Jan 11th, 2014 by thekickback
Another drive home on the way from practice, but wait! There's Taco Bell, building managers, and nothing else remotely interesting about the music of The Kickback, but you might want to listen anyway. Why? HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN HOME WITH A BAND FROM BAND PRACTICE? Didn't think so. See you for a compelling Episode 84!
Consequence of Sound Senior Staff Writer Dan Caffrey stops by DISASTOUR to discuss his approach to criticism, the best part of the Yeezus tour, and how the second coming entails Michael Keaton with a blues band. Oh come all ye faithful, the merriest of season's greetings and tidings of great joy to you and yours this Episode 82!
As we attempt to get back into "on the road" podcasting, you'll catch a glimpse of the strain that van problems, cancelled flights, and god-awful weather can provide. Recorded mostly in voice memos between Chicago and New York, jump in the van for a taste of touring. It's an Interstate 80 special Episode 81!
There's no better way to celebrate my birthday today than to put this out into the world. Recorded back in early August, Jim was willing to sit down to talk about...well...everything just minutes after putting the finial touches on mixes for the album. If you're looking for a glimpse into the darkest crevices of Jim Eno, this isn't it. This was a chance to ask one of my heroes questions I'd had for years. Hope you enjoy one of our prouder episodes, Episode 78!
Sep 6th, 2013 by thekickback
Attempting to visualize a life where music pays bills? Attempting to solve an album art dispute? Attempting to not choke out your podcasting partner in the depths of a caffeine binge? It's all here for you, recorded hours before the earth-shaking Batman news. It's a virtually Batman-less Episode 76!
A few days before leaving to return to Austin to finish the record, Eamonn and Billy (with a special Jonny-saved "Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week") catch up on their time apart, discuss why living in the world of Radiohead is so damn difficult, and, naturally, Batman. Step right up for a frankly boring EPISODE 74!
It's another interview with one of Billy's heroes! This time it's stand-up comedian, New York Times bestseller, (but most of all) guitar throttling Greg Behrendt of the famed Walking the Room podcast. The fellas discuss being able to enjoy the recording process, how your approach to your band evolves with age, and just how the hell a white dude can be so into the Skatalites! Join us for a ska-laden Episode 71!
Jun 2nd, 2013 by thekickback
Well, after at least a year of threats, the Kickstarter is upon us. Billy lays down the ground rules while teasing out some of the demos the boys have been working on anywhere from two years to two weeks on. If there were ever a time to support this podcast or this sniveling band, boy this is it. Come hear some works-in-progress and Billy on two weeks of no wife. It's another sad solocast but KICKSTARTED, BRO. IT'S EPISODE 70!
Carl Johnson's music credits read like the story of your childhood: Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, Pinky And The Brain, and much, much, much more. He was nice enough to sit down with Billy and discuss the role of a composer and orchestrator and just how he found himself scoring music for film and television following his graduation from Kansas University. Carl's been an active part of your growing up, whether you know it or not! It's Billy's most privileged episode to date: Episode 69!
Okay, no waltzes, it's a solocast with Billy laying some of his favorite heavy-handed sad bastard songs on you. Don't charge into this unless you're mentally prepared for Randy Newman to destroy your insides, unless you really want to go there. There's a bit of band news and a Danny-story highlight. The next few episodes should have some serious news and insight, but until then, cry your damn eyes out. It's Episode 68!
No claps, no cheers, but you're still back for more. It's Billy and Eamonn discussing their last Lincoln Hall show, the dumbest crap they bought this week, a brief WWF/WWE zone-out, and the reality checks that keep the band humble. We can't tell you some stuff now, but maybe you'll figure it out in this episode. It's a two-hour edited Episode 67!
It's sort of true. After podcasting this episode, a bunch of things happen. We're still not sure what the hell is happening, so we posted it anyway. To give you the feeling of how confused we are, maybe? Well, this is the episode where the segments rule. The return of "Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week", "Who's Pissed/Who's To Blame", and "Most Depressing Moment of the Day." Regardless, the fundraising is starting. Pony up for Episode 66.