116 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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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.

    IM116: Hope Blanchard

    IM116: Hope Blanchard

    Episode 116 - Ron interviews indie pop country artist Hope Blanchard and her producer/husband Mitch about their love story, balancing their marriage and Hope’s music career, and living in a van together.

    / Songs by Hope Blanchard featured on the podcast include 'Young and on Fire' and 'Daddy's Issues'.

    / Find out more about Hope Blanchard at hopeblanchard.com

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    • 38 min
    IM115: Middle Kids

    IM115: Middle Kids

    Episode 115 - Ron interviews Hannah Joy of Sydney, Australia indie rock band Middle Kids about motherhood, classical piano, marrying a bandmate, and Waffle House.

    / Also -- Ron welcomes a new sponsor and sells out.

    / Songs by Middle Kids featured on the podcast include 'Questions' and 'Stacking Chairs'.

    / Find out more about Middle Kids at middlekidsmusic.com

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    • 29 min
    IM114: Liily

    IM114: Liily

    Episode 114 - Ron interviews Dylan Nash of Los Angeles alternative rock band Liily about mental health, missing teeth, signing a record deal, and the career arc of Sylvester Stallone.

    / Also -- after 18 months apart -- Ron and the podcast get back together.

    / Songs by Liily featured on the podcast include 'Early Bopper' and 'Anvil'.

    / Find out more about Liily at liilytheband.com

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    • 40 min
    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

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    • 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

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    • 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

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 33 min

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