Episode 4 of “72 Hours in Newport” features Austin-based indie pop band, Wild Child! In this episode our confessor tells us about meeting her long lost half-brother at a party in high school. (Oh, she had no idea he even existed beforehand.) Later, Zac and Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child discuss how boring the ‘end of the world’ is, finding her voice in multiple musical projects, and building community around her.
Episode 2 of 72 Hours in Newport features Austin-based Americana troubadours, Band of Heathens! In this episode our confessor recounts some of his grandfather’s best stories – from coming to America in a barrel to wrestling a panther – Are they true? Are they false? Does it matter? Walker and Gordy Quist (of BOH) discuss the power of family origin stories and the making of “Black Cat.”
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Episode 5 of the “Love In Quarantine” mini-season features indie-pop outfit Royal Teeth and their bitter sweet song, “Things That Make Me Happy.” You’ll hear the confession that inspired the song as well as Zac’s interview with lead singer and head songwriter Gary Larsen. Later, Zac and Walker reflect on what we’ve learned about romance throughout our mini-season, Love In Quarantine.
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Episode 4 of the “Love In Quarantine” mini-season features Denver-based indie folk singer-songwriter Esme Patterson and her rejuvenating tune, “Lets Grow.” You’ll hear the anonymous confession that inspired the song and an interview of her explaining the benefits of companion planting, Kung fu, and subliminal messages.
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Episode 3 of the “Love In Quarantine” mini-season features Milkwaukee/Baton Rouge-based dance pop trio GGOOLLDD and their new summer bop, “Long Distance Pandemic.” You’ll hear the confession that inspired it—a budding romance suddenly turned long distance because of Covid-19 as well as how Nick and Margaret (from GGOOLLDD) navigated the early stages of their own long distance relationship.