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Episode 42: The Evolution of Hip-Hop

Many, many, many thanks to Ryan Feigh for joining us on this week’s episode! You can listen to this beauty above, or you can right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The evolution of hip-hop
  • Where did hip-hop start?
  • Who were some of the earliest pioneers of the genre?
  • What are our best memories with the genre, and how did we each grow up with it?
  • Who can we look to in the local spotlight for talent?
  • Who in the mainstream is really worth watching?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • TV on the Radio
  • Lou Barlow / Jason Lowenstein / Sebadoh
  • Archers of Loaf
  • J Mascis / Dinosaur Jr.
  • Folk Implosion
  • Steely Dan
  • Isaac Brock / Modest Mouse
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Buddy Holly
  • Tough Fuzz
  • Frank Black
  • Octagrape
  • Ian MacKaye / Minor Threat
  • Fugazi
  • Bob Mould
  • Death Grips
  • Jack White
  • Karen Elson
  • Daft Punk
  • Eric B.
  • Rakim
  • Public Enemy
  • Run DMC
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Nas
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • At The Drive-In
  • Massive Attack
  • Kanye West
  • Michael Jackson
  • Easy E
  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Method Man / GZA / RZA / Inspectah Deck / Wu-Tang Clan
  • Snoop Dogg
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Metallica
  • Hank Williams
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Sugar Hill Gang
  • Beastie Boys
  • Biz Markie
  • DJ Shadow
  • Dr. Dre
  • 2Pac Shakur
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Das EFX
  • Luck-One
  • Suge Knight
  • Jay Z
  • The Doors
  • Wale
  • Rick Ross
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Kendrick Lamar / Black Hippy
  • NWA
  • Tope
  • Cloudy October
  • Vinnie Dewayne
  • Rasheed Jamal
  • Glenn Waco
  • Talkdemonic
  • The Roulettes
  • The Snuggleups
  • Horse Feathers
  • Please Step Out of the Vehicle
  • Wooden Indian Burial Ground
  • Calvin Valentine
  • Radiation City
  • Stewart Villain
  • Magic Fades
  • TxE
  • The Coup
  • Destro
  • MF DOOM
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • HEALTH
  • Alan Singley
  • Papi Fimbres
  • Chill Crew
  • Nancy King
  • Load B
  • Danny Brown
  • Guilty Simpson
  • MC5
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Episode 38: Beloved Bands We Behate

Many thanks to Toby Edelhart and Nicole Staudinger for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The beloved bands we behate: what bands do we hate, that those around us love?
  • Why do we dislike these bands?
  • Is there ever a sense of missing something?
  • Is there ever a sense of shame?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Boards of Canada
  • The Bats
  • Eat Skull
  • Fairweather Watchers
  • Tienanmen Bear
  • Ten Foot Mouse
  • Miss Massive Snowflake
  • Pity Sex
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Dad
  • Drunk Dad
  • Gay Dad
  • Grandparents
  • Wild Ones
  • My Body
  • Jeffrey Lewis
  • Valkyrie Rodeo
  • Places We Must Save
  • Scared Crow
  • Little Pilgrims
  • Rollerball
  • Ezra Koenig / Vampire Weekend
  • Mumford & Sons
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney / George Harrison / Ringo Starr / The Beatles
  • Paul Simon
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Radiohead
  • Can
  • Richard D. James / Aphex Twin
  • Kanye West
  • Death Grips
  • Moby
  • Mission of Burma
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Neil Young
  • Big Back Cloud
  • Envy
  • At the Drive-In
  • Rorschach
  • Fugazi
  • Rites of Spring
  • Moss Icon
  • Jim Morrison / Ray Manzarek / John Densmore / Robby Krieger
  • The Jam
  • From The Jam
  • Peter Hook
  • Peter Green / Lindsey Buckingham / Stevie Nicks / Mick Fleetwood / Fleetwood Mac
  • Harry Chapin
  • Pink
  • Mariah Carey
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Sallie Ford
  • John Lydon / Sex Pistols
  • The Slits
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Pink Floyd
  • Journey
  • Boston
  • Kansas
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Hall & Oates
  • Coolio
  • Elton John
  • Joy Division / Ian Curtis
  • Warsaw
  • Hellhammer
  • Celtic Frost
  • Spoon
  • The Strokes
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Bono / U2
  • John Cage
  • Elliott Smith
  • Heatmiser
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Prince
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Tracey Chapman
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Axl Rose / Slash / Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Buckethead
  • Ratt
  • Poison
  • Twisted Sister
  • Metallica
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Janis Joplin
  • Slayer
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Weezer
  • Mudhoney
  • Built to Spill
  • J Mascis
  • Father John Misty
  • Greg Dulli / The Afghan Whigs
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • THEEsatisfaction
  • Cotton Dick
  • Mansions
  • Mattress
  • Cunt Bat
  • Passion Pit
  • Coldplay
  • Nazareth
  • Pictorials
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Episode 37: 2013 (So Far)

Many thanks to Cory Butcher and Darren Hicks for joining us again! You can listen to the episode above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The first half of 2013
  • What were our favorite:
    • Albums?
    • Songs?
    • Moments?
  • What music has disappointed us so far?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • The Dismemberment Plan
  • Frank Black / Pixies
  • Kim Deal / Breeders
  • Typhoon
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • David Lynch
  • Vieux Farka Touré
  • Defiance, OH
  • And And And
  • Wooden Indian Burial Ground
  • Grandparents
  • Todd Edwards
  • David Bowie
  • Boards of Canada
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Daft Punk
  • The Knife
  • The Smiths
  • Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Creed
  • Stone Roses
  • Alan Myers / Devo
  • TV on the Radio
  • The Thermals
  • Christopher Owens / Girls
  • Wilco
  • Wayne Coyne / The Flaming Lips
  • Kanye West
  • The Replacements
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Jeff Hanneman / Carey King / Slayer
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Mick Jagger / Keith Richards / The Rolling Stones
  • Katy Perry
  • Arcade Fire
  • Ben Kweller
  • Ben Folds
  • Randy Newman
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Beatles
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Vampire Weekend
  • The National
  • Deerhunter
  • Phoenix
  • Avey Tare / Panda Bear / Animal Collective
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Little Green Cars
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Nile Rogers
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Robin Thicke
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Jay-Z
  • Swizz Beats
  • Pusha T
  • Timbaland
  • Macklemore
  • Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath
  • No Age
  • Janelle Monae
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Fleetwood Foxes
  • U2
  • The Postal Service
  • Big Freedia
  • Major Lazer
  • Zombies
  • Sebadoh
  • Lou Barlow / J Mascis / Murph / Dinosaur Jr.
  • Steely Dan
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Parquet Courts
  • Metz
  • Pity Sex
  • The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Mavis Staples
  • Taj Mahal
  • Robert Plant / Led Zeppelin
  • Foreigner
  • Night Ranger
  • Dread Zeppelin
  • Led Zeppagain
  • Lez Zeppelin
  • Jeffrey Lewis
  • Wild Ones
  • My Body
  • Genders
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Episode 27: The Hall of Fame

Here’s Episode 27 of the show! You can listen above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Is there a good reason for the ceremony?
  • Does the committee have a bias against certain kinds of music?
  • What bands are long overdue for induction?
  • What bands of the 90s and 00s will be inducted when they are eligible?

News:

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Nick Jaina
  • Johnny Marr / Morrissey / The Smiths
  • Ray Davies
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Sigur Ros
  • Phoenix
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Barrett Martin / Mike McCready / John Baker Saunders / Layne Staley / Mad Season
  • Screaming Trees
  • Walkabout
  • David Bowie
  • ?uestlove / The Roots
  • Jay-Z
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions
  • The White Stripes
  • Phoenix
  • Dio
  • Killswitch Engage
  • The Beta Band
  • Pink Floyd
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Prodigy
  • Muse
  • Beastie Boys
  • Daft Punk
  • Pharrell Williams
  • John Lydon / Sid Vicious / Sex Pistols
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Run DMC
  • Adam Yauch / Beastie Boys
  • Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • Quincy Jones
  • Heart
  • Rush
  • Randy Newman
  • Albert King
  • Duff McKagan / Izzy Stradlin / Axl Rose / Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Rod Stewart / The Faces / Small Faces
  • Van Morrison
  • Counting Crows
  • Neil Perth /Rush
  • Black Sabbath
  • Alice Cooper
  • Pavement
  • The Ramones
  • Joe Strummer / The Clash
  • Kurt Cobain / Nirvana
  • Radiohead
  • Iggy Pop / The Stooges
  • Madonna
  • Prince
  • Dave Clark Five
  • The Hollies
  • Johnny Cash
  • Elliott Smith
  • Nick Drake
  • Arcade Fire
  • Animal Collective
  • Black Keys
  • Frank Ocean
  • Kanye West
  • Odd Future
  • Sonic Youth
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • James Blake
  • Purity Ring
  • Blur
  • Stone Roses
  • Bob Dylan
  • Paul Simon
  • Rodriguez
  • DJ Arya Imig
  • Michael the Blind
  • Telekinesis
  • The Men
  • Sparks
  • Iron & Wine
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