Nazareth punk band The Road Sodas are no strangers to controversy. The night before recording this Rooftop Session with us in October 2018, the band had an annual benefit show in their hometown shut down by the police. Simply put, the four members of the Road Sodas know how to put on a memorable show. In their interview, they describe playing live as their favorite part of being a band and they brought that enthusiasm to the Cigar Factory roof for our session. The band powered through four songs and didn’t stop before launching into a fifth. Enjoy that bonus track not heard on the on-air broadcast.


Show #56

A ROOFTOP SESSION WITH THE ROAD SODAS
PLUS AN INTERVIEW AND MIXTAPE FROM DOUBLE DECKER RECORDS OWNER JAMIE HOLMES

---------PART ONE---------
Pool Radio - Your Friends (3:08)
Grayling - Bidding War (5:25)
The Most Beautiful Images - Dont (8:34)

---------PART TWO---------
The Road Sodas - The Butcher (11:52)
The Road Sodas - Hammerhead (15:43)
The Road Sodas - Interview Part 1
----> Experience playing Tape Swap’s stage at Allentown ArtsFest 2018 (20:36)
----> When did the band start? (22:28)
----> Playing and listening to punk rock (22:55)
----> Bands outside of the Road Sodas (23:18)
The Road Sodas - 302 (24:18)
The Road Sodas - Men in Black (27:24)
The Road Sodas - Bad Year (32:58)
The Road Sodas - Interview Part 2
----> Having their show shut down by the police (36:35)
----> Experience playing live (38:13)
----> Reflections on the Lehigh Valley music scene (38:50)
----> Discussing the band pick (40:04)
BAND PICK: The Moms - Road Soda (40:40)

---------PART THREE---------
Jamie Holmes - Interview Part 1
----> Double Decker’s beginnings (42:01)
The Ultimate Warriors - Bring the Danger (44:04)
Jamie Holmes - Interview Part 2
----> What did you like about the Ultimate Warriors? (45:00)
----> What do you attribute Double Decker’s success to? (45:48)
Pearls and Brass - The Tower (48:04)
Jamie Holmes - Interview Part 3
----> Running a record label (51:25)
----> The vinyl resurgence (52:38)
Daytime Cleaners - Gander in the Garden (54:23)
Jamie Holmes - Interview Part 4
----> What’s the store like inside? (57:02)
----> Cassettes and coffee (57:36)



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The Alternative Gallery is a non-profit arts organization that cultivates and preserves outsider art and culture. Located in Allentown, PA, The Alternative Gallery is housed in the Cigar Factory Artist Studios; providing exhibit and performance spaces, over 40 artist studios, retail spaces, classrooms, a coffee shop, printshop, darkroom, film archive and more.

The Alternative Gallery is a non-profit arts organization that cultivates and preserves outsider art and culture. Located in Allentown, PA, The Alternative Gallery is housed in the Cigar Factory Artist Studios; providing exhibit and performance spaces, over 40 artist studios, retail spaces, classrooms, a coffee shop, printshop, darkroom, film archive and more.

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