SPECIAL EPISODE: Neil Peart of Rush, one of the greatest drummers of all time, died Jan. 7 from brain cancer. Jim and Patrick are joined by Mike Snider and Brad Maylor to discuss Peart’s contributions to rock music.
Listeners Kurt Gallagher and Mackensi Crenshaw tell us about their favorite albums of the past year, by Black Pumas and Kelly Finnigan, respectively.
Listener Marios Kritiotis of Pittsburgh tells us about his favorite albums of 2019: emo by Oso Oso and hip-hop by Denzel Curry.
Listener John Off shares his favorites of 2019: Michael Kiwanuka, Camino, Silversun Pickups and Gary Clark Jr.
Mark Neese of Okemos MI tells us about his favorites of 2019: Angel Olsen, Priests, Seratones, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.
January is Listener Favorites Month! Adam Coop of Louisville KY calls in to tell us about his faves of 2019: Billie Eilish, Cage The Elephant, Pixies, White Reaper and the Raconteurs.
Barret Ries, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. We connect via FaceTime and discuss bands that we have broken up with – meaning we used to have a strong relationship with them, but feelings have diminished over time.
We ring in the new year with a series of phone calls from fan favorite Echo Park Jimmy. So many topics to explore.
Mike Kohli, a patron of the pod, calls in on Skype and gets to pick the topic. He wants to discuss the music of 1984, especially the alt-rock scene that included Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, the Replacements and Metallica. Jim and Patrick also make a couple of picks: Pretenders and Meat Puppets, respectively.
The latest new music dispatch from listener Steven Routledge includes a Christmas tune by Josh Rouse, plus other cool tracks from Vetiver, Hangabouts, the Heavy Horses and Drive-By Truckers. Enjoy.