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Episode 109: Betty Black

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Episode 109: Betty Black

Betty Black is the brainchild and alter-ego of professed musical chameleon Sylvia Black (aka Sylvia Gordon), who has garnered a formidable body of work; serving as the lead vocalist for cult-fave Brooklyn electronic dance-pop trio KUDU, and for her successful co-writes/collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Moby, and The Noisettes among others. Listen to us discuss the origin of her stage name and her forthcoming album, “Valley Low”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Betty Black’s “I Want A New Drug” leads us into the interview.

Episode 108: Nabiha

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Episode 108: Nabiha

The episode kicks off with an audio clip from HuffPo Live asking Melissa Etheridge a question live on the air, the audio quality isn’t the best but it’s worth a listen. Then we talk to Danish songstress Nabiha about her breakthrough EP, “Mind The Gap,” the Danish music scene and having success abroad.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Nabiha’s “Mind The Gap” leads us into the interview.

Episode 107: Diana Fuentes

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Episode 107: Diana Fuentes

In this mini episode recorded in Spanish Cuban singer-songwriter Diana Fuentes talks about her critically acclaimed album, “Planeta Planetario,” discovering her love for music at the tender age of six and tons more. You can find the English language companion article at http://sinistergirlz.com/blog/2014/09/its-time-to-discover-diana-fuentes/

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Sera Sol” from “Planeta Planetario” leads us into the interview.

Episode 106: Lena Hall

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Episode 106: Lena Hall

Tony Award winner Lena Hall and I discuss portraying Yitzhak opposite Neil Patrick Harris and currently alongside Andrew Rannells in the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, “Hedwig and The Angry Inch.” Fronting her band The Deafening and being a rocker at heart.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “When Love Explodes (Love Theme from “Hurt Locker: The Musical”)” from “Hedwig and The Angry Inch—Original Broadway Cast Recording” performed by Lena Hall leads us into the interview. Follow her on twitter @LenaRockerHall

Episode 105: Macy Gray

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Episode 105: Macy Gray

Grammy Award winner Macy Gray reflects on her 14 year career, discusses her new album “The Way” available October 7th and tons more!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Macy Gray’s “Hands” from her forthcoming album, “The Way” leads us into the interview.

Episode 104: Moxxi

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Episode 104: Moxxi

Apologies in advance for my silly birds chirping in the background of this episode but my chat with Moxxi was so insightful and fun I needed to share it with all of you (aspirins strongly recommended by the end of this episode). Long Island-based MOXXI, whose electro-pop sound has earned her comparisons to Robyn and Little Boots, has distinguished herself in the genre through her eccentric themes and willingness to speak her mind.  Listen to us discuss her video for her single, “Ransom,” drag queens and being an indie artist.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Ransom” leads us into the interview. Follow her on twitter @musicbymoxxi

Episode 103: Katrina Leskanich

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Episode 103: Katrina Leskanich

She’s been walking on sunshine for quite some time and now Katrina Leskanich (ex Katrina and The Waves) is heading down to “Blisland” with her new album by the same name. Listen to Katrina and I discuss her musical upbringing, being a female rocker in the 1980s, her adorable poodle Peggy Lee, her new album, “Blisland” and the Retro Futura Tour which kicks off on August 21st in New York City. For complete listings of dates and cities visit www.katrinasweb.com

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Blisland” leads us into the interview.

Episode 102: Nikki W.

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Episode 102: Nikki W.

Nikki W. is a 16-year-old songstress from London, Ontario who released her first album at age 12 under a pseudonym she is trying to live down. Now she’s back with her official self-titled debut album available now on iTunes and in CD format as well check out http://nikkiw.com/ for all the details. Listen to us bond over our love for Joan Jett and The Runaways and tons more! Follow her on twitter @NikkiWMusique

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Nikki W’s “Transparent Hands” leads us into the interview.

Episode 101: Valerie Gentile

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Episode 101: Valerie Gentile

Multi-instrumentalist glam pop-rock star Valerie Gentile and I bond over the metal girl band Kittie, talk about her successfully Kickstarter-funded album “Love Is Luxury,” songwriting and tons more! You can stream her album on http://valeriegentile.bandcamp.com/ and follow her on twitter @ValerieJeanGent

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Valerie Gentile’s “Scarred” leads us into the interview.

Episode 100: Rachel Ann Weiss

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Episode 100: Rachel Ann Weiss

We made it to 100 episodes! Thanks to all of you for listening and everyone who has taken 10-15 minutes of their time to speak with us. This jam-packed episode features cameos and well wishes from some of our Friends including fellow podcasters Josh and Melissa Solbach from The One With Podcast and bad ass rocker and Berlin front-woman Terri Nunn.  Also the talented singer-songwriter Rachel Ann Weiss speaks to us about songwriting, being Kathleen Turner’s daughter and more! She’s shy about social media so follow her on Twitter and show her some love @RachelAnnWeiss

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and features snippets of The Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You (Theme from Friends)” and Rachel Ann Weiss’ “Dark Is Coming” leads us into the interview.

Episode 99: Magic Juan

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Episode 99: Magic Juan

For the past 20 years there has been a rumor perpetuated by my grandparents that Magic Juan is my cousin, we try to set the record straight on this week’s episode. Magic Juan first redefined merengue by incorporating hip-hop and urban elements into his music with his 90s music group Proyecto Uno. In the 2000s he launched his solo career and has not looked back. Listen to us look into the family tree, talk music, growing up in Washington Heights and his new single, “Toy En Ti.”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Magic Juan’s “Toy En Ti” leads us into the interview.

Episode 98: Adriana Lucia

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Episode 98: Adriana Lucia

Colombian singer-songwriter and composer, Adriana Lucia, opens up about her latest album, “Porro Hecho En Colombia”  a film/ documentary/ DVD/ CD containing 15 songs that sum up 15 years of Adriana Lucia’s musical career. In the revealing interview conducted completely in Spanish she talks about composing a song for Marc Anthony and what inspires her musically.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Adriana Lucia’s new single, “Cedro” leads us into the interview.

Episode 97: Moonrise Nation

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Episode 97: Moonrise Nation

Chicago indie-pop trio Moonrise Nation has a killer self-titled EP. Guitarist/percussionist Emma McCall phones in to talk about being discovered by Bobby Z who naturally recruited his award winning producer brother David Z to work with the girls, the band’s formation and achieving all this by ages 17 and 21.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Moonrise Nation’s “Empty Hearted,” leads us into the interview.

Episode 96: Toby Love

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Episode 96: Toby Love

Toby Love returns to the spotlight with his heartfelt new single, ”El Aire Que Respiro” (The Air That I Breathe), listen to the Puerto Rican Bachata singer talk about growing up in the Bronx, starting out with Aventura and how the genre of Bachata has evolved.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Toby Love’s “El Aire Que Respiro” leads us into the interview.

Episode 95: Lily Elise

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Episode 95: Lily Elise

Bay Area alternative R&B singer Lily Elise, best known as Season 1 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, is ready to make her mark. Listen to Lily and I discuss her upcoming EP, writing for other artists and covering 90s hit songs.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Felix Cartal’s “Let It Go” feat. Lily Elise leads us into the interview.

Episode 94: East of Eli

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Episode 94: East of Eli

Actor, producer, musician Nathan West opens up about his musical project East of Eli, their debut EP, “Nothing Ordinary,” transitioning from actor to singer-songwriter and other fun things.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and East of Eli’s “Nothing Ordinary” leads us into the interview.

Episode 93: Chiquis

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Episode 93: Chiquis

Janney “Chiquis” Marin, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera opens up about her new web series titled “Chiquis Confidential,” pursuing a music career, making amends with her mother thru music and dealing with haters on social media. New episodes of the 48 mini web series are posted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm PT exclusively on CHIQUISONLINE.COM

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Chiquis’ first single; “Paloma Blanca” leads us into the interview.

Episode 92: Semi Precious Weapons

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Episode 92: Semi Precious Weapons

Justin Tranter lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons calls in to discuss the band’s new album “Aviation,” living in Los Angeles vs. living in New York City and performing in platform shoes.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Semi Precious Weapons’ “Aviation High” leads us into the interview.


Episode 91: The SAFES

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Episode 91: The SAFES

The countdown to episode 100 continues! This week Frankie O’Malley of the trio The Safes talks about the band’s musical upbringing, being in a band with his brothers and their new album, “Record Heat” available now! The band is currently on tour so catch the band in a city near you, check out www.thesafes.com for details.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and The Safes’ “Hopes Up, Guard Down” from their new album “Record Heat” leads us into the interview.

Episode 90: Alexz Johnson

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Episode 90: Alexz Johnson

Because it had to happen sooner or later we kick off our 90th episode with an epic fail! My recorder craps out 2 minutes into my first question luckily it was caught in time and all was saved. This week we get to chat with the lovely Alexz Johnson. Listen to us talk about her new EP, “Heart” and her songwriting.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Alexz Johnson’s “This is Heartache” leads us into the interview. Follow her on twitter @alexzjohnson

Episode 89: Terri Nunn

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Episode 89: Terri Nunn

Iconic, smokin’ hot, front-woman of Berlin, Terri Nunn, calls in to discuss the band’s seventh studio album, “Animal,” longevity and being on Rupaul’s Drag Race!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Berlin’s “Animal” leads us into the interview.

Episode 88: James Durbin

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Episode 88: James Durbin

James Durbin is pumped for the release of his sophomore album “Celebrate” released yesterday on April 8th 2014. Listen to us discuss the making of the album, being on American Idol and performing “Dream On” in front of then Idol judge Steven Tyler. Plus working closely with the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and James Durbin’s “Parachute” from  “Celebrate” leads us into the interview.

Episode 87: Spencer Sutherland

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Episode 87: Spencer Sutherland

Teen heartthrob Spencer Sutherland is a self-taught singer/songwriter who just released his debut single, “Heartstrings.” In our second episode of 2014 listen to Spencer and I discuss his musical upbringing and covering some of today’s biggest songs.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Spencer Sutherland’s “Heartstrings” leads us into the interview.

Episode 86: FOREIGNER

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Episode 86: FOREIGNER

Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel and I discuss the band’s upcoming summer tour, “Soundtrack of Summer,” alongside STYX and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. His musical upbringing and how the guys keep the songs fresh when performing them live throughout the years.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Foreigner’s “Feels Like The First Time” the acoustic version leads us into the interview, from Foreigner’s three-disc set entitled “Feels Like the First Time” which features acoustic versions and newly recorded studio versions of the hits.

Episode 85: Lots Of Love

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Episode 85: Lots Of Love

In our 85th episode we return with a female powerhouse by the name of Lots Of Love. Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Jessica Fleischer reveals the origin of her stage name Lots Of Love, discusses her new album, “From The Start” and her musical upbringing.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “From The Starts” from Lots Of Love’s full-length album, “From The Start” leads us into the interview.

Episode 84: Joe Moorhead

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Episode 84: Joe Moorhead

“Tides Are Rising,” is all about island vibes, relatable lyrics, and an impressive lyrical flow courtesy of Joe Moorhead. The band is currently on the road hoping to extend the summer season well into the winter months. Listen to Joe and I discuss the making of the album, life on the road and life lessons learned from watching Vh1’s “Behind The Music”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Bad Day” from Joe Moorhead’s album; “Tides Are Rising” leads us into the interview.

Episode 83: Ashley Allen

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Episode 83: Ashley Allen

Ashley Allen is a fresh, young, and provocative new talent who’s quickly making a name for herself in the pop world. Her music video for “Let’s Go” is steadily gaining new viewers and gaining a strong following in the process. Listen to Ashley and I discuss living in New York, working with school aged kids for her music video, “Let’s Go” and her very bright future.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Ashley Allen’s single, “Let’s Go” leads us into the interview.

Episode 82: Kiana Brown

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Episode 82: Kiana Brown

16-year-old Pop songstress Kiana Brown is ready to take the world by storm. Her hit song, “Hey Chica” is featured in the “Smurfs 2” motion picture soundtrack. Listen to Kiana and I discuss her musical upbringing and being discovered in the Kidz Star USA talent show.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Kiana Brown’s “Hey Chica” from the Smurfs 2 soundtrack leads us into the interview.

Episode 81: K.Flay

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Episode 81: K.Flay

K.Flay’s unique sound is an innovative combination of hip-hop, electronica and indie rock aesthetics, all bolstered by her undeniable rapping ability. Listen to K.Flay and I discuss her upcoming tour alongside Icona Pop, her new EP, “What If It Is” out August 6th on RCA Records and tons more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and K.Flay’s “The Cops” off her EP; “West Ghost mixtape” leads us into the interview.

Episode 80: The Chapin Sisters

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Episode 80: The Chapin Sisters

Abigail and Lily Chapin are known for their pristine harmonies and haunting melodies, the ladies revisit their favorite Everlys songs in their current album, “A Date With The Everly Brothers.” Listen to Lily and I discuss the recording of the record, touring as the backing band for She & Him and this horrible heat wave the East coast is currently in the middle of!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and The Chapin Sister’s “Crying In The Rain” off their album, “A Date With The Everly Brothers” leads us into the interview.

Episode 79: Bree

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Episode 79: Bree

All American girl Bree opens up about her religious upbringing (her father led a Christian cult!), losing her mother at a young age and secretly listening to Blink 182 and classic rock. With pinup good looks and a killer voice this Nashville red head is ready to leave her mark in rock n roll. Listen to Bree and I discuss her debut album “All American Girl” (available now) and tons more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Bree’s single, “You Can’t Take The Heart Out Of Me” from her debut album, “All American Girl” leads us into the interview.

Episode 78: Leslie Grace

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Episode 78: Leslie Grace

Dominican up-and-comer Leslie Grace is quickly establishing herself as the “Princess of Bachata.” She recently made Billboard chart history as the youngest female singer to notch a Latin radio No. 1 spot, when “Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow” zoomed from 7th place to the number 1 spot on the Latin Airplay Chart. Listen to Leslie and I discuss her musical upbringing, juggling senior year of high school while recording an album and so much more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Leslie Grace’s third single; “Be My Baby” leads us into the interview.

Episode 77: Star & Dagger

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Episode 77: Star & Dagger

Sean Yseult calls in to talk about that fateful night the legendary Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) suggested Sean and Dava join forces to create a kick ass rock group that would later become Star & Dagger. Listen to us discuss their new album “Tomorrowland Blues” their movie influences and their summer touring plans. Star & Dagger is: Sean Yseult, Dava She Wolf and Von Hesseling

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “In My Blood” from Star & Dagger’s “Tomorrowland Blues” leads us into the interview.

Episode 76: Emii

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Episode 76: Emii

She first became popular with her smash hit “Magic,” which has reached nearly 2 million views on YouTube since then she’s worked with Snoop Dogg and has had 3 consecutive top 40 pop hits. Now she’s ready to do it again with her new single, “Time To Move On.” Listen to Emii and I discuss her upcoming film, “Starship: Rising” and her crazy summer schedule.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Emii’s “Time To Move On” leads us into the interview.

Episode 75: Sam Phillips

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Episode 75: Sam Phillips

She was born Leslie Ann Phillips and for a brief time she had a successful career as a Christian musician. She’s now known as Sam Phillips the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who currently scores the hit ABC Family show “Bunheads.” Listen to Sam and I discuss composing for TV, her forthcoming album “Push Any Button” (out August 13th) and performing for a woman’s prison.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Sam Phillips’, “You Know I won’t” from “Push Any Button” leads us into the interview.

Episode 74: The Vim Dicta

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Episode 74: The Vim Dicta

LA’s own groovy psycho rhythm innovators, The Vim Dicta, are ready to shake things up. Vocalist Cori Elliott and Matt Tunney, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, call in to discuss their summer plans which include an East coast tour and living in a Brooklyn loft.  Listen to us discuss the band’s origin, their innovative sound and how they fell in love with music.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and The Vim Dicta’s single, “Lucky Strike” leads us into the interview.

Episode 73: Creed Bratton

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Episode 73: Creed Bratton

Undeniably Creed Bratton is one of the funniest guys on television. The Office star calls in to discuss life after the hit NBC show, his new album, “Tell Me About It,” a three part album released as Acts (Act I & Act II are available now with Act III releasing on May 21st) and juggling a music and acting career. I also nerd out as we discuss a few episodes from The Office.

The Podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Creed Bratton’s “Faded Spats” from ACT I of “Tell Me About It” leads us into the interview.

Episode 72: Natti Natasha

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Episode 72: Natti Natasha

When we spoke to Don Omar’s protégée Natti Natasha she was in Miami in the middle of a promotional tour. The songstress was a day away from walking the red carpet for her 5 Billboard Latino nominations for her collaboration with Don Omar on the track, “Dutty Love.” Listen to Natti and I discuss getting red carpet ready for the 2013 Billboard Latinos, being discovered by Don Omar and her Dominican roots.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Don Omar’s “Dutty Love” featuring Natti Natasha from the album, “Don Omar Presents MTO2: New Generation” leads us into the interview.

Episode 71: Stars In Stereo

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Episode 71: Stars In Stereo

Los Angeles-based rockers Stars In Stereo spend most of their time on the road. While on the tour bus on their way to Vegas Bec Hollcraft (vocalist) calls in to discuss the band’s self-titled debut album, living out of a suitcase and keeping in touch with fans via the internet.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Stars In Stereo’s “All Together” leads us into the interview.

Episode 70: Alabaster

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Episode 70: Alabaster

Seattle-based rockers Alabaster are ready to unleash their latest EP, “The Villain In Me.” The band’s explosive stage presence and undeniably-melodic-hardcore pop punk sound nabbed them 6 showcases at this year’s SXSW. Listen to lead guitarist Kate Orlowski and I discuss the band’s formation, SXSW, what drew the Chicago native to Seattle and coffee!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Alabaster’s “Scream It Out” leads us into the interview.

Episode 69: Duina Del Mar

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Episode 69: Duina Del Mar

In our second Spanish-language episode listen to Colombian singer-songwriter Duina del Mar open up about growing up in Colombia, making music, collaborating with Alejandro Sanz and her SXSW experience.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Duina Del Mar’s single, “Todo” leads us into the interview.

Episode 68: Satellite

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Episode 68: Satellite

In this week’s bonus episode Steven McMorran of Alternative-rock quartet, Satellite blushes as I gush over his sexy vocals during the band’s March 20th Highline Ballroom show. Listen to us discuss opening for Lisa Loeb, their debut LP, “Calling Birds” and allowing himself to bare his soul on the record.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Satellite’s “Ring The Bells” leads us into the interview.

Episode 67: Tristan Prettyman

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Episode 67: Tristan Prettyman

San Diego native, surfer and singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman and I discuss her musical upbringing, having a single featured in the opening sequence of a major motion picture and the making of her new album, “Cedar + Gold”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Say Anything” from Tristan Prettyman’s “Cedar + Gold” leads us into the interview.

Episode 66: Sevendust

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Episode 66: Sevendust

Guitarist John Connolly of SEVENDUST calls in to chat about the band’s highly anticipated ninth studio album, “Black Out The Sun” (in stores now). The album’s first single, “Decay” has generated a lot of buzz since its release and we get into the making of the record, touring and interacting with fans.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Decay” from Sevendust’s “Black Out The Sun” leads us into the interview.

Episode 65: Sylvain Sylvain

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Episode 65: Sylvain Sylvain

The New York Dolls have been credited for creating Punk Rock before there was even a term for it. The band which formed in 1971 paved the way for glam and punk rock while also jump starting the local New York rock scene. Listen to Dolls founder Sylvain Sylvain and I discuss his new internet radio show (Rock N Roll Hours), the New York Dolls and their legacy and his upcoming acoustic tour with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Leaving New York” from Sylvain’s forthcoming album, “The Monkey Never Dies,” leads us into the interview.

Episode 64: Dream Affair

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Episode 64: Dream Affair

Dream Affair first came to fruition in Philadelphia in early 2009 and is the product of teenage collaboration between Hayden Payne (vocals, guitar, electronics) and Bryan Spoltore (bass).  Abby Echiverri (vocals, violin, synth) joined the fold shortly after. Listen to Hayden and I discuss their latest album, “From Now On,” Performing at SXSW and more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Dream Affair’s “The Porter” leads us into the interview.

Episode 63: Kreesha Turner

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Episode 63: Kreesha Turner

Kreesha Turner may not be a household name in the states yet but the young Canadian R&B songstress is well on her way. She’s had two high charting dance hits on the billboard charts and was recently nominated for a Juno Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for her album “Tropic Electric.” Listen to Kreesha and I discuss her Jamaican roots, her Dance/Electronica based style and what she’s currently working on.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Kreesha Turner’s “Love Again” leads us into the interview.

Episode 62: Lisa Loeb

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Episode 62: Lisa Loeb

For her seventh studio album “No Fairy Tale” Grammy-nominated singer Lisa Loeb has teamed up with New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert and has taken her music into the pop-punk realm. Listen to Lisa and I bond over our summer camp experience, her Camp Lisa Foundation, motherhood and the new album.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Lisa Loeb’s “No Fairy Tale” leads us into the interview.

Episode 61: Halle & The Jilt

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Episode 61: Halle & The Jilt

During the biggest snow storm of 2013 (Nemo); that threatened to bury us alive and disrupt mass transit, Halle Petro of Halle & The Jilt and I hunker down to chat about the band’s forthcoming album, “Three Roads Home”, the follow up to their critically-acclaimed debut, “Lucky You.” All this and tons more on this very revealing episode.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Halle & The Jilt’s “Confession” from “Three Roads Home” leads us into the interview.

Episode 60: Before You

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Episode 60: Before You

Pittsburgh pop-punk rockers Before You are ready to rock. After solidifying their line-up and releasing their debut release, “Meet Me At Whisper Lake” the foursome is hard at work writing and recording new tracks for their next album. Listen to Bret Pusateri and I discuss the band’s musical background, breaking out in an age where kids would rather watch YouTube than a live show and everything in between.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Before You’s “Anatomy of Your Thoughts” leads us into the interview.

Episode 59: Adamari Lopez

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Episode 59: Adamari Lopez

In our very first interview conducted completely in Spanish we speak to actress and TV personality Adamari Lopez. The Puerto Rican star’s autobiography “Viviendo” (Living) documents her battle with breast cancer, her career, marriage and divorce to singer Luis Fonsi. “Viviendo” debut at 1 and knocked “Cincuenta Sombras de Gray” (Fifty Shades of Grey) out of the number one spot after 29 consecutive weeks. Listen to Adamari and I discuss her highs and lows in this very revealing episode.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Celia Cruz’s “Yo Vivire” from her album “Exitos Eternos” leads us into the interview.

Episode 58: Ratham Stone

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Episode 58: Ratham Stone

2013 is bringing us a whole new batch of firsts, for the very first time on the podcast we have twins! Brothers Adam and Andrew Lipinski are the guys behind Orlando based indie-pop band Ratham Stone. Listen to Andrew and I discuss the Orlando music scene, their upbringing and how the band came up with the name.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Ratham Stone’s “Superhero” leads us into the interview.

Episode 57: Surrender The Fall

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Episode 57: Surrender The Fall

Jared Cole front-man of Memphis band Surrender The Fall is ready to hit the road again in support of the band’s debut album Burn In The Spotlight. Their single “Some Kind of Perfect” is actively climbing up the music charts. Listen to the amazing story of how Surrender The Fall came together and how music saved each member’s life.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Surrender The Fall’s “Some Kind of Perfect” leads us into the interview.

Episode 56: Triple Hex

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Episode 56: Triple Hex

David Hex, Guitarist and crooner, of Brooklyn based trio Triple Hex and I chat about the band’s new EP titled, “E.P.” and how it was released on January 01, 2013 at 12:01 A.M. on Mon Amie Records. Listen to us discuss the band’s formation, being the sole male member of the band and the stigma that now comes with being labeled a “Brooklyn band.”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Triple Hex’s “Winter” leads us into the interview.

Episode 55: Chevonne

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Episode 55: Chevonne

She’s petite, has fiery red hair,  a big voice and goes by the name Chevonne. The New Jersey native and former The Voice contestant is ready to take center stage. She’s toured with Estelle and Lady Gaga and now thanks to her successful Kickstarter campaign is ready to record her full-length album. Listen to Chevonne and I catch up and discuss plans for 2013.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Chevonne’s “Ball Drop” from her holiday EP, “Unwrap Me” leads us into the interview.

Episode 54: Roxiny

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Episode 54: Roxiny

In the first episode of 2013 we chat with Dominican electro-dance songstress Roxiny.  Listen to Roxiny and I bond over our Dominican roots, filming her music video “Belong” in the Dominican Republic and transitioning from the female Latin duo J’zabehl to a solo artist.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Roxiny’s single “Belong” leads us into the interview.

Episode 53: The Epilogues

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Episode 53: The Epilogues

In the last episode of 2012 we chat with Colorado-based Epilogues front-man Chris Heckman. The singer was moments away from taking his final exam as a college student and couldn’t be happier. Listen to us discuss the writing of their album, “Cinematics” while still in school and the perks that come with being named Best Modern Rock Band 3 years in a row.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and The Epilogues single, “Hunting Season” from their album “Cinematics” leads us into the interview.

Episode 52: WAZU

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Episode 52: WAZU

New York City-based Australian male-female duo Wazu is captivating the world with their dark and danceable beats. Listen to Matt and I discuss their new album “Robobo,” traveling and how the duo got its name.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Wazu’s “Happy Endings” off their self-titled EP; “Wazu” leads us into the interview.

Episode 51: Uh Huh Baby Yeah

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Episode 51: Uh Huh Baby Yeah!

Kevin Fletcher (lead singer) of Louisville, KY Uh Huh Baby Yeah! Is ready to take his beloved band to the next level, after a recent line-up change which inspired their current single, “Dead Friends” Fletcher is ready to put the past behind him and help make his band a household name. Happy 12-12-12!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Uh Huh Baby Yeah!’s “Dead Friends” leads us into the interview.

Episode 50: Marky Ramone

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Episode 50: Marky Ramone

Hey Ho Let’s Go! It’s our 50th episode! And in celebration of the milestone we have an amazing chat with Marky Ramone the legendary drummer for seminal punk rock band The Ramones! Listen to Marky and I discuss becoming the first rock star to partake in an interactive meet and greet, drumming and keeping The Ramones legacy alive.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and a medley of The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “Blitzkreig Bop” leads us into the interview.

Episode 49: Dance For The Dying

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Episode 49: Dance For The Dying

The 49th episode of the podcast features the very first three-way! Three-way phone call that is! Get your heads out of the gutter! MC Wolfe and Chris Link of the hip electro-dance group Dance for the Dying and I chat it up as we discuss the band’s formation, making it big in the Rock Band video gaming world and their new EP, “Puzzles for the Traveler.” So turn up your speakers cause this one’s good and I’m not just saying that ‘cause I’m on a ton of cold fighting drugs!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Cold” from Dance for the Dying’s new EP; “Puzzles for the Traveler” leads us into the interview.

Episode 48: All That Remains

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Episode 48: All That Remains

Mike Martin, guitarist of heavy metal band All That Remains, is a cool dude. He loves being on the road and finding the balance between performing the hits and the band’s new material. Listen to us talk music; discuss touring throughout the holidays and “A War You Cannot Win”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Stand Up” from All That Remains’ new album; “A War You Cannot Win” leads us into the interview.

Episode 47: Anna Rose

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Episode 47: Anna Rose

Sultry rock n roll spitfire, Anna Rose is ready to unveil her sophomore album “Behold a Pale Horse.” The daughter of the legendary Alan Menken (8 time Academy Award winning composer) is ready to take center stage. In our first post Hurricane Sandy episode, Anna Rose and I discuss the city’s resilience, how good music can help heal in a time of crisis, her musical upbringing and living up to her father’s legacy.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Behold a Pale Horse” from her sophomore album “Behold a Pale Horse” leads us into the interview.

Episode 46: Glen Matlock

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Episode 46: Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock has made notable contributions to music; first as the original bass player and founding member of The Sex Pistols, to forming the underrated but much heralded Rich Kids, as well as working with a variety of artists ranging from Iggy Pop, through to Primal Scream. Listen to Glen and I discuss music’s current state, his acoustic tour and The Sex Pistols. (This episode was recorded days before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy)

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Little Bit Of Whore” by Glen Matlock And The Philistines From the album “A Tribute To Johnny Thunders: I Only Wrote This Song For You” leads us into the interview.

Episode 45: Jenna Andrews

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Episode 45: Jenna Andrews

Canadian born singer/songwriter, Jenna Andrews took her mother’s passion for music, above all jazz and R&B and made it her own as evident in her EP, “Kiss and Run” (available now via iTunes). Listen to Jenna and I discuss those formative years in Calgary, the long drives she took with her mom while listening to Billie Holiday and Aaliyah and so much more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Kiss and Run” from Jenna Andrews EP, “Kiss and Run” leads us into the interview.

Episode 44: Frenchie Davis

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Episode 44: Frenchie Davis

There’s no denying that Frenchie Davis is a star. The former American Idol season 2 contestant and Top Four Finalist of the first season of The Voice is finally ready to reclaim the spotlight with her highly anticipated debut album “Just Frenchie.” Listen to Frenchie and I bond over our theatre background, talk reality based competitions and singing in front of a mirror as a kid with a hair brush—yea I did that and what!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Love’s Got A Hold On Me” leads us into the interview.

Episode 43: JES

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Episode 43: JES

Billboard chart-topper and dance songstress JES calls in to chat about her mix CD, “Unleash The Beat” and her radio show by the same name. Listen to us plow through some technical difficulties and get to the bottom of what makes a good cover song.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Before You Go (JES & Andy Duguid Radio Edit)” leads us into the interview.

Episode 42: Anna Haas

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Episode 42: Anna Haas

Singer-songwriter Anna Haas and I have a lot in common; we love Theatre, majored in it in college and adore Marilyn Monroe. Listen as we discuss mortality, the loneliness behind Norma Jean Baker, Anna’s debut album “Crazy Is” and more.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Anna Haas’ “Maypole” off her debut album; “Crazy Is” leads us into the interview.

Episode 41: Call Me Anything

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Episode 41: Call Me Anything

Matt and Will of Call Me Anything call in to talk about the band’s formation, share behind the scenes secrets of their video “Celebrity” and their Call Me Anything: Northeast Takeover Tour. So check it out and follow them on twitter: @callme_anything

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Call Me Anything’s hit single, “Celebrity” leads us into the interview.

Episode 40: Miggs

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Episode 40: Miggs

The podcast is officially one year old! Thanks so much for listening! Coincidentally this episode marks our 40th episode and it features Miggs front-man Don Miggs. Listen to us talk music, their new album “15th & Hope,” working with Legendary Producer Phil Ramone and Don even sings a little song he wrote when he was 8 years old! It’s one of my favorite episodes to date!

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Stars” from “15th & Hope” leads us into the interview.

Episode 39: Tess

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Episode 39: Tess

Singer-songwriter Tess is fresh off her debut at the Afro Punk Music Festival and is ready to show the world her new blend of HipRocknB. Listen to us bond over our Washington Heights roots, getting to meet Janelle Monae and her rockin’ EP, “My Name is Tess” available now.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “MJ” off Tess’ EP, “My Name is Tess” leads us into the interview.

Episode 38: Joan Jett

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Episode 38: Joan Jett

Listen to one of my very first solo interviews featuring legendary rock n roll icon Joan Jett. This interview predates the podcast and was recorded on a very old tape recorder 6 years ago so the audio quality isn’t the greatest. In 2006 Sinister Girlz (the zine) was celebrating its 6 year anniversary; it was the first issue that the zine would go from a home printed publication to a glossy professionally printed magazine. Joan was nice enough to call in early on a Saturday morning just minutes before she boarded a plane to go on tour with Aerosmith to talk about her album “Sinner” and her passion project, Neon Angels, which later became The Runaways movie.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “A.C.D.C.” from “Sinner” which can also be found on “Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Greatest Hits” album leads us into the interview.

Episode 37: The Peach Kings

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Episode 37: The Peach Kings

Paige McClain Wood and Steven Trezevant Dies of the duo The Peach Kings call in to talk about their new album “Handsome Moves” and how proud and excited they are about the album’s release on vinyl. They also explain their “gypsydelic” sound and complain about a leaf blower/lawn mower/hedger trio who threatened to ruin our interview with their noise pollution (Somewhere Adam Carolla is ranting about this right now).

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Fisherman” their current single off “Handsome Moves” leads us into the interview.

Episode 36: Hayla

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Episode 36: Hayla

Electro Diva Hayla has conquered the dance charts and has a devoted following. She has worked with the likes of Academy Award winning composer James Horner (“Titanic,” “Avatar”) and her Billboard Dance top 20 hit “I’m Free” has been blowing up the dance charts. Soon the singer-songwriter will be a household name but first listen to us talk about her multi-cultural upbringing, performing at comedian Wanda Sykes’ wedding and her love for music.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Hayla’s “Paulina” from her forthcoming album “W.E.D.M. 2012.” leads us into the interview.

Episode 35: The Wicked

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Episode 35: The Wicked

Janele Mystique of the self-proclaimed “gypsy-punk” duo known as The Wicked calls in to discuss the band’s full-length debut LP, “Never Trust The Dead.” Listen to us discuss the band’s origins and the evolution of their spooky, quirky sound.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and The Wicked’s “Elevator” off their debut album, “Never Trust The Dead” leads us into the interview.

Episode 34: Socratic

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Episode 34: Socratic

Duane Okun (Lead Vocals/Guitar) of New Jersey band Socratic calls in to talk about the band’s self-produced 2012 release, “Socratic (The Album)” available on vinyl on August 25th, the band is also set to re-release their hit album, “Lunch For The Sky,” (2005) on the same date. Listen to us about working with Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and how the band found themselves on the outs with Drive-Thru records.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Socratic’s “Lunch For The Sky” off their re-released 2005 hit album, “Lunch For The Sky,” leads us into the interview.

Episode 33: The Dirty Heads Return

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Episode 33: The Dirty Heads Return!

For the first time in the Podcast’s history we have a returning guest, Dirty Heads front-man Jared Watson and I have a chat about their new album, “Cabin By The Sea,” not reading what the critics have to say and what it was like performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Hipster” from The Dirty Heads’ “Cabin By The Sea” leads us into the interview.

Episode 32: Mike Ruocco

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Episode 32: Mike Ruocco

Singer-songwriter Mike Ruocco Road opens up about his debut solo album, “THE RISE. THE RIDE. THE RISK.” As well as the Baltimore music scene and what it was like performing overseas for the US troops. Listen closely and you’ll hear me faint while Mike recounts his meeting with Steven Tyler. SIDE NOTE: there’s a bit of feedback around the 16th minute mark that only last a few seconds so please stick with it, the interview is great and just gets better as it goes on.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Too Late” from Mike Ruocco’s “The Rise. The Ride. The Risk.” leads us into the interview.

Episode 31: Hoobastank

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Episode 31: Hoobastank

Hoobastank, the very first band to be featured in Sinister Girlz (in 2002) is finally on the podcast! Listen to front-man Doug Robb talk about the band’s success, hearing “Crawling In The Dark” for the first time on the radio, life lessons learned from being in a band and their new album “Fight or Flight” (in stores August 28th).

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “This is Gonna Hurt” from Hoobastank’s forthcoming album “Fight or Flight”

Episode 30: PK

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Episode 30: PK

For our 30th episode we chat with PK front-man Travis Hawley who opens up about the band’s origins, recording plans and how they got to open for my favorite band AEROSMITH. Listen to us gush over Steven Tyler but most importantly listen to me profess my love for their rocking EP, “The Lost Boy Sessions” available now.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Some Nights” off PK’s EP, “The Lost Boy Sessions” leads us into the interview.

Episode 29: Margaret Cho

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Episode 29: Margaret Cho

The incomparable Margaret Cho calls in to talk about the new season of the Lifetime hit “Drop Dead Diva” Kim Kardashian, her comedy tour “Mother” and her overall awesomeness.

This week’s episode is sponsored by Big Picture Media: a full service public relations and digital marketing agency based in New York City check them out at www.bigpicturemediaonline.com

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Margaret Cho’s “Baby I’m With the Band” off her album “Cho Dependent” leads us into the interview.

Episode 28: Nehedar

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Episode 28: Nehedar

Indie New York musician Nehedar and I talk music, life and everything in between. Listen to us discuss one of my favorite tracks off her fifth album, “High Tide” and what motivates her to keep going. Check out her animated music video “My Roommate is an @$$clown” on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wsKwGY5pe4

This episode is brought to you by “Spin” a novel by Catherine McKenzie available wherever books are sold.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Nehedar’s “Tinkerbell” leads us into the interview.

Episode 27: REO Speedwagon

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Episode 27: REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon bassist, Bruce Hall, calls in to chat about the band’s 30-date U.S. “Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” Tour along with STYX and Ted Nugent. The rock veteran opens up about the band’s lengthy career and what keeps the band together.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling” leads us into the interview.

Episode 26: Vena

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Episode 26: Vena

Brothers Lenny Santos and Max Agende of Aventura fame have teamed up with former Xtreme frontman Steve Styles and together have formed the first Bachata super group known as VENA. Listen to Lenny and I discuss the band’s formation and how they plan to conquer the music scene one club appearance at a time.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Vena’s single; “Ya No” leads us into the interview.

Episode 25: Chris Rene

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Episode 25: Chris Rene

EpicRecords recording artist Chris Rene calls in to talk about his X Factor success, what he wanted to be when he grew up and his new motivation to staying sober. The young up-and-comer blew audiences away with his X Factor performance of his original song “Young Homie” His audition and performance footage became the most watched out of all The X Factor contestants and has since seen over 25 million views on YouTube.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Chris Rene’s “Young Homie” leads us into the interview.

Episode 24: Jezzy & The Belles

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Episode 24: Jezzy & The Belles

Singer-Songwriter Jezzy (Jessica Eisenberg) of Jezzy & The Belles and I talk about her childhood and musical aspirations. The classically trained violinist also discusses the band’s debut full-length album release “Compasses & Maps,” available late spring 2012.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Jezzy & The Belles’ “Confess Child” leads us into the interview.

Episode 23: STYX

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Episode 23: STYX

STYX front-man Lawrence Gowan calls in to talk about music; life as a soloist and how he came to be the lead singer of the legendary rock band. Listen to us discuss everything from South Park to their highly anticipated tour, “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” kicking off May 1st in Hidalgo, TX.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and STYX’s iconic tune; “Mr. Roboto” leads us into the interview.

Episode 22: Car Party

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Episode 22: Car Party

Drummer, Taylor Hughes, of the alternative rock quartet Car Party opens up about the band’s formation, practical jokes played on the road and how they plan to attract a new fan base with their upcoming album.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Car Party’s “Please Me” off their EP, “High & Low Places,” leads us into the interview.

Episode 21: Veronica Falls

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Episode 21: Veronica Falls

Roxanne Clifford (guitars, vocals) of Veronica Falls calls in to chat about their mini US tour alongside Bleached. Listen to us discuss the London four-piece’s origins and how their “simple” pop tunes are captivating audiences in their native UK and Stateside. Note: This episode was recorded back in February; their US tour has since ended.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and “Misery” by Veronica Falls off their self-titled album.

Episode 20: Sara Benincasa

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Episode 20: Sara Benincasa

The talented comedian and writer Sara Benincasa calls in to discuss her comedic roots and her memoir, “Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom.” Listen to us talk comedy, podcasting, sex and other human activities.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Incubus’ “Agoraphobia” from their 2004 release “A crowd left of the murder…” leads us into the interview.

Episode 19: Jotdog

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Episode 19: Jotdog

Singer-songwriter, Maria Barracuda, of Mexican duo Jotdog calls in from LA during the band’s first promotional US tour. Hear us discuss the band’s US release of “Turista del Amor” (Tourist of Love) and plans to invade the US with their ‘Sinister Pop.’

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Jotdog’s “Lluvia de Estrellas” leads us into the interview.

Episode 18: Xombie

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Episode 18: Xombie

The Kings of Hood Metal call in to discuss their debut album “Swaggaholix: Deluxe Edition!” The members of Xombie break down the makings of the album and how they came together.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Xombie’s “Excuse Me Miss” off “Swaggaholix: Deluxe Edition!” leads us into the interview.

Episode 17: Little Girls

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Episode 17: Little Girls

The mastermind and front-man of Little Girls, Josh Mcintyre, opens up about the band’s origin, their new EP “Cults” and how he plans to divvy up the songwriting duties with the band.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Little Girls’ “White Night” off “Cults” leads us into the interview.

Episode 16: Casey Desmond

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Episode 16: Casey Desmond

Pop singer and former “The Voice” contestant Casey Desmond talks about her stint on the hit NBC show and how she plans to dominate the pop charts in 2012.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now and Casey Desmond’s “Talking To God”

Episode 15: The Static Jacks

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Episode 15: The Static Jacks

Listen to Henry Kaye of The Static Jacks and I talk about the Jersey music scene and hear me profess my love for Midtown. Also The Static Jacks guitarist reveals touring plans for 2012 and discusses the inspiration behind their full-length LP, “If You’re Young.”

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now and The Static Jacks’ “Into The Sun” leads us into the interview.

Episode 14: blk Vampires

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Episode 14: blk Vampires

In our last episode for 2011 we chat with Blk Vampires front-man Forrest. The 6-piece goth-metal, heavy funk, Maxwell meets Marilyn Manson New York band was among the must see bands at this year’s CMJ. Listen to Forrest and I talk about the band’s origins and future world domination. This interview was recorded on November 4th, 2011.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” blk Vampires’ “Borg from Sweden” leads us into the interview.

Episode 13: Tito Nieves

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Episode 13: Tito Nieves

In a candid interview Salsa great Tito Nieves reveals the secret to his success and how despite the title of his latest album, “Mi Última Grabación” he has no plans of retiring anytime soon. Listen to us laugh it up and hear him give my mom a sweet shout out, aww.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” and Tito Nieves’ “Eres Linda” off his latest album; “Mi Última Grabación” leads us into the interview.

Episode 12: The Sounds

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Episode 12: The Sounds

Felix Rodriguez guitarist/songwriter of Swedish indie dance rock band The Sounds joins me for a one-on-one chat backstage at Webster Hall hours before the band’s SOLD OUT show. Listen to us discuss “Something To Die For,” life on the road and preshow rituals.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. The Sounds’ “The No No Song” leads us into the interview from their current album “Something To Die For”

Episode 11: Michael Rapaport

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Episode 11: Michael Rapaport

Actor, Comedian and Director Michael Rapaport sits in for a one-on-one interview after the successful screening of his documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” during the CMJ Film Festival (DVD in-stores now).

This episode features a portion of the Q&A conducted after the film screening with moderator Wes Jackson from Brooklyn Bodega.

Q & A and Interview recorded on location at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas during the CMJ Film Festival on 10/20/11.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can We Kick It?” leads us into the interview.

Episode 10: Evanescence

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Episode 10: Evanescence

Tim McCord, Evanescence bassist, calls in and talks about the new album and what finally got them back in the studio. Listen to us talk it up and muse about Tim being crowned hottest dude in hard rock or metal by Revolver Magazine.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. Evanescence’s “What You Want” leads us into the interview.

Episode 9: The Dirty Heads

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Episode 9: The Dirty Heads

Jared Watson, frontman of The Dirty Heads talks about how the Southern California Reggae rock band incorporates hip hop and other musical genres in their music and teases us with tidbits on their forthcoming album expected in Spring of 2012. It’s the interview we’ve all been waiting for and should bow down our heads and give thanks for this holiday season.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. This episode also features “Believe” from The Dirty Heads’ “Any Port In A Storm.”

Episode 8: Los Lonely Boys

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Episode 8: Los Lonely Boys

This week I got to chat with Los Lonely Boys bassist Jojo Garza. The Chicano rock power trio who broke out with their hit “Heaven” is back on the road in support of their latest release “Rockpango.” Listen to us break it down on this week’s installment of the Sinister Girlz podcast.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. Also featured in this episode is “16 Monkeys” by Los Lonely Boys from “Rockpango.”

Episode 7: REIK

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Episode 7: REIK

Latin Grammy winning trio REIK joins me for a bilingual conversation on the group’s origin, success and could there be a cross-over album in the works? Listen to us cover all these topics and more as we celebrate the Latin Grammys airing 11/10/11 on Univison.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. This episode also features “Peligro” from REIK’s 2011 release “Peligro.”

Episode 6: Graham Colton

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Episode 6: Graham Colton

Singer-songwriter Graham Colton shares how he was discovered and reveals plans to lower his carbon footprint with his “Go Natural Tour” by touring the Southeastern United States in a vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. This episode also features Graham Colton’s “Graceland” off his 2011 release “Pacific Coast Eyes.”

Episode 5: One-Eyed Doll

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Episode 5: One-Eyed Doll

Happy Halloween! One-Eyed Doll joins me for an in-depth conversation on their fans, music and how their “name your price” per album download has benefited the band.  And for the very first time on the podcast we get a “live” performance.

Disclaimer: since the interview was conducted over the phone the audio quality of the performance doesn’t do Kimberly’s vocals justice but I promise it’s still worth a listen.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. This episode also features a live a cappella performance of “New Orleans” by Kimberly Freeman and One-Eyed Doll’s current single “Enchantment” leads us into the interview. Visit www.oneeyeddoll.com for all things One-Eyed Doll.

Episode 4: Anvil

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Episode 4: Anvil

Anvil front man Steve “Lips” Kudlow opens up about the life changing documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” and what makes a great metal tune.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now and Anvil’s “Metal on Metal” from “Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil” available now.

Episode 3: Mr. Pauer & Kat De Luna

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Episode 3: Mr. Pauer & Kat De Luna

Mr. Pauer & Kat De Luna

Latin Grammy nominee Mr. Pauer calls in and talks to us about receiving the news of his nomination and how the little boy from the Caribbean city of Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela became one of the pioneers in the new sounds of Latin electronica.

Then we take a walk down the red carpet of Latina Magazine’s 15th anniversary celebration and check in with pop singer Kat De Luna.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available now. Other songs featured on this episode include Mr. Pauer’s “Electropico” from his “Mixtape” and Kat De Luna’s “Drop It Low” off her forthcoming album “Viva”

Episode 2: Scotty Granger

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Episode 2: Scotty Granger

“Platinum Hit” contestant Scotty Granger opens up about competing on the  inaugural season of Bravo’s reality based competition for a recording contract with RCA/Jive label and a cash prize of $100,000. He dishes on who he thinks should have won the show and how the contestants really behaved behind the scenes.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay off their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available October 18th and Scotty Granger’s single “Beautiful You” can be found on iTunes under “Platinum Hit”

Episode 1: Tayisha Busay

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Episode 1: Tayisha Busay

The Brooklyn, NY electro-dance trio joins me for the inaugural episode of the Sinister Girlz podcast. Listen to us talk about making music in the digital age, onstage mishaps and the glue that holds them together: GLITTER.

The podcast’s intro music is “Covered Wagon” courtesy of Tayisha Busay and their current single “Focus” leads us into the episode both tracks can be found on their debut full-length LP, “Focus/Virus” available mid-October.