Stronger Than Dirt

Sat: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Stronger Than Dirt
C/O KOOP Radio
PO Box 4089, Austin, TX 78765

ScottStronger Than Dirt airs every Saturday night from 8-10 CST/CDT on KOOP Radio. Host Scott Gardner showcases high energy underground and alternative “rock” and rock and roll, lesser known tunes from the mid-60s up to the present day, and from many corners of the globe. The show has been on the air since December 1994, when KOOP first hit the airwaves. Originally it was called the Garage Show and focused mainly on garage/punk music from the 60s through the 90s. Two years later the name of the show was changed to Stronger Than Dirt though the focus remained by and large garage and punk. Over the years the show has evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of “rock,” including psychedelic, glam, power pop, new wave, post punk, etc. What hasn’t changed is its Saturday night party vibe. Listen to last week’s show:

More shows can be found on Mixcloud.

  • Sep 16, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 9/19 @ 8PM

    This Saturday’s show will see the “Return of Polyglot Party”, with two hours of fun party sounds from around the globe. 25 countries, five continents, and 18 different languages will be represented. You can’t see the world now, so let Stronger Than Dirt bring it to you!

  • Sep 10, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt, September 12 @ 8 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include Buffalo Springfield, Hawkwind, Eno, Epicycle, Judy’s, Stretford (Austin), Fungi Girls, Attic Ted (San Marcos), new music by Quintron and Miss Pussycat (NoLa), Thee Oh Sees (LA), Palberta, (NYC), and Kay Odyssey (Austin), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine […]

  • Sep 04, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt @ 8pm, Sat. Sep 5

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include Red Crayola (Houston), Soft Machine, Giorgio, The Quick, Replacements, Edith Nylon, A-Frames, Limiñanas, and new music by the Melenas (Spain), Germ House (Rhode Island), and Kay Odyssey (Austin), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine party soundtrack!

  • Aug 27, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, August 29 @ 10 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s Stronger Than Dirt include the Heartbreakers and Waldos (RIP Walter Lure), Faine Jade, Suzi Quatro, Ultravox!, 20/20, Only Ones, Powersnatch (Austin), Deadites (Austin), Fresh & Onlys, and new music by the Melenas (Spain), Chats (Australia), and Public Practice (NYC), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt […]

  • Aug 20, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, August 22 @ 8 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Byrds, the Mekons, Suburban Lawns, Thomas Dolby, Chris & Cosey, Gaunt, Causey Way, new music by the Melenas (Spain), Optik Sink (Memphis), and Public Practice (NYC), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Hope you can tune in!

  • Jun 02, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, July 4

    Some featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Bay City Rollers, Celibate Rifles, Plimsouls, Blood on the Saddle, Norvells (Austin), Cynics, Andre Williams, new music by Hearts and Rockets (Australia), Pozi (UK), Cyclone Furies (Austin), Lewsberg (NL), and C.C.’s Feces (Belgium), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond, and much, much more! (Promo art […]