RSR PC 025 Mark & Ben from Manic Presents

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!

Check out everything Manic Presents has going on at their website:

Music in the Podcast!

Opening song:
Goblin “Profondo Rosso (Deep Red)” [Late 70’s Italian Television Performance] [REMINDER: Goblin will be playing this soundtrack along with the movie at College Street Music Hall on September 21st. Details here.]

Body of Light “Time To Kill” Time To Kill (Dais)
Kali Malone “Spectacle of Ritual” The Sacrificial Code (iDEAL Recordings)
Coil “Omlagus Garfungiloops” Gay Men’s Guide To Safer Sex +2 (Musique Pour La Danse)
Clear Soul Forces “Hit Me Now” Still. (Fat Beats)
The Golden Filter “Coercion” Autonomy (4GN3S)

Uniform & The Body “Penance” Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones)
Strigoii “Transcendental Fires of Fallen Cherubim” The Oldest Of Blood (Iron Bonehead Productions)
Crypt Sermon “Key Of Solomon” The Ruins Of Fading Light (Dark Descent)
Legend “The Destroyer” From The Fjords (Cult Rock Classics)
Monarch “Pangea” Beyond The Blue Skies (El Paraiso)
Vatican Shadow “Deny Military Involvement” Byzantine Private CIA (Hospital Productions)

Colleen Green “Apple Shampoo” Dude Ranch By Blink 182 (Burger)

Weyes Blood “Movies” Titanic Rising (Sub Pop)

Closing song:
Goblin “Mad Puppet” Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) (Soundtrack) [REMINDER: Goblin will be playing this soundtrack along with the movie at College Street Music Hall on September 21st. Details here.]

Pictures of Mark & Ben with some of the folks they booked:

The infamous Municipal Waste show at Puppet House!

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