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
Banjo Bones | Dangerous Game | Ghostly Musings From The Delta
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | My Colors Dark | International Pop Overthrow Vol. 21
Miami Dan & The Hayes Street Band | I Didn’t Do It | Left Hand To The Sky
The Judybats | La Dulcinea | Pain Makes You Beautiful
Maxi Dunn | Will You Forgive Me? | The Neglected Gambit
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (acoustic) | Single release
Karen Haglof interview
Karen Haglof | Ode To Bon Jovi | Palomino Steady Rocking
Karen Haglof | Palomino Steady Rocking | Palomino Steady Rocking
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Braam | Maybe Honey You’re A Lemon Tree | The Things You Think You Have
Jody Porter | Vanishing Act | Pacifier
Lisa Mychols | Into Oblivion | Sugar
Lannie Flowers | Good | Single release
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Elk City | No Depth | Everybody’s Insecure
Wilkerson | How She Lost My Heart | Wilkerson
Sunshine Boys | There Goes Another One | Blue Music
Michael Simmons | Let’s Fall In Love | First Days Of Summer
Duncan Faure | In The Right Place | Anthology
Gretchen’s Wheel | Lucid | Black Box Theory
Spygenius | Godfearing | Pacéphale
Chris Church | Be My Nuisance | Limitations Of Source Tape
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Today’s show featured an interview with oncologist/singer-songwriter (a rare combination, to be sure) Karen Haglof. The New York City-based physician/musician sent us a sneak preview of her forthcoming EP, “Palomino Steady Rocking”, and it is terrific. She had written a whole batch of songs, intended for her next album, and four of those all were thematically connected–they had something to do with horses. And thus was born the EP.
The leadoff track, Ode To Bon Jovi, has perhaps the quirkiest backstory. It’s about a horse that she likes to ride, which is actually named Bon Jovi. And the horse throws her off quite often. Oh–and it used to be owned by John Elway. I’m going to go out on a limb here, and state that there probably has never been quite another song like this one! Oh–and it rocks, and it’s kind of in your face, sonically speaking. The rest of the EP treads more familiar territory for Karen–veering between Americana and rock ‘n’ roll. http://karenhaglof.com/
We also continued playing the new music that 2018 keeps sending us! A quick survey showed that about two thirds of the tracks on this show were released this year. How exciting!
I hope you enjoy this show–and your feedback is always welcome. http://karenhaglof.com/