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Episode 66 - G. Love & Special Sauce

2/21/2018
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We call native Philadelphian G. Love to talk about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, 25 years of G. Love & Special Sauce, balancing family life with life on the road, surfing with Kelly Slater, and becoming friends with Jack Johnson. He also tells us about bringing Clearwater duo The Ries Brothers on tour, his first show at Jannus Landing, and working for a Blues Grammy on his next album. -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Spotify | Android |...

Duration:00:27:15

Episode 65 - Lilly Hiatt / Gary Louris (The Jayhawks)

2/12/2018
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Live from 30A Songwriter’s Festival, Kasia sits down with Lilly Hiatt to talk about her new album, Trinity Lane, and its various themes, Nashville, Whole Foods, and her dad, John Hiatt. Then, Kasia talks to Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) about performing, the upcoming Jayhawks record, spending time at home and outdoors, working with other songwriters, and being an architect. -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Spotify | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect...

Duration:00:22:57

Episode 64 - They Might Be Giants

2/1/2018
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Kasia and Randy talk to John and John from They Might Be Giants about their new album I Like Fun, making children’s music and working with Disney, Dial-A-Song, and being the “other” thing people like. We also talk about Tiny Toons, Malcom in the Middle, Gasparilla, performing The Daily Show with Jon Stewart theme song, and the birth of #Thuggalos -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Spotify | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook |...

Duration:00:31:59

Episode 63 - The Zombies

1/25/2018
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Kasia and Randy meet the legendary British rock band, The Zombies. We talk to original Zombies Chris White and Hugh Grundy about the 50th Anniversary of their album Odessey and Oracle, the growth of “Time of the Season” in the United States, keeping their “chops” up, Hugh’s new band The Geckos, and the Zombies family. We also talk about the differences in touring now and then, seeing younger fans in the audience, mixing old and new energy, recording at Abbey Road, and using John Lennon’s...

Duration:00:21:35

Episode 62 - Billy Mays III Vol. 2

1/17/2018
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We catch up with TWO-TIME guest, Billy Mays III, to talk about his adventures in touring, crowdfunding his new album, Channel(s), telling his dad’s story through an upcoming documentary, and wanting to talk to Trey Parker and Matt Stone from South Park. We also talk about his non-profit plans for BillyMays.org, working with Kat Von Greye, filming PitchMen, and being “quoted” by TMZ. For this episode, we’re joined by The Hard Times writer, Andy Holt. -- More Podcasts: Episode...

Duration:00:49:24

Episode 61 - Ian Beckles

1/8/2018
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We talk to former NFL player and radio personality Ian Beckles about what he’d do if he was the Buccaneers GM, the softness of current NFL players, the locker room, the way the media treats athletes, race and the media, student athletes and the collegiate system, Thursday Night Football, NFL players like Jameis Winston and Deshaun Watson, and “trophy culture”. Lastly, Ian Beckles tell us about his Dignitary Brand, In the Trenches with Ian Beckles, Trulieve, and medical marijuana being good...

Duration:01:04:54

Episode 60 - GWAR

12/13/2017
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On our most bloody episode ever, we talk to Jizmak Da Gusha and Sawborg Destructo from the legendary metal band, GWAR. They tell us about where GWAR came from, Harvey Weinstein taking a page from the book of Oderus Urungus, their new album The Blood of Gods, their graphic novel Orgasmageddon, fake news, and Gwar of Thrones. We also ask them about Kanye West, Donald Trump, Pee Wee Herman, Taylor Swift, and more. For obvious reasons, this is a VERY explicit episode. You’ve been...

Duration:00:28:49

Episode 59 - Dare to Be Different (WLIR)

12/6/2017
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Live from Et Cultura Film Festival, Michelle Soto chats with Director Ellen Goldfarb and DJ Bird about the film Dare to Be Different - a look back at WLIR 92.7, the Long Island-based radio station on the cutting edge of music throughout the 1980s. They talk about what WLIR meant, the growth of punk and new wave, Denis McNamara, and the reactions to the film. DJ Bird also tells us about his friendship with Joey Ramone, “The Next Wave”, and playing music from The Cure, The Cult, Depeche...

Duration:00:37:36

Episode 58 - Slowdive

11/29/2017
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Live from Et Cultura St. Pete, Michelle & Chris chat with Simon Scott and Christian Savill from the UK’s Slowdive. They talk about reuniting after 20 years, releasing their self-titled album this year, being surprised by the response from fans and music press, and younger fans discovering the band for the first time. They also talk about not wanting to be a “heritage band”, their songwriting process, and what to expect from the next Slowdive album. -- More Podcasts: Episode...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 57 - Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture

11/16/2017
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We talk to Lea Umberger from Et Cultura about the 5 day St. Petersburg Festival’s interactive, art, and film programming, and we gush about this year’s music lineup which includes artists like Slowdive, Talib Kweli, and Waxahatchee, alongside local acts like Infinite Third, Diealps, and Ari Chi. Lea also tells us the challenges of putting on a music festival, the inspiration for Et Cultura, and where the festival is heading in the future. -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to...

Duration:00:22:40

Episode 56 - Hotwax

11/9/2017
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We talk to Tampa electronic producer, Hotwax, about his new album Communicator, searching “Hotwax” on tumblr, “organized, quantized sounds”, the Chillwave genre, genre classifications, David Dean Burkhart, III Points Festival, and more. This Week’s Fadeout: “Between the Rivers” by Hotwax -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify Join Our Mailing List

Duration:00:38:34

Episode 55 - Beach Slang

11/1/2017
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Guest Host Ray Roa (Creative Loafing) chats with James Alex from Beach Slang and his tour manager, Charlie Lowe, ahead of their performance at Pre-Fest in Little Ybor. They discuss the infamous Chicago Liquor, Malört, meeting at The Fest, Pabst-covered glasses, “Dad Mode”, Quiet Slang, and more. Also, James talks about getting Paul Westerberg’s guitar from Tommy Stinson and he makes a plea to work with Kurt Vile. More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes |...

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 54 - George Harris

10/26/2017
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We talk to audio engineer George Harris about growing up, saving up for his first guitar, and learning to appreciate music. He tells us about meeting John Lamb, going on the road, falling in love with the studio, working at Record Plant in New York City, and so much more. We also talk about George recording our high school band and his studio Creative World Recording in Largo, FL. Finally, he gives us the inside scoop on the self-titled album from SoupBone. This Week’s Fadeout: “Take Your...

Duration:01:16:15

Episode 53 - Toxic Holocaust

10/19/2017
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We talk to Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust about touring, the music scene in Portland, his album Chemistry of Consciousness, recording solo in his home, the evolving “metal-punk” sound, the Toxic Holocaust logo, where he got the name “Joel Grind”, and what’s next for the band. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond. --- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook...

Duration:00:16:05

Episode 52 - Mama's Batch

10/12/2017
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We talk to Nalani Rothrock and Josh Lamkin from Tampa band, Mama’s Batch, about their new EP ’Til the Sunrise, their sold out release show at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre and opening for The Greg Billings Band. We also talk about Josh’s guitar influences, Nalani’s Hawaiian family, George Harris, their upcoming performance at Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and more. Also, we do all this while eating Mel’s Hot Dogs. This Week’s Fadeout: “Wasted Time” by Mama’s Batch --- More...

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 51 - Goatwhore Vol. 2

10/4/2017
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We talk to TWO-TIME guest, Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore, about our first interview with him (Episode 11), their new album Vengeful Ascension, touring with Venom Inc., Game of Thrones, Red Dead Redemption and Ben’s love for Westerns, contemporary metal bands, and oh so much more. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond. --- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook...

Duration:00:40:09

Episode 50 - Tommy Stinson (The Replacements / Bash & Pop)

9/26/2017
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On a milestone Episode 50, we talk to Tommy Stinson about the return of Bash & Pop and new album Anything Could Happen, collaborating with Nicole Atkins, being a member of Guns N’ Roses, The Replacements reunion, and his upcoming TV Pilot. Also, for this interview we’re joined by our old friend, Michael Mills, from the band Male Order Brides. --- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook | Instagram |...

Duration:00:22:45

Episode 49 - Julia Powell

9/19/2017
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We talk to Tampa singer/songwriter, Julia Powell, about breaking into the music scene, her inspirations, going from girl scout to musician, and what it’s like to be a young woman leading a concert. She also performs a few original songs for us live. -- Hurricane Irma Relief: Current Initiatives Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund The Miami Foundation --- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with...

Duration:00:33:06

Episode 48 - The Rock'n'Roll HiFives

8/28/2017
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We talk to The Rock’n’Roll HiFives - New Jersey’s Post Punk Family Band. Joe and Gloree Centeno, and their children Eilee (age 15) and Evren (age 13), tell us about growing from a “family band” to an actual band, signing to Little Dickman Records, and their EP “The Beat, The Sound, The Dragon’s Roar”. We also talk about having band meetings at the dinner table, “Tourcation”, missing their dog, their review of Logan Lucky, inspiring other families, their cousins, and more. --- More...

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 47 - John Capouya

8/21/2017
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We talk to John Capouya (Professor, University of Tampa) about his new book “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band”. He tells us about what soul music is, how Ray Charles turned Gospel into R&B, how Florida fits into the Soul music landscape, Sam & Dave’s roots in Miami, and contemporary soul. We also learn about junkanoo, horn arrangements, Henry Stone, and the Florida Chitlin’ Circuit, then we talk about the inspiration for his Gorgeous George biography and Ray...

Duration:00:31:28

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