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Modern Musicology #29 - Tony Fletcher Interview

Modern Musicology #29 – Tony Fletcher Interview

Rob and Alan sit down for a chinwag with Tony Fletcher, author of books like Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend, Perfect Circle: The Story of REM, In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, a memoir called Boy About Town, and his newest, The Best of Jamming!: Selections

Modern Musicology #28 - Kate Bush

Modern Musicology #28 – Kate Bush

Kate Bush is having an extraordinary resurgence due to one of her most iconic songs, “Running Up That Hill”, being used in the new season of Stranger Things. A whole new generation is being introduced to the mysterious, reclusive rock chanteuse. Here, we delve into the career of this extraordinary artist and unveil all

Modern Musicology #27 - Glastonbury 2022

Modern Musicology #27 – Glastonbury 2022

This week we pay a visit to Somerset, England to recap this year’s Glastonbury Festival! We review the major performances (McCartney, Crowded House, Diana Ross, etc) and talk about some of our other faves (Wet Leg, IDLES, Skunk Anansie, Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, Jack White, Sam Fender and more).  First, though, we talk

MM #26 - Favorite Labels

Modern Musicology #26 – Our Favorite Record Labels!

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

MM#25 - The Albums of 1982

Modern Musicology #25 – The Albums of 1982 (Part 1)!

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

MM#24 - BritPop

Modern Musicology #24 – BritPop!

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

Modern Musicology #23 - Girl Groups

Modern Musicology #23 – Girl Groups!

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

Modern Musicology #22 - How Old is Too Old

Modern Musicology #22 – How Old is Too Old?

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

Modern Musicology #21 - Summer Festivals

Modern Musicology #21 – Summer Festivals

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

MM#20 - Rock Hall Inductees

Modern Musicology #20 – Rock Hall ’22 Inductees

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!

Modern Musicology #19 Ken Brown

Modern Musicology #19 – Ken Brown Interview

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

Modern Musicology #17 - 2022 Grammy Award

2022 Grammy Award – Modern Musicology #17

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!

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