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 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

This show was my recap of this year's NYC Popfest, which for me is still the best music festival around.  As usual I only knew about a third of the bands before I went, but in the end I loved pretty much everything I saw.  Apart from bands I was pretty sure I would like before I went (Club 8, Pale Lights) there were also a few I loved that I had never heard of before (Wallflower, Starry Eyed Cadet).  You can hear my stories about the festival during the show, and you can find out more about the festival here:

Best song I heard since the last show - Pale Lights - Manhattan - Listen to the song here:

Other links from the show:

Find out about the Sarah Records documentary:

This was not shot during the NYCPopfest, but it does give an idea of the back wall at Baby's All Right:

You can see a whole lot of performances from the NYCPopfest here:

Including this one by Papa Topo featuring the great hand movements by the female lead singer:

You can download the latest show directly here:

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 19, 2015
TALK - Theme
Pale Lights - Manhattan
Roman a Clef - PSBTV
Wallflower - Butterfly Kisses
Starry Eyed Cadet - Baby Please Come Home
Club 8 - Jesus Walk With Me
The Darling Buds - Burst
Brideshead - Descartes
Veronica Lake - Saints Above
The Loft - Why Does It Rain
The Caternary Wires - Intravenous
Papa Topo - Lo Que Me Gusta Del Verano Es Poder Tomar Helado
Lunchbox - Wanna Reach You
EZTV - The Light
The Just Joans - If You Don't Pull
Eternal Summers - Millions
Pete Astor - Almost Falling In Love

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