Hosts Nate Wilcox & Ryan Harkness discuss Michaelangelo Matos' "The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America." Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness discuss the role of radio, dance clubs, DJs like Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and the Hot Mix 5 in the first outbreak of modern electronic dance music in the USA.
An interview with Dave Thompson author of "I Feel Love: Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and How They Reinvented Music." Host Nate Wilcox asks Dave to discuss the origins of "I Feel Love", the careers of Summer and Moroder before and after the song, and some of the other songs and artists whose work anticipated electronic dance music.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Thrash" episode of Metal Evolution. Nate debates the virtues of thrash with Eugene and Alexei who have some strong opinions about the virtues of the various thrash bands of the 1980s.
An interview with Art Tavana author of "Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses: The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America’s Most Polarizing Band." Host Nate Wilcox asks Art about the band that seemed like America's Rolling Stones for a few years in the late 1980s but slid into bloat and hubris in the 1990s.
Van Halen and MTV Spawned the LA Glam Metal Scene that Produced Motley Crue, Poison and Guns N Roses
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Glam" episode of Metal Evolution. Nate, Eugene and Alexei ponder the meaning of hair metal and how it produced its own nemesis in Guns N Roses.
An interview with J.D. Considine about his "Dorian Gray Effect" talk at PopCon 2020.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the ""New Wave of British Heavy Metal"" episode of Metal Evolution. After punk rock took over Britain in the late 1970s, a new wave of heavy metal bands emerged in response.
An interview with Cary Ginnell author of "Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing." Cary tells host Nate Wilcox the tale of Milton Brown, founder of the Light Crust Doughboys and father of Western Swing. They discuss Brown's pioneering combination of traditional country string band with the new jazz sounds of the era.
Metal Evolution 3: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple Were the Big Three of British Heavy Music
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Early Metal Part 2: UK Division" episode of Metal Evolution. Three legendary bands ruled the hard rock roost in Britain in early 70s but none of them really accepted the terrm "heavy metal." That changed when Judas Priest emerged later in the decade.
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.