Crossing the Streams with Brent and Aaron

Crossing the Streams with Brent and Aaron

Most of us older than 30 remember mix tapes and the time we spent meticulously curating the perfect collection of songs to introduce friends to new music. The mediums we grew up on have moved to streaming services and playlists, but the sentiment still rings true. Every Monday, Aaron and Brent trade songs to find out what has changed and what will never change. Music is ever-evolving, but the fingerprints of the past are always present. Get ready for a mixtape throwdown for the digital age with Crossing the Streams.

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June 27, 2022 78 min

Aaron and Brent both highlight music from singer-songwriters: a Virginia native who got his start performing for inmates at maximum-security prisons and a California born musician who amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing at venues in Manhattan's East Village. With songs that explore the tension between light and dark in life, Aaron looks at three songs from Matt Maeson. Known by many for his reconstructed cover of...

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This week, Aaron highlights music from an ever-evolving Christian hard rock band from Los Angeles while Brent spotlights a Philadelphia band who credit both Gene Simmons and Jon Bon Jovi as early supporters. Getting their start with a unique look in the 80s before a line-up switch moved the band in a different direction, Aaron features three songs from the Jamie Rowe-era of Guardian. Taking their name from a film title, but not th...

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June 13, 2022 9 min

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For Episode 114, Aaron goes back to a topic he’s covered before but, this time around, he’s bringing in some help to cover the subject. Guest Ryan King returns to the podcast to assist Aaron in “Filling In The Gaps, Vol. 5: Christian Rock”. These special Filling in the Gaps episodes give either Aaron or Brent a chance to introduce the other to a section of music that they may have missed entirely. This Monday, both Aaron and Ryan ...

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May 30, 2022 80 min

Aaron's song picks for the week come from a Seattle-based band led by singer/songwriter Ben Bridwell while Brent spotlights music from one of the most successful Canadian rock groups of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Formed after the break-up of Bridwell's previous band, Carissa's Wierd, Aaron highlights three songs from the group Band Of Horses. Originating in Winnipeg as Chad Allan & The Expressions before a clev...

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May 23, 2022 79 min

Aaron and Brent look at music from an Iceland band started by a group of childhood friends and a collection of musicians considered one of the 70s' first supergroups. With a name that means "the voice" in Hawaiian, Aaron spotlights three songs from the Icelandic group KALEO. Featuring members of bands like Free, Mott The Hoople and King Crimson, Brent highlights three songs from the career of Bad Company.

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Aaron highlights music from a Brooklyn-based seven-piece band led by the powerful voice of Arleigh Kincheloe while Brent spotlights a group from an iconic Seattle band fronted by the Wilson sisters. Backed by a dynamic band featuring instruments like trumpets along with baritone and tenor saxophones, Aaron looks at 3 songs from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Starting under the monikers The Army and White Heart in 1973, Brent...

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Brent assumes control for another "Filling In The Gaps" episode on the podcast. In this fourth edition, Brent attempts to educate Aaron on music from various "boy bands" throughout the years by picking out all six songs in the episode. Spanning the 80s, 90s, and beyond, Brent spotlights music from groups like New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, and more.

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May 2, 2022 84 min

Aaron looks at a band that formed in Cambridge back in 2008 and Brent highlights a group that got their start on the Minneapolis indie scene alongside bands like Hüsker Dü and The Replacements. Opting to continue on after the departure of original vocalist David Jakes in 2018, Aaron spotlights three songs from the band Lonely The Brave. With five albums to their credit before "Runaway Train" made them an overnight success, ...

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April 25, 2022 73 min

Aaron and Brent highlight music from two mainstream rock bands, one from Buffalo and the other from Nashville. Getting their start in the mid-80s as the Sex Maggots before eventually taking their name from True Detective ad, Aaron looks at three songs from The Goo Goo Dolls. Spending their early years traveling across the country with their evangelist father, Brent spotlights music from the Followill family by spotlighting three so...

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April 18, 2022 77 min

In Episode 107, actor and comedian Ryan King, making his 11th appearance on the podcast, joins Aaron and Brent to spotlight songs classified as "Oddities". Highlighting artists and music that stand out as "left of center", Aaron, Brent and Ryan each pick out two different songs to feature and discuss.

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April 11, 2022 84 min

Ahead of the Easter holiday, Aaron and Brent look at two different Christian artists in Episode 106. Originally known as  "Pray for Rain" before shortening the band name to avoid being confused with another band with the same name, Aaron looks at three songs from the Minnesota group PFR. Growing up in Florida before relocating to West Tennessee to become the worship pastor at Crosswind Church in 2016, Brent highlights three...

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April 4, 2022 79 min

Aaron highlights music from a blues-based band from Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and Brent spotlights a blues group from Kentucky that is fronted by a local radio and television personality. Originally started in the late 90s by Mato Nanji along with his brother, sister and cousin before eventually continuing the group on his own, Aaron looks at three songs from the band Indigenous. Formed in the early 90s by singer &#...

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March 28, 2022 71 min

Aaron and Brent look at music from an Irish band that got their start when they were still in their teens and a group from Birmingham, England that were one of the first to capitalize on the advantages MTV offered in the early 80s. Formed in 2013 while all four members attended Secondary School in Rochfortbridge, Aaron highlights three songs from indie rock band The Academic. Releasing groundbreaking music videos that helped turn t...

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March 21, 2022 64 min

Aaron showcases a Nashville-based singer whose unique voice is reminiscent of a familiar soulful sound while Brent looks at music from a singer-songwriter who started as a session player but would later go on to earn the nickname the "Prince of Motown". Growing up in Alabama before moving to Tennessee to study music engineering at MTSU and embark on a solo career, Aaron highlights three songs from Anderson East. A singer an...

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March 14, 2022 68 min

Aaron looks at music from a New Jersey group that, after five well-received albums of sincere and genuine songwriting, opted to go on indefinite hiatus in 2015 and Brent spotlights an influential Boston band with a debut album that stayed on the Billboard album charts for over a year. Achieving critical acclaim with albums like The '59 Sound before deciding to step away to work on other projects, Aaron picks out three songs fro...

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March 7, 2022 63 min

Aaron and Brent spotlight music from an Austin-based singer/songwriter who started his career as an actor before transitioning into a role as a one-man band and an 11 time Grammy Award-winning member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who found his way into the mainstream by landing several songs on the Billboard Top 10. Featured in TV roles like Friday Night Lights under his real name, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, before self-releasing h...

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For their 100th Episode, Aaron and Brent welcome a special guest who equally shares their love of music, both new and old. With a radio career that started in the mid 80s before transitioning to television in 1995 hosting MTV's 120 Minutes, Matt Pinfield has earned respect from fans, peers, and musicians over the years for his encyclopedia-like mind of music history and never-ending passion for the music he loves. As Vice Presi...

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February 21, 2022 91 min

This week, Ryan King, making his 10th appearance on the podcast, joins Aaron and Brent for another edition of a fan-favorite episode: Cover Songs. In this fourth edition of the topic, the guys highlight cover songs from bands like The White Stripes, Rogue Wave, Twelve Foot Ninja, Deftones, and more. Highlighting both the original version and cover, Aaron, Brent, and Ryan discuss the similarities and differences between the songs an...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with Aaron and Brent as they highlight songs on both sides of the sweetheart holiday spectrum in Episode 98’s Love and Heartbreak, Volume 2. Brent spotlights three songs of love including music from White Lion, The Bangles, and Cheap Trick. Meanwhile, Aaron looks at three songs of heartbreak with music from Dawes, Sting, and Brian Fallon.

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