Bandsplain

Bandsplain

By The Ringer

Bandsplain is a show where host Yasi Salek invites experts to explain cult bands and iconic artists - and why people love them - using a curated playlist to help you understand the hype.

Episodes

Mailbag with Rob Harvilla

It is time once again to hear from our beloved listeners, so we opened up the mail bag to answer some of your most pressing questions. Rob Harvilla joins us to help plan Yasi’s trip to Ohio, discuss the sordid swing dance moment of the 90’s, parse Taco Bell menu highlights, and give some answers of his own.  Follow Rob Harvilla on Twitter @Harvilla Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/241h 41m

24 Question Party People: Clairo

Claire Cottrill, a.k.a. Clairo, drops by the pod to talk about her sexy, new album, 'Charm'; donkeys; the Beyoncé song that changed her life; her inspired choice of sandwich; listening to the Arctic Monkeys in high school; Dobby the house elf; her favorite Beach Boys era; and more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Clairo Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/241h 13m

Stone Temple Pilots with Sean Fennessey

The Stone Temple Pilots were given no benefit of the doubt by critics in their heyday, but the band had hits, and did not care. Hailing from Southern California, STP’s equally charismatic, talented, and troubled frontman Scott Weiland helped the band take off quickly, and then frequently kept them in a state of disarray for much of their existence. Along the way Stone Temple Pilots put together a catalog of records that is much stronger upon re-examination than many originally thought. Sean Fennessey joins us today to wade through the history of a misunderstood and sometimes tragic band.  Follow Sean Fennessey on Twitter @SeanFennessey Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/244h 32m

24 Question Party People: Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, RTX, and Black Bananas

Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, RTX, and Black Bananas comes by the pod to talk about personal style, early-2000s reality television, lychee fruit, memes from loving husbands, the 'Grease' soundtrack, why she’s a Deadhead, and more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Jennifer Herrema Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/241h 23m

The Breeders with Caryn Ganz

Kim Deal initially formed The Breeders with her sister Kelley as a side project while she was in the Pixies so that she could record her own songs, but it definitely turned into something way bigger, more iconic, and more influential than that. Through shifting line ups and several starts and stops, the band managed to make some of the best rock albums of the 90’s and beyond, setting the bar for coolness and influencing artists from Nirvana to Olivia Rodrigo along the way. Author and New York Times pop music editor Caryn Ganz joins us to talk about their history, their impact, and of course, their incredible music. Follow Caryn Ganz on Twitter @mehpatrol Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Caryn Ganz  Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/243h 23m

24 Question Party People: Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams

Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams comes by the pod to talk about their beautiful new album, 'The Moon Is in the Wrong Place'; bad smoothies; dealing with grief through making art; Primus fandom; FMK the Beatles; being saved by Drew Carey; her future career as a product jingle writer; and more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Shannon Shaw Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/241h 45m

Alice in Chains with Rob Harvilla

Alice in Chains emerged from the Seattle scene an entity unto themselves. Formed from remnants of local hair metal bands, they naturally evolved into the groove heavy band with a distinct vocal style we know today. Rob Harvilla joins us to parse the legacy of perhaps the most populist band of the Grunge era. Follow Rob Harvilla on Twitter @harvilla Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla  Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/244h 59m

Remembering Steve Albini, Plus Our Favorite Albini Albums With Rob Harvilla

Rob Harvilla joins Yasi to talk about Steve Albini's legacy, in music and also outside of it. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/241h 10m

The Pearl Jam Draft with Jill Hopkins, Brian Fallon, and Steven Hyden

Jill Hopkins, Brian Fallon, and Steven Hyden step into the arena with Yasi to draft their favorite Pearl Jam songs and moments. The gang cover their favorite live song, favorite radio hit, and more. Will anyone try to win the draft? Or will everyone choose their picks from the heart? Tune in to find out, and decide who won for yourself.  You can follow Jill on Twitter @jillhopkins You can follow Brian on Twitter @thebrianfallon You can follow Steven on Twitter @steven_hyden Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Jill Hopkins, Brian Fallon, Steven Hyden Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/241h 36m

24 Question Party People: Kacy Hill

Kacy Hill comes on the pod to talk about her fantastic new album, 'Bug'; Taurus shit; why being annoying is a woman’s right and duty; going down a nostalgia hole with the Shins; her TikTok algo; why we love Poquito Más; shaking Jay-Z’s hand for way too long; and more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kacy Hill Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/241h 30m

Pearl Jam: Part 2 with Kevin Clark

Yasi and Kevin return this week to find Pearl Jam on the verge of falling apart (spoiler alert: they didn't). We pick back up as the band enters the studio to record the excellent “Vitalogy.” Ticketmaster emerges as the band’s foil, and Neil Young continues to be one of the band’s greatest allies. Taking cues from his career to help them navigate their own uncharted waters, this episode takes us from 1994 to present day.  Follow Kevin Clark on twitter at @bykevinclark Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kevin Clark  Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/243h 34m

24 Question Party People: Madi Diaz

Singer-songwriter Madi Diaz comes by the pod to talk about her beautiful album 'Weird Faith,' the importance of Bikini Kill on her artistic journey, daddy’s girls, saying yes to life, revenge fantasies, and more! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Madi Diaz Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/241h 37m

Pearl Jam: Part 1 with Kevin Clark

This week on Bandsplain, we dive into the music of Pearl Jam. In the wake of the dissolution of Green River and then Mother Love Bone, a new band coalesces, and explodes after adding an enigmatic frontman in the form of a San Diego surfer named Eddie. From their first shows as Mookie Blaylock to confronting a level of fame they never imagined, the story of Pearl Jam is a whirlwind that has now spanned three decades. On our first installment we take you from the origins of the band through their epic classic “Vs.” Joining us to start this journey is former Ringer writer and current ESPN analyst Kevin Clark. Follow Kevin Clark on twitter at @bykevinclark Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kevin Clark  Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/245h 2m

24 Question Party People: Grace Cummings

Singer-songwriter Grace Cummings comes on the pod to talk about her gorgeous new album, 'Ramona', being a theater kid, loving Alice In Chains, her favorite member of Wu-Tang Clan, and more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Grace Cummings Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/241h 9m

Green River, Mother Love Bone, and Temple of the Dog with Patty Schemel

Welcome back to another season of Bandsplain. This episode we're talking about Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, and the greater Seattle music scene, all leading up to the explosion of "Grunge," and of course, more specifically, the formation of Pearl Jam. Joining us this episode is the legendary musician and author Patty Schemel. Follow Patty Schemel on twitter at @pattyschemel Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Patty Schemel  Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/242h 51m

24 Question Party People: Mark Arm of Mudhoney

Mark Arm of Mudhoney comes by the show to discuss the sewage tunnel boring machine named after his band, the record store that changed his life, surfing at Kelly Slater’s ranch, being radicalized by KISS and Aerosmith, seeing Robert Goulet at the airport, hanging out backstage with David Matthews, and more! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Mark Arm Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/241h 32m

24 Question Party People: DIIV

DIIV stop by the show to talk about their excellent new album, 'Frog in Boiling Water.' We also discuss the thoughtful use of AI, educational rap songs, fate, artisanal coffee, Hipster Runoff, and the ethics of egg bites. All that and more on another episode of '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: DIIV Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/241h 52m

24 Question Party People: Maya Hawke

On this week’s '24 Question Party People,' Maya Hawke comes by to chat about her upcoming album, 'Chaos Angel.' The discussion also includes the importance of song lyrics, thinking everyone is mad at us, Kris Kristofferson, our love of 'House,' and being drawn to excellence—and we contemplate free will. All that and more on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Maya Hawke Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/241h 34m

24 Question Party People: Justice

This week on '24 Question Party People,' Gaspard and Xavier of Justice drop by to discuss their new album, 'Hyperdrama'; what they’ve been up to for the past eight years; and why making music is self-indulgent and that’s OK. Plus, the joys of walking around without headphones and their take on the Jack Matthews Band. All that and more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé of Justice Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/241h 27m

24 Question Party People: Blu DeTiger

Blu DeTiger comes by the show to talk about her new album, 'All I Ever Want Is Everything'; looking up to Bernard Edwards of Chic; being a new 'Grey’s Anatomy' fan; going to Burning Man as a child; and which pop star truly puts on the greatest live show. All that and more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Blu DeTiger Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/241h 42m

24 Question Party People: Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids

Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids drops by the show to talk about his book, 'Red Letter Days.' We also touch on important subjects like the animatronic bears that played "Crocodile Rock" at ShowBiz Pizza, how to properly cook a steak, choosing an Afghan Whigs song for your wedding processional, and the lost art of making a long-distance call on a pay phone. All that and more this week on '24 Question Party People.'Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Matt Pryor Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/241h 28m

24 Question Party People: Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy

Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy joins us this week to talk about the band’s excellent new record, “I Got Heaven.” Topics vary from the glory days of MTV, pig jokes, "the work," fourth-wave feminism, and a demonstration of the omnipresent “Pop Punk Voice.” All that and more, this week on '24 Question Party People'. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Marisa Dabice Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Producers: Chris Sutton, Aleya Zenieris Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/241h 54m

24 Question Party People: Anthony Anzaldo and Ross Farrar of Ceremony

This week, we come to you live from Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles, California, for a very special episode of '24 Question Party People' with Ross Farrar and Anthony Anzaldo of Ceremony, on the eve of their front-to-back performance of Ceremony’s iconic album 'Rohnert Park.' Topics include Ross’s early Pearl Jam phase, Anthony’s last lie being seven months ago (which sounds like a lie), and a new take on the “never going to make it” question. All that and more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Ross Farrar and Anthony Anzaldo Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Production Assistance: Julie Orlick Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/241h 31m

24 Question Party People: Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe stops by '24 Question Party People' to talk about her new album, 'She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She,' as well as a myriad of other topics, including why people hate Geminis so much, 'Kiki’s Delivery Service,' overcoming self-doubt, and the health benefits of eggs. All that and more, this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Chelsea Wolfe Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/2459m 6s

24 Question Party People: Joe Talbot of IDLES

Joe Talbot of IDLES joins us this week to discuss approaching things with love in a loveless time, sparring on an empty stomach, and the soothing properties of office jazz, as well as tapping in with bell hooks and the sensory memory of first hearing “Heard It Through the Grapevine” as a child. Be sure to check out IDLES’ new album ‘Tangk’—out everywhere Friday. Audio Producer: Olivia Crerie Guest: Joe Talbot Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/241h 35m

24 Question Party People: Dave 1 and P-Thugg of Chromeo

Chromeo come by the show to talk about Proust, how codependency is trending, and relating strongly to Will Ferrell's and John C. Reilly's characters in 'Step Brothers.' Plus, they tell us about their new album, 'Adult Contemporary.' All that and more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Dave 1 and P-Thugg Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/241h 36m

24 Question Party People: Mary Timony

Singer-songwriter and guitar powerhouse Mary Timony has been making gorgeous music for decades, both in bands like Autoclave, Helium, Ex Hex, and Wild Flag and as a solo act. Her latest solo effort, 'Untame the Tiger,' releases next month. Mary drops by the show to discuss her father’s late-in-life discovery of Leonard Cohen, unlocking aspects of herself through profound grief, and the joy of creating a community with fellow musicians. All of that and more on this week’s '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Mary Timony Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/241h 37m

24 Question Party People: Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker drop by the show to chat about a variety of things, ranging from very on-brand to totally out of left field, including NPR heartthrob Kai Ryssdal, telling lies at the city dump, couples counseling, dining with Steven Spielberg, and the secret behind the band’s decades-long partnership. All this and more on this week’s episode of '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/241h 31m

24 Question Party People: Orville Peck

It's a new year, and we are back with a new episode of '24 Question Party People.' To kick things off, we are joined by the masked man himself, Orville Peck. Yasi and Orville discuss connecting to the song “Fast Car” at 9 years old, the importance of journaling for mental health, and Orville's strategies for eating with the mask on. All of that and more this week on a brand-new '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Orville Peck Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/241h 18m

24 Question Party People: Kurt Vile

On this week's second helping of '24 Question Party People', Kurt Vile stops by to discuss his not-so-rigorous (but very successful) haircare routine, as well as his beautiful new EP. In addition, Yasi and Kurt share their love of modern pop music, why it’s important to talk to folks instead of just texting, and meeting Anthony Kiedis at a shaved ice shop in Hawaii. Happy holidays from the gang at '24 Question Party People', we'll see you in the New Year! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kurt Vile Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/231h 19m

24 Question Party People: Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene

Kevin Drew stops by the program to talk about the first records he bought, which were in some order: Beastie Boys, Madonna, Cowboy Junkies, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, making him the Doogie Howser of music appreciation. We also discuss his gorgeous new solo record “Aging,” and why authenticity is the most attractive quality, all on another episode of '24 Question Party People'. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kevin Drew Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/231h 42m

24 Question Party People: Evan Dando of the Lemonheads

On this episode of '24 Question Party People,' we talk to Evan Dando about moving to Brazil, new Lemonheads music, the art of letting Boston hardcore legends stay in your closet for undefined amounts of time, and whether he’s more the Gingerbread Man or Ralph from 'Lord of the Flies.' Tales are told, songs are sung, and truths are discussed at length, all in another episode of '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Evan Dando Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/2353m 32s

Bandsplain x 60 Songs That Explain the 90’s LIVE

Rob Harvilla, Chris Ryan, and our intrepid host Yasi Salek converge onstage at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California to do a live draft episode in honor of Rob’s fantastic new book 60 Songs That Explain the 90’s. A heartwarming and funny evening from start to finish that we are so happy to share with all of you.  Follow Rob on Twitter at @Harvilla Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisRyan77 Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Rob Harvilla, Chris Ryan, and Rob's Mom Producers: Jesse Miller-Gordon, Jonathan Kermah, and Justin Sayles Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/231h 47m

24 Question Party People: Kat Moss of Scowl

Despite being raised with the belief that nobody is special, Kat Moss is a special front person for a special band. Since their inception, Scowl have become one of the hardest working bands out, constantly touring and releasing challenging, catchy, aggressive music. Kat joins us this week to dive deep with Yasi about having a potentially wild astrological chart, how pivotal your first favorite band can be, and the power of vulnerability. Also, Radiohead is very good. Tune in for all that and more, this week on '24 Question Party People'. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Kat Moss Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/231h 48m

Blondie with Mel Ottenberg

First isn’t always best, and Blondie found that out the hard way. One of the first CBGB bands, the rag tag group started out as a “No Ambition Just Vibes” project before fate and a terrible recording contract motivated them to rise to the occasion. Amidst haters, low expectations, and an ever-changing band line-up, Blondie wrote some of the most iconic songs of the era, many of which remain classics to this day. Interview Magazine’s editor in chief Mel Ottenberg, joins us to plot the long and fascinating history of one of America’s most important bands.  Follow Mel Ottenberg on Instagram @Melzy917 Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Mel Ottenberg Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/234h 4m

24 Question Party People: Bret Domrose, Rob Mailhouse, and Keanu Reeves of Dogstar

Bret Domrose, Rob Mailhouse, and Keanu Reeves of Dogstar join us for a very special episode: our first-ever three-person party. The group discusses its new record, 'Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees'; the thrill of hearing Discharge for the first time; and being starstruck by the guy who sang your first slow-dance song. They also somehow find time in between questions to hold an impromptu band meeting and sneak a little bass practice in. All this and more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Bret Domrose, Rob Mailhouse, and Keanu Reeves Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/231h 13m

24 Question Party People: Alicia Bognanno of Bully

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21/11/231h 23m

One Album Wonder: Box Car Racer with Anna Zanes

Box Car Racer is a weird and wild look into the mind of Tom DeLonge. At the height of Blink 182’s success, Tom and Travis set out to make a harder record, a side project. Things are not always what they seem on this album. Songs that are seemingly breakup songs turn out to be about national tragedy. Tom DeLonge’s songwriting is deceptively simple, obfuscating a more complex playing style. The band’s existence and how it was communicated to the public seemingly put too much strain on Blink 182, and it went away before it truly got going. Alternative Press’s editor in chief Anna Zanes joins Yasi to connect the dots on the one Box Car Racer album we did get. Follow Anna on Instagram @annazanes Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Anna Zanes Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/231h 43m

24 Question Party People: Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids

Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids is on the show to talk about the soundtrack of morning school drop-off, the complexities of personal faith as seen through the prism of peak Pitchfork, the CWK shampoo commercial that could have been, and turning down dream tours because it was the mid-aughts and everyone was saying no to things they should’ve said yes to. All of this and more, this week on '24 Question Party People.' Join The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla (‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’), Yasi Salek (‘Bandsplain’), and Chris Ryan (‘The Rewatchables’/‘The Watch’) at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. on 11/16/23 to celebrate the release of Rob’s new book based on his hit Spotify podcast. Click here for details! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Nathan Willett Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/231h 42m

Incubus with Chris Deville

From cutting their teeth playing backyard parties to testing their mettle on the road as the sensitive misfits on the Nu Metal circuit to becoming one of the more experimental bands in popular rock, Incubus have always had a strong sense of self. Pardon us (and special guest Chris Deville) while we burst into flames… Follow Chris on Twitter @chrisdeville Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Chris Deville Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/232h 20m

24 Question Party People: Gavin Rossdale of Bush

As the frontman of the band Bush, Gavin Rossdale has written a ton of guitar-rock bangers and captured the hearts and minds of a generation of fans who, like Yasi, probably don't know what the song "Swallowed" is about. This week, he’s on '24 Question Party People' to talk about Bush’s newest release, 'Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994-2023'; his infrared sauna and cold-plunge practice; why he finds actors so inspiring; and his passion for grilling meat. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Gavin Rossdale Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/231h 23m

Mazzy Star with Meaghan Garvey

Some bands would prefer that you do not perceive them, and Mazzy Star are one of those bands. How does a duo that rejects the concept of modernity so thoroughly come to achieve the prominence and cult-like devotion that Mazzy Star did? With goddamn gorgeous beautiful songs, for starters. This week’s guest Meaghan Garvey joins Yasi to chart how this Los Angeles band found its way into the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere with a decades spanning career that defied convention at every turn.  Follow Meaghan on Twitter @Meaghan_Garvey You can check out her Substack HERE Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Meaghan Garvey Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/233h 17m

24 Question Party People: Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock has been making good, heartfelt music for most of his life. The singer, songwriter, and composer for children’s show 'Craig of the Creek' stops by the show to talk about his new record, 'HELLMODE,' the good and bad ways to get rockognized, and the enduring glory of “Bump” by Spank Rock. All that and much more this week on '24 Question Party People.' Join The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla (‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’), Yasi Salek (‘Bandsplain’), and Chris Ryan (‘The Rewatchables’/‘The Watch’) at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. on 11/16/23 to celebrate the release of Rob’s new book based on his hit Spotify podcast. Click here for details! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Jeff Rosenstock Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/231h 49m

Rancid with Michael Bingham

From the ashes of Operation Ivy rose Rancid, a hard-working generational punk band from the fertile grounds of the East Bay. This week Michael Bingham from the band Spiritual Cramp joins us to chart the course and enduring music of a band that exists at the intersection of The Specials and Agnostic Front.  Follow Michael’s band on Twitter @Spiritual_Cramp Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Michael Bingham Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/233h 5m

24 Question Party People: Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem are dadded and in their mild era. Brian Fallon comes by the show to discuss this stage of life, describe what pork roll is to an increasingly worried Yasi, and explain why he doesn’t get jumpy around Bruce Springsteen. Join The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla (‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’), Yasi Salek (‘Bandsplain’), and Chris Ryan (‘The Rewatchables’/‘The Watch’) at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. on 11/16/23 to celebrate the release of Rob’s new book based on his hit Spotify podcast. Click here for details! Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Brian Fallon Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/231h 24m

100th Episode! Mailbag with Rob Harvilla feat. Producer Dylan

We celebrate our 100th episode with special guests - our beloved listeners. America’s favorite podcaster and Bandsplain father figure Rob Harvilla joins us for a mailbag episode to answer your burning questions, and occasionally dole out unsolicited advice. Plus, a VERY special guest joins us at the top of the episode for a proper walk down memory lane. Thank you for listening to Bandsplain. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla, Dylan Rupert Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/232h 10m

24 Question Party People: Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills

This week on '24 Question Party People,' we have a first—two guests at the party. Together, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills reflect on their long-standing friendship, making their first record in seven years, learning new things to make new music, and more. As always, important touchstones like protein shakes for tour prep, navigating a tabloid onslaught, and growing up a bit sensitive are discussed at length. Join The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla (‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’), Yasi Salek (‘Bandsplain’), and Chris Ryan (‘The Rewatchables’/‘The Watch’) at the Teragram Ballroom in L.A. on 11/16/23 to celebrate the release of Rob’s new book based on his hit Spotify podcast. Click here for details! Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/231h 24m

The Singles Soundtrack with Sean Fennessey

In addition to being a gorgeous rom com, the movie Singles also ended up preserving the Seattle music scene of the early 90’s in film amber. Cameron Crowe’s homage of vignettes to his adopted home brought together now iconic artists like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden, and Mudhoney. Whether the artists thought the project was a good idea or not varied, but the results were undeniable. To top it off, Paul Westerberg was airlifted in from Minneapolis to tie it all together and the result is one of the most undeniably important compilations of the decade. Sean Fennessey joins us this week to talk about the Singles Soundtrack. Follow Sean Fennessey on Twitter @seanfennessey Listen to the Singles Soundtrack HERE Buy tickets for the Bandsplain x 60 Songs That Explain the '90s live event in Los Angeles on 11/16 HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Sean Fennessey Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/231h 51m

24 Question Party People: Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils

On this week's '24 Question Party People,' Yasi checks in with Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur about ICP, a candy-forward diet, touring with Post Malone all summer, and the gorgeous new Beach Fossils album, 'Bunny.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Dustin Payseur Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/231h 34m

The Afghan Whigs with Chris Ryan

This week Chris Ryan joins us to discuss the first Sub Pop band East of the Mississippi, the Afghan Whigs. Afghan Whigs are a band that has always been exactly themselves, fronted by an iconoclast who approaches putting together albums like he's making a movie. A dark, f*cked up movie. From their Cincinnati roots to leaving a crater in Memphis partying with Primal Scream, to their breakup, reformation and excellent latest album, we track the story of the Afghan Whigs to unpack what makes this singular band work. Follow Chris Ryan on Twitter @ChrisRyan77 Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Chris Ryan Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/233h 38m

24 Question Party People: Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker comes on the program with the unexpected mission of expressing support and admiration for the Sex Pistols' seminal debut single, “Anarchy in the U.K.” OK, he also came on to tell us about his beautiful new record, 'Carolyn’s Boy.' After briefly touching on Yasi’s performance of "Only Wanna Be With You," the two dive into loving R.E.M., despising opening the mail, and much more on this week’s episode of '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Darius Rucker Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/2355m 52s

The Smiths: Part 2 with Naomi Fry

Welcome back to the Bandsplain episode that doesn’t see a good reason why it should smile. We join our heroes once again, to find them restless in Manchester (for now). Things move quickly for the quartet and as quickly as they rise to deserved prominence they just as quickly begin to see small cracks in the foundation of the band. Naomi Fry is back to grace us with her knowledge and wisdom, in the face of all those rolling basslines.  Follow Naomi Fry on Twitter @FryNaomiFry Listen to songs we detail in the episode HERE: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5t6GuUs1RecwKAINgstwlQ?si=fe6c0c41f3c9491d&pt=887e3098f77178b3f9ce879face13b7f Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Naomi Fry Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/233h 36m

24 Question Party People: Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion

Celebrated musician and fellow podcaster Lou Barlow joins the show this week to compare podcasting styles and scheduling preferences and to share best practices for filing systems and great hacks for spreadsheets. Yasi and Lou don’t really do any of that, but they do chat about matters of the heart, soul, and mind—as well as an Evan Dando party story that you have to hear to believe—this week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Lou Barlow Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/231h 38m

The Smiths: Part 1 with Naomi Fry

Manchester, so much to answer for. From 1982 to 1987, The Smiths produced more goddamn gorgeous beautiful songs than many other artists do in their entire careers. How did something so fragile burn so brightly in such a dark corner of northern England? How did a stylish young guitar savant find the shyest poet, the one who lurked alone in the corner at every gig in the city? This week we are joined by the fantastic Naomi Fry to discuss all of this and more, on Bandsplain. Follow Naomi Fry on Twitter @FryNaomiFry Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2fBT2UAI58pF6oXhnOnv69?si=KVTnh-P5SImiF_dxRAlP9g&utm_source=sms&utm_medium=sms&nd=1&_branch_match_id=1189756611074731511&_branch_referrer=H4sIAAAAAAAAA8soKSkottLXLy7IL8lMq9TLyczL1k%2F1DXOqyohyMXdOAgBgYWEmIAAAAA%3D%3D&pt_success=1 Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Naomi Fry Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/233h 38m

24 Question Party People: Slug of Atmosphere

If you were given $5 to go away in 2007, that would be worth $7.40 in today’s economy. Fortunately, Yasi’s fee has gone up in the years in between, and she reunites with Slug this week to discuss this inciting incident, as well as child-rearing and break dancing. It’s another perfectly normal week on '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Slug Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/231h 53m

The 1989 Music Draft with Chris Ryan, Rob Harvilla, and Jon Caramanica

Chris Ryan, Rob Harvilla, and Jon Caramanica join Yasi in the Thunderdome to pick their favorite songs and moments from the year that started the 90’s: the last year of the 80’s.  Can someone’s own take also be their draft pick? And who ultimately emerged as the winner of the draft? Listen and decide for yourself, this week on Bandsplain.  You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisRyan77 You can follow Rob on Twitter @Harvilla You can follow Jon on Twitter @joncaramanica Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ho2aPo1GkGNl6dp9T8q4a?si=090c9d89921e4dfc&pt=9db3eff25f7e02d0d079b3de4cb4f7aa Host: Yasi Salek Guests: Chris Ryan, Rob Harvilla, and Jon Caramanica Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/231h 49m

24 Question Party People: Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys

This week on '24 Question Party People' we are joined by Yasi's mate Matt Helders, founding member and legendary drummer of the Arctic Monkeys. Matthew joins us from backstage somewhere on the eastern seaboard to weigh in on his experiences with Lisa Vanderpump and Sir Paul McCartney, starting a band before you play an instrument, true love, and humor as a British cultural value. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Matt Helders Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/231h 19m

Death Cab for Cutie with Michael Tedder

Death Cab for Cutie emerged from the Pacific Northwest in the late 90’s and came to embody the indie sound of the mid aughts, rising to fame alongside the teenage melodrama they helped soundtrack. Today they are still releasing meaningful music while many of their peers faded away.  Author Michael Tedder joins Yasi to trace their path from early years to the present. Follow Michael Tedder on Twitter @Mtedder Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Zbm70t55Zi9HuVYD7Icqr?si=ecb3c2c96cb44d53 Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Michael Tedder Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/232h 33m

24 Question Party People: Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie

On this week’s show, Ben Gibbard comes on to chat with Yasi about life, death, and the truth. Other big topics include: Daryl Hall—one of the greatest vocal ad-libbers of all time? Can a live performance make you want to flip a car over? What kind of protein powder are we all using? All this and more is revealed on another riveting episode of '24 Question Party People.' Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Ben Gibbard Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/231h 36m

Television with Evan Laffer

Arguably the band to start the CBGBs scene paving the way for the Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Blondie and more, was a band called Television. One of the most innovative bands of the early New York "punk" scene, Television were there and then they weren’t and then like 15 years later, they were again. Their influence casts a long shadow, and the music continues to influence artists today. Press play to find out why Television didn’t become their own sort of Grateful Dead. Follow Evan Laffer on Twitter @EvanLaffer Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2qLN6afJvq9o3ZUzU5Ssfa?si=7a167bfdfdf24f84&nd=1 Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Evan Laffer Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/234h 4m

24 Question Party People: Bethany Cosentino

Bethany Cosentino is a brilliant solo artist from Southern California, formerly of the band Best Coast. She is also the generous writer of the 'Bandsplain' theme song and the real-life BFF of our host, Yasi Salek. We laughed, we cried, and Yasi somehow learned something new about the smart, funny, talented person she talks to every single day on every single communication platform. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Bethany Cosentino Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/231h 31m

Talking Heads: Part 2 with Rob Harvilla

Yasi and Rob return this week to find a band in peril. Side projects are popping up left and right, tropical vacations are being taken, Tina Weymouth has quitting on her mind, and Chris Frantz does not. What David Byrne is thinking at any point in time is anyone’s guess. What will become of the Talking Heads? You probably already know, but press play to find out how it happened.  Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Vtk9g0QOypaWVCePqx7oc?si=878c3724100b4cdd Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/232h 58m

24 Question Party People: Paul Banks of Interpol

The earnest, honest, and thoughtful Paul Banks of Interpol joins Yasi mid-tour from an undisclosed location (Dallas) to discuss the usual: astrology, the RZA, destiny, fatherhood, Billy Corgan’s outfits, awkward encounters with Jay-Z, and more. Oh, and it turns out “Indie Sleaze” is a pretty succinct name after all. Audio producer: Steven Ahlman Guest: Paul Banks Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Additional production supervision: Justin Sayles Theme song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/231h 26m

Talking Heads: Part 1 with Rob Harvilla

Babe, wake up, Bandsplain is back and Rob Harvilla joins us once more to usher in a new season. What’s that? Qu'est-ce que c’est? That’s right, it’s time to tackle Talking Heads. One of the most ground-breaking and innovative bands to find their way into your parents' record collection, Talking Heads are the band you liked before you knew they were cool and you were supposed to like them. In Part 1, we cover art school tea to CBGBs goss to feeling the Byrne, if you will. Welcome back to Bandsplain.  Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6CsFYh3wvfA26FrNBd2v7Q?si=b1090ddad6d0417e Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Rob Harvilla Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Audio Editor: Adrian Bridges Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Bethany Cosentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/233h 23m

24 Question Party People: Blondshell

This week on '24 Question Party People,' we invite every listener over the age of 30 to experience ego death upon hearing the guest’s first purchased record. The formidable and talented Blondshell stops by the show this week to talk about 'Grey’s Anatomy' and the particulars of songwriting in a scholastic setting. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Blondshell Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/231h 11m

24 Question Party People: Jenny Lewis

Hello and welcome back to '24 Question Party People,' the show that asks the hard questions. Again and again and again. This week, we welcome the legendary Jenny Lewis to the program, where she and Yasi discover a deep kinship through obscure backpack rap and biohacking, as people often do. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Jenny Lewis Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/231h 15m

24 Question Party People: Geoff Rickly of Thursday

Geoff Rickly has taken his golden retriever spirit to places good dogs don’t go, and lived to tell the tale. In his new book, 'Someone Who Isn’t Me,' Rickly details a life not unlike his own. This week on '24 Question Party People' he speaks with Yasi about the book, not taking a picture once at a party, and much more. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Geoff Rickly Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/231h 42m

24 Question Party People: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind

Stephan Jenkins joins us this week to be on the receiving end of some emergency journalism before discussing Vivaldi, why someone else being 6-foot-3 caught him off guard, and the Pitchfork critic in your mind. Listen closely and you’ll find out who the Moon Professor is. All of this and more on '24 Question Party People' this week. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Stephan Jenkins Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/231h 34m

24 Question Party People: Ian Shelton of Militarie Gun

Our fearless host is back in the USA and filled with ennui, but worry not, we have another flawless episode for you this week. Ian Shelton of Militarie Gun joins the show to talk about The Adicts, Concord California, and differing relationships to baristas. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Ian Shelton Producer: Jessie Miller-Gordon Associate Producers: Chris Sutton and Devon Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/231h 9m

24 Question Party People: Jason Isbell

Bonj, good people: Your dear host is still transmitting from abroad. Jason Isbell is a top-notch musician and songwriter and, like how Yasi was born with a podcasting mic in her hand, Jason picked up a guitar at an early age and never put it down. In this episode he answers the 24 questions with gravitas and charm, and we hear what “Demna” sounds like in a Northern Alabama accent. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Jason Isbell Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/231h 22m

24 Question Party People: Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Welcome back to '24 Question Party People.' This week's episode is one day late because of the holiday, but we'll be back Tuesdays starting next week. In this episode, we bring our 24 questions to Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz, and we manage to reflect on a range of topics, from the virtues of sincerity to his favorite blended alcoholic bev to what meme encapsulated his and Chris Carrabba's essence. As always, you’ll have to listen to figure out what any of that means. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Adam Duritz Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Theme Song: Hether Fortune Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/231h 33m

24 Question Party People: Liz Phair

Welcome to 24 Question Party People, hosted by Yasi Salek. From the braintrust that brings you Bandsplain comes an interview show that is both irreverent and thoughtful to match. Each week, a guest will be asked the same set of 23 questions (with one wild card) to wildly different results. On our inaugural episode, we welcome the legendary Liz Phair on the eve of her 'Exile in Guyville' 30th anniversary tour to talk music, doubters, and why she will never see that DM you sent. Let’s get into it, babe. Host: Yasi Salek Guest: Liz Phair Producer: Jesse Miller-Gordon Associate Producers: Chris Sutton and Troy Farkas Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/231h 35m

Jane’s Addiction with Jessica Hopper

What can be said about the original 80’s Los Angeles freak band that hasn’t been said before? Gotta listen to find out, babe. Jessica Hopper joins us this week to track Los Angeles legends Jane’s Addiction from their formation, through Lollapalooza, and back to reforming the band and living más. Follow Jessica Hopper on Twitter @jesshopp Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/55kJr96qurvaAdc7YRdndC?si=030c9a1c85cb401b&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/234h 3m

Judgment Night Soundtrack with Sean Fennessey and Rob Harvilla

It wasn’t the future of rap, but it was the future of rock. In 1993, one of the strongest music years in popular memory, a quirky soundtrack was released that ended up eclipsing the movie it was made for. Perennial Bandsplain favorites Sean Fennessey and Rob Harvilla join us to talk about what led to this moment, and what followed. Follow Sean Fennessey on Twitter @seanfennessey Follow Rob Harvilla on Twitter @Harvilla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/231h 58m

The Sundays with Hazel Cills

Two people fell in love at University and then they started writing good pop songs. Decades later they still can’t see what the big deal is, but they released three albums as The Sundays, and people never got over it. NPR editor Hazel Cills joins us to discuss the idyllic sounds and reasonable attitudes of this short lived, yet perpetually ongoing band.  Follow Hazel Cills on Twitter @HazelCills Listen to the song we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1EKKy7qt3XAFR4NbqEXOSj?si=c802aa3260a7407c&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/232h 3m

The National with Jeremy Bolm

Are you a tote carrying member of the Sad Dad’s club? What does it look like if you tell a different guy to draw a man? You’re going to find out, babe. This week on Bandsplain, frontman, writer, label owner and podcast host Jeremy Bolm joins us to discuss Brooklyn’s own Cincinnati band, The National.  Follow Jeremy Bolm on Twitter @JeremyXBolm Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1IofdHfE4aXRPKFuGsdbkl?si=CBgoFt6NTDOGmsp4E_ELyg&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/233h 25m

Dave Matthews Band Redux: Part 2 with Grayson Haver Currin

Part 2 of the DMB resplaining picks up right where we left off. Dave and the guys are jammed up recording, and things get a little off the rails from there. Host Yasi Salek and returning guest Grayson Haver Currin take the listener from the early internet confusion of the Lillywhite Sessions to present day and the band’s latest album, 2023’s Walk Around the Moon.   Follow Grayson Haver Currin on Twitter @currincy Listen to the songs we detail in the episode HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/232h 1m

Dave Matthews Band Redux: Part 1 with Grayson Haver Currin

Sometimes when you really love something, you don’t let it go, you revisit it again and again. That’s why we’re resplaining the Dave Matthews Band, babe. Longtime music critic and newspaper editor Grayson Haver Currin is back with us to give Dave and the Band the full Bandsplain treatment they deserve. This first episode takes us from long before Miller’s bar in Charlottesville to the heights of popularity and fame somewhere in between the Chicago river and an infamous unfinished recording session.  Follow Grayson Haver Currin on Twitter @currincy. Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Kon5ugwF3xLlfgRiCB1sM?si=af860cbe10c44472&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/233h

Listener Mailbag with Rob Harvilla

Rob Harvilla joins Yasi to go through listener questions. Should you resent your poser ex boyfriend? Will there ever be a cult band again? And what do you playlist for your HIIT class?? Plus a special guest you’ve all missed as much as we have.  Follow Rob Harvilla on Twitter @Harvilla Follow Producer Jesse on Twitter @ItsMeJMG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/231h 29m

The White Stripes with Sean Fennessey

Six Albums, two members. The White Stripes were there and then they weren’t. Breaking through from Detroit’s garage scene and rock n’ roll tradition to worldwide success, you now hear Seven Nation Army in arenas around the world they’ve never been to and will never play week after week. Find out how a complicated sounding relationship was simple, and a legend took shape. This week we are joined by Ringer Head of Content, podcast extraordinaire, and longtime music writer, Sean Fennessey, as we work through how an unlikely group made perfect sense for international glory.  Follow Sean Fennessey on Twitter: @SeanFennessey Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/40SNLv6sJ14AhlTksZXZQw?si=c64f50160d0d4e64&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/233h 55m

Paramore with Ira Madison III

Paramore exploded into the popular consciousness in the mid aughts only a couple short years after forming, releasing their first records while the members were still hovering between teenagerdom and adulthood. Through all the push and pull this band has managed to grow and continue to put out compelling music with an evolving sound. We are joined by the amazing and prolific writer and podcaster Ira Madison III to discuss how Paramore found their way into so many hearts and minds.    Follow Ira Madison III on Twitter: @iramadisonthree Listen to the songs we detail in the episode here: http://open.spotify.com/playlist/6aIWpJNxgwvkBiw4b9XUIO?si=69a9b5048d4c41d9&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/233h 15m

No Doubt with Bethany Cosentino

Would you believe us if we told you there was a moment in 1995 when some people wondered out loud if Anaheim was the new Seattle? To find out how this happened, join Yasi and this week’s returning guest Bethany Cosentino as they dig deep into their SoCal roots and traverse the career of Orange County’s No Doubt. From their late 80’s formation to mid 90’s explosion and eventual early aughts pop renaissance, No Doubt emerged as one of the signposts for alternative music at the end of the 20th century. Tune in as we retrace that journey from the beginning to present day.  You Can Follow Bethany on Twitter @Bestcoast Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0WuUeYWohcBpTF2oDTmPlh?si=9d164509826b4885&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/233h 11m

The 2002 Music Draft with Chris Ryan and Rob Harvilla

Chris Ryan and Rob Harvilla return to Bandsplain Arena with our star player Yasi. On this episode we dive into the heart of indie sleaze: 2002. Interpol has New Yorkers up all night and Dr. Dre is teaming up with Gwen Stefani and Eve. Tune in to find out who rates what from this cursed year, and why they love it.  You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisRyan77 You can follow Rob on Twitter @Harvilla Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: http://open.spotify.com/playlist/23I6UuRxFWexSAOxiu3rjb?si=8c387fc61d0e4adc&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/231h 19m

Depeche Mode: Part 2 with Patrik Sandberg

That’s right listeners, you’re back taking a ride with your best friend. Our Heroes Yasi and Patrik return to hack their way through the second half of Depeche Mode’s monster career, in which they navigate fame, fortune and the 90s, as well as the spectre of Dave Gahan’s goatee. How did they survive it all? Listen to the opposite of silence to find out.  You can follow Patrik on Twitter @PatrikSandberg Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: http://open.spotify.com/playlist/7BWR9pHJbTXYF8ITZVYJ44?si=8934a29f9ed44e71&pt_success=1&nd=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/232h 33m

Depeche Mode: Part 1 with Patrik Sandberg

The story of how a few synth-curious teenagers became one of the most influential - and enduring - musical institutions of our time. In Part 1 of our wild two part ride, Yasi and her guest Patrik Sandberg follow the lads of Depeche Mode from their humble but ambitious Basildon beginnings as they develop their sound by way of a variety of powerful influences, including Daniel Miller of Mute Records, Genesis P-Orridge, and their second home, the city of Berlin, dropping hit single after hit single along the way to their Black Celebration.  You can follow Patrik on Twitter @PatrikSandberg Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: http://spotify.link/dnTYBcSxxyb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/232h 54m

Joy Division with Anthony Anzaldo

Joy Division made a huge impact in a very short amount of time. The iconic Manchester outfit that would tragically have to turn the page and become New Order were formed quickly in the wake of a Sex Pistols show, and released some of their most prominent tracks after the passing of their lead singer, Ian Curtis. Anthony Anzaldo of the band Ceremony joins Yasi to explore this shooting star of a band that helped bring in a new sound and way of doing things.  You can follow Anthony Anzaldo via his band on Twitter @Ceremony Listen to songs we detail in the episode here: http://open.spotify.com/playlist/3LxEhCqX3cILGU8wFI9Ac9?si=c941f7bd8cec4731&nd=1 This episode includes discussion of suicide. Please keep this in mind when deciding if, how, and when you’ll listen. For resources on these topics, visit spotify.com/resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/234h 4m

The Cure: Part 2 with Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif and Yasi continue on their voyage, picking up in the heart of the Cure’s discography. Did we leave you with your Head on the Door? Don’t Disintegrate. Our heroes pick up right where they left off and take you to present day.  You can follow Hanif Abdurraqib on Twitter @NifMuhammad Listen to the accompanying playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/647QhOpb2HfJUhYiIF1KmD?si=87156fa1f52f4ed8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/232h 59m

The Cure: Part 1 with Hanif Abdurraqib

We're back babe and we're bringing you an epic two-parter on the Cure, with a Bandsplain favorite repeat guest, the renowned poet, critic, and author Hanif Abdurraqib joining us once again. The Cure are bigger than any one genre with a decades-spanning discography to match and you better believe we cover it all. Part 1 takes us from their humble beginnings in the distant London suburb of Crawley through the divisive album The Top. LFG. You can follow Hanif Abdurraquib on Twitter @NifMuhammad Listen to the songs we detail in this episode HERE. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DBAp7KjsYPkslgtnzza7I?si=0bfb920cfc854b82 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/234h 43m

The 1992 Music Draft

To celebrate the end of the year spent in our new home at The Ringer, we thought it would be important to immerse ourselves in the culture and to that end we bring you this: The 1992 Music Draft. Rob Harvilla and Chris Ryan join Yasi to decide what the best albums, rap songs, rock songs, pop songs, wild cards and music videos of 1992 were. What was chosen might shock even the most passionate of heads.  You can follow Rob Harvilla on Twitter @harvilla and Chris Ryan on Twitter @ChrisRyan77 Thanks for listening this year, we’ll see you all back here in 2023 for more episodes of Bandsplain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/221h 41m

Teenage Fanclub with Ben Gibbard

Teenage Fanclub emerged from the fertile Scottish rock scene of the late 80s as a fully formed power pop band and went on to lead a long, prolific, and often surprising career; from beating out Nirvana to land the top spot on SPIN's best albums of 1991 list to teaming up with De La Soul for a song on the legendary Judgment Night soundtrack to being anointed Liam Gallagher's second favorite band (after Oasis of course) and so much more. Joining Yasi to discuss his number ONE favorite band is Death Cab For Cutie and Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard You can follow Death Cab For Cutie on Twitter @DCFC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/224h 13m

The Clash: Part 2 with Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon and Yasi wrap up their journey through the long legacy of The Clash, picking up in 1979 with the release of the iconic London Calling, straight on through Sandinista!, Combat Rock and the end of an era.  Follow Brian Fallon on Twitter and Instagram, follow The Gaslight Anthem on Twitter and Instagram Some of the books we consulted while working on this episode, if you want to read along: Redemption Song Passion Is A Fashion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/222h 13m

The Clash: Part 1 with Brian Fallon

The Clash were the undeniable breakout stars of the explosive UK punk rock scene. The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon joins us as we dig deep into the history of the only band that matters. Yasi and Brian discuss the 101ers, Joe Strummer's many name changes, almost Sex Pistol Mick Jones and legendary Clash manager Bernie Rhodes.  Follow Brian Fallon on Twitter and Instagram, follow The Gaslight Anthem on Twitter and Instagram Some of the books we consulted while working on this episode, if you want to read along: Redemption Song Passion Is A Fashion A Riot Of Our Own Join us next week for part 2 of The Clash with Brian Fallon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/223h 26m

Listener Mailbag Three

Producer Dylan returns to join Yasi in another dive into the listener mailbag! Questions include guilty pleasures, if we ever hear from the bands we talk about and how we find new music to love.  Speaking of, here’s a list of some bands we recommend in this episode: Crushed Luster Narrowhead Temple of Angels Gel Momma Fleshwater Blondeshell Gradient AZ Power Fime Wild Pink Soul Blind Teenage Wrist Superbloom Superheaven Money Cloakroom You can subscribe to Producer Dylan’s newsletter HERE and Producer Niko’s HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/221h 22m

Sunny Day Real Estate with Ian Cohen

Emerging from Seattle’s early 90s grunge dominance, Sunny Day Real Estate became legends of an emerging midwestern emo sound that began to redefine the boundaries of the genre. Meeting us there in the blue where the words are not is writer and podcaster Ian Cohen. Follow Ian Cohen on Twitter @en_cohen and listen to his podcast Indiecast @Indiecast1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/223h 34m

Big Star with Rob Sheffield

Rolling Stone writer and author Rob Sheffield joins us to dissect the long, storied history of the legendary Big Star, a band with a handful of records and an indelible legacy that reaches beyond the decades of their origin.  Follow Rob Sheffield on Twitter @robsheff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/224h 53m

The Offspring with Daniel Kohn

The Offspring were one in a wave of southern California bands that ushered in a renewed interest in punk rock to the ears of the masses, becoming one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time and here to help us come out and play is Daniel Kohn. Follow Daniel Kohn on Twitter at @danielkohn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/223h 24m

Third Eye Blind with Chris Black

Third Eye Blind may have doot-doot-dooted their way to late 90s radio ubiquity, but there’s so much more to the story. Chris Black returns for a reconsideration of the earworm songwriting and complex lore of the singular Stephen Jenkins.   Follow Chris Black on Twitter at @donetodeath. Subscribe to How Long Gone on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/223h 24m

Smashing Pumpkins: Part 2 with Rob Harvilla

Rob Harvilla and Yasi continue their epic trek through the Smashing Pumpkins story post-1993’s Siamese Dream, in which the Pumpkins transcend 1990s alt rock cultishness into rock phenom status with their opus double-album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.  Follow Rob Harvilla at @harvilla on Twitter and listen to his The Ringer podcast, 60 Songs That Explain the 90s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/223h 12m

Smashing Pumpkins: Part 1 with Rob Harvilla

Rob Harvilla joins us for the noble effort of explaining The Smashing Pumpkins, one of the most commercially successful and musically impactful rock bands of the 1990s. Yasi and Rob cover the first half of the band’s breakthrough career and comb through the origin story of Billy Corgan’s emergent and unusual celebrity. Follow Rob Harvilla at @harvilla on Twitter and listen to his The Ringer podcast, 60 Songs That Explain the 90s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/223h 12m

Bad Brains with Atiba Jefferson

Bad Brains were one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time, from inventing moshing to being groundbreaking black punks who injected hardcore with a Rastafarian philosophy and reggae influence. Though they were “banned in DC,” they built the foundation for hardcore and the history of punk to come. Photographer and unofficial mayor of LA Atiba Jefferson brings his lifelong fandom to the table as he and Yasi chart the history of Bad Brains. Follow Atiba Jefferson on Instagram at @atibaphoto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/222h 54m

PJ Harvey: Part 2 with Ann Powers

Ann Powers returns for part 2 of PJ Harvey, covering the next period of Harvey’s prolific career—from To Bring You My Love on—which was punctuated by confident creative expansions, big-hitting collaborations, flirtations with pop success, and continued artistic investigations into riveting subjects. Follow Ann Powers on Twitter at @annkpowers, and find her latest book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/223h 2m

PJ Harvey: Part 1 with Ann Powers

For Yasi’s birthday, she can have a two part PJ Harvey episode as a treat. Ann Powers of NPR Music is welcomed back to Bandsplain to dissect the lauded work and cinematic life of Polly Jean Harvey, who Ann calls “the artiest rock star of the late 20th century” and a vector for deep discussions on gender, sexuality, mysticism, mythmaking, and art. Follow Ann Powers on Twitter at @annkpowers, and find her latest book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/223h 44m

Neutral Milk Hotel with Mark Richardson

Neutral Milk Hotel released only two studio albums in the mid-to-late 90s, On Avery Island and In An Aeroplane Over the Sea, but they’ve since been consecrated as quintessential indie rock classics. Emerging from the Elephant 6 musical collective, bandleader Jeff Mangum led this eccentric musical experiment that left much mystery, and a large cult following, in its wake. This week, Wall Street Journal’s rock and pop music critic and former editor-in-chief of Pitchfork Mark Richardson to explain Neutral Milk Hotel. Follow Mark Richardson on Twitter at @markrichardson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/223h 37m

The Slits with Zoë Howe

In the mid-70s, four not-so-typical teenage girls came barreling into the nascent UK punk scene. The Slits split in the early 80s, but their impact on punk was profound and foundational. Zoë Howe, author of Typical Girls, the Story of the Slits, joins Yasi to talk about the revolution of the Slits. Follow Zoë Howe on Twitter @ladyzoe2dots, and check out her book, Typical Girls, the Story of the Slits, on her website, zoehowe.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/224h 25m

Primus with Christopher Weingarten

Primus, led by bass-slappin’ virtuoso Les Claypool, emerged from the Bay Area’s funk-punk-metal hybrid scene of the late 80s and 90s, to become a textbook cult band—you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Music journalist Christopher Weingarten makes the case for the true cult fandom of Primus and the oddball, arty genius of Les Claypool. Follow Christopher Weingarten on Twitter @1000TimesYes and pick up his 33 ⅓ book on Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/223h 24m

Operation Ivy with Corbett Redford

Operation Ivy was likely your favorite band’s favorite band, and Corbett Redford, director of the documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, tells us why. These teenage pioneers of ska-inflected punk were a flagship band of Berkeley’s 924 Gilman scene in the mid 1980s, releasing only one full length that galvanized a scene and several generations of future punks.  Follow Corbett Redford on Twitter at @CorbettRedford and check out Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/222h 37m

Rilo Kiley with Quinn Moreland

Pitchfork’s Quinn Moreland joins us to explain the reverberations of Jenny Lewis’s reign as the queen of 2000s indie rock with her band of Los Angeles darlings, Rilo Kiley.  Follow Quinn Moreland on Twitter at @quinnmoreland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/223h 5m

Radiohead: Part 2 with Cole Cuchna

We’re back with Cole Cuchna, host of Dissect and Key Notes, for Part 2 of Radiohead, starting from their revolutionary 2000 album Kid A through their continuing evolution both as a band and as individual artists. Steven Hyden, author of This Isn’t Happening: Radiohead’s Kid A and the Beginning of the 21st Century, also joins us for an examination of Kid A’s impact on music criticism and the album’s context within rock music history.  Follow Cole Cuchna on Twitter at @dissectpodcast and check out his podcasts Dissect and Key Notes, only on Spotify.  Follow Steven Hyden on Twitter @Steven_Hyden, and check out his podcasts Indiecast and 36 From the Vault. Find his book This Isn’t Happening: Radiohead’s Kid A and the Beginning of the 21st Century wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/223h 35m

Radiohead: Part 1 with Cole Cuchna

Cole Cuchna, host of Dissect and Key Notes, brings his keyboard to Bandsplain for Part 1 of our deep dive into the history, music theory, and immense, innovative impact Radiohead has had on music at large. Covering their first era, Cole and Yasi take us through the band’s Oxford origins, to how they grappled with and later defied Creep’s one-hit-wonder status, all the way up to their groundbreaking work on OK Computer. Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of Radiohead. Follow Cole Cuchna on Twitter at @dissectpodcast and check out his podcasts Dissect and Key Notes, only on Spotify.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/222h 43m

Mailbag Part Deux

Once again, Yasi and Producer Dylan take a little breather from the 60 page Google Docs and 5 hour episodes to answer your burning questions, including: the making of Bandsplain, what bands we’re listening to now, and why we haven’t done Guided By Voices yet. Special shout out to our Gen Z listeners who called in, you are very cool. Check out the artists Yasi and Dylan recommended in this episode: Turnstile Enumclaw Big Thief Soccer Mommy Snail Mail SASAMI Girlpool Wednesday OVLOV Young Guv Fucked Up Niis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/221h 25m

Liz Phair with Niko Stratis

A major figure in the cool girl canon, Liz Phair broke through Chicago’s indie rock scene (and its politics) with her seminal 1993 debut, Exile in Guyville, setting her off on a fearlessly confessional path of continual, defiant self-reinvention. Writer Niko Stratis talks with Yasi about Liz Phair’s bold songwriting and boundary-pushing across the worlds of provincial indie rock and chart-topping pop. Follow Niko Stratis at @nikostratis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/223h 50m

311 with Marty Sartini Garner

In honor of 3/11 day, we present to you: 311. Purveyors of positivity as well as amber-colored energies, 311’s extensive career gets a thorough and loving look from writer and known Excitable, Marty Sartini Garner.  Follow Marty Sartini Garner at @mrrrty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/223h 37m

Randy Newman with Molly Lambert

Songwriter laureate of Los Angeles Randy Newman gets explained by the Valley’s own Molly Lambert. Infinitely more prolific, and controversial, than his common image suggests as the “I Love LA” and Toy Story theme song guy, Molly takes Yasi on a tour of his extensive and complex oeuvre as Hollywood songman.  Follow Molly Lambert at @mollylambert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/222h 19m

Sublime with Jeff Weiss

Sublime, the ultimate legacy band for stoner kids everywhere, get explained by return guest Jeff Weiss. Jeff joins Yasi to make the case on how Sublime’s Long Beach heritage and their of-its-time infusions of ska, punk, rock, and reggae made them a ubiquitous Southern Californian musical export, even after singer Bradley Newell’s passing in 1996. Follow Jeff Weiss at @passionweiss and check out The LAnd magazine at @theLAndmagazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/222h 3m

Pavement with Chris Ryan

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan joins us for a long-awaited Bandsplain on one of Yasi’s all-time favorite bands: Pavement. Steeped in Californian suburban ennui, the casual, scruffy brilliance of Pavement pierced through the indie rock heyday of the post-grunge 90s to make them one of the most enduring rock bands from that moment. Follow Chris Ryan on Twitter at @ChrisRyan77 and check out his Ringer podcasts The Watch, The Rewatchables, Music Exists, and The Ringer NBA Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/223h 54m

Minutemen with Joe Gross

Minutemen from San Pedro, CA were a band of childhood soulmates whose experimental sound, working class roots, and lucid politics made them all-timers in the history of punk. Joe Gross returns to highlight Minutemen’s DIY ethos of “jamming econo,” and the timeless influence they had on the whole of independent music that came after them. Follow Joe Gross on Twitter at @joegross and pick up his 33 ⅓ book on Fugazi’s In On the Killtaker wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/222h 50m

Nine Inch Nails with Geoff Rickly

Geoff Rickly from Thursday guides us through the extended universe of Trent Reznor, who took the pulse and grit of industrial music into the mainstream with NIИ’s 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine, and became one of rock’s darkest and most impactful innovators of the next few decades. Follow Geoff Rickly on Twitter at @GeoffRickly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/223h 49m

Fishbone with Joseph Patel

Our Red Hot Chili Peppers Gen X-pert Joseph Patel, producer of Summer of Soul, returns to Bandsplain one of the Pep’s most influential, yet underappreciated, LA scene contemporaries: Fishbone. Their eclectic fusions of punk, funk, ska, metal, and soul earned these childhood friends from South Central a true cult following in the late 80s and early 90s, despite the industry racism and internal dysfunction that fumbled their mainstream potential. Follow Joseph Patel on Twitter at @jazzbeezy and watch his documentary Summer of Soul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/222h 23m

Weezer with Barry Johnson

Barry Johnson of Joyce Manor joins Yasi for a thorough investigation into Weezer, the early nineties major label breakouts who have served as a gateway rock band for many a preteen since. Barry and Yasi plumb the depths of one idiosyncratic frontman, Rivers Cuomo, while examining the transmutations of alt-rock from the nineties to the aughts, and Weezer’s robustly maintained fandom community who’ve stayed with them to this day. Follow Barry Johnson on Twitter at @joycemanor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/224h 1m

Sheryl Crow with Bethany Cosentino

We’re back! At Bandsplain, all we wanna do is have some fun, and Yasi had the feeling she wasn’t the only one. So this week, friend of the show Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast joins us to make the case for Sheryl Crow. In 1986, Sheryl’s winding road began when she left small town Missouri for Hollywood, where she toured with Michael Jackson, scrapped her own debut album, and survived off trail mix until her breakthrough Tuesday Night Music Club put her on the map. Bethany and Yasi uncover the tragedies and successes of Sheryl’s story as she spent the next few decades navigating the underbelly of celebrity and the mess of music media while becoming one of the quintessential songwriters of her time. Follow Bethany Cosentino on Twitter at @bestcoast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/222h 59m

Gin Blossoms with Bob Mehr

Bob Mehr returns to Bandsplain for an in-depth look at oft overlooked stalwarts of the 90s rock charts, Gin Blossoms. Looking at the history before a slew of hit singles brought the band into the realm of grocery store soundtrack ubiquity (Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You, Follow You Down), Bob leads us through their origins in Tempe, Arizona’s fruitful scene of the late 80s and the tragic story of songwriter Doug Hopkins to the admirable longevity of some of their best-crafted rock songs. Content warning: this episode addresses suicide and substance abuse.  Follow Bob Mehr on Twitter at @BobMehr and find Trouble Boys: the True Story of the Replacements wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/212h 30m

Lifter Puller & The Hold Steady with Darcie Wilder

From Lifter Puller’s scrappy Minneapolis origins to the Hold Steady’s reign as “America’s best bar band,” Yasi is joined by writer Darcie Wilder of Gawker to unpack this pair of critically beloved and certifiably cult bands who culled as much from Catholic symbolism and Springsteenian character studies as they did from the social milieu of the Brooklyn aughts zeitgeist.  Follow Darcie Wilder on Twitter @333333333433333 and pick up her book, “literally show me a healthy person.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/212h 25m

Fountains of Wayne LIVE with Max Collins

We’re coming at you from Zebulon in Los Angeles with our very first LIVE episode, where we’re blessed by the presence of Max Collins of Eve 6 as he discusses who he thinks is America’s greatest rock n’ roll band: Fountains of Wayne.  Follow Max Collins on Twitter at @eve6.  We’re off next week for Thanksgiving. See you back here on Thursday, December 2 for an all new episode of Bandsplain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/212h

Reba McEntire with Natalie Weiner

Yasi is joined by journalist Natalie Weiner to unpack the four-decade reign of Reba, Queen of Country, from her humble Oklahoma rodeo origins all the way through her world domination as a multiplatinum-selling artist, award-winning star of screen and stage, and intrepid entrepreneur. Follow Natalie Weiner on Twitter @natalieweiner and check out her podcast, Rebawatchables.  Check out Reba’s podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, only on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/212h 23m

Pixies with Gina Arnold

Gina Arnold—author, academic, and architect of Yasi’s youth—graces us with her perspective on Pixies, the seminal cult indie rock band from Boston.  Follow Gina Arnold on Twitter at @ginanarchy and check out her books Route 666: On the Road to Nirvana, the 33 ⅓ book on Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, and Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/213h 8m

The Misfits with Mike Gitter

If you’re gonna scream, scream with us. Glenn Danzig’s iconic punk outfit The Misfits get the Bandsplain treatment thanks to Mike Gitter, A&R man and progenitor of XXX Fan Zine. Yasi and Mike traverse the spooky landscape of The Misfits, from the history of horrorcore to punks pumping iron on tour, and the countless drummers in between it all.  Follow Mike Gitter on Twitter at @TheGitter and pick up his book, “XXX Fanzine 1983-1988: Hardcore & Punk n the Eighties,” wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/212h 14m

Metallica: Part 2 with Joe Gross

Here is part two of our Metallica episode, because nothing else matters. Journalist Joe Gross takes us through the latter years of Metallica. We investigate the ups and downs of their musical explorations, personnel changes, and famously documented self-help odyssey, all of which follows their 16x platinum blockbuster, the self-titled Black Album. Follow Joe Gross on Twitter at @joegross and pick up his 33 ⅓ book on Fugazi’s In On the Killtaker wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/212h 49m

Metallica: Part 1 with Kory Grow

For whom the pod casts: we bring you part one of our mega-episode on Metallica, the biggest heavy metal band of all time. Rolling Stone senior writer Kory Grow has spent years writing about the band, and takes us through the beginning half of their career, from their origins to tragedy to triumph, and off to never never land.  Follow Kory Grow on Twitter at @korygrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/212h 37m

Guns N' Roses with Riki Rachtman

We’re back with guns blazing. Yasi dons her top hat and talks with storied Guns N’ Roses associate Riki Rachtman, former host of MTV’s Headbangers Ball and original co-owner of the legendary rock n’ roll hangout the Cathouse Hollywood. Follow Riki Rachtman on Twitter at @RikiRachtman.  Further reading: “Reckless Road: Guns N' Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction” by Marc Canter “Slash” by Slash “It's So Easy: and other lies” by Duff McKagan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/213h 11m

Listener Mailbag

Today, Yasi and Producer Dylan open up the listener mailbag to dish out flawless and meaningful life advice, as well as compelling answers to your burning questions. We do it for you, Reply Guy Army. We do it for you.  We’re taking a week off and Bandsplain will be back on October 7th!  In our break, check out our new show, The 33 ⅓ Podcast, hosted by Prince Paul. Each week we dive into one iconic album with a brilliant guest, using the source material of the 33 ⅓ book series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/2149m 9s

Cocteau Twins with Claire Shaffer

The Scottish dreampop progenitors Cocteau Twins have a surprisingly dramatic backstory for being known as the ultimate band of ethereal, cryptic musicians. We get into all of it with Rolling Stone alum Claire Shaffer, who helps us decode their mystique, as well as to champion the “no English, just vibes” lyrical philosophy of one brilliant Elizabeth Fraser.  Follow Claire Shaffer on Twitter at @claireeshaffer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/212h 23m

Gram Parsons with John Strohm

Cosmic country pioneer, Emmylou Harris collaborator, Keith Richards bestie, and spiritual grandfather of any country-twinged rock of the last half century, the one and only Gram Parsons is celebrated by our new friend John Strohm, president of Rounder Records, founding member of the Blake Babies, and former member of the Lemonheads.  Follow John Strohm on Twitter at @johnpstrohm and Rounder Records at @RounderRecords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/212h 23m

Tracy Chapman with Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Writer Ann-Derrick Gaillot takes us through the decades-spanning career of Tracy Chapman, whose breakout hit Fast Car propelled her into the canon of singer-songwriters when she was just 24 years old. Follow Ann-Derrick Gaillot at @AnnDerrickG. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/211h 38m

The Doors with Jeff Weiss

We strip down the mythical, mysterious layers of foundational band The Doors and the original rock n’ roll martyr, Jim Morrison. Fellow child of LA Jeff Weiss of the LAnd Magazine is our guest. Follow Jeff Weiss at @passionweiss and check out The LAnd magazine at @theLAndmagazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/212h 26m

U2 with Rob Harvella

Return guest and best friend Rob Harvilla of The Ringer’s 60 Songs That Explain the 90’s takes us through the humble Irish beginnings to era-defining rock superstardom of U2.  Follow Rob Harvilla at @harvilla on Twitter and listen to his The Ringer podcast, 60 Songs That Explain the 90s, only on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/213h 11m

Wilco with Jason P. Woodbury

With the help of writer and DJ Jason P. Woodbury of Aquarium Drunkard’s Transmissions podcast, we examine the sprawling and experimental output of Jeff Tweedy’s Wilco, from its alt-country roots to the dad rock clichés and their many genre-transcending moments throughout.  Follow Jason P. Woodbury on Twitter at @jasonpwoodbury and check out Transmissions [https://open.spotify.com/show/1ErL7gvZD6v3HJ4Nx5oexm?si=M0X_aN3eTPeJnKhQHQWX9w&dl_branch=1]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/212h 15m

The Lemonheads with Chris Black

We take an inspired, heartfelt journey into the slacker mythology and enduring albums of iconic 90s rockers the Lemonheads. Friend of the ‘Splain Chris Black returns to travel with us into the extended Evan Dando universe and beyond. Follow Chris Black on Twitter at @donetodeath. Subscribe to How Long Gone on Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/show/2ov19zdbTbmgmKQmmd7Go7?si=mlA6oN4_RH6dXX1g5c-tLg]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/212h 17m

Modest Mouse with Justin Sayles

Issaquah, Washington’s indie rock torchbearers Modest Mouse get ‘splained by The Ringer’s in-house Modest Mouse guy, Justin Sayles.  Follow Justin Sayles on Twitter @doxellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/211h 53m

Kate Bush with Ann Powers

Author and critic Ann Powers maps the pioneering path of one of pop music’s most inventive, mystical, and artistic trailblazers: Kate Bush.  Follow Ann Powers on Twitter at @annkpowers, and find her latest book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/212h 18m

Fugazi with Brandon Stosuy

We dive into the DIY legacy and hardcore lineage of DC legends Fugazi with none other than writer, editor, and artist manager Brandon Stosuy.  Follow Brandon Stosuy on Twitter at @brandonstosuy, and check out thecreativeindependent.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/212h 3m

Dire Straits with Sam Sodomsky

Pitchfork associate editor Sam Sodomsky takes us on a bountiful journey through the smooth stylings, guitar virtuosity, and unavoidable boomer nostalgia of Dire Straits. Follow Sam Sodomsky on Twitter at @ssodomsky, find his writing at Pitchfork, and check out his podcast Late Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/211h 42m

Green Day with Dan Ozzi

Tracking their evolution from the Berkeley punk scene to rock stardom, and all of the sell-out discourse in between, Dan Ozzi joins us this week to talk about Green Day. Follow Dan Ozzi on Twitter at @danozzi and pre-order his book, Sellout: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore, out Oct. 26, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/211h 57m

Joni Mitchell with Jessica Hopper

In honor of the 50th anniversary of her masterwork, Blue, author and critic Jessica Hopper comes on the show to demystify the groundbreaking genius of the one and only Joni Mitchell.  Follow Jessica Hopper on Twitter at @missjesshop. Find her books, The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, Night Moves, and the upcoming No God But Herself: How Women Changed Music in 1975 (out fall 2022). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/211h 27m

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Brittany Spanos and Joseph Patel

Do you ever get scared that when you do psychedelics, your brain will break and you’ll get stuck in that place forever and never be normal again? That’s what happened here. Our brains broke somewhere along the way researching for this Red Hot Chili Peppers episode, and we will never be the same again. Fuck it, FOUR* HOUR BANDSPLAIN.  *Nearly. Featuring Rolling Stone staff writer Brittany Spanos (@ohheybrittany on Twitter) and writer and Sundance-winning producer of Questlove’s upcoming documentary Summer of Soul, Joseph Patel (@jazzbeezy on Twitter). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/212h 25m

Deftones with Suzy Exposito

Suzy Exposito, music reporter for the LA Times, joins us to unpack the story and innovative musical style of Deftones, a band from Sacramento that never stopped evolving, through genres, trends, and even tragedy. Just don’t call them nü-metal.  Find Suzy Exposito’s writing at the Los Angeles Times and follow her on Twitter at @HexPositive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/211h 33m

Ween with Alex Pappademas

Alex Pappedemas returns to explain Ween, America’s first and only band "sprouted from the demon-god Boognish," and the one-of-a-kind bond between Boognish’s earthly conduits, Gene and Dean Ween. Alex’s book on Steely Dan, Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, Babylon Sisters, and Other Soul Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan is out in 2022 on University of Texas, Austin Press. You can follow Alex at @pappedemas on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/211h 43m

R.E.M. with Caryn Rose

R.E.M. is your favorite band’s favorite band. They’ve influenced countless musicians and had an immeasurable impact on the following decades of indie rock. Megafan and veteran music journalist Caryn Rose takes us through the lifespan and wide-ranging impact of Athens, Georgia’s own REM.  Follow Caryn Rose on Twitter @carynrose. Her upcoming book, Why Patti Smith Matters, is out on University of Texas Press in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/211h 58m

Counting Crows with Steven Hyden

Counting Crows are an essential inclusion to the sensitive nineties male rocker canon, one that is very close to Yasi’s heart. Music critic and author Steven Hyden joins Yasi to count the ways they love the Crows and reimagine a context in which they should be reconsidered as good and cool. Follow Steven Hyden on Twitter @Steven_Hyden, check out his podcast Celebration Rock on Spotify, and find his books "Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me" and "Twilight of the Gods" wherever fine books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/211h 11m

Jawbreaker with Leor Galil

Jawbreaker is one of those highly mythologized bands, the kind that feel perfectly cast in the amber of cult band-om. Yasi dissects the lore, the albums, the break-up, and the ahead-of-their-time songwriting with Jawbreaker oral historian Leor Galil, featuring a very special guest appearance by Dear You producer Rob Cavallo. Follow Leor Galil on Twitter at @imLeor and find his collection of music writing, “Best of Leor Galil,” at store.chicagoreader.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/211h 31m

The-Dream with Rob Harvilla

Superproducer The-Dream, aka Terius Nash, was behind some of the 2000s biggest pop hits: Umbrella by Rihanna, Single Ladies by Beyonce, even Baby by Justin Beiber. What’s lesser known is the intensity of the cult following that his solo R&B output amassed around the late 2000s. The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla comes on the pod to explain The-Dream’s influence and dissect his “lascivious, pristine R&B sex jams” (his words). Follow Rob Harvilla at @harvilla on Twitter and listen to his The Ringer podcast, 60 Songs That Explain the 90s, only on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/211h 12m

Dave Matthew’s Band with Grayson Haver Currin

Patron saint of Yasi’s heart and soul, Dave Matthews, finally gets the Bandsplain treatment. Yasi bros down with journalist Grayson Haver Currin on their shared fave, Dave Matthews Band, with special tributes to 90s rock radio’s most quintessential fandom. Follow Grayson Haver Currin on Twitter @currincy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/211h 4m

Blink 182 with Josiah Hughes

Lil Kim set the blueprint for much of female rap today but her legacy is so often misunderstood. With author Clover Hope, we unpack her history, her body of work, her influence, and how she walked so WAP could slide.  Follow Clover hope on Twitter @clovito and find her book The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/211h 37m

Lil Kim with Clover Hope

Lil Kim set the blueprint for much of female rap today but her legacy is so often misunderstood. With author Clover Hope, we unpack her history, her body of work, her influence, and how she walked so WAP could slide.  Follow Clover hope on Twitter @clovito and find her book The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/2148m 4s

Insane Clown Posse with Nathan Rabin

Juggalos may be the most cult fanbase of all time. With dedicated Juggalo and author Nathan Rabin, we dive into the beautifully twisted world of the Dark Carnival and the music of their truly fearless leaders, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of the one and only Insane Clown Posse. Follow Nathan Rabin on Twitter at @nathanrabin and discover his books and podcasts at nathanrabin.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/211h 7m

The Replacements: Part 2 with Bob Mehr

So...what happens to the Replacements? Bob Mehr returns for the rest of the band’s story, and we hear about their indelible influence on the future of rock bands and those who love ‘em. Follow Bob Mehr on Twitter at @BobMehr and find Trouble Boys: the True Story of the Replacements wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/2149m 56s

The Replacements: Part 1 with Bob Mehr

The Replacements are one of rock n’ roll’s greatest cult bands. Also: one of Yasi’s all-time favorites, which is why this gets the two part treatment (them’s the rules). Grammy award-winning journalist Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: the True Story of the Replacements, leads us through the ‘Mats 101. Follow Bob Mehr on Twitter at @BobMehr and find Trouble Boys: the True Story of the Replacements wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/2151m 11s

Kool Keith with Meredith Graves

Writer, musician, practicing witch, and Kool Keith megafan Meredith Graves brings us an absolute galaxy-brain analysis of the intergalactic rap legend. Follow Meredith Graves on Twitter at @gravesmeredith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/2159m 36s

The Goo Goo Dolls with Chris Black

In Bandsplain’s very first crossover episode, we welcome self-proclaimed cultural polymath Chris Black of the elite bro-cast How Long Gone to explain 90s icons Goo Goo Dolls.  Follow Chris Black on Twitter at @donetodeath. Subscribe to How Long Gone on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2139m 28s

Phish with Rob Mitchum

Writer Rob Mitchum takes Yasi deep into the world of one of the most dedicated, enduring, and (some may say) mysterious fandoms of all time: Phish Heads.  Follow Rob Mitchum on Twitter at @robmitchum and subscribe to his Grateful Dead podcast, 36 From the Vault, on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/2155m 0s

My Chemical Romance with Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet, critic, and author Hanif Abdurraqib joins us this week for a thoughtful examination of the enduring fandom of emo-era breakouts My Chemical Romance.   Follow Hanif on Twitter at @NifMuhammad. His fifth book, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance is out March 30. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/2140m 52s

MF Doom with Open Mike Eagle

In tribute to the late MF DOOM, Yasi is joined by rapper, comedian, and podcaster Open Mike Eagle to explore the fantastical world of perhaps the most influential underground rapper of all time. You can follow Open Mike Eagle on Twitter at @Mike_Eagle and listen to him on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/2144m 30s

Steely Dan with Alex Pappademas

Yasi invites music journalist Alex Pappademas on the show to explain the sound, impact, and fandom of the world’s ultimate dad band: Steely Dan. Alex’s book on Steely Dan, Quantum Criminals: Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, Babylon Sisters, and Other Soul Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan is out in 2022 on University of Texas, Austin Press. You can follow Alex at @pappedemas on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/2139m 9s
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