Episode 48: The Avant-Guard

Big thanks to Sean Griffith and Matthew Sweeney for joining us today! You can listen above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • Avant garde
  • What makes an artist “avant garde”?
  • What does an artist have to do to be considered avant garde even in a more mainstream genre?
  • What bands that are considered normal now could have been considered avant garde when they began?
  • What makes certain music weird?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Win Butler / Arcade Fire
  • James Murphy / LCD Soundsystem
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Bob Marley
  • Cat Stevens
  • Paul McCartney
  • Kathleen Hanna / The Julie Ruin
  • King Mountain Petrol
  • Julia Holter
  • Grouplove
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • of Montreal
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Neko Case
  • Cody Simpson
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jesse McCartney
  • Cerberus Shoal
  • Hot Chip
  • On and On
  • Liz Harris / Grouper
  • The Blow
  • Kim Gordon / Body/Head
  • Animal Collective
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney / The Beatles
  • Sonic Youth
  • Radiohead
  • Brian Eno
  • Stockhausen
  • Yoko Ono
  • Captain Beefheart
  • St. Vincent
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Philip Glass
  • Coldplay
  • James
  • David Bowie
  • Roxy Music
  • Steve Reich
  • Nurse With Wound
  • Agitation Free
  • Smegma
  • Draggin an Ox Through Water
  • Why I Must Be Careful
  • Bjork
  • Sigur Ros
  • Albert Ayler
  • Ornette Coleman
  • Eric Dolphy
  • Sun Ra
  • Last Poets
  • Natural Snow Buildings
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Lonnie Holley
  • Cul-de-Sac
  • Bardo Pond
  • Talk Talk
  • Slint
  • Current 93
  • Stars of the Lid
  • Merzbow
  • Boris
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • The National
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Elvis Costello
  • The Roots
  • U2
  • Lovers
  • The Features
  • Porcelain Raft
  • Wound
  • J Mascis
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