Category: Beyond the Band

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Episode 114: R.E.M. – Alliteration, Acronyms, Eyebrows

This week we talk about the quintessential alt rock band, R.E.M. If it weren’t for these guys, indie music wouldn’t exist and rock would be a much blander genre. A group that refused to bend to anyone else’s rules and spent years paying their dues as a cult success. But when they finally hit radio […]

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Episode 113: Hall And Oates – 18 Part Harmony

This week we’re talking about one of our favorite duos- Darryl Hall and John Oates. They may come from different backgrounds with different styles, but put them together and the magic is undeniable. These guys brought soul and R&B into mainstream pop with huge success! But what you may not know is how much help […]

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Episode 107: TLC – Are We Having Fun Yet

We are closing up Black History Month with the amazing tale of TLC, one of the most successful girl groups in all of music history. They started off as young women, tricked into an unfair contract that they wouldn’t be made aware of until years later. But through struggles with addiction, abuse, and illness, and […]

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Episode 101: Nirvana Part 2 – Subway and Heroin

We’ve reached the bridge of our Nirvana series, and here is where the tides change twice: once with the addition of their new drummer Dave Grohl, and again with the addition of the infamous Courtney Love into Kurt’s love life. How did Kurt get addicted to heroin? How bad were the names of Dave’s first […]

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Episode 86: Beastie Boys Part 1 – The Young Eggplants

They’re one of the most influential groups in the rap/hip-hop genre, but actually had their humble beginnings in punk and hardcore. The Beastie boys have taken advantage of every opportunity that’s come their way and infused their own interests in every step along the way. In this week’s episode, learn how exactly it was that […]

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Episode 73: Talking Heads – So New, So Wavey

We’re back at it this week to talk about a band whose music you know oh so well, but whose story is a little harder to get the deets on. Talking Heads started out as a trio of art students just trying to express their disdain for the status quo using sarcasm and metaphors. Little […]

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Episode 65: The Grateful Dead- Good ‘Nuff History

This week we put our money where our mouths are, no matter how filthy it is! Upon receiving a 6 pack of American Beauty by Dogfish Head from a loyal listener, we are covering the quintessential hippie band, The Grateful Dead. But this is going out to all those non-Deadheads out there, the ones who […]

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