dirty Power
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Sunshine Boys | Only A Million Miles | Blue Music
Krista D | Penny For Your Thoughts | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Bill Lloyd | Miracle Mile | Working The Long Game

After a healthy, extended run of shows with interviews–and sometimes multiple interviews, leading up to last week’s interview tripleheader extravaganza, a break in the action was in order. No–not a work stoppage–just a show with no interviews and all all music. So that’s what we did–just music, and my, um, snappy remarks!

But we took the opportunity to bust out new music. 2019 continues to be a prolific year for new, independent music. We heard a brand new pre-release Identical Suns track. Also, new music debuts, never before heard on this show, from David Brookings & The Average Lookings, Yolanda Cazessus, Courtney Hale Revia, The Bobbleheads, and Girls on Grass. We also played a trippy song by The Larry Kelly Five, a mysterious Alabama rock outfit, which I don’t think I’ve played in 15 years. It was high time to dust this gem off and spin it. There were even a couple of great tracks from my misbegotten youth.

I highly recommend you give this musical treasure hunt a listen. I hope you enjoy!


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