Published: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:03:44 +0000
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:03:44 +0000
In this episode I welcome friend and fellow musician Jonathan Friedman. Jon is also a talented magician, having practicing the art for many years. We talk about how he relates music to magic, the success of his book “The 80’s Called, They Want Their Magic Book Back,” his thoughts on magic and its evolution, and where he is planning on taking his mystical talents.
Where to order book:
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:19:44 +0000
In this episode I welcome back author and columnist Leo Adam Biga. We talk about some of the amazing projects he's working on as well as a couple of new books he has authored and ghost written.
Biga is an award-winning author well known for his biographies including "Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, A Reporter’s Perspective 1998-2012," a compilation of stories about the filmmaker over the course of 15 years.
“Leo portrays his subjects with both precision and generosity, practicing a literary journalism that is enlightening, honest, and immensely readable. His writing is eloquent and provocative, and quite often moving,” Timothy Schaffert
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:21:33 +0000
In this episode I welcome Bart Vargas, Jamie Danielle Hardy, and Melinda Wriedt Kozel. Each is part of the Omaha Art Scene and the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. This is the last installment of the OEAA series and we have a great time talking about the arts and creative process.
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:49:05 +0000
In this episode I welcome Beaufield Berry and Jeremy Johnson, part of the team bringing us the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. We talk about production, writing scripts, and all the work that goes into putting on an event like this.
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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:57:46 +0000
In this episode I interview Laura Campbell, Noah Diaz, and Ellen Struve, all nominees for the OEAAs. We talk about theater life, writing, performing, and have a little improv fun at the end.
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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:34:27 +0000
In this episode I welcome Emily Cox, owner of E3 Entertainment and President of the Board of Directors for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. I also welcome Kate Prokop from Through the Stone and musician Dominique Morgan. We talk about the 10th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, and in this episode focus on the music category.
This is the first in our series dedicated to the various categories of the OEAAs. We chat about the music categories and how the OEAAs enhance our music scene with music showcases and various events through the year that support our creative scene.
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:45:52 +0000
There's a new way to consume music in town. It's called RadiOmaha. Some fine folks have created a site that offers streaming shows with all sorts of music, and other topics that's available 24/7 online. In this episode I interview MarQ Manner and Anxious Larry from RadiOmaha and talk about how the station got started and what listeners can expect from this collaborative effort.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 23:04:33 +0000
Tara Vaughn is not only talented and beautiful, she’s a full-time working musician. Not many locals can say that. One of the most fascinating things about her is that she’s insanely charming, but when you hear her perform, it’s her phenomenal voice and soulful songs that transform her from playful conversationalist to star-quality musician.
Vaughn launched a successful Kickstarter to partially fund her new record “Dandelion Wine,” a record she somehow managed to write and record between tours with the McGuigan roadshow bands “Rave On,” “Yesterday and Today,” and “Rock Legends.” In fact, she found time to head down to Nashville and track with a notable producer (listen to the podcast to find out who). She’s currently looking forward to a break in her touring schedule to celebrate the release of her new 10-song full length.
On the podcast she talks about her touring, recording in Nashville, haunted gigs, milk from friends, and the comfort of no-pants interviews.
Check out her Kickstarter HERE
Check out the video for Honey Bee HERE
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:40:11 +0000
In this episode Omaha band Flight Metaphor joins me for an interview and tracks off their latest record. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the band went into the studio and recorded a self-titled album of powerful rock songs. During the interview we chat about how the band went from point A to point B with members, songs, and the direction of the music. We also talk about Star Wars.
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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:48:08 +0000
In this episode I welcome Pleiades and the Bear. For those of you not up on your astronomy, it's pronounced "Play-it-ease." The band is not even a year in and they are already causing a stir, and for good reason. Lush, 4-part harmonies, an assortment of instruments, thoughtful songwriting, and a rootsy/folk/Americana vibe that trancends those same genres makes this the kind of group that will turn heads and hush rooms wherever they play. Listen in on our interview and enjoy 2 in-studio performances.
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 02:52:10 +0000
Newcomer to the Omaha music scene, CJ Mills is blowing up. One listen to her music and you'll be hooked. Her incredible voice shines through beautiful songwriting, thoughtful lyrics, and a classic, cool, neo-soul/pop/indie sensibility. Listen in and hear how this young singer/songwriter is making huge waves around the local scene with eyes on bigger and brighter musical opportunities.
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:29:54 +0000
In this episode I talk to Scott Zimmerman, Vern Fergesen, Annie Dilocker, and Kaire Berreckman about how they turned their passion for music into a teaching gig. We chat about teaching kids to play music, what parents should know, what kids should expect, and the rewards for helping our youth discover the joys of music. We also talk about Omaha Girls Rock, a great organization for young girls who want to learn to build a band and learn an instrument.
Day Gig is an ongoing series dedicated to talking to musicians about what they do for a living when they are not on stage.
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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:23:59 +0000
New split EP and tour – Show at the Waiting Room
See Through Dresses are releasing an EP titled “End of Days” and have a show this weekend at the Waiting Room Lounge with Dan Mariska, The Boys Choir, and Bed Rest. The EP will be available in multiple formats including vinyl and cassette for all you alternative audiophiles. It’s also a split with label mates It Looks Sad.
Recently, Sarah, Matt, and Alex stopped by the Worlds of Wayne Podcast studio to share a few songs, talk about the record, upcoming tour, and explain how bruises, near concussions, cuts to the face, and headstocks to the crotch are all just part of the dangers of being in a band with Sara. Listen to the interview below and check out songs from both bands.
October 9th, See Through Dresses with Dan Mariska, The Boys Choir, Bed Rest at the Waiting Room Lounge, Tickets $8, 9pm, all ages.
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:01:37 +0000
The band is currently on tour supporting their second album “Too.” Guitarist and vocalist Elvis Kuehn and drummer Max Kuehn are the sons of Greg Kuehn, keyboardist for Long Beach punk legends "T.S.O.L." while Zac Carper (vocals/guitar) is the son of famed surfboard designer John Carper. It was only three years after laying down their first song ideas in the studio that this LA band was finding themselves on tour with the Hive as well as the Black Lips.
Their second album shows a growth in songwriting, creative direction, and production, mainly due to the band experimenting in a different studio environment. In this interview, Kuehn talks about the different approach to writing and recording “Too” as well as how much fun and work it is to produce the band’s off the wall videos.
Zac Carper –rhythm guitar, vocals
Brandon Schwartzel – bass, backing vocals
Elvis Kuehn –lead guitar, vocals
Max Kuehn – drums
Click the player below to hear an audio interview with FIDLAR guitarist Elvis Kuehn.
Opening song: “West Coast”
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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:23:16 +0000
Wayne, Brian, Quinn, and Brad get together in this episode and talk about the legendary Bigfoot. All of them are big fans of his work. Do they solve the mystery? No, but they do challenge various evidence in pictures and video. Listen in and find out what they think of the mysterious creature and learn some fun facts about everybody's favorite wookie.
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0000
A few months back I had a chance to interview a touring singer/songwriter who was passing through Omaha on tour. Lindsay Kupser is a Canadian-born singer/songwriter who got to experience our Benson scene while here and we play a few tracks off her album. In the interview, Lindsay talks about her music, the beauty of the home-show, and performs live on the podcast.
Check out the Reader Magazine online at TheReader.com
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:31:49 +0000
In this episode I welcome back the Sub Vectors along with drum roll please.... Rebecca Lowry from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns for her 10th APPEARANCE on the Worlds of Wayne show. The gang talks all about the upcoming Sci Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular featuring the Sub Vectors, AYGAMG, TheSuperBytes, and Robo Dojo. The show is at the Waiting Room August 21st. It will include loads of music along with a Sci-fi theme, costumes, and a raffle. And it's all for a great cause. Proceeds go to COTA in honor of Alexis Stansbury and Meghan Zimmerman. Learn more below...
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. Learn more about Alexis and Meghan here:
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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:39:04 +0000
Once again I welcome Rock Paper Dynamite into the Worlds of Wayne studios! This is their 4th time on the show and we talk about their recent downtime, new drummer, and new album! The album release is Saturday August 8th and we play a couple tunes off the new record. Always a fun interview with these guys.
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:46:22 +0000
In this episode I welcome the Prairie Gators into the studio for live music and an interview. This band is a group of music veterans and it's all about the Cajun music here. We talk about the history of the music style, how the band formed, and enjoy a few live songs played live in the studio. We crack a few beers and even more jokes as we also talk about their upcoming Bridge Beats concert!
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:27:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Rebecca Lowry from All Young Girls are Machine Guns, Kait Berreckman from the Kait Berreckman Band, and Emily Engles form E3 Music Management to the show. A bottle of wine and some great conversation with these 3 girls and we chat about the upcoming show at Bridge Beats and play a song by CJ Mills who will also be performing with them at Bridge Beats.
Opening song: Omaha Girls Rock Theme by Sara Bertuldo
End song: Come Around For Me by CJ Mills
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:41:57 +0000
In this episode I am joined by Belles and Whistles, a duo from Omaha making waves in the country/pop scene. Kelli and Jaymie are a mother/daughter duo that is making a name for themselves all over the country. We talk about recording and working with Nashville writers, touring, and what being in a family band is like for both mom and teen daughter.
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Belles & Whistles, a mother/daughter, singer/songwriter duo, are building a strong industry buzz. Already sharing stages with Kenny Rogers (receiving a standing ovation after their opening set at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair), Brett Eldridge, Jerrod Niemann, Scotty McCreery, Ray Scott, and many others. Belles & Whistles are Jaymie Jones and her 17-year-old daughter and Kelli Jones. The ladies have already garnered a growing following on social media, including over 16,000 fans on Facebook. Their music can heard on over 70 radio stations across the USA, in 1,800 retail outlets, and streamed on CMT.com, GACTV.com and ZUUS Country.
They’ve achieved international video airplay on two original songs, “Boy Like You” and “Princess.” The duo has played for audiences all over the country at fairs, festivals, clubs, radio shows, and writers rounds. Belles & Whistles enjoy connecting to audiences with their personal lyrics, strong harmonies and genuine performances, as the audience shares in their onstage chemistry and their joy in performing.
The duo is building on recent successes to bring high-energy country, soul-stirring ballads with harmonies that can only come from family. The summer of 2015 promises another performance at the Country Stampede, opening for the Oak Ridge Boys at the Kentucky State Fair, and many other fairs and festivals. The duo is currently writing in Nashville. Fans can expect something bigger than two voices in harmony from Belles & Whistles, and when Jaymie and Kelli leave the stage holding hands and move onto the next step of the journey, they hope to leave you on your feet, and they are happy to have you along for the ride.
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:23:28 +0000
In this episode I am joined once again by Colin Hay. Always a pleasure to interview, he starts out our conversation sort of interviewing me! We talk about his current tour, songwriting, and how his lyrics can contain heavy elements, while his music counters with lighter melodies. He played the Stir Concert Cove about a week before we did this interview, but I wanted my audience to hear the conversation we had. He's still on tour, so check out his site and go see him wherever he is.
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:45:50 +0000
It's been a while! I haven't seen my guest Stan Spurgeon of the Omaha band The Confidentials for a few years and in this episode I had the pleasure of catching up a bit. We talk about the genesis of the band and key to longevity. We talk about the good ole days and some of our first times playing in Omaha.
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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 01:42:18 +0000
In this episode I interview the legendary George Thorogood. We talk about the road, staying healthy, the longevity of the Destroyers, and his current outlook on music. He calls me Wayne Gretzky and seems like a funny guy you'd wanna get a drink with. Or three. He's coming to the Stir Concert Cove at Harrah's Casino in Council Bluffs June 13th with Brian Setzer.
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Wed, 13 May 2015 03:01:46 +0000
Fresh off tour and fresh off the release of their new album "Alligator Years" Saddle Creek Records band Twinsmith joins me in the studio for an interview, a few beers, and some tunes off the record.
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Wed, 06 May 2015 17:31:34 +0000
In this episode I welcome new Omaha band State Disco. We talk about how they brought together various members and formed a sound that's a blend of electro-rock and pop with an edge.
Check out the video from O'Leaver's HERE
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:27:41 +0000
In this episode I welcome For1egn Body, an Omaha band of music vets that are gearing up to release their new EP. We talk about how the band got together and play some tracks off the EP. Dense music, layered harmonies...it's good stuff.
We also chat about parasites, poetry, and facial hair.
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:13:17 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Missy Hardersen from Stir Concert Cove. She shares an awesome lineup of acts coming to Stir and talks about her role in booking all the summer fun.
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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:51:57 +0000
In this episode I'm in the car driving back from Lincoln where I sat in on a gig with Krista Detor and Dave Weber. We had just played the Barley St. Tavern the night before and had a truly magical show along with bass player Craig Balderston. We finally got to do an interview in the car on the way back. We talk about her new reording, touring Europe, and how gifts of firearms aren't quite the same as an engagement ring.
With her highly acclaimed album, Mudshow (“a small miracle” Rolling Stone), Krista Detor was established as a gifted player on the world stage. Together with partner and producer, David Weber, she continues to push the edges of genre while remaining close throughout to the lyrical thread that defines her work. She has reached #1 on the Euro-Americana chart and her music has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, on NPR, PBS, the BBC, as well as countless U.S. and European national, regional, and local radio shows. She has appeared on both U.S. and European television and collaborated on the CD and stage show Wilderness Plots, which has received rave reviews, became a PBS special and was honored by both houses of the Indiana Legislature for contributions to the arts. The show will continue to tour throughout the U.S. well into the future.
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:19:06 +0000
It's been a minute, but Little Brazil is back on Worlds of Wayne with a couple new members, new songs, and a 12-pack of beer. Landon, Danny, Mike, and Matt join me in the studio for a chat about the band and how it is navigating new music with a shot of new blood behind the kit and guitar. They also share a few stories as each is a true veteran of the Omaha music scene and are seasoned, well-traveled players creating some pretty kick ass music.
Mike Friedman (Guitar), Danny Maxwell (Bass), Matt Bowen (Drums), and Landon Hedges (Guitar, Vocals).
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:18:06 +0000
In this episode I welcome Alicia C Mattern, the creator of Zombie Squirts, a picture book series for kids about kid zombies dealing with bullying. Her career as an artist with a local sticker company helped inspire her creation and now she is ready to publish another book for kids in the Zombie Squirts series.
Meet the Zombie Squirts gang as they reunite for their first day back at school. Their wacky 'ol teacher, Mr. Snell, announces the arrival of a new student named Annie Palmer. The Squirts are quick to welcome Annie into the group and come to her rescue when the other zombie kids laugh at her for being different. From a yo-yo eyeball to pom-pom hands, the Zombie Squirts explain how everyone is special in their own zombie way.
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:51:40 +0000
In this episode I welcome back my friend Amit Chauhan. He runs an indie comic book label called ID Comics and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to release their new title: Butcher: A Lesson in Criminality. Amazing art, gritty story, this book has it all. We talk about the comic, the artist, and the industry.
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:50:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Kelli Miller. She's a psychic medium who when she first appeared on the show was just starting to transition into giving readings full time. She now has a thriving career and with good reason, she's amazing. She's also a wonderful personality and great on the mic. We talk about her business, experiences with the paranormal, and how she helps others. Ever wonder about mediums? Kelli is legit and her down to earth attitude will keep you smiling no matter what you believe. Learn more and listen to the show!
Photo credit: Jake Olson Photography
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:43:31 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Rebecca Lowryand her band All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. We talk about the new Kickstarter for their EP and they play live in the studio! Always fun talking to these cool cats.
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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:18:47 +0000In this episode, I welcome back once again Matt Whipkey. Matt is releasing a new record called "Underwater" and stops by to share some tunes. We talk about putting records out on vinyl, songwriting, and his legendary hair. Matt Whipkey online Whipkey on facebook Opening song: "You Are Strong" by Ryleigh Welsh style="border: none;" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3349026/height/75/width/450/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/" width="450" height="75" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen=""> Bio tetx: Very real people live at the heart of Matt Whipkey’s new LP, “Underwater”. Unlike 2013’s historical fiction character study, “Penny Park…” Whipkey turns his songwriter’s eye onto individuals in his own life. While this exploration of lost love, friendship, death and indulgence is personal in nature, its meditation on emotional struggle is definitively universal. Throughout "Underwater”, Whipkey realizes we all have a Maryclare, Hunter B. , Gary Flanagan, Kathleen and Sam in our own story. They live with us, guide us, challenge us, elate us and let us down. They occupy our daily lives, memories and dreams. Matt Whipkey invites you to not only meet these men and women of his world, but to let them mirror the many who shape yours. Over the past three years, few songwriters rival Whipkey’s creative output. On the heels of the rock and roll collection “Two Truths” and the award winning double LP, “Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989”, Whipkey releases, "Underwater”, his third full length in as many years. For Whipkey, each release informs and challenges the next. Benefiting from this self imposed game of musical one-upsmanship, “Underwater” presents his strongest set to date. Quotes: Keep the lazy i one and strike the other two, Add this one from Rock NYC Matt Whipkey is the future of rock and roll. He is a storyteller and a song spinner, his songs winking at the mythic. He has an intellectual intelligence about him, a sense of the tick tock of a thinker. Matt Whipkey is Omaha’s best export since Conor Oberst. Under about Matt Whipkey- add award winning after critically acclaimed , strike the second sentence. Under Contact- Please direct all inquires to Melissa Kucirek at MOXIE Promotion 402-677-0930 MelisKucirek@gmail.com www.mattwhipkey.com[...]
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:18:08 +0000
In this episode I welcome Bryce Bridges, publisher of Flyover Magazine. We talk about what his vision was for the magazine and how he got the elements together to create a publication that is revitalizing local print. His track record for publishing quality magazines that showcase beautiful photography is solid as he infuses his passion for local creativity with a stunning read.
Flyover is creative culture, a publication of passion, purpose and action that brings people closer in order to provoke the cross pollination of ideas and insights. Reach out to us at Info@FlyoverMagazine.com
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:59:39 +0000
In this episode I welcome Omaha band Pro Magnum. This hard rock band tears it up on stage and in the studio. We play tracks off of the forthcoming EP and introduce their newest member.
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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:54:31 +0000
In this episode I welcome once again Sam, Trenton, and now Dave to the studio to chat about the Sub Vector's new record and release. These guys are heading up the Omaha surf rock scene and we play a few songs off their upcoming CD.
Opening song: "Transmission" by the Doneofits
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:58:18 +0000
This is the last podcast of 2014 and I thought it would be fun to play some highlights of the past 30+ shows of the past year. I hope everyone had a great year and hope that you all have a fantastic 2015. Enjoy this year in review. Going on 300 episodes and 9 years of Worlds of Wayne. Thanks for joining me on this awesome podcast journey.
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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:59:48 +0000
Naughty, irreverent, sexy, dorky, and hilarious, Caitlin Little was born to sing Karaoke, host fake award shows, and live the dream of the Omaha Famous. Back on the show once again, we pour ourselves more than a few cocktails and talk about all things Caitlin. Topics (to the best of my memory) include hosting award shows like the Instagrammys, swilling cheap drinks and singing karaoke at Shenanigans, mall boyfriends, cats, and a few life lessons, like if plan A fails, always have a plan B.
By the end of this interview you can tell how much fun we had...
Friend her on facebook and send her some love.
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:36:25 +0000
In this episode I am once again joined by my good friend Michael Campbell. He's a great singer/songwriter who has a sharp talent for the written word. He works his words into songs that can be witty, heartfelt, or just plain fun to sing along to. He has a new album coming out soon, so I thought it would be nice to have him in for a preemptive strike before the big media push in a couple months. Laurie joins us for the interview, a few cocktails, and a live performance from Michael.
-- Photo by Laura Campbell
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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:19:59 +0000
In this episode I welcome back singer/songwriter John Elliott. He joins me once again in the studio while on a short tour and catches us up on what he has been up to. He played at the Barley St. Tavern on their in house upright piano and entranced the audience with his songs. Check out the interview and live song along with a couple tunes from his Live in Austin album.
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:20:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Omaha Band New Lungs. We chat about their new single "You Look Lost" as well as how the band has evolved and where it's going. Always a good time with these guys in the studio. Check out the interview and the new single right here.
Opening song "New Thrill" by Edge of Arbor
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000
Whipkey is Kickstarting another new project and comes in the studio to talk about it. He also shares a couple new songs. It's always a fun interview when my former band-mate comes over. Check out the interview and give his Kickstarter video a look below.
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:48:00 +0000
In this epiode I welcome Colorado based band Sarah and the Meanies. On tour, they stopped by for a chat and some live performances. A great band and a fun podcast.
Opening song: "Down Deep Down" Sarah and the Meanies
A melting pot of soul / pop / rock, Sarah & The Meanies have emerged from the burgeoning Denver music scene. Fronted by Portland-transplant, Sarah Angela, who has a voice to be reckoned with and an arsenal of powerful songwriting to back it up.
Within a year of formation, The Meanies have headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre "Film On The Rocks" and were featured artists at Austin's South by Southwest 2014. The band wrapped recording their new single with Bill Stevenson/Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room (Rise Against, Flobots, Gaslight Anthem, Train, Lydia) and the song is now available on iTunes / Spotify .
Hands off the ground and buried in a lifetime of musical obsession, Meanies front-woman, Sarah Angela, has roots that run wide. You might reference the styles of Lorde, Otis Redding, Grace Potter, or Sia; but despite some of her influences, she's got her own unique sound. One thing's for sure, she sings bigger and louder than her five foot frame would have you assume.
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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:49:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Mitch Gettman, who is an Omaha Entertainment Awards-nominated singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording since the age of 13.
He has released two full length albums and is releasing his most-recent EP, ‘Nothing Stays the Same’ October 18th at Reverb Lounge.
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:13:00 +0000
Famous for his series of bar code art and infamous for his rogue art/public statements placed in various chain stores, artist Scott Blake has made a name for himself. He even got noticed internationally for his pictures and video of him "complementing" certain works of public art around Omaha and other controversial artistic projects. In his return to the show, we talk about what he has done artistically, how the Art-O-Mats are doing, and what new things he has in the works.
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:22:00 +0000
Yes, somehow I published episode 241 before 240, but hey, it's Restrung! So kind of fitting. This episode I welcome back on the show the creators of the web series Restrung, Kevin Vonderheide and Aaron Slagle. Just two guys making situational comedy sketches about working in a music store.
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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:03:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Ray Somberg, President and Executive Director of the First Responders Foundation. He talks about the wonderful work the organization does and shares the plans for the 9/11 memorial event where the Mayor proclaims a minute of silence for the victims of 9/11.
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:44:00 +0000
In this episode JJ from the band Bloodcow stops by to tell us all about the new record and Kickstarter funding for said record. Crystals and Lasers. Great incentives, awesome music, and vinyl for you! Do you like metal? Have a thing for rock? Enamored by Xenu? Then this episode is for you. Check out a couple new tunes from the record right in your earholes!
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:41:00 +0000
In this episode we get an interview and live performances from the Omaha Guitar Trio. Three very talented dudes armed with classical guitars that are truly amazing to watch and listen to. We had a great time in the studio and I have a feeling you'll be hearing them on this show as well as another one of my podcasts in the near future.
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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:35:00 +0000
On this episode I welcome Matt Cox. Joined by his drummer Walker, we chat about his new upcoming record and release party. With a combination of Americana, blues, and country, Matt Cox's music shines with an honest, authentic sound. Check out our interview and listen for a few songs from the upcoming album titled "Nishnabotna."
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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:09:00 +0000
On this episode I welcome the 9s. An Omaha band that has been making their own brand of funk and soul driven music since the late '90s. All amazing players, this band is releasing a new EP of 3 songs, their 6th release. Still going strong, this band continues to wow audiences and get them out of the chairs and onto the dance floor.
Since their inception, The 9's have shared the stage with The Average White Band, Parliament/Funkadelic, Maceo Parker, Sonja Dada, Ziggy Marley, and Bela Fleck.
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:05:00 +0000
It's that time of year where we welcome our Canadian friend Bill into the studio to talk about his annual Canada Day celebration. This year we also welcome Michael Campbell and MarQ Manner and we start with Coffee Crisp and these tasty cheesy crunchies. And of course Canadian whiskey and other booze. This year, the show will feature 10 bands, all doing Canadian songs and of course Poutine. My favorite part.
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:59:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome back psychic Any Myers and his lovely wife! We chat about what he has been doing since his last visit and about his new best selling book Flying Paint Rollers From Heaven: Messages of Hope, Humor, and Love From Beyond.
About Andy: Andy is a full-time psychic medium who is nationally recognized and in high demand! Due to the quality of his readings, Andy's clients wait nearly an entire year to have a personal session with him. His book, Flying Paint Rollers From Heaven, was an instant Amazon best-seller in three categories! Andy gives sold-out gallery readings and lectures across the country, and is heard on radio stations nationwide, including Omaha's Q98.5 FM. He is the annual keynote speaker at the Omaha Health Expo. Additionally, he has lectured at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University, and Iowa Western Community College. Andy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from UNO. He is the spokesperson for The Believe Network, an online community uniting open-minded people from across the country. Andy is breaking the psychic stereotype with his compassion, humor, and his down-to-earth approach to the paranormal.
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Mon, 05 May 2014 23:28:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Malinda Kathleen Reese who not long ago took the lyrics to Frozen's Let it Go and ran it through a bunch of google translate languages. She then put it back into English and used those lyrics to record herself singing the song. The result is awesome and has garnered her over 3 million views on YouTube, making her an official YouTube sensation. She has since recorded several other songs from Frozen as well as Wicked, delt with the YouTube fame, and talks to me about how becoming internet famous has changed her life.
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:29:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Rebecca Lowry AKA All Young Girls Are Machine Guns. We sit down at the Tiki Bar and chat about the new Kickstarter from AYGAMG. New music and even a live song! Always a good interview with Rebecca. Check out the link below to help them release a new vinyl record!! Not much time left!
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:09:00 +0000
In this episode, I am joined by Megan Hunt, a local business owner and fashion diva. We talk about her business Hello Holiday as well as her moniker Princess Lasertron. She opened Camp at Mastercraft and now has Hello Holiday, a fashion boutique. She also has a new book and popular blog. We hang at the tiki bar and talk all about her career, fashion, and general fabulousness.
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:20:00 +0000
In this episode I interview Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. We chat about the new album from the band called "New Constellation" which was crowd-funded via kickstarter. It's the first album from the band in 16 years and it's a great one. Toad fans will enjoy our conversation about the early years of the band, Glen's solo career, and the upcoming tour with the Counting Crows.
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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:38:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Missy Hardersen from the Stir Convert Cove. She joins me in the tiki bar studio for a little chat about how she helped create this amazing music venue as well as who is on the line up for this summer! Join us as we talk about some of the big name acts that will be passing through town and heating up our summer even more. Do I hear remote podcasts from the Stir lawn? Yes I do! And yes, she's as cute as she sounds. We had a ton of fun working the mic and I hope to have her back on the show for more updates on the summer concert series for 2014.
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:33:00 +0000
In this episode, I welcome back Kaitlyn Hova to the show. An amazing musician who makes beautiful noises with her electric violin. A returning guest, we chat about her new musical adventures, her science, and her adventures on stage and television?!?
Her Bio from facebook:
Entrepre-nerd Kaitlyn Hova (Formerly Kaitlyn Maria Filippini) is a synesthete of musical energy and wild, colorful imagery. The appeal of her dark, playful, refined style and musical prowess has allowed her to float among a variety of genres, from classical concerts to raw rock shows to pulsing electronica. Her relentless passion for live performance has brought her success and praise, landing her poised on the cusp of national notoriety.
Having been musically raised by the talented musicians of Mannheim Steamroller, Kaitlyn has also shared the stage with Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mary J. Blige, and many other local and national artists. After achieving the rank of Concertmaster of Berklee College of Music’s classical orchestra, Kaitlyn has recently branched out into performing with DJs, composing film scores, and musical arranging.
Proving that she is as talented as she is industrious, Kaitlyn thrives in both creative and scientific fields. She holds a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, having conducted research in hormone analysis, electrophysiology, and synesthesia.
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:51:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Amy Ryan from the Benson Theater project. Amy also owns the Pizza Shoppe here in Omaha and is heading up restoration plans for the historic theater next to her shop. Laurie from the Necronomicast and 5 O'clock Lifestyle also joins us for the interview. We talk about the restoration plans for this theater as well as a benefit that is being put on to help raise money for it. The Shining will be a 5 act play put on right here in Omaha. Listen to learn how Stephen King himself approved the script, actors, and what he sold the rights for! Making news across the nation, the Shining A Play and the Benson Theater are set to do big things.
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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:01:00 +0000
In this episode, Nate, Jared, Tregan, and Bob from the Omaha band The Big Deep join me in the studio. We play songs off their new record "Echos on the Little Blue" while drinking Crown and Coke. With 2 CD release parties (Lincoln and Omaha), the band is proud to present their style of Americana/roots/rock to the masses. Listen to the show to find out how they recorded this local gem, their take on songwriting, and commentary on how the band wants to grow.
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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:15:07 +0000
In this episode I welcome members of the band Saturn Moth. We hang out at the tiki bar and discuss how they got together, what their sound is like and spin a few tunes. Then we play Geek Battle! Who comes out the winner? Listen and find out.
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Sun, 02 Mar 2014 01:55:05 +0000
In this episode I am joined by Jake Dilley and McManus Woodend, two film makers that are in the process of producing a film for their thesis. You might know Jake from his previous appearances with the band the Color Pharmacy, and maybe even McManus from his Geico Caveman Commercials. This time, they hang at the tiki bar talking about filming this epic road trip.
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:58:54 +0000
In this episode, I welcome Josh and Nick from Mtrl Design. We talk about their business, which is located at the Mastercraft Building in Downtown Omaha. They create amazing designs that are then cut by "Helga" a giant laser cutting machine. This laser cutter can blow through thick wood and bamboo like a knife through hot butter, or provide tiny, precise cuts that create intricate, modern products. Check out the links below to see pictures of their laser cut works of functional art.
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:22:07 +0000
In this episode I welcome back Brad Hoshaw. This amazing singer/songwriter has been on the show several times and I never get tired of hearing him play. We talk about his new record "Funeral Guns" and how it was recorded, his Kickstarter, studio time, and even get a visit from the "podcat" Tin Tin.
Opening song: "Innocent" by Kyle Harvey
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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:16:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Neal Duffy to the studio. Neal is a DJ, Touring Sound Engineer, Yoga Instructor, Photographer, and a longtime buddy of mine who happens to lead an interesting life. Touring with a variety of national recording artists, he has met some interesting people and shares some of his stories with me. Some of his latest exploits have him on tour with the Neon Trees, visiting places like the set of Jimmy Fallon. What's it like running sound for a national touring act? Listen and find out.
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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:03:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome the Bishops, an Omaha band that plays a variety of ska, rocksteady, and more. Years of playing and even several scooter rallies to their credit, the Bishops have a well respected name in the Midwest. We talk about the band, music, and then I challenge the band to a game of GEEK BATTLE. We play for listeners. Who wins? Take a listen.
Mike Bechtel -- Vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar
John Green -- Vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Ira Hughey -- Trumpet, vocals, percussion
Scott “Spiny” Norman -- Keyboards, C tenor sax
“Dirty” Dan Vaughn -- Bass
Dan Burger -- Drums, percussion
Influences The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Specials, Delroy Wilson, and many more...
The Bishops are a few guys from Omaha that fell in love with Jamaican ska and rocksteady music. By combining horns and steady polyrhythm patterns, the Bishops bring vintage sounds from the islands back to life with both original and well-known tunes.
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:31:00 +0000
In this episode, I am joined by members of the Omaha Roller Girls. Mae Kit Rain, Crash Heartless, Daisy Mayhem, and Eblastigirl talk derby to me and all about their upcoming season, new recruits, new venue, and worst injuries.
Songs: "Roller Derby Queen" by Mydols
"Roller Derby Girl" by Ted Stevens
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:08:00 +0000
Once again I welcome Lee, Danny, and Thomas from Vago on the show to promote their annual Burns Nicht. Stephanie from the Electroliners also joins us for a song and witty banter over scotch, PBR, and one of the worst drinks I've ever had, a Limey Bastard Buzz Ball. It was awful. We chat about the event, the bands that will rock there, and the food that will be consumed. And yes, there is delicious Haggis along with several other traditional Scottish dishes. So sit back, pop open a bottle of Scotch and join us in the tiki bar.
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:21:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome Trent and Sam from the Omaha surf rock band The Sub Vectors. We talk about how a few dudes from Nebraska found their way to the surf rock scene without the help of a beach or coastal view. With a record out and shows on the horizon, The Sub Vectors are bringing the classic style of surf to the midwest. All without the help of those pesky vocals and lyrics.
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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:18:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined by friend and colleague John Heaston, Main Man at the Reader and Head Honcho of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards Board of Directors. John and I go way back and we chat about some of the times when the Reader was young as well as all the amazing writers and editors that cut their teeth there. We also talk about the upcoming awards show of the OEAAs. Listen and learn what goes into putting on a local awards show and the drama that comes with it.
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Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:21:00 +0000
In this episode I interview the Electroliners, a local country/Americana band that I know all too well! They are releasing their first EP at the Waiting Room and we sit down on a cold winter night to chat about recording, old timey music, booze, porn, and other inappropriate things.
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:56:00 +0000
In this episode Tim Halperin joins us once again for a show we recorded on Christmas eve. Also guest hosting is Diamond Reckless - AKA Kendall the Unpaid Intern. We talk about Tim's new album and what's been happening with his music over French press coffee on a chilly morning. Tim also brings in his keys for a couple of tunes.
Opening song "I'll Bet On You" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:37:00 +0000
In this episode, Bones (Bloodcow), Dan, and Dylan (Mr. Important / Sack of Lions) join me in the studio for an hour of entertaining conversation. At some point we promote an upcoming show. We also play a couple songs while burning through some beers and tequila shots. It's an hour of chaos - in a good way. Get a drink and join us.
Opening song: "Glass" by See Through Dresses
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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:43:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined by Andrew and Angie Norman from Hear Nebraska. We are also joined by Sara and Matt from the group See Through Dresses. We talk to the Normans about how HN has grown since the last time they appeared on the show as well as where the intrepid non-profit is going in the coming year. They currently have a Kickstarter going for their compilation release (see below).
Sara and Matt from See Through Dresses just had a CD release party (and I apologize for not getting this out sooner!!!!) and talk about writing, playing, and gigging together. We also play a couple killer tunes by the See Through Dresses, so take a listen and enjoy!
Opening song: "Pale Horse" by the Sub Vectors
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:29:00 +0000
In this episode I interview Kevin Coffey, writer for the Omaha World Herald. He's also an avid comic book fan and collector as well as a gamer, so we had lots to talk about. In fact, this episode had to be heavily edited as we drank a few cocktails and let the conversation travel far into the nerdosphere. Laurie joins us for the second half of the show as well and chimes in on toys, comics, and the joys of buying her husband toys.
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:31:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined once again by Hector and George from Anchondo as well as Rebecca and her sister Kristin for a group show. We talk about upcoming shows, touring back in the day, and more about the local Omaha scene. We get an Anchondo song circa 2004 and an acapella tune from the girls you won't want to miss.
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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:13:00 +0000
In this episode I welcome local music promoter/writer/manager MarQ Manner along with Emily Engles, owner of E3 Music Management to the round table for a conversation about upcoming music events. Both are board members for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards and each has carved out a significant role with bands and music in the area.
Left photo courtesy of Chip Duden Photography
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:35:00 +0000
In this episode we welcome Beau and Noah, 2 OEAA nominated actors who have been involved in local Omaha theater both on and off stage. We sit down in the tiki bar studio and have an amazing conversation about acting and what kind of crazy person it takes to plunge into theater and play-writing. Get to know these 2 charismatic actors and join in on some of the fun we had on their first visit to the show.
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:53:00 +0000
In this episode guitarist John Larson joins me for an interview and live performances. An amazing artist, Larson has an interesting playing style and talks about how in only 3 years (and thousands of hours of dedicated practice in the back of a doughnut store), he developed his technique. We sit down with a beer and a martini and let the virtual tape roll.
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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:18:00 +0000
In this episode I sit down with Matt and Aaron from Moses Prey. We chatted up not only music, but a slew of other projects these boys are in. Restrung, a video project Aaron has going on with a buddy in LA (check out the indigogo link below) and Yesterday and Today, a Beatles tribute Matt has with his brothers. After a few cocktails, beers, and a hell of a contact high, we got through all the creative details. This show also shocases Moses Prey songs as well as a couple tunes from Restrung.
Opening song: "Regurgitated Species" by Very Ultra
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:06:00 +0000
In this episdode I am joined by my friend Katie FS, an Omaha famous slam poet and personality. She is a very creative and outgoing individual that has inspired countless audience members with her moving, comedic, and heartfelt poetry. That and she is simply a fun and creative person. Laurie from 5 Oclock Lifestyle also joins us for some podcast fun.
Opening song: "Jake Ryan" by Jonathan Friedman
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:56:00 +0000
In this episode I have Rock Paper Dynamite back in the studio to talk about what they are up to as well as the post MAHA show. We hang out at the Tiki Bar and share a few drinks. We get a little insight to the band and how they work and live with each other as well as songwriting, tours, and brotherly love.
Opening song: "New Constellation" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Photo credit: Chip Duden
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:52:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined by two members of the MAHA Music Festival team of superheroes. They help put on the premier music festival in Omaha and are here to talk all about how this little idea / non-profit turned into a huge music showcase.
Opening Song: "A Place Called Home" by Rock Paper Dynamite
Hey kids! Check out Voodoo Taco! HERE Opening soon here in Omaha.
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Thu, 08 Aug 2013 01:20:00 +0000
I've known of Hector for years and have even shared the stage with the guy. So it was an honor to actually have him on the show. He is a talented guitar player, singer, and songwriter. Also, he's a hell of a nice cat.
Opening song: "Turn to the Needle" by the Monday Mourners
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:27:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined by The Decatures, an Omaha band that is getting quite a bit of attention aruond the music scene. These 3 young lads put on a rock-fueled show that has been turning the heads of the local scenesters and are getting ready to release a new album. Even though they were not old enough to imbibe at the tiki bar, they bellied up and shared how they met, what inspires them, and where they want to be when they hit 21.
The Decatures are a blues rock band from Omaha, Nebraska with influences including Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Black Keys, Jack White and The Beatles. Their sound and stage presence will leave you shocked and needing more. Biography The Decatures are a rock n' roll blues band from Omaha, Nebraska formed in 2011 by high school friends Charlie Encell (guitar & vocals), Ryan Call (bass & vocals) and Patrick Stuzman (drums). Don't let their age fool you, these guys are incredible musicians with rock star qualities on stage. With influences ranging from Zeppelin to Jack White and Phish to Wilco, this band will make your jaw drop as they rule the stage like veterans with their gritty blues-infused rock songs.
Opening song: "Perfect World" by Dsoedean
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:56:00 +0000
Here's the shitshow! It gets a bit sloppy down at the tiki bar when I invite several guests and past members over for a little tiki and deck time, cocktails, music, and podcasting. I didn't edit this episode very much (obviously) so it is what it is. Congrats if you can make it through the whole thing. We had a great time and enjoyed live performances from Brad Hoshaw, Tara Vaughn, and Stephanie Krysl. I thank all my guests and especially listeners for making this show last for over 7 years! Cheers to you all.
Opening song "Aperature" by The Color Pharmacy
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:37:00 +0000
In this episode I am once again joined by Lazy-i blogger Tim McMahan. Listeners may remember when he sat in on episode 100 and I was happy he had the time to join me on 200. We sit at the tiki bar and he types away on his computer (writing an article for the Reader Magazine) and I drink a few vodka on the rocks.
Opening song: "1' 30" by Twinsmith
Intro song bed: "Aperature" by The Color Pharmacy
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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:05:00 +0000
In this episode, Tim Halperin joins me once again for some music and updates. We hang out at the tiki bar the morning after he performed at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo for a fundraising event. We sit and have some coffee and he plays a couple of tunes, then talks about his music, recording, and life after a spot on reality TV.
Opening song: "Daylight" by Dsoedean
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:24:00 +0000
In this episode we have a few guests in the tiki bar. Bill from 24 Hour Cardlock, Becky from All Young Girls are Machine Guns, and Dave from Southpaw Bluegrass band. Even Laurie sits in for some of the fun. Bill brought cocktail mixers and beer and wanted to show us what a Cesar was. Turns out it's kind of like a Bloody Mary, only a bit different. We talk about his annual Canada Day show, where lots of bands and musicians get together and celebrate our friends from the North, drink beer, and play a bunch of tunes from Canadian music artists.
Opening tune: "Oh Canada" Acappella by Danny Fong feat :Danny Fong, Brodie Cuff, David Thiessen, Andrew Kesler
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:28:00 +0000
In this episode I am joined by Jeremy from the Travelling Mercies. We chat about how the band has evolved, upcoming new music, and the charms of a cassette tape. We also feature some songs from the upcoming album over cocktails at the Worlds of Wayne Tiki Bar.
Opening Song: "Cliff Burton" by Matt Whipkey and the Whipkey 3
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:21:00 +0000
In this episode, my buddy Ryan joins me to chat about Omaha music, OEAAs, beer, bands, and whatever else we come up with over drinks at the Tiki Bar. Ryan has been a long time fixture in the Omaha music scene as a musician and a fan of local music. We play some tracks from his band Red Letter Day as well as Icares. Apologies for not getting this episode out earlier as Ryan played the OEAA showcase last Saturday, but I am sure he will be back with his sexy voice to co-host a show or two sometime. Cheers to you Ryan.
Opening song: "Ticket Taker" by Matt Whipkey off the Penny Park Album
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Mon, 20 May 2013 23:11:00 +0000
In this episode, we are recording down at the new WoW podcast studios in the Tiki Bar and Skypiper joins me for some live songs and a sneak peak at their new EP.
Opening Song: "Whiplash" by Moses Prey
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Tue, 07 May 2013 21:42:00 +0000In this episode I interview members of Field Club, an Omaha band who is coming out with their second EP soon. They bring Bourbon and beer, which is always a good thing. Field Club was on Worlds of Wayne as an intro song way back when All Young Girls are Machine Guns were on, so it was full circle as AYGAMG is the opening tune here. Field Club plays a couple of tunes live in the studio and then we preview a song from the upcoming EP. Field Club Bandcamp Field Club facebook Opening song: "Maple Street" by All Young Girls are Machine Guns Above photo credit: Ben Semisch Photography src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2314352/height/75/width/450/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/" width="450" height="75" scrolling="no">[...]
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:37:00 +0000
He was kind of a mystery, so we kept it that way. Scuba Steve has a blog called Hit That Dive, and this intrepid bar hop takes to the streets and finds the so called "hole in the wall" bars your mom told you never to go in. Well, he goes in and checks them out. You can imagine he has stumbled away with some interesting stories. Listen in and check out his blog. I would say buy him a shot when you see him, but you won't know it's him.
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:16:00 +0000
In this episode, I am joined by Caitlin Little, soon to be host of the new show Omaha Famous and her partner in crime, Stephanie. We crack open a bottle of spiced rum and talk about a wide variety of things. You know, things you talk about while drinking rum. It gets weird.
Opening song: "Oh Oh Oh" by The Alligators
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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:35:00 +0000
In this episode Witness Tree joins me in the studio and they brought a bottle of Jameson. Listen to us chat about their new record and upcoming CD release as we progressively get more happy on whiskey...
Witness Tree online
Opening Song: "Call My Name" by the Decatures
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Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:45:00 +0000
Yup, this happened. It was fun too. Sarah Pithan, co-owner of Edgeworthy (A Fringes) salon in downtown Omaha and her stylist pal Kristin joined me in the studio to chat about, well, lots of things. Check out the interview and join in the fun. If you can, pour a stiff drink and pretend you are hanging out with us. If you have one, put on a unicorn mask and dance around without pants on (it will make sense later). Added some interesting post show commentary too...
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