Laura Benack & Steven Mertens are Los Angeles based artists having formed the project Bass Race. We discuss their musical journey from New York City to Los Angeles. Steven has toured with The Moldy Peaches and is a Director/Animator. He has worked on various music videos for Regina Spektor, Louis The Child & K.Flay. Laura has some amazing harmonies, musical styling's & creative direction and with their powers combined they create some fantastic music & amazing visual content. Be sure to check out this interview!
Amanda Krieg Thomas has worked over a decade in music supervision. Recently she has been working on Pose & American Horror Story on FX, and The Politician on Netflix & so many other fantastic projects. She has released a new book called “Thinking In Sync: A Primer on the Mind of a Music Supervisor” you can find it on Amazon & if you want to find out more about what she is working on or speaking next www.yayteaminc.com This interview has so many good tips for artists & people who want to work in music supervision. Check it out!
Danny Parker is a Los Angeles based artist & songwriter having co-written modern pop songs for Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and James Blunt. We talk about the songwriting process from stepping into a session to writing a hook and also discuss to his new project called Model Child. Model Child's new EP titled, ABC’s will be released in April. It was so fun chatting with Danny and if you want to learn more about song structure and his journey check out this episode!
Matt Sheehy is an artist from Portland, Oregon. Matt is a touring multi-instrumentalist for Ramona Falls and EL VY and has an indie rock project called Lost Lander. We talk about so many great things from where he grew up, to his one-man show called ABERDEEN. It’s a fascinating tale of a snippet of his life living in a remote cabin near the logging village of Aberdeen, Washington. It’s part rock concert, part podcast and part Twilight Zone. Check out this episode.
Neighbor Lady is an indie-rock, classic country western band from Atlanta, Georgia. They were another one of the talented artists that was apart of Music Tastes Good in Long Beach. We talk about tour, writers block & their debut album Maybe Later on Friendship Fever records. Was such a pleasure chatting with them, check out this episode!
For this years Music Tastes Good festival in Downtown Long Beach I got to interview some amazing artists, including the electro pop band The Blow comprising of Khaela Maricich & Melissa Dyne. We talk about their album Brand New Abyss, Woman Producer project, music journey & so much more. Check it out!
David Magidoff & Jeff Braine are comedians, actors and perform improv around Los Angeles. David is one of the hosts of HQ Trivia and Jeff performs in Roadies Improv. We talk about their musical improv group called “buds” and so much more. There might even be a song about one of my bad bumble dates. Check out this episode.
Jacob Summers also, known for his musical project called Avid Dancer is a Los Angeles based songwriter and musician. We talk about his journey from writing his first album in his 30’s to meeting his wife, Sharaya, who his new album is named after. Jacob has many good insights into the music business for artists and musicians. Be sure to check out this episode!
Sydney Wayser, also known for her musical project called Clara Nova, is a French-American, Los Angeles based musician and song writer. We talk about her music beginnings, visual art, to overcoming and moving forward after a major label deal dissolved. Hear her encouraging words and be sure to check out her new EP, "The Iron Age."
Double Header with Dave Davison from Maps & Atlases and Anna Burch. It’s been about 6 years since Maps & Atlases released their last album, we discuss their new their new EP “Lightlessness is Nothing New” on Barsuk Records. For the second half I talk with Anna Burch about her debut album “Quit the Curse” on Polyvinyl Records. We talk about music videos and so much more. Check it out!
Howard Mordoh is known as the LA Rocker or The Dancing Man. If you are in Los Angeles, you probably have seen him at a show or two dancing it up. Howard is a LA legend when it comes to concerts. We talk about Coachella, Desert Trip, LCD Soundsystem to Bruce Springsteen and Howard reminisces about Los Angeles back in the day. Howard’s story is an adventure and if you are an avid concert goer this episode is for you.
Mister Heavenly consists of Ryan Kattner, Nick Thorburn & Joe Plummer. Kattner & Thorburn discuss Mister Heavenly’s album called “Boxing The Moonlight” on Polyvinyl Records. They also share about their music & songwriting beginnings, Directing & Music Supervision. Both have worked in various other projects, Kattner is also known for Man Man & Honus Honus & Thorburn is known for Islands & The Unicorns.
Pete Anderson is an agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) and books different artists, unique music festivals and events including Desert Daze, Burger Records and Dance Yourself Clean. Pete shares his story, discusses what it takes to become an agent, and different tips for bands on the touring circuit.
Ben Hubbird has worked at CD Baby for 10 years working with the Digital Promotions & Label Relations team. If you are an artist & want to learn more about digital streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music this episode is for you. Ben also is a DJ at XRAY FM in Portland, Oregon.
Cam Dmytryk is a multi-instrumentalist and plays in the band FACIAL. FACIAL’S new album Facade will be released on September 27 on Chain Letter Collective. Cam shares about growing up in Oregon, how FACIAL formed and talks about their upcoming tour.