Austin Sessions








November 2013
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Chris Troutman, co-founder of the Austin Beer Guide and the Draught Punk podcast joined us at the ABGB to chat over some pints. We talked about balancing his family life with his passions, the evolution of the ABG, podcasts, comedy, and music! You can follow him on Twitter at several places: @AustinBeerGuide @BeerTownAustin @Draught_Punk.

Direct download: Chris_Troutman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am EST

Frontman Michael Kingcaid of What Made Milwaukee Famous hangs out with us and talks about the watching The Divine Fits play live, the worst traffic in the world, an infatuation with the Smashing Pumpkins, and the evolution of What Made Milwaukee Famous! Follow them on Twitter @wmmfamous and like them on Facebook

Direct download: What_Made_Milwaukee_Famous.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38am EST

Director, writer, and editor Don Swaynos is our guest on this episode of Austin Sessions. In this session we talked to Don about filming in Austin, working with comedians, shooting Jesse Dayton music videos, and his hilarious directorial debut Pictures of Superheroes. Follow him on Twitter @DonSwaynos and go to his website to check out his other projects! 

Direct download: Don_Swaynos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Daniel and Lauren Goans from the band Lowland Hum are our guests for this week's session. They visited Texas on the last leg of their "Native Air" tour and stopped in Austin for the first Austin Sessions Presents music showcase. We met up before the show to talk about their music, touring, and how they met. They also played some songs off their new album! 

Direct download: Lowland_Hum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Karen Yates, Mike Woolf and Andrew Yates, the creative minds behind the production company Beef and Pie are this week's guests! In this session we discuss how these guys met, making documentaries, and collaborating with Austin Beerworks! Check out their website here, follow them on Twitter @beefandpie and give them a Like on Facebook

Direct download: Beef_and_Pie_Productions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EST

This weeks guest is Matt Sever, aka Matt the Electrician. Matt's ninth and latest album "It's a Beacon, It's a Bell" was recorded in a friend's garage and released last month. In this session we talk about his origins, touring, the evolution of the music industry plus Matt plays some songs! Follow him on Twitter @MattTheE and check out his website to catch a show! 

Direct download: Matt_the_Electrician.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EST

It's Austin Beer Week and we thought it fitting to release the second part of our GABF series. This episode has "on the fly" mini-sessions with Adam from Austin Beerworks,  Darren from Avery Brewing, and craft beer enthusiasts in town for GABF! These interviews were recorded at Great Divide BrewingBreckenridge Brewery (on Blake), Freshcraft, and of course the Beerliner

Direct download: GABF_Mini-Sessions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11am EST

Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews, directors of Zero Charisma are this weeks guests! The dark comedy centers on Scott, the game master of a fantasy role playing game, and his circle of friends. Scott is simultaneously dealing with a strained family life and hipster Miles, who he believes is an incsincere RPG tourist and the catalyst of all his problems. We talk about their background, moving from California to Austin, their previous work and much more! Zero Charisma is available on VOD, AmazoniTunesVudu,Google Play and Xbox! 

Direct download: Zero_Charisma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06am EST

This episode features craft beer ambassador Tony Drewry! The Great American Beer Festival was this past weekend in Denver and coincided with our photographer Taylor's bachelor party which means…we went to Denver! We caught up with Tony on the NXNW Beerliner to chat him up over a "few" beers. Michael Peticolas (Peticolas Brewing) makes a surprise guest appearance. Follow them both on Twitter @BeerPedaler and @Peticolas

Direct download: Tony_Drewry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EST

Comedian Bryan Gutmann hangs out with Jason and I for our latest session. Funniest Person (2007), the Just For Laughs festival, Moontower comedy festival, and Live at Gotham are just a few scores Bryan has under his comedic belt. We had a great discussion about comedy, Twitter, and (spoiler free) Breaking Bad! 

Direct download: Bryan_Gutmann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am EST

This week's guest is Adrian Whipp, owner of Lumiere Tintype. I met Adrian and his wife Loren one Saturday morning after an extremely filling meal at La Barbecue. Adrian met up with us at Hopfields to talk growing up in England, moving to Austin, and of course the art of tintype. Follow them on Twitter @Lumiere_Tintype and check out their website for more details! 

Direct download: Lumiere_Tintype.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53am EST

Owner of the Musicians Woodshed, Tony Walsh, is this week's guest on Austin Sessions. We talk about the Beatles, working in Hollywood, meeting Robin Williams, and his trek from London to the states!

Direct download: The_Musicians_Woodshed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am EST

For this Twitter fueled episode Jason, and I sat down with KLBJ's Dudley and Bob contributor and aspiring comedian Adam Wolf. Special guest host Mike Cullen joined us as we hung out at the Dig Pub and talked about comedy, Twitter, and random thoughts that might or might not make sense. Follow both Adam & Mike (@AdamWolf77 & @Cullenwitz) on Twitter! 

Direct download: Adam_Wolf_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20am EST

I met up with podcaster and broadcaster Charlie Hodge at Bone Daddy's for this week's episode. My conversation with Charlie bounced from working with Dudley and Bob at KLBJ, to producing his own podcast, to life as a dad. This episode has it all! Follow him on Twitter at @charlieFNhodge and subscribe to the Hodgecast!  

Direct download: Charlie_Hodge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Adam Curry, the "Podfather" himself, is this week's guest!  From pirate radio, to MTV VJ, to co-inventor of modern day podcasting, Curry's broadcasting career has evolved in an incredible arc that currently has him parked in the "Drone Star State." Adam and John C. Dvorak host the No Agenda podcast, which deconstructs current news and media memes. Follow him on Twitter at @adamcurry and subscribe to the No Agenda podcast! 

Direct download: Adam_Curry.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:00am EST

The incredibly funny Lucas Molandes joins us for episode #20 of Austin Sessions! Lucas was Funniest Person in Austin in 2010, has performed on Comedy Central's Live At Gotham, and he's been a guest on two episodes of Marc Maron's WTF. 

Direct download: Lucas_Molandes.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am EST

For this week's session I sit down with graphic designer Chris Bilheimer. Aside from designing every Green Day album cover since 1997's Nimrod, he also fills his spare time as REM's full time artistic director. Special guest Christian Helms (Ep. #11), who introduced me to Chris, sits in! 

Direct download: Chris_Bilheimer.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Casey and I met up with Johnny Goudie at the Buzz Mill for this session. Johnny's been in the Austin music scene since he was a teenager and has worked with an incredible list of musicians. In 2011 he started his "How Did I Get Here" podcast which interviews friends, musicians, and other folks in the entertainment biz. 

Direct download: Johnny_Goudie.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Jason and I sat down with Nick and Corey from the group Neuro Method for this session. A cross between electronica and dubstep, Neuro Method creates their own style and sound. We explore their past, their influences, and the evolutionary direction of music. 

Direct download: Neuro_Method.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:34am EST

Kristin Owen from Do Stuff Media joins us for this session. She was gracious enough to invite us into her office, give us beer, and chat about Pearl Jam, living in Austin, and memorable concert experiences. 

Direct download: Kristin_Owen.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

This year's Funniest Person in Austin, Mac Blake, hangs out for this week's session. We covered tons of material including: comic books, Spoon, Master Pancake, Star Wars and possibly a little comedy. 

Direct download: Mac_Blake.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Roman Morales, founder and chief creative director of Odd City Entertainment invited me to his home (and temporary studio) to record this session. We talked about Odd City's role in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, old Austin mexican restaurants, hanging with Harry Knowles, meeting Robert Rodriguez, and more!

Direct download: Odd_City_Entertainment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Friends and photographers Ryan and Lindsey Green hung out with me for this episode to have some beers and catch up. We talk about taking pictures for the Austin High movie, Jurassic Park Live (on ice), bears with hydrocodone, and Garbage Pail Kids! 

Direct download: Ryan_Green_Photography.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Comedian Steve Cox hangs out with me (sans Jason) and we talk shop over some pints. Bonus guests Eric Kennedy and Nicole Torres from the When In Austin podcast hang out and chat with us! Some topics of interest that were discussed: $5 all-you-can-drink liquor, strips clubs, and gun defense against Satan!

Direct download: Steve_Cox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Owner of Helms Workshop, award-winning designer, and brand developer Christian Helms hangs out with us for this session. Full disclosure: Growlers were emptied during this making of this episode. In this session we talked about working with Spoon, hosting Anthony Bourdain during SXSW, opening Frank, and podcasts!

Direct download: Christian_Helms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

For our tenth episode Jason and I shared some beers with comedian Katie Pengra. Discussion topics: LA auditions, Stephen King, Joss Whedon, meeting Marc Maron and more!

Direct download: Katie_Pengra.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14am EST

The guys over at Thirsty Planet invited us over one Saturday morning (before the tours) to sit down and chat. There may or may not have been some early morning beers. I mean, come on…it's Saturday. We talk with Brian, Ben, and Marc about the expansion of the brewery, the Austin Gorilla Run, and…and….oh right, beer!

Direct download: Thirsty_Planet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

This week we talk with the extremely talented and ambitious Jackie Venson. ​Aside from being fantastic on the guitar and a great singer/songwriter, she's an accomplished pianist as well. We talk about building a following, the Berkeley School of Music, and the the learning curve of social media.

Direct download: Jackie_Venson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

For this session ​I made the short drive to Blanco to hang out with Jon, Jan, and Tasha Brieger at Redbud Cafe. We discuss the evolution of their business, teaming up with Real Ale brewing, Tasha's acquisition of Hill Country Lavender, and lots more! 

Direct download: Redbud_Cafe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Erin, Audrey, and Stacy from the Succulents hang out with us for the latest Austin Session. They tell us about how they met, their first SXSW gig, hanging at Willie Nelson's ranch, the Doug Moreland circle, and their musical roots. 

Direct download: The_Succulents.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Musician and poet Kevin Gant talks with us at a good friend's house in east Austin. (Thanks Adam!Gant's documentary Kevinby Jay Duplass, is on Netflix and gives a glimpse into the life of the singer/songwriter. We talked about raising children, online networking, recording his new album, and he plays some of his songs!

Direct download: Kevin_Gant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Comedian and old friend David Tobey sits down with us and talks about meeting Ron White, religion, and the life of a road comic. Special guest and mutual friend Sam Barrows joins us for some catch up.   

Direct download: David_Tobey.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:00am EST

The Return of the Jedi of my unplanned Beer Trilogy! Austin Sessions episode #3 is once again based in delicious craft beer goodness!  This session Jason and I hung out at the Dig Pub with owners Todd and Christy Wink. In this session our conversation was all over the place. We discuss building a small business brand, ascap fees, doulas, and band hopping! 

Direct download: Dig_Pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this session, Josh, Zach, and Matt from Infamous Brewing talk about how they met, growing a brewery from the ground up, and Ghostbusters!

Direct download: Infamous_Brewing.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:48am EST

For the Austin Sessions debut podcast, I sat down with Bay Anthon from Hopfields. We talk about beer, bullying, communes, and SXSW. 

Direct download: Bay_Hopfields.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:06am EST