This Must Be the Gig
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This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.
||ExplicitEpisode 46 : Andrew Bird||This week we have an interview with the music world's foremost whistler, Andrew Bird. Even just listening to his recordings, it's clear that Bird has been playing violin since four years of age. But his music is so much more than impeccable t...||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 45 : Natalie Prass||Since releasing one of 2018's most stunning albums in the form of The Future and the Past, Natalie Prass has been wowing audiences around the world, including as the opening act for recent Grammy star Kacey Musgraves. On this week's episode, ...||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 44 : Nilüfer Yanya||London-based rising star Nilüfer Yanya is on the verge of releasing her debut album, a record that fuses vibrant passion, technical wizardry, and seemingly every genre under the sun—R&B, soul, jazz, indie rock, all working together in a waterfall o..||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 43 : Ally Massaquoi of Young Fathers||This week, host Lior Phillips chats with one third of incredible, experimental Scottish rap trio Young Fathers. Lior caught up with Ally Massaquoi just prior to one of the trio's recent shows, sharing some tea in the lobby bar of a Chicago hotel. ...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 42 : Panda Bear||One fourth of the beloved Animal Collective, Panda Bear calls into the podcast this week, just days removed from the release of his sixth album, Buoys. In addition to discussing the record and his upcoming tour, Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) and host Li.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 41 : Colin Blunstone of the Zombies||Legendary British Invasion act The Zombies are finally bound for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—but before then, we have vocalist Colin Blunstone on the show to discuss some of the biggest moments in his live music career. Host Lior Phillips chats wit||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 40 : Courtney Barnett||Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett calls in this week from her Melbourne home while on a break from her world tour supporting 2018's superb Tell Me How You Really Feel. She and host Lior Phillips discuss Courtney's experience as a teena...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39 : Jamila Woods||Poet, activist, and musician Jamila Woods joins the podcast this week to discuss finally wrapping up the last tour date behind her sublime 2016 album, HEAVN. A bastion of the Chicago music scene and a prominent advocate of Young Chicago Authors, Jamila.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38 : Albert Hammond Jr.||Perhaps best known as the founder of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has cemented his role as an indie rock icon. This week, host Lior Phillips chats with the New Yorker about the early days of the band, the challenges of going solo, find peace in upst.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37 : Best of 2018 (ft. David Byrne, Shirley Manson, Johnny Marr, Wayne Coyne & Sadie Dupuis)||We wrap up an incredible year of live music moments with a Greatest Hits collection from This Must Be the Gig's 2018. We round up stories from legends like Talking Heads' David Byrne and Garbage's Shirley Manson, talking about the first ...||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 : Haiku Hands & GDRN||On the final report from Iceland Airwaves, host Lior Phillips checks in once again from the comfy confines of Reykjavik with a pair of very special interviews. First she sits down with up-and-coming Icelandic artist GDRN about discovering her voice, th.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35 : Reykjavikurdaetur||Host Lior Phillips checks in again from the comfy confines of Reykjavik for another episode recorded at Iceland Airwaves. This week, she chats with three members of all-female rap collective Reykjavikurdaetur, or the Daughters of Reykjavik. The group c.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 : Kimbra||This week, Kimbra joins host Lior Phillips to chat about seeing Silverchair as a kid—and the fact that she went on to work with the band's frontman on her sophomore album. In addition, the New Zealand pop phenom discusses drawing electronic inspir...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 : Margrét Rán and Einar Hrafn of Vök||In another episode recorded from the 20th anniversary edition of Iceland Airwaves, host Lior Phillips chats with Margrét Rán and Einar Hrafn of the sublime live band Vök. The trio discuss what exactly makes the Iceland music scene so experimental and||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32 : Orono Noguchi and Soul of Superorganism||The indelible Iceland Airwaves first launched 20 years ago, and this week Lior Phillips checks in with her first in a series of reports from the magical festival. Lior sits down with two members of the incredible live band Superorganism, just prior to .||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 : Alice Go and Bella Podpadec of Dream Wife||This week, host Lior Phillips checks in with two of the members of Dream Wife, as the London-based outfit called in from the road on their European tour. Alice Go and Bella Podpadec discuss their first concerts, opening for former heroes in Sleigh Bell.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 : Siggi Baldursson of The Sugarcubes and KEXP DJ Kevin Cole (Iceland Airwaves)||With Iceland Airwaves just around the corner, host Lior Phillips checks in with two people close to the source for one of the most exciting festivals of the year. First up, Lior chats with Siggi Baldursson, one of the founding members of the legendary .||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 : Chris Stein of Blondie||As a cofounder of the legendary punk outfit Blondie, Chris Stein found himself at the absolute center of one of the most important scenes in rock history. To commemorate that moment, he's releasing a new book of previously unseen photographs calle...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 : Mister Wallace and Roy Kinsey of Futurehood||Mister Wallace and Roy Kinsey from groundbreaking LGBTQ-focused label Futurehood, a collective exposing the world to queer-identifying rappers, DJs, and singers from Chicago's fertile hip-hop scene. The duo chat with host Lior Phillips about the i...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 : Devon Welsh||On this week's episode, host Lior Phillips checks in with Devon Welsh, just before a recent show in Chicago. The former Majical Cloudz frontman released his first album under his own name, and the accompanying is a must-attend. Lior and Devon chat...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 : Zola Jesus and Jason DeMarco of Adult Swim||In honor of this weekend's inaugural Adult Swim Festival, host Lior Phillips checks in with the man behind the festival, Jason DeMarco, as well as one of the most exciting acts on the bill, Zola Jesus. Listen in for details about a secretive Rick ...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 : Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick of Smallfoot||Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick have made major splashes in both film and music—Karey for writing James and the Giant Peach and Chicken Run among so many others, and Wayne for penning songs for everyone from Garth Brooks to Eric Clapton. Together, they wr||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 : Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips||There are few names as synonymous with the live music world as Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips. On this week's episode of the podcast, Coyne dials in to chat with host Lior Phillips about what it's like to roll around in a giant ball on top ...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 : Brann Dailor of Mastodon||Long before the days of Mastodon, Brann Dailor was watching his mom's cover band, drumming in the attic, and listening to classical music. In addition to dishing on all of those dishes, Brann chats with host Lior Phillips to go over highlights of ...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 : B-Real of Cypress Hill||Cypress Hill stand tall among the legends of the golden age of hip-hop, and B-Real calls in to chat about that legacy, his first concerts, and the new record from the "Insane in the Brain" heroes. Host Lior Phillips and B-Real chat about catc...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 : Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead||Four years have passed since the last Blonde Redhead record, but Kazu Makino calls in from on tour to give updates on what comes next—including details of a forthcoming solo record. Host Lior Phillips and Kazu chat about the band's history, the st...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 : Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Operators||Between Operators, Wolf Parade, and Handsome Furs, Dan Boeckner keeps pretty busy—which makes the fact that he stopped by for this chat extra special. Host Lior Phillips sits down with Boeckner before a recent Wolf Parade performance to discuss a wide||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 : Dave 1 of Chromeo||Festival season is in full swing, so this week host Lior Phillips checks in with one of the funkiest touring acts out there: Chromeo. Lior gets on the phone with Dave 1 to discuss his dream of producing for Mitski, a possible "adult" Chromeo ...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 : Anderson .Paak, Lord Huron, and Franz Ferdinand (Live from Osheaga)||Checking in from the heart of Montreal, host Lior Phillips chats with an all-star lineup of guests from Osheaga. First, she sits down with the incomparable Anderson .Paak for a quick conversation about getting perspective on airplanes and his earliest .||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 : Johnny Marr||Johnny Marr calls into the podcast from the roof of his recording studio to chat with host Lior Phillips about new album Call the Comet, his dream gig, the superstitions that keep his performances supercharged, and much more. This episode was brought t.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 : CHVRCHES (Live from Lisbon)||Host Lior Phillips chats with Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty, better known as Scottish indie pop outfit CHVRCHES. The trio discuss their favorite hobbies to fill days off while on tour, new album Love Is Dead, and their secretive first .||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 : Adam Duritz of Counting Crows||Host Lior Phillips chats with Adam Duritz, frontman of Counting Crows, about the gigs that changed his life, the anniversary of August and Everything After, and the genesis of Adam's own podcast and festival, Underwater Sunshine. This episode was ...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 : Wye Oak (Live From Sled Island)||Host Lior Phillips chats with Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak about the rigors of tour life, mental health outreach for musicians, and gaining confidence in your inner voice. This episode was brought to you by our friends at Vivid Seats.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 : Mount Eerie (Live From Sled Island)||Host Lior Phillips chats with Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie and The Microphones, from a hotel room studio at the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary. Lior and Phil discuss facing death with music, the escape of heavy metal, his upcoming live...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 : Deerhoof (Live from Sled Island)||Host Lior Phillips chats with Ed, Greg, and John from Deerhoof, from a makeshift studio at the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary. The group get into a real gigglefest as they discuss accents, putting together setlists, the World Cup, fee...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 : Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus||Our lucky eleventh episode features the wonderful Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus! Host Lior Phillips chats with Patrick about the similarities between music and politics, a life-changing Sleater-Kinney gig, rowdy crowds, and Titus Andronicus...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 : John Linnell of They Might Be Giants||Host Lior Phillips chats with John Linnell, one of the Johns from They Might Be Giants. Lior and John dig into the genesis of the Dial-A-Song project, touring with the Pixies early in the band's career, the majesty of the contra-alto clarinet, and...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 : David Byrne & Annie-B Parson||If you couldn't tell from the name of the show, host Lior Phillips is a dedicated, lifelong Talking Heads fanatic—and this week she's joined by none other than David Byrne! Lior catches up with the former Talking Heads frontman and choreograp...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 : Eleanor Friedberger||Host Lior Phillips is joined by Eleanor Friedberger, who shares some amazing insight on the world behind her new album, Rebound. From her experiences touring the world with her brother as The Fiery Furnaces to being watched by Lou Reed, this week'...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 : Aaron Dessner and Brian Appel of Boston Calling||Host Lior Phillips is joined by The National's Aaron Dessner and festival cofounder Brian Appel to discuss how they curate the ideal experience at Boston Calling. From Aaron's keys to building a multidisciplinary lineup to what exactly Natali...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 : Red Bull Music Festival with Adam Shore and Tristan Perich||Host Lior Phillips checks in from the Red Bull Music Festival, live from Brooklyn. The month-long festival has just hit its halfway point, so Lior caught up with the head of programming for Red Bull Music, Adam Shore, as well as Tristan Perich, who pre.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 : Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz||Host Lior Phillips is joined by Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz to discuss topics ranging from her band's new album, Twerp Verse, to the impact of seeing Gwen Stefani and No Doubt for her first concert. In addition, they chat about what it's lik...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 : Listen Carefully, Listen Safely with Jackson Mann of Vibes||After his ear drum was ruptured at an overly loud concert, Jackson Mann knew he needed to take ear safety more seriously—and in fact went on to found his own company, Vibes, which produces reusable high-fidelity ear plugs that make live entertainment||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 : Tim Burgess of The Charlatans||Host Lior Phillips is joined by Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans, to discuss topics ranging from the band's inception, to getting put in a headlock by Iggy Pop backstage at a festival, to the supergroup behind his new solo album. In additio...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 : This Must Be The Gig-achella||With the first weekend of Coachella in the rearview mirror, Lior is joined by Consequence publisher and founder Alex Young, as well as host of The Morning AMp on Vocalo radio, Jill Hopkins, to discuss Beyoncé's life-changing headlining set—oh, and...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Shirley Manson of Garbage||Host Lior Phillips is joined by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson to discuss how touring and performing has changed since the band's 1990s inception, the long line of women musicians that inspired her, and the secrets of her "witch" powe...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to This Must Be the Gig!||This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Hosted by music journalist and festival-globetrotter, Lior Phillips, the show features conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-coming artists, music industry personalitie.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
One of the Best Music podcasts!
It’s hard to come across long form interviews with artists/musicians outside of radio programs, but this podcast really stands out thanks to the host and the great guests they managed to bring on.
Fun and informative show!
Came in on the John Linnell show and enjoyed it. The host is very engaging and energetic. The questions are good, and help bring out great answers and stories from the artists. Highly recommended!
This Podcast is really Brynein' the down house, so to speak.
The first podcast I listenend to was with David Byrne and Annie-B. Love it! I'm really looking forward to making This Must Be the Gig a regular meal for my earbrums.