Sunday, September 23, 2018

Currently Listening

Since I was a teenager, I've wanted to run an alternative radio station.  After going to school for broadcast journalism, I quickly learned that radio and music really having nothing to do with each other.  This realization sucked and I gave up on the idea of running a station (or a show) that played new and classic underground music.  And yet that desire to share the music that I love never went away and eventually took over this website.  These Currently Listening playlists are my way of doing the 21st century version of doing a radio show (and yes I have done a podcast before but that takes a lot more time and energy than I have to give). 

This week's Currently Listening is actually two playlists, one created on 9/18 and the other on 9/21.  Both are a mix of new releases (including great stuff from Somerset Thrower, Lone Wolf, A Vulture Wake, The 1984 Draft, Restorations, and Hey, Chels) and classics (including Redd Kross, ALL, Teenage Frames, Helmet, and Wakeland) and all are worth checking out. 

9/18/18 Playlist
1.  "Hangovers" by Muncie Girls (from Fixed Ideals)
2.  "People Have the Power" by Patti Smith (from Dream Of Life)
3.  "Say Goodbye" by Lone Wolf (from Lone Wolf)
4.  "Reason, Where Are You?" by The Friday Prophets (from Reason, Where Are You?)
5.  "Need Some Air" by Urge Overkill (from Exit The Dragon)
6.  "Crazy?" by ALL (from She's My Ex)
7.  "Sitting Still" by R.E.M. (from Murmur)
8.  "Wake Up, Motherfucker! It's Casual Friday!" by Somerset Thrower (from Godspeed)
9.  "A Murder Of One" by Counting Crows (from August And Everything After)
10.  "True Believers" by The Bouncing Souls (from How I Spent My Summer Vacation)
11.  "Then & Tomorrow" by Down By Law (from All In)
12.  "Right All Along" by Tiny Stills (from Laughing into the Void)
13.  "Screw Up" by Sincere Engineer (from Rhombithian)
14.  "Morrissey of Mandys" by The 1984 Draft (from Makes Good Choices)
15.  "Pressed 2 Death" by illuminati hotties (from Kiss Yr Frenemies)
16.  "Whole World Girl" by Free Cake For Every Creature (from The Bluest Star)
17.  "Brookfield" by Drag The River (from You Can't Live This Way)
18.  "Lovin" by Drawstring (from Four [Heaven, Hell and a Small House in Between])
19.  "Karaoke Kiss" by Kate Nash (from Yesterday Was Forever)
20.  "Get It Right" by Frank Turner (from Be More Kind)
21.  "Blessed Unrest" by The Penske File (from Salvation)
22.  "Exposure" by Colour Me Wednesday (from Counting Pennies in the Afterlife)
23.  "Push Me Through the Wall" by Placeholder (from Placeholder // Jail Socks)
24.  "Dead Languages" by A Vulture Wake (from The Appropriate Level of Outrage)
25.  "The Ballad of Me and My Friends" by The All Brights (from The White Album EP)
26.  "High School Weirdness" by The Stayawakes (from Dogs ans Cats / Living Together)
27.  "Still Life" by Katie Ellen (from Still Life)
28.  "Heartbreak, Radio, Cars and Rain" by Mixtape Saints (from Everything We Used To Be)
29.  "Why Are You So Tired" by Brand New Friend (from Seatbelts For Aeroplanes)
30.  "Shades of You" by Notches (from Almost Ruined Everything)
31.  "H.L.S." by Swingin' Utters (from Peace and Love)
32.  "The Good Fight" by Benchmarks (from Bud Bronson & The Good Timers / Benchmarks)
33.  "Hit the Lights" by The Dirty Nil (from Master Volume)
34.  "Let's Call It Off" by The Addisons (from Here It Comes Again)
35.  "The Earth Trembles" by Re-Volts (from Wages)
36.  "A New England" by Billy Bragg (from Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy)
37.  "Barbed Wire Love" by Stiff Little Fingers (from Inflammable Material)
38.  "Who's Got The Action?" by Teenage Frames (from More Songs, Less Music)
39.  "Nowhere Is My Home" by The Replacements (from Tim [Expanded Edition])

9/21/18 Playlist
1.  "Heaven" by Charly Bliss (from Heaven)
2.  "Can't Stand Me Now" by The Libertines (from The Libertines)
3.  "Feed the Machine" by A Vulture Wake (from Feed the Machine)
4.  "Know I Shouldn't, Know I Will" by Stuck Out Here (from Last Night, This Morning)
5.  "Caretaker" by Restorations (from Caretaker)
6.  "I Hate My School" by Redd Kross (from Annette's Got the Hits)
7.  "Think I'm Still In Love With You" by Joyce Manor (from Million Dollars to Kill Me)
8.  "Take Me Anywhere" by School Of Fish (from Human Cannonball)
9.  "Callow" by Therapy? (from Cleave)
10.  "Take Me Anywhere" by Hey, Chels (from Hey, Chels)
11.  "The Science of Myth" by Screeching Weasel (from My Brain Hurts)
12.  "I Don't Want a Nuclear Family" by Sharp Shock (from Youth Club)
13.  "Living in Darkness" by Agent Orange (from Living in Darkness)
14.  "Wanna Type" by The Bigger Empty (from Lakes & Oceans, Vol. 3: Erie)
15.  "Holiday in Cambodia" by Dead Kennedys (from Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables)
16.  "August" by Aspiga (from Dragged Through the Years)
17.  "Supernova" by Liz Phair (from Whip-Smart)
18.  "Blackbird" by Alkaline Trio (from Is This Thing Cursed?)
19.  "Unsung" by Helmet (from Meantime)
20.  "6 Weeks" by Beach Bunny (from Prom Queen)
21.  "Misconstrued" by Wakeland (from To See The Sun)
22.  "Boil Through" by Odd Robot (from Amnesiatic)
23.  "Going Underground" by The Jam (from Setting Sons)
24.  "For the Lonely One" by Lucero (from Among the Ghosts)
25.  "Step On" by Happy Mondays (from Pill 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches)

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