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Episode 23 - Lucero, Jamie Lynn Vessels, Levi Parham, Frank Newsome, The Devil Makes Three, Ben Bostick, Face To Face, Dialli Cisshoko, Kaira Ba, Michigan Rattlers, Basic Bitches

Sports, hippies, and luaus. It gets a little weird, but mostly we stick to a raucous blues and punk-filled set! Music in this episode: Lucero - “For The Lonely Ones” AND “Long Way Back Home” (Among The Ghosts) Jamie Lynn Vessels, “Whiskey Blues” AND “For Kim” (Storm Coming) Levi Parham - “My Finest Hour” AND “Borderline” (It’s All Good) Frank Newsome - “Gone Away With a Friend” (Gone Away With a Friend) The Devil Makes Three - “Paint My Face” (Chains Are Broken) Ben Bostick - “No Show...


Von discusses his star turn in Rocky Mountain Fast Guy. Rachel laughed too loud during Hearts Beat Loud. Oops. Also, we take a deep dive into Jason Isbell and American Aquarium if you’re curious. Also also, read Rachel’s article about queer country ar

Von discusses his star turn in Rocky Mountain Fast Guy. Rachel laughed too loud during Hearts Beat Loud. Oops. Also, we take a deep dive into Jason Isbell and American Aquarium if you’re curious. Also also, read Rachel’s article about queer country artists in Wide Open Country! Music in this episode: Jesse Davis Rosenthal - “Party Dress (Party Dress/Old Closure)” The Brothers Comatose - “Already Ready”...


Episode 21 - Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, River Whyless, Josh King, Kasey Musgraves, Speedbuggy USA, Darth Nater, James Scott Bullard, Ian Moore, Echo Bloom

Rachel and Von get into all the ways to celebrate Pride, including Twitter stardom. Also, travel tips for Disney World (related!) And varmints that get into the house. This episode is psychedelic and bluesy and, if we say so ourselves, hecka amusing. Music in this episode: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - “Kill Grey Mule” (Clippety Clop) River Whyless - “Born in the Right Country” AND “New Beliefs” (Kindness, A Rebel) Josh King - “Relax” (Into The Blue) Kasey Musgraves - “Oh, What a...


Episode 20 - Erin Rae, AW, Brandi Carlile, Chris Pureka, Ryan Cassata, Pigeon Pit, Sonia Tetlow, Worriers, Man Of The Minch, Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger

Happy Pride! It’s our Pride episode! Von and Rachel get into hard-hitting subjects like chic circuses; the politics of Pride parades, navigating pronouns, and street harassment. We mentioned a couple of resources -- here’s where you can find them: Mal Blum article -- Queery episode link -- Buy Rachel’s book -- Music in this...


Episode 19 - Mallett Bros Band, Cam, Mountain Natives, Tedo Stone, Matt C White, Courtney Marie Andrews, Whitacre, The Titos, Thomson Faulk, Chuck Westmoreland

It's part two of our live episode and...Power Rangers! So. Many. Power. Rangers. Also Jeff Goldblum. And the thickness of our accents. Music in this episode: Mallett Bros. Band - “Long Black Braid” (Vive l’acadie) Cam - “Diane” (Single) Mountain Natives - “We Call Each Other Home” (We Call Each Other Home) Tedo Stone - “Before Long” (Summer Sun) Matt C. White - “Can’t Get Away” (Wallow In The Hollow) Courtney Marie Andrews - “I’ve Hurt Worse” (May Your Kindness Remain) Whitacre -...


Episode 18 - Long Branch, The Dreggs, Dana Sipos, Mandy Rowden, Mitch Bradford, Rocky Mountain Fast Guy, Emma Dilemma, King Borneo, American Aquarium, Elway, Brendt Thomas Diabo

It's our first live show, there’s a lot going on! Rachel discusses the live almost-nude girls she saw at an old-timey burlesque show. Von had a wild weekend. We also talk about who gets to be American and record country music (spoiler: everyone!) and fascism in country music. Von also interviews two film makers about their upcoming movie, “Rocky Mountain Fast Guy”, and discusses the film’s Americana soundtrack written by the film’s director. Also, there are lots of things for you to buy so...


Episode 17 - Jacob Jeffries, Luke Winslow-King, Dispatch, John Calvin Abney, Clare Means, The Dead Tongues, Forest Fire Gospel Choir, Pharis And Jason Romero, Marie Naffah, Caroline Spence

Von and Rachel get to the bottom of Rachel’s intense phone phobia (because this is really just free therapy.) Von’s mom’s smartphone usage (and how great she is in general.) Also a deep dive into air conditioner models. Unrelated, we wonder why sometimes our Patreon episodes are almost 90 minutes long. Content Warning: At around 36:00 through 40:00, Von and Rachel introduce a song called “Hollywood Zoo,” which is about the culture of sexual assault in Hollywood. While it is not graphic,...


Episode 16 - Neighbor Lady, Anne Elise, Hastings And Her Revolving Cast Of Charachters, Leon III, Liz Frame And The Kickers, Don Gallardo, Left Arm Tan, Brenna Sahatjian, Arkansas Dave, The Sheepdogs, The Homeless Gospel Choir

It’s been a long day of meetings but Von and Rachel muster up the energy to deliver more amazing music to you! Along the way, they talk about zine fests, evil children, free comic book day, and #PatreonGoals. Neighbor Lady - “Fine” (Maybe Later) Anne Elise Hastings and Her Revolving Cast Of Characters - “St. Paul” AND “Bruised” (Self Titled) Leon III - “Alberta” (Leon III) Liz Frame And The Kickers - “What You Gonna Do When I Go” Don Gallardo - “The Golden Rule,” (Still Here) Left...


Episode 15 - Aloud, RIVVRS, Ajaye Jardine, Fintan Stack, Pete Mancini, Lost Mary, Mariel Buckley, Courtney Barnett, Brother Hawk, Big Kettle Drum

In an unexpectedly, spicy episode, Von and Rachel take a deep dive into lesbian sex scenes in prestige dramas (Disobedience) and dead superheroes (Avengers). Rachel has some exciting news for the podcast and site. Also, bizarre podcast sponsorships, what our underwear looks like, and the always-vexing subject of women in music -- but it’s uplifting this time! Aloud - “Empty House” (Single) RIVVRS - “Let It Die” (Cosmic Dream) Ajaye Jardine - “Midnight and Bourbon,” (Midnight and...


Episode 14 - Paisley Fields, The Howling Lords, Sera Cahoone, The Lied To's, Television City, The Pine Hill Haints, Anna Nalick, Big Little Lions, Sami Simon, Dolbro Dan

Von manages to escape the room and needs to figure out where he can get his next big fix from. Rachel wants you to go to local shows because they have a more special energy. Get your passport for this episode because we feature artists from all over the world! Music in This episode: Paisley Fields - “Can’t Stop Our Love” The Howling Lords - “Talk Like That” Sera Cahoone - “Baker Lake” (The Flora String Sessions EP) The Lied To’s - “Cruel World” (The Lesser Of Two Evils) Television...


Episode 13 - Pat Benatar, Suburban Dirts,, Alice Bag, River Bones Band, Izzy Heltai, Analogue Spirit, Belle Miners, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Delta Jackson, Andrew Sheppard, Sabihya

Von and Rachel get lost in the weeds with gardening, the books we’re reading, hipster comic book fandom, sweet potatoes, meeting the parents and...oh yeah -- here’s some music! Music in this episode: Pat Benatar - “We Belong” (Tropico) Suburban Dirts - “Lost And Losing (Feat. Siobhan Parr)” Alice Bag - “Turn It Up” (Blueprint) River Bones Band - “Boss Makes A Dollar (I Make A Dime) (Billy In The High Ground) Izzy Heltai - “Not Eden” (Sweet Apathy) Analogue Spirit - “Breeze” Belle...


Episode 12 - Charlie Overbey, Lincoln Durham, Young Valley, The Glorious Sons, Juice, Parker Millsap, Bold Forbes, The Ghost Of Paul Revere, Joseph Houck, Frank Turner

Rachel and Von wrap up their two-part recording session. This time, they delve into home brewing, the importance of back-up gifts, Amanda Palmer and the merits of Kickstarter. Also, they don’t endorse book burning but sometimes you just need to deface your dad’s first-edition copy of Art of the Deal and put it on Snapchat. Music in this episode: Charlie Overybey - “The Ballad of Eddie Spaghetti” (Broken Arrow) Lincoln Durham - “Preacher”(And Into Heaven Came The Night) Young Valley -...


Episode 11 - Jeff Przech, The Wind And The Wave, Noah Derksen, Western Centuries, Mickelson, Grant-Lee Phillips, Sarah Shook, Liz Brasher

Rachel and Von record two episodes in a row as a double-header (you’ll hear them a week apart, though.) Our heroes once again battle with names that are difficult to pronounce! We also get deep into discussing adult crushes and what it’s like to stick out when you’re in public. Jeff Przech - “Cold November” (Jeff Przech and the Outfit) The Wind And The Wave - “Human Beings” (Single) Noah Derksen - “Wilderness Of Oregon” Western Centuries - “Earthly Justice” (Songs From the...


Episode 10 - HC McEntire, 12 Days In Paris, Leslie Tom, Caleb Caudle, Ginger Wildheart, Short & Company, Great Peacock, Otoboke Beaver

It’s our tenth episode but we’re still learning things about each other. For example, Rachel is on Von’s Top 3! (Awwww.) Von is young heart. (Awww.) But we also stroll down a more introspective road both with the music and our thoughts about them, including an epic interview with our favorites Great Peacock. But we don’t let things get too serious -- we end with some good old-fashioned Japanese misandry. Music in this episode: HC McEntire - “A Lamb, A Dove” (LIONHEART) --...


Episode 9 - Mavis Staples, The Tillers, Alex Williams, Lo Carmen, Daddy, Cowboy Mouth, Samantha Fish, Sir Canyon, Lynn Taylor & The Barflies, Karen & The Sorrows

Alcohol and social lubrication, a discourse on daddies,a shoutout to the venue Blueberry Hill in St Louis, a megaphone bearer at a blues concert, and Passover shoutouts! All that and MORE excellent Americana and rock from Von and Rachel! Music in this episode: Mavis Staples - “Try Harder” (If All I Was Was Black) The Tillers - “All You Fascists are Bound to Lose” (The Tillers) -- Alex Williams - “Better Than Myself” (Better Than Myself) Lo Carmen - “Last Thing...


Episode 8 - Off With Their Heads, El Warren, Low Cut Connie, The Skullers, National Anthem, The Cat Lady, Sirsy, Ross Cooper, Goodbye Picasso, Gregory Richard

It’s a blues rock POWER HOUR with Von and Rachel. They discuss their various creative pursuits, including Von’s super cool bridge and Rachel’s super cool comic. (You can buy it in person THIS Sunday, 3/25, at the Feminist Zine Fest at Barnard College in Manhattan from 12 - 6. You can also get it online at or hit Rachel up for a physical copy. More info on that at Also, if you’re in a band or about to start one you want to listen to Von and...


Episode 7 - Matt Woods, The Oh Hellos, Louis Apollon, American Forrest, Strand Of Oaks, Jodee Lewis, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Maiah Whynne, Tracy Bonham, Kay Hanley

This week’s episode has a bit of an international flair, from Von and Rachel trying to figure out how to pronounce everyone’s names to an immersive discussion of troll rock. (Don’t worry -- we didn’t play any Norwegian folk metal...this time.) Also some solid throwbacks to the 90s and a shoutout to the teachers of West Virginia! Music in this episode: Matt Woods - “A Company Town” (Matt Woods Manifesto) The Oh Hellos - “A Convocation of Fauns (A Faunvocation, If You Will)” >...


Episode 6 - Vivian Leva, Brandon Whyde, Pedigio's Magic Pilsner, Kyle Cox, Megg Farrell, The Revivalists, Michelle Malone, Fruition, Brian Fallon, Whiskey Wolves Of The West

Von and Rachel compliment each other’s hairstyles, Von shares his meet-cute with his wife (it’s super adorable), and the pair comment on that universal truth: music brings people together. Thanks for joining us this week on a set that starts off mellow and ramps up really quickly. Music in this episode: Vivian Leva , “Sturdy as the Land” (Time Is Everything) -- Brandon Whyde - “Fighting For You” (Silver Apples Of The Moon) Pedigo's Magic Pilsner, “Warning Shot” (Pedigo’s...


Episode 5 - Thunderpussy, Barrence Whitfield And The Savages, Tumbling Wheels,

Von and Rachel get a little punchy because this was their first real conversation of the day. They take a dive into the merits of bourbon versus whiskey, punctuation marks in band names, and introduce new bonus songs for Patreon subscribers. Thunderpussy - “Speed Queen” (Single) Barrence Whitfield And The Savages - “Adorable” (Soul Flowers Of Titan) Tumbling Wheels, “Empty Bed” (United Bakery Records Revue Vol. 1) --...


Episode 3 - Good Graces, Molly Parden, Jesus and His Judgmental Father, JJ Woolbright & The Whiskey Road, Crys Matthews, Flood County, Quiet Hollers, Eric Peter Schwartz, Seth Glier, Josh Warren

*UPDATED FILE* Rachel and Von return to discuss aging, dental health, snakes on a seat, and how sometimes it’s not great to say yes to everything. Also, some excellent tunes. Good Graces - “The First Girl”Hummingbird)Molly Parden - “Sail On The Water” (Single)Jesus and his Judgemental father - “Not My First Rodeo”It Might Get Better)JJ Woolbright & The Whiskey Road - “Rebecca” (Raising The Dead)Crys Matthews - “We Must Be Free” (Battle Hymn For an Armyof Lovers)Flood County - “That Old...