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First and Last and Always is a celebration of live music. Hosted by Dan Kaplan, the podcast aims to explore and build a greater appreciation for music in its purest, most cathartic form, through free-form conversations with guests from all walks of life.

First and Last and Always is a celebration of live music. Hosted by Dan Kaplan, the podcast aims to explore and build a greater appreciation for music in its purest, most cathartic form, through free-form conversations with guests from all walks of life.
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New York, NY

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First and Last and Always is a celebration of live music. Hosted by Dan Kaplan, the podcast aims to explore and build a greater appreciation for music in its purest, most cathartic form, through free-form conversations with guests from all walks of life.

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@FLApodcast

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English


Episodes

FLA Minis #3 - Kevin Dillon Returns!

5/26/2017
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Kevin Dillon returns to First, Last and Always for his very own FLA Mini! He joined us via Skype last weekend to discuss the recent (okay, it was in March) Kreator / Sepultura / Soilwork / Aborted show he caught in Dublin. As per usual, it was a terrific chat, and we're stoked to bring it to you. Jump on in and give it a listen! **KEVIN'S LINKS** Tumblr -- http://kevinwritestuff.tumblr.com Bloco Garman -- https://www.facebook.com/BlocoGarman/ Fatal Attractions Podcast --...

Duration: 01:04:53


Episode 19: Hera Vidal

2/2/2017
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Our guest in Episode 19 is Hera Vidal! Hera is a writer, researcher and metalhead based in Southern California, who writes and reviews music for the website Metal Bandcamp, as well as on her own Instagram. She and Dan gush a little about Amorphis and Jeff Lynne (not at the same show, bear in mind...but how weird would that have been?) and then dig into Nightwish, Moenia and all manner of other topics. Jump on in and give it a listen!

Duration: 01:03:19


Episode 18: Josh Stewart

1/26/2017
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We're back with a conversation with Josh Stewart! Josh hails from South Carolina, and currently runs the show over at metal blog Nine Circles. (Which your host may or may not know a thing or two about.) He's also an active #metalbandcampgiftclub-er and one of the nicest, most stand-up dudes you will ever meet. So yes, he and Dan talked about their share of metal, but they also strayed into country territory for a bit, too. (Woohoo, genre diversity!) All that and tons more in Episode 18, so...

Duration: 01:11:53


Episode 17: Brendan Hesse

1/23/2017
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Welcome back! Our guest this time out is Brendan Hesse. Brendan is a writer for Digital Trends, a Pacific Northwesterner and a former colleague of Dan's at Nine Circles -- so you know there's gonna be some metal in this chat. But would you guess there's also some Backstreet Boys? And a TOTALLY awesome "Always"? (Seriously--shit-eating grin material, y'all.) Jump in and check it out! **BRENDAN'S LINKS** Digital Trends: http://www.digitaltrends.com/users/bhesse/ Nine Circles post archive:...

Duration: 00:52:30


FLA Minis #2: Khemmis / Crypt Sermon Pre-Show Roundtable (Brooklyn, NY)

1/19/2017
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We're back with the second edition of FLA Minis! This time, we're joined by an awesome panel of metalheads, including Tom Campagna (writer for Brutalitopia and Invisible Oranges), Anton Santanen (Zyklonius from #metalbandcampgiftclub), Frank Santorelli (Frank of Metal, Nine Circles) and our recent guest from Episode 15, Chris Voss! We recorded over drinks at Milk and Roses in Greenpoint, Brooklyn -- just before last Saturday's Khemmis / Crypt Sermon / Sanhedrin show at Saint Vitus -- and...

Duration: 00:41:07


Episode 16: Kevin Dillon

1/16/2017
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We've got our first intercontinental guest this week! Kevin Dillon joins us from Ireland to share his First, Last and Always in Episode 16. Kevin is a drummer, a writer and a film buff who combines those last two interests on his blog, Small Screen Saver. He's also a dedicated metalhead, who told some great stories about Metallica, Babymetal and a particularly riveting tale of lost shoes. What's that mean? Jump on in and take a listen! **KEVIN'S LINKS** Small Screen Saver --...

Duration: 01:00:58


Episode 15: Chris Voss

1/8/2017
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Our guest this week is Chris Voss! Chris is a musician (Necrolytic Goat Converter, FirstForgiveness), writer (Nine Circles) and all-around good guy from Long Island, New York. He joins Episode 15 to talk about, well...a whole bunch of shows that make Dan jealous as all hell! We're talking Def Leppard, Opeth, you name it. Plus, a whole bunch of nerding out about Metallica and philosophies of music fandom. It's a great time all around, so jump on in and take a listen! **CHRIS'S LINKS**...

Duration: 01:21:29


Episode 14: Eric Pressman

12/29/2016
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Our guest this week is Eric Pressman! Eric is a veteran of the punk and hardcore communities, having played in both The Mistake and Terror, as well as served as tour manager for Throwdown. He joined for a chat last week and covered all manner of awesome stuff: a Bon Jovi and Skid Row show, tales from Ozzfest, plus a recommendation for Minneapolis black metal band False's next all-covers set! What band did he recommend? Jump on in and give it a listen! **OUR LINKS** Web:...

Duration: 01:08:23


Episode 12: Jonathan Petkau

12/4/2016
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We're back with a new full-length episode at last! Joining the show this week is Jonathan Petkau. Jon runs three terrific podcasts -- Respectably Loud, The X-Hausted Files, and Metal Minute -- and is also the mastermind behind the independent metal project Domestikwom. He's got three terrific stories to share, so jump in and take a listen! **JON'S LINKS** Respectably Loud -- https://respectablyloud.simplecast.fm/ The X-Hausted Files -- https://thexhaustedfiles.simplecast.fm/ Metal Minute...

Duration: 01:00:05


FLA Minis #1 -- Carcass, Deafheaven, Inter Arma and Divination in Reading, PA

11/25/2016
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It's the first edition of FLA Minis -- a new segment here on the pod that'll focus on one-off concert experiences. Seen a good show lately? Tell us about it -- whether you've been on the show before or not, we want to hear it. For the first edition, Dan covers last Friday's Carcass / Deafheaven / Inter Arma / Divination show in Reading, PA. Give it a listen!

Duration: 00:09:44


Episode 11.5: We're Back!

11/18/2016
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Welcome back to First, Last and Always! (That's right, the first "and" in our name has gone away. Fare thee well, first-and!) After an eight-month break, Dan's resurrected the podcast and he's here to tell you all about it. Plus, a recap of the Skinny Lister / Lincoln Durham / Trapper Schoepp show he went to in Philadelphia last week. Dive on in and take a listen!

Duration: 00:11:48


Episode 11: Shayne Mathis

3/24/2016
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Our guest on Episode 11 is Shayne Mathis! Shayne is a writer, fellow metalhead and, of course, a fellow podcaster -- producer of the terrific heavy metal podcast, Full Metal Hipster. Shayne and Dan had a great conversation about Lollapalooza, getting into metal, a riot at a particular show in Columbus...hell, Shayne even surprised Dan by revealing that "The Crow" had sequels. Multiple sequels! Great times all around, so give it a listen!

Duration: 01:19:59


Episode 8: Tommy Parnelle

3/4/2016
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Our guest this week is Tommy Parnelle! Tommy is a web developer and musician from Charlotte, NC. He's also a totally stand-up guy, who filled in at the last minute when this week's planned guest and recording session fell through. (Seriously, this episode almost didn't happen!) And what's more, our conversation was AWESOME. Great concert stories and tangents abound, so check it out!

Duration: 01:10:18


Episode 7: Corey Butterworth

2/25/2016
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Thrilled to bring you Episode 7, featuring the one and only Corey Butterworth! Corey's been one of Dan's best friends since freshman year of college, and co-founded the Nine Circles podcast and blog with him. As such, this episode goes balls deep in metal at times. But it also covers...Sting? Either way, it was a great time and a great conversation, so check it out!

Duration: 00:40:47


Episode 1: Welcome

1/14/2016
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Episode 1 is here! Join Dan for a quick intro to the show, followed by his own first, last and always concert breakdown. We'll have guests joining the show beginning next week -- and with them, the format will surely stretch, expand and take on a new appearance. But for now, here's your first taste of what First and Last and Always is all about -- so give it a listen! --- http://firstlastalwayspod.tumblr.com firstlastalwayspod@gmail.com Twitter: @FLAPodcast