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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #121: Jon Fine, Author of Your Band Sucks



Direct Download:  JB121.mp3  (click to save or stream)

On this episode of the Jersey Beat Podcast,  Jim Testa talks with writer/musician Jon Fine about his memoir YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear.)  In addition, we play a few songs from Jon's bands and a few of his contemporaries interviewed in the book:

Bitch Magnet - "Ducks Or Drakes"
Bitch Magnet - "Joan Of Arc"
Squirrel Bait - "Kid Dynamite"
Coptic Light - "Arson Guy"
Poster Children - "Zero Stars"
Black Flag - "TV Party"
Bitch Magnet - "Americruiser"

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #120: An interview with Justin Angelo Morey of Sunshine & The Rain, Black Hollies, and Rye Coalition

Direct Download:  JB120.mp3

On this episode of the Jersey Beat Podcast,  Jim Testa chats with Justin Angelo Morey,  about his new band (with his wife Ashley) Sunshine & The Rain, as well as growing up as a punk rock kid and some reflections on his hometown of Jersey City.












 Music On This Episode:
"Come On And Take A Ride" -  Sunshine & The Rain
"Benevolent Benediction" - Black Hollies
"Cocaine Werewolf" - Rye Coalition

Monday, April 27, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #119: Who's On First?

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The Graveyard Kids - "Bought & Sold"
Bitterheart - "Can't Stop"
The Front Bottoms - "Wolf Man"
Joanna Gruesome - "There Is No Function Stacy"
Hiccup - "Whatev, It's Cool"
Wyldlife - "(It's Called) Rock N Roll"
Holy City Zoo - "Poor Little Pinkus"
The Flashing Astonishers - "Insignificant Others"
Miniboone - "Any Other City"
Short Attention - "Jim's In Love With Rachael Ray"
The Fleshtones - "Destination Greenpoint"
The Kyle Sowashes - "Lemons"
Adam & The Plants - "Cheating To Win"
Dirty Fences - "High School Rip"
Dutch Boys - "HWY"
Our First Brains - "open-ended unrequited love"
The Insect Trust - "Hoboken Saturday Night"
Bone & Marrow - "Eye Contact"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #118: There Are At Least Two Kinds of Education

Direct Download:  JB118.mp3
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On this episode, you'll hear...
The Harmonica Lewinskies - Jesus Christ Is Just Rock N Roll
The Gripweeds - Rise UP
The Smithereens - It Don't Come Easy
The Corner Laughers - Fairytale Tourist
Triumph Of The Wild - California To The Cross
Turbo Fruits - Show Me Something Real
Worm Quartet - Fueled By Angst
Grounders - Bloor Street and Pressure
Kurt Baker Combo - Love Potion #9
The Catholic Girls - Down At The Shore
Terrell Atrophy & The Holy Savior Club - Girl
Tuffy - Ice Cream Trucks
Sinkhole - Wreck On The Highway
The A.G.'s - Jesse's Girl
Teenage Bottlerocket - Too Much LaCollina
Thomas Wesley Stern - Talk Is Cheap
Weird & Wonderful Words - Bobsy-Die
The Sharp Things - Everything Breaks
Sound Advice - it's the fun song!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #117: An interview with Tom Scharpling of The Best Show


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On Jersey Beat Podcast #117, we talk to NJ radio legend, humorist, author, video director and all around nice guy Tom Scharpling, about the rebirth of The Best Show on the web, the Best Show box set, and for fans of The Best Show, Tom even gives some advice on how to get your call on the air.

Listen to The Best Show at TheBestShow.net

You can purchase the deluxe box set of The Best of the Best Show here.http://www.numerogroup.com/products/scharpling-wurster-the-best-of-the-best-show








Here's the video Tom directed for Titus Andronicus:


Music on this program:
Bones Howell - "Maya Angelou"  from Bones Howell
Carter Prince - "Hopeless Unromantic"  from "Electric Love"
Sink Tapes - "Home's A Chore" from Plastic Love
Tris McCall - "Robert Menendez, Basta Ya!"  from Shootout At The Sugar Factory

and "The Best Theme From The Best Show" by Themeweavers LLC

Our intro theme is "Raft Of The Medusa" from The Graveyard Kids.