Podcast featuring music interviews and stories in the style of Fresh Air and This American Life.
122 – Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
We speak to director and producer Corbett Redford of the documentary TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK which spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green […]
121 – The Many Transitions of Johnny Truant
Johnny Truant is the vocalist for the band The Truants, a self-described “SAN FRANCISCO BASED POST-PUNK/WEIRDO ROCK BAND. WE ARE QUEER, DARK AND CONFRONTATIONAL, YET MOTIVATED BY THE JOY OF ROCK N ROLL. WE WILL MAKE YOU DANCE. WE WILL MAKE YOU SWEAT. WE WILL MAKE YOU QUESTION YOUR SEXUALITY.” Johnny talks with MLR’s Erik Core about […]
120 – Rock & Roll Redemption: Frank Castro
Frank Castro spent time in prison where he helped start an inmate-run music program. The power of music helped to change his life around by giving him something to care about, and other positive events soon followed. Soon after he gets clean, earns an AA degree, and becomes a drug and alcohol counsellor. Frank is […]
119 – HeWhoCannotBeNamed
He Who Cannot Be Named has been playing punk rock for over 25 years, most of that time with the punk rock band “Dwarves”. An original member of this San Francisco based combo, he wrote or cowrote many of their songs, was voted guitarist of the year by Flipside Magazine in 1991, but he is […]
118 – The Blusiest Woman: Tia Carroll
Tia Carroll is a singer from Richmond, California, and has been performing the blues, R&B, and soul music for many years. She has often been compared to legendary female singers Tina Turner, Koko Taylor, and Aretha Franklin but she still has her own unique style and sound. She can often be found playing festivals and […]
117 – Slackbone: Chris Korp
Chris Korp sits down with Music Life Radio’s Erik Core to discuss the “legend” of the band Slackbone. Slackbone was a Bay Area punk rock band formed by a group of baggage handlers, after purchasing instruments from their local music shop who was holding a going out of business sale. The first incarnation featured Wayner (lead vocals), […]
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I was very happy to be one of the early guests to Music Life Radio! It is a great show because Dan provides the freedom to express openly and honestly with no limits except with time of course heheheh. The format is intimate but also to be for a live audience too I feel.
This is a platform for any artist or group to discover and rediscover what music means to the guest, host and especially the listeners too. I look forward to MLR to continue to grow, expand and always to tune in too!
Thanks, MLR and Dan Sauter!
Well done band interviews! Very very awesome!
These interviews are intelligent ad cleverly crafted. Dan Sauter does an amazing job bringing out the compelling stories in the lives of musicians he interviews. It really gives a sense of the experience of human struggle and accomplishments that are part of making music. What an amazing gift that he offers these for free because he believes in the message behind music.