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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.
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‘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.
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”!
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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.
Casey Cole is the lead singer and guitarist from the alternative rock band Bass and Sound. In my interview with Casey we discuss the origin and history of the band, we talk about the dynamics of Bass and Sound additionally being a cover band, and we dive into the meaning behind their new song “Born in the Movies” and the potential of a future EP centered around the same theme. Make sure you stay tuned until the end of today’s episode to hear “Born in the Movies”!
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