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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.

Episode #36 “Going Home” with Louis Gutierrez Part 2

Soraya & Jeff conclude the conversation with Louis Gutierrez talking his time with Mary's Danish, Battery Acid, Helena, sitting in with Sky Saxon & Neil Diamond and music production. We also find out what Louis has been up to outside of his musical career.

Episode #35 “Going Home” with Louis Gutierrez Part 1

Soraya & Jeff speak to Louis Gutierrez about how he discovered punk rock music, confronting high school bullies, joining early bands including a band with skater Tony Alva, Salvation Army and his time with The Three O'Clock.

Episode #34 In The Studio With Music Producer James (Jim) T Hill

Soraya & Jeff, on their first "on location" episode, visit the studio of music producer James (Jim) T Hill to learn how Jim got involved in music production working with bands like Wall of Voodoo, The Prime Movers, The Blasters, Rain Parade and many more. We also learn about Jim's work in the field of music scoring for TV and Film. During the episode, Jim breaks down a few tracks for songs from The Hellenes' I LOVE YOU ALL THE ANIMALS album as well as Rain Parade's songs from the 3x4 compilation.

Episode #33 Part 2 of our conversation with Joe Nolte of THE LAST

Soraya & Jeff continue to speak to Joe Nolte of THE LAST. In this episode Joe briefly talks about the band's years on SST and describes his interactions with members of the Paisley Underground, or rather the "F*ck you Joe Nolte Underground"

Episode #32 Part 1 of our conversation with Joe Nolte of THE LAST

Soraya & Jeff speak to Joe Nolte of THE LAST about how he developed his songwriting style and the music scene in Southern California during the late 60's through the mid-70's. Arguably, without Joe Nolte, there would be no Paisley Underground.

Episode #31 Live Concert Review: Rain Parade May 10, 2019 @ The Chapel, San Francisco, CA.

Soraya & Jeff discuss their trip to San Francisco to catch Rain Parade live at The Chapel. We also announce the winner of our Signed 3x4 CD contest.

Episode #30 3×4 Paisley Underground Grammy Event Rundown

Soraya & Jeff are joined by 3x4 dream team co-hosts Joy & Dean to discuss the 3x4 Paisley Underground Grammy event that took place on Monday, May 6th, 2019. We discuss the panel discussion as well as the performances by members of all 4 Paisley Underground artists.

Episode #29: Our Conversation with Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate

Soraya and Jeff talk to Steve Wynn about the latest Dream Syndicate album due out on May 3rd, These Times.

Episode #28: Our conversation with Jason Falkner (Part II)

In Part II of the conversation with Jason Falkner, Soraya & Jeff talk to him about his solo music, producing other artists, "Bedtime with The Beatles," and an encounter with Sir Paul McCartney. (FYI: Jason does a great imitation of Sir Paul)

Episode #27: Our conversation with Jason Falkner (Part I)

In Part I of the conversation with Jason Falkner, Soraya & Jeff talk to him about his work with different bands, including The Three O'Clock, The Grays, and Jellyfish. 

Episode #26: Our conversation with Troy Howell

Soraya & Jeff talk to drummer Troy Howell about his experience with the Salvation Army, Eyes of Mind, and the release of "Live From Torrance", a live Salvation Army vinyl-only release from Burger Records just in time for Record Store Day on April 13, 2019.

Episode #25: Our conversation with Annette Zilinskas

Soraya & Jeff talk to Annette Zilinskas about making music and playing with The Bangs/Bangles, her other musical projects (Blood on the Saddle, Weather Bell, The Ringling Sisters, Medicine, 3 Hole Punch), her various artistic talents (including contributing a chapter to John Doe's new book and playing the "demonica"), an "Almost Famous"-esque plane ride, and her time with the baddest girl gang around, The She Devils.

Episode #24: Our Conversation with Derek See

Soraya & Jeff talk to guitarist Derek See about his original music, and highlight his album THE GENTLE CYCLE. They also discuss his participation on the recently released "3x4" album, and his experience playing with bands like Rain Parade and The Chocolate Watchband.

Episode #23 Our conversation with Russ Tolman (True West)

Soraya & Jeff have a conversation with former True West guitarist Russ Tolman about his upcoming album, GOODBYE EL DORADO

Episode #22 Our conversation with Pat Thomas

Soraya & Jeff have a conversation with reissue producer, writer and musician Pat Thomas. They talk with him about his various reissue projects, books and original music with Absolute Grey and Mushroom.

 

 

Episode #21 Album Focus (part 4 of 4): The Dream Syndicate’s Dennis Duck and former bassist Dave Provost talk MEDICINE SHOW

Soraya & Jeff have conversations with The Dream Syndicate's Dennis Duck and former bassist Dave Provost about their 1984 major label A&M release MEDICINE SHOW

Episode #20 Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders talks about his contributions to their new album PSYCHEDELIC COUNTRY SOUL

Soraya & Jeff are joined on the podcast by The Long Ryders' bassist Tom Stevens to discuss their new album PSYCHEDELIC COUNTRY SOUL. We also talk to Tom about the band's reissues that he helped to curate, and end with a discussion about his solo material.

Episode #19 Live Concert Review with Dean & Joy: Permanent Green Light Feb 10, 2019 @ The Federal Bar, L.A.

Soraya & Jeff are joined by friends Dean & Joy to discuss their love of Permanent Green Light and the live show experience from Feb 10, 2019 at The Federal Bar, Los Angeles, CA.

Episode #18 Album Focus (part 3 of 4): Rain Parade (Matt Puicci, Steven Roback & John Thoman) speaks with us about CRASHING DREAM

Soraya & Jeff have a conversation with Matt Piucci, Steven Roback & John Thoman of Rain Parade about their final studio album, CRASHING DREAM

Episode #17 Greg Sowders of The Long Ryders talks about their new album PSYCHEDELIC COUNTRY SOUL

Soraya & Jeff are joined on the podcast by The Long Ryders' drummer Greg Sowders to discuss their new album PSYCHEDELIC COUNTRY SOUL. On this episode we learn how the band ended up in Dr Dre's studio to lay down the tracks for their first studio album in 32 years!

Episode #16 3×4x4 (The Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Soraya & Jeff are joined by Paisley Friends Joy & Dean talking about their initial opinions of the new Paisley Underground collaborative release on Yep Roc Records, 3x4. On this expanded version of the episode, we are joined by Yep Roc Project Manager, David Shaw, sharing some behind-the-scenes stories about putting this album together.

Episode #15 Album Focus (part 2 of 4): The Bangles ALL OVER THE PLACE

Soraya & Jeff dive into The Bangles' full length debut ALL OVER THE PLACE track by track.

Episode #14 Album Focus (part 1 of 4): Danny Benair talks about The Three O’Clock’s ARRIVE WITHOUT TRAVELLING

Soraya & Jeff have a conversation with Danny Benair (and briefly with Michael Quercio), both of The Three O'Clock, about the recording of their 2nd full length album, ARRIVE WITHOUT TRAVELLING. On this episode, we learn about the label war following the band's full length debut, SIXTEEN TAMBOURINE. We dive into the album track by track talking about the writing and recording of each song. 

Episode #13 Covered in Paisley

Soraya & Jeff play some of their favorite cover songs recorded by The Three O'Clock, Rain Parade, Bangles & The Dream Syndicate. In this episode, we play some demos, live versions and studio recordings of songs originally recorded by The Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Easybeats, Bee Gees, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Grass Roots, and Fairport Convention.