Friday, July 21, 2017


There must be something the Omaha water, because that city has produced some great great music over the past few years.  Two of the musicians responsible for this great music will be rolling through the area for a couple of amazing FREE shows, and it's all courtesy of your pals at 89.7 The Maverick!

David Nance rolled through town a couple of times last year and gave us killer shows.  His last album grabbed my attention immediately, resulting in a Nance binge on Discogs.  I HAVE NO REGRETS!  He comes from a home recording DIY background, but his new album 'Do The Negative Boogie' was done in a studio and it generating significant buzz.  The songs are great, and they sound like they'll be amazing live.  Speaking of live, his band on this tour is being compared to CRAZY HORSE, so that kicks up the excitement level considerably.  Don't miss this FREE SHOW at The Nakato on Saturday, August 5th!

"Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller's dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt's three-chord moan, and Lou Reed's warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner."
                      — Gillian Welch

"Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a space all his own ... He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the unique joy that it brings."          — Conor Oberst

That's some heavy praise from some heavy hitters, right?  Simon Joyner has had a massive influence on the Omaha, Nebraska music scene.  The Saddle Creek/Bright Eyes scene gives him massive props, and Beck included one of his albums in a ten favorite albums list for Rolling Stone.  British DJ John Peel loved Joyner's 1994 album 'The Cowardly Traveler' in it's entirety on one of his shows, in an incident often referred to as the "Peel Incident".  When you're impressing someone like John Peel you know you're doing something right.

Simon Joyner will be passing through town in Friday, August 18th, and there is also no cover for the show.  In an interesting big of music news, his backing band will be almost entirely composed of members that will play with David Nance when he plays on the 5th.

Questions?  Drop us an e-mail at!



Grind-Fu Cinema presents


Saturday, July 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Oh my goodness... this July Grind-Fu Cinema is a killer.  You wanna talk iconic movies?  You wanna talk movies that capture a decade?  You wanna talk brilliant soundtracks?  There's SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT when it comes to the July Grind-Fu!  Let's begin...

Valley Girl (1983)
Directed by Martha Coolidge

Remember when Nicolas Cage was cool?  It's kind of a distant memory, but before he started buying castles and albino snakes and starring in blockbuster cash-cows, Cage was one of those names that you could expect great work from.  That reputation started all the way back in 1983 with Valley Girl, his first starring role.  Also starring the uber cool Deborah Foreman, Valley Girl was made to cash in on the valley girl trend made popular by the song Valley Girl by Frank Zappa.  The slang and fashion left the Valley and swept the nation, and soon every girl in every mall was on board.

Unlike many cash in projects, this one actually had a heart and was pretty damn good.  Valley Girl captures the pop culture spirit of the 80s perfectly, and this extends to the soundtrack.  The songs featured  in the film are exceptionally cool, and this extends to the live performances by legendary California band The Plimsouls.  SO GOOD.  Fun fact:  The scenes with The Plimsouls were filmed in a club that later became Johnny Depp's Viper Room.

But yeah, Nicolas Cage is really good as Randy, the punk that falls in love with Foreman's Valley Girl Julie Richman.  It's yet another take on Romeo and Julie, but there's a reason the story keeps getting recycled, right?  Valley Girl is a great start to this Grind-Fu double feature, which continues with...

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Directed by Richard Linklater

It may have been made twenty years too late, but Dazed and Confused is a seventies film through and through.  Written and directed by film legend Richard Linklater, Dazed and Confused takes place on the last day of school in May 1976.  For some of the students it marks their transition into High School, while others are facing an uncertain adult hood.  The movie captures the reckless energy of youth perfectly, and for many, regardless of their generation, it depicts experiences that are very familiar.

This movie is one of those rare films where virtually every actor and actress in it went on to bigger and greater things in their careers.  There are at least three academy award winners in minor roles, and one of them didn't even receive a credit in the movie!  In addition, the look of the movie is perfect, and the soundtrack is verging on definitive for seventies classic rock fans.

Roger Ebert gave Dazed and Confused four out of five stars, and it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  That sounds about right.

Don't miss these two amazing movies on Saturday, July 29th @ 7:00 p.m.  ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring your friends, bring snacks and sodas, and dress in layers (because sometimes the temp is unpredictable) and enjoy a great double feature with an amazing Grind-Fu Cinema audience.

I'm the new boy in town!  Where can I go?



Monday, July 17th, 2017 (3350)
1. The Smiths - Rubber Ring (Early Drone Studios Version)
2. Kelley Stoltz - With My Face On The Floor
3. LCD Soundsystem - Jump Into The Fire
4. Dwight Twilley Band - Looking For The Magic
5. Simon Joyner - One For The Catholic Girls
6. Velvet Underground - Oh, Sweet Nuthin'
7. The Spectors - Keep On Lying
8. MC5 - Rocket Reducer #52 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
9. Moe Tucker - Guess I'm Falling In Love

10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - (Standing In A Trashcan) Thinking About You
11. The Spectors - I Fell In Love
12. Yo La Tengo - And The Glitter Is Gone
13. Mike Watt & The Black Gang - Rebel Girl
14. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
15. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
16. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Dynamite
17. Ann Margret & Lee Hazlewood - The Dark End Of The Street
18. The Spectors - Friday A.M.
19. Danny & The Darleans - You're Driving Me Insane
20. Black Market Brass - Half A Cig
21. David Byrne - Make Believe Mambo
22. The Beatifics - Those Kids
23. LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's A Sucker

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 (3351)
1. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
2. Velvet Underground & Nico - All Tomorrow's Parties
3. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
4. Don Lennon - My Debut Album
5. The Spectors - If You Two Don't Mind
6. The Fleshtones - Caroline
7. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg
8. The Beatifics -The Only One

9. The New Pornographers - Letter From An Occupant
10. Husker Du - Books About UFOs
11. Kenneth Higney - Night Rider
12. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Down In The Wrecking Yard
13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - There She Goes My Beautiful World
14. Syd Barrett - Here I Go
15. Simon Joyner - Hail Mary
16. Sonic Youth - Candle
17. Prince - Black Sweat
18. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
19. Steely Dan - Peg
20. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
21. Marianne Faithfull - Down From Dover
22. The Spectors - My Life
23. Quintron - Miniature Breakdown
24. David Axelrod - Holy Thursday
25. Nico - Heroes
26. David Bowie - Strangers When We Meet
27. Elvis Costello - Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
28. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
29. Kelley Stoltz - My Baby Always Knows What Time It Is
30. Deep Purple - Highway Star

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 (3352)
1. Private Anarchy - How To Get Out
2. Danielson - Two Sitting Ducks
3. Theoretical Girls - Theoreticals Girls
4. Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
5. The Ettes - Alley Cat
6. The Good The Bad & The Queen - Northern Whale
7. The Smiths - This Charming Man
8. From Bubblegum To Sky - The Gurls & Shooby Doo Wop
9. The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
10. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
11. The Spectors - The Trains
12. David Nance - Negative Boogie
13. The Fall - Over! Over!
14. LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit
15. Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries

16. The Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays
17. Simon Joyner - Another Midnight Special
18. The Pixies - Dig For Fire
19. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Hocus Pocus
20. Kelley Stoltz - Perpetual Night
21. Gil Scott Heron - I'm New Here
22. Craig Finn - Apollo Bay
23. Irving _ Turn Of The Century
24. The Stranglers - Get A Grip On Yourself
25. Ben Kweller - Time Will Save The Day
26. The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
27. The Low Frequency In Stereo - 21
28. The Cramps - New Kind Of Kick
29. John Doe - Giant Step Backward

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 (3353)
1. LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator
2. Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
3. The Ramones - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
4. Toots & The Maytals - Sweet & Dandy
5. Dub Rifles - Testify
6. David Nance - Cruel Kind Of Love
7. Deerhoof - Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You
8. Bunker Hill - Red Riding Hood & The Wolf
9. Redd Kross - Only A Girl
10. Simon Joyner - Flying Dreams
11. Russell Hoke - Miss Arkenzie
12. Leaving Trains - Dumb As A Crayon

13. Weird Al Yankovic - Jurassic Park
14. Cab Calloway - Jump and Jive
15. Glenn Miller - Orchestra - American Patrol
16. Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing
17. Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'
18. Dave Brubeck - Take Five
19. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
20. Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser
21. Ray Charles - Night Time Is The Right Time
22. Ray Charles - Mess Around
23. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
24. Horace Silver - Song For My Father
25. Cab Calloway - St James Infirmary
26. Glen Miller Orchestra - In The Mood

27. Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
28. Miles Davis - Two Base Hit
29. Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame
30. Miles Davis - Miles

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. The Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
2. Sex Pistols - EMI
3. The Avengers - Paint It Black
4. Social Distortion - Another State of Mind
5. X - Beyond & Back
6. DC3 - Theme From An Imaginary Western
7. Half Japanese - In It's Pull

8. Moving Sidewalks - You make Me Shake
9. Los Shakers - Everybody Shake
10. Pretty Things - Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
11. Deerhoof - Your Dystopic Creation Doesn't Fear You
12. David Bowie - 1984
13. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Fly Me To The Moon

Friday, July 21st, 2017 (3354)
1. Talking Heads - Moon Rocks
2. Eddie & The Hotrods - Do Anything You Want To Do
3. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
4. Human Television - In Front Of The House
5. Karo - Un garcon En Mini-Jupe
6. The Cramps - Green Door
7. The Phones - Have Love Will Travel
8. Devo - We're Through Being Cool

9. The High Strung - The Luck You God
10. Ty Segall - Sleeper
11. Daniel Johnston - Mind Movies
12. Emmitt Rhodes - Medley: Bubble Gum The Blues/I'm A Cruiser
13. Jeffrey & Jack Lewis - Posters
14. Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
15. Firehose - Honey Please
16. The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
17. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
18. Rita Chao & The Quests - Hanky Panky
19. The Jam - David Watts
20. Yo La Tengo - Deeper Into Movies
21. Suicide Commandos - She
22. Guitar Wolf - Jet Generation

23. Jack Palance - Blackjack County Chains
24. Jack Palance - Hannah
25. Handsome Family - Your Great Journey
26. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Play My Guitar
27. The Mops - Inside Looking Out
28. The Spectors - If You two Don't Mind
29. The Phones - Psycho
30. They Might Be Giants - Fingertips
31. The Cramps - Tear It Up
32. Charlie Feathers - Stutterin' Cindy

Monday, July 17, 2017


Monday, July 10th, 2017 (3345)

1. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
2. Staples Singers - I'll Take You There
3. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What?
4. David Bowie - Life On Mars
5. Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune
6. Graham Parsons - Love Hurts
7. The Cure - Pictures Of You
8. Ray Charles - Mess Around
9. Mavis Staples - Can You Ge To That?
10. Parliament - The Silent Boatman
11. Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
12. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
13. Danny & The Darleans - You're Driving Me Insane
14. Pitchafits - Pill For My Jealousy

15. Sleater Kinney - Rollercoaster
16. Mavis Staples - You're Driving Me To The Arms Of A Stranger
17. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - You Spin Me Around
18. The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
19. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
20. Devo - Working In A Coal Mine
21. Deerhoof - I Will Spite Survive
22. Dub Rifles - Testify
23. International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages Longer Chains
24. The Specials - Concrete Jungle
25. Edwyn Collins - A Girl LIke You
26. Nina Simone - Save Me
27. Robin Gibb - The Worst Girl In Town
28. The Spectors - That Girl Is Leaving Town
29. Rolling Stones - Stupid Girl
30. Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale
31. Grant Hart - Now That You Know Me

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 (3346)
1. Dukes of Stratosphere - Pale & Precious
2. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
3. Jason Anderson - Tonight
4. Ed Ackerson - Carried Away
5. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
6. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Baltimore
7. David Byrne & St Vincent - I Should Watch TV
8. Los Straitjackets - Kapt'n Krunch
9. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
10. Bonnie Prince Billy - Quail & Dumplings
11. The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
12. Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
13. X - Soul Kitchen
14. White Stripes - You're Pretty Good Looking For A Girl
15. Black Tambourines - For Ex Lovers Only
16. Michael Yonkers - Kill The Enemy

17. The Premiers - Farmer John
18. T. Rex - Jeepster
19. The Rock A Teens - Woo Hoo
20. Kraftwerk - Tour De France
21. Siouxie & The Banshees - Dazzle
22. Clem Snide - I Love The Unknown
23. John Lennon - Bony Maronie
24. Little Richard - Jenny Jenny
25. Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
26. Link Wray - Big City After Dark
27. David Lynch - Sun Can't Be Seen No More
28. Baby Jesus - Trembling Away
29. The Men - Pearly Gates
30. Kelley Stoltz - Cardinal Body
31. New Pornographers - You Tell Me Where
32. Whatever Forever - Streets Ahead
33. Elvis Presley - Fool

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 (3347)
1. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
2. David Bowie - Loving The Alient
3. John Cale - Buffalo Ballet
4. T. L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
5. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry (mono)
6. Beck - Debra
7. The Spectors - Out Of Order
8. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Bladerunner
9. The Creation - Making Time
10. The Pixies - Gigantic
11. David Nance - Pure Evil
12. Public Image Ltd - Public Image
13. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
14. Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours
15. Russell Hoke - Songs For Rebecca
16. Rolling Stones - Factory Girl
17. Steely Dan - Do It Again
18. Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
19. Agent Orange - Out Of Limits

20. Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
21. Dead Kennedys - I Fought The Law
22. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
23. The Ramones - Beat On The Brat
24. The Ramones - Judy Is A Punk
25. The Rmaones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
26. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
27. New Order - Working Over time
28. John Doe - Hwy 5
29. Brady Bunch - Sunshine Day
30. Daniel Johnston - Life In Vain
31. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Arms Aloft
32. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
33. The Who - I Can See For Miles
34. The Clash - Armagideon Time
35. The Clash - Lighting Strikes (Not Once But Twice)

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 (3348)
1. Crystal Stilts - Departure
2. The Delgados - Mr. Blue Sky
3. The Sea & Cake - Fuller Moon
4. Mia Doi Todd - Night Of 1000 Kisses
5. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
6. Atomic Bomb Band - Fantastic Man
7. Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
8. Flat Duo Jets - Sing Sing Sing
9. The Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
10. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow
11. Can - Oh Yeah

12. Grant Hart - All Of My Senses
13. David Byrne & Brian Eno - Moonlight & Glory
14. The Feelies - Invitation
15. NNB - Slack
16. Red Pens - Children & The Kids
17. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
18. Cheap Trick - Come On Come On
19. Guided By Voices - Red Men and Their Wives
20. Ex Hex - Radio On
21. They Might Be Giants - The Guitar (The Williamsburgh Mix)
22. Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire
23. Yo La Tengo - Build Me Up Buttercup
24. Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea
25. Morrissey - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
26. Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION

1. The Spectors - Oh How To Do Now
2. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
3. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Down In The Wrecking Yard
4. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Bladerunner
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - (Standing In a Trashcan) Thinking About You
6. The Spectors - If You two Don't Mind
7. The Spectors - Rhubarb Ruby
8. The Spectors - Gotta Sow My Wild Oats
9. The Spectors - Out Of Order
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind

Friday, July 14th, 2017 (3349)
1. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed (live in Mankato 2010)
2. The Spectors - Out Of Order

3. Mike Nesmith - Joanne
4. Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure
5. BB King - Sneakin' Around
6. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Down In The Wrecking Yard
7. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sugar Man
8. Kashmere Stage Band - Kashmere
9. The Spectors - Treacle Toffee World
10. Shirley Bassey - Light My Fire
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Shoot Out On A CB Channel
12. The Spectors - The Trains
13. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
14. The Tweeds - I Need That Record
15. The Cure - Hello I Love You
16. The Replacements - Talent Show
17. Simon Joyner - I Dreamed I Saw Lou Reed Last Night
18. David Nance - Unamused
19. The Spectors - Oh How To Do Now
20. Von Bondies - Going Down
21. 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
22. The Mops - I'm Just A Mops
23. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
24. REM - Disturbance at The Heron House
25. Rush - Closer To The Heart
26. Yardbirds - Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor
27. Modern Lovers - Modern World
28. Grant Hart - You Are The Reflection Of The Moon On The Water
29. The Spectors - Better Days
30. Badfinger - No Matter What
31. The Beatles - It's All Too Much (mono)

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Seven years ago KMSU threw a party for its listeners that is still spoken of in awestruck tones.  That night The Legendary Stardust Cowboy with The Altamont Boys and The Fleshtones put on one of greatest shows that Mankato has ever seen, and it was completely FREE because KMSU listeners are the best listeners in the world.  Over the next several years this radio community built up an international reputation as the largest concentration of Legendary Stardust Cowboy fans in the world (verified by his fan club, wikipedia citations, and this Vice article) and it continues to show its love by sending Ledge cards and letters on his birthday and during the Holiday season.  That's pretty cool.

Shyboy Tim escorting The Legendary Stardust Cowboy back to the Red Sky Lounge.

2017 is a pretty major year in Ledge's life.  This September 5th he's turning seventy, and a landmark like that deserves a world class shindig.  That's why this September 16th KMSU is bringing the Legendary Stardust Cowboy with The Altamont Boys back to Mankato for one heck of a birthday bash. Be at Hooligan's Bar & Grill (1400 Madison Avenue #210, Mankato, MN) at eight p.m. for a show that will celebrate 70 years of Norman Carl Odam (Ledge's real name),  50 years of Ledge music, and all of the amazing listeners that KMSU has.  By the way, THIS SHOW IS FREE!

Jay Rosen, Klaus Flouride, THE LEDGE, Joey Meyers

A legendary birthday bash deserves a legendary opening act, and that's exactly what we've lined up for you.  Kicking off the festivities that night will be the amazing Minnesota Mod/Freakbeat/Garage band The Spectors!  The Spectors were only around for about four years in the 90s, but in that brief time span they built a reputation for pummeling audiences (and sometimes LITERALLY themselves) with their insane performances.  They don't play together very often, so this is a real treat for anyone that appreciates killer live music.  DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

Once again, this is a COMPLETELY FREE performance!  Show Ledge some birthday love, get your face rocked, and have a live show under your belt that you'll talk about for years to come.  Questions? Send them to  See you on September 16th!

KMSU throws a birthday bash for


with special guests


Saturday, September 16th @ 8:00 pm
Hooligans Bar & Grill
1400 Madison Avenue #202
Mankato, Minnesota


Made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


We're crazy excited up here at the Shuffle Function Conglomocorp, because the cat will finally be let out of the bag.  On Thursday, July 13th, Shuffle Function is making an announcement regarding something that has been in talks for years, in planning for months, and will be happening very very soon.  Listen to the nighttime show at six p.m. for more details!  This is gonna be so good.

Friday, July 07, 2017


Monday, July 3rd, 2017 (3340)
1. Best Coast - Boyfriend
2. Band Of Horses - Island On The Coast
3. Beach House - Some Things Last
4. Broadcast - Untitled (live)
5. The Beets - You Don't Want Kids To Be Dead
6. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
7. Calexico - Deep Down
8. Elvis Costello - National Ransom
9. Edwin Collins - Losing Sleep
10. Cave Singers - Elephant Clouds

11. David Byrne - I'm Not Ready Yet
12. Talking Heads - Pulled Up
13. Talking Heads - Uh Oh Love Comes To Town
14. Television - See No Evil
15. Talking Heads - Girls Want To Be With The Girls

16. Talking Heads - Warning Sign
17. The Ramones - Beat On The Brat
18. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up
19. David Byrne & Brian Eno - America Is Waiting
20. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
21. Talking Heads - Seen & Not Seen
22. Camper Van Beethoven - Where The Hell Is Bill
23. Peter Gabriel - Listening Wind
24. David Byrne - I Don't Remember
25. Talking Heads - Found A Job
26. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
27. Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
28. Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
29. Jerry Harrison - Worlds In Collision
30. Talking Heads - Moon Rocks
31. The Heads w/ Debbie Harry - Punk Lolita
32. The Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
33. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 (3341)

1. BJ Snowden - America
2. The Replacements - I Will Dare
3. The Kinks - 20th Century Man
4. J. Mascis & Fog - Cyborg Kid
5. Guitar Wolf - Route 66
6. Lou Rawls - You've Made Me So Very Happy
7. X - 4th of July
8. Bruce Springsteen - 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
9. David Bowie - Growing Up
10. David Bowie - It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
11. Barracudas - Baby Get Lost
12. Prince -America
13. Prince - I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
14. The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
15. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

16. Chuck Berry - Back In The USA
17. Simon & Garfunkel - America
18. U2 - 4th of July
19. David Bowie - Young Americans (single edit)
20. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
21. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
22. Lou Reed -America
23. Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
24. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
25. Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
26. Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The night
27. The Fleshtones - American Beat 84
28. Dick Kent - Rat A Tat Tat America
29. Dondero A Cappella Choir & Pop Concert Instruments - Kids In America
30. The Brady Bunch - American Pie
31. Yo La Tengo - We're An American Band
32. Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 (3342)

1. Dressy Bessy - Cup O Bang Bang
2. Robbie Robertson - Fallen Angel
3. Radar Brothers - Time Rolling By
4. Cloud Control - There She Goes
5. Andrew Bird - Far From Any Road
6. The Band - Ophelia
7. Bettye LaVette - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
8. Robyn Hitchcock - Faeries
9. Ty Segall - Love Fuzz
10. Robert Ahlberg - Do You Really Want To Know
11. Robbie Robertson - Testimony
12. U2 - Zoo Station
13. Redd Kross - Don't Take Your Baby
14. The Band - Out Of The Blue
15. The Band w/ The Staples Singers - The Weight
16. Eerie Wanda - Hum
17. Dum Dum Girls - Too True To Be Good
18. XTC - Generals & Majors
19. Cub - Go Fish
20. Dump - Super Powerless

21. Robbie Robertson - Showdown At Big Sky
22. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
23. The Hold Steady - Spinners
24. Kiss -Rock & Roll All Night
25. Robbie Robertson - The Sound Is Fading
26. Largo - Gimme A Stone
27. The Band - The River Hymn
28. The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 (3343)

1. Nova Mob - Old Empire
2. Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
3. Frank Sinatra Jr. - I Only Have Eyes For You
4. Billy Schuh & The Foundry - Buy/Sell/Trade
5. First Base - I'm A Stranger (More Than Strange)
6. The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
7. Redd Kross - Born To Love You
8. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
9. Faux Jean - G A Go Go
10. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
11. DC3 - Theme From An Imaginary Western
12. The Beatles - One After 909
13. Grant Hart - Fanfare In D Major (Come Come)
14. Beat Happening - Indian Summer
15. LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat
16. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
17. Aretha Franklin - I've Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You)
18. Marianne Faithfull - Dear God Please Help Me
19. The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

20. Husker Du - She's A Woman And Now He Is A Man
21. Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
22. Yoko Ono - Moonbeams
23. The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
24. Dick Kent - Five Feet 9 1/2 Inches Tall
25. Todd Andrews - The Palaces Roses
26. MSR Singers - Squeaky Shoes
27. Jim Lea - The Doing Of Our Thing
28. Roger Bonnett - The Hell With You
29. Gene Marshall - All You Need Is A Fertile Man
30. Kelley Stoltz - To Speak To The Girl
31. Human Music - Cool Party

32. Grant Hart - You're The Reflection Of The Moon On The Water

Thursday, July 6th, 2017  NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
2. Street Heat part one
3. Jim Spenser - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

4. The Trampps - Disco Inferno
5. Suspicious Can Openers - Fever In Your Hot Pants
6. Street Heat part two
7. Frank Zappa - Valley Girl
8. The Plimsouls - Million Miles Away
9. Sweet - Fox On The Run
10. Street Heat part three
11. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Friday, July 7th, 2017 (3344)

1. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss - Through The Morning, Through The Night
2. Talking Heads - The Big Country
3. Syd Barrett - Octopus
4. Pere Ubu - Two Girls, One Bar

5. Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
6. The Rosebuds - Wishes For Kisses
7. The Flaming Groovies - You Tore Me Down
8. Terry Reid - Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace
9. The Kinks - Sleepwalker
10. Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt
11. Bob Dylan - Thunder On The Mountain
12. Ringo Starr - Oh My My
13. The Beatles - Goodnight (stereo)
14. Syd Barrett - Late Night
15. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
16. Komeda - Catcher
17. Talking Heads - I'm Not In Love
18. James Kwall - Beach Blast
19. Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock
20. The Remains - Don't Look Back
21. Little Richard - Slippin & Slidin
22. The Puppets - Three Boys Lookin' For Love
23. Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Roly Poly
24. Southern Culture On The Skids - Pass The Hatchet
25. Wilco -I'm Always In Love
26. Talking Heads - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
27. LCD Soundsystem - Home
28. Spoon - Sister Jack
29. Saturday Looks Good To Me - Since You Stole My Heart
30. Silver Jews - Punks In The Beer Light
31. The Screens - Two Dollar Haze


Numero Group has been teasing the world with glimpses of their upcoming Husker Du reissue project over the past year or so, and each glimpse drives me closer to emptying my wallet.  It's not even a question of whether or not it makes good fiscal sense.  It's Numero Group, my favorite reissue label, giving Husker Du, one of the vital bands of my life, the deluxe treatment.  Food can wait.

The big question right now is what will be in the reissue project.  The answer:  NO ONE KNOWS.  Numero is playing it close to the vest, but it's safe to assume from the photos that there will be unreleased live material.  We also know that they are remastering the album that will be in the project.  They have posted photos of SST album master tape boxes, leading us to believe that the albums will be spruced up for the 21st century.  Last month they released a remastered version of Husker Du's debut album Everything Falls Apart on Spotify, and that made the world lose it. 

The recorded history of Husker Du has been complicated.  The SST years were always clouded with record label mismanagement, and moving to a major label never simplifies matters.  It appears that Numero Group has sorted through these issues, at least where SST is concerned, because all the band members are on board and the label has let Numero use their materials for the project. 

It has always been in my mind that the project would focus solely on the SST years, probably because of what Numero Group has fed us, but also because I just assumed that Warner Brothers would hold onto anything they had for future exploitation. My opinion has shifted today, because Numero Group just released a career spanning Spotify playlist, announcing it with "You're gonna want to follow this playlist".  There's material in it from ever album represented, and it's a great mix.  Is everything here remastered?  My ears aren't perfectionists, but it sounds really good.  The material from records that I thought sounded rough seems improved, though that could just be my excitement over the entire project.

When is the release coming out?  Numero Group isn't saying anything other than it's coming soon.  They also describe the project as MASSIVE.


There's a MASSIVE Husker Du project on the way, and when it hits we'll be playing every damn note on the show.  This is so exciting.  A better label couldn't happen to a better band.  Stay tuned.


Click on the image to check out the Numero Group playlist!