Wed, 27 December 2006
Our look back at the best of 2006 continues with picks from Podcasts #14 through #26, although we start out with a holiday treat, a live track by yours truly recorded at Positively First Street in Carlstadt NJ just before Christmas...
The Festivus Song - JimTesta
Channels - To the New Mandarins
Matt Duke - The Love We'll Never Know
Report Suspicious Activity - Things We Lost In The Fire
Short Attention - Co-Ed Kelly #12
For Science - Kirsten Dunst
The Unlovables - Fuck The World
Short Attention - Double Deuce
Jeffrey Lewis - Sal's Pizza
Tris McCall - An Ass of You And Me
The Anderson Council - Pinkerton's Assorted Colors
Val Emmich - Decadent Decline
Rachel Zamsteen - 1984
The Backbeat - Just So You Know
The Consequence - Break Out & Take It To The Floor
The Asst Principals - Space Monster
The Zatopeks - Death && The Hobo
Kevin Devine - The Burning City Smoke
Sun, 17 December 2006
You can now hear the Jersey Beat podcast on Insubordination Radio, Fridays at 7 pm, followed by Ben Weasel's Waubesa Radio at 8 pm.
This week we look back at the first 13 Jersey Beat podcasts, from April to September 2006, with some of our favorite tracks and commentary.
Fundamental - All The Pretty Kids
Full Minute Of Mercury- That Song (Is Stuck In My Head)
The Rudds - Oh No (They're Gonna Make Another One)
Billionaire Boys Club - Quittin' Drinking
Aiming For Angels - Face Of The Razorblade
Hysterics - Uptight Staircase
The Knockouts - Where Has Rock N Roll Gone
Majestic Twelve - Condoleeza, Check My Posse
Hero Pattern - Don't Even Miss Me
The Copyrights - Cashiers
The Tattle Tales - Lucky Girl
The Steinways - Why Don't Jewish Girls Like Me
The Ergs! - Radio K
Perfuma - Bellville
Dead Mechanical - Guantanamo Calling
Dr Frank - I Wanna Ramone You
Postmark Twain - Running In Circles
Intro: "Do It Yourself" by the Cucumbers
Outro: "Visiting Hours" by LandSpeedRecord
Tue, 12 December 2006
What You Wanted For Christmas - The AV Club
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Prine
Christmas With This Girl - The Catholic Girls
Feels Like Christmas - Boxcar Nancy
Christmas Time - The dB's
This Christmas - Dismemberment Plan
Holiday Hootenanny - Paul & Paula
Frosty The Snowman - The Ronettes
All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle - Dora Bryan
The Christmas Song - Alex Chilton
Father Christmas - Billy
We're Gonna Have A Devo Christmas - The Ergs!
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - John Denver & The Muppets
A very happy holiday season to you all, and our sincere thanks to all of the artists we played on this program, as well as our special guests, Pee Wee Herman and Jean Shepherd (from his Christmas 1972 reading of "Duel In The Snow, or, Red Ryder Nails The Cleveland Street Kid.")
Sun, 3 December 2006
A cornucopia of year-end releases fills our early Xmas stocking of musical goodness this week:
Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio - Greg Attonito (Brats On The Beat)
What You're Wasting - Status Green
409 - Bewitched
Wake Up - Mad Happy
Do Re My Life Away - Even In Blackouts
Jonny - God Damn Doo Wop Band
Record Store Renegade - Bankrupt
Statesir Place - Infinite Detour
Happy Together - Loop And Kara
Just So You Know - The Backbeat
Onlyundiesclub.com - The Steinways
Old Man Conroy - Grover Kent
Sweethearts At 17 - The AV Club
Sun, 26 November 2006
Some new music from New Jersey and environs, some pop punk from a few old favorites, and the perfect song to get you ready for the holiday shopping season.
Running Out of Ramones - Grover Kent
Sun, 12 November 2006
Our podcast this week begins with a brief excerpt of our interview with singer/songwriter Kevin Devine, and ends with the podcast debut of "The Burning City Smoke" from Kevin's new Capitol Records release, "Put Your Ghost To Rest." Plus lots more fun too...
Kevin Devine - No Time Flat (Split The Country, Split The Streets)
Langhorne Slim - Restless (Daytrotter.com Sessions)
Jack & Jeffrey Lewis - Anxiety Attack (City Eastern Songs)
Loose - Black Widow (demo)
Joe Whyte - Linden to LA (demo)
Rachel Zamsteen - Drought (Bouquet)
Mod Fun - Hangin' Round (Past Forward - Best of Mod Fun)
The Parasites - Hang Up (Retro Pop Remasters - Best of the Parasites)
The Ergs! - everything falls apart (and more) (Dorkrockcorkrod)
Kevin Devine - The Burning City Smoke (Put Your Ghost To Rest)
Intro - Do It Yourself by The Cucumbers
Outro- Visiting Hours by LandSpeedRecords
Sat, 4 November 2006
Jersey Beat editor Jim Testa interviews Adam Alive, co-owner of Orange, CA's It's Alive Records, and talks about the label's exciting catalog of terrific pop/punk 7-inch EPs. We also please these It's Alive releases:
An interview with Adam Alive, co-owner of SoCal's 7-inch EP label It's Alive Records.
Death && The Hobo - Zatopeks
Help Me Stay Awake - The Copyrights
Can't Believe I Ever Let You Go - The Apers
I Wonder... - The Prototipes
American Girl - the Popsters
Bloodbath At Burger King - Teenage Bottlerocket
Elvis Has Left The Building - The Manges
Our Turn - The Copyrights
Visit It's Alive Records at www.itsaliverecords.com
Mon, 30 October 2006
We had a little problem with our syndication. Some of you might have gotten a Libsyn.com promo instead of this episode. Some of you might be getting this episode twice. Well, listen to this one, it's better!
Trick or Treat!!
Spooky, scary tricks and treats for Halloween... Zombies, vampires, werewolves, invaders from outer space, and all manner of monsters! Songs by <a href="http://www.alicedonut.com">Alice Donut,</a> <a href="http://myspace.com/theslaughterhousefour">Slaughterhouse 4</a>, <a href="http://myspace.com/groverkent">Grover Kent</a>, <a href="http://myspace.com/theergs">the Ergs</a>, <a href="http://www.screechingweasel.com">Screeching Weasel</a>, <a href="http://myspace.com/thelillingtonsrealdeal">The Lillingtons</a>, <a href="http://myspace.com/theassistantprincipals">The Assistant Principals</a>, <a href="http://myspace.com/theofficialvindictives">The Vindictives,</a> and more
Sat, 28 October 2006
A spooky scary podcast Halloween podcast with tricks and treats from Alice Donut, Slaughterhouse 4, Grover Kent, the Ergs, Screeching Weasel, The Lillingtons, The Assistant Principals, The Vindictives, and more....
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT
Sat, 28 October 2006
Spooky, scary tricks and treats for Halloween... Zombies, vampires, werewolves, invaders from outer space, and all manner of monsters! Songs by Alice Donut, Slaughterhouse 4, Grover Kent, the Ergs, Screeching Weasel, The Lillingtons, The Assistant Principals, The Vindictives, and more....
Sun, 22 October 2006
Death Or Stereo - Fretwide
The Difference Between Girlsfriends - Threeve
Walking on a Thin Line - The Four Eyes
Breakout - The Consquence
Oh Baby - The Poster Boys
Panic Attack - Val Emmich
Threat Of A Permanent Record - Ben Trovato
Dancing with Joey Ramone - Amy Rigby
"Visiting Hours" outro by LandSpeedRecord!
Visit us online at www.jerseybeat.com
Mon, 16 October 2006
Wake Up - Tim Armstrong (www.epitaph.com)
Blue Light - The Beggarstaffs (myspace.com/thebeggarstaffs)
The Only One Lonely - Val Emmich (myspace.com/valemmich)
Your Way - Matt Colligan (myspace.com/valemmich)
Invisible - Souls Release (myspace.com/soulsrelease)
Merry-Go-Round - John Raido (www.johnraido.com)
Joey's Song - Kitty Kowalski & The Manges (www.itsaliverecords.com)
USA Out Of NYC - The Bamboo Kids (www.thebambookids.com)
What We Hate - Screeching Weasel (music.podshow.com)
So Far From Paradise - The Knockouts (myspace.com/theknockoutsband)
Intro: Do It Yourself - The Cucumbers
Outro: Visiting Hours - LandSpeedRecord
Wed, 11 October 2006
Wow, what a show!!
First, a look back at two of the most important bands of NJ's new-wave era, Mod Fun and The Bongos. Then we've got three - count 'em - three exclusive podcast debuts from Val Emmich, Hero Pattern, and The Milwaukees. We finish up with some new music that's tickled our fancy recently. Let's rock!
I Am With You - Mod Fun
Intro: "DIY" by The Cucumbers
Tue, 3 October 2006
Now entering Brooklyn, Population: 20000 bands.
Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror - Jack & Jeffrey Lewis
Williamsburg - Palomar
Knife City - Plastic East
Brooklyn - Atomic Missiles
Polyester - Eisenhower
Waiting For My Man - G-Whiz
Williamsburg - BonaRoba
And So My Troubles Began - The Negatones
Colonial Williamsburg - Tris McCall & The New Jack Trippers
Bombs Over Brooklyn - Love Equals Death
Brooklyn - Dave Calamoneri
Intro: "DIY" by The Cucumbers
Sun, 24 September 2006
A salute to the first annual Carlapalooza, an all-day, all-ages punk rock benefit for multiple sclerosis, featuring The Ergs!, the Krays, the Steinways, the Unlovables, the Hot Cops, Nancy, and many more.
For more information, visit the Carlapalooza website at www.myspace.com/carlapalooza
Mon, 18 September 2006
We were so impressed by this month's crop of new singer/songwriter CD's that we decided to break with podcast tradition and play two songs by every artist instead of just one.
New and sometimes unreleased music by John Raido, Jeffrey Lewis, Matt Duke, The Damien Pratt, The Ropes, and The Cucumbers.
For more information, visit jerseybeatpodcast.blogspot.com
Mon, 11 September 2006
Songs about, remembering, or commenting on the aftermath of September 11, 2001
To The New Mandardins - Channels
Cheney Pie - Draft Riots
Things We Lost In The Fire - Report Suspicious Activity
Are You Ready - The Majestic Twelve
Commuter's Prayer - Tris McCall
No Time Flat - Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band
Goodnight Twin Towers - Kenyata Sullivan
Carla - Jim Testa with John Raido
Intro: "Do It Yourself" by the Cucumbers
Visit us on the web at JerseyBeat.com
Mon, 4 September 2006
DIY by The Cucumbers
No Backbone - The Lemonheads
Penny On The Train Track - Ben Kweller
Trouble In River City - The Ergs
God Bless Lawrence Livermore - The Mr. T Experience
Moving To New Jersey - Fish Karma
Running in Circles - Postmark Twain
Talk Louder - David Ippolito
Only Anarchists Are Pretty - The World/Inferno Friendship Society
Garden State Parkway Boogie - Holme
The Story - Son Of A Gun
Have Fun Suckers - Harlan Rock Frenzy
Visiting Hours - LandSpeedRecord
Wed, 26 July 2006
Jean Shepherd was the screenwriter and narrator of the classic holiday film "A Christmas Story," as well as an author and television personality. But to a small legion of dedicated fans, he will always be remembered for his radio show on WOR, which consisted of Shep bending his listeners' ears with a seemingly endless and fascinating collection of stories from his childhood, his days in the army, and his observations of modern society. On what would have been his 85th birthday, we salute Jean Shepherd with this retrospective, which includes an interview with Eugene Bergmann, author of "Excelsior You Fathead! The Art & Enigma Of Jean Shepherd," which examines Shepherd's life, career, and legacy as one of America's pre-eminent humorists.
Mon, 10 July 2006
Lots of new music!
The Slaughterhouse Four - "Goodbye Black Cloud"
Intro - The Cucumbers, "Do It Yourself"
Mon, 3 July 2006
Celebrating our nation's independence with songs from the American indie underground. Our country, right or wrong: When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be set right.
Dead Mechanical - Guantanamo Calling
Intro: Do It Yourself by The Cucumbers
Visit us on the web at www.jerseybeat.com
Sun, 25 June 2006
A salute to the Garden State - songs about the great state of New Jersey.
Dave Melillo - "Morris County Blues" ("Talk Is Cheap" EP)
Visit www.jerseybeat.com for more information
Sat, 10 June 2006
Insubordination Records is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a 3-day punk festival in Baltimore, MD on June 16-18. Since tickets are sold out, we're bringing you a preview of what will be doing down at the fest - 19 of the catchiest pop/punk bands around!
Screeching Weasel - "Cool Kids" (opening theme)
Visit Jersey Beat online at www.jerseybeat.com
Outro theme: "Visiting Hours" by LandSpeedRecord
Mon, 5 June 2006
New, unreleased, or so recent that you probably haven't heard it yet: Jersey Beat Podcast #7 has all new stuff!!
Bouncing Souls - "The Pizza Song" (The Gold Record, Epitaph)
Our theme songs:
Tue, 23 May 2006
It's Memorial Day Weekend and that means it's time for W.E. Fest - The Wilmington Exchange Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. We play songs by several of the artists playing this year's festival and look back at some favorites from W.E. Fests past:
Aviso'Hara - "Bradley Wake Up"
For more information about all of these artists and about W.E. Fest 2006, visit www.wefestival.com
Mon, 15 May 2006
Jersey Beat Podcast #5 - All Ages Show
Featuring artists 21 years old or younger, with unreleased, exclusive tracks from NYC's Hysterics and CT's The Knockouts.
"Uptight Staircase" - Hysterics
Also please visit our parent site, JerseyBeat.com
Sun, 7 May 2006
No show last week but we're back with a bang this time around, with an exclusive unreleased song from Val Emmich; new music from The Tattle Tales, Cash For Gold, Aiming For Angels, and Tim Fite; an old favorite from Cropduster; and a record review of This Is Pat Dinizio, the new solo joint from the Smithereens' lead singer.
Sun, 23 April 2006
Jersey Beat visits Jersey City for some of Chilltown's best indie bands.
1. Intro - "Do It Yourself" by the Cucumbers
2. Crushmore - "Save The Fattest Girl For Me"
3. Billionaire Boys Club - "Quittin' Drinkin'"
4. The Black Hollies - "No Need To Be Rude"
5. Rye Coalition - "Burn The Masters"
6. The Milwaukees - "Moonshaker"
7. Spent - "Landscaper"
8. Spent - "Under False Eyelids"
9. Tris McCall - "Mad About Us"
10. Jim Testa - "Carla"
11. LandSpeedRecord - "Visiting Hours"
Remember -- support local bands, buy what you listen to, and read fanzines!
Tue, 18 April 2006
Jersey Beat Podcast #2 - Music About Music
Songs about collecting records, listening to music, being in bands, closing time, and all the other stuff we music obsessives obsess about.
New music from Ben Krieger, Full Minute of Mercury, The Rudds, and Whiskey & Co., an old favorite from Worm Quartet, and a Jersey Beat timewarp visit with Boss Jim Gettys.
Sun, 9 April 2006
Welcome to the Jersey Beat podcast. On our first episode, we feature music from Fundamental, Stuyvesant, Billionaire Boys Club, the Impulse!, Augmented, bob fields, Screaming Females, and LandSpeedRecord. Visit us online at jerseybeatpodcast.blogspot.com and check our zine at www.jerseybeat.com.