B-Side Breakdown

B-Side Breakdown

Welcome to the B-Side Breakdown! A podcast where I, Brett Johnson your host, will chat with friends, heroes, and those who inspire, to learn about a song or piece of music they have written, new or old, released or previously unreleased that is particularly meaningful to them and ideally get deep into the “Why?” behind it. Not only will learn more about the artist’s selection, but you will hear the song or piece in its entirety, and you’ll get a sneak peek into what they are working on now, regardless of artform or medium. I look forward to having artists on the show covering a spectrum of genres, including independent rock, punk, Hip-Hop, post-hardcore, Americana, Country, progressive and beyond. Personally, I think this is going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to you joining us for the ride!


March 17, 2023 20 min
Had a chance to catch up with my old friend John McEwen to talk about one of his many bands, Dead History, and their song, "Back To The Center".

#deadhistory #shorttimer #align #saxmpls #mplsmusic #bsidebreakdown
#johnmcewen #brettjamesjohnson #threecrowsclub #musicpodcast
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Had a chance to talk with my old pal Brian Larson (with., Seconds Before) about his new solo song "Built To Last".

He is putting together band with incredible players and I can't wait to hear more from them in 2023!

Look for Brian across all streaming services and you can find him directly at https://www.brianlarson.com

#mnmusic #singersongwriter #songwriting #americana #bsidebreakdown
#brianlarson #brettjamesjohnson #threecrowsclub #m...
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I got to catch up with my dear friend Nick Larsen to talk about his beautiful song "Moving Past" from his project/band called Monolog.

When not being solo singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Nick plays drums in an incredible rock band called ExactlyNo and from time to time will share the stage and studio with myself on bass as the rhythm section for Nashville's hottest Americana/Country duo Megan and Shane!

What's so special a...
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So grateful to have a chat with Jason Herrboldt from Thrill Behind Barks about their song "The Lady In The Walls"!

Jason is in wonderful company with a couple of other electronic and experimental musicians that comprise Thrill Behind Barks. The same three also make up the Dark Disco / Industrial group Seven Whores of the Apocalypse.

Please check them out!
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Brett Johnson sits down with Jeremy Jessen to talk about the Align song, "Oscilloscope".

Align is a post-hardcore band based in Twin Cities, MN.


Rad Owl
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Brett Johnson sits down with Eric Fairchild to talk about the song, "The Flame (Find A Way)" from his former band, Secretly Drowning.

Eric Fairchild
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Brett Johnson sits down with Adam Coolong from the Wild Colonial Bhoys to talk about the lead off track, "Red-Haired Lass" from their 2021 release, "Remote Ruaille Buaille"!

Wild Colonial Bhoys
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Trailer for the new podcast B-Side Breakdown featuring interviews with musicians, songwriters, and artists who want to get down and go deep sharing about song or piece they've written that is particularly meaningful to them.
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