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First Names talk to artists about what they create, their process, touring, production, gear, and more.

First Names talk to artists about what they create, their process, touring, production, gear, and more.


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First Names talk to artists about what they create, their process, touring, production, gear, and more.






Ep. 0011 Danny Gonzalez of Jacuzzi Boys

Chelby and Joosh talk to Danny Gonzalez, the bassist of Miami Garage Rock trio, Jacuzzi Boys. Danny shares what it's been like to record multiple records, tour periodically for over a decade, and open for The Raconteurs. Jacuzzi Boys just released two new jams via Third Man Records. Find them on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere else. Follow @jacuzziboys for new tunes, tour dates, candids, videos, art pieces, and more. Song Credit: The Pits by Jacuzzi Boys


Ep. 0010 Nick Van Bakel of Bananagun

First Names talk to Nick Van Bakel of Bananagun, a Psychedelic 5-Piece hailing from Melbourne, Australia. They recently released their debut album, "The True Story of Bananagun" via UK indie label Full Time Hobby. They pair quite nicely with a good ceviche and are probably featured on Professor Trelawny's Spotify. Follow Bananagun [@bananagun_bananagram] on the internet's top social media applications and dance to their new record on Spotify, Bandcamp, and everywhere else. Song Credit: Out...


Ep. 0009 Ron Gallo

Shelby and Josh speak to Ron Gallo of Ron Gallo via space age technology. Everything is chrome. Vehicles hurtle through the stratosphere. Ron talks about his new music, the role of ego, and adapting his creative process. He's a really nice guy who dives head first into whatever is inspiring him, and his music is evident of that. Watch him put out top notch content full of positive vibes @rongallo on social media platforms exclusively on the internet. Song Credit: You Are Enough by Ron Gallo


Ep. 0008 Tim Presley of White Fence

Tim Presley talks to Shelb and Jursh about his latest LP, why people should be kind, and how wearing shorts on stage is a pretty big gamble. Definitely check out the new record I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk. It is a repeat spin for sure. Song Credit: Fog City by Tim Presley, White Fence Tim is electronically on social media platforms as: @white_fence_official & @tm_presley


Ep. 0007 Melenas

JT and Shrube chat with the members of Melenas via Zoom. Melenas, hailing from Pamplona, Spain, speak on their creative process, the music scene in Pamplona, and their new record Dias Raros. Song Credit: No Puedo Pensar by Melenas Follow them on the internets: @melenasband


Ep. 0006 Frankie and the Witch Fingers

First Names call Dylan and Josh from Frankie and the Witch Fingers. They are on the social internet @frankieandthewitchfingers. Check out their pictures and treasures. Song Credit: Dracula Drug by Frankie and the Witch Fingers


Ep. 0005 Go Kurosawa of Kikagaku Moyo

The boys interview Go Kurosawa in an Austin, Texas hotel lobby! Go is the drummer and co-vocalist of Psych-Rock band Kikagaku Moyo. He talks about learning drums by jamming with his friends on the streets of Japan, how Kikagaku Moyo approaches songwriting, and what it has been like running their record label Guruguru Brain. Keep up with them on the internetz @kikagaku.moyo!


Ep. 0004 Shana Falana

The lads interview shoegaze band Shana Falana! We chatted about songwriting, gear, and navigating the music industry. Follow them on Instagram @shanafalana! Connect with your boys @firstnamesmusic on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


Ep. 0003 Gabby's World

In this episode Joshua and Shelbeniah speak to Gabby Smith of Gabby's World. Gabby talks in depth about her songwriting process. how she approaches recording, and how specific sounds seem to come from different parts of the U.S. Follow Gabby's World on Instagram @itsgabbysworld.


Ep. 0002 TC Superstar

First Names talk to Connor McCampbell from TC Superstar about songwriting, their latest album R&D, living with mannequins, and more. Follow them on Instagram @tc_superstar!



Shelby and Josh sat down with the band GYMSHORTS! They talk about the making of their new record, what type of gear they use, and what else they do for jobs while not touring. Follow them on Instagram @gymshortsmusic !