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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.

Language:

English

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4168286737


Episodes

E068 Devon Richardson & Tom Ionescu (Jane's Party)

8/19/2019
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Devon Richardson & Tom Ionescu of Toronto alternative band, Jane’s Party, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their new album, Casual Island, it’s themes and how it was inspired by their tour with Tom Odell. We also talk about touring and collaborating with some of the most recognized bands in Canada, the grind of an opening band, The Arkellsian method to succeeding in the Canadian music market, and carrying an injured Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo up flights of stairs.

Duration:00:54:48

E067 Brian Aubert & Nikki Monninger (Silversun Pickups)

8/12/2019
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Brian Aubert & Nikki Monninger of alternative band, Silversun Pickups, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their new album Widow’s Weeds, and how it’s more open and exposed than previous records. We also talk about working with legendary producer Butch Vig, their unique guitar techniques, and an awkward meeting with Jeff Healey.

Duration:00:30:19

E066 Eric Alper

8/5/2019
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Toronto music correspondent, Eric Alper, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss his 20+ year career in the music industry and nerd out over the icons he’s worked with like Bob Geldof, Ringo Starr, Snoop Dogg, Ray Charles, and Sesame Street. We also talk about the future of streaming and music consumption, his obsession with Twitter, and the impossible question of “the one album you could not live without?” Eric also recollects when he first fell in love with music,...

Duration:00:59:53

E065 Brent Smith & Barry Kerch (Shinedown)

7/29/2019
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Lead singer, Brent Smith, and drummer, Barry Kerch, of hard rock giants, Shinedown, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their latest album Attention Attention, the concept behind it and it’s relatability to the listener. We also talk about being adaptable and unbiased to modern generations, the context behind their song “The Crow & The Butterfly,” and their return to a Toronto stage after a six year absence.

Duration:00:31:48

E064 Chvrches

7/22/2019
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British synth-pop sensations, Chvrches, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their overnight self-made success, working with legendary producer Greg Kurstin on their newest album, Love is Dead, the frustration behind the song “Never Say Die,” and teaming up with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra. We also discuss their ambivalent relationship with social media, why they decided to wipe all their accounts before the release of their new album, Lauren’s concern with...

Duration:00:50:54

E063 Marc Jordan

7/17/2019
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Canadian singer-songwriter, Marc Jordan, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss his latest album, Both Sides, and it’s many personal elements, his upcoming duet project with his wife Amy Sky, and his song “Rhythm of My Heart” and how it became a Rod Stewart anthem. We also talk about his lifelong fight with Dyslexia, using art as a tool for change, writing musical theatre, playing guitar for Bobby Vee, and becoming a painter (or flat music as Marc prefers to call it)...

Duration:00:52:08

E062 Patrick Miranda (Movements)

7/11/2019
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Patrick Miranda, singer and frontman of post-hardcore band, Movements, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the follow up to their charting debut album, Feel Something, and the pressure of living up to it’s success. We also talk about their contribution to the Songs That Saved My Life compilation album, gigging in unconventional places like bowling alleys and skateparks, their VIP geographically specific t-shirt series, and their random cat mascot. Patrick also...

Duration:00:45:16

E061 Sebastian Danzig (Palaye Royale)

7/8/2019
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Guitarist, Sebastian Danzig, of Toronto art-rock trio, Palaye Royale, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the collection of songs that make up the Boom Boom Room, the business of touring, their plans for filming a live DVD at the Palais Royale in Toronto and dream of playing Le Palais Royal in Paris. Sebastian also explains how they once accumulated vintage clothing and what I’d have to wear if Palaye Royale took over the podcast.

Duration:00:28:11

E060 Brent Butt

7/1/2019
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Comedian Brent Butt, creator and star of Corner Gas, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the second season of Corner Gas Animated, the process of translating the show to an animated series, and the guest appearances of Michael J. Fox and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the upcoming season. We also talk about Brent’s first standup special being recorded at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, his podcast The Butt Pod, and sharing a stage with legendary Canadian comedian...

Duration:00:30:51

E059 Donna Grantis

6/24/2019
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Donna Grantis, Canadian guitarist extraordinaire and former member of Prince’s band, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss her first solo record, Diamonds & Dynamite, it’s various styles and how it was influenced by her experiences working with Prince. We also talk about worldly instruments, calling sets and solos on the fly, writing songs with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and playing at the White House for the Obamas.

Duration:00:39:58

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