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Sonic City Council

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Interviews, conversations, and roundtable discussions on a variety of relevant, interesting, and entertaining topics. As the old saying goes, "if these walls could talk", surely the dive bars, all night diners and warehouses across the country would be lined with the ideas of creative people. Along with crafting something from nothing, the best part of being a creative person is the conversation with your colleagues. The freedom to share ideas and our processes. To drive home in the wee hours of the morning feeling totally enlightened or having your sides split from laughter. The show has been happening for years except now, we’ve hooked up the cameras and microphones. The spirit of this podcast is to bring these conversations to you, the listener. To gain an insight into the unique psyche of each guest. The primary focus will be on music but anyone working in a creative medium is eligible. We want to create an environment where an unfiltered, uncensored and unrestrained dialogue can blossom. Topics could range widely between in-depth questions on how/why someone creates their work, what ideas sound and feel like per individual, tour stories, current topics or anything that may come up in the moment.

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Episode 042 - NappyHIGH
Jul 28 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Episode 042 - NappyHIGHEpisode 041 - Round Table Six - 5 Guys Talk About Touring The In-N-OutEpisode 040 - Adam KuryEpisode 039 - CleenEpisode 038 - Sam FerraraEpisode 037 - Cody StewartEpisode 036 - Chase The CometEpisode 035 - John "Beedo" Dzubak Sr.Episode 034 - Omar RuizEpisode 033 - Round Table Five - The Pelican BriefsEpisode 032 - Ariel BellvalaireEpisode 031 - Meredith LamarcheEpisode 030 - Peter McGuireEpisode 029 - Bob OedyEpisode 028 - Tess SchoonhovenEpisode 027 - Round Table Four - We Prove That Robots Are Better Musicians Than Us!Episode 026 - Gary Hoey
Fellow Citizens of the Sonic City Council ! Thank you for joining us once again. We continue on our exploration of life from the creators perspective. Today, we have the distinct honor of hosting a true guitar hero on our show today. Gary Hoey is not just a well renowned solo artist but an incredible songwriter and producer in his own right. We discuss his songwriting approach, what inspires him, how he approaches the studio and his positive mindset.   After moving to Los Angeles to audition for Ozzy Osbourne in the late 80s, Gary’s quickly launched a solo career that is still going strong today. His debut solo album, Animal Instinct was released in 1993 and in total, Gary has recorded over 20 albums throughout his career in various styles. Highlights include his hit version of the song “Hocus Pocus”, scoring the Endless Summer II soundtrack, touring with artists like Brian May and Jeff Beck, and writing music for companies like Disney, ESPN, and No Fear. His latest album, Neon Highway Blues, debuted at #2 on the Current Blues album chart and #10 on the Heatseekers chart.   Gary links: http://garyhoey.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1so07AHiowjXxc3KVUqp76?si=IpHao9cFTtK1JfFvXysb3A Instagram: https://instagram.com/garyhoey?igshid=10pnqxu8nf9i9   Hosted by: Jesse Davidson IG: @thebassabides https://linktr.ee/thebassabides   Davey Sipes https://instagram.com/devilish_lefty_007?igshid=18mkjsmy7r1s1   Logo and Animations by Jones Intercable https://instagram.com/jonesintercable?igshid=1hybwu3g9bp9m   Engineered by: Max Taylor https://www.desertsoundsstudio.com/ https://instagram.com/maximumtaylor?igshid=p94qeumbdk95   Special thanks to AMPED Music and The Showcase Venue https://www.amped-music.com https://www.theshowcasevenue.com
Apr 5 2021
1 hr 18 mins
Episode 025 - Nikhil Korula
Welcome back, fellow citizens of the Sonic City Council! We thank you for the continued support each week. Today is a historic day! Not only are we back at Desert Sounds Studio but we have our first in-person guest on the couch! We have the insanely talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and band leader Nikhil Korula joining us for an epic conversation. Nikhil has an incredible history and career within the music business. He began to sing at 5 years old and was a founding member of the Los Angeles Children’s Choir. He has led the Nikhil Korula Band since the early 2000s and has opened up for acts like Dave Matthews, Ray Lamontange, Robert Randolph and more. Nikhil has also written music for various artists, film and television projects including Ziggy Marley’s “Start It Up”.   His last album with the Nikhil Korula Band, REVOLUTIONS, is out right now! Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4LetpoUuSjjd9UThANj6xP?si=pI1AClv1QPSVLY0_0mqfSQ http://nkband.com https://instagram.com/thenikhilkorulaband?igshid=1jhjyxt61k8uv   Hosted by: Jesse Davidson IG: @thebassabides https://linktr.ee/thebassabides   Davey Sipes https://instagram.com/devilish_lefty_007?igshid=18mkjsmy7r1s1   Logo and Animations by Jones Intercable https://instagram.com/jonesintercable?igshid=1hybwu3g9bp9m   Engineered by: Max Taylor https://www.desertsoundsstudio.com/ https://instagram.com/maximumtaylor?igshid=p94qeumbdk95   Special thanks to AMPED Music and The Showcase Venue https://www.amped-music.com https://www.theshowcasevenue.com
Mar 29 2021
1 hr 41 mins
Episode 024 - Andrew Gonzales
Fellow citizens! Thank you once again for tuning into our on going creative, conversational hang out. We appreciate the heck out of you. Today, we have Andrew Gonzales hanging out with us. Andrew is a luthier, machinist and is apart of the anime death metal scene. Formerly an employee of the ESP USA Custom Shop, Andrew has created an new Death Metal project called “Yandere Chainsaw Regurgitation” which combines the vocal and musical style of Death metal with anime artwork and lyrics. Citizens, this is a weird one and we are all about it. We got into so many topics including where the tone from a guitar or bass comes from, the inner workings of the anime death metal scene and how becoming a father changed his life.   You check out Andrew’s new EP “Absence of Normalcy” below. Released on Impaled Ximena Records.   https://yanderechainsawregurgitationfactory.bandcamp.com/album/absence-of-normalcy   Andrew’s IG: https://instagram.com/yanderechainsawregurgitation?igshid=1pwjegnwwkisp   Hosted by: Jesse Davidson IG: @thebassabides https://linktr.ee/thebassabides   Davey Sipes https://instagram.com/devilish_lefty_007?igshid=18mkjsmy7r1s1   Logo and Animations by Jones Intercable https://instagram.com/jonesintercable?igshid=1hybwu3g9bp9m   Engineered by: Max Taylor https://www.desertsoundsstudio.com/ https://instagram.com/maximumtaylor?igshid=p94qeumbdk95   Special thanks to AMPED Music and The Showcase Venue https://www.amped-music.com https://www.theshowcasevenue.com
Mar 22 2021
1 hr 46 mins
Episode 023 - Tyler Davis