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Cigar City Radio

A first of its kind podcast from Cigar City Management, recorded live in Tampa, FL. Featuring conversations with independent musicians, touring bands, and music industry insiders.
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Aug 29, 2017

We talk to The Rock’n’Roll HiFives - New Jersey’s Post Punk Family Band. Joe and Gloree Centeno, and their children Eilee (age 15) and Evren (age 13), tell us about growing from a “family band” to an actual band, signing to Little Dickman Records, and their EP “The Beat, The Sound, The Dragon’s Roar”. We also talk about having band meetings at the dinner table, “Tourcation”, missing their dog, their review of Logan Lucky, inspiring other families, their cousins, and more.

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Aug 21, 2017

We talk to John Capouya (Professor, University of Tampa) about his new book “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band”. He tells us about what soul music is, how Ray Charles turned Gospel into R&B, how Florida fits into the Soul music landscape, Sam & Dave’s roots in Miami, and contemporary soul. We also learn about junkanoo, horn arrangements, Henry Stone, and the Florida Chitlin’ Circuit, then we talk about the inspiration for his Gorgeous George biography and Ray Charles navigating Ybor City. 

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Aug 15, 2017

We talk to Easter Island about their sort of breakup, shooting their “Island Nation” music video in Japan, getting close at a Japanese Bathhouse, writing their new album and the “Island Nation”/“It’s You” 7-inch single. We also talk about Atlanta and lemon pepper wings, Ryan’s Radiohead B-Side obsession, the Payne Brothers’ Encyclopedic Knowledge of the Canon of Pop Music, their Radiohead/Kanye West mashup, emotional live performances, and more.

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Aug 7, 2017

On this week’s episode, we dig into our SXSW archive to bring you a chat with Tampon-turned-Austinite, Maxx Forman. We talk about splitting time between different cities, producing hip hop and pop music, our first hip hop albums, and audio engineering. He also tells us about working with Kat Graham and other artists, moving to Austin from Tampa, the Cafe Ybor Food Truck, and more.

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