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.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

At the end of May I went to Barcelona to attend the Primavera Music Festival, it was a great experience with a crazy number of bands that played till 5 am for 3 nights.  The festival site was along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, the weather was beautiful and the city itself is pretty amazing.  The highlight of the festival was the 3 hour set that The Cure did, but it was also good to find out about some bands that I didn't know about that I really enjoyed.

Best song I heard since the last show -  The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
See the classic video here:

Websites I mentioned during the show:

Hopefully everybody can see my set of pictures of the bands I saw at Primavera here:

See 36 different Primavera performances:

You can download the latest show directly here:

For information on how to sign up for the podcast or join the Facebook group, see the bottom of this message.

Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 22, 2012
TALK - Theme
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Pegasvs - Atlantico
Beach Fossils - Sometimes
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Girls Names - I Lose
M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames
Sandro Perri - Impossible Spaces
Bleached - Think Of You
Chairlift - Bruises
Girls - Ghostmouth
Neon Indian - Polish Girl
Death In Vegas - Dirt
Boxeur The Coeur - Our Glowing Days
The XX - Islands
B. Fleischmann and Mr. John Soda - Here She comes
I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona

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1 comment:

  1. Cool music! I've played all podcasts from December 2012 back to June, simply adding the mp3 URL directly into Winamp, listening to them in the background while I work.
    You have an error in the mp3 link in this post, but I found the correct link in the rss. :)
    Before I found out the rss, I tried the May show, but noticed another error in the mp3 link (it links to April show). :)
    Please edit or remove this comment when you fix the links, since most of this won't make any sense then.
    Also, I'm a huge fan of Beach Fossils! Discovered them sometime in September I think. :)