101 Series Lesson 135 – Skinhead Punk

Oh, no. The rudeboys and the skinheads are in the house. You know what that means: Balcony Radio has gone Two Tone. It’s ska time on Lesson 135 of the 101 Series. Join us as we feature the best of Skinhead Reggae from the isle of Jamaica and the Isle of England. Take the underground […]

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Swingtime Ep 14 – “Live” Hepcats and Hepkittens

Alright, cats and kittens, time to plunk down your $1.25 for tickets to the best show of your young lives. Prepare to have your socks, shoes, stockings knocked off by your flipped wig. For episode 14 of Swingtime we’ve got two dozen of the jazziest Big Band-era crooners this side of the Western Front doin’ […]


Soulville Ep 14

Time to get a little rhythm in your blues or a little blues in your rhythm. It’s episode #114 of Soulville, our testament to the music of Stax, Atlantic, Motown and the coolest places in between. We’ve got 90 minutes of the silkiest crooners, sweaty belters, pop and lockers and sequined divas of the 60s […]


101 Series Lesson 134 – Detroit Music

For a while there, Detroit was the center of the universe. They made the cars and they made the best music for playing in cars in Detroit. In Lesson 134 of the 101 Series, we pay special homage to the Mecca of r & b, soul, and the scuzziest rock the Midwest can offer. Gas […]

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Songs From The Yard Ep 14

Time to get on the train skaville, the real emerald isle — Jamaica. In episode 14 of Songs From the Yard, we spin twenty-two of the haziest jams the island could roll up and smoke. The soundtrack to the perfect afternoon of de-stressification has been located. Get comfortable. Stay hydrated.


Sock Rockin’ Beats Ep 14

When somebody says “It’s time to rock” there should be the distinct understanding that walls will crumbled, faces will melt and the surrounding environment will become filled with screams. For episode 14 of Sock Rockin’ Beats we throw down the gauntlet and play music that will destroy the house, shatter eardrums and cause serious mayhem […]


101 Series Lesson 133 – Songs About “The Famous”

It’s very easy these days to join up with or invent your own cult. There are cults that are based on religion, politics, business, sports, cities and revolution. For lesson 133 of the 101 Series we focus on the Cult of Personality as we listen to songs written about famous people. The songs vary from […]


Long Song Silver Ep 14

Sometimes, you know, man, sometimes you record an epic, man. You got so many emotions, a three minute pop song doesn’t have the time or brainpower to compute these feelings. I need an orchestra, three Tibetan spiritual advisors, a hectare of your finest Maui Waui and ten minutes plus of tape to make the greatest […]

The original caption for this picture read: Disc jockey Dick Clark, at podium at upper left, is surrounded by teen-age fans on his nationally televised dance show "American Bandstand" in Philadelphia, Pa. on June 30, 1958. Clark, the show's 28-year-old host, plays rock and roll records during the show that features dancing. (Associated Press)

I Remember That! Ep 14

Alrighty, guys, gals & pals, it’s time to switch that radio dial over to Balcony Radio. This week we’ve got the sweetest sounds that flipped your grandparent’s wigs. Kick off your loafers and hop on your socks to I Remember That Ep. 14, the oldies show that is too hip to quit, too hot to […]


High Tea w/ The Beatles Ep 14 – The White Album Demos etal.

1968 was interesting time in Beatlemania. After breaking popular culture with Sgt. Pepper, they had to do something . . . So, they chose to fuck off to India and write 8 million songs in a month. In episode 14 of High Tea with the Beatles, we spin all the best demos and album tracks […]