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101Series Lesson 129 – The Best Music of 2018

“Fill the mead cup, drain the barrel, fa la la lala, lala la la…”. Another year has come and gone. What did 2018 bring? Let’s see . . . Movies kinda sucked. News sucked. Weather sucked. Network tv suuuuucked. Books weren’t that great. But, you know what . . . Music did ai’ight. Join Balcony […]

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101 Series Lesson 128 – Punks on Cows!

In the liner notes to the Anthology of American Folk Music, Greil Marcus wrote that the country and blues music from the Civil War to the 20s represented the “old, weird America.” Here at Balcony Radio, we believe that times don’t change . . . people that kick over cow patties are fucking bizarro. In […]

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101 Series Lesson 127 – Songs About Musicians

Respect (r-e-s-p-e-c-t sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me) in the music business is hard to come by. You gotsta earn that, mang. Having someone cover your song is a sign . . . having someone write a song about you? Nothing says love more than having to get a […]


101 Series Lesson 126 – Hall Of Fame Induction Performances Pt. 2

After¬†you make one visit to a great place sometimes you just have to go back for more. That’s what we’re doing this week with part 2 of Lesson 126 in the 101 Series and more Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performances. There were so many great performances to choose from it demanded a […]


101 Series Lesson 126 – Hall of Fame Induction Performances Pt 1

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bitchin’ museum. When they induct people they put on a bitchin’ concert. Tix are EX-PEN-SIVE. We managed to sneak in and get some of the best live performances of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Concert. Dig it. It’s Lesson 126 of the 101 […]

101 Series Lesson 125 – UnHappy Valentines, B**ch! (or B***ard!)

There are many times during the year when we pay tribute to our better halves. Whether it’s a male or female there is always a special way to show them how you feel. But every once in awhile you need to just blow off some steam and get a little hostile. For Lesson 125 of […]

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101 Series Lesson 124 – Old Vets, New Tracks

Rock ‘n’ Roll artists start out their careers writing lots of songs, having lots of concerts and selling lots of records that turn into gold. So, as gold records transitions into Golden Years, many artists continue to write, record and give concerts. For Lesson 124 of the 101 Series, we bring together the old vets […]


101 Series Lesson 123 – Taking Back The Covers

Once the song is written . . . who owns it? The person who wrote it? The person who sang it? The guy who owns the publishing company? Us? In Lesson 123 of the 101 Series, we take a deep dive into cover songs. How deep? Back to the original version. Love Jimi’s “All Along […]


101 Series Lesson 122 – BalconyRadio’s Best of 2017

A dumpster fire of a year has come to an end. Mercifully. But, Balcony Radio has a little something something for you: some of the best music released over the last 365 days. So, let’s not talk about immigration or touching people funny or taking too many pills or . . . . . . […]


101 Series Lesson 121: College Rawk

Nor everyone was old enough to be a punk rocker or cool enough to be a New Waver. So, what did these nerds do? They invent their own sound. In the 101 Series Lesson 121, we spin the records that got the dorm rooms poopin’ in the early to mid-eighties. Music for studying. Music for […]