Host Nate Wilcox talks with Michael Azerrad about "Our Band Could Be Your Life" and how a wave of bands emerged from the hardcore punk scene and managed to reach an audience, record great music, endlessly tour the USA and forge legends in the face of complete apathy from radio and the record business.
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Host Nate Wilcox talks with Ted Gioia about the birth of "the cool" in the jazz scene of the 1920s and 30s, its explosion into the mass consciousness in the 1950s, its reign through the rock era and its eventual death at the turn of the millennium, drowned in commercial hype.
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Let It Roll host Nate Wilcox talks to Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, about his 50 year career reviewing records, the effort required to give music a fair hearing when listening is a work obligation, the evolving role of the critic in the music business and some of Robert's favorite artists from the New York Dolls to Lil Wayne. Robert's latest collections Book Reports & Is It Still Good To Ya? springboard the conversation.
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.