Wow–it’s already December! Time for the holidays. I’m not one who’s traditionally big on Christmas music–unless it’s cool, quirky, or unusual (more on that later). But don’t worry–I’m not going to be doing any strictly holiday shows, but with this week’s show, I’ve sprinkled in a few very cool seasonal songs.

We’re approaching the end of 2018 as well, and it’s truly been a banner year for amazing indie rock ‘n’ roll–which is kind of what my shows are known for. And the new music still keeps rolling in, even at this late date. Artists like Dara Ackerman, and Jeff Shelton of Hot Nun have sent in albums in recent weeks, and you’ll hear some of those fresh tracks. But I also played a tasty Rolling Stones song from 1969–one in which they cover Robert Johnson. And solo work from the frontmen of Translator, The Judybats, Beau Brummels, and Sparklejet. And a rare opportunity to hear me utter a profanity on the radio. I was back announcing a Liz Phair song, which always lends itself to that sort of thing.

But on a serious, yet fun note–Woody Radio has created a chance for you to help out some kids in need, this holiday season. A bunch of indie artists have donated some seasonal songs to our brand new charitable project, A Very Woody Xmas. These are the kind of Christmas songs that meet Gidget’s and my rigorous standards for coolness. We wouldn’t put them up there unless they rock–and they do. The charity is ASNCI, an organization in Northwest Indiana which provides resources and support to kids with autism, and their families. So we asked a few artists if they’d consider letting us use some of their music for this good cause. And the thing snowballed (pun intended), other artists caught wind of this, and asked if they could donate songs. Seriously–these good-natured musicians all wanted to help raise a bit of money for the kids. So if you go to our Bandcamp page, and purchase any of this music, the proceeds go directly to ASNCI, and help the kids:

Anyway, thanks for your consideration. Enjoy this week’s show:

Artist | Title | Album
Felsen | Private Airline | Blood Orange Moon
The Smithereens | Deep Black | Green Thoughts
Social Icons | Eastwing | I’m There… You’re Here
Celsi Bragg & Maitland | To Her Door | The Road To Glasgow
Plasticsoul | Keeping a Light On | Therapy
Lloyd Cole | Tell Your Sister | Don’t Get Weird On Me, Babe
Dara Ackerman | Golden Circle | Partially True Stories
The Imperial Sound | Six To A Room | The New AM
Kat Jones | He’s The One I Need The Most | He’s The One I Need The Most
Lou Reed | Busload Of Faith | New York
The Corner Laughers | Queen of the Meadow | Matilda Effect
The Taters | New Girlfriend | Taters PARTY
Dead Heart Bloom | Sentimental Cures | Strange Waves
The Bobbleheads | Bedazzler (Redux) | Make Yourself Happy
Steve Barton | Little Strange One | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 3
Liz Phair | Fuck and Run | Exile in Guyville
David Brookings | If I Don’t Make It Back | The Maze
Arrica Rose & the …’s | When You’re Gone | Low as the Moon
Chuck Prophet | He Came from So Far Away (Red Man Speaks) | Temple Beautiful
The Orange Peels | Grey Holiday | Sun Moon
Clay Howard | LOL | Who The Hell Is Clay Howard
The Cherry Bluestorms | Brighter Days | Whirligig!
Braam | Sad XMAS | Sad Christmas – Single
Brick | Dazz | Best Of Brick
Sunshine Boys | Questions | Blue Music
Christina & Rex | Responsible (Demo) | Single release
William Duke | Hotels And Meetings | Quatro
The Who | Music Must Change | Who Are You
Leonty / Rose Reiter | Inside | Single release
Sal Valentino | Hwy 49 | Dreamin’ Man
Anton Barbeau | Down Around The Radio | Natural Causes
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Lannie Flowers | Christmas Without You 2018 | Single release
The Rolling Stones | Love in Vain | Let It Bleed
Hot Nun | Anyway | Born To Blaze
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Bud Rogers | Santa Monica Sunshine | Whiteout
Heiskell | Deep Appreciation | Arriving
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Juliana Hatfield | Running Out | Bed
The Vulgar Boatmen | Mary Jane | You and Your Sister
Gretchen’s Wheel | Imp | Black Box Theory
Bellygunner | Negative Kid | Machine Gun Built For Two
Victor Sotelo | Hey Paul! | Homeland Insecurities
John Hiatt | Uncommon Connection | Beneath This Gruff Exterior
Melissa Phillips | Little Pieces | Both Ways
Julian Cope | Drive She Said | Peggy Suicide
Chris Church | Be My Nuisance | Limitations Of Source Tape
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Chandler Travis Three-O | Backward Crooked From the Sunset | Backward Crooked From the Sunset
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Crowded House | It’s Only Natural | Woodface


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