In the last interview I will likely ever have the pleasure of conducting with Sugar Glyder, we were, ironically, in Michigan. This time around they were on tour in Chesterfield, Michigan, at a bowling alley/concert venue. The Charlotte Band that I met in 2009 was in good spirits and of a new composition. Earlier that year, Emily had left the band and they had added Robby (not to be confused with Bobby). It was a pleasure to interview Sugar Glyder two times before (2010 and 2011) and I will miss them as a fixture of the independent music scene.
In 2013, I sat down with Matt Whitehurst, founding member of Psychedelic Horseshit, at Cafe Bourbon Street in Columbus, Ohio. Our conversation ranged from the philosophical to the futuristic, and everything in between. One of my favorite quotes from all of my years in radio is when Matt offers, “Mother Earth’s plan to save herself is technology”. Matt is an interesting character and it was a pleasure to chat with him. Take a listen!
When I first moved to Columbus I was lucky enough to link up with P. Blackk. Someone had recommended him to me and I instantly became a fan. We were able to chat for a few minutes outside of Carabar and soon found out that we were both born at the same hospital. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, when I first moved to Skyview Towers (formerly known as Sawyer Manor) in Columbus, Ohio, I was able to catch up with Yusef Shakur. I had met Yusef a couple years earlier at his book store in Detroit and was honored to finally be able to speak with him. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, I was able to catch one final SXSW interview before departing on the Amtrak. I ran into a recognizable face lounging on the couch at Starbucks. I had seen him a few nights earlier performing with an old friend of the show, Kosha Dillz. Verbs is a rapper from Culver City, California who lives a transient lifestyle with his bicycle and collection of buttons and pins on a denim vest. Take a listen to the two part interview from that morning over a year and a half ago.
I interviewed DENA at SXSW 2013. She described the music she makes as trying to, “formulate simple truths in pop music”. Take a listen to our conversation, here!
I met Scott of The Hourlies while attending graduate school at Wayne State University. Scott and Ryan of The Hourlies joined me on my show in 2013 where they regaled me with their stories and played some live music. Sit back, take a listen, and enjoy!
In 2013, I visited SXSW for the third year in a row. On my first day down to the convention center, I ran into a band of musicians outside of all of the action on 6th Street–such is the nature of Austin during SXSW. I stopped and chatted with them for a bit and soon decided they would be my first interview of the festival. Massive Scar Era is a post hardcore band out of Egypt with many stories and an interesting perspective on music as well as politics. Take a listen and enjoy!
In 2013, I had the opportunity to sit down with JJ, Kanon, and Ian of the Retro Specs. They are not only pretty rocking they are also all still in high school. This interview includes a live performance which turned out well. Take a listen and enjoy!