Episode 481: Revisiting Aaron Abernathy's 'Dialogue'
Season 10, Ep. 481
As it was in 2017, Aaron Abernathy'sDialogueis a call to resistance and revolution. Revolution for people of color. Revolution for marginalized and oppressed communities here in America. Revolution that is is now playing out in the streets across our nation.In solidarity with those protests and, more importantly, to not just celebrate the art of people of color but make space for their voices and stories, we've "remixed" our 2017 conversation with "Ab" about the creation of Dialogue,the state of existing while black, and more.
Episode 480: In Conversation with Chris Rosenau (Rosenau & Sanborn, Collections of Colonies Of Bees, Volcano Choir)
Season 10, Ep. 480
Milwaukee native Chris Rosenau has been making forward-thinking music for over 20 years as the guitarist for bands like Rosenau & Sanborn, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Volcano Choir, Pele, and more. We’re sitting down with this local hero to talk about the magic of Milwaukee, the power collaboration, and why the arts community needs our support now more than ever.
Episode 479: In Conversation with Rusty Sutton from The Glow Management
Season 10, Ep. 479
Based in Durham, North Carolina, The Glow Management is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious artist representation agencies in the world. Featuring acts like Bowerbirds, Phil Cook, Wye Oak, Sylvan Esso, and more, they have helped build and support a community of musicians that puts their humanity before commerce and that strive for sustainability over brief flirtations with success. Rusty Sutton, one of the principles and founders of The Glow, sits down with us to talk about the state of the industry, how to build a scene in the 21st Century, and why supporting your community isn’t just how we are going to make it out of this crisis intact, it is how we can build a better music industry heading into the future.
Episode 478: A-Ha's 'Scoundrel Days', the Sophomore Slump, and You
Season 10, Ep. 478
In 1985 Norway’s A-Ha conquered the airwaves with their debut album Hunting High And Low, and its groundbreaking video for the single “Take On Me.” One year later, they released Scoundrel Days — a darker, and in many ways more innovative, record — which charted here in America but was quickly forgotten even as the band's popularity continued to explode throughout the rest of the world.Was it a simple case of the dreaded sophomore slump or something else? Tune in as we search for answers.
Episode 477: Elder's 'Omens'
Season 10, Ep. 477
Metal band Elder is revered by their fans but has always existed just outside the mainstream. With the release of their new LPOmens, their moment in the spotlight may have finally arrived.Fusing the massive riffs that they're known for with prog keyboards and a seemingly endless imagination for melody, the newly invigorated quartet has crafted an album that isn't just a high point of the band's career, but one that puts them in the prog/psych pantheon alongside bands like Rush, Yes, and Pink Floyd.Tune in as we explore "dad metal," head-trips, and how a long time favorite has become an all-time-great on an all-new episode of Discologist.
Episode 476: Damien Jurado's 'What's New, Tomboy?'
Season 10, Ep. 476
For his 18th album (and second in as many years) Damien Jurado is moving on from the stripped down rawness of 2019’s In The Shape Of A Storm, but losing none of the power inherent to his songs. What’s New, Tomboy? finds the venerable songwriter exploring the power of love for things and people both present and lost, and proves yet again that Jurado’s songs/words are one of our most vital conduits to understanding our humanity in this modern world.
Episode 475: Hangin' with Hess (Michael Hesslein) from Mail The Horse
Season 10, Ep. 475
On an all-new Discologist, we’re clocking in for a solid (e)hang with keyboardist/songwriter Michael Hesslein from Mail The Horse. Tune in for a frank discussion about their new album, making music in a pandemic, thoughts on what the future may hold for the music industry, and much more.