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Rant a Bit · 7h ago

Live Ledge #284: RSD Finds

I've already posted my thoughts on this year's Record Store Day, but that earlier post reflected mainly on the negative side of the event. Today's show celebrates (mainly) the music that was...
Rant a Bit · 6d ago

Commentary: Record Store Day Misconceptions

It's probably no surprise that I love Record Store Day. What's not to love? It's the one (actually, one of two) day of the year that almost everybody in the area with a similar dysfunction g...
Rant a Bit · 1w ago

Live Ledge #283: Ray, Jayhawks, and Kinks Covers

With today's release of Ray Davies' new album, Americana, it seemed a bit obvious to put together a Kinks show. Unfortunatley, I had already aired a Kinks tribute show almost five years ago....
Rant a Bit · 1W ago

R&R Literature: Beatles '66 by Steve Turner

There are a handful of artists whose career has been so documented that a new book seems like a pointless venture. What can possibly be said about Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, the St...
Rant a Bit · 2W ago

Live Ledge #282: NE-HI

One of this year's musical highlights is "Offers", the sophomore album from Chicago's NE-HI. To help promote their April 16 show at Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls, SD, guitarist/vocalist ...
Rant a Bit · 3W ago

Live Ledge #281: New Releases

As I've stated numerous times this year, 2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful year in music. This has obviously made the traditional Live Ledge new release show so easy to put together. Ther...
Rant a Bit · 3W ago

New Release Report: March 2017

Last month, I published an article for the Argus Leader regarding the strength of new music released in the first two months of 2017. It had to be a fluke, right? There’s no way that this ru...
Rant a Bit · 4W ago

Live Ledge #280: 1987

Earlier this week, I had an informal poll on my Facebook. Which momentous year should we celebrate this week? 1972? 1982? 1987? Or any other year? By a landslide, 1987 won! (Don't worry. Fut...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #279: Chuck Berry RIP

It was in the middle of the afternnon this past Saturday when a tweet appeared in my timeline stating that Chuck Berry had died. After verifying that was the case, I went into a deep period ...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #278: Cory Branan

Cory Branan's official bio at Bloodshot Records calls him "too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too much Cory Branan for anyone's own ...