Author Archives: Ron Scalzo

Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Trashcan Sinatras

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Episode 107 features Scotland indie rock band the Trashcan Sinatras. Paul and John talk about revisiting old songs, shredding, working within limitations, overlooking Radiohead.

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Eric Astor from Furnace Record Pressing

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Furnace Record Pressing’s Eric Astor | Episode 106 features Eric Astor, founder and CEO of Furnace Record Pressing in Arlington, VA. Eric talks about pressing vinyl, connecting with people, making sense of all the record pressing madness. Find out more about Eric and Furnace Record Pressing at furnacemfg.com

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Ken Stringfellow

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Ken Stringfellow, Episode 105 | Episode 105 features Ken Stringfellow, singer/ songwriter and guitarist in Bellingham, Washington indie rock band The Posies. Ken talks about the Pacific Northwest, love at first sight, why he wants to play in your living room, and releasing an album on 9/11. Songs from Ken Stringfellow featured on the podcast include “Find Yourself Alone” and “Sparrow.”

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Baroness

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Baroness, Episode 104 | Episode 104 features John Baizley of Savannah, Georgia heavy metal band Baroness. John talks about cut-off t-shirts, critical acclaim, giving the fans their money’s worth, and why he’s not comfortable with having his signature on your arm. Songs from Baroness featured on the podcast include “Throw Me An Anchor” and “I’d Do Anything.” Find out more about Baroness at yourbaroness.com.

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: JJ Wilde

PHOTOS: RACHEL LANGE | The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

JJ Wilde, Episode 103 | Episode 103 features Canadian indie rocker JJ Wilde. JJ talks about why rock isn’t dead, tour lessons, leaving the working world behind, and the best burger she ever ate. Songs from JJ Wilde featured on the podcast include “State of Mind” and “Gave It All.” Find out more about JJ at jjwilde.com.

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Torche

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

Torche, Episode 102 | Episode 102 features Jonathan Nunez, guitarist in Miami hard rock band Torche. Jon talks about producing Torche’s albums, moving air, making his own amps, chasing a feeling, the strum that ruined his life.

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: DeVotchKa

Today we’re happy to announce a new recurring podcast at TVD, Independent Minded with Ron Scalzo. New episodes of the podcast will commence next week, and given that the podcast itself is over 100 episodes deep, this week we thought we’d introduce you to what’s in store from its archives.Ed.

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

DEVOTCHKA, Episode 89 | Episode 89 features Nick Urata, singer, guitarist and founding member of gypsy rock band DeVotchKa. Nick talks about dedication, Little Miss Sunshine, underwater villages, vintage suits, leaving dogs behind, and losing a Grammy to Johnny Cash. Songs from DeVotchKa featured on the podcast include “Straight Shot” and “Empty Vessels.”

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Citizen Cope

Today we’re happy to announce a new recurring podcast at TVD, Independent Minded with Ron Scalzo. New episodes of the podcast will commence next week, and given that the podcast itself is over 100 episodes deep, this week we thought we’d introduce you to what’s in store from its archives.Ed.

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

CITIZEN COPE, Episode 93 | Episode 93 features trailblazing independent artist Citizen Cope. Clarence talks about enlightenment, scalping tickets, Beastie Boys, growing a team, and being a Dad. Songs from Citizen Cope featured on the podcast include “Justice” and “The River.”

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Independent Minded: A podcast with Ron Scalzo: Bob Boilen

Today we’re happy to announce a new recurring podcast at TVD, Independent Minded with Ron Scalzo. New episodes of the podcast will commence next week, and given that the podcast itself is over 100 episodes deep, this week we thought we’d introduce you to what’s in store from its archives.Ed.

The Independent Minded podcast features conversations with indie artists in the music and entertainment business.

Pop culture legends “Weird Al” Yankovic and Henry Rollins, indie icons CAKE, Gogol Bordello and Mike Doughty, and up-and-coming indie artists The Districts and Vagabon talk about their experiences in the business, their inspirations and passions, and their recent projects.

The podcast is hosted by Ron Scalzo, an indie musician and radio producer with 9 self-released albums and an independent record label of his own, Bald Freak Music.

BOB BOILEN, Episode 100 | Episode 100 features Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and musician in experimental rock act Danger Painters. Bob talks about the Washington, DC music scene, thunderstorms, tiny desks, concert photography, the power of his hat, running away screaming from rock ‘n’ roll. Songs from Danger Painters featured on the podcast include “Wonder” and “Time Spent.”

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