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Friday Feb 15, 2019

Hello friends! Austin's own, William Harries Graham returns to the show for episode 777! His new album, the beautiful and dreamy, Jakes, drops next Friday, February 22. He'll be celebrating with a release show at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden on March 30th and a Waterloo Records in-store on Sunday, March 3rd. You can always catch his Continental Club residency Wednesdays at 9:30 and his all-star Lo-Jinx Orchestra on the first Sunday of every month at Radio Coffee. Go to williamharriesgraham.com for music, show dates and more. William and I have a great conversation about making Jakes, his musical partnership with Abra Moore, balancing a music career and college and much more! I always love chatting with this brilliant, thoughtful and talented gentleman. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 754: March And Beauty

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Hello friends! Austin-based indie pop heroes, March And Beauty are my guests for episode 754! Their gorgeous new album, Star-Lite is available now where ever you stream or download your jams. If you live in Austin, you can see them THIS Friday, November 30th at Cheer Up Charlie's along wth "How Did I Get Here?" favorites, Shy Beast, Moving Panoramas and more. Go to marchandbeauty.com for all of your March And Beauty needs! We have a great conversation about Terri Dittmar's journey from head-cheerleader to indie pop front woman, Bo Bud Greene, the current political climate, making Star-Lite and much more! I had a great time getting to know this great band. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Episode 733: Blynd Birds

Tuesday Sep 18, 2018

Tuesday Sep 18, 2018

Hello friends! Jared Blair and Sam Powell from Austin indie rock band, Blynd Birds aer my guests for episode 733! Their latest album, the brilliant, Find Your Concience, Baby is out now. Find it where ever you stream or download your jams. Go to blyndbirds.com for music, show date and more. We have a great conversation about their creative process, using 9 different mix engineers for Find Your Concience, Baby, balancing their other bands and much more! I had a great time getting to know these guys. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down! 
Ciao! -JG

Friday Jul 20, 2018

Hello gang! Prolific artist/musician, Mary Streepy is my guest for episode 715! Mary plays drums, guitar and sings in the shoegaze trio, Queue Queue which also includes Carrie Clark (of the psychedelic noise pop band, Sixteen Deluxe) on guitar/vocals and Claire Hamilton (of chill wave/dream pop band, Paraguay) on bass and vocals. They're about to go back into the studio and record their sophomore album, but you can find their debut, self-titled album where ever you stream and download music or at queuequeueband.com Mary is also an amazing and very accomplished artist and painter. You can find her work at marystreepy.com We have a great conversation about her time at Wichita State University, The Buglies, her love of whoopie cushions, living a life filled with art and music and much more! I had a great time getting to know Mary. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Friday Apr 20, 2018

Hello friends! We have a Portland-centric, SXSW 2018 double-header for you guys today! Julius and Brock from Portland, Oregon's big and crazy Nu-Disco band, Gold Casio came by the apartment while they were here for SXSW 2018! Their brand new e.p. Sinners is out TODAY Friday 4/20! Go to goldcasio.band for tour info, music, videos and more. We have a great conversation about being a gold plated nu-disco band, touring their way down to SXSW, the logistics of keeping a big band on the road, making Sinners and much more! After that, I am joined by Portland country-shoegaze trio, Candace! Their gorgeous new album, New Ruins is out now. The album was recorded in rural Iowa and mixed by the legendary, Larry Crane (The Tape-Op magazing guy). You can find their music, tourdates and more at candaceisaband.com. We have a great conversation about making New Ruins in the aftermath of the 2016 election, the meaning of "country-shoegaze", touring their way down to SXSW 2018, The similarities between Portland and Austin and much, much more! I had a great time getting to know both of these amazingly talented bands. I'm sure you will too. Let's get down!
Ciao! -JG

Tuesday Nov 01, 2016

Hello friends! I you're all doing well. Things are good here. I'm rehearsing some with my band, Ladyband Johnson for our show this Friday 11/4 at The Continental Club here in Austin. We go on at 11 pm. Come out and say hi. Other than that, tonight (Tuesday 11/1) I'll be doing some hosting duties at the TuneCore and Austin Music Foundation at Emo's. Come have a drink, hear about the many services TuneCore has to offer to better serve local artists, and catch sets by Austin-based artists, Migrant Kids and Keeper! Here's the Facebook event page 
My guests for episode 538 are Brooklyn based synth-rockers, Bootblacks and French synth wave band, Liste Noire! Both bands have new albums out and just toured Europe together and are currently on the road in America. Go to Bootblacks.net and Listenoire.tv to check out their music and find out if they're coming to a town near you. Nico from Liste Noire and Panther from Bootblacks join me via Skype and we have a great conversation about drum machines and sythesizers, touring Europe vs. America, living in a post-modern era as an artist, Mr. T for president, 80's sax solos and much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Panther and Nico as much as I did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 532: Shmu

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a good weekend. i did spend some of it worried that was too sick to play. I can't tell if I have a lingering cold or just really bad allergies, because it seems like one day, i'm better and the next i'm totally sick again. Anyway, I had a good time singing at the John Lennon birthday show at Threadgill's here in Austin on Sunday. Lots of cool folks joined Stephen Doster's #9 Orchestra to pay tribute to John on his birthday.
My guest for episode 532 is Samuel Chown musically known as Shmu! Shmu's latest album Shhh!!! is absolutely fantastic! Sam and I have a great conversation about growing up in Canada, going to Berklee College of Music, making shoe-gazer/dream pop meets psychedelic glitch music, his label, GTZ Records and much, much more! I hope you enjoy getting to know Sam/Shmu as much as I did. Let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Episode 513: Drop Out Vegas

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

hello friends! i hope this episode finds you all happy and healthy. if you're a musician in austin and are planning on releasing music in the form of a single, e.p. or full-length album, i have a panel for you. the austin music foundation and arlyn studios present: releasing your music, a panel sovering distribution channels, release shows, traditional and grassroots marketing, d.i.y. publicity and much more. it all takes place wednesday, august 10th from 7-10 pm at arlyn studios in austin, tx. here's a link to the event details. austinmusicfoundation.org come out. it's informative, it's free and i'll be moderating. 
my guests for episode 513 are houston pop duo, drop out vegas! these super-talented guys have just released a new single, "sleep alone" on their own and they've gotten a ton of press for it and believe me, it's well-deserved. i came a cross these guys on social media a little over a month ago. they looked cool, so i went and listened to their music and fell in love. skylar and jason came by my hotel when i was in houston a few weeks ago and we had a great conversation about growing up in the church music programs, writing songs together and apart, the woodlands vs kingwood, making pop music in houston and much, much more. i had a great time getting to know skylar and jason. i'm sure you will too. let's get down!
ciao! -jg

Friday Jun 17, 2016

hello friends! i want to remind you that we are recording our 500th podcast live this coming monday, june 20th at 8 pm at the townsend here in austin, tx. my guests will be nakia, kathy valentine, taylor muse (quiet company), suzanna choffel and aj vallejo! come out and celebrate with us! enjoy fine cocktails, delicious snacks and a great conversation with some of he most entertaining musicians around. plus, there's no cover!!!
episode 499 part one: the music is a playlist i put together out of some of the music i've been turned on to by guests over the last hundred episodes. part two will be excerpts of conversations from soem of the last hundred episodes. look for that on tuesday. here's the track listing for episode 499 part one: the music...
 1. "baby when i close my eyes" - sweet spirit
 2. "stop the world" - mike flanigin w/ gary clark jr.
 3. "echo of whoos" - calliope musicals
 4. "no one gonna give you love" - my jerusalem
 5. "down to the ocean" - jeremy nail
 6. "atta blues" - emily wolfe
 7. "withdrawal" - max frost
 8. "september in your eyes" - bruce sudano
 9. "summer samaritan" - los coast
10. "ready for war" - love & chaos
11. "work" - tank washington
12. "heartbreak bugaloo" - the midnight stroll
13. "sweet dreaming" - daniel eyes and the vibes
14. "southern suburbian" - sally allen
15. "one" - moving panoramas
16. "polyester" - john evans
17. "i don't wanna have to lie" - lolo

Episode 471: Modern Outsider

Friday Mar 11, 2016

Friday Mar 11, 2016

hello friends! i hope you're all in your positions for the maelstrom of insanity heading our way like a giant category 5 hurricane made up of hipsters, entertainment industry professionals on spring break, corporate take overs of your favorite street corners, drunk fans and the president and first lady of the united states. i think i am. if you're not in austin or coming to austin this week for sxsw, maybe you'll get sleep and wake up sane. if you are coming to austin or live in austin, good luck bro! let the insanity begin.
my guests for episode 471 are chip and erin adams, owners of modern outsider records. the just won "best record label" at the austin music industry awards on monday. they've only been around for five years and have put out records by dana falconberry, quiet company, moving panoramas, the crookes, black pistol fire and many more. they started out with a simple mission: discover and release good music. they've stuck to it and in a time when labels are folding and straning to survive, the've made modern outsider work. find out why they started it and how they make it wok. i hope you enjoy getting to know chip and erin. i sure did. let's get down! 

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