Nick Scalera, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss the career of a band you should know, the Chameleons (aka Chameleons UK).
We wrap up the 2019 Favorites series with our picks. Guest Nick Scalera goes with Armstrong and Aldous Harding. Jim showcases Beabadoobee and Mandolin Orange. And Patrick treats us to Sundara Karma and 75 Dollar Bill.
Two listener calls today with 2019 favorites. Walt Falconer of parts unknown tells us about Tom Russell. And Michael from D.C. gives us a rundown of great music, including Lower Dens, Fruit Bats and Aldous Harding. (Nick Scalera joins Jim and Patrick in the basement.)
More listener favorites from 2019! Paul Trap of Nebraska tells us about Control Top and Space Skull. Trip Bakun of Oregon goes with Sunflower Bean. Ken Wadsworth of Kentucky digs Sam Fender. And Gerald Chyzenski of Ontario shares Reuben and the Dark.
We got calls and other correspondence – even an in-studio guest – responding to our recent episode about Galaxie 500’s “On Fire” album.
Podcast patron Nick Scalera gets to pick the topic. He wants to talk about Galaxie 500’s “On Fire” album, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Jim watched all 16 hours of Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ documentary series on PBS. He and Patrick discuss this impressive work with listener Nick Scalera, who also happens to work at PBS’ Washington DC affiliate WETA.
Guest hosts Mike Wagner and Nick Scalera explore the wonders of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy,” released 50 years ago.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera wrap up Flying Nun Week II by discussing new music from New Zealand (Flying Nun Records or other). The legacy of the Dunedin Sound lives on in acts like Death and the Maiden, Aldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, Pickle Darling and Salad Boys.