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No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Hughes Tunes: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Hughes Tunes: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    To kick off our batch of deep dives into some of the iconic soundtracks of John Hughes beloved 80s films, we start with a film that finds its main character singing "Twist and Shout" from the top of his lungs on a parade float in the middle of Chicago. From Wayne Newton to The English Beat, the soundtrack for Ferris Bueller's Day Off was so eclectic that Hughes didn't commercially release it as he had his previous films. But that only generated more interest around the artists and songs featured on the film, and created a challenge for lovers of music and the film to seek out this music on their own. On this episode, we chat about some of those artists and play some tunes of theirs that weren't featured in the film.
    Tracklist:

    Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11

    Ira Newborn - Cameron In Bed / Ferris Goes Hawaiian

    Yello - Oh Yeah

    Yello - Blue Nabou

    The Flowerpot Men - Beat City

    The Flowerpot Men - Melting Down On Motor Angel

    Zapp - Radio People

    Zapp - I Only Have Eyes For You

    Yonderboi - Eyes For You

    Jonathan Richman - I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar

    Octo Octa - Not Sure What To Do (Variation Zoning 4)

    The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Inst.)


    This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dad Tunes: Seal

    Dad Tunes: Seal

    If you walked into a dance club in 1991, you may have heard Seal's first big single "Killer": the acid house crossover hit with DJ and producer Adamski. And if you sat through the Batman Forever credits in 1995, you heard a completely different sound with "Kiss From A Rose". Between his first two records (both self-titled), the number of musicians that sat in the studio for these recordings with Seal is staggering, and his sound and style is just as varied and wide-ranging.
    Tracklist

    Seal - Kiss From a Rose

    Seal - The Beginning

    Seal - Bring It On

    Seal - Dream in Metaphors

    Seal - Fast Changes

    Mk.gee - dimeback

    Benedek - On My Way

    LL Burns - Get Me Back in the Game


    This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dad Tunes: Gloria Estefan

    Dad Tunes: Gloria Estefan

    On this episode we look at one of the groups that stood out amongst the trove of hard rock, classical, and jazz that our father exposed us to growing up: Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine. It wasn't until their 8th studio album, Eyes of Innocence, that the group started making music aimed at the American market. Their first hit single came in 1985 with their crossover signature track "Conga", which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. We let the rhythm get us as we listen to a couple tracks from Primitive and Let It Loose and discuss how the group so successfully blended the trends of 80s pop with their tropical, latin-infused sound.
    Tracklist:

    Gloria Estefan - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (intro)

    Gloria Estefan - Movies

    The Power Station - Some Like It Hot

    Gloria Estefan - Let It Loose

    Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3

    Equip - Druids (Encounter)

    R.A.P. Ferreira - No Starving Artists

    R.A.P. Ferreira - Laundry

    Gloria Estefan - Can't Stay Away From You (outro)


    This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network.

    • 1 hr
    Dad Tunes: Dire Straits (with guest Tyler Darling)

    Dad Tunes: Dire Straits (with guest Tyler Darling)

    In our 4th installment of Dad Tunes, we chat about Dire Straits' self-titled debut record with help from our good friend (and possibly long-lost triplet) Tyler Darling - host of I Turn My Podcast On. We dig into J.J. Cale's blues and rockabilly-infused Tulsa sound that was a huge influence on Mark Knopfler's unique guitar tone and vocal style that made Dire Straits such a unique entry into the rock landscape of the late 70s.
    Tracklist

    Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

    J.J. Cale - Don't Go To Strangers

    Dire Straits - Six Blade Knife

    Dire Straits - Southbound Again

    Dire Straits - In The Gallery

    The Natural History - Broken Language

    OOIOO - kawasemi Ah

    Miracle Legion - Butterflies


    This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dad Tunes: Gino Vannelli

    Dad Tunes: Gino Vannelli

    In our continued exploration of the music our father listened to, we listen to a the one-and-only Gino Vannelli. Combining jazz and pop with lyrics that read like a romance novel, at first glance Gino was your classic crooner. The tight pants and chest hair certainly made his album art leap off the shelves to anyone who may be interested at such a glorious sight. But visual stimuli aside - the music paints it's own picture. We listen to a track off his 1975 record Storm at Sunup and his 1978 record Brother to Brother.
    Tracklist

    Gino Vannelli - Brother to Brother

    Gino Vannelli - Storm at Sunup

    Gino Vannelli - The Evil Eye

    Fontaines D.C. - Televised Mind

    Vein - Errorzone

    Vein - Virus://Vibrance

    Gin Vannelli - I Just Wanna Stop


    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 55 min
    Dad Tunes: Van Halen

    Dad Tunes: Van Halen

    Everyone knows Van Halen: the finger-tapping, spandex-wearing, high-kicking glam metal band from the 80s that took the world by storm with some of the biggest hits in rock history. On this episode, we hope to share a few tracks that you may have overlooked if you tuned in to Halen for just the songs you heard on the radio (or saw on MTV for that matter). We also ask the age-old question of whether Van Halen truly is a metal band, and discuss the time we saw them in 2008 where we ultimately conclude that you really don't have to wear the spandex anymore David.
    Tracklist

    Van Halen - Runnin' With The Devil

    Van Halen - Loss of Control

    Queen - Stone Cold Crazy

    Pantera - F*****g Hostile

    Van Halen - Secrets

    Van Halen - Girl Gone Bad

    Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same

    Hong Kong Express - Waiting

    Koi Child - Touch 'Em


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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Tyler Darling ,

Bromance

Love hearing the brothers talk about music that means something to them. Entertaining banter that only a true familial bond could produce. These bros are the real deal

Natenate101 ,

Great album selections

What other podcast is gonna cover The Mercury Program's 'A Data Learn Language'? Not to mention the Radiohead coverage. Good stuff fellas, keep it up.

seancom ,

Its like hanging out with friends - talking about music we all love

The podast is reminiscent of college days, hanging out with buddies and spending hours playing tracks we love. Travis and Quentin, real-life brothers, bring their love of music and research together and invite you to plop down on their couch and hang out with them while they play some tunes. I love their passion for music and how it's expressed and their taste in bands seems to align with my own and yet I find them introducing me to music I missed but need to hear. A great way to spend an hour.

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