Teaching a Brand New Fan to Fish (Encore Episode 121)

Encore 121

This week’s episode of Encore tackles a bunch of listener questions, things like: why would anyone defend The Story So Far kicking a fan? What were our favorite bands growing up and do we still listen to them? What services we use to discover new music? And why do I post about mainstream music these days? We also talk about Taylor Swift and Jimmy Eat World, Moose Blood signing with Hopeless Records, and Green Day, Blink-182, and Brand New.


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  • AP.net Commemorative Pin: We’ve got a special AP.net logo pin that we are selling for just a little bit longer, if you want one, make sure you pre-order it now!

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Show Notes

  • We talk about some stuff we’ve been into lately.
  • Lots of listener questions today:
    • Parker Cannon drop kicked a girl off stage. I like TSSF,but why are people always rushing to defend him? Am I missing something?
    • What was your favorite band while growing up? And do you still enjoy them? How often do you listen to older favorites as opposed to new bands?
    • What free service do you recommend for finding new artists in genres you’re not familiar with?
    • AP.net and now Chorus evolved from covering mostly underground music to covering just about everything, including mainstream stuff; why did that shift happen, was it about making money, and was it a tough call to start covering more broadly appealing music?
  • Some various news:
  • JT Recommends: JJ Redick’s podcast with Brandon Roy, The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, The West Wing, Kimmy Schmidt is back.
  • TN Recommends: The movie Chef, and Steven Hyden’s new podcast Celebration Rock.


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