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Episode 328.2: Best of 2017 - Part Two

12/7/2017
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It's likely that we'll look back at 2017 as the year almost everything fell apart, downerism ruled the land, and we came very close to being broken as a people. But we didn't break. We made it. And on this final installment of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast for 2017, we're discussing the music that lifted us up, dropped us down, and sometimes even showed us the way, but never, ever let us down. Thanks for tuning in all year. We'll see you soon. Until then be good to your ears, but be better...

Duration: 01:45:18


Episode 328.1: Best of 2017 - Part One

12/7/2017
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It's likely that we'll look back at 2017 as the year almost everything fell apart, downerism ruled the land, and we came very close to being broken as a people. But we didn't break. We made it. And on this final installment of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast for 2017, we're discussing the music that lifted us up, dropped us down, and sometimes even showed us the way, but never, ever let us down. Thanks for tuning in all year. We'll see you soon. Until then be good to your ears, but be better...

Duration: 01:23:33


Episode 327: From A Room: Volume 2 - Chris Stapleton

12/4/2017
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In 2017, Country was king, and there was no more significant player than Chris Stapleton. For the follow up to his Grammy-winning 2015 album Traveller, Stapleton teamed up again with producer Dave Cobb - the new proprietor of the historic Studio A in Nashville - to craft a record that was worthy of that room's history. The result was a two-part LP that represents the scope of Stapleton's musical identity. Where Volume 1, was a collection of newer songs, and an extension of his work on...

Duration: 00:58:48


Episode 326: Lost At Last, Vol. 1 - Langhorne Slim

11/30/2017
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Over the course of nine LP's Langhorne Slim (real name Sean Scolnick) has been crafting folk-pop gems that have taken him from small, backroom shows to the stages of the legendary Newport Folk Festival. On his latest effort, Lost At Last, Vol. 1, having grown weary of the usual recording cycle and the daily pressures of always being connected, the singer/songwriter and his band "...holed up in a friend's house in San Francisco to rehearse about twenty-five songs for five days and headed...

Duration: 00:53:21


Episode 325: If All I Was Was Black - Mavis Staples

11/27/2017
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Mavis Staples, one of the greatest voices of this generation, or any, is back with a powerful new LP If All I Was Was Black. Continuing in her collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in the production chair, the civil-rights icon is going back to her Chicago blues roots and delivering a powerful statement on racism in America in 2017. PLUS! Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman have teamed up for an album celebrating the music of John Hartford, and the iconic first single is just as exquisite...

Duration: 01:02:05


Episode 324: Automatic For The People - R.E.M. [Discologist]

11/23/2017
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After the surprise success of their thoroughly weird and seismic shift in their sound on their 1992 Grammy-winning LP Out Of Time, Athens, Georgia's R.E.M., promised a loud, raucous follow up. What they delivered instead was a monument to the joys of melancholy, loss, and the never-ending quest for beauty in the world. 1994's Automatic For The People, seen by many as the high point of the band's career, cemented their status as rock-and-roll legend's, and it's humanity still resonates...

Duration: 01:27:01


Episode 323: Reputation - Taylor Swift

11/20/2017
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With six albums under her belt, Taylor Swift has built a career that has made her one of the biggest pop-stars in the world. So how is it that her latest album, Reputation is such a complete, million unit selling failure? Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling - both avowed Swift fans - are taking one for the team and attempting to navigate the depths the most narcissistic, cultural appropriating, and, to be clear, worst album of 2017. Yea...we're where fun goes to die.

Duration: 00:43:53


Episode 322: Face Your Fear - Curtis Harding

11/16/2017
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Atlanta's Curtis Harding has been steeped in soul music his entire life. From singing in church with his family in Michigan as a child to being one of Cee Lo Green's star backup singers, Harding is a true veteran of the scene. On his second full length Face Your Fear, he's playing with is self-proclaimed "garage soul" formula again, this time enlisting the help of uber-producer Danger Mouse to drag a dying art form screaming into the future. PLUS! Country is king even in Canada, and Blake...

Duration: 00:54:16


Episode 321: Turn Out The Lights - Julien Baker

11/13/2017
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To say Julien Baker wears her heart on her sleeve would be an understatement. On Turn Out The Lights, the Memphis, Tennessee native (now based in Nashville) turns up the feels on an emotional roller coaster of an album that drags the listener down to the bottom and doesn't offer a clear way back from the depths. Kevin, Eduardo, and Marcus are spending some time with this elegiac powerhouse of an album and considering the truth in "downerism" and if it's OK to feel oh-so-not-OK. PLUS!...

Duration: 01:05:33


Episode 320: Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson [Discologist]

11/9/2017
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With Control, Janet Jackson became a household name, but it wasn't until her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814 that she ascended to the status of music legend. Buttressed by pop hits and jam-packed with hooks set loose from some future utopia, Nation was a not-so-subtle exploration of racism, sexism, love, and social responsibility that sought to elevate our humanity by any means necessary. More importantly, it's an album who's messages sadly may be MORE relevant almost thirty years...

Duration: 02:11:21


Episode 319: Take Me Apart - Kelela

11/6/2017
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Washington, DC native, and second-generation Ethiopian American Kelela Mizanekristos spent years honing her musical chops in the underground scene of the nation's capital before moving to Las Angeles, dropping her last name and beginning her ascension to one of the most essential voices in R&B today. On her acclaimed 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me and 2015's Hallucinogen, the singer/producer made it clear that she was a force to be reckoned with. Now, on Take Me Apart, her first full length,...

Duration: 00:49:52


Episode 318: Girls Against: How to combat sexual harassment/assault in the music space and beyond...

11/2/2017
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Dudes (and by "dudes" we mean each and every man on the planet)...we need to talk. We know it's hard (it isn't) but you ALL have got to stop harassing, assaulting, or otherwise disparaging women. FULL. STOP. This episode is a conversation about that. Joining Kevin, Eduardo, and Marcus are Erin Frisby (Fuzzqueen) and Andrew Koh, the DC representative for UK based organization Girls Against. There will be a quiz after to ensure that you have learned, so please try and pay attention.

Duration: 01:35:02


Episode 317: All American Made - Margo Price

10/30/2017
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In 2016 Nashville's Margo Price garnered nationwide attention with her debut album Midwest Farmers Daughter. Released on Jack White's Third Man Records, Daughter harkened back to a "purer" form of country music (Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton) that immediately struck a chord with the Saving Country Music crowd and music criterati alike. All American Made, Price's sophomore release, finds the Nashville staple not just sticking to her country bona fides but speaking out about some of the...

Duration: 01:18:24


Episode 316.2 - Aaron Abernathy - The Interview, Part Two

10/27/2017
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Aaron "Ab' Abernathy is a music man. He 's a soul man. He is a man of faith. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement runs through his blood. And he poured all of this and more into the and album that is as much a soundtrack to 2017 as it is a timeless statement on flawed nature of the human condition, Dialogue. On part two of this very special episode, Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling sit down with the singer/songwriter to discuss how Dialogue came to be, how he hopes it can help open up...

Duration: 01:30:18


Episode 316.1 - Aaron Abernathy - The Interview, Part One

10/26/2017
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Aaron "Ab' Abernathy is a music man. He 's a soul man. He is a man of faith. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement runs through his blood. And he poured all of this and more into the and album that is as much a soundtrack to 2017 as it is a timeless statement on flawed nature of the human condition, Dialogue. On this very special episode, Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling sit down with the singer/songwriter to discuss how Dialogue came to be, how he hopes it can help open up discussions about...

Duration: 01:26:56


Episode 315: On The Rocks - Midland

10/23/2017
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If Country Music is king in 2017, then the gentlemen of Midland have got their eyes on the throne. Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling (Vice, Decades) are diving deep into the debut album from one of Nashville's latest, and greatest exports. They've got the song of the year ("Drinking Problem") but are Midland one-hit-wonders, or is there more to this band than the machine that they are a product of typically turns out. PLUS: Positive No is BACK, and sounding better than ever. Hang out as we spin...

Duration: 01:09:47


Episode 214: Dialogue - Aaron Abernathy

10/19/2017
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On 2016's Monologue, soul man Aaron Abernathy explored his journey from a boy to the man he is today. Abernathy had every intention of continuing that story in his next song cycle, but a funny thing happened on the way to that follow up: The world went crazy... and Abernathy began asking questions. LOTS of questions. A spiritual heir to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Dialogue finds Abernathy looking at the world around him, and searching deep inside AND out for answers to the daily...

Duration: 02:12:20


Episode 313: Harmony Of Difference - Kamasi Washington

10/16/2017
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Bolstered by the success of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and his own, uh, epic 2015 release, The Epic, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, along with the rest of The West Coast Get Down have spent the past few years popularizing jazz to a whole new generation of fans. On Harmony Of Difference, Washington is digging deep and exploring smaller themes like the meaning of life and our place in the universe. Kevin and Marcus K. Dowling (Decades, Capitol Wrestling) sit down to discuss...

Duration: 00:58:15


Episode 212: Go-go As History Vol. 2

10/12/2017
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On August 15, 2017, Marcus K. Dowling convened the second in a series of panels entitled "Go-Go as DC History," a DC Public Library Go-Go Archive series intended to study the history of the Nation's Capitol through go-go, it's underground-to-mainstream beloved percussive and soulful sonic export. Dowling is joined on the panel by a mix of journalists and musicians with significant awareness of the history not just of the city, but of how the five iconic songs chosen for conversation in...

Duration: 01:58:31


Episode 311: Wildflowers - Tom Petty [Discologist]

10/9/2017
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David Bowie was from Mars. Prince was from another universe. But Tom Petty? Tom Petty was one of us. And now he's gone. Joining us in the basement to celebrate this legend's passing are our good friends Marcus K. Dowling (Decades, Capitol Wrestling), the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Timothy Anne Burnside, and...Timothy's Mom. It's a bittersweet episode of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast as we eulogize one of the greatest storytellers of the modern era by...

Duration: 01:37:14

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