Discovering the new indie & alternative pop rock music
On our latest tribute to the early days of indie rock, we feature Rocket From The Crypt, Seam, Unwound, New Radiant Storm King, Mercury Rev, Pipe, My Dad Is Dead, Lungfish, Built to Spill, The Flaming Lips, and more.
On our latest foray into post-punk circa 1978-1984, we say hello to The Stranglers (pictured), Rip Rig & Panic, Echo & the Bunnymen, Babylon Dance Band, Modern Eon, Pylon, BPeople, The Fall, Bush Tetras, The Mickey Bliss Band, Flipper, TV Sex Star, The Gordons, and many others.
On our latest love affair with all things from the C86-extended family of pop music, we feature Butterglory (pictured), aka Matt and Debby, whom I’m happy to have seen live once back in the mid-’90s. We’ll also hear from Tiger Trap, The Mayfields, The Lightning Seeds, Lorelei, Bunnygrunt, Teenage Filmstars, Brighter, The Soup Dragons, The Suncharms, Razorcuts, James, The Brilliant Corners, World of Pooh, and much more.
One hour of power-pop from the late ’70s through the early ’90s from bands who were influenced by Big Star, The Raspberries, Cheap Trick, Badfinger, The Kinks, The Beatles, and the like. On this episode we’ll hear from Fastbacks (pictured), Material Issue, The Beat, The Smithereens, Tommy Keene, The Plimsouls, The Screaming Tribesmen, The Bongos, The Jags, Shoes, The Spongetones, Jellyfish, Nikki & the Corvettes, plus covers of Big Star, The Monkees, and Teenage Fanclub.
Our latest tribute to the role of synthesizers in the early post-punk, new wave, and New Romantic scenes (pre-1985) includes cuts from Spandau Ballet (pictured), Models, Suicide, Industry, Ultravox, Ceramic Hello, The Wake, Depeche Mode, The Danse Society, and more.
“Footnotes” is our episode dedicated to obscure bands that were barely more than blips on the radar. Consider this a tour of the cut-out bin in which we unearth some real highlights from groups that should’ve been better known. We’ll hear from The Martyrs (pictured), who called Champaign, IL their home, plus Snips, Bangtails, English Evenings, The Moss Poles, Fatal Microbes, The Moderns, The Prisoners, Strapping Fieldhands, Plasticland, Nice, The Perfect Disaster, The Pencils, Native Tongue, and many more.