Janet Jackson “If” with Eliot Glazer & Mikki Hommel

Writer, actor, and classically trained vocalist, Eliot Glazer, uses his best public radio voice to tell us about his favorite song: Janet Jackson’s  “If.” Our friend Mikki Hommel makes her first appearance on the show and performers a beautiful improvised song for you in addition to the “If” cover! We talk to Eliot about growing up on Long Island, the makeup of the island, and discovering this song. We all agree that the artwork for “Janet” is the quintessential Janet Jackson album cover and how, back in the day, Janet’s portrayal of herself felt more real and important.

Concrete Blonde “Joey” with Maris Kreizman & Parrot Dream

Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210) brought her favorite sad song with her: Concrete Blonde – Joey. Joey has been one of Maris’ favorites for years, and even sang it from a porch for the world to hear! We talk about how Maris found herself connecting to sad songs about complicated relationships and thinking she related to them on some level. We talk about aspirational sadness and the cathartic power that sad music has.

The Hold Steady “You Can Make Him Like You” with Early Riser

Two guests! One host! Oh, what a night! On this LIVE episode, Pat talks with Kiri Oliver and Heidi Vanderlee of the band Early Riser about a song they both love! With Evan out of town, Pat interviews Kiri and Heidi about “You Can Make Him Like You” by  The Hold Steady.

LIVE – 11/5 – Sarah Pappalardo + Reonda

The very next live edition of Repeater is coming up this Sunday, 11/5, at 8:30 pm, and it features Sarah Pappalardo (founder + editor, Reductress) and Reonda (songwriter + multi-instrumentalist). Not only will it be a great time, but it will also be an excellent time.

Diddy’s Kong Quest “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” with Pat May

Pat May joins us to talk about “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” from the video game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. That’s right, another Pat! Two Pats! Innovation! Pat May loves video games more than anything and truly loves the music of video games more than most things.

Toto “Africa” with Annalise Domenighini & Project Diem

On this very excellent episode of Repeater, we sit down with Annalise Domenighini, a social editor and music writer at Noisey, LIVE in front of an audience at QED in Astoria, Queens. Annalise brings with her the only good song in the world: “Africa” by Toto.

Elisa “Dancing” with Tessa Hersh

The incredible Tessa Hersh (UCB, RIOT) stops by to talk about “Dancing” by Elisa. This song hits everyone hard! We talk about friendships, relationships, sadness, and love.

LIVE – 10/1 – Maris Kreizman + Parrot Dream

Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.

Julien Baker “Photobooth” with Bryan Berlin

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.

Paramore “Fake Happy” with Jamie Coletta

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.