BOMBRadio: July July July July by Luke Degnan

Listen to a replay of BOMBRadio’s July 4th, 2010 episode, originally aired on Newtown Radio.

Two summers ago, the staff of BOMBlog hosted a series of hour long shows on Newtown Radio. This episode was aired on July 4th, 2010 and is best heard in conjunction with the crackling of fireworks.

This episode features:

(song) Carl Simmons — “Confidence Friend”

(interview) Carl Simmons

(song) Carl Simmons — “Corporation Sunday”

(song) Charles Ives — “They Are There”

(song) R. Stevie Moore — “Elation Damnation” (live)

(interview) R. Stevie Moore

(song) R. Stevie Moore — “He’s Having A Real Fit” (live)

(song) R. Stevie Moore — “Play Myself Some Music”

(reading) Jesmyn Ward — Excerpt from Where the Line Bleeds

(song) Elliott Smith — “Independence Day” (live)

(song) Galaxie 500 — “Fourth of July”

Fiction for Driving: Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
​Jesmyn Ward
Les Filles de Illighadad’s At Pioneer Works by Nina Katchadourian
Three women (two carrying guitars) and one man walking through an empty square

Les Filles de Illighadad’s music is driven by three guitars but remains free from the “tyranny of the solo.”

He Is Not Appreciated: Two Books on The Fall by Clinton Krute
horiozontal, black-and-white headshot of The Fall's Mark E. Smith. He takes up the right half of the frame and looks off to the right with his lips pursed.

In the wake of Mark E. Smith’s passing, two recent releases—Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall and Slang King: M.E.S on Stage 1977–2013—chronicle the legacy of The Fall.

Valerie June by Celisse
Profile photo of Valerie June against a red background

June explores the roots—and the promise—of blues, gospel, and folk music on her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.

This excerpt is from BOMB’s Spring 2021 issue.