By Jenny Eliscu
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Conversations with musicians, songwriters, producers, and other music folk, hosted by longtime journalist and radio host Jenny Eliscu (@jennylsq). Episodes explore an artist's creative and personal evolution, and feature highlights from Eliscu's extensive interview archive.
||ExplicitConor Oberst, pt. 2||In the second half of an in-depth exploration of Conor Oberst's life in music, hear about his lyric- and songwriting process, how he felt about those Bob Dylan comparisons he used to get, and what, to him, is the mark of a truly great artist.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConor Oberst||The first part of a two-episode special with Conor Oberst, featuring a rare, candid conversation about his life in music. Part 1 explores Conor's earliest influences, as a kid growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, tagging along with his brothers to all-ages sh||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWaxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield / Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis||Hear about the creative journeys of two exceptional young singer-songwriters: Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis. Both artists discuss early musical influences, including, for Katie, the impact being an identical twin has...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDeath Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard||Benjamin Gibbard, leader of indie rock icons Death Cab for Cutie, discusses key moments in his musical journey, from teen years spent taking the ferry to Seattle to see all-ages shows, to making Death Cab's excellent new album, Thank You For Today....||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBest Coast's Bethany Cosentino // Christina Aguilera||A lively chat with Bethany Cosentino, leader of Los Angeles indie rock duo Best Coast, about her creative journey and how missing home helped her discover her voice as a songwriter. Plus, from the LSQ archive, an excerpt of a 2006 interview with...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRostam // Beck||An exceptional multi-talent, the singer, songwriter, producer, & composer Rostam joins Jenny for a wide-ranging conversation examining his creative evolution: his classical music studies and early work on film scores, his years with Vampire...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFive from the Archive: Beyoncé, Tegan & Sara, Lars Ulrich & more||Recapping the archival interview clips from the first five LSQ pods, episode 11 features vintage audio from Jenny's interviews with Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Tegan & Sara, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Paramore's Hayley Williams.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHot Chip's Alexis Taylor // Dave Matthews||Alexis Taylor -- singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for U.K. electronic outfit Hot Chip -- discusses his early musical influences, from the Farfisa at his grandmother's house to the local record store owner who put out Hot Chip's...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDanielle Haim // Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes||Jenny visits Haim's middle sister and musical leader, Danielle Haim, at home in Los Angeles, for a conversation exploring the singer, songwriter and guitarist's creative journey -- from playing at a clown museum in the San Fernando Valley where she...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlison Mosshart // Kanye West||Certifiable badass Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather) discusses her evolution as a songwriter and artist, her early experiences on the road in the punk band Discount, and what she looks for in a musical collaborator. Plus, hear Kanye West...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJack Antonoff // Zack de la Rocha||Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Fun., Steel Train) joins Jenny for a lively discussion of his NJ punk rock roots, his creative evolution, and what it means to be a working-class artist. Also, hear an excerpt...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngel Olsen // Avril Lavigne||Hear singer-songwriter Angel Olsen describe her musical evolution (spoiler: her first band played ska punk) and discuss why it was important to her to take greater creative control on her critically lauded 2016 album 'My Woman.' Plus: an excerpt from...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJonathan Wilson / Porches' Aaron Maine // Paramore's Hayley Williams||Jenny talks to two of her favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters: Aaron Maine of the beat-driven indie-rock band Porches, and musical jack-of-all-trades Jonathan Wilson, a singer-songwriter, producer, guitar-maker & multi-instrumentalist...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTegan & Sara||A pair of conversations with the hilarious, neurotic Quin sisters, featuring Tegan and Sara's reflections on their songwriting process, their personal and creative goals for 2018, and the work they plan to do with their Tegan & Sara Foundation...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpoon's Britt Daniel // Metallica's Lars Ulrich||The impossibly cool Britt Daniel, frontman for indie giants Spoon, tells Jenny about a time in 1999 when he almost broke up the band, as well as discussing his early musical development and songwriting process. And from the vault, an excerpt of a 2000..||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe National's Aaron Dessner // Missy Elliott||Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner discusses The National's Grammy-nominated new album, Sleep Well Beast, and talks about his formative years as a musician, when he was first absorbing the diverse array of influences you hear..||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSylvan Esso's Amelia Meath // Beyoncé||Welcome to LSQ! Amelia Meath, singer for Durham, NC electronic duo Sylvan Esso describes a creative life that began with learning contortion at age 16. Also, from Eliscu's archive: An interview with Beyoncé from summer of 2000, when Destiny's Child...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Best ear in music
More like lsd (for your ears)
the queen bey 👑🐝 really great podcast :)
Been listening to XMU since it was Left of Center. Jenny is a wonderful interviewer and jibes with everyone on some honest, ‘Hey we’re all just regular people’ level which, in turn, brings out the good stories and some really great commentary and insight. So natural and easy, not forced. You’re listening to two friends hanging out. No one better on radio in my opinion. If you like this, check out SiriusXMU and their Sessions, Interviews, and Old School stuff on demand. To paraphrase Amelia Meath, who was fantastic, “Folk girl hero in a magazine...now with a podcast.” I saw Jeff Mangum in concert at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX once after he’d hidden himself away from the public eye for so long, and after every single song, the guy next to me would yell, “THANK YOU” so sincerely. I think that’s apropos here. Nice work!