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PODCAST: The Struggle Is Real Episode 36


On Episode #36 of The Struggle is Real Buffalo Music Podcast, Ryan Gurnett interviews Handsome Jack’s Bennie Hayes. We talk about touring Europe, the best ways to make your band viable, their new documentary and Mark McGrath joins the podcast via his evil super powers. Cassidy Dwan joins Ryan for a recap of upcoming and previous concerts, including Erica Wolfling, eels, Inspector Cluzo, Wyatt Coin, The Irving Klaws, Velvet Bethany, Old Time Relijun and Lesionread. We play music from Handsome Jack, Erica Wolfling, plus new music from Halo Nellie and Space Cubs.

0:53 - Intro - BIG NEWS
5:24 - MUSIC: “Cold Room” by Halo Nellie
10:45 - Previous Shows
20:53 - MUSIC: “Platform” by Erica Wolfling
25:36 - INTERVIEW: Bennie Hayes (part 1)
39:39 - MUSIC: “Baby Be Cool” by Handsome Jack
43:17 - INTERVIEW: Bennie Hayes (part 2)
49:26 --- Our recorder dies here, but our editor does such a great job that you can’t tell, but we start making jokes about it. Anyway, the interview continues...
53:57 - Upcoming Shows
58:11 - MUSIC: “Sideways“ by Spacecubs
1:01:20 - Housekeeping (Mike forgets the outro music)

Here is a link to Handsome Jack’s documentary about the making of their 2018 release “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright


You can find The Struggle is Real on Facebook at facebook.com/TheStruggleIsRealPodcast and Twitter at twitter.com/SIRpodcastNY.

Check out all of Ryan’s great local spotify playlists here.

Our wonderful announcer Dustin also creates the wonderful Upchuck Theater Podcast, which can be found here.

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