#16 What does No Me Gusta gusta?

Julie and Peter sit down with Salem band, No Me Gusta at the Dehn Bar downtown and eat free chips and salsa. You know, the usual. They just released their first EP “Grocery Store Erotica.” It’s a punchy little punk number, take a listen. Also, listen to our engrossing conversation. no me gusta

No Me Gusta is: Hayden Freshour on guitar and vocals, Tyler Weld on bass, and Justin Baker on drums. These guys are all Salem natives, which is fabulous. Their next show is this weekend, Saturday, February 3rd at The Triangle with Wire Monkey Mama and Lojia. Starts around 9pm and it is FREE! We’ve seen them several times and they bring it.

  • Note – In the podcast, they talked about Duncan Trussell, but Julie was actually meaning to talk about Paul Stamets. FYI.
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Other mentions in the podcast:

The Space, Spiller, Showtigers, Kylie Burbank, Wild Ire, Sadgasm, Summer Eyes, Brides, Mouth, City of Pieces, Duncan Trussell, Paul Stamets, and probably more.

 

NOTE: These are the bands’ Facebook pages, but go on their “about” section and go to their bandcamps and buy their music.

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#15 Shooting the ‘Shod

Hey, Salem! It’s been a while. With all the sickness and the holidays and more sickness, we had to take a break. But, we’re back. We really didn’t have anything specific to talk about, we just missed you, so we figured that YOU MISSED US TOO. Peter and Julie are hanging out with Justin Stimson (Mustin Douch) on a rainy Friday evening talking about music and cats and whatever we want. Plus, an “unexpected” guest shows up at the end there. Also, singing. Hang out with us for a while, will you?

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If everything goes as planned, we’ll be back next week with No Me Gusta. They’ve got a new album coming out and we want to talk to them about it. Until then, try to go on without us. Hey! Go back and listen to past episodes. They’re all real good.

 

 

Peter takes Marc to Muchas Gracias.

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#14 Summarizing Summer Eyes

Summer Eyes is Ben Thede on guitar and lead vocals, Denny McDowell on guitar and backing vocals, Sean Pass on bass, and Justin Stimson (aka Mustin Douch) on drums. Everybody got together at Julie’s house and talked about the release of their new EP, “Raise the Alarm,” which they’ll be celebrating this Friday, December 15th at The Space.

 

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All the guys except Justin (who grew up in Portland) grew together on the mean streets of South Salem. They not only grew up together, but they grew up musically as well. It’s pretty sweet.

Just go ahead and listen.

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Their EP is available on Bandcamp and at Ranch Records downtown for only $5! They’ll also be for sale at the show. Support some true sons of Salem and show up and show them all the love. There are five bands on the bill, and they’re all pretty different. They’ll be something for everyone. See you there.

 

 

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Summer Eyes playing a tribute to Talking Heads at The Space. Photo: Julie Eaton
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Cover photo by Julie Eaton.

 

 

#13 Hiding Out with Honk Heads

A couple months ago, Sam McBride (Mammals in the Hard Drive, The Falcon, King Dot) had a house show with the Startle Easilies, Sustentacula, and Honk Heads. Startle Easilies is a super group with Sam, Julian Snow, and our own Peter Degroot – playing old Degroot B sides. I (Julie) fell in love with Honk Heads (already HUGE fans of 24281894_10213405241539787_648219336_oSustentacula). Honk Heads is Sam McBride and partner, Lilly. There is nothing else in Salem like them. Seriously.

At this point, the only way you’ll get to see them is if you catch one of their house shows. Lilly prefers to keep it low key, and we respect that. In fact, it was an honor to be invited into their sanctuary. Felt good. Real good. We should visit again.

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Mentions: Sean McLeod, Micky Bare, Chris Webb, Mitch Myers, Murmuring Pines, The Great Idea at The Enchanted Forest, Dandy Warhols, Doug Hoffman, The Space Concert Club, Rejected Art Faire, David Rafn, Rick Dance, Blitzen Trapper, “Flava in ya ear,” Craig Mack, LL Cool J, B.I.G., Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, The Gourds, Beck, Beastie Boys, The Pumps, Acting Captain, and more…

 

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#12 Road Trip to Nathan Carson

Salem Flavored Podcandy™. This week, with a Portland twist…

What a treat to sit down with Nathan Carson in his home in Portland, Oregon. He’s a musician, booker, promoter, published author, and a decent human being, on top of all that. Peter has known Nathan since way back in the day – mutual fans of each other’s music: Imps of Spring, Moon Patrol, pointlineplane to name a few. Peter was under the weather for this cast, so he’s a little quiet, but he’s there.

Nathan has figured out how to make a living from being a booker/promoter with his booking company Nanotear. It started as a project for booking doom metal, when there

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Kayla Dixon of Witch Mountain

wasn’t a ton of doom metal bands to be found. Now he books for over 25 metal bands on as many different labels – bands such as Yob, Mike Scheidt, Wizard Rifle, and his own

band Witch Mountain, which he is the drummer. Witch Mountain’s latest single, Midnight plays at the end of the podcast. You can also check it out here.

Nathan also hosts a radio show on XRAY.FM, Wednesday nights at 10pm called “Heavy Metal Sewing Circle.” If that’s not a convenient time for you, the episodes are archived on the website.

And if that weren’t enough, and don’t think it oughta be, Nathan is also a published author. He’s a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft and the like, so his works are along that veinstarr creek cover with a Willamette Valley flavor. He gave me a copy of Starr Creek, which I’m half finished with. He told me it wasn’t nostalgic in an 80s way (set in the 80s), but it definitely nostalgic in a Mid-Willamette Valley way. I am enjoying it, quite a bit. He has stories in several anthologies that you can also find on his Amazon page.

AND, on December 2nd, Nathan will be in Salem at the downtown Book Bin for a reading and signing of his latest project, The Willows. This is part one of a two part comic book that is an adaptation of Algernon Blackwood’s novella of the same name, richly illustrated by Sam Ford. I certainly hope you’ll come say hi at that event.the willows cover

So, with no further ado, the interview.

 

Mentions:

Imps of Spring, Moon Patrol, pointlineplane, Aranya, mARMITs, Foggy Notion, Witch Mountain, YOB, Kayla Dixon, Bomb’s Away Cafe, Interzone, Aether Theory, Dark Horse Comics, Nanotear, Mudhoney, Huey Lewis, Ground Kontrol, Mark Lore, Xray.fm, Heavy Metal Sewing Circle, Burial Grounds, HP Lovecraft, Starr Creek Novella, Floating World Comics, Sam Ford, Wizard Rifle, Mountain Goats, Brian Eno, Gene Wolfe.

#11 The Josh Blanchard Interview

Recorded at The Dehn Bar in downtown Salem, Oregon.

Gather ’round everybody for your next piece of Roughshod Podcandy™. Peter and I had a lovely time talking with Josh Blanchard of the band Coronation.

 

Coronation just released their new single, “Chemical Reaction,” that will be on their upcoming album “Silicon Days.” We play Chemical Reaction in the middle of the cast, and then play another single (unreleased!) “Heartwave” at the end. That’s right, he gave us an advance listen to their unreleased single! Thank you, Josh.

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Coronation “Silicon Days” Artwork: Sean Hollenhors Coloring: Daniel Rafn
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Mentions:

PointLinePlane, Nathan Carson, La Luna, Dehn Bar, Funyuns, Keizer Elks Lodge, Good Question, bütterMilk, Salem MultiCultural Center, Westside Station, The Inn at Orchard Heights, Queen of Sheba, David LiaBrataaten, Andy Brown, Rob Scrivner, The Space Concert Club, Douglas Hoffman, The Fifty Pub

#10 Covering the Troubadour Open Mic @ The Space Concert Club

 

Music recorded live at The Space Concert Club, commentary in Julie’s garage.

So, Peter and I were invited to host The Space’s Troubadour Open Mic last Wednesday. We jumped at the chance. It was fun! We enjoyed it! Very much! Have I used enough exclamation points to tell you that we had a good time? Yes! Ok! Well, the actual night was fun, but we had to do a lot of editing and ending up cutting all the live commentary and just left the performances. Peter and I just got together tonight and recorded the talking parts.

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Will we record an open mic again? Probably not. At least not until we’ve got our shit together a little more. So PLEASE! I’ve been working on this one TOO MUCH and I just slapped it together. Please forgive if the transitions are a little stark. I’m tired and didn’t want to figure out the fade in/out effects tonight.

We’ll be back next week with just sitting down and talking to music buddies.

BUT. There’s some great performances on this by Mitchell Daily, Jess Tumolo, Colton Grizzlyman, Ashley Lute, Jocelyn Paige, Marc Horsejerk, and Vortex Remover. Please enjoy Peter and my learning experience.

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

The Space, Brides (The Band), Save Bandit, Tied to a Grizzly, Marc & The Horsejerks, Vortex Remover, Shotskis Woodfired Eats, Battle of the Bands, Roughshod Radio Pet Peeves, Doug Hoffman, Mitch Myers, Stan Keightley, Mouth, Saucy Yoda, Stretch Panic, Mr. Fredrick’s, KMUZ, Sons of Salem, Josh Blanchard, Coronation.

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#9 Spacing Out w/ Jocelyn Paige

Recorded Wednesday, October 4th at The Space Concert Club‘s Green Room

 

For those of you following along, Austin Rich has left the building. Austin is a busy guy with his Mid-Valley Mutations radio show on KMUZ, Friday nights at 10pm (tune in some time), online zine The Cherry Picker Zine, and he has a variety of his own podcasts including The Capital Couple. So, he has passed the torch to me, Julie, to carry on Roughshod Radio.  I hope I can do as good as job as he did. Thank you for all your work, Austin!

That being said, I introduce my new co-host, Peter Degroot. Peter has been in the Salem music scene for a long time. His current projects are Vortex Remover and The Startle Easilies, a new project with Julian Snow and Sam McBride.

 

On this episode, we meet in the green room at The Space Concert Club and talk about it with Jocelyn Paige, who is the machine behind new Salem group Brides. Brides have a new EP coming out October 29th, and will be celebrated at The Space on that date, which is also Jocelyn’s birthday.21992869_815735745252828_4190738907658202804_o (1)

A BIG thanks to Jocelyn and Stan Keightley with their help figuring out the audio editor for my first solo run!

Let us know how you feel. Contact us at roughshod@gmail.com

Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Brides, The Space, Unnamed Downtown Venue that Bans People for Stupid Reasons, Sleeperface, Austin Rich, Mid-Valley Mutations, KMUZ, Doug Hoffman, Mouth, Tom Petty, Wah Wah Music Festival, Vortex Remover, Startle Easilies, Rich McCloud, Shoring, Grampa’s Chili, Purusa, The Shrike, Vagabond Brewing, Sleep Millennium, Clawfoot Slumber, Venti’s Downtown, Governor’s Cup, Kitchen on Court Street, Silverton Shindig, Chimes, Solace, Asia Kindred Moore, The Coffin, Nulla Cur, Night Lizard.

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#8: Hats off Salem

#8: Hats off Salem

recorded on the afternoon of July 27th. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we catch up on Make Music Day, discuss upcoming shows, and discuss building an audience and local transportation issues.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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You can contact Austin at Mid-Valley Mutations, & both Austin & Julie at The Salem Weekly.

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Topics Include: Make Music Day Salem, Ivan de Plume interview on KMUZ, Rejected Art Faire, building an audience & local transportation issues.

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Alpha Sound, Gordon Taylor, Windjammers, Tied To A Grizzly, Moon of The Wolf, Hobo Maker, I Am The Arm, ACRONYM Inc. zines, Rhetorical Redhead, Ray McMillian / 1 Hour Pharmacy, Guitar Castle / Tim Knight, Mae Starr (Rllrbll and Moodring), Brides, Felony Flats, State Street Pub, Vortex Remover, Oregon Tattoo Company, Burial Grounds, Whisp House, The Summer Street House, Shotskis, The Kingsmen, Taproot, Mustin Douch, TKO Productions

 

#7: Live At The Taproot

#7: Live At The Taproot

recorded on the afternoon of May 31st in the backroom of The Taproot. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we catch up on local music news from the month of May.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

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You can contact Austin at Mid-Valley Mutations, & both Austin & Julie at The Salem Weekly.

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Topics Include:

Make Music Day Updates, Photography At Shows, MARC & The Horsejerks & The Fifty, Marco, Chris Cornell & how we grieve for celebrities, MyFacester+ Twinstablr habits, Jeremy Hight, printing show calendars in local papers, Corvallis Experiments In Noise, Sadgasm, The Beef Kitchen Interview on Mid-Valley Mutations, The Velvet Underground & Nico on Sound Opinions, Lou Reed “Walk On The Wild Side” Controversy, & the Hanky Code.

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Upcoming Concert Calendar:

June 1st: Rebecca McDade @ Venti’s
June 1st: Cassio Vianna @ Christo’s
June 2nd: Kevin Moore @ Casa Rojas
June 2nd: The “Bail Money” Tour @ The Triangle
June 2nd: Hot Sheets, Cold Static & Tiger Touch @ The Space
June 2nd: Gary Burford @ The Taproot
June 2nd: Jacob Westfall @ The Vegabond
June 2nd: Toadstool on Mid-Valley Mutations
June 3rd: CaveDweller, Danny Shaw, Tied To A Grizzly, Feel Connected @ The Space
June 3rd: Le Fomo, Project Sunshine & Jocelyn Paige @ The Fifty
June 3rd: Showtigers EP Release, No Me Gusta, Sadgasm & The Dance Hall
June 4th: Jocelyn Paige on Northwest Notes
June 3rd – 9th: KMUZ Pledge Drive
June 10th: Fischer’s Mill Music Fest 2017

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Chris Cornell, Chuck Berry, George Michael, David Bowie, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Prince, Kurt Cobain, MKUltramegaphone, MARC & The Horsejerks, Artless Motives, Tim Knight, John Fahey, Lester Bangs.

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

6.) Go To The Library, and use their collection of albums to your advantage.

 

#6: The Wild Ire Interview

#6: The Wild Ire Interview

recorded on the afternoon of May 4th, outside of Broadway Cafe. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we interview local rock band Wild Ire.  (Jesse: Guitar, Nick: Drums, Tanner: Bass.  Not pictured, Jake: Vocals.)

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

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Topics Include:

Metal, prog, reference points, ’90s and early 2000’s music, ex-bandmates, “everything about us is comedic,” the Anti-Social Butterfly comic book, playing shows, names for bands, recording & recordings, the White Zombie story, Salem through and through, the Wild Ire SoundCloud Page, drugs, Nick’s drum competitions, time travel concert trips, Facebook, Instagram.

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Upcoming Concert Calendar:

May 5th: All Ages Concert in Downtown Salem
May 5th: Cinco De Mayo at The Space
May 5th: Burford/Small/Beck
May 5th: Pills N Bury Casa Rojas #cincodemayo
May 6th: Pancho + The Factory / Butter / Mood Beach / The King Dot
May 6th: Fernando Band – Portland @ Governor’s Cup in Salem, OR

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Percy Lounge, Ike Box, Incubus, Alice In Chains, With An X Records, Clawfoot Slumber, The Space, Everett, Infinite Me, Eater of Hope, Doggy Dog World, This Wild Ire Show, The Fifty Pub & Grub, Anchor Chain, The Giveaways?, The Nest, Adieu Caribou, Mr. Frederick’s Product Production Co., Wavelength Studio, White Zombie, Filth Machine, Amerakin Overdose, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, GWAR, Pink Floyd, Django Reinhardt, The Dismemberment Plan, Mandark, Sober Betty.

#5: Please & Thank You

#5: Please & Thank You

Recorded on the afternoon of April 26th. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, discuss various points of rock & roll ettiquette, as well as offer the concert calendar.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

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Topics Include:

Music Scene Etiquette, meeting the scene, promoting the show you are playing, the venue’s role in the show you are playing, clear communication is necessary, the truth about message services: we all know that you read the message, people working at the venue are your co-workers, watch the show you are playing on, know the money going in, the thank you discussion.

And here’s the song Austin was talking about near the end of the show:

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Contact The Press about your show:

Julie Eaton at The Salem Weekly: music@salemweeklynews.com

Carlee Wright at The Statesman Journal: cwright2@salem.gannett.com

Roughshod Radio: roughshodradio@gmail.com

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Upcoming Concert Calendar:

April 27th: Acoustic Thursdays at Venti’s: Rich McCloud
April 27th: Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) LIVE at Kraftworks
April 27th: Corban Chamber Orchestra Concert – Mostly Mozart
April 28th & 29th: 2000’s Music Decade Super Fest
April 28th: Percy Lounge / Brotherman / TiedToAGrizzly at Venti’s
April 28th: His Name Shall Breathe, SPN, Machete Yard Sale, Flocks Fall
April 28th: The Pumps – M69’s – Songs for Alice
April 28th: Just Kitten, LIVE on The Radio.
April 29th: Northwest Monthly Volume 30: Twi$tOne, Brady Banks, Watermelon Jones, & MORE!
April 29th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day One!
April 30th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day Two!

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Beef Kitchen, Rich McCloudVortex RemoverThe Space, The FiftyJarred Venti

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

5.) Have a serious conversation about money, and how it works in your band.

#4: Breaking News!

#4: Breaking News!

Recorded on the afternoon of April 17th. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we follow up on some music news in the Salem area, offer a concert calendar for the next week, and address some odds and sods from the scene.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

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Topics Include:

Cool Sheets shoutout, Make Music Day follow-up, Electric Alley Venue (for make Music Day) follow-up, Art Fair follow-Up, Rejected Art Fair Show follow-up, Mid-Valley Mutations backyard BBQs are coming this summer, Beef Kitchen, The Salem Concert Calendar, 4/20 Dude, Percy Lounge Article, and trying to listen to newer music.

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What’s Rockin’ My World Right Now:

Bob Bucko Jr. (Austin)
Grand Head (Julie)

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Upcoming Concert Calendar:

April 18th: Wrekmeister Harmonies / Witch Breath
April 18th: Corban Jazz Night
April 19th: Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts with The Big Nothin
April 20th: Elvicious Cash and Michael Taylor!
April 20th: Frenz, No Aloha, and Adrian Barker
April 20th: The Christopher Brown Quartet
April 21st: Vortex Remover on Mid-Valley Mutations.
April 21st: WILD IRE ALBUM RELEASE! (Featuring Percy Lounge and Mandark)
April 21st: Elvicious Cash, Kylie Burbank, & Bre Paletta.
April 22nd: Yaquina Bay, DoublePlusGood, Seahorse, Enjoys Things / The Space
April 29th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day One!
April 30th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day Two!

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Vortex RemoverHot SheetsGary Burford Trio, Jon Fro, Gabriel Cox, Songs for Alice, Aether Theory, The Pumps, MARC & The Horsejerks, Schwing!, The Space Concert Club, Cape Disappointment, Kylie Burbank, Sustentacula, Sunday Service, The Possum House, The Wisp House, Christian Mistress, The Ant House, Corvallis Experiments In Noise, The Falcon, Ranch Records, Theory, Wild Ire, Percy Lounge, Mandrake, Ike Box, The Fifty Pub & Grub, Mr. Frederick

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

4.) Listen to a lot of music, and talk about it with someone.

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The Art Fair Music Line-Up.

Friday, July 21
Children’s Educational Theatre 12:00 – 1:00
Na Rosai 1:30 – 2:30
The Pumps 3:00 – 4:00
Gary Burford Trio 4:30 – 5:30
Los Cumbiamberos 6:00-7:00
Sugaray Rayford 7:30 – 9:00

Saturday, July 22
Children’s Educational Theatre 12:00 – 1:00
Stereo RV 1:30 – 2:30
Jet Black Pearl 3:00 – 4:00
City of Pieces 4:30 – 5:30
Global Heat 6:00 – 7:00
Orgone 7:30 – 9:00

Sunday, July 23
Children’s Educational Theatre 12:00 – 1:00
Malachi Graham 1:30 – 2:30
Grand Jazz & Swing Band 3:00 – 4:00
Willamette Valley Pipes and Drums 4:15 – 5:00

#3: Vortex Remover

#3: Vortex Remover

Recorded on the afternoon of April 2nd. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we have Rob & Peter from Vortex Remover join us for a casual discussion about their career.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

Topics Include:

Vortex Remover on the show, Rawkward Phase Album Release Party, Throat Singing, recording the album and the forthcoming tea-themed EP, The G.A.A.G. / Peter DeGroot split recordAnbot Rodroid, Startle Easilies, PD & His Musical Notes, The Strawberries, the secret history of small towns, “a sense of humor,” building and picking your gear, making music with friends, playing at the state hospital & Tedx Salem, ASL Interpretation, Vortex Remover on MyFacester+ & Twinstabler.

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Upcoming Concert Calendar:
April 4th: Impuritan & Trask Schulte, Live @ The Space Concert Club
April 5th: Free Beginning Ukulele Group Lessons @ ABC Music Company
April 6th: Spoken Word and Open Mic Poetry Night @ The Space
April 7th: tLoveless Root, Stan McMahon Band, Gary Buford Trio @ The Space
April 8th: Stereo RV Album Release Party w/ Joe Kye @ 1859 Cider Co.
April 15th: Scott Garred, Vortex Remover, Andi Camp & Brenden Tingue @ The Possum House
April 21st: Vortex Remover on Mid-Valley Mutations.
April 29th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day One!
April 30th: The Meaning of Life: Austin’s 42nd Birthday Party Day Two!

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Open Mic & Local Jam Sessions:
Monday Blues Jam at Shotski’s
Tuesdays & Thursdays at Tequila Nights: The King of The Mic
Wednesday at South Liberty Bar: The Hump Day Jam
Thursday at Shotski’s: Open Mic hosted by Rich McCloud
Thursday at The Triangle: Weekly Jam.

 

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Bêla Fleck, Derek M. JohnsonThe FiftySoriahCherry City Deadbeats, Tom Farmer, Cathead, CoronationWavelength Studios, The For Reals, Guitar Castle (Tim Knight), Hot SheetsCity of PiecesThe Space Concert ClubPossum HouseCalvin Johnson, Scott Garred, Andi CampBrenden TingueCaptain Crook Records Comps, Oro Azoro, The Greatest Generation (podcast); NerdistAlabama ShakesOrchardsKalalochMake Music Day.

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

3.) Tell People You Want to Play Music.  Go to a Ukulele Group Lesson; Go to open mics; meet people who play music; let it be known you wanna play music.

 

#2: The Money Problem

#2: The Money Problem

Recorded on the afternoon of March 23rd. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode, we follow-up on Make Music Day, discuss The Money Problem with regards to music in this town, and name-check more music that we want to see / and love.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think: roughshodradio@gmail.com.

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Today’s program is sponsored by LivBar.  Please visit livbars.com for more information.

Topics Include: 

Spring Break, our new name, being critical and criticism, our new theme song by Vortex Remover, new e-mail and website, Make Music Day follow-up, a conversation about money and music and how bands get paid, our new sponsor, What is music worth to you? and how rock and roll bars work.

Contact us about your pocket of the scene.

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Shows Discussed:

Vortex Remover, Percy LoungeAdieu Caribou, Orchards, Stereo RV, Summer Eyes, Hot SheetsBlack DelaneyJayson SelanderNathan Tenney3 Hand Stephen, Carlos M. BarataJoel Machiela, Mkultramegaphone, Dead MoonSolo Songwriter Showcase Live At The Space (3/23)Adieu Caribou Album Release Show (3/24)Moon of the Wolf and Hot Won’t Quit (3/26)Sunday Service: Mutation Showcase 00 (3/26)Summer Eyes – Black Delany – Hot Sheets at The Fifty! (4/1)Stereo RV Album Release Party (4/8),

Relevant Links:

The Percy Lounge Show that Julie and Austin attended, Julie’s story about Adieu Caribou

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

2.) Play with as many people as you can, as often as you can.

 

#1: The Changing Seasons (The Pilot Episode)

#1: The Changing Seasons (The Pilot Episode)

Recorded on the afternoon of March 16th. Originally posted by Austin Rich.

Julie & Austin convene for the first time to talk about music and the Salem scene.  In this episode they establish some mission statements, test the parameters and boundaries of what the show is and might be, and then talk about some of the various facets of our scene that we are currently in love with.

If you like the show, write to us, and tell us what you think.

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Topics Include: 

Our Mission Statement, Make Music Day Salem and that you should register now, Venues in Town, Agism and All Ages Issues, Funagain Games in Eugene (All Ages), Our mutual love of Rawkward Phase, Austin’s Two-Day Birthday Party w/ Eight Bands Happening In Salem, The Experimental “Sunday Service” series happening at The Space, Our Relative Credentials as hosts, Recorded vs. Live Shows, Tips On How To Start A Band and Winning the Lottery What-Ifs.

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Bands / Artists / Venues Mentioned / Discussed:

Hot Sheets, Vortex Remover, The Space, Justin At The Fifty, KMUZ, MKUltramegaphone, Child PM, Aether Theory, The Giant Worm

Relevant Links:

The Julie Interview on Mid-Valley Mutations, Giant Worm Radio on Mid-Valley Mutations

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Tips On How To Start A Band:

1.) Stop talking about starting a band, and start playing your instrument.

The Julie Eaton Interview (#41)

Mid-Valley Mutations

podcast-coverThe Julie Eaton Interview (#41)

Breaking format slightly (not much, really), this week we pick the brain of Salem Weekly Music editor Julie Eaton, who is a Salem resident, musician, writer, and supporter of the art and culture of this town.  While we had been circling around the idea of collaborating on a show together, it was mostly a ploy to get her behind a mic so I could ask her about her connection to the town.  It isn’t often that you get to have someone who you can ask about what came before you, and in this case, I get to hear the music, too.  This is, obviously, part one of a nearly endless series.

This is pretty much a “locals only” episode, and moreso, less “experimental” than my usual fare.  But don’t let that scare you off, or even suggest that this is a “normal” episode.  In…

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