Everyone is doing year-end lists and stuff, so what the heck. Why shouldn't we?
First: Thank you for a fantastic year of great local music. As we've been producing this podcast and getting to know the scene, we grow more excited and passionate for the future.
Next: We've got some big things planned for 2018. Unable to reveal anything right now. But, as we get close to our third birthday in February, you might see some hints.
Ok, so now without further or due, here are our top podcast episodes of 2017. - Vince
#10: That moment with Mahone.
Episode #61 had us with this Columbus music veteran. Love the moment where Jared talks about his musical family background called "The Hitches."
#9: Politics and music.
We record our podcast at Oranjudio Recording Studio. Joey Gurwin is a great friend of the show who has a band that was censored by ComFest (see article). Before that story broke, we just happened to record a podcast with him dealing with that topic - politics in music.
#8: Topher James and Biscuit Brigade.
He is an incredibly hard-working musician and very inspired by the great Stevie Wonder. Was great to have Chris Shaw on the show and that "Sir Duke" cover was on point.
#7: Bunbury Music Festival interviews.
You can only make great things happen if you have a great team. One of those people is my Operations Manager and Executive Producer Mel. He went to Cincy for us and busted his butt to get these interviews.
#6: Rare acoustic from Cage The Elephant.
Our very first podcast episode? What. Yes, this is one of the most listened to episodes of In The Record Store for 2018. Take a listen and hear us figure out what the heck we're doing.
#5: Doc Robinson slips away to the deep end.
This podcast was recorded way too late at night in the confines of our old studio at Groove U. There were a bunch of people there and it was a bunch of fun. Nick and Jon are creating something very special in this city. Watch them.
#4: Forest is mad at you.
It's amazing to look back at all the shows and see how what we're doing is also somewhat of a time capsule. One of those shows is episode 51 where we talk with Forest and The Evergreens. They played their final show at Skully's (listen here) but we all hope they'll be back in 2017.
#3: Heavy sounds of Montezuma.
Passion makes good music. While we'd love to have the entire band on, we weren't short on conversation with just one member of Montezuma. Vocalist and guitarist Vinny's politics passionately intertwine themselves in their lyrics.
#2: Yellow Paper Planes take flight.
These guys are cool, laid back and have a ton of heart with their music. We are really excited to see what they're doing with the group in 2018. Look out for some new material put on 7-inch vinyls. Nothing but love for these guys.
#1: Pardon me, Mistar Anderson.
There is just something so special about the soulful lyrics and vibe of Mistar Anderson. Music can be classified into genres, but Eric (ERoc) Rollin is a master chameleon. If you thought butter was smooth, you've never heard this band. Episode 54 is our most listened to podcast of 2017.