Twirl Radio #890

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
The JAC | Persistent Man | Faux Pas
Steven Bradley | Pre-Emptive Strike | Summer Bliss And Autumn Tears
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Anton Barbeau | Milk Churn In The Morning | Magic Act
Smoking Popes | You Spoke To Me | Destination Failure
R. Stevie Moore | Irony | Afterlife
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Disentangled | Single release
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Jody Porter | In The Beginning… | Pacifier
Wade Johnson | When Will It End | Single release
Harvey Danger | Carlotta Valdez | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
In Deed | Heart Attack | Everest
The Morning Line | South Carolina | North
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
Felsen | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Jeremy | Pop Overflow | Pop Overflow
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
The Lilacs | I Saw Her First | Endure
Lannie Flowers | What Did I Know | Single release
Kat Jones | Those Expensive Eyes | La Rosa, La Calavera
The Cherry Bluestorms | Baby, You’re A Rich Man | Transit Of Venus
Jenifer Jackson | Mercury, The Sun & Moon | Parasol’s Sweet Sixteen Vol. 3
Charlie Cheney | She’s Made For Sunshine | Giant Chicken
The Bobbleheads | Do You | Myths And Fables
Squeeze | In Quintessence | East Side Story
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Sunshine Boys | There Goes Another One | Blue Music
Matt Langlois | Don’t Tuck Your Shirt Into Your Pants | Merde!
David Brookings & The Average Lookings | And It Feels Like… | Scorpio Monologue
Anny Celsi | Little Black Dress | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
The Replacements | Attitude | All Shook Down
Krista D | Simple Social Tragedy | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Smashing Pumpkins | Frail And Bedazzled | Pisces Iscariot
Drunken Prayer | Science | Cordelia Elsewhere
The Spampinato Brothers | Refined Man | Pie In The Sky
The Paul & John | Long Way Back | Inner Sunset
The Armoires | Is Drama Sue Here? | Zibaldone
Heroes Of Toolik | Perfect | Like Night
Translator | Everywhere That I’m Not | Translation
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Lost Leaders | Probably Why We’re Here | Promises Promises
Richard X. Heyman | Hope | Pop Circles

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my Twirl Radio shows, due to various reasons. But let’s just say that I pretty much missed an entire autumn’s worth of shows, and I’m now starting to catch up.

That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been doing any radio. On the contrary–I’ve still been doing the live radio shows. But I realize that it’s time to get them out there so that you can have a listen. So here we go–this is what September 21st sounded like. No guests that day, just 3 hours of great rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!


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