Such a thrill to make a new connection Down Under! It was great to get to know Jem and learn about his fascinating musical journey. He's a really great guy and a phenomenal drummer in a band that defies proper description. (You'll just have to give them a listen! Check out their new release on Bandcamp!)
Fish delivery dreams. Classic marriage proposals. Writing pornographic literature... One never knows where they might go with someone as interesting as Dick Valentine (Tyler Spencer) of Electric Six. However, one can trust that it will be interesting and entertaining. Check it out!
Love Shiner? (We do too!) So thrilled to get Josh on the podcast to talk about Shiner, their new album, life as a big tour guitar tech...and more. Josh is too modest to tell you what a bad ass he is. (But we'll do it!) Dude's got stories and we were lucky enough to get a few out of him. Thanks to Josh for sharing!
What's he gonna do with all those t-shirts? Jon and Matt get to know bad ass drummer (and good ass guy) Jesse Hunt. Get some history...find out how he is spending his apocalypse...and more! (There might even be a special appearance to catch.)
Former Toadies guitarist and current SOLSHIFTER king of feedback, Charles Mooney III joins Matt and Jon to discuss his career and how we are all waiting with baited breath to get back to some live Rock and Roll, when it's safe. A special birthday episode for Charles, as well. Enjoy. We certainly did and had a great night!
This guy rocks! (Both literally and figuratively.) A super talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, Conan Neutron seems like he can do it all! He even has a competing podcast!! (Unfortunately for us, his list of gifts also includes "warm", "open" and "funny!") Join us as we talk about music, podcasting, mental health, and more!
What do you talk about when you've got an amazing new album with one group and just agreed to replace a legendary front-man in another? The state of education and philosophy, of course. (It's called Undetermined for a reason!) There's much more to Mark than growls and screams. Always an interesting and entertaining conversation!
Get the low down on Kansas City's own Arson Class from front man Chris Kinsley. If you haven't heard of them, this is your chance to fix that. Really great stuff! Really fun guy!
Also: Stay tuned for the special bonus episode with the full band (sort of) to drop soon!
Funny guy and Betty White boy toy Andy Hartley joins Jon and Matt for an evening of laughs. (How will you celebrate the end of the apocalypse?)
P.S. - The audio is a bit wonky, but the laughs are there!
Adam rejoins the podcast to talk about what has been happening with him. (Turns out to be some pretty amazing stuff!!) Get the scoop on the new Nerd Table vs. Galactic Turkey record (SO GOOD!!) and more in the works! Thrilled and honored to have him back on.
How the hell does one define Griddle? One doesn't. (That's what's so effing cool about them!) Had a great time getting to pick the brain of one cool and immensely talented dude in drummer and studio bad ass Chris McGrew. So good it's in two parts!
So good the local brewery named a beer after them!! (It's possible that one or two might have been consumed for this episode!) Jon and Matt had a fun and memorable evening getting to know Brian Craig and Jason Caton of Columbia, MO's Don't Mind Dying. As funny as they are talented. If you haven't checked them out...you should!
Jon and Matt relive their glory days with Springfield/Kansas City icon Billy Smith. (Slugworth; Dirtnap; Season To Risk; Roman Numerals; CONOCO...) The guy is prolific....and a lot of fun! So glad for the chance to catch up!
Seven is our kinda guy! Super friendly, super funny, and super talented! From Truck Stop Love to his current band Headlight Rivals (and all the stops in between) he's lived a fascinating life. We loved getting to know him and think you will too.
They don't get much more down to Earth than Freddy Herrera. Super talented, super funny, and super nice. So glad we had a chance to get to know him! (Bonus: Due to a glitch, Jon is now exploring a career doing disclaimer voice-overs!)
We had a great time with Columbia MO's Many Colored Death! (A really great up and coming band from Columbia, MO!) Funny, talented, and down to Earth...Brent, Preston, and Shea are worth getting to know. Check 'em out!
Industrial music icon (RevCo, Skatenigs, and more!) Phil Owen joins Jon and Matt for a fascinating conversation about his experiences, what he's doing now, and views of the world/life. A great listen!!
Ben White, Cody Romaine, Mark Hennessy (formerly of Paw), and Mike D make up one of the Midwest's best kept secrets with their band Godzillionaire! Get "Kansas As F*ck" with the guys and find out about their soon to be released album. (It's sooooo good!) Expect to hear more about these guys!
Ministry...RevCo...Pigface...Killing Joke....even a Bowie cover band! Chris Connelly is an incredible front man who has lived an amazing life. (Turns out he's also pretty damn nice and a great story teller!) So thrilled to bring this one to you!! Enjoy!!
Talented musicians and record "executives". Get to know a couple of class acts in Andrew and Shawn from Black-Site records and the incredible band Red Kate. These guys are an inspiration. Give 'em a listen and you'll quickly see why. So glad to have them join us!
What a great idea!! This is love of art. (And we love it.!) Please check out our brothers (and sisters) at www.black-site.org for more info and some amazing artists!! Thanks Andrew and Shaun for giving back in such an amazing way!
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Get a history lesson on the "Grunge" scene from a true icon of the genre. As guitarist and songwriter for the Screaming Trees, Gary Lee Conner was there for it all and was gracious enough to share his stories with the guys. Truly a fascinating conversation with a talented and endearing spirit . This one is special folks...
Weezer, Chopper One, 22 Jacks, Fliptop...this guy doesn't even realize what a legend he's got in him. (And we love him all the more for that.) Join us for a heartfelt and down to Earth chat with this warm, intelligent, and truly talented guy. So lucky to have him!
What a cool dude! Hang with Jon and Matt as they get the convo on with Tony Willis of Forbidden Place Records. Find out what it takes to run a label with a gazillion underground artists. (So many to check out!!) Hear creepy stories from our youth. Get the scoop on what's happening in Tony's world...and stay posted for giveaways! (The audio gets a little choppy due to storms in Denver...but the content is there!) We loved getting to know Tony and think you will too!
Austrailia's own Hamish Cowan joins Matt and Jon for a fascinating conversation about the travails of sudden fame and a journey of finding personal balance. As incredible as he is as an artist, he's an even better person. You don't want to miss this one!
Rich and Eric from Manhattan KS legends Truck Stop Love share some great road stories, tell us about their experiences in the music industry, fill us in on what's up with them lately. (A MUST for air guitar slingers everywhere!)
For Matt and Jon, The Bay Area was a magical place for music in the 1990's. Jonnie Axtell, guitarist for Psychefunkapus, was a magician, pulling proverbial rabbits out of hats that blew our minds and made us realize that there was something more out there than typical, rock radio garbage. From their first formal gig opening for Primus, to rocketing up through the scene as funk/thrash MTV staples, Psychefunkapus set a standard that made us seek out everything different, as long as it was made with heart. Jonnie has heart... in spades, as well as a ton of great stories to tell. He is a musician's musician, a talented cat, and made a great guest. Enjoy Dandies!
While the members of the band Sharp Star hail from Paducah, Kentucky, they were never part of a "scene." Two self-described "aliens," Ethan o'Daniel and Logan Hill birthed their project through a fascinating DIY online presence, as part of a burgeoning revolution in the music industry to go instantly global. Not only has the approach been interesting to say the least, but the music is pretty great, as well!
Adam Casto is a rock god! (The world just doesn't know it yet.) Spend some time with Jon and Matt as they get to know the talented and criminally under-recognized lead singer/founding member of Columbus, Ohio's Nerd Table.
Jon and Matt had a chance to talk to an incredible performance artist.
Joe Hermann (AKA The Amazing Mr. Lifto) has been a touring artist with the Jim Rose Circus. Get ready to clutch your junk in empathetic pain and wonder as Joe tells us some incredible stories about lifting things with his penis; however, he's also an incredibly nice and very real guy and was willing to let us into the extreme world of body modification and how he navigates a world of pleasure and pain. We also got a chance to share some funny stories, conspiracy theories, and can't wait to talk to Joe again, in a strictly "bullshitting," sense, as he is our kind of nerd. Enjoy, Dandies! We certainly did!
Jon and Matt go "home" and meet up with bassist (and aspiring maker of spirits) Luke Long of Ha Ha Tonka. Learn about growing up in the same small town, the power of the "Disappointed Stare" as delivered by Matt's mom, and the evolution of Ha Ha Tonka. (The audio quality is a bit rough on this one as it was recorded on location....sorry!)
PiL, Ministry, NIN, Killing Joke, Pigface, Invisible Records....our guest! Jon and Matt have a blast getting to know drumming/industrial legend/professor/entrepreneur and all around great guy Martin Atkins.
Jon and Matt have a blast getting to know Mike Silverman (aka That 1 Guy). Mike is an accomplished, multi-talented musician who is the best player of The Magic Pipe on the planet. Simply because, he invented it! He has recorded albums with Buckethead, Tom Waits and numerous Bay Area legends. He's also a very nice and down to Earth gentleman, no matter how spectacularly weird the music gets. A MUST listen!!
Matt and Jon get "back to basics" discussing the struggle of life in 2019 vs. what it was like to stay cool in our 20's and prior. A very introspective personal psychoanalysis of what made Undetermined the Podcast come to fruition. Enjoy Dandies!