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Punknews.org presents Best Midwestern, a podcast focusing on music of the U.S. Midwest, hosted by Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel.

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Punknews.org presents Best Midwestern, a podcast focusing on music of the U.S. Midwest, hosted by Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel.

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Kansas

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Kansas

    On the 9th installment of our state-by-state series, it's the state you've been on the edge of your seat for 8 months for... Kansas! Seriously though, Kansas rules. From being a hub for the second movement of jazz in the 30s-50s to rad underappreciated 80s punk to late 90s emo, Kansas has it all, baby!

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Minnesota

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Minnesota

    On the 8th installment of our state-by-state music project, we head to Minnesota. This episode is a doozy because there is sooooo much great stuff to come out of the land o' lakes, from 40s radio hits to Prince to modern punk. Dig it!

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Wisconsin Part 2

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Wisconsin Part 2

    Wisconsin 2 - The modern shizz.

    • 47 min
    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Wisconsin Part 1

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Wisconsin Part 1

    On the 7th installment of our State-by-State series we learn that Wisconsin is just too awesome for one episode. We go way back to the early great music of the Cheesiest State (TM) and rock our way through the decades up through the 1980s. On Part 2 coming in a week or so, we'll get to that great s**t from 1990 - to now.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - South Dakota

    Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - South Dakota

    On the 6th installment of our State-by-State series we discover that South Dakota has been killing’ it in the rock realm for decades and none of us knew it. Come along as we explore the state’s music, from obscure but talented musicians of many genres from years past to the state’s modern indie, punk and hardcore bands.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Best Midwestern - Best of the Midwest 2018

    Best Midwestern - Best of the Midwest 2018

    We’re back y’all! We run down out favorite Midwestern records of 2018 in this comeback special. Sign up at our Patreon to hear our special episode with our favorite non-Midwestern records of 2018!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

ibowers001 ,

Not Being Paid To Write This

Great podcast that shines a light on the music that happened/is happening between the coasts. Scott and Greg do an awesome job keeping up with new midwestern bands that are releasing new music as well as revisiting classic midwestern albums.

Flash For That ,

Great podcaster A++ would listen again.

Really enjoyed the bear vs shark interview.

emoshowpgh ,

Everynight Five Stars

One of the best music podcasts I've listened to. Great job

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