Episode #111 : Behind The Scenes With Pearl Jam

Episode #111 : Behind The Scenes With Pearl Jam

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Last year, we recorded a conversation with the many women who hold positions in Pearl Jam’s road crew, like sound engineer and production manager. The women discussed life on the road and shared their advice for young women looking for jobs in the industry. We also look back at an interview with Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist, Mike McCready, about the band’s activism and McCready’s own work outside the group.

Episode #103 : Portland’s Flourishing Hip Hop Scene and Beyond

Episode #103 : Portland’s Flourishing Hip Hop Scene and Beyond

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Portland, OR has been home to a unique hip hop and rap community for decades, with veteran artists like Vursatyl, Cool Nutz, and Libretto paving the way. Now, up and comers like Amine, Myke Bogan, The Last Artful, Dodgr, Mic Capes, Vinnie DeWayne, Wynne, and more are creating a new era. So what does it take to foster a healthy music scene no matter the genre or locale? We discuss with Portland’s DJ Klyph and Cool Nutz on this episode.

Episode #100 : Live @ Holocene

Episode #100 : Live @ Holocene

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On October 25th, we celebrated our 100th episode with a live taping in Portland, OR. On this episode, you’ll hear from the amazing staff at Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Kristi Balzer and Caley Murray, as well as former camper Katherine Paul (Black Belt Eagle Scout). Then, get insight from legendary musicians Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Laura Veirs, and Cool Nutz. Special thanks to XRAY FM and Holocene.

Episode #69: Alternative Paths To Music Careers

Episode #69: Alternative Paths To Music Careers

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When people talk about “making it” in the music industry, it’s usually in reference to making a living writing or playing original songs in a popular band or as a solo artist. Today we explore alternative career paths playing music. We’re joined by Phil Hernandez and Chris Maxwell, who make up production duo The Elegant Too. They’re also the composers of some of your favorite musical moments on Bob’s Burgers. We also talk with successful children’s (or “kiddie” rock) band, The Not-Its. Finally, we hear about an underrated route to success from cover artist Chris Huff.

Episode #66: Music 101 – Turning Your Concert Into an Experience

Episode #66: Music 101 – Turning Your Concert Into an Experience

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You probably remember the best concert you’ve ever been to — and the worst. Live shows have always been a core component of a musician’s job, and as the music industry’s economy has changed over the last decade, touring has become essential. Performing live isn’t for everyone though, so we’re joined by an experienced group who walk us through turning a concert into an engaging experience.