102 episodes

This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

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This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

    101 : Rose McGowan on the Solace and Strength of Her New Album and Building a Better World

    101 : Rose McGowan on the Solace and Strength of Her New Album and Building a Better World

    This week, This Must Be the Gig is joined by actor, filmmaker, musician, and fearless activist Rose McGowan. Known for her roles in films like Scream and Jawbreaker and TV shows like Charmed, Rose's recent life has been dedicated to bringing the horrors of abusers such as Harvey Weinstein to light and to justice—a subject she faces with boundless fortitude.

    Most recently, she has turned her passion towards making music, namely the new album Planet 9. Rose envisioned this alternate planet as a child, and has shared an album encapsulating the feeling of hope, escape, and light for herself and for listeners as a comfort, solace, and respite. In this chat, Rose and host Lior Phillips discuss what it took to bring Planet 9 to life, speaking your truth, using music as mind medicine, and so much more.

    Head here for more info on Rose McGowan.

    Head here to buy Planet 9 on Bandcamp, where Rose will donate 20% of proceeds to COVID-19 relief organizations.

    Head here for more information on how to support the Nonceba Shelter for Women, as well as Ashley Kaimowitz's powerful documentary, Uthando Labatwana — For the Love of Our Children.

    For more from Lior Phillips and This Must Be the Gig, follow along on Instagram or Twitter, or like the show page on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review via Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    100 : Fan Favorites From the First 100! (Feat. Alicia Keys, Mike Patton, Jenny Slate & Jacob Collier!)

    100 : Fan Favorites From the First 100! (Feat. Alicia Keys, Mike Patton, Jenny Slate & Jacob Collier!)

    On today's episode, host Lior Phillips and Engineer Adam celebrate 100 episodes of This Must Be the Gig. After compiling votes from listeners, the duo reflect on 12 fan favorite episode and share key clips. Special memories include Mike Patton reflecting on his music piracy while working at a record store, Alicia Keys recognizing herself in music as a teen, and Jacob Collier contextualizing the process of learning music theory. Plus, Lior and Adam look back at powerful moments with David Byrne, Shirley Manson, and Jenny Slate. And don't forget to stay tuned to the end of the episode for a surprise look at next week's astounding guest!

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    99 : JoJo on Singing for Britney Spears, Learning From Robin Williams, and Her New Album

    99 : JoJo on Singing for Britney Spears, Learning From Robin Williams, and Her New Album

    JoJo burst onto the scene at only 14 years old with her 2004 debut single "Leave (Get Out)", an incredible, soulful jam that is already stuck in your head just from reading the title. After releasing two albums as a teen, a dispute with her label led to those tracks being held away for years from any and every online streaming or purchase outlet. After settling the dispute in 2014, she re-recorded the albums and started putting out new music, conveying a newfound strength and ownership of her voice. And that's not even mentioning her acting career, starring in films such as RV and Aquamarine.

    Today that evolution continues, with her new album, good to know. JoJo breaks her story into three clear chapters, detailing excess, self-realization, and growth in soulful R&B-tinged tunes. In this chat, JoJo discusses sharing her life's trials and joys, what she learned from the late Robin Williams, her Quarantine Island Discs, dreaming of Joni Mitchell, and so much more.

    Head here for more info on JoJo.

    Head here for Lior's interview with JoJo for the Grammys.

    For more from Lior Phillips and This Must Be the Gig, follow along on Instagram or Twitter, or like the show page on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review via Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.

    • 57 min
    98 : Sylvan Esso on the WITH Tour, Their New Concert Film, and Their Upcoming Album

    98 : Sylvan Esso on the WITH Tour, Their New Concert Film, and Their Upcoming Album

    The absolute legends and loveliest of people, Sylvan Esso join the podcast this week for a delightful chat. The duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn produce some of the most propulsive, explosive, heart-pumping tunes and lead the biggest dance parties at festivals around the world. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite song between their two albums, but luckily last week's surprise live album and concert film collect them all in a perfect bundle. The record is a deliriously beautiful document of their 2019 WITH tour, a sold-out jaunt that saw Sylvan Esso perform on classic stages, such as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, New York's Beacon Theater, and LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall. Plus, those performances featured an expanded live band, including former podcast guest Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Amelia's bandmates in Mountain Man on harmonies, and Adam Schatz of Landlady, among others.

    In this episode, Nick and Amelia chat with host Lior Phillips about what it took to bring those shows to life, adding saxophone, bass clarinet, and two percussionists to their sound, the Michelin Man inspiration behind Amelia's incredible stage costume, details from the duo's soon-to-be released third album, and so much more.

    Head here for more info on Sylvan Esso.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    97 : Alex Ebert on Edward Sharpe, Meeting Jim Carrey, and His New Solo Album

    97 : Alex Ebert on Edward Sharpe, Meeting Jim Carrey, and His New Solo Album

    This week we're joined by the Alex Ebert. In addition to leading ImaRobot and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Alex also won a Golden Globe for scoring the Robert Redford-starring film All is Lost. And now, Alex has just released his second album under his own name, I Vs. I. In this episode, host Alex discusses the record's inspiration, meeting Jim Carrey, seeing Milli Vanilli as a kid, the sequel to I Vs. I, the concept of the stage persona, and much more. 

    Head here for more info on Alex Ebert. 

    Head here for more info on this week's spotlight charity, Raising Hope.

    For more from Lior Phillips and This Must Be the Gig, follow along on Instagram or Twitter, or like the show page on Facebook. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review via Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.

    • 56 min
    96 : Michael C Hall, Peter Yanowitz, and Matt Katz-Bohen of Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum

    96 : Michael C Hall, Peter Yanowitz, and Matt Katz-Bohen of Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum

    This week we're joined by the exquisitely named Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. The trio was founded after Michael C. Hall met Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen while starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Though they met on Broadway, the three musicians' paths were very different. Peter was a member of The Wallflowers in the band's earliest years, and has drummed for everyone from Yoko Ono to Billy Bragg and Wilco. Matt, meanwhile, has worked with and produced a variety of acts, and has spend the last decade-plus as a member of Blondie. While Michael may be best known for starring roles in Dexter and Six Feet Under, his musical pedigree is impressive as well, including Broadway spots in Chicago, Cabaret, and Lazarus, for which he worked closely with David Bowie.


    Named at the suggestion of Matt's young daughter, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum just released their debut EP last week after two years of working out their psychedelic, gothic electrorock. I chatted with the trio to discuss touring with a Broadway production, their first times playing together, the origin of Matt's Jew-tah nickname, their first concerts, Michael's propensity for on-stage mishaps, and much more.




    Head here for more info on Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum.


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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

PickADisc ,

Brilliant

One of the highlights of my podcast listening week. Lior is an extremely likeable host and gets the best out of her guests. As a frequent live gig-goer it's fascinating how she and Engineer-Adam cover all aspects of the industry with guests from all levels of fame. very recommended.

Liv_OB ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love this podcast! Fascinating interview with Shirley Manson, Lior is a brilliant interviewer. Excited to hear more.

Rarry B ,

Absolutely wonderful.

Genuinely my favourite interviewer host podcast person of all time. The funniest most natural and informative podcast, I feel like I’ve stumbled across gold. Thank you! Make 100 more and then some more after that please.

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