We have been working on this one for a bit and are excited to share an all-Peter Laughner episode of The Western Reserve! In addition to an interview with Susan Schmidt-Horning (Poor Girls, Cinderella Backstreet, Chi Pig), we talk with Andrew Russ from right here in Athens about his involvement in the project, research, and all things Peter Laughner. We highlight some great music from throughout Peter’s career (1972-1977 here) found on the new collection including recordings, live shows, and demos all from Peter solo and a wide range of other projects including Rocket From The Tombs, Cinderella Backstreet, Friction, and more. Original songs from Laughner join covers from Michael Hurley, The Velvet Underground, and Television. Go check out that box set and all of the awesome stuff Smog Veil Records makes right now, special thanks to Smog Veil, Fly PR, and our guests for making this episode happen. This episode is a little longer! Enjoy!
The Original Wolverines – “The Sidewalks of New York” Friction – “Prove It” Peter Laughner + Deborah Smith – “Down at the Bar” Cinderella Backstreet – “Rock and Roll” Peter Laughner + Adele Bertei – “Rock It Down” Peter Laughner + Mike Sands – “Eyes Eyes” Rocket From The Tombs – “Ain’t It Fun” Peter Laughner – “First Taste of Heartache” Fins – “What Goes On”
Happy New Year! We join in on all the year-end, list-making fun here at The Western Reserve and set you up with just over an hour of some of our favorite music from Ohio this past year. Everything from The Kyle Sowashes to Matthew J. Rolin to no stars to Tiger Village. Enjoy!
Kneeling in Piss – “USA WIll Start Another War” Cheap Clone – “Walk to Canada” The Kyle Sowashes – “Bowling Ball” Supernobody – “Trains Go By” Speaking Suns – “From Nowhere” no stars – “Potentiality” Messrs – “Lizzard Boy” Matthew J. Rolin – “For Henry” Brian Harnetty – “John” Herzog – “Winter 2014” Mourning [A] Blkstar – “Harlem River Drive OG” Brat Curse – “Psycho in the Furnace” Slackluster – “Weeds” Pleasure Leftists – “The Return” Tiger VIllage – “Soft, Real” Leggy – “Give In”
Your favorite all-Ohio music podcast celebrates the hap-hap-happiest season of all with our own holiday tradition: the annual Ohio X-Mas Spectacular! Brian is joined as always for this one by Sherri and they play one solid hour plus of great Christmas tunes from the Buckeye State. Topics covered include favorite songs, traditions, and even a little bit of Big Chuck and Little John holiday magic. Ho Ho Ho!
The Heartlanders – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Frankie Yankovic – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Infinite Improbability Drive ft. No Stars – “Wonderful Christmas Time” Connections – “Buy Me Healing Crystals For Christmas” CDX – “Deck the Halls” Fairmount Girls – “Merry Merry” Andy Gabbard – “Money For Christmas” Remnant Brothers – “Christmas Time (This Time This Year)” Dean Martin – “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! / Winter Wonderland” Moth Cock – “Silent Night” Les Cousins Dangereux – “Carol of the Bells” Zitsquatch – “Jingle Bell” Buffalo Killers – “Secret Santa” Pete Fosco – “Novembered Haze”
New episode of The Western Reserve is ALL-Colemine Records this time. We curate an hour or so from the catalog of this Loveland, Ohio based label featuring music from Ohio and elsewhere. From the label’s website: “Colemine Records was founded in late 2007 with the simple idea of putting out raw, authentic SOUL music on vinyl. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to grow and work with some very talented artists and bands over the years, and in 2015 we opened up a brick and mortar record store, Plaid Room Records, so that we could continue to expand our little soul label. It’s operated primarily by two guys, Terry Cole and Bob Cole, but the strength of the label is quality music produced by our artists.”
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – “El Nino” Gene Washington & The Iron Sides – “Next To You” Barbara Howard – “Light My Fire” Los Sospechos – “High Noon” Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Isaac Hayes” The Harlem Gospel Travelers – “He’s On Time” Kelly Finnagan – “I Don’t Want to Wait” Durand Jones & The Indications – “Circles” AJ & The Jiggawatts – “It Is What It Is” Black Market Brass – “The Thick” The Jive Turkeys – “The Reggie” Leroy Conroi – “Tiger Trot” Wesley Bright and the Honeytones – “You Don’t Want Me” Delvon Lamarr Trio – “Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up”
No themes this time around, just an hour or so of great Ohio music past, present, and future. Lots of brand new stuff from Brat Curse, Kneeling In Piss, Fan Fiction, Water Witches, and more. We would love for you to go support and pre-order the new Aquabear Legion compilations right now if you could (campaign ends on 9/15) at igg.me/at/aquabearlegion and be sure to tell your friends and enemies. Enjoy the episode and make sure to subscribe, rate, share, and all those things too.
Brat Curse – “Modern Snakes” Pleasure Leftists – “Try the Door” Water Witches – “Stringfinger” Kneeling In Piss – “Song About Being Unemployed” Tweens – “Be Mean” 333 – “Cry Baby Cry” Van Dale – “Porch” Fan Fiction – “Back and Forth” Cutler Station – “Catacombs” Bassholes – “Microscope Feeling” Pale Grey Lore – “Sunken Cities” WYD – “Death” Machine Go Boom – “Niagara Falls” Brian Harnetty – “Neva”
A brand new episode of Athena Headache is here, bringing you the best Midwestern music that is experimental, improv, weird, and everything inbetween. Brian hosts this one, and sticks mostly in Ohio and vicinity for the playlist, but stays away from the Athens-heavy lineup of the first two episodes. You will hear from everyone from Pete Fosco to Mark McGuire to Lisa Bella Donna. Play it in the background while you are doing some other stuff, put it in your headphones real loud, or enjoy on a long car ride. See you again soon. Go support the new Aquabear compilations at igg.me/at/aquabearlegion
Pete Fosco – “Concurrence” Tiger Village – “Modern Drummer” Mark McGuire – “02/21/2019” Powers/Rolin – “4/15/19 at Maple Lanes” Zack Kouns – “Evergreen in Winter” Lisa Bella Donna – “Paraphonic Praeludium” Neutrals – “Boston”