Bukka White is featured with three songs, including a rare live performance from 1967, as well as the world premier of Jack Houston's band The Factory Girls, plus tracks from San Diego punks Drive Like Jehu, Portland band Black Belt Eagle Scout, soul/funk pioneer Don Covay, and veteran rockers NRBQ (who Bob will likely fast forward through if he ever listens to this episode again).
Featured artists are Richard Thompson (including a rare live track), Yellow Magic Orchestra, Eiko Ishibashi, E (with Tahlia Zedek), Amyl and the Sniffers, and classic hip hop from Xanadu, as Bob and Mike bring one of the most fun and most varied shows in a while. Plus Bob and Mike announce the launch of the joint Little Brother/Broker's Tip bandcamp page: littlebroker.bandcamp.com.
Early funk burner from Fugi, plus Etta James, Chicago band Ohmme, Shimmy Disc heroes Bongwater, Touch and Go grunge punk from Killdozer, plus Flop, Rayon, and Odd Pets, as Bob and Mike jump between genres, eras, and all over the globe.
Tracks from releases on Bob's label (Brokers' Tip) and Mike's label (Little Brother Records), plus discussion of UK dub, VA rap, soul, free jazz, and indie rock. Tracks from Post Pink, Nels Cline Trio, LaVern Baker, Sticky Filth, Missy Elliot, African Head Charge, and Gentleman Jesse.
Featured songs from Portolo, The Left Banke, Mdou Moctar, My Dad Is Dead, The Boston Typewriter Orchestra, and The Fatback Band, plus Bob talks a bit about the news surrounding the Pavement reunion that was just announced for 2020.
Sparks are spotlighted with three songs, plus songs from Mac DeMarco, Gurr, Curtis Harding, Sarah Mary Chadwick, and Hany Mehanna are played and discussed, plus Bob gives his pick for the Preakness Stakes.
Sounds from Love Tractor, The Embarrassment, The Dils, Rank & File, The Flesh Eaters, and Curtis Knight with Jimi Hendrix, plus Bob and Mike discuss the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security's controversial disqualification, and the elevation of Country House as the winner.
An epic horse-by-horse preview of all runners in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby from Bob Nastanovich and Mike Hogan, plus songs from Palace Brothers, Mos Def, Rodan, Freschard, Kicking Giant, and Your Food.
Seam and Parquet Courts each get multiple songs and extended discussion (including Seam's cover of "This Ain't No Picnic" by The Minutemen), plus a lost classic from Elyse Weinberg (with Neil Young on guitar), and killer songs from singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis, violinist Gaelynn Lea, and South African jazz legends Dudu Pukwana and Spear. Also, Bob Nastanovich and Mike Hogan discuss scene rivalries in the '90s an Bob compares Parquet Courts to Ween.
Pram and Crackerbash each get two tracks, plus Little Willie John, Team Dresch, Scout Niblett, Trans Am, and Julia Jacklin are played and discussed. Tangents include the Portland scene and poker vs horse racing.
The Monks, The Rezillos, Maxine Funke, The Demics, The Nosebleeds, and The Exbats are played and discussed. Bob and Mike also discuss music criticism in contrast to music fandom, and Mike celebrates Byron Coley as someone who positively influenced his musical tastes.
Songs from Valerie June, Treepeople, Griot musicians Noura Mint Seymali and Sourakata Koité, Loose Tooth, Fila Brazilia, and 1960s transgender pioneer Jackie Shane, plus Bob talks about his indie rock fantasy basketball league with Stephen Malkmus, Doug Martsch, and others.
Silver Jews are featured, including a rare live acoustic version of "Trains Across The Sea," and Bob announces that David Berman will release a new album in early 2019 under the name Purple Mountains. Lyn Collins, The Suicide Commandos, and Tony Molina are also played and discussed.