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Episode #85: Our Conversation with Chris Cacavas

In this episode, Jeff and Soraya talk to Chris Cacavas about Home Recordings #1, Burn the Maps, and much more.

Episode #84: Our Conversation with Steve Wynn

Jeff and Soraya talk to Steve Wynn about a new single, recent releases, The Medicine Show, and a special one song performance for our Paisley People.

Episode #83: Our Conversation with Eddie Kalwa

In this episode, we talk with Eddie Kalwa of Rain Parade about when he joined the band, what it was like to record the first two records, his new project DONKEY, and we even learn a little bit more about David Roback. 

Episode #82: Unofficial Releases of the Paisley Underground

On this episode, Jeff and Soraya take a look at some unofficial releases of The Three O'Clock, The Bangles, The Dream Syndicate, and Rain Parade.

Episode #81: First Reactions to Voxx Bands The Steppes, The Tell-Tale Hearts, and The Things

On this episode, Jeff plays some Voxx tracks by the Tell-Tale Hearts, The Steppes, and The Things and gets Soraya’s reactions.

Episode #80: Our conversation with Debbi Peterson of The Bangles

In this episode, Jeff & Soraya talk to Debbi Peterson of The Bangles about the Paisley Underground, the early days of The Bangles, and get some new information about future releases of Doll Revolution and Sweetheart of the Sun.

Episode #79: Our Conversation with Steven Roback about Viva Saturn’s Ships of Heaven

In this episode, Jeff & Soraya talk to Steven Roback about Viva Saturn's unreleased album, "Ships of Heaven".

Episode #78: Our Conversation with Aaron Sherer

On this episode, we talk with Aaron Sherer about his time playing with David Roback and Kendra Smith.

Episode #77: Complilations! Rodney on the Roq Vol. 1-3

In this episode, we take a look at Rodney on the Roq Vol. 1-3 with Howie Cohen and Joy Milam.

Episode #76: Compilations! Radio Tokyo Tapes Vol. 1

In this episode, we take a look at Radio Tokyo Tapes Vol. 1 with Howie Cohen and Joy Milam.

Episode #75: Compilations! WarfRat Tales

In this episode, we take a look at WarfRat Tales with Howie Cohen & Joy Milam.

Episode #74: Reflecting on the Life of David Roback with Matt Piucci

On this episode, we talk with Matt Piucci about David Roback.

Episode #73: A Panel discussion of The Last’s LOOK AGAIN

Episode #73: A panel discussion of The Last’s LOOK AGAIN

 

On this episode we are joined by previous guests Lina Litonjua and Tom Stevens (of The Long Ryders) to talk about The Last’s unreleased album, LOOK AGAIN.

 

Groove On, Paisley People!

 

 

Episode #72: Our conversation with Michael Quercio about Game Theory

On this episode, we speak to Michael Quercio about his time in Game Theory and the release of Game Theory’s ACROSS THE BARRIER OF SOUND-POSTSCRIPT on Omnivore. 

Groove On, Paisley People!

Episode #71: Our Conversation with Steve Wynn about THE UNIVERSE INSIDE

On this episode, we speak to Steve Wynn about The Dream Syndicate's new single, THE LONGING, their new album THE UNIVERSE INSIDE that will be released on April 10th, and so much more. 

Groove On Paisley People!

Episode #70: Paisley Stage Pandemic Playlist

Music has been a saving grace during these days of social distancing and self-quarantine, so Jeff and I decided to start a playlist and we are asking our Paisley Stage, Raspberry & Rhyme community to help us out!

We each picked two songs from The Three O'Clock, The Bangles, Rain Parade and The Dream Syndicate to start and we want your contributions. Let us know the songs from these bands that you want to add to this playlist- you can message us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or send us an email (paisleystagerandr@gmail.com).

Stay safe & healthy and Groove on, Paisley People!

Episode #69: Our conversation with Lisa Fancher, Founder & CEO of FRONTIER RECORDS

Soraya & Jeff chat with FRONTIER RECORDS founder & CEO Lisa Fancher. Frontier Records is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2020. 

Episode #68: Live Review: The Dream Syndicate @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles Feb 15, 2020

Soraya & Jeff welcome back The Muffs' Ronnie Barnett and music journalist, musician and reissue producer Pat Thomas to discuss the live event held at The Echoplex in Los Angeles on February 15, 2020 featuring The Dream Syndicate with support acts Dime Box Band, Tracy Bryant & DJ Ronnie Barnett.

Episode #67: Ronnie Barnett discusses the upcoming event: Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck: Create A World Without ALS

Soraya & Jeff welcome back The Muffs' Ronnie Barnett to walk us through the upcoming event that he will be co-hosting with Muffs' bandmate Roy McDonald: 

Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck:

Create A World Without ALS

Episode #66: Uncovering Paisley Underground Covers

Soraya & Jeff play cover versions of songs they uncovered that were originally written and recorded by the 4 primary Paisley Underground bands. Some of the artists added to the discussion by talking about why they chose to cover the songs that we feature. Danny Benair, Matt Piucci & Steve Wynn also chime in about how they feel about cover versions and the tracks that we chose to play.

Episode #65: Our Conversation with John Thoman

Soraya & Jeff speak to John Thoman about his work with Rain Parade, Viva Saturn, The Empty Set, Jack Waterson, Chris Cacavas & Junkyard Love, The Hellenes, among many others.

Episode #64: Our conversation with The Pandoras (IT’S ABOUT TIME era with Gwynne, Casey & Bambi)

Soraya & Jeff have a conversation with all surviving members of the IT'S ABOUT TIME era version of THE PANDORAS. We discuss the debut album track by track.

Episode #63: Our conversation with Jack Waterson, Part 2

Soraya & Jeff conclude our conversation with Jack Waterson. In this episode, we talk about Jack's solo material as well as his contributions to other projects including working with Adrian Young and The Midnight Hour.

Episode #62: Our conversation with Jack Waterson, Part 1

Soraya & Jeff speak to Jack Waterson about his work with Serfers/Green on Red.

Episode #61: Crossover episode with the JFJ CONSPIRACY podcast discussing FOREVER CHANGES by Love

Soraya & Jeff are joined by Jim, Frank & Jerry from the JFJ CONSPIRACY podcast to discuss the hugely influential 1967 album FOREVER CHANGES by Love.

Episode #60: Our conversation with Mark Walton (The Dream Syndicate, Continental Drifters, Giant Sand, Chris Cacavas & Junkyard Love)

Soraya & Jeff speak to Mark Walton about his work with The Dream Syndicate, Continental Drifters, Giant Sand, Chris Cacavas & Junkyard Love, among many others.

Episode #59: Our conversation with Jason Victor (The Dream Syndicate, Skull Practitioners, Matthew Sweet, Velvet Crush)

Soraya & Jeff speak to Jason Victor about his work with The Dream Syndicate, Matthew Sweet, Velvet Crush and many others including his band SKULL PRACTITIONERS.

Episode 58: Jupiter Affect: BIG MONSTER EPISODE

Soraya & Jeff start off 2020 with a BIG MONSTER EPISODE talking with several members of JUPITER AFFECT: Michael Quercio, Chris Bruckner, Jason Shapiro, Dan Epstein & Brad Lindsay.

Episode 57: The Paisley Underground E.P. Ep

Soraya & Jeff play and discuss songs from the 4 E.P.'s released by the Paisley Underground bands:

The Bangles - S/T

The Three O'Clock - Baroque Hoedown

The Dream Syndicate - S/T

Rain Parade - Explosions in the Glass Palace

Episode #56: Paisley Underground Holiday Special **REPOST**

Soraya & Jeff wishing all listeners the happiest of holidays by playing holiday projects by all 4 Paisley Underground bands. At the end of the podcast we play a very special message compiled using brand new holiday greetings recorded late Nov/early Dec 2018 by our favorites. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Episode #55: Paisley Underground Influences

Soraya & Jeff play and discuss songs by bands that influenced the Paisley Underground scene. 

Episode #54: Our conversation with members of MEDICINE (Brad Laner, Annette Zilinskas & Matt Devine) about their new album, SCARRED FOR LIFE

Soraya & Jeff speak to the members of MEDICINE (Brad Laner, Annette Zilinskas & Matt Devine) about their new album SCARRED FOR LIFE.

Episode #53: Our conversation with Ronnie Barnett talking about The Muffs’ NO HOLIDAY

Soraya & Jeff speak to The Muffs' Ronnie Barnett about the history of the band, their new album NO HOLIDAY, and how they recorded the album while Kim Shattuck was dealing with the symptoms of ALS.

Episode #52: Concert Review - The Long Ryders (with Ford Madox Ford) @ The Roxy, Hollywood, CA. Oct 3, 2019

Soraya and Jeff are once again joined by the fab Lina Litonjua to discuss the show held on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. featuring The Long Ryders with opening act Ford Madox Ford (which includes former Dils and Rank & File member Chip Kinman).

Episode #51: Our conversation with David Nolte

Soraya & Jeff speak to David Nolte about his time as a member of The Last, Wednesday Week, Lucky, Vena Cava, Descendents, his production work with these bands as well as David Gray, The Jigsaw Seen, and his experience playing with Wondermints, Maria McKee, Dave Davies (of The Kinks), and even Micky Dolenz.

Episode #50: Our Conversation with Chris Cacavas, Part 2

Soraya & Jeff continue their conversation with Chris Cacavas about his solo projects, his work with bands such as Serfers, Green on Red, Junkyard Love, The Dream Syndicate, and so much more.

Episode #49: Our conversation with Chris Cacavas, Part 1

Soraya & Jeff speak to Chris Cacavas about his solo projects, his work with bands such as Serfers, Green on Red, Junkyard Love, The Dream Syndicate, and so much more.

Episode #48 Our conversation with Vitus Mataré (The Last, Danny & The Doorknobs, Trotsky Icepick)

Soraya & Jeff speak to Vitus Mataré about his time as a member of THE LAST and his other bands, DANNY & THE DOORKNOBS and TROTSKY ICEPICK.

** Special Mini Episode ** Paisley Birthday Greetings for our co-host Soraya

Happy Birthday Soraya!

With Birthday Love from:

Jeff & Cris

Matt Piucci

Steven Roback

Michael Quercio

Danny Benair

Louis Gutierrez

Steve Wynn

Annette Zilinskas

Joe Nolte

Joy Milam

Lina Litonjua

Dean Vincent Micheli

"Cake For Soraya" by Trotsky Icepick (a reworking of their encore song LUNCH)

Tom Stevens

Ronnie Barnett

 

Episode #47: Our conversation with Simon (Greg) Alderette

Soraya and Jeff have a conversation with Simon (Greg) Alderette about the Three O'Clock, the Jet Fighter video, Louis Gutierrez's role in getting him to take up the guitar, and share new music from his band, Bridey Murphy.

 
 

Episode #46: Our conversation with Steven Roback (Rain Parade, Viva Saturn)

Soraya and Jeff have a conversation with Rain Parade member Steven Roback about the early days of Rain Parade and the music that he created as part of Viva Saturn.

Episode #45: Album Review - REDD KROSS “Beyond The Door”

Soraya and Jeff are joined by Kari Pearson (Redd Kross, Ella & the Blacks) to discuss the latest album by Redd Kross entitled BEYOND THE DOOR.

*Note: The phone connection with Kari was choppy, but the discussion was too much fun to waste.

Episode #44: Concert Review - LA EXPLOSION 40th Anniversary Celebration with The Last, The Zeros, The Alley Cats & Danny and the Doorknobs

Soraya and Jeff are joined by Lina Litonjua, Joy Milam, and Howie Cohen to discuss the show held on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, CA. celebrating the 40th anniversary of LA EXPLOSION by The Last. Joining The Last on the bill were The Zeros, The Alley Cats and Danny and the Doorknobs.

Episode #43: Our conversation with current Rain Parade keyboardist Mark Hanley

Soraya and Jeff talk with Mark Hanley about his work with Rain Parade, Boatclub & The Hellenes as well as his phenomenal albums PLANER & A MARK SUPREME.

Episode #42: Our conversation with Jim Basnight (of The Moberlys)

Soraya and Jeff talk with Jim Bssnight who has been writing, recording and performing power pop music for over 40 years!

Episode #41: (Not?) The Last of Joe Nolte (of The Last)

Soraya and Jeff were thrilled to have Joe Nolte of The Last return to talk about their upcoming 40th Anniversary performance of L.A. EXPLOSION and continue our discussion about the band's history from the french label Lolita's release of the band's album PAINTING SMILES ON A DEAD MAN, through their SST releases (CONFESSION, AWAKENING and GIN & INNUENDOES) and most recently End Sounds release DANGER...and circling back to the upcoming performance.

Episode #40: Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters, Part IV-Rain Parade (with Guest Host Ronnie Barnett)

Soraya & Jeff are joined by guest host Ronnie Barnett, of The Muffs and White Flag, for the forth in a four-part series called "Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters". We will be talking about other projects from Paisley Underground band members. Part IV looks at side projects from members of Rain Parade.

Episode #39: Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters, Part III-The Bangles (with Guest Host Ronnie Barnett)

Soraya & Jeff are joined by guest host Ronnie Barnett, of The Muffs and White Flag, for the third in a four-part series called "Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters". We will be talking about other projects from Paisley Underground band members. Part III looks at side projects from members of The Bangles.

Episode #38: Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters, Part II-The Dream Syndicate (with Guest Host Ronnie Barnett)

Soraya & Jeff are joined by guest host Ronnie Barnett, of The Muffs and White Flag, for the second in a four-part series called "Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters". We will be talking about other projects from Paisley Underground band members. Part II looks at side projects from members of The Dream Syndicate.

Episode #37: Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters, Part I-The Three O’Clock (with Guest Host Ronnie Barnett)

Soraya & Jeff are joined by guest host Ronnie Barnett, of The Muffs and White Flag, for the first in a four-part series called "Side Projects, Solo, Spin-Offs & Starters". We will be talking about other projects that the Paisley Underground band members were a part of. Part I looks at the side projects from members of The Three O'Clock.