Of course I named the show after the great album by the Smittens and I pay homage to the band by using a clip of their song 11:11 for my theme. I hope the band doesn't mind, but when I have talked to various members of the band after shows they seem like nice people whom I think would be good with it.

I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)

Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!

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: www.nycpopfest.org

Best song I heard since the last show - Pale Lights - Manhattan - Listen to the song here: https://palelights.bandcamp.com/track/manhattan

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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