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Culture Creature
Music and Culture in Conversation

Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado
Apr 23, 2019 • 44 min
Jonathan Rado is one half of the duo Foxygen. He is also a producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked on albums by Tim Heidecker, Father John Misty, Weyes Blood and Alex Cameron. Rado joins Dan Redding to discuss topics including Harmony Korine,…
The Drums: Jonny Pierce
Apr 1, 2019 • 35 min
Jonny Pierce is the mastermind behind the indie pop band The Drums. Today on Culture Creature, Jonny shares the creative techniques he uses to shape his art and music. He also discusses The Drums’ new album, ‘Brutalism.’
Citizen’s Mat Kerekes On Mortal Kombat, Queen, And Nostalgia
Mar 12, 2019 • 40 min
Mat Kerekes is the frontman of Citizen. He is also a solo artist with a new album on the way. Today on Culture Creature, Mat and Dan Redding discuss Mortal Kombat, songwriting, Slipknot, Queen and more.
Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Queen, Killer Be Killed)
Feb 4, 2019 • 60 min
Greg Puciato is best known as the frontman of bands including The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Black Queen. On today’s episode, Greg tells Dan Redding about his new book, ‘Separate the Dawn.’ Greg and Dan also discuss Chris Cornell, ‘The Wire,’ clean…
Neon Indian
Jan 2, 2019 • 78 min
Alan Palomo is a multitalented musician and filmmaker who is best known for the music he makes as Neon Indian. His most recent project is a short film called ‘86’d.’ Today on Culture Creature, Alan reveals plans for a forthcoming Neon Indian album. He…
Madeline Kenney
Nov 29, 2018 • 56 min
Madeline Kenney is an indie rock musician of many talents. She and Dan Redding spoke in 2017 and again in 2018, on the occasions of Kenney’s albums ‘Night Night At The First Landing’ and ‘Perfect Shapes.’ The subjects of conversation include misogyny in…
Chris Conley of Saves The Day
Nov 19, 2018 • 34 min
Chris Conley is the frontman and leader of Saves The Day. Today on the podcast, Chris reflects on classic Saves The Day albums including ‘Can’t Slow Down’ and ‘Through Being Cool.’ He also discusses his newest record, ‘9’ – which reflects on the band’s…
George Clanton
Nov 5, 2018 • 52 min
George Clanton is a pop and electronic artist whose new album ‘Slide’ was a hit with critics. He has also recorded under the monikers ESPRIT 空想 and Mirror Kisses, and he’s the owner of the record label 100% Electronica.
‘Rambo’ creator David Morrell
Oct 29, 2018 • 58 min
David Morrell is the author of ‘First Blood,’ which was adapted into the first Rambo film starring Sylvester Stallone. Morrell wrote novelizations of Rambo 2 and 3, and he also collaborated with Sly on a story for Rambo 5. He is the author of many fiction…
Ariel Engle (Broken Social Scene, La Force)
Oct 18, 2018 • 43 min
Ariel Engle is best known for her work in Broken Social Scene. This year, she released her self-titled debut album as La Force. Ariel tells Dan Redding about the story of “birth and death” that informed her new album. They also discuss Prince, Werner…
Basement (Andrew Fisher and Alex Henery)
Oct 8, 2018 • 43 min
Dan Redding sits down with vocalist Andrew Fisher and Alex Henery of the U.K. band Basement. The conversation includes discussions about British insults, John Frusciante, the ‘Woolpit Green Children,’ faith, and Basement’s new album, ‘Beside Myself.’
Barry Johnson of Joyce Manor
Sep 24, 2018 • 42 min
Barry Johnson is the guitarist and vocalist of Joyce Manor. Barry and Culture Creature host Dan Redding sit down to discuss Joyce Manor’s ‘Million Dollars To Kill Me,’ Weezer’s discography, the challenges of being a Morrissey superfan, and much more.
Artificial Intelligence In Music | Ash Koosha Interview
Sep 18, 2018 • 49 min
Ash Koosha is a musician and producer who collaborates with software and “virtual personas” that he creates. Ash and host Dan Redding discuss artificial intelligence in music, holographic performers, the virtual persona Yona, and much more.
Brandon Williams of Chastity
Aug 7, 2018 • 42 min
Chastity leader Brandon Williams discusses his critically acclaimed debut LP, ‘Death Lust.’ He also discusses songwriting, mental health, Bruce Springsteen, and his hometown of Whitby, Ontario.
Mish Barber-Way of White Lung and Penthouse magazine
Jul 25, 2018 • 50 min
Mish Barber-Way is the frontwoman of White Lung, the executive editor of Penthouse magazine, and an accomplished author. Mish and Culture Creature host Dan Redding talk feminism, KISS, The Germs, creativity, true crime, and much more.
Comedian Joe DeRosa On Star Wars, Scorsese, NOFX, And More
Jul 11, 2018 • 79 min
Joe Derosa is a comedian, author, actor, podcast host, and musician. His latest standup comedy special is titled ‘You Let Me Down’ – which is also the title of Joe’s monthly column in Penthouse magazine. Joe is the host of two podcasts: ‘We’ll See You In…
Bass Drum of Death
Jun 21, 2018 • 50 min
Hear an interview with Bass Drum of Death mastermind John Barrett. John discusses his new album, ‘Just Business,’ as well as ZZ Top, beer, film noir, and much more.
Greg Sestero (Actor & Author: The Disaster Artist, The Room, Best F(r)iends)
Jun 4, 2018 • 32 min
Greg Sestero is the co-author of ‘The Disaster Artist.’ He has written a pair of new movies called ‘Best F(r)iends’ Parts One and Two. Sestero co-stars in the films with his friend and collaborator Tommy Wiseau. The two previously appeared together in the…
Ned Russin (Title Fight, Glitterer)
May 9, 2018 • 106 min
Ned Russin is the bassist and vocalist of Title Fight. Ned’s band Glitterer recently released an EP titled ‘Not Glitterer.’ Russin and Dan Redding sat down for a nearly two-hour conversation that touches on Title Fight, Glitterer, Ned’s studies at…
Jay Watson (Tame Impala, GUM, Pond)
Apr 25, 2018 • 33 min
Jay Watson is a member of Tame Impala and Pond. His solo project is called GUM; his superb new album under that moniker is called ‘The Underdog.’ Today you’ll hear Jay discuss creativity, competition, and his dream about Prince’s country music phase.
Emma (Men I Trust)
Mar 28, 2018 • 33 min
Hear an interview with vocalist and guitarist Emma of the rising Montreal indie pop band Men I Trust. You’ll also hear the Men I Trust song ‘Show Me How.’ This episode also includes a teaser for the Culture Creature interview with Grammy-winning musician…
Dean Ween
Feb 28, 2018 • 32 min
Dean Ween discusses Ween, The Dean Ween Group, recording with Kurt Vile, and more.
Alex Cameron
Jan 8, 2018 • 42 min
Australian singer and songwriter Alex Cameron is one of the most original voices in music today. Today on the show, Alex discusses the broken men in his songs, his 2017 LP ‘Forced Witness,’ and the culture that changed his life. Alex and Dan Redding cover…
Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels aka DMC
Dec 11, 2017 • 85 min
Darryl McDaniels (aka DMC) is a member of the iconic, groundbreaking hip hop trio Run-DMC. On today’s episode of Culture Creature, DMC discusses hip hop’s early days, the making of ‘Raising Hell,’ working with Rick Rubin and Aerosmith, and much more.…
Madeline Kenney / Blis. / Melkbelly
Nov 29, 2017 • 24 min
Hear interviews and songs from three awesome rising artists: Madeline Kenney, Blis. and Melkbelly. Madeline Kenney is an Oakland indie rock musician whose debut LP ‘Night Night At The First Landing’ shows off Kenney’s gift for writing songs that are at…
The Jesus Lizard: David Yow and Duane Denison
Nov 20, 2017 • 70 min
On today’s episode, listen to interviews with The Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow and guitarist Duane Denison. The Jesus Lizard are a mighty, unstoppable force of nature, and they will return to the stage this December for the first time in eight years.…
Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney And Bruce Springsteen Discuss The History Of Rolling Stone Magazine
Oct 24, 2017 • 20 min
Today on the podcast, you’ll hear interview excerpts from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, Beatles legend Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and filmmaker Cameron Crowe (‘Jerry Maguire,’ ‘Almost Famous’). These interviews were conducted by…
Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin)
Sep 26, 2017 • 63 min
Anthony Green is the vocalist of Circa Survive and Saosin, as well as a prolific solo artist. Dan Redding sat down with Anthony for an interview at his home in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In this wide-ranging and candid conversation, Green discusses Circa…
Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, Audioslave)
Aug 30, 2017 • 31 min
In today’s interview, bassist Tim Commerford discusses his bands Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage, and Audioslave. Topics covered include the debut LP from Prophets of Rage, why Zack De La Rocha is “the greatest frontman that ever lived,” Chuck…
Alex Edkins of METZ
Aug 24, 2017 • 25 min
METZ are a Toronto noise rock trio who are preparing to release a new LP, ‘Strange Peace,’ on Sub Pop. Today on the podcast, you’ll hear METZ guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins discuss recording the process with renowned recording engineer Steve Albini.…
Andrew W.K.
Jul 31, 2017 • 60 min
Andrew W.K. is a musician, motivational speaker, author, and a “living monument to partying.” In today’s interview, Andrew discusses a wide variety of topics including his new album, creativity, ghosts, The Doors, and who he’d put on the Mount Rushmore of…
Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust, Retox)
Jul 18, 2017 • 64 min
Dan Redding chats with Justin Pearson about his forthcoming LP and tour with Dead Cross, the supergroup that also includes Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), and Michael Crain…
Doyle (Misfits) & John Connolly (Sevendust, Projected)
Jul 10, 2017
Today, we’re bringing you two big interviews on the show. The first is with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein of Misfits and his eponymous band Doyle. Doyle discusses his new album, Misfits’ 2016 reunion, and more. Next, we have an interview with John…
Amelia Bushell of Grim Streaker
Jun 7, 2017
Amelia Bushell is the vocalist of Brooklyn punk band Grim Streaker, who are quickly gaining a reputation for their wild and incredibly fun live performances. This episode includes an interview with Bushell, and you’ll also hear the song ‘Miami Girl’ from…
Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Dead Heavens, Quicksand)
May 30, 2017
Walter Schreifels is a punk icon known for his work in Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools and more. Walter’s band Dead Heavens are preparing the release of their debut LP, ‘Whatever Witch You Are,’ which is influenced by ‘70s…
Bill Gould of Faith No More
May 22, 2017 • 28 min
Bill Gould is Faith No More’s bassist and a founding member of the band. In today’s interview, Bill and Dan Redding discuss Faith No More’s formation, its debut album ‘We Care A Lot,’ 1995’s ‘King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime,’ and more. Faith No More…
Jami Morgan of Code Orange
May 1, 2017 • 42 min
Code Orange is a boundary-pushing punk and metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jami Morgan is the band’s drummer, vocalist, and de facto leader. Jami and Dan Redding discuss Code Orange’s exciting breakout year, which includes touring opportunities…
Tigers Jaw
Apr 20, 2017 • 23 min
Tigers Jaw are an indie rock band from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Bandmates Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins spoke with Dan Redding about the band’s “rebirth,” Scranton, and childhood memories. Tigers Jaw are preparing the release of a new LP titled ‘spin,’…
Diet Cig
Apr 5, 2017 • 28 min
Diet Cig are a pop-punk duo from New Paltz, New York consisting of guitarist and vocalist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman. The band spoke with Culture Creature about their new LP, ‘Swear I’m Good at This,’ as well as Alex’s obsession with Guy Fieri,…
Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys DJ, scratch turntablist)
Mar 18, 2017 • 37 min
Mix Master Mike is one of the world’s greatest DJs. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Beastie Boys in 2012. He was recently announced as an opening performer on Metallica’s 2017 ‘WorldWired’ tour. In his Culture Creature interview,…
Dan Yemin (Lifetime, Open City, Paint It Black, Kid Dynamite)
Mar 15, 2017 • 67 min
Dan Yemin is a founding member of seminal punk bands including Lifetime, Paint It Black, Kid Dynamite and more. Dan’s new band Open City recently released its self-titled debut album. Open City also includes Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony, Dark…
Dale Crover (Melvins, Crystal Fairy)
Feb 18, 2017 • 19 min
Dale Crover is the legendary drummer of Melvins, and he also performs on the Nirvana albums ‘Bleach’ and ‘Incesticide.’ In today’s interview, Crover discusses his new band, Crystal Fairy, which includes his Melvins bandmate Buzz Osbourne, Omar…
Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise, Old Gray)
Feb 11, 2017 • 51 min
Cameron Boucher is the frontman of Sorority Noise and Old Gray. Sorority Noise have announced their forthcoming album, ‘You’re Not As _____ As You Think,’ which is due March 17th. During our interview, Cam discusses how jazz informs his work in rock…
Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre
Jan 27, 2017 • 36 min
Joel Gion is best known as a member of the seminal and prolific psychedelic indie rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Joel and Dan discuss BJM, Anton Newcombe, the movie ‘Dig!’, Donald Trump, and Joel’s solo career. Joel’s new track ‘Tomorrow’ is…
Jess Abbott of Tancred
Dec 21, 2016 • 39 min
Jess Abbott is the frontwoman of Tancred, whose 2016 LP ‘Out of the Garden’ is a big rock record that’s loaded with catchy hooks and grungy riffs. In her Culture Creature interview, Jess discusses everything from Donald Trump and social media to Alanis…
Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat)
Nov 25, 2016 • 55 min
Punk icon Ian MacKaye is the co-founder of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Dischord Records and more. In his wide-ranging Culture Creature interview, MacKaye discusses Donald Trump, social media, and the current status of Fugazi. MacKaye’s levelheaded outlook on…
Mike Watt
Nov 18, 2016 • 64 min
Legendary punk bassist Mike Watt is known for his work in Minutemen, fIREHOSE and The Stooges. In his Culture Creature interview, Watt discusses career highlights and shares stories about Joey Ramone and Iggy Pop. He also discusses his 1995 live album…
Jesse Michaels (Former Operation Ivy Frontman, Artist, Filmmaker)
Oct 10, 2016 • 52 min
Jesse Michaels was the lead singer of seminal Bay Area ska punk band Operation Ivy. He is also a musician, painter, author, and filmmaker. His musical projects also include Big Rig, Common Rider, and Classics of Love. In his Culture Creature interview,…
Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females
Sep 26, 2016 • 36 min
Marissa Paternoster is the vocalist and guitar shredder of New Jersey punk band Screaming Females. In her Culture Creature interview, Marissa discusses the evolution of her voice and her art, collaborating with producer Steve Albini, the punk band…
Planes Mistaken for Stars / Snapcase
Sep 20, 2016 • 42 min
“What you need to do is surround yourself with love,” says Planes Mistaken for Stars frontman Gared O’Donnell in this new episode of the Culture Creature podcast. The episode also includes an interview with Jon Salemi of Snapcase. Listen above or…
Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Secret Chiefs 3
Aug 29, 2016 • 63 min
Today’s interview guest is guitarist and composer Trey Spruance, who is known for his work with Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Secret Chiefs 3, Faxed Head, and more. Aside from his groundbreaking work with the aforementioned bands, the innovative musician…
Joe Duplantier of Gojira
Jul 19, 2016 • 27 min
Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier sat down with Culture Creature for a wide-ranging interview about plant-based diets, fatherhood, Gojira’s ‘Magma,’ Metallica’s ‘Ride the Lightning,’ his recurring childhood dreams of New York City, and much more. This…
Mike Keller of Meek is Murder
Jun 27, 2016 • 36 min
Brooklyn’s Meek is Murder continue to churn out uncompromisingly brutal metal on their new album, Was (out July 15th, available here). Their new track ‘Full Hearts, Empty Rooms’ opens with a killer halftime stomp before plunging abruptly into a crusty,…
Erin Tobey
Jun 16, 2016 • 45 min
Erin Tobey is a musician, artist and designer. On the second episode of the Culture Creature podcast, Erin Tobey discusses her new album Middlemaze (buy the album at in a new interview. Listen above or in iTunes.
Erik Wunder of Cobalt
Apr 30, 2016 • 34 min
The Culture Creature podcast is live! The debut episode features an interview with Erik Wunder of the metal band Cobalt. Cobalt released their critically acclaimed LP Slow Forever in March. My primary goal for Culture Creature is to publish illuminating,…