Twirl Radio #893 – Heazza

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
Jody Porter | In The Beginning… | Pacifier
The Claustrophobes | Free | Underdog Pop
In Deed | Heart Attack | Everest
Todd Rundgren | I Saw The Light | The Very Best of Todd Rundgren
The Well Wishers | Great Day Out | The Lost Soundtrack
Steven Bradley | Pre-Emptive Strike | Summer Bliss And Autumn Tears
Sunshine Boys | John Cage | Blue Music

Heazza interview
Heazza | Stuck | Heazza
Heazza | Occupied | Heazza

Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Desario | Down Among Them | Red Returns
Little Guilt Shrine | One, Two | Boy Girl Boy
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Alchemy C’mere | MAKE
The Rubinoos | January | From Home
The Brothers Steve | Angeline | Big Stir Singles: The Third Wave
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella
The Cherry Bluestorms | Baby, You’re A Rich Man | Transit Of Venus
The Corner Laughers | The Girl, America | Matilda Effect
Nick Heyward | Stars In Her Eyes | The Apple Bed
Sex 66 | I Dreamed I Was A Dragster | Grew Up Down
The Bobbleheads | Holding On | Myths And Fables
Krista D | Penny For Your Thoughts | Look At Me I’m Krista D
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Morphine | Scratch | Yes
The Armoires | Anenome! | Side Three
Glenn Mercer | Wheels In Motion | Wheels In Motion
Dionne Warwick | I’ll Never Fall In Love Again | The Very Best of Dionne Warwick
Lannie Flowers | Let It Go | Single release
Bellygunner | Negative Kid | Machine Gun Built For Two
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
The Freddy Jones Band | Waitress | North Avenue Wake Up Call
Matt Langlois | Anything Goes (Your Modern World) | Merde!
Anny Celsi | Empty Hangers | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
The Replacements | Attitude | All Shook Down
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Richard X. Heyman | If You’re So Inclined | Pop Circles
Juliana Hatfield and Tonya Donelly | Josie And The Pussycats | Single release
Jet Electro | Through | Jet Electro

On this show, we meet Heazza, a remarkable Chicago-based vocalist. Her given name is actually Heather Leonhardt, but I’ll let her tell you how she acquired the stage name Heazza–it’s kind of a fun story. But more importantly, her music. She has a wonderfully rich voice, full of drama and passion. And her songs–grown-up, cinematic, sometimes downbeat, othertimes dreamy. She calls her sonic palette “muted neon”–a fairly accurate and unique description. I call it wonderful. Her debut EP, “Heazza”, is a great introduction to this amazing songwriter-vocalist. A true artistic statement.

We spent the rest of the show playing a whole bunch of great music from 2019, mixed in with some great older stuff. Give a listen!


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