Concert Cast is a travel podcast exploring Concert Culture. The show weaves personal stories and interviews with venue owners, bands & fans to learn more about each state's live music scene. Concert culture is travel-centric and every venue has a voice, so let us go and listen. Created & Hosted by Kyle Lamont.
S2:E7 Touring Industry with Tour Manager Misty Roberts
In Episode 7 we speak with a veteran tour manager for a look beyond the stage. Managing logistics are integral to operating a tour, but according to Misty Roberts, protecting mental and physical health need to become an above the line item when restarting tours.
S2:E6 Sonics & Structure with architect Carla Haskell
Lamont meets up with award-winning Maine architect, Carla Haskell to visit The Grand Theatre, a historic venue on the coast and then she heads to her firm to talk about creating space and her unconventional start in the field of architecture.
S2:E5 Virtual Reality Dance Club with DJ Celeste Lear
Head to a digital dance club with virtual reality designer and music maker, DJ Celeste Lear for an immersive, futuristic approach to live music and how it can help reduce our festival footprint.
S2:E4: Designing Brooklyn Bowl feat. Co-Owner Charley Ryan
Hang out over ZOOM with Charley Ryan, co-owner of Brooklyn Bowl. Ryan curates and collaborates to create the iconic vibe and feeling, the cool factor of the legendary rock venue. Hear the backstory on designing venues and what to look forward to when the new one opens in Nashville including healthy measures to be put in place when the ban on live music lifts.
S2:E3 Drive-In Concerts : An Enjoyable Detour feat. The Mallett Brothers Band
Lamont takes you to a drive-in concert in Farmington, Maine to talk with The Mallett Brothers Band plus their fans and the owner of the drive-in to experience what it is like to safely enjoy a concert from your car.
S2:E2 Save our Stages with Steve Chilton of NIVA and Rebel Lounge
We chat with Steve Chilton in Phoenix about his passion for promoting live concerts, repurposing his venue to a coffee shop (for now), the forming of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), his forecast for the business-side of live music and what fans can expect.
Great interconnectedness S2 E6
Just listened to my first episode (S2, E6 with Carla Haskell), and loved Kyle’s way of storytelling. The journey of the episode was great, from the Talking Heads in NYC, to my sleepy home county of Maine, to a wonderful woman’s path through life. Kyle ties it all back in the end to the things that inspire us, and how that inspiration can be music to the soul.
This podcast is going places
Take a trip with Concert Cast and you won’t be disappointed! Great escape while stuck at home — I’m reminiscing over shows at venues Kyle describes so evocatively and discovering new places to go when we can listen and dance together again. Can’t wait ‘til then, but in the meantime, this is a great audio getaway. Thanks for the ear candy :)
Season two, yay!!
I love this podcast!! ConcertCast takes you back to your favorite music venue and dissects what makes live music so inspiring and important. Kyle give an eloquent take on concert culture and all of its different facets and players. So well produced, too! Would recommend!!