Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 893: Joe Pernice – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 893: Joe Pernice – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Joe Pernice, solo artist and also of Pernice Brothers and Scud Mountain Boys. Joe’s new album is called “Richard.” He discusses his music and also his writing for books and TV.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 892: Joe Pernice – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 892: Joe Pernice – Interview, Part 1

    We talked with indie singer-songwriter Joe Pernice, via Zoom, about his new stripped-down solo album, “Richard.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 884: Meet Cody Piper

    Episode 884: Meet Cody Piper

    Cody Piper, a young singer-songwriter from the Pittsburgh suburbs, joins the show to discuss his music. We even play a full song, “It’s Only You,” at the end of the episode. (This appearance is brought to you by Barret Ries, a patron of the pod.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 883: Jayhawks – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 883: Jayhawks – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with the Jayhawks: Gary Louris, Karen Grotberg, Marc Perlman and Tim O’Reagan. They talk about the band’s legacy and its lack of acceptance into any “scene.” Plus, more on the upcoming album “XOXO” and a couple of questions from listeners.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 882: Jayhawks – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 882: Jayhawks – Interview, Part 1

    We talked, via Zoom, with the Jayhawks: Gary Louris, Karen Grotberg, Marc Perlman and Tim O’Reagan. Their 11th album, “XOXO,” is a more collaborative project for this acclaimed and beloved band. It comes out July 10.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 881: Tanya Donelly – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 881: Tanya Donelly – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Tanya Donelly. In this part, we discuss (via Zoom) the more difficult covers on her upcoming album with the Parkington Sisters. Plus, some Belly and Throwing Muses talk.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 880: Tanya Donelly – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 880: Tanya Donelly – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with Tanya Donelly (indie rock pioneer of Throwing Muses, Breeders, Belly and a long solo career) via Zoom about her new covers album with the Parkington Sisters. She also talks about her pandemic home recording project on Bandcamp. (In Part 2 tomorrow, she also talks about Belly and Throwing Muses.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 868: Running a Record Pressing Plant

    Episode 868: Running a Record Pressing Plant

    Day Two of our visit to Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria VA. We sit down with president and CEO Eric Astor, who talks about how he went from getting his first 7-inch made as a teenager to opening a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the art plant.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 867: Touring a Record Pressing Plant

    Episode 867: Touring a Record Pressing Plant

    Jim & Patrick got to take a tour of Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria VA, with Eric Astor, president and CEO, as their guide. Enjoy this journey of the mind and learn something about how music gets to your ears.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 866: Jesse Dayton’s Badass Interview, Part 2

    Episode 866: Jesse Dayton’s Badass Interview, Part 2

    Part two of our latest interview with Jesse Dayton. He talks about filling in for Billy Zoom in X, working on his book, his upcoming record “Gulf Coast Sessions,” thrash metal, Waylan Jennings and more.