IRS! Motown! WaxTrax! Island! Megaforce! Alternative Tentacles! The Modern Musicology team (Rob and Alan, joined once again by the amazing Stephanie Seymour) talk about the record labels that we love and why we love them. Record labels that have a specific identity, that have an identifiable sound, or that champion new or
The Albums of 1982! Thriller! 1999! Vacation! Hot Space! This week the Modern Musicology gang (joined once again by former Aquanettas drummer and solo artist Stephanie Seymour) jumps into our time machine and sets the controls for 1982! We talk about that year’s biggest releases and some of the most significant debuts, as well as some of the less
It’s the musical battle of the 90s — BLUR vs. OASIS — winner takes all! This week on Modern Musicology we talk all things BritPop! The bands that set the stage and inspired the movement, the “Big Four” (Blur, Oasis, Suede and Pulp), the big BritPop chart war, some of the other BritPop bands like
Girl Groups! We’re talking about women in music, specifically all-girl bands, and we’re joined by someone who used to be in an all-girl band, former Aquanettas drummer Stephanie Seymour! We cover the gamut — we talk about our favorite all-girl bands, what the term “girl groups” means to us, why we
Does rock ‘n’ roll have an expiration date? When does an artist outstay his or her welcome? Are there bands that should have hung it up a few years earlier? Should Grace Slick really have retired from music at 50? Are holograms and avatars the path to the future of
Summer Festivals is the topic as we move from May into the summer months! Rob, Anthony and Alan talk about recent and upcoming festivals and recall some great stories from festivals past. We talk about what makes a great festival for us, extol the virtues of streaming shows, and Anthony
The Modern Musicology podcasters (Anthony, Rob and Alan) analyze the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of ’22 inductees! We talk about who we’re excited to see go in, who wish we wish had gone in, who will induct who, what performances we’re looking forward to, and much more!
The Modern Musicology Podcast sits down for a chat with road and stage manager Ken Brown. He tells us “life on the road” stories working with The Smashing Pumpkins, Lauryn Hill, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more. We talk about his early career in a music store and life on
After a delay, the Modern Musicology Podcast is back with a new episode, finally! Rob and Alan are joined by their good friend Jm Tuffley for a review of last week’s 2022 Grammy Award broadcast! Favorite performances, least favorite performance, award thoughts, Eddie Trunk rants …. we cover it all!
This week the Modern Musicology gang have a chin wag with Stephanie Seymour — singer, songwriter, solo artist, former drummer of the Aquanettas! We chat about her career at record labels, her crazy stories with David Bowie, Gina Schock of the Go-Go’s, the Pogues and Peter Buck of REM; her time with