368 Episodes Refresh
Feb 17, 2021
299: Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four)February 17, 2021
Today's guest is Hugo Burnham, drummer of Gang of Four. Formed in Leeds in 1976, Gang of Four was one of the most explosive and influential bands to emerge in the wake of the punk rock movement. Next month, Matador Records will release an exhaustive box set chronicling the band's incredible output from 1977-1981. During the age of social distancing, we're recording remotely and releasing extra episodes.
Jan 27, 2021
298: Cindy Blackman SantanaJanuary 27, 2021
This week's guest is Cindy Blackman Santana, an artist of exceptional skill who--over the past four decades--has made compelling contributions to the worlds of improvised music and popular music alike. Her latest album, "Give the Drummer Some" is now available
Jan 20, 2021
297: Alan BraufmanJanuary 20, 2021
We're back from hiatus! Alan Braufman was a vital member of the New York Loft Jazz scene of the 1970s. His 1975 opus, Valley of Search, was re-issued in 2018, and his latest album, The Fire Still Burns, was released to rave reviews in 2020.
Nov 11, 2020
296: Jesse Shreibman (Bell Witch)November 11, 2020
Joe speaks to Jesse Shreibman, drummer of Seattle band, Bell Witch.
Nov 05, 2020
295: Chris Frantz (Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads)November 05, 2020
Chris Frantz discusses Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, and his new memoir, Remain In Love. Also, make sure to check out Joe's new album, Nite Creatures, streaming everywhere now!
Oct 14, 2020
294: Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Adrian Belew, Solo Artist)October 14, 2020
Eric Slick talks about his jazz musician grandfather, his childhood in Philly, the residual scars from growing up "a fat kid", his obsession with Mad Magazine, and how drumming opened up his world.
Oct 12, 2020
293: Alicia Bognanno (Bully)October 12, 2020
Joe talks to the multifaceted Alicia Bognanno about her career as the creative force behind Bully and as an audio engineer. Friend of the show, Mary Lattimorre, also stops by to discuss her new album.
Sep 30, 2020
292: Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys, Beat Odyssey 2020, Solo Artist, etc.)September 30, 2020
Mixmaster Mike discusses his challenging childhood; his ascent to the top of the competitive DJ world; the development of his singular DJ style; joining the Beastie Boys; and his latest collaboration with Steve Jordan, Beat Odyssey 2020.
Sep 04, 2020
291: Steve JordanSeptember 04, 2020
Steve Jordan is one of the most distinctive and prolific drummers in the history of recorded music. He is also an in-demand producer and record label proprietor. Join us for a 90-minute, life-spanning conversation with one of the all-time greats!
Aug 19, 2020
290: Sam Coomes (Quasi)August 19, 2020
Today's guest is Sam Coomes, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is perhaps best known as one half of the duo, Quasi, a band he co-founded with Janet Weiss in 1993. Sam possesses a seemingly effortless sense of musicality and a gift for uniquely memorable melody. His lyrics are also fantastic...basically, he has all the bases covered. Aside from his work with Quasi, Sam's played with a host of artists such as Built to Spill, The Go-Betweens, Jon Spencer, Heatmiser, Pink...