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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #128: An Interview with Grim Deeds

Jersey Beat Podcast #128:  Grim Deeds

Who is Grim Deeds, the barechested, face-painted pop-punk rockers who's singing about Joe Queer, Fat Mike and Ben Weasel?   We interview the controversial but incontrovertibly catchy and clever musician for the scoop on who he is, where he's been, and what he's up to.

Direct Download:  JB128.mp3
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #127: In Memoriam, Brandon Carlisle

 Direct Download:  JB127.mp3

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of  Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket, especially to his brother and our good friend Ray.

Teenage Bottlerocket - Bloodbath At Burger King
The Connection - Labor of Love
Kurt Baker - Send Me To Mars
Shellshag - Baby's Arms
Tin Armor - Strange & Estranging
The Unlovables -Miracle Braves
Mono In Stereo - Late Night Confessor
Fiction Plane - Where Do We Go From Here?
Ezra Furman - Wobbly
Laura Stevenson - Torch Song
Spiders - Why Don't You?
Chris Stamey - Universe Sized Arms
The dB's - Before We Were Born
Bitterheart - I Can't Stop
Teenage Bottlerocket - Radio

Jersey Beat Podcast #126: Happy Halloween

It's a spooky Halloween mixtape of songs about vampires, ghouls, zombies, vampires, and ghosts!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #125: An Interview With Craig Finn
And Some New Music

Direct Download:  JB125.mp3
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On this episode of the Jersey Beat Podcast,  Jim Testa interviews Craig Finn of The Hold Steady about his new solo album "Faith In The Future." The two also talk about advice for new bands, going to shows when you're older than everyone else in the room, and some current bands that Craig's listening to.

Then we play a few of our favorite new records:

The Campbell Apartment - "Seaside Hts., NJ"
Bitterheart - "Know It All"
Mal Blum - "Robert Frost"
Kinky Friedman - "Wild Man From Borneo"
Roadside Graves - "Gospel Radio"
The Unlovables - "1996"
Pwr Bttm - "1994"
Tin Armor - "1 Million Shitlists"
Yo La Tengo - "Friday I'm In Love"
Man Named Pearl - "Atlas"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jersey Beat Podcast #124: Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms

Direct download  (right click to save, or click to stream):  JB124:mp3

On this episode of The Jersey Beat Podcast, Jim Testa interviews Brian Sella, lead singer of The Front Bottoms, about the band's major label debut Back On Top and what it feels like for this grassroots NJ band to be navigating the fast lane.

On this episode by The Front Bottoms:

Jim Bogart
The Beers