Each week, The Cat Club Podcast brings you one hour with an artist, musician or band from the local Columbus music scene. Get the stories behind the songs, hear some great music and dive deep into what drives them to keep chasing the dream.
The Typical Johnsons
This week, we’re joined in the studio by Jeremy Siegrist, Lynne Siegrist and Jeff Brogan of The Typical Johnsons. They’re a band that cannot be pigeonholed into a tidy little box, as they incorporate many elements into their wonderful sound. Place in a bowl The Drive-By Truckers, Neil Young and Frank Turner. Then sprinkle in some Marshall Tucker Band and you’ll have a glimpse of the vibe they exude. We have a hunch that they’re going to breakout on a national level… They traveled from Minster, OH to share the stories behind their songs, how the band formed and Jeremy is put on the spot to give all the fans a nugget of information they don’t know about the band. It’s a jam-packed, fast-paced show that chugs along at warp speed.
This week, After-Death Plan joins us in the studio with four tracks from their brand new album, Psycho Social Sexual. Lesley and Constantine join us for stories behind the music, a few laughs and more. It’s cerebral music that will bore directly into your soul. The album was released on January 15 and is available locally at Lost Weekend Records.
LIVE with Courtney From Work
On this special 30-minute edition of the show, we did the show “live” in front of an audience at Ruby Tuesday Live for the Columbus Covers Columbus 2019 festival. Our special guests for this episode is the self-described BBQ Rock Band Courtney From Work. It’s amazing how much ground we cover in half the time of our usual show. The conversation ranged from Four Loko and “ballin’ on a budget” to the origins of their name. We discuss their discography and play their latest single. You’ll even hear what local bands get these guys excited.
It gets raucous and rowdy right from the start of the show, as this week Columbus punk rockers MethMatics invade our studio with music and beer. Crystal Price, Byron Weaver, Joey Yates, Billy Spitfire and Chris Cox brought six tracks from their as yet unreleased album and a bunch of cold brews. Just like punk rock, the show is loud and fast. You will hear stories about the music, the legendary Bernies venue, The Damn Yous, The Stalinists, Joe Viers, Sonic Lounge Studios, Joel Treadway, Cringe.com and so much more. Joey takes us down the rabbit hole with talk of masturbation, fleshlights and an anatomy lesson… of sorts. It gets weird with a twist of fun…
What makes kolache so awesome? This week on the show, we get the answer. Doug Sauer, co-owner of Columbus eatery Kolache Republic and bartender at the High Beck Tavern, joins us in the studio. He dishes on the origins of the eatery, how Sean Eden of Luna wound up playing Doug’s Gibson ES 335 guitar, his short stint touring with Aether, and why their Thanksgiving kolache sells out every year. You’ll also hear music from the bands that had a profound effect on him throughout his life and so much more.
A Decade Apart
This week, the show shreds with Post-Hardcore aural goodness when Columbus band A Decade Apart join us in the studio. Josh, Sean, Donnie and Travis invade our space to premiere new tracks from their as-yet unreleased EP Premonitions Part 1 (due to be released on October 19). There is much laughter, especially when the conversation delves into the correlation between ancestry and adult beverages. We also deal with some dark and serious issues in relation to suicide. Plus, Josh regales us with his impression of Macho Man Randy Savage. Their new EP, Premonitions Part 1, available October 19 on their website (physical or digital copies). They next play on October 18 at Skully’s Music Diner and then on October 19 as part of a fundraising event for Hayley’s Angels at Flannagan’s Pub.