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Josh Kerns is joined by local music experts to discuss the latest happenings in the Seattle music scene.
||Shelby Earl, Razing The Bar and Ayron Jones||Josh catches up with one of Seattle's most popular singer songwriters, Shelby Earl. They discuss what she has been up to since the release of 'Swift Arrows', her love for performing live and her next living room show tour. Plus, find out when you can expect new music from her. 'Razing The Bar' is a new documentary about the popular punk rock venue The Funhouse. Josh speaks with the director, Ryan Worsley, about The Funhouse in its heyday, the changing face of Seattle and where you can see the film. Ayron Jones, from Ayron Jones and The Way is live in-studio. He shares what it was like opening for B.B. King and details his new Kickstarter campaign. Plus, Ayron sticks around to play some music.||7/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wanz, The Young Evils and I Am What I Play||Wanz, from Thrift Shop fame, visits with Josh to discuss his new single, his comparison with Nate Dogg and his storied music career. Plus, he talks Macklemore and what it has been like being part of that whirlwind rise to fame. Mackenzie Mercer, from The Young Evils, joins the show to explain how she is helping her father, a noted photographer in the Seattle music scene, battle cancer. "I Am What I Play" is an upcoming documentary on the heyday of rock radio that focuses on legendary DJ's, including Pat O'Day. Josh speaks with director Roger King about his motivation to make the film, what made that generation special and how Pat influenced the film.||6/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rhapsody, Bumbershoot Comedy, Carson Henley, Ana Minard||Is it possible to not know who the Wu-Tang Clan are? Josh is joined by Anna Minard of "The Stranger" as they get to the bottom of her music knowledge, or lack thereof. Also, will music streaming services overtake downloading music one day? Josh is joined by Paul Springer of Rhapsody to discuss the growing industry. Chris Weber from Bumbershoot on the festival's comedy offerings, and Seattle singer/songwriter Carson Henley debuts his newest tune||6/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||King Buzzo, Solstice Concert Series and The Music Startup Academy||King Buzzo, from the Melvins, joins Josh Kerns from on the road to discuss his new solo album - The Machine Kills Artists. He explains his decision to go acoustic, details his solo tour and shares when we can expect a new album from the Melvins. Do you have plans to celebrate Solstice? Josh speaks with an organizer from next weekend's Fremont Fair about the new Solstice Concert Series. They discuss the addition of music to the weekend celebrations, what acts you can expect and where the stage will be. The Music Startup Academy, a program designed to reduce barriers to entry into the music business, is coming to Seattle. Josh is joined by Bill Wilson, from the Music Business Association, to look at what the program does, its success, and whether there are any notable names to come out of the program. Amazon is moving into the music business with the launch of a new music streaming service. Geekwire's Todd Bishop joins the show to discuss why Amazon decided to do this now, how the service will work and much more.||6/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||'I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig' and 'Big in Japan'||Beau Phillips, a music industry veteran and now author joins Josh following the release of his book I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig. They discuss his decision to tell his stories from the height of the rock and roll era, he shares a special Paul McCartney story and of course, he tells the story of how he killed Pink Floyd's pig. Next, Josh is joined by John Jeffcoat, the director of Big in Japan. It is a new film featured at SIFF that follows a local Seattle band Tennis Pro who traveled to Japan to make a last ditch attempt to make it in the business. They discuss whether this film is a documentary or not, the challenges a struggling band faces and how successful Tennis Pro was in Japan.||6/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Once: The Musical, Naomi Wachira and Mackelmore's trumpeter, Owuor Arunga||Josh previews one of the most anticipated productions to hit Seattle in some time. The star of Once, Stuart Ward joins Seattle Sounds to discuss the award winning musical, the music at the heart of its success and the heavily acclaimed film it is adapted from. Plus, Ward discusses his new EP and performs live. Seattle singer/ songwriter Naomi Wachira discusses this week's benefit for Mary's Place, a shelter for homeless women and children. Owuor Arunga, the trumpeter for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, catches up with Josh to discuss his whirlwind ride with the local duo, his upbringing in Kenya and to explain the upcoming Madaraka Festival.||6/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lucky Them, Out To Lunch Summer Concert Series and the Folklife Festival||Josh visits with Megan Griffiths, director of the acclaimed new film "Lucky Them" set amidst the Seattle music scene, Josh previews the lineup for the annual Seattle Out to Lunch concert series with Brian Fisher from the Downtown Seattle Association, and Rob Townsend from Folklife chats about this year's festival.||5/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chris Porter/Bumbershoot and Meg Wells/Spectacle: The Music Video at EMP||Bumbershoot program director Chris Porter discusses this year's lineup and the challenges in putting together the event every year. We also check out the new EMP exhibit "Spectacle: The Music Video" with curator Meg Wells||5/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Mark Pickerel detail new Oso benefit show, Hard Rock Rising winner Joyfield and details of||Legendary Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan joins the show to talk about the benefit show, Acoustic for Oso, he's taking part in. Former Screaming Trees member Mark Pickerel is also taking part and discusses this show, and the new Sub Pop store he's running at SeaTac Airport. Also on the show, the winners of the 2014 Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands, Joyfield, and Jake Uitti of the Monarch Review details his own Oso benefit featuring Same Love star Mary Lambert.||5/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shenandoah Davis, Oso Tribute and the Fender Stratocaster||Singer and Pianist, Shenandoah Davis, sits down with Josh to discuss her influences and all of her different projects. Plus, she debuts a new song live on the show. Next, Josh is joined by Matt Stinson to share a special musical tribute dedicated to the victims of the Oso tragedy. Before the show ends, Josh celebrates the 60 year anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster with guest Jay Boone.||4/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brent Amaker and the return of Jennifer Hopper||Jennifer Hopper stops by to discuss 'The Angel Band Project', which will include her first public performance since she and Teresa Butz were tragically attacked in their home in 2009. Later, Host Josh Kerns is joined by Tami Kuiken from the Port of Seattle to look at Sea-Tac Airports new music initiative 'Experience the City of Music' that showcases the best of the Northwest to the millions of passengers who walk Sea-Tac's terminals. Josh also catches up with Brent Amaker, from Brent Amaker and The Rodeo, to talk about the bands new EP and Brent's 50th birthday. Plus, they discuss Brent's new project.||4/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer/Songwriter Cody BeeBe and columnist Anna Minard||Host Josh Kerns talks with musician Cody Beebe of the band, "Cody BeeBe and the Crooks" about their newest album "Out Here" and his Chinook Fest. Also, Josh welcomes Seattle Stranger music columnist, Anna Minard, to discuss her column "Never Heard of 'Em".||4/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||V. Contreras and Cami Lundeen||Host Josh Kerns speaks with local artist V. Contreras and guitarist Jeff Fielder about her new self titled album releasing on April 15th. Also, Josh chats with Cami Lundeen who will be opening for V. Contreras at her album release party at the Triple Door on April 11th.||4/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The 20th Anniversary of the passing of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain||Host Josh Kerns talks with author Charles R. Cross about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the passing of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, and Charles' new book "Here We Are Now". Josh also welcomes Aaron Roden to talk about his Air Raid Podcast, which can be found on kiroradio.com. And, David Minor joins in to give an update on the re-opening of the Comet Tavern on Capitol Hill later this month.||3/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alex Crick, Chris Martin, Conrad Denke and Andy Golub||Host Josh Kerns talks with Seattle music photographer Alex Crick about his showcase at Lucid Lounge. lucidseattle.com Next, Josh welcomes Chris Martin from the band, Kinski, to discuss music licensing. Also, Josh talks with Conrad Denke from Victory Studios in Seattle about their TV show, Band in Seattle. And, Andy Golub joins Josh to discuss his archive of Duran Duran items and book: "Beautiful Colors".||3/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Everett Music Initiative, Tess Henley, Dean Graziano and DJ Marco Collins||Host Josh Kerns welcomes Ryan Crowther of the Everett Music Initiative to discuss their upcoming event in May, The Fisherman's Village Music Festival. Next, Josh speaks with Tess Henley, who was recently named singer/songwriter of the year at Hotel Cafe, and will record an EP with Don Waz. Also, Dean Graziano from the website, Lively, talks about how they offer live shows online. And, DJ Marco Collins shares his experiences at past South By Southwest Festivals.||3/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kiss the Sky Concert at EMP and London Bridge Studios||Host Josh Kerns welcomes Anita Woo from the Experience Music Project Museum to discuss the upcoming "Kiss the Sky" concert on Earth Day, April 22. Also, the new exhibition on the history of music videos opening in May. Next, Josh speaks with Paul Lamere of echonest.com about his "Distinctive Artist by State Map". And, Josh speaks with Jonathan Plum and Geoff Ott, owners of London Bridge Studio in Seattle, about their fundraiser to restore the historic studio.||3/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Timber Outdoor Music Festival and Ayron Jones and the Way||Host Josh Kerns talks with concert organizer Kevin Sur about the upcoming Timber Outdoor Music Festival and also the Sync Music Video Festival at Siff. And, Josh speaks with Ayron Jones of the band Ayron Jones and the Way about their recent debut album "Dream". Find out more about their music at ajandtheway.com||2/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Love Hurts, and other Valentine's Day songs for cynics||Host Josh Kerns welcomes Kristin Watt of Seattle Living Room Shows to discuss their upcoming performances. Local musician, Tracy Shug, talks about the recent theft of her musical gear from her home. Also, John Randolf, music programmer for Xbox music, talks with Josh about the best or worst love songs for Valentine's day.||2/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Sasquatch Festival and DJ Marco Collins||Josh Kerns talks with Adam Zacks of the pair of upcoming Sasquatch Festival events about the artists who will be performing. DJ Marco Collins joins in the second half to discuss his "Loves Me/Loves Me Not" event over Valentine's Day weekend at the Volterra Drawing Room.||2/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
This show is absolutely amazing!! I can't believe how big the music scene is in Seattle. I wish I lived closer than MN so I cound go to some of the great shows and performances that they are always talking about. Listen and you will be addicted!