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Rant a Bit · 15h ago

Live Ledge #292: The Cairo Gang

Earlier this week, I published portions of my interview with Emmett Kelly, the leader of The Cairo Gang. Tonight's Live Ledge features the entire interview, along with music from tourmates C...
Rant a Bit · 3d ago

The Ledge Interview: Cairo Gang's Emmett Kelly

Nobody can say that Emmett Kelly, the leader of The Cairo Gang is a lazy person. Over the course of his career fronting the band, Kelly has also been a hired gun of sorts recording and touri...
Rant a Bit · 1w ago

Live Ledge #291: 1987 (Again)

A couple of months ago, I put together a collection of tracks for a show dedicated to 1987. That was such a momentous year for me personally that I ultimately had way too many songs for one ...
Rant a Bit · 2W ago

Live Ledge #290: Cactus Blossoms

A few days ago, I was alerted to the fact that Minneapolis indie folkstars the Cactus Blossoms made an appearance on Twin Peaks, and with them coming to town next week I felt it was only per...
Rant a Bit · 3W ago

Live Ledge #289: New Releases

New release shows are always the most enjoyable to put together. The day starts by going through that always-growing stack of new music acquired over the last few weeks. That alone will alwa...
Rant a Bit · 3W ago

My Day With "Sgt. Pepper"

“Sgt. Pepper” may be the most critically-acclaimed record ever released.Yet it’s not the best Beatles album. In fact, it barely makes the top five. “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver”, and “The White ...
Rant a Bit · 4W ago

Live Ledge #288: 1967

If one is to believe the history books, the rock scene of 1967 can be narrowed down to a few cliches. Psychedelia. Monterey Pop Festival. San Francisco. Swinging London. LSD.But there is so ...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #287: Odds and Ends

While not exactly a Live Ledge type of artist, I was shaken by the shocking death of Soundgarden leader Chris Cornell. Why would a person who by all reports lived a happy life decide to take...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #286: Matthew Ryan

It’s no secret that I love interviewing musicians. I’ve always been intrigued with their influences, their drive, and every other element that makes them who they are.I especially enjoy aski...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Sad News: Treehouse Records Is Closing!

One of the worst cliches of music-oriented movies involves a band receiving their big break after slipping a record label a demo tape. I’m not going to say it never happens, but it’s pretty ...