Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 143: MusicFest Northwest 2015!

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Thanks to Matthew MacLean and Matt Manza for joining us this week! You can listen above, and download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Matthew MacLean and Matt Manza discuss this year’s edition of MusicFest Northwest, including the booking process, the changes made this year, and what the fest’s future looks like.

Songs:

  • Dr. Dre – “Talking to My Diary”
  • Lady Lamb – “Billions of Eyes”
  • Talk in Tongues – “She Lives in My House”
  • Deerhunter – “Snakeskin”

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Episode 142: Good Cheer

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Thanks to Blake Hickman and Mo Troper of Good Cheer Records for joining us this week! You can check it out above, or download it here.

Topic:

  • Blake Hickman and Mo Troper of Good Cheer Records join us to talk about the challenges of starting a label, the foolishness of small pressings of vinyl, and the future of their label.

Songs:

  • EL VY – “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)”
  • Sabonis – “More Time”
  • Royal Headache – “High”
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song”

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Episode 141: Major Label Debut

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Thanks to Veronica Medici for joining us this week! You can listen above, and download this one right here.

Topic:

  • Major labels
  • How did Veronica begin working with a major label?
  • How do majors compare to indie labels, in regards to artist communication and inner workings?
  • What is the role of a big label in the modern day?
  • How does streaming tie into the business of major label operations?
  • What direction is the music industry going in, and how can it be saved?

Songs:

  • Rowdy Roddy Piper’s theme
  • Disclosure – “Latch (Ft. Sam Smith)”
  • Wilco – “Either Way”
  • Jason Isbell – “If It Takes a Lifetime”

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Episode 140: The Best of 2015 (So Far)

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Thanks to Jordan Portlock for joining us this week! You can listen above, and download this one right here.

Topic:

  • The best of the first half of 2015! We talk about our favorite records, favorite shows, biggest surprises – and disappointments.

Songs:

  • Sleater-Kinney – “Price Tag”
  • Sorority Noise – “Corrigan”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Mortal Man”
  • Beat Connection – “So Good”

 

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Episode 139: I Know It’s Over

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Thanks to Katy Hampton for joining us this week! You can check it out above, or download it here!

Topic:

  • The Smiths and Morrissey!
  • We discuss our love and passion for The Smiths and Morrissey, the things that make both feel unique, our relationships with Morrissey (the person), and – as always – talk about how they’re never reuniting.

Songs:

  • Wilco – “EKG”
  • The Smiths – “Rusholme Ruffians”
  • Morrissey – “Sing Your Life (KROQ Version”
  • Stiff Little Fingers – “Suspect Device”

 

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Episode 138: Project Pabst 2015!

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Thanks to Matt Slessler for joining us on this week’s show! You can check it out above, or download it right here!

Topic:

  • Project Pabst!
  • How did the Project Pabst festival begin?
  • What goes into the booking of the festival? What the process look like from start to finish?
  • What could have been done differently the first year?
  • What does the festival’s future look like?

Songs:

  • Maurice Jarre – “Lara’s Theme” (From Doctor Zhivago)
  • The Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)”
  • Blondie – “Hanging on the Telephone”
  • Keiichi Suzuki – “Smiles & Tears” (From Earthbound)
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Episode 137: Eyelids With Chris and John!

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Welcome back, everybody! BIG thanks to Chris Slusarenko and John Moen for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, or download it right here!

Topic:

  • This week, we chat with Chris and John about their backgrounds in music, how Eyelids came to be (and the band’s future), and what makes the creative processes of Eyelids different from the other bands they’ve been in over the years.

Songs:

  • of Montreal – “The March Of The Gay Parade”
  • Eyelids – “Bound to Let You Down”
  • Death Cab For Cutie – “No Room In Frame”
  • James Horner – “Humanoids from the Deep Main Theme”

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Episode 136: In Ballrooms & Crowded Bars

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Thanks to Colin Sanders for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here!

Topic:

  • Live Music!
  • This week, we attempt to unpack everything we love about seeing live music performed, the reasons we still go out to see bands perform whenever possible, the “ones that got away”, and a lot more.

Songs:

  • Beck – “Dreams”
  • The Nerves – “When You Find Out”
  • Rod – “Laundromat”
  • Ornette Coleman – “Lonely Woman”

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Episode 135: Lost In The Stream

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Big thanks to Colin McLaughlin for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, or download the episode right here.

And, friendly reminder: you can also subscribe to us via iTunes! Just click right here to head over.

Topic:

  • Streaming and the future of digital music
  • Is the current business model for digital music working?
  • Is streaming paying the artist enough?
  • How has the relationship people have with music changed?
  • How much is music worth?

Songs:

  • Yo La Tengo – “Deeper Into Movies” (Stuff Like That There version)
  • Rolling Stones – “Get Off Of My Cloud”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Eugene”
  • Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

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Episode 134: The Compilation

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Thanks to David Gluck for joining us on this week’s episode! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • PDX Pop Now!’s annual compilation!
  • David talks with us about his involvement in the compilation and how the comp comes together every year
  • We also talk about other compilations, and dip our toes into the future of streaming music, and what it can mean for artists.

Songs:

  • A$AP Rocky – “Canal St.”
  • Beach Fire – “Love Junkie”
  • Drowse – “Melt”
  • LEO – “Stopping to Start

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