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 - Illinois Part 1
It's our 11th (out of 12) state for our State-by-State project and it's the biggest of them all - Illinois! The state in which both Scott and Greg were born was a mecca for the relocated blues and jazz scenes in the 1920s, and we also take things back further to Native American music, then cover all the best stuff in all genres through the 80s with punk and house music. This is just part 1 of the mighty Land of Lincoln episodes.
Best Midwestern - An interview with Colossal
We take a brief break from our state-by-state project to interview all four members of the amazing Chicago emo band Colossal- Pat Ford, Jason Flaks, Rob Kellenberger and Neil Hennessey. The group released an EP and LP through Asian Man in the early aughts, and reunitied for a track on a split with Owen last year. Find out about the history of this criminally underappreciated rock band and what the future may hold for them.
Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Ohio Part 2
It's the REVENGE OF OHIO! On part 2 of our feature about music from the Buckeye State, we delve into the best bands to come out of Ohio, with a focus on modern music of the indie and punk realm especially. As Scott claims, it's best state in our great nation. Find out why!
Best Midwestern - State-by-State Project - Ohio Part 1
On the 10th installment of our state-by-state series, it's a biggie - OHIO! This one had to be recorded in two sittings so it will be released the as such, because there is simply too much amazing music and too many notable musicians to fit in one episode. So enjoy part one, which covers Ohio music going waaaaay back, as well as the most notable artists to come from the Buckeye State. Next episode we will get to the biggest Ohio bands and the more modern tunes.
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!
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!
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.
Great podcaster A++ would listen again.
Really enjoyed the bear vs shark interview.
Everynight Five Stars
One of the best music podcasts I've listened to. Great job