113 episodes

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.
Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists Lucky Chops, The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.
The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Independent Minded Ron Scalzo

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.
Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists Lucky Chops, The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.
The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

    IM113: Takoma Radio

    IM113: Takoma Radio

    Episode 113 - Ron interviews Marika Partridge, Steve Hoffman, and The Night Nurse about their contributions to a community radio station, WOWD Takoma Radio in Takoma Park, Maryland.

    / Also, did Ron have the coronavirus?

    / Songs featured on the podcast include Bill Withers 'Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?' and John Prine 'When I Get To Heaven'.

    / Find out more about Takoma Radio at takomaradio.org

    • 33 min
    IM112: G. Love

    IM112: G. Love

    Episode 112 - Ron interviews Philadelphia indie music icon G. Love about The Juice, power naps, politics, Brooklyn accents, beards, Brushfire Records, being hazed by Keb' Mo'.

    / Ron also rants about The Grammys.

    / Songs by G. Love and Special Sauce featured on the podcast include 'Soul-B-Que' and 'Fix Your Face'.

    / Find out more about G. Love at philadelphonic.com

    • 42 min
    IM111: Mock Identity

    IM111: Mock Identity

    Episode 111 - Ron interviews Josh Hoffman, bass player in Washington DC indie rock band Mock Identity, about Rhizome DC, Iowa punk rock, being a musical ambassador, playing the euphonium.

    / Ron also rants about 'Best Of' Lists, Taron Egerton, and Whitney Houston in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    / Songs by Mock Identity featured on the podcast include 'Where You Live' and 'Scam Likely'.

    / Find out more about Mock Identity at mockidentity.bandcamp.com

    • 33 min
    IM110: The Bouncing Souls

    IM110: The Bouncing Souls

    Episode 110 features Greg Attonito, vocalist in New Jersey punk rock band The Bouncing Souls. Greg talks about fatherhood, going vegetarian, the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen, and 30 years of The Bouncing Souls.

    / Songs by The Bouncing Souls featured on the podcast include 'Lamar Vannoy' and 'Crucial Moments'.

    / Find out more about The Bouncing Souls at bouncingsouls.com

    • 34 min
    IM109: Eric Byrd

    IM109: Eric Byrd

    Episode 109 features Washington DC pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd. Eric talks about performing 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', leading a jazz trio, Rage Against The Machine, and why I'm better at piano than I think I am.

    / Songs by Eric Byrd Trio featured on the podcast include 'Christmas Is Coming/Peppermint Patty' and 'Christmas Time Is Here'.

    / Find out more about Eric Byrd at ericbyrdtrio.com

    • 45 min
    IM108: Ra Ra Riot

    IM108: Ra Ra Riot

    Episode 108 features Mat Santos, bass player in New York indie rock band Ra Ra Riot. Mat talks about poor tour packing, bonding over U2, making 'Superbloom,' and his bass guitar heroes.

    / Songs by Ra Ra Riot featured on the podcast include 'Flowers' and 'Belladonna'.

    / Find out more about Ra Ra Riot at rarariot.com

    • 39 min

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