It’s Guest Star time! Barret Ries of Pittsburgh joins via Skype. As a patron of the pod, he picks the topic: Perfect albums that you must listen to in order, start to finish. Featuring U2, Ween, Prince, R.E.M. and The Stooges.
Travis Johnson sent us one of the greatest concert stories ever! It involves a jail break to see the original Lollapalooza festival. Plus, Jim and Patrick share some of their own tales.
Guest hosts Brett Motiff and Mike Snider discuss recent shows they’ve attended, including Springsteen on Broadway, U2, Jack White (with opening band Radkey) and Van Morrison.
Each January, our friend Tug Baker takes a break from new music and does a deep dive into the catalog of a couple of classic artists. Today, he calls in to discuss his experiences listening to Patti Smith.
What are the best track 1’s from debut albums? Which bands announced their presence with authority? Our listeners give us TONS of great examples.
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a concert ticket? We discuss the high cost of shows these days, and what bands are worth it. With lots of listener input.
Our friend Brett Motiff went to see U2 in D.C. And Bill Horne saw U2 at Bonnaroo. And Kevin Goff was about to see U2 in New York. We talk to all of them, as part of our weeklong deck party in the suburbs.
Our friend Bill Horne went to Bonnaroo for the first time, with a couple of his college-aged kids and some friends. And it was even better than he imagined. His report, on Rockin’ the Suburbs.
The fans email us. And hit us up on the social medias and so on. And then we collect a batch and respond to the comments over some drinks. This week, featuring songs by Hoops, the Replacements, the Clash, Chris Cornell, the Shins, the Damned and the B-52’s.
One would think the network TV landscape of the late ’70s and ’80s would offer no career opportunities for political punkers like the Clash, but one would be wrong.