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A Milwaukee/Washington, DC based podcast/music blog that covers bands from every corner of the music universe. Informative panel discussions about the latest releases plus intimate interviews with our favorite artists th... More
2019-10-4

Episode 447: Wilco's 'Ode To Joy'

Season 9, Ep. 447

2015’s Star Wars and its 2016 follow up Schmilco delivered a shot in the arm to one of indie-rock’s most lauded and revered acts: Wilco. Both were shaggier affairs then what had come before — 2011’s The Whole Love, while it had its moments, was a more near-miss-than-hit power-pop extravaganza. And both showed that, at least for Wilco, smaller albums necessarily meant better albums as the band pushed into its second decade with the current, and most stable lineup in Wilco’s history.

 Enter Ode To Joy.

Taught, anxious, and sonically adventurous in ways Wilco hasn’t been since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, their latest LP is an exploration of the myriad of emotionally microscopic ways the fucked-up world of today affects us both individually and as a collective people. And while the light may still shine through the multitude of cracks in the darkness on Ode To Joy — after all…Wilco still loves you baby — the personal politics of justifiably freaking out are where Wilco’s latest ultimately burns the brightest.

Special guest Matt Dwyer joins us to discuss this essential work from a band that continues to surprise after a quarter century of breaking our hearts in all the best ways.


We’re part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

2019-9-30

Episode 446: Jay Blakesberg and the Secret Space of Dreams

Season 9, Ep. 446

Over 40 years ago, photographer and filmmaker Jay Blakesberg embarked on a long, strange trip that would find his lens in front of some of the most legendary acts in rock ‘n’ roll history. In his new book Jerry Garcia: Secret Space Of Dreams, Jay — a life-long, and self-avowed Deadhead — is taking a journey through his history with the band, and in the process capturing the deep humanity of one of music’s most revered artists. Special guest photographer/musician PJ Sykes joins in the fun as we discuss Jay’s new book, his lifelong love of music photography, and more.

We’re part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

2019-9-23

Episode 444: Hiss Golden Messenger's 'Terms Of Surrender'

Season 9, Ep. 444

On his 12th studio album under the moniker Hiss Golden Messenger southern soul-poet MC Taylor is singing as if it’s his last song. Terms Of Surrender is an intimate and vulnerable look inward that finds Taylor grappling with the smaller fears that creep into our relationships, parenthood, and day-to-day life in this 21st century. Special guests J.M. Hart (Brokedown Podcast) and Wes Covey (The Ten Thousand Things) join us to discuss the latest from one of today’s most respected songwriters. 

We’re part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

2019-9-20

Episode 443: Tropical Fuck Storm's 'Braindrops'

Season 9, Ep. 443

From the ashes of legendary Australian punk mainstay The Drones has risen the mighty Tropical Fuck Storm! On their follow up to 2018’s A Laughing Death In Meatspace, Gareth Liddiard and crew are tearing at the walls of sonic reality yet again, this time as they stare straight-faced into the coming apocalypse. Special guest PJ Sykes joins us to dissect one of the most raucous, and maybe most essential, releases of 2019. You’re probably not ready for Braindrops, but that’s OK…we’re here to help.

We’re part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.