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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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Oct 12, 2017

We talk to Nalani Rothrock and Josh Lamkin from Tampa band, Mama’s Batch, about their new EP ’Til the Sunrise, their sold out release show at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre and opening for The Greg Billings Band. We also talk about Josh’s guitar influences, Nalani’s Hawaiian family, George Harris, their upcoming performance at Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and more. Also, we do all this while eating Mel’s Hot Dogs.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Wasted Time” by Mama’s Batch

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Oct 4, 2017

We talk to TWO-TIME guest, Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore, about our first interview with him (Episode 11), their new album Vengeful Ascension, touring with Venom Inc., Game of Thrones, Red Dead Redemption and Ben’s love for Westerns, contemporary metal bands, and oh so much more. For this interview, we’re joined by Connor Head from the band Blood Bath & Beyond.

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Sep 26, 2017

On a milestone Episode 50, we talk to Tommy Stinson about the return of Bash & Pop and new album Anything Could Happen, collaborating with Nicole Atkins, being a member of Guns N’ Roses, The Replacements reunion, and his upcoming TV Pilot. Also, for this interview we’re joined by our old friend, Michael Mills, from the band Male Order Brides. 

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Sep 19, 2017

We talk to Tampa singer/songwriter, Julia Powell, about breaking into the music scene, her inspirations, going from girl scout to musician, and what it’s like to be a young woman leading a concert. She also performs a few original songs for us live.

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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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Jul 31, 2017

On Episode 44, Randy talks to Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s. They discuss her recent signing to Kill Rock Stars and upcoming album “Change”, meeting Portia Sabin at SXSW, recording with Suny Lyons, her prolific 2017, returning to DIY roots, the 40th anniversary of the B-52’s, beautiful fuchsia vinyl, and more.

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Jul 25, 2017

In a special episode, Jason sits down with Don Barco, former proprietor of King Corona Cigars in Ybor City. They talk about music from the 60s through the 80s, Little Richard, and various changes in rock and roll through the years.

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Jul 18, 2017

Joined by Ray Roa (music editor, Creative Loafing), we sit down with Chicago's Post Animal, who give us the deep dish on all things Chicago, touring with Wavves and Twin Peaks, Chance the Rapper's email, and Stranger Things. They also tell us about their new single "Special Moment", upcoming album When I Think of You in a Castle, recording at a haunted lake house, opening for The Fantastic Plastics, favorite Chicago restaurants, CTA woes, and leathery hands. 

This Week's Fadeout: "She Believes in the Devil" by SEND MEDICINE

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Jul 13, 2017

On a monster episode of Cigar City Radio, we go live from VANS Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL. We chat with The Fantastic Plastics (4:12), CKY (12:39), Silverstein (17:33), Bad Cop Bad Cop (27:34), Candiria (30:57), Anti-Flag (40:52), War on Women (43:31), and GWAR (54:17). We also ask every band to pronounce “Ybor City”, to amusing results.

Also, read about the 5 Things We Learned Backstage at Vans Warped Tour via Creative Loafing Tampa.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Clockwork” by The Fantastic Plastics

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Jul 3, 2017

We’re over the hill! On our 40th Episode, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Bananas Music - the world’s largest collection of vinyl records. We sit down with owners Doug and Michelle Allen to talk about the history of Bananas Music in St. Petersburg, staying in the record business for 40 years, buying unique music collections, the next generation of Bananas Music, and much more.

This Week’s Fadeout: “Drug Tax” by Fruit & Flowers (available now on Translucent Candy Red Vinyl)

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Jun 27, 2017

We head to the former 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre to meet Riley Breckenridge from Thrice (and baseball podcast, Productive Outs). He tells us about the early days of the band, playing music with his brother, touring with a family back home, his baseball grindcore project Puig Destroyer, and his friendship with Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Mark Trumbo. We also ask him a series of hard hitting fan submitted questions and find out what he’s been listening to on his iPhone.

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Jun 21, 2017

On a special CROSSOVER episode, we talk to Jason Sowell, founder of The Engage Current Laundry Project and Boldly Going, an excellent Tampa Podcast. We talk about what it means to boldly go, hanging out in dugouts, persnickety Starbucks customers, and more.

After you listen to this episode, check out our episode on Boldly Going, where we talk about the history of Cigar City Management and some behind the scenes details on Cigar City Radio. CROSSOVER.

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Jun 13, 2017

Live from New York…it’s a special Northside Festival Edition of Cigar City Radio! On this episode, we sit down with Gonzalo and Kiki from Parrot Dream in their Queens apartment. We talk about how they became our first client, moving from Chile to New York City, their upcoming debut full length album, Gonzalo’s experiences as an immigrant, meeting each other in Chile, and their Latin audience.

Plus, they perform “Queen of Hearts”, a track from their EP Set Sail Someday…which is also our podcast theme song!

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Jun 5, 2017

We talk to Tampa based singer/songwriter/ukulele player Ari Chi about getting her start, ukulele hip hop covers, and learning production. She also tells us about her new album Colorfool, new single "Sea Foam", Ari Chi Fridays, and more. 

Plus, she performs her track "Apple Pie" for us live in studio!

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May 22, 2017

We talk to Brooklyn’s Fruit & Flowers about their Home Alone-like journey to SXSW, the band’s formation, making the Oh My Rockness Hardest-Working Bands of 2016 list, Sylvia the bus, their new Drug Tax EP on Little Dickman Records, playing in front of Lyzi’s hometown crowd, Jose’s Colombian friends, and giving back to the community.

This Week's Fadeout: "Out of Touch" by Fruit & Flowers

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May 15, 2017

We talk to 17 year old songwriter, Natalie Claro, about her debut album, Disconnect, producing her own music, supportive parents, her big voice, singles “Baby Bug” and “Mountains”, and building with her own team. Plus, stay through to the end as we tackle the age old argument: is a hot dog a sandwich?

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May 8, 2017

We talk to Tampa songwriter Shane Schuch about his new project, Pajamas. He tells us about performing at Gasparilla Music Festival, his new album Smile Lines, working with fellow producer Fr33dback, his old band Mouse Fire, the Tampa electronic music scene, Beard & Beauty soap, leaving SaGoh 24/7 (later known as Anberlin) to raise his daughter, and the Origin of Chef Pyjamas.

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May 1, 2017

We talk to UK band Muncie Girls about traveling from England for SXSW, going through U.S. Customs, their debut album From Caplan to Belsize, the punk scene in the United Kingdom, “all-dayers”, playing Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor at New World Brewery, touring Europe, and the ferry.

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Apr 24, 2017

We talk to Matt Fiedler, co-founder and CEO of Vinyl Me, Please. He tells us about founding the company in Chicago, their first record of the month, record-cocktail pairings, moving to Colorado, SXSW, genre-based subscriptions, Swaps, and Ello!

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Apr 17, 2017

We talk to Buddy Nielsen from Senses Fail about the Quince Años Tour, their acoustic EP “In Your Absence”, politics and spreading awareness, twitter fights, ignoring trolls, and not playing "One Eight Seven" live.

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Apr 10, 2017

We talk to Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo from Fastball about Austin, TX in the 90s, their platinum selling album All the Pain Money Can Buy, Top 5 hit “The Way”, their new album Step Into Light, and their Nigel Dick-directed music video for “I Will Never Let You Down.” We also talk about Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things”, Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, playing Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the Columbia Restaurant, and the “Fun-Lucrative Scale.”

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Apr 4, 2017

We talk to The Regrettes about being “good for their age”, their new album Feel Your Feelings Fool, writing songs, signing to Warner Bros. Records, the “Hey Now” music video, touring, being away from home, and more.

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