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Musician/engineer/bartender Allen Epley talks with artists of all walks and at all levels of success about their own unique journeys and jobs they've worked in order to follow their passions. Many successful musicians, actors, filmmakers, composers, and comedians still have side gigs that afford them the ability to create their art for us. Some get to work in their chosen field and some work jobs that are convenient and make that buck. It is this unique hustle that's at the heart of this pod ...
 
We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and on-their-way-up comedians, musicians, writers, artists and thinkers about their earliest creative acts, their formative childhood experiences, and how they've developed both creatively and emotionally over the years. Beginnings is part therapy, part ...
 
A podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes. Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.
 
"Leerecs Midnight Radio Oddities" 07-14-2018 - Every Saturday at Midnight Open mic to all independent music submissions of original music; submit your music for consideration to win Radio airtime. Listen at https://radio.leerecs.com All songs on this show available for streaming and download at leerecs.com #Music, #alternative, #alternativemusic, #alternativerock, #discovernewmusic, #energetic, #energizing, #findnewmusic, #independentartists, #independentmusicians, #indierock, #leerecs, #new ...
 
"Sunday Coffee with Leerecs & Friends" - Every Sunday at 4pm Talk show interview with the best independent musicians about their original alternative music; submit your music for consideration to win Radio airtime. Listen at https://radio.leerecs.com All songs on this show available for streaming and download at leerecs.com Please subscribe to our YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/leerecs #Music, #alternative, #alternativemusic, #alternativerock, #discovernewmusic, #energetic, #ener ...
 
The Noise Pop Podcast is a monthly series showcasing new music discoveries and a diverse slate of guest artists from the independent music scene and beyond. Produced by Noise Pop, San Francisco’s go-to indie music, arts and film festival for over 25 years and hosted by music journalist Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, etc..), we deliver engaging episodes that are always rooted in the music that we love and that we know you will too. Past guests have included: Khruangbin, Thao N ...
 
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LA-based songwriter Shane Alexander and Brett Newski discuss songwriting process, working for a major label, quitting day jobs, touring with Jewel, practicing gratitude. More on Shane: https://www.shanealexandermusic.com/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/brettnewski1 More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/…
 
Bassist / Owner of Drugan's Drums Johnny Drugan was raised just how you'd think the son of a professional musician would be raised; surrounded by rock stars like Johnny Winters whose band his dad played bass in, soaking up the rich environment of smokey studios, life-changing guitar solos, and with off-days spent at flea markets learning to haggle …
 
On today's episode, I talk to musician Anna McClellan began performing original songs in her hometown of Omaha, NE at the age of seventeen and has been actively recording and touring ever since. Her debut, Fire Flames, earned her an opening slot on a Frankie Cosmos tour. Through the doors that tour opened, McClellan eventually met Father/Daughter R…
 
For the celebration of my 400th episode I've decided to hang out with my best friends and bandmates in Greywalker. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Check out out new EP 'Le Cachot': https://www.greywalker.net/ Also available on Spotify, Apple, Y…
 
John Craigie and Brett Newski riff on finding work-life balance, favorite travel spots, film recs, utilizing lulls, and advice for up-and-coming creators. More on John: https://johncraigiemusic.com/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/brettnewski1 More pods: https://brettnewski.com/podcastBy John Craigie
 
Shared Particles - AK/DK World Remember Me Now - The Go! Team A Bee Without its Sting - The Go! Team Drive - Sam Valdez Toothache - Sam Valdez Psychic - The Goon Sax Allergies - Silver Furs Wildlife - Silver Furs At the End of the World - Massage Michael Is My Girlfriend - Massage Lost - The School Book Depository This episode features a clip from …
 
Today I'm hanging out with my new friend and musician Dan Moore. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'Start The Beat Podcast'. You can also…
 
Felice Brothers co-founder James Felice and Brett Newski discuss getting rid of stuff to boost freedom, odd jobs, deepening relationships, weird tour stories, extroversion, muskie fishing, and why it's uncomfortable to pay compliments. More on Felice Brothers: http://www.thefelicebrothers.com/ Please support the pod here: https://www.patreon.com/Br…
 
On today's episode, I talk to musician Lou Barlow. Originally from Ohio, Lou formed his first band Deep Wound in 1982, while attending high school in western Massachusetts. Deep Wound's drummer was J Mascis, and when that band broke up, Lou and J formed Dinosaur, later to become Dinosaur Jr. The early years of the band were acclaimed but tumultuous…
 
Today I'm hanging out with my friend and Alternative Hip-Hop artist Yak, The Atlas. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'Start The Beat Pod…
 
Letters to Cleo's Michael Eisenstein talks to Brett Newski about coming up in the 90's, habits for equilibrium, keeping it simple, and more. Letters to Cleo: https://www.letterstocleo.net/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/brettnewski1 More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/By Letter to Cleo
 
SPECIAL “ALL COVERS” EPISODE! Björk’s Army of Me - Julia Jacklin & RVG The Dire Straits’s Walk of Life - Big Bill The Clash’s Train in Vain (Stand by Me) - Rostam Green Day’s When I Come Around - Nap Eyes Sheryl Crow’s If It Makes You Happy - Reptaliens feat. Marinero & Hannah Blilie Mamas and the Papas’ California Dreamin' - Hazel English Queen’s …
 
On today's episode, I talk to actress and comedian Michaela Watkins. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Michaela's career really began when she moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s, where she joined the Groundlings. She was cast on SNL for the 2008 season, and while she only stayed a year, this led to many other incredible roles on shows like New Adv…
 
Today I'm hanging out with my friend and Horrorcore artist Labrynthine. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'Start The Beat Podcast'. You c…
 
Darrin Bradbury (Anti-Records) and Brett Newski chat on Darrin's front porch in Nashville. Darrin talks about his time in a mental hospital, battling OCD, staying grounded, touring Norway, and being in NYC during 9/11. More on Darrin: https://darrinbradbury.com/ Support the Pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1 More on Newski: https://brettnews…
 
BlueMan Captain and Filmmaker Thomas "Boomer" Galassi has mastered the art of living the life he wants to live. He found BlueManGroup after moving to New York and surviving the rounds of soul-sucking auditions designed to tear the actor down and working temp jobs and got introduced to Chris, Matt and Phil, the original three BlueMen who subsequentl…
 
On today's episode, I talk to bass guitarist and record producer Melvin Gibbs. A native of Brooklyn, He has been called "the greatest bassist in the world" by Time Out New York magazine and was last year's winner of JazzTimes Magazine's Critics Poll in the Electric Bass category. Melvin's wide-ranging musical resume includes membership in bands ran…
 
Today I'm hanging out with two actresses from Heroineburgh. Josalynn (Vaporia) and Mauricia (Vendetta). Join us for a fun chat about the series, their own artistic pursuits, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Upcoming Heroineburgh Events: June 26 - Spirit Record Fair (Lawrenceville) July 17 - Big Apple Comicon (Ne…
 
The Hatchets Justin Otto & Brett Newski podcast from an unlicensed location and discuss bullshit jobs, scalping sporting event tickets, Milwaukee Bucks, solo traveling, brain battles and more. More on The Hatchets: https://thehatchetsmusic.bandcamp.com/ Support the pod via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/brettnewski1 More on Newski: https://brettn…
 
Punkrocker turned documentary filmmaker Eric Fundingsland first full-length film "Why Am I Doing This?" A Film About Touring is a funny and insightful look into the often undignified world of touring in a rock band that can be sketchy even on the best of days. He talks with rockers like Steve Albini, Tim Midyett, Joe Preston and many more about why…
 
On today's episode, I talk to musician Isobel Campbell. Originally from Glasgow, Isobel's musical career began with the acclaimed indie rock group Belle and Sebastian. She played cello, keyboards and sang in the group, and after five hit albums, she left the band to pursue a solo career as The Gentle Waves. She kept The Gentle Waves moniker for a f…
 
Today I'm hanging out with my singer/songwriter Karl Mullen. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Listen to Karl Mullen's new album: https://gethiprecordings.bandcamp.com/album/f-ear-les-s Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else …
 
The child of two professional singers who gigged heavily within their local nightclub scene, Chris DeMakes grew up surrounded by 45's, primarily so his mom and dad could keep up with (and cover) new music. That consistent rotation of entertainment in the house fueled Chris' collector habits early on: Memorizing liner notes and label logos, as well …
 
A lunch break of acoustic punk proportions! Anti-folk alt-punk Texas songwriter FISHBOY guests on the pod. More on Fishboy: https://yofishboy.com/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1 Get Newski's new book "It's Hard to be a Person": https://brettnewski.com/merch/its-hard-to-be-a-person-defeating-anxiety-surviving-the-world-and-hav…
 
Before Alianna Kalaba began playing bass in FACS with Brian Case (Disappears/Ponys/Episode 2 of TGS) she had been and still is Chan Marshall aka Cat Power's drummer for most of a decade playing festivals, touring the world and living the life of a working musician that can only be dreamed of. Now as FACS releases Present Tense (Trouble in Mind) the…
 
Today I'm hanging out with my friends in the Indie-Rock band Salvage The Tongue. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'Start The Beat Podcas…
 
Jeremy Quentin (Small Houses) and Brett Newski recorded this in the "Hemingway kitchen" in Mexico City last month. They discuss alter boy life, touring thru depression, avoiding comparison, getting rid of stuff, best 90's NBA fights, and why taking calculated risks are vital. More on Jeremy: https://www.instagram.com/small_houses/?hl=en Grab the bo…
 
On today's episode, I talk to Tony Award-winning actor and musician Michael Cerveris. Originally from Huntington, West Virginia, Michael got his start acting in the early '80s downtown scene, and his career has flourished from there. As a theater actor, he's won two Tony Awards, one for playing John Wilkes Booth in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and …
 
Today I'm hanging out with my friends Jordan and Zach of Lifeside Studios and musical duo Highclear. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'S…
 
Steve Poltz and Brett Newski discuss DIY ethos, surviving the music industry, riskiest stage stunts, perseverance, self-avoidance, worst party moments, and best road moments. More on Steve: https://poltz.com/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1 More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/…
 
Producer oddCOUPLE aka Zach Henderson had a revelation that his life is supposed to be about creating music and whatever has to happen will happen and has happened to make this a reality. His work with artists like Chance the Rapper, Jamila Woods and Joey Purp has helped to establish him as a producer to be reckoned with, pulling the best out of th…
 
On today's episode, I talk to Eisner-award winning comics creator John Allison. John started creating webcomics in 1998 with Bobbins, a series which ran on the early webcomics portal Keenspot. When Bobbins ended, he followed that up with Scary Go Round and then Bad Machinery. In 2013, John pitched a spin-off from Scary Go Round, Giant Days, to Boom…
 
Today I'm hanging out with my friends Taris aka Leaky Faucet. Join us for a fun chat about music, art, finding your path in life, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. Just search for 'Start The Beat Podcast'. You can also li…
 
Born in Scotland but moving to Australia by the age of 14, Colin Hay grew up around a music shop owned and operated by his parents, who sold everything from pianos to LP’s. Finding worldwide success and a Grammy win in the early 80’s with Men At Work, Colin has penned some of the most endearing songs of that decade (“Down Under,” “Who Could It Be N…
 
Comedian Shane Mauss and Brett Newski discuss travel addiction, tours you shouldn't do, gigs in townie bars, mental health boosts, sleeping at drug cartel kingpins homes, and the difference between kingpins and overlords. More on Shane: https://www.shanemauss.com/ Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1 More on newski: https://brettne…
 
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