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Across over ten years of going to shows, I've met countless fascinating people that are joined together by the fact I love their music. This is a medium in which I look to find out the bigger picture, the extended story and the journey that brought them to where they are. No genre or topic is off limits. I'm David James Young - and all my friends are in bar bands.

All My Friends Are in Bar Bands David James Young

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Across over ten years of going to shows, I've met countless fascinating people that are joined together by the fact I love their music. This is a medium in which I look to find out the bigger picture, the extended story and the journey that brought them to where they are. No genre or topic is off limits. I'm David James Young - and all my friends are in bar bands.

    Episode 167: My Friend Lisa Caruso

    Episode 167: My Friend Lisa Caruso

    Don't let the electric guitar and the sultry singer-songwriter stuff fool you - Lisa Caruso didn't always dream of glamourous indie rock & roll. As a child she was an aspirational pop star, which in turn gave her the confidence needed to pick up the guitar and see where it took her. Where it's taken her is all the way to her debut album, In Feelings, which has been several years in the making across several continents. For now, though, we're grounded in Sydney's inner west on a rainy Friday afternoon - why not talk PJ Harvey, Destiny's Child, headset mics and (literally) s****y situations?

    Lisa's debut album In Feelings is out now.

    Tickets for All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' Fifth Birthday are 50% sold for the early show. Join us at The Vanguard on October 25! Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-davids-30th/122481

    Thanks to Lisa Caruso, Phil Jamieson and Paul McWhirter.

    Follow Lisa on Facebook: @lisacarusomusic
    Follow Lisa on Instagram: @lisacaruso
    Follow Lisa on Twitter: @lisacarusomusic

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network.
    Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:

    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wurundjeri and Tharawal land.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    Episode 166: My Friends Phil Stack & Abby Dobson

    Episode 166: My Friends Phil Stack & Abby Dobson

    Phil Stack has hauled his trusty double bass into just about every RSL, pub, club, theatre and arena you can think of. Abby Dobson has sung all the way from tiny restaurants in Europe to the open air of The Domain in Sydney. They've both managed to notch songs of theirs into the Australian psyche – Phil with “In the Summertime” as part of Thirsty Merc, Abby with “Even When I'm Sleeping” as part of Leonardo's Bride. After all these years, however, both still have an insatiable love of performing – indeed, it's what has brought them together for this very chat in the first place. Ahead of Phil's album launch show in Sydney – where Abby will support – the two spoke openly about lugging PAs, surviving grunge, Paris syndrome and how hindsight in 2020 is still 20/20.

    Catch Phil and Abby playing live at Mary's Underground in Sydney on Thursday October 15.

    Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/phil-stack-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98colourful-noisy%E2%80%99-album-launch/122236

    Tickets for All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' Fifth Birthday are 50% sold for the early show. Join us at The Vanguard on October 25! Tickets available here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-davids-30th/122481

    Thanks to Nicole Stringer, Chugg Entertainment and Paul McWhirter.

    Follow Phil on Facebook: @philstackmusic
    Follow Abby on Facebook: @abbydobsonmusic
    Follow Phil on Instagram: @philstackmusic
    Follow Abby on Instagram: @babydobson
    Follow Abby on Twitter: @abbydobsonbaby

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network.
    Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:

    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wurundjeri and Tharawal land.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    Episode 165: My Friend Fanny Lumsden

    Episode 165: My Friend Fanny Lumsden

    Fanny Lumsden is a household name - provided, of course, that your house is located at least 50kms or so from the nearest city. She's at the helm of the Country Halls tour, which has seen her perform from coast to coast and plenty of spots in-between alongside her husband Dan and their trusty caravan. Of course, that was until this year - Lumsden's plans for her third album Fallow were put on hold back in March, as were the world's. Fear not, though - from her scenic Tooma home, there were still plenty of stories to be shared across an unconventional, endearing career. 

    Thanks to Red Dirt Road Productions, Dan Stanley, Wally, El Davros and Paul McWhirter.

    Follow Fanny Lumsden on Facebook: @fannylumsdenmusic
    Follow Fanny Lumsden on Instagram: @fannylumsden
    Follow Fanny Lumsden on Twitter: @fannylumsden

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network.
    Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:

    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Wiradjuri land and edited on Wurundjeri and Tharawal land.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Q&A 2, plus An Announcement!

    Q&A 2, plus An Announcement!

    Coupla questions, but more importantly WE'RE DOING A LIVE SHOW!

    Sorry, I did I say live show? I meant live shows!

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands' 5th Birthday (and David's 30th)
    Sunday October 25
    The Vanguard, Sydney
    Early show (6:30pm) and late show (9:30pm)
    Tickets $15 - $1 from every ticket going to Support Act
    On sale now from www.thevanguard.com.au

    https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/all-my-friends-are-in-bar-bands-5th-birthday-and-david-s-30th-/122481

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 12 min
    Episode 164: My Friends Knocked Loose

    Episode 164: My Friends Knocked Loose

    Knocked Loose are just what the Colonel ordered: A fresh batch of Kentucky-fried, scorched-earth, brutal-beatdown hardcore to throw bodies off stages to. The band's menacing and unrepentant approach to the genre has cemented them as heavyweights despite only being two albums and a handful of years in. Hell, even Corey Taylor has championed them as the future of heavy music. How did these southern boys send their trajectory skyward? Prior to a show in Newcastle with Jesus Piece, vocalist Bryan Garris and drummer Kevin "Pacsun" Kaine broke down their own personal musical histories and how they inevitably intertwined within a small town that they turned into a global village for hardcore.

    Thanks to Janine Morcos, Dallas Does PR, Mark Bawden, Ash Hull, Greg Bower, Destroy All Lines, the Cambridge Hotel and Paul McWhirter.

    Follow Knocked Loose on Facebook: @knockedloose
    Follow Knocked Loose on Instagram: @knockedloosehc
    Follow Knocked Loose on Twitter: @knockedloose

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network.
    Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:

    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Awabakal land and edited on Wurundjeri and Tharawal land.

    Dedicated to Justin Townes Earle, Riley Gale and Mike Noga.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Episode 163: My Friend Kate Cooper (An Horse)

    Episode 163: My Friend Kate Cooper (An Horse)

    Growing up in the concrete slabs of the Gold Coast, you can't always get what you want. It wasn't until Kate Cooper moved up north to Brisbane that she was truly able to get some degree of satisfaction. A mid-2000s stint at the helm of Iron On turned her into one of the country's cult indie darlings, which blossomed to a global scale with her next band, An Horse. Things were very very good for awhile there, but things also got very very real. Cooper doesn't hold anything back in discussing the highs and lows of her career at the tail-end of a national An Horse tour back in late February.

    Thanks to Sarah Thompson, Poison City Records, Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich, Damon Cox, the Factory Theatre and Paul McWhirter.

    Follow An Horse on Facebook: @anhorse
    Follow An Horse on Instagram: @anhorse
    Follow An Horse on Twitter: @anhorse

    All My Friends Are in Bar Bands is part of the Not For Print podcast network.
    Follow us on Instagram: @notforprintpods

    For updates on Bar Bands, as well as other podcasts and writing endeavours, follow David on:

    Facebook: @davidjamesyoungwrites
    Instagram: @djywrites

    Support David and the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    This podcast was recorded on Gadigal land and edited on Wurundjeri and Tharawal land.

    Dedicated to Justin Townes Earle, Riley Gale and Mike Noga.

    www.allmyfriendsareinbarbands.com

    Support David on Patreon: http://patreon.com/davidjamesyoung

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Elliot Jay O'Neill ,

Wonderful!

David James Young is an amazing podcaster. His passion for all things music is so so so inspiring.
Amazing guests, fascinating insight, recommended for all music lovers.

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Really engaging podcast

This is one of the most engaging, authengic podcasts I have come across, and you should listen to it

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Essential exist

Picking up where Who The Hell has fallen off, DJY opens the mic to anyone and everyone involved in Aus music. Without criticism or cynicism DJY's conversations let musicians share their love for what they do so naturally that I’ve found myself chiming into the chat, forgetting it’s pre recorded.

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