Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 18, 2010

This show was all about the NYC Popfest that I went to a few weeks back. Although they didn't have the big names like last year and the fact that I missed some bands I really wanted to see because of transportation problems, it was still a good time.

The band I enjoyed the most was a band from way back called The Wake who were on Factory Records with New Order and then went on to have some releases on Sarah Records. I really enjoyed their show and I feel embarrassed that I didn't know anything about them beforehand. They broke up in the mid-90s but have reformed in the last 6 months and have played a handful of shows including the NYC Popfest, they are also planning on releasing a new album this year.

As a started the show with 2 sets from bands that played the Popfest, I stuck to indie pop for the rest of the show.

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Great site about the NYC Popfest:

Info about The Wake:

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Wake - Pale Spectre (Download the song here: )

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 18, 2010
TALK - Theme
The Wake - Pale Spectre
The Embassy - It Pays To Belong
Apple Orchard - Half-steps Toward Bright Skies
The Young Friends - Make Out Point
Neverever - Young Runaways
Allo Darlin - My Heart Is A Drummer
Gold-Bears - Tally
Mustache of Insanity - Postcards To Strangers
BOAT - We've Been Friends Since 1989
Tender Trap - Girls With Guns
Lucky Soul - A Coming Of Age
Gigi - Impossible Love (C)
The School - Valentine
Cave Weddings - Never Never Know
Emma Pollock - Hug The Harbour
Wintersleep - New Inheritors (C)
Shampoo Tears - Frozen Weekend
The Radio Dept. - This Time Around
Turn To Flowers - People Change Like The Weather
Wallflowers - Blushing Girls, Nervous Smile
The New Sound Spectrum - Summer Girl

(C) - Canadian Content

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