2016 WPRB Membership Drive show!

October 10th, 2016

103.3 fm WPRB’s 2016 Membership Drive gets underway later this week and I am WORRIED.

My lone show of this year’s week-long drive will be on Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET, at the end of the drive *and* at the same time as the third Presidential Debate. We’re up against it, but we’ve only got one shot at this. More than in any prior year I’m going to need your help to hit my goal of 100 unique pledges during that three hour window.

Mark your calendars now and set an alarm to pledge the evening of 10/19. WPRB can’t remain “community supported independent radio” without assistance from the community.

This is the one week of year that WPRB calls upon its listeners to show financial support to keep the station independent, innovative, commercial-free and competitive in a crowded digital world.

Let’s help WPRB endure as a strong, interesting, curious place at the forefront of the airwaves with a tremendous Membership Drive!

If you’ve given in years past, I am sure I can count on you again.

I’d especially love to hear from those of you who haven’t pledged previously and get you to join the WPRB family for the first time.

Old DJs! Friends! Long-time listeners! Current DJs! Internet pals! Folks who just discovered all WPRB has to offer! Family! People who only tune in on Christmas! Those who have never pledged before! Punks! Mods! Rockers!

I need to hear from ALL of you!

This year’s show will be fast-paced fun, as co-host Julia Factorial (who cross-stitched the above image) and I mix 45s from deep in WPRB’s library with selections pulled from Ice Station Solomon. An all-star collection of WPRB DJs will be manning the phones to take your pledges.

I’ll have ridiculous prize packages to give away each hour for those who contribute $45 or more. You’ll get solid odds to walk away with a box of records from the likes of Sub Pop, Don Giovanni, Castle Face, 12XU, Northern Spy and other labels you hear frequently on the station during my show, not to mention a pair of tickets to see Shellac in Philadelphia *and* a copy of their latest album “Dude Incredible” signed by band members Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer.

That’s on top of the incredible WPRB-branded stickers, shirts, scarves, hoodies and other “thank you” gifts available starting at a $15 donation level.

ALL PLEDGES ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Thank you in advance for your support of WPRB’s unique freeform programming during this year’s drive. You can pledge on-line here or by calling 609-258-1033.

Pledging during my show sends a strong message that my program matters to you, but pledging at some point during the drive is really the most important thing.

Thank you!

Jon Solomon
103.3 fm WPRB

Ps. When you give, please use the hashtags #WPRB2016 and #JS100 on-line so I can properly thank you by screen name and on-line alias!



10/5/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

October 5th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

SS 20 – Dernieres Mouvelles Du Front – Les Meilleurs Des Mondes – French.
Can – Vitamin C – Ege Bamyasi – As heard on “The Get Down.” Repeatedly.
Closet Mix – Hugh Are You? – 01 EP – Members of Great Plains, Log & Vena Cava.
Windsor For The Derby – Forgotten – Live on WPRB – 2007 session.
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody In Berlin – We Be All Africans – First album in 40 years. – [N]
The Poster Children – Where We Live (Flower Plower version) – Daisychain Reaction – 25th anniversary edition.
Fucked Up – This Mother Forever – This Mother Forever

Mayor For Life – Congratulations – Lake Of Fake 7 – [C]
Sonic Liberation Front – Init – Live on WPRB – 2004 session.
Sumac – Clutch Of Oblivion (Bleed Turquoise Remix by James Ginzburg) – Before You I Appear
Jorsh Horsely feat. PEPPER! – Lodi – PRF Monthly Tribute Series September 2016: Creedence Clearwater Revival – [C]
Cheetah Chrome – Still Wanna Die – 45 – Originally released in 1979.
Jennifer O’Connor – You’re Not There (instrumental remix) – .mp3
Terry Malts – Won’t Come To Find You – Lost At The Party – Forthcoming.

Fake Limbs – An Inconvenience – Matronly – Soon.
Thumbscrew – Trigger – Convallaria – Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek & Tomas Fujiwara. – [N]
Kapital Punischment (Morgan Fisher) – Save Your Kisses For Me – Hybrid Kids: A Collection of Classic Mutants
Hiss Golden Messenger – Like A Mirror Loves A Hammer – Heart Like A Levee
Harlem World Crew – Rappers Convention – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap 1979-82 – [NE] – [C]
The Moles – Stray Dog – Tonight’s Music
We’re Gonna Fight The Eskimos Next – Don’t Praise The Machine – Karl Rove: Courage & Consequence – [C]

Useless Children – Stranger – Post Ending Pre Completion
Psychic Temple – Music For Airports – Psychic Temple Play Music For Airports
Niagara Falls – Sequence Of Prophets part 1 – Sequence Of Prophets
Dar Plan – Wat’s Dat? – Normalette Surprise
Jack Rose – Blessed Be The Name Of Thy Lord – Dr. Ragtime & His Pals – Re-issue.
Sonic Youth – (She’s In A) Bad Mood – Confusion Is Sex
Spook School – Gone Home – Continental Drift – [C]



9/28/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

September 28th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Glazer – Sleep The World – Repeat Sequence – [N]
Pylon – Danger – Gyrate Plus
Prix – Zero – 45 – 1977.
The Writhing Squares – What Does Orion See When He Looks Back At Me – In The Void Above – Local. – [N]
Ultimate Painting – Bill $ – Dusk
Brother J.T. – Country Blues / Coming Out – Live on WPRB – 2003 session.
1-800-Band – Other People – High Beams – [N]

No Means No – Hello / Goodbye – One – Farewell.
S U R V I V E – Dirt – RR7349
Angel Olsen – Not Gonna Kill You – My Woman – [N]
Elizabeth White – Without – Demo
The Dead C – Five – Trouble – [N]
Waxahatchee – Swan Dive – Cerulean Salt
Juveniles – Scratched Blue Vinyl – Household Shocks – 1980. – [N] – [C]

Chung Antique – Norse Code – 7″ – WORLD PREMIERE!
PJ Harvey – Reeling – 4-Track Demos
Them Teeth – Buried Alive – .mp3 – Lemonheads cover.
Cyanotype – 2silent schnauzers – Two Silent Schnauzers
Dark Blue – Western Front – Start Of The World – Forthcoming.
Bramsam – Move Your Body – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap 1979-82 – [N] – [C]
E – Great Light – E – Featuring Thalia Zedek.

Killing Joke – Wardance – S/T – [R]
OPB – Exposure/Communication (full) – .mp3



Live performance #244 – Thalia Zedek

September 21st, 2016

Engineered 9/16/2016.

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Thalia Zedek web site

A Float / By The Hand / All I Need / Illumination / Julie Said / You Will Wake



9/21/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

September 21st, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Bismarck – Bedbreaker – 45 – Out of my head, onto the radio.
Asnaqetch Werqu – Tezeta – Ethiopiques 16 – “The lady with the krar.”
Alex Chilton – Take Me Home & Make Me Like It – Singer Not The Song 7″ – 1977.
Girls Against Boys – Click Click – Live at Baby’s All Right
Kema – Cuenca – Alle Sorgenti Delle Civilta (The Sources of Civilisation) – AKA Giulia Alessandroni.
Entrance – Please Be Careful Down In New Orleans – Live on WPRB – 2002 session.
Fake Limbs – Nosebleed At The Oxbow – The Power Of Patrician Upbringing

Real Numbers – Frank Infatuation – Wordless Wonder – Out next month.
Helen Money – Every Confidence – Become Zero
Lame Drivers – Gizmos World Tour – Gizmo Nation – [C]
Fizz – Can We Still Be Friends? – .mp3
Oneida & Rhys Chatham – You Get Brighter – What’s Your Sign? – Forthcoming.
Stick Men With Ray Guns – Hate In The 80s – Property Of Jesus Christ / 1000 Lives To Die – Live.
Nocturnal Habits – Good Grief – New Skin For Old Children – Justin & Sara from Unwound.

Thalia Zedek – Live on WPRB – 29:17 – https://thaliazedek.bandcamp.com

Spowder – Pulp – SPOWDER X DOG DATE
Edward Kalunga – Bata Wasunga Mulundu – The Very Best Of Hugh Tracey – [C]
Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay – Amalgam – Amalgam
MJ Hibbett & The Validators – Burn It Down & Start Again – Still Valid
TJ Swan – And You Know That – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap 1979-82 – [N] – [C]
Product Of Reason – Active Repetition – Household Shocks – 1980. – [C]



Interview: Joe Steinhardt from Don Giovanni Records.

September 14th, 2016

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I had a chance to speak at length with Joe Steinhardt from Don Giovanni Records about this weekend’s New Alternative Music Festival, featuring 40+ bands across Friday and Saturday at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

Here are the four songs heard during our conversation:

Screaming Females – Ripe – Rose Mountain

P.S. Elliot – Hail Mary – 2007-2011

Rye Coalition – Paradise By The Marlboro Light – Jersey Girls

Sex Stains – Land Of La LA – S/T

For NAMF tickets, head here.



9/14/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

September 14th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Flesh Lights – Free Drugs – Muscle Pop
Amara Toure et L’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti – 1973-1980 – [N]
Portastatic – You Know Where To Find Me – Live on WPRB – 2003.
The Dead C – Mighty – 45
Chris Stamey & The DBs – (I Thought) You Wanted To Know – 45 – 1978.
The Rutabega – I Am The Armour – Unreliable Sketches
Spray Paint – George Finally Shows Up – Feel The Clamps – [N]

The Chills – Bite – Kaleidoscope World – Double LP re-issue.
Public Record – Fake Rain / Not Red Blank Blue / Throw It Towards Rome – Live on WPRB – 2007.
Shellac – The Rambler Song – Soul Sound Single – Split 7″ with Mule.
Plates Of Cake – Papa Didn’t Leave No Number – Office Supplies #12
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls I – The Mantra – Light Falls
Nontwintwi – Inkulo Into Ezakwenzeka – The Very Best Of Hugh Tracey – [C]
The Ramones – Chain Saw – S/T – Original stereo mix. 40th anniversary edition.

Interview with Joe Steinhart of Don Giovanni Records.

Screaming Females – Ripe – Rose Mountain

P.S. Elliot – Hail Mary – 2007-2011

Rye Coalition – Paradise By The Marlboro Light – Jersey Girls

Sex Stains – Land Of La LA – S/T

Sleeping Beauties – Meth – S/T – [N]
Taddesse Andargue – Ende Iyerusalem – Ethiopiques 18 – [C]
Radian – Scary Objects – On Dark Silent Off – Forthcoming.
Jack Rose – Black Pearls From The River – Raag Manifestos – 2004 album, re-issued.
Mistafide – Equidity Funk – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap 1979-82 – [N] – [C]
Light Coma – Dirty Dirty – PRF Monthly Tribute Series June 2016: Neil Young – Crazy Horse cover. – [C]
S PRCSS – I’m A Cement Mixer / I Heart You – MNML – [R]

Thalia Zedek Band – Northwest Branch – Eve – Live on next week’s show!



9/7/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

September 7th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Poison Arrows – Casual Wave – Casual Wave
Jump To Addis – Ere Gedamu / Ashebel Gedaye – Ethiopiques 15
Mick Farren & The New Wave – Lost Johnny – 45 – 1977.
Coyle & Sharpe – Armored Attack – These Two Men Are Imposters
Trotsky Icepick – The Commissioner – Poison Summer
Flying Saucer – Because Of You – 45
Gravel – Swollen Shut – 45

DD Owen – Degenerate – S/T – Out at month’s end.
Clipping. – All Black (Clean) – Splendor & Mercy
Mint Mile – Punch Drunk – The National 4 Track Compilation – Silkworm cover. – [C]
Bowl Ethereal – The Sleepless – Ep
Big Bliss – Old Guard – Office Supplies #10
Mark Robinson – Academy Opera – The BJ Rubin Show: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Smut – Shalom Harlow – P U R S E

Wildhoney – Horror Movie – Continental Drift – [C]
Ravi Shankar – Hollywood Raga Parameshwari – In Hollywood, 1971
Small World Experience – Patience – Shelf Life – Lp pressing of a 1994 album by this Australian group.
Christie Prahl & John Hastie – Cinnamon Girl – PRF Monthly Tribute Series June 2016: Neil Young – [C]
Jack Rose – Calais To Dover – I Do Play Rock & Roll – Re-issue.
POOMSE – Plastic Flowers – This Is How We Fail – From Mallorca.
Savak – Call It A Night – Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors

Terry Malts – Seen Everything – Lost At The Party – Forthcoming.



8/24/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

August 24th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

BOSS EYE – Albino Blood – Plays Cottage Vortex
Mlimani Park Orchestra – Chenga Ya Mwili – Zanzibara 7 – 1986. – [C]
Ladyhawk – Ghost Blues – Shots
Chris Stamey – The Summer Sun – 45 – 1977 single.
Neil B – Body Rock – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 – [N] – [C]
The Karl Hendricks Rock Band – I’m Not Crying, Karl – The World Says
The Undead – The Way We Behave – The World’s In Shreds Volume 4 – New Jersey – [C]

Big Dipper – The Bond – Slam
Either/Orchestra – Embi Ba – Ethiopiques 20 – Live in Addis Ababa during the third Ethiopian Music Festival, 2004.
Soul-Junk – Wax Presidential – InSound Tour Support Series No. 2 – Split disc with Danielson Famile.
Donald Norris Jr. – Shirt On The Ground – D Drizzle
Magnolia Electric Co – Give Something Else Away Every Day – What Comes After The Blues
Mac McCaughan – POMS IV – Music for POMS – Dance score created for Mioogfest.
Split Tongue – Bedridden – Broken Sink

The Sharp Medicine – Animals Of Power – Office Supplies #11
Franklin Bruno – Granges-sur-Salvan – The National 4 Track Compilation – Out next month! – [C]
Mogwai – Tzar – Atomic – Soundtrack.
The Gospel Truth – You Don’t Want Us – Jealous Fires – Forthcoming.
The Records – Starry Eyes – DIY: UK Pop II – [R] – [C]

Car Seat Headrest – 1937 State Park – Teens Of Denial – [N]
Kid Millions – 100 Disciplines – 100 Disciplines



8/17/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

August 17th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Hurry Up – Kick Em Out – S/T – That’s my jam.
Trouble Funk – Good To Go – Good To Go – [C]
Bedhead – Powder – WhatFunLifeWas – Pulled from the “Bedhead box.”
Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Part One) – 45 – 1975.
Poster Children – If You See Kay (March 1989 Blanket Demo) – Daisy Chain Reaction 25th Anniversary Reissue
Alemu Aga – Medinanna Zelesegna – Ethiopiques 11 – “The Harp of King David.”
Crime – Rockin’ Weird – Murder By Guitar – Produced by Huey Lewis!

Weird Party – Euphoria Morque – The Secret Lives Of Men – Former members of Fatal Flying Guilloteens and Sugar Shack.
International Orchestra Safari Sound – Chatu Mkali – Zanibara 7 – [C]
Stiff Little Fingers – Tin Soldiers – Hanx! – Live, 1980.
David Nagler & Jeff Tweedy – Theme In Yellow – David Nagler & Friends: Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems
The S.O.S. Band – Body Break – 45
Bottomless Pit – Red Pen – Congress – For the Hendricks family.
Superchunk – The Hot Break – Art Class Cd5

Watery Love – Ned’s Dreamcatcher – 45 – 2016 Richie Records Summer Singles Series.
Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla – 7″ – Algerian.
Wreckmeister Harmonies – Some Were Saved Some Were Drowned – Light Falls
Camera Obscura – Suspended From Class – Underachievers Please Try Harder
Das Black Milk – Mid-Level Blues – Mid-Level Blues
Freda Payne – Band Of Gold – 45
Pinkwash – Walk Forward With My Eyes Closed – Collective Sigh – Local.

Mercury Girls – Holly – Continental Drift – Four way split! – [C]
Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin’ Spree – Boombox 1: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 – [N] – [C]
Thalia Zedek Band – Afloat – Eve – Out Friday.
Glenn Branca – March – Live In Rome Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) – Four movements, 100 guitars. – [N]
TV Crime – Hooligans – 7″