Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for January 1, 2009

Happy New Year, and welcome to Indiesomnia in 2009! I have a special show to kick off the new year, it includes an interview with Jim Hanke of Kid, You’ll Move Mountains, along with some great music to help you over your post-NYE hangovers and get you ready for a weekend of shows. This week’s show can be downloaded here, or you can, as always, listen in online on the right-hand side of the page. This week’s playlist and showlist are posted below, and you can get in to the KYMM CD release show for FREE before 9 pm by printing out this flyer, or get discounted tickets by using the password “MOUNTAINS” at The Metro’s website. It should be a really good time.

Enjoy the show!
<3, Susan.

Mitch Hemann – Leaving In The Morning
The Ponys – Double Vision
The Brunettes – Small Town Crew
The Loneliest Monk – You Don’t Have To Try
The White Stripes – We’re Going To Be Friends
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – Inside Voice
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – An Open Letter To Wherever You’re From
The Sapiens – Flutterin’ Eyelids
The Living Blue – Without You
Mannequin Men – Private School
Pixies – No. 13 Baby
Andrew Bird – Oh, Sister
The Mountain Goats – This Year

1/2 – Kid, You’ll Move Mountains @ Metro (CD Release, FREE with Flyer before 9 pm)
1/2 – The Innocent @ Bottom Lounge
1/2 – Pet Lions @ Subterranean
1/2 – The Living Blue @ Schubas w/ Mannequin Men
1/3 – The Loneliest Monk @ Beat Kitchen w/ Unicycle Loves You
1/7 – Quatre Tete @ Double Door (FREE)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 25, 2008

Happy New Year’s Eve! The year is about to come to a close, which is why it’s time to celebrate with some great music! This week’s podcast can be downloaded right here, and you can also listen in on the embedded player on the right-hand side of this page.

There are tons of live shows this week that you’ll want to check out—as always, you can find a list of worthwhile shows just below this week’s playlist. Also, don't forget to tune in next week, when we will have an interview with Jim Hanke from Kid, You'll Move Mountains, as well as plenty of awesome music to set your toes a'tappin'.

And, since New Year’s Eve IS right around the corner, feel free to celebrate by going to wild Oppenheimer piƱata parties and whipping out fliff like a sultan:

…just take it easy on the ghetto blasters, okay? ;)
<3, Susan.

The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Dark Country - Pins
Black Flag – TV Party
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
The Blissters – Right or Reason
David Bowie – The Jean Genie
The Dandy Warhols – Down Like Disco
My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
Kid, You’ll Move Mountains – New Blood
Office – Sticky Dew
Louis XIV – God Killed The Queen
Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella
Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
The Assembly – Changing Now
The Heartbreakers – All By Myself
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage!

12/26 – Eric Georgevich live acoustic @ Silvie’s Lounge
12/27 – The Assembly @ Subterranean
12/27 & 12/28 – My Morning Jacket @ Chicago Theatre
12/30 – The Blissters @ Beat Kitchen
12/30 – Mr Russia @ Empty Bottle
12/31 – The Dandy Warhols @ Metro
12/31 – Tight Phantomz @ Quenchers
12/31 – Office @ Bottom Lounge
12/31 – Hum @ Double Door (Sold Out)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 18, 2008

Just in time for your last-minute shopping and holiday office parties, it’s the Christmas Edition of Indiesomnia! The show is available for download here, or you can listen to the show as a webstream by clicking the flash player on the right-hand side of this page. As always, the playlist follows, along with a few picks of the litter of live music to see this week—you’ve earned it! Also, check out a few musical holiday treats, like Chicago Rock Music Examiner’s list of Christmas songs that “won’t make you wish the season would end”, and a free non-denominational holiday album available here. And be sure to stay tuned next week as we roll out the New Year in style with some live music previews and a special treat!
Ho ho ho!
<3, Susan.

Holly Beth Vincent – Punk Xmas
Beck – Tropicalia
Bird Ate My Donut – Winter
Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia
Sufjan Stevens – Get Behind Me Santa
Eagles of Death Metal – Wannabe In LA
The Kinks – Father Christmas
Snowsera – 24
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
The 1900s – Winter Las
Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me
Silversun Pickups – Kissing Families
Shoes – This Christmas
The Safes - Annalisa
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
Pet Lions - Trinidad
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man

12/18 – Eagles of Death Metal @ House of Blues Chicago
12/18 – Bon Iver @ Vic Theater
12/19 – The Safes @ Quenchers
12/20 – Bird Ate My Donut @ Underground Lounge
12/21 – Pet Lions @ Bottom Lounge
12/23 – Snowsera @ Schubas w/ Color Radio, the Rikters

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Podcast and Playlist for December 11, 2008

So another week has come and gone, Chicago politicians are corrupt as usual and there may be big changes in Illinois in the days and weeks to come. Lucky for you, there’s a new podcast to keep you warm. In a statistic I just made up right now, 9 out of 10 Illinois governors think Indiesomnia is (bleeping) golden. And so can you! Just click here to download the new show. The playlist and a rundown of some sweet shows to check out this week follow.
<3, Susan.
PS~I don't know who to credit with this photo, but s/he totally deserves major kudos. It is totally boss. Well done, mysterious internet paparazzo. Well done.

Buzzcocks – Boredom
Devo – Girl U Want
Cities and Thrones – A Most Dangerous Game
The Useless Wankers – You Got Nothin’
Ryan Adams – Gimme Sunshine
The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
Material Issue – Goin’ Through Your Purse
The Living Blue – The Beat of Her Drums
Airiel – Thrown Idols
The Code Kids – Can’t Complain
New Ruins – Booklung
Cream - Politician
Michele Ari – My Sleeping Beauty
CSS – Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Pixies – Gigantic
Noah and the Whale – Death By Numbers
Mitch Hemann – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

12/11 – The Code Kids @ Cobra Lounge
12/12 – Noah and the Whale @ Empty Bottle
12/12 – Oasis @ Allstate Arena (with Ryan Adams + The Cardinals)
12/14 – CSS @ Metro
12/17 – The Living Blue @ Empty Bottle
12/17 – Tractor Kings @ Schubas (with New Ruins)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for December 4, 2008

Well, well, it's that time of the week again--I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I did making it. A special super-huge thanks goes out to Frank of Chicago Rock Music Examiner and Windy City Rock for the listing--Indiesomnia is one of the Best Rock Radio Shows in Chicago!

The playlist for this week's show follows, and you can download (for free, as usual) the podcast right here. As a new feature, I've added a list of upcoming live shows I've mentioned on this week's podcast--so go out and see some music, already! ;)
<3, Susan.

The Raveonettes – Attack of the Ghost Riders
The Sweet – Ballroom Blitz
Tenacious D – Tribute
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Me and Mia
Interpol – Evil
Louis XIV – Finding Out True Love Is Blind
Be Your Own Pet – Black Hole
Tight Phantomz – Ninja Talk
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
King Sparrow – Bones and Skin
Dandy Warhols – Get Off
The Zombies – I Want You Back Again
The Fratellis – Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy
My My My – Sadder at the Seams
Headlights – Cherry Tulips
Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere
The Unicorns – Les Os

12/4 - King Sparrow @ Bottom Lounge
12/9 - Tight Phantomz @ Empty Bottle
12/10 - Ted Leo @ AV-aerie
12/10 - My My My @ Subterranean

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for November 27, 2008

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am posting the new podcast a bit early. The playlist is posted below, and the show itself can be downloaded for free by following this link. Enjoy it in the car on the way to Great Aunt Mabel's...she makes one heck of a Great Aunt Pumpkin Pie, after all. See you next week!
<3, Susan.

The Blackouts - Something...I Can’t Say
The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
Cat Power - Living Proof
Nada Surf - Do It Again
T.Rex - Rock On
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen
Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy
Black Lips – O Katrina!
Divinyls – I Touch Myself
Flight of the Conchords – Ladies of the World
LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
The Innocent – Beautiful Lie
The Stranglers – Golden Brown

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We're On A Bridge, Charlie

So the new shows are just over a week away, and things are starting to sound good. Ready or not, Indiesomnia is coming. It reminded me of a song I wish somebody would cover:

...if you listen, I promise we won't steal your kidneys. ;)

<3, Susan.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Shows Coming Soon!

So the projected release date for the new weekly podcast of Indiesomnia is midnight CST on Thursday, November 27...just in time for the weekend! The link for the download will be posted here, on this blog, so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy some badass driving from (the real) Gene Hunt:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Indiesomnia v.2.0: Internet Resurrection

So it's been a while since you've heard from me, but I haven't forgotten you all. I'm working on getting a weekly podcast up and running, and can't wait to share all sorts of new and awesome stuff with you all! :D If you are of the myspace persuasion, you can send some love my way by adding Indiesomnia on myspace.

Things coming your way in the new (and, arguably, improved) Indiesomnia:
-artist interviews and guests
-more local music news
-upcoming concerts/weekend guide
-and much more!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Playlist for July 29, 2008

As announced on the air this morning, this is my last show for WHPK for the indefinite future. I will be in Madrid this September, and thus unable to continue with a Chicago-based radio show. Thank you guys so much for listening--if possible, I will post a podcast of today's show soon, and stay tuned--this isn't the end of Indiesomnia by any means. :)
Peace and Love,

The Clash - The Magnificent Seven
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
Noah Harris - The Sparrow and the Wolf
Okkervil River - Black
Ambulance LTD - New English
Presidents of the USA - Naked and Famous
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Tenacious D - Tribute
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Keller Williams - Casa Quetzal
Mission of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
The Thermals - Here's Your Future
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
They Might Be Giants - Particle Man
Cake - Love You Madly
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make
The Dandy Warhols - Down Like Disco
Louis XIV - The Grand Apartment
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
The Raveonettes - Attack of the Ghost Riders
Shocking Blue - Venus
Talking Heads - Sugar On My Tongue
The Beauty Shop - Nightcrawlers
Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less And Less
Fiona Apple - Criminal
Dark Country - Pins
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage!
Joe Cocker - The Letter
Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric
The Mighty Boosh - Married on the Morrow
The Shins - New Slang (Live)
*Dolly Parton - Jolene
*The White Stripes - Jolene
Kings of Leon - Molly's Chambers
The Living Blue - The Beat of Her Drums
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Andrew Bird - Skin Is, My
Headlights - Cherry Tulips
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
Iggy and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
The Mary Onettes - Under the Guillotine
The Gories - I'll Go

* Cover of the Week

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Playlist for July 15, 2008

So as you may or may not have noticed, I wasn't on last week. This is because they changed the schedule at the station (yet again) to alternating shifts. So it'll be every OTHER Tuesday for the rest of the summer, I'm afraid. Likewise, there have been technical difficulties getting a recording of the show, so no podcasts for a while. On an up note, I hear there's a Mighty Boosh movie in the works. Rock. Here's a clip of them I enjoy. The playlist from this week follows.

The Living Blue - State of Affairs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
Cake - Daria
The Clash - Rock the Casbah
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
Kula Shaker - Hush
The Grass Roots - Let's Live for Today
Jim Noir - What U Gonna Do
Razorlight - Golden Touch
VHS or Beta - Night on Fire
Blondie - One Way Or Another
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Black Kids - You Turn Me On
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (acoustic version)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Feist - Mushaboom
Louis XIV - Your Shoes Are The Star Of The Show
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Nada Surf - Do It Again
The Thermals - Power Doesn't Run On Nothing
The Partridge Family - I'm Here You're Here
The Pixies - No. 13 Baby
Headlights - Catch Them All
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Cities & Thrones - Conduct Unbecoming
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Huey Lewis and the News - I Want A New Drug
Mando Diao - Down In The Past
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Shocking Pinks - End of the World
The Raveonettes - Attack of the Ghost Riders
Jeremy Jay - Angels on the Balcony
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
The Waitresses - No Guilt
T.Rex - Mambo Sun
*Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
*Soft Cell - Tainted Love
The Vertebrats - Left in the Dark
The Beauty Shop - I Got Issues
White Town - Your Woman
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Regina Spektor - Fidelity
Presidents of the USA - Some Postman
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici
The Gories - Thunderbird ESQ

* Cover of the Week

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Playlist for July 1, 2008

Eric Burdon and War - Spill the Wine
Black Lips - O Katrina!
The B-52's - Rock Lobster
Fiona Apple - Used To Love Him
The Yardbirds - Smokestack Lightning
New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Calexico - Crystal Frontier
The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
After the Fire - Der Kommissar
Keller Williams - Blatant Ripoff
The Beauty Shop - Babyshaker
Andrew Bird - Measuring Cups
Belle and Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby
The Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy
Electric Six - Gay Bar
The Gories - Charm Bag
Jefferson Airplane - Come Up The Years
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen
The Mighty Boosh - Isolation/Love Games
Donovan - Season of the Witch
Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
The dB's - Amplifier
Sweetwater - Look Out
Sublime - Caress Me Down
New Order - Blue Monday
Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
MC5 - Looking At You
The Living Blue - State of Affairs
Cat Power - Living Proof
Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less And Less
*The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
*Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights
Traffic - Forty Thousand Headmen
Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You
Ten Years After - I'm Going Home
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-Four
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Vertebrats - Johnny Avante
The Unicorns - Les Os
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone
The Shins - Fighting In A Sack

* Cover of the Week

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Playlist for June 24, 2008

So here is this week's playlist, online much faster than last week's was. I don't really have any radio news to report this week, but Frank from Windy City Rock has a new gig writing for the Chicago branch of His column can be found here. Congratulations, Frank!!

The Breeders - Cannonball
Angie Heaton - Lucky In Love
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice On You
Tommy James - Draggin' the Line
The 1900s - When I Say Go
Two Gallants - Las Cruces Jail
Captain Beefheart - Ella Guru
Echo and the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
Kasabian - Reason Is Treason
The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Mission of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
Minus the Bear - Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco Twister
Blondie - Sunday Girl
The Gories - Nitroglycerine
Iron and Wine - Woman King
Komeda - It's Alright, Baby
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Okkervil River - Black
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
IAMX - Sailor
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Patti Smith - Because the Night
The Who - Boris the Spider
The Go - Growd Up Wrong
The Raveonettes - Experiment in Black
Of Montreal - And So Begins Our Alabee
The Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
Bloc Party - This Modern Love
*The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
*Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Fratellis - Creepin' Up The Back Stairs
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
Man Man - I'd Rather Go Blind
Headlights - Everybody Needs A Fence To Lean On
The Living Blue - Greenthumb
Prototypes - Who's Gonna Sing
Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth

* Cover of the Week

Monday, June 23, 2008

Playlist for June 17, 2008

Whoa! Sorry about the delay with getting last week's playlist up! I have had a very busy week, and am having technical difficulties getting an mp3 of the show, so it might be a while before they're available again for download. I'll let you know. Anyway, here's the playlist from last week, which is at the NEW TIME of 6-9 am Tuesdays. The COTW was Johnny Cash/Social Distortion, "Ring of Fire". Enjoy!

Gang of Four - Natural's Not In It
The Kills - Love Is A Deserter
James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
LCD Soundsystem - Movement
Office - The Ritz
The Zombies - Summertime
The Black Lips - O Katrina!
Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric
The Dandy Warhols - The New Country
Michele Ari - 85th and Nowhere
The Replacements - Alex Chilton
The Pixies - Debaser
Los Campesinos - Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
Andrew Bird - Scythian Empires
The B-52s - Private Idaho
Shipwreck - House of Cards
Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
The Black Hollies - No Need To Be Rude
Flowers Forever - Happy New Year
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Iggy and the Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Headlights - Cherry Tulips
Robots In Disguise - The Sex Has Made Me Stupid
Tenacious D - Tribute
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
The Beauty Shop - Rumplestiltskin Lives
The Dirtbombs - The Thing
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage!
Modest Mouse - Float On
The Blackouts - Let You Down
Louis XIV - Pledge of Allegiance
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Pinback - Fortress
Jim Noir - Don't You Worry
*Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
*Social Distortion - Ring of Fire
Talking Heads - And She Was
The Helio Sequence - The Captive Mind
Blondie - Call Me
Hot Hot Heat - In Cairo
Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
T.Rex - 20th Century Boy
Immaculate Machine - Broken Ship

* Cover of the Week

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Time, Same Place

Hey! So Indiesomnia is moving to a new time slot (as I believe I mentioned before). The summer schedule has been finalized at the station, and I will now be on from 6-9 am on Tuesday mornings. Podcasts should continue to follow the show as scheduled, and I hope all y'all will wake up to me this summer! It's gonna be boss.

The new schedule kicks off this Tuesday, June 17, but in the meanwhile, here's one of my favorite clips by Jim Gaffigan:


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for June 10, 2008

Hey hey. So it's the last show of the quarter, and I will have a different time slot next week. Don't worry, I'll let you know when it is just as soon as I know! :) So here's the show, downloadable as an mp3 here! The COTW was "Kick Out The Jams" (MC5/PUSA). And, as always, the complete playlist can be found below. Take care, enjoy, and I hope to see you next week at my new time slot!

The Blues Brothers Band - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
The Commodores - Brick House
The Fratellis - Flathead
The Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism
Sufjan Stevens - Decatur
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - Think I Wanna Die
Headlights - Cherry Tulips
Blood, Sweat and Tears - More and More
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Vashti Bunyan - Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Miss Alex White and the Red Orchestra - Future Talk
Ambulance Ltd - New English
Jeremy Jay - Escape To Aspen
Art Brut - Emily Kane
The Incredible String Band - The Water Song
Eric Clapton - Layla
The Mighty Boosh - Married On The Morrow
Silver Jews - How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
*MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
*The Presidents of the United States of America - Kick Out The Jams
The Living Blue - Tell Me Leza
Louis XIV - Pledge of Allegiance
Material Issue - Diane
May Or May Not - Boots
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Cheap Time - Back To School
Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover
The Rolling Stones - Citadel
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
The Mountain Goats - Lovecraft In Brooklyn
Mates of State - Now
The Vertebrats - Left In The Dark

* Cover of the Week

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cover of the Week Returns!

So after an approximately two-year hiatus (for those of you who knew me back at WPGU-FM in Champaign), I have begun once again to do a segment on my show that I like to call the Cover of the Week. In it, I play the original version of a song and a cover version of it by a different artist for your comparing/contrasting pleasure. This segment will start at approximately 5:10 am during each week's show (or about an hour and ten minutes into the podcast, if that's your thing). This week's show can be found here. The first ever COTW for my show on WHPK: "All Along The Watchtower" by Bob Dylan and covered by Jimi Hendrix. A good start, I think. The entire show's playlist follows. Take care, and see you next week!

Violent Femmes - Country Death Song
The B-52s - Stobe Light
Sublime - Doin' Time
Cat Power - Living Proof
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul
The White Stripes - We're Going To Be Friends
Blind Melon - No Rain
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
The Pixies - Debaser
Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck
Le Tigre - T.K.O.
Headlights - Put Us Back Together Right
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
T.Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
*Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
*Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Komeda - It's Alright, Baby
Andrew Bird - Sovay
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Ray Charles - What'd I Say
The Raveonettes - Love In A Trashcan
Iron and Wine/Calexico - He Lays In The Reins
Kings of Leon - Molly's Chambers
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry On
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House

* Cover of the Week

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Moths Don't Get Stuck In Baths

Roy explains why everything Moss invents is worthless.

From The IT Crowd, another fantastic Britcom currently in production (youtube it!). You may recognize Moss (actor Richard Ayoade) from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and/or The Mighty Boosh (also good shows). There is talk of an American version a la The Office or (less successfully) Coupling. So we shall see about that, I suppose!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for May 27, 2008

So here's this week's show! As always, an mp3 podcast of the entire show can be found here. Enjoy!

William Shatner - Common People
Air Traffic - Charlotte
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q
The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
The Dandy Warhols - All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns
Devo - Whip It
Keller Williams - Love Handles
New Order - Blue Monday
Silversun Pickups - Comeback Kid
Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You Queer?
Meat Puppets - Lake Of Fire
Spirit - I Got A Line On You
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Liam Lynch - My United States Of Whatever
Louis XIV - Paper Doll
Shipwreck - Alias
The Fratellis - Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy
Gary Numan - Cars
The Gories - Charm Bag
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Extreme - Play With Me
Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
The 1900s - You're Supposed To Be My Friend
Prototypes - Je Ne Te Connais Pas
Beck - Loser
Cities and Thrones - Conduct Unbecoming
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
The Raveonettes - Love In A Trashcan
The Living Blue - Conquistador

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Taking Retro To Its Logical Conclusion

Because the past is in right now.

I love Vince's horrified look at the end when Howard mentions pencil cases!

From The Mighty Boosh, one of the weirdest and most awesome current television series.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Playlist and Podcast for May 20, 2008

So here's the playlist. As always, a link to download the complete show can be found here. You can find the complete playlist below. Enjoy!

The Dresden Dolls - Coin-Operated Boy
Theory of Everything - Hug A Republican
The Gories - Hey Hey We're The Gories
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Klee - Gold
Johnny Cash - The Long Black Veil
The White Stripes - Death Letter
Airiel - Thrown Idols
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
The Dandy Warhols - Get Off
The Orange Peels - Long Cold Summer
Matt Costa - Astair
Los Dos Bros - Out On A Limb
Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
The Apples In Stereo - Energy
Elsinore - Vampire In My Town
Jim Noir - Don't You Worry
Ollabelle - Soul Of A Man
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
The Elanors - Trips
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
The Vertebrats - Left In The Dark
Electric Six - Gay Bar
Gang Of Four - Natural's Not In It
Blondie - Rapture
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Blackouts - Gotta Go Somewhere Else

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Hippy Horse-Jesus Connection...

Apparently they're a team...

I love the HAIR parody. Brilliant! (This is from the short-lived BBC comedy series "Hippies".)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13 Show Available For Download

I think this was a pretty good show, overall. Animal Sounds (the show right before mine) went way over into my show, so Indiesomnia doesn't start on this recording until 3:23. If that matters at all. Since I've mastered the html hyperlink, you don't have to copy/paste anymore into your browser to get it--simply click here, follow their download link, and the internet/s should do the rest! :)

Promoter's Ordinance Update

Good news! There was an amazing outpouring against the Chicago Promoter's Ordinance (which was to be voted on tomorrow) by people who support our local music scene. As a result, the Ordinance (at least as-worded) has been tabled, and the vote will not take place tomorrow. More can be read about the whole situation here.

Good work! But we should still all keep an eye open to make sure a future incarnation of the ordinance won't be as crippling to local music as the last one was.

Playlist for May 13, 2008

Mission of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
Devo - Through With Being Cool
Buffalo Springfield - Go And Say Goodbye
Of Montreal - Disconnect The Dots
Headlights - Cherry Tulips
Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
King Missile - Detachable Penis
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Keller Williams - Kidney In A Cooler
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen
D-Day - Too Young To Date
Bloc Party - Banquet
The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
MOFRO - DirtFloorCracker
Cake - Love You Madly
Andrew Bird - Measuring Cups
Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
MC5 - Looking At You
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone
Sublime - Caress Me Down
The Yardbirds - I'm Not Talking
The Blackouts - No Tomorrow
Michele Ari - 85th and Nowhere
The Who - Who Are You
Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
Iggy and the Stooges - 1969
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
The Clash - Rudie Can't Fail

Monday, May 12, 2008

Local Music and the Promoter's Ordinance

So normally I don't deal with politics in my blog or on my show. But on this particular occasion, it's a matter of some concern.

This Wednesday (May 14), the Chicago City Council will have the chance to approve an ordinance that could deal a serious blow to Chicago's creative community (music, arts, theatre, culture at large). Bad news.

Some of the implications of this ordinance include:

- Any event promoter must have a license from the city of Chicago and liability insurance of $300,000.

- The definition of "event promoter" is loosely defined, meaning it could apply to a band, singer, or visiting theater company.

- An event promoter must be licensed and will pay $500 to $2,000, depending on expected audience size.

- Applicants for a license must be over 21, have fingerprints taken, submit a background check and more.

- Smaller venues are targeted, as venues with 500 or more permanent seats are exempt.

- Police must be notified at least seven days prior to an event.

You can read more about it on my good friend Frank's LOCAL MUSIC BLOG, Windy City Rock, by clicking the WINDY CITY ROCK link on the right-hand side of the page, or by going here.

Please sign your name and add your comments opposing the Promoter's Ordinance to the petition here.

Help to save our city's Local Music Community!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Bernard's Letter (Black Books):

...also one of the best uses I've ever seen of a Classical piece (opening of Beethoven's 1st Symphony) in film/television.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Girl

Hugh Laurie is awesome. Seriously. This is a song from the British sketch comedy show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie"--Enjoy!

I especially like his creepy little moustache!

May 6 Show Available For Download

Here's the link, you know the drill. Copy/paste into your browser, and follow their instructions.


Playlist for May 6, 2008

The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
Jefferson Airplane - Chauffeur Blues
Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
Andrew Bird - Skin Is, My
Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Eric Burdon & WAR - Spill The Wine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Talking Heads - Sugar On My Tongue
T.Rex - Mambo Sun
The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
Sufjan Stevens - Dear Mr. Supercomputer
IAMX - Sailor
Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Louis XIV - The Grand Apartment
Sweetwater - Compared To What?
Presidents of the United States of America - Love Everybody
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Top Of The World
The Fratellis - Flathead
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
The Beauty Shop - Babyshaker
Man Man - Black Mission Goggles
Modest Mouse - Float On
Art Brut - Good Weekend
? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing
Cities & Thrones - A Most Dangerous Game
Grateful Dead - Althea
The Kinks - There's Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl
Wilco - Poor Places

One Track Lover

This just happens to be one of the finest parodies of the 80s music video that's ever been made. Matt Berry plays actor Todd Rivers as Dr. Lucien Sanchez...singing a song. On Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Enjoy!

PS~I love love LOVE Richard Ayoade (he's the clumsy rapping bartender at the end of the video sequence)!

Monday, May 5, 2008


So here's the deal with requests for the show. I am more than happy to play them for you, but you have to give me time to track the songs down.

If there's something you want to hear, email me during the week at, or phone the studio during my show (4-6 am Tuesday mornings, Central time), and ONLY during my show, at 773.702.8424. I can usually find a copy of the song by the time next week's show rolls around, and play it for you at that time. And that's the name of that tune.

Love and Kisses,

OMG Showz!!!

Here are some shows you should most definitely check out...

Fri May 9 - The Kills at the Metro
Fri May 9 - Presidents of the USA at the Abbey Pub
Sat May 17 - Cake and Andrew Bird (part of U of C's Summer Breeze Music Festival)
Thurs May 22 - Headlights at Schubas

Tues June 3 - Elsinore at the Double Door
Thurs June 19 - The Beauty Shop at Beat Kitchen

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 29 Show Available for Download

So here's a sendspace link to the most recent show:
It will be up for about a week, podcast-style. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Playlist for April 29, 2008

Elastica - Connection
Death From Above 1979 - Black History Month
The Pixies - Hey
Silversun Pickups - Kissing Families
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Dark Country - SurFee
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen
Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo
Tenacious D - Tribute
The Living Blue - Murderous Youth
Beck - E-Pro
The 1900s - When I Say Go
Big Pig - I Can't Break Away
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage!
Shipwreck - House of Cards
The Gories - Nitroglycerine
Iron and Wine - Woman King
Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
The Mighty Boosh - Isolation/Love Games
Robots in Disguise - The Sex Has Made Me Stupid
Donovan - Bert's Blues
Beirut - Mount Wroclai
The Breeders - Cannonball
Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella
Prototypes - Who's Gonna Sing
Joe Cocker - The Letter
Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me
The Vertebrats - Diamonds In The Rough

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Why I don't like cricket...

So this is just a hilarious clip from a good show, The Mighty Boosh. Check it out on the internet.

...In case you were wondering, the song he's dancing to is 10cc's "Dreadlock Holiday". As you were.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Playlist for April 22, 2008

Louis XIV - Louis XIV
Devo - Girl U Want
Two Gallants - Las Cruces Jail
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Cat Power - He War
Feist - Mushaboom
Blondie - Heart of Glass
The Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
Nada Surf - Do It Again
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
The Dandy Warhols - Smoke It
The White Stripes - In The Cold Cold Night
The Beauty Shop - I Got Issues
Cat Stevens - I Think I See The Light
After the Fire - Der Kommissar
Belle and Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Take Ecstasy With Me
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
O Katrina! - The Black Lips
Gang of Four - I Love A Man In Uniform
Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
The Smiths - Panic
The Velvet Underground - Heroin

Saturday, April 19, 2008


So here's the first post. I'll try to update playlists, etc. when possible, and let you know about events coming to the Chicagoland area I think are particularly sweet. Enjoy. And if you have any requests, send them to me at There you have it.