Latest Episodes

  • Thumbnail for Episode 89: Perfect pop – Nikki Minaj, Foo Fighters

    Episode 89: Perfect pop – Nikki Minaj, Foo Fighters

    As Perfect Pop Week winds down, our hosts Jim & Patrick add two more picks to the playlist. How about some “Super Bass” and “Everlong?”

  • Thumbnail for In 1978, Nils Lofgren gave Washington ‘Bullets Fever’

    In 1978, Nils Lofgren gave Washington ‘Bullets Fever’

    The year was 1978 and a young musician and Washington Bullets (nee Wizards) fan combined his profession and passion. The result was worthy of the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 88: Perfect Pop – Stone Roses, Big Star

    Episode 88: Perfect Pop – Stone Roses, Big Star

    More listener picks for Perfect Pop Week. We discuss the beauty in songs by the Stone Roses and Big Star.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 87: Perfect Pop – Fastball, Garageland

    Episode 87: Perfect Pop – Fastball, Garageland

    Perfect Pop Week continues with two listener picks, one by Texas pop-rockers Fastball (it was the song of the summer in 1998) and the other by New Zealand indie rockers Garageland.

  • Thumbnail for RECORD REVIEW: Joan Shelley

    RECORD REVIEW: Joan Shelley

    Five new slabs o’ throbbin’ wax from Joan from down the block where Sandy lives.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 86: Perfect Pop – Dusty Springfield, The Who

    Episode 86: Perfect Pop – Dusty Springfield, The Who

    We kick off Perfect Pop Week with two nominees: a song by Dusty Springfield (via Chuck Prophet) and Who anthem (via friend Matt Beekley).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 85: Fan Mail Friday 5

    Episode 85: Fan Mail Friday 5

    It’s an episode programmed by you, the listeners! This edition of Fan Mail Friday includes songs by Bonny Doon, Concrete Blonde, the Spice Girls with Echo & the Bunnymen (what?), the Lightning Seeds, Better Than Ezra and more. (There’s even a song about poo; it was bound to happen.) Our friend Adam Woodard joins in the fun.

  • Thumbnail for This is Video Clash: The only band that matters, on TV!

    This is Video Clash: The only band that matters, on TV!

    One would think the network TV landscape of the late ’70s and ’80s would offer no career opportunities for political punkers like the Clash, but one would be wrong.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 84: Record Store Day with Quartjar’s Randall Brown

    Episode 84: Record Store Day with Quartjar’s Randall Brown

    You know that rippin’ theme music for Rockin’ the Suburbs? It’s actually called “Ascension,” and it’s performed by Knoxville, Tenn.’s greatest cosmic power trio, Quartjar. Today, guitarist/singer Randall Brown joins via Skype to reveal his Record Store Day scores (Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium) and discuss Quartjar’s new album, “Squatch: An Odyssey in Space and Time.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 83: Record Store Day with Hard Rock’s Jeff Nolan

    Episode 83: Record Store Day with Hard Rock’s Jeff Nolan

    Record Store Day Week continues. We talk with Jeff Nolan, music and memorabilia historian for Hard Rock International. He visited East West Records, an Orlando mom-and-pop shop he has frequented since his youth. And he left with quite the honorable purchase.