12/2/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

December 2nd, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Thee Spivs – Men Don’t Cry – The World’s Lousy With Ideas Vol. 9 – [C]
Liechtenstein – All At Once – Survival Strategies In A Modern World
Tang Soleil – Some Other Train – Outboard Sensory Meridian Response – [N]
King Champion Sounds – Here We Go Again – Different Drummer
OutKast – B.O.B. (Instrumental) – 12″
Girl Band – Paul – Holding Hands With Jamie – [N]
Silkworm – Slave Wages – Lifestyle – Quite a nice gift, this was.

Manatees – Under The Gun – Croc N My Pocket – [N]
Ludacris – What’s Your Fantasy? (Instrumental) – 12″
Egg Hunt – We All Fall Down – 45
Midnight Reruns – There’s An Animal Upstairs – Force Of Nurture – [N]
Home & Garden – Marco Polo: The Voyage – History & Geography – 1982.
S.K. Kakraba – Banyere Yo – Songs Of Paapieye – [N]
Edsel – Perched Like A Parasite – 45

Lame Drivers – Headhunting – Chosen Era – CD bonus track. – [N]
The Aerialist – Naiad – Moon Patrol
The Cell Phones – Put Me In The Dark – Chicago Singles Club
Norman Westberg – Bunny Bill – 13 – He of Swans.
Pinkish Black – Everything Must Go – Relapse Sampler 2015 – [C]
Asa Martin & James Roberts – Darling Nellie Grey – The Year Of Jubilo – 78 rpm recordings of songs from the Civil War. – [N]
Destruction Unit – Salvation – Negative Feedback Resistor

Beach Slang – Throwaways – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Guru’s Jazzmatazz – Lift Your Fist (Instrumental) – 12″ – Featuring The Roots.
Laddio Bolocko – 43 Minutes Of… (Excerpt) – Live & Unreleased 1997-2000 – Earliest recording. – [N]
Terry – Talk About Terry – 7″ – Members of UV Race, Dick Diver & Total Control.
Baroness – Shock Me – Shock Me – [R]
Minibeast – High Sea – Free Will – Forthcoming. Peter Prescott from Mission of Burma / Volcano Suns.
X___X – The Social Whirlpool – Albert Ayler’s Ghosts Live At The Yellow Ghetto – [N]

The Sword – Lament For The Aurochs – Age Of Winters – [R]



25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on WPRB!

December 1st, 2015

Hello December!

I wanted to give several weeks’ warning that I will be celebrating the 27th 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



11/18/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

November 18th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Burnout – Lounge – 45
Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue – Jaki – Lords Of The Manor – [N]
Pavement – Unfair – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – Can’t shake this song recently.
Black Wing – If I Let Him In – Is Doomed – [N]
Stiff Little Fingers – Two Guitars Clash – £1.10 Or Less
Pailhead – Man Should Surrender – Trait
Useless Eaters – The Moves – Live In San Francisco – [N]

Home Blitz – AC S.S. – 45
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Recognizing Patterns – Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss: Pop Songs 2015 – [N]
Killdozer – Nasty – 45 – Janet Jackson cover.
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion Pt. 2 – Secrets Of The Sun – 1962 recording. – [N]
Les Thugs – Biking – As Happy As Possible – Good request. – [R]
Battles – Megatouch – La Di Da Di – [N]
Vitapup – Staple In The Sun – 7″

The Beverleys – Promises – Brutal
W-X – Moment – W-X – Tim Presley of White Fence.
Graves At Sea – Betting On Black – Relapse Sampler 2015 – [C]
The Chills – I Can’t Help You – Silver Bullets
Eric Feremans – Beat – The Antwerp Killer – Soundtrack.
Shitty Ortiz – The Last Page – Daikayeah
The Ex with Ken Vandermark – I Can Foresee – Live at WFMU

Sludgeworth – Anytime – 45
Kohoutek – Curious Aroma Part 2 – Curious Aroma – [N]
Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy – Afro-Rock Vol. 1 – [C]
Tom Kolor – Marimba Variations – American Masterpieces For Solo Percussion Volume II – [N] – [C]
Los 3 Sudamericanos – Yeh Yeh – Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974 – [C]
The Wyrms – I Only Date Wizards – At Wizard Island – [N]



11/11/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

November 11th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

The Ex – Maybe I Was The Pilot – Catch My Shoe
GZA – Rough Cut – Legend Of The Liquid Sword – Feat. Armel, Prodigal Sunn & 12 O’Clock.
Glenn Mercer – Cheyenne – Incidental Hum – He of The Feelies. – [N]
Silkworm – Penalty Box – It’ll Be Cool – First time on LP.
Deafheaven – Luna – New Bermuda – [N]
Freakwater – The Asp And The Albatross – Scheherazade – Forthcoming.
Soulside – New Fast Fucky – Soon Come Happy

Hierophants – Hail Stones – Parallax Error – [N]
Winter Hours – Incendiary – Wait Till The Morning – RIP Michael Carlucci.
Drew O’Doherty – I Spent It All – .mp3 – Drone track using the final note that Fugazi played onstage.
Pram – Silver Nitrate – Music For Your Movies
Naked Raygun – Broken Things – .mp3 – Will be on a new record.
Raekwon – Friday (edited/clean) – Immobilarity
MDC – I Remember – Millions Of Dead Cops

Manatees – Buoyant Life – Croc N My Pocket – Out next week.
String Noise – Gimme Gimme Gimme – Book Of Strange Positions – Black Flag for violin.
Hooded Menace – Elysium Of Dripping Death – Relapse Sampler 2015 – [C]
Cloud – Mantra One – Zen Summer
Elikeh – The Conversation – Kondona
Masahiko Sato – Take It Easy – Belladonna – Soundtrack.
SWIVS – The Screwjob of Montreal – Office Supplies

Leatherface – I Don’t Want To Be The One To Say It – Mush – RIP Dickie Hammond.
Soft Shoulder – Stair (YOBS) – 45 – [N]
Mac McCaughan – When The Evening Comes – .mp3 – The Undead cover.
Shellac – The Guy Who Invented Fire – The Rude Gesture A Pictorial History
Jeff Zeigler – No Dana, Only Zuul – .mp3
Marginal Man – Gentry – S/T
The Moving Parts – Manic Incarnation – Wrong Conclusion – Pre-Mission Of Burma/Birdsongs of the Mesozoic foursome.

Shopping – Wind Up – Why Choose – [N]
Rozwell Kid – Simple Man – 333: The Half Mark Of The Beast – Graham Nash cover. – [C]
Patrick Cowley – Timelink – Muscle Up – [N]
Lee, Jae Won – The Gift That Keeps On Giving – S/T



The public call for 2015 Christmas Stories!

November 2nd, 2015

Each of the last four 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 25-Hour Holiday Radio Show on 103.3 fm WPRB.

Come December 24, 2015 – the 27th annual edition of this marathon program will begin.

In 2011-2014, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), wrestler/author Mick Foley, Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Tom Scharpling (“The Best Show”), director Lance Bangs, Screaming Females, Chris 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), Seth Herzog (“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”), Boston Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, actor Ethan Sandler (“Crossing Jordan”), Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Kinski), The Rutabega and many other remarkable folks have recorded pieces for the marathon.

2014’s stories have recently 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 this success with ample advance warning!

I’m not only going to be reaching out to more folks personally to join the ranks with works for the marathon’s 2015 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.

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. OK?

Please spread the word and have a happy holiday season once that whole deal begins in ernest. This feels weird to say with four Halloween pumpkins still on my front porch, but the sentiment is real.

Warmly,

Jon Solomon
103.3 fm WPRB

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



Live performance #239 – Positive No.

October 29th, 2015

Engineered 10/4/2015.

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Positive No web site

Weird Hugs / You Shoot, I Ladder / Pedal Through / Pingvellir / Georgia Purchase Agreement



10/28/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

October 28th, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Radio Birdman – Do The Pop – The Essential Radio Birdman
Dan Friel – Rattler – Life – [N]
Motel Beds – Too Long – Mind Glitter
Exhaustion – Colleague – Phased Out – [N]
The San Andreas Fault – Encantada – Encantada
Sun Ra & His Outer Space Orchestra – Blue Intensity – Celestial Love – 1982. – [N]
The Ex – That’s Not A Virus – 45

Casual Sect – World War 2 (part 2) – demotape
Maserati – No Cave – Rehumanizer – Out Friday!
Boogarins – Tempo – Manual
Rocket From The Tombs – Welcome To The Dark Ages – Black Record
Severed Heads – Umbrella – Clifford Darling Please Don’t Live In The Past – 1979-1983 retrospective.
Ken Camden – Time Bend – Dream Memory
Timmy’s Organism – Wounded White Dove – Heartless Heathen

Positive No – Live on WPRB – 21:25 – https://positiveno.bandcamp.com

Lonely Moans – Lots ‘O Life – Dope Guns & Fucking In The Streets Volume 1-3 – [C]
James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – Reel Around The Fountain – Ambsace – Smiths cover. – [N]
Wolf Eyes – T.O.D.D. – I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces
Alemayehu Eshete – Tedesteshal Wey? – Ethiopiques 9 – 1974. – [C]
The Rutabega – Shiny Destination – 45
Green Milk From The Planet Orange – Demagog – City Calls Revolution – [R]
Sweet Talk – Lights Go Out – Double Perfect – [N]

Federation X – Nightmare Nation – Rally Day
World Saxophone Quartet featuring African Drums – Dou Dou N’Daiye Rose – Four Now
Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky – Sun’s Coming Down – [N]
Sean Bonnette – London Dungeon – 333: The Half Mark Of The Beast – He of Andrew Jackson Jihad. Misfits song. – [C]
Black Panties – Prophet Of Hate – 7″
Mix-o-Rap – All Party People – District Maryland Virginia: Compilation Of The Rarest Synth Funk Go-Go Boogie 1983-1985 – [C]
Nots – White Noise – We Are Nots – [N]

The Nubs – I Don’t Need You – 45 – 1979.



2014 Christmas Stories, part two.

October 26th, 2015

 

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With just under two months to go until this year’s marathon, here’s the second half of the Christmas Stories recorded exclusively for the 2014 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 December.

Policymaker – “St. Peter The Poop”

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Michael T. Fournier (gtr, bass, vox) and Rebecca Griffin (backing vox, bells) are Policymaker. Mike is 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). Rebecca is working on her PhD in English. They live in Western Massachusetts.

Advance Base – “Christmas in Milwaukee”

Advance Base is music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Walking the line between electronic pop & more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, & drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as “depressed,” “lo-fi,” & “pop.”

The song “Christmas In Milwaukee” is now available on his latest album, “Nephew in the Wild.”

Matthew Reid-Schwartz – “Should Auld Acquaintance”

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Mr. MRS plays plays guitar and occasional flute in the Seattle band Kinski. Their most recent full-length “7 (Or 8)” is out now on Kill Rock Stars. Truth be told, he quite enjoys the holiday season – especially the port, pears and stilton.

Neal Markowski – “Tuba Christmas”

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Neal Markowski lives in Chicago and plays in the groups Korean Jeans (which features a tuba) and Burn Permits (which doesn’t feature a tuba.) He used to maintain a sad blog about Hot Doug’s and now spends most of his time accidentally buying records off of eBay and making audio collages or sound installations.

Edith Frost with James Dering – “Toyland”

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

James Dering hosts the Better Piano podcast.

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

John Petkovic – “Sacrilegious Child”

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The mighty John Petkovic plays music (Cobra Verde, Sweet Apple, Death of Samantha), writes stories and does other things.

The ZED Show – “Christmas Episode”

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The ZED Show is a podcast conversation between Zella, Ezra & Daddy. Their ages are ~46 when summed together, and one of then was alive in the 70s. Hear more at zedshow.co.

Pat Byrne – “Christmas Story”

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Pat Byrne hosts the live variety show “Prove It All Night” once a month at WFMU. He’s a good dude.

Teri Noel Towe – “A Visit From St. Nicholas”

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TNT is the once and future host of WPRB’s “Towe on Thursday,” a program with a special emphasis on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and performances by great artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Mike Adams – “I Once Bowled 300 And Won”

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Mike Adams (of Flannelgraph recording artists Mike Adams At His Honest Weight) is a musician, talk show host, and dad from Bloomington, IN. In spite of playing at least once a year for the last 20 years, he’s just a mediocre bowler.

Kris Kennedy – “1976 – A Santa Story”

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Musician and screenwriter Kristine Kennedy is a female McGuyver who has had one interesting Christmas in her life. She resides in Philadelphia.

B. Musikoff – “It’s Christmas, Mom’s Jewish In Phoenix”

Brian Musikoff is a Chooch of NJ (by way of NYC) who draws cartoons as needed, plays bass for a rock group named Stuyvesant and has recently been promoted to the role of recurring cast member on the program Live From The Barrage.

Betsy Herbert – “Little Pummer Girl”

Betsy Herbert is a writer living in Philadelphia with her partner and her dog. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She’s had a short story published in Philadelphia City Paper.

She is working on a novel — along with other short stories, screenplays, plays, fiction and non-fiction. She also loves to make radio pieces. And, she has a Soundcloud account.

The Rutabega featuring John Hastie – “Joy”

South Bend, Indiana’s Joshua Wayne Hensley has been writing, recording, and birthing quirky sad-bastard songs under The Rutabega moniker since early 2002. In 2011 Joshua joined forces with multi-instrumentalist Garth Mason, and The Rutabega evolved into a bona fide Carp Rock power-duo (minus the blues, plus the creepy). Their album “Brother The Lights Don’t Work,” is the culmination of two+ years of sweaty rock shows, plasma sales, and tears. This eight song LP is available on vinyl, CD, and as a download through the band’s Bandcamp site. Cross your fingers for a follow-up in 2016.

Yes, that *is* John Hastie of Nonagon in the mix as well. Good ear.

Modern Hut – “Christmas In Prison”

Playing “extreme loner folk” with a 2013 album on Don Giovanni Records titled “Genetic Treasure,” Modern Hut for this recording is Joe Steinhardt with backing vocals by Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster. Their second contribution to the show in as many years is a John Prine cover.

Joel R.L. Phelps – “The Most Highly Favoured”

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Vancouver’s Joel Phelps is a member of The Downer Trio and also plays with the group Dama/Libra. Joel is the only artist to record a “Christmas Story” for the show each of the last four 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.



10/21/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

October 21st, 2015

The Rub – The Death Of Pop – Bikini Gospel

Agent Orange – Bloodstains – Living In Darkness
Celebrations – 3 – 7″ – [N]
The Feelies – Forces At Work – Ork Records: New York, New York – Early recording. – [C]
Emperor Penguin – E.D.G.A.R. – 45
Boys Life – Radio Towers – Departure & Landfall – Reissue.
Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps – 45
Endtables – White Glove Test – 45

Spray Paint – Voice Modulator – Dopers – Second record of 2015!
The Chills – Silver Bullets – Silver Bullets – Forthcoming.
Tom Carter – August Is All – Long Time Underground
Dave N. & thesurferrosa – Managua – PRF Monthly Tribute Series – Naked Raygun cover. – [C]
Dogs On Acid – Sun Bleached – S/T
Snowmans Of Love – Staycation – .mp3 – Office Supplies Series #1.
Jukebox Zeros – (I Am) Insomniac (I Am) – Count To Ten – Local.

The Necks – Vertigo – Vertigo

Police Teeth – Bellingham Media Blackout – S/T
Stephen Brodsky – Hit Or Mystery – Hit Or Mystery
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Jet Black, Starlit – Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss – Out in November.
Princess Reason – Your Divorce – 45
The Members – The Sound Of The Suburbs – 45
People Skills – Patience Club – Pogradec Embankment
Candy Machine – Humming Clutter – History Of A Bourgeois Revolution

Lame Drivers – Right Track – Chosen Era
10 Million – Crime Map – .mp3 – Local.
Jonestown – Recall & Screw Crude – 45
Fire Engines – Meat Whiplash – 45
The Bismarck – Bedbreaker – 45



10/14/15 : 19:00 – 22:00 pm ET

October 14th, 2015

2015 Membership Drive show!

Jennifer O’Connor – The Death Of Pop – Live on WPRB

Naked Raygun – Vanilla Blue – 45
Kenny Masters – Jet Set Stereo – 45
Kleenex – Ü – 45
The Gotobeds – Ipso Facto (It’s All Happening) – 45

The Cats – Philadelphia Belongs To Me – Relax On Everyone – PREMIUM ITEM!
L.L. Cool J – I’m Bad – 45
Flowers – (Life) After Dark – 45
Eleventh Dream Day – Orange Moon – 45

Ausmuteants – Boiling Point – Order of Operation – PREMIUM ITEM!
Eric B. & Rakim – Follow The Leader – 45
Eggs – The Government Administrator – 45
The Law – Hole In My Heart – 45

Joanna Gruesome – Last Year – Peanut Butter – PREMIUM ITEM!
Little “Butchie” Saunders & His Buddies – I Wanna Hollar – 45
Pell Mell – Bring On The China – 45
Flesh Lights – Flashback To The Majestic – 2×45

Silkworm – Into The Woods – 45
Kinski – Detroit Trickle Down – 7 or 8 – PREMIUM ITEM!
Au Pairs – It’s Obvious – 45
Volcano Suns – Blue Rib – 45

Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part Of Me – Here & Nowhere Else – PREMIUM ITEM!
Public Enemy – Prophets Of Rage – 45
21-645 – Babble – Laughing At The Ground – [C]
Mountain High – Co-op Shmo-op – 45

Mudhoney – You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face) – 45
Blue Orchids – Disney Boys – 45
Speedy Ortiz – Swell Content – Foil Deer – PREMIUM ITEM!
Obits – Refund – 45

Ex Hex – Beast – Rips – PREMIUM ITEM!
My Dad Is Dead – Babe In The Woods – Shine 2×7″
Small Ads – Small Ads – 45
Hot Glue Gun – I’ll Kill You – 45

Superchunk – Me & You & Jackie Mittoo – 45
Metz – Nervous System – II – PREMIUM ITEM!
Jilted John – Jilted John – 45
The Blind Shake – Tar Paper – Fly Right – PREMIUM ITEM!

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