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.”
Jim and Patrick take some time off. Today, Randall Brown, singer and guitarist for Rockin’ the Suburbs house band Quartjar, and Becky talk about cool bands from Knoxville TN, including Ex-Gold and the Holifields, plus some other “musical musings.”
It’s Randall Brown’s turn to talk about Record Store Day finds. He picked up special editions by Flaming Lips and Prince, plus used records including classic Genesis. Randall’s band, Quartjar, provides the theme music for this podcast.
We conclude our series on listener favorites from 2017 with a roundup of calls. We cover a lot of ground, including Glen Campbell (Rest in Power), Jake Clemons, Wax Fang and St. Vincent. Enjoy.
We hung out backstage with alt-country rocker Cory Branan. This is part of the entertaining conversation that resulted. Enjoy.
On this date in 1991, a monumental rock festival staged its first show. It was Lollapalooza, then a touring circus of sorts, with Jane’s Addiction, Living Colour, Ice-T and Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band and more drawing waves upon waves of GenXers in a glorious celebration of “alternative rock.” On this episode, we reminisce about the event. Patrick saw a show on that first tour, as did our podcast bandleader Randall Brown and some listeners.
You know that rippin’ theme music for Rockin’ the Suburbs? It’s actually called “Ascension,” and it’s performed by Knoxville, Tenn.’s greatest cosmic power trio, Quartjar. Today, guitarist/singer Randall Brown joins via Skype to reveal his Record Store Day scores (Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium) and discuss Quartjar’s new album, “Squatch: An Odyssey in Space and Time.”
Fear not, band nerds, you too can play on a rock song. Guest Dan Gursky, a French horn player, spins three famous tunes that feature that brass instrument. Also joining us in the basement this week is friend Kevin Goff.