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My name is Dave Splash and I have been involved in the underground music world for 20 years. I have worked at labels, booking agencies, web sites, promoters, and radio stations. This is my podcast. The Dark Stuff features interviews - conducted by me - with musicians, artists, and interesting folks from the community. I live in Omaha, and there may be a lot of Omaha-centered content. The show will constantly be evolving. I hope you enjoy. Check out my website at www.thedarkstuff.com

My name is Dave Splash and I have been involved in the underground music world for 20 years. I have worked at labels, booking agencies, web sites, promoters, and radio stations. This is my podcast. The Dark Stuff features interviews - conducted by me - with musicians, artists, and interesting folks from the community. I live in Omaha, and there may be a lot of Omaha-centered content. The show will constantly be evolving. I hope you enjoy. Check out my website at www.thedarkstuff.com
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Omaha, NE

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My name is Dave Splash and I have been involved in the underground music world for 20 years. I have worked at labels, booking agencies, web sites, promoters, and radio stations. This is my podcast. The Dark Stuff features interviews - conducted by me - with musicians, artists, and interesting folks from the community. I live in Omaha, and there may be a lot of Omaha-centered content. The show will constantly be evolving. I hope you enjoy. Check out my website at www.thedarkstuff.com

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@davesplash

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English


Episodes

The Dark Stuff Podcast 118: Rick Galusha

10/7/2014
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For episode 118, I interview Rick Galusha. Rick has been a fixture in the Omaha music community for decades. For around 25 years, Rick worked for the Homer's Record Store chain. He began as a clerk behind the counter at the chain's first store, and worked his way up to being president of the company. Homer's began in Omaha with one store. By the 1990s, Homer's had 17 locations in Nebraska and Iowa, and had bought out its two local competitors. As the fate of the music industry began to...

Duration: 01:03:51


The Dark Stuff Podcast 117: Orenda Fink (Part Two)

9/22/2014
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We return with part two of my interview with Orenda Fink for episode #117. If you haven't heard part one - episode 116 - please go back and listen to that one first. Seriously. Orenda Fink is a recording artist who has been making music since the late 90s, beginning with the bands Little Red Rocket and Azure Ray. After Azure Ray went on an indefinite hiatus in 2004, Fink embarked on a solo career. As you'll hear in this episode, that solo career has also seen frequent collaborations with...

Duration: 00:50:20


The Dark Stuff Podcast 116: Orenda Fink (Part One)

9/8/2014
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For episode 116, we have part one of my interview with Orenda Fink. Orenda has just released her third solo album, Blue Dream, on the Saddle Creek Records label, and is about to embark on her first tour in a few years. Orenda's musical journey began when she met singer/songwriter Maria Taylor at a performing arts school in Alabama.The two began writing songs together, and eventually formed the band Little Red Rocket. LRR was signed by Geffen Records while Fink and Taylor were barely out of...

Duration: 00:48:18


The Dark Stuff Podcast 113: Dereck Higgins (Part One)

7/28/2014
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For episode #113, I have part one of an interview with Omaha music legend, Dereck Higgins. Higgins has been making music and playing in bands in the Omaha area since the 1970s. Two of his bands from the 1980s - Digital Sex and RAF - are considered by many to be the foundation of the modern Omaha indie music scene. Most people know about Bright Eyes, The Faint and Cursive. But the Omaha music scene did not start there, obviously; it began decades earlier, and Higgins was right there in the...

Duration: 00:36:54


The Dark Stuff Podcast 110: Replacements Roundtable

6/16/2014
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For episode 110, I bring you what I am now calling "The Replacements Roundtable." I had an idea that I wanted to explore which centered around the reunion of The Replacements. The legendary band played its first shows in 22+ years in the Summer of 2013, and they are still playing together today. To many people, The Replacements are more than just a band, and liking them is as much a statement about them, personally, as it is about their musical taste. Being able to debate - in an...

Duration: 00:43:04


The Dark Stuff Podcast 107: See Through Dresses

5/26/2014
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The Dark Stuff Podcast #107 features music and an interview with a brilliant, new band called See Through Dresses. STD are a new band from Omaha that has just released its debut, full length album, and is about to embark on its first national tour. The band's music has drawn comparisons to groups like Joy Division, The Cure, Lush, My Bloody Valentine, and many other greats from the late 80s/early 90s. I sat down with band members Sara Bertuldo and Matt Carroll to discuss how the band...

Duration: 00:34:16


The Dark Stuff Podcast 106: St. Vincent

5/19/2014
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The Dark Stuff Podcast #106 features an interview with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. St. Vincent appeared recently in Omaha on her current Digital Witness Tour. Before the show, I sat down with Annie to discuss the state of St. Vincent. We discussed a number of things including her recent change in record label, the current state of the music business, whether or not it's okay to be a "rock star," her collaboration with David Byrne of Talking Heads, her "emotional" meeting with Eddie...

Duration: 00:35:20


The Dark Stuff Podcast 105: Ace Frehley

5/12/2014
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The Dark Stuff Podcast #105 is a special one, folks. This episode features my interview with the legendary guitarist and founding member of KISS, Ace Frehley! Ace helped form KISS in 1973 and remained in the band until 1982, when he embarked on a solo career. In 1996, he re-joined KISS for a reunion tour, and remained in the band until 2002. Ace Frehley, along with the three other original members of KISS, were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I conducted this...

Duration: 00:31:07


The Dark Stuff Podcast 104: Josh Haden of Spain (Part 2)

5/5/2014
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The Dark Stuff Podcast #104 is a continuation of the interview with Josh Haden of the band Spain from #103. In this part of the interview, Haden talks about the second and third Spain LPs, his contractual issues with Restless Records, and the initial break-up of Spain. He then discusses his solo career, his collaborations (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Sean Lennon, DJ Shadow, Blue Man Group), and the re-formation of Spain. Since the last episode was posted, Josh got in contact with me...

Duration: 00:34:22


The Dark Stuff Podcast 103: Josh Haden of Spain (Part 1)

4/28/2014
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Dark Stuff Podcast #103 features an interview with Josh Haden, best known for his work in the fantastic indie band, Spain. Haden's career began as a teenager when he performed in the band Trecherous Jaywalkers, who recorded for SST Records in the 1980s. After that band's dissolution, Haden decided to take his music in another direction. That other direction became the band Spain. Spain's stellar debut album, The Blue Moods of Spain, was released in 1995 to much critical acclaim. The album...

Duration: 00:29:45


The Dark Stuff Podcast 102: Supersuckers

4/24/2014
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Dark Stuff Podcast 102 features my interview with Eddie Spaghetti from The Supersuckers. The Supersuckers are a hard rocking, hard living, punk/country/garage/metal/grunge band from Seattle, Washington. They are the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock n Roll Band in the World." The band formed in 1988 in Tucson, AZ, but quickly re-located to Seattle to be a part of the burgeoning "Seattle scene." After one album on Empty Records, the group signed to Sub Pop and became one of the label's most...

Duration: 00:22:23


The Dark Stuff Podcast 101: Overwhelming Colorfast

4/21/2014
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The Dark Stuff #101 is dedicated to the short-lived Bay Area rock band Overwhelming Colorfast. The band formed in 1990 in Antioch, CA and was frequently compared toHskerD and Buzzcocks. Six months after its first performance, the band was signed to an offshoot of Sony Records and in the studio with celebrated producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Against Me!). Colorfast toured the US numerous times and shared stages with artists like Ramones and Social Distortion, as well as...

Duration: 00:26:23


The Dark Stuff Podcast 100: Madder Rose

4/17/2014
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For this episode, the spotlight is on a great 90s band from New York called Madder Rose.The band existed from roughly 1992-1999. Based on its debut album, Bring It Down, Madder Rose was heralded as the "next Velvet Underground" in the British press. I interviewed former Madder Rose drummer, Johnny Kick for the podcast, and he tells the story of the band's fast rise and slow decline. Madder Rose is one of the best unsung bands of the 90s, and they deserve more accolades and posthumous...

Duration: 00:21:11