Happy New Year, everybody.
Overall, 2019 was confusing, dark and downright stressful. But every Monday I brightened up the place by interviewing an awesome band and rocking out to their music—you’re very welcome.
Out of the hundreds of bands I chatted with this year, these are my top fifteen favorites. Check the list out below (in order of month) and head to The Music Meetup page to listen to all the episodes and choose your own favorites.
Legal troubles may have put their tour on hold, take it from Jennifer Herrema: “shit could’ve definitely been worse.”
Caution: The West Coast punk trio shreds so hard you may get a rash. We chat about new album, touring and the band.
These are a few of her favorite things—plus, we talk new album and musical evolution.
The New York quartet’s music has matured, but their behavior is still as wild as it comes.
Surprisingly, we stayed on topic in the face of epic SXSW day-drinking.
Frontwoman Kelli Mayo admits in new song that she can’t do the ‘Dirty Dancing’ leap, but she loves to try.
The Cincinnati rockers have a love/hate relationship with horoscopes and an amazing new album.
Metal, punk rock, garage thrashers—whatever you want to call them, they’re here to shred & have a blast.
He’s a big boy in the big city making some music and flipping burgers.
Chatting with the New Zealand rockers backstage in Brooklyn.
Protecting nature wasn’t enough for this Alaskan park ranger, so she created Skux.
Living and playing music in NYC will drive anyone mad.
The only original member still playing from the ’60s pioneering psych garage rock band tells all.
The psych-rockers just wanna jam and share their music with the world—is that so wrong?
“The Puerto Rican party punks were in NYC for one show before jetting off to Europe.”