Frederick Playlist - Crooked Hills

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire sits down with Ben Jardeleza, guitarist for the band Crooked Hills. In addition to discussing the band's brand new self-titled LP, they discuss the first Frederick Friends Fest, set for Saturday at the Frederick Eagles Club. Featuring an array of local bands - including Crooked Hills - the concert will be held in memory of Colleen Morin. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we'll hear the band's song, "Deeper South."

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Frederick Playlist - Sepia

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire welcomes in Colleen Becker and Ryan Beckelman, two-fourths of Baltimore rock band Sepia. Among the things they discuss are how the band got together nearly 10 years ago, their new album, "Drop Dead, Gorgeous," making your own music video, and how they are already looking to get back in the studio to record. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we hear their song, "Change For You."

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Frederick Playlist - Todd C. Walker

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by local acoustic music stalwart Todd C. Walker. Fun fact: Walker is the only artist in the history of the Frederick Music Showcase to play all four showcases, including the one going down this Thursday. He's the guy in the lobby, strumming his guitar between sets in the theatre. Among the things discussed are F.A.M.E., his own experience working open mics in Frederick, and the status of the current Frederick music scene. Stick around for the end of the episode, where we'll hear his song, "Last Dollar (The Whiskey Song)."

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Frederick Playlist - Time Columns

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by guest co-host Chris Sands of the Uncapped podcast, as well as Kenny Eaton and Jordan Miller of the band Time Columns, who will be performing as part of this year's Frederick Music Showcase on Feb. 15 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Among the things discussed are the upcoming showcase, what it means to play the Weinberg, the band's upcoming album, and the good old days of Frederick music, when FredRock still existed and the music scene was thriving. Stick around for the end of the episode when we hear, "Produce, Communicate, Transport, Destroy," a song off the band's album "Mana."

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Frederick Playlist - SoulXChange

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by two-fourths of SoulXChange, who will be performing as part of this year's Frederick Music Showcase at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Feb. 15. Among the things discussed are plans for how the band continues to exist while some members live in Austin, Texas, the current state of R&B music, what it means to play the Weinberg, and a funny little confrontation that happened in the wake of the first ever Frederick Music Showcase in 2015. Stick around for the end of the episode, where we'll hear "Into The Sound," from the band's self-titled EP. 

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Frederick Playlist - Samuel Powers

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by two-fifths of the band Samuel Powers, Chris and Brandon. Among the topics discussed are the band's latest album, "Wonder," their upcoming show at The Blue Side, how the band formed in the first place, and, of course, their connection to television sitcoms. Stick around for the end of the episode where you'll hear their latest single, "Golden Age."

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Frederick Playlist - Ginada Pinata

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire welcomes in half of local jam band Ginada Pinata, Ken Bussey and Jesse Shultzaberger. Among the things discussed are the band's upcoming self-titled LP, the music scenes in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Hagerstown and Frederick, how each of them began to play music, how they each have managed to make a life out of playing music, and why playing in multiple projects helps the band stay fresh. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we world premiere a brand new song, "Spittin Lou," off the group's upcoming album, out at the end of this month.

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Frederick Playlist - Willie Barry

On this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire welcomes in local rock-a-billy artist Willie Barry. Among the things they discuss are how he began playing music in the first place, his early love of Bob Dylan, playing Las Vegas and what it's like to play the type of music that saw its heyday come and go decades ago. Stick around for the end of the episode, where we hear a special live performance from one of Barry's bands, the Rock-A-Sonics. 

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Frederick Playlist - Roy Ghim

For this edition of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire welcomes in Roy Ghim, a vital part of the Frederick music scene, to talk about some of his favorite local releases of 2017. In addition to that, they also discuss Subversive zine, Frederick's music venue problem, how Roy made it to Frederick, his blog Western Machines, how the FNP could better its coverage of the local arts scene, and what he has in store for 2018. Stick around for the end, when we'll hear one of Roy's favorite tracks of 2017, Mr. Husband's "Riding A Lightning Bolt."

Frederick Playlist - Gloop

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by Max Detrich, drummer for local bands Gloop, Cosmic Halitosis and Bested. Among the things discussed are the reasons he moved to Frederick, the city's house show scene, what it's like to be in three bands at once, and his initial role in the development of Macrock, a music festival in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Stick around for the end of the episode, when you'll hear Gloop's song, "Rest Area 51."

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Frederick Playlist - Jeff Cosgrove

On this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire and guest, drummer Jeff Cosgrove, get way, way, way geeky about drums and discuss the role of improvisation in jazz, the local jazz music scene, Cosgrove's upcoming two - two! - releases in 2018, and his upcoming weekend, which features five shows in three days. Stick around for the end of the podcast, where you can hear a brand new track, "Song Of The Cuddle Fish," from his upcoming album, "Hunters & Scavengers."

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Frederick Playlist - Jonathan Townes

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, Jonathan Townes joins host Colin McGuire to talk about his latest single, his experiences while traveling the country and playing music, the merits of what constitutes jazz, and what's next for the singer/songwriter. Stick around for the end of the episode, where we hear Townes's latest single, "You Are The Reason For Everything."

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Frederick Playlist - Scott Marceron

On this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, Scott Marceron, co-owner of the Frederick Rock School, joins host Colin McGuire to discuss how the Rock School began, the successes of some of the school's bands, Marceron's own life in music and the school's upcoming open house this Saturday. Stick around for the end of the episode when you'll hear not one, but two - two! - songs. The first is "Everweight," from the band DoubleMotorcycle, who will be performing at this weekend's open house. The second is "No Comply," from the band The Xiles, who came together through the Frederick Rock School. 

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Frederick Playlist - Tuff Junior

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire is joined by Cory Springirth of Frederick indie rock act Tuff Junior. Springirth is formerly of well-known local rock act Old Indian, while his bandmate, Derek Salazar, is also formerly of a well-known local rock act, Heavy Lights. Among the things discussed are what it's like to be a father, how the band exists when one member lives in Frederick and another lives in Philadelphia, and the band's brand new single, "Sundried," which you can hear at the end of this episode. 

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Frederick Playlist - The Dirty Middle

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, Adrienne and Matt from Frederick blues/rock band The Dirty Middle join host Colin McGuire to talk about their latest EP, what it's like being in a band with someone to whom you are married, Jill Scott, balancing music with professional lives, and their experiences in the Frederick music scene. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we hear a song from their latest EP, "Change Wait."

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Frederick Playlist - Cosmic Halitosis

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire welcomes in Matt Henry, leader of local punk band Cosmic Halitosis. Among the the things they discuss are Frederick's DIY music scene, what it's like being in a band as a new father, and the release of their upcoming debut full-length. Speaking of that, we world premiere a song off that upcoming LP at the end of the episode, so stick around!

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Frederick Playlist - Imade Borha

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, host Colin McGuire sits with FNP Arts & Entertainment Reporter Imade Borha to discuss the local music scene, what some of her favorite albums of the summer were, the upcoming Weinberg season and the city's need for a music venue. At the end, we listen to a song from one of our favorite artists, Somi, who will be performing at the Weinberg in October. 

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Frederick Playlist - J Berd

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, we welcome in local rapper J Berd to talk about his brand new album, his upcoming concert opening for Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and the state of hip-hop in Frederick. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we world premiere his brand new song "Moonwalker." Note: J Berd's concert with Yasiin Bey has been postponed until a date later than the one discussed in this episode. 

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Frederick Playlist - One Blue Night

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, we welcome in two members of local Americana/hippie-country act One Blue Night, Jason and Michelle Hannan. Among the things the husband-and-wife duo discuss are how the group came together in such a short amount of time, what they believe is the greatest song ever written, and what could help the Frederick music scene move forward. Stick around for the end of the episode, where we'll hear their song, "Blue Days & Lonely Nights."

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Frederick Playlist - The Fun Boys

For this episode of the Frederick Playlist podcast, we welcome in one-half of Frederick rock band The Fun Boys. Singer Sam Whalen and drummer/singer Colin Shultzaberger join host Colin McGuire to discuss the recording of their new EP, how the band formed, how the Frederick music scene is evolving and how much they love each other. Stick around for the end of the episode, when we hear a track from their debut EP, "Hangin." 

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