Beyond the Band

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 […]

Beyond the Band

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 […]

Who's That Girl?

Episode 112: Janis Joplin – Good Chet

We close off Women’s History Month with one of the most influential women in all of music. Janis Joplin had a short career, but that doesn’t take away from the impact she made. Her rise may have been quick, but it wasn’t easy, she had many stumbles along the way. We look to demystify the […]

Bad Reputation

Episode 111: Joan Jett – Today Times Are Extra Spicy

It’s time for us to give this feminist Rock N Roll icon the attention she deserves! Joan Jett helped pave the way for women to be as tough and confident as they dared, especially in the music world. She began with the legendary all-girl rock band, The Runaways, alongside other empowered rocker babes. But even […]

Bad Reputation

Episode 109: Billie Holiday – Adorably Delinquent

The story of Billie Holiday is not an easy one to tell. She was complex woman with endless talent. Not only a woman, but a woman of color, she came into the world of jazz and changed it forever. But it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t ever easy for Billie. From an abusive childhood, to an […]

Who's That Girl?

Episode 108: Selena- Young And Fun Adults

Once again, we are spending the month of March talking about some of the most influential women in the world of music. And we’re kicking it off with a truly legendary singer. Selena was barely in her 20’s when she was crowned the Queen of Tejano, a genre of music that is a real boy’s […]

Beyond the Band

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 […]

Unsung Heroes

Episode 106: Tricky – Actual Murder

One of the most original artists of our time, Tricky is a pioneer of the Trip Hop movement, helping to shape modern music into the sounds we know today. A shy and genuine guy who was more interested in experimenting on new tracks than he was on being famous, Tricky has lived a very interesting […]

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