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
Pete’s Copter | Magic Circle | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Bellygunner | Negative Kid | Machine Gun Built For Two
Don Hawkins | Pricks And Stones | Stutter Step
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Big Stir studio invasion
Blake Jones | Wednesday | (Live in studio)
Blake Jones | Soft Rock Girlfriend | (Live in studio)
The Armoires | Appalachukrainia | Zibaldone
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Alchemy C’mere | MAKE
In Deed | Heart Attack | Everest
The Armoires | Pushing Forty | (Live in studio)
The Armoires | When We Were In England (And You Were Dead) | (Live in studio)
The Armoires | The Laws Have Changed | (Live in studio)
Popdudes | Desperation Time | Maximum Rock Stupidity
Trip Wire | Act Fast | Once & Always
The Morning Line | Nostradamus | North
Salt | A Song For Jerome | The Loneliness Of Clouds
Lannie Flowers | Good | (Single release)
JonEmery And The Unconventionals | If You Think You’re Heartbroken Now | Wrecked
Felsen | BFF OMG | Breaking Up With Loneliness
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Final Say | Risk Profile
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
The Bobbleheads | Do You? | Myths And Fables
Krista D | Penny For Your Thoughts | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Due to the high volume of fun this summer, I have been a little bit behind in posting these blogs and playlists for my radio shows. The show on Saturday, 8/17, just piled even more fun on the already prominent heap of fun that I’ve been involved with lately. This was the day, long planned, where folks from several Big Stir bands would visit me in my Sacramento radio studios.
These guys and gals were all traveling from the Los Angeles and Fresno areas to San Francisco, to be part of the IPO (International Pop Overthrow) music festival, and took a side trip to Sacramento for some radio fun. So here’s the lineup of who we crammed into my studio on that epic day:
Christina Bulbenko, Rex Broome, Larysa Bulbenko of The Armoires.
Blake Jones of Blake Jones & The Trike Shop
John Borack of Popdudes and The Test Pressings, who was filling in on drums for The Armoires on this tour.
In addition, Dean Seavers of Sacramento’s The Decibels hung out for a while, because he wanted to meet the Big Stir folks, and Evan Palley traveled up and down the state with the Big Stir delegation as well.
This was kind of an auspicious date as well. This particular weekend was the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival. So to kind of honor this tradition–we had lots of people in the studio, and several live performances. (No drugs or mud, though.) This show was epic in every way, and you’ve got to listen–if only for the live performances and the laughter. These are a bunch of amazing musicians who do what they do for the love of the music, and I’m proud to call them all friends.
After two hours with Big Stir, they had to hit the road back to San Francisco. I tried to carry on all by myself for the last hour, but man, the afterglow of a wonderful visit kept going for hours. Enjoy the show!