Ep088: Brenna Betts (Goodbye Brenna!)

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It’s the end of an era! Protonic Reversal cohost Brenna Betts is moving away. She gets the royal send off with a crazy go nuts hell ass episode that includes… well, a lot of stuff. Dying dogs, the sound of silence. Measurements of synth. The pre-requisite political talk, Coywolves, medication side effect commercials, Evan Gritzon: scene of 1, skeletons, There are remembrances, recollections, opining and other things. Ridley Scott: “That Never Happened.” Nonsense and epiphany, navalgazing. Farewell Brenna we will miss you.

Whores. – I’m an Amateur At Everything
Motherfucker – Carl Sagan’s Ghost
Vibrolas – You Can’t Rock in Flip Flops
Christian fitness – happiness is not for amateurs
Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog
Helms Alee – Dream Long
Multicult – Stop Calling
Nocturnal Habits – Good Grief
War Brides – Shark
Shellac – End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep087: Jeff Byron/Dana Poblete (Batwings Catwings)

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(stream and download – Episode 87)

Jeff and Dana from Batwings Catwings talk about their new ep Coast to Coast and the experience of being a poppy, but noisy band. The differences between Turbo Lightning and Batwings Catwings, EPs over albums and doing almost every piece of it DIY. Writing inspiration and influence and touring Japan for shows or silly videos. Jeff speaks a bit about producing music for shows and eliminating the excuse of writer’s block. He also talks a bit about his time in the Mae-Shi and let’s it drop that there will be a one off reunion of that band as a benefit for the legendary all-ages venue the Smell.

As a bonus! Check out the Protonic Reversal EXCLUSIVE download of 1000 volts, available for a limited time.

Batwings Catwings – Totally Outrageous
Batwings Catwings – Coast to Coast

Batwings Catwings – 1000 Volts
the Mae-shi – Run to Your Grave
Turbo Lightning – Faster Than Light
The Mae Shi – Power to the Power Bite Two
John Congleton & The Nighty Nite – Until It Goes

Ep086: Mike Upchurch (The Hotbox)

Ep086: Mike Upchurch (The Hotbox)

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Mike Upchurch of the Hotbox! Comes into the Radio NOPE world HQ to talk about heavy jams, and finding the underground NOT through punk rock. Politics are discussed, jokes are cracked and a good time is had by all.

Melvins – Choco Plumbing
Tweak Bird – Greens

Melvins – #2 Pencil
Helms Alee – Crystal Gale / New West

The Cell Phones – You Make Me Say No

Torche – Charge of the Brown Recluse

Shellac – End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep085: Bob Hannam/Ryan Sutherby (Melvins Documentary)

Ep085: Bob Hannam/Ryan Sutherby (Melvins Documentary)

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The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale. It’s a documentary film by Bob Hannam and Ryan Sutherby, two first time filmmakers who dedicated years of their lives to compile the story of such a resilient and enigmatic group. Listen in as Bob and Ryan speak about the trials and the successes of making the film, what to include and what to leave out in a career that spans so many years and what has made the Melvins such an endearing and engaging subject over the years.

Melvins – The Decay of Lying

 

Melvins – the Water Glass
Melvins – Dr. Mule
Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep084: Sohrab Habibion (Savak, Obits, Edsel)

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(stream and download – Episode 84)

Conan and Brenna talk with the talented guitarist/singer about what constitutes a headphone record, your own genre of badass, punk rock and rules, the Damned and “hard goth”, Legos, confirmation bias, and feedback loops, taxonomic system for music, pen pals, zines and letting things reveal themselves over time, staying social and other people’s stories, recruiting your boss to play bass and opening up space, naming your band after the secret police, band names and history vs. art, collectives and drummers being your kids teacher, the end of Obits, and best of luck in future endeavors. Artisanal, small batch music and culture, PRF Props and more. EVERYTHING MUST BE AWESOME!

All this guest awesomeness and:
actual nervous breakdowns, Tahoe and complete changes in life, Conan Doesn’t identify as a tech person and needs to use emojis more, Evan Gritzon and “You Can’t Download Coffee”, Glory Hole Coffee and the Art of Murder, PRF West wrap up.

Interview starts at 29:18

Savak – Alive in Shadows

 

 

Savak – Split Decision
Obits – I’m Closing In

 

 

Savak – Knock Don’t Run
Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep083: Joel Frost (Playing Rock Star)

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Joel Frost does a TV Show called Playing Rock Star. This is a unique show where Joel plays with an established band on one of their big songs and gets a taste of what being in a band people give a damn about must be like. The first episode features The Electric Six, the band with their breakout hit “Gay Bar”. It’s a good conversation about the secret language of being in a band, being a fish out of water and what it is like playing in “the big time” even if only for a night. Check it out!

Nervous Curtains – Light Up the Sky (Van Halen)
Electric Six – Gay Bar

Le Butcherettes – Stab My Back
the Rutabega – Nosy Neighbors

Shellac – the End of Radio (closing Theme)

Ep082: DJ Hostettler (Unintimidated: Wisconsin Musicians Against Scott Walker)

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A Protonic Reversal special with the mighty DJ Hostettler (Ifihadahifi, Body Futures, etc.) and his Unintimidated: Wisconsin Musicians Against Scott Walker project/culture jam. Conan and DJ talk about the Wisconsin governor and all the ways he is terrible and get to the bottom of what leads so many bands to come together against him. Who says protest music is dead? Get mad!

Tyranny is Tyranny – Three Point Program to Destroy Wisconsin
Fowlmouth – Too Tired to Riot

Body Futures – Right To Work
Haunted Heads – 285 Feet Tall
Drillers – Starving

Holy Shit! – How About ‘no’, Scott?
Ifihadahifi – Bring Back the Guillotines
Ifihadahifi – Imperial Walker

Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep081: Brendan Canty (fugazi, Deathfix, Burn to Shine)

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Quick political check in with Drumpf calling for punishments for abortion, then it’s on with Brendan Canty! 31:00 for the over eager.
Live soundtracks, Brent Green, fugazi children, the fluidity of instant sharing, the lack of endless labor, the arduous wait for a physical release, lots of stuff “out there” these days, sticking it out, relationship with the music as a band and with the fans, on hanging out and NOT being fugazi, records taking a long time and the internal metrics for what it takes, fugazi as cultural shorthand for Conan, Burn to Shine Atlanta, Louisville and beyond, Batman vs. Superman, Zack Snyder is a hack and Embrace the Serpent.

Songs played:
Lardo – Gunmetal Eyes
fugazi – Public Witness Program
Bob Mould – Circles

Deathfix – Low Laying Dreams
fugazi – Brendan #1
Deathfix – Better Than Bad

Ep080: Sean Kirkpatrick (Nervous Curtains, The pAperchAse)

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Being in a synth band in a world of guitars. The Low Defender ep, Abba and Van Halen covers, being a song based synth band, from piano to synths, demos and writing, Is Texas a rough place to be a synthy band?, crazy Texas politicians, circles of shared interests and bias reinforcement, music discovery then and now, rhythm fascination and remixes.

Nervous Curtains – PMA
Nervous Curtains – CWII.2

Lardo – Black Holes
Nervous Curtains – Light up the Sky (Van Halen)

Nervous Curtains – Parody
Nervous Curtains – Low Defender

Nervous Curtains – the Visitors (Abba)
Le Butcherettes – Stab My Back
Nervous Curtains – Krautdog
Nervous Curtains – Devastator

Ep079: Josh Newton (Shiner, Glazed Baby, Season to Risk) -pt2

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Interview at 30 minutes.

auto updates, ipad as alarm clock, “waking up is hard to do”, Part 2 with Josh Newton (30 minute mark)

Shiner shows. “Shiner and Chill”, music vs. delivering pizza, on joining and quitting From Autumn to Ashes, “I love you guys, but i’m done”, Conan’s Dwarves story. Working for SNL, Falling in with Fall Out Boy, playing “uptown funk” with little notice, Houston rodeo, The Damned Things, blowing it with Dave Grohl, the Anthrax dudes, JUNE GLOOM, Aluminati and pedals, Wiz Khalifi and Keith Levene. deleting facebook, politics, etc. illusion of action. ALL THIS AND MORE, NOW IT CAN BE TOLD!

Shiner – Play Dead
Generalissimo – Pipe City
Sie Lieben Maschinen – The Man Laughs
Megamaul – Tunnel Rat
Shiner – Andalusia

Sie Lieben Maschinen – Premier cru
Roomrunner – Bait Car

Sie Lieben Maschinen – Should have looked in the mirror.
Shiner – Surgery

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