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
Felsen | Generals And Majors | Felsen (Loves You)
Supersmall | A Better Life | Silent Moon
Cirrone | All I Know | Uplands Park Road
Chancellorpink | Cracking Up | All Of Them Monsters
Lisa Mychols | Endless Daydream | Sugar
Smoking Popes | I Know You Love Me | Destination Failure
Bill Lloyd | Interrupted | Working The Long Game
Faraway Brothers | Semi-Hollow | Hand Me That Cow
Laurie Larson | Aquila | Aquila
The Legal Matters | Rite Of Spring | The Legal Matters
Sparklejet | The World Before Longitude | Single release
In Deed | Another Start | Everest
Steve Barton | When She’s Lost Your Mind | Tall Tales And Alibis 1
The Imperial Sound | Back On Your Table | The New AM
Matt Langlois | Don’t Tuck Your Shirt Into Your Pants | Merde!
Heiskell | The Great Opaque | Songs In The Key Of H
Rogers & Butler | Possibilities | Diana Dors
Maxi Dunn | Will You Forgive Me? | The Neglected Gambit
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
Lost Leaders | Probably Why We’re Here | Promises Promises
Identical Suns | Miss Her Reminiscing | Week Minded
Krista D | Penny For Your Thoughts | Look At Me I’m Krista D
David Brookings interview
David Brookings & The Average Lookings | I Grow Up Fast | Scorpio Monologue
David Brookings & The Average Lookings | And It Feels Like… | Scorpio Monologue
The Rubinoos | Party Insurance | 45
Girls On Grass | Street Fight | Dirty Power
The Cherry Bluestorms | Purple Heart Magic | Whirligig!
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
50 Watt Heavy | Absolutely Fading (Nasty) | Better Days
Pugwash | Make It Yourself | Silverlake
Wilkerson | Too Much Of A Good Thing | Wilkerson
The Armoires | The Twelve-Inch | Side Three
Sunshine Boys | Schoolyard Bully | Blue Music
Lannie Flowers | Good | Single release
Braam | Burlington Northern | Living Room
Salt | Eastern Colors | The Loneliness Of Clouds
Duncan Faure | Better Than Ever | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Well, I finally did it. Yes. It. What is this “it”, you ask? I finally had David Brookings, of David Brookings and the Average Lookings (one of the best band names out there) on Twirl Radio!
I’ve been a big fan of his music for at least a half a decade, but it’s been a glaring oversight that he hasn’t been on the show until now. So we corrected the injustice this week, on the occasion of the new album Scorpio Monologue. It’s a fine album, probably the best I’ve heard of his so far. Starts out rocking, and doesn’t let up. The care that went into the production, songwriting, and performance of this record shows at every turn. Great original songs, and even a Bob Dylan cover that I wasn’t expecting (and you probably aren’t either): Girl From The North Country. David and the Average Lookings completely make it their own–which is the mark of a good cover.
David’s had an interesting life, all centered aroud music. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, a little hotbed of music, he’s also lived in Memphis and now considers San Jose home. There’s a humorous track on the album, Silicon Valley, which takes a lighthearted look at the area–and if you’ve ever been there, you know.
There’s a good possibility of a tour behind this record starting in fall, and I hope he makes it to Sacramento, and to your town as well. www.davidbrookings.net
It was a fun, lively chat, and we surrounded it with tons of great music, both old and new. I’m really thinking that this 3 hour format thing is going to work out.
Enjoy the show!