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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Jan. 18)

January 18th, 2017

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

The B-list, B-Street Band, pulling out of the Inauguration party out of repsect for Bruce Springsteen; the reunion of Audioslave; Fiona Apple's new anti-Trump ditty; Mike Tyson's Soulja Boy diss track; Lady Gaga's prepartion for Super Bowl LI; Billy Corgan's 30-day adventure; Radiohead's (mini) U.S. Tour; the release date for the new 2Pac biopic; Ed Sheeran's historic Billboard achievement; and Lyle's thoughts on live-streaming in a football locker room.

 

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Jan. 11)

January 11th, 2017

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Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following this week:

President Obama's farewell (and ability to draw A-list talent); U2 performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety; Green Day playing Wrigley Field and the Rose Bowl; Bon Jovi letting local bands open up for them; Billy Corgan's ambiguous one-month journey; Carpool Karaoke as a series; headliners for Panorama and Bonnaroo; Ed Sheeran gettin' sexy on us; and a discussion about what age a "dangerous" artist is no longer viewed as dangerous by the mainstream public.

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Jan. 4)

January 4th, 2017

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Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

Concert lineups for Coachella and Governor's Ball; Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance; a billionaire throwing a bash wich included sets from Paul McCarthney, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, and The Killers; the passing of George Michael and Carrie Fisher; the relevance of vinyl sales numbers; Pharrell Williams playing damge control; Run-DMC suing Walmart and Amazon; Live reuniting with Ed Kowalczyk; why Pearl Jam's Dave Abrusszee will not be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; and a musical forecast for 2017.

 

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Best of 2016)

December 21st, 2016

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Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the major music headlines of 2016.

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FREE FOR ALL (Best of 2016)

December 21st, 2016

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The yearly tradition continues, although back in the day I used to send this out as a CD.

Here are my favorite songs of 2016 (click the play button below). Think of this as a glorious sample platter of the year's best music offerings (which comes in all genres, shapes, sizes, and tempos).

Hopefully there are a few songs that stick with you and make their way into your daily listening rotation.

All the best in the new year... 

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Dec. 14)

December 14th, 2016

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

Kanye West's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump; the passing of Alan Thicke; Rolling Stone's Best Albums and Songs of 2016; Ben Gibbard proving why he's the president of the Teenage Fan Club Fan Club; Billy Corgan releasing an 8-hour ambient music boxset; the release of Apple's AirPods; Rogue One, and why it's good to throw things out.

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Dec. 7)

December 7th, 2016

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

The 2017 Grammy Nominations; The Weeknd having 18 songs chart simulataneouly on the Billboard 100; Fiona Apple reworking "The Christmas Song"; a company making figurines of your favorite aritsts taking a crap; Guns N' Roses extending their tour into 2017; Firefly Music Festival catering to fans; and Kid Rock selling pro-Donald Trump merchandise.

 

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Nov. 16)

November 17th, 2016

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

The death of Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell; the re-opening of the Bataclan Theater in Paris; TMZ interfering in a Taylor Swift lawsuit; Aerosmith's ambiguous farewell tour; the 30th Anniversary of Licensed To Ill; the struggle between Prince's estate and the streaming service TIDAL; and the now-on-auction breakup note John Lennon wrote to Paul McCartney.

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Nov. 9)

November 9th, 2016

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat and Caroline Records) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and what it means for the world of music.

 

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Lyle & Jim: The Week In Music (Nov. 2)

November 3rd, 2016

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This week Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Caroline Reords) and Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1) discuss the following:

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars being sued; the almost reunion of The Smiths; Lil's Wayne's Nightline interview; two members of Aerosmith getting to meet the president while another bandmate wants the memory expunged from existence; 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations; Harry Shearer suing Spinal Tap; thoughts on the success of Desert Trip; David Bowie-inpsired emojis, and World Series predictions.
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