The Natalie Cortez Band live in Sacramento, 8/24/2019.
This summer’s been busy, and I’ve been a little behind on these radio blogs. But I have good excuses–I’ve been going out to shows, or helping to put on shows, or dreaming of going to shows, or cheering on my friends who go to shows, or championing my friends who put on shows. Lots of shows since May. I kicked off that month by seeing a tripleheader show with Anton Barbeau, The Corner Laughers, and Nick Eng, with special guest Allyson Seconds. I had that Twirl Radio Pop Festival that I kind of put on over Memorial Day weekend. Then I went to that big one in Texas last month, with the Spyderpop gang. Then the Spyderpop gang, led by the legendary Bill Lloyd, came out here to California, and that was a must see event. One stage barely contained the talents of Bill, Lannie Flowers, Danny Wilkerson, and local heroes Bellygunner. And then this past Saturday night, I went and saw another set of local heroes, the Natalie Cortez Band, in one of two(!) weekend shows. And yet–there are still lots of shows I’ve missed, I’m sure of it. For instance, our fellow Woody Radio DJ Spaz went to Berkeley on Saturday and saw an in-store, CD release performance by The Rubinoos at Amoeba Records–wow!

But–even though I’ve been busy seeing all these shows, that only motivates me that much more to get back on the radio and share the music with you. A lot of you don’t live near where these bands play, so I need to make sure that you at least get to hear them on the radio. Anything less would be musical malpractice.

Anyway, last week’s Tuesday night show featured a lot of really good music, much of it by the aforementioned musicians. I hope you give it a listen right now. And then wherever you are, go out to see a show. Support original, local and regional music. You’re bound to find something you like!

Artist | Title | Album
Maple Mars | The Excursion | Galaxyland
Anton Barbeau | Losing You Makes Crucifixion Easy | Empire of Potential
Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Moods For Moderns | Armed Forces
Pezband | Didn’t We | Cover To Cover Remix
Gail George | He’s an Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss
Wire Train | Spin | Wire Train
Lisa Said | Comes And Goes | No Turn Left Behind
Felsen | Lay Kenneth Lay | Felsen Loves You
The Scratch | Teen Idol | Mad Dogs and Englishness
Sitcom Neighbor | Out In The Country | White Lace And Promises The Songs Of Paul Williams
Cult of Wedge | When I was young | Loch ness monsters and motherships
The Rolling Stones | Monkey Man | Let It Bleed
Two Dollar Pistols | Gettin’ Gone | You Ruined Everything
Elk City | My Manual | Everybody’s Insecure
Peter Murphy | Cuts You Up | Deep
The Armoires | Pushing Forty | Zibaldone
Chuck Prophet | Who Shot John | Temple Beautiful
50 Watt Heavy | Bummer Solstice | Better Days
Pugwash | Easier Done Than Said | Silverlake
Fun of the Pier | Possible | 14:42
Bill Lloyd | Miracle Mile | Working The Long Game
In Deed | Heart Attack (Edit) | Everest (Extended CD Version)
Tom Alford | Wasp Lands On Sunflower | Second Foundation
Daniel Trigger | Running Into The Wind | Right Turn
The Beat Farmers | California Kid | Tales Of The New West
The Cherry Bluestorms | She Said She Said | Whirligig!
Lannie Flowers | What Did I Know | March To Home
Heiskell | Alexanderbear69 (Album Mix) | Songs In The Key Of H
Kevin Seconds | Masterpiece Unfinished | Don’t Let Me Lose Ya
Trip Wire | Bottle Rocket | Once & Always
The New Duncan Imperials | Hunny Bunny | Hunny Bunny
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Sex 66 | My Dying Day | Grew Up Down
Stephen Fearing | The Station | The Assassin’s Apprentice
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | In The Nude | Twitch!
Sunshine Boys | Glider PIlot | Blue Music
Nick Eng | It’s Alright | Long Shot
Sparklejet | The Comeback | Beyond The Beyond
Jimmy Catlett | 3.0 | Waiting To Fall Off The Earth
Sally’s Six Gun Sorrow | 5 Miles From Home | Single release
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
The Clash | Police On My Back | Sandinista!
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two
Los Lobos | Will The Wolf Survive? | How Will The Wolf Survive?
The Kariannes | This Song Is a Cure | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
The American Professionals | WMPMS | Sympathetic Overdrive
Galaxie 500 | Pictures | Today
The Smithereens | Deep Black | Green Thoughts
The Decibels | All Of Your Lies | Scene, Not Herd
The Catbirds | The Crutch Of Music | Catbirds Say Yeah
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians | Freeze (Shatter Mix) | Queen Elvis

Bagpipes, anyone?
A really tall local Sacramento musician, seen in my neighborhood

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