Twirl Radio #894

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
Harvey Danger | Private Helicopter | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Maxi Dunn | Change The Record | Edmund & Leo
Trip Wire | Had Enough | Once & Always
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | The Girl In The Camera Obscura | Teasers From The Whispermaphone
The Mysteries Of Life | I Like You | Bad Advice
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
Steve Barton | The Day My Baby Went Blind | Tall Tales & Alibis 3
The Decibels | Hey Emily | Scene, Not Herd
My Little Hum | Don’t Build It Alone | Pioneer
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions | Rattlesnakes | Rattlesnakes
Cornershop | Brimful Of Asha (Fatboy Slim Remix) | Luaka Bop: Zero Accidents On The Job
The Imperial Sound | The Quarry | The New AM
Anton Barbeau | Flying Spider | Magic Act
Jet Electro | For Sale By Owner | Jet Electro
Felsen | Rock And Roll’s Not Dead | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
The Armoires | Pushing Forty | Zibaldone
Johnathan Pushkar | We Could Be Together | Straighten Up
Rogers & Butler | Possibilities | Diana Dors
JonEmery & The Unconventionals | If You Think You’re Heartbroken Now | Wrecked
Dionne Farris | I Know (NY reprise mix) | Single release
Sensations | Incredible Man | Listen To My Shapes
Brian Eno and John Cale | Been There Done That | Wrong Way Up
Anny Celsi | Sideways Rain | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Lannie Flowers | Good | Single release
Krista D | Black Eyed Susan | Look At Me I’m Krista D
50 Watt Heavy | Absolutely Fading (Nasty) | Better Days
Deborah Crooks | All Signs | The Department Of The West
Sunshine Boys | Only A Million Miles | Blue Music
John Entwistle | No. 29 (External Youth) | Smash Your Head Against The Wall
The Taters | Sunshine | Recess
NBRQ | Don’t Bite The Head | Message For The Mess Age
Lindy LaFontaine | This Too, In Time, Shall Pass | Single release
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
The Seven And Six | See You Again | EP #1
Bill Lloyd | Satellite | Working The Long Game
Nick Eng | Too Good For Anyone | Long Shot
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Gold Needles | This Autumn Road | Through A Window
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella

Well, I’m back to trying to catch up with the backlog of Twirl Radio episodes to post online. On this episode, we take a rare breather from interviews, and just dig in and play some of the best music in my collection. But don’t worry, you’ll still get to hear my (hopefully) pithy commentary and (unfortunate) “dad humor”, between sets of music. But listen to the music–that’s what we all came for!


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