Episodes

Angels & Airwaves: Tom Delonge’s Big Return to Music – Episode 64

Angels & Airwaves are officially back in action with two new singles and they are currently touring again for the first time in seven years. We discuss seeing the band live in at the PlayStation Theater in NYC, we talk about their two latest songs, and we go down memory lane ranking some of our favorite songs and albums in their discography.

For tickets and tour information:
https://www.angelsandairwaves.com/tour

Cell Phone Ban Responses & 1 Year of Music Matters Media! – Episode 63

With the overwhelming amount of feedback we received from our last episode, we decided to continue the discussion on Jack White’s cell phone ban policy by reading some of your comments! Listen as we read and continue to weigh in on your responses about the pros and cons of phones at shows. Also, make sure you stay tuned until the end of today’s episode for a special thank you in celebration of the first official year of Music Matters Media!

To listen to our initial episode on the topic:
http://www.musicmattersmedia.com/2019/09/09/jack-white-cell-phone-ban-policy-genius-or-ridiculous-episode-62

Jack White Cell Phone Ban Policy: Genius? Or Ridiculous? – Episode 62

If you’re planning on going to a Jack White related concert, be prepared to be phone-free throughout the show. White encourages concertgoers to “live in the moment” at his shows and enforces a strict no phone policy through a phone pouch lock service called ‘Yondr’. Is this idea genius or completely ridiculous? We dive into our phoneless experience at the Raconteurs concert and we have a general discussion of the pros and cons of using your phone at a show.

For tickets and tour information:
http://www.theraconteurs.com/tour

Backstreet Boys,*NSYNC & 90s and Early 2000s Nostalgia – Episode 61

After seeing the Backstreet Boys live on their ‘DNA’ world tour, we took a trip down memory lane of 90s and early 2000s boy band nostalgia. On today’s episode we discuss some of our favorite boy bands, we talk about the Backstreet Boys vs. *NSYNC debate, and I give Erick a pop quiz on some of the most popular boy bands from our childhood.

For tickets and tour information:
http://www.fanexperiences.com/category/events/backstreet

Jon Bellion: Glory Sound Prep – Episode 60

Today marks our 60th episode of the Music Matters Media podcast! For the big 60, we dive into the world of Jon Bellion. We discuss seeing him live for his big hometown show at Jones Beach Theater, we review his latest album ‘Glory Sound Prep’, and we give our top five favorite songs from his sophomore release!

For tickets and tour information:
http://www.jonbellion.com/#/tour

Blink-182: GMA Show & New Album Details – Episode 59

On July 19th at the Good Morning America summer concert series, Blink-182 announced that their new album will be dropping on September 20th! On today’s episode we discuss the GMA concert, we rank blink’s three latest singles from the new album, and we give five tips of advice to future concert goers for live TV show tapings.

The Marshall Tucker Band: Concert & Review Featuring My Dad – Episode 58

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American rock band from South Carolina known for incorporating blues, country, and jazz elements into their sound. The band also helped establish the “Southern rock” genre in the early 1970s. Today my dad and I (you read that right!) will be discussing their show from the ‘Through Hell and High Water…and Back Tour 2019.’ We talk about his experience seeing them live now compared to his college days, we discuss how The Marshall Tucker Band were way ahead of their time by breaking and bending genre barriers, and we discuss whether or not they should be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For tickets and tour information:
http://www.marshalltucker.com/tour

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour & thank u, next – Episode 57

‘thank u, next’ is the fifth full-length studio album that was released by Ariana Grande earlier this year via Republic Records. On today’s episode we talk about her live performance during her ‘Sweetener World Tour 2019’, we review ‘thank u, next’ and discuss our least favorite and favorite tracks off of the album, and we talk about her choice of lead singles from her latest effort.

Dat Boy DOPE: Hip-Hop Artist & Creator of D.O.P.E University – Episode 56

David Rust a.k.a Dat Boy DOPE, D.O.P.E standing for “Defying Other People’s Expectations”, is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Long Island, New York. In my interview with David, we talk about the creation of his debut full-length album titled “Reroute” and we dive into the meaning behind certain songs off of the album. We also discuss why David chose to name the album “Reroute” and the inner workings of the music industry. Make sure you stay tuned until the end of today’s episode to hear the opener from the album called “Welcome Back”!

To listen and support Dat Boy DOPE’s music:
https://linktr.ee/dbd516

To follow Dat Boy DOPE on social media:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dbd516
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dbd516

To follow D.O.P.E University:
http://www.instagram.com/dopeuniversity16

How Elitism Kills The Enjoyment of Music – Episode 55

Lil Wayne and Blink-182 are going on tour together this summer and the response from both of their fan bases sparked the idea behind this episode! On today’s episode we discuss different genre crossovers, we analyze today’s current state of hip-hop compared to the community of rock music, and we give three tips to help avoid elitism among music lovers.