Left of the Dial

On Wed from 05:30 pm EST to 07:00 pm EST
With: DJ Shaxx


left of the dial

DJ Shaxx is your host for this weekly journey into all things punk, post-punk, new wave, synth pop and alternative: The Replacements. Hüsker Dü. The Smiths. The Cure. Depeche Mode. New Order. Echo & The Bunnymen. Pixies. Blondie. R.E.M. Pylon. B-52s. Midnight Oil. INXS. Siouxsie & The Banshees. Talking Heads. Violent Femmes. The Lemonheads. XTC. Sex Pistols. Squeeze. Pavement. Kraftwerk. Devo. Simple Minds.The Sugarcubes. Sebadoh. Ride. The Jam. Slade. Sweet. David Bowie. The Kinks. Iggy & The Stooges. Public Image Limited. Erasure. Elvis Costello. Fugazi. Black Flag. Dead Kennedys. Circle Jerks. You get the picture. Tune in!

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Dan Clarke

This is fantastic. I found out about Left of the Dial from a SiriusXM First Wave facebook group of all things. Keep up the great work!


DJ shaxx- you are sailing the many winds. Can’t rock too much! Enjoy your van trip-expect a soundtrack to the great improvisational journey.

DJ Shaxx

Thanks, Jay! Glad you’re enjoying the themes featured on Left of the Dial. So many great ideas come from my listeners. What are some other themes you’d like to see featured on my show?


Well your doing great with themes. I’d suggest an early Tom Waits jazzy be-bop theme maybe?

Bobby Shaddox

Glad you’re picking up the transmission, Travis. We aim to blow minds on LEFT OF THE DIAL every week! You keep tuning in and we’ll keep bringing the energy.


You always do great themes. Like each show is centered about some concept that decides which songs to choose.

So here’s an idea. How about a show that show how music has evolved over the years? Like start whatever year you wish, and then play the evolution up to the present day.

Me, I’d start with early blues music (Chess Records stuff), and then to go to Elvis Presley, The Everley Brothers, The Beatles, and so on. Till today. Whatever the best music today is. I’ve kinda lost track.

Only need to choose one song from each to show the evolution.

DJ Shaxx

Thanks, Nate. I love your idea! Right away I’m thinking of the evolution of synthesizers, glam rock, ambient, prog or Britpop. I often think of playlists in a chronological fashion, but your suggestion gets me thinking about how a certain sound, technology or style evolves. This approach could lend itself to a really intriguing listen.


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