Records & Riffs
By Matt Norlander
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A gabfest podcast on all things music-related. This listener-interactive pod encompasses the ever-expanding universe of popular music and touches on everything from interviews with well-known musicians to episodes debating the legacies of bands spanning dozens of genres. For any fan of music, it's a must-listen.
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Steve Lillywhite on Before These Crowded Streets (Part 2)||Lillywhite goes song-by-song and analyzes the ins and outs of what makes BTCS a classic.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Producer Steve Lillywhite reflects on 20-year anniversary Dave Matthews Band's "Before These Crowded Streets" (Part 1)||Dave Matthews Band's most lauded producer sits down with host Matt Norlander to discuss his most celebrated collaboration with the band.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016: The Year in Music||2016: The Year in Music||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2015: The Year in Music||The good, bad, best and most disappointing releases in the past year.||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Guitar Gods||Crank it up to 11 and set the phasers to stun. It's time to groove, sweep, trash, bop, rock, rip and riff on the best axe players ever.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Ben Folds Five||I'd like to tell ya, like to tell ya, tell ya everything.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Talking Real Estate -- with Real Estate!||One of the best indie rockpop bands going sits down with R&R.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: The State of Pop Music in 2015||Is pop music in worse shape now than it's ever been?||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: David Bowie||Do you even Bowie?||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Phish||The dish on Phish.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Talking Umphrey's McGee -- with Umphrey's McGee!||How one of the most active and talented bands in modern music gets it done.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Vinyl records||Why we love vinyl, and why it will be around for good.||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Taylor Swift||Is Taylor Swift the most powerful person in music? And how did she get so big by the age of 25?||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Nirvana||A look at what Nirvana USED to mean, and how Kurt Cobain's legacy has started to shift.||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Talking Guster — with Guster!||A deep look into one of the most successful altpop bands of the past two decades.||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Favorite album-opening tracks||A great album has to start with a great first track. Here are some of the best.||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: An introduction.||It's the music discussion podcast you've always wanted. Here's the vision for what's to come..||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Matt is a wizard of musical knowledge
Could not recommend R&R more. Matt does a brilliant job with his research and preparation that enhances each and every podcast. It’s for the real fan that want to get deep on a particular subject. We benefit from his journalistic chops and musical passion. Also appreciate the diversity musical tastes explored and presented. Keep the new episodes coming.
The Lillywhite interviews are absolutely essential listening for any hardcore DMB fan.
Really enjoyable, well done Norlander.