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Playing Records with John: Dree Leer Throws Hands

Playing Records with John: Dree Leer Throws Hands

April 30, 2021

Birmingham, AL-based rock band Dree Leer is here to hype their brand-new debut LP, Throw Hands, so a good time is guaranteed! Singer/guitarist Jackie Lo, bassist Mandy Graffeo, and drummer Mikey D Williams share tales about the forming of the current lineup, explain the logistics of finishing an album during quarantine, and reveal why they call Mikey The Living Shitzam. So, yeah, like I said, a good time.

Playing Records with John: Velena Vego Booked It

Playing Records with John: Velena Vego Booked It

April 22, 2021

Velena Vego, longtime talent buyer for Athens, Georgia’s storied 40 Watt Club and Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, as well as manager for veteran indie rockers Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, looks back on her decades in the music biz, from her early days fronting 80s band Mystery Date, to this weird year of lockdown with no shows to run.

Playing Records with John: Otis Ball Introduces The Band

Playing Records with John: Otis Ball Introduces The Band

March 24, 2021

Otis Ball released an album of guitar pop called I’m Gonna Love You ’Til I Don’t in 1989, then recorded a more classically rockin' follow-up that was never released. But that doesn’t mean Otis hasn’t been busy! In this candid, career-spanning conversation, Mr. Ball fills in the story of his early days and his continued love of collaboration through a batch of intimate, energetic, and sometimes experimental home recordings.

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper’s Midnight Confessions

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper’s Midnight Confessions

February 20, 2021

Recording Artist Jordan Cooper, aka Trouble’s Afoot, aka co-host of the Don’t Let’s Start podcast, aka a guy who wrote and recorded a bunch of songs, is BACK. This time we delve into some of his favorite demos from his considerable backlog of ideas, including at least one instant novelty classic! Get [expletive] stoked.

Buy Trouble’s Afoot’s album “Looking For Parking” at:
troublesafoot.bandcamp.com

Follow Jordan and Dave Fox’s encyclopedic They Might Be Giants podcast “Don’t Let’s Start” @dontletspod

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper Uses Every Chord

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper Uses Every Chord

February 6, 2021

New York—based musician and podcaster Jordan Cooper, aka Trouble’s Afoot, makes tuneful, witty, observational songs that could only come from his point of view. In this episode, he tells the tale of his early development as a songwriter and audio addict.

Buy Trouble’s Afoot’s album “Looking For Parking” at:
troublesafoot.bandcamp.com

Follow Jordan and Dave Fox’s encyclopedic They Might Be Giants podcast “Don’t Let’s Start” @dontletspod

Playing Records with John: India Ramey’s Apocalyptic Visions

Playing Records with John: India Ramey’s Apocalyptic Visions

January 28, 2021

Country artist India Ramey joins in for a candid conversation about bad dads, cheap whiskey and black magic. All four of her albums are covered, including the stories behind key tracks. This is a must-listen for fans and a great introduction for newcomers to India's powerful, rousing, and sometimes gut-wrenching songs.

 

Follow India on Twitter @indiaramey!

 

Follow India on Instagram @indiarameymusic!

 

Follow John on twit and insta @giannidubya!

Playing Records with John: Innocently Punched by Catch the Fade

Playing Records with John: Innocently Punched by Catch the Fade

January 14, 2021

Ron James and Sir Tizzy, aka Catch the Fade, released their second EP, Black and Highly Favored, in 2019.  When it was still brand new (and people still sat down face to face), we sat down face to face to talk about each track, from the concepts to the execution.

 

Check out Sir Tizzy’s new solo EP, The MidKnight Hour!

https://lnkfi.re/tmkh

 

Dig into Catch the Fade’s singles series from 2020!

https://spoti.fi/2XCxysm

Playing Records with John: Kristen Toedtman Sings!

Playing Records with John: Kristen Toedtman Sings!

January 5, 2021

Multi-faceted talent Kristen Toedtman drops by to discuss her musical beginnings, her songwriting process, and the possible meaning of her last name. Along the way we hear some rare recordings, from voice memos to demos with fleshed-out alternate arrangements. Not to be missed!

Playing Records with John: The Music of Neil Innes

Playing Records with John: The Music of Neil Innes

December 29, 2020

One year ago we lost the beloved Neil Innes, a gently acerbic comedian with a knack for sideways pop pastiches that are as sturdy and hook-filled as the hits they’re sending up. Longtime friend of the show Skizz Cyzyk returns to pick some gems from Innes’s storied career, including memorable work with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles. Stick around till the very end for a musical surprise.

Star Wars Support Group: How Dare You Forget About Dengar?

Star Wars Support Group: How Dare You Forget About Dengar?

December 23, 2020

Funtime nerds Bekah Eaton, Jonathan Eaton, and John Walker gather for the second meeting of Star Wars Support Group, a safe place to enthuse shamelessly and voice concerns about the most overhyped, overrated, overexposed and totally awesome film franchise ever. This time around, they talk about Solo, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Mandalorian! The episode turned out more jam-packed than we could imagine. (And we can imagine quite a bit.)

 

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Jonathan is @jonbrak!

John is at @giannidubya!

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