Twirl Radio #773: Joe Algeri

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
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
The Mighty Lemon Drops | Inside Out (live) | Young, Gifted, and Black Country
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (acoustic) | Single release
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release
Maxi Dunn | Everything | Edmund & Leo
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
Joe Algeri interview
The Britannicas | Real World Time | Single release
Love Minus Zero | Mary Says | Single release
The Outryders | Piangi Con Me (& Live For Today) | Single release
Gretchen’s Wheel | Left Turn | Sad Scientist
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Christmas Sale | The Underground Garden
The Corner Laughers | Fairytale Tourist | Matilda Effect
Frank Black | Superabound | Teenager Of The Year
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Aching For You | The Dance Divine
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show
Nick Lowe | Skin Deep | Labour Of Lust
The Mysteries Of Life | Rely On You | Bad Advice
Sons Of Morning | Didn’t See The Man | Sons Of Morning
Lannie Flowers | Up All Night | Starry Eyed: The Records Tribute
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
Identical Suns | E.M.I.L.Y. | Identical Suns
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!


Joe Algeri has been a favorite presence on Twirl for a long time. He’s one of the more prolific artists I know, playing in and producing such bands as The JAC, The Britannicas, The Outryders, and so many more. Whether it’s jangly and hard-rockin’ originals, skewed covers, or even the occasional “normal” cover, Joe has pretty much done it all.

On today’s show, we chatted with him all the way from his home base in Perth, Western Australia–a mere 15 time zones away! He’s working on 3 projects simultaneously right now (that we know of), so we’ll hear new music from The Britannicas and The Outryders, and an interesting, unearthed track from Love Minus Zero.


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