Nov 15, 2015

Episode 181 Pantomime!

Pantomime came by and crushed a DZ Session. And were kind enough to stay or an interview. Listen dig and share!

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Nov 8, 2015

Episode 180 DZ Fest 2015 Stage D!

Live from stage D! DZ Fest 2015 was epic. Here now are select tracks from all the bands that played stage D. Big shoutouts and thank yous to Follies, Bossfight, Them Dead Poets, John TIll, Single Player, Swimsuit Addition, Ratboys, Esta Vivo, Avantist and of course Wilshire!!!! All bands can be found on fb and bandcamp, look em up!

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Oct 31, 2015

Episode 179 DZ Fest Stage Z!

Greetings from stage Z! DZ Fest 2015 was a wild blur! Here is proof. Music from the fest, featuring All Mighty Joy Joy, Luke Henry & Rabbitfoot, Bloom, Corvids, Bigjoy, Fee Lion, The Bribes, Oshwa, Blah Blah Blah, and White Mystery! Wow what a lineup! And that was just one stage. Hope you all dig. All bands can be found on bandcamp and whatnot. Check them out. Thank you

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Oct 24, 2015

Episode 178 Them Dead Poets!

Them Dead Poets stopped by to record a rockin DZ Session and they stuck around to talk about donuts and basketball. Oh and we may or may not have talked music. Who can remember these things. Enjoy! And blindly follow @fwmpod on twitter and friendswithmusic on instagram

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Oct 18, 2015

Episode 177 DZ Fest 2015 Talking!

Remember how awesome DZ Fest 2015 was? I know right!? Well I did some talking with some festival goers and got their takes on some things. And then got a chance to sit down with the creator of DZ Fest, Benj. You do not want to miss this.

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Oct 12, 2015

Episode 176 Phantom Broadcast! well kinda…

It finally happened. Technical difficulties. Its not easy being a DIY podcaster. This should have been the episode for the band Phantom Broadcast but the file got lost. All that remained was the playlist. So that is what we are releasing. Sorry to the band, they were great by the way. Check them out

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Oct 2, 2015

Episode 175 Howard Kremer!

Super funny comedian Howard Kremer (@howardkremer on twitter, instagram & fb) from the podcast Who Charted (@whocharted on twitter and fb) was in town recently and was kind enough to sit down for an interview. He could not have been more gracious and cool and funny and he was very generous with his time! Please check him out if you are unfamiliar. I love this interview. It is one of my favorites, but of course as soon as we were done I thought of a million more things to ask. I hope I did the chartists right with this one. Enjoy!

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Sep 26, 2015

Episode 174 Supertrash!

During their tour of the Midwest, the band Supertrash stopped by for a great session and interview. They were super cool. We had fun hanging with them. Shout out to Owensboro! Dig their stuff

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Sep 19, 2015

Episode 173 Two Japanese Dudes Kicking a Ball From L.A. to New York!

So remember the time 2 Japanese dudes were kicking a ball from LA to New York and they stumbled across DZ Records and stayed there for a few days and had a bunch of food and good times then continued on their merry way to NY? Yeah that actually happened! Luckily Benj sat them down in front of some mics. There story is super cool. Hope you dig!

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Sep 11, 2015

Episode 172 Corvids!

We had Corvids in the other day for an awesome session ( and they were kind enough to stay for an interview. Great musicians and even greater people! Please help spread the word and tell some people about us! Thank you! Enjoy!

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Sep 4, 2015

Episode 171 Jaye Williams from In The Galaxy Podcast!

Jaye Williams is the co-host of the great In The Galaxy Podcast. He joins us via Skype for this one. We had an awesome conversation. Check out his show here  and @inthegalaxypodcast on instagram. (oh and check out episode #88 of his show to hear me long windedly talk about stuff) Dig it!

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Aug 28, 2015

Episode 170 We got Married! Part 2

Continuing the celebration of our marriage. Enjoy this reception playlist! @friendswithmusic on instagram and @fwmpod on twitter, hit us up!  

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Aug 23, 2015

Episode 169 We got Married! part 1

We got married! 8-22-2015 Come celebrate with us

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Aug 16, 2015

Episode 168 Airbnb talk with Kasia!

Kasia and I talked a lot. This episode we talk pretty much all about Airbnb. This is not an Airbnb commercial, we just really enjoy what they do. This was going to be a bonus episode but time sort of got in the way. Hope you enjoy! Check us out on all our social medias, like share and tell a friend!

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Aug 9, 2015

Episode 167 Kasia!

A great long over due chat with Kasia! It was a lot of fun talking one on one with her. And it was even more fun putting together her playlist. Enjoy! Check us out on instagram @friendswithmusic

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Aug 2, 2015

Episode 166 Peekaboos!

The super rad band Peekaboos came by the other day! So excited to present to you the conversation we had. You gotsta check them out

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Jul 25, 2015

Episode 165 Baby Money!

Baby Money came by the DZ to jam for us for a session and they stuck around for an interview. It was a fun chat! This is Baby Money's world, we are all just loose change     (oh, producers note: the audio for this ep. might be a little funny. sorry!!!)   Thanks for finding us! Please like and share and tell a friend!

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Jul 18, 2015

Episode 164 Bloom!

Bloom is the best! And they stopped by the DZ for a great session and interview. Enjoy their sounds! And share and tell everyone you know!

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Jul 11, 2015

Episode 163 Love in the Dark!

The super slick and very talented band Love In The Dark join us on todays show. There is a lot of them so get ready for this one. They are great people that make great music We also have a lot going on so please follow the instagram @friendswithmusic and twitter @fwmpod Thank you

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Jul 6, 2015

Episode 162 James Neary!

James Neary is our guest for todays episode. A great dude that played some great tunes for us. His sessions were awesome and it was fun chatting with him. Check him out give him a like 

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Jun 28, 2015

Episode 161 Hunting Jacket!

Christian William aka Hunting Jacket aka Fall Fox stopped by DZ Records for a great session and interview. Check out his stuff here its all good 

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Jun 21, 2015

Episode 160 Black Eyes!

The gentlemen of Black Eyes came by the DZ for a hand and a session and an interview. Great dudes great chat. Enjoy them! also too please give us a follow on instagram @friendswithmusic and twitter @fwmpod and ya dig

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Jun 13, 2015

Episode 159 Colonel!

Ok so this is sort of a crazy episode. There really is no way of explaining, you just need to hit play to find out why. Colin aka Colonel was an awesome guest for putting up with some technical difficulties. He did a great DZ Session for us as well Dig and share and help spread the word!

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Jun 7, 2015

Episode 158 Matthew McNeal!

Listen up! All the way from Fort Worth Texas, Matthew McNeal and his drummer Andre traversed the Chicago traffic and explored the unknown in our basement studio. We had so much fun hosting them, oh and let me tell ya, dudes can jam! Just in time for you all to get excited for his new album Compadre, coming out June 30! Pre order it and all that good stuff here C'mon now, put a little Fort Worth in your Chicago!

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May 30, 2015

Episode 157 Tara Terra!

All the way from Champaign IL our guests Tara Terra came by for a couple great session videos and stuck around for an interview. Enjoy them 

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May 27, 2015

Episode 156 Finally Mark! part 2… video games

Mark and I talked a lot. This was a chunk of our video game conversation. Good stuff. Dig and share. Follow @friendswithmusic on instagram and @fwmpod on twitter

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May 24, 2015

Episode 155 Finally Mark!

After a few attempts, we finally got Mark in for a chat. Resident DZ security, gamer, wearer of dresses, saver of lives, and overall great dude! With a great playlist at the end. Enjoy! Also hit us up @fwmpod on twitter and @friendswithmusic on instagram

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May 17, 2015

Episode 154 John Till!

John Till come by DZ Records for a really good session Dude makes some killer music You gotta check it all out!

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May 9, 2015

Episode 153 April Richardson!

The super awesome comedian April Richardson joins us on this episode. I caught up with her after a show up in Milwaukee. We had a great conversation that may have went a little long. She really is the best. Need proof? Hit play and find out! And find her live and catch up on all her social medias and stuff here 

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May 2, 2015

Episode 152 Follis is Back!

Thee Mr John Follis is back on FWM. Never a dull moment when he is around. He did a great session for us with Mike Dixon as Midijoyful  Then he stuck around for a quick, well, not exactly an interview. More like an off the rails story. Enjoy!

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Apr 25, 2015

Episode 151 Mike Dixon!

Mike Dixon of Midijoyful joins us on this episode. We may or may not have talked about forklifts for the majority of our conversation. One thing is certain though, Mike makes some killer music! Dig it and dig the playlist at the end

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Apr 17, 2015

Episode 150 Wheelers 311 Cruise Experience!

Ol' Ian Wheeler (of Wheelers Weekend Jams fame) stopped by to talk about his 311 Cruise experience. Plenty of great stories followed by a great playlist. Dig it and dig this He just released his mini 311 Cruise doc, so be sure to check it out!

Apr 11, 2015

Episode 149 Another Shuffle Roulette with Andrew!

Andrew is back for another round of Shuffle Roulette. We sparred for 6 rounds and created a great playlist. Come listen to music with us! Check out our social medias also and @fwmpod on twitter. Follow us ya sheep!

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Apr 3, 2015

Episode 148 Ben Caplan!

On todays show we have a great musician from Halifax Nova Scotia Canada, Ben Caplan! He was coming through Chicago on his first US tour and was gracious enough to hang out and chat. Seeing him live is an experience. No joke, you gotta catch him live! Check out all his stuff here Thanks L!

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Mar 28, 2015

Episode 147 The Bribes!

The Bribes are with us in this new episode. They crushed a DZ Session, then sat down for a great chat! This is mandatory 

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Mar 21, 2015

Episode 146 Leo!

Leo from the band Punky Brewster sat down for a chat after his band did a great DZ Session. Check it out here Dig all our stuff and like all our social medias and @fwmpod on twitter and iTunes and facebook. You can do it. I believe in you

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Mar 15, 2015

Episode 145 John Niehoff!

John Niehoff is a great dude. He had a really good one on one chat. Talked a lot about records. He has quite the collection. And stick around for an awesome playlist. Also please check us out on and @fwmpod on twitter thank you!

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Mar 7, 2015

Episode 144 Luke Henry and Rabbitfoot!

Luke Henry and Rabbitfoot came by the DZ for a great session and interview. Check them out great dudes great chat. Keep an eye out for them. And say hello to Luke if you happen to be in the New Zealand area

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Feb 28, 2015

Episode 143 Intimate Winter Evening!

This is a quick playlist from the most recent Intimate Evening at DZ Records on 1-31-15. A big thank you to all who showed up and enjoyed the great music. And a bigger thank you to those playing the music; Trevorrrrrrr (aka Mom), Midifoyful, Joe and Jamee, Victoria Blade, and Fee-Lion

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Feb 24, 2015

Episode 142 Fern from The Avantist! part 2

The much anticipated part 2 of my conversation with Fern from The Avantist. Warning: this is a basketball heavy episode with a short playlist of specific songs. Don't forget about his first episode. And you must must must check out his band

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Feb 21, 2015

Episode 141 Fern from The Avantist! part 1

Fern the singer of the great local band The Avantist was finally on the show. About 3 years in the making. And of course we couldn't stop talking. This is part one of a great two part episode. Hope you dig. Oh and you gotta check out The Avantist they are one of the best bands around

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Feb 14, 2015

Episode 140 Glass Mountain!

The might Glass Mountain stopped by DZ Records the other day to do a great session and interview. Hit play and enjoy! Check them out  and please check us out on facebook and and rate review and subscribe on iTunes. You are the best

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Feb 8, 2015

Episode 139 Another Shuffle Roulette with P.R.E.!

Punk Rock Eric and I put our ipods on shuffle and battled to the death! Press play and see who is the last man standing. Please rate and review us on iTunes and check us out on facebook and instagram. Share and help spread the word!

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Jan 31, 2015

Episode 138 Another Shatt Shuffle!

We are live and on location. Sheri and I put our ipods on shuffle, come listen to music with us! It ended up being a great playlist. And be sure to rate and comment on iTunes and check us out on facebook and instagram. And of course tell a friend, spread the word!

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Jan 24, 2015

Episode 137 Okapi!

The band Okapi joined us in studio for a session and an interview. They crushed the session! No joke, you all must check them out  And of course it was great talking with them and getting to know them a bit. Make sure to watch their session videos here too  And please help spread the word, tell a friend, rate and share and like all our social medias. And have a pleasant afternoon!

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Jan 17, 2015

Episode 136 Shuffle Roulette with Andrew!

Any time Andrew and I are in the same room, magic happens. So it is only appropriate that we put our ipods through a shuffle roulette. Tune in to find out who the last man standing will be!

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Jan 9, 2015

Episode 135 Mikayla!

Mikayla is a professional. And she is also a Samurai. So this was an easy conversation (at a safe distance of course) We had a great chat and she is the future of America! Press play and enjoy and share with everyone you know!

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Jan 1, 2015

Episode 134 DZ New Years Playlist!

Happy 2015 everybody! Hope 2014 treated you kindly and I hope 2015 does as well! On todays show Andrew Benjamin and I put together a quick playlist of some of our favorite DZ Session tunes. All of which you can find here Press play and enjoy!

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Dec 26, 2014

Episode 133 A DZ Playlist for Christmas!

Benjamin, Andrew and myself put together some of our favorite DZ Session tunes for this music heavy Christmas episode. Check out all the videos for these songs here Hope you all had a great Christmas. Thank goodness its over

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Dec 21, 2014

Episode 132 Emersion!

Emer and Stefan of the band Emersion stopped by the DZ to play their acoustic/violin/rap/spoken word infused music. It was awesome! what happens when Dublin and San Diego collide? Press play and find out! As always, thanks for tuning in and tell a friend!!

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