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Have you ever wanted to sit down with your favorite artists and talk about what happens behind the scenes? Have you wanted to hear the crazy stories about recording, touring, and creating art that we all know exist? Performance Anxiety gets those stories for you.

Performance Anxiety Marc Shea

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to sit down with your favorite artists and talk about what happens behind the scenes? Have you wanted to hear the crazy stories about recording, touring, and creating art that we all know exist? Performance Anxiety gets those stories for you.

    Ted Niceley (Fugazi, Shudder To Think)

    Ted Niceley (Fugazi, Shudder To Think)

    We are lucky enough to spend an evening with producer and chef, Ted Niceley. Ted talks about issues flying, working with artists like Tommy Keene, Fugazi, Shudder To Think, Girls Against Boys, The Dead Milkmen, & so many more. He also tells us about some lesser known bands that you should know about like New Rising Sons, Future Kings of Spain, & Backbone Party.
    He’s recorded in David Gilmour’s mansion, with Mickie Most’s Gibson J200 that Donovan used to record Mellow Yellow, and had Luther Vandross in the booth with him. And we haven’t even mentioned his culinary career, yet. Follow him on social media for great music and delicious food! Follow us @PerformanceAnx. Subscribe, rate, review, & leave a review. And check out the other great shows on the Pantheon Podcast network.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    The Hawk Percival And Friends

    The Hawk Percival And Friends

    Our guest this episode is Autumn Hawk Percival. Her band, The Hawk Percival and Friends is navigating some strange times for unsigned artists. We talk about the pandemic and how being in lockdown has helped her. We also discuss our mutual love of Neil Young, dealing with depression, Jethro Tull (both the band and her dog). We dive into the lost art of listening to an entire album, front to back. You can find The Hawk Percival on Bandcamp and follow them @thehawkpercival on IG. Follow us @PerformanceAnx on all the socials. Email us with comments, ideas, whatever. Subscribe, rate, review, & check out all the great shows on the Pantheon Podcast Network. Now let’s dive right into The Hawk Percival on Performance Anxiety.

    • 57 min
    Roan Yellowthorn

    Roan Yellowthorn

    We have to thank former guest John Agnello for this show. He introduced us to our guest, Jackie McLean of Roan Yellowthorn. She tells us about her road to becoming a recording artist. It’s a little different from most and a lot of it is Jackie’s pure determination. Their first album was a total DIY affair. But it was so good it got the band signed to Blue Elan Records. After a stunning album of covers, they met up with John and recorded their second album, which is the one we’re waiting for. Fortunately, I have a small preview for everyone. And Jackie has been documenting the entire process for Atwood Magazine Online. It’s a great look behind the curtain of how an album gets made and delayed. Follow Roan Yellowthorn @roan_yellowthhorn on IG. Check out their first LP and the covers album on Bandcamp.
    Follow us @Performanceanx on all social media. Subscribe, rate, review & check out the other great shows on Pantheon. Reach out with thoughts at theperformanceanxietypod@gmail.com. Let’s jump right into Jackie McLean of Roan Yellowthorn on Performance Anxiety

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Mendoza Line

    The Mendoza Line

    This show is a reunion of sorts. I’m joined by Pete Hoffman & Shannon McCardle of The Mendoza Line. The band is reissuing their album We’re All In This Alone. Pete & Shannon hadn’t spoken for 12 years, until the day before we recorded. They tell me about missed opportunities, some regrets, Stratomatic baseball, & saying “tit” as many times as possible.
    The reissue of We’re All In This Alone includes 3 bonus tracks that were found on a cassette in a box in Pete’s basement. There’s also some rare posters for purchase. Check out @mendozalineband on IG for details. Pick up the album on bandcamp or any of the streaming services. Follow us @PerformanceAnx on social media. Subscribe, rate, & review & check out all the great shows on Pantheon Podcasts, of which we are a proud member. Now let’s get together with Pete & Shannon of The Mendoza Line.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ethan Daniel Davidson

    Ethan Daniel Davidson

    Our guest this week had quite an extraordinary life. After growing up inside the Detroit Pistons organization, he moved to Alaska to pursue a passion for hard work and his music. He has done both, including lumber-jacking and a 6 year world tour. His new album will be out in September on Blue Arrow Records and in the words of Bob Cratchett, it’s a triumph, mixing folk and blues with noise rock and feedback. Follow Ethan on Facebook or at ethandanieldavidson.com for news. Follow us @PerformanceAnx and subscribe, rate, & review. Check us and a host of other great shows out on Pantheon Podcasts, including great shows like Long May You Young where Mike Hsu & the Condon Boys review every Neil Young album, chronologically & hilariously. Now hold onto your hats because this is a wild one with Ethan Daniel Davidson on Performance Anxiety.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Mac Sabbath

    Mac Sabbath

    This may be the funniest episode we’ve ever done. Today I’m joined by Mike Odd. Mike manages the multi-dimensional band Mac Sabbath. The band leader, Ronald Osborne, re-imagines Black Sabbath songs to send a message about fast food that is simultaneously humorous and serious. Follow the band @officialmacsabbath. I’m really not even sure what else I can say. I’ll just let this show speak for itself. So dig into Mike Odd and Mac Sabbath & enjoy!

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    • 50 min

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4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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The joy of longform conversation.

Marc Shea is a skilled interviewer. He asks thoughtful questions and uses a controversial technique -- listening! -- to elicit longform, from-the-heart answers. If you care about music -- or really, about hearing from people who care about music -- Performance Anxiety is for you.

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