11/25/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 26th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Astute Palate – Loose Wings – S/T – [N] – David Nance + members of Writhing Squares, Storks and Watery Love.
Bob Destiny – Wang Dang – Habibi Funk 007: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World [C] – Holy moly!
Smells – Mile – About An Hour – Local.
Recalculating – Somebody’s Fool – Starvin’ b/w Somebody’s Fool
Mary Lattimore – Til A Mermaid Drags You Under – Silver Ladders
Grey Factor – Above The Gun – The Perils Of Popularity – 1979.
The Swimmers – It’s Time You Knew – Fighting Trees – Still so good!

Osees – Saignant – Metamorphosed
Julia Jacklin – Cry – To Perth, Before The Border Closes – Their Sub Pop Singles Club contribution.
Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Joel Futterman, William Parker, Hamid Drake – A Tribute to Alvin Fielder, Live at Vision Festival XXIV – A Tribute to Alvin Fielder, Live at Vision Festival XXIV
Thee Speaking Canaries – Secrets – Songs For The Terrestrially Challenged (Hi-Fi) – RIP EVH.
The Green Child – Low Desk / High Shelf – Shimmering Basset – Raven Mahon from Grass Widow + Mikey Young.
NIHITI – Shudder Into Silence – A New Kind Of Weather
All Hits – Men & Their Work – Men & Their Work

Psychic Teens – 28:39 – Live on WPRB – https://psychicteensnetwork.bandcamp.com

Cinco de Gatos – Bare Knuckles – Epiphany Wants To Come Home – 1995 album, finally released.
Fantastic Six – I Never Knew Love – Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label – [C]
Twilighter – Man Of The People – Every Season
Acid Mothers Temple with Geoff Leigh – Cometary Orbital Drive (Christal Trigger 2199) – Chosen Star Child’s Confession
The Next – Mr. Wonderful – Make It Quick 7″ – 1979.



Jon Solomon’s 2020 Holiday Radio Show.

November 24th, 2020

It is happening.

The 2020 edition of my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB will begin on Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm ET and run until Christmas Day at 6:00 pm ET.

For the first (and hopefully last) time ever, the marathon will transpire LIVE FROM HOME, broadcast from my dining room table.

My wish for this year in particular is that the show brings all of us together, listening to the same songs and stories, even as we’re very much apart during this global pandemic.

Everything but the location should be as you remember it (knocks nervously on laptop), with new surprises planned for year 32.

Press folks, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Image by the incomparable Artjerk.

Now, let’s talk Christmas Stories!

Each of the last nine 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 marathon, alongside Snaildartha: The Story of Jerry the Christmas Snail, the all-Misfits-inspired sets, Ramones-o-Clock, Lindstrom’s “Little Drummer Boy,” the all-Fall Christmas set, Joel Phelps’ myriad pieces and other annual favorites.

This addition has brought a new level of excitement to the program and made the tradition all the more special.

For year 32, I’m again counting on YOU!

I’m not going to list all the amazing people who have recorded pieces in the past this time out. You know the score.

The deadline for 2020 is December 21st.

What is a Christmas Story?

Well…it can be a reading of a favorite Xmas tale, a cover of a holiday song you love or an original piece.

I leave that in your capable hands.

I’d love to receive so many recordings that I can once 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! Please! Afterwards go nuts, just mention the show when you do share on Bandcamp / Soundcloud / Quibi / etc.

Please spread the word and have a safe holiday season.

Jon Solomon
103.3 fm WPRB

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



11/18/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 19th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Minutes – Raise Your Fists Up – Roland – Needed anthem.
Gang Starr feat. Greg Nice – DWYCK (Album Clean Version) – 12″ – Ooh la la, ah oui oui.
Le Ren – It’s Time I Played a Love Song – 45 – Part of the relaunched Sub Pop Singles Club series.
Gunn-Truscinski Duo – Soundkeeper – Soundkeeper – [N]
Advance Base – Dolores & Kimberly – Live At Home
Love Tractor – FESTI-vals (BONUS MIX) – S/T – Their 1982 debut, reissued.
Zeitgeist – (A) – 45 – Mind Cure Records Single of the Month, June 2013.

Engine Kid – The Heater Sweats Nails – Heater Sweats Nails – Their final single, remastered.
Bounaly – Soko – Music from Saharan WhatsApp 10 – From Mali.
Jeffrey Lewis and Julie – Punks In The Beerlight – Approaching Perfection : A Tribute To DC Berman – [C] – Silver Jews song.
The Gary – Info – Fallow – Welcome back, gents.
Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds – Independency – Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label – [C]
David Nance – If The Truth Ever Shows Up – Staunch Honey
Parquet Courts – Hey Bug – .mp3

Terry Gross – Specificity (Or What Have You) – Soft Opening – New trio with Phil from Trans Am.
Dudu Phukwana and the “Spears” – Pezulu (Extended Take) – S/T – 1968 + 1969 recordings.
Malokarpatan – V brezových hájech poblíž Babinej zjavoval sa nám podsvetný velmož – Krupinské ohne
Sleaford Mods – Mork n Mindy (CLEAN) – Spare Ribs – Out early next year.
Zdenek Liška – Games | Echoes – Malá mořská víla (The Little Mermaid) – Film score from 1976.
Al Massrieen – Horreya – Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music
TV Priest – Decoration – Uppers – Coming in January 2021.

Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Duo – Live on WPRB – https://nickmillevoi.bandcamp.com

Ex Press – Headrest – 24:53 – Itchy To Move
Camino Sound – Big Disconect – Ruby Casino – Local.
Neal Markowski – Drier Hands – Newer Electronic Music vol. 4
Civic Mimic – Nails In A Blender – A Strip Of Tape To Convey Serenity – Jeff from Glazer..



11/11/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 12th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Husker Du – New Day Rising – New Day Rising – Indeed.
Al Green – Georgia Boy – The Belle Album
Joel RL Phelps – Alita Aleta – 45 – Sorry for your loss, Joel.
maromaro1337 – Eruption (Stylophone cover) – .mp3 – RIP Eddie Van Halen. This is insane.
Dead Famous People – Goddess Of Chill – Harry
clipping. – Something Underneath – Visions Of Bodies Being Burned – [N]
The Evens – Everybody Knows – Get Evens

The Poison Arrows – War Regards – War Regards – Out…soon?
The Four Pennies – You’re A Gas With Your Trash – 45 – Thanks, Krista.
High Cameras – The Only Child – 4 Song EP – New trio with members of Volcano Suns & Shudder To Think!
Die Like A Dog – No. 1 – S/T – RIP Toshinori Kondo.
Lime Spiders – Children Of The Sun – Rockin’ Bethlehem – [C] – The Misunderstood cover.
Jiří Šust & Jiří Šlitr – Dead Men Tell No Tales – Daisies (Sedmikrásky)
Superchunk – There’s A Ghost – “There’s A Ghost” b/w “Alice”

Wax Chattels – No Ties – Clot – [N]
Madvillain – Money Folder – Madvillany
Alain Pierre – Notions De Physique Intérieure – Ô Sidarta OST
Knife In The Water – Tears Won’t Make The Cotton Grow – .mp3 – Marvin Rainwater cover.
Ohsees – The Virologist – Metamorphosed
The Cannons – Day To Day – Spare Parts: The Night Owl Label – [C] – [N]
The Lemonheads – Die Right Now (Live At The Wireless) – Lovey (30th Anniversary Edition)

Mike Pace – 32:20 – Live on WPRB – http://thechildactors.bandcamp.com

Yaotl Mictlan – Sombra del Mictlan – Sagrada Tierra del Jaguar – [N] – Mayan-influenced black metal.



11/4/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

November 5th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society – Finite – Mandatory Reality

75 Dollar Bill Little Big Band – WZN#3 / verso – Live At Tubby’s

TEST & Roy Campbell – TEST & Roy Campbell – S/T

Mary Lattimore – A Unicorn Catches A Falling Star In Heaven

Borzoi – 25:02 – Live on WPRB – https://borzoi12xu.bandcamp.com

The Ex – Bicycle Illusion – Catch My Shoe



10/28/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 29th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Naked Raygun – Vanilla Blue – 45 – RIP Pierre Kezdy.
Jane Weaver – The Revolution Of Super Visions – Flock – Coming March 2021!
Kneeling In Piss – Pervert Today – Music For Peasants
Sheet Ghosts – Nothing But The Night – Did It Ever Happen? – Members of Swans, Black Heart Procesion and The Poison Arrows.
The Devils & The Devilettes – Love & Understanding – Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label – [N] – [C]
Lazy Salon – Doctor Travel – Twilight Properties – Local.
The Minutemen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Double Nickels On The Dime – RIP Eddie Van Halen.

Edsel – Perched Like A Parasite – Extended Play – Remastered for 2020.
Goodie Mob Ft. Chuck D – Are You Ready (Clean) – Are You Ready
The Rutabega – Entrapment – September 2015: Naked Raygun – [C] – RIP Pierre Kezdy.
Thee Speaking Canaries – Hall of Force​/​Gone Bad​/​So Glad​/​Reprise – Songs For The Terrestrially Challenged (Hi-Fi) – RIP EVH.
Kurt Vile – Dandelions – Speed Sound Lonely KV (ep)
Pool Holograph – Medieval Heart – Love Touched Time & Time Began to Sweat
Ohmme – Mine – Sub Pop Singles Club 45

METZ – The Mirror – Atlas Vending – [N]
snwv – Through The Thin Words – PRF/BLM – [C]
Rachel Musson – A Note – I Went This Way – Recorded live at Cafe Oto, June 2019.
Nervous Curtains – Light Up The Sky – Low Defender EP – Van Halen cover.
Fatoumata Diawara – Kanou – Kanou – From Mali.
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow – Stealing The Code – Devs (Original Series Soundtrack)
Candy – Super-Stare – 45

Upper Wilds – 29:22 – Live on WPRB – https://upperwilds.bandcamp.com

The Mice – Not Proud Of The U.S.A. – For Almost Ever Scooter



10/21/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 22nd, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Jake McKelvie & The Countertops – Clot The Wobblin – Here’s What You’ll Do
Veyrouz Mint Seymali – The Li Aazeyt – Music from Saharan WhatsApp 09
The Moog Cookbook – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Plays The Classic Rock Hits – RIP Eddie Van Halen.
Acanthus – I Thought I Had A Hallucination / Love-Blood – Le Frisson Des Vampires – [N] – 1971 horror film soundtrack.
75 Dollar Bill – Interlude #2 / (His Sister, Otherwise Known as) the Duchess – Live At Roulette
Harshest Realm – Trauma – Summer Memories – Tar cover.
Obnox – She (Was About That Life) – Savage Raygun – [N]

Shutups – All At Once – 5
Mdou Moctar – Chismiten – Chismiten
Nightless – Abemus Mind – Endangered Species Vol. 1 – [N] – [C]
Tijuana Hercules – Going To St. Petersburg – Evening Dressings
Lightning Bolt – Van Halen 2049 – Sonic Citadel – RIP EVH.
H.C. McEntire – Houses Of The Holy – Eno Axis – Led Zeppelin tune.
Mini Skirt – Brigantine St – CASINO

Naked Raygun – Home – Raygun…Naked Raygun – RIP Pierre Kezdy.
Minibeast – The # Go – .mp3 – Peter Prescott of Volcano Suns, Mission Of Burma, Kustomized, Etc.
SPAZA – The Black Consciousness Movement / Banna Ba Batsumi – UPRIZE! OST
Yo La Tengo – Bleeding – Sleepless Nights EP – [N]
Lewsberg – Left Turn – In This House
Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds – Ten Thousand Years – Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label – [N] – [C]
Incantation – The Ibex Moon Upon the Throne Of Apocalypse – 1995 album, reissued.

Writhing Squares – 31:35 – Live on WPRB – https://thewrithingsquares.bandcamp.com

Protomartyr – Tranquilizer – Ultimate Success Today



10/14/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 15th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Naked Raygun – Home Of The Brave – All Rise – RIP Pierre Kedzy.
Carthago – Alech – Habibi Funk 004: Alech – Late 1970s recordings by members of Dalton & Marhaba Band.
TFS – Legal Ghost – 45
SAULT – The Beginning & The End / Free – UNTITLED (Rise)
Home Blitz – What I Say I Mean – All Through The Year
Patrick Cowley – Spiked Punch – Some Funkettes – A reworking of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon.”
The Gotobeds – Sunny Youth – Split single with Daddy’s Boy – Previously unreleased.

Shorty – Hot For Teacher – Kaput! – RIP Eddie Van Halen.
Jamal Khe – L’Étranger (Ana Gharib) – Endangered Species Vol. 1 – [C] – 1983. From Algeria.
Chris Brokaw – Heaven – Heaven – An extended meditation on a Rolling Stones song.
Outer World – The Message is the Message – Fixed Like A Painting – Tracy and Kenny from Positive No’s new project.
Engine Kid – 1/4 Mile Thunder – Novocaine – Their first single from 1992, remastered.
Losergeek – Young Lions – Canada Day Challenge 2016 – [C] – Constantines cover.
Baby Superstar – Nobody’s Faster Than Me – PRF/BLM – [C]

Corndolly – Come Out – A Preview Of Easter Fashions 45 – RIP Angie Heaton.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Scared Of Christmas – Demos Vol. 1 + Vol. 2
Deathray Davies – Then You Met Me – Time Well Wasted
Axis: Sova – Fever Days – Strawberry Glaze
The Brown Christmas – Cosmic Outlaws – New Jersey Sound Machine
The Chills – Sleeping Giants – Soft Bomb
Devourment – Cognitive Sedation Butchery – Obscene Magesty

Chuck, Mark & Lisa from Wussy – 27:11 – Live on WPRB – http://wussy.bandcamp.com

Nape Neck – Demonstrations – S/T



10/7/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 8th, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

All Hits – Blockhead – Men & Their Work
Ahmed Malek – La Ville Part. 2 (Unreleased) – Habibi Funk 003: Musique Originale De Films
The Bats – Another Door – Foothills – Out in November.
SUMAC – May You Be Held – May You Be Held
Kurt Vile – How Lucky (with John Prine) – Speed Sound Lonely KV (ep)
Alison Chesley, Tim Midyett, Steve Albini – XVI Dry – Girl on the Third Floor OST
TV Colours – I Soon Found Out My Lonely Life Wasn’t So Pretty – Under The Yellow Lamp – Live At The Polo – [C] – Recorded September 2019.

METZ – Blind Youth Industrial Park – Atlas Vending
Black Thought feat. Killer Mike, Pusha T & Swizz Beatz – Good Morning – Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel
PAARD. – Oci – Oci
The Soft Boys – Kingdom of Love – I Wanna Destroy You / Near The Soft Boys (40th Anniversary Edition) – [N] – Record Store Day 2×7″.
Elder – Omens – Omens
The Special Guests – Cézanne – 7″ – A three decade-long mystery, solved.
Edsel – Rotary Batter – Strange Loop – Their 1992 debut, remastered.

Horton’s Wrath – Throw It Away – Tours Your Mind – Live at Campus Club, May 1988.
The Actor – Picture 210 (Demo) – Endangered Species Vol. 1 – [C] – [N]
I’m Being Good – Dead Man’s Brain Remembers Football – A Constellation Of Bad Ideas
Public Enemy ft. Mike D, Ad-Rock, Run DMC – Public Enemy Number Won – What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down
Pylon – Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 2) – Pylon Box – Previously unreleased.
Begnagrad – Coc’n Rolla (Ljubljana By Night) – S/T
Dick Move – Femoids Attack – Chop!

FCKR JR. – 22:54 – Live on WPRB – https://fckrjr.bandcamp.com

Unwound – All Souls Day – New Plastic Ideas – RIP Vern Rumsey.
Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – Caberfae Peaks – Nightmare Forever
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Immolation – We Love To Look at the Carnage
The Chats – Heatstroke – High Risk Behavior



9/30/20 : 17:00 – 20:00 pm ET

October 1st, 2020

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax – Nightmare Logic – RIP Riley Gale.
Fadoul – Sid Redad – Habibi Funk 002: Al Zman Saib – James Brown reworked by a 1970s Morrocan funk band.
Eggs – The Government Administrator – How Do You Like Your Lobster?
Hollis – Franki’s Bad Day – Malarchuk
clipping. – Say The Name – Visions of Bodies Being Burned – Out in October.
Hazy Sour Cherry – After Hours – Summer Demo – Velvet Underground cover.
100 Flowers – From The Fire – Drawing Fire+

Osees – Terminal Jape – Protean Threat – [N]
Prince – I Need A Man – Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition – From 1981, previously unreleased.
Lighthawk – Played Out – Hope This Helps
Baldi / Gerycz Duo – Hermit Thrush/Vat of Oil – After Commodore Perry Service Plaza – They of Cloud Nothings.
Vintage Crop – Streetview – Serve To Serve Again – [N]
Sidi Touré – Woura – Afrik Toun Mé
Lame Kites – Old Grease – PRF/BLM – [C]

Brandy – Christmas Colors – The Gift Of Repetition – [N]
Cam’ron feat. Big Pun, Charli Baltimore, Wyclef & Silkk The Shocker – Horse and Carriage (Remix) – 12″ – Samples the Night Court theme!
Developer – Leave You Alone – Coming Out with the Screws
Photo-Curio – Little Brothers (Drone) – S/T
Watery Love – A Condom – Mary’s Dreamcatcher (Live at Three Lobed / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show 2016)
David Boring – Jane Pain – Jane Pain – From Hong Kong.
Inter Arma – Citadel – Sulphur English

Friendship – 25:15 – Live on WPRB – Recorded January 30, 2020.

Hum – In The Den – Inlet