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    • August 21, 2021 6:55 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be hitting the airwaves on Saturday August 21st from Noon to 2:00PM EST. There will be loads of new garage-punk tunes for your listening pleasure. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • August 7, 2021 1:51 PM CDT
    • Playlist 08-07-21

      DUH - New By Ronco
      False Prophets - Blind Obedience
      Cro-Mags - Signs Of The Times
      U.S. Chaos - Message of Love
      Vacuum Cleaners - Pour Le Pied
      Sorels - Spring Break
      Beatersband - My Mother Plays Rock N Roll
      Freddie Dilevi - In The Light Of A New Day
      Dirt Byrds - Call Around
      Neighborhood Brats - I Weep For The Future
      Suzi Moon - Nuthin To Me
      Manic Hispanic - Chancla Abuser
      Healthy Junkies - Lion in a Circus
      Hospital Food - History
      Mel Machete - Rock N Roll Ritual
      Giftshop - Kewl With Me
      Sorrows - Street Punk Blues
      Beebe Gallini - Busy Izzy
      Wipes - Messed Up
      Rollin Machine - Rattlesnake
      Low Spirits - Gonna Make You Cry
      Velvet Starlings - Clours On The Canvas
      Mal Thursday Quintet - High Flying Bird
      R.U. Handies - Raining Teardrops
      Pale Lips - Candy Song
      Dean Landew - David's Ford
      Geoff Palmer - Tomorrow
      Cursed Idols - Feelin'Good Readin' A Book
      We Hate You Please Die - Cult
      Los Chicos - A Kingdom of Coolness
      Peppermint Kicks - Shag '72
      Eastbay - Radio
      Headspace - Punk Rock Girl
      Von Erichs - Figure Four
      Trade - The Chosen Few
      Dirty Denims - Better Believe It
      Last Carousel - Mudslide
      Christopher Peifer - In The Social Distance
      Miscalculations - Conclusion of Chronology
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • August 7, 2021 7:00 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday August 7th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Just tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • July 24, 2021 1:54 PM CDT
    • Playlist 07-24-21

      AC/DC - Live Wire
      Upper Crust - We're Finished With Finishing School
      Dirty Denims - Better Believe It
      Rose Tattoo - Nice Boys
      Manic Hispanic - Chancla Abuser
      Neighborhood Brats - Miss America
      Von Erichs - Texas Tornado
      Mel Machete - Good Luck Boys
      Trade - All Grown Up
      Suzi Moon - I'm Not A Man
      Cheats - Rock and Roll Love Letter
      Freddie Dilevi - In The Light Of A New Day
      Cursed Idols - Feelin Good Readin a Book
      Mal Thursday Quintet - High Flying Bird
      Last Carousel - Mudslide
      Velvet Starlings - There's Nobody There
      Christpher Peifer - Midnight Radio
      Adam Wilcox (feat. Alan Murphy) - Cradle
      Speed of Sound - No Kicks
      Beatersband - Love I Can Be With You
      Hospital food - Wild Wild Times
      Rollin Machine - Rattlesnake
      Johnny Mafia - TV & Disney
      Manuals - When The Tanks Roll Over Poland (Again)
      Legal Weapon - Interior Hearts
      X - I See Red
      TSOL - Nice Guys
      Overkill - What Do You Want
      Scientists - Frantic Romantic
      Victims - Television Addict
      Exploding White Mice - Enemies
      Saints - Wild About You
      Wipes - Elise
      Dean Landew - Cathi D'Silva
      Geoff Palmer - A Hard Day's Life
      R.U. Handies - Raining Teardrops
      Los Chicos - I Hate Silence
      East Bay - Radio
      Edge - Newport Gestapo
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • July 24, 2021 6:37 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday July 24th from Noon -2:00PM EST. Listen in by tuning your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it from the link at

    • July 10, 2021 1:48 PM CDT
    • Playlist 07-10-21

      Devil Dogs - Back in the City
      Ramones - I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
      D Generation - No Way Out
      Dictators - Stay With Me
      Suzi Moon - Special Place In Hell
      Mel Machete - Ruff Cut Diamond
      Dity Denims - Rock N Roll All Night
      Sorels - She's In The Gang
      Dean Landew - David's Ford
      Peppermint Kicks - Hey Fanzine
      Idolizers - (Whatever Happened to the) Radio
      Shakin' Nightmares - Riding Away
      Velvet Starlings - No Regrets
      Beatersband - Love I Can Be With You
      Manuals - When The Tanks Roll Over Poland (Again)
      Slow Faction - Bubble Gum For Josh
      Adam Wilcox (Feat. Alan Murphy) - Cradle
      Last Carousel - Seven Days Too Long
      R.U. Handies - Leave My Kitten Alone
      Velvet Attack - Human Doll
      Neighborhood Brats - Signs and Semantics
      Irmans - Hermano
      Von Erichs - Neidhart
      Cheats - Cussin Crying Carrying On
      Rollin Machine - Rattlesnake
      Nathan and the Outpatients - Flesh From The Bone
      Automatics - Shine Everlasting
      Wipes - Can't Stop
      Geoff Palmer - This Monkey
      Anton Barbeau - Salt Lick
      Smoggers - Shame On You
      Routes - Fashion Victim
      French Girls - Aerobicise
      Les Becasses - Drifting Away
      Dents - Mistreatment
      Stupidity - Stupid Like Me
      Motörhead - Iron Fist
      MC5 - Poison
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • July 10, 2021 6:46 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be hitting the airwaves and the web on Saturday July 10th from Noon to 2:00PM EST. You can listen by tuning your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • June 26, 2021 1:49 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06/26/21

      Baby Woodrose - Never Coming Back
      Velvet Starlings - She Said (She Said)
      Shakin' Nightmares - Riding Away
      Cheats - Rock and Roll Love Letter
      Peppermint Kicks - Hey Fanzine
      Idolizers - Action
      Dirty Denims - Better Believe
      Sorels - She's In The Gang
      Noise Detectors Inc. - Faith
      Undertones - His Good Looking Girlfriend
      Stiff Little Fingers - Sad-Eyed People
      Saints - Simple Love
      Speed of Sound - No Kicks
      Dany Laj and the Looks - Wanted To Be Loved
      Irmans - I Wanna See You
      Old Town Crier - You
      Pale Lips - Don't Take Your Switchblade to New York
      Les Becasses - Bloody Winter
      Beatersband - Love I Can Be With You
      Cobra & The Daggers - Heatwave
      R. U. Handies - Raining Teardrops
      Velvet Attack - Human Doll
      Smoggers - Because I Love You
      Routes - Trapped Inside
      Wipes - One Thing
      Nathan and the Outpatients - Goodbye Miss World
      Slow Faction - Bubble Gum For Josh
      Stupidity - Stupid Like Me
      Mel Machete - Machete Gang
      Stacy Crowne - Dead of Night
      Black Sheriff - Love Exorcist
      Suzi Moon - Nuthin To Me
      Last Carousel - Seven Days Too Long
      Automatics - Black Velvet Elvis
      Geoff Palmer - This Monkey
      Avem - Across The Water
      Neighborhood Brats - FFBF
      Von Erichs - Elizabeth
      Mcrackins - Days of the Week
      Incurables - Muskrat Love
      Dan Swanö - Lucretia My Reflection
      Godfathers - Gone to Texas

    • June 26, 2021 7:19 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air from Noon-2:15PM EST on Saturday June 26th. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it from the link at

    • June 12, 2021 1:52 PM CDT
    • Playlist 06-12-21

      Sporting Bachelors - In The Garage
      Andy Shernoff - My Imaginary Friend
      Backyard Babies - U.F.O. Romeo
      Ism - I Think I Love You
      Neighborhood Brats - Transitional Housing
      Suck - (I'm A) Secret Agent
      Irmans - Hermano
      Avem - Flying Back To You
      Wipes - Precious Time
      Les Becasses - Bloody Winter
      Lucky Dangerous - Let It Roll
      Dents - Want It Back
      Dickies - Manny, Moe & Jack
      Geoff Palmer - Many More Drugs
      Beatersband - Love I Can Be With You
      Cobra & The Daggers - Crutches
      Friendly Hopefuls - The Punks of 76
      Black Rooster - 74-75
      Slow Faction - Bubblegum For Josh
      Nathan and the Outpatients - Eye of the Storm
      Suzi Moon - I'm Not A Man
      Black Sheriff - No No No
      Cheats - Cussin Crying Carrying On
      Deadlock - Temple of Love
      Velvet Starlings - Back of the Train
      Routes - Fashion Victim
      Smoggers - Fuzz Me In The Cave
      Last Carousel - Eight Miles High
      Stupidity - Stupid Like Me
      Banana Men - The Crusher
      Curt Florczak - Take Me to Lost Cities
      Mal Thursday Quintet - Don't Want You Either
      Noise Detectors Inc - Faith
      Velvet Attack - Human Doll
      Beatnik Termites - Teardrops & Lollipops
      Los Chicos - I Don't Wanna Learn Anymore
      Stacy Crown - Radar Love
      Beware The Wolves - Wherever You Play
      Mcrackins - We Like To Make Records
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • June 12, 2021 6:50 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday June 12th from Noon-2:00 PM EST. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • May 29, 2021 1:52 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-29-21

      Leaving Trains - Bob Hope
      Suck - Fantasy Beer League
      Black Sheriff - Drinkin Out Loud
      Geoff Palmer - Many More Drugs
      Suzi Moon - Special Place In Hell
      Avengers - Teenage Rebel
      Neighborhood Brats - Bombay Beach Party Death Camp
      Morbs - Nothing Nothing Nothing
      Curt Florczak - Take Me To Lost Cities
      Noise Detectors, Inc. - Faith
      Beatnik Termites - Summer Summer
      99ers - Rochester Girl
      Wipes - Frightened
      Professionals - White Light/White Heat
      Godfathers - If I Only Had Time
      Blue Hearts - Be Nice
      Daeonia - Alice
      Healthy Junkies - May Day
      Cheap Trick - Light Up The Fire
      Black Rooster - Maladjusted
      Smoggers - A Day With You
      Mal Thursday Quintet - I Gotta Be Me
      Routes - Hello I Shove You
      Velvet Starlings - Cause A Commotion
      Briefs - She's The Rat
      Les Becasses - Drifting Away
      Private Function - Sleep Paralysis
      Beware The Wolves - Still Here
      Irmans - I Wanna See You
      Lucky Dangerous - Damned If I Do Damned If You Don't
      Forty Nineteens - It's For Fun (That's All We're Living For)
      Dollyrots - Make Me Hot
      French Girls - Soda Pop
      Los Chicos - The Price
      Kewpid - Star Crossed Love
      Idolizers - Riot Radio
      Dictators - Let's Get The Band Back Together
      Dents - Homeless
      Sellwoods - Down In The Alley
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • May 29, 2021 7:52 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Show will be hitting the airwaves on Saturday May 29th from Noon-2:00PM EST. Tune your radio to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY or stream it live from the link at

    • May 15, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
    • Playlist 05-15-21

      Barrence Whitfield and the Savages - Corner Man
      Krayolas - Aw Tonight
      Dents - Want It Back
      Pale Lips - Hiding From The Moon
      Black Rooster - Smashing Windows
      Beware The Wolves - Wherever You Play
      Atomic Zeros - Target Earth
      No Breakfast Goodbye - No Dice
      Greenhornes - Can't Stand It
      Billionaire Boys Club - Good Girls
      Red Planet - Get Back At You
      Strike - Call of the Wild
      Wipes - Messed Up
      Les Becasses - Drifting Away
      Healthy Junkies - Mayday
      My Latest Failure - It's Complicated
      Dictators - God Damn New York
      Cheap Trick - Light Up The Fire
      Dollyrots - Make Me Hot
      Idolizers - (Whatever Happened to the) Radio
      Susan Surftone - The Lonely Bull
      Last Carousel - Guitar Sweet-Sour
      Routes - Sophisticated Sasquatch
      Les Freres Tyran - KrachMan vs la Femme Mouche
      Smoggers - It's My Time
      Velvet Starlings - All About You
      Southern Culture On The Skids - Run Baby Run
      Noise Detectors, Inc. - Faith
      Black Sheriff - Supersonic
      Suck - Jug Jackets
      Los Chicos - I Don't Wanna Learn Anymore
      False Positives - Do It Wrong All Over Again
      Inskirts - Skating
      Smalltown Tigers - Five Things
      Beatnik Termites - Rubber City Roller Girl
      Hot Laundry - Shake
      Lucky Dangerous - Let It Roll
      Forty Nineteens - We're Ging To Las Vegas
      Duncan Reid and the Big Heads - Kelly's Gone Insane
      Brad Marino - Taililghts Fade
      French Girls - Summertime
      Irmans - Hermano
      Sellwoods - Volcano Girl
      Godfathers - Gone To Texas

    • May 15, 2021 7:03 AM CDT
    • The Jeff of the Future Radio Show will be on the air and the web on Saturday May 15th . I have more songs than time to play, so I decided some overtime will be necessary today. Tune your radio dial to 89.7 WITR-FM in Rochester, NY from Noon-2:15PM EST or stream it live from the link at

    • August 9, 2021 5:05 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist August 9/2021


      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood OG Records 1989.
      2. CJ Lee….Nowhere Bound Train….from his recent Hitchcock Sequel release and a former Aussie living in Exeter Ontario. This guy plays around and you gotta check out his live shows!
      3. Spit Jr…Emotional Suitcase….latest single from this local dynamo. Check out the video for this as it’s a fun one.
      4. Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers….All Mae….from the recent Tremblin’ double CD on Dirty Water Records. A greatest hits comp that covers their career so far.
      5. Tami Neilson….Sister Mavis….from her recent Chick A Boom! release and a Canadian living in New Zealand. Tami’s toured through London twice, caught her most recent show and it was Fantastic!! Can’t wait for Tami to come back through this area.
      6. Lowdown Dirty Mojos….Shotgun Wedding….from their recent Stone Cold Groovers release and from Hamilton. Lead singer/guitarist Paul Wootton used to play in Spiral Scratch many years ago and next week we’ll be playing some live Spiral Scratch from 8/17/1981 as part of a special covering the 40th anniversary of Doug and Rose’s Stag party at the Cedar Lounge. We’ll also be playing some….
      7. Certain General….Touch…..from a 2018 7” of 1981 recordings, when they made their first appearance here in London Ontario. We’ll be playing that first appearance on next week’s show. We’ll also be spinning some tracks from the about to be released Downtown double vinyl release. This will be recordings from 1981, a few have been released prior, but in Downtown they’ve been cleaned up and re-mastered. Heard a few tracks and it sounds Fantastic!
      8. Mononegatives….Living In The Age….from the recent Apparatus Division release and from right here in London Ontario.
      9. Deadly Hearts….The Wobble….from a self titled release from 2011 and from Halifax. Features Myles Deck who has played in many bands since and before.
      10. Link Wray….Run Chicken Run….from his Early Recordings on the Ace label.
      11. Routes….Can’t Be Helped….from their recent Instrumentals II on Groovie Records and this combo is from Japan. Just heard the Routes have yet another brand new release.
      12. ZZ Top….Jesus Just Left Chicago….from the 1973 Tres Hombres release and goes out to Dusty Hill who passed very recently.
      13. ZZ Top…..Bar-B-Q….from the Rio Grande Mud release from 1972.
      14. Moving Sidewalks….99th Floor….from the self titled release on Eva records and was recorded in 1967. This was ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons former band and this song used to be covered locally by 63 Monroe.
      15. Undertakers….Unchain My Heart….1966 recording on the compilation Texas Punk Groups From the 60’s.  Most of you have probably heard the Gruesomes version of this one.
      16. The Outcasts….I’m In Pittsburgh….1966 recording on the compilation Flashback Volume 2 and these guys were from San Antonio Texas.
      17. The Spades….We Sell Soul….1965 recording from the compilation Epitaph For A Legend. This features Roky Erickson on vocals/guitar prior to him joining the 13th Floor Elevators.
      18. Bob Bryden & Long Day Journey…Mr Blues Takes A Trip…from the recent Love In The Atomic Age and is available as double vinyl or single CD at many indy record stores now.
      19. Hook Up….Silver Kiss….from their 2011 Tomorrow And Today release and were based in Montreal when this was released. They played London many times, including a live to air on Radio WW several years ago.
      20. High Dials….Diamonds In The Dark…from their 2003 A New Devotion and from Montreal
      21. Sunday Sinners….It’s So Lonely…from their 2006 Sweet Jam release and also from Montreal.
      22. Deadly Snakes…Graveyard Shake…from their 2001 I’m Not Your Soldier Anymore. Around this time they played Call The Office and Greg Cartwright (Oblivion) was in the band which was kind of neat to see and hear.
      23. TVD…Don’t Ask Me…from their recent Avec release and from London Ontario.
      24. Chickens….Superbee….from their self titled release that came out in 2000 and is 4/5 of UIC.
      25. Steel River….Southbound Train….from their 1971 A Better Road release.
      26. Pointed Sticks….She’s Not Alone Anymore….from their 2009 3 Lefts Make A Right release and from Vancouver. This was their first reunion release and sounds almost the same as their late 70’s/early 80’s records.
      27. The Move….Do Ya….from their Best of and is a 1972 recording.
      28. Small Faces…. All Or Nothing….from the Decca Years box set and this is a 1967 recording.
      29. Small Faces….Whatcha Gonna Do About It….as above.
      30. Secrets….I’ll Cry Tomorrow….from the Teenage Rampage CD version that came out in 1997 on OPM Records. Love the bass line on this track, played by John Hamilton, who had been the Diodes drummer prior to joining the Secrets.
      31. Diodes….Shapes Of Things To Come….from the Time Damage Live 1978 release on Rave Up Records. This is what went out over the airwaves of CHUM FM back 3/3/1978 as this was a live to air deal that had some backroom dealings to get played onair. And according to the Diodes, this is what they really sounded like live back then.
      32. Diodes….Child Star…live recording from Call The Office 11/18/2001 on their last visit here. John Hamilton wasn’t drumming, he was playing keyboards that night and they had a fill in drummer.
      33. Plugz…. Better Luck….from their 1981 Better Luck release and from East LA.
      34. Godfrey & Friends….Down Whittier Blvd….from the compilation East Side Sound Volume 2 that came out in 2000.
      35. Mark & The Escorts….Get Your Baby… above.
      36. Blendells….Get Your Baby… above and a different take on the same song.
      37. The Brat….Highschool….from the compilation Los Angelinos and came out in 1983.


      Thanks for taking the time to tune in, or read the above, send an email, text, message, phone, mail, telegram and telegraph to keep us informed.

      Next week we’re doing a special on Doug and Rose’s Stag that was held on Aug 17/1981 at the Cedar Lounge. 5 bands played that night; Nach Dem Tode, Radio 4, Spiral Scratch, Zellots and from NYC Certain General. We’ll be playing the live recordings of 4 of these bands (haven’t located NDT’s recording from that night) and also playing a bit of the soon to be released Downtown, a double vinyl record that was recorded right around the same time.


      Upcoming Live Shows

      Full Throttle is at Dundas And Sons Brewing Company this Saturday at 10PM.

      Galea and the Galvinators are at Port Burwell this Saturday at 8PM

      63 Monroe is at the Richmond with James Clark Hangover August 21

    • July 19, 2021 5:04 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist July 19/2021 London Music Club Special


      This show is about the recently closed down, London Music Club. In its 17 or so years existence, this club hosted literally a ton of bands/artists from around the world. Today on Radio WW, we’re going to play some of the many that we saw there over the years. And we talk a little about the club in between sets.

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989 OG Records.
      2. Spit Jr…..Emotional Suitcase….brand new single from Spit Jr. Spit played solo and with several bands, including Dashboard Rattle at the London Music Club (LMC).
      3. Edgar Breau….from his recent Flag Of The World release and Edgar, along with Simply Saucer bassists Kevin Christoff put on an amazing set at LMC many years ago.
      4. CJ Lee….Blaxland City Line….from his recent Hitchcock Sequel release and he’s an Australian living in the Exeter Ontario area now.  CJ’s live shows are rumoured to be fantastic!
      5. Ginger St James…. Hair Of The Blackdog…from her 2016 One For The Money and we got to see Ginger for a memborable show at the LMC.
      6. Chuckee Zehr….Shake Like Elvis…. From her recent Laugh Lines Crows Feet release and Chuckee played LMC many times over the years.
      7. Wanda Jackson….Funnel Of Love…from the 2003 Heart Trouble release featuring Lux and Ivy of The Cramps. It was mind bogling to see Wanda in such an intimate performance with The Rizdales backing her up.
      8. Tom Wilson….I’m In Love With The System….from his 2006 Dog Years release and it was a packed show when we saw Tom at the LMC.
      9. Frank Ridsdale and Slugfest….The Water Road….from their 2006 release, The Port. Frank has played LMC countless times, even hosting Christmas and New Years parties there.
      10. Dashboard Rattle….1979….from their self titled release and we’ve only seen Dashboard once, and it was at the LMC.
      11. Bloodshot Bill….Love Me Twice….from his 2016 Guitar Boy on Norton Records. The first time we brought Bill into town, this is where we had the show. The Dropouts and Black Holes were also on the bill and the show rocked out and introduced a lot of people to Bill. Next time we brought Bill into town was at the Victoria Tavern, as part of our Rockabilly Massacre series of shows.
      12. Black Holes….Miss Pearl….recorded live at the Brunswick.  Black Holes were from London and my fave local rockabilly band to go see.
      13. Jason & The Nomads….Earthquake….from his 2006 Warpspeed Ahead release and from London. Jason performed at the LMC as part of the rockabilly shows that Shakin’ Kats (heard Wednesday evenings here on radiowestern) used to put on. They brought many fine bands to the LMC.
      14. Paul James….Good Old Rock’n’Roll…from his 1984 Almost Crazy release. Only saw Paul at the LMC once, but man oh man that was one wild and crazy show!! One of my all time fave shows at the LMC!
      15. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats…Halfway To Memphis….from their Rip It Up release and from London Ontario. Heard a rumour that they might be doing some new recording in the near future.
      16. Royal Crowns…Greasy Corpse…from their 32 Miles From Memphis release and feature Teddy Fury on the tubs.  We’ve seen these guys live a few times, every show is nothing short of fantastic! So precise, so clean, so perfect!!
      17. 24th Street Wailers…. Spitfire….from their 2015 Where Evil Grows release. Another shitkicker of a show and we were hoping they would come back, but never happened.
      18. Twin Fin…Let’s Get Drinkin’…from their 2015 Whiskey Wine & Venom Blood release and from London.
      19. Andre Bisson….How Many Times….from his 2017 Break release. Took a chance on this show as we weren’t familiar with the band, but they had horns so we went. We were very pleasantly surprised as the horns sounded so clear and loud at the LMC.
      20. Galea….Come On In My Kitchen….from her 2005 Diary Of A Bad Housewife release. Galea has played LMC many times, as part of her Galvanizers and in Slugfest.
      21. Pack AD…. Snow….from their 2007 debut, Tintype. Pack AD played here a couple times until they had enough of a fanbase to pack Call The Office.
      22. TVD…I’m Not In Love….from their recent Avec release and TVD played as part of a bash put on my Larry and Cathy to celebrate their anniversary a couple years ago. This was a really fun show as most everyone knew everyone else and I even got to DJ between sets.
      23. Dropouts….Sucker Punch….from their 2005 After School Specials release and from London. They did their last London show here, prior to moving to Vancouver.
      24. Evil Farm Children….Border Blaster….from their Evilling release from 2008 and they played LMC as part of Rena’s birthday bash a few years back.
      25. The Speaking Tongues….Run To My Door….from their 2008 self titled debut and they played with Evil Farm Children at Rena’s LMC bash.
      26. White Cowbell Oklahoma….Take Me Down To Mexico….from their soon to be released Textos Raros Volume 1 2001 to 2021. One of only 2 bands we’re playing today that didn’t play the LMC.
      27. Dany Laj & The Looks….Pick It Up….from their brand new Ten Easy Pieces and the second and last band we’re playing today that didn’t play the LMC.
      28. Young Rival….T Shirt and Shorts….from their 2010 self titled release and from Hamilton.  Young Rival played with Pack AD at one of their LMC shows.
      29. Johnny Terrien & the Bad Lieutenants….The Grey and the Black….from their 2017 Half Wits release and a Demic cover. RIP to JD Weatherstone, Demics drummer who passed away yesterday.
      30. 63 Monroe…Dear John…from their 2006 Last Exit To Rawk’n’Roll release and from London Ontario.
      31. Black Frame Spectacle….Bust Out The Boogie…from their 2012 Grady Sessions II release and they played with Pack AD at LMC.
      32. Mountain Of Wolves….Call My Name….from their 2017 self titled release and from London Ontario.
      33. Comos….One Step Back….from their 2006 Bandwidth release. Comos held their record release party here and it was packed to the rafters!   LMC was great about having record/CD release parties.
      34. Cordcalling….When I Scream….from their 2010 Obsessed By The Light release and from London Ontario.
      35. Rizdales…High Heeled Homewrecker….from their 2007 Radio Country release and they played LMC many times.
      36. Frank Ridsdale…..Mod Mod World….from his 2003 Mod World Old World release and Frank played LMC countless times over the years.

      Big Thanx to all that took time to listen, read the above, send texts, messages, emails, phone calls etc….

      And Thanx to Pete Denomme and his crew at the London Music Club for playing host to so many great artists/bands over the years!

      Back again next week and we’ll do a trib to Jimmy Weatherstone, Demics drummer, who passed away yesterday.

    • June 28, 2021 5:38 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 28/2021.  Canada Day Special

      All Canadian acts on this one, as Canada Day is just a couple days away. This is barely scratching the surface as there is so much great talent in Canada.

      1. Nomeansno…..Oh Canaduh…..from a 1991 7” and a cover of a Subhumans song. 
      2. Deja Voodoo…..Blast Off…from their 1986 Swamp Of Love release and from Montreal.  Tony and Gerard of Deja Voodoo were OG Records back then and they put out loads of cool releases,  many of which topped the college radio charts across Canada back in the mid to late 80’s. Check out any of their legendary It Came From Canada series for a look at great Canadian music in the 80’s.
      3. K.V. Raucous & The Cavedwellers….  It Came from the Swamp….from his recent Beach Party At Drac’s and this is a one man band from Calgary.
      4. UIC….Green Lady…from their Wiseman Sessions, recorded in the late 80’s and properly released in 2016 on Yeah Right Records. Personally I think if this was released when it was originally recorded, things would have gone much different for UIC and they would have been playing much larger gigs.
      5. TVD…C’mon And Tell Me Off….from their recent Avec release and from right here in London Ontario. 3 vets of the late 70’s punk scene that have still got it and have a great time playing.
      6. Enchanters….Torture Chamber….from their latest 7” and it’s on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg. Enchanters home base is Toronto and have played London at least once.
      7. Lowdown Dirty Mojos….Mystic Highway 6….from the brand new Stone Cold Groovers release and from Hamilton Ontario. Singer/guitarist Paul Wootton got his start in The Sinners, one of the first combos to release vinyl in the London Ontario punk scene.
      8. Chuckee Zehr….Finish What We Started…..from her recent Laugh Lines Crow’s Feet release and from London Ontario.
      9. Nash The Slash….Fever Dream….from his 1978 Bedside Companion release and from Toronto.
      10. Roger Zuraw….Fine Weather Blues….from his 2019 Remembering The Lakeshore release and from Etobicoke.
      11. Stompin’ Tom Connors…..The Hockey Song….from the 1972 Hockey Song release and a timely song. You can’t get any more Canadian than The Stomper!
      12. Bloodshot Bill…..High & Dry…..from a 7” on Norton Records from 2007. 
      13. Dany Laj & The Looks….Till Jockey’s Lament….from their brand new 10 Easy Pieces release. Once things get back somewhat to normal, hopefully Dany Laj will come back to London to play again as it’s been way too long!!
      14. Cluttered….The Toll….from a brand new release called Accidents and from Halifax.
      15. Joey Shithead Keithley & His Band Of Rebels….When Power Came To Canada….2007 release and from Burnaby BC where Joey is a city councillor.
      16. The Supreme Bagg Team….Flip Flip Flip….from a 1988 7” and from Toronto. Future UIC guitarist Dave Dysart was in this combo.
      17. Chris Houston….Einstein’s Brain’s In Hamilton….from a 2013 7” and supposedly a true story.
      18. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings….Leen On Your Peers….from their 1999 Kings Of Love release and Congrats to Tom Wilson on his 2012 City Of Hamilton Award for Life Time Achievement Honoree for his work over the years as an author, musician and painter.
      19. Tom Wilson…Super Sun Natural…from his 2006 Dog Years release.
      20. Florida Razors….New York’s Screamin’…from their Half A Rock’n’Roll Record mid 80’s and this was the first of many bands we’ve met Tom Wilson in over the years.
      21. Teenage Head….Top Down….from a 1978 7” and sometimes referred to as the Beach Boys version due to the great harmony vocals.
      22. The Poles….CN Tower….from a 1977 7” and from Toronto.
      23. Edgar Breau…..Flag Of The World….from his recent Shadows Of ecstasy release and from Hamilton. Edgar is the guitarist/vocalist and long time member of Simply Saucer.
      24. Bob Bryden and Long Day Journey….Flower Balm….from their recent Love In The Atomic Age that Bob is hand delivering to record stores across the region. Check your fave record store for this one.
      25. Ugly Ducklings….That’s Just A Thought That I Had In My Mind…..from a 1966 7” and the first record I ever bought by this band. And on their Somewhere Outside long player.
      26. Evaporators…..Winnipeg ’64….from a 1993 7” from this Vancouver combo that features Nardwuar the Human Serviette on vocals and attitude.
      27. Deverons….She’s Your Lover….from a compilation called Wyld Canada and is one of the bands that Nardwuar mentions, as is…..
      28. The Quid….Crazy Things…..from a 1965 7”
      29. Painted Ship…..And She Said Yes…..from a compilation called Wyld Canada and from Vancouver. Led by Captain William Hay, this combo released only 2 singles, both double sided monsters!
      30. Haunted….1 2 5…..from a 1966 7” and from Montreal.
      31. A Passing Fancy…..I’m Losing Tonight….from 1968 Toronto and re-ished on Ugly Pop Records a few years ago. The single has way more wallop than the album version of this song.
      32. Gruesomes….What’s Your Problem….from their debut longplayer, Tyrants Of Teen Trash on OG Records from 1986 and available via Ricochet Sound on CD.
      33. Drums Along The Gardiner…..Fish….from their only 7” and from Toronto 1988.
      34. Stolen Minks…..Boys On The Floor…..from their debut release from 2005 and from Halifax.
      35. Smugglers…..Canadian Ambassadors….from their 1992 Atlanta Whiskey Flats release and this band was indeed filled with Canadian Ambassadors.
      36. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet….Our Weapons Are Useless….from their debut single from 1985 and from Toronto.


      Big Thanx to all that took some time to listen, send an email, message, text, shoutout, hey etc!! Back again next week in the same timeslot.

    • June 14, 2021 6:44 PM CDT

      Radio What Wave June 14th 2021 Playlist




      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989
      2. Edgar Breau…Flag Of The World….from the brand new Shadows Of ecstasy release. Edgar was/is lead guitarist vocalist for Simply Saucer and this was the first project he did when SS ended originally. It’s taken almost 30 years, but this is finally out!
      3. Luckies….Lover’s Curse….download from this Montreal rock’n’roll/rockabilly outfit. Had the pleasure of seeing them at The Wheel via the internet a couple weeks back and really enjoyed them!
      4. Nathaniel Mayer….Village Of Love….1962 release on Fortune Records out of Detroit and a great mixture of doowop and soul.
      5. Dany Laj and the Looks….You and Me….from their brand new Ten Easy Pieces release that just came out on vinyl and CD. Copies are going fast and really looking forward to Dany Laj coming back to London to play some of these songs.
      6. Miesha & The Spanks….SOS…..from their recent Singles EP and from Calgary.
      7. Tuns….Keeping Options Open….from the recent Duly Noted release. Features Mike O’Neil from the Inbreds, Chris Murphy from Sloan and Matt Murphy from Super Friends. Kind of a super power pop type combo!  Saw them a couple years ago at Call The Office and they sound as good live as on record.
      8. Spy’s….Underground…..originally came out on a 1980 7” and the band has remastered this for the online market. Spy’s were from Windsor Ontario and used to play the Cedar Lounge here in London fairly often, before renaming themselves The Nelsons.
      9. Satanic Togas….Strange Attraction….recent single on Goodbye Boozy Records and from Australia.
      10. Space Slave….Yeah….from the Spacement Tapes and from London Ontario. One of the many Shawn MacDonald bands in this town and all are really good!
      11. Ultra 5….Mystery Track….from their 1991 Reincarnation release and from NYC.  They played London once, back in late 1992 at the Electric Banana.
      12. Bob Bryden & Long Day Journey….Happenin’ Street….from the brand new Love In The Atomic Age which is now hitting record stores thanks to Bob driving all over the place.
      13. Mononegatives….Neighbots….from the brand new Apparatus Division release and from London Ontario. First press of the record sold out immediately and second pressing is in the works.  I’ve seen a couple of great reviews of this one and it certainly lives up to them.
      14. Petroleum Byproduct….Mad About Plaid…from the 2009 Superficial Artificial release and from Vancouver.
      15. JJ Burnel….Do The European….from his 1979 solo Euroman Cometh release. JJ is the longtime bass player for the Stranglers.
      16. Kevin Dunn….Nadine….from the compilation Declaration Of Independents that came out in 1979. A totally different take on the Chuck Berry standard with the electronics in the forefront. Kevin was the guy who engineered the very first version of Rock Lobster, prior to the B52’s going big time.
      17. Autogramm….Bad Day…from the recent No Rules release and from Vancouver.
      18. The Perks….McPig….from their only 7” that came out in 1978 and from London Ontario. A bunch of highschool kids decide to make a record and this is what came out.                                           This is the beginning of a set that looked at Awes Recording Studio (and label) which was based in downtown London and was the first studio in this area to record punk/new wave.
      19. Friendly Fire….Junior Senility….from their 1979 4 song EP that was on the Awes label. Looking for any kind of info on this band as no one I’ve talked to knows anything about this mystery band.
      20. Uranus…..53 Buick….from their 1978 4 song EP on Awes Records. Uranus went on to the Trilogy label where they had a top 10 hit with You’re So Square 2 years later.
      21. Demics….Factories….from the NYC CD on OPM Records.  Recorded in Feb 1978, 2 months after the band’s very first show and gives you an idea of how fast the Demics were evolving back then.
      22. Demics….Talk’s Cheap….as above and this is a different version than what is on their Talk’s Cheap EP.
      23. Boy From Nowhere….Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White….recorded live at St Stephans Hall here in London 6/15/1985.  This is from our wedding bash as are the next 2 bands.
      24. UIC….Nowhere To Run…..recorded live at St Stephan’s Hall as above.
      25. 3D Invisibles…..5 Year Mission….from a 1984 7” and this Detroit combo were the headliners at the above bash.
      26. Ultra 5…My Only Desire….from their 1992 House O’Fun release and features Tara on the lead vocals.
      27. Amy Rigby….Dancing With Joey Ramone….from her 2005 Little Fugitive release and covered by many since as it’s such a great tune!
      28. Government….Only Drive My Car…..from the 1979 Electric Eye release and from Toronto.  One of the few late 70’s new wave/punk combos from Toronto that didn’t play London.
      29. Gary US Bonds….I Wanta Holler….from the compilation  Songs We Taught The Detroit Cobras.
      30. King Khan….King Of The Jungle…..from his 3 Hairs and You’re Mine release from 2001.  Right around the time of this release, King Khan and His Shrines played Call The Office here in London and there were as many people in the band as in the crowd! The band still put on a stellar show and have never come back since…
      31. Cramps…. Get Off The Road….from the 12” of the same name and came out in 1986.
      32. Cramps….Kizmiaz….from the 12” of the same name and came out in 1986
      33. Melissa McClelland….Passenger 24….from the 2006 Thumbelina’s One Night Stand release. First heard this on the excellent Renny’s Riot that happens every Wednesday at 1:30 on CKCU.
      34. Tom Wilson….I’m In Love With The System….from his 2006 Dog Years release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      35. Jerry Jerry & The Sons Of Rhythm Orchestra…..Bad Idea….from their 1985 Road Gore release on OG Records and from Edmonton.
      36. Flamin’ Groovies….Comin’ After Me…..from their 1970 Flamingo release.
      37. Gene Vincent….Race With The Devil….from a Greatest Hits release.
      38. Randall Pee Coltrane…..Vaxanation Blues…..recent single and a timely one!


       Heard every Monday at 6PM on radiowestern CHRW 94.9FM out of London Ontario Canada


      Thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show, and/or send an email, text, message, Hey, mail, smoke signals etc!


      Next week our theme is summer as we’ll be airing on June 21.


    • June 7, 2021 5:56 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist June 7/2021 


      This is an all London Ontario show, as it’s Music Week here in London Ontario. Just a sample of some of the great artists that come from here.


      1. Jim Ashby….Speed City….from a 7” that originally came out in 1970, and was re-ished on the Speed City Records label in 2007.
      2. Demics….Heart Of The City….recorded live at the Cedar Lounge 1978.  This is probably the first song I ever heard the Demics do live and it always reminds me of those times.
      3. Uranus….Secret Agent Man….the flip side of their top 10 single, You’re So Square and from 1980.
      4. Grant Smith & The Power….Keep On Runnin’…from their 1968 hit single.
      5. Doug Varty Band….Kickin’ Ass….from their 2012 Feel Free release and sounding a lot like AC DC.
      6. Thundermug….Africa….from their 1972 Strikes release and this was a hit single. Sometimes called the loudest band in the world, these guys are still around doing various musical projects.
      7. Sheep Look Up….Jumper….recorded live at Key West by Reid Smith (RIP) brother of guitarist Gilbert Smith and major cheerleader for the band.
      8. Thunder Queens….And Then We Go….from their 7” that came out just over a year ago and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      9. Mononegatives….Sure Shock….from their first single and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards. They have a brand new album out and we’ll be playing a track from that on next week’s edition.
      10. Dave Rocket & The Jobbers….Hey Yo….from a brand new 7” and nominated in the punk category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      11. Full Throttle….Lockdown….from their very first demo and they are in the High School Battle Of The Bands this week. Most likely the only band in the battle that has recorded a demo that’s been given radio airplay.
      12. Chuckee Zehr….Lie To Me Baby….from the recent Laugh Lines and Crow’s Feet release and nominated in the blues category at the Forest City London Music Awards.
      13. Rizdales….Honky Tonk Honeymoon…from their 2018 Lucky Enough release and mentions London and the Richmond Hotel in the lyrics. Nominated in the country category in the Forest City London Music Awards.
      14. Johnny & The Canadians….Say Yeah!...from their 1965 Columbia single and inducted into the Forest City London Hall Of Fame.
      15. Johnny & The Hurricanes….A Million Tears Ago… above, the flip side of the 7”
      16. Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons….Are You Really Gone….from Four Whom The Bell Tolls 7” that came with What Wave zine 16 from 1988. Drummer Andrew Lewis is a world renowned graphic artist and he designed the cover of our program guide and the postcard.
      17. He Said She Said….Time Well Spent….brand new and features Shane Sawyer, who is also in….
      18. Coaching For Sara….Come Down….brand new demo from this London pop/rock combo.
      19. The Kards….. Peach Taco….brand new home recorded demo from this band that normally does 60’s covers at the Legions/Halls around the London area.
      20. Spit Jr….Put Down Make Love….recent demo from this mystery player who could be a member of Dashboard Rattle.
      21. 63 Monroe….2 Minutes 38….from their 2006 Last Exit To Rawk’n’Roll and are in the Forest City London Music Hall Of Fame.
      22. Social Distance….Wasted Time….from their recent Stay Away release and one of the few London bands who released an actual CD last year!
      23. TVD… Clean My Plate….from their Avec release. T is for Mike Timmins, V is for Paul Veno and D is for Pete Dekoker, all veterans of many bands from London over the years.
      24. Hiroshima Hearts…Spend Your Money….from their 2016 Bone Music EP and now go under the name Jenn Marino and the Hearts.
      25. Cordcalling….When I Scream….from their 2008 When I Scream EP.
      26. Sinners….No Brains….from their 1980 7” and singer Paul has a new release coming out next week with his latest combo, Lowdown Dirty Mojos.
      27. Regulators….That’s Right Nothing’s Left….from their 1979 7”
      28. Stoves….Just My Style….from a live recording at the Cedar Lounge 1979.
      29. Zellots….Blades….from their 1981 demo recorded at EMAC studio.
      30. Shaky Jack Whiteside….I Won’t See You No More….from the Demics Covers release that came out in 1998. Jack was in Uranus, who alternated weeks with the Demics at the Cedar Lounge when they first started having punk bands there in 1978.
      31. Arco Di Scarico….Miss Pearl…demo from 1995 and this band became Viv Sun and the Black Holes and finally the Black Holes.  Easily my fave rockabilly combo that came from London.
      32. Lonesome Ghost….Haunted By God….from their 2011 cassette and recorded live to air for a Radio WW show back in 2011.
      33. Fine Print….Nobody Loves You….from their 2011 cassette that came out on record store day.
      34. Flying Squad….Health Food….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood from 1989. A fave around WW HQ’s.
      35. Pink Cadillac Scat Cats….New York City…..acoustic version and a great way to close this show. This is from the Demics Covers release from 1998.


      Thanx to all that took the time to tune in and give a listen. London has a TON of talent which gets overlooked by mainstream media, and hopefully this gave you a little sample of what’s out there for your listening pleasure. And once this lockdown is over, get out there and support your local talent. If you don’t do it, nobody else will.

      And Thanx for all the emails, mail, messages, texts, phone calls, morse code, smoke signals etc. Back again next week, same time, same channel.

    • May 31, 2021 5:08 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 31/2021


      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989.
      2. Danny Kidd….Floridian Dreaming….latest from this local whiz kid.
      3. Tell It TO Sweeney….The Countess….latest from another local combo.
      4. White Collar Grunge…Top Pusher…..brand new and probably first time played on the radio, these guys are from Oshawa Ontario, former home of Star Records.
      5. Irmans…I Wanna See You….brand new, on the Dirty Water label and from the UK. There’s a former member of Lucy and the Rats in this one.
      6. Christopher Peifer…Something To Believe In….from NYC and on a soon to be released long  player.
      7. Gonn….Doin’ Me In….brand new and on the Oktay Records label from Nelson BC. Gonn were a 60’s garage band from Iowa and this track was made from an unreleased acetate cut with a high end mono cartridge.
      8. Gonn….Blackout Of Gretely…..from the VOXX collection from 1985 and the song that Gonn will always be remembered for. Covered by many 80’s garage combos, including….
      9. Outta Place….Hang Up….from the recently released Prehistoric Recordings on Area Pirata Records. Outta Place were a mid 80’s teen garage band based in NYC.
      10. Routes….Broken Goods….from the recently released Mesmerized on Groovie Records. 3 piece from Japan that keeps pumping out releases like crazy!
      11. Bob Bryden and Long Day Journey….We Can’t Ask Alice…from the brand new Love In The Atomic Age. Bob is a legend in the late 60’s/early 70’s Canadian psych scene with Christmas and Reign Ghost. LDJ is a one man band from Hamilton that keeps pumping out great music.
      12. Staple Singers….I’ll Take You There…from the Stax 50th Anniversary release and goes out to Roger Hawkins, drummer on this one, who recently passed. The rest of this set is for Roger.
      13. Etta James…..Tell Mama…from 1968 and on her Gold release, again with Roger on drums.
      14. Wilson Pickett…. Born To Be Wild…from the 2nd Volume of Duane Allman collection. Again with Roger on drums and probably my fave version of Born To Be Wild.
      15. Aretha Franklin….I Never Loved A Man…..from 1967 and on her 30 Greatest Hits, again with Roger on the drums.
      16. Neal Ford & The Ramadas….Life Is So Tough….from the comp Acid Visions on Voxx. This goes out to Neal who passed very recently.
      17. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners….High Voltage….recorded live at Key West, London Ontario 4/7/1988. Someone requested some live Ray Condo, so here you go! Judging by the comments at the beginning of the show, there couldn’t have been many people there. I honestly can’t remember as the band had me hypnotized and I sure wasn’t looking anywhere but at the ‘stage’.
      18. Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners…Willing And Ready… as above.  Ray and the boys played London at least 3 times as we’ve got the pics and live tapes to prove it.
      19. Stingin’ Hornets….Hornet Hive Jump….from It Came From Canada Volume 3 and from Vancouver. This came out in 1987.
      20. Rockin’ Edsels….Verbal Warning…..from Rock Five Screamin’ Alive from 1984 and from Vancouver.
      21. Herald Nix….Take A Drive….from his 1997 Open Up The Sky release. Canada’s cosmic cowboy and this track was recorded by Peter Hudson in Toronto.
      22. Buzz Deluxe….Blue Special….from their 2007 Blue Special release. This duo used to play a lot around London and always put on fun shows.
      23. Jerry Jerry…..Rockstar…..from his 1997 The Sound and The Jerry release and the start of our rock star set.
      24. Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra….Mistaken….from their 1987 Battle Hymn of The Apartment. They were from Edmonton and used to play London fairly regularly, always putting on great entertaining shows.  There’s pics of a couple of the shows on the Radio What Wave FB page.
      25. Chris Houston….Rock Star Baby….from his 1997 Evil Twang release and recorded by Peter Hudson.
      26. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper….King Of The Couch….from their 1985 self titled release.
      27. Ramones….I Wanna Be Sedated…..from their 1978 Road To Ruin release and the end of our rock star set.
      28. Sadies…..The Horseshoe…from their Tales Of The Rat Fink release from 2006.
      29. LeRoi Brothers….Check This Action….from their 1983 Check This Action release and this set is composed of bands that are off shoots of the LeRois.
      30. Tail Gators….Yard Dog…from their 1988 Mumbo Jumbo release and feature former LeRois Don Leady and Keith Ferguson.
      31. Evan Johns….Vacation Time…from his 1986 Rollin’ Through The Night release. Many years ago I asked Evan about being in the LeRois and he said it was tough as none of those guys could drive, especially if there was snow and Evan ended up doing way too much driving.
      32. Hand Of Glory…..Bloody Red Sun….from their 1989 Far From Kith And Kin and features former LeRoi Joe Doerr.
      33. Ted and The Tall Tops….Lose Your Money….from a 1987 EP and features LeRoi Mike Buck, who has drummed for tons of other artists.
      34. Autogramm….No Rules….from the brand new No Rules release and from Vancouver. Thanx to Chadwick for bringing this one to my attention.
      35. Gary Numan….That’s Too Bad….from a Beggar’s Banquet release called 1978.
      36. B-Sides…..Underground Radio Star….from the Vancouver Independence compilation from about 1980 and sums up most of the artists that get played on Radio WW.

      Thanx to all that listened to this one, read the above, sent a message, email, text, phonecall, mail, morse code, smoke signals etc….Much appreciated.

      Next week it’s an all London show as it’s Music Week here in London. All the details are at the Forest City London Music Awards page:

    • May 17, 2021 5:57 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 17/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave…..from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood on OG Records 1989.
      2. Ted Axe….Heaven….from his recent Sex Horror Violence release. Ted was in one of the first punk bands in Ottawa, The Action.
      3. Creatures Of Condition….What Goes On In Here…latest single from this Windsor based combo.
      4. Humble Pie…Black Coffee….from the 1973 Eat It release.  Steve Marriott sure could sing!!
      5. Black Joe Lewis….Boogie….Tell ‘em What Your Name Is…..from his 2008 Incomparable release.
      6. Simon Chardiet….One Way Ticket….from his recent split EP with the Ball Breakin’ Pricks.
      7. Bob Bryden & LDJ…Destroyer Of Worlds….from the brand new Love In The Atomic Age release that you can get direct from the band or stores in the Hamilton Ontario area.
      8. Bob Bryden & LDJ….Attack Of The Strawberry Catapault Men….as above.
      9. Bob Bryden & LDJ….Eternity Skies… above and had to fade this into announcements.
      10. LDJ….I’m Giving You The Warning….from his The Count Bonniwell Electric release from 2018.
      11. Flamingo-gos….Want…from the compilation 20 Full Moon Hits.  Katie Iarocci sang and played on the Atomic Age release and this was one of her previous bands, based in Brantford Ontario.
      12. Forgotten Rebels…. The Me Generation….from their 1982 This Ain’t Hollywood release, produced by Bob Bryden.
      13. Clamm….Cardiac Ablation…..from their recent Beseech Me release and from Melbourne Australia.
      14. Eddy Current Suppression Ring….Memory….from their 2008 Primary Colours release and also from Melbourne. To me, these 2 bands have a similar sound, maybe the Melbourne sound.,
      15. Suzi Moon….I’m Not A Man….from her recent Call The Shots release.
      16. Poison Suckers….You Like Me…..from a brand new 7” on Transistor 66 Records and from Winnipeg.
      17. Gorgons….Girlgang… from the Gorgons Present Corpse Whale from 2007 and from Winnipeg.
      18. Lloyd Price….Lawdy Miss Clawdy….1952 single and on the compilation New Orleans- Take Me To The Mardis Gras.   Lloyd passed away last weekend.
      19. Lloyd Price….Such A Mess…..from 1958 and on the compilation Ace Story Volume 1.
      20. Lloyd Price…..Poppa Shun….from his 1959 Mr Personality release.
      21. Larry Lee….Odd Man Out….from his self titled release from 1963 and from London Ontario.
      22. Rockin’ Bobby Harris….Yup Yup Boogie….from a CDR he released with The Bad Penny’s and from just east of London Ontario.  Bobby used to play the Victoria Tavern here in London, and he would use his walker to get to the stage, and a bit of tape on his fingers to help him play his guitar and then go wild once the music started.
      23. The Greasemarks….The Watcher….from their 2009 demo and another band that played the Victoria at least a couple times.
      24. Lyres….How Do You Know…..from a 1987 7” on the New Rose labe.
      25. Lyres….Not Looking Back…..from their second long player from 1986.
      26. Customs….Long Gone….from Long Gone, released in 2009 on Get Hip Records and contains the 2 singles along with some demo and live tracks.  Customs were a late 70’s/early 80’s combo out of Cincinnati and featured Peter Greenberg on guitar.
      27. Customs…..Let’s Get It On…. As above.
      28. DMZ….Lift Up Your Hood….from their 1981 Relics release on BOMP Records and Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this.
      29. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages….The Corner Man…..from their 2013 Dig Thy Savage Soul release. And Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this one too.
      30. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages….Mama Get The Hammer….from their 1984 debut and again, Peter Greenberg plays guitar on this one.
      31. Raunch Hands….Thunderbird….from their 1986 Learn To Whap-A-Dang and from NYC.
      32. A Bones….Go Betty Bo….from their 1991 Life Of Riley release and goes out to Betty, whom I used to work with and sadly passed away last year.
      33. Dragsters….Nitro Jungle Woodie….from their 1989 Stoked release and from NYC.
      34. Mac Rebennack….Storm Warning…..from 1959 and on the compilation Ace Story Volume 1
      35. The Zantees…..Blonde Bombshell….from their 1980 Out For Kicks release and fore runners of the A Bones.
      36. The Zantess….Tic Tac Toe….from their 1983 Rhythm Bound release.
      37. Bopcats….Bop A Lena….from a 1980 7” and from Toronto. These guys used to play London a fair bit, at the Cedar Lounge and later Fryfogles and always a great time!
      38. Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners…..Lonely Wolf….from their 1986 Hot’n’Cold release. Ray passed away in 2004 and yesterday would have been his birthday. Just posted some pics of the band playing at Call The Office in London Ontario.


      Thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show, add comments, send messages, emails, texts, threats, phone calls, morse code, smoke signals and everything else!!

      Next week it’s an all Canadian show as it will be Victoria Day next Monday.

    • May 10, 2021 6:46 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 10/2021 


      1. Gruesomes…..What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood 1989 OG Records.
      2. Dany Laj and the Looks….Smile…from their soon to be released 10 Easy Pieces release which is now in  pre-order status. Get it before it’s sold out.
      3. Shannon and the Clams….Onion….from their 2018 Onion release and the latest of theirs. Shannon has done a country release since this.
      4. Knoxville Girls…. Sophisticated Boom Boom….from their recent In A Ripped Dress release that has Kid Congo on it.
      5. Miesha and the Spanks….SOS….from their recent Singles release and from Calgary.
      6. Stephen Schijns….Map….latest single from this Kelowna BC resident and as always is in the power pop genre.
      7. Routes….Kapow….from their brand new Intstrumentals II on Groovie Records and is at least their 3rd release since this pandemic started! They’re a trio from Japan.
      8. Wasagas….Scuba School….from their recent Dance Party A Go Go release and from Toronto.
      9. Poison Suckers….Stick Up….brand new and from Winnipeg. JRod is in this one, she of American Flamewhip, Vagiants, Angry Dragons and the…..
      10. Sorels….Spring Break….from their recent 7” and from Winnipeg.
      11. Wasagas…..Dance Party A Go Go…..title track from their latest.
      12. Enchanters….Torture Chamber….from their brand new 7” on Transistor 66 Records out of Winnipeg and this trio is from Toronto.
      13. Delbert McClinton….Heartbreak Radio….from his 1981 Plain From The Heart release. We got news that Delbert is retiring after decades in the industry as no one knows what touring and playing live will be like once the pandemic is over.
      14. Chip Kinman and Mack MacKenzie….It’s Not Worth It….from their 2018 Cua Tro De Los Angeles EP.
      15. Three O’Clock Train….Train Of Dreams…..from their 1985 Wig Wam Beach release and from Montreal. This was Mack’s country rock band from the 80’s.
      16. Rizdales…. Honky Tonk Honeymoon…..from their 2018 Lucky Enough release and from London Ontario.
      17. Porter Wagoner….Rubber Room….from his 1972  What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen.
      18. Birthday Party….Dead Joe….from their 1982 Junkyard release and for song co-writer Anita Lane who passed very recently. She was also involved in the Bad Seeds as a song co-writer.
      19. Ultravox….Satday Night In The City Of The Dead….from their debut release from 1977. This, and the rest of this set is a bit of a continuation of our last few shows, looking at the beginnings of punk/new wave using the book Another Tuneless Racket by Steven H Gardner as reference.
      20. Magazine….Shot By Both Sides….from their 1982 After The Fact release.
      21. Wire….Feeling Called Love….from their 1977 Pink Flag release.
      22. Rubber City Rebels….Rubber City Rebels….from the 1977 From Akron release. This goes out to John.
      23. Roger Zuraw….Freight Train Through My Head Blues….from his 2007 Feels Like Blues To Me release and Roger is from the Etobicoke area where he played regularly prior to the pandemic.
      24. Lost Patrol….You’re Gone….from their 1988 debut long player that came out in France, yet the band is from Windsor Ontario. They played London many times, always putting on great shows!
      25. Jr Gone Wild….Cosmos….from their 1986 Less Art More Pop release. There’s a documentary still under progress about these guys, as once they started, the makers realized there was a lot more to this band than originally thought.
      26. TVD…Mole….from their brand new Avec release, which is now available from the usual download places, soon on vinyl and CD. And from right here in London Ontario.
      27. Playboy Manbaby…. Bored Broke and Sober….from their 2018 Don’t Let It Be release.
      28. Bootsey X….Dwarf Bunny Nation…from his 2013 Women’s Rites release and from Detroit.
      29. Jeremy Porter and the Tucos….Put You On Hold…from their recent Candy Coated Cannonball release and from Detroit.  For some reason, I can’t get enough of this song, my fave so far in 2021!
      30. The Facts….Love/Hate….from their 1983 Anxiety release and from Detroit.
      31. Vertical Pillows…. Jump Back….from their 1985 7” and Rob Tyner was involved helping out this band prior to his passing.
      32. Evan Johns….Boomerang….from the 4 Big Guitars From Texas release from 1985. This goes out to Denny Freeman, guitarist on this track, who passed away very recently.  Denny was one of this shit hot guitarists who played on many records/releases.
      33. Bad Seeds….Taste Of The Same….from the Eva album and goes out to drummer Bobby Donamo who passed away very recently.
      34. Pylon….Weather Radio….from their 1980 Gyrate release.
      35. Penetration…..Don’t Dictate…from the Guillotine compilation of early UK punk/new wave bands.
      36. Gossip…. Arkansas Heat…from the Arkansas Heat 10” release.
      37. Peter Zaremba’s Love Delegation….Hey Disco…from the 1988 Delegation Time release and Peter is vocalist for The Fleshtones.


      Thanx for all the comments, emails, messages, texts, morse code and smoke signals (Hey Mack)!!

      Back again next week with more noise. Stay safe!

    • May 3, 2021 5:30 PM CDT
    • Radio What Wave Playlist May 3/2021

      1. Gruesomes….What Wave….from Mr Garager’s Neighbourhood, OG Records 1989.
      2. Mourning After…Just Walk Away….brand new 7” on the Lost In Tyme label from Greece, and the band is from the UK.
      3. Grassy Knoll & The Magic Bullit….Sunman….from their Hollandays release, recorded in 2003 and is now available on bandcamp. GK & t MB are from London Ontario.
      4. Blue Marinos….Nose Riding….brand new release from this Spanish band on the KOTJ labe.
      5. Fleshtones….Violet Crumble Cherry Ripe….from the recent Face Of The Screaming Werewolf release on Yep Roc records.
      6. Merinuks….King Merinuk….from their latest EP and from Hamilton Ontario.
      7. Matt Ellis….All By Myself….from his recent Full Moon Fever release and from Hamilton Ontario.
      8. Social Distance….Run and Hide….from their recent Stay Away release and from London Ontario.
      9. Creatures Of Condition….Martin….from their recent  Rough & Ready release and from Windsor Ontario.
      10. Holy Microphone….Beatle Bob….form their Goodbye Television Girl release and from Toronto. Fred from UIC was in this combo.
      11. Randall Pee Coltrane….Vaxanation Blues…..brand new single from RPC.
      12. Alien Mustangs…The World As I Am….Greek psychedelic combo who just released this 7” on Lost In Tyme Records.   Lost in Tyme started as a garage fanzine that came with a CD and they have since become a legit record label specializing in garage/beat and psych.
      13. Black Angels….Bloodhounds On My Trail….from their 2006 Passover release and from Houston. This goes out to Tim in North Carolina.
      14. Tami Neilson….Call Your Mama….from her recent Chicka Boom release and she’s a Canuck in New Zealand.
      15. Hiroshima Hearts (now known as Jenn Marino & The Hearts)….14 Floors….demo from 2014.
      16. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings….Made Of Love….from their 2011 Kings & Queens release and features Exene on vocals. This is the start of our tribute to Bob Lanois, Hamilton engineer, producer, performer, photographer, etc who passed away recently.
      17. Dave Rave Conspiracy….Weight Of The World…from a cassette called A One Act Play With V8 Engines and Bob recorded this.
      18. Simply Saucer…Instant Pleasure…from their 1989 Cyborgs Revisited that Bob recorded in the mid 70’s. Bob also helped the Mole financing the release of Cyborgs Revisited.
      19. Simply Saucer…. Electro Rock…. As above.
      20. Simply Saucer….Nazi Apocalypse….as above and gets cut off for a promo.
      21. Eddie & The Hot Rods…Horseplay….from a 1976 7” and this version is different than the version on their first LP. Lew Lewis (we did a tribute to him last week as he just passed) was a full time member of the band and played harp on this one. This is the start (for this show, but 3rd total) of our look at the series of books Another Tuneless Racket by Steven H. Gardener that covers the beginnings of punk/new wave. Each of the bands we play has a chapter about them in the book. This week we look at the early UK scene.
      22. Eddie & The Hot Rods… Teenage Depression…..from the 1976 Teenage Depression release. Eddie and the Hot Rods were the first of the punk/new wave combos from the UK to play in London, November 1977 at Fryfogles.
      23. Hollywood Brats….Tumble With Me….from their self titled album that was recorded in 1974 but wasn’t released until 1979. Surprisingly, there was a Canadian version of this.
      24. The Boys….Sick On You….from their debut longplayer from 1977 and 2 members came from the Hollywood Brats.
      25. Boomtown Rats…. Lookin’ After Number One….from their self titled debut album. And yes, they are responsible for spawning Sir Bob Geldoff.
      26. Sex Pistols….  Pretty Vacant….from a July 1976 demo and features Glen Matlock on bass.
      27. Sex Pistols…Suburban Kids….as above.   Did you know that 3 of the 4 original Sex Pistols have played here in London?
      28. Buzzcocks….Can’t Control Myself….from the Time’s Up bootleg with original vocalist Howard Devoto. Howard went on to form Magazine whom we’ll hear next week.
      29. Clash….I’m So Bored With The USA….from their North American debut long player that came out in 1979. In Canada, there was a 1977 pressing that came and disappeared fairly quickly.
      30. Despair….Sweet Sweet Heart….from the compilation called Glitterbest. This is a 1973 recording featuring future Vibrator Knox.
      31. Chris Spedding & The Vibrators….Pogo Dancing….1976 recording also on the Glitterbest compilation.
      32. Vibrators…London Girls….from their Pure Mania release from 1977. Vibrators have been to London at least 2 times, probably more.
      33. The Clash….Capitol Radio….1977 single and had to play a second Clash tune.
      34. The Jam….The Modern World…..from their This Is The Modern World release from 1977. Couldn’t find their first album in my collection, it has to be misfiled somewhere…
      35. Elvis Costello….Radio…..from his Stiff demo from 1977 and you can hear the big changes that were made in this song prior to release on Stiff.
      36. Elvis Costello….The Beat….from the Live At The El Mocambo release from 3/6/1978. This was aired by CHUM FM as a live to air.   Elvis came to London in October 1978 and played at Alumni Hall with the Battered Wives opening.
      37. Stranglers….Something Better Change….from their No More Heroes release from 1977. Stranglers made it to London in June of 1981 at Fryfogles.


      Thanx to all that took time to message, email, text, phone, mail, smoke signal (Hey Mack) etc.   And thanx to all that took the time to listen to the show.   Back again next week.

    • May 6, 2021 7:27 PM CDT
    • Here are some recent episodes of Revolution Rock.  The most recent episode featured a set of music from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Pale Lips, Neil Young, Richard Hell and Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album.  My website also featured an interview with Matt Ellis from Hamilton who recently released Full Moon Fever, an album of all Ramones inspired tracks.  There was also an episode from April that featured an interview with CHris Murdoch, Halfiax drummer/author who plays in the band Souvenir.  Links and playlists below.  

      Show 880 (Originally Aired On May 1st, 2021)(:

      1. Rolling Stones - Bitch (Live)
      2. Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
      3. Iggy Pop - Glow in the Dark 
      4. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 40 LB Block of Cheese
      5. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Calvin 
      6. Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section - Boogie Shoes (Live)
      7. Art Bergmann - Your Second Amendment 
      8. Neil Young - Monday Morning 
      9. Willie Dunn - Wounded Lake 
      10. Bob Dylan - Hard Times In New York Town (1961 Home Tape Demo)
      11. Bob Dylan - No More Auction Block (Live at Gaslight Cafe, Greenwich Village 1962)
      12. Bob Dylan - Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
      13. Bob Dylan - Song To Woody 
      14. Bob Dylan - Masters of War (Whitmark Demo)
      15. Bob Dylan - Oxford Town 
      16. Bob Dylan - Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind (Another Side of Bob Dylan Outtake)
      17. Guided by Voices - Trust Them Now 
      18. White Lung – Blow it South 
      19. Dumb – Artfact 
      20. Teenanger – Straight to Computer
      21. Girlfriends & Boyfriends - Stephaney 
      22. Paul Jacobs - Half Rich Loner 
      23. Daniel Romano - Don’t Turn Around Janet
      24. Teenage Art Scene - Rocket
      25. Dinosaur Jr. - And Me 
      26. Dean Marino - Footnotes 
      27. Property! - The Isolator 
      28. Pale Lips - (You Make Me) Wanna Be Bad
      29. Matt Ellis - Stay Home 
      30. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Crack of Dawn (Demo)

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Read my post featuring an interview with Matt Ellis here:

      Show 877 Playlist (Originally Aired On April 10th, 2021):

      1.  Destroyer - Savage Night At The Opera
      2.  The Weather Station - Atlanta
      3.  Ian Daniel Kehoe - Time Through Faith 
      4.  Ryley Walker - Axis Bent Course in Fable
      5.  Teenanger - Blinds Drawn 
      6.  Viagra Boys - Best In Show II 
      7.  Viagra Boys - Secret Canine Agent 
      8.  Souvenir - Blood From A Stone 
      9.  Souvenir - Ransom


      10. Souvenir - Promises 
      11. Souvenir - Circles


      12. Weekend Dads - Falcon 
      13. Outtacontroller - R. Stevie Moore 
      14. The Birthday Party - Zoo Music Girl 
      15. The Birthday Party - Cry 
      16. The Cure - Primary
      17. The Cure - Other Voices
      18. Public Image Ltd. - Flowers of Romance 
      19. The Replacements - I Don't Know (Demo) 
      20. The Replacements - Beer For Breakfast 

      Download/listen to this episode here:

      Read about Souvenir's new album Collapse here: