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PODCAST: The Struggle Is Real (S1E15)

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. We interview Tom Burtless of Buffalo synth-pop group Humble Braggers about opening for Metric, the 80s Music Revival, getting music on TV shows, and the group’s writing and recording process. We’ll play three songs from their 2017 album, I Know Better, I’m No Better. Also, recent and upcoming show reviews, and Ryan Goes to War with Rochester’s Montage Theatre.

00:00:46 Show intro
00:03:52 Sugar City Band Lottery Update (And Then There Were Six, Ryan claims he is “Morrisonesque”)
0:06:20 MUSIC: Darth Nater, “Great Fire of Thessaloniki”
0:07:45 Welcome Nate Noworyta, new video intern; The T-shirt ceremony
0:11:08 Dennis refuses Ryan’s offer to start a Kickstarter for a toupee to conceal “prismatic” baldness
0:12:53 Buffalo PorchFest 2018 Wrap-Up, Backline mixup with Cypher
0:19:15 MUSIC: Winski, “Bubblegum”
00:21:18 Mohawk Place 5/24 with Virginia’s Mike Frazier, and Buffalo’s The Eaves, First Ward, and Rust Belt Brigade
0:24:14 Ryan assumes Nate has never taken vocal lessons; vocal lesson discussion. Andrew W.K.
0:27:53 Upcoming shows
0:33:34 Ryan Goes to War: Montage Theatre, Rochester, N.Y.
0:37:48 MUSIC: Humble Braggers, “Burden”
0:42:48 INTERVIEW Tom Burtless of Humble Braggers
1:02:24 MUSIC: Humble Braggers, “All Alone”
1:05:54 INTERVIEW cont’d
1:02:22 MUSIC: Humble Braggers, “Better”
1:16:00 INTERVIEW conc’l’d
1:21:08 The long goodbye. June 15: dreambeaches




Ryan’s superior local music Spotify playlists are available at: https://open.spotify.com/user/kellanya?si=eUrfVz1HRP2RLL6olxExrg

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/

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