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.
Looking Back on 10 Years of It's All Dead
10 years ago, we had the crazy idea to start a music website and podcast to talk about music on our own terms - how it made us feel, how we believed in its power to speak to us and its ability to build community. And here we are a decade later, still rolling. Kiel Hauck is joined by Kyle Schultz to look back on the past 10 years and discuss some of their favorite moments covering the bands they love and discuss how the music scene has evolved since 2013. They also spend some time breaking down One More Time, the new album from blink-182. Take a listen!
Taylor Swift's Never-ending Era
Taylor Swift has been at the epicenter of the pop culture zeitgeist for the entirety of the year (and more) and it appears that things won't be slowing down any time soon. Kiel Hauck welcomed Evan Sawdey of PopMatters and Yardbarker to the podcast to talk about Swift's growth from singer/songwriter to music business mogul and how she continues to evolve in ways that push the boundaries of what we've seen from a mega pop star. During the conversation, they seek to pinpoint key moments that have led to the ungodly success of the Eras Tour and discuss what comes next - namely, how long can Taylor ride these heights of fame? Listen in!
2023 Summer Concert Review and Fall Preview
We're back, baby! On our return episode of Long Live the Music, Kiel Hauck is joined by Nadia Alves to discuss a wild summer of concert fun, including tours from Fall Out Boy, Jonas Brothers, Yellowcard, Sad Summer Festival, and Nickelback. Um yeah, you read that correctly. The two discuss whether 2023 marks the full return of the concert experience post-pandemic and how setlists and shows have evolved in recent years. Then they break down a full fall slate of fall tours, including The Wonder Years, Bad Omens, Sleep Token, The Used, and much, much more. Listen in!
Late Pass: Bad Omens is Owning Their Moment
Hey, have you heard about this band Bad Omens? They're kinda blowing up. Nadia Alves joins Kiel Hauck to discuss the band's rise to fame in the past year since the release of their third album, The Death of Peace of Mind. They break down how TikTok helped elevate the band to a new level, powered by the sudden and unexpected grassroots success of their song "Just Pretend". They also discuss how the internet has evolved over the years in terms of how we discover new music and how bands can find surprise success in the most unlikely of ways. They also gush over how great Bad Omens is and rank some of their favorite songs. Whatevz. Listen in!
Reacting to So Much (for) Stardust
The new album from Fall Out Boy has arrived and there's plenty to discuss! Nadia Alves joins Kiel Hauck to break down the band's latest release, So Much (for) Stardust, and discuss how it measures up to the band's best work - both pre- and post-hiatus. The duo also share their favorite Pete Wentz one-liners, their thoughts on the return of Neal Avron as producer, and dig into some of the best songs on the record. Finally, Nadia and Kiel hold a Fall Out Boy album draft and have their respective teams of FOB albums face off in a battle to the death! Okay, it's not that serious, but it is silly and fun. Listen in!
This is Why the new Paramore Album is So Great (haha get it?)
After nearly six long years, Paramore have returned with This is Why, an incredible album that challenges notions of the band's past sonic identity while sounding distinctly in tone like the band we all love. Nadia Alves joins Kiel Hauck to discuss their reactions to the new album and break down some of the standout moments. The duo also discuss "the moment" that Paramore seems to be owning, how crazy it is that the band is thriving in 2023, and what we might expect in the future from the Franklin, Tennesse, trio. Take a listen!
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!