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  • Thumbnail for Episode 233: Gruff Singers

    Episode 233: Gruff Singers

    Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa (filling in as guest hosts this week) talk about bands that feature singers with “non-traditional” voices.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 232: Meet Will and Billy

    Episode 232: Meet Will and Billy

    Jim and Patrick take a week off and hand over the mics to friends Will Pfeifer and Billy Kulpa of Rockford IL. On their first guest episode, Will and Billy talk about getting into punk rock, in different eras.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 231: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 3

    Episode 231: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 3

    The conclusion of our interview with Tommy Keene, conducted at Villain & Saint bar and grill in Bethesda, Md., just two months before his sudden passing. In this segment, Tommy talks about working with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard in the ’90s, plus his biggest regrets in his music career.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 230: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 2

    Episode 230: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 2

    Our interview with power pop icon Tommy Keene, conducted just a couple of months before his sudden passing, continues with talk about his ’80s solo career, including his major-label stint with Geffen.

    Be sure to listen to Part 3 tomorrow.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 229: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 1

    Episode 229: Interview – Tommy Keene, Part 1

    Tommy Keene unexpectedly died on Nov. 22 at age 59. Just two months earlier, we had the great fortune to interview the power pop icon over drinks and dinner at Villain & Saint in Tommy’s hometown of Bethesda, Md. He was just off a tour opening for Matthew Sweet, and this may be Tommy Keene’s final interview.

    In this first of three parts, Tommy talks about his early days in the Razz and other bands, before his solo career began.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 228: Perfect Pop – Little Feat

    Episode 228: Perfect Pop – Little Feat

    One more Perfect Pop pick. New friend Steve Sickels joins the party, and brings some Little Feat with him.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 227: Perfect Pop – Built To Spill

    Episode 227: Perfect Pop – Built To Spill

    Our friend (and awesome drummer from Night Streets) Bobby Padavick joins the Perfect Pop party. His selection is a recent song by veteran indie band Built To Spill.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 226: Perfect Pop – The Beatles

    Episode 226: Perfect Pop – The Beatles

    We close out this Perfect Pop Week with a true classic. Our friend Mike Snider picks a pop standard by the Beatles.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 225: Perfect Pop – Spinners

    Episode 225: Perfect Pop – Spinners

    Our friend Rob Gates pulls out a 1975 gem that combines Motown R&B with Philly soul for Perfect Pop Week. Ladies and gentlemen, the Spinners.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 224: Perfect Pop – The Police

    Episode 224: Perfect Pop – The Police

    Brett Motiff hosted a party in his basement. We went there to record a new Perfect Pop Week. And here is his entry to the playlist, by the Police.