Philadelphia writing/producing duo, Rubber, creates a complex soundscape combining R&B, Funk, and Soul, but maintaining that hot-pink, dynamic feeling of pop music, anthemic and universal. Their live show is a unique combination of bass-driven grooves and vocal acrobatics.
Justin is a guitarist based out of the northeastern USA. He is fortunate to tour the country and make music with all kinds of incredibly talented individuals. Justin has been featured in national publications such as Rolling Stone, Relix, and Guitar Player Magazine.
Check out The Rob Tait Band performing this summer! We had a great time chatting about a plethora of subjects that will appeal to the artist within. Enjoy!
Over the pandemic, I allowed Spotify to take over my life. During the course of its audio dominance, I discovered an amazing band from Los Angeles called DE LUX. I love their music so much and their vibe speaks volumes to the way I wanna feel daily. (ALIVE) Please download their music and visit them on social media. Oh, and crazy coincidence. Sean used to practice at Bob's Disco House in Glendale, California. Small world. TUNE IN!
Landall Goolsby, actor, has appeared in Marvel's Agents of Shield, Longmire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Eye and much more! We chat about how our childhood influences have taken over pop-culture, Hollywood today, The Snyder cut, Disney+ and more! Tune in!
Judah Kim, Kevin Cox, Isaac Windle, Jon McNally and I (Judah Kim & The Assassination) reunite and share a few laughs together. Also, Judah didn't know about the reunion, we surprised him. TUNE IN.
Brett Talley's new album "NONLINEAR" is out now. He stops into the Lounge with his drummer, Jason Miraglia, to chat about recording, performing live and much more! Fun podcast!
Ryan Lambert played “Rudy” in the film, “The Monster Squad”, a 1987 American comedy-horror film that has resonated with me for over 30 years. So it was truly a pleasure when I sat down with my favorite character from the film for an insightful podcast. We talk about Ryan’s audition for the role, our mutual love for music and the performing arts and much more. Turns out, we had a lot in common! Thanks to Lisa Cione for putting us in touch.
The Mayor of Conshy stops into the Lounge to chat about his upcoming re-election, deconstructing social-divide and bringing people together. We also nerd out about movies, screenplay writing and more.
I BELIEVE IN YANIV ARONSON 2021.
Zil Fessler (Rusted Root, Pepper's Ghost), Paul Keen (Pawnshop Roses), Brynn Bailey (Legacy Lens Productions), Brian Weaver (We Are Harlot, Silvertide) and Nick Perry (Silvertide, Sinai, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, Nick Perry & The Underground Thieves) podcast with me before heading out on tour. If you love music, this episode is for you.
An acoustic guitar and a looper pedal began Katie Miller’s 2016 project, Kate Dressed Up. The indie rock (with a hint of folk thrown in) solo artist has spent the last few years cultivating her passion. A singer, instrumentalist, lyricist and producer, Miller has created a space in which Kate Dressed Up thrives. Our podcast together manifested big ideas that can help create a better world. I really enjoyed this philosophical chat. TUNE IN.
It's not too often you get to be in the presence of 3 BOBS. Bob Gilroy and Bob Maxion join me from THE RED BARONS to discuss their new single, "DON'T CALL THE COPS ON MY PARTY." We talk about the fundamental differences between ROB & BOB, cops showing up at parties, Nirvana and more. TUNE IN.
In an alternate universe, Jamiroquai and Alanis Morissette had a child and named her Maggie Mae. She grew up right, making music that was both insightful and funky. Today, in this plane of existence, she enters the Lounge to chat about noisy neighbors, chakras and more! TUNE IN.
Maggie Mae: www.maggiemaemusic.com
photo © Chris Sikich
Walt is hands down, one of the most down to earth musicians I know. It was a pleasure to chat with him once again in support of his new single, "WAY BACK HOME". Hear us wax nostalgic on Silvertide, Kevin Pride from Townhall, Batman, Volkswagens and more. TUNE IN.
Talented Josh Stein enters the Lounge for a great conversation about live shows in the post Covid-19 world, Led Zeppelin, Ween, messing up onstage, LCD Soundsystem and more! I'm sorry about the audio. I used the wrong headphones! The microphone rubs up on my jacket! This chat was too good not to publish. Enjoy.
Former student, Michael Stingle enters the Lounge with his band, MIGHTY JOE CASTRO AND THE GRAVAMEN. I had a great time discussing live music, set-list creation and rockabilly.
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Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen is the latest musical project from accomplished collage artist and musician Joe Castro (ex-The Situation, The Lift Up, Nero /OPF). Heavily influenced by the sound of rockabilly as well as ‘50s rock-n-roll and doo-wop, the band takes that vintage rock and roll sound but updates it with a modern lyrical approach and a healthy dose of post-modern guitar effects. Consider it a house that resides at the cross roads where Sun Records and Creation Records meet.
The Gravamen were formed after doghouse bassist H00V3r reached out to Castro about forming a new band. H00V3r enlisted Dallas, his band mate in Philadelphia punk rock stalwarts Thorazine, to play drums and later found hot-shot lead guitarist Michael Stingle floating around Mount Airy. The full band held it’s first practice together in January 2018 and shortly after recorded their debut EP, Wake Up, You’re Rockin’! that May with Grammy nominate producer Jim Salamone at Cambridge Sound Studios in South Philadelphia. The 4 song EP was released in July of 2018, followed by a limited edition vinyl 7” release in October 2018.
According to Joe Castro: “We define ourselves as a rockabilly band because the term rock and roll these days has become so broad that it’s completely meaningless. But I consider us to be a rock-n-roll band in the truest sense of the word, in the tradition of the pioneers of the genre like Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bo Diddley and Johnny Burnette. My Dad grew up in Brookyln in the’ 50s, and would tell me stories about going to the Alan Freed shows at the Paramount and seeing Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly. As a kid, those guys were legends to me. Couple that with being taken to the drive-in to see films like American Hot Wax, American Graffiti and Grease – that beat was in my ears from a very early age. It’s in my blood. I’ve always loved it.”
Influences include Sun Records, Stray Cats, The Cramps, Buddy Holly and Richie Valens, combined with elements of punk and shoegaze with a lyrical influence of Morrissey, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Bob Dylan.
Mighty Joe Castro is an accomplished Philadelphia based collage artist, musician and graphic designer. His work has been shown in galleries and art spaces across the United States, Canada and Europe and featured in numerous books and magazines including The Age of Collage (Gestalten), Glamour, GQ Style, Arkitip and The Baffler. They have been described as “a controlled explosion, aggressive and pensive (Kolaj Magazine)” and “bold and diverse… one of those collage artists whose works you recognize immediately… (Toombes.com).” He is a signature member of the National Collage Society.
For more information, visit mightyjoecastro.com
Mark Voger returns to the Lounge to talk about his new book, "HOLLY JOLLY: CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS PAST IN POP CULTURE", an amazing collection of holiday inspired art; featuring choice selections from magazines, periodicals, comics, toys and more. Hear us wax nostalgia on Charles Dickens, Boris Karloff and our chance encounter almost 30 years ago.
Check out his website here: http://markvoger.com/
Coop a Loop enters the Lounge to chat with B.o.B about bass guitar, cruise ships, gear, Nirvana and more. Featuring a live four song set with tunes off his brand new album!