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Riffin’ With Dan McCarthy

In this episode of Riffin’ we steal an interview with Dan McCarthy of McCarthy Trenching and get him chatting about Switzerland, sex, and his dreams of building a combination squash Court/smokehouse. Dan has played with handfuls of Omaha’s best bands including Neva Dinova, The Good Life, and Bright Eyes. Check out McCarthy Trenching’s great new record “Fresh Blood” out on Slumber Party Records.

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Riffin’ with Jowe Head

We recently caught up with indie rock godfather Jowe Head who was a member of seminal UK indie acts Swell Maps and Television Personalities as well as several great solo projects. His stage name is derived from Birmingham slang for “weirdo” but he’s one of the friendliest talkative gentlemen you could hope to meet as you’ll see in our quick chat about touring, mornings and the afterlife.

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Riffin’ with Shabazz Palaces

[caps]I[/caps]n this installment of Riffin’, we catch up with Shabazz Palaces, who just recently released their album “Black Up” on Sub Pop records. Our bite-sized chat includes Palaceer Lazaro’s account of his favourite memory from his childhood.

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Riffin’ with Blair: The Little Prince, Dressing up as Eddie Vedder

[caps]I[/caps]n this installment of Riffin’ we caught up with Blair on a rooftop in the East Village where she explained the origins of her pop gem “Hello Halo” and remembered her favorite radio station from growing up in New Orleans. You can check out her catchy dream pop jams at Bowery Ballroom tonight with Say Hi and Yellow Ostrich.

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Riffin’ with Delicate Steve: Basketball, Gackman, Wondervision

[caps]I[/caps]n this installment of Riffin’ we caught up with Steve of the heady instrumental band Delicate Steve who was recently on tour with Akron/Family. He opened up about his basketball video Wondervision and a disturbing thing he saw on tour.

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Riffin’ with Yuck: Dan Blumberg on his First Visit to NYC and Memories of Snowmen

[caps]T[/caps]his week on Riffin’ we stole an interview with Dan Blumberg from the new band Yuck, whose stellar self titled album drops this week on Fat Possum records. We caught up with Dan on his first ever visit to NYC, in the middle of a blizzard.

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Riffin’: Tim Kinsella on Steve Albini at Shea Stadium

[caps]T[/caps]his week on Riffin’ we steal an interview with Chicago indie legend and TTH Contributor Tim Kinsella (of Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Owls) outside of “Shea Stadium” in Bushwick last week. Joan of Arc is back in town tomorrow night 2/1/11 headlining Mercury Lounge with Pillars & Tongues, Caithlin De Marrais (of Rainer Maria) and The Last Days.

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