Flopcast 473: Muffins for Heatmiser

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Flopcast episode 473! As a follow-up to our recent look at the Boston music scene of the 80s, let’s move on to the 90s! And let’s also move slightly south, to Rhode Island! (State motto: We’re tiny, but we’re also quite odd.) Another special guest is here too: filmmaker (It’s a Bash!), podcaster (Gleaming the Tube), and longtime friend of the Flopcast Kevin Cafferty! Kevin and Kevin (this is gonna get confusing) both spent the 90s lurking around the filthy rock clubs of Providence, and recall long crazy nights at places like The Living Room, The Strand, Club Babyhead, and Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. We saw a million local punk bands, spent time with several soon-to-be-famous performers (Green Day, Joan Osborne, Elliott Smith), and attended some ridiculously 1990s concerts (Spice Girls, No Doubt, Better Than Ezra). Meanwhile Kornflake was a couple of states away, figuring out how to sneak into Barenaked Ladies shows. Also: Late nights at Haven Brothers Diner (serving non-sober Rhode Islanders since 1893); Kevin Cafferty in a John Cafferty music video; Weird Al all alone on a Rhode Island roller coaster; and the mysterious connection between Rob Liefeld, The Aquabats, and Kenny G.

Episode 473 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

It’s a Bash! is the documentary about Providence punk band Neutral Nation – produced by Kevin Cafferty and directed by David Bettencourt!

Gleaming the Tube is Kevin and Mike’s podcast about skateboarding in movies!

There is indeed a movie about Providence’s legendary Haven Brothers diner!

“Small Town Girl” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – with Kevin Cafferty cameo!

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