The Antiquiet Podcast
By Johnny Firecloud, Skwerl
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In which Johnny & Skwerl, the founders of the music & culture blog Antiquiet.com share discoveries, tell stories, and rant and rave on their many obsessions. Mostly music related, sometimes not. Always aggressively honest, often naming names. Safety last.
||Explicit025: Black Panther, American Shift||Debating catalysts for social revolution, fresh out of an opening-weekend Black Panther showing. Topics: Kendrick vs. Kanye, the gun control debate turning a corner, the controversy over the band Black Pussy playing in LA, and a look into the similiarit||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024: Barrett Martin||Barrett Martin is a drummer who has played on over a hundred albums and film soundtracks, and when he's not working on his own music with the Barrett Martin Group, The Walking Papers and others, he produces albums in genres ranging from indigenous music||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023: Finding Tribes||Dissecting the new A Perfect Circle song 'Disillusioned,' and theories on Rock culture tribalism after running the social media accounts for major rock festivals over the last year: Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Aftershock and beyond.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022: The Best & Worst Of 2017||A musical autopsy of a malignant nightmare of a year.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021: Eagles Of Death Metal Round Robin||All 4 members of EODM get into the groove backstage at the Aftershock festival. Jesse explains why “this is the first time I feel like we’re a band instead of just a lineup, to make up for the absence of some big-ass red headed m**********r.” Then||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020: Adrenaline Medicine With '68 & The Bronx||Short but sweet - a talk with ’68 frontman Josh Scogin about musical trap doors, tour robbery prevention and festival excellence. We also recap a monster show between LA hardcore demons The Bronx and ’68, at the tour kickoff/album release party for||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019: QOTSA's 'Villains' And Monkey Island||Just before the release of Queens Of The Stone Age’s new album 'Villains' (8/25, Matador Records), we dig into the trap doors, surprise turns, lyrics and overall sound of this haunted house dance party, and explore what makes it such a unique offering||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018: On Dogs, Dogma, And Dog Whistles||The loss of a dear pet leads to a deep conversation about fate and spirituality before our reflections on Tool's tour-closer in San Bernardino with Primus, Clutch, Fantômas, and the Melvins, and Johnny's trip to Europe to see Radiohead. We also somehow||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017: Musical Canaries In The Coal Mine||After a visit to Chris Cornell's grave, we explore music as a tool for catharsis, and as a barometer of our life experience. We debate the finer points of GNR's bastard-child record 'The Spaghetti Incident?' before getting our doom on with a track from||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016: New Music Vivisection||Just before Chris Cornell passed, we recorded an Antiquiet Podcast on New Music. In ep. 16, we dissect and debate the latest offerings Paramore, Kasabian, Fleet Foxes, Blondie, Sylvan Esso, Builders & The Butchers and more.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015: Chris Cornell||We lost Chris Cornell, and we're all still reeling. But tonight we celebrate his life and musical transcendence with our own outpourings of pure rock passion for the King of Seattle.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014: Band Reunions, Cold War Kids & Tripping Advocacy||Amidst a debate on the varying value and legitimacy of band reunions, we veer into the fickle nature of artistic purity and entitlement. Is art less valid if it's easy to make? Should artists expect to be able to make a living on principle? Jack White a||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013: You Can't Take A Joke||A night of stand-up at The Comedy Store in Hollywood sparks a discussion on the best living comedians in this new Golden Age. From our own top 5 to a lively debate about the old "women aren't funny" stereotype, we break all the funny bones before turnin||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012: Whiskey Haikus In The Post-Nuance Era||We had planned to hit the Comedy Store in LA last night, only to discover that our tickets were for next week. So we headed back to the AQ fort, where a night of flowing whiskey and edible gobbling unfolded as we covered a whole lot of new music, includ||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011: Interviews Gone Bad, Nazi Mingling At The MAGA Rally||The crash-and-burn interviews that make us cringe to remember. Want to know the worst questions you could ever ask someone? Listen up. This, after Johnny’s tale of rich old people hanging with nazis at a Make America Great Again rally.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010: Soul Simplicity, Contemplating Gay||This one's all over the map, from our last hurrah throwdowns at SXSW last weekend to the ravages of hookworm on mental development in the South over the last two centuries. S**t gets weird. Then we interview Radkey, three black teenagers who sound like||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009: Messin' With SXSW||Exploring the choose-your-own-adventure nature of SXSW, from backyard punk shows to free tacos at multi-branded badge events. Getting drunk & dirty at Austin's annual music/multimedia conference.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008: Musical Wings, Musical Anchors||Exploring music as a higher form of language, as a tool for catharsis & escapism. Sharing the songs/albums that get us through, keep us sane, tear us down when we need it most. We also discuss the new Hark album Machinations, Alain Johannes' new 36-trac||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007: Mixtape Marauders||A whiskey-and-pizza fueled tale of mixtapes, from radio-dub cassette obsessions through the symbiotic rise of CD burners and filesharing platforms, on through the Spotify playlist era. Also: terrifying Little Richard, sneaking into Maynard's dressing ro||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006: Nos Amis, Protest Music||Discussing the Eagles Of Death Metal documentary 'Nos Amis' and discussing protest music; From Neil Young, to Public Enemy, to Rage Against The Machine and on.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: The Dying Art of Album Reviews, Falling in Love with Crystal Fairy||Johnny & Skwerl explore the changing value and need for album reviews. Who reads them in 2017? Are they necessary in the age of all-access streaming and contrived "leaks?" Have they been reduced to digital narcissism?||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004: Great Albums, Terrible Production||While the Falcons were committing the greatest Super Bowl choke failure of all time, Skwerl and Johnny were debating great albums with terrible production. Also covered: Kurt Cobain's hypothetical Yoko Ono romance beyond the grave, the genius of David B||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003: Music Festivals||The problems with music festival saturation, Johnny's ill-fated fascination with Taco Bell's latest novelty abomination, and finding normal in Biff Tannen's America.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002: AQ Origin Story||Johnny and Skwerl explain AQ's origins, and our reasons for starting a podcast. We also debate whether Phil Anselmo's racism should be treated the same as Michael Jackson's pedophilia. No, really.||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001: Antiquiet Podcast #1||The first-ever AQ podcast takes a hard look at the embarrassing state of metal journalism and today's music news, and a memory lane walk through Johnny's jailhouse music story.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Skip the BS. Exterminate the brutes.
If you love life, rock-n-roll, philosophy and a dash of snarky humor then you'll wanna catch Johnny and Skwerl in the act. Which, by the way, is not an act.
it sure is a podcast
this is by far the best podcast that i personally record myself
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better than bad, it's good!