Twirl Radio #793: Bustin’ out all the new music!

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
Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Chris Church | Fall Into Me | Limitations Of Source Tape
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Clever Things | Pop Songs & Kyries
The Bottle Kids | Guitars In The Sky | Starry Eyed: The Records Tribute
Felsen | Private Airline | Blood Orange Moon
Cirrone | All Right All Night | Kings For A Night
Jason Berk | Changes By The Day | Everything Old Is New Again
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be
Eric Peter Schwartz | Two To Hold | Highway 45
Lisa Said | Some Dudes | Estranged
Supersmall | Between The Sun And Candlelight | Silent Moon
Edward Rogers | She’s The One | TV Generation
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Karla Kane | Wishing Tree | King’s Daughters Home For Incurables
Jody Porter | In The Beginning… | Pacifier
Plasticsoul | Therapy | Therapy
Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
My Little Hum | Geography Lesson | Remembering Houses
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
The Pengwins | Just A Dream | Single release
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
The Bookends | A Girl Like Me | Single release
The Bye Bye Blackbirds | Poison Love | Take Out The Poison
The Welcome Matt | Boutique City | More Empire Days
Leonty | Inside | Leonty
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Trying To Stop | Single release


After about two dozen weeks of shows with interviews, capped off by last week’s Twirl Radio Pop Fest ’17, I thought it would be a good idea to just chill in the studio and play you some new music. I mean heck, that’s what I used to do on weekend afternoons before I had a radio show.

It becomes especially important to air out all this new music today. 2017 has been a banner year for new indie rock and roll, and instead of slowing down for the summer, the music’s been coming to me fast and furious. From Felsen to Chris Church to My Little Hum to Eric Peter Schwartz to Karla Kane to…well, you get the idea. Two-thirds of today’s show is all music released in 2017. A ton of music–yes, literally, I played 2,000 lbs of songs on today’s show!

Your homework assignment–listen to and support these artists in every way you can!


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