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Rant a Bit · 1d ago

Live Ledge #306: Manchester

One of music history's biggest lies come from those who claim to have attended Woodstock. If everybody who says they were there actually attended, Max Yasgur's farm would have seen ten milli...
Rant a Bit · 1W ago

Live Ledge #305: More New Releases

I must be honest here. One of the main reasons I've continued my monthly new release episode into a second week is so I can play more tracks from the new live Replacements album and the upco...
Rant a Bit · 2W ago

Live Ledge #304: New Releases

It's a day I never thought I'd see - a new release Live Ledge featuring new music by the Replacements! Yes, today is quite the day for me and my fellow Westernerds, as Rhino Records has put ...
Rant a Bit · 3W ago

Live Ledge #303: Number Nine

The track number show is a gimmick I've used from time to time over the last couple of years. Generally coinciding with whatever month it's originally broadcast, it's a fun way to investigat...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #302: Grant Hart

I think everybody was shocked by the news that former Husker Du drummer Grant Hart passed away this week. As much as I love his former bandmate Bob Mould, it's Grant's songs that were my mai...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #301: Jay Bennett

Who says I can't keep a secret? It was awhile back that Gorman Bechard informed me that he had been brought on to help produce "Where Are You, Jay Bennett?", a documentary on former Wilco mu...
Rant a Bit · 1M ago

Live Ledge #300: New Releases

I had given some thought to making the 300th edition of Live Ledge an extra special event. But then I thought about how this is such a great year for music isn't every "new release" episode ...
Rant a Bit · 2M ago

Live Ledge #299: Skiffle

Last year, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry put out a charming album of covers called “Shine a Light”. To record this record, they boarded a train in Chicago and headed to L.A. On the way they reco...
Rant a Bit · 2M ago

Live Ledge #298: New Releases

After a long, long wait, it appears that Mr. Westerbeg has come out of his basement. A few weeks ago a new site called Dry Wood Garage suddenly appeared, and since its inception a total of f...
Rant a Bit · 2M ago

Live Ledge #297: 2007

After last week's 1997 show, I decided why not follow that same logic with a show dedicated to 2007? Surely that should be just as easy to put together.Actually, though, it wasn't. My tastes...