Alex Dezen of the Damnwells stops by the podcast to talk about his new self-titled solo album which comes out on February 12.
Longtime Popdose favorite Steve Poltz spent some time with us on the podcast to talk about his current tour with Grant-Lee Phillips, his new album, opening for the Ramones and lots more!
We dip into the interview archives this week for a previously unheard chat from June of last year with ’90s alternative veteran Matthew Sweet
Director Steven Flynn stops by the podcast to talk about his new film which explores the career of singer/songwriter David Wilcox.
Legendary producer Tony Visconti talks about his upcoming The Man Who Sold The World tour with Holy Holy and his work with David Bowie, both past and present, including the Blackstar album.
Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies drops by to discuss Notes Falling Slow, the band’s new box set, their return to touring and the early days of the group.
Two of our favorite singer/songwriters stop by to talk about their latest albums and play a few songs live.
Jason Bonham checks in with the podcast to talk about working with Phil Collins, Sammy Hagar, the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion and his current tour with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.
Matt Wardlaw and D.X. Ferris are joined by author Greg Renoff to discuss Van Halen Rising, his popular new book that covers the early years of the legendary group.
Matthew Bolin & Lyana Fernandez are back with the 7th episode of Songs of Freedom, as they use protest music associated with events of the 1st half of 2014 as a jumping off point for their discussion.
You didn’t think we were finished pimping Julian’s terrific new album, did you?
Jeff and Scott return again, this time to discuss the penultimate episode of Season 2 of “The Americans.”
Jeff and Scott return after a brief hiatus to cover the last two episodes of “The Americans.”
The latest episode of Comrades from Marsick and Malchus
Jeff Marsick and Scott Malchus return to Popdose for another episode of “Comrades,” their weekly discussion about FX’s “The Americans”
Two words. Michael Parakeeton. Not funny? Well, the rest of the podcast is much better.
Well, Malchus has an actual excuse for the tardiness of this week’s podcast. He was in Arizona visiting the parental units (that’s an ’80s phrase, in case you were wondering). The rush to get the podcast done is his only excuse for the lamest geography statement in recent history. New England a state? C’mon, dude, you took AP History once upon a time. Anyway, this week’s episode of The Americans was full of tension and questions of loyalty. While sad sack Stan starts to feel pressure from all sides, Phillip has longings for his homeland. And Elizabeth, well, she’s starting to unravel. In other words, it was another great episode. Listen before you watch the newest episode, or listen just because you like two guys b.s.’ing and trying to outdo each other with the titles of songs from the early ’80s. Until next week, do svidaniya. Comrades, Episode 7, “Behind the Red Door” Comrades is produced by Southgate Media Group and is available through subscription on iTunes. Or you can listen here! Thanks for checking …
Boy, this season has been great, with each episode better than the last. But you know that, otherwise you wouldn’t be back here, checking out the latest episode of Comrades. This week, Jeff and Scott not only break down the latest episode, but the celebrate the genius of Kenny Rogers, as they should! Comrades is produced by Southgate Media Group and is available through subscription on iTunes. Or you can listen here! Thanks for checking in, and as always, thanks for reading Popdose! See you next week. Comrades Episode 6, “The Deal”
Welcome back to Comrades, a weekly podcast/discussion/ramblefest about the FX series, The Americans. This week’s stellar episode of the show was entitled “The Walk In.” It featured a distracted Elizabeth, Paige taking a road trip, and Stan getting a big reward. Okay, he slept with Nina again, but he’s also getting a medal! Do Jeff and Scott live up to the greatness of the episode. That’s for you to decide. In this week’s podcast we also discuss Peter Gabriel’s “Here Comes the Flood.” The version used in “The Walk In” is from Gabriel’s 1977 self-titled solo album, often referred to as Peter Gabriel 1 or Car. Gabriel rerecorded the song twice, including this version that appears on Robert Fripp’s 1979 album, Exposure. Comrades is produced by Southgate Media Group, a website dedicated to podcasts. They’ve recently expanded beyond TV to include podcasts about comic books and sports. You can listen to Comrades three ways: through the SMG website, by subscribing to it on iTunes, or with the link below. However you choose to listen to …
Dinner plans and busy work schedules. These are the reasons for the delay in the latest podcast! Welcome back to Comrades, a weekly podcast devoted to the FX drama, The Americans. In this week’s edition, Jeff and Scott spend a late night discussing the many wonders of Bo Derek’s Playboy issue, look back on their hometown second-run movie theater, recall the highs and lows of working with model glue, and find time to talk about the most recent episode of The Americans, “Cardinal.” This episode was so tense with paranoia, Scott said that the only think missing was the era appropriate Kinks song, “Destroyer.” We included it here for your enjoyment. Thanks for listening to the podcast, and be sure to check out the Comrades Facebook page and all of the other TV centric podcasts at Southgate Media Group. And remember, you can subscribe to Comrades on iTunes. Have a great week! Comrades Episode 3, “Cardinal”
Welcome back for another episode of Comrades, a weekly podcast dedicated to FX’s The Americans. This week, Jeff and Scott discuss the season two premiere of The Americans, coincidentally entitled “Comrades.” Elizabeth is back with the family and discovering that her loyalties are shifting from the Motherland to her children. We learn that Phillip and Elizabeth have KGB friends, Emmet and Leigh Anne, who have children of their own. Paige’s suspicions of her parents grow, leading her to one of the most scarring moments in her life. Stan’s hunt for the KGB couple has gone cold, while his passion for Nina continues to gain heat (ugh, Malchus, did you really just write that?). And we learn that Claudia hasn’t returned to Moscow after all. Episode 2 of Comrades has all of this, plus Jeff’s history lesson on stealth aircrafts, Scott’s love for Doctor Johnny Fever and his favorite episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati, and tangent about key parties. You can listen to the podcast through this link for Southgate Media Group, by downloading it on iTunes, or by clicking below. See you …
Welcome to “Comrades,” a weekly podcast devoted to the FX series, The Americans. Our first episode takes a look back at The Americans first season (now on Blu-ray), previews the upcoming season (which premieres on February 26th) and features the usual tangents that Scott goes off on, such as the great use of Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys” and how film editors accomplish the timing of image to music.
A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes. It’s a bit of a departure from the way he usually works — unfinished tracks from the vault, no overarching theme, a few covers, etc. — and I wanted to see if I was alone in my overall opinion, which was “Yeah, this is OK, but it’s not blowing me away.” That’s not usually my reaction to a new Springsteen record.
How to you go from growing up on a Washington farm to getting a master’s in social work to embarking on a career as a stand-up comic? You don’t get to ask that question every day, but Brian Moote proves the exception to the rule in this episode of A Fine Mess. He’s been featured on the first two seasons of MTV’s Money From Strangers, performed on Nickelodeon’s stand-up series Mom’s Nite Out, and has also been seen on the USA Network’s Characters Welcome. And now he’s here! WE’RE SO LUCKY. This episode finds us delving into everything from life on the road to the horror of doing a 30-minute set before a hostile crowd at a reggaeton concert. You think your job’s tough? Try living on baskets of fried cheese. As I say in the intro, I’ve avoided interviewing comics for A Fine Mess until now, simply because there’s no shortage whatsoever of podcasts featuring comics talking about their craft. But all the fear and blockage that creative types deal with is multiplied when …
One of the biggest sources of pop music’s appeal is its immediacy — the way a well-written song can take you on an emotional journey in 3:05, and have you singing along by the time it’s finished. My guest for this edition of A Fine Mess understands the beauty and power of simple pop economy, but he’s also unafraid to trust his audience’s willingness to take it slow — to spend time with a record, really absorbing it, instead of devouring each track in pursuit of a quick three-chord sugar rush. I first became acquainted with Darden Smith‘s music in 1993, when he was a “new artist” (on his third album) getting a Sony-backed push for his Little Victories LP. While that record contains some of the more radio-friendly tracks in his catalog, he was still an awkward fit — on the Chaos Recordings imprint, where he shared label space with Bacdafucup-era Onyx, as well as on the Top 40 playlists of the era. Little Victories was right at home in my tape deck, however …
Hola, amigos! We know it’s been a long time since we rapped at you, but your ever-brainstorming hosts have spent much of 2013 juggling various major life events while embarking on a new project with our pal Rob Smith, and over the last few weeks, scheduling has gotten the better of us. Add that to some unfortunate technical difficulties, and here we are. Happily, “here” also includes a new episode of the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour — one that finds us sitting down with kindie superstar and all-around musical genius Justin Roberts, whose new album Recess gave us just the opportunity we needed to discuss the ins and outs of writing for an all-ages audience, touring like a lunatic, and respecting the sanctity of a well-written pop bridge. Ladies and gents, here’s Justin: The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 29: Justin Roberts And as an added bonus, here’s Justin’s new video for “Recess”! Justin Roberts image used with permission.
Join co-hosts Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy as they demonstrate why Queen II is a platter that matters.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a big dummy. No second acts in American lives? Pshaw — just look at our latest guest, Heidi Swedberg. As George Costanza’s erstwhile fiancee Susan on Seinfeld, Heidi suffered the only “death by envelope” in sitcom history, only to reinvent herself as a recording artist. And not just any recording artist: not only is Ms. Swedberg the proud owner of a growing discography that includes the just-released My Cup of Tea, she’s also the preeminent ukulelevangelist on the family music scene, hosting a traveling roadshow of fun clinics that’s seen her teaching the instrument to attendees all over the world. Our manifesto here is “everyone has a story,” and we knew Heidi’s was more interesting than most. She didn’t disappoint, holding court with your hosts for a friendly and thoughtful episode of the Radio Hour that will leave you wanting to rush out and take music lessons with your kids (and wanting to cover your ears while Jeff “plays” ukulele during a “duet” with Heidi late in the show). Without further …
We explore the new Science Fiction album from The Singhs during our conversation with Jeet Singh.
Tess Henley is a 25-year-old kid from Seattle — not that you’d know it from listening to her new album High Heels & Sneakers, which blends Henley’s confident brand of old-school soul with colorfully empathetic (and blessedly live instrument-based) production courtesy of Roots crew associate Dice Raw. The latest in a series of well-received independent releases, High Heels & Sneakers is one of the more intriguing records of 2013, and it left us wanting to speak with Tess — to find out more about her artistic development, hear about how she manages her career while honing her craft, and learn how she managed to soak up so much soul way out in the Pacific Northwest. We think you’ll be as pleased to make Ms. Henley’s acquaintance as we were, and you can get the party started right here with Episode 26 of the Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour: The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 26: Tess Henley