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Music, vinyl, and life in the (614).




#69: Orion and The Constellations.

Infused with experiences from a steel mill, Orion and The Constellations were formed with a blues-rock passion. The guys trade stories of when one iteration of the band was known as "Zebulon" and when Orion first did a solo gig and "hated it." Well, they are far from hating it on this episode at Orion plays exclusive versions of "Alive" and "Drinking Hole." Music mixed by Joey Gurwin at Oranjudio. Us: Orion: Oranjudio:...

Duration: 00:30:27

#68: Andy Kuss and Andicus.

His fiancé grabs his hand and says "come here." They walk out to the arbor where they were to be married soon. She opens the case and he nearly loses his breath as he looks at it. What was lost now is found. The story of Andy Kuss continues and weaves into a story where his fortune turned into free guitars from a stranger. We hear the performances of and stories behind "Bullet Train" and "Win Win World." Music mixed by Joey Gurwin at Oranjudio. Us: Jason:...

Duration: 00:27:03

SPECIAL: Independent's Day Festival 2017.

In a special edition of the podcast, producer Mel Millimen sits down with Derek and Shelly, two of the brains behind a Columbus music gem: the Independent's Day Festival. While this is the tenth and final year for this event, they promise it won't be the last local music event they produce in this city. Mel, Derek and Shelly also cover some of the history and explosive growth of ID Fest. Also a preview of this year's concerts. Independent's Day Festival is happening Saturday, September...

Duration: 00:16:13

#67: Jason and Michelle.

Their plane is slowly and carefully landing. The near-insane thought hits his mind. He decides to blurt it out anyway. "Hey, do you want to get married?" Thus begins the story of Columbus music duo, Jason and Michelle. Yes, it's a true story. "Bring cash" said the pastor who soon married them on the beach. They sit down with us for a wide ranging talk of how they met, their ongoing musical lives together and future album plans. Jason and Michelle perform an exclusive set with us. Hear...

Duration: 00:34:29

#66: Souther is for lovers.

The car breezes down the highway as the aging CD changer is fueling the imagination of a young Carly Fratianne. She picks up another can of Red Bull and sips it as more vibrant, soulful lyrics awake in her mind. "It was a real sweaty time," says Carly of being sandwiched between her brothers in the back of her dad's station wagon. "We would listen to old country records. That was probably my first real cathartic music moment." Souther performs an exclusive version of "Miles" and "Honest."...

Duration: 00:44:48

#65: Salty Caramels are "blue."

With less than a month left until they release their second album, "Baby Blue," The Salty Caramels sit down with us to discuss the record and the inspiration behind the album. As one of Columbus' few (and perhaps only) all-female bands, these women stand out as a rarity in a male-dominated industry. They perform two exclusive tracks for us: "Trouble" and "Night Time Song" - a tune with new-mom influences. IN THE BUS: Vince talks with famed classic rocker George Thorogood, before his...

Duration: 00:55:49

#64: Building a hip hop city.

Staring at the brand new life of his two-month-old, he was told he needed to "grow up." Josh Miller knew he had one more night of spray paint fun. Miller was a growing graffiti artist with a passion for creativity. Now, he had to find a different creative outlet. Josh is one of the brains behind the ever-expanding 2x2 Hip Hop Festival in Columbus, Ohio - a platform and event for an often misunderstood genre and art form. We also discuss the hip-hop scene in and around Columbus and if...

Duration: 00:35:40

#63: Politics and music.

Where is the line? Is there a line? How often should you even bring it up. And, should it even be brought up at all? What is it? Politics in music. In an open, honest and thoughtful conversation, we discuss the role of politically charged messages in song. Our guest is Joey Gurwin. He owns Oranjudio, a well-known recording studio in the Columbus area. Joey is also a member of the band "BirdGetters." They recently ran into controversy when they were told they couldn't cover the famous N.W.A...

Duration: 00:44:06

SPECIAL: Bunbury Music Festival Interviews.

In a special episode of In The Record Store: The Podcast, producer Mel Millimen heads out to Cincinnati's Bunbury Music festival. We play the interviews in full and completely unedited. For your desired band, see the names and time codes below. Arkells: 3:22. Dave Buker: 17:00. Go Analog: 25:04. Hello Luna: 37:16. Jared Mahone: 49:40. Lemon Sky: 1:01:50. Sarob: 1:13:41. Cordial Sins: 1:25:38. VHS Collection: 1:36:48. White Reaper: 1:47:58. Yellow Paper Planes: 1:59:30. For more:...

Duration: 02:10:58

#62: The prolific Jesse Henry.

Prolific. Proficient. Pretty funny. That's the man who is the subject of this episode of the podcast. He's Jesse Henry. Prolific: Jesse completely fits the definition of that word. He's been involved in numerous and intensely talented groups: Strutterfly, The Spike Drivers, Field Dogs, Great Divide, The Benders and more. Proficient: He is absolutely skilled in songwriting. From his Mennonite background to now, the diversity of his life experiences saturates his songs. Pretty funny: Jesse...

Duration: 00:29:17

#61: That moment with Mahone.

After spending 13 years in Columbus, Jared Mahone knows a thing or two about this thriving music scene. "This is where I grew up. This is what I know," says Jared when talking about his affinity for Ohio music, but specifically for the 614. He talks about growing up with a religious background and how that impacts his music style today. Jared also details they stories of being gutsy - and also totally bombing on stage. An accomplished musician and veteran on the scene, we are honored to...

Duration: 00:44:52

#60: The rasta revival.

His child is in diapers and another baby is on the way soon. The reality of life is on his shoulders as he is on his knees, praying before God. For Mark Hunter, it seemed like a dead end. What he didn't know is that it was actually a new beginning. On this episode, we sit down with the man who regularly performs with The Ark Band and under the name "C LA C I," pronounced(suh-la-see-i). The meaning of the common rasta phrase is "the power and the might of the Holy Trinity" and an "outward...

Duration: 00:32:18

#58: The Dick & Jane Project.

"Middle school students are the best lyricists in the world," asserts Ben Shinabery, the executive director of The Dick & Jane Project. "It's true. The simple reason why is because they're going through puberty." While said with some humor, Shinabery is very serious in his mission to deliver a unique educational experience for students in Columbus, Ohio. The Dick & Jane Project collaborates with artists across the city and assists middle schoolers in songwriting, composition and more....

Duration: 00:18:48

#54: Pardon me, Mistar Anderson.

There is an undeniable, authentic, funky soul to the sextet that calls themselves Mistar Anderson. Three of the members (Eric, Andre, and John) join us to discuss the jazz influence they love and pay homage to. Mistar Anderson began when drummer Andre had one of his first ever paid gig in Columbus. The man who paid him was lead singer Eric. "He hired my band. It was one of the first times I got paid in the city to do a gig," said Andre. The story continues and the seamless rap and jazz...

Duration: 00:27:45

#53: Yellow Paper Planes take flight.

As Yellow Paper Planes prepares to drop their full-length album, they sit down with us to talk about how they took off. Joshua P. James, the lead singer, tells about how he battled through lawsuits and band name changes to forge what he band is today. Guitarist Jeremy Ebert discusses his early musical influences and how he hand to sneak contraband cassette tapes of Metallica's "And Justice For All' to the local skate park. According to their website, Yellow Paper Planes has sometimes been...

Duration: 00:27:15

#52: Dave Buker and The Historians.

The upbeat, happy melodies of Dave Buker and The Historians are like a sunrise for your ears. But, listen closely and you'll hear something a little deeper than sunshine and lollipops. Going into their seventh year and release of "For Every Heartbreak," DB&H prove there's something more to their music. Something more than a passing flirtation with instruments. Dave finds inspiration in his upcoming marriage to a band member and past "trying times" with that developing relationship. They...

Duration: 00:29:46

#51: Forest is mad at you.

There is something deep and soulful behind the sultry sounds of Columbus' own Forest and The Evergreens. With the re-release of their delightful record "Young Funk," they prove themselves to be young punks with something pretty unique. We dive deep with the band and discuss their past success. We also look to the future for this quintet: new album, new beer - lots of new things in store for 2017. Featuring "Mad At You" and "Lady." Comments:

Duration: 00:27:21

#48: Invading Matt Monta's brain.

You can feel the soul behind his music. The stories, lyrics, and chords carry a weight you can feel within yourself. Matt Monta joins us to discuss the songwriting process and tell the intimate background behind his songs. Mr. Monta performs two acoustic songs for us: "I Won't Be Scared" and his dark tune "5AM."

Duration: 00:27:35

#46: The Last Waltz.

On November 25th, 1976, legendary musicians gathered to pay tribute to The Band. Every year in Columbus, legendary (614) musicians gather to do the same. Join us in conversation with James Wooster - the man who puts this show on. Songs from: The Spikedrivers and New Basics Brass Band.

Duration: 00:25:02

Special: Freakiest Halloween Themes.

ITRS SPECIAL: George and Hope from the Fright Club podcast at join us to discuss the absolute freakiest Halloween theme. Is it Freddy Krueger's jam? Or perhaps "The Exorcist?" Or, maybe the theme from "Night of the Living Dead?" Listen and find out - before it's too late. More:

Duration: 00:12:44

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