The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business. Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists Lucky Chops, The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects. The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.
Episode 115 - Ron interviews Hannah Joy of Sydney, Australia indie rock band Middle Kids about motherhood, classical piano, marrying a bandmate, and Waffle House.
/ Also -- Ron welcomes a new sponsor and sells out.
/ Songs by Middle Kids featured on the podcast include 'Questions' and 'Stacking Chairs'.
/ Find out more about Middle Kids at middlekidsmusic.com
Episode 114 - Ron interviews Dylan Nash of Los Angeles alternative rock band Liily about mental health, missing teeth, signing a record deal, and the career arc of Sylvester Stallone.
/ Also -- after 18 months apart -- Ron and the podcast get back together.
/ Songs by Liily featured on the podcast include 'Early Bopper' and 'Anvil'.
/ Find out more about Liily at liilytheband.com
Episode 113 - Ron interviews Marika Partridge, Steve Hoffman, and The Night Nurse about their contributions to a community radio station, WOWD Takoma Radio in Takoma Park, Maryland.
/ Also, did Ron have the coronavirus?
/ Songs featured on the podcast include Bill Withers 'Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?' and John Prine 'When I Get To Heaven'.
/ Find out more about Takoma Radio at takomaradio.org
Episode 112 - Ron interviews Philadelphia indie music icon G. Love about The Juice, power naps, politics, Brooklyn accents, beards, Brushfire Records, being hazed by Keb' Mo'.
/ Ron also rants about The Grammys.
/ Songs by G. Love and Special Sauce featured on the podcast include 'Soul-B-Que' and 'Fix Your Face'.
/ Find out more about G. Love at philadelphonic.com
Episode 111 - Ron interviews Josh Hoffman, bass player in Washington DC indie rock band Mock Identity, about Rhizome DC, Iowa punk rock, being a musical ambassador, playing the euphonium.
/ Ron also rants about 'Best Of' Lists, Taron Egerton, and Whitney Houston in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
/ Songs by Mock Identity featured on the podcast include 'Where You Live' and 'Scam Likely'.
/ Find out more about M...
Episode 110 features Greg Attonito, vocalist in New Jersey punk rock band The Bouncing Souls. Greg talks about fatherhood, going vegetarian, the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen, and 30 years of The Bouncing Souls.
/ Songs by The Bouncing Souls featured on the podcast include 'Lamar Vannoy' and 'Crucial Moments'.
/ Find out more about The Bouncing Souls at bouncingsouls.com
Episode 109 features Washington DC pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd. Eric talks about performing 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', leading a jazz trio, Rage Against The Machine, and why I'm better at piano than I think I am.
/ Songs by Eric Byrd Trio featured on the podcast include 'Christmas Is Coming/Peppermint Patty' and 'Christmas Time Is Here'.
/ Find out more about Eric Byrd at ericbyrdtrio.com
Episode 108 features Mat Santos, bass player in New York indie rock band Ra Ra Riot. Mat talks about poor tour packing, bonding over U2, making 'Superbloom,' and his bass guitar heroes.
/ Songs by Ra Ra Riot featured on the podcast include 'Flowers' and 'Belladonna'.
/ Find out more about Ra Ra Riot at rarariot.com
Episode 107 features Scotland indie rock band The Trashcan Sinatras. Paul and John talk about revisiting old songs, shredding, working within limitations, overlooking Radiohead.
/ Songs from The Trashcan Sinatras featured on the podcast include 'How Can I Apply...?' and 'Weightlifting'.
/ Find out more about The Trashcan Sinatras at trashcansinatras.com
Episode 106 features Eric Astor, founder and CEO of Furnace Record Pressing in Alexandria, Virginia. Eric talks about pressing vinyl, connecting with people, making sense of all the record manufacturing madness.
/ Find out more about Eric and Furnace Record Pressing at furnacemfg.com
Episode 105 features Ken Stringfellow, singer/songwriter and guitarist in Bellingham, Washington indie rock band The Posies. Ken talks about the Pacific Northwest, love at first sight, why he wants to play in your living room, releasing an album on 9/11.
/ Songs from Ken Stringfellow featured on the podcast include 'Find Yourself Alone' and 'Sparrow'.
/ Find out more about Ken at kenstringfellow.com
Episode 104 features John Baizley of Savannah, Georgia heavy metal band Baroness. John talks about cutoff t-shirts, critical acclaim, giving the fans their money's worth, why he's not comfortable with having his signature on your arm.
/ Songs from Baroness featured on the podcast include 'Throw Me An Anchor' and 'I'd Do Anything'.
/ Find out more about Baroness at yourbaroness.com
Episode 103 features Canadian indie rocker JJ Wilde. JJ talks about why rock isn't dead, tour lessons, leaving the working world behind, and the best burger she ever ate.
/ Songs from JJ Wilde featured on the podcast include 'State of Mind' and 'Gave It All'.
/ Find out more about JJ at jjwilde.com
Episode 102 features Jonathan Nunez, guitarist in Miami hard rock band Torche. Jon talks about producing Torche's albums, moving air, making his own amps, chasing a feeling, the strum that ruined his life.
/ Songs from Torche featured on the podcast include 'Admission' and 'Slide'.
/ Find out more about Torche at torchemusic.com
Episode 101 features Eric D. Johnson, singer and guitarist in indie folk band Fruit Bats. Eric talks about his middle initial, his lost solo album, and the humor in Fruit Bats' music videos.
/ Songs from Fruit Bats featured on the podcast include 'Gold Past Life' and 'A Lingering Love'.
/ Find out more about Fruit Bats at fruitbatsmusic.com
Episode 100 features Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk concerts, and musician in experimental rock act Danger Painters. Bob talks about the DC music scene, thunderstorms, tiny desks, concert photography, the power of his hat, running away screaming from rock n' roll.
/ Songs from Danger Painters featured on the podcast include 'Wonder' and 'Time Spent'.
/ Find out more ab...
Episode 99 features Jeremy Stith, vocalist in Orange County, California hardcore band Fury. Jeremy talks about failed entertainment, Weird Al, not being on social media, being a better boyfriend, and getting duped into singing for Fury.
/ Songs from Fury featured on the podcast include 'Angels Over Berlin' and 'Crazy Horses Run Free'.
/ Find out more about Fury at runforcoverrecords.com/artists/fury
Episode 98 features Sudanese-American indie musician Sinkane. Ahmed talks about getting sober, taking center stage, fancy hats, and the quest for delicious food.
/ Songs from Sinkane featured on the podcast include 'Everybody' and 'Dépaysé'.
/ Find out more about Sinkane at sinkane.com
Episode 97 features Brooklyn dub rock heavyweights Dub Trio. Stu, Joe and Dave talk about reuniting, vintage drums, being 66.66% Canadian, and The Shape Of Dub To Come.
/ Songs from Dub Trio featured on the podcast include 'Bad Comrade' and 'World Of Inconvenience'.
/ Find out more about Dub Trio at dubtrio.com
Episode 96 features Christina Cone of Nashville-based indie pop band Frances Cone. Christina talks about sound checks, patience, Brooklyn, marrying her band mate, and being called Frances.
/ Songs from Frances Cone featured on the podcast include 'Wide Awake' and 'Arizona'.
/ Find out more about Frances Cone at francesconemusic.com
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