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PODCAST: The Struggle Is Real (S1E11)

Musicians Ryan Gurnett, Dennis Reed Jr and Will Webb talk about the good, the bad and the funny of the Western New York music scene. Ryan’s savage review of Australian pop’s Chase Atlantic’s recent Town Ballroom performance draws Twitter shade, and causes “Chaser” Dennis to quit the podcast!! Record store owner Rick Rhodes talks about why he loves vinyl, and his involvement spotlighting local music on Buffalo Night Out TV. Ryan recaps the Sugar City Band Lottery, and we do four quick “Band on the Street” interviews on pre-show rituals, and play music from each band.

0:00:56 INTRO
0:02:05 Meet Will Webb, our third member
0:03:55 MUSIC SNIPPET: Coopertheband, “Rebel”
0:04:32 Buffalo live music scene wrap-up
0:06:08 The guys talk pre-show rituals
0:09:11 Buffalo music scene wrap-up (CONT’D)
0:11:43 Buffalo live music shows coming in April
0:13:45 The Sugar City Band Lottery
0:18:27 Ryan reads mean tweets he received after his scathing review of 3/6 Town Ballroom openers
0:25:34 Dennis leaves the podcast!!!
0:28:07 KIDS IN THE HALL - Doors fan record store owner
0:29:38 INTERVIEW: Rick Rhodes of Rick’s Record Shack and Wifey’s Closet
0:57:42 GAME: Real, Not Real? Rick’s Record Shack Edition
1:19:25 Band on the Street 3/5 - Pre-show rituals - Coopertheband
1:22:43 MUSIC: Paragon, “Sunlight”
1:27:18 Band on the Street 3/5 - Pre-show rituals - Paragon
1:28:39 MUSIC: Urban Planning, “Burn Out”
1:32:41 Band on the Street 3/5 - Pre-show rituals - Urban Planning
1:33:18 MUSIC: Aviddtheband, “Nineteen”
1:36:03 Band on the Street 3/5 - Pre-show rituals - Aviddtheband
1:36:39 Outro with Ryan and Will

Is Ryan’s review really that savage? Read for yourself: http://www.allwnyradio.com/2018/03/gurnett-lights-positive-performance.html

Check out our guest’s place, Rick’s Record Shack & Wifey’s Closet at https://www.facebook.com/RicksRecordShack/

Ryan’s Discover Local Music Spotify playlists are available at: https://open.spotify.com/user/kellanya?si=eUrfVz1HRP2RLL6olxExrg

Sugar City, host of the Band Lottery, is located at 1239 Niagara Street in Buffalo. The “Polish library,” or Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, is at 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo.

Go give some love to our announcer, Dustin, and his podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/upchuck-theater

Follow us on Twitter @SIRPodcastNY. Gurnett and Reed can also be found on Twitter @SirWilliamIdol‏ and @agenbyte, respectively.

Keep up with our shenanigans on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheStruggleisRealPodcast/

Listen here, or via the All Western New York News & Radio app for Android.

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