We Own This Town: Music

We Own This Town: Music

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Showcasing Nashville talent in unexpected ways
132: A Journeyman Song
Feb 16 • 37 min
New delights from Jim Oblon, Hari and Eyebrow Dog intermingle with overlooked gems from The Inscape, Superstarfamous1day and Bob Irwin.
131: A Nice Jangle with Lance Conzett
Feb 9 • 66 min
Photojournalist extraordinaire Lance Conzett returns to the WOTT Studio to have six new songs played for him in exchange for his honest first impressions. He delivers.
130: The One That Unfurls
Feb 2 • 37 min
Chin-up advice to David Mead, a rediscovery of Math Rock Love, some legit Pop and a contentious inclusion of an LA resident.
129: Crispy Bois with Cold Lunch Recordings
Jan 26 • 60 min
Gary Branigan, Caroline Bowman and Taylor Jones of COLD LUNCH RECORDINGS sit down to talk about the history of the label, how they help keeps band focused on the fun and how they manage to juggle it all.
128: Airport Parking Garage Validation
Jan 19 • 34 min
Nashville New Music: Ornament, John Davis + Matthew Caws, German Error Message, Anchor Thieves, Shy Guy, Travis Trevisan
127: DRKMTTR with Kathryn Edwards and Olivia Scibelli
Jan 12 • 60 min
In this episode of the show we steer away from the typical format and sit down with Kathryn Edwards and Olivia Scibelli to discuss the history of their venue DRKMTTR; a DIY-centric, all-ages aware, community focused space.
126: Music for Existing
Jan 5 • 49 min
Welcome to 2019! Look forward to a more varietal offerings of genres, more interviews and episode titles!
125: 2018 Highlights
Dec 21, 2018 • 68 min
In this edition of the podcast we continue the work that was started in Part One by highlighting a selection of music released during 2018.
124: 2018 Highlights
Dec 20, 2018 • 65 min
For this episode we highlight some of the great music released by Nashville area artists during the year of 2018. Unfortunately, we couldn’t come close to including every great song that we encountered. So, we’ll be stretching this out into a Part Two to…
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Dec 17, 2018 • 39 min
Despite our best efforts, we couldn’t resist a full-on holiday music edition. Yes, we’re all experiencing some Holiday Music Fatigue™ but these songs were too good to not shine a light on.
122
Dec 3, 2018 • 44 min
We’ve got plenty of plans for the 2018 retrospective but we’d be remiss not to include some late releases from November (and a sneak peek at a few releases still to come).
121 with Lance Conzett
Nov 19, 2018 • 73 min
Very special guest Lance Conzett joins us for a look at some Nashville Pop Music discoveries (as well as some of his non-pop local favorites) and delivers in spades.
120
Nov 5, 2018 • 39 min
We’re back with a non-themed episode of quality Nashville area music. This volume is divided into two halves; the first half leaning into several great new pop offerings and the back half mixing it up with a bit more variety in the department of genres.…
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Oct 22, 2018 • 37 min
As Halloween approaches, it only feels appropriate to use our time together with Volume 119 to showcase the spookier and scarier side of Nashville area music. Enjoy this journey into darkness.
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Oct 8, 2018 • 39 min
After two weeks of heavy travel and an overwhelming feeling of being out of the loop, we’re back! Unsurprisingly, putting together this episodes playlist of tracks was a total breeze. How is that possible? Well, Nashville just keeps cranking out the great…
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Sep 24, 2018 • 49 min
Despite the questionable narration, the music of our region continues to stretch and fill unexpected spaces. Lots of great new music in this episode from recent releases AND a tiny little bit of education on the impressive discography of Lambchop.
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Sep 10, 2018 • 45 min
We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming of featuring new and notable local releases. Herein, we learn what Corinthian Leather is and I share a personal anecdote that turns into gushing praise for a band.
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Aug 27, 2018 • 54 min
This edition of the podcast is all covers. Nashville artists make a ton of great music and that includes interpretations of other great songs.
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Aug 13, 2018 • 43 min
Keeping in step with the last episode, let’s play around with the format a little bit. Instead of just attempting the show vaguely unprepared, this installment flips the pacing of the show with the slower tracks up front instead of rounding out the show.…
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Jul 30, 2018 • 45 min
Usually I jot a little something down about every band before I record an episode but I’m trying something different this go around - coming in *hot* with no notes or script. You can judge the results for yourself but regardless of my hosting antics, the…
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Jul 16, 2018 • 44 min
If there were more distinct episode titles for this show this one would be called “The Lonely Biscuits Apology” - as I learn a hearty lesson about judging a band too harshly simply by having an opinion on their name and not their actual music. Aside from…
111
Jul 2, 2018 • 42 min
Plenty of goods to hear from the likes of Dave Paulson, Zook, Western Medication, Veil of Tears, Eve Maret, Fetching Pails, Charlie & The Evil Mothers and The Pink Spiders AND a sneak preview of a forthcoming new podcast on the WOTT Network. We’ve got it…
110: Beth Cameron of Forget Cassettes, Ponychase, Black Bra
Jun 18, 2018 • 62 min
This episode, we stray from the mixtape of new music format and sit down with Beth Cameron - best known for her work as Forget Cassettes - and discuss the hardships of being a female in the recording industry. While we certainly cover the basics of how…
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Jun 4, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 109! In which I use the word “vibes” approximately 10,000 times and compare bands that age me as a host. C’est le vie! Fortunately, the music isn’t aged, it’s all fresh and enjoyable.
108
May 22, 2018 • 40 min
One hundred and eight episodes in to this show it’s probably a bit absurd to still to be surprised at the wealth of talent our metropolitan area continues to produce but the feeling hasn’t waned one bit.
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May 7, 2018 • 35 min
For this episode we are pleased to present a brand new debut track from Cloudmouth off their forthcoming album, Dark Energy. From there, we dive in to an eclectic grab bag of offerings spanning from the Classic Country of Joshua Hedley to the DIY keyboard…
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Apr 23, 2018 • 35 min
This 35 minutes covers a nice range of rock, pop, electronic and even a little bit of hip-hop from our fine city. Spring approaches and the musical releases are starting to reflect that.
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Apr 9, 2018 • 69 min
We chat for about an hour covering Lehning’s history, his process with several projects and some of his upcoming collaborative projects; including a fascinating piece with Jasmin Kaset that stems straight from the mind of Pee-Wee Herman.
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Mar 26, 2018 • 38 min
Coming in hot with another compilation of great new music from the Nashville area, including a premiere from Quichenight off the forthcoming album, Cooler Heads. Lots of great musical diversity from the likes of Jordan Lehning, Soft Bodies, So Very!,…
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Mar 12, 2018 • 33 min
Another collection of wonderful variety from our fine city. A brand new song from Pale Houses, a debut from bleary, what I’m calling “Chaotic Vaporwave” and some minimal ambient music out of Murfreesboro. All that and a correction on how to pronounce Joe…
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Feb 26, 2018 • 33 min
This week we dive into new releases from Joe Pisapia & Patrick Damphier, explore some curious sounds from Murfreesboro and hear new offerings from Dan Burns and Jessie Baylin (among others)
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Feb 16, 2018 • 35 min
our 101st volume featuring new music from Sad Baxter, The Pills, Daytona Machines, The Drowsees, Dave Paulson, Telefones and Tape Deck Mountain.
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Jan 31, 2018 • 36 min
Our 100th episode comes with a celebratory new format and no shortage of great new music
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Jan 2, 2018
Welcome to 2018! While an astronomer might be quick to point out that there is nothing astronomically significant about January 1st, it works quite well as a time to refresh and begin again. A Fresh Start if you will. We’re hurdling into the new year by…
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Dec 14, 2017
December is, historically, a time for reflecting on the year’s previous releases – a worthy practice if ever there was one. However, there’s still plenty of great recent releases that haven’t been highlighted on our show and that just simply will not…
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Nov 21, 2017
It’s a Thanksgiving miracle! The latest edition of the podcast tallies up some recent releases and continues to showcase the diverse talent our fair city has.
96: Halloween
Oct 26, 2017
In celebration of the ghoulish season I asked local music photographer and journalist / man-of-good-taste / Halloween aficionado Lance Conzett to curate an episode of the podcast brimming with his choice of local music spooky tunes. The resulting hour of…
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Oct 16, 2017
Serendipity led me to place Yon Ort and ONLY back to back – a track that claims “What you feel, isn’t real” followed by a track that claims “we all die!” It’s a haphazard goodness that I can’t take credit for but I’m happy to bring to you. No theme in…
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Oct 4, 2017
This edition of the podcast is a companion piece to Volume 93 that catalogs the full Glossary discography of albums, from Southern by the Grace of Location to Long Live All Of Us. Each album is represented by two songs and it makes for nearly an hour of…
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Oct 2, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Glossary. Special guests Bingham Barnes and Joey Kneiser sit down for a discussion about the formation of the band, the history behind their discography and their conscious effort to…
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Sep 18, 2017
I contemplated doing an entire episode the podcast dedicated to the all-too-short catalog of music from Those Darlins. I may still undertake that task but having seen the huge impact that Jessi Zazu had on her community, it felt appropriate to include…
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Sep 5, 2017
Another excellent compilation of Nashville music. The variety of upbeat pop, soundtrack music, hip-hop and even an R&B soaked demo is a tough varietal grab bag to top.
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Aug 11, 2017
The amount of new music flowing forth from Nashville is so abundant that we’re following up the previous podcast with a new installment just a week later.
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Aug 1, 2017
After compiling this edition of the podcast I immediately starting putting together the *next* volume; quickly tearing through all of the great music that has come out recently.
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Jul 6, 2017
One would think that Summer would signal a lighter load of releases but the opposite seems to be the case as lots of great, bigger name, albums are coming down the pipe. This Volume of the podcast covers a handful of the larger titles and makes sure to…
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Jun 5, 2017
I’ve been living in New York for the past four years but have managed to keep up with the Nashville music scene during that time and continued to churn out these podcasts.
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May 8, 2017
Another blazing example of the wealth of diversity of styles that can be found emerging from Nashville.
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Apr 4, 2017
Without trying too hard, this edition of the podcast ended up being a pop rock extravaganza. Feel good vibes throughout to prep your brain for the changing of the seasonal tides.
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Mar 14, 2017
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Feb 9, 2017
Download MP3 Chaptered Stream Podcast Back to basics with this edition of the podcast; showcasing the amazing variety of music our local scene has to offer. This really spans the gamut of psychedelic pop to space folk to fuzzed out 8-bit bedroom jams to…
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Jan 9, 2017
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Jan 4, 2017
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Dec 14, 2016
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Nov 23, 2016
Download MP3 Chaptered Stream Podcast Give Thanks! Nashville continues to have an absolutely thriving scene of music. This 30 minute mix scratches the surface of a few recent releases but there’s plenty more goodness to come. Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. New…
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Nov 6, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
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Jul 5, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Feb 3, 2016
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Jan 24, 2016
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Dec 21, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
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Dec 1, 2015
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Sep 30, 2015
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Jun 25, 2015
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May 18, 2015
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Apr 20, 2015
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Mar 24, 2015
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Jan 8, 2015
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May 29, 2013
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Mar 22, 2013
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Feb 19, 2013
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60: 2012 Retrospective
Jan 30, 2013
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Dec 26, 2012
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58 (Christmas Edition)
Dec 21, 2012
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Nov 21, 2012
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Oct 12, 2012
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Aug 30, 2012
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Jul 19, 2012
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May 16, 2012
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Apr 16, 2012
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Feb 13, 2012
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50 (Best of 2011)
Dec 20, 2011
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Nov 14, 2011
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Oct 3, 2011
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Sep 21, 2011
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Aug 8, 2011
Download M4A Download MP3Stream Podcast After the success of the last podcast I have been hesitant to even think about putting together another compilation. I mean, why not just let that high note ride for awhile? Well, it seems I’ve gone long enough.…
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Jun 6, 2011
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May 17, 2011
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Apr 7, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
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Jan 20, 2011
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40 (The Best of Nashville)
Dec 6, 2010
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Nov 8, 2010
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Sep 27, 2010
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Aug 26, 2010
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Jul 15, 2010
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Jun 10, 2010
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May 10, 2010
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Apr 14, 2010
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