Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep057: Jon Fine (Bitch Magnet, Your Band Sucks [book])
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp057: Jon Fine (Bitch Magnet, Your Band Sucks [book])
Jon and Conan talk about the many wonders of his memoir/recollection of a band called Bitch Magnet and a different time in independent music.
The book is "Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). Why polite dullards like Clapton play so limp and lifeless, A Minor Forest's steam table pizza dashboard scenario, the harsh retrospection of "growing up" and all things in the weird, wild world of the glory days of indie rock. All this, plus premieres by Lardo and B. Hamilton
An acoustic performance of two songs Masters of Suicide and Hope is On the Way! As well as some new tunes off of HISS, the new Heavenly States record. Good times. Brenna dating stuff, Conan saw Jon Fine at Aquarius, Then suddenly stuff gets all weird and deep and existential and stuff. I don't know.
Ep055: J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Office of Future Plans)
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep055: J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Office of Future Plans)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp055: J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Office of Future Plans)
Career spanning interview about punk rock, Jawbox origin story, Band thank you notes, guitars that fight each other, recording the S/T album and the end of the band, Burning Airlines before and after 9/11, Channels! Office of Future Plans! Acoustic! Cello!
Interview begins at 33:18 after the Jaw-BLOCK. GET IT? GET IT?
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep053: Russell Hall / Jonathan Brown (Tyranny is Tyranny)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp053: Russell Hall / Jonathan Brown (Tyranny is Tyranny)
The Madison radical political heavy rockers speak to Conan and Brenna about all things political and not-political. Beards, being "down for the program" of a political post-punk heavy band, austere and sobering cover art, identity in punk rock. Gang of Four, found t-shirts and SO MUCH MORE!
Ep052: Tim Midyett (Silkworm/Bottomless Pit/Mint Mile)
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep052: Tim Midyett (Silkworm/Bottomless Pit/Mint Mile)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp052: Tim Midyett (Silkworm/Bottomless Pit/Mint Mile)
A career spanning interview that covers Silkworm’s many years of (not so) glamourous touring, doing your best work in “low gear”, replacing a band member with space, being in a band with three singers that don’t sing together, not envying people who make music for a living, continuing on with music after tragedy, being covered by the Mountain Goats being a big deal to a small amount of people, bass vs. baritone guitar
and being “the beef rub guy”. All that and a rock block of Silkworm and Bottomless Pit you wouldn’t believe.
8:00am: Casually Intense (Opening Theme) by Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends from the Enemy of Everyone
8:04am: Fleece by Bottomless Pit from Shade Perennial
8:10am: Miracle Mile by Silkworm from Firewater
8:14am: Garden City Blues by Silkworm from In the West
8:29am: Never Met A Man I Didn't Like by Silkworm from Developer
8:32am: Couldn't You Wait by Silkworm from Libertine
8:36am: Red Pan by Bottomless Pit from Congress
8:42am: (I Hope U) Don’t Survive by Silkworm from Italian Platinum
8:47am: Cardinal Movements by Bottomless Pit from Hammer of the Gods
8:51am: Winterwind by Bottomless Pit from Lifestyle
8:55am: interview with Tim Midyett of Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile
9:54am: Plain by Silkworm from Lifestyle
9:59am: Black by The Soft Moon from Deeper
10:03am: The End of Radio (Closing theme) by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound
Ep051: John Yingling (Documentarian - The World Underground)
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep051: John Yingling (Documentarian - The World Underground)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp051: John Yingling (Documentarian - The World Underground)
The World Underground is a series of documentaries about punk rock the world over, the first episode on CHINA is available now. Conan and Brenna talk to Mr. Yingling about Chinese appropriaton of western culture, how music develops without spotify and youtube, Gaokao and the challenges of making a documentary series with absolutely no money. All this, plus PRF BBQ West roundup and more.
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep050: Chris Frey & Mike Markowski
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp050: Chris Frey & Mike Markowski
Chris Frey is from the excellent band Porch, Mike Markowski is a guy from Jersey by way of Hawaii who films stuff. Hear special episode 50 station ids! Hawaiian traffic report, Chris being related to the Carter family, Primus stories, and all the PRF West news you can imagine. Captain Planet, Wonder Twins, living on boats, "what is grunge?", Hawaii Five-O and everybody stealing each other's punchlines. Calls from author Jason Myers and Torrey Neutron. "What did Mike Markowski say?" and more.
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep048: Back to the Bay
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp048: Back to the Bay
Brenna and Conan return to SF. There's a Live from the Barrage appearance wrap up. Including Conan's contentious history with the show. Calls from Massimo of Sardinia and Tommy Rockstar of LFTB. The Brenna on PR Origin Story, playing roles and so much more. Oh yes, good tunes too.
Ep047: Rick Valentin (Poster Children, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Radio Zero)
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep047: Rick Valentin (Poster Children, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Radio Zero)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp047: Rick Valentin (Poster Children, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Radio Zero)
The Pkids alumnus (and actual Professor!) talks musical influence and record presentation and packaging being as important as the music. From Andy Gill's Gang of One to Insane Clown Posse. A career spanning interview that promises to both delight and entertain. Delight!
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep046: Tony Molina
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp046: Tony Molina
Daylight savings time is stupid and Conan rants about it. What to do when youtube flags your own song for copyright violation. Replicator. In hour two they talk to Tony Molina. Speaking to classic rock, ZZ Top, Pantera party houses and Brenna tells a cautionary tale of why you should be careful in strange cities.
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep044: PRF Thundersnow 2015 *OR* Augury and the Douche
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp044: PRF Thundersnow 2015 *OR* Augury and the Douche
Conan talks about PRF Thundersnow 2015, Somebody's pleasure being somebody else's work, sexist dudes. "She wanted to spin donuts on it." Conan trips on his tongue a lot. Replicator reunion. People are dicks to Brenna, Scorpions with Ravi Shankar,
Travis Keller speaks about being the Waldorf and Statler of alternative music, Limp Bizkit hitmen, why Wes Borland is a "good nazi", selling Bob Dylan box sets for food money, hanging out with Oasis, getting saved from the guy from the Transplants by Michael Rapaport he truly does tell it all. Also: Conan makes a *HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT* that he has been sitting on for five months, all that and laughs and tunes for days.
Ep041: the Neutron and Gritzy Show II - The Final Solution of Fun
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep041: the Neutron and Gritzy Show II - The Final Solution of Fun
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp041: the Neutron and Gritzy Show II - The Final Solution of Fun
The "Final Solution of fun" returns once again for a raucous fill in episode. As Neutron and Gritzy spin sweet jams and hot rock. Premieres from Thoughts Detecting Machines and Heroine Complex. New music from Sleater-Kinney, Rock Lotto, legacy bands, calls from Rebecca and Jess of Happy Fangs and Bob Bucko Jr. of Dubuque “tylenol 3 is a hell of a drug”, Matt Frewer look alike mom-hasslers, bad bandnames for good bands and so VERY much more.
Ep040: Michael Cobra & Rebecca Gone Bad (Happy Fangs)
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep040: Michael Cobra & Rebecca Gone Bad (Happy Fangs)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp040: Michael Cobra & Rebecca Gone Bad (Happy Fangs)
Mission fires, Popeye the black metal sailor man, anti choice chicken, "If you can't fit the tuba in... you're doing it wrong." Michael Cobra whistle circus kill theme. Call from Jess Gowrie Happy Fangs drummer in the drum bunker. Sacramento/SF band. Circular breathing and the separation of mind and body. The "Whore-icane" On the origin of the name of DJ Real Time Drop, bum identification... kissed by a bum in the rain. a Mullet Zero (Dave Coulier) From Hair to Air, the Dave Coulier story. Proms and perms, Carry On my Wayward Son by Kansas / Price is Right montage / talk up pun names and onstage proposals, TWO two pieces, with THREE front people for ONE purpose to make NINE songs for a non-stop laugh riot.
Conan Neutrons Protonic Reversal Ep039: Tom Grigor (Sister Grizzly)
Conan Neutrons Protonic ReversalEp039: Tom Grigor (Sister Grizzly)
On a two piece becoming a 4 piece, and appropriating one of your favorite guitar players. The legend of Sister Grizzly, and what it’s like having a father that is a wizard of the AMAZING 12 string guitar that sings songs about people finding their keys. Also hot tubs and tuxedo tattoos, Mulle’, etc. There are Happy Endings and some Truth and Consequence. Conan would like to apologize for the use of the “boo-oing” sound effect.
Ep038: Dixie Jacobs & DJ Hostettler (Body Futures)
1/2 of Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Body Futures arrive in the Radio Valencia studios to talk about cross continental train travel and hypothetical sleeper car searches, high concept Boson Higgs records, skateboards powered by an app, Bone Wars(tm), and Back to the Future, and exactly why it is so hard for Conan to spell the word “Silhouette“. It’s a do not miss cavalcade of laughs and fun.