Episode 16: “Dead in 5: Cheese Castles, Chilifests, and Naked Bikers”

Guests: Rob Libres, Dana Forrester, and James Trunko of Dead in 5
Dead in 5 play a naked biker festival…what could go wrong? The band members also discuss their love of cheese whilst on tour in Wisconsin, and how it is OK to bail on the gig when your playing a chili-fest that runs out of chili. Jason and John also confirm that John’s hair as reached full mad scientist status!
Music: ‘Maggots and Flies’ by Dead in 5

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Episode 15: “The Native Howl: Thrashgrass, Jazzgrass, and Proggrass?”

Guests: Jake and Chandler of The Native Howl
The guys from The Native Howl explain the origins of thrashgrass and their viral video, and how working a full-time gig in a chemical plant while buiding a studio at night could give one a case of the crazies.
Music: ‘Thurnderhead’ by The Native Howl

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Episode 014: “Tony Lucca: Totally F*%#in’ Doin’ It!”

Guest: Tony Lucca (The Voice, Mickey Mouse Club, Tolin)
Tony Lucca gets the cold shoulder from Christina Aguilera, confirms the extreme highs and lows of playing gigs with his cousin (Cole Garlack), and shares some cool insights about the music biz, all while Totally Fuckin’ Doin’ It!
Music: ‘Love You a Ton’ by Tony Lucca
Tony Lucca will be touring with Jay Nash on the TFDI tour in the Spring of 2017. Visit www.tonylucca.com for details.

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Episode 013: “Ryan Brake & Paul Mercier Pursue MySpace Fame and Crash the Red Hat Society”

Guests: Paul Mercier and Ryan Brake (Until Sunday)
Paul and Ryan share stories about a two-man acoustic tour powered purely by MySpace hype, what happens when two drunk guys crash a meeting of the Red Hat Society, and how selling a single homemade CD for $200 can make your tour profitable.
Music: ‘In Front of You’ by Paul Mercier & ‘On My Way’ by Ryan Brake
*NOTE: We’ve been dealing with some line noise during recording. I’ll be fixed for the next episode. Sorry for the sound quality on this one.

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Episode 012: “Cole Garlak – The Whisky, Arenas, Halftime Shows and Bad Mojo Playing with Tony Lucca”

Guest: Cole Garlak (Calling Marvin, Tony Lucca)
Cole Garlak shares stories about playing a gig out of tune, but really in tune, with Tony Lucca at The Whisky, misadventures in arena gigs with N*Sync, and how faking it on national television for an NFL halftime show can really boost your confidence as a musician.
Music: ‘Windy City’ by Calling Marvin

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Episode 011: “Chris Polite Joins Weezer, First Drinks at 30, and Broken Legs”

Guest: Chris Polite (The Infatuations, Cardiff Giant, OWT5)
Chris Polite has his first drink at the age of 30, shares a story about the time he joined the band Weezer for one song, and what to do if you break a leg (literally!) on stage.
Music: ‘Every Single Christmas’ by Chris Polite

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Episode 010: “The Ace of Hayes: Surprise Karaoke with Jeff Hayes and What’s in a (Band) Name?”

Guest: Jeff Hayes (Sponge, Novada, Solid Frog) RETURNS!
Jeff Hayes shared a story about the most recent Summerland Tour with Sponge, Everclear, Sugar Ray, and Lit, the guys discuss what a band’s name suggest about the group, and the first ever edition of Surprise Karaoke staring Jeff “the Ace of Hayes” Hayes!
Music: ‘Spark the Fire’ by Novada

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