Better Now Acoustic

August 22nd, 2016

This week we have Better Now on the show. The cool thing about this is that they played 3 tracks live acoustic. You wont hear Better Now like this anywhere so tune in for some some sweet jams. We start off with A cute Puncture off of their new album Reasons I Can't Sleep. We have vocalist Lillian Cormack, vocalist/guitarist Louis Lopez and bassist Alex Weymier who plays guitar on these tracks. We open the show with robot talk, then get into their 10 day tour across this great nation of ours and we talk about some compilations they are on. They are a brand new band but are busy busy and have lots of stuff going on. The band is made up of song writing veterans from other bands you might recognize like the Buzzkills and Not Half Bad. The middle track is Cherry Apple Red and its off of their first EP Words and Wires. The second half starts with Zach Libs and we continue getting to know the band a little better. It was a great pleasure meeting Better Now and we truly (adverb) had a good time getting to know them. I think the music sounds really good this week and its cool to hear an electric "emo punk alternative" type band play their songs acoustic. The last track is the closer off of their latest called Whatever Whatever.
https://betternow.bandcamp.com/
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Huffer

August 15th, 2016

Huffer is Chea Cuevas, Anthony Sosa and Jeremy Nelson. This is probably something I should've know before the interview. In my defense Zachary Zanetich had me preparing for a different guest and last minute tells me Chea is coming on from the Foo. So with 3 Huffer songs, the singer for Foo, the bass player from Raven Charter and some drummer, we begin the show. I figured out later rather than sooner that all 3 guys are in the same band. What a doofus. That is best local podcast worthy right there.  #neverjjtm #feelthefunk #suckitstubbs Other than my confusion at the top the show, I think this is really good. We had a good time with these boys. We talked about Cheas' birthday bash at the Grotto, Sosas' Forth Worth Local Band History, and Jeremy talks song crafting. Zach is back so we have the Libs. We do a breakfast edition of flash taco and we discuss breakfast foods. I talk about my experience at the Jazz Cafe and Joe tells stories about his experience as well. The conversation is good, the music better. Like Huffer of the Facebooks, and check out their soundcloud. Most of all go to a show and pick up an album or a sweet Huffer shirt. The opening track is Never Know, the middle is Rhode Island, and we close out with Grounded. You can find all these tracks on their self titled (self pigeoned ) album.
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Pokemon Go(ing) Crazy

August 8th, 2016

Burn an incense and collect your balls its time to come with Joe Tacke and I as we hunt Pokemon while Susie Ramone follows us around asking questions, making observations and talking to random players on the street. Our adventure starts at the Boiled Owl and we head west down Magnolia towards Avocca and back up to the Chat room pub for a drink. After the break we hit downtown and Sundance Square. Its one of the most fun I have had podcasting! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Maybe you'll learn some tricks or maybe you'll just laugh at us as we stumble our way across town. Either way #PokemonGo #suckitstubbs
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Sorry Zachary Zanetich! I love you!!

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Denver Williams Untitled

August 1st, 2016

This week our super special guest is the super awesome Denver Williams. All three tracks this week are taken from a live set he did at the Dreamy Life Happy Hour. The opening track is a song written by Charles Marchbanks (bassist Chingalotus / Henry the Archer) called Post Modern Blues.The middle track is an unreleased untitled track and the last track is my favorite cover of a local artist by a local artist, Vincent Neil Emerson's Fool in the Mirror. We have a real casual conversation about rainbows, guitars experimentation, an upcoming project and Vienna Sausages! So join Zachary Zanetich, Joe Tacke and I as Rebekah Elizabeth sketches us while Denver looks lovingly into our eyes and dodges hard balls.
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SoFar Sounds DFW

July 25th, 2016

This weeks show is extra cool. We have on Anthony Najera (Tony) and Brittany Boaz from Sofar Sounds Dallas/Fort Worth. Saturday I attended a Sofar event right here in funkytown at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church. The show kicks off today with a song from the Jenn Bosil called Alien. It's a live recording from the Sofar show on Saturday. We then talk about how awesome she was and what a great show it was. We also get into what Sofar is and some of the cool acts that have done it. We find out when and where it started. Want to attend a show? You can find out how. Want to host a show? Want to play a show? What kind of venues are these shows typically at? We answer lots of hard hitting questions. Matt Tedder is a Fort Worth local and also played the show on Saturday. I hadn't seen him before but this kid is great. He had a harmonica player with him named Paul who was also incredible. The middle track is also a song from Saturday called 1701 Blues. Zach Libs is back this week. Tony and Brittany were so great. Dustin and I had such an amazing time at the show on Saturday. The shows aren't always local acts. Actually they pull bands on tour that come through here to play. Its a great way to hear some new stuff. Jenn Blosil is from Utah and touring with the 3rd act from Saturday The National Parks, who are also from Utah. Blown away. Just fantastic. The last song they played was called Wind and Anchor. They wanted audience participation singing and the recording came out so good. It gives you chills to hear everyone singing along. It really was quite the experience. I really hope you get to see music in this intimate environment. Its almost a religious experience. Sofarsounds.com is where to start.
 https://www.sofarsounds.com/dallas-fort-worth
You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #sofarsounds #sofardfw #secretshow #suckitstubbs
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3 Guys a Girl and a Podcast

July 18th, 2016

This week our guest cancelled so Rebekah Elizabeth joined us for some off the hip conversation. So naturally we spent an hour talking about Pokemon Go. Not really but it was discussed for your pleasure or disgust, you decide. ( As Robotuner would say) Other than naming evees and joining gyms we talked about the week I Happy am had. A Couple cool shows in a couple of cool places. Did you know that IHA is really close to having their new record drop? They have a sweet listening party coming up in September that involves us here at Funkytownpodcast and Keep Fort Worth Funky. Listen for details. (Sept. 10)
 The opening track is Good Evening by Quaker City Nighthawks. What a perfect song to kick off the show and they did really well at the awards last week so...
We break with Andy Picketts' You Make Me Want to Die off of Group Therapy Vol 3. Dude! This guy and this song comes to you so I can tell you about a Dreamy Life sponsored event called Solidarity Fest. We spend a little bit after the song talking about it, letting you know when and where and who and why. (Hint its Saturday July 23 and there is 18 bands and its a great cause and free) We have no Zach Libs for you, but we do talk about award winning Mean Motor Scooter and another great show coming up in a couple of weeks put on by our friends the Jerry Jonestown Massacre at Lolas and it will be the Record Release and Tour kick off for the Phantom Sensation. There is also an announcement about a line up change in TPS. =(  We got an email and we find out about Joes' weirdest place to come to while drunk. So there is that. The last track is by Movie the Band and called Buzzard Bay. Seriously all 3 songs this week are incredible. This one was fun and easy, and after a couple of hard and heavy weeks maybe you can take a break. Much love.
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FW Weekly Music Awards (Zach Attack)

July 12th, 2016

(The Open) - Mean Motor Scooter
Act 1 (pre show interviews)
Act 2 (The Awards) - Animal Spirit
Act 3 (post show interviews)
Act 4 (encore) - Oil Boom
Act 5 (the bow) - Son of Stan
Love!

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Alexandria Rhea and Maria Demus Soft Serve Swirl

July 5th, 2016

This week Joe Tacke and I had the great pleasure of meeting Alexandria Rhea and Maria Demus. All of a sudden she just popped up on my radar. Once I heard her play I knew I had to have her and Maria on the show. If you don't know Alexandria Rhea then here is your chance and really think you should. She played 3 songs for us live acoustic. The first one is called Speak Easy. The middle track is my favorite and its an immediate repeat when you hear it. Its called Dodger. The last song is Anything Else and its a real late 60s bluesy Janis type jam. You can find these songs plus a couple of others off of her new EP Naked Soul and I recommend picking it up. The conversation we have is everything from her music, to being a mom, fireworks, yoga, meditation and #flashtaco is back (before some other show that is not even on the radar steals it). You can catch her July 30th at The Grotto for her EP release party. Like her Facebook page, check out her soundcloud and get her new EP for only 5 bones.
https://alexandriarhea.bandcamp.com/album/naked-soul

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#MAF16

June 28th, 2016

Its the most wonderful time of the year. The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival was this past weekend and we spent 2 days (2 days man) rocking our socks off and collecting thousands of hours of precious audio for your listening enjoyment. We narrowed it down to a little more than an hour and a half. So if you missed it or want to relive it then join us and all our debauchery. The show kicks off with Vodeo live at Live Oak, we talk with Brandon Burnett and Jessica Burnett of The Phantom Sensation, We also talk with Eric Griffy, John Roddy, Dustin Schneider of The Jerry Jonestown Massacre, Richard Philliip from Henry the Archer, and a special guest appearance from one of the Me-Thinks. In addition to Vodeo we have live music from The Cut Throat Finches( live at the Grotto), Sally Majestic(live at Lolas), Ronnie Heart(live at Shipping and Receiving), and Pinkish Black(Lolas).
Have fun and see you at the awards!!
#MAF16
#suckitstubbs

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Earthchild Imperius Rainbow Canon

June 22nd, 2016

This weeks episode was really fun for me. I am a fan of Igneous Grimm and familiar with Secret Ghost Champion, but there is a new collaboration called Earthchild Imperius.  This weeks guest is Ryan Elmore and Zach Stevens and they are in all three bands. After the first track, Lum Light from Earthchild Imperius, we get into the players of the three bands and some of the differences. I was a little confused as to who was in what and what the general vibe was. Its much clearer now. I really like Earthchild, it has an old Pink Floyd feel to it. At some point in the first half half we talk about reality and the simulation theory. The middle track is called Dark at the Daylights end.
The second half we have no Zach Libs but we do have some best friend talk. Ryan and Zach have been bffs since grade school and its very cool to hear about their shared history and memories. We find out how Ryan really feels about Disney and we touch on the Weekly Awards and the Festival this weekend. This one is totally fun and interesting and a little tangential. Join us for a crazy ride. The last song is called Rainbow Canon. You can find all these and more on SoundCloud.
https://soundcloud.com/earthchild-imperius

Join us Saturday and Sunday for the FW Weekly Music Awards Festival. We will be out there recording!
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