Episode 830: Calvin Locklear

• August 16th, 2019

Hello gang! Singer/songwriter, Calvin Locklear is my guest for episode 830! His latest album, the guitar pop manifesto, "Gift Horse" is available now on all of the streaming places. He'll be playing at The Townsend in Austin, TX on Friday, September 6th. Go to calvinlocklear.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about moving to ATX from Denver in 2015, playing long gigs for the playing experience, breaking into the scene in Denver and Austin, our love of Tascam 4-track cassette machines, MySpace, street teams, making "Gift Horse" and much more! I had a great time getting to know Calvin. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG


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Episode 829: Christine Renner

• August 13th, 2019

Hello friends! Austin, indie-pop artist, Christine Renner is my guest for episode 829! Christine's latest single, the dreamy, "Tonight" is available wherever you stream and download the jams. She'll be playing in Austin on Friday, August 23rd at Mohawk and on Saturday, August 31st for Pennyfest at Barracuda. Go to christinerennermusic.com for show dates, music and more. We have a great conversation about growing up in Austin, the musical changes she's made since her first ep, "Explore", working with Einar Pedersen and Frenchie Smith on "Tonight" and much more! I had a great time getting to know Christine. I'm sure you will too. Plus, she brought photographer, Daniel Cavazos along and he took some cool pics during our chat. Check them out HERE. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

 

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Episode 828: Trouble in The Streets

• August 8th, 2019

Hello friends! Nnedi Nebula Agbaroji, Andy Leonard and Bobby Snakes from 2017/2018 Austin Music Awards "Best New Band" winners and Black Fret Grant recipients, Trouble In The Streets are my guests for episode 828! Their latest ep, the riveting "Rule Breaker" is available now wherever you stream or download music. Go to troubleinthestreets.com for music, show dates and more. We have a great conversation about winning the Black Fret grant, food, our shared love for Giorgio Moroder, the Austin music scene and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know these fine folks. I sure did. Plus, tomorrow, Saturday, August 10th is the 8th anniversary of the release of episode 1 of "How Did I Get Here?". Happy birthday to us! Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG 

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Episode 827: Primo The Alien w/ Joe Barlow

• August 6th, 2019

Hello friends! Laura Lee Bishop, A.K.A. 80's synth hero, Primo The Alien and her "Heavy Friending" podcast co-host, Joe Barlow are my guests for episode 827! Primo's 80's synth, dance sound can be heard on her 2017 debut, the infectious and tongue-in-cheek "To The Max". She'll also be playing this Saturday, August 10th at Swan Dive here in Austin, TX. Go to primothealien.com for music, show dates and more. She also co-hosts a podcast called, "Heavy Friending" and is joined by her co-host, Joe Barlow. Find "Heavy Friending" where ever you stream podcasts including Podbean. We have a great conversation about taking on an alien persona for her music career, "The Joe & Laura Show", Wilson Phillips, 80's music, their podcast and much more! I had a great time getting to know Laura and Joe. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 826: Nané

• August 2nd, 2019

Hello friends! Daniel Sahad and Ian Green from Austin Indie rock/soul band, Nané are my guests for episode 826! Nané doesn't have any music available on streaming sites yet. They one song on YouTube, "Do It Alone" recorded live at Ice Cream Factory Studios and it's amazing. They're currently recording their debut album with producer, John Speice and engineer, Adrien Quesada. You can see them playing live around Austin. They'll be opening for Black Pumas on August 8th at Mohawk but that show is sold-out. Go to nanetheband.com for more info on shows and more. We have a great conversation about seizing opportunity, working with John and Adrien, their songwriting process and much more! I had a great time getting to know Daniel and Ian. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG 

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Episode 825: Cowboy Diplomacy Returns!

• July 30th, 2019

Hello friends! Ian Cochran and Brad Bentley from Austin Americana/rock band, Cowboy Diplomacy return to the show for episode 825! Their new single, "The Get Down" drops this Friday, August 2nd on all streaming platforms. Go to cowboydiplomacy.band for show dates, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about booking a tour in 20 hours, recording live to capture the magic of performance, working in new members, they explain LUM, we try to figure out if singles or whole albums are the way to go when releasing new music, partying on tour and much more! I had a great time getting to know Ian and Brad. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao!

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Episode 824: Ryan Romana - Press Junkie PR / Patrick Davis Checks In!

• July 26th, 2019

Hello friends!  Austin-based publicity firm, Press Junkie PR is turning 10 years old in August and it's founder, Ryan Romana is my guest for episode 824! We have a great conversation about starting out a music fan, moving into college radio, doing publicity for a label, going out on his own and starting Press Junkie PR and much more. Press Junkie's tenth anniversary party takes place Saturday, August 17th at Stubb's in Austin with music from Frederico 7, Vanessa La Bestia, El Dusty and Kelly Hafner. Go to Pressjunkie.com for more info on the event and the company. I had a blast getting to know Ryan and learning about the world of publicity. I'm sure you will too.

Plus, 512 Radio's Patrick Davis stops by to talk about Ovey Fest 2019, an All Star lineup of Donnell Robinson's A.K.A M.C. Overlord's friends playing to celebrate his 50th birthday. He was taken to soon, but his love lives on. Ovey Fest 2019 takes place on Sunday August 4th from 3pm -midnight at Come And Take It Live and benefits The Donnell Robinson Foundation with music from Vallejo and many more. Click HERE for more info. 

Ciao! -JG

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Episode 823: The Cuckoos

• July 23rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday, gang! Kenneth Frost, frontman of Austin psych/synth/rock band, The Cuckoos is my guest for episode 823! Their latest single, the Prince-infused summer jam, "Why Don't U Ever Call Me Anymore" dropped earlier this month and is available wherever you stream or download your jams. They'll be hitting the west coast in the next couple of weeks. Go to thecuckoosaustin.com for tour dates, music, videos and more. Kenneth and I have a great conversation the influence of classic rock, teaching himself piano, forming The Cuckoos, recording with Frenchie Smith, how heartbreak makes for great songwriting and much more!I had a great time getting to know Kenneth. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 822: Leon III

• July 19th, 2019

Hello friends! Andy Stepanian frontman of Americana, indie rock band, Leon III (Leon the third) is my guest for episode 822! Leon III's gorgeous self-titled debut album is available where ever you stream and download your jams. Go to LeonIII.com for music, tour dates, videos and more. Andy is also one of the founders of the clothing brand, Howler Brothers. Find them at howlerbros.com. We have a great conversation about growing up in Richmond, VA, learning guitar in college, touring 150 days a year with his first band, Wrinkle Neck Mules, starting Howler Brothers with his Wrinkle Neck Mules band mate, Chase Heard, making the Leon III album, songwriting and much more! I had a great time getting to know Andy. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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Episode 821: Como Las Movies

• July 16th, 2019

Hello friends! Nelson Valente Aguilar from cumbia-pop band, Como Las Movies is my guest for episode 821! Their latest EP, Nuevo Wave and new single and video for their song, "Una Vuelta Mas" are all available now. Go to comolasmovies.com for music, videos, show dates and more. If you live in Austin you can see Como Las Movies tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17th at Blues on the Green where they'll be opening for Ben Kweller. Nelson and I have a great conversation about growing in a Texas border town, the "situation" in McAllen, TX, listening to Kraftwerk courtesy of his cool older cousin who turned him on to good music, seeing wrestler, Roddy Rowdy Piper do stand-up comedy, working with Beto martinez and much more! I had a great time getting to know Nelson. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!

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Ciao! -JG

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