Twirl Radio #892 – David Bash

After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly three 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 3:00 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
Bill Lloyd | Let Her Dance | Lloyd-ering
Maxi Dunn | Always Be My Friend | Welcome To Soonville
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Zibaldone
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Another Day Slips Away | Make It Be
Gin Blossoms | Allison Road | New Miserable Experience
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World

David Bash interview
The Morning Line | I Can’t Say | International Pop Overthrow Vol. 22
The Top Boost (feat. Roger Joseph Manning Jr.) | Dreaming | International Pop Overthrow Vol. 22
Zombies Of The Stratosphere | London Social Degree | International Pop Overthrow Vol. 22
The Sharona | Oh My Girl | International Pop Overthrow Vol. 22

The Spampinato Brothers | Let Him Think On That | Pie In The Sky
The Gold Needles | This Autumn Road | Through A Window
Lindy LaFontaine | I Might Not Love You | Single release
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
The Rubinoos | Do You Remember | From Home
Lannie Flowers | Good | Single release
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
Trip Wire | Had Enough | Once & Always
The Seven And Six | The Wonder | EP #1
Paula Carino | Flying Dream | Big Stir Singles: The Third Wave
The Morning Line | Nostradamus | North
Spanic Boys | When You Fall | Torture
The Claustrophobes | Clever Minds | Underdog Pop
Jeremy | Pop Overflow | Pop Overflow
Harvey Danger | Carlotta Valdez | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Steve Barton | Gimme Your Hand | Tall Tales And Alibis 3
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Sunshine Boys | Caroline Yes | Blue Music
Krista D | Crazy Bitch | Single release
The Bottle Kids | Guitars In The Sky | Starry Eyed: The Records Tribute
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Make A New Day | MAKE
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions | Four Flights Up | Rattlesnakes
The Bobbleheads | I Really See You | Myths And Fables
Glen Campbell | Galveston | The Very Best Of Glen Campbell

About a decade ago, I had David Bash on my show, in anticipation of the 2010 Liverpool edition of IPO. He is the founder and CEO of the IPO Music Festival (International Pop Overthrow). It was a good time, and I always thought I’d like to get him back on the show someday. Then earlier last year, I interviewed Christina Bulbenko and Rex Broome of Big Stir Records, while they were inside a parked car outside the L.A. IPO festival. During the interview, John Borack and David Bash joined them, and we all had a good time on the call. Later in the year, I was again chatting with Christina and Rex, who were at Christina’s house, and who should be there once again, but David Bash!

I may be slow, but I do eventually get the message: this was a clear sign that it was time to get David back on my show. I felt a little guilty that he wasn’t getting a full interview, just bits and pieces here and there. So finally, October 26th was the day–the return of David Bash to Twirl Radio!

The IPO, named after famed Chicago band Material Issue’s debut album, has been around since the late 1990s. It’s basically a music festival that travels to about 15 different cities in North America and Europe, and runs for multiple nights in each city. The idea is to bring together a lot of worthy, indie rock and roll bands in a veritable music smorgasbord. David and I talked about the origins of the festival, the current state of music, and even listened to a few tracks off the IPO 2019 compilation. It was a fun chat, and we covered a lot of ground. Get yourself to an IPO near you for some great live music.


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