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The Show that Drops Bombs of Awesome in Your Earholes




A Special Message and Ep #4 of Artist Home w/ Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man

A special message to all who have listened to Air-Raid over the years. Plus Episode #4 of the all new podcast Artist Home with guest Eric Howk of the Billboard #1 hit making band; Portugal. The Man.


Ep #1 Of Artist Home with Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie

Hey all, I am extremely excited to announce that I have teamed up with the beautiful people over at Artist Home to bring you an all new podcast. I have been working on this project for the better part of 6 months now and am very proud of what has come of it, THIS IS THE SHOW THAT I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO but never had the time or resources. So her it is episode #1 of the new show with Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie. I hope you enjoy it. We have 4 episodes up right now w/ Dave...


#313 - Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson (The Stranger, Harvey Danger) joins us this week for a re-do of ep #30. The topics include Sean's recent coverage of the Trump rallies here in WA, the role of social media, Aaron's reason for quitting, and the rise and fall of Harvey Danger in the late 90's. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Harvey Danger, Sean Nelson


#312 - Tall Heights

Tim Harrington (guitar/vox) of the band Tall Heights joins us to chat about how anxiety and nervousness can be a good thing, their upcoming national TV appearance on CONAN, and how busking started it all. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Tall Heights


Bob Forrest

Bob Forrest, counselor on Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab and former frontman of the band Thelonious Monster, joins us in The Backyard this week to chat about the unfortunate after-effects of stage diving with Flea and John Cusack, how he turned his life around from heroin addict to addiction counselor, and we discuss the inspiration for his new solo album 'Survival Songs' out October 9th 2015. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Bob Forrest



Gift of Gab, lyricist/rapper for Blackalicious, joins us this week to chat about the new album IMANI Vol. 1, speaking your truth, the rap battle that changed the course of his life, and how he always knew what his path in life would be. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Blackalicious


Baron Vaughn

Comedian / actor Baron Vaughn joins us this week to talk about the coming apocalypse, how music has played a role in his comedy, disarming bullies, and his role in the popular Netflix series Grace and Frankie.Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Say Hi



Peter Michel of the band Hibou joins us in The Backyard this week to discuss how he came to write one THEE BEST albums of 2015 (according to Aaron) that sees a national release on Sept 18th, playing his first show at the age of 10, going on a European tour during the start of middle school, and a little friendly owl that named his almost decade long art project. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: HIBOU


Shannon and The Clams

Cody and Shannon of Oakland CA based SHANNON AND THE CLAMS join us in the backyard his week to regale us with stories about stealing from work, almost being kidnapped as a child, Shannon's crazy uncle who played guitar for Captain Beefheart, and the inspiration for the new album 'GONE BY THE DAWN' out on Sept 11th on Hardly Art Records. Music Featured On This Week's Episode: Shannon and The Clams



This week, Emily Nokes of the band Tacocat stops by the backyard for a cough syrup and coffee soaked conversation about the album NVM (out now on Hardly Art), being nervous on stage, and where to find the best flour tortillas in Seattle. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Tacocat


Jamie Kennedy

This week, actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy joins us to talk about the good things that hipsters bring to the community, growing up in a large catholic family, becoming an actor on a whim, and the most dredid of all topics: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: The Pretty Flowers


Meat Puppets

This week, a candid and emotional conversation with Meat Puppets' bassist Cris Kirkwood abouthis history of drug use, the 2003 incident inwhich Kirkwood was shot in the spine (where the bullet remains to this day), the Meat Puppets' legendary MTV Unplugged performance with Nirvana (taking placemuch to the chagrin of MTV execs) andthe early days of storied punk label SST Records. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Meat Puppets


Pickwick/Mikey and Matty/Elicia Sanchez

Air-Raid LIVE #2 recorded at Naked City Brewery on June 20th 2015 with special performances by PICKWICK, MIKEY AND MATTY, and ELICIA SANCHEZ! Brought to you by the good people at Artist Home and Do206! Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Mikey and Matty, Pickwick


David Chen

Creator and producer of The Tobolowski Files, David Chen, stops by The Backyard to chat about his latest project CELLO PUT IN POP (his new EP of pop music played entirely on a looped cello), Game of Thrones, Tiger moms, and what made him pick up a musical instrument after a decade of gathering dust. PLUS! Nancy Guppy (Almost LIVE!) and Ernie Sapiro stop by to chat about their latest photo installement: MUSICIAN. Which opens 8/27 in Seattle. Find out more HERE. Music Featured In This Week's...


Grave Babies

This week Danny Wahlfeldt of the band Grave Babies joins us to chat a bit about The Lost Boys, Roy Orbison as an influence on his singing, the end times, and his new album HOLOGRAPHIC VIOLENCE out on July 24th. It was a wonderful conversation, we hope you enjoy it! Also a very special Thank You to all who helped put on Timber! Outdoor Music Festival this year, thank you so much for having us! Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Grave Babies


Andrew W.K.

The king of partying himself, Andrew W.K., joins us this week for a very real and very candid conversation. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Andrew W.K.


Jurassic 5.

Jurassic 5 is still to this day one of the greatest hip hop acts ever to grace the stage. In this week's episode Zaakir aka Soup joins us to talk about fitting in, winging it in a battle of the bands contest, and the rise and fall (and rise again) of Jurassic 5. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: Jurassic 5


The Dan Band

Trust me. You KNOW who The Dan Band are. Frontman Dan Finnerty is the person solely responsible for the explicit version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" that everyone now sings at your favorite karaoke bar. Since that appearance in the movie Old School, Dan's band has been featured in Starsky and Hutch and The Hangover and even landed him a fan named Steven Spielberg. In this episode, we talk about all of it including his insane experiences with Braodway musical tryouts. Music Featured In...



This week we travel back in time to 2013 when Michael Lerner (Telekenesis) and Eric Elbogen (Say Hi) stopped by The Dining Room Studios to chat about the then new TELEKENESIS' album 'Dormarion'. We also chat about embarassing music that we all used to be into, Eric has a stigmatism, and Michael refuses to chastise eyewear for fashion. Music Featured In This Week's Episode: TELEKENESIS


Future Twin

Jean Jeanie of the San Fransisco based Future Twin joins us in The Backyard to chat about the benfits of dancing, being cast as small men in school plays, false names, and how smoking a certain substance with friends is a great way to figure out band names. Tickets are now on sale for Air-Raid LIVE! #2 with comedian Elicia Sanchez, Mikey and Matty, and PICKWICK June 20th 9pm at Naked City Brewery in the Screening Room. This show sold out super quick last year so GET ON IT. Get your tickets...