Jersey Beat Podcast
The Podcast of Jersey Beat fanzine

Amanda Rose Riley - Can You Still Remember December?
Devon Kay & The Solutions - A Little Bit
Modern Hut - I Don't Want To Get Adjusted To This World
The Red Shift - Revolution Or Bust!
Concrete City - Lulu Louise
The Gentlemen Rogues - Do The Resurrection!
Drunken Prayer - It's Christmastime
Crush Limbo - All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
The Conte Brothers - Father Christmas
The Pom Poms - Christmas Postcard (Wish You Were Here)
Kevin Devine - Splitting Up Christmas
Anthony D'Amato - Merry Christmas, I Guess
American Culture - For My Animals
Amy Rigby - Dancing With Joey Ramone
Barracuda McMurder - The Thorns Of Life
The Catholic Girls - Night Shift (The NJ Song)
Chris Collins - Imagine
The False Positives - Closed Circuit TV Romance
Cormac Russell - Lotus Train
Goodman - Hey, Santa
Hummer - Whiskey Eyes
Smash Fashion - I Got The HeebeeGeebees at CBGBs
Lookit! Martians - Drunkistan
Jittery Jeff Gammill - Good News (I'm Over You)

Direct download: JB183.mp3
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The Ergs - Linus Lucy
The Dollyrots - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Fascinations Grand Chorus - Merry Merry Christmas
Thee Volatiles - Oy Hanukkah!
Jonathan Pushkar - Little St. Nick
Dentist - Mele Kalimaka
Diamond Rugs - Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant
Cait & The Marrow - All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Electric Six - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
The Front Bottoms - Christmas Wrapping
The Brofloskis - Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel
Jagger Holly - It's Christmas Somewhere
Jody Quine - Got My Eye On Santa
Sarah Noelle - Christmas Time Is Here
Ryan Hamilton - To Heck With Ole Santa Claus
Tom Leher - I'm Spending Hanukkah In Santa Monica
The Worm Quartet - A Worm Quartet Christmas
Show With Goats - Rudolph
Ralphie's Red Ryders - I Don't Want Your Tinker Toys
Soraia - Santa Claus
Stop Calling Me Frank - Santa, Buy Me A Beer
Teen Idle - Another Christmas Song
Mac & Tomato - I Don't Wanna See Grandma For Xmas
Chutzpah - Hanukkah's The Bomb
Fairmont - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Jim Testa & Foggy Otis - The Festivus Song

Direct download: JB182.mp3
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Editor Jim Testa first chats with Gary Van Miert of  Jersey City's Sensational Country Blues Wonders about his new album, The World Will Break Your Heart.

Then Jim chats with Chip Heuisler, the owner of Tunes Records in Hoboken, which is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. Chip talks about surviving the changing climate of the music industry as well as weathering the pandemic.

And we have some songs for you...
Second Fiddle To A Steel Guitar
I'm Afraid of Every Goddamn Thing
My Baby Stabbed Me With A Steak Knife
by  The Sensational Country Blues Wonders

Record Shop, by Weston

Natives Of The Land, by Tommy Strazza
No Smoking, by Rick Barry
Bonfire Of The Manatees by Cathedral Ceilings
Too Many Groceries by Jeffrey Lewis


Direct download: JB181.mp3
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Jersey Beat Podcast #180

Jeffrey Lewis - What A Party We're Gonna Have
Deena - Dance The Night Away
The False Positives - Closed Circuit TV Romance
Grim Deeds - Ignorance Is Bliss
Kurt Baker - I Like Her A Lot
French Girls - No Morals
Laura Jinn - I'm Driving To Target
Mal Blum - Nobody Wants
Ruthless Cosmopolitans - Make America Hate Again
RebUke - Hindsight 2020
Rick Barry - A Sincere Critique of 45
Bad Religion - What Are We Standing For?
Gregory McLoughlin - Boss Tweed
Oliver Ignatius (with Flower Face) - No Way Home
Anna McLellan - Desperate
Arrica Rose - Once In A Lullaby
Readymade Blakeup - My Universe
Kurt Vile (with John Prine) - How Lucky
Karyn Kuhl - I Feel Love



Direct download: JB180.mp3
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On this episode of the Jersey Beat Podcast, Editor Jim Testa chats with Larry Livermore, co-founder and former co-owner of Lookout Records, author, and frontman of The Potatomen.

Don Giovanni Records has just released Toytown: Outtakes And Rarities, a collection of demos and other effluvia from the band that Livermore formed with his business partner and good friend Patrick Hayes and, a barely teenaged lad who called himself Tres Cool (whatever happened to him?)

Larry talks about both the Potatomen and the book he's currently working on, as well as some other remembrances and observations.

This episode includes the following songs:
The Mr. T Experience - "God Bless Lawrence Livermore"
The Potatomen - "Empty Inside"
The Potatomen - "Debra Jean"
The Potatomen - "The Day I Said Goodbye"
The Potatomen - "The Drunken Staircase"
The Potatomen - "Toytown"

The Potatomen catalog including Toytown: Outtakes & Rarities is available from

Direct download: JB179.mp3
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Jaded Azurites - "Break Up"
The Jersey Beat Podcast Theme Song (by Jack Skuller)
Bob Mould - "American Crisis"
Dawn Oberg - "Mitch McConnell"
The Dirty Knobs - "Lockdown Part II"
Goodman - "Brave New World"
Rachel Lark - "The World's Really Fucked"
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby - "Vote The Fucker Out"

Ezra Caspi - "Mice In The Sound Hole"
Daniel Romano - "A Rat Without A Tale"
Blue Vervain - "American"
Emily Li - "Autopilot"
Chaser - "Found Myself Again"
Angora Debs - "B Side"
The Gypsy Moths" - "We Can't Go Home"
Jay Allen & The Arch Criminals - "Grow Some Stones"
Teenage Halloween - "Sweat"
Speed The Plough - "Rush Hour"
Tiphanie Doucet - "You And I"
Sky Furrows - "The Mind Runs A Race & Falls Down"
Direct download: JB178.mp3
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Fairmont - "High Water Mark"
Jay Della Valle - "The Van Song"
Well Wisher - "Halfway Heart"
MOD FUN - "Day After Day"
The Pine Barons - "Sputter"
Nick Rifken - "Disco Girl"
Lunch Box - "Gary Of The Academy"
The Lemon Drop Gang - "Georgie"
The Cocktails - "Nobody's Going To The Movies"
Kurt Baker - "Over You"
dan bryk - "bigger than you"
Blacks Beach Boys - "HGTV In HD"
Bad Wires - "You Call This Lupus?"
Jamie Frey - "Rebel Girl"
The Mortars - "Hoboken"
GRIM DEEDS - "Joe Don't Listen To Judas Priest"
Joy Cleaner - "Nervous Purr"
Lesser Creatures - "Stephanie Jean"
The Campbell Apartment - "Seaside Hts, NJ"

Direct download: JB177.mp3
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The Bouncing Souls - Ghosts On The Boardwalk
The Milwaukees - Burn And Shame
Bloody Your Hands - Checked Out
The Happy Fits - Hold Me Down
Amy Rigby - Here It Is Saturday
Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis - In Spite Of Ourselves
Eels - Baby Let's Make It Real
Harvey Gold - Song For Joanne
Peter Stampfel & The Bottlecaps - Random Violence
Richard Barone - Streets of New York
Rick Barry - No Smoking
Jeff DeVito - Sycamore
Muck & The Mires - Zoom Breakup
Lost In Society - Police On My Back
Juan Solo 7 - My Place
Teenage Halloween - Holes
Stuyvesant - This Is The End
Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric - Vote That Fucker Out


Direct download: JB176.mp3
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Sons Of Butcher - Quaranteen
Logan X - Yours Sincerely
The Lawrence Arms - Ghostwriter
Stuyvesant - Miles On The Shoes
Short-Haired Domestic - A Song In Spanish...
The Yum Yums - Can I Come Over?
Jackie June - Chasing Nightmares
HelloImDylan - Keep You Around
Andre Salvadore & the Von Kings - I Love You (Don't Laugh)
Harvey Gold - In Consideration of Joe Strummer
The Asbury Park Love Contingent - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
The Glorybots - Suicide Hotline
Save Face - Pour (Redux)
Billy Walton Band - Cortez The Killer
Commons2 - Candles R Burning
Bozen! - Short Story Long
Dawn Oberg - Mitch McConnell


Direct download: JB175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

The Happy Fits - Go Dumb
The Successful Failures - More Of The Same
Peter Stampfel & The Bottlecaps - Random Violence
The Special Pillow - I Woke Up
Rich Girls - Born To Run
Supermutt - Ain't So Kind
Peter Stampfel & The Bottlecaps - Springtime In Alaska
Ramblin' Deano & Jon Langford - Quarantine Rock
Petey & The True Mongrel Hearts - Turning Of The Wheel
al Riggs - Alice
David Pollack - Turning Grapes

Brad Marino - At Night
Muck & The Mires - Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Nick Lowe - You Stabbed Me In The Front
Half Past Two - Lyin' Eyes
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - This Land Is Your Land
Cheekface - That Thing You Do
The Cry - Everything & Nothing
YOL Bolson - Being Blind


Direct download: JB174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

The Happy Fits - Go Dumb
The Successful Failures - More Of The Same
Peter Stampfel & The Bottlecaps - Random Violence
The Special Pillow - I Woke Up
Rich Girls - Born To Run
Supermutt - Ain't So Kind
Peter Stampfel & The Bottlecaps - Springtime In Alaska
Ramblin' Deano & Jon Langford - Quarantine Rock
Petey & The True Mongrel Hearts - Turning Of The Wheel
al Riggs - Alice
David Pollack - Turning Grapes

Brad Marino - At Night
Muck & The Mires - Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Nick Lowe - You Stabbed Me In The Front
Half Past Two - Lyin' Eyes
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers - This Land Is Your Land
Cheekface - That Thing You Do
The Cry - Everything & Nothing
YOL Bolson - Being Blind


Direct download: JB174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

The Front Bottoms - "Camouflage" The Ukulele Sessions
Mikey Erg - Hey Julie (Saving For A Custom Van compilation)
The Milwaukees - No Way Out
The Grahams - Kids Like Us
Rockstar Racecar - Created A Monster
Rick Barry - A Sincere Critique of 45
Odd Robot - Looking For America (Attention! A Black Lives Matter Comp)
Jules Drucker - What To Say About Things Today
Longneck - Campfire (Talk - Action = Zero Compilation)
Matthew Caws - A Call To Young Lawyers (Talk - Action = Zero)
True Love - Sweet Racket (Talk - Action = Zero)
Ali Koehler - Hackensack (Saving For A Custom Van)
Ben Lee & Sarah Silverman - Way Back Into Love (Saving For A Custom Van)
Coriky - Clean Kill
Transistor 21 - The Bombastic Song That Nobody Heard Anyway
Chromeo - Roni Got Me Stressed Out
Color Killer - It's The End Of The World As We Know It
Grim Deeds & Jim Testa - My Friends Are Getting Famous

Direct download: JB173.mp3
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Bouncing Souls - World On Fire
Dirty Knobs - Lockdown
Grim Deeds - Crushing Realization
Grip Weeds - For Pete's Sake (Stay At Home!)

Hammell On Trial - Damn Pandemic
Adrian Danon - The Lonesome One
Amanda Rose Riley - Better
Brian Erickson - An Unfinished Novel
The Next Great American Novelist - Kubler
The Roadside Graves - I Wasted My Life

Lazaris Pit - You Don't Tag Me In Memes Anymore
The Cheap Gunslingers - Record Store
The Berries - Scifi Racer
Marc Platt - Joe Strummer
Juniper - Punk Rock Girl
The Bobby Lees - Blank Generation
Boat - Zombie State Of Mind
High-Waisted - Cereal
Mikey Erg - Sunshine
John Prine - I Remember Everything

Direct download: JB172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Eddie Skuller - Trust The Rhythm Track
21 Kings - A Fire Spreads
Murdock & Jack Blerry - Look At Me Now
Cook Thugless - Pink Pilot
Crazy & The Brains - Live Fast, Burn Cash
Wyldlife - Sacre Bleu
The Front Bottoms - Everyone Blooms
Tall Juan - I Like to Stay At Home
D.A. Stern - I Wanna Be Free
Jacob Sunshine - Always On My Mind
Jamie Frey (with Lily Gist) - Back Of A Car
King Ropes - Take Me To The River
Inspector Cluzo - Hey Hey, My My
Eddie Skuller - Helpless
Bloods - Girls Are Just Fucking Cool
Anthrophobia - Ghosts
The Berries - Ancient Steel
L Cars - In Quarantine II
Live Ones - Right On Sister
Gregory McLoughlin, Ross Sandler & Abbe Rivers - First On My Life
FTC - Flatten The Curve

"Flatten The Curve," which benefits the Jubilee Consortium and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, can be purchased here.

Direct download: JB171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Drive By Truckers - Quarantine Together
Bar Stool Preachers - When The World Ends

GRIM DEEDS - Social Media Distancing
The Challenged - Ken Doll
Nick Cianci - Surrounded By Poets
Jamie Frey - Never Let You Go

Logan X - Settle Down

Homeless Gospel Choir - Blind Faith
Cimafunk - Lean On Me

Mikey Erg - Bon Voyage
Josie Cotton - Run Pussycat
The Brains - Satana Tarantula

Tad Overbaugh & The New Arrivals - Bill Stares At The TV

Fountains of Wayne (w/ Sharon Von Etten) - Hackensack
Val Emmich - Let's Hope That Love's Enough
The False Positives- Good Enough For Rock n Roll

Brad Marino - False Alarm

The Bookends - She's Got It

Fake Names - Brick
Gavin Mendonca - Bad News

Mark Erelli - The Gig At The End of the World

Direct download: JB170.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

John Feuerbach - Isolation Blues

Jenny O. - I Don't Want To Live Alone Anymore

Sean Barna - God Save The Scene

Randy Newman - Stay Away

Stephen Clair - Welcome To The World Now

Adrian Danon - Ready To Fall

The Dollyrots - Teenage Kicks

Eliza Neals - Don't Judge The Blues

Debra Devi - The Needle & The Damage Done

Deal Casino - Just A Cow (from Songs From Quarantine: A Compilation)

The Galanos - They Take It All Away

The 65's - Never Say Never

Tom Barrett - Pink Moon II - Dandelion Wine

Dan Bryk - Appetite For Discussion

The Happy Fits - Hungry People

Tuff Sunshine - We Seal Every Deal With A Kiss

GirlSkin - Darling

Answering Machine - Bubblegum

Radio Buzzkills - Just One Look

RATBOYS - Everybody Loves The Ramones

The Dirty Truckers - Help Me Anne

GRIM DEEDS - The Hard Way

Direct download: JB169.mp3
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Grim Deeds - Behind The Mask
Vista Blue - Emmaline Is Quarantined
Crazy & The Brains - I Don't Deliver Pizzas Anymore
Ric Gordon - Y'all Stay Home
Drunken Prayer - Crazy Alone
DADS - Let's Book A Live Jam Tonight
Local H - Patrick Batement
ex-mothers - The Fall
Conway - Juliana, Take Me Home
Answering Machine - Riverdale

From Punk Rock Raduno Comp. Vol 4: Three Chords No Brains

   The Avengers - The American In Me
   The Copyrights - Trustees of Modern Chemistry
   Dan Vapid & The Cheats - I Don't Want To Go To The Party Tonight
   Pansy Division - Coming Clean

The Next Great American Novelist - Baby Duck Song
Reese Van Riper - Electric City
Sonofdov - Battle Lines
Steven Wright-Mark - Just A Dream
Puppy Pile - Wrecked
Papills - Too Hot For May



Direct download: JB168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

WYLDLIFE - Automatic
Answering Machines - Cherry Coke
Logan X - Yours Sincerely

Dropkick Murphys - Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding
The Gungans - Punk Rock PhD
The Parasites - No Sleep Tonight

The Fur Coats - I Tumble Down A Deep Ravine
Iceage - Lockdown Blues
Bite Me Bambi - Hot Lava
The Dents - Last Man Standing
Deep Sea Diver - Stop Pretending
Beach Bunny - Ms. California

Stop Calling Me Frank - Habadashery
Watts - Seventeen
Chris Maxwell - Most Of What I Know I Learned From Women
The Wants - Fear My Society
Amy Rigby - One Way Ticket To My Life
Esther Rose - My Favorite Mistake
The Dirty Truckers - Feedback

Direct download: JB167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

My guest is Frank Portman, the singer, guitarist, and songwriter of The Mr. T Experience.
On the podcast, Dr. Frank (as he's affectionately known to fans) discusses the decades of
work that went into the new best-of compilation, MTX Forever.  We also talk about Frank's
career as an author of Young Adult fiction, the death of the music industry, his songwriting process, and lots more.

Songs heard on this episode:
I Wrote A Book About Rock N Roll (MTX Forever)
The History Of The Concept Of The Soul (MTX Forever)
With My Looks And Your Brains (Revenge Is Sweet... And So Are You)
Hell Of Dumb (MTX Forever)
High School Is The Penalty For Transgressions Yet Specified (King Dork Approximately: The Album)
London (MTX Forever)

Sounds Radical Records
Dr, Frank's Blog

Direct download: JB166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST


The Components - Last Caress (digital single)

NO ICE - Dweeb (digital single)

21 Kings - Radio Days (digital single)

The Holy Smokes - Lips Shut Tight

Lowlight - Give It A Minute

The Neverends - Party Boi

The Front Bottoms - Camouflage (digital single)

American Television -Wasteland

The Flatmates - Punk Moth

GRIM DEEDS - Musicians Are The Worst People In The World

The Huntingtons - The Breakup Song

The Prom Dates - Substitute Teacher

Rockstar Racecar - Bloomfield Unlimited

The Hi End - The Way She Moves Me

Nat Freedberg - Play With The Devil

The Warhawks - Deliver

Notches - Room Upstairs

The Livermores - PP Is A Spy

Seattle Stomp - Great Unknown

Victims of Circumstance - Never Have I Ever

The Real Impossibles - All Over The World

Muck & The Mires - Cupid

Rockstar Races - Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robotos

Direct download: jb165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST