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Friday, May 13, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #139: MIKEY ERG!

Our guest is Mikey Erg, aka Mike Yannich, former lead singer and drummer for The Ergs! and one of the busiest touring musicians in America. Mikey's debut solo album "Tentative Decisions" will be released in June on Don Giovanni Records.

On this podcast, Jim Testa talks to Mike about writing and recording the new album, his Ergs! legacy, touring, and lots more.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #138: Jamie Frey of NO ICE

Direct Download:  JB138.mp3

Jim Testa interviews Jamie Frey, lead singer and main songwriter of NO ICE.  They talk about NO ICE's new album Come On Feel The NO ICE,  growing up in Brooklyn, going on the road, and what it means to be a NYC band.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #137: The Almost 10th Anniversary Episode

 Direct download: JB137.mp3

The first episode of the JB Podcast went online in April, 2006, but we're not quite ready to celebrate our anniversary yet.  That'll wait for our next podcast but until then, here's an hour of tunes to keep you sated.

Diarrhea Planet - Life Pass
Bay Kee - Shady Birds
Evan O'Donnell - Buster On The Granite Highway
Art Brut - The Replacements
Savages - Evil
Doctor Barber - Pictures Of Your Pets
New Age Healers - I Want More
JT Makoviecki - If You Just Hold On, Poor Boy
Diplopia - Adeline
Lloyd & The Impressions - Sunny Day
Petra Haden - Armenia In The Sky
Yo La Tengo - The Summer
Big Figment - Cut Knuckle
The Forty Nineteens - I Walked With A Zombie
The Gotobeds - Real Math/Too Much
The Goo Goo Dolls - Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #136: Spring Fling

Direct Download:  JB136.mp3

Grim Deeds - Child of the Millennium
Adult Books - Casual Wrecks
Bent Shapes - 86'd In '03
Robert Pollard - My Daughter, Yes She Knows
Sink Tapes - J For Jazzy
The Other Stars - You Looked Better At The Party
Karen Haglof - Cowgirl Clothes
Karyn Kuhl - It Was A Very Good YearBitterheart - Someone Told Me
The Bordello - Chocolate, My New Rock N Roll
Diplopia - Hoboken
Mean Jeans - Now I Wanna Be Yr Dog
Ray Rockett - Pet Semetary
The Dudikoffs - Burrito Party
Can't Swim - Way It Was
Fucko - Submarine
ROMP - Departure From Venue
NO ICE - Castlebraid
The Maravines - Tie Retie
Toot Sweet - Dilettante
The Wrens - Pretty OK
Soul Asylum - Supersonic

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jersey Beat Podcast #135: Fitz & Chris Take Over! An interview with Jersey Beat's Jim Testa!

 Direct Download:  JB135.mp3

On this special episode of the Jersey Beat Podcast, Jack Fitzsimmons (of Netflix With Fitz) and Chris Fabulous (of Weekend Quality) take over the podcast as guest hosts, and interview their special guest...  Jim Testa.  They talk about politics, punk, and Jim's new EP "American Spirits and Artisanal Cheese," and bring along a playlist of indie pop and punk from Philly.