Long Live the Music is a podcast made by music fans for music fans. Hosted by Kiel Hauck, Kyle Schultz, and Nadia Alves, Long Live the Music is a free-flowing conversation about the music that is impacting our lives, our hearts, and our communities. You'll hear conversations with some of your favorite bands and artists, writers and aficionados, and music lovers from all walks. Listen in - then come join the discussion at itsalldead.com.
Reacting to Red (Taylor's Version)
It's been a week since Taylor Swift blessed us with Red (Taylor's Version). And we have thoughts! Kiel Hauck is joined by fellow It's All Dead-ians Kyle Schultz and Nadia Alves to delve into the nooks and crannies of all 30 tracks of this new release. They share takes on the best and most interesting re-recorded songs and weigh in some of the best "From the Vault" tracks that round out the album. Is the 10-minute version of "All Too Well" better than the original? Are there still easter eggs within the album that have yet to be uncovered by Swiftie Sleuths? Who had the best guest appearance on the album? And what album is coming next? All of these questions (and more) are addressed - listen in!
Introducing: Wildwood Flower Season 2
Wildwood Flower: Stories of Women who Built Country Music is back for Season 2!
Intro episode will drop on October 1st! Available on all platforms.
To find out more about the podcast, listen to the introductory episode here.
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Kacey Musgraves and the Anatomy of a Great Divorce Album
Kacey Musgraves recently returned with a new album, Star-Crossed, which explores her divorce from Ruston Kelly. As it turns out, there's a long history of albums reckoning with the fallout of divorce and they all share some very common threads. Area Code Network's own Richard Clark joins Kiel Hauck on the podcast to discuss the anatomy of a great divorce album and how the concept has evolved over the decades. They also break down the highs and lows of Star-Crossed and how the album stacks up to other recently released albums that explore the concept of leaving (Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish). Take a listen!
Reviews of the New Albums from Halsey and CHVRCHES
Woah! What a new music Friday we just had. Highlighting the release schedule were Halsey's If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power and CHVRCHES' Screen Violence. Kiel Hauck hops on the mic to break down his thoughts on both new albums, keying in on the artistic evolution of Halsey and their journey as one of the most important pop-adjacent artists of the past decade and how CHVRCHES rebounded from their major label debut to re-discover themselves in unexpected ways. Take a listen!
Hella Mega Tour and the Return of Live Music
Have you heard? Live music is happening at a venue near you! Our very own Kyle Schultz recently found himself at such an event, and it was a big one. Kyle joins Kiel Hauck to talk about his experience at the recent Chicago stop of the Hella Mega Tour. Kyle shares the general vibe and experience of attending a concert again and gives his full breakdown of the mammoth-sized tour, including standout songs and performances. Who brought the house down the most: Weezer, Fall Out Boy, or Green Day? Take a listen and find out!
Our Favorite Bad Songs
What songs do you listen to when you switch Spotify to private mode? We all do it. So let's talk about it! Kiel Hauck is joined by Nadia Alves and Kyle Schultz to share their deepest, darkest music secrets. The songs we love that we don't tell our friends about. The songs that move us that we don't share with the world. And why they mean so much to us. So what are some of our favorite "bad" songs? Take a listen and find out!
Easy Listening for Music Fans
I like the variety of hosts on the show, whether Kiel is solo or has a co-host or guest on to talk. I don’t think much about music in general but there’s been interesting perspectives on keeping your fandom going during a pandemic and generally being curious about musical tastes and feelings.
Really fun and breezy to listen to!
Kiel Is A Legand
Welp, what can I say? He knows music - like, really knows music. The only thing that I can think of that’s a negative is that he’s a Royals Fan. The only thing good that comes out of Kansas City is their BBQ… oh, and Kiel.
Love the insights and thoughtfulness!
Really enjoyed hearing the hosts different takes and experiences with the covered artists!