Dan is joined by Cities 97.1 Big Knocker to preview the Rolling Stones concert and talk music. Lavelle Neal makes his weekly appearance and reviews Gophers/Nebraska before talking Vikings. "Dr. Dan's Inbox" is open and the rubes delivered again!
The Minnesota Vikings preseason has begun and The Power Trip Morning Show has the best coverage featuring a full breakdown with the help of Ben Leber! Plus, Hawk talks about his quick trip to Winona, Sauce MAYBE shares a story of his, and Zach Halverson goes In The Box with Brian Oake joining as a special guest player!
Charch and Nordo host. First hour is a NFC check in with Danny Parkins of 670 the Score in Chicago, Siny on the Pack and longtime Lions Vox Dan Miller. Chad Greenway in studio 2nd hour. A music bit with Brian Oake and Gregg Swedberg, then TV producer/director Steve Conrad finishes the show!
Hawk does the show live from Winona with the help of former KFAN PD Doug Westerman a.k.a. Pops. The guys talk with Pops about the history of the show, the station and more! Plus, Brian Oake talks about his early days in radio in Winona, Ben Leber and Carly Zucker make their regular Monday appearances and Pops goes In The Box!
Chris Hawkey received intel about a clip from a Netflix show featuring a large enough crank to derail both a train and the Power Trip Morning Show and everyone on the show along with Brian Oake and Brianne react, Woodstock 99 is discussed ahead of an upcoming documentary that will be released soon, and both Mark Rosen and Tommy Olson go down memory lane!
Charch fills in for PA, he talks about the new Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA, the NFL and its stance on COVID Vaccines, Brian Oake and Brianne join for a segment to talk about their upcoming events, and Charch tells the story of Hedy Lamarr.
The guys recap a weekend filled with graduations and all night senior parties, Ben Leber joins the show and shares his porn name, Cory has Headlines, the quotes of the week are revealed, and Brian Oake goes In The Box!
We salute the 2021 MN Wild with our traditional end-of-season montage Sad Eyes... As is tradition in MN. Brian Oake of Cities 97.1 joins for Rock Talk, then Mark Rosen joins for the final hour. Name Drops, Sports Sports Sports, and more!
Dan Barreiro opens the show talking Wild. John Feinstein joined to put Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship in proper context. Russo Radio joins from Vegas where the Wild season is on the line. Jonny Athletic makes his weekly appearance and talks some Wild, Wolves and NBA Playoffs. Brian Oake from Cities 97.1 joins on Bob Dylan's 80th birthday.
Charch and Nordo are in for the Friday Football Feast. Brian Oake talks music returning amid the hopeful end of the pandemic, Bill Michaels talks Aaron Rodgers and the Packers dilemma, Chad Greenway makes his regular appearance, Nat Krantz joins the music conversation, and Kevin Gorg talks Wild and the Tom Wilson drama.
Colleen Kruse and I are here filling in for Brian Oake. Katy Vernon is our guest and we discuss her selection as "The best acoustic performer of the Twin Cities" by City Pages. Colleen and I discuss sex and pot and micro-aggression.
Paul Charchian is in for PA, and is joined by Brian Oake in studio and it's nothing but music, music, music and a little reminiscing. Chad Greenway calls in to discuss the Washington Redskins changing their name. And the Minnesota trade that broke your heart, taking your calls and hearing what you have to say.
Hawk is in an undisclosed location somewhere so Zach Halverson fills in. Marney Gellner is in studio and brings a challenge based on her kid's homework. Mark Rosen makes his regular masked appearance, and Brian Oake shares his top five songs about hope.
The guys open the show with 10 minutes of defecation. Kevin McDermott checks in from Oregon to talk about how his life is going with 9 ½ fingers. Marney Gellner makes her regular Wednesday appearance, Mark Rosen is in studio, and Brian Oake calls in to share his Top 5 spring-related songs!
Ciaran Daly, formerly of The Idle Hands and currently front man for The Stress Of Her Regard, is a freaking delight. Warm, insightful and almost too clever. Almost. They also have a new record out, and it's fucking awesome.Listen at your own risk.
Local Sportscaster Eric Perkins joins us to talk MN Sports, life in 'the biz', and what it means for our athletically-inclined kids to be away from the sports they love. This one is warm AND heart-wrenching, just like an after school special. Enjoy!
Continuing our 'Checking In' series, both Sean and I decide to check in with our moms...with fantastic results. They have both lived rich, wonderful lives thus far, and are both eloquent and hilarious. Please listen, and then actually call your mom. Soon. And if your mom's not here anymore, I'm sorry. If she is, you call her today.
This time we are joined by Ed Cohen and Mike Friedberg, both musicheads and the founders of SmartStartMN (the primary sponsor of this show, fyi). We are then joined by the almost impossibly witty Colleen Kruse. Plus, we play some truly killer songs. Cheers!
OMG, you guys! This episode we talk to multiple Emmy Award-winning host of Almanac on TPT 2 and the host of the regional portion of Morning Edition on MPR News, Cathy Wurzer. Dynamic, intelligent and as warm as a broadcaster could possibly be. She also likes good music. Such a gracious guest. My head is swimming. Enjoy!
Ep 44, melon farmers!! Our 'Checking In' series continues! This time, we check in with Molly Maher. She's a singer, writer, player and has a brand new record out as of yesterday!! She also books all the talent at a couple of incredible local places, but, clearly, all that shit is on indefinite hold. What's that mean? Well, give a listen.We also talk to regular guest Billy Morrisette, guitar player for legendary Minnesota punk band Dillinger Four and also the meanest drink mixer currently alive. That's a compliment.Relax, listen and enjoy.
This episode of the show, we talk to my favorite representative of our newest sponsor, (John know's secrets...), We also talk to one of the funkiest motherfuckers to ever come from the Midwest, Julius Collins. I promise this will make your day better.
Episode 42 of The Brian Oake Show is once again about 'Checking In' in this most uncertain age. This time we check in with Minneapolis rapper Dwynell Roland. We talk about cancelled tours and creativity in the age of 'shelter at home'. We also talk to legendary Twin Cities broadcaster, TD Mischke. He's an actual unicorn and a consistently brilliant conversationalist. I love both of these guys unconditionally.
Hey. all. These are weird times, to be sure. Lockdown, no toilet paper, shelter in place, etc. To this end, we are going to start a 'Checking In' series. We are going to be checking in with A LOT of locals on how the world has changed and what our new reality looks like.On this episode, we check in with Minnesota musician Katy Vernon about cancelled gigs and live streaming events, and also restaurateur Jared Brewington about food service in the age of COVID19 and the plight of service industry professionals. Also, John Prine.
Episode 40! Wow!!Here we talk to Minnesota Music legend Tim Mahoney about music, the state of the world and his unquenchable desire to get lost in my beard. Our second guest is Aaron Meyerring, co-owner of legendary Minnesota record store The Electric Fetus.
On this St. Patrick's Day, we are joined by one of our very favorite local Irishmen, John Cosgrove. Hilarious, insightful and never, ever at a loss for words. It turns out he grew up under the shadow of occupation in Ireland, football is zero fun due to coronavirus and Yanks ruined St. Patricks back in Ireland. Sounds about right.John is one of the most routinely interesting conversationalists you will ever meet. Just ask him ;)
Ep 38 features the inimitable Nate Dungan, member of Trailer Trash, talent buyer for the MN State Fair, and a generally fantastic human being. We talk Minneapolis Music, Lee's Liquor Lounge and The incredible legacy of The Great Minnesota Get Together. Plus, we hear a live song from his very first band, The Manboys. Cheers!
The Head Cheese, Dave Sinykin joins us for a lively conversation and some friendly sparring about the endless Packers/Viking rivalry. Also Molly Hatchet, The Boss and much more. This dude is wildly articulate. Please give it a listen.
This episode features an actual fucking unicorn. Billy Morrisette, guitarist for the legendary Minnesota band Dillinger Four makes his monthly appearance on the podcast. We talk about just how fucked up everything is, how there's never been a better time for punk rock, and Billy Picks some fucking sweet ass jams. Also, he brings his monthly signature brown liquor cocktail. I s this real life?
None other than legendary Minnesota music staple Mark Mallman joins the podcast this week. We cover so much ground! Life, loss, and inspiration. Hell, he even sternly calls me out before the end of the show over my choice of words, but don't worry...we sorted it all out. I am a 20+ year fanboy of his. AND!! we share his brand new single at the end of the podcast. Damn, I love doing this show.
Ahhh, yes. Once again we are joined by the inimitable Colleen Kruse. She's a storyteller. She's sharper than you or me. She's also hilarious, erudite and absolutely fucking fearless. A perfect way to round out All Female February. If you like laughing and enjoy the smart, please listen to this.
Professional wine slinger, meat raffle enthusiast, lady about town and exceptional conversationalist Angie Heitz is the featured guest on this episode. She's articulate, engaging AND! she has a new venture this summer that is very, very exciting. Like wine? Listen to this episode.
Amazing! The inspiring, talented and generous Sarah Morris came by to talk about her new full length, All Mine (out 2/21), her crazy life as both mother and very active musician, and her popular YouTube series, Toilet Tunes. She also played a couple of gorgeous live songs from her new release, live in the studio. What a marvelous afternoon.
Damn. This episode we are joined by one of my all time favorite people. Former colleague, stalwart ally and my genuine friend, Jill Riley, stops by to talk about rural Minnesota, roller derby and her brilliant radio career. She's one of the very best.
Holy wow!! Annie Mack is more than just a 'vocal powerhouse'! She is present, humble, tremendously honest and funny as fuck. I had heard good things, but she was even better than expected...and, very honestly, I wish I knew more people like her. Please listen, subscribe and share. Cheers!
On this episode. we are joined by the incredible Rabbi Zimmerman of Temple Israel. Not only an important religious leader to the Twin Cities, she is a pioneer in her profession and an important advocate for Human Rights, in every regard. This is an insightful and fascinating discussion.
This episode, we a joined by the very dynamic Anahita Champion. She is an award-winning event correspondent, on-air host, founder of Twin Cities Mobile Mommy, and an amazing empowerment leader of young girls throughout the Twin Cities. She also has a great YouTube series and is co-host of a local show that features a wide rang of POC and all kinds of great music. She's very smart, motivated and a very good conversationalist.A perfect start to All Female February!
On Thursday, January 30th, The Brian Oake Show had a Patreon member VIP event at Hook & Ladder in Minneapolis. The night was a huge success. As this is a live recording through a secondary recording device, it will give you the feel of the night, but please find Ben Lubeck's music on iTunes and Spotify under his name or Farewell Milwaukee to hear high quality recordings of their music. Thank you to everyone for coming! Patreon.com/thebrianoakeshow if you'd like to be at the future events.
Ep 25! A milestone!!Youa Vang, writer, booker of bands at MSP and all around acerbic music fan joins us for a lively and insightful conversation. She is kind and very, very funny. Also, she gets the fact that If your windshield wipers are on, YOUR FUCKING HEADLIGHTS SHOULD BE ON!!Enjoy the show.
This episode, after a brief moment covering Billie Eilish's historic Grammy sweep, we dive deep with my dear friend Paul Charchian about instrumental music, and the possibly superfluous nature of lyrics in modern music. Paul is so articulate and so fucking smart. This is a must listen.
On this episode, we are joined by the inimitable Bob Collins. For 14 years. he joined Mary Lucia every weekday afternoon to cover the salient news of the day. We have a hilarious talk about his career in radio and journalism, our current (ahem) age of artifice and how some people actually love retirement and not working anymore. He's understated and whip smart.
We were lucky enough to be joined by one of the kindest, most talented Minnesota Musicians and Human Beings either Sean or I have ever met, Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee). He is the featured performer at our first every Patreon event ever, happening at Hook & Ladder Thurs, Jan 30th. Every early adopter of the podcast is getting invited to this inaugural event. Interested? Patreon.com/BrianOakeShowCheers!!
Holy wow!! This is such an exceptional conversation with Lydia Liza. She is not only a great musician and songwriter, she has a truly inspirational story. At one point, the realness of her story has both Sean and me in tears. But it's not all heavy. We also laugh and share some great music from her new album Oh Boy (out on Jan 31). She's so present, so smart and a really great person to spend some time with. This was another really good one.
On this episode, Billy Morrisette returns for his monthly residency. Lucky us. He brings another signature cocktail, more delicious insight and sets you Van Halen haters straight. There's loads of other cool stuff, as well. Just make sure you stick around until the end on this one. It gets juicy.
On this episode we were joined by one of the coolest Humans that I have ever personally met. Jeffrey Morris is writer, director and production designer of the upcoming major motion picture Persephone. He's also an exemplary Human. I am very glad to know him. Pleas check out FutureDude.com
This episode we are talking with two of the most badass Minnesotan Brothers, Terry and Jim Walsh. Musicians, raconteurs, philanthropists. Local fucking heroes...They have a major show, a full-blown Hoot!, coming up this Friday at The Parkway Theater (in S Mpls), to raise money for a impossibly important cause. Listen, share, donate, and amplify.Happy new year, all!!
On this episode we say goodbye to The 7th Python. a Schoolhouse Rock icon, and a young female St Paul rapper who left us way too soon. We also talk to a founding member of legendary MN jam band The Big Wu, Jason Fladager. There might even be a couple of genuinely inspirational quotes to end the show and to begin the new year.
On this episode, we check in with one of the most interesting MN musicians I've ever talked to, David Anania. He's plays with Greazy Meal, Dr. Mambo's Combo and is currently residing in Berlin and performing with The Blue Man Group!! He also once portayed the walnut in a troupe at Valleyfair. Don't sleep on this one.
On this episode, you'll hear three Irish bands you've probably never heard of before. We also spend a little time addressing 'The Troubles'. Our guest, John Cosgrove, would like to tell you 'Listen without prejudice'.
Tonight we talk to Dwynell Roland. He has a brand new record and an incredible story about the journey to get this thing out. The Holidays should be about friends, family and getting through hard times. Tonight's episode is definitely that. Cheers, all!!
On episode 8, we delve into the ancient, important nature of Krampusnacht...either you get whipped with a switch, stolen from all you've ever known...or if you're on the 'nice list' you might get a shiny new pair of Bavarian Folk Shorts (lederhosen). We also check in with one of my favorite humans, Billy Morrisette, guitar player for legendary MN punk legends Dillinger 4. He's also my single favorite bartender of all time. Luckily, tonight, we solve all the world's problems. You picked the perfect episode to jump on board. Cheers!!
Tonight we talk Tina Turner's 80th birthday, meet the web maestro behind BrianOakeShow.com (which is now live!!), and talk to John Henry. Who's John Henry? Oh, just a local musician of no small significance, a master of clever banter, and one of my favorite 'startenders' of all time. Listen if you dare...
Hamm's beer aficionado, hair stylist to the stars and amazing local entrepreneur Jon Clifford (Hi-Fi Hair and Records) joins us to tell stories and extol the virtues of Small Business Saturday. Also, we dive deep on the robot apocalypse and the fact that we're all made of asteroid sugar. For real.
On this episode we play some great music, ambush my actual mother with a surprise phone call, and talk to one of the most interesting, dynamic, members of the Twin Cities community, and a brilliant entrepreneur, Jared Brewington! Plus, we end with one of the best jams ever written!
The world lost Grant Hart on September 13, 2017. He co-founded, wrote songs for, and drummed in the influential St. Paul trio Husker Du, inspiring legions of bands with his raw and poetic charm. Brian Oake hosts this special mini-episode with quotes from Lori Barbero, Greg Norton, Bob Mould and Grant Hart himself. Stay tuned for full episodes, coming soon.
Adam Scher, senior curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, joined Current Morning Show hosts Jill Riley and Brian Oake to talk Prince memorabilia -- including Prince's suit from the 1984 movie 'Purple Rain.' The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul put the suit on display the same day the news broke that Prince had died.