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.
Welcome Don Zientara, famous producer of DC punk bands (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, etc.) and a singer-songwriter in his own right. In this live show — recorded as part of Alex Vidales’ DC Podfest live podcast series at Spaces in Chevy Chase MD — Don talks about how he got his Inner Ear Studio off the ground. Don also plays two songs at the end of the episode: “So Long” and “Easter Morning Prayer.”
We interview Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan backstage at DC9 in Washington DC. He discusses the differences between the Canadian and American music environments, his songwriting, and a project to help musicians play more house concerts.
We interview keyboardist extraordinaire Ricky Peterson, currently touring with Fleetwood Mac. He also has worked with Prince, Stevie Nicks, David Sanborn and many other artists and maintains a solo career. It’s a fascinating look inside the music industry.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera went backstage at the Black Cat in Washington DC to interview Martin Phillipps of legendary New Zealand indie rock band The Chills. This is part one of that interview.