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Cigar City Radio

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Cigar City Radio is a weekly music interview podcast from Cigar City Management in Tampa, FL. Every week, hosts Randy Ojeda and Jason Solanes talk to bands, touring musicians, music industry friends, and other entertainers about the music they love.

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Episode 96 - Gasparilla Music Festival 2019

Apr 9, 2019 01:22:59

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Live from the Replay Guitar Exchange Tent at Gasparilla Music Festival, we talk to Jordan Esker (7:25), Ruen Brothers (21:55), Sleepwalkers (35:05), Joshua Reilly (49:50), Flipturn (57:50), The Hails (1:07:05), and Parrotfish (1:14:15). Featuring guest hosting duties from Adam Keilbach!

This episode of Cigar City Radio is sponsored by @NoClubs / StateMedia.com #WeAreConcerts

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Episode 95 - III Points Fest

Mar 7, 2019 01:20:13

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Our intern, Adam Keilbach, reviews his experience at III Points Fest in Miami, FL - including everything from media pass pickup to discovering Jarritos to his impression of performances by Tyler the Creator, Toro y Moi, Dean Blunt, SZA, James Blake, Herbie Hancock, Kelsey Lu, A$AP Rocky, Blood Orange, Khruangbin, Tim Hecker, and many more.

Read Adam’s III Points Recap on our News Page.

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Episode 95 - III Points Fest

Mar 7, 2019

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Our intern, Adam Keilbach, reviews his experience at III Points Fest in Miami, FL - including everything from media pass pickup to discovering Jarritos to his impression of performances by Tyler the Creator, Toro y Moi, Dean Blunt, SZA, James Blake, Herbie Hancock, Kelsey Lu, A$AP Rocky, Blood Orange, Khruangbin, Tim Hecker, and many more.

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Episode 94 - Xuitcasecity

Feb 20, 2019 35:03

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Live from the Symphonic Distribution Tampa Office, we talk to Mike Gomes and Cam Young from Xuitcasecity about meeting in Tampa, the expectations for their sound, being real in 2019, why they do what they do, and connecting with their music. They also tell us about their DIY attitude, building their own thing, their single “Lead Me On” being added to Spotify’s New Music Friday, and more.

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Episode 93 - Danny and Alex

Jan 31, 2019 42:31

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We talk to St. Pete based duo, Danny and Alex, about meeting in middle school, new singles “Shower in the Dark” and “Breakup Haircut”, weekly livestreams, being in the studio, the “Kodachrome Rule”, Steely Dan, and more.

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Episode 92 - Pohgoh

Jan 24, 2019 01:01:12

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Live from Microgroove in Seminole Heights, we talk to Keith and Susie Ulrey from Pohgoh. They tell us about their recent tour run with Mineral and Tancred, the band’s formation in the mid-90s, their subsequent breakup, and long awaited re-formation. We also talk about their new album, Secret Club, New Granada Records, living with multiple sclerosis, and what’s next for Pohgoh. Spoiler Alert: it’s not another 21 year break.

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Episode 91 - Fever Beam (Tampa Sessions Takeover)

Jan 18, 2019 23:49

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Cigar City Radio takes over Tampa Sessions. We feature a live performance from St. Pete’s Fever Beam, talk about Young Guns on Netflix, Sam’s rap album, the band’s so real van, and more. Watch the video session on Tampa Sessions’s Facebook or Youtube.

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Episode 90 - Tall Heights

Jan 11, 2019 22:44

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We talk to Paul Wright and Tim Harrington from Tall Heights about their album Pretty Colors For Your Actions, giving the record a live feel, creating one sound with two voices, going on their first headlining tour, and personally meeting fans and supporters. We also talk about how they grew up together, getting their start through street performing in Boston, and more.

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Episode 89 - Acid Tongue

Dec 13, 2018 39:40

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We talk to Guy Keltner about touring as Acid Tongue, Freakout Records, Freakout Fest, working at a Pot Shop in Seattle, gentrification, what it takes to run a label, and much more.

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Episode 88 - Elia Einhorn

Nov 29, 2018 46:37

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Live from a Brooklyn Coffee Shop, we talk to Elia Einhorn about his collaborative project, Fashion Brigade, the Talkhouse Podcast, Pitchfork Radio, This Is Britain, and so much more.

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Episode 87 - Cigar City Mafia

Nov 7, 2018 54:18

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We talk to author Scott M. Deitche (Cigar City Mafia, The Silent Don) about the Cigar City Mafia name, why Tampa became a hotbed for organized crime, the first mob boss in Tampa, his sources, the Cigar City Magazine Tampa Mafia Tour, mafia movies, and more.

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Episode 86 - Moonspell

Oct 31, 2018 45:11

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On a special Halloween episode of Cigar City Radio, we meet up with Fernando Ribeiro from Moonspell at Dysfunctional Grace Art Co. We talk about their live collection Lisboa Under the Spell, the Portugese metal scene, touring in the US, the concept behind their album 1755, the band's history with Century Media, and more.

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Episode 85 - Colony House

Oct 12, 2018 23:14

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We talk to Caleb and Will Chapman from Nashville’s Colony House about constant touring, making plans, and their first concerts. They also talk about where Colony House fits in the music scene and what they’ve learned from watching their dad, Steven Curtis Chapman.

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Episode 84 - Ears to Feed

Sep 26, 2018 36:04

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We talk to Maxwell Cann (Ears to Feed) about getting started booking in NYC, what he does to help Ears to Feed shows stand out (hint: LASAGNA), how he finds new music, and so much more. We’re also joined by our intern and Maxwell’s brother, Christopher Cann, who is 19.

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Episode 83 - Vibes of the Bay

Sep 13, 2018 01:11:59

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Live from Symphonic Distribution’s Vibes of the Bay! We talk with Billy Mays & Mountain Holler (5:50) about Remember You Are Dreaming, Carlos Aybar (17:15) about House of Creatives Music Festival, DJ QEYS (26:45) about the art of turntablism, and King Complex (36:00) about their comic book and remixes. Then Orlando based latin urban artist Xcelencia (48:35) tells us about his weekly series I Am: Xcelencia, and Dea & Saint (58:20) talk Trapdoom and more.

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Episode 82 - Ben Katzman's Degreaser

Aug 30, 2018 45:44

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We talk to Ben Katzman and his band Ben Katzman’s Degreaser about his love of shredding, action movies, and Kiss. Ben also tells us about astrology, his Colleen Green-produced album Quarter Life Crisis, how he met the rest of Degreaser, and so much more. 

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Episode 81 - Natalie Claro (Vol. 2)

Aug 21, 2018 01:01:45

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We chat with two-time guest Natalie Claro about her family selling their home to go on the road, touring across the country, and developing her live show. We also talk about her black lipstick budget, texting compatibility, avoiding fast food, and more.

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Episode 80 - Andrew West (Emo Night Brooklyn)

Aug 9, 2018 37:53

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We talk to Andrew West about DJing Emo Night Brooklyn, getting to know Ryan Key from Yellowcard, and the emo songs that always get the crowd going. Andrew also tells us about starting as an intern at Razor & Tie, his work at Concord Music, and Disney Night NYC. For this episode, we’re joined by St. Pete/Orlando-based rock band, Saferwaters

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Episode 79 - Adam Shoemaker

Jul 31, 2018 01:15:32

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We talk to Adam Shoemaker about his self-titled album, his dad opening Coconuts Comedy Club, being invited to drop acid with Mitch Hedberg, and loving Malcom Young. Adam also tells us about his near-death experience and amazing recovery. For this episode, we’re briefly joined by Creative World Recording engineer, musician, and madman George Harris.

This Week’s Fadeout: “You Let Me Down” by Adam Shoemaker

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Episode 78 - Datenight

Jul 20, 2018 39:44

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We talk to Nashville’s Datenight about their record Comin’ Atcha 100MPH, attending Nashville School of the Arts High School, and getting permission from their parents to tour.

We also ask Nashville’s Datenight about Date Nights in Nashville.

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Episode 77 - Jordan Esker

Jul 13, 2018 51:31

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We talk to Tampa's own Jordan Esker about his new album Fail to Learn, his band The Hundred Percent, cutting his hair for charity, songwriting, and the local music scene.

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Episode 76 - Symphonic Distribution (Part Two)

May 17, 2018 44:55

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Live from the Symphonic Distribution Grand Opening in Downtown Tampa, we chat with J.T. Brown (6:57), Angel Soto from the Tampa Music Conference (17:50), and local artists Nilla Green (25:00) & Phaze Jones (34:30). 

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Episode 75 - Symphonic Distribution (Part One)

May 8, 2018 40:09

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Live from the Symphonic Distribution Grand Opening in Downtown Tampa, we chat with Symphonic Distribution CEO Jorge Brea (6:35), Shaun Drinkard from the Tampa Downtown Partnership (19:10), and local musicians Mike Mass & Ned Pope (27:45).

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Episode 74 - The Nude Party

Apr 26, 2018 33:24

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We sit down with Patton and Austin from The Nude Party to talk about playing shows with our friends Glove and Fruit & Flowers, performing at the Showtime House at SXSW, fitting 6 people on stage, and mustaches. They also tell us about their Hot Tub EP, being scared of the dark, their upcoming album, and DJ Khaled’s genius.

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Episode 73 - John Hammond

Apr 18, 2018 36:47

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On a very special episode, we talk to John Hammond about the blues, recording with Tom Waits, The Search for Robert Johnson, and meeting a young G. Love (Garrett). He also tells us about overcoming his stutter, getting acknowledgement from Howlin’ Wolf and other legends, and being a one man band. 

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Episode 72 - Glove

Apr 11, 2018 46:11

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We talk to Tampa/St. Pete area band, Glove, about forming their band, playing a Dr. Martens show at Baby’s All Right, touring with the Nude Party, and the DIY Music Scene. We also talk about what they do outside of the band, why you should never go to Pepboys, Taco Bell, and more.

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Episode 71 - Tiny Moving Parts

Apr 5, 2018 36:56

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We talk to Tiny Moving Parts about playing at a porn shop in San Jose, touring with golf clubs, growing up in Benson, Minnesota, their new album Swell, connecting with fans, hot tubs, the term “emo”, their parents, and more. For this episode, we’re joined by Creative Loafing Tampa music editor, Ray Roa

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Episode 70 - Gasparilla Music Festival 2018 (Part Two)

Mar 30, 2018 01:18:58

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On Part 2 of our Gasparilla Music Festival coverage, we set up live in the Replay Guitar Exchange Tent for conversations with Eric Tessmer (1:11), Mountain Holler (12:27), Kolars (24:32), Shankh & Friends (32:56), Brother Cephus (42:48), The Underhill Family Orchestra (51:49), and Beartoe (1:08:40). Also, we meet Jessica O’Connor from Mic Drop Music and our intern Kasia tells us about the patience of the elderly.

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Episode 69 - Gasparilla Music Festival 2018 (Part One)

Mar 28, 2018 56:12

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On Part 1 of our Gasparilla Music Festival coverage, we set up live in the Replay Guitar Exchange Tent for conversations with Ella Jet & Future Soul (3:07), The Little Kintner Boys (10:42), Ries Brothers (25:19), Fr33dback (29:50), and King Complex (41:37). Also, Michelle Soto tells us the plot of Gasparilla Music Festival: The Film and we shame our intern, Chris. Fire It Up!

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Episode 68 - Ries Brothers

Mar 7, 2018 29:47

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We talk to Tampa, FL duo Ries Brothers about performing at Gasparilla Music Festival, being in a band with your brother, and touring with G. Love & Special Sauce. They tell us about playing drums and keyboard bass at the same time, their Hamburg-phase at Crabby Bills in Indian Rocks Beach, the Tampa music scene, and their upcoming album. 

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Episode 67 - Fr33dback Vol. 2

Feb 28, 2018 40:22

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We talk to TWO-TIME guest Fr33dback about his upcoming performances at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival and Gasparilla Music Festival, how his live set works, breaking down the Beatles’ “Yesterday”, buying Neon Indian’s gear on Reverb.com, working in the studio with bands like Sun Signs, Bangarang, and Polyenso, and much more. Also, Randy begs for a Select Start reunion. For this episode, we’re joined by Creative Loafing Tampa music editor, Ray Roa

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Episode 66 - G. Love & Special Sauce

Feb 22, 2018 27:16

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We call native Philadelphian G. Love to talk about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl, 25 years of G. Love & Special Sauce, balancing family life with life on the road, surfing with Kelly Slater, and becoming friends with Jack Johnson. He also tells us about bringing Clearwater duo The Ries Brothers on tour, his first show at Jannus Landing, and working for a Blues Grammy on his next album.

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Episode 65 - Lilly Hiatt / Gary Louris (The Jayhawks)

Feb 13, 2018 22:58

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Live from 30A Songwriter’s Festival, Kasia sits down with Lilly Hiatt to talk about her new album, Trinity Lane, and its various themes, Nashville, Whole Foods, and her dad, John Hiatt. Then, Kasia talks to Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) about performing, the upcoming Jayhawks record, spending time at home and outdoors, working with other songwriters, and being an architect.

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Episode 64 - They Might Be Giants

Feb 2, 2018 32:00

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Kasia and Randy talk to John and John from They Might Be Giants about their new album I Like Fun, making children’s music and working with Disney, Dial-A-Song, and being the “other” thing people like. We also talk about Tiny Toons, Malcom in the Middle, Gasparilla, performing The Daily Show with Jon Stewart theme song, and the birth of #Thuggalos

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Episode 63 - The Zombies

Jan 26, 2018 21:36

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Kasia and Randy meet the legendary British rock band, The Zombies. We talk to original Zombies Chris White and Hugh Grundy about the 50th Anniversary of their album Odessey and Oracle, the growth of “Time of the Season” in the United States, keeping their “chops” up, Hugh’s new band The Geckos, and the Zombies family. We also talk about the differences in touring now and then, seeing younger fans in the audience, mixing old and new energy, recording at Abbey Road, and using John Lennon’s Mellotron.

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Episode 62 - Billy Mays III Vol. 2

Jan 18, 2018 49:25

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We catch up with TWO-TIME guest, Billy Mays III, to talk about his adventures in touring, crowdfunding his new album, Channel(s), telling his dad’s story through an upcoming documentary, and wanting to talk to Trey Parker and Matt Stone from South Park. We also talk about his non-profit plans for BillyMays.org, working with Kat Von Greye, filming PitchMen, and being “quoted” by TMZ. For this episode, we’re joined by The Hard Times writer, Andy Holt.

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Episode 61 - Ian Beckles

Jan 9, 2018 01:04:55

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We talk to former NFL player and radio personality Ian Beckles about what he’d do if he was the Buccaneers GM, the softness of current NFL players, the locker room, the way the media treats athletes, race and the media, student athletes and the collegiate system, Thursday Night Football, NFL players like Jameis Winston and Deshaun Watson, and “trophy culture”. Lastly, Ian Beckles tell us about his Dignitary Brand, In the Trenches with Ian Beckles, Trulieve, and medical marijuana being good for football players. For this jam packed episode, we’re joined by Hard Times writer Andy Holt and Randy’s cousin, Andrew Ojeda.

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Episode 60 - GWAR

Dec 14, 2017 28:50

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On our most bloody episode ever, we talk to Jizmak Da Gusha and Sawborg Destructo from the legendary metal band, GWAR. They tell us about where GWAR came from, Harvey Weinstein taking a page from the book of Oderus Urungus, their new album The Blood of Gods, their graphic novel Orgasmageddon, fake news, and Gwar of Thrones. We also ask them about Kanye West, Donald Trump, Pee Wee Herman, Taylor Swift, and more. For obvious reasons, this is a VERY explicit episode. You’ve been warned.

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Episode 59 - Dare to Be Different (WLIR)

Dec 7, 2017 37:37

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Live from Et Cultura Film Festival, Michelle Soto chats with Director Ellen Goldfarb and DJ Bird about the film Dare to Be Different - a look back at WLIR 92.7, the Long Island-based radio station on the cutting edge of music throughout the 1980s. They talk about what WLIR meant, the growth of punk and new wave, Denis McNamara, and the reactions to the film. DJ Bird also tells us about his friendship with Joey Ramone, “The Next Wave”, and playing music from The Cure, The Cult, Depeche Mode, and more on WXXP in Pittsburgh.

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Episode 58 - Slowdive

Nov 30, 2017 19:56

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Live from Et Cultura St. Pete, Michelle & Chris chat with Simon Scott and Christian Savill from the UK’s Slowdive. They talk about reuniting after 20 years, releasing their self-titled album this year, being surprised by the response from fans and music press, and younger fans discovering the band for the first time. They also talk about not wanting to be a “heritage band”, their songwriting process, and what to expect from the next Slowdive album.

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Episode 57 - Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture

Nov 17, 2017 22:41

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We talk to Lea Umberger from Et Cultura about the 5 day St. Petersburg Festival’s interactive, art, and film programming, and we gush about this year’s music lineup which includes artists like Slowdive, Talib Kweli, and Waxahatchee, alongside local acts like Infinite Third, Diealps, and Ari Chi. Lea also tells us the challenges of putting on a music festival, the inspiration for Et Cultura, and where the festival is heading in the future.

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Episode 56 - Hotwax

Nov 10, 2017 38:35

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We talk to Tampa electronic producer, Hotwax, about his new album Communicator, searching “Hotwax” on tumblr, “organized, quantized sounds”, the Chillwave genre, genre classifications, David Dean Burkhart, III Points Festival, and more.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Between the Rivers” by Hotwax

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Episode 55 - Beach Slang

Nov 2, 2017 39:41

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Guest Host Ray Roa (Creative Loafing) chats with James Alex from Beach Slang and his tour manager, Charlie Lowe, ahead of their performance at Pre-Fest in Little Ybor. They discuss the infamous Chicago Liquor, Malört, meeting at The Fest, Pabst-covered glasses, “Dad Mode”, Quiet Slang, and more. Also, James talks about getting Paul Westerberg’s guitar from Tommy Stinson and he makes a plea to work with Kurt Vile.

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Episode 54 - George Harris

Oct 27, 2017 01:16:16

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We talk to audio engineer George Harris about growing up, saving up for his first guitar, and learning to appreciate music. He tells us about meeting John Lamb, going on the road, falling in love with the studio, working at Record Plant in New York City, and so much more. We also talk about George recording our high school band and his studio Creative World Recording in Largo, FL. Finally, he gives us the inside scoop on the self-titled album from SoupBone.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Take Your Drunk Ass Home” by Soupbone

“There’s nothing better than not knowing what you can’t do.”

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Episode 53 - Toxic Holocaust

Oct 20, 2017 16:07

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We talk to Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust about touring, the music scene in Portland, his album Chemistry of Consciousness, recording solo in his home, the evolving “metal-punk” sound, the Toxic Holocaust logo, where he got the name “Joel Grind”, and what’s next for the band. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond.

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Episode 52 - Mama's Batch

Oct 13, 2017 38:00

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We talk to Nalani Rothrock and Josh Lamkin from Tampa band, Mama’s Batch, about their new EP ’Til the Sunrise, their sold out release show at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre and opening for The Greg Billings Band. We also talk about Josh’s guitar influences, Nalani’s Hawaiian family, George Harris, their upcoming performance at Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and more. Also, we do all this while eating Mel’s Hot Dogs.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Wasted Time” by Mama’s Batch

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Episode 51 - Goatwhore Vol. 2

Oct 5, 2017 40:10

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We talk to TWO-TIME guest, Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore, about our first interview with him (Episode 11), their new album Vengeful Ascension, touring with Venom Inc., Game of Thrones, Red Dead Redemption and Ben’s love for Westerns, contemporary metal bands, and oh so much more. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond.

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Episode 50 - Tommy Stinson (The Replacements / Bash & Pop)

Sep 27, 2017 22:53

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On a milestone Episode 50, we talk to Tommy Stinson about the return of Bash & Pop and new album Anything Could Happen, collaborating with Nicole Atkins, being a member of Guns N’ Roses, The Replacements reunion, and his upcoming TV Pilot. Also, for this interview we’re joined by our old friend, Michael Mills, from the band Male Order Brides. 

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Episode 49 - Julia Powell

Sep 20, 2017 33:07

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We talk to Tampa singer/songwriter, Julia Powell, about breaking into the music scene, her inspirations, going from girl scout to musician, and what it’s like to be a young woman leading a concert. She also performs a few original songs for us live.

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Episode 48 - The Rock'n'Roll HiFives

Aug 29, 2017 40:09

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We talk to The Rock’n’Roll HiFives - New Jersey’s Post Punk Family Band. Joe and Gloree Centeno, and their children Eilee (age 15) and Evren (age 13), tell us about growing from a “family band” to an actual band, signing to Little Dickman Records, and their EP “The Beat, The Sound, The Dragon’s Roar”. We also talk about having band meetings at the dinner table, “Tourcation”, missing their dog, their review of Logan Lucky, inspiring other families, their cousins, and more.

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Episode 47 - John Capouya

Aug 22, 2017 31:29

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We talk to John Capouya (Professor, University of Tampa) about his new book “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band”. He tells us about what soul music is, how Ray Charles turned Gospel into R&B, how Florida fits into the Soul music landscape, Sam & Dave’s roots in Miami, and contemporary soul. We also learn about junkanoo, horn arrangements, Henry Stone, and the Florida Chitlin’ Circuit, then we talk about the inspiration for his Gorgeous George biography and Ray Charles navigating Ybor City. 

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Episode 46 - Easter Island

Aug 16, 2017 36:08

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We talk to Easter Island about their sort of breakup, shooting their “Island Nation” music video in Japan, getting close at a Japanese Bathhouse, writing their new album and the “Island Nation”/“It’s You” 7-inch single. We also talk about Atlanta and lemon pepper wings, Ryan’s Radiohead B-Side obsession, the Payne Brothers’ Encyclopedic Knowledge of the Canon of Pop Music, their Radiohead/Kanye West mashup, emotional live performances, and more.

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Episode 45 - Maxx Forman

Aug 8, 2017 19:52

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On this week’s episode, we dig into our SXSW archive to bring you a chat with Tampon-turned-Austinite, Maxx Forman. We talk about splitting time between different cities, producing hip hop and pop music, our first hip hop albums, and audio engineering. He also tells us about working with Kat Graham and other artists, moving to Austin from Tampa, the Cafe Ybor Food Truck, and more.

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Episode 44 - Cindy Wilson (The B-52's)

Aug 1, 2017 24:01

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On Episode 44, Randy talks to Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s. They discuss her recent signing to Kill Rock Stars and upcoming album “Change”, meeting Portia Sabin at SXSW, recording with Suny Lyons, her prolific 2017, returning to DIY roots, the 40th anniversary of the B-52’s, beautiful fuchsia vinyl, and more.

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Episode 43 - Don Barco

Jul 26, 2017 44:42

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In a special episode, Jason sits down with Don Barco, former proprietor of King Corona Cigars in Ybor City. They talk about music from the 60s through the 80s, Little Richard, and various changes in rock and roll through the years.

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Episode 42 - Post Animal

Jul 18, 2017 53:28

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Joined by Ray Roa (music editor, Creative Loafing), we sit down with Chicago's Post Animal, who give us the deep dish on all things Chicago, touring with Wavves and Twin Peaks, Chance the Rapper's email, and Stranger Things. They also tell us about their new single "Special Moment", upcoming album When I Think of You in a Castle, recording at a haunted lake house, opening for The Fantastic Plastics, favorite Chicago restaurants, CTA woes, and leathery hands. 

This Week's Fadeout: "She Believes in the Devil" by SEND MEDICINE

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Episode 41 - 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Jul 13, 2017 01:05:47

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On a monster episode of Cigar City Radio, we go live from VANS Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL. We chat with The Fantastic Plastics (4:12), CKY (12:39), Silverstein (17:33), Bad Cop Bad Cop (27:34), Candiria (30:57), Anti-Flag (40:52), War on Women (43:31), and GWAR (54:17). We also ask every band to pronounce “Ybor City”, to amusing results.

Also, read about the 5 Things We Learned Backstage at Vans Warped Tour via Creative Loafing Tampa.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Clockwork” by The Fantastic Plastics

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Episode 40 - Bananas Music

Jul 4, 2017 48:42

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We’re over the hill! On our 40th Episode, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Bananas Music - the world’s largest collection of vinyl records. We sit down with owners Doug and Michelle Allen to talk about the history of Bananas Music in St. Petersburg, staying in the record business for 40 years, buying unique music collections, the next generation of Bananas Music, and much more.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Drug Tax” by Fruit & Flowers (available now on Translucent Candy Red Vinyl)

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Episode 39 - Thrice

Jun 27, 2017 27:19

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We head to the former 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre to meet Riley Breckenridge from Thrice (and baseball podcast, Productive Outs). He tells us about the early days of the band, playing music with his brother, touring with a family back home, his baseball grindcore project Puig Destroyer, and his friendship with Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Mark Trumbo. We also ask him a series of hard hitting fan submitted questions and find out what he’s been listening to on his iPhone.

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Episode 38 - Boldly Going with Jason Sowell

Jun 22, 2017 40:36

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On a special CROSSOVER episode, we talk to Jason Sowell, founder of The Engage Current Laundry Project and Boldly Going, an excellent Tampa Podcast. We talk about what it means to boldly go, hanging out in dugouts, persnickety Starbucks customers, and more.

After you listen to this episode, check out our episode on Boldly Going, where we talk about the history of Cigar City Management and some behind the scenes details on Cigar City Radio. CROSSOVER.

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Episode 37 - Parrot Dream

Jun 13, 2017 32:38

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Live from New York…it’s a special Northside Festival Edition of Cigar City Radio! On this episode, we sit down with Gonzalo and Kiki from Parrot Dream in their Queens apartment. We talk about how they became our first client, moving from Chile to New York City, their upcoming debut full length album, Gonzalo’s experiences as an immigrant, meeting each other in Chile, and their Latin audience.

Plus, they perform “Queen of Hearts”, a track from their EP Set Sail Someday…which is also our podcast theme song!

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Episode 36 - Ari Chi

Jun 6, 2017 36:35

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We talk to Tampa based singer/songwriter/ukulele player Ari Chi about getting her start, ukulele hip hop covers, and learning production. She also tells us about her new album Colorfool, new single "Sea Foam", Ari Chi Fridays, and more. 

Plus, she performs her track "Apple Pie" for us live in studio!

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Episode 35 - Homoground

May 30, 2017 24:19

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We meet Lynn Thomas and Shelly Simon from Homoground - a network of queer music and media creators. We talk about the creation of Homoground, queer music in New York City, reaching people in small towns, DIY venues closing, Death By Audio, SXSW, and real life vs. the internet.

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Episode 34 - Fruit & Flowers

May 23, 2017 30:25

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We talk to Brooklyn’s Fruit & Flowers about their Home Alone-like journey to SXSW, the band’s formation, making the Oh My Rockness Hardest-Working Bands of 2016 list, Sylvia the bus, their new Drug Tax EP on Little Dickman Records, playing in front of Lyzi’s hometown crowd, Jose’s Colombian friends, and giving back to the community.

This Week's Fadeout: "Out of Touch" by Fruit & Flowers

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Episode 33 - Natalie Claro

May 16, 2017 36:53

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We talk to 17 year old songwriter, Natalie Claro, about her debut album, Disconnect, producing her own music, supportive parents, her big voice, singles “Baby Bug” and “Mountains”, and building with her own team. Plus, stay through to the end as we tackle the age old argument: is a hot dog a sandwich?

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Episode 32 - Pajamas

May 9, 2017 36:48

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We talk to Tampa songwriter Shane Schuch about his new project, Pajamas. He tells us about performing at Gasparilla Music Festival, his new album Smile Lines, working with fellow producer Fr33dback, his old band Mouse Fire, the Tampa electronic music scene, Beard & Beauty soap, leaving SaGoh 24/7 (later known as Anberlin) to raise his daughter, and the Origin of Chef Pyjamas.

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Episode 31 - Muncie Girls

May 2, 2017 22:40

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We talk to UK band Muncie Girls about traveling from England for SXSW, going through U.S. Customs, their debut album From Caplan to Belsize, the punk scene in the United Kingdom, “all-dayers”, playing Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor at New World Brewery, touring Europe, and the ferry.

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Episode 30 - Vinyl Me, Please.

Apr 25, 2017 26:40

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We talk to Matt Fiedler, co-founder and CEO of Vinyl Me, Please. He tells us about founding the company in Chicago, their first record of the month, record-cocktail pairings, moving to Colorado, SXSW, genre-based subscriptions, Swaps, and Ello!

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Episode 29 - Senses Fail

Apr 18, 2017 22:52

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We talk to Buddy Nielsen from Senses Fail about the Quince Años Tour, their acoustic EP “In Your Absence”, politics and spreading awareness, twitter fights, ignoring trolls, and not playing "One Eight Seven" live.

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Episode 28 - Fastball

Apr 10, 2017 53:05

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We talk to Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo from Fastball about Austin, TX in the 90s, their platinum selling album All the Pain Money Can Buy, Top 5 hit “The Way”, their new album Step Into Light, and their Nigel Dick-directed music video for “I Will Never Let You Down.” We also talk about Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things”, Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, playing Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the Columbia Restaurant, and the “Fun-Lucrative Scale.”

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Episode 27 - The Regrettes

Apr 5, 2017 21:03

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We talk to The Regrettes about being “good for their age”, their new album Feel Your Feelings Fool, writing songs, signing to Warner Bros. Records, the “Hey Now” music video, touring, being away from home, and more.

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Episode 26 - Goose Island Migration Week with Mama's Batch

Mar 31, 2017 32:19

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SPECIAL EDITION EPISODE.

We celebrate Goose Island Migration Week in Tampa, FL.

We talk with Nalani Rothrock and Josh Lamkin from Tampa based funk band Mama’s Batch about their upcoming album, the origins of the band, performing around the Tampa Bay area, and being featured at the “Music. Art. And Goose Island Beer” event at Blind Tiger Cafe.

Then we’re joined by Chris McCleary and Jesse Valenciana from Goose Island Beer Company. They give us a taste of some Goose Island beers, some insight into the Goose Island Beer Co., and tell us what Goose Island Migration Week is all about.

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Episode 25 - Ariana and the Rose

Mar 28, 2017 22:43

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We talk to Ariana and the Rose about her first SXSW, London vs New York, songwriting, collaborating with RKCB on “Love You Lately”, her new EP Retrograde, and the Mets, sort of.

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Episode 24 - Brian Bell (Weezer/The Relationship)

Mar 21, 2017 27:50

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We talk to Brian Bell (Weezer/The Relationship) about the new The Relationship album Clara Obscura, singles “Break Me Open” and “Without Me”, being in two bands, Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer”, reading actual books, and aural experiences.

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Episode 23 - Gasparilla Music Festival 2017 Recap

Mar 14, 2017 35:11

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On a special episode of Cigar City Radio, we recap our experience at the 6th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival in Downtown Tampa. We talk to artists Ari Chi, Twin Peaks, and Lady Wray about their performances, then catch up with Ray Roa (Creative Loafing), Jay Cridlin (Tampa Bay Times), Roxanne Gallo (The Bolt), and various concert attendees to get their thoughts on GMF 2017.

This Week's Fadeout: "Running" by Taylor Reyes (feat. Caroline Carlson)

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Episode 22 - Amy Ray (Indigo Girls)

Mar 7, 2017 32:20

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We meet Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) before her sold out New World Brewery show. She tells us about the early days of Indigo Girls, the 80s DIY scene, dealing with life on the road, songwriting, her friendship with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and being a part of Lilith Fair.

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Episode 21 - Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

Feb 28, 2017 39:39

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We sit down with Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) for a conversation about the Toad the Wet Sprocket name, the 90s Santa Barbara music scene, signing to Columbia Records, “The Rob Thomas Maneuver”, the changing music industry, Neutral Milk Hotel, his new album Swallowed by the New, and more.

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Episode 20 - Mary Lattimore

Feb 21, 2017 33:55

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We meet harpist Mary Lattimore before her sold out show with Parquet Courts. She talks about traveling with her harp, collaborating with Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn, performing with Arcade Fire, moving from Philadelphia to LA, her upcoming tour with Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby, and her album At the Dam. We also gush about our mutual love of Wawa and Mary tells us about Wawa By the Ocean.

 

This Week's Fadeout: "Mystic Winds (from the East)" by Jackson Boone

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Episode 19 - Sara Watkins

Feb 15, 2017 40:05

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We meet singer/songwriter and fiddler Sara Watkins before her show at State Theatre Saint Petersburg. She tells us about forming Nickel Creek at 8 years old with her brother, meeting Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, progressive bluegrass, and her new album Young in All the Wrong Ways. We also talk about touring with the Decemberists and what she’s learned from artists like Greg Leisz and Jackson Browne.

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Episode 18 - 59th Annual Grammy Awards Preview

Feb 7, 2017 50:47

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We’re joined by Ray Roa (Music Editor, Creative Loafing) and Mateo Prince (Frontman, Samurai Shotgun) to preview the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. We go through the Big Four: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist while discussing hot topics for the Recording Academy, Anderson Paak vs Chance the Rapper, The Chainsmokers tip-to-tip, and more.

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Episode 17 - Reel Big Fish

Jan 31, 2017 35:47

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We hang out in the Ritz green room with Billy Kottage and Johnny Christmas from Reel Big Fish. They tell us about the 20th anniversary of Turn the Radio Off, young/old ska fans, Baseketball, the rigors of touring, streaming music, and the nickname “Johnny Christmas”. We also get deep into the meaning of the different “waves” of Ska and give a shoutout to our old friend, Kent Roberts…all while Anti-Flag sound checks behind us!

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Episode 16 - Humidor Edition with Andy Hastings

Jan 24, 2017 42:30

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On a Cigar City Radio Humidor Edition, Jason enjoys a late night cigar while chatting with audio engineer/photographer/multi-instrumentalist Andy Hastings. They talk about Andy’s life in music, learning classical piano, cutting class to hang out at RCA records in Manhattan, studying audio at Full Sail University, working in television at FOX and CBS, buying then selling his own studio, “remaining relevant”, electronic music, new musicians, and being “disconnected from the sine wave”.

This Week's Fadeout: "Want It All" by Na$im Williams (feat. L's, Millay, and Cam'Ron)

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Episode 15 - Betty Dawl

Jan 17, 2017 40:15

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MC/Visual Artist Betty Dawl tells us about the Pussy Palace, experimenting with Garageband, Dial-Up Internet, Trapfone, her art shows/sensory stimulations, her positive outlook on life, and being on her own at a young age. She also talks about cultivating the music scene, performing with YesJulz/1AM Vibes, and her psychedelic diet.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Dance with the Devil” by Pet;wolf

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Episode 14 - Greg Billings

Jan 10, 2017 41:13

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We head to The Greg Billings Band’s secret rehearsal lair to talk to frontman Greg Billings about 35 years of Stranger, working the “Florida Circuit”, their 1982 album with Epic Records, recording at Record Plant in LA, and getting to know Brian Johnson (AC/DC) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick). Greg also tells us about their upcoming sold out 35th Anniversary show at the Capitol Theatre…and Jason nerds out about Ronnie Garvin’s guitar skills and GBB’s legendary Ribfest performance!

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Episode 13 - Jim Chambers Music Box

Jan 3, 2017 33:37

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We talk to Grammy Award winning record exec Jim Chambers about starting at the mailroom of Sky Records, working at Sony/BMG and Sire Records, signing Maroon 5 to Octone Records, the VH1 Commissary, closing the doors on Warcon Enterprises, and winning a Grammy with Loudon Wainwright III. He also tells us about moving back home to Tampa, opening Jim Chambers Music Box, and his young musician incubator.

This episode also features a CIGAR CITY RADIO FIRST as teenage rockers Extra Celestial perform an acoustic version of their single “Restart” to close out the show.

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Episode 12 - DieAlps!

Dec 27, 2016 33:51

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We talk with Austrian born Cornelia ("Connie") Calcaterra and husband/guitarist Frank from Tampa’s DieAlps! They tell us about being in a band with your spouse, being the only Austrian in Tampa, their changing sound, New Granada Records, buying a Google Maps van for touring, recording music and working at Atomic Audio, and their 2017 plans. We also talk a lot about cats!

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Episode 11 - Goatwhore

Dec 20, 2016 36:58

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On a Most Merry Metal edition of Cigar City Radio, we meet Ben Falgoust from extreme metal band Goatwhore. We talk about the New Orleans metal scene, metal subgenres and influences, Bandcamp as the new tape trading, supportive parents, 35 years of Metalblade, and tour stories.

We also give a special shoutout to the most metal 10 year old we’ve ever met.

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Episode 10 - Shawn Mullins

Dec 15, 2016 28:45

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We talk with Grammy nominated, Platinum selling singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins about his hit “Lullaby”, sharing stages with major pop stars, being compared to 90s bands, analog music, Nashville, writing songs with others, meeting Chuck Cannon, and his cabin in the woods.

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Episode 9 - Billy Mays III

Dec 6, 2016 36:57

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Billy Mays III opens up about the Billy Mays legacy, seeing his dad on South Park, the BillyMays.org digital museum, and meeting Conan. We also talk about his music at Infinite Third, his “spontaneous group vocal looping” project, Mouth Council, Remember You Are Dreaming, and giving away music for free…because Obama.

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Episode 8 - Poster

Nov 29, 2016 30:25

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We sit down with Stratton and Tim from Poster to talk about being a Lakeland/Tampa band, Poster posters, their new album Elias is a Nice Guy, Mojo Books & Records, their non-tour to Philadelphia, cassettes and buying music, Steelworker Records, and being DIY by necessity.

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Episode 7 - Plastic Pinks

Nov 23, 2016 40:09

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We talk with Plastic Pinks about moving from Puerto Rico, the Florida Psych scene, their new EP El Animal, and touring across the US. They also tell us about working through founding member June’s back injury, the origin of their band name, the origin of Coldplay’s band name, rock en Español, and their “Wu-Tang” mentality.

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Episode 6 - Scumbag World

Nov 15, 2016 29:03

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We spend a Saturday morning with Big Baby and Scumbag World. They tell us about what it means to be a scumbag, their energetic live show, Punk Rap, Lil Yachty, and how they met through skating. Big Baby also talks about his new music with Max P, Rolling Loud Festival, their recording process, dropping out of school, and Salem’s Gyros.

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Episode 5 - Jay Cridlin

Nov 9, 2016 37:13

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Randy chats with Jay Cridlin (Pop Music/Culture Critic, Tampa Bay Times) about the podcasting medium, getting started at the Times and tbt, launching Soundcheck, covering live music, Kanye and Drake, Amy Schumer’s anti-Trump rant, the role of blogs, “Bucket List” bands, prepping for interviews, and Tampa/St. Pete as a music city. 

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Episode 4 - FR33DBACK

Nov 1, 2016 41:14

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We head to the Seminole Heights studio of Matthew Reisinger to hear about his new project, FR33DBACK, his complex live setup, his band Select Start, and how he builds a song in Ableton. We also talk about learning computers at a young age, Moog Synthesizers, his new album MathMath, and his “Face It Podcast”.

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Episode 3 - DTCV

Oct 25, 2016 36:05

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We talk with DTCV, the project from novelist/screenwriter/former Guided by Voices guitarist James Greer and French multi-instrumentalist Lola G, about singing in French, “Modern Confusion”, their Steven Soderbergh directed music video, shifts in the entertainment industry, moving from California to Ohio, their 2016 European tour, Burger Records, and the best way to reach their fans. 

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Episode 2 - Ray Roa

Oct 18, 2016 36:12

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We sit down with Ray Roa (Music Editor, Creative Loafing) to talk about taking over as editor, the Saga of Max the Sax Guy, how our generation has impacted local culture, what bands should do when submitting their music to press, different styles of local music in Tampa, the local DIY scene, and how music writing should add to a band’s story.

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Episode 1 - Junior Boys

Oct 14, 2016 33:22

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Cigar City Radio Episode 1 features Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys. We talk about touring the US, life in his hometown of Hamilton, Canada, his multiple 2016 releases, making music in a smaller city, and a number of other topics. 

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About Cigar City Radio

Oct 13, 2016

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A first of its kind podcast recorded live in Tampa, FL, our show aims to give underground artists the opportunity to share their story and point of view with our network of listeners, musicians, and music industry friends. Episodes consist of 30-45 minute audio interviews, recorded and released at a later date.

"Cigar City Management's mantra is simple: music should be good. Now, the Ybor City-based group is taking to the Internet airwaves with the the hope that they can introduce listeners to great new music while also giving underground and independent artists a platform to share the stories behind that music." - Creative Loafing

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