Hear directly from the people who make the music in our in-depth interviews that cover their past and present.
For more the past twenty years since his major label debut, Jonny Polonsky has charted his own unique course through the music industry
Craig Wedren joins us to discuss his new solo album Adult Desire, songwriting for film and television, Shudder To Think, and much more
A Tennessee rock band signed by the legendary Clive Davis to Arista records after just thirteen gigs together.
He shares how Superdrag ended up being release number one for Arena Rock and the story of how they returned to the label years later.
Jody started out with The Belltower, a dreamy/shoegaze band, but later joined Fountains of Wayne after their debut was recorded.
Marko DeSantis of Sugarcult, The Ataris and more joins us for an indepth discussion on growing up in Santa Barbara, Sweet Relief and more.
Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys and the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers stops by to talk DC punk, 90s NYC
Tim Kasher of The Good Life and Cursive stops by to talk about his new solo album No Resolution out on his new label 15 Passenger.
Hiistorian Jovana Babovic, author of the 33 1/3 book entry for Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney, joins us for episode #300 of the show.
Former Babes of Toyland bassist Michelle Leon joins us to share the personal journey behind her biography "I Live Inside."
Semisonic drummer, author and college professor Jacob Slichter discusses music, writing, and the evolving music industry in the digital age.
Andrew Low of The Jazz June stops by to talk the history of hte band, recording with J. Robbins, his current work and more.
Phil Leavitt and Joie Calio currently of the band 7Horse, as well as Dada, stop by to talk touring, cds vs vinyl, records labels and more.
John Davis of Superdrag and Epic Ditch joins us to go track-by-track through the sophomore The Lees of Memory album Unnecessary Evil
Kevin Martin walks us through the past, present and future of Candlebox, his career in music, Pledgemusic, Madonna, Seattle and much more
Andy Hindman stops by to shares stories about life on the road with the Goo Goo Dolls, Watershed, Howlin' Maggie and more
Scott Lucas of Local H joins us talk new music, his first guitar, reissues, touring, writing, recording and much more
Morgan Taylor of Mink shares stories of the '80 and 90s Datyon, Ohio music scene up to creating children's character Gustafer Yellowgold
J Robbins of Government Issue, Jawbox, Burning Airlines and many other bands talks his career as a musician, producer and much more
Author and Bitch Magnet guitarist Jon Fine stops by to talk rock memoirs, what is "indie rock," gear, touring and plenty more
Legendary drummer Dale Crover of the Melvins, Fantomas and more join us for a wide-ranging and in-depth interview
Veteran rock bassist Chris Wyse of The Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Ace Frehley and more talks his career, his various gigs and more
Mark Hennessy of Paw stops by to discuss their sophomore album Death to Traitors, the history of the band, why they separated and much more
Naoko Yamano joins us to talk about her thirty-plus years fronting of the legendary Japanese punk rock band Shonen Knife Shonen Knife
Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, Mutoid Man and other bands talks with us about learning guitar, metalcore, dealing with fan backlash and more
Sit down in a comfortable chair or hop in the car for a long drive, because Matthew Sweet is here and we've got a lot of questions
John Davis of Superdrag and The Lees of Memory joins us to discuss his bands, his songwriting, recording and a whole lot more
Kellii Scott of the reunited Failure talks drumming influences, joining Failure, gigging with Blinker the Star and Veruca Salt, and more
Clay Tarver of Bullet LaVolta and Chavez talks with us about his bands and his long journey to screenwriting and Silicon Valley on HBO
Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom joins us for an in-depth discussion about their 1993 album Big Red Letter Day
one-half of the duo known as Pigeonhed, but also behind the board for such bands as Unwound, the Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, and Nirvana.
We discuss Dulcinea, talk songwriting, independence in a major label world, the importance of maintaining the mailing list.
We dig into the history and formation of Orbit, various approaches to songwriting, the legendary 90s music scene in Boston.
We learn how their band name cost them ten grand, and the history of Lotion.
The lead singer/guitarist of the Australian three-piece, Screamfeeder, shares his experiences in the 90s alternative music scene.
After spending almost a decade in legendary funk-rock band Royal Crescent Mob, Happy formed Howlin Maggie.
Ken talks about making Frosting on The Beater, how he joined R.E.M. and more.
Revisit Star Vehicle, Watershed's place in the history of Columbus music and the wisdom of the Karate Kid.
Songwriting, recording, balancing two singer/songwriters, Billy Squire, the dirty secret about "live" albums with a rock vet of 3 decades.
A track by track review of the 1993 self-titled album by Eleven with band's singer and guitarist.
A discussion about the history of Eleven and his 30+ years in the music industry as a singer, guitarist and producer.
We go deep into the history of the band, covering the arrivals, departures, working with Butch Vig and Spike Jonze.
Discussion of "Christian Rock" and it's development in the '90s, and a legendary guitarist showing up on a b-side track.
We hook up with Edsel's former singer & guitarist Sohrab Habibion, currently wielding his axe in Obits to revisit Detroit Folly.
Satchel frontman Shawn Smith, gives us insight on songwriting, dealing with a label, and the story behind those Reservoir Dogs samples.
There is more Scarce than your typical 90s rock band, so we invited members of the band on to tell it in their own words.
We try to determine if Weasels is the sound of '90s - a little punk, a little grunge, some melody and edginess, but pretty much just rock.
Jamie Hutchings of Bluebottle Kiss joins us to revisit the 1996 album Fear of Girls and talk about his career, touring, songwriting and more
Revisit the 1996 album Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson with a little help from lead singer/bassist Jill Cuniff
The dark, atmospheric sound recalls bands as diverse as My Bloody Valentine and New Order, but with pop sensibility of David Bowie.
We discuss the workout habits of Greg Dulli, eyeglass endorsements and contracting SARS in China.
Musical roots in Canada, making the move to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, Courtney Love and Mandy Moore are just part of the story.
A story of line-up changes, building recording studios, surviving a house fire, and scoring an unexpected local radio hit.