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Joe Plummer's friends share their stories from life on the road. We hear funny, sad and sometimes scary tales from musicians and comedians. Have a tour story? Send a message to hello@ruinousmedia.com. Tour Stories is produced by Ruinous Media. http://www.ruinousmedia.com/tourstories/

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    Tour Stories 2022 Thank You and Invitation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 5:44


    Joe takes a moment to thank YOU the listeners for all the support in 2022!  He also invites you to chime and let him know how he's doing, what's great, what could be better and what you'd like to see or hear from Tour Stories/The Check-In in 2023 and beyond.   He also wants to thank all the guests of 2022 and encourages YOU to support them by going to shows and buying their records.  And please, check out the growing roster at Ruinous Media and stay tuned for some radical new shows in 2023. Reach Joe at tsjoe@ruinousmedia.comhttps://www.ruinousmedia.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check-In with Sam Coomes-Quasi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 24:24


    Sam Coomes is a singer, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon. He is a founding member of Quasi along with Janet Weiss and has recorded and toured extensively with the likes of Elliott Smith,  Built To Spill, Heatmiser, The Go Betweens and John Spencer and the Hit Makers.  Ten years after their last record,  Quasi is releasing their tenth record, Breaking the Balls Of History (Sub Pop Records)  on February 10th, 2023.  In this episode, Joe and Sam discuss the motivation, process and circumstances behind the new release.  Sam tells us how this record is different from past Quasi records, why being in "touring shape" was so important to the recording and shares his thoughts on Janets insistence on adding a chorus to lead single, Doomscrollers.  Joe reminisces on the their days touring together,  they touch upon their shared affinity for British punkers Subhumans and we hear a couple tunes from Breaking The Balls Of History. https://theequasi.bandcamp.com/album/breaking-the-balls-of-historyhttps://www.subpop.com/artists/quasiUse coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    Live! Rachel Demy: between, everywhere, Live at Elliott Bay Book Company

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 40:58


    TOUR STORIES LIVE! with Joe's long time touring comrade and photographer,  Rachel Demy. Rachel's has a vast experience on the road,  (The Shins, St. Vincent, Neko Case) ranging from tour managing, tour booking, driving, merchandise, and everything in between it takes to support and execute a live show on the road, day after day.   Now Rachel has focused on her first love, photography.  Her first book, Between, Everywhere  (out now, Minor Matters), is a collection of photographs and words from her time on the road with Death Cab For Cutie.  Joe and Rachel discuss the inspiration and process behind her work, the power of the collective ever-moving nature of rock n roll touring and they look back on their days with The Shins. https://www.racheldemy.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    Annual Holiday Special. The Case Of The Missing Bass with Michael Cera

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 13:59


    To celebrate the holidays, we are replaying Joe's favorite episode of Tour Stories with pal and former bandmate Micheal Cera.  Even more, now is your chance to help him recover his favorite instrument!  Listen, share! Let's get Michael his bass back in time for Christmas.  Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check-In with Anna Mieke

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 30:01


    Anna Mieke is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Wicklow, Ireland. Her newest record, the potent, droning folk soundscape, Theatre,  is both a freer and more focused follow up to her well received first release, Idle Mind.  In this episode, Anna shares the process of making Theatre, why the live setting was crucial to the final recording, and what made it such a special experience.  Joe and Anna discuss their shared love of drone and the role it plays in Anna's songwriting.  She also tells us how she found herself back in her home town and why she might already be missing the city life.  Anna shares her upcoming tour dates and we hear a couple tunes. https://annamieke.com/https://annamieke.bandcamp.com/album/theatrehttps://nettwerk.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    Nate Mendel: Live Nude Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 13:20


    Nate Mendel is the bass player of the Foo Fighters.  He cut his teeth in the Northwest punk rock scene touring and recording with  Diddly Squat, Christ On A Crutch and Sunny Day Real Estate, to name a few.   In this episode Nate shares the curious history of nudity in his rock n roll career.  Music by Nate Mendel, Lieutenant, and Joe Plummer. https://lieutenantmusic.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-kill-this-thing-were-all-going-to-eat-for-a-weekUse coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check-In with Adam Halferty

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 29:28


    Adam Halferty is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles by way of eastern Colorado. He has toured and recorded extensively with his band American Tomahawk and Nick Thorburn's band Islands.  In this episode, new friends Joe and Adam talk touring recovery,  the important role of humor on the road and what makes a good and bad hotel roommate.  They discuss Adams new record,  cc  fAult,   what stemmed the solo effort and his song writing process.  They flirt with the idea of acting as a profession and we hear a couple tunes. https://americantomahawk.bandcamp.com/album/mr-grieverUse coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check-In with John Mark Lapham-Old Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 30:36


    John Mark Lapham is a composer, producer and animator from Abilene Texas.  His newest effort Voids, under the moniker Old Fire, is a collaborative audio collage that illustrates the isolation and the cinematic landscape of his West Texas upbringing.   In this episode Joe and John Mark discuss the dark inspiration behind the record,  why his music tends to celebrate the visual,  and why he  worked with multiple vocalists (Bill Callahan,  Emily Cross, Adam Torres, and Julia Holter) . John Mark shares the long process of making Voids and we hear a couple tunes. https://westernvinyl.com/artists/old-fire.phphttps://oldfire.bandcamp.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check In with Adam Luksetich, The Numero Group, Bound For Hell-On The Sunset Strip

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 41:55


    Adam Luksetich is a musician, DJ and resident "metal head" at  The Numero Group.  He is also the producer of Bound For Hell-On The Sunset Strip, a multi-medium release that explores and celebrates the lesser known bands of the early 80's Los Angeles glam rock scene, just before the ultra popular Poisons and Motley Crue's of the same era.   In this episode, Adam shares what he gleaned from his extensive research, why some of these bands went unnoticed and the difference between "glam" metal and "hair" metal.  Joe and Adam speculate on the demise of the genre,  the influence behind it and why women were underrepresented. We get a some insight on the process of making this extensive box set and hear a couple tunes. https://numerogroup.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    On Tour with Man Man: A Tour Stories Special with Ryan Kattner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 56:30


    In this Tour Stories special,  Ryan Kattner (Man Man, Mister Heavenly, Honus Honus) and Joe recount their recent Man Man tour in the southwest,  where Joe sat in on drums for the first time.  The conversation is supplemented and enhanced with Joe's audio diary, which sheds light on what these rock n rollers do off the stage,  after the show and on the long drives between.  We hear from the entire band,  hit the Bushyhead Festival in Kansas, Oklahoma and meet multi-personality driver extraordinaire, Coach Steve. https://www.manmanband.com/https://manmanbandband.bandcamp.com/album/dream-hunting-in-the-valley-of-the-in-betweenhttps://sites.google.com/view/bushyheadfarmsummerfestival/homeUse coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous @thetourstories

    The Check-In with Scout Gillett

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 29:04


    Scout Gillett is a singer songwriter living in Brooklyn by way of Kansas City.  Her debut LP,  no roof, no floor  (Captured Tracks) is a meditation on loss and vulnerability that's sonic quality replaces any hopelessness with a sense of openness. In this episode Joe and Scout  discuss the inspiration behind the new record and the experience of tracking the songs in a barn, in the dark. Scout also tells us how the DIY community has shaped her view on the music industry and why that led to her starting her own booking agency.  She shares her upcoming touring plans and we hear a couple tunes. https://scoutgillettmusic.bandcamp.com/https://capturedtracks.com/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous

    The Check-In with Gustav Ejstes- Dungen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 23:21


    Gustav Ejstes is the singer, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Dungen. After a six year break, Dungen has released En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog (One is Too Much and a Thousand is Never Enough) on Mexican Summer. In this episode Gustav explains  the process of working with producer/collaborator Mattias Glavå, and the role Mitch Mitchell, Public Enemy and Jungle play on the album. He shares his touring plans and we hear a couple tunes. http://www.dungen-music.com/https://www.mexicansummer.com/artist/dungen/Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous

    LOU REED - WORDS & MUSIC, MAY 1965 - A TOUR STORIES SPECIAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 36:17


    LOU REED - WORDS & MUSIC, MAY 1965This Light In The Attic podcast is a companion piece to Words and Music, May 1965, an album of previously unreleased songs recorded by a young Lou Reed with future Velvet Underground bandmate, John Cale. It includes first known recordings of such iconic songs as "I'm Waiting for the Man" and "Heroin." These recordings will be released to the public for the first time on Light in the Attic Records.Our host, Tunde Adebimpe sits down with Matt Sullivan (co-owner and founder of Light in the Attic Records) and Lou Reed archivists Jason Stern and Don Fleming to get their insights into how the tape was discovered and how the songs were recorded by Cale and Reed in the spring of 1965. Listen along with Matt, Don and Jason as they share their appreciation and knowledge of these extraordinary recordings. Produced by Light in the Attic, Ruinous Media and Dann Gallucci.Use coupon code FRET10 to claim 10% off your iZotope plug-in purchase or try Music Production Suite Pro free for 30 days.Go to www.izotope.com/en/lp/ruinous

    The Check-In with Sam Quartin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 31:18


    Sam Quartin is the singer, lyricist and founding member of The Bobby Lee's.  Their newest record and Ipecac Recordings debut Bellevue  will hit the streets October 7th. Bellevue is a ferocious follow up to the well received Skin Suit  and an intense journey of manic metamorphosis that will leave you demanding to see them live.  In this episode, Joe catches up with Sam from New York city, where she's in her car,  parked illegally.  We get Sams thoughts on touring after a busy year on the road,  how she feels about Hollywood culture from an actors point of view and she tells us the origin of the title Bellevue.  She also shares The Bobby Lee's songwriting process and her experience working with Vance Powell.  We  hear how the band will finish out the year play a couple rip roarin numbers. https://www.thebobbylees.com/https://thebobbylees.bandcamp.com/https://www.ipecac.com/artists/thebobbyleesTour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Harper-Simon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 46:04


    Harper Simon is a singer, songwriter, producer and journalist. His most recent effort is an album and accompanying art book entitled Meditations on Crime. . The release is a vast and collaborative multimedia project that incorporates  an eclectic collection of contributors including writers, visual artists and of course, musicians . It is indeed a full circle meditation on crime, expressed through song, images and word.  In this episode Joe and Harper discuss the genesis of the project and how his relationship to politics motivated him to choose crime as the subject. Joe and Harper talk about the  process of selecting contributors and the importance of cohesion in something this large. Harper shares his  experience recording with long time friend Hal Willner, his plans to play live and we hear a couple tuneshttps://youtube.com/user/HarperSimonMusicTour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Randy Randall -NO AGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 40:06


    Randy Randall is the guitarist, co-producer and founding member of No Age. Their 3rd record on Drag City,  People Helping People,  will be released September 16th  with a full North American tour to follow.   In this episode, Randy shares the head space he and Dean were in at the beginning of the recording and why they were itching to get weird. We hear why they feel they are in a perfect position to do whatever they want and how operating  on the notion that "everything is valid" contributed to the sonic architecture of the record.  Randy also tells us why he felt like Scotty Pippen playing with Bob Mould and he hips us to meaning behind Snares Like A Haircut , We hear a couple tunes and Randy offers up the stems from People Helping People.https://www.dragcity.com/products/people-helping-peoplehttps://noage.bandcamp.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Abraxas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 29:32


    Abraxas is a psych/rock/tropicalia duo of Uruguayan-born/UK-based Carolina Faruolo (ex-Los Bitchos) and Danny Lee Blackwell (Night Beats). They're releasing their debut LP Monte Carlo on October 28 on Seattle-based label Suicide Squeeze.  In this episode Joe catches up with Danny on the road in France with his band Night Beats and Carolina at her home in Manchester.   Danny and Carolina share the process of making the Monte Carlo,  and how ease and telepathy translated directly to the final recording.  They also discuss how the diverse mixture of influences, the name Abraxas and record title Monte Carlo melded over long distances to make a humid, lush and dreamy listening experience.  We hear how the video functioned as their first gig and we hear a couple brand new tunes. https://abraxasintl.bandcamp.com/album/monte-carlohttps://suicidesqueeze.net/2022/09/abraxas-release-new-single-video-manana/https://suicidesqueeze.net/https://lnk.to/AMC Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    Cody Votolato-JR SLAYER

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 29:43


    Cody Votolato is a guitarist, singer and founding member of JR SLAYER.  He has spent the better part of his music career touring and writing with bands The Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love, Head Wound City and Telekinesis.  Now,  he has focused and boiled down his artistic output to JR SLAYER, with the new record Not Rotten out September 9 on Memory Music.In this episode, Cody shares his perspective on writing Not Rotten  and the process of recording with Will Yip at Studio 4.  Joe brings up Cody's unique position as someone who has toured since his early teens, how he feels about it now and what may replace it.  The two reminisce on the Built In Sun record and we hear a couple tunes from Not Rotten. https://jrslayer.bandcamp.com/https://www.memory-music.net/Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    Eva Walker-The Black Tones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 47:21


    Eva Walker is a founding member, guitarist and singer for Seattle based The Black Tones. With one full length record (Cobain and Cornbread) and a Sub Pop single under their belts, The Black Tones are embarking on their first North American tour this fall.   In this episode, Eva shares her experience working with both Jack Endino and Don Farwell,  the importance of a groove and the role trust plays in their writing and performance.  We learn why Eva and Cedric share a free form of expression and how the root of that free spirit lies in both family and the story of a lifelong educator and a bank robber.  The two Seattleites discuss their experiences as transplants and how they were both psyched to be a part of the Sub Pop family.  Eva hips us to some new bands and we hear a couple tunes. Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Julia Kugel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 21:38


    Julia Kugel is the singer/guitarist and founding member of The Coathangers.  She will release her first full length solo record , Derealization  on September 30 with Suicide Squeeze Records under the moniker Julia, Julia.  In this episode Joe and Julia discuss why "giving in" is not "giving up" and how her idea of acceptance shaped the record.  Julia also tells us how she dealt with and recovered from losing her voice, why she wanted to sing quietly, and what the motivation was for truly making a record on her own.  Julia shares her fantastic idea to perform the new record live and she hips us to the coolest festival in Long Beach, Happy  Sundays (August 28th).  We hear a few tunes from the new record and Joe threatens to join with Julia, Julia when she plays Seattle. https://suicidesqueeze.net/2022/07/julia-kugel-of-the-coathangers-announces-debut-solo-lp-derealization-under-new-moniker-julia-julia/https://happysundaysfest.com/https://hearjuliajulia.bandcamp.com/album/derealizationTour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Sara Lund-Unwound

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 51:20


    Sara Lund is a drummer, drum teacher and the innovative percussive force behind the band Unwound.  After a 20+ year break, Unwound is back and already have a string of sold out shows starting in early 2023.  In this episode Sara shares the complicated and tragic story of the band falling apart and the difficult decision to start up again without founding member and friend Vern Rumsey.  She also explains that the reunion is a celebration of Vern and his contribution to the music and why Jarred Warren is helping them get back on their rock n roll feet again.  Joe and Sara discuss how she went from touring musician to drum instructor, her teaching technique and their views on improvisation.  Joe shares a couple stories from his days as Unwound's "Brodie" and we hear a couple tunes.                  THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE GREAT VERN RUMSEYTour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Pete Chramiec

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 43:44


    Pete Chramiec is a founding member and guitarist for the pivotal hardcore band Verbal Assault.  After a 20 year break, Verbal Assault are playing again, with shows booked on both coasts in 2022 and throughout 2023. In this episode, longtime pals Joe and Pete discuss what is was like for Pete to get back rock n roll shape , what spawned the reunion and why the shows are so special to him.  They also talk Joe's 4th favorite subject, "crossover", how VA's lyrics have come home to roost and Pete tells us how Dave Grohl changed the trajectory of his music career with a single phone call.  They play a  few tunes and Pete makes Joe laugh a lot.https://atomicactionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/trialhttps://verbalassault.com/https://www.bicyclehomebuilding.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    The Check-In with Shaun Fleming aka Diane Coffee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 35:35


    This week Joe talks with Shaun Fleming-aka Diane Coffee.  Shaun is a singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist based in Southern California.  His 4th record, With People (out now on Polyvinyl Records) is a personal reach into the past and a closer, sometimes darker look at the people and experiences that have made him who he is now.  In this episode,  Shaun shares what motivated him to look back, why he sometimes masks painful memories with uplifting melody,  and why this record felt more therapeutic than his previous efforts.  Joe and Shaun discuss the process of making With People  with his former bandmate Jonathan Rado  (Foxygen) and long time collaborator Joe Lefitz and how the power of their shorthand was a key ingredient in the production.  We also learn that there just might be a vaccine for Demoitis and we hear a couple tunes. http://www.dianecoffee.com/https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/artist/diane_coffeeTour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    Carre' Callaway: Queen Kwong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 42:13


    Carre' Callaway-aka Queen Kwong- is a musician,  song-writer and podcaster.  Like most musicians in the last couple years, Carre' has had a challenging time maneuvering the sudden change in her vocation, but her situation is different.  On top of the touring limitations, Carre' was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and two months later,  her husband left her.  What did she do?....... Naturally, made a record. The newest Queen Kwong record, Couples Only  isn't your typical "divorce record" of reflective poetry, but rather a fiercely raw and emotional look at a great loss and a future recovered.  In this episode, Carre' and Joe discuss how she navigated these waters,  she shares the improvisational process she uses to make records and we hear why Couples Only  has an unlikely pop song on its track listing.   Carre' also tells us a wild story from her days opening for Nine Inch Nails and we here a couple tunes.https://www.queenkwong.com/ https://sonicritualrecordings.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    Nabil Ayers: My Life In The Sunshine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 34:22


    Nabil Ayers is a writer, musician and the US President of the Beggars Group. He is also the son of musician Roy Ayers. His search for connection with his biological father is the subject of his new book,  My Life In The Sunshine.  This book is also a biographical journey of Nabil's musical life.     In this episode Nabil recounts what drove him to pursue his extended family and why he wanted to share this experience in a book.  Joe and Nabil discuss the uniqueness of he and his fathers relationship,  how writing replaced drumming and why his move from New York City to Salt Lake City as a kid was a great experience.   We also learn how Nabil's love for and involvement in music throughout his life has proved to be the building blocks for his position at Beggars Group. Nabil shares a tour story that involves A LOT of pot and the power of "knowing a guy" and we hear a tune from his uncle and musical guru,  Alan Braufman, https://www.nabilayers.com/https://alanbraufman.bandcamp.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Izotope. Tour Story listeners get one month free of Music Production Suite Pro or 10% of all software by using code FRET10 at https://www.izotope.com/Tour Stories is sponsored by Self Care Non-Alcoholic Beer by Three Magnets. Go to https://drinkselfcare.com/ to get 15% off your first order using code TOURSTORIES

    Jessica Boudreaux

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 25:45


    Jessica Boudreaux is a songwriter, guitarist and producer from Portland, Oregon. Though best known for her band Summer Cannibals, Jessica has recently released a solo EP entitled I Think My Heart Loves To Break that she self produced over the past two years, in which she not only endured an involuntary break in touring, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer.  In this episode, Joe and Jessica discuss her response to her diagnosis, the massive change it brought to her life and how she kept herself from being lost in the illness.   She shares how her perspective on touring has changed,  how making the new record served as a life raft and why making a "pop"  record has always been an interesting challenge to her.  We hear a couple tunes from I Think My Heart Loves To Break, out now.https://jessicaboudreaux.bandcamp.com/Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    Ruinous Media Welcomes ANTI-HEROES with Zach Blair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 2:47


    We would like to welcome Zach Blair and his newest podcast ANTI-HEROES to the Ruinous Media Network!!!!! Anti-Heroes is a podcast about guitar players that aren't on the covers of the guitar magazines but our host, Zach Blair thinks they should be.  Each episode we'll have discussions with players about their motivations, intentions and, best of all, their gear.  We'll talk about their careers and how they express themselves in the constantly changing world of guitar music. Zach Blair is lifelong guitar obsessive with a career spanning almost thirty years. From his early days in Hagfish that he started with his brother on to the world renowned shock rock musical theater that is GWAR to currently recording and touring in Chicago's Rise Against for the last 15 years.  Zach is still searching when it's comes to guitar playing and always will be.  Maybe he'll find some answers right here on Anti-Heroes.Anti-Heros is proudly sponsored by Jim Dunlop and MXR pedals.https://www.jimdunlop.com/Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    The Check-In with Jason McGerr: Death Cab For Cutie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 36:52


    Jason McGerr is a producer, song-writer and the drummer for Death Cab For Cutie. In this episode drummer pals Joe and Jason discuss Asphalt Meadows, the newest record from DCFQ since 2018. Jason shares the extraordinary collective process in making the new record, why it was so satisfying and whats behind the ferocity of Roman Candles, the first single.  Of course Joe and Jason dig into drums,  drum fitness on tour and why Jason is obsessed with making odd times feel straight.  We also learn why his nick name is "CJ" on tour. We hear a couple of Joes favorite DCFC songs. https://www.deathcabforcutie.com/Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    The Check-In with Andy Butler: Hercules and Love Affair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:46


    Andy Butler is a DJ, producer, songwriter and founding member of Hercules and Love Affair.  After a five year break,  Hercules and Love Affairs new record In Amber  brings long time collaborator and co-producer ANOHNI back into the fold, along with english drummer Budgie and singer Elin Eythordsdottir. In Amber  is a dark, jagged and heavy journey that questions faith,  false narratives assigned by social and religious constructs and ultimately celebrates perseverance and individual strength.  In this episode Andy catches us up on his projects over the last few years, how Black Metal plays a role on In  Amber and he shares the process of making a multi-personnel, multi-genre influenced record.  Joe and Andy discuss the message and sonics extremities on In Amber,  why it's both a rejection of religion and a search for the spiritual, and how it addresses the disconnection to nature.  We also hear how Budgie changed the sonic nature of In Amber  and why Andy is going back to touring with a larger band. We hear two songs from In Amber.https://www.skintentertainment.com/artist/hercules-love-affair/Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    The Check-In with Laura Veirs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 30:35


    Laura Veirs is a visual artist, singer and songwriter from Portland, Oregon.  On her newest record Found Light, (out July 8th on Raven Marching Band Records),  she addresses not only the loss of a spouse and working partner to divorce,  but the hardship of breaking away from the intermeshed identity that is the product of a longterm relationship.  In this episode Laura shares her experience of recording alone for the first time, what did and didn't work and why working with a new production partner proved to be a gratifying and liberating step in her career.  Joe and Laura discuss the process of making Found Light, why she's choosing to tour solo and we hear a couple tunes. https://www.lauraveirs.com/https://lauraveirs.bandcamp.com/album/found-lightUse Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    Check-In with Spencer Moody

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 38:18


    Spencer Moody is a poet, visual artist,  songwriter and vocalist for the The Murder City Devils, Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive To Death and more recently,  M.Krebs.  In this episode Spencer catches us up on his new life on The Big Island and how being a stranger in a strange land has influenced his work.  Joe and Spencer discuss the process and inspiration behind both the M.krebs record AND his newest project with Joe Jack Talcum, a split LP on This and That Tapes. We hear a couple tunes from M.Krebs and end with a very special story about Joe and Spencers friend, the late great Sam Jayne. https://mkrebs.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://thisandthattapes.com/releases/spencer-moody-joe-jack-talcum-splithttp://jacktalcum.com/index.phpSponsored by https://www.izotope.comUse Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    Check-In with Torquil Campbell, Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 56:30


    Torquil Campbell is a founding member, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the band Stars. He is also an actor, a play-write and podcaster.  Stars are getting ready to hit the road in support of their newest release From Capelton Hill (out May 27th on Last Gang Records/MNRK).  Torquil shares the story behind the title of the record, his historic relationship with North Hatley and why it's his only real sense of home.  Joe and Torquil discuss the sentiment that carries the record and how he and Amy Millan (singer/guitarist) are evolving towards more of a first person perspective in their lyrics.  He also catches us up on the plethora of projects he's been involved in in the last couple of years,  the problems of trying too hard and he shares a golden piece of song writing advice from his father in law.  Of course,  hear a couple tunes from From Capelton Hill .https://starsband.bandcamp.com/https://shop.lastgang.com/blogs/news/stars-share-new-single-capelton-hill-expand-tour-datesUse Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    Check-In with Charity Rose Thielen, The Head and the Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 30:58


    Charity Rose Thielen is a founding member, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for The Head and the Heart.  Their latest record, Every Shade of Blue  is out now and the band is preparing for an extensive North American tour.  Joe caught up with Charity between rehearsals in Nashville. In this episode, Joe and Charity discuss the multi-producer process of making Every Shade of Blue , what sort of freedoms it provided and how it fell in line with the bands desire to go back to a more internal collaboration.  Charity tells us why she appreciated the universal break most musicians took and how that contributes to her appreciation of touring and performing again.  She also shares her personal songwriting process, the influence of drums in her writing and the reality of living with someone who is both her partner in life and in her band.  We hear a couple songs from Every Shade of Blue.Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    Check-In with Σtella

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 24:56


    Σtella is a painter, singer and songwriter from Athens, Greece. Her Sub Pop debut, Up and Away is a lush, vintage pop odyssey that both adheres to traditional Greek sounds and explores current indie textures. In this episode,  Σtella shares how her relationship with music ultimately helped her overcome shyness and why Greek melody has a grounding effect.  We learn how producer Tom Calvert (aka Redinho) and Σtella teamed up and why their common influences made for an effortless working relationship.  Σtella gives us the story behind the cover art and we hear a couple tunes from Up and Away.https://stellawithasigma.com/https://stellawithasigma.bandcamp.com/album/the-breakhttps://www.subpop.com/artists/stellaEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    Check-In with Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten from Momma

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 34:20


    Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten are collectively the singers, songwriters and guitarists for Momma. Their new record Household Name  (out July 1st on Polyvinyl Records) is not only a beautifully riff heavy nod to their 90's influences, its a thoughtful, personal and  dynamic listen from start to finish.  In this episode Etta and Allegra discuss their recording  process and why self control is key when you have an unlimited amount of time in the studio.  They share their point of view on 90's music, culture and why femme people playing guitar has transcended to the present.   Joe, Etta and Allegra dig into the production ideas on Household Name ,  what they love about touring and the power of the pre-chorus.  We hear two rockers from Household Name. https://polyvinylrecords.com/product/household_namehttps://www.mommaband.com/Episode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    Check-In with Lou Barlow, The Folk Implosion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 49:09


    Lou Barlow is a singer, song-writer and founding member of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoah  and The Folk Implosion.  Though known for his contribution to the "low fi" scene of the 80's and 90's, Lou has his roots in hardcore, punk and even the folk/country superstar Glen Campbell.     After a  20+ year break, The Folk Implosion (Lou Barlow and John Davis)  have released two new songs that without a doubt retain the pop/experimental beauty the duo achieved consistently in the past. Lou tells us what sparked the reunion.    In this episode Lou also shares why he felt he should be worrying about his worrying, how a  couple of self help books got him through a challenging time and even motivated him to make a handful of holiday specials.  Joe and Lou talk hardcore,  crossover metal and most importantly,  Lou tells us why he's a 7seconds snob.  Joe and Lou share a couple tour stories and we hear the new Folk Implosion tunes. https://thefolkimplosion.bandcamp.com/album/feel-it-if-you-feel-it-2http://www.loobiecore.com/Episode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    Check-In with Will Brooks (aka MC Dälek)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 62:58


    Will Brooks (aka MC Dälek) is a founding member, vocalist and producer for the group Dälek.  For close to 20 years Will has been releasing dark, experimental hip-hop records and collaborating with a wide range of like minded artists that include Kid 606, Faust, The Black Heart Procession and Techno Animal.  In this episode Joe and Will discuss the process of making the new Dälek record Precipice (out 4.29 on Ipecac Records), why he abandoned the first version and how Adam Jones from Tool  wound up contributing to a song.  Will tells us how his collection of improvisational recordings known as Meditations got him through the last couple years of not touring and why the outcome surprised both him and his listeners. He also shares his view on music and touring as a vocation and why he's grateful for any visceral reaction to his music, whether it's positive or negative.  Joe and Will remember sharing a stage at the ATP festival and we hear a couple tunes from Precipice. https://deadverse.com/https://www.ipecac.com/artists/dalekEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    Tour Stories and Ruinous Media Welcome THE HIGH GAIN PODCAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 32:42


    This week we salute our partnership with The High Gain Podcast, a podcast that celebrates the guitar. Each week John Kieltyka and Ed Peterson will introduce you to a guitar, share its cultural significance and provide you a slew of questionable (and likely very funny) facts on its origin and history. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll realize that this podcast is not just for guitar enthusiasts, but anyone who enjoys a good time.  Episode 206  The CBS-Fender deal went down in 1965, but the story started well before then. Enjoy!- 1966 Fender Stratocasterhttps://www.thehighgain.com/podcast/66-stratocasterhttps://www.ruinousmedia.com/thehighgainEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    Check-In with Brian Cook: These Arms Are Snakes, Sumac, Russian Circles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 43:38


    Brian Cook is a bass guitarist and song-writer from Seattle. He's an active member of Russian Circles and Sumac, writing, recording and touring extensively.  After a ten year break, his band These Arms Are Snakes with be playing a handful of shows in celebration of the release of Duct Tape and Shivering Crows, a collection of rarities, covers and demos out April 15th on Suicide Squeeze Records. In this episode,  Joe and Brian discuss how a recent break has helped him recognize his autonomy,  why his solo record made him a better band member and the importance of rehearsing chaos as well as the music.  Not only a musician, Brian is a freelance writer, has published one novel (The Second Chair Is Meant For You) and is working on a second.  He shares his view on the difference between writing words verses writing music and how imperfection plays a role in both art forms.  Joe and Brian swop a couple "sleeping in the van" stories and we hear some tunes from Duct Tape and Shivering Crows.https://store.suicidesqueeze.net/https://thesearmsaresnakes.bandcamp.com/album/duct-tape-shivering-crowshttps://russiancirclesband.com/brian-cookEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    The Check In with Gavin McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 46:27


    Gavin McCarthy is a drummer and songwriter from Boston, MA.  He's written, recorded and toured with a multitude of bands and projects over the last two decades, with his main efforts focussed on E and Karate.  After a long period of chasing down the masters, Karate is re-releasing their entire catalog with the Numero Group. In this episode Gavin catches us up on his life during the involuntary break, gives us the low down on the Boston venue scene and tells us how taking a break from music changed his self-identity. He also gives us his thoughts on reunion tours, why he's looking forward to this summers Karate dates and why the concept of a live record is odd.   Joe and Gavin swop a couple stories that celebrate the beauty and chaos of touring in Italy and we hear a couple Karate tunes. https://www.gavinmccarthy.com/https://karateallston.bandcamp.com/https://numerogroup.com/search?q=Karate&options%5Bprefix%5D=lastEpisode sponsored by Izotope. For 10% off software or a month free of Music Production Suite Pro go to https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 Ruinous also thanks Minor Figures. For 20% off go to https://us.minorfigures.com/ and use code DRANDDJ

    The Check-In with Joel Jerome

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 39:32


     Joel Jerome is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, CA.  His solo debut, Super Flower Blood Moon  (Dangerbird Records)  hits the streets on May 13th, and promises a dark,  folky trip that celebrates his 90's indie rock influences as much and it pays homage to his latin roots.  In this episode Joel tells us how the pandemic opened his eyes to activism, how that's translated to his work with The Union of  Musicians and Allied Workers  (UMAW) and why unions are important to working musicians.  We hear how his long time pal Jim Fairchild (Modest Mouse, Grandaddy, All Smiles) had a hand in the early stages of Super Flower Blood Moon and why it was different from past records.   Joel also share's his view on   "capturing recordings" verses "producing" and how thats applied in his own studio, Psychedelic Thriftstore.  Joe plays a couple tunes from the new record  and Joel tells us where's he's looking forward to touring in 2022.  https://dangerbirdrecords.com/https://joeljeromemusic.bandcamp.com/https://www.izotope.com/https://us.minorfigures.com/

    Mark Watrous. The Axman, The Boarders and a Check-in

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 30:19


    Mark Watrous is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a producer. He's recorded and toured extensively with The Shins, Shudder To Think, The Raconteurs and is a founding member of Loudermilk and Earl Burrows.  Before hearing a pair of tour stories involving a reckless tour manager and a meth fueled ill-planned show in Sandpoint, Idaho, Joe and Mark catch up. We hear what Marks been up during the Shins break and he reminds us that WE'RE All waiting for vinyl.  We hear Joe's favorite Earl Burrows tune and..........BONUS!!!!!! the debut of a very special cover of The Fixx's One Thing Leads To Another performed by Mark, Joe and Nate Mendel.https://www.theshins.com/https://www.izotope.com/https://us.minorfigures.com/

    The Check-In with Walt Disco

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 34:55


    Walt Disco is a young stylish band from Glasgow. Over the last two years they wrote, recorded and self produced their debt album, Unlearning  (Out April 1st on Lucky Number Music).  In this episode Joe talks with 2 members of the sextet, singer James and keyboardist/guitarist Finley.   James and Finely share the process of making Unlearning , why they wanted it to sound "scrappy", how that forced them to think differently and why self producing gave them a sense of childlike wonderment.   We learn what drives them to have a strong stylized aesthetic and they share a couple stories from their experience playing the Celine show in Paris.  They also discuss the influence of new wave AND no wave and tell us what they love about touring. We hear a couple tunes from Unlearning.  https://waltdisco.bandcamp.com/musichttps://www.luckynumbermusic.com/releases/https://www.izotope.com/https://us.minorfigures.com/

    The Check-In with Sam Tallent

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 42:09


    Sam Tallent has earned his PhD in touring as a stand-up comedian, an author and drummer. He's been on the road since his late teens,  has a best selling novel and an ever growing career in comedy to show for it.  Joe and Sam discuss his current reluctance to become a parent, why it was good for him to be something other than a comedian over the involuntary break and what touring feels like now.  Joe gets a lesson on the hierarchy of comedy performance, and not only do they discuss Sams newest novel Running the Light,  but we hear a gorgeous passage read by the author himself.  We also hear a couple numbers from Sam's punk band Big City Drugs.https://www.samtallent.com/https://bigcitydrugs.bandcamp.com/album/human-cargohttps://www.izotope.com/https://us.minorfigures.com/

    The Check-In with Chris Bauermeister from Jawbreaker.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 35:01


    Chris is the bass player for Jawbreaker.  After a 20 year hiatus and a 2 year pandemic break, they are back with sold out shows across North America. Chris tells us what he's been up to over the break, why he went the academia route, and why he ultimately abandoned it.  Joe and Chris talk the importance of snappy dressing, the regional rules of bagels and sourdough and Chris shares both his apprehensions and excitement for returning to the road.  To get you pumped on the tour, we hear a tune from Dear You (which they will be playing in entirety) and Joe's favorite song from 24 Hour Revenge Therapy.   Music by Jawbreaker and Joe PlummerUse Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    The Check-In with Alan and Mimi from Low

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 38:37


    This week Joe talks to Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker from the band Low.  They share both the difficult and productive experience they've had at home over the last two years and why the pandemic  effected them more than expected. They discuss the process of making their new Grammy nominated record Hey What (out now on Sub Pop records), how the final sound was established in the writing process and why Alan is taking a new approach to his guitar sound. With several shows booked in Europe and the U.S., Alan and Mimi express their excitement and apprehension of touring  and what they're most looking forward to.  Joe raves over the videos that accompany Hey What  and we hear a couple tunes. https://lowtheband.bandcamp.com/https://www.subpop.com/artists/lowVisit out sponsor https://www.izotope.com/ for a 10% discount.Use Code Fret10 for a free month of Music Production Suite Pro and a 10% discount on all other software. Visit Izotope.com

    The Check In with Kassie Carlson from Guerilla Toss

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 32:19


    Kassie is a founding member, singer and lyricist for Guerilla Toss.  In this episode Kassie and Joe discuss her life at home during the involuntary touring break, what happens when her "home life" and "rock n roll" life meet and why she's looking forward to getting back on the road and supporting Famously Alive  (out March 25th on Sub Pop Records).   Kassie shares how her close friend and collaborator helped her kick a heroin habit and why that relationship is so important to the new record.   She also explains how the video for the single was born out of a stress nap and why her dog  Watley is built for touring.  We hear the new single,  Cannibal Capitol  and close the episode with Betty Dreams of  Green Men  from GT Ultra. https://www.subpop.com/https://guerillatoss.bandcamp.com/Visit https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 to get 10% off all softwareVisit https://wundergroundcoffee.com/ and use code doctorwunder to get 10% your purchase

    The Check In with Bonnie Bloomgarden from Death Valley Girls

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 34:40


    This week Joe has a vibrant conversation with Bonnie  Bloomgarden, singer, songwriter and founding member of Death Valley Girls.  Bonnie and Joe discuss the impact that touring has had on her life, how a recent tour has served as version of exposure therapy. and why the involuntary break has positively changed both her life at home and her perspective of life on the road.   Bonnie tells us how hypnosis plays a role in her song writing and why she feels lucky that her favorite animal is a dog.  We hear a new tune from the Death Valley Girls/Le Butcherettes  split  7” on Suicide Squeeze Records and Bonnie hips us to her new paranormal podcast, Death Valley Girls Podcasthttps://suicidesqueeze.net/https://deathvalleygirls.bandcamp.com/Visit https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 to get 10% off all softwareVisit https://wundergroundcoffee.com/ and use code doctorwunder to get 10% your purchase

    The Check-In with Nile Marr

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 45:31


    Nile Marr is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Manchester, England.  He's been making records and touring for most of his young adult life.   Though he grew up in Manchester,  Nile spent his formable years in Portland Oregon, absorbing the vibes of Modest Mouse, The Shins, The Thermals and other PNW rock n rollers.  When he's not supporting his solo efforts, he's on the road with Hans Zimmerman, filling in for his dad, Johnny Marr. In this episode Nile  shares  a few funny tales from the life of a DIY musician, both at home and the road.  He tells us why trying to convince himself that playing shows is no longer important failed and what motivated him to keep writing over the pandemic. We hear two new tunes from his newest release How We Drift  on Park The Van Records. Music by Nile Marr and Joe Plummer https://www.parkthevan.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BTBLAIeqhUhttps://nilemarr.bandcamp.com/album/how-we-driftVisit https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 to get 10% off all softwareVisit https://wundergroundcoffee.com/ and use code doctorwunder to get 10% your purchase

    The Check-In With Maita

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 34:50


    This week Joe talks with Maria and Matthew from MAITA. They discuss the process of making their new record I Just Want To Be Wild For You (out February 18th on Kill Rock Stars), life in Portland Oregon over the last couple years and how a space heater contributed to their sanity preservation.  Maria explains why she see's loneliness as luxury and why it's precious to her.  Joe plays Road Song,  a tune which illustrates the circular monotony of touring,  something most musicians are presently longing for.    Matthew and Maria tell us why they feel most "alive" on tour,  share a few tour survival techniques and why the experience of spending time with people you don't know is important. Music by MAITA and Joe Plummerhttps://killrockstars.com/blogs/news/maita-announces-album-releases-single-videohttps://maita.bandcamp.com/Visit https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 to get 10% off all softwareVisit https://wundergroundcoffee.com/ and use code doctorwunder to get 10% your purchase

    The Check-In with Janet Weiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 46:47


    Janet Weiss is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and all around stand-up rock n roll human from Portland, Oregon.  In this episode Janet shares her experience making the new Quasi  and why it was important to be in  "touring shape" prior to going into the studio.   Joe and Janet discuss how her recovery from a serious car accident may have prepped her for the involuntary touring break most musicians have endured and how's she's put her "doer" personality into practice in order to feel good, or at the very least, not feel bad.  Naturally, the two drummers talk Get Back, Ringo, Neil Peart, Stella Mazgowa and why too many peacocks in one band is a bad idea.   Another thing that Joe and Janet have in common is their love for cars. You'll hear about a few of Janets favorite cars, what she prefers to tour in and why.  New Segment alert!   Borrowing from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Joe and Janet play Drummers In Their Favorite Cars Getting Coffee With Their Favorite Drummers. You'll be surprised by their choices!We hear a  rare recording of Quasi covering New Zealand's The 3D's  and a new song from Janet's band with Drew Grow,  Slang.   Music by Quasi, Slang and Joe Plummerhttps://www.instagram.com/theeslang/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/RealSlang/https://theequasi.bandcamp.com/https://www.instagram.com/thee.quasi/?hl=enhttps://drewgrow.bandcamp.com/album/the-comfort-feelVisit https://www.izotope.com/ and use code FRET10 to get 10% off all softwareVisit https://wundergroundcoffee.com/ and use code doctorwunder to get 10% your purchase

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