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 - 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
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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!

These Things Matter Podcast - Mighty Ducks
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Samantha Schmitz
  • These Things Matter Podcast - The Mighty Ducks

Quack, quack, quack!! Right? Right?

On today’s show we talk to Buntport Theater‘s Sam Schmitz about that pillar of 90s kids entertainment and subsequent professional hockey team, The Mighty Ducks. Emilio Estevez at his most likeable, with his most flopable hair, plus all the fun-loving, Bash brothering, Mall Of America rollerblading action you could want!

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS! AND if you’re in Portland, be sure to attend her benefit concert on Monday, April 18th at The White Eagle!

These Things Matter Podcast - DIners
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  • These Things Matter Podcast - Diner

“If you want to talk, you always have the guys at the diner. You don’t need a girl if you wanna talk.”

Today’s episode features Austin, Texas comedian Jay Whitecotton and Oklahoma comedian Josh Lathe discussing diners – What is their appeal? What makes them such a massive part of American culture? Why do so many movies, TV shows, songs, photographs, paintings, etc, etc feature them? And what’s it like to LIVE in one? All this an more on today’s TTMP.

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS!

These Things Matter Podcast - Cursive
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Matty Clark
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Cursive

Thus continues our never-ending documentation of all known Emo and Pop Punk in the universe.

On today’s show we talk to Hi-Dive owner, musician and Left Shark Tattoo-having celebrity Matty Clark about his love of the band Cursive. With songs like “Herald! Frankenstein” and “The Game Of Who Needs Who The Worst” you can be sure to find equal parts devastation and humor, not to mention a cello and an organ! Hop into Tim Kasher’s world, swoopy hair kids! Get your divorce on!

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS!

These Things Matter Podcast - Lou Reed
  • These Things Matter Podacst - Kritty Uranowski
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Lou Reed

Kritty Uranowski is a Lou Reed fanatic. She lives, breathes and eats the Queen Bitch and has the tattoo to prove it. Join us as we explore the drug and sex-addled world of New York City’s most beautiful and artistic deviant. It’s such a perfect day. We’re glad you spent it with us.

Be sure to check out Kritty’s band, Patti Cake, and listen to her apprentice band Hex’s cover of “Tell It To Your Heart” mentioned on the show right here:


Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS!

These Things Matter Podcast - Turner Classic Movies
  • These Things Matter Podcast - Neal Pollack
  • These Things Matter Podcast - All About Eve

On today’s episode we talk to author Neal Pollack about his love of Turner Classic Movies. We’ve never had a whole television network to talk about, and so our discussion meanders from classic 40s noir to Altman’s 70s masterpieces. Do we include a racist music number? Of course we do. Listen in and meet us in St. Louis!

Be sure to check out Neal’s books all over the damn place, including his new Amazon single, “Not Coming To a Theater Near You”, available now!

Also, here is the link to the GoFundMe page for Taylor’s Aunt Nadine. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT COOL AUNTS!