1/11/17 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

January 11th, 2017

“Best of 2016 (part one)!”

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Gotobeds – Brass Not Rash – Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic
Alto! – Piece 15 – Lp 3
The Rutabega – Lip – Unreliable Narrator
Debo Band – Yachat – Ere Gobez
Joel R.L. Phelps – The March 1970 – .mp3 – Unreleased!
Super 3 – Philosophy Rappin’ Spree – Boombox 1 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro & Disco Rap 1979-82 – [C]
Transistors – I’ve Been Stupid – Cuppa Jarra Brossa

Mac McCaughan – Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again) – 2016 Christmas Stories – Debuting this song during the tail end of the Xmas marathon was a profoundly emotional moment.
Clipping. – All Black (Clean) – Splendor & Misery
Wussy – Dropping Houses – Forever Sounds
Green Milk from the Planet Orange – Phoenix – .mp3 – Triumphant return.
P.S. Elliot – Tennessee – 2007-2011
Sunwatchers – Moonchanges – S/T
Watery Love – Ned’s Dreamcatcher – 45

Tyvek – Can’t Resist – Origin Of What – [N]
75 Dollar Bill – I’m Not Trying To Wake Up – Wood/Metal/Plastic Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
Heron Oblivion – Beneath Fields – S/T
SAVAK – Early Western Traders – Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors
Sumac – Blackout – What One Becomes
The Chills – Oncoming Day (Early Version) – Kaleidoscope World – Expanded double LP re-issue.
Dog Chocolate – Everyday’s The End Of The World For Someone – Snack Fans

OBN IIIs – Rich Old White Men – 45
Jennifer O’Connor – It’s A Lie – Surface Noise
Run The Jewels – Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite) – Rubble Kings – Documentary soundtrack.
Orchestra Of Spheres – Anklung Song – Brothers & Sisters Of The Black Lagoon
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Ideas Man – Casino Drone
G.L.O.S.S. – We Live – TRANS DAY OF REVENGE



1/4/17 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

January 4th, 2017

Best of “Live on WPRB” 2016!

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Live on WPRB – 46:07

Memorial Gore – Live on WPRB – 30:34

Wussy – Live on WPRB – 28:20

Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Duo – Live on WPRB – 29:18

Thalia Zedek – Live on WPRB – 29:17



12/29/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

December 29th, 2016

Fourth-annual ALL-HANUKKAH SHOW!

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Manischefits – Hanukkah – .mp3 – Happy Hanukkah!
Kyle Rapps vs. Kosha Dillz – Hannukah vs. Christmas (Hannukah Wins) – .mp3
Woody Guthrie – Hanukkah Dance (Alternate Take) – Hard Travelin’: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3
LeeVees – How Do You Spell Channukkah? – Hanukkah Rocks
Patients – Dreidle Dreidle Dreidle – Light Bulb Issue 3 Christmas Cassette 1977 – [C]
NE One – Happy Hannukah – .mp3
Gumdrop Alley – It’s All Hanukkah From Here On In – I Made It Out Of Clay – [C]

Angry Snowmans – Hanukkah – S/T – In the style of The Adolescents.
Dubb Nubb – Hanukkah At Home – A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine – [C]
DJ Flack – O Chanukah Dubstep Bassline Remix – Menorah Mashups – [C]
Chasia Segal – Latke Cooking Demonstration – Taste Of Chanukah – [C]
Willie Bernstein – Dreidel Song – .mp3
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 8 Days Of Hannukah – A Holiday Soul Party – The best. RIP.
Jingle Punx – Chanukah – It’s What I Got In My Sack

The Goblins – Ha-Ha-Hannukah – The My Pal God Holiday Record – [C]
Electric Menorah – Oh Chanuqa Bush – Chanucore
DJ Flack – Dreidl-Bells – Menorah Mashups – [C]
Sufjan Stevens – Maoz Tzur – Silver & Gold
Perry Shall – The Haukkah Song By Adam Sandlers – Great Covers
Herman Dune – Hannukah In Florida – .mp3
Calamity Jane – Hannukuh Song – It’s Finally Christmas – [C]
The Mountain Goats – Hanukkah – .mp3

Franklin – Hanukkah, O Chanukkah – Gift Wrapped, Volume Two: Snowed In
David Nagler – Hanukkah In Cambodia – The Oracle Show #7
Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy – Just Say Noel – [C]
The Feud – Hannukah – Cdr
Tom Lehrer – Hannukah In Santa Monica – The Remains Of Tom Lehrer – [R]
Pudie Tadow – Get Your Dreidel On – Kevin & Bean: Swallow My Eggnog – [C]
The Mommyheads – Christmas Song (Catskills Version) – The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza – [C]
Yidcore – Maoz Tzur / The Dreidel Song – Yidcore

Gods Of Fire – Hanukkah Gone Metal – Hanukkah Gone Metal
Ella Jenkins – Harmonica For Hanukkah – Holiday Times
BLAMMOS – Chanukah With A C – It’s Christmas Everywhere (Except In My Heart)
Gypsyphonic Disko – Dreidel Song (feat. Katey Red) – S/T
The Bitter Tears – Hanukkah – .mp3 – [R]
The Lothars – Jingle Bells, Dreidel Song – .mp3
Hxlly’s Wxrld – Explanation Of What Chanukah Is – TRASHFUCK Chanukomp 2012 – [C]
The Missile Toads – Good Ol’ Dreidel Game – Sombertown’s Most Wanted

Santa Sabbath – Electric Hanukkah – Children Of The Sleigh
The Fun Sluts – A Holiday For The Jews – FUN SLUTS CHRISTMAS
Amanda Duncan – Light Those Candles Bright – .mp3
Ray Brenner & Barry E. Blitzer – Shut Up, Irving – Have A Jewish Christmas?
Meshugga Beach Party – Shalom Alechem – Twenty Songs Of The Chosen Surfer
Spleverb – We Want Fun For Chanukah (1994) – 2016 Christmas Stories
Mothguts – Hava Negila / Dradle – Xmas
Emotional – I Wanna Be Your Dradle – Gnartivity Scene – [C]

The Memories – Have A Merry Christmas (And A Happy Hanukkah Too) – .mp3
H83R & Kent Rockafeller – Ma’oz Tzur – I.C.M. – [C]
Fountains Of Wayne – Chanukah Under The Stars – Out-Of-State Plates
Huffamoose – Hannukah & Christmas Hand In Hand – 12 Days Of Christmas – [C]



Full 2016 Xmas playlist!

December 25th, 2016

 

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Noah Vail – Jon Solomon’s Christmas Eve Marathon – Xmas Ad Nauseum – Merry Christmas!

The Sonics – Santa Claus – Merry Christmas – [C]
Communist Daughter – Blue Spruce Needles – Sing Sad Christmas
Big Cream – Assasination On Christmas Eve – A Polaroid For Christmas 2016 – Archers Of Loaf cover.
Charles – Guilty Of Not Being Great (Featuring Joey Shivers) – Guilty Of Not Being Great – [C]
Likers – Santa Take Me Away – .mp3
Isaac Hayes – The Mistletoe & Me – Concord Holiday Tracks – [C]
Only On Weekends – Christmastime In Kingston Falls – Arbor Christmas: Volume 17 – [C]

A-Zak – Angels We Have Heard On High – Cujo Records Christmas Punk – [C]
Dabble – Little Drummer Boy – .mp3
The Yellow Melodies – Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas – A Very Cherry Christmas – Volume 11 – [C]
Rosko – The Gift (stereo mix) – 7″
Bugs & Rats – Merry Christmas – Merry Christmas
The Shades – Prancer’s Got Some Red Spots – 45
The Missile Toads – Decorate The Christmas Tree – Cashing In On Christmas Volume 7 – [C]

Human Adult Band – All I Want For Christmas Is A Rusty Roll Of Quarters – 2016 Christmas Stories – http://dihd.net
David Bazan – Silent Night – Dark Sacred Night
Brad Garton – Paraclause – .mp3
Channels – Always Winter, Never Christmas – .mp3 – XTC cover.
Travelers Of Tyme – Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy – Christmas Tyme Is Here
BLAHA! – It’s Christmas Time (And I Have Nothing Left To Lose!) – .mp3 – Mike Blaha from The Blind Shake.
Santa Sabbath – Nativity In Red & White – Christmas Bloody Christmas – There’s a lot more where that came from. Trust me.

The Melvins – Carol Of The Bells – Carol Of The Bells
Joseph Washington Jr. – Merry Christmas – Merry Christmas To You
Cigarbox Plaetarium – Jingle Bells – A Very Magistery Christmas
Air Mack – It’s Christmas Pal Plush! – Air Mack 20
Future Teens – Regift My Heart – .mp3
Donovan Quixote – Feliz Navidad (Te Mato) – Lump Of Coal: A Holiday Disaster
Will Slack – Get Outta Here Rudi – Kevin! – [C]

The Brixton Riot & The Anderson Council – Flexible Flyer – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://thebrixtonriot.bandcamp.com
Dave Damm – An Audio Christmas Story Christmas, 2008 – Arbor Christmas: Volume 17 – [C]
Kittinfish Mountain – Little Drummer Boy – Kittinfish Mountain’s Christmas Conundrum
Sloan – December 25 – Kids Come Back Again At Christmas
DJ BC – The Nutbreaker ’06 – A Very DJ BC Christmas
Howe Gelb – Severe Season – .mp3
No Brain – Joy To The World – Cujo Records Christmas Punk – [C]

The Gladiators Of 2037 – I Wish It Was Christmas Today – A NotRock Holiday Compilation 2016 – [C]
Gary Wilson – I Saw Santa Dancing In The Dark – It’s Christmas Time With Gary Wilson
HO-AG – Toyland – A Season’s Greetings
Merkel & The Merkelettes – Christmas Card From A Grinch In Merkelapolis – A Sack Full Of Music
Low – Some Hearts (At Christmas Time) – Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)
In Descent – Rudolph – In Descent
The Jennifers – Christmas In Reverse – Windows 66

Joe To The World (And ALLIE!) – This Christmas Season – Joe To The World and ALLIE! vol. 1
Rudolph’s Fuck Boi – Christmas Time Is Here – Baltimas!!!!!!!!!! – [C]
Cheap Trick – Come On Christmas – .mp3
Lydia Liza & Josiah Lemanski – It’s Cold Outside – .mp3
Dutch Vitriol – ブローク・クリスマス – C H R I S T M A S W A V E – Unsettling, even by my standards.
Brian Kaiser – Introduction + Silver Bells – He Plays The Christmas Hits – Thanks for this one, Jedidiah.
Ed Sirrs – Santa Claus Has Died – I Think I Think Too Much

Osaka Popstar – Christmas In The Loony Bin – Christmas In The Loony Bin
Bob Chapman – Gang of Four vs. The Waitresses – What We Want For Christmas – .mp3
The Brown Christmas – Hey Who Put These Chestnuts Here – Discrete Santa (Dicks Pics Vol. 6)
Allison Clendaniel & Connor Kizer – Rudolph – Baltimas!!!!!!!!!! – [C]
Spleverb – We Want Fun For Chanukah (1994) – 2016 Christmas Stories
Lustmord – Silent Night Redux – ,mp3
The Zephyr Bones – Carol Of The Bells – Carol Of The Bells

Tom Angelripper – Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht – Ich Glaub Nicht An Den Weihnac – Thus wraps up 50+ previously unheard-on-the-marathon songs! – [R]
Jeremih & Chance The Rapper – I’m Your Santa – Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama
Burl (feat. Maura Johnston) – Xmas (Baby) – .mp3
El Vez – Feliz Navi-Nada – Punk Rock Xmas – [R] – [C]
The Wailers – She’s Comin’ Home – Merry Christmas – [C]
BNLX – What Do You Have Under The Tree For Me – BNLX-Mas
The Hipshakes – Xmas Time – Rob’s 2016 Christmas CD – [C]

Memorial Gore – If It Makes You Merry – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://memorialgore.bandcamp.com
Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy – Just Say Noel – [R]
Sonic Youth – Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope – Just Say Noel – [R]
Nate Ruth – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – Cdr – [R]
Scrawl – Do You Hear What I Hear? – The Gift… – [R]
PS. Tail Esq. – Jingle Rock Bell – .mp3 – [R]
Angry Snowmans – Gingerbread Home – December Jukebox

Low – Just Like Christmas – Christmas – [R]
RUN-D.M.C. – Christmas In Hollis – Christmas Rap – [R] – [C]
Benji Hughes – It’s Time To Have A Merry Christmas – It’s Time To Have A Merry Christmas – [R]
Mick Foley – Talks About Old Toy Trains – 7″
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight – Old Toy Trains – 7″
Ms. Tee & Big Freedia – Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer – A Very Big Freedia Christmas – [R]
Lol Coxhill – The Christmas Song (Solo Version) – 7″

SAVAK – Wonderful Christmas Drone – 2016 Christmas Stories – http://savak.bandcamp.com
Neko Case – Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis – New Coat Of Paint – [R] – [C]
Henry Rollins – Twas The Night Before Christmas – A Lump Of Coal – [R]
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Funky Little Drummer Boy – A Holiday Soul Party – RIP.
ScreamerClauz – The 12 Days Of Ax-Mess – Northpole Hellhole – [R]
Chain Restaurant – Boxing Day – Boxing Day
The Damned – There Ain’t No Sanity Claus – Punk Rock Christmas – [R]

Angry Snowmans – Green & Red – S/T – With a nod to Minor Threat. – [R]
Tony Consiglio – Have Yourself A Very Star Wars Minute – .mp3 – [R]
Shawn Hansen – The Christmas Song – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Outer Space – [R]
Shittyflute – Last Christmas – .mp3
Santa Sabbath – Electric Hanukkah – Children Of The Sleigh
Lord Buckley – Scrooge – Cdr – [R]
Thee Fine Lines – O, Santa! – Seasonal Songs

Billy Childish – Ho Ho! – Christmas 1979
“Financial Guru” Gregg Gethard – The Gift Of Financial Security – 2016 Christmas Stories
Jimmy Jules & Nuclear Soul System – Xmas Done Got Funky – Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party – [C]
The Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You – Bummed Out Christmas! – [R]
Grinchy – The Chaos Carol – .mp3 – “This is what the 100 most popular Christmas songs sounds like mashed together.”
David Hill – The Tradition – 2012 Christmas Stories – Produced by Cameron Fleming.
Sloppy Seconds – Hooray For Santa Claus – Lonely Christmas – [R]

Fightmilk – It’s Only Christmas (Cheer Up You Moody Prick) – The Fight Before Christmas
Hally – Xmas Songs Plastic Sputnik Arcade Punk Mix – The 8bits Of Christmas
Neural Story Singing Christmas – Neural Story Singing Christmas – .mp3 – An AI-generated song.
Saint Etienne – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You – A Glimpse Of Stocking
James Brown – Soulful Christmas – James Brown Christmas
Dixie & DJ – My Slowcore Christmas – A Very Barrage Christmas 2016
Merkel & The Merkelettes – Wrap It – A Sack Full Of Music – Devo-inspired.

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – Punk Rock Christmas – IT’S 12:34! RAMONES-O-CLOCK!!
Gnartivity Scene – I Wanna Be Your Dradle – Emotional
The Missile Toads – Christmaskrieg Bop – Xmas Punk Brew
Angry Snowmans – December 23rd – Black Coal For Rotten Children
The Ramones – Ramones Christmas ID – Yulesville – [C]
Two Inch Winky – I Can’t Wait For Christmas – Christmas Bop
The Successful Failures – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – Snow Day (Take It Easy)
Angry Snowmans – Blitzen Bop – S/T
Mojochronic – I Wanna Be Dentated – Santastic 7: It’s A Wonderful Mash
Two Inch Winky – Christmas Bop – S/T
The CONNECTION – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – A Christmas Gift For

On The Job – Merry Christmas & Short Cropped Hair – Cashing In On Christmas Volume 5 – [C]
All Tiny Creatures – Kites (Truman Capote Story) – Hometapes Holiday 2009 – [R] – [C]
Alan Madej – On The Wing – Xmas Single No. 5
H-Town – Knockin’ Boots For Christmas – Christmas At Luke’s House – [R] – [C]
Jack Silbert – Christmas Story – 2016 Christmas Stories – http://saltinwound.com
Mighty Sparrow – Post Card To Sparrow – Eddie G’s “Spend Xmas With Eddie G!”
Couch Flambeau – Santa Claus Skips Cudahy – I Did A Power Slide In The Taco Stand

Angry Snowmans – Christmas Spirits Dying – What Makes An Elf Build Toys EP – Zero Boys-inspired. – [R]
Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time – Merry Christmas From Yo La Tengo – Sun Ra. – [R]
Shadowy Men A Shadowy Planet – The Twelve Answering Machine Messages Of Christmas – Savvy Show Stoppers – [R]
The Crafty Ladies – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas – A Crafty Ladies Christmas – [R]
James Brown – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (Parts 1 & 2) – Shut Down December Radio – [R]
Johnny Rubbish – Santa’s Alive – 7″
Screaming Females – I Got A [ ] For Christmas – .mp3 – [R]

Silkworm – In The Bleak Midwinter – Split 7″ with Engine Kid – [R]
Korean Jeans – Christmas Jeans – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://koreanjeans.bandcamp.com
Warner Jepson – Buchla Christmas – Buchla Christmas – Mixed with a series of celebrity “Christmas Seals” PSAs.
Say Sue Me – Christmas, It’s Not A Biggie – Heosuabi Christmas – [C]
Twin Peaks cast – The Twelve Days Of Christmas – KROQ Acoustic Christmas – [R]
The Ventures – Sleigh Ride – Yule Love It – [R] – [C]
DTCV – Sabbath Santa – Noel Interdit – Thanks, Kyle.

The Galaxies – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Merry Christmas – [C]
Universal Robot Band – Disco Christmas – 12″ – [R]
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins & The Fuzztones – It’s That Time Again – Live – [R]
Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree’s On Fire – 45 – [R]
Cheech & Chong – Santa Claus & His Old Lady – 45 – [R]
Boring People – Christmas Morning Coming Down – A Boring Christmas
King Diamond – No Presents – 12″ – [R]

The New Pornographers – Joseph, Who Understood – Spirit Of Giving EP
Chuck Brown – Merry Christmas Baby – The Spirit Of Christmas – [R]
Susan Elizabeth Shepard – Christmas Story – 2014 Christmas Stories
Cinchel – Hopeful Trying – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://cinchel.bandcamp.com
Quad City DJs, The 69 Boyz & K-Nock – What You Want For Christmas – All-Star Christmas – [C]
Wooden Shjips – O Tannenbaum – .mp3
AC/DC – Mistress For Christmas – Razor’s Edge – [R]

Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody – The Best Christmas Album In The World – [R]
Maddox Brothers & Rose – Jingle Bells – Where Will You Be Christmas Day?
The Loud Family – It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas – Cd5
Ghostface Killah – Ghostface Christmas – Ghostdeini The Great – [R]
The Greenberg Family Workshop – G&A Silent Night / Holiday Door To Door / Jingle Bells Georgia / Holiday Marimba / I Love M&Ms / Greenberg Bells / See The Snow / Under Blankets – 2013 Christmas Stories
Roy C – Merry Black Christmas – 45
The Clothes – The Night Before Christmas – A Polaroid For Christmas 2013 – [C]

The Wailers – Christmas Spirit?? – Merry Christmas – [C]
Olivia Bradley-Skill – Christmas Story – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://lo-figoddesses.bandcamp.com
The Nic Nacs with Mickey Champion – Gonna Have A Merry Christmas – Rhythm & Blues Christmas – [C]
The Singing Mechanic – When Christmas Came To Me – A Familyre Christmas (Vol. 2) – [C]
Gang – Little Drummer Boy – Cdr
Neal Markowski – Tuba Christmas – 2014 Christmas Stories
Luke & The Wildfires – Who Likes Christmas Anyway? – Who Likes Christmas Anyway?

Frontier Folk Nebraska – Ho Ho Ho & Away We Go – 7″
Jesu – Christmas – Christmas EP
The Grand Rapmasters – Deck The Halls – 12″
Killdozer – O Little Town Of Deathlehem – Hardcore Holiday – [R]
Joy Riding – Empty Fingers – Arbor Christmas: Volume 17 – [C]
My Bloody Christmastime – Christmas Ain’t Like Christmas Anymore – 2013 Christmas Stories
Shouter – O Holy Night – Compton Not As Classic Xmas

The Lickety-Splits – You Set My Christmas Tree On Fire! – SSMXMAS2008
Bill & Karlee Goffrier – Christmas Is Not In The Cards – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://billandkarleegoffrier.bandcamp.com
Jonathan Kane – The Little Drummer Boy – The Little Drummer Boy
Charles Bradley – Every Day Is Christmas (When I’m Loving You) – Every Day Is Christmas (When I’m Loving You)
Mike Adams – I Once Bowled A 300 And Won – 2014 Christmas Stories
Charles, Dead Or Alive? – The Nutcracker Suite: Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies – Christmas, Dead Or Alive?
The Wedding Present – Step Into Christmas – Hit Parade 2

The Sonics – The Village Idiot – Merry Christmas – [C]
Aspiga – Don’t Hurry Christmas – Arbor Christmas: Volume 13 – [C]
Allison Clendaniel & Connor Kizer – Christmas Story – Baltimas!!!!!!!!!! – [C]
Tyrone Brown with Lee Konitz, Odean Pope, Max Roach & Tony Scott – It’s Christmas Again – It’s Christmas Again
Aunt Fredricka & Samantha – A Christmas Racoon – 2016 Christmas Stories
Hands & Knees – James Brown Died On Christmas Day – Shut Down December Radio – 10 years ago today. – [R]
The Missile Toads – Good Ol’ Driedel Game – Sombertown’s Most Wanted

SAVAK – Christmas In Park Slope – 2015 Christmas Stories – [R]
Chasia Segal – Latke Cooking Demonstration – A Taste Of Chanukah – [R]
The Bigger Lovers – For Christ’s Sake – This Affair Never Happened – [R]
Bela Koe-Krompecher – Christmas Story – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://belakoekrompecher.wordpress.com
Nazir Ali / Nazid Ahktar / Mehnaz – Happy Chrismis – Life Is Dance – [C]
Eric Haltmeier – ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – .mp3
JEN MYFFY AND STEW – Hey! It’s Christmas! – Hey! It’s Christmas! – [C]

Nosferatu D2 – It’s Christmas Time (For God’s Sake) – We’re Going To Walk Around This City
Chip Chantry – Happy Holidays – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://twitter.com/ChipChantry
eagleowl – Let’s Save Christmas (The Ballad of Nakatomi Plaza) – Yippee Kay Yule
Rob Kennedy – Bob’s Christmas Mash-up – .mp3
Matthew Of The Pines – Festivus Insurrectivus – .mp3
Ole Pal Irwin – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Stay Free! Xmas 2004 – [R] – [C]
El Gordo’s Revenge – Run Run Rudolph – A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume 2 – [C]

Mach Bell & His Elves – C’mon Santa! – Xmas Snertz – [C]
Ralph Firneno Memorial Orchestra – Operation Infinite Xmas – 2016 Christmas Stories
Perry Shall – The Hanukkah Song – “Great Covers” – [R]
Fay McKay – 12 Daze Of Christmas – .mp3
Palace Songs – Christmastime In The Mountains – Hope – [R]
Dan Phillips – Holly Jolly Monday – A Very Booty Christmas 4 – [C]
The Galaxies – Please Come Home For Christmas – Merry Christmas – [C]

The Snaildartha 6 – Snaildartha: The Story of Jerry the Christmas Snail – Cdr

Lindstrom – Little Drummer Boy – Cdr

The Sonics – Don’t Believe In Christmas – Merry Christmas – [C]
Joe Trenton – The Pines Before Christmas – 2016 Christmas Stories – Pat Byrne & Dan McNamara.
Edith Frost with James Dering – In The Bleak Midwinter – 2016 Christmas Stories – http://www.edithfrost.com
David Nagler – In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://davidnagler.bandcamp.com/
AERIALIST – Shchedryk – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://aerialist.bandcamp.com
Men & The Holograms – The Twelve Days Of 2016 – 2016 Christmas Stories
Fond Han – Christmas Time Is Here – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://fondhan.bandcamp.com

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Cold White Christmas – Etiquitte
Tom Scharpling & Philly Boy Roy – Philly Boy Roy’s Twas The Night Before Christmas – The Best Of The Best Of The Best Show On WFMU
Can – Little Star Of Bethlehem (Full Length Version – Alternate Mix) – .mp3
Stephen Colbert & Norah Jones – Christmas Is Now – The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Ultra-Hummus – The 12 Days Of Christmas – Cdr – [R]
Glory! Bangs, Corin Tucker & Lance Bangs – Will It Snow – 2016 Christmas Stories
Venom – Black Christmas – Calm Before The Storm – [R]

Prince – Another Lonely Christmas – 12″
David Hill – Gift Of The Magi(cian) – 2013 Christmas Stories – Produced by Cameron Fleming.
The ‘Mericans – Listen, The Snow Is Falling – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://themericans.bandcamp.com
Selloutica – Enter Snowman – .mp3 – [R]

Two Inch Winky – Silent Night – Legacy Of Nativity – IT’S 1:38! MISFITS-O-CLOCK!!
The Chrisfits – Christmas Eve – .mp3
Angry Snowmans – Last Christmas – S/T
Misfitsmas – Coals – 11 Hits From Heaven
Two Inch Winky – 20 Toys – Legacy Of Nativity
The Chrisfits – Astro Tidings – .mp3
Angry Snowmans – I Turned Into A Nutcracker – Black Coal For Rotten Children
Misfitsmas – Hybrid Presents – 11 Hits From Heaven
Two Inch Winky – Santa’s Workshop – S/T
FROSTBITE – We Are 12/25 – FROSTBITE V
The Chrisfits – Yuletide Business – .mp3
Misfitsmas – Last Christmas – 11 Hits From Heaven
“Glenn Danzig” – Twas The Night Before Christmas – .mp3
Two Inch Winky – Last Christmas – Legacy Of Nativity
Angry Snowmans – Horror Christmas – What We Do Is Festive
Two Inch Winky – Christmas Tree – Legacy Of Nativity
The Manischefits – Hanukkah – .mp3
Misfitsmas – Eat Pie! – 11 Hits From Heaven
Two Inch Winky – Presents – Legacy Of Nativity
Angry Snowmans – 20 Lights – What We Do Is Festive
Misfitsmas – Christmas Eve – 11 Hits From Heaven
Great Whyte Lyin’ Snake – I Killed Santa Today – .mp3
Two Inch Winky – Santa – Legacy Of Nativity
Misfitsmas – Astro Santa – 11 Hits From Heaven
Two Inch Winky – Christmas Eve – Legacy Of Nativity
Misfitsmas – Merry Christmisfits – 11 Hits From Heaven
Two Inch Winky – I Turned Into Santa Claus – Legacy Of Nativity

Mac McCaughan – Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again) – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://macmccaughan.bandcamp.com
DJ John – The Christmas Massacre Of Charlie Brown – Santastic 8 – [C]
Fishbone – Slick Nick, You Devil You – It’s A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) – [R]
Franklin Bruno – Christmas Incident Report – 2016 Christmas Stories – http://franklinbruno.com
Damien Jurado & Kyle Zantos – Kalla Hus – .mp3 – [R]
The Poets Of Rhythm – Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul – The Anthology 1992-2003
The Wailers – Maybe This Year – Merry Christmas – [C]

Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Let’s Boogie To The Elf Dance! – Christmas – [R]
Betsy Herbert – TV Talk Show Christmas – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://twitter.com/lizbethherbert
Oswald Five-O – Christmas – Nothing To Prove – [R]
Sure-Lock – Tone Forty Xmas (Indian In The Hubbard) – 2016 Christmas Stories
The Rockfield Choralle – Jingle Jangle – 45
Pee Pee Dynamite – Groovy Christmas & A Funky New Year – 45
The Gotobeds – FEEL THE WRATH OF MY X-MAS – 2015 Christmas Stories

The Fall – Happy Holiday – Behind The Counter – ALL-FALL SET!
The Fall – No Xmas For John Quays – The Complete Peel Sessions
The Fall – Christmastide – Levitate
The Fall – Jingle Bell Rock – The Complete Peel Sessions
The Fall – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – The Complete Peel Sessions
Theme Weavers, LLC – No Xmas For John Quays – Live
John Pell – John Peel Introduces The Fall – .mp3
The Fall – Blue Christmas – Live 2011
The Fall – (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas – (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Fall – Xmas With Simon – High Tension Line
The Fall – No Xmas For John Quays – The Fall Box Set 1976-2007
The Fall – Happy Holiday (promo mix) – Middle Class Revolt
King Mistletoe Jr. – Hark, O Brother Tannenbaum – 2016 Christmas Stories

Joel R.L. Phelps – O Come Emmanuel – 2011 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – When In Come The New Born Kings – 2013 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – We Three – 2012 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – The New Year – 2012 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – Someday Soon (We All Will Be Together) – 2011 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – The Most Highly Favoured – 2014 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – Gone Home For Christmas – 2015 Christmas Stories
Joel R.L. Phelps – The Devil Wins – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://joelrlphelps.net

The Galaxies – Christmas Eve – Merry Christmas – [C]
The Rutabega – Empty Holiday – 2016 Christmas Stories – https://theseknottylines.bandcamp.com
MCSS – What Child Is This? – 2016 Christmas Stories
The Little Places – This Year We’re Spending Christmas On Your Birthday – December – [R] – [C]
Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliche To Be Cynical At Christmas – .mp3 – [R]
Dump – Christmas Card – 7″
Scrawl – 11:59 It’s January – 45

The Law – What Did Santa Claus Bring You For Christmas – Cart
Silkworm – Merry Christmas – The My Pal God Holiday Record – [C]

The Wailers – The Christmas Song – Merry Christmas – [C]

Thank you.



Everything you need for the 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show.

December 23rd, 2016

Watch Jon Solomon in real time during his 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show between 5:00 pm ET on Christmas Eve and 6:00 pm ET on Chirstmas day using the above webcam.

Festive requests? Call 609.258.1033 or email jon@wprb.com!

Listen to the marathon at 103.3 fm WPRB or by clicking here.

Real Player and Windows Media Player options can be found on the right side here.

If you’re in the terrestrial broadcast radius, tuning in via an actual radio is preferable so as to not keep those far away from accessing the web stream.

The 2016 Xmas Playlist will be updated throughout the program at wprb.com.

Expect a new “Christmas Story” each hour, with older stories interjected frequently.

You can follow Jon on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Advance notice for each story should occur in both of those social locations and on the invite for the marathon.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #wprbxmas!

Live Listener Chat below these words:

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



12/21/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

December 21st, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

2 Ton Bug – Moon Dater – It’s A Wonderful Life
Bob James – Westchester Lady – Blaxploitation – The Payback – Volume 3 – [C]
Talking Heads – Crosseyed & Painless – Remain In Light
The Double – Dawn Of The Double – Dawn Of The Double
Chavez – The Bully Boys – Cockfighters – Forthcoming.
Clipping. feat. SICKNESS – Body For The Pile – NOISE – [C]
Feral Ohms – Teenage God Born To Die – Live In San Francisco

Risk Relay – Healer Revealing – As We Descend – Local. – [N]
Lazy Salon – Chip’s Folly – Invisible Like Peace
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Tupelo – The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Jim O’Rourke – Fast Car – Live In Japan 9/16/02 – Tracy Chapman “cover.”
Savoy Motel – Souvenir Shop Rock – S/T – Members of Cheap Time & Heavy Cream.
Speed The Plough – Final Day – Stuart Moxham In The Straight World – Originally by Young Marble Giants. – [C]
Uranium Club – Opus – All Of Them Naturals

T-Tops – Dead Magician – 45 – [N]
Jennifer O’Connor – Dancing In The Dark – .mp3 – Springsteen cover.
Valley Exit – What Pulls Us Through – S/T – Mr. Jeff Ziegler’s latest project.
Sneaks – Tough Luck – Gymnastics
Joel R.L. Phelps – Come Dancing – .mp3 – Unreleased.
Daniel Ponce – Solo Para Ti – New York Now
Tripod Jimmie – Autumn Leaves – Long Walk Off A Short Pier

Phoaming Edison – Longwind – Happy Nap Casino



12/7/16 : 19:00 – 21:30 pm ET

December 7th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Dope Body – Weird Mirror – Natural History
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Make The World – Special Night – [N]
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – American History & Science Fiction – Live at Union Pool 12/3/16
PJ Harvey – Bitter Branches – Let England Shake
Diseno Corbusier – Festival Para Dos – Stadia – 1982 cassette debut, re-issued. – [N]
The Dentists – Outside Your Inside – Speak No Evil
Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog – S/T

Empty Markets – Rash Decision – Stainless Steel
Jennifer O’Connor – Million Dollar Smile – The Color & The Light
The Feelies – Been Replaced – In Between – Coming in 2017!
Patrick Cowley & Candida Royalle – Shimmering (Where Am I?) – S/T – Lost 1973-75 recordings. – [N]
Neil Young – Human Highway – Comes A Time
Syl Johnson – Different Strokes – The Best Of Blaxploitation – [C]
Tyvek – Can’t Exist – Origin Of What – [N]

Bad Times – After All, It’s Just A Song – Rip In Peace
Azalia Snail – Field Rep – .mp3
Make Us Gods – Yahweh Took Judea Satan Took Kenosha – Northwoods – Chris Fuller of Dis- is involved in this band somehow.
Evasive Backflip – Chewbacca Speed Metal – Boys on Boys on Boys on Boys on Boys on Boys
Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen – Orange Color Queen – Forthcoming.
Sloth – Getting Ready For Christmas (It’s About Malt Liquor) – It’s Not Our Worst A.K.A. Progression?
Senor Citizen – Agitated – OH7O – Electric Eels cover. – [C]

Danny & The Darleans – Cat Squirrel – Bug Out – Doctor Ross cover. – [N]
Tony Conrad – The Heterophony Of The Avenging Democrats, Outside, Cheers The Incineration Of The Pythagorean Elite, Whose Shrill Harmonic Agonies Merge And Shimmer Inside Their Torched Meeting House – Slapping Pythagoras
Don Muro – The Whistler – Winter Sampler 2016 / 2017 – Previously unreleased.



2015 Christmas Stories, part two.

December 6th, 2016

 

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As promised, here’s the second half of the Christmas Stories recorded exclusively for the 2015 edition of my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB.

I’ve posted them in the order they originally aired during the program.

Part one can be found here.

Please click on the links provided and support these musicians, artists and talented individuals who were so kind to tape remarkable original pieces for the show. Follow them on Twitter! Like them on Facebook! Buy their records and books! Support their events!

May these works inspire you to record something for this year.

Joshua and Emily Hensley of The Rutabega with Michael Harold Doty of Ceiling Star and Secret Souvenir – “Feliz Navidad”

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This is indeed Josh and Emily from The Rutabega with Michael of Secret Souvenir calling Emily’s mom on the phone to sing her a song.

Christopher Williams – “Where Christmas Dreams Come True”

Christopher Williams is half of Glass Bees. The source of the original tape he built his piece around was recorded in a Kmart several decades ago. It can be heard here.

Policymaker – “Honda’s Last Christmas”

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Michael T. Fournier is Policymaker. Mike is also the drummer/songwriter of Dead Trend, and the author of Double Nickels on the Dime (33.3/Bloomsbury) and, most recently, Swing State (Three Rooms Press). He lives in Western Massachusetts.

Bret Saunders’ Swingin’ Holiday Synths – “Saunders’ Swingin’ Yuletide Synths”

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Mr. Bret Saunders is from Denver, Colorado where he hosts the KBCO Morning Show. He recorded this short version of a holiday classic using a Microbrute synth and a couple of electronic noise gadgets. The melody hangs in there pretty much to the end.

Pat Byrne – “Christmas Story 2015”

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Pat Byrne hosts the live variety show “Prove It All Night” once a month at WFMU and helps produce The Best Show every Tuesday evening. He’s a good dude.

Neal Markowski – “Wonderful Christmastime”

Live. One take. No overdubs or anything else – just composer/musician/noise maker Neal Markowski in a room with the instruments. The ending is actually shorter than it should be, but as Markowski recorded this on his cassette 4-track, the tape kept bunching up for some reason towards the end, hence the “jarring” cuts in the solo drums.

Pete & Alex from Star Wars Minute – “What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)”

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My favorite podcast is Star Wars Minute, a show that analyzes, scrutinizes and celebrates each Star Wars film one minute at a time. Hosted by Pete The Retailer and cartoonist Alex Robinson, SWM is currently on it’s fifth season, slogging their way through “Attack of the Clones.” On this “bonus episode,” a song from “Christmas in the Stars” is examined.

John Gentle – “Christmas Alone”

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Brett Davis is a comedian, wig-owner and not host of The Special Without Brett Davis, which airs every Wednesday night on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

Prowler – “Buyers Beware”

Philadelphia’s Prowler are no strangers to the WPRB studios, having visited the station thrice to play live on Jon Solomon’s weekly show. There are many different strains of their infectious, head-bobbin’ tunes for free download on their Bandcamp page. “Buyers Beware” is also found on their record “Trash Bag.”

Edith Frost – “Coventry Carol (arranged by James Dering)”

Edith Frost can be found on her website and/or Twitter.

James Dering hosts the Better Piano podcast.

This is their third contribution to the marathon in as many years.

These Estates – “Christmas Creep”

Bourbon-driven young Canadian trio These Estates broke from their hiatus to record a holiday song for you. Their two albums “Triumph, Reign” and “The Dignity of Man” are both well worth your time.

The Gotobeds – “FEEL THE WRATH OF MY X-MAS”

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Earlier this year Pittsburgh #clowns The Gotobeds released their second album (and first for Sub Pop) “Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic.” Boy is it terrific. If you like “smart-dude avant punk,” have I got a band for you!

SAVAK – “Christmas In Park Slope”

SAVAK was formed just last year by members of The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, and The Cops. Their acclaimed debut album “Best of Luck in Future Endeavors” is out now!

Joel R.L. Phelps – “Gone Home For Christmas”

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Vancouver’s Joel Phelps is a member of The Downer Trio and has also recently played with the group Dama/Libra. Joel is the only artist to record a “Christmas Story” for the show each of the last five years. Many demos and new recordings of his have been posted on Soundcloud, with the lion’s share of his studio output now available through Bandcamp.



25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on WPRB!

December 1st, 2016

December!

Here’s several weeks of warning that I will be celebrating the 28th annual edition of my 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB / wprb.com starting this Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm ET until Christmas day at 6:00 pm ET.

If you would like to submit music for airplay or make some requests, by all means get in touch.

Please also read the the public call for Christmas stories I posted a few weeks ago.

You can RSVP for the show on Facebook.

The studio webcam and live listener chat will go live here come the afternoon of December 24th.

Thanks.

Happy Holidays (eventually)!

Jon Solomon
jon@wprb.com



11/30/16 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

November 30th, 2016

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Ex-Cult – Mister Investigator – Negative Growth – [N]
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights – 100 Days, 100 Nights – RIP.
The Constantines – Hyacinth Blues – Live On WPRB – 2005 session.
The Zoomers – From The Planet Moon – 45 – 1981 single, re-issued. – [N]
Dirty Three – Everything’s Fucked – S/T – As heard on this week’s “The Walking Dead.”
Positive No – Reinvent The Space – .mp3 – 100% of the sales from this digital single will be donated to Hollaback, the non-profit organization to end harassment in public spaces.
The Blind Shake – Apostle Island – Celebrate Your Worth – [N]

Pissed Jeans – The Bar Is Low – Why Love Now – Forthcoming.
War – The World Is A Ghetto – Blaxploitation – The Payback – Volume 3 – [C]
Mint Mile – Park – The Bliss Point
Emptyset – Speak – Borders
TFC – The Bike (Half-Baked) – White Power Is For Dummies – The For Carnation! – [C]
Gary Wilson – Holiday – It’s Christmas Time With Gary Wilson
No Action – Joy Leaves Out – Cdr – Australian.

Angry Cougars – Pissed Again – OH70 – Aggravators cover. – [C]
The Politicians feat. McKinley Jackson – The World We Live In – The Best Of Blaxploitation – [C]
Thee Oh Sees – Nervous Tech (Nah John) – An Odd Entrances – Second album of 2016!
The Bats – Antlers – The Deep Set – Coming soon.
Body/Head – Abstract Actress – No Waves – Live record.
Howe Gelb – Terribly So – Future Standards
Oozing Wound – Mercury In Retrograde Virus – Whatever Forever

Tenement – Your Shadowed Alleyways – The Self-Titled Album – [N]
Joseph Washington Jr. – New Year – Merry Christmas To You – 1981.
Bedhead – Burned Out – Beheaded
Steve Hauschildt – Sundialed – Where All Is Fled
Myrrias – PEAK – .mp3 – Local.
Curtis Mayfield – Ghetto Child (demo) – Superfly – Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition
Soggy – Waiting For The War – S/T – [N]

Tanner – Not A Fitting Niche – Ill-Gotten Gains
Wicked Witch – Under Your Spell 2016 – Under Your Spell – [N]