Episode 370: Et Tu Bruce’

• April 17th, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well out there in the world. i want to encourage all of you to head to to record store day tomorrow, saturday, april 18th 2015. we all should do our part in making this business of music work and record store day is a fun way to get involved. i'm going shopping with friends. if you don't know your local record stores, here's a great resource  to finding one in your town, recordstoreday.com if you buy some good stuff, post a photo to our facebook page also, if you live in austin, tonight, friday, april 17th 2015, my all-girl band, johnny in the ladies room will be playing at threadgills along with jess & the echoes and kendall beard and whiskey rebellion. come out for a great night of music!

my guests for episode 370 are london's great americana band, et tu bruce'! these guys were in town for sxsw and we had a chance to sit down and chat. described as "west london meets the west coast", these guys have taken england's bbc-6 radio by storm, left their sweat on the stage in all of london's best clubs, toured the states with the zombies, kept their sanity during the social apocalypse that is sxsw twice and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know these guys. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 369: Paper Aeroplanes with Elen Roberts from Music Wales

• April 14th, 2015

hello friends! we have a lot of new listeners coming to the podcast this week. welcome. i hope you enjoy these candid conversations between folks in the biz. i have all kinds of musicians on the show. scroll through the archives here on the podbean page. or subscribe on itunes, stitcher or via the podcast app for iphones. we have new shows coming out every tuesday and friday. so, twice a week you get a peek into the lives of musicians and other people in the entertainment biz through candid conversations hosted by your truly. if you like what you hear, "like" our facebook page and you'll get photos of guests, updates from former guests, pictures of me with the guests and much more. 

my guests for episode 369 are welsh dream/pop band, paper aeroplanes and sitting in with them is elen roberts from music wales who was hosting a show for paper aeroplanes during sxsw at the brittish music embassy. i caught up with them during sxsw and we got to chat about the state of music in wales, what music wales does for welsh artists all over the world, paper aeroplanes new album, "joy" and much, much more. i hope you enjoy getting to know these fine folks. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 368: Anna Vogelzang

• April 10th, 2015

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you all healthy and happy and dancing a jig. i'm doing well. i went to the eye dr. yesterday and found out not only do i need reading glasses, but i also need glasses to wear while driving at night. so, i when i get my glasses next week, i'll post a pic on the facebook page and you guys can call me "four eyes" and things like that. while i'm on the subject, don't forget to "like" our facebook page  and see pictures of the guests and receive updates on former guests, their releases and their whereabouts. 

my guest for episode 368 is madison, wisconsin based folk singer, anna vogelzang! i caught up with anna while she was here for sxsw and had a fantastic conversation. she's currently on tour and plans to record her 5th studio album this summer after her tour. you can find out where she is and what she's up to as well as pick her latest e.p., driftless. anna and i had a great talk about everything from ian's pizza in madison to being married and on the road a lot of the year. plus, she teaches me "the pizza song" i had a great time getting to know anna. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 367: Gina Chavez & Mother Falcon

• April 7th, 2015

hello friends! i hope you all had a wonderful passover/easter weekend. i did. i got to spend some quality time with my grand mother and aunts on sunday morning for breakfast and a general hang. i love hanging out with them. i haven't done an "easter thing" for a long time. in fact, i can't remember when. in my culture you get gifts on easter. isn't that weird? i always thought it was weird. not that i wasn't thankful or grateful, i just always thought it was weird. anyway, episode of "drinking/cooking with johnny & aj" is up! this time we have a guest, emmy robbin and we make her mom's famous king ranch casserole! check it out here the link.

my guests for episode 367 are 2014/2015 austin chronicle music poll's "musician of the year", gina chavez and mother falcon's nick gregg! gina has a video release party and big show this saturday, april 11th at the stateside theater in austin, tx with special guests, mother falcon, elizabeth mcqueen. riders against the storm are hosting the show. the show benefits the non-profit, ninas arribas college fund. so, we have a great conversation about what it takes to put a show on in a theater, gina's sweep of the awards, how mother falcon makes it work with such a big group and much, much more. i hope you enjoy our conversation. i sure did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 366: The Miseries

• April 3rd, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well out there in this world gone mad. things are good here. i have a lot of things going on right now. i have a gig with my band, johnny in the ladies room on april, 17th 2015 at threadgill's in austin, tx. we'll be playing with love and chaos featuring my friends, kendall beard and aj vallejo. speaking of aj. we shot the second episode of our youtube cooking show, "cooking/drinking with johnny & aj"check out episode 1. here's the link. episode 2 will be up soon. 

my guests for episode 366 are dutch pop/punk rockers, the miseries! these guys were in town during sxsw and got a chance to come by the apartment and chat about their origin, growing up in the netherlands, touring holland, what it's like to actually live in amsterdam and much, much more. their self-titled album is out now! you get it on itunes, spotify and from their website, themiseries.nl i hope you enjoy getting to know the miseries. i did. let's get down! 
ciao! -jg
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Episode 365: Laura Reed

• March 31st, 2015

hello friends! i hope this episode of our crazy little podcast finds you happy, healthy and actively making love while you listen to it. i'm doing well. i got to see my pal, paco estrada play last night. he had a record release show last night here in austin. was a great show. the album, bedtime stories is out now. you should go get. plus, i'm on it. i just watched that hbo scientology documentary, "going clear"... what a great movie and a freaky fucking cult. i recommend seeing this documentary.

my guest for episode 365 is the talented and entertaining, laura reed! someone on twitter reached out to laura and me and suggested we do a podcast while she was in town for sxsw, so i checked out her music, thought she was great and invited her to be on the show. we had a great conversation about going from south africa to north carolina, making music and writing nashville, touring with george clinton, working with producer, shannon sanders and much, much more. laura is a powerhouse of talent and energy and i really had a great time getting to know her. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 364: Lazyeyes / Bad Cop

• March 27th, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i am. life is getting back to normal in my post-sxsw world. i'm heading out to play shows with skyrocket this weekend, getting back to practicing with my band, johnny in the ladies room, putting these podcasts together, exercising and eating. normal stuff. anyway, i've been working on some new songs too. that's been fun and totally frustrating. we'll see what happens with these songs.

episode 364 is a double-header with brooklyn dream pop/shoegazers, lazyeyes and nashville indie rockers, bad cop. first up, lazyeyes comes in and we have a great conversation about everything... nu-metal, frosted tips, tacos, making music in the big apple and much, much more. then, nashville's bad cop stops by and we have a great conversation about the nashville rock scene, how the new line-up got together, their many e.p.'s, jeffery drag records and much more. both bands are amazing. i highly suggest buying them or checking them out on spotify. i hoe you enjoy getting to know lazyeyes and bad cop. i sure did. let's get down! 
ciao! -jg
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Episode 363: The Contenders

• March 24th, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i'm still in a recovery mode from sxsw 2015. if you were here for it, i hope you're recovering. i had an eventful ending to the conference and now i'm just trying to get back to a normal life. it's surprising how much people are working during sxsw. i mean, i got out for 3 nights of it. otherwise, i just worked. i had so many podcasts to do and i was so tired from playing all week the week before with skyrocket. anyway, the result is a month of shows with bands from all over the world. i had some great conversations. i met some really cool people. if you're new to the show, welcome, enjoy, browse through old episodes on this site. 

my guests for episode 363 are americana duo, the contenders! singer/songwriter jay nash and drummer/songwriter, josh day, met on tour and pulled their strengths together and started this amazing duo. hey came ove to the aprtment during sxsw and we had a great talk about their journey and how they came together to form the contenders. jay lives in vermont and josh lives in nashville and we talked about how they make that work in this modern era. they have a fantastic new e.p. out called, meet the contenders. you can find out more about them at http://www.wearethecontenders.com/ i hope you enjoy getting to know jay and josh as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 362: The Accidentals

• March 20th, 2015

hello friends! i hope you're all doing well. i am in the midst of sxsw 2015... i actually went out again yesterday after my interviews. go tot see kendall beard, the cringe, dead love club, partied at the rachel ray house and said hi to cops and the bass player from green day. the podcasts are going well. i've gotten to talk to bands/musicians from all over the world! it's been a real treat. i'm glad i'm doing them here in the apt. the conversations are longer, better and free from distractions. if you're here at sxsw, i want to invite you to an event tomorrow, the merch cat indie showcase at the lucky lounge, sat 3/21/15 at 12:30 pm! there will be bands, d.j.'s and the event will be hosted by ME! here's a link, check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/770427789699691/

my guests for episode 362 are traverse city, michigan's very own, the accidentals! the accidentals are a young three piece that i met here during sxsw 2015. i heard their music a couple of months ago and invited them to do the show during sxsw. well, they came by, they're young (late teens) but total seasoned pros. they've played over 500 shows over the last three years, toured the states, written songs, got picked up by marshall crenshaw's production company, finally put school on hold to tour full time and much, much more. these are some super talented/hardworking musicians. they're also some of the funnest dorks you'll ever meet. i hope you enjoy getting to know the accidentals as much as i did. let's get down!
ciao! -jg
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Episode 361: Beats Delicious Festival 2015 Wild Adriatic / Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons / Topher Mohr / Skinny Lister

• March 17th, 2015
congratulations to our sponsor, strange brew loungeside for taking "best venue to play", "best club sound" and "best live music venue" in the 2014/2015 austin music poll!


hello friends! welcome to the first sxsw show of the season. on sunday, march 15th i got to go to the beats delicious festival at the stonehouse villa in driftwood, texas! i got to watch and talk to wild adriatic, angela perley & the howlin' moons, topher mohr and skinny lister. my friend amy and her crew at beats delicious pulled together a great festival showcasing all these great bands from all over, with local vendors promoting all their wares from make-overs to photo booths, a gin and juice bar, local brewries, food and more. the stonehouse villa was a gorgeous location and we got to do our interviews in the bridal suite. i was joined by kristi olberding who shot some gorgeous photos which i will post on our facebook page. if you'd like to see kristi's work, check out her website www.kristiolberding.com i hope you enjoy my conversations with these great bands as much as i did. i had a blast at the festival and i'm looking forward to next year. thanks beats delicious! let's get down!

ciao! -jg
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