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Culture Creature is a podcast featuring revealing, in-depth interviews with musicians in all genres.

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Listen to an interview with Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr.) on the Culture Creature podcast (listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice). George Lewis Jr. joins Dan Redding to discuss musical heroes, Get Out, and the Melvins show that “felt like the most evil, demonic, heavenly, heavy thing [he’d] ever […] The post Twin Shadow Discusses Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, and the Melvins Show That Blew His Mind appeared first on Culture Creature.

Aug 19

36 min 9 sec

Hip hop pioneer Kool Keith is today’s guest on the Culture Creature podcast. Listen to the Kool Keith interview above or in your podcast provider of choice. Keith helped lay the foundations of hip hop as a member of Ultramagnetic MCs. In the mid-nineties, Keith formed Dr. Octagon along with Dan the Automator and DJ […] The post Kool Keith: The Culture Creature Interview appeared first on Culture Creature.

Jul 19

53 min 58 sec

Hear an interview with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado today on the Culture Creature podcast. Listen via the audio player above, or in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all other major providers. Foxygen’s new album, Seeing Other People, is available on April 26th (preorder here). In addition to his work in Foxygen, Rado (as he is known to […] The post Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado Finds Creative Bliss In Pursuit Of The Unknown appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Apr 2019

44 min 30 sec

Listen to an interview with Jonny Pierce of The Drums on today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast. Listen via the audio player above or in your podcast provider of choice (we’re now on Spotify, too!). The Drums return with a new album, Brutalism, on April 5th (preorder here). On today’s episode of Culture Creature, Jonny […] The post Jonny Pierce Of The Drums: The Culture Creature Interview appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Apr 2019

35 min 30 sec

Hear an interview with singer and songwriter Mat Kerekes today on the Culture Creature podcast. Listen via the audio player above or in your podcast provider of choice. We’re now on Spotify, too! Mat Kerekes is the frontman of Citizen. He is also a solo artist with a new album, Ruby, due this year. Kerekes tapped […] The post Citizen’s Mat Kerekes On Queen, Mortal Kombat, And The Power Of Nostalgia appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Mar 2019

40 min 50 sec

Listen to a Greg Puciato interview on today’s episode of Culture Creature. Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Puciato is best known as the frontman of bands including The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Black Queen. He is preparing the release of a new book of poetry and photography […] The post Interview: Greg Puciato Expels The “Ugly Toxic Thing” That Fueled His Darkest Work appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Feb 2019

1 hr

Hear a Neon Indian interview on today’s episode of Culture Creature. Listen in your podcast provider of choice or via the audio player above.  Neon Indian mastermind Alan Palomo and Culture Creature host Dan Redding begin by discussing Palomo’s new short film, 86’d (watch the film here). Alan also reveals that he is working on […] The post Neon Indian: The Culture Creature Interview appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jan 2019

1 hr 17 min

Hear two Madeline Kenney interviews today on the Culture Creature podcast. Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice.  Madeline Kenney is an indie rock musician of many talents. She and Dan Redding spoke in 2017 and again in 2018, on the occasions of Kenney’s albums Night Night At The First […] The post Madeline Kenney: The Culture Creature Interviews appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2018

56 min 29 sec

Hear a Saves The Day interview on the Culture Creature podcast now. Listen to the episode via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Saves The Day’s new album 9 is highly reflective on the band’s history and legacy. Frontman Chris Conley sat down with Culture Creature host Dan Redding to discuss […] The post Saves The Day’s Chris Conley On His “Euphoric” Musical Journey appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2018

34 min 11 sec

Hear a George Clanton interview on today’s episode of Culture Creature. Listen to the podcast episode via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice.  George Clanton is a pop and electronic artist whose new album Slide received praise from Pitchfork and The Needle Drop. George’s other music projects include ESPRIT 空想 and […] The post Get To Know Rising Electronic Artist George Clanton appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2018

52 min 10 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with author David Morrell. Listen to the David Morrell intervew via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Morrell is the author of the novel First Blood, which was adapted into the first Rambo film starring Sylvester Stallone. David also wrote novelizations of […] The post ‘Rambo’ Creator David Morrell Discusses His Journey With A Cinematic Icon appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Oct 2018

58 min 3 sec

Listen to an Ariel Engle interview now on the Culture Creature podcast. Hear the full episode in your podcast provider of choice or via the audio player above. Ariel’s self-titled album as La Force is available now. She is also a member of Broken Social Scene. Today on the podcast, Ariel discusses the story of […] The post Ariel Engle: The Voice Of Broken Social Scene And La Force appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Oct 2018

43 min 16 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with Andrew Fisher and Alex Henery of Basement. Listen to the complete Basement interview in your podcast provider of choice or via the audio player above.  Basement’s new album Beside Myself is due on October 12th (preorder here). Vocalist Andrew Fisher and guitarist Alex Henery talked […] The post Basement: The Culture Creature Interview (Listen Now) appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Oct 2018

43 min 11 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with Joyce Manor frontman Barry Johnson. Listen to the complete Joyce Manor interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Barry Johnson sat down with Culture Creature host Dan Redding to discuss his band’s new album, Million Dollars To Kill Me, which is […] The post Joyce Manor’s Barry Johnson On Morrissey Fandom, The ‘Wizardry’ of Kurt Ballou, And More appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Sep 2018

42 min 49 sec

Today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast features a wide-ranging interview with musician and producer Ash Koosha. Ash and host Dan Redding discuss collaborating with software, ‘auxiliary humans,’ holographic performers, and much more. Listen to the Ash Koosha interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Ash’s new album is titled Return […] The post Podcast: A.I. And Music In Glorious Harmony, With Ash Koosha appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Sep 2018

49 min 25 sec

Hear a Chastity interview on today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast. Listen in your podcast provider of choice, or via the audio player above. Chastity leader Brandon Williams sat down with Culture Creature host Dan Redding to discuss songwriting, the healing power of community, and his hometown of Whitby, Ontario. Chastity’s critically acclaimed debut […] The post Chastity’s Brandon Williams Finds Heaven And Hell On ‘Death Lust’ appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Aug 2018

42 min 47 sec

Hear a Mish Barber-Way interview on today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast. Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Mish is the frontwoman of White Lung, the executive editor of Penthouse, and an accomplished author. In today’s interview, Mish says that White Lung are working on a new album. She also […] The post A Conversation With Mish Barber-Way Of White Lung And Penthouse Magazine appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jul 2018

50 min 45 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with Joe DeRosa, man of a million talents. Listen to the Joe DeRosa interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. You’ll hear Joe and host Dan Redding discuss cultural topics including The Exorcist, the films of Martin Scorsese, Star Wars, Glengarry […] The post Comedian Joe DeRosa On Star Wars, Scorsese, And The State Of Comedy appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jul 2018

1 hr 19 min

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with Bass Drum of Death frontman John Barrett. Listen to the full episode via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Bass Drum of Death are preparing the release of a highly-anticipated new album, Just Business, which is due July 27th (preorder here). […] The post Bass Drum Of Death: The Culture Creature Interview appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jun 2018

50 min 37 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, listen to an interview with actor and author Greg Sestero. Listen in your podcast provider of choice or via the player above. Greg Sestero is the co-author of The Disaster Artist. He has also written a pair of new movies called Best F(r)iends Parts One and Two (get tickets […] The post Podcast: Greg Sestero Discusses His New Psychodrama With Tommy Wiseau appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jun 2018

32 min 28 sec

Today, we bring you a huge new podcast interview with Ned Russin of Title Fight and Glitterer. Listen to this episode of the Culture Creature podcast via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Ned and Culture Creature host Dan Redding sat down for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on Glitterer’s new […] The post Title Fight’s Ned Russin: The Culture Creature Interview appeared first on Culture Creature.

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May 2018

1 hr 46 min

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, listen to an interview with Jay Watson (Tame Impala, GUM, Pond). Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Jay Watson’s solo project is called GUM and his superb new album is The Underdog. The album is a whirlwind of psychedelic indie rock that careens […] The post A Conversation With Jay Watson of Tame Impala, GUM, and Pond appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Apr 2018

33 min 33 sec

Men I Trust are a dreamy pop band from Montreal. Hear an interview with Men I Trust frontwoman Emma on today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast. Listen to the Men I Trust interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. You’ll also hear the band’s recent single, ‘Show Me How.’ […] The post Podcast: Meet Rising Indie Pop Band Men I Trust appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Mar 2018

33 min 9 sec

Hear a new Dean Ween interview on today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast. You’ll also hear a few excerpts from our 2016 Dean Ween interview. Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice.  The Deaner is preparing to release his second album with The Dean Ween Group. The album, titled […] The post Podcast: Dean Ween Discusses Dean Ween Group, Ween, Kurt Vile appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Feb 2018

32 min 58 sec

Listen to this Alex Cameron interview on the Culture Creature podcast now. Listen via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice.  Australian singer and songwriter Alex Cameron is a natural storyteller. He’s also one of the most original voices in music today. You’ll hear Alex discuss the broken characters on his stellar […] The post The King of Tragicomedy: An Interview With Alex Cameron appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jan 2018

42 min 38 sec

On today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast, you’ll hear unforgettable stories of hip hop’s early days from Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels – and you’ll even hear DMC bust a few rhymes. Listen to the complete Run-DMC interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Darryl McDaniels is a true hip hop […] The post Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels Discusses The Origins Of Icons appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Dec 2017

1 hr 25 min

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, you’ll hear interviews and songs from three awesome rising artists: Madeline Kenney, Blis., and Melkbelly. Listen to the podcast episode via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Culture Creature is a podcast featuring the best interviews in music – and it’s also a podcast where you can […] The post Hear Interviews and New Music From Madeline Kenney, Blis., and Melkbelly appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2017

24 min 4 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, we’re excited to bring you new interviews with David Yow and Duane Denison of The Jesus Lizard. Listen to the Jesus Lizard interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. The Jesus Lizard are a mighty, unstoppable force of nature. They are one of the […] The post The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow And Duane Denison On The Culture Creature Podcast appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2017

1 hr 10 min

Today’s special episode of the Culture Creature podcast features stories told by Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Cameron Crowe. These interviews were conducted by author Joe Hagan for his new book Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine, which is available now. You’ll also hear our […] The post The Story Of Rolling Stone Magazine, As Told By Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, And More appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Oct 2017

20 min 35 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, an interview with Anthony Green. Listen to the Anthony Green interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. This candid, wide-ranging conversation was recorded at Green’s home in Pennsylvania. Anthony Green is the vocalist of Circa Survive and Saosin, as well as a prolific solo […] The post Anthony Green On The “God Energy” Of Live Music And Human Connection appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Sep 2017

1 hr 3 min

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with bassist Tim Commerford. Listen to the Tim Commerford interview above or in your podcast provider of choice. Commerford is a current or former member of bands including Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave. Tim and Prophets of Rage are currently preparing to release […] The post Tim Commerford Talks Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Aug 2017

31 min 44 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: hear an interview with METZ frontman Alex Edkins. You’ll also hear the new METZ song ‘Cellophane.’ Listen to the METZ interview above or in your podcast provider of choice. METZ are a Toronto noise rock trio who are preparing to release a new LP, Strange Peace, on Sub Pop […] The post Interview: METZ Frontman Alex Edkins On New LP, Working With Steve Albini, And More appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Aug 2017

25 min 38 sec

Today on the podcast, a wide-ranging conversation with the one and only Andrew W.K. Listen to the complete Andrew WK interview via the player above or in your favorite podcast provider. Andrew W.K. is a musician, motivational speaker, advice columnist, and party expert. He is currently finishing up a new album and preparing to embark […] The post Andrew W.K. On How To Be “A Living Monument to Partying” appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jul 2017

1 hr

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, the supergroup that also includes Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer). Listen to the Justin Pearson interview via the player above or in your favorite […] The post Interview: Justin Pearson Of Dead Cross On The Band’s Highly Anticipated Debut appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jul 2017

1 hr 4 min

Today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast includes interviews with two of the best guitarists in punk and metal: Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Misfits, Doyle) and John Connolly (Sevendust, Projected). Listen to the show via the player above or in your favorite podcast service. Doyle Interview Doyle is a member of horror-punk icons Misfits, and he […] The post Hear Members of Misfits and Sevendust on the Culture Creature Podcast appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jul 2017

33 min 23 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Amelia Bushell, vocalist of Brooklyn punk band Grim Streaker. Listen to the Grim Streaker interview via the player above, or in iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Make sure you subscribe to the Culture Creature podcast, and listen to our interviews with members of Code Orange, Faith No […] The post Interview: Grim Streaker Are The Mischievous Punk Ruckus You’ve Been Waiting For appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jun 2017

30 min 3 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, an interview with punk icon Walter Schreifels. Listen to the Walter Schreifels interview via the player above or in iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Walter’s band Dead Heavens are preparing the release of their debut LP, Whatever Witch You Are, which is due June 16th (preorder here). Schreifels is […] The post Interview: Walter Schreifels Discusses Hardcore Roots, Dead Heavens, And A Life In Music appeared first on Culture Creature.

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May 2017

47 min 41 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Faith No More bassist and founding member Bill Gould. Listen to the interview on the player above, or in iTunes or your favorite podcast service. In this Faith No More interview, Gould discusses the band’s formation, its debut album We Care A Lot, and its 1995 […] The post Faith No More’s Bill Gould on the Culture Creature podcast appeared first on Culture Creature.

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May 2017

28 min 24 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, hear an interview with Code Orange drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan. Listen to the Code Orange interview via the player above, or in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast service. Code Orange are one of the most exciting bands in contemporary punk and metal. The band is having a […] The post Hardcore Firebrands Code Orange Discuss Their Global Domination appeared first on Culture Creature.

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May 2017

42 min 54 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins of Scranton, PA indie rock band Tigers Jaw. Listen via the player above or in iTunes or Stitcher. Tigers Jaw will release their fifth full-length album, spin, on May 19th (preorder here). The album marks the first Tigers Jaw release that […] The post Tigers Jaw Discuss their “Rebirth” on New LP appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Apr 2017

23 min 36 sec

Listen to the interview with Diet Cig on the Culture Creature podcast in the player above or in iTunes or Stitcher. Diet Cig are a pop-punk duo from New Paltz, New York. The band’s new LP, Swear I’m Good At This, will be released this Friday. Diet Cig Interview Highlights Alex Luciano on lyrical honesty: “All of […] The post Diet Cig Discuss the Potency of Honesty, New LP, and Guy Fieri appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Apr 2017

28 min 26 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Mix Master Mike. Mike rocked the globe with the Beastie Boys for many years and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2012. He was recently announced as one of the opening performers on the US leg of Metallica’s 2017 ‘WorldWired’ tour. […] The post Mix Master Mike On His Long Collaboration With Beastie Boys: “It Was A Match Made In Heaven” appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Mar 2017

37 min 50 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with guitarist and vocalist Dan Yemin. Listen to the interview above or in iTunes. Dan Yemin is a founding member of seminal punk bands including Lifetime, Paint It Black, Kid Dynamite and more. Dan’s new band Open City recently released its self-titled debut album. Open City also includes […] The post Open City’s Dan Yemin on Trump, Wu-Tang, and the Art of Protest Music appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Mar 2017

1 hr 7 min

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with drummer Dale Crover of Crystal Fairy and Melvins (listen to the Dale Crover interview above or via iTunes or Stitcher). Crystal Fairy features Crover and his Melvins bandmate Buzz Osbourne, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of At the Drive-In, and Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. The band’s self-titled debut arrives […] The post Dale Crover talks Crystal Fairy and Kurt Cobain on the Culture Creature Podcast appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Feb 2017

19 min 1 sec

Listen to the complete interview with Cameron Boucher on the Culture Creature podcast above or in iTunes. Cam is known for many projects, including Sorority Noise and Old Gray. Sorority Noise have announced their forthcoming album, You’re Not As _____ As You Think, which is due March 17th. During our interview, Cam discusses how jazz informs his work […] The post Cameron Boucher of Sorority Noise and Old Gray on the Culture Creature Podcast appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Feb 2017

51 min 19 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast, an interview with Joel Gion of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Listen to the Joel Gion interview via the audio player above or in your podcast provider of choice. Joel Gion is best known as a member of the seminal and prolific psychedelic indie rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. […] The post Interview: Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Jan 2017

36 min 55 sec

Tancred’s Out of the Garden is a big rock record that’s loaded with catchy hooks and grungy riffs. Today on the Culture Creature podcast, Tancred leader Jess Abbott discusses everything from Donald Trump and social media to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (“I appreciated Jagged Little Pill for its pop as a kid, and I appreciate it for its […] The post Tancred’s Jess Abbott on Songwriting, ‘Eye-Opening’ Ghost Encounter, and More appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Dec 2016

39 min 22 sec

Today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast features a wide-ranging interview with punk icon Ian MacKaye. Listen to the full Ian MacKaye interview via the player above or in your podcast provider of choice. MacKaye’s eloquent metaphor for the 2016 presidential election will help you make sense of a tumultuous political year. Ian MacKaye is a founding […] The post Interview: Ian MacKaye on Trump, Social Media and Fugazi appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2016

55 min 49 sec

Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with punk vet Mike Watt (formerly of Minutemen and fIREHOSE). Listen to the full interview above. Watt recently released the live album Ring Spiel Tour ’95, recorded at club Metro in Chicago during his 1995 solo tour. Watt’s opening bands on that tour were Foo Fighters (on their very first […] The post Mike Watt on America, Iggy, and His 1995 Tour with Grohl and Vedder appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Nov 2016

1 hr 4 min

Today’s episode of the Culture Creature podcast features an interview with Jesse Michaels. Listen to the interview above or in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast service. Jesse is a musician, painter, author, and filmmaker. His musical projects include Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Common Rider, and Classics of Love. He is also the author of several […] The post Operation Ivy’s Jesse Michaels Discusses His Career in Art, Music & Film appeared first on Culture Creature.

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Oct 2016

52 min 57 sec