Don't Feed the Artists

Don't Feed the Artists
Don’t Feed the Artists is a show about music, featuring interviews, topical discussions, and deep dives into artist’s discographies.

Deep Dive: Kendrick Lamar
Aug 11 • 91 min
This week we listened to the four albums by one of the most influential artists of his generation, Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar.
Freeform #3
Aug 3 • 78 min
This week we get through some technical trouble to bring back the Freeform format, catching up on some music and revisiting the impact of COVID-19 on live music.
Deep Dive: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
Jul 28 • 70 min
This week on the show, we talk about an album you probably already know all about, but we listened to it anyways.
Musical Theatre
Jul 21 • 68 min
Following our discussion about Hamilton, we turn to Musical Theatre in general covering some of the history, film adaptations, musical episodes of TV shows, and of course mention our favorite musicals.
Jul 14 • 76 min
This week on the show, we sat down and watched the recording of the original broadway production of Hamilton. Don’t worry, the episode is not as long as the musical.
Concept Albums
Jul 7 • 97 min
After covering one of the biggest concept albums of the last 20 years, we chat about what makes an album a “concept album”, after catching up on some very important news.
Deep Dive: Green Day’s American Idiot
Jun 30 • 121 min
In the latest Deep Dive, we take a look at Green Day’s American Idiot in a feature-length episode, with a runtime of over twice the length of the album we’re talking about.
Selling Out
Jun 23 • 69 min
This week, we cover some news before we sell out to our corporate overlords.
Cover Songs
Jun 16 • 71 min
This week on the show, we catch up with Hagen and Dave’s return to gigs in the age of COVID-19 before getting into cover songs, including a few of our favorite ones.
Deep Dive: Metallica, Part 2
Jun 9 • 74 min
We’re joined by listener and friend of the show Alex for a Deep Dive into Metallica’s first five albums, which resulted in our first too long episode, so we split it into a double episode.
Deep Dive: Metallica, Part 1
Jun 2 • 63 min
We’re joined by listener and friend of the show Alex for a Deep Dive into Metallica’s first five albums, which resulted in our first too long episode, so we split it into a double episode.
Film Scores
May 26 • 104 min
This week we chat about film scores, obviously covering John Williams and his work on all the great movies, the impact a great score can have, scores in television, and more!
Rock 'n Roll
May 19 • 97 min
This week on the show, we cover some news and memes before diving right into discussing the history of rock as a genre, how it’s changed over the decades, and our favorite bands of each era of rock.
Deep Dive: Sufjan Stevens’ Fifty States Project
May 12 • 84 min
This week on Deep Dive, we listen to Sufjan Stevens’ Fifty States Project, including the records Michigan and Illinois, and Hagen has a game to play!
Music Festivals
May 4 • 77 min
This week we talk about roller coasters, the rise of music festivals, chat about our favorite festivals, and more.
Show Riders
Apr 28 • 79 min
This week Jackson has some positive music news to cover, before we get into covering the wide and varying requests that appear on show riders.
Deep Dive: My Chemical Romance
Apr 21 • 97 min
This week we’re all back together for a Deep Dive into My Chemical Romance’s discography full of concept albums, and Hagen has a game for us.
Music Feuds, Part 2
Apr 14 • 85 min
Hey, we’re back again for more music feuds! But before we get into feuds, we talk about insurance, Dave has a new place to hang out at, and we catch up on how we’re all dealing with the quarantine.
Music Feuds, Part 1
Apr 7 • 77 min
Surprise, Don’t Feed the Artists is a weekly show during these crazy times, and we’re back to catch up on how everyone’s doing this week, chat about popular feuds in music, and share new release we’re listening to this week.
Podcasting From Home
Mar 31 • 56 min
This week we check in on each other after to chat about the impact a pandemic can have on musicians, new music that’s come out recently, the last show we saw, what we’ve been listening to, and more.
Deep Dive: Slowdive
Dec 31, 2019 • 47 min
In our last episode of the year, we take a look at the four albums by Slowdive, the influential English shoegaze band.
Holiday Party 2019
Dec 24, 2019 • 81 min
In this year’s holiday party episode we wrap up 2019, as well as a decade (maybe at least, depending on your definition), but before we get into it we break some news and cover a few final 2019 news stories in this Christmas Eve spectacular.
Deep Dive: Pavement
Dec 17, 2019 • 55 min
With two episodes left in the year, Adam and Jackson are back to cover the five albums by Pavement, and their transformation that took place between them.
Audience Etiquette
Dec 10, 2019 • 89 min
On this week’s episode, we catch up on some news and fall into a rabbit hole of a topic covering audience etiquette at comedy shows, large concerts, local shows, plus… Dave listened to Dawes again.
Deep Dive: Britney Spears
Dec 3, 2019 • 135 min
This week on Deep Dive, join Hagen and Dave for a drinking game during a truly deep two-hour dive into the career of Britney Spears.
Reunion Tours
Nov 26, 2019 • 79 min
After a bit of a fall break, we’re back to chat about reunion tours and the reasons behind them, cover some music news, plus a surprisingly short list of what we’ve been listening to.
Deep Dive: Paramore
Oct 15, 2019 • 59 min
This week Dave and Hagen are back with a Deep Dive on Paramore, including all of the band drama in the band’s history, and two Paramore-specific segments that you can follow along at home.
Freeform #2
Oct 8, 2019 • 33 min
Adam and Jackson are back with another freeform episode of DFTA covering music news, what we’re listening to, and more.
Deep Dive: The Stooges
Oct 1, 2019 • 39 min
This week on Deep Dive we listened to the American rock, proto-punk band The Stooges, with five albums spanning nearly 50 years.
Music Lawsuits
Sep 23, 2019 • 67 min
We’re back with a fun show about lawsuits in the music industry, but before we get there Dave has a new segment, and we cover some related music news.
Deep Dive: Beastie Boys
Sep 17, 2019 • 52 min
This week Jackson decided we would listen to the Beastie Boys, who put out more albums than we thought at the time we picked them.
DFTA: Live!
Sep 10, 2019 • 53 min
This week, we had our first live show at The Bearded Monk in Denton, TX! We were joined by local Denton band Hen and the Cocks, and Ben Esely of The Bearded Monk to chat about all things Denton.
Deep Dive: Joy Division
Sep 3, 2019 • 37 min
For this week’s Deep Dive, we listened to the pair of albums from the highly influential band Joy Divison.
Freeform #1
Aug 27, 2019 • 40 min
This week Adam and Jackson present the first (?) freeform episode of DFTA where we cover some music news, what we’re listening to, and to remind everyone about our very first live show is next weekend at The Bearded Monk in Denton!
Deep Dive: The Police
Aug 20, 2019 • 37 min
Here with our first listener-suggseted Deep Dive, we listened to the five albums of legendary British band The Police.
Aug 13, 2019 • 78 min
On this week’s episode, we chat about live music and what we enjoy about concerts, including how things change between the studio and the stage and how crowds can make or break a show.
Deep Dive: Beck
Aug 6, 2019 • 74 min
Adam and Jackson are back with all thirteen of Beck’s albums in his first 30 years of his career.
Chavis Chance
Jul 30, 2019 • 87 min
This week we’re joined by singer-songwriter Chavis Chance to chat about Boston, growing up with music, “Six Great Songs”, tour stories including a drink in a brown paper bag, and more!
Deep Dive: Slipknot
Jul 23, 2019 • 67 min
On this week’s Deep Dive, Hagen & Dave are back to cover Slipknot’s discography and what nu metal is, before their upcoming sixth album releases next month.
Why is Metal Not Mainstream?
Jul 16, 2019 • 72 min
This week we’re joined by Robby to chat about why metal isn’t mainstream, as we touch on what metal is and if we enjoy it, answer the timeless question of “how do you know what they’re saying” and more!
Deep Dive: Radiohead
Jul 9, 2019 • 76 min
Adam and Jackson took a bit of a break to let Dave and Hagen record the longest Deep Dive yet, covering the nine studio albums by Radiohead.
Brave Combo
Jul 2, 2019 • 106 min
This week we were joined by Carl Finch of Brave Combo to chat about the idea of freeing yourself of having opinions, the ideas that guide Brave Combo’s music and live shows, tour stories, tips on being in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and lots more!
Deep Dive: My Bloody Valentine
Jun 25, 2019 • 40 min
We’ve mentioned this band a few times already, so we decided to go ahead and listen to the three landmark albums by My Bloody Valentine, the quintessential shoegaze band.
Be Like Max
Jun 18, 2019 • 67 min
In this week’s episode we’re joined by Be Like Max from Las Vegas to chat about their first album in 4 years, the Las Vegas music scene, tour stories that happened during the daytime, and more!
Deep Dive: Kyuss
Jun 11, 2019 • 32 min
Up next on Deep Dive, we listened to the four albums by influential desert rock band Kyuss.
Jun 4, 2019 • 62 min
This week on the show we’re joined by Trench from Syracuse to chat in depth about recording their new album, waiting to release it, their tour, and a jampacked list of what we’re listening to!
Deep Dive: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
May 28, 2019 • 47 min
This time on Deep Dive, we listened to the five albums that Australian psych rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released in 2017.
May 21, 2019 • 63 min
This week on the show, Jackson is joined by Astragal on tour from Houston to chat about their second EP, cities, hurricanes, touring, My Bloody Valentine, and more!
Deep Dive: Foals
May 14, 2019 • 23 min
This week, we listen to the first four albums by the Oxford-based rock band Foals, prior to the departure of their longtime basist, and the release of their new two-part album.
May 7, 2019 • 61 min
Joining us from Kansas City this week is HXXS to chat about how vowels suck, CIA mind control, their most recent album MKDRONE and the process of recording it, stories from tour, what we’re listening to, and more!
Deep Dive: D’Angelo
Apr 29, 2019 • 25 min
On this week’s Deep Dive we listen the man hailed as the next Marvin Gaye, D’Angelo and his 3 albums over his 20 year career so far.
Apr 23, 2019 • 103 min
In our 50th episode (!) we’re joined by RTB2 for a great long episode where we chat about being a duo, old Denton venues and festivals, being a Creep apologist, the sounds of the 80’s, tour stories, what we’re listening to, and more!
Deep Dive: Bauhaus
Apr 16, 2019 • 34 min
On this week’s Deep Dive we check out the full discography of influential gothic rock band Bauhaus, including their first single and final “epilogue” album.
Let’s Talk Genres
Apr 9, 2019 • 64 min
This week, we take another break from our regular format to talk about genres, and why it’s a complicated subject.
Deep Dive: At the Drive-In
Apr 2, 2019 • 38 min
On this week’s Deep Dive we check out the four albums by the El Paso band At the Drive-In.
Consider the Source
Mar 26, 2019 • 72 min
This week we’re joined by Consider the Source, on tour from New York to chat about being a Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band, their heavy touring schedule, imperfections in music recordings, and more!
Deep Dive: The National
Mar 19, 2019 • 38 min
Breaking with the Deep Dive format so far, we listen to 20 currently unreleased songs from The National, including two songs that will appear later this year on their upcoming album.
Rei Clone
Mar 12, 2019 • 83 min
Rei Clone is here for our first bleep-heavy episode to chat about shoegaze and gear, our favorite toasters, deflating air mattresses, pee jugs, what we’re listening to, and more!
Deep Dive: Oasis
Mar 5, 2019 • 35 min
Continuing with another important band in Britpop history, we listened to the 7 studio albums of Oasis.
Our Favorite Albums
Feb 26, 2019 • 77 min
This week, we break from our regular format and get everyone back together to discuss our favorite albums.
Deep Dive: Blur
Feb 19, 2019 • 43 min
In our third episode of Deep Dive, we listen to the 7 studio albums of one of the central bands of the Britpop music scene, Blur.
Out of System Transfer
Feb 12, 2019 • 59 min
All the way from New York City, we’re joined by Out of System Transfer to chat about spreadsheets (really), the anti-folk genre, what defines a protest song, some great stories from tour, what we’re listening to this week, and more!
Deep Dive: Modest Mouse
Feb 5, 2019 • 42 min
In the second episode of our new show we look at the 6 studio albums of Modest Mouse, and how the bands output has changed over time.
Church Girls
Jan 29, 2019 • 64 min
This week we’re joined Church Girls from Philadelphia to chat about their new EP Home, the differences of touring in the UK, focusing on positive stories on tour, plus we learn how Spotify playlists work, and more!
Deep Dive: King Crimson
Jan 22, 2019 • 35 min
Don’t Feed the Artists presents Deep Dive, a new show featuring our takes on the discographies of musicians we love. In our pilot episode of Deep Dive we take a look at the first six years of the influential progressive rock band King Crimson.
Pool Kids
Jan 15, 2019 • 79 min
To kick off 2019, we’re joined by Pool Kids to chat about their album, touring, how music has shifted, a great (awful) tour story from Kentucky, and more!
Holiday Party
Dec 25, 2018 • 86 min
We took a week off from interviews to chat about 2018 with our good friend Dave, where we cover our least favorite and best albums of the year, hear how Dave almost saw the Foo Fighters play, plus introduce a new thing!
Dec 11, 2018 • 54 min
This week on the show we’re joined by Monobody from Chicago to chat about the reason behind their new album’s name, the Chicago music scene, tour (and show) stories from college, Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, selling CDs, Buc-ee’s and Wawa, and more!
Nov 27, 2018 • 61 min
Joining us on tour from New York is Poppies, to chat about SXSW, their latest release “Good EP”, how their animated music video came about, being a band in New York, and more!
Kind Beats
Nov 13, 2018 • 76 min
This week we sat down with Kind Beats to talk about actual radio, pressing buttons, Beringer wines (the classy choice), dressing like Lara Croft, “depressing music”, a one-of-a-kind tour stories, and more in this episode of this not real podcast.
The Worst Intentions
Oct 30, 2018 • 70 min
For this week’s episode we’re joined by The Worst Intentions to talk about all things hot sauce, how they really feel about Oklahoma, prioritizing a show over the hospital, hear lots of stories, cross some lines, and more!
The Infamists
Oct 16, 2018 • 67 min
We’re back, with our friends The Infamists to chat about their new album, meeting strangers on Craigslist, playing guitar with a banana, mixing scotch and Mountain Dew, what they’re listening to, and more!
Aug 28, 2018 • 87 min
This week we chat with the guys in halfsleep about a bunch of dumb, their reunion show, what they’re doing now, European tour stories, and more!
Olivia Justice Countryman
Aug 14, 2018 • 74 min
This week we’re joined by Olivia Justice Countryman, to chat about her debut EP Between Two Mountains, the beginnings of her musical career, law school, podcasts, and more!
Henry the Archer
Jul 31, 2018 • 73 min
After a short summer hiatus, we’re back with Richard of Henry the Archer from Ft. Worth to chat about how he likes to perform live, music videos, NAM, music in Fort Worth, and more!
Rosegarden Funeral Party
Jun 19, 2018 • 69 min
This week we’re joined by Leah from Rosegarden Funeral Party as we chat about pick holders, songwriting, colors, their new album, tour stories from the California desert, lots and lots of bands we’re listening to, and more!
Kites and Boomerangs
Jun 5, 2018 • 91 min
Today we’ve got Kites and Boomerangs with us for a special episode where we chat about Topo Chico, their new self-titled album, the regular tour stories segment, and along the way the show spirals out of control.
May 22, 2018 • 64 min
This week we’re joined by Tia from SeaFire to chat about her songwriting process, recording the SeaFire EP, and more as we dive into the intricacies of math rock.
May 8, 2018 • 74 min
We hung out with Diners while on tour from Los Angeles, to hang out and chat about sunsets in Phoenix Arizona, Minions (sorry), trailas, Diners’ music, touring, and more!
Honey and Salt
Apr 24, 2018 • 78 min
Joining us from Austin is Honey and Salt, on tour promoting their new self-titled album to chat about the album, vinyl, Jack White, and more!
Matthew And The Arrogant Sea
Apr 10, 2018 • 86 min
On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Matthew from Matthew And The Arrogant Sea to chat about SXSW, why Denton’s music scene isn’t dying, and a great tour story from one of the better harbor towns.
DFTA Goes to the Movies
Mar 27, 2018 • 75 min
Join us on an adventure of an episode, where we’re joined by friends of the show Erin Devany and Leopold Knopp to take a break from talking music to chat about movies and why we’re angry about them.
Wesley Jensen and The Penny Arcade
Mar 13, 2018 • 87 min
This week Hagen and Jackson are joined by Wesley Jensen and his entire band to chat about hoarding music, being an adult, playing the triangle, pulling out and wrapping up, and more.
Felt & Fur
Feb 27, 2018 • 78 min
Felt & Fur returns to the show to chat about getting into electronic music, their first synths, their influences and other music they’ve been listening to, and briefly talk about their most recent EP “Aftertouch”.
Springtime and the Changes
Feb 13, 2018 • 90 min
This week, we talk with Spring and the Changes about the cycle of house shows, starting projects, Tijuana, LAPD helicopters, and more!
North by North
Jan 30, 2018 • 71 min
From Chicago, North by North joins us to kick off season 2 of Don’t Feed the Artists as we chat about their crazy touring schedule, fitting time in for recording, shit talk onsies, and hear what audiobooks they’ve been listening to.
We Forgot the Artists
Nov 7, 2017 • 50 min
We’re gonna be honest, we really dropped the ball on this one. We forgot to invite a guest, and Anby forgot to bring topics. But we still have our regular segments!
Oct 24, 2017 • 124 min
In this 2 hour special, we sit down with 10 bands featuring both returning and new guests to the show to chat about festivals, house shows, and more.
Oct 10, 2017 • 74 min
We hung out with TOMKAT before their new album releases, to chat about intelligent electronic rock, in-ears at house shows, tour stories, and more!
Always The Alibi
Sep 26, 2017 • 66 min
This week we’re joined by Always the Alibi, where we chat about their pancakes and beer, Berkeley, headstocks, and frequently mention Muse.
Sad Cops
Sep 12, 2017 • 60 min
Sad Cops joins us to talk house shows, tour stories, and lots and lots of bands that they’ve been listening to in this late-night episode.
Mother Tongues
Aug 29, 2017 • 63 min
Our friend Brack Cantrell joins us as our first guest host to chat with Mother Tongues about getting willy nilly with guitar pedals, rockin’ highly durable Jansports, favorite pedals, and debut a new segment!
Terra Collective
Aug 15, 2017 • 81 min
Three members from Terra Collective join us for a jam-packed show to talk songwriting, chemistry, trucks and overcompensation, their upcoming EP, homemade windshield wipers, and how much we really want someone to email us.
Strange Mother
Aug 1, 2017 • 71 min
From Austin, this week’s guest is Strange Mother y’all! We talk about venn diagrams, how they named their band, wrestling, the music scene in Austin, and more!
Fun Button
Jul 18, 2017 • 51 min
Fun Button joins us this week for an episode that goes completely off the rails, where we talk about exactly what you’ve come to expect from this show.
Eric Daino
Jul 4, 2017 • 89 min
Eric Daino sat down with Adam & Jackson to talk about the roots of ska, how his band The Holophonics started, and what it’s like being a fulltime musician.
Pearl Earl
Jun 20, 2017 • 70 min
Pearl Earl sits on the couch this week to chat about recording their upcoming self-titled album, their live shows, crowdsurfing, and shares the expected tour stories before they go on tour again.
Thin Skin
Jun 6, 2017 • 77 min
Thin Skin joins us for an episode covering politics, condoms, trailer parks, and our seemingly regular segments on genres, labels, tour stories, and more.
Richard Haskins
May 23, 2017 • 108 min
In our longest episode yet, we chat with Denton’s Richard Haskins on a wide-ranging list of topics including pigheads, Black Flag, Kevin Spacey, and (of course) some great stories from tour.
Elijah Heaps & Nikolai Rya + Genuine
May 9, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode we chat with Elijah Heaps & Nikolai Rya, along with members of Genuine, their collective. We talk about collaboration, criticism, their music videos, distribution, and more.
Astro Motel
Apr 25, 2017 • 60 min
Joining us on tour from Louisiana as our first out-of-state guests is Astro Motel! We talk about the band’s style, stage props, the Atomic Age, and more on this week’s episode.
Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke
Apr 11, 2017 • 81 min
After the Denton Folk Festival, we sat down with two of the members of Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke to ask who the hell is Levi Cobb, and talk about songwriting and spirituality.
I, the Ghost
Mar 28, 2017 • 63 min
Joining us this week is I, the Ghost. We cover topics such as: Genre definitions, naming things, lessons, and modern listening habits.
Horace Bray
Mar 14, 2017 • 62 min
This week Hagen & Jackson chat with Horace Bray before his move to New York. They cover stories from tour, his plans for New York, and his Instagram account.
Animal Spirit
Feb 28, 2017 • 37 min
Our friends in Animal Spirit sat down with us before their album release show in Denton, TX. We talk about their times on tour, their future plans, and their new record.
Brack Cantrell & Jack Malonis
Feb 14, 2017 • 79 min
We sat down with local recording engineer Brack Cantrell and Jack Malonis of Duncan Fellows from Austin, TX to talk about working together, and end up having an in-depth discussion around recording, drumming, and more.
Jan 31, 2017 • 68 min
For our second episode, we sat down with some of the members of Fishboy, after their set at Band Together Denton, a local house show festival and fundraiser.
The BoomBachs
Jan 17, 2017 • 46 min
In our introductory episode we sit down with two members of The BoomBachs to discuss the band’s formation, history, and future.