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AmperDan’s Mid-Night Pop! Show – July 7/8, 2014

July 8, 2014
6:08 pm

This week “AmperDan’s Mid-Night Pop! Show” starts with a backward glace at Fourth of Julys. Starting off with a little “Yankee Doodle Boy”, with James Cagney singing “born on the 4th of July!”, and waving that flag with the Bay Area’s rock ‘n’ roll counterpart to “Stars and Stripes Forever”, “U.S. Blues” by the Good Ol’ Grateful Dead. But that’s just the intro to a fine couple hours of Bay Area indie pop and rock.


And there was a lot of cool Bay Area music to tell you about.

First, I had two brand new singles from a couple cool Bay Area bands. The Tambo Rays released “Oceans” this week. A fine new track from a band that is doing some very interesting music.

I got my first taste of Bonnie and The Bang Bangs when I downloaded “You Are Rebellious and Ungrateful of My Love”. The title got my attention. It’s a line from probably my favorite movie (“Almost Famous”, look it up and watch it). But more importantly, the track too caught my attention. I’m gonna have to investigate Bonnie and The Bang Bangs further.

Second, there are a whole boatload of really good shows coming up in. I really didn’t have to do do too much more than look at my concert calendar for July to program the show. Lucky for me all these bands have new or recently released music to play for you at a show near you. So I had a blast programming the show.

And finally, there was Ronnie Spector. She was the headliner at the Burger Boogaloo, both in Oakland and at The Brick and Mortar in the city. And she has one of the great rock ‘n’ roll voices. And even all these years later, she still has that Ronnie thing that she had when she sang with The Ronnettes. She is amazing.

To commemorate her part the Fourth of July weekend, I closed this week’s edition of the Mid-Night Pop! Show with one of my favorite Ronnie Spector records, “Say Goodbye To Hollywood”. Not only is this Billy Joel penned song a natural for Ronnie’s voice and persona, she’s backed up on the record by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. And it only came out as a single, with a picture sleeve. It couldn’t have been cooler in 1977.

Anyway, I hope I’ve whet your desire for cool Bay Area indie pop and rock. Go see the shows I plug on my show. It’s the only way to keep the scene alive.

“We are what we think.” – Buddah.

“And what we doobie doobie do!” – Simone de Hoop


Anyway, on to the podcast . . .

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Now here’s the playlist!

The Playlist

  • Mister Loveless – June
  • James Cagney – Yankee Doodle Boy
  • Bruce Springsteen – 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  • The Grateful Dead  – U.S. Blues
  • A B & The Sea – Constant vacation
  • The Tambo Rays – Oceans
  • Bonnie and The Bang Bangs – You Are Rebellious and Ungrateful of My Love
  • Feral Kizzy – Bee Charmer
  • Fever Charm – Moonshine
  • Night Terrors of 1927 – Dust and Bones
  • The Bye Bye Blackbirds – All In Light
  • The LoveMakers – See What I Wanna See
  • Scissors for Lefty – Puzzle Pieces
  • The SHE’S – Violet
  • Odd Owl – New Americans
  • The Trims – Around The Sun
  • Li Xi – If I Can’t Make Light Out Of A Turning Point
  • Lily Holbrook – Wicked Ways
  • Susanna Hoffs – One Day (ragtag version)
  • Foxtail Brigade – The Hours
  • Lia Rose – Snake in The Water
  • Books on Fate – Carnival Lights
  • Girl In A Coma – As The World Falls Down
  • DangerMaker – One The Bridge
  • Happy Fangs – Midnight Monsters
  • The Soft White Sixties – Don’t Lie To Me
  • Motobunny – Motobunny
  • Ronnie Spector – Say Goodbye To Hollywood



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