The finest interview/discussion show on music and musicians that mean a whole hell of a lot to certain people. Why we do what we do?, Rocker ennui, amusing anecdotes, and incredible rock music that does not forget to rock.
Ep242: David Yow (The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid)
It is the one and only David Yow! Singer and frontman of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid. Part time singer of Flipper, Qui... and star of stage and screen! Look, look, look, so much to get to here. We talk about acting. Also, since it is the 30th anniversary of The Jesus Lizard - Goat we go in depth into that record SONG BY SONG. Is Monkey Trick the best Jesus Lizard song? All that, Get Shorty, blues covers of TJL and lots and lots more.
Ep241: Andrew "Falco" Falkous (mclusky, Future of the Left, Christian Fitness)
Yes, yes! The unmistakable Falco returns to Protonic Reversal. We talk about GATEWAY BAND, the new mclusky* live record that comes with a demo of things to come. Creating and the act of creating. SONGS! SONGS! SONGS! More songs than a song convention? SING IT. They may be ones you may or may not get to hear. Christian Fitness, Future of the Left, back issues. Shipping records. Cardiff --> London ---> Bristol. Kelson the dentist. Look, look... the man has been on at least 7 times over the years. There's a good reason. A DELIGHTFUL CHAT. Chock full of delight, really.
Ep240: Cheshire Agusta (Stinking Lizaveta)
Cheshire Agusta is a powerhouse drummer and living legend. The long running, uncompromising and utterly relentless Stinking Liz are the pride of West Philly and known the world over. Listen in as this relentless master of the drums and paragon of live performance breaks down the musical conversation where everybody is talking, all of the different exciting drum minutia you might imagine and so very much more. This is a far ranging conversation, and that's without the antics of Dr. Fly.
Ep239: Matt Parish (Stuffed Spider, Ho-Ag)
It is the incomparable Matt Parish! Once front fella, guitarist and singer for the much loved Boston Noiserock band HO-AG, Matt relocated to Nashville, TN and has now put out a field recording/soundtrack style album of composed songs out as Stuffed Spider. Listen in to hear about THAT transition, keeping yourself engaged when you are the only bandmate and some distanced forensics on the very well earned weirdness of the mighty Ho-Ag who meant quite a bit to the people it meant something to.
Ep238: Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)
Well hey! It is the third round with Greg Saunier of the incredible and iconic Deerhoof. We left things off last time with just arriving at the Ed Rodriguez era. This episode here is a detailed run through of everything from Offend Maggie to Future Teenage Cave Artists and Love-Lore. 2008-2020. Scorsese's Vinyl, Awkwafina, installations, the many moods of distance recording. PHEW! All the excellent Deerhoof deets you can shake a shake at.
Ep237: Rick Froberg (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Obits, Pitchfork)
Rick Froberg is a fantastic vocalist, rock 'n roll front man and a HELL of a visual artist. Join in for a very free wheeling conversation while we talk about, well... all of his various bands, as well as punk rock t-shirt bootleggers, Wire, Metallica, LUAU, Jehu reunions, Rocker blocks, Hot Snakes 1st and 2nd times, Obits and so many, many other things. Come on! Rick Froberg, people!
My favorite podcast
Conan consistently has killer guests and always has new content! If you are into anything noise rock, this is gold!
Excellent Under the Radar Music Podcast
This has become one of my favorite music interview podcasts. Conan interviews some of the bigger names in the post-punk/indie world plus many more who continue to fly under the radar. There’s always something fresh and interesting to come out of it, even from guests who get interviewed a lot.
Great show with a musicians approach to interviews
Conan does the same great job asking questions of huge indie gods as he does with lesser known but often equally interesting guests. The format seems open without a ton of canned questions. Actually, there is only one real canned question “why do you do what you do?”
Great show. Give it a listen.