I’ m fairly certain that this episode is the first episode where we spend as much time talking about non-musical bits as on the actual news. For instance, the subject of Billy Corgan potentially buying TNA Wrestling sends us off into WWE geek talk for much longer than should be allowed.
And then there’s the bit about Lady Gaga performing in space? Are we kidding? Of course not. We’re only wondering if the jokes on her and it’s a one way ticket.
Also, Rod Argent of The Zombies shares his thoughts on Eminem sampling Time Of The Season, Morrissey picks the voice of his audiobook, and we try to incite a rap battle between Fiona Apple and Panic! At The Disco.
The Setlist is a new weekly series focusing on Louisville musicians and airing on NBC affiliate WAVE 3. For episode 2, we talk with Coliseum’s Ryan Patterson about their upcoming Louisville date and new record, Sister Faith.
I’m amazed at how many covers were posted this week. From the unsurprising tributes to Lou Reed (Twin Shadow on this episode) and Elliott Smith (we have a great one from FIDLAR), to the unexpected (Tears For Fears covering Hot Chip, Colin Meloy covering The Kinks), and the unexpected by not surprised (Flaming Lips covering Tame Impala). It’s on in here as well as our sit down with Arctic Monkeys!
Chris and Rostam sat down with Kyle Meredith during this year’s ACL Fest. We get to hear about their unique set up for Modern Vampires of the City and how it concludes as a trilogy, their album art kerfuffle, and how they’ve been able to talk about the world’s politics through their lyrics.