39 episodes

The Enclosed Instruction Book is a podcast hosted by Martin Bonica which spotlights independent artists and musicians, primarily in the DC metro area.

The Enclosed Instruction Book The Enclosed Instruction Book

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The Enclosed Instruction Book is a podcast hosted by Martin Bonica which spotlights independent artists and musicians, primarily in the DC metro area.

    402 - Woodgrove (squintyoureyesandseegod EP release show)

    402 - Woodgrove (squintyoureyesandseegod EP release show)

    This week's episode was recorded on-location at a Woodgrove concert at Crooked Run Brewery in Sterling, VA, on April 20, 2018, at which the band released their inaugural EP "squintyoureyesandseegod". In addition to highlights from their set, we sat down with (at least) Jared and Logan, discussing the band's origins, interpersonal dynamic, career decisions, business challenges, and long-term goals.

    Songs included:
    Home Is Where You Die
    Green-Eyed Ghost
    Born a Wolf
    Accidental Meth
    The Waters Rise



    • 56 min
    401 - The Rightly So

    401 - The Rightly So

    We speak to Jess and Gregory of The Rightly So, a Buffalo-based acoustic duo finishing up a months-long tour of the United States. Topics include organizing and undertaking a DIY tour, songwriting, making connections, and structuring setlists to make a good first impression, as well as The Rightly So's musical influences and future goals.
    The Rightly So
    Jess Chizuk
    Zeis and the Muckrakers

    • 1 hr 10 min
    317 - Discussions: How We Consume Music

    317 - Discussions: How We Consume Music

    A conversation between Martin and co-hosts Hannah Landsberger and Dylan Hares about how the way we consume music over the past twenty years has changed, and how that has affected the way the music industry works. Topics discussed include distribution platforms, means of revenue generation, the growing importance of touring, the threat of piracy, and the implications of music ownership becoming ephemeral in the era of streaming and cloud storage.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    316 - Discussions: The Personal Computer

    316 - Discussions: The Personal Computer

    A more technology-centric episode in which Martin, alongside cohosts Dylan Hares and Jay Elliott, discuss the changing role of the personal computer and how it relates to artists, professionals, and the average consumer. We discuss the evolving role of the PC, and the blurred lines between a PC and a dedicated hardware appliance. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    315 - Shawn Hatfield

    315 - Shawn Hatfield

    This week we speak to Shawn Hatfield, owner of Groove Music Studio and Appalachian Groove Records, based out of Leesburg, VA. A far-ranging conversation ensued touching on the state of music venues in Leesburg, starting a music business, advice for first-time audio engineers and music entrepreneurs, and how Groove got off the ground.

    Groove Studio:

    Appalachian Groove Records:


    • 50 min
    314 - Bryan Fountain

    314 - Bryan Fountain

    This week we spoke with Bryan Fountain, a rapper, singer-songwriter, and electronic producer currently in Richmond, VA. We talked about his evolving songwriting style and his more recent exploration into melodic synthpop, his collaborators (including his other project Sweater Boyz), experiences in his life that influenced his music, his use of different online music platforms, and how he reconciles his evolving aesthetic and increasingly dynamic musical styles while maintaining a consistent image and brand.

    Bryan Fountain's music:

    • 41 min

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