Archive for: August, 2015

032: Fred Armisen (8G Band, Trenchmouth, SNL, Portlandia)

You know Fred Armisen from his work on Portlandia and SNL, but before he was a comedy star, Fred was a working drummer. He charts the journey from his early fascination with music, to arty Chicago band Trenchmouth, to Blue Man Group, to SNL and beyond. Fred also tells Joe about what drives him to keep…

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031: Ron Lynch (The Tulsa Skull Swingers, Tomorrow!)

Ron Lynch grew up with aspirations to become a professional drummer. His aptitude for music earned him a scholarship to college, but his path soon led him to pursue comedy and acting. Ron developed his comedy chops as part of the Boston comedy scene of the 80s, that also produced Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Louis…

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030: Todd Barry (The Chant, Crowd Work, The Wrestler, Louie)

Todd Barry is one of the greatest comics working today; but before he dedicated himself to the art of stand-up, Todd played in popular Florida band The Chant. Nowadays, when Todd isn’t busy filming comedy specials or acting in acclaimed films and TV shows, he finds time to sit in with bands like Superchunk, and…

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BNS: Jon Wurster BONUS Mini-Episode

In this bonus mini-episode, Jon Wurster discusses the influence of legendary producer and drummer Steve Jordan. Also included is an–until now–unreleased song by Jon’s early band, The Carneys, with Steve Jordan producing. You can hear a full-length interview with Jon at or on iTunes.

029: Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould, Scharpling & Wurster)

Jon Wurster first made his name as the drummer for Superchunk, and over the past twenty years, he’s become of rock’s most in-demand and versatile drummers. He’s played with everyone from Bob Mould to Katy Perry, but his creative output isn’t limited to music. Jon is one half of the acclaimed and bizarrely hilarious comedy…

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