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I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM yacht/cornball pop-rock. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel and other local rags. Best interview of my life, though, was not really music related: Mister Rogers. But, yep, he played the ukelele.

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K-Tel's Playlists

7/29 - 7pm hour
Cavs - Cavs album artwork 7:52pm Cavs T2JD Cavs (PHC Films)
Buy Cavs Cavs at Reckless Records Buy Cavs at iTunes Buy Cavs Cavs at eMusic Add to Collection
A Place To Bury Strangers - Hologram album artwork 7:49pm A Place To Bury Strangers I Might Have Hologram (Dedstrange)
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Rush - Signals album artwork 7:42pm Rush Subdivisions Signals (Mercury)
Track Notes: 1982. HBD, Geddy Lee, b. 1953 Buy Rush Signals at Reckless Records Buy Rush at iTunes Buy Rush Signals at eMusic Add to Collection
Spoon - Gimme Fiction album artwork 7:38pm Spoon I Summon You Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Track Notes: 2005 Buy Spoon Gimme Fiction at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Gimme Fiction at eMusic Add to Collection
7:33pm Pom Pom Squad Forever Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang)
Buy Pom Pom Squad Death of a Cheerleader at Reckless Records Buy Pom Pom Squad at iTunes Buy Pom Pom Squad Death of a Cheerleader at eMusic Add to Collection
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo album artwork 7:31pm The Byrds You're Still on My Mind Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo at Reckless Records Buy The Byrds at iTunes Buy The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo at eMusic Add to Collection
Craig Campbell - Never Regret album artwork 7:28pm Craig Campbell Keep Them Kisses Comin' Never Regret (Craft Recordings)
Track Notes: Request from Melanie! Buy Craig Campbell Never Regret at Reckless Records Buy Craig Campbell at iTunes Buy Craig Campbell Never Regret at eMusic Add to Collection
Gun Club - Miami album artwork 7:26pm Gun Club Like Calling Up Thunder Miami (Animal)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Gun Club Miami at Reckless Records Buy Gun Club at iTunes Buy Gun Club Miami at eMusic Add to Collection
Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20 1992 album artwork 7:20pm Uncle Tupelo Moonshiner March 16-20 1992 (Rockville)
Buy Uncle Tupelo March 16-20 1992 at Reckless Records Buy Uncle Tupelo at iTunes Buy Uncle Tupelo March 16-20 1992 at eMusic Add to Collection
7:17pm Thomas Comerford Local Not Like Anybody Else Introverts (self-released)
Buy Thomas Comerford Introverts at Reckless Records Buy Thomas Comerford at iTunes Buy Thomas Comerford Introverts at eMusic Add to Collection
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else album artwork 7:14pm Lydia Loveless Wine Lips Somewhere Else (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else at Reckless Records Buy Lydia Loveless at iTunes Buy Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else at eMusic Add to Collection
The Scientists - Negativity album artwork 7:08pm The Scientists Safe Negativity (In the Red)
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Meat Wave - Volcano Park album artwork 7:03pm Meat Wave Local Fire Dreams Volcano Park (Big Scary Monsters)
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7:01pm The Damned Neat Neat Neat* Damned Damned Damned (Stiff)
Track Notes: 1977 Buy The Damned Damned Damned Damned at Reckless Records Buy The Damned at iTunes Buy The Damned Damned Damned Damned at eMusic Add to Collection
7/29 - 6pm hour
Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City album artwork 6:58pm Big Star Back Of A Car* #1 Record/Radio City (Ardent)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at eMusic Add to Collection
The Kinks - Face to Face album artwork 6:53pm The Kinks I'm Not Like Everybody Else Face to Face (Pye)
Track Notes: 1966 Buy The Kinks Face to Face at Reckless Records Buy The Kinks at iTunes Buy The Kinks Face to Face at eMusic Add to Collection
Porridge Radio - Every Bad album artwork 6:50pm Porridge Radio Born Confused Every Bad (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Porridge Radio Every Bad at Reckless Records Buy Porridge Radio at iTunes Buy Porridge Radio Every Bad at eMusic Add to Collection
Liz Phair - Soberish album artwork 6:47pm Liz Phair Local The Game Soberish (Chrysalis)
Buy Liz Phair Soberish at Reckless Records Buy Liz Phair at iTunes Buy Liz Phair Soberish at eMusic Add to Collection
Steve Dawson - At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree album artwork 6:43pm Steve Dawson Local 22 Rubber Bands At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree (Pravda)
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6:36pm The Black Angels Entrance Song Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy The Black Angels Phosphene Dream at Reckless Records Buy The Black Angels at iTunes Buy The Black Angels Phosphene Dream at eMusic Add to Collection
Roky Erickson - All That May Do My Rhyme album artwork 6:33pm Roky Erickson Starry Eyes All That May Do My Rhyme (Play Loud! Productions (reissue))
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Roky Erickson All That May Do My Rhyme at Reckless Records Buy Roky Erickson at iTunes Buy Roky Erickson All That May Do My Rhyme at eMusic Add to Collection
ZZ Top - Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson album artwork 6:30pm ZZ Top Reverberation (Doubt) Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson (Sire)
Track Notes: RIP, Dusty Hill. Buy ZZ Top Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson at Reckless Records Buy ZZ Top at iTunes Buy ZZ Top Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson at eMusic Add to Collection
Ohmme - Fantasize Your Ghost album artwork 6:27pm Ohmme Local Flood Your Gut Fantasize Your Ghost (Freakout)
Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at Reckless Records Buy Ohmme at iTunes Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at eMusic Add to Collection
The Monroes - What Do All the People Know? album artwork 6:21pm The Monroes What Do All the People Know? What Do All the People Know? (MusicPower)
Track Notes: Request from Gabe! Buy The Monroes What Do All the People Know? at Reckless Records Buy The Monroes at iTunes Buy The Monroes What Do All the People Know? at eMusic Add to Collection
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - Want More album artwork 6:17pm JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Local I am Trying to Break Your Heart Want More (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Want More at Reckless Records Buy JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at iTunes Buy JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Want More at eMusic Add to Collection
Sault - 6:15pm Sault Trap Life 'NINE' (Forever Living Originals)
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Wavves - Hideaway album artwork 6:09pm Wavves Sinking Feeling Hideaway (Fat Possum)
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Beex - The Early Years: 1979-1982 album artwork 6:07pm Beex Butch The Early Years: 1979-1982 (Beach Impediment)
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Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush to Relax album artwork 6:03pm Eddy Current Suppression Ring Anxiety Rush to Relax (Goner)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Eddy Current Suppression Ring Rush to Relax at Reckless Records Buy Eddy Current Suppression Ring at iTunes Buy Eddy Current Suppression Ring Rush to Relax at eMusic Add to Collection
IDLES - Ultra Mono album artwork 6:01pm IDLES Anxiety Ultra Mono (Partisan)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy IDLES Ultra Mono at Reckless Records Buy IDLES at iTunes Buy IDLES Ultra Mono at eMusic Add to Collection
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