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Episode 68: The Day the Music Died

Thanks to Nick Winterfeld for joining us this week! Listen above, download here.

Topic:

  • Buddy Holly: 1936 – 1959
  • We discuss the influence Buddy Holly had on music in such a short time
  • “The day the music died”: the plane crash that killed Holly, Richie Valens, and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson
  • What if Buddy Holly had lived on? What would music look like today?

Songs:

Bands:

  • Pete Seeger
  • Bob Dylan
  • Cannon Riggs / Asher McKenzie / Mr. Bones
  • Fringe Class
  • Soft Skills
  • The Fourth Wall
  • Tool
  • No Kind of Rider
  • Cambrian Explosion
  • No Tomorrow Boys
  • Charming Birds
  • Mayhaw Hoons
  • Lubec
  • Ash
  • Vendetta Red
  • Deaf Havana
  • Daft Punk
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Lorde
  • Katy Perry
  • Beyonce
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Walkmen
  • Arcade Fire
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Putts
  • Wormbag
  • Sioux Falls
  • Lights Over Paris
  • The Distillers
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Deafheaven
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Michael Hurley
  • Lewi Longmire
  • Beck
  • Broken Bells
  • James Mercer / The Shins
  • Danger Mouse
  • Xiu Xiu
  • Buddy Holly
  • Paul McCartney / John Lennon / The Beatles
  • Isaac Brock
  • Lou Reed
  • Elvis Presley
  • Roy Orbison
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Richie Valens
  • Raffi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • James Taylor
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Carole King
  • Bob Dylan
  • Sallie Ford
  • Bobby Darin
  • Don McLean
  • Phil Everly / Everly Brothers
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Ray Charles
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • U2
  • Action Bronson
  • The Helio Sequence
  • Modern Kin
  • Genders
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Bevelers
  • Fresh Hair
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Janet Jackson
  • Bruno Mars
  • Flea / Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Adam Brock
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Episode 67: Doing It Yourself

Thanks to Reid Stubblefield and Bim Ditson for joining us on this week’s episode! Listen above, download here.

Topic:

  • DIY culture
  • What does DIY mean, and what does it look like?
  • What spaces exist in Portland for DIY bands to call home?
  • Does the culture need an infrastructure?
  • Does the existence of the internet/Bandcamp make it easier for bands, or is the market too flooded?

Songs:

Bands:

  • Ash
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Bim Ditson / And And And
  • Reid Stubblefield / The Sky Above and Earth Below
  • Soriah
  • Patterson Hood / Drive By Truckers
  • Phil Anselmo / Pantera
  • Author & Punisher
  • Down
  • Johnny Lang
  • Drenge
  • Yuck
  • Ghost Ease
  • Justin Bieber
  • Cevin Key / Skinny Puppy
  • David J / Bauhaus
  • No Good Lovers
  • Hurry Up
  • Kathy Foster / Westin Glass / The Thermals
  • J Mascis / Dinosaur Jr.
  • Kevin Shields / My Bloody Valentine
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Peter Buck / REM
  • Great Lake Islands
  • Mount Eerie
  • Tiburones
  • Bright Lines
  • Crocodiles
  • Y La Bamba
  • Shaky Hands
  • Death Songs
  • Helio Sequence
  • Modern Kin
  • Putts
  • Sioux Falls
  • Wormbag
  • Seance Crashers
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Jordan Portlock / King Mountain Petrol
  • St. Lucia
  • Soft Skills
  • Fourth Wall
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Episode 66: ¡Caras en la Radio!

Many thanks to Luis Cacho for joining us for this episode! Check it out up top, or download here.

Topic:

  • Latin music!
  • The roots of Latin music, and the innovators of the genre
  • Latin music’s influence on other styles of music

Songs:

Bands:

  • Liars
  • The Expendables
  • Win Butler / Arcade Fire
  • Karen O
  • U2
  • Adam Brock
  • Blind Pilot
  • Starfucker
  • Typhoon
  • Nicole Perry
  • Dirty Mittens
  • Shaky Hands
  • Eskimo & Sons
  • Bustling Townships
  • Shivas
  • Chain & the Gang
  • Ian Svenonius / Nation of Ulysses
  • Depeche Mode
  • Drake
  • The Prids
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • The Knife
  • Celia Cruz
  • Carlos Santana
  • Zack de la Rocha / Rage Against the Machine
  • Shakira
  • Ricky Martin
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Selena Gomez
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Rihanna
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Big Pun
  • Hector Lavoe
  • Pitbull
  • Lil Jon
  • Eminem
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Cypress Hill
  • Audioslave
  • Morrissey / The Smiths
  • Tom Jones
  • Notorious BIG
  • Pusha T
  • Panda
  • Blink 182
  • Richie Valens
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • David Byrne
  • Caetano Veloso
  • Desi Arnaz
  • Selena
  • Tito Puente
  • Jedi Mind Tricks
  • Willie Colon
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez / Cedric Bixler-Zavala / The Mars Volta
  • Larry Harlow
  • At the Drive-In
  • Bosnian Rainbows
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Andrés Segovia
  • Edna Vasquez
  • Papi Fimbres / Sun Angle
  • Magic Mouth
  • Ozomatli
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Gabriel Mathews / ibid.
  • Yuck
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Drenge
  • Foster the People
  • Val Bowers / The Hugs
  • Rosewood
  • Great Lake Islands
  • Cannon Riggs / Mr. Bones
  • Adventure Galley
  • Soft Skills
  • A Happy Death
  • No Kind of Rider
  • Mayhaw Hoons
  • Everclear
  • Patterson Hood / Drive-By Truckers
  • Sam Cooke
  • Al Green
  • Otis Redding
  • Sam & Dave
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Sly & the Family Stone
  • Aaliyah
  • TLC
  • Destiny’s Child
  • Lou Rawls
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