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From one artist to another. The Adamantium is a Toronto-based interview show hosted by Adam R. Harrison featuring musicians, celebrities & local personalities in casual conversations about art, culture & entertainment.

From one artist to another. The Adamantium is a Toronto-based interview show hosted by Adam R. Harrison featuring musicians, celebrities & local personalities in casual conversations about art, culture & entertainment.
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Canada

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From one artist to another. The Adamantium is a Toronto-based interview show hosted by Adam R. Harrison featuring musicians, celebrities & local personalities in casual conversations about art, culture & entertainment.

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English

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4168286737


Episodes

E058 Jean-Philip Grobler (St. Lucia)

6/17/2019
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Jean-Philip Grobler, the frontman of indie synthpop band, St. Lucia, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the making of their last album, Hyperion, working with U2 producer Rob Kirwan, the decision to do an acoustic album and tour, and how it’s refreshed the band. We also talk about the balance of optimism and melancholy in their music, their first recorded cover song, traveling Asia, and Hayao Miyazaki films.

Duration:00:34:52

E057 Wallows

6/10/2019
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Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (Men of a Certain Age), and Cole Preston of indie rock trio, Wallows, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their debut album, Nothing Happens, as well as their skinny kid anthem “Scrawny,” the music video for “80s Horror Film,” and how Cole met his girlfriend in the making. We also talk about the experience of their first performance at Coachella.

Duration:00:29:24

E056 Lzzy Hale & Josh Smith (Halestorm)

6/5/2019
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Singer, guitarist, and badass leading lady, Lzzy Hale, and bassist Josh Smith, of Halestorm join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss how the band has evolved over the 10 years since the release of their debut album. We also talk about their latest single “Vicious” and the making of it’s Kill Bill style music video, the first songs they ever learned, collaborating with other bands, and Halestorm’s guide to life on the road.

Duration:00:26:17

E055 Mark Howard

5/22/2019
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Rock n’ roll producer, Mark Howard, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast to discuss his book, Listen Up!. He tells us about working with and recording iconic albums with Bob Dylan, U2, The Tragically Hip, R.E.M., and Sam Roberts. We talk about motorbike shopping for Bob Dylan, managing him when he got snarky, the real Bono and how he pretended to be French in public, and how BBQ helped The Hip work better. Mark shares about his battle with Melanoma, and his charitable...

Duration:01:24:31

E054 Russall S. Beattie & The Empire Strips Back

5/17/2019
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This episode of The Adamantium Podcast features Russall S. Beattie, creator of The Empire Strips Back. Along with cast members Asher Bowen-Saunders and Neven Connolly, we discuss their Star Wars parody burlesque show that has snowballed from a single show in front of 100 people in Australia to theatres all across North America. We talk about the art of burlesque, the Star Wars fandom culture, how the pop & rock music fits into the theme, and Wookie erotica.

Duration:00:41:39

E053 In The City

5/10/2019
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Ashley Jane & Timon Wientzek of Toronto folk pop duo, In The City, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their musical backgrounds, self-producing music, and their upcoming EP, MaryAnn. Ashley tells us about the inspiration behind their single “1985” which chronicles the love story of her parents. We also talk about the making of the touching music video for their single “Best Time,” their music in film, playing Juno fest, and our favourite Back Street Boys songs.

Duration:00:48:16

E052 Scott Holiday (Rival Sons)

5/6/2019
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Scott Holiday, guitarist of Rival Sons, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their new album, Feral Roots, as well as their latest single “Too Bad.” We also talk about their love for Canada, Woodstock 50, touring with legends, and Scott gets passionate about the revival of rock n’ roll.

Duration:00:25:44

E051 Maestro Fresh Wes

4/29/2019
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The Godfather of Canadian hip hop, Maestro Fresh Wes, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss his new album Champagne Campaign, as well as the 30th Anniversary of his debut album, Symphony in Effect, and the anthem “Let Your Backbone Slide.” We also talk about how he first fell in love with hip hop, the scene in Canada during the 80s, his motivational book “Stick to Your Vision,” his acting career, his respect for Kardinal Offishall, and the 2019 Juno Awards.

Duration:00:37:48

E050 Bif Naked

4/22/2019
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Canadian rock singer & songwriter, Bif Naked, joins us on the 50th episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the Much Music era and punk scene across Canada, as well as how her song writing has evolved with her life journey. We also talk about her tattoos, fashion choices, straight-edge lifestyle, views on humanitarianism, visiting India, bare knuckle boxing, voicing for video games, and being apart of the Trailer Park Boys cruise.

Duration:01:17:31

E049 Max Frost

4/16/2019
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Indie pop artist, Max Frost, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss his debut album, Gold Rush, the Austin music scene, being embraced by the hip hop community, producing music with Elton John, and learning tour intricacies from Twenty One Pilots.

Duration:00:39:27

E048 Tom Stephen (The Jeff Healey Band)

4/1/2019
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Tom Stephen, the drummer and manager for The Jeff Healey Band, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast to discuss his newly released book, Best Seat in the House: My Life in the Jeff Healey Band. Tom tells us how he first connected with Canada’s legendary blind guitarist, learning the ropes of the music industry from scratch, sneaking Jeff into a meeting with B.B. King, getting hustled by Jeff at cards and Duck Hunt, and the iconic gig in Patrick Swayze’s Roadhouse movie, and...

Duration:01:39:16

E047 Dan Donegan (Disturbed)

3/25/2019
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The Adamantium Podcast gets down with the sickness this episode as Dan Donegan, guitarist for heavy metal icons, Disturbed, joins us to discuss the new album, Evolution. We also talk about how the band has evolved over the last two decades, their subject matter, going acoustic, and his favourite soloing methods.

Duration:00:24:58

E046 grandson

3/18/2019
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Toronto alternative artist, grandson, takes us through his journey from free styling in the high school halls in uptown Toronto to recording Billboard charting bangers in Los Angeles on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We talk about his latest EP, a modern tragedy, vol. 2, working with and being mentored by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and being nominated for his first JUNO award.

Duration:00:50:58

E045 Walk Off The Earth

3/11/2019
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Sarah Blackwood & Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio of indie pop group, Walk Off The Earth, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their overnight transition of being a workhorse band from Burlington, Ontario to being an international award-winning success, their instrument collection that makes them so unique, the Gotye cover that went viral, self-producing continuous video content, and the various cover requests they receive from the world’s biggest bands. We also talk...

Duration:01:00:29

E044 Dear Rouge

3/5/2019
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Danielle & Drew McTaggart of west coast indie rock band, Dear Rouge, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their latest album, PHASES, and it’s contrasting emotional themes. We also talk about winning JUNO awards, touring as spouses, adapting a set for the audience, and hanging with music icons.

Duration:00:22:46

E043 Danny Kongos (Kongos)

2/27/2019
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Danny Kongos of alternative rock band, Kongos, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their latest album 1929: Part 1, and why it requires three parts in total. We also talk about their digital documentary series Bus Call, touring with his brothers, being the baby of an incredibly talented musical family, their South African roots, and keeping up with worldly music.

Duration:00:31:33

E042 Gnash

2/20/2019
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Alternative artist, Gnash, spreads his positive vibes on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the release of his first studio album, We, the follow up to his three EPs: U, Me, and Us. We also talk about his musical roots, starting a career as a teenager, creating Billboard chart topping hits from his garage, connecting with his fans, and his Broken Hearts Club.

Duration:00:24:42

E041 Chef Nuit & Jeff Regular

2/14/2019
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Toronto sweetheart restauranteurs, Chef Nuit & Jeff Regular, the masterminds behind THE BEST Thai food in Toronto (and maybe even the planet) and four must-visit restaurants in the city: Pai, Sukhothai, Sabai Sabai, and Kiin, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. They tell us the story of how their adventure and life together all started on the back of an elephant. We go through their history from their very first location in Thailand, Curry Shack, to their newest location,...

Duration:01:01:57

E040 Ron Hawkins (The Lowest of the Low)

2/4/2019
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Canadian singer-songwriter and frontman of The Lowest of the Low, Ron Hawkins, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the release of their box set collection “Shakespeare My Box,” being an independent artist in Toronto for three decades, giving the middle finger to corporate music, and violent 80s gigs. We also talk about his second calling as a painter, his previous job shovelling rats out of a bottling plant, and admitting your not a fan of “must like” Canadian...

Duration:01:05:07

E039 Marcus King

1/30/2019
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Blues and guitar prodigy, Marcus King, of The Marcus King Band joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their new album, Carolina Confessions, the valuable lessons he's learned as a fourth generation musician, expressing heartache through a guitar, and the band’s intolerance of xenophobia. We also talk about Marcus’ hat collection, his great grandfather’s moonshine recipe, haunted venues, and his jam session bucket list.

Duration:00:45:33