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Phil Moon Valjean Sneed, Story of the Year/Greek Fire joins the podcast this week.

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David Bazen, Pedro the Lion, joins the Mike Herrera Hour this week! He takes us way back into the the early days of Pedro the Lion & the Seattle Music Scene in the early 90s.

So call the Priests and Paramedics because you’re not going to know what hit you! Mike and Dave start out reminiscing about the past and move quickly into what it’s like coming from a family of musicians and how it shapes your life. Then the guys discuss the secrets behind writing music and how Dave uses house shows to keep that music alive.

More on David Bazan

Per wiki David Bazan is an indie rock singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Bazan was the lead singer and creative force behind the band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of Headphones. In early 2006, he began performing and recording under his own name.


Albums
Curse Your Branches (September 1, 2009)
Strange Negotiations (May 24, 2011)
Blanco (May 13, 2016)
Dark Sacred Night (November 11, 2016)
Care (March 7, 2017)


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SHOW NOTES

Mike and Dave the early years [2:00]
A family of musicians [10:00]
Exploit the old ideas [12:00]
David and the movie [16:30]
The house show game is strong [18:00]
Dave has shows and more to come [31:45]
Working but not working [37:00]
Winter is coming [39:00]
Priests and Paramedics [42:30]
The brain diary [46:30]
Strange harmony [51:30]
Dave's new music [58:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Cormac McCarthy
Fugazi
Deerhoof
Jeremy Enigk
Bedhead



Direct download: MHHp193_David_Bazan.mp3
Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

This weeks guest is Frank Carter of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes. Frank takes us through the ups and downs of his career and the events that changed his perspective on music and ultimately changed the direction of his life.

More on Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes

English band formed in 2015 by former Gallows and Pure Lovefrontman Frank Carter, they released one EP in May 2015 called Rotten and launched their debut album Blossom in August 2015. They revealed their second studio album, entitled Modern Ruin, on 28 September 2016, which was released in January 2017 via International Death Cult.  
        Frank Carter – vocals (2015–present)
        Dean Richardson – guitars (2015–present)
        Tom 'Tank' Barclay – bass guitar (2016–present)
        Gareth Grover – drums (2016–present)

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SHOW NOTES

        What’s going on Frank? [3:45]
        Building The Rattlesnakes [7:00]
        Frank escapes the Gallows [13:30]
        The grind for music [20:00]
        The highs and lows create the drive [24:30]
        Rattlesnake Tone [26:30]
        The warped tour sucker punch [31:00]
        The Rattlesnakes next move [38:00]
        If Frank were king of the land [40:00]
        The vanilla people [43:00]
        Learn more than what you’re taught [46:00]
        The first boy band [48:30]
        Find your place [52:45]
        The Robot King Kong [54:30]
        Jackals [59:30]

Notable Links Discussed:
Gallows
Pure Love
Blossom

Direct download: MHHp192_FrankCarter.mp3
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This weeks guest is Tobin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56. From The Windy City to the streets of Bremerton Mike and Tobin share a lifetime of stories and experiences surviving in the world of music. From debt to family pain, music can cause crushing blows to your home life so it takes a special group of people to make it work. This is that story…..      

More on Flatfoot 56
Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for over 16 years. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006’s Knuckles Up and 2007’s Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.
While each record received its fair share of acclaim, the quintet exploded onto a new level with 2010’s Black Thorn. Landing the band on a total of 9 Billboard Charts, Flatfoot 56 proved it could consistently reach an expanding audience while treading in a genre not often associated with widespread success. This success was advanced even further with song placements in the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy" and the video game "Watchdogs".  After the success of “Blackthorn", Flatfoot 56 hit the studio yet again in 2012 to record "Toil". This album would further solidify the band as a consistent force to be reckoned with. 
   Flatfoot 56’s new album, ”Odd Boat”, was produced by Matt Allison at Atlas studios in Chicago. “We decided that since the last experience at Atlas Studios was so beneficial, we wanted to repeat it,” Bawinkel said. “We have been friends with Matt for a few years now and we love the work that he and his studio engineers do.”
Flatfoot 56 has decided to partner with Sailor’s Grave Records to help deliver the next chapter of their legacy to the world.
 
FOR FANS OF: Dropkick Murphys, Cock Sparrer, and Flogging Molly
 
Flatfoot 56 is:
 
Tobin Bawinkel (Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar)
Kyle Bawinkel (Bass, vocals)
Brandon Good (Mandolin, Guitar, and vocals)  
Eric McMahon (Bagpipes, Guitar, and vocals)
Conrad Allsworth (Drums, vocals)


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SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
    •    MxPx Shows [8:00]
    •    The Windy City [9:15]
    •    Sports and a bad joke [14:00]
    •    The grain silo [18:30]
    •    7 new planets [23:00]
    •    Death Cruz [25:00]
    •    The tour slows down [27:30]
    •    The Industry crash [32:00]
    •    Tobin the teacher [36:00
    •    The Public school Strike [38:00]
    •    Tobin the driver [45:00]
    •    The rise of connection [48:30]
    •    Flatfoot 56 Shows

Notable Links Discussed:
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
Cock Sparrer

 

 

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Direct download: MHHP191_TobinBawinkel_Flatfoot56.mp3
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