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Disgraceland is a music podcast that explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, and more. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds music, true crime, and history. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometime ...
 
The Ballin Podcast is a collection of all encompassing, yet intimate, interviews covering everything from topics of entertainment to the Hip-Hop culture. Hosts LayLaw, who gained fame alongside “Gangsta Rap” originators N.W.A., and Go Mack, one-fourth of veteran Pomona, California collective, Above the Law [RIP KMG], are both architects responsible for contributing to the construction of West Coast rap music having first begun back in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s.Coining now well known des ...
 
Dj Pest-one of the most popular DJs of the city of Magadan, Kazan, Moscow, Yaroslavl ', Minsk, Zhmerenka, Khabarovsk, Russia, Ulyanovsk, and other cities. Started career: 2003. Music Media: Vinyl and CD Favorite Styles: Breaks, Dark Psy Trance, Deep Techno, Drum & Bass, Electro Techno, Hard Techno, Hardcore, Minimal House, Minimal psytrance, Progressive Trance, Tech Trance, Techno, Trance His interest in music Sergei became...
 
Live on DEJA VU FM, This IS TDK! Every Friday @ 6PM GMT, I present to you: 1 hour of the freshest UK Club and underground sounds followed by the FIRE HOUR which is a mix of UK FUNKY, BASS and HOUSE. Within the first hour you can expect a touch of US/Overseas acts and notable tracks of yesteryear. Catch the occasional guest on the show with interviews, forthcoming releases, and future hits. If you would like your music featured on the show, send me an email at tdk@thisistdk.com with a link to ...
 
Mucho Mondays a podcast that acts like a radio show that plays awe-inspiring, extraordinary, joyous and flavorful music. A show that takes you out of that gloomy, scornful Monday feeling. The so-called "Bad case of the Mondays." Yeah, we get rid of that! We update every Monday!
 
Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. Season three coming in 2021 will be on Janis Joplin. ...
 
It’s the 80’s... Hip-hop is beginning to emerge. Cocaine, is already everywhere. And crack is about to make a dramatic appearance into ghetto life. This unprecedented consumption will make some dealers into the new kings of the streets, and also new role models for their community. The Undersiders will tell you the story of 8 of them. True and crude. Tales about millionaire drug dealers who at one point directly impacted on the development of hip-hop. Dr Dre, Tupac, Lil Wayne and many more… ...
 
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like noth ...
 
Welcome to Cleveland, a city plagued by joblessness, riddled with abandoned buildings, and one of the most dangerous cities in America. There is only one man big enough to put this city on his back: V.I. With a voice and style like no other, his aggressive nature demands respect. Cleveland born and raised, V.I. is a true product of the city that birthed him. He has figuratively and literally put the city on his back. He represents the true sentiment of the people in the streets, not the glam ...
 
Killa-A, (born Angel Rocha, in San Jose California December 24th, 1985) is an American rapper,singer and producer.Killa A is best known as an MC in the West Coast Bay Area Rap scene. His childhood friend nicknamed him "Killa A" because of his attitude and no rule lifestyle. he signed with SGR RECORDS USA owned and opperated by Ceo Yuyo MC and became officially a song writer / music composer affilliated with Broadcast Music inc / BMI. Killa A began freestyling in the west side of San Jose's U ...
 
Miles Wheeler, named by his father and extremely talented jazz musician, after the musically inclined great Miles Davis, need I say more, but its only fair to the world that Masspike Miles’ history become exposed. Miles was born into a family of true talent from every aspect of the entertainment industry, early into his childhood, consistancy from the family tree, showed up again and that is when the birth of Masspike Miles came into play.. Miles born December 31, 1980, in Sacramento,Califor ...
 
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On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I finally got to interview the person who introduced me to the concept of financial independence and early retirement in the first place… Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme! To my mind, Jacob is the founder of the modern-day “FIRE movement” so hope you enjoy the interview! Highl…
 
Kesha and the Creepies explores supernatural subjects and alternative lifestyles with today's most exciting pop culture guests & supernatural experts. Kesha’s curiosity for all things unexplained drives fascinating conversations that span non-traditional spirituality, psychedelic art, & all things creepy. Find Kesha and the Creepies on the iHeartRa…
 
The smoke was thick, the music was loud, and the beer was flowing. In the fast-and-loose 1980s, Jackson Station Rhythm & Blues Club in Hodges, South Carolina, was a festive late-night roadhouse filled with people from all walks of life who gathered to listen to the live music of high-energy performers. Housed in a Reconstruction-era railway station…
 
The “diva” is a common trope when we talk about culture. We normally think of the diva as a Western construction: the opera singer, the Broadway actress, the movie star. A woman of outstanding talent, whose personality and ability are both larger-than-life. But the truth is throughout history, many cultures have featured spaces for strong female ar…
 
Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas (University of Washington Press, 2020) by performer and scholar Gerry Smyth includes lyrics and commentary for dozens of sea shanties, as well as a brief history of the genre. The world that emerges in these 19th century sailor songs is surprisingly multi-cultural; in a sense, sea shanties were…
 
How do songwriters, worship leaders, and music industry professionals collaborate to make music that can become prayer? Ari Y. Kelman explores this question in his excellent study, Shout to the Lord: Making Worship Music in Evangelical America (New York University Press, 2018). Presenting years of research through fieldwork, case studies, and inter…
 
Anthony Valerio's Before the Sidewalk Ended: A Walk with Shel Silverstein (Daisy H. Productions, 2020) is a startling portrait of the great writer of children's books, songs and plays Shel Silverstein. What he was like as a man and a friend. What interested and inspired him. Some of the women in his life. The loving, often hilarious relationship be…
 
Enter the Wu-Tang. Return to the 36 Chambers. People listening to these albums by the Wu-Tang Clan and its members likely never knew about Sophia Chang: a Korean-Canadian woman who worked with members like RZA, ODB and Method Man. Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest called Sophia Chang “an integral part of the golden era of hip-hop.” The Baddest Bitch in…
 
Mark Porter (@mrmarkporter) explores the relationship between music, sound, space, and spirit in his new book Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking (Oxford University Press, 2020). Using the analytical tools of resonance to describe the sounding and re-sounding of sonic production in different spaces, Porter uses the disciplines of musicolo…
 
There is something quintessentially American about the idea of the west. Though the time of western expansion has long since passed, stories about cowboys on horses and pioneers panning for gold resonate with us to this day, living on in our books, our movies, and our in cultural imaginations. Through these stories, the west has come to represent v…
 
In the second half of this year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland, along with another read of another phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
In the first book in the Modern Music Masters series, Tom Boniface-Webb examines the Manchester band Modern Music Masters-Oasis (MMM, 2020). Founded in 1994 and playing together until their spectacular and abrupt breakup in 2009, during their time together Oasis made an imprint on British music that will last for generations, impacting fans through…
 
HONK! A Street Band Renaissance of Music and Activism (Routledge, 2020), edited by Reebee Garofalo, Erin T. Allen, and Andrew Snyder, explores a fast-growing and transnational movement of street bands—particularly brass and percussion ensembles—and examines how this exciting phenomenon mobilizes communities to reimagine public spaces, protest injus…
 
In Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip-Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century (Velocity Press, 2020), Laurent Fintoni explores the rise of a new generation of bedroom producers at the turn of the century through the stories of various instrumental hip-hop and electronic music scenes. From trip-hop, downtempo, and IDM to leftfield h…
 
There is no shortage of books about the British Invasion or the history of R&B and the Blues in the United Kingdom. Belfast might seem like something of a peripheral backwater to that story, only meriting a passing reference as Van Morrison’s hometown. Yet, in How Belfast Got the Blues: A Cultural History of Popular Music in the 1960s (Intellect Bo…
 
Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) by Tony Bolden, an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, and author of Afro-Blue: Improvisation in African American Poetry and Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2003), is a history of funk artists such as Georg…
 
Timothy Hampton's Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work (Zone Books, 2020) is a fascinating and meticulous study of Bob Dylan's songwriting craft. Hampton discusses how Dylan incorporated and then transcended the Greenwich Village folk music tradition, how he reinvented himself as a visionary poet in the mid sixties, how he learned from poets as diverse as…
 
Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) explores the channels of musical exchange between Cuba and the United States during the eight-year presidency of Barack Obama, who eased the musical embargo of the island and restored relations with Cuba. Musical exchanges during this period act as a lens …
 
It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. We’ll listen to About a Girl, talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and take a sneak peak at an upcoming episode on Tupac Shakur. We'll also check out Dead and Gone, Jake’s new collaboration with Payne Lyndsey on the mystery surrounding murdered and missing Grateful Dead fans.…
 
In Voices from the Valley: Tech Workers Talk About What They Do and How They Do It (FSG Originals, 2020), the celebrated writers and Logic cofounders Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff take an unprecedented dive into the tech industry, conducting unfiltered, in-depth, anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, including a data scientist, a sta…
 
Dead and Gone was originally released in October 2020 and all episodes can be listened to by searching for "Dead and Gone" in your podcast feed. Episode 2 is available here in the Disgraceland feed for a limited time only. Here is the episode's original description: Two fans of the Grateful Dead wind up violently beaten, shot at close range and mur…
 
In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bow…
 
Chuck Berry was imprisoned numerous times. He was a victim of violent systemic racism and accused of horrific acts of sexual depravity. He also invented rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck Berry was as complex a character as he was influential as a musician. Throughout his career he found himself in numerous dust ups with authorities; some of them justified, most…
 
About A Girl is a new podcast about the influential women behind the musical legends - women who inspired, supported, and challenged icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Bob Marley on their way to greatness. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres November 30th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to Abou…
 
The D.O.C. collaborated with gangsta rap group N.W.A–where he co-wrote many of their releases–as well as Eazy-E's solo debut album Eazy-Duz-It. He was one of the founders of Death Row Records along with Dr. Dre and Suge Knight. In 1989, he released his debut album, No One Can Do It Better, which reached number-one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums c…
 
It is often assumed that creative people are prone to psychological instability, and that this explains apparent associations between cultural production and mental health problems. In their detailed study of recording and performing artists in the British music industry, Sally Anne Gross and George Musgrave turn this view on its head. By listening…
 
What is the history of equal rights in Hollywood? In A Piece of the Action: Race and Labor in Post–Civil Rights Hollywood (Columbia UP, 2019), Eithne Quinn, a senior lecturer in American Studies at the University of Manchester, explores the transitional years following the civil rights movement of the 1960s, in order to chart the struggle by Black …
 
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