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Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places.

Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places.
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Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places.

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English


Episodes

Matt Pryor from Radar State/The Get Up Kids

1/9/2019
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Episode 334 - WELCOME TO 2019! Our first episode of the new year is actually, a return guest! Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids plays in a new band called Radar State that is really, REALLY good and I had to have him back on. We discuss dad life, playing in a supergroup and touring Brazil. Trust me, don’t miss this episode.

Duration:00:54:36

TJ Bonnette from As Cities Burn

12/26/2018
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Episode 333 - Happy Holidays everyone! We have a fun chat today with TJ Bonnette from As Cities Burn about him growing up in Louisiana, balancing priorities in life and staying creative. The band is definitely an interesting story and TJ is able to lay it all out for us! Enjoy and see you next year.

Duration:00:48:27

Best of 2018 w/ Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore) and Joey Cahill (6131 Records)

12/19/2018
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Episode 332 - BEST OF 2018 Plain and simple, one of my favorite episodes of the year to record and discuss. Thank you as always to my brothers Joey Cahill and Jeremy Bolm for hanging out and talking music. Check out the Spotify playlist for all of the tunes we discuss! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Start trading stocks now with Robinhood! Get a free stock when you sign up...

Duration:02:29:34

Jeremy Stith from Fury/Gem

12/12/2018
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Episode 331 - You like hardcore right? You should and you should also love this band from my backyard called Fury. The vocalist Jeremy Stith comes on the podcast today to wrap about a ton of things including a subject that I bring up about how terrible 7 inches are. More importantly we also discuss soccer, his metal core roots and the importance of expression. It’s a wide ranging and reflective conversation we had on a Saturday morning so pull up a chair and...

Duration:01:14:04

Norman Brannon from Texas Is The Reason/Anti-Matter Zine

12/5/2018
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Episode 330 - The hits keep on coming. One of my favorite writers around in punk/hardcore, Norman Brannon from Anti-Matter Zine and a little band called Texas is the Reason, is on the pod today. We discuss his philosophy on writing, how nostalgia sits in his life and the simple but crucial concept of survival. PLEASE check this episode out, it’s an important one for me. https://music.youtube.com/">Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite...

Duration:01:20:57

Nate Newton from Converge/Jesuit/Old Man Gloom/Doomriders

11/28/2018
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Episode 329 - Oh boy, what an absolute treat do I have in store for you today. Nate Newton, the bassist of Converge/Jesuit/Old Man Gloom/Doomriders and more, is hanging out today. I spoke to him about confidence, the business of being in a band and how he has viewed/dealt with hecklers over the years. It’s a fun and insightful conversation with a dude who has been involved for many years in this rad community. Enjoy! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream...

Duration:01:13:29

Justin Maranga from Ancestors and Dune Alter Records

11/21/2018
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Episode 328 - BURIED TREASURE ALERT! I have my friend Justin Maranga from the band Ancestors and the label Dune Alter Records on the show to discuss a bunch of stuff including some records or bands that you listed to at one point, thought sucked but are actually really good. Dive in and enjoy! Ray New Bomb Turks - Nightmare Scenario Iceburn - Firon The National - S/t Justin TSOL - Change Today Leatherface - Mush Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town Dive into YouTube...

Duration:01:35:39

Luis Aponte from Jesus Piece

11/14/2018
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Episode 327 - My new friend Luis Aponte from Jesus Piece is on the show today. Jesus Piece are an incredible hardcore band from Philadelphia that you must check out. We discuss his life in and around Philadelphia, Krishna consciousness and using visual influences to affect art. It’s a really great chat and I urge you to check out. https://music.youtube.com/">Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite...

Duration:01:17:16

Ben Nichols from Lucero

11/7/2018
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Episode 326 - This is a big one for me, Ben Nichols from Lucero comes on the show today to talk about the DIY scene in Little Rock, AR (where he grew up), making adult like decisions and owning your own business. We also discuss his contributions to his brothers films (Mud, Take Shelter, Midnight Special etc…) and how the band has been able to remain relevant for as long as they have. I loved, loved, LOVED this discussion and I know you will as well. Enjoy! https://music.youtube.com/">Dive...

Duration:01:14:33

BE SPECIFIC: Episode 5 - MAILBAG SPECIAL

10/31/2018
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BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 5: Mailbag Special! I answer your questions about all things related to the music industry as asked by YOU, the listener. I got a lot of rad questions and was able to get deep on a lot of different subjects and offer advice for bands asking if they need a manager to the conflict of separating art vs the artist and SO much more. Hope you enjoy! https://music.youtube.com/">Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music...

Duration:01:00:39

BE SPECIFIC: Episode 4 - Finn McKenty on Media Sponsorships and how they work

10/24/2018
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BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 4: Media partnerships? How the hell do they work? My good friend Finn McKenty who is head of marketing at URM Academy and runs the great YouTube channel called PunkRockMBA dives deep with me on this. He speaks specifically about his work with Alternative Press while he was at a company called Creative Live and worked with their award show. We get super nerdy but I hope you enjoy! https://music.youtube.com/">Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place...

Duration:00:52:28

BE SPECIFIC: Episode 3 - Shawn Carrano from Headphone Management

10/17/2018
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BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 3: Shawn Carrano from Headphone Management joins me today as we get in depth with what it’s like to grow a band from local act, to a nationally recognized touring band. The steps in which most bands and managers have to take in the first few years have always been incredibly interesting to me as I have lived through it and have attempted to help bands through it. Shawn has done the same to a much higher degree and he walks us through that...

Duration:01:00:51

BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 2: Wayne Pighini from Fly South Management on Rammstein's rise

10/10/2018
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BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 2: Wayne Pighini from Fly South Management on Rammstein’s meteoric rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Wayne is a close friend and he worked hand in hand with a band at the label that initially exposed them here in the US. Very few of us have a front row seat when a band is exploding and Wayne walks us through a lot of the intricacies of what he was doing at the label. Tons of rad details in this chat and you will undoubtedly...

Duration:01:03:31

BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 1 - Shane Told from Silverstein

10/3/2018
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BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 1: Shane Told from Silverstein hops on the show to discuss the business of being in a band and tells stories about how he lost a briefcase of cash, the intricacies of touring and ultimately, did Silverstein ever sell more merch than the Deftones? This series is all about shedding a light on things that people are sometimes afraid to talk about and ultimately, to be specific. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite...

Duration:01:01:16

Paul Shirley, former NBA player and writer

9/26/2018
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Episode 325 - Do you know what it’s like to play in the NBA? My guest this week Paul Shirley does. He’s a professional writer and podcaster these days but is also, a huge music fan! I sat down with him at his apartment to discuss music as therapy/comfort, what you process when you are going through an identity crisis and annoying trends in music. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Use...

Duration:01:14:00

Donovan Melero from Hail The Sun

9/19/2018
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Episode 324 - A drummer, that sings! What a shock! I am being sarcastic but Donovan Melero is on the show today. He plays in a post-hardcore band called Hail the Sun who is quite the anomaly in their slow but gradual growth and Donovan has a very compelling back story. We discuss his multicultural upbringing, his battles with addiction and the very act of singing and drumming without verging into horrible stereotypical questions. Dive in! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the...

Duration:01:17:46

Misha Mansoor from Periphery and 3Dot Recordings

9/12/2018
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Episode 323 - We have a great episode in store for you today in the form of Misha Mansoor from Periphery and 4 Seconds Ago. He also recently started a record label called 3Dot Recordings that will be releasing some pretty cool stuff. We get in depth with being technical for technical sake, what it means to be a gear head and the realities of the music industry. It’s a very comprehensive look at all things about making a living as a musician and more. Dive into YouTube Music and their new...

Duration:01:12:37

Aaron Harris from Isis (the band) and Palms

9/5/2018
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Episode 322 - Oh my, this is a big one for me. Aaron Harris, who is the drummer of one of my favorite bands of all time, Isis, is on the show today. I went over to his home studio and we rapped about his formative years in playing drums, difficult decisions that Isis had to make over the years in regards to tours/business and his life after Isis in scoring/composing for films and other visual arts. It’s a wide ranging discussion that reveals a lot of info even a super dork like me didn’t...

Duration:01:12:22

Leander Gloversmith from KMGMT Management

8/29/2018
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Episode 321 - Hello everyone! I have a treat of an episode today for those who are looking to work in the music industry! My good friend Leander Gloversmith works at KMGMT taking care of bands like Neck Deep and As It Is but also has a long history in PR as well as playing in bands himself. He has a very interesting career and one that I think many of you can learn from. Not to mention, he’s an incredibly great human to boot. Listen and learn! Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the...

Duration:01:17:32

Lauren Kashan from Sharptooth

8/22/2018
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Episode 320 - STRAP IN, this episode is quite a journey. I have Lauren Kashan, the vocalist from hardcore band Sharptooth, on the show today. What starts off as a conversation getting to know her, takes a very dark turn and she discusses her substance abuse issues and her admission into a “rehab clinic” that essential, acts like a cult. It’s an incredibly powerful story and one that I was really appreciative for her sharing here. You must listen to this week, no joke it’s one of my favorite...

Duration:01:19:25