Fans With Bands

Fans With Bands

On each show we bring together a band and some fans to talk about music, life, and whatever the hell else we want to talk about. It can be difficult to have a conversation with your favorite band at a show or online. We bring the fans together with the bands for a more in depth conversation.


February 21, 2024 55 mins

In this episode, we talk with Rob Zinck of Rob Zinck and The Collaborators. Rob is a great guy to talk with. His band’s new album called Swim or Sink is an excellent set of punk-pop and alt-rock. If you are a fan of Social Distortion, you’ll dig this album. We talked about Rob’s journey into music, which includes a journey from Alaska to Michigan. Along the way we talked about origin stories, influences, and pizza.

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In this episode, we talk with Mike and Phil Caudle of Caudle Brothers Music along with Geoff Jenkins. You may recognize Mike’s name from After The Minor and Geoff as the lead vocals for Speedgod. These phenomenally talented musicians have joined forces for a new song called “Creation Transcended”. This is a masterful composition replete with mind-bending guitar wizardry and outstanding vocals. In addition to talking about how this ...

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January 24, 2024 59 mins

In this episode, we talk with Dan, Jay, Aaron, and Steve of the Chemical Valley Mutants. These guys reached out with their new album called Poisoned and I’m so glad they did. Raw and vicious hardcore makes for a great listen with lightning shots of aggression, the music is both catchy and persuasive. This album will definitely jump start your day. We had a great time talking about the band’s origins, their song writing, and favorit...

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January 10, 2024 52 mins

In this episode, we talk with Dirk and Marcie of the Dirk Kroll Band. I happened upon the music of the Dirk Kroll Band at Dave Roof’s Funky Rivertown Fest and became a fan of their wonderful music and stories. I’ve had many great conversations on Fans With Bands, but this is one of the best. Dirk and Marcie shared the ideas behind the music as well as stories about getting into music and living it everyday. We talked about influenc...

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December 27, 2023 67 mins

In this episode, we talk with Brian of Halloween. I have been a fan of Halloween - The Heavy Metal Horror Show since way back in 1985 when I picked up their debut Don’t Metal With Evil. In 2023, the band celebrates 40 years of music! It was an honor to talk with Brian about Halloween, how the band started, some of the big shows to celebrate this year as well as the one in Mexico that didn’t happen, but hopefully will soon. Along th...

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December 13, 2023 49 mins

In this episode, we talk with Jon-Mikal of the Idiot Kids. One day, an email from the Idiot Kids showed up with a link to their music. I gave it a spin and loved their high energy pop punk with plenty of garage band power. I had a great time talking with Jon-Mikal about the band and their new album called Chapels which is out now on Jet Plastic Recordings. We explored the ideas behind some of the new songs, talked about musical inf...

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November 29, 2023 54 mins

In this episode, we talk with Aaron, Keith, and Jason from Wilson Thicket. I’m in love with the music of Wilson Thicket as they play bluegrass that stretches the boundaries. Think of them as cousins to Billy Strings. It was fantastic to get a chance to talk with them and some of their fans about their songs, inspiration, and writing. Of course, we had to talk about pizza. Wilson Thicket has a new EP which should be out very soon, i...

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November 15, 2023 47 mins

In this episode, we talk with Noah, Joe, and Taylor from Temple of the Fuzz Witch. I caught these guys a few years ago at Fuzz Fest and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. They are disciples of the mighty riff laden in doom. It was great to get the story behind the band and their music including songwriting. The big news is their new album is complete! Hopefully it will be out in early 2024. Until then, go buy their last album Red Tid...

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November 1, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, we talk with the stunning vocalist and songwriter Kate Hinote. You can experience her wonderful voice and songs with The Kate Hinote Trio and The Blueflowers. I’ve had the privilege of experiencing both bands which have their distinctive sounds. I very much enjoyed talking with Kate about her journey into music, her songwriting, first albums, and pizza toppings. Stay tuned to Kate’s adventures via her website and s...

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October 18, 2023 67 mins

In this episode, we talk with the jaw-dropping Angel of Mars. Doom never sounded so damn good. This band is so powerful. The riffs, the rhythms, the vocals all combine to create a rich and heavy sonic landscape to explore. It was a pleasure to talk with them about their music and song-writing. We dive into many of our usual tops such as first albums and concerts. Along the way, we had a lot of laughs. Stay tuned to Angel of Mars we...

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October 4, 2023 57 mins

In this episode, we talk with Jaimi. It was great to get a chance to talk with this most talented artist about her new album called Blurred. We dive into songwriting and then jump into what inspires Jaimi’s music. We also find out what her plans are going forward. In addition to Blurred, Jaimi is working with the band Just The Basic adding her spectacular vocals talents to the mix. You can pick up your copy of Blurred at Apple and ...

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September 20, 2023 59 mins

In this episode, we talk with Jason Krzysaik from Ferndale Radio. While record shopping in Ferndale, I stumbled upon the Ferndale Radio studio at Rust Belt Market. Jason was kind enough to invite me on the air to talk a little about music. So, it was only natural to have Jason on the podcast to share more information about this great community radio station. It was a blast learning more about Ferndale Radio, how Jason got involved,...

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September 6, 2023 54 mins

In this episode, we talk with Fangs With Twang. I’m glad I finally got around to talking with this seriously fun band. They take the music seriously, but the subject matter with monsters and such is great fun. On top of getting the origin story behind Fangs With Twang, we talk song-writing, new music, and pizza. If you get a chance, head out to Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti on October 7th to see Fangs With Twang live. Stay tuned to Fangs Wi...

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August 23, 2023 53 mins

In this episode, we talk with Syphoned. I caught this amazing band opening for Atheist and Cynic at the Sanctuary in Detroit. From the minute they hit the stage, I knew I needed to get to know these awesome musicians who delivered a crushing set of technical death metal. It was great to get the story behind Syphoned, dig into their music, talk guitars, and of course, pizza toppings. Be sure to catch Syphoned live at Parts & Lab...

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August 9, 2023 38 mins

In this episode, we talk with NLIGHTiN. It was a real honor to get a chance to talk with NLIGHTiN about his new album called War With Myself and talk about the music scene in Flint. NLIGHTiN’s music share a powerful and positive message and it was great to learn about what inspires and drives him. NLIGHTiN recently played Alley Fest and has a show coming up on August 20th with Lil Jesse at the Sanctuary in Hamtramck. Stay tuned to ...

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July 26, 2023 67 mins

In this episode, we talk with JC from JC & The Disciples. JC was kind enough to send me a link to his single called “Deception” and I was immediately drawn to his Black Crowes meets Bob Seger rock vibe. We had a great time talking about his music as well as our shared love of great guitars and Scotland. JC has a new single out called “Lucky” and will be rolling out more singles throughout the year. Stay tuned to their website a...

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July 12, 2023 56 mins

In this episode, we talk with Steve, John, Jason, and Berkeley from Manchester Underground Music and Art. Together these guys host live music in the little town of Manchester at the Raisin River Distillery. We talk about how they came together to create Manchester Underground Music and Art and make it all happen. As usual, we had to talk about pizza. Stay tuned to Manchester Underground Music and Art social pages for the latest and...

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June 28, 2023 58 mins

In this episode, we talk with Matt, James, Matt, and Paul from Moonwreckers. I had the pleasure of getting a sneak-peek into the Moonwreckers debut album called Why Look Here?  From the moment I hit play, the hairs on my arms stood on end. It was great to get an inside look from the band on their music. Be sure to get a copy of their new album and go see them live. They will be at the Lager House in Detroit on July 6th. Stay tuned ...

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June 14, 2023 53 mins

In this episode, we talk with Ed, Nick, Jason, and Robby of Anvil Crawler. This band is simply incredible. They create jaw dropping progressive rock/metal instrumental music that will blow you away. Their new album is called Hot Electrifying Color and it is a trip. It was a lot of fun to talk with the band and learn about how they formed and how they came up with the name of the band as well as their new album. Anvil Crawler is wor...

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May 31, 2023 53 mins

In this episode, we talk with Kris, Gabby, and Ricardo of Black Note Graffiti. The band has evolved over time into the dynamic, highly melodic, aggressive and progressive rock band they are today. We talked about what the evolution of the band was like and how they see the band today. They also shared stories on songwriting and their experiences the first time they performed together. The band is currently working on a new album wh...

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