Stronger Than Dirt

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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.

  • Nov 25, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 11/28 at 8:00pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include Christine Pilzer, Joy Division, Radio Free Europe (Austin), Martha and the Muffins, Dirtbombs, Le Tigre, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Wax Idols, new music by the Golf Dolls (Madison WI), Prison Affair (Barcelona), Shannon M (Seattle), Attic Ted (San Marcos TX), Sweeping Promises (Boston), as well as the weekly […]

  • Nov 21, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Sat 11/21 @ 8pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the the Beacon Street Union, Iggy & the Stooges, Radio Birdman, Mekons, Ideal, Judy’s, Nina Hagen, Elastica, new music by Gen Pop (Olympia WA), Chats (Australia), Naked Roommate (Berkley), Smarts (Australia), and the Neutrals (Oakland), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your […]

  • Nov 08, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 11/14 at 8:00pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Pretty Things, Jet, Carpettes, Finders, Plimsouls, Pulsallama, Epoxies, new music by 100 Flowers (LA), Gen Pop (Olympia WA), Sweeping Promises (Boston), Oh Sees (LA), and the Neutrals (Oakland), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine party soundtrack!

  • Nov 03, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 11/7 at 8pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Carie Nations, Alice Cooper, Split Enz, Wipers, Prisoners, Pocket Fishrmen (Austin), The Ex, Holly Golightly, new music by Hearts and Rockets (Australia), Mal Thursday Quintet (Austin/USA), Smarts (Australia), and Naked Roommate (Berkley), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night […]

  • Oct 30, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 10/31 at 8:30pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Roxy Music, Stiv Bators, Edith Nylon, Dow Jones and the Industrials, Chris & Cosey, Giuda, new music by Sweeping Promises (Boston), Quintron and Miss Pussycat (NoLa), Germ House (Rhode Island), and Bleak Engineers (Russia), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than […]

  • Oct 20, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 10/24 at 8:00pm

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include Giorgio Moroder, Dickies, D-Day (Austin), Shoes, Dream Syndicate, Flashing Lights, Polysics, Limiñanas, new music by Optic Sink (Memphis), Sweeping Promises (Boston), Smarts (Australia), and Naked Roommate (Berkley), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine party soundtrack!

  • Oct 15, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, 10/17 @ 8 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Creation, Honey Bane, Girls At Our Best, Pink Lincolns, Dead Moon, Sugarfreaks, and Final Solutions, new music by UK Gold (Olympia WA), Sweeping Promises (Boston), Eerie Family (Taylor TX), and Naked Roommate (Berkley), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday […]

  • Oct 05, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Sat, 10/10 @ 8 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include the Cigarettes, Come On, Scientists, Young Fresh Fellows, Doctor’s Mob (Austin), La Femme, new music by Public Practice (NYC), Oh Sees (LA), Optik Sink (Memphis), C.C.’s Feces (NL), Hearts and Rockets (Australia), Naked Roommate (Berkley), and Prison Affair (Barcelona), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger […]

  • Sep 22, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Sat 9/26 @ 8 pm

    On this Saturday’s show, Scott will be showcasing tunes from the year 1980, including music by Devo , X, the Bongos, Killing Joke, XTC, Nikki and the Corvettes, Young Marble Giants, Austin bands Standing Waves and the Big Boys, and much, much more. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine party soundtrack!

  • 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 […]