Comedian and musician Kevin Cobbs joins us to talk about “She Bangs The Drums” by The Stone Roses. Hear all about Kevin’s cool parents, how he got into The Stone Roses, and his love of nudie suits. It’s one hell of an episode!
The incredibly funny Jo Firestone joins us to talk about King Floyd’s classic soul song “Groove Me.” We hope you have your popcorn ready cause Jo has hers! We talk about the song for a little bit and then we we’re off to the races with tangents galore. We cover everything from Abba’s greatest hits to high school reunions in this episode! Not enough? How about a Seth Rogen impersonation? Want to learn about Paladins? Strange regional foods? Your cool older brother? YOU WILL LEARN IT ALL. Plus, we pivot to become a very legitimate medical podcast and you discover a lot more about your favorite hosts. shadow monster (aka Gillian Visco) plays a killer cover and a few of her own!
Storyteller, writer, and videographer Bryan Berlin joins us to talk about Julien Baker’s cover of “Photobooth” (originally by Death Cab for Cutie)! Staying true to the spirit of our live show, Bryan makes sure we not only have a great song to discuss but a cover of it as well. Clever girl…
The song brings up numerous memories for all three boys gathered around the table and you’ll find a lot of conversation about beautiful and sad songs in this episode. We talk about how a cover can make you reconsider a song, when bands are accompanied by orchestras, soundtracking your life, The Weakerthans’ Virtue series, and most importantly…how Evan found God.
Todays episode features Jamie Coletta, the director of marketing at Side One Dummy Records. This is our first episode recorded out of New York, our first without Evan, and our first with a label we absolutely adore. Jamie was excited to discuss the new Paramore album which Pat enjoyed as a soundtrack to drive around California.
We covered a lot of ground in this one! The Paramore song had us discussing identity, expectations, and the seemingly dramatic shift in genre they took. Then we talked about how Jamie got into the industry, doing what you love, what it’s like to hunt for new bands, and how the labels community naturally formed.
Be sure to check out Worriers and pre-order their new album here.
Today we’ve got the very funny Abby Russell (Comedian with the Magnet Theater, Associate Producer for Giant Bomb). She’s the real hero of this episode, so please say so in the comments below. We talk about listening to music between class, living across the street from your high school, and video games as art! We also nerd out about learning how to play St. Vincent songs and how cool Annie Clark is.
Thank you to the Magnet Training Center for the recording space!
And remember. Abby Russell is a HERO.
Classic good guy Adam Wade joins us to talk about Roy Orbinson – “Running Scared.” We talk about all things Hoboken, New Jersey, growing up in New Hampshire, writing and storytelling, and how songs age along with their musicians. Lindsay Dunphy kills the cover!
Nikita Burdein joins us for our first-ever studio episode to talk about “Let the Sunshine In” from Hair! Nikita is an all-star musical improviser here in New York and was very patient while Evan & Pat showed how naive they were regarding musical theatre. In this episode, we talk about crate digging for cast recordings and what makes for a good musical! Pat had just discovered how great Hamilton is, so we go pretty in depth with that, and Evan admits that he still hasn’t listened to the soundtrack.
Comedian Courtney MaGinnis (Caroline’s, College Humor, NPR) joins us on the show to talk about drunken family vacations, designing underwear for teens, and the Otis Redding song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.” Hilarity ensues as we get to know our wonderful guest and, wouldn’t you know it, there’s even some arm wrestling. Plus! Singer, songwriter, banjo player, and excellent human, Anielle Reid, takes the stage to cover Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” and to play a couple of her own wonderful songs. You really can’t go wrong with this episode, folks! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
This episode features Will Stephen (SNL) and we discussed The Cure’s – Pictures of You, waterfalls of chimes and all! It’s a fun story of why the song stuck with him, AIM profiles, seeing The Cure live, and going to shows alone.
Trevor Bachman was our musical guest and he played a beautiful cover of the song.
Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, How May We Hate You?) stopped by to talk about Dave Matthews Band – American Baby. What followed was an enjoyable episode filled with stories of summer romance, mic drops, and lots of goofs.
Our musical guest this month was Jessy Tomsko. Check out her site for more of her music and tour dates!