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Jon Solomon

Mar 29, 2023 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


With Jon Solomon

For those of you keeping score at home, it is me Jon Solomon, heard every Wednesday night on 103.3 fm WPRB...including this one! Requests? Please email me or chime in through the listener chat, champ.



Jon Solomon
5:00 PM
The Rub - The Death Of Pop
The Rub The Death Of Pop
Bikini Gospel Happy Squid
5:04 PM
Set Break
5:09 PM
Borzoi - Bonus Army
Borzoi Bonus Army N
Neither One Nor The Other, But A Mockery Of Both 2023 2023


5:11 PM
Lenny Welch - A Hundred Pounds of Pain
Lenny Welch A Hundred Pounds of Pain
Mainstream Disco Funk V/A WeWantSounds 2023
Originally released in 1974.
5:14 PM
Cable Ties - Time for You
Cable Ties Time for You N
All Her Plans Merge 2023
New album out in June!
5:18 PM
Etran de L'AÏr - Nak Igley Ismadarana
Etran de L'AÏr Nak Igley Ismadarana
Agadez Sahel Sounds 2022


5:22 PM
Liturgy - Antigone II
Liturgy Antigone II N
93696 Thrill Jockey 2023
5:37 PM
Fadoul - Kalam Al Nass
Fadoul Kalam Al Nass
Habibi Funk 002: Al Zman Saib Habibi Funk 2015
5:43 PM
Connections - In Space
Connections In Space N
Cool Change Trouble In Mind 2022
5:47 PM
Set Break
5:55 PM
Catalogue - Suburban Girls
Catalogue Suburban Girls N
Modern Delusion Hell Vice i Vicious Records 2023
6:00 PM
Ffos Goch - dim eira, dim sioe (fersiwn gwreiddiol)
Ffos Goch dim eira, dim sioe (fersiwn gwreiddiol)
dim eira, dim sioe / no snow, no show 2022
6:03 PM
Meiko Kaji - Meikono Futebushi _芽衣子のふて節
Meiko Kaji Meikono Futebushi _芽衣子のふて節 N
Hajiki Uta WeWantSounds 2023

Part of a five album reissue series for this "cult Japanese exploitation actress." Originally released in 1973.


6:06 PM
David Boykin - Solar Suite
David Boykin Solar Suite
Solar Suite

Recorded live in concert 11/11/2006.

David Boykin – tenor saxophone
Nicole Mitchell - flute
James Baker – piano
Josh Abrams - bass
Mike Reed - drums
Renee Baker – violin
Shirazette Tinnin - congas
Chinatsu Nakano – alto saxophone


6:53 PM
Music For Film: Tramps! The state51 Conspiracy 2022

New band from Verity Susman (Electrelane) and Matthew Simms (Wire, It Hugs Back, Better Corners). Album out in May.

6:56 PM
Bardo Pond - Hummingbird Mountain
Bardo Pond Hummingbird Mountain N
No Hashish, No Change Money, No Saki Saki Three Lobed Recordings 2023

All tracks recorded at the Lemur House, Philadelphia PA between June and December 1993.

7:03 PM
Dow Jones & The Industrials - Can't Stand The Midwest
Dow Jones & The Industrials Can't Stand The Midwest
Can't Stand The Midwest 1979-1981 Family Vineyard 2016
RIP Greg Horn.
7:04 PM
Set Break
7:13 PM
Hermit Thrushes - 25:45
Hermit Thrushes 25:45
Live on WPRB
7:38 PM
Set Break
7:43 PM
Regal Machines - Brother
Regal Machines Brother
Come On Up Little Sweeties 2022
7:47 PM
Superb Owl - Eeeee-leck-trisss-iii-teeeeeeee
Superb Owl Eeeee-leck-trisss-iii-teeeeeeee
Wired for Ugly 2023


7:49 PM
SAULT - In the Beginning
SAULT In the Beginning
Today & Tomorrow Forever Living Originals 2022
7:56 PM
The Mountain Movers - Final Sunset
The Mountain Movers Final Sunset
World What World Trouble In Mind 2021
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon (host) 4:45:16 PM
Chat = open. You = listening.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:41 PM
Hello, everybody!
Chris McHugh 5:02:29 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:18 PM
Hey there, Chris. Welcome on in.
James Totally 5:03:20 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:24 PM
James too!
James Totally 5:04:00 PM
Someone just told me it was Eric Idle's birthday today
Jeff Rosen 5:04:20 PM
hi Jon
Jon Solomon (host) 5:04:28 PM
Hi Jeff!
Brian D 5:06:55 PM
Team 110!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:09:33 PM
Jeff Garis 5:10:27 PM
I'm already feeling the extra 10% in your "110% Night"! Wooo!
Rob from Maryland 5:10:41 PM
I still haven't seen (or heard) any Hermit Thrushes this year. Thank you, Jon, for remedying that
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:01 PM
Jeff, I only wish I had more cliches to offer.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:05 PM
Good evening, Rob!
Rob from Maryland 5:11:10 PM
and good afternoon everyone
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:13 PM
Thanks for being a part of the show, all.
Jeff Garis 5:11:18 PM
baby steps
Rob from Maryland 5:11:27 PM
or good evening even
Jon Solomon (host) 5:12:28 PM
Here's the exceptionally flattering piece from Defector I referenced.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:12:30 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:15:52 PM
I trust you all had good weeks since we were here last.
Ambrose Hughes 5:17:00 PM
Evenin' Jon! Chat!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:17:13 PM
Why hello there, Ambrose!
Ambrose Hughes 5:18:08 PM
Gotta get me some Cable Ties.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:18:22 PM
New record out in June!
Ambrose Hughes 5:19:01 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:22:10 PM
I'll talk more about this on-mic after this set but Etran de L'AÏr exceeded the very high bar I had set for seeing them live.
Joe Moore 5:22:19 PM
Hey these guys were great last night at JB's and I heard them here first! Thanks for introducing me to Etran De L'Aïr!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:22:21 PM
Incredible show. Go see them if they come near you.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:22:46 PM
Joe! I wish I'd known you were there. Didn't expect the show to be sold out. My usual spot in the balcony was occupied for once.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:23:32 PM
I would pay money to simply watch their drummer.
Joe Moore 5:24:35 PM
I saw you I think but there were too many people to make it over. Next time!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:25:25 PM
I found a spot all the way in the back but was still standing in front of a much shorter person than I. Felt bad about that and was eventually able to snake my way in front of the sound board, blocking no patrons in the process.
Joe Moore 5:26:08 PM
Their drummer was playing out of his mind. Their bass player has to have one of the best jobs in music. And the bass/second guitar player switched instruments for the encore, which was intriguing.
Joe Moore 5:27:01 PM
I didn't know what to expect from that show and it was one of the best live acts I've seen in recent memory. I don't think I was expecting that.
Guelo<3 5:29:22 PM
Ripping! awesome
Jon Solomon (host) 5:29:52 PM
I left before the encore because I felt so thoroughly satisfied already.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:30:00 PM
The entire show was one big pocket.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:30:48 PM
I think they borrowed a friend's kit for the Philly show and I hope it was returned in the condition it was found. Dude hit those drums hard!
Joe Moore 5:31:13 PM
It was so comforting to know that on the other side of the world in a dessert a drummer is asking for more guitar in the monitors. A universal language
Jon Solomon (host) 5:31:17 PM
Heya Guelo.
richard lyons :) 5:36:01 PM
Hi Jon and chat! Sounding good!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:36:16 PM
Richard! Hey hey!
Jarret Mitchell 5:38:26 PM
Jon! I heard that Etran de L’Aïr, couldn’t get enough last night?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:38:46 PM
I figured if I was gonna talk about the show I needed to play them first.
Jarret Mitchell 5:39:47 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:40:13 PM
Will review next break.
Jarret Mitchell 5:40:38 PM
Joe, you were there too?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:40:41 PM
I know at least one person who bought a ticket to their North Carolina show on Monday based on my Instagram rave.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:42:06 PM
They're in DC tomorrow. Just sayin'.
Jarret Mitchell 5:42:46 PM
Drummer was playin so hard they put a rock in front of the bass drum… and that wasn’t enough, they had to go out and get a bigger rock!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:43:39 PM
I worried that eventually one of the Johnny Brenda's staff was going to have to sit in front of the drums to keep them in place.
Ambrose Hughes 5:43:49 PM
Rock's can roll!
Joe Moore 5:49:58 PM
Were the connections guys in 84 Nash??
Joe Moore 5:50:44 PM
Jarrett I indeed was there too!
Jarret Mitchell 5:54:44 PM
Jon 😂
Jarret Mitchell 5:55:08 PM
Joe great to know we all experienced that awesome show.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:57:35 PM
Yet another evening where name tags would have been useful.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:58:11 PM
Joe, there is indeed an 84 Nash connection with Connections!
Ossy 6:00:11 PM
Evening Jon
Jon Solomon (host) 6:02:10 PM
Evening right back atcha, Ossy.
Ossy 6:02:48 PM
On the spring Woosa Wednesday!
Joe Moore 6:03:23 PM
I thought his voice was familiar. That rules. I have not heard of connections but will check em out.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:05:04 PM
There's no shortage of Connections albums to check out. I think at one point they did three records in a year? It is practically like they were guided by some voices.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:14:16 PM
The players for this piece are:
Jon Solomon (host) 6:14:27 PM
David Boykin – tenor saxophone, Nicole Mitchell - flute James Baker – piano, Josh Abrams - bass, Mike Reed drums Renee Baker – violin, Shirazette Tinnin - congas, Chinatsu Nakano – alto saxophone
Jon Solomon (host) 6:14:33 PM
Not too shabby!
Sebastian Petsu 6:19:02 PM
hello jon, hello all
Jon Solomon (host) 6:21:22 PM
Helllllllllllo, Sebastian!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:22:12 PM
How are you this Wednesday evening?
Sebastian Petsu 6:27:06 PM
i'm hangin in!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:30:09 PM
About all one can ask at this point.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:37:57 PM
Did anyone watch the Chuck D four part hip hop documentary on PBS? We still have to finish the last episode.
I was very excited to watch the trailer for the Mojo Nixon documentary that is coming up
Jon Solomon (host) 6:45:47 PM
I have only heard word about that one, haven't seen anything about it.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:12 PM
Got a trailer link handy?
Sorry I don’t..saw it on YouTube by the way of the Dead Milkmen link
Jon Solomon (host) 6:48:19 PM
Ok. I'll try and dig it up when I'm off-air then.
Good shot of him and Jello Biafra together. Jello with a cowboy hat on
Jon Solomon (host) 6:52:26 PM
When I was a kid, no greater thrill for me than getting to play pinball with Skid Roper. Guessing that didn't make the doc...
How did you know Skid?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:54:39 PM
I didn't! He was playing pinball at City Gardens before their show and we shared a game.
Ossy 6:56:08 PM
Speaking of gardens, glad the water is safe for daily activities in Philadelphia!
Sebastian Petsu 6:57:11 PM
there was a pinball machine at City Gardens?!
Back right hand part of the bar area
Wish 8 would have saved all the concert cards
Jon Solomon (host) 6:59:15 PM
No idea what machine it was, but pinball was played.
Going to have to read the city gardens book again
Jon Solomon (host) 7:15:16 PM
The pizzas, they have arrived.
Ossy 7:17:09 PM
Rob from Maryland 7:27:02 PM
Definitely not a Hermit Thrush I have ever heard. Thank you for playing them, Jon
jimboo 7:28:16 PM
People people people...what is UP?
Jon Solomon (host) 7:29:09 PM
Yes, their calls are quite unique.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:29:15 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:36:49 PM
Nice jump in the ol' time machine tonight.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:43:31 PM
Almost there...almost there...
Jon Solomon (host) 7:47:37 PM
I think I am going to run out of time for the same last track I have had ready each of the prior three shows. What is it? One week, you'll hear it I promise!
DSM 7:47:39 PM
Hey Jon! Missed the show, but I did tune in in time to hear you have in your possession 3 different pizzas! And that deserves a congrats I think. I had a mushroom pesto pie tonight myself.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:48:03 PM
That's the important news. Where is your pie from?
DSM 7:49:01 PM
I'm a bit ashamed to say, but it's one of those MOD dealios. I had a gift card!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:49:09 PM
No need to be ashamed!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:50:29 PM
Because this is a safe space, I can tell you all that I had a Pizza Hut personal pizza on Friday night (to be fair, it was the best of my YUM! Center food voucher options).
DSM 7:51:22 PM
Oh yeah! The YUM Center! ah man I missed the Kentucky recap. Glad to hear The Hut did you well tho!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:53:26 PM
I basically drove straight from New Jersey to the YUM! Center, went to a friend's and slept five hours, picked up pastries / coffee and reversed my journey.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:54:28 PM
My buddy Stephen did drive back from me and it was great to have some company. The sprint out was just this guy and his podcast regimen.
DSM 7:56:01 PM
I love a long drive, but that's an intense turn around schedule!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:56:57 PM
It was not bad at all. Almost no traffic, clear skies getting home and I brought just the right amount of snacks / peanut butter sandwiches / beverages to pace it out.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:57:14 PM
That said, 38 hours between leaving home and getting back was wild.
DSM 7:57:50 PM
All for a free Pizza Hut meal at the YUM Center
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:11 PM
Plus a complimentary side salad!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:32 PM
I did swipe some of the YUM! Center trail mix for the drive home.
DSM 7:58:38 PM
DSM 7:59:24 PM
Good to catch ya Jon, have a great week!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:59:48 PM
You too. Mike is next, y'all.