Jim travels to his hometown of Toledo OH and sits down with Steven J. Athanas, the city’s dean of local music. Steven J. talks about his career arc, from new wave bands The Best, Wet Shavers and Loved By Millions to the Toledo’s biggest cover band, the Homewreckers. It’s a musical journey that you could probably equate artists in just about any American city. Plus, you get to hear Jim’s high school homecoming story and Steven J.’s encounter with Jerry Lee Lewis.
Paul, Tommy, Bob and Chris played a lot of covers. We rounded ’em up and ranked ’em.
Every song written by Paul, Tommy, Bob and Chris. But mostly Paul.
We crash a book signing event by Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.” Robert reads a passage from the biography, then answers some of our questions.
Record producer Andy Zax has compiled the comprehensive collection of Woodstock music – all 32 acts, 432 tracks, 36 hours of music on 38 CDs. We sat down with Andy to talk about this massive project.
Guest host Randall Brown of Knoxville TN interviews Jeff Heiskell, a hometown hero. Jeff was the frontman for the indie band Judybats, who recorded for Sire Records in the ’90s. He now releases his own music. Jim & Patrick are on vacation and will return next week.
Part 1 of our conversation with Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore at Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg VA. He talks about his love of ska and funk and dislike of streaming services.
We interview Icelandic soul singer Junius Meyvant at a hotel before a show in Washington DC. Junius’ story is unique and his music is powerful. This is an artist you need to know!
Randall Brown (of Knoxville TN band Quartjar, which provides our theme music) helps us out by interviewing author and cultural geographer Tyler Sonnichsen about his new book “Capitals of Punk: DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground.”
We interview filmmaker Jeff Krulik after a screening of his documentary “Led Zeppelin Played Here” at Suns Cinema (a super-cool theater) in Washington DC. Jeff’s film explores a bit of music folklore — some say that Led Zeppelin played a show to about 50 people at the Wheaton Youth Center in Maryland in January 1969. Yet there is no physical documentation of this concert.