Paul from crushing doom metal band Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean and killer D.I.Y. style record label Howling Frequency talks to us about our interstate beef! It’s actually pretty much mutual admiration and shared vision so we talk about that and tease about possible collaboration! We talk music in general as usual – what we’re listening to etc.
Paul talks about his general philosophy with bands as monoliths versus individuals, crushing the D.I.Y. packaging game, touring, picking adventurous cover songs and we all go on in different directions, but somehow on this episode we don’t really talk about food (weird!).
Sean & Pete of Mineva joined us to talk about their band and food and lists of favorites. Yep, that pretty much covers it.
There’s talk of milk alternatives, the amount of guitar pedals they have in their home, some bad experiences on tour and a bunch of sound clips are meshed into this one (including a fun Simpsons reference that almost became their band name). Plus we drop some quick knowledge involving our label and their next record (you might be able to guess from this sentence, but act surprised when it comes up).
We talk to Mark and Ben about the history of Manic Presents. We dig into an archived show list and talk about some specific landmark shows and some with fun footnotes and anecdotes. We talk about how much Manic has grown from its Manic Productions past to its current incarnation as part of Premier Concerts; the journey from booking in small rental halls to currently booking at Cafe 9, Space Ballroom and College Street Music regularly.
Ben (Left) & Mark (Right)
Mark and Ben explain what it takes to run a show from the small rooms to the current big rooms. They explain how bands can get booked. And of course we talk about what we’re listening to!
We talk to Sean B. about his move from Meriden, CT to Austin, Texas 5 years ago and what he’s been doing there – like working at End of an Ear. We also talk some real deep inside baseball centered around a Billboard article that went up July 16th – the day we recorded.
At the end we get real light at the end spitting out suggestions for Top 5 lists and Connecticut in general!
On this episode of the Redscroll Podcast we talk with Rick Omonte. We brought him on this time (third time!) to talk specifically about his passion project that’s occupied much of the last decade (more accurately about 7 years); it is a compilation entitled “Puro Tayta Shanti” that is now out on Discos Shaki with Little Axe Records.
Instead of filling this space with the insight Rick Omonte brings to life with his stories and explanations we’ll let you listen. At the end of the talk we briefly cover the other subjects he’s been on the podcast for: the Mountain Movers (and other bands/musical projects) and the State House (still fairly new New Haven set music venue).