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, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

After an opening set of some great indie pop (including a cover of a Galaxie 500 song by Finnmark! that I didn't realize was a cover at the time), the next set highlighted bands that were at NXNE this summer.  I didn't go to any of the paid events of NXNE, but I saw a great trio of bands at The Gap of all places.  Not only was it free but they were giving out homemade gourmet Popsicles and of course seeing three great bands in an intimate setting was awesome.  I also included a few bands in the set that I didn't see but heard about from the great Indie Underground blog (links below).

Best song I heard since the last show - Go Violets - Teenager - See the video for the song here:

Other links from the show:

Read the Indie Underground blog:

See The Flatmates performing Shimmer at NYCPopfest 2014:

See Spearmint performing Sweeping The Nation at NYCPopfest 2014:

See Colour Me Wednesday performing Bitter Boys at NYCPopfest 2014:

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - July 18, 2014
TALK - Theme
Go Violets - Teenager
RIP Chix - Tempura Nights
Boyracer - The Kind Of Man You Really Are
Finnmark! - Tugboat
Close Lobsters - Now Time
Beach Day - Boys
Craft Spells - Twirl
Joywave - Anemone
Mas Ysa - Why
Dan Croll - In/Out
The Bleachers - You're Still A Mystery
Beko - My Sunny Day
Fear Of Men - America
Ablebody - Phantasy
Lykke Li - Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone
The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself

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