Beyond the Band

Episode 175: New Order – 877-NAME-NOW

After the untimely end of Joy Division, the rest of the band was left to decide where to go from there. They would soon go back to work experimenting with new sounds and creating some of the most iconic songs of the 80’s that would bring together the worlds of rock and pop. It’s not […]

Music History

Episode 174: Rock Against Racism – Great, Britain

A tale that is as relevant today as it was at its origin. In response to some unsavory racists in the UK, many musicians took to their platforms to protest the toxic political ideals that were rampant during the 70s. Punks took to creating a movement that brought people together in unity and fight fascism. […]

Unsung Heroes

Episode 172: Poly Styrene – Write A Prescription For Adventure

Many don’t know who the Xray Spex were, but without them, the punk and New Wave movements would’ve been a lot less exciting. Especially thanks to lead singer/songwriter, Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, better known as Poly Styrene. This woman did not spend too long in the spotlight, but for the brief time that she did, it […]

Unknown Pleasures

Episode 170: Run The Jewels – HOTLANTA!

Run The Jewels is one of the most talented, creative, politically charged, and intelligent rap duos to date. Killer Mike and El-P got together on a whim and immediately connected, not realizing that a one off collaboration would turn into an honest to goodness musical group. They came from different places, but their passions are […]

Unsung Heroes

Episode 169: Frankie Knuckles – It’s Donuts!

In the ashes of Disco came the beginning of electronic music as we knew it with House music. And Frankie Knuckles was one of its founding fathers, using his passion and inspiration to mix songs in ways that had never been heard before. He never wanted the party to stop and as long as he […]

Bad Reputation

Episode 167: Annie Lennox Part 1 – I Am Girl

Annie Lennox did not become an icon overnight. It took a lot of hard work and trudging through the BS to get where she is today. And don’t get it twisted, just because she grew up with a classically trained background, that doesn’t mean she didn’t have the desire to jump into the pop world […]