11/8/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 8th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Pagans – Don’t Leave Me Alone – 45 – RIP Mike Hudson.
Cyril Ferguson – Gonna Build A Nation – Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay – 1975. – [C]
Tuff Monks – After The Fireworks – The Missing Link Story – Members of The Gobetweens & The Bad Seeds! – [C]
V; – Sirens – The Vee EP
The Body & Full Of Hell – Light Penetrates – Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light – Forthcoming.
Marybeth D’Amico – Dream – Great & Solemn Wild
Ill Repute – Clean-Cut American Kid – Rodney On The ROQ Vol. III – As heard in “Stranger Things 2.” – [C]

Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive – What A Time To Be Alive – February 2018.
Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin’ Spree – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1980 – [C]
Songs: Ohia – Goodnight Lover – Axxess & Ace
Sunwatchers – Silent Boogie – II – Also out in February!
Didi – Belly – S/T
Crain – Coalmine #666 – Split 7″ with The Grifters
Worriers – No Thanks – Survival Pop – [N]

Heavy Metal – Winds Of Tomorrow – LP2
Chris Jrumz – Soul Ground – .mp3
Made To Break – Hydroplane (For Shellac) – Trebuchet
The Miami Dolphins – It Goes On – Water Your Waiting For – [N]
Bottomless Pit – The Cardinal Movements – Hammer Of The Gods
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution – Retribution
Gray Matter – Bite The Bit – 2×45

Mick Trouble – Shut Your Bleeding Gob You Git – It’s The Mick Trouble EP
Chicago / London Underground – A Night Spent Walking Through Mirrors – A Night Walking Through Mirrors – [N]
Dead Trend – Age Of Consent 2017 – Age Of Consent 2017 – New Order cover.
Air Miami – Airplane Rider – 45
U-Men – U-Men Stomp – S/T – Overdue anthology.
The Brixton Riot – Move On – Close Counts – [N]



The public call for 2017 Christmas Stories!

November 2nd, 2017

You know what time it is!

Halloween is over.

November has begun.

It is time to start planning for the 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show in earnest!

Each of the last six years I have asked a number of friends, musicians, comedians and others that I admired to record their definition of an original “Christmas story” to be interspersed throughout my Christmas marathon on 103.3 fm WPRB.

These requests have developed into a wonderful new tradition that has filled this holiday excursion with added energy.

Come December 24, 2017 – the 29th (?!) annual edition of this marathon program will begin.

In 2011-2016, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), wrestler/author Mick Foley, Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Tom Scharpling (“The Best Show”), director Lance Bangs, Screaming Females, Pete & Alex from Star Wars MinuteChris Brokaw, Jennifer O’Connor, Peter Prescott (Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns/Minibeast), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), David Hill (“Snap Judgement”, “This American Life”), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Jon Daly (“Kroll Show”), Nick Thorburn (Islands), Doug Gillard, Rebecca Clay Cole (Wild Flag), Bill Goffrier (The Embarrassment/Big Dipper), Joel R.L. Phelps (Silkworm/The Downer Trio), Mark Robinson (Unrest/Flin Flon/Air Miami), Brett Davis (“The Special Without”), Seth Herzog (“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”), Boston Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, actor Ethan Sandler, Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Kinski), Pat Byrne (“Prove It All Night”), Edith FrostThe Rutabega, SAVAK, Amanda X, The Gotobeds, “Financial Guru” Gregg Gethard, David Nagler, Fond Han, Franklin Bruno and many other remarkable folks have recorded pieces for the marathon.

2016’s stories will be posted over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas Eve.

2015’s stories are posted here (part one) and here (part two).

2014’s stories have been posted here (part one) and here (part two).

2013’s recordings can be heard here. 2012 stories can be streamed here and 2011 contributions reside here.

The time has come to build on all of this!

I’m not only going to be reaching out to more folks directly to join the ranks with works for the marathon’s 2017 installment but I also wanted to extend the offer TO YOU.

Record something between now and December 21st and there’s a solid chance it will make it into the show. It can be a reading of a favorite Xmas story, a cover of a holiday song you love or an original piece. I leave that in your hands.

Listen to some of the past works as inspiration if you’ve been stumped when I’ve called on you in prior years.

It would be great if these contributions did not exceed seven minutes but if you run long…I am likely going to allow it. Let’s be honest – some of my favorite pieces have gone well over that length.

I’d love to get so many recordings that I can yet again debut one of these an hour throughout the marathon.

Submissions can be sent to this email address.

My lone request is that you do not post your piece elsewhere before it airs during the show! Afterwards knock yourself out, just mention the show when you do share on Bandcamp/Soundcloud/Et cetera, OK?

Please spread the word and have a happy holiday season.

The stretch run to the marathon begins…now!

Warmly,

Jon Solomon
103.3 fm WPRB

Ps. Songs inspired by The Fall, The Ramones and/or The Misfits will always get priority status!



11/1/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 1st, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Pagans – Boy Can I Dance Good – Street Where Nobody Lives – RIP Mike Hudson.
Jay Mitchell – Goombay Bump – Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay – 1974. – [C]
Savage Hymn – Animals V1 – La Vida Sigue Igual – Built around a “Taxi Driver” sample. – [N]
The Chuck Norris Experiment – Not Now, No Way – …And The Rest Will Follow – Pagans cover. RIP Mike Hudson.
Waxahatchee – No Question – Out In The Storm – [N]
S U R V I V E – Cutthroat (Lena Willikens Remix) – Relapse Sampler 2017 – [C]
The Pagans – Haven’t Got The Time – The Godlike Power Of The Pagans – RIP Mike Hudson.

The Pagans – Her Name Was Jane – 45 – RIP Mike Hudson.
Jazzy 4 MCs – MC Rock – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1979 – [C]
Writhing Squares Too – Victory For Womankind (cont’d) – 45 – Members of Purling Hiss, Birds Of Maya, Watery Love and more! – [N]
Midnight – Eyes Of Satan – Complete And Total Fucking Midnight – Pagans cover. RIP Mike Hudson.
Che Chen & Robbie Lee – The Spectrum Does – The Spectrum Does
Naomi Punk – Journey To The Top – Yellow – [N]
The Pagans – Dead End America – Everybody Hates You – RIP Mike Hudson.

The Pagans – Give Till It Hurts – The Pink Album – RIP Mike Hudson.
Jane Weaver – Element – The Architect EP
Proto Idiot – What Is My Purpose? – Leisure Opportunity – [N]
Mary Lattimore – You Made It Up – .mp3
Hothead – Snake Song – 45 – Towes Van Zandt song. – [N]
The Wedding Present – Go Out & Get ‘Em Boy – Sounds Waves 3 – Live at the Reading Majestic. – [C]
The Pagans – Give Up – The Blue Album – RIP Mike Hudson.

The Pagans – Street Where Nobody Lives – Buried Alive – RIP Mike Hudson.
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Don’t Be Denied – Live at Union Pool – Neil Young tune. Recorded September 21, 2017.
Positive No – Debate Team Captain – Partners In The Wild
The Pagans – She’s A Cadaver – Shit Street – RIP Mike Hudson.



10/25/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 25th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Lync – Cue Cards – These Are Not Fall Colors
Woolen Lover – Stop – How Do We Stay Alive?
Pouch – Charlie McCarthy – 45
Lazy Salon – Trisset – Trisset EP – Local. – [N]
Wreckless Eric & The New Rockets – Semaphore Signals – Stiffs Live – [C]
Headroom – Flower Of Light – Head In The Clouds
Corrosion Of Conformity – Mad World – Animosity

Flat Worms – Red Hot Sand – S/T
Tron & DVD – Destruco Bros (clean) – Afraid Of The Dark
Dire Wolves – Crone In The Mud – Live at Union Pool – Recorded September 21, 2017.
Usnea – Lathe Of Heaven – Relapse Sampler 2017
Wasnt Wisnt – Sounds Like Adult Revisionism – .mp3 – Local.
Suzanne Ciani – Help, Help, The Globolinks Part Two – Help, Help, The Globolinks – 1980 theatrical score.
The Gotobeds – S&M Party / Annette’s Got The Hits – Definitely Not A Redd Kross EP

Mike Krol – Seventeen (Age) – Merge Records 2017 Fall Sampler – [C]
Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (Extended Jam) – The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976)
Lord High Fixers – Born Loser / Buzz / Back Against The Wall – The Beginning Of The End…The End Of The Beginning! – Murphy & The Mob / Pretty Things / Circle Jerks covers.
The Death Of Pop – Pain Is Needless – Fed Up – Entrapment!
Songs: Molina – Cross The Road – Live at Hopscotch – Recorded September 8, 2017.
Sleepkid – Warm Jets Disintegration – PRF Monthly Tribute Series – May 2017 – Brian Eno cover.
Leonids – Last Days Of Rome – Your Reign Is Over

Uncle Jesus feat. Cruel Whip – What Happens When You Drink Bleach? – Dillo Milk 2 – [C]



10/18/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 18th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Bully – Either Way – Losing
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think – How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul
The Gotobeds – Flowers Avenue – The Wheel & The Alphabet: A Tribute To Karl Hendricks – [C]
Bezier – Primes – Primes – [N]
Wendyfix – Knife’s Throw – Dog So Large I Cannot See Past It – [C]
Jazzus Lizard – Monkey Trick – Horn – Jesus Lizard cover.
Pitchblende – Lacquer Box – 45

Superchunk – Break The Glass – 45 – Surprise single!
Robert Tyus – Miss You – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland Ohio – [C]
Revenge Body – The Door (Extended Version) – .mp3 – Score to the short film “Don’t Go In There, Charlie.”
AC Newman – The Palace At 4 am – Get Guilty
Severin – Fire & Sand – 45
KMD – True Lightyears – The Missing Notebook Rhymes – Featuring Jay Electronica & DOOM.
SAVAK – They Are Bones – Cut-Ups – Out Friday.

Honey – Dream Come Now – New Moody Judy – [N]
Spoonie Gee & Treacherous Three – New Rap Language – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1980 – [C]
France – Occitanie – Occitanie – First time on vinyl for this single track 2009 CDr. 49:00+.
Nick Lowe’s Last Chicken In The Shop – Let’s Eat – Stiffs Live – [C]
Low – Long Away Around The Sea – Christmas – Why do I still watch “Fear The Walking Dead”? For moments like this, I guess.
Popper Burns – Sometimes – Dillo Milk 2 – [C]

Pile – Hissing For Peace – A Hairshirt Of Purpose
Warehouse – Oscillator – Super Low
The Gold Farmers – Dance – Low 3
Big Thief – Shark Smile – Capacity – [N]



10/11/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 11th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Heavy Metal – Snail Of Rock – Lp
Unknown – Let The Children Play – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland Ohio – [C]
Engine Kid – Breakdown – You Got Lucky: A Tribute to Tom Petty – RIP Tom Petty. – [C]
Stereolab – Rhonco Synphony (demo) – Flexi – Followed by Submariner’s “Lyracist Downer” from the same record.
Mac McCaughan – Josie Flash – Paint It Black (Original Motion Picture Score)
The Dancing Cigarettes – I Don’t Like Linoleum / Burn In Heaven – Dance Dogs Dance
Vitapup – Disbelief – An Hour With…

Protomartyr – Here Is A Thing – Relatives In Descent
Nice & Nasty 3 – The Ultimate Rap – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1980 – [C]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – D-Day – Sketches Of Brunswick East
Ecstatic Vision – The Electric Step – Relapse Sampler 2017
Something Tough – Jump Out The Window – Everett-2017
The Patient – Extension 9 – Split 7″ with Breathers – Robert Schneider of Apples In Stereo + Olivia Tremor Control’s Will Cullen Hart.
ORB – You Are Right – Naturality – At the center of a Tubeway Army / Black Sabbath Venn diagram.

Nots – Anxious Trend – 45 – Out in November.
Poppa Bear Kool Breez & Baby Wise – Permanent – Now Ya Know!!!
JUD JUD – X WE’RE BACK X – NO TOLERANCE FOR INSTRUMENTS
Peacers – Scandi Mindy – The Peacers
LCD Soundsystem – Black Screen – American Dream
Lee Ranaldo – Moroccan Mountains – Electric Trim – [N]
Helical Snowfall – Woolen Waves – Motor Beach – Local.

Girls Against Boys – Go Be Delighted – Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby
Snakepit – Wait – 45
Johnny Shines – I Will Be Kind To You – Last Night’s Dream – 1969.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Crush – Crush
Positive No – Y.A.A.Y.Y. – Partners In The Wild
RLW – Travel – Pullover – Sound sources = the voices of Francisco Lopez & Ralf Wehowsky.
New Bomb Turks – I’m Weak – 45

Alice Donut – For Consumer Decency – Bucketfulls Of Sickness And Horror In An Otherwise Meaningless Life – [R]
Gary Numan – When The World Comes Apart – Savage (Songs From A Broken World)



10/4/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 4th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Street Eaters – Left Hand – The Envoy
Edsel – You Got Lucky – You Got Lucky: A Tribute to Tom Petty – RIP Tom Petty.
Unknown – Selfish One – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland Ohio – [C]
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – History & Science Fiction – Dreaming In The Non-Dream – [N]
Grant Hart – 2541 – 12″ – RIP.
Skidz – Another Emotion – 2×45 – 1979.
A Giant Dog – Angst In My Pants – Toy – Sparks cover. – [N]

Spray Paint with Ben Mackie – Friendly Moving Man – 7″
Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor (Clean) – FIFA 18 – [C]
Silkworm – Insider – Libertine – RIP Tom Petty.
Dreambook – Cold Window – Hidden Underneath – Local.
Bret Saunders – (Down Below) We’re Gonna Dance All Night – Bunker Blasters!
Collate – Phone Call – Material Inspection
Realistic Bodies – Screw You / Johnnycab – Open Your Mind

Oh Sees – Nite Expo – Orc – [N]
Nathaniel Braddock – Doesn’t Remember – Quadrille & Collapse
Lives Of Angels – Somebody Else – Hole In The Sky – Lost 1981-1986 recordings. – [N]
Tijuana Hercules – Listen To Her Heart – .mp3 – RIP Tom Petty.
Matt Jencik – The Future Door – Weird Times
Ted Leo – Lonsdale Avenue – The Hanged Man – [N]
The Breeders – Wait In The Car – 45

Trial By Fire – Cross Reaction – 1982 – Members of Strike Under & Naked Raygun. Previously unreleased.
Antibalas – Hook & Crook – Where The Gods Are In Peace – [N]
Jane Weaver – The Architect – Andy Votel’s Brutaliszt 250KG Readymix
Cloakroom – Steve Albini’s Blues – .mp3 – Jason Molina cover.
FACS – Silencing – Demo – Ex-Disappears.
Dinosaur Jr. – Change Of Heart – Live on Triple J Radio – RIP Tom Petty.
The Lonely Trojans – Phil’s Corner – Three Guys Six Songs – [R]

Feedtime – Any Good Thing – Gas



9/27/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

September 27th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Husker Du – It’s Not Funny Anymore – Metal Circus – RIP Grant Hart.
Charles Bradley – Changes – Changes – Black Sabbath cover. RIP Charles Bradley.
Public Image Ltd. – Home Is Where The Heart Is – 45
Albert Brooks – Another Introduction & A Stereo Demonstration / Rewriting The National Anthem – Comedy Minus One
Patrick Cowley – Surfside Sex – Afternooners – Forthcoming.
Shoplifting – L.O.V.E. – Deconstruct
Glazer – Rangular Motion / Disaster Footage – On A Prairie, Live In The Dirt – [N]

Screaming Females – Black Moon – Black Moon
Gokcen Kaynatan – Sihirbaz – S/T
Magnetix – Feel High (When I Die) – Live In San Francisco – [N]
Irreversible Entangements – Fireworks – S/T
Lee Ranaldo – Thrown Over The Wall – Electric Trim
SAICOBOB – aMn nMn – SAB SE PURANI BAB – New quartet including YoshimiO of Boredoms.
METZ – Mr. Plague – Strange Peace

Husker Du – The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill – New Day Rising – RIP Grant Hart.
Charles Bradley – Love Bug Blues – Victim Of Love – RIP Charles Bradley.
Mission Of Burma – Trem Two – The Horrible Truth About Burma – Live.
Autohaze – Coode Island Baby (4 Track Demo) – 45
Dream Version – Fight Fair – Fight Fair
KRS-One – Get Yourself Up (Corporate) – Hot 12″
Bully – Right – Our First 100 Days – [C]

The Golden Boys – Dear Work – Better Than Good Times – Out in November.
The Younger Generation – We Rap More Mellow – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1979 – [C]
Duds – No Remark – Of A Nature Or Degree – From Manchester, UK.
Plates Of Cake – Detestable Things – Let’s Not Deprive Each Other
Colleen – Separating – A Flame My Love, A Frequency
Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – Stay Away – SPIN Presents Newermind: A Tribute Album – RIP Charles Bradley. – [C]
Filthy Friends – Makers – Invitation

Survival – Triumph Of The Good – S/T



9/13/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

September 13th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Planes Mistaken For Stars – Rhythm Dies – Fuck With Fire – RIP Matt Bellinger.
Mod Squad – Sing A Simple Song – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland Ohio – [C]
Devo – Devo Corporate Anthem / Clockout – Duty Now For The Future – http://www.abcdevo.com
Wussy – Teenage Wasteland – Attica!
Tag Team – Vector Force Diagram #1 – 45 – Built around a Shadowy Men sample!
Poor Righteous Teachers – Can I Start This? – Holy Intellect
Unnatural Helpers – Long List Of Complaints – Wonder Years – “Lost” early 2000s recordings, unearthed.

A Giant Dog – Bendover – Toy
Gerry & The Holograms – Increased Resistance – S/T
Fishboy – Final Frontman – Art Guards
Mogwai – Crossing The Road Material – Every Country’s Sun
Man Forever – Ten Thousand Things (Breakmaster Cylinder Remix) – .mp3
Antietam – I’m So Tired – Intimations Of Immortality
Protomartyr – My Children – Relatives In Descent

Das Damen – Sad Mile – 45
Solomon Burke – Keep Looking – This Is Soul!! – [C]
Last Party – Die In A Spy Ring – 12″ – Later changed their name to The Bitter Springs.
Medusa – Black Wizard – First Step Beyond – 1975.
Wire – Culture Vultures – Peel Sessions – Recorded January 18, 1978.
Come – I Got The Blues – 45 – Rolling Stones song.
Butterglory – Alexander Bends – 45

The Whips – Hot Tone – Hot Tone
Can – Dead Pigeon Suite – The Lost Tapes – RIP Holger Czukay.
Mr. Magic – Rappin’ With Mr. Magic – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1980 – [C]
Earip – Blue – Electric Muse 10th Anniversary – From South Korea. – [C]
Superchunk – Love Vigilantes – Clambakes Vol 9: Other Music From Unshowered Grumblers – Live In 1990 – New Order cover.
Maria Teresa Luciani – Between Town & Country – Sounds Of The City
Ted Leo – Anthems Of None – The Hanged Man

Schande – It’s Recently Come To My Attention – I Wrote That
Jeb Bishop / Dan Ruccia – It Wasn’t The Buzz – Scratch Slice Jag



9/6/17 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

September 6th, 2017

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Superchunk – Not Tomorrow – S/T – Debut LP, re-issued.
The Final Solution – Theme From Brotherman – Brotherman OST
Mo-dettes – Masochistic Opposite – 45
The Rutabega – Stuck – Mid-Aughts Mess – 100% of the proceeds from this EP go to TREES, Inc (Transgender Resource, Education and Enrichment Services of Indiana).
Can – Halleluhwah – Tago Mago – RIP Holger Czukay.
Cloakroom – The Passenger – Time Well
The Modey Lemon – Grandpa’s Bones – House On The Hill – 2000 CD-R, now on vinyl.

Hammerhead – Slumberyard – 45
Shoes – Give Me Another Day – Eccentric Breaks & Beats – Built around “Eccentric Soul” samples galore.
Mermaidens – Lizard – Perfect Body
Can – Bel Air – Future Days – RIP Holger Czukay.
??? – Chant De Bienvenue – Musique Folklorique Du Monde – Les Iles Wallis Du Pacifique – Recorded by Maurice Bitter.
Lazy Salon – Hot Dinners – Trisset – Forthcoming.
Half Man Half Biscuit – The Trumpton Riots (Top 20 Mix) – 45

Downtown Boys – A Wall – Cost Of Living
Jimmy Spicer – Adventure Of Super Rhyme (Rap) – Ego Trip’s Greatest Hip Hop Singles: 1980 – [C]
Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett – Over Everything – Lotta Sea Lice
HO-AG – Back Up The Lense – A Season’s Greetings
The I.L.Y’s – Well Known People Want To Know – Bodyguard
Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man – Party
Decibel – Selfish One – Start

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – Keep On Knocking – Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track – Death cover.