These Things Matter - Westword Music Showcase 2016
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Westword Music Showcase 1
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Westword Music Showcase

Holy cow! What a show! We (mostly Kevin) talked to a bunch of folks at the 2016 Westword Music Showcase about summer gigs, summer festivals, SUMMAH!

Interviews include:
Patient Zeroes
Jessi Whitten of OpenAir
Ancient Elk
Ru Johnson of Roux Black
Bree Davies of Westword
Greg Ziemba and Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp

(Thanks to Karen Wachtel and Robert Drew Burleson for the pics we borrowed without asking)

These Things Matter Podcast - Tom Petty
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Katie Moulton
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Tom Petty

We were running down a dream on today’s episode, talking to Westword music editor Katie Moulton about her absolute obsession, Tom Petty. Alone, with the Heartbreakers, with Mudcrutch; she loves every version. Join us as we talk about why Tom Petty is one the the most underrated American musicians, and why he probably likes it that way.

Read Katie’s excellent recap of the Mudcrutch show we discuss on this episode here!

  • These Things Matter Podcast - In The Whale
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Korn

Nate Valdez and Eric Riley of IN THE WHALE didn’t realize when they asked to talk about Nu Metal that their brains contained vast oceans of knowledge about Korn, Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down, Orgy, Slipknot, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Incubus, Godsmack, Kid Rock etc, etc, etc. In the late 90s/early 2000s, you could not escape the juggernaut of mostly white dudes combining rock and rap. A genre that should have been created by a corporate cigar chewing guy, but is as of The People as backwards caps and Jnco jeans. Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy, indeed.

Listen in! And then be sure to check out IN THE WHALE when the come to your city!

These Things Matter Podcast - Wrestling
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Brett Davis
  • These Things Matter Podcast - the Ultimate Warrior

We’re back at it again, brother! Nathan Lund started the Wrestling train running in Episode 31, but we added rocket fuel via Brett Davis of The Special Without Brett Davis, Wednesdays at 11pm EST on New York public access and on his Tumbler page. Brett stopped by with Steve Whalen to talk Ultimate Warrior, The Vaudvillans, and lots and lots of other fantastic wrestling characters, past, present and future. Join us in the squared circle, won’t you?

These Things Matter Podcast - Denver DIY
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Tom Murphy
  • These Things Matter Podcast - DIY Music Denver

If you want to know anything about Denver music, you gotta start with Tom Murphy. Tom is THE chronicler of Denver music for the past 20-odd years. His writing and photos have captured the Denver music’s many manifestations since he started covering the scene, and his obsessive nature means that he has made an impressively thorough historical record.

Just yesterday Tom posted “Ten Great, Vanished Denver Music Venues – 2016 Edition“, an homage to the great music venues and bands of Old Denver.

Dive in to Tom’s work at Westword with the High Plains Underground series of articles, catch up on the bands he mentions on the show (we’ll try to put a list together this week), and head out there and see local music. There’s so much going on in our beloved Queen City, you’d be a fool to miss out.

These Things Matter Podcast - Jim Carrey
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Whitmer Thomas
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Jim Carrey

“That John Denver’s full of shit, man.”

Ain’t it the truth, Lloyd Christmas. We hear yah. And so does our guest, comedian Whitmer Thomas. Join us as we discuss all things Carrey. A figure of renown amongst children in 1994. Did you quote Ace Ventura, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber constantly? Did you cry your eyes out at Eternal Sunshine? Of course you did! Follow us, and LEMMIESHOWYAHSOMETHIN on today’s episode!

Be sure to check out Whit’s comedy group POWER VIOLENCE whenever you get a sec as well!

These Things Matter Podcast - Cocteau Twins
  • THese Things Matter Podcast - Neil Robertson
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Cocteau Twins Talk Talk

Sometimes we do episodes where we cannot stop talking about the subject due to the absolute obsession of our guest. And then sometimes we do episodes where we talk about all sorts of things including the subject, but we have a grand ole time nonetheless. This is one of those. Drum machines, the 80s in general, dream pop, synthesizers, Joy Division, even U2! When you get Oko Tygra drummer Neil Robertson talking, you go all over the place. Listen in, won’t you?

These Things Matter Podcast - Britney
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Dirty Few
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Britney Spears

This may be our least on-topic episode yet, which is saying a lot. Join us as we ostensibly talk to Seth and Spencer Stone of The Dirty Few about Britney Spears, but then they don’t really care and would rather talk about Mountain Dew, but then they have 6 beers each, but then… oh, just listen.

These Things Matter Podcast 200 Episode
These Things Matter Podcast Supergroup Bowie Covers
  • These Things Matter Podcast Supergroup
  • Ep199_pic3

Holy cow, you guys. Thanks to our friends sound guys Oliver Howard and Devon Torrey Bryant we are able to bring to you a live recording of our Fourth Anniversary show!! We reunited the Supergroup, which features Chella Negro (Chella & The Charm), Leighton Peterson (Safe Boating is No Accident), Justin Couch (Quantum Creep), Fez Garcia (Tjutjuna), Nathan D Brazil (Salads and Sunbeams), and Nathan Wright (Kevin Costner Suicide Pact) PLUS bonus musicians Mike Ditto on keys, and Abi McGaha Miller on sax!

Each band member chose a Bowie song to cover and we chatted about it and played it!

Thanks to Syntax Physic Opera for having us and thanks to everyone who came out to watch!

This ep is a little larger than most – we wanted to give you a great sounding concert, so we hope you don’t mind if it takes a little while longer than usual to download.

And here’s a gallery of pics from the night taken by our pal Karl Uschold!