This week Andy got the chance to pick the brain of Chicago graphic artist Shelley Howard. He is celebrating 40 years in the business and has seen trends come and go while still doing his own thing. Creating thousands of concert posters for every big band to come through the windy city, Shelley also infiltrated the whole rock and roll scene. Andy and Shelley discuss the changes in technology, his original muse for creating art and much, much more. What a kind and intelligent guy! Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
Here is the full, uncut 52nd episode from June 2012 with special guest Greg Corner. Greg grew up nearby Andy and the two discuss meeting in the 90s, through Greg's success in the following decade with his band Kill Hannah and to the present day where he recently experienced DJing for President Obama. Greg is a totally nice guy who certianly loves what he does. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
Here is the full, uncut episode from last September, Episode #61 with special guest Phil Rockrohr. Longtime Chicago rocker turned teacher/tour guide, Phil has an immense amount of knowledge about the Chicago music story. His Chicago Music Tour took Andy and friends on a crazy, eye-opening bus tour through all of Chicago's musical landmarks. By the end of the tour, their appreciation of the Chicago music scene had grown immeasurably. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy sat down with the owner of The Andy Derer Show's longest running sponsor Record Utopia, Dan Swanson. They discuss Dan and Andy's long lineage of record store involvement dating back to the mid-80s and throw in a healthy helping of record nerd conversation. Gatefolds, picture discs, cut-outs, inserts and more are all discussed. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy spoke with Tim Minneci of The Dig Me Out Podcast. Each and every week on Dig Me Out, Tim and his co-host Jason dissect an under-loved alternative rock album of the 1990s. So Andy thought it fitting to bring his own list of five albums you need to hear but probably haven't yet. Its a delicious discussion for the rock-nerd inside of everyone. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week we are re-posting our 58th episode with Lou Hinkhouse, creator of PULSE, a cable access TV show that aired in Chicagoland from 1986 to 1991. In those five short years he managed to make quite an impact on the nascent alternative music genre, with early showcases with Janes Addiction, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins. This was a pleasure to record, and an awesome way to end our second season! Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show! New season starts April 13th!
This week Andy is joined by photographer, director, podcaster and funny guy Mike Carano. They discuss some rock and roll, life on the west coast and working on his weekly podcast The Loveline After Disaster. Then they both get into our individual neurosis and just how the little voice in our heads can hold us back. One of the deepest episodes in the history of the show! Thanks for listening to The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy welcomes back Tyler Kahl of DoppSpot.com and cohost of Andy's bi-weekly webshow Smooth Operators With Tyler and Andy. The two breakdown all of the noteworthy music releases of this spring season from David Bowie and Atoms For Peace to Justin Timberlake. Tyler also talks doppelgangers (his forte) of most of the musicians mentioned. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week we are bringing you an encore presentation of our Episode #45 from April 2012 with special guest Bob Nastanovich of Pavement and Silver Jews. They discuss the whole story of the 90's most important indie band from beginning to end while touching upon horse racing, John Peel Sessions, Steve Albini, Silver Jews and Matador Records. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy welcomes back to the show Graham Smith from the band Kleenex Girl Wonder. The two have real rock-nerd chemistry, waxing poetic about their favorite producers and DIY record labels. They also discuss the creation of KGW's brand new album "Let It Buffer" coming March 26th. Hailing from the nearby Chicago suburb of Downers Grove (now living in NYC), Andy always finds it easy to relate to Graham. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy spoke in person with a talented singer-songwriter Deanna Devore. She has a brand new EP called X Number Of Days and she is excited to showcase the new songs at her March 8th show at The Metro. The two discuss her moving from Toronto to Chicago and all of the cool recording studios and stages she has experienced during her time here. She has quite a unique and original sound. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
For our landmark 50th episode, Andy is joined by music writer David Wild. They discuss re-writing the Grammy's last minute after Whitney Houston's passing, David's weekly appearances on The Adam Carolla Show and wrap it up (I'll take it) with some talk about David's new book with Brad Paisley Diary Of A Player. Thanks for everyone who has stayed with us these last fifty episodes, this is just the beginning! (This is an encore presentation from June 2012. Thanks for checking out our show!)
This week, Andy got the opportunity to pick the brain of Steven Drozd from The Flaming Lips. Starting as a killer drummer and growing into an awesome multi-instrumentalist, Steven has enjoyed over twenty years with one of America’s most important alternative bands. Andy and Steven talk about joining The Lips, working for Warner Brothers, drug addiction, and redemption through the brotherhood of the band. Steven is an intelligent, funny and sweet man. Be sure to check out The Flaming Lips’ new album The Terror, coming April 2nd! Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show.
This week, we celebrated two years doing The Andy Derer Show. To mark the occasion, Andy is bringing you four of his favorite conversations from the past year and bringing them to you full, uncut and completely commercial-free. We want to thank all the listeners, guests and sponsors for making 2012 a banner year for our show. We also want to thank everyone who has supported our show by buying our new mp3 album Transmissions From The Honeycomb Hideout. As an added thank you we are selling the album for $1 the week of 2/10 to 2/16! Thanks as always for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week Andy had a chat with Jay Porks, social media guru for The Meat Puppets and frequent blogger for Concert Confessions. He has tons of knowledge of The Meat Puppets' story and they discuss whats coming around the bend for the Brothers Meat. The guys also talk about Jay's best live music experiences, Hurricane Sandy and its effect on his native Staten Island. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week, Andy had a great time speaking with musician/producer Steve Fisk. Being in bands like Pell Mell and Pigeonhed and working with legendary labels like SST, SubPop and K Records, Steve has firsthand knowledge and stories from the glorious DIY 1980s. Then they discuss his time spent behind the boards, producing great bands like Screaming Trees, Soundgarden and The Beat Happening. They also touch on topics like social media, sound quality and home studios. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week, Andy welcomes returning guest Gary Smith, network producer at Carolla Digital. Carolla Digital is Adam Carolla's podcast network complete with shows by Dr. Drew, Alison Rosen, Lynette Carolla, Larry Miller and more. Andy and Gary discuss what's new in the world of Carolla and his empire. Other topics include: Mangria, Not Taco Bell Material, Jeff Lynne, Adam's show in Joliet last October and his latest exploits. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
This week, Andy returns with an all-new interview with filmmaker David Markey. He is known for helping capture the original punk/hardcore movement on film. He helped the whole alternative/grunge zeitgeist by directing the feature film "1991: The Year Punk Broke," with iconic groups such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr and more. David's got a new book (We Got Power) and two brand new films featuring both Dinosaur Jr and The Circle Jerks. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
Here is our highest downloaded episode of 2012, when Andy got the opportunity to interview his idol, MTV Icon Matt Pinfield. The man is known as being a Rock & Roll encyclopedia as well as one of the most important interviewers of the last twenty years. We talk about a whole list of cool subjects. Thank you so much for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
Here is the full, uncut episode with The Ed aka Ed Miller from last February. He is a sports mastermind. But he is also a funny guy, with tons of stories about sports, broadcasting and music to spare. Ed is a mysterious man with little known about his personal life, save for his weekly podcast and his hilarious, R-rated tweets. Thanks for checking out The Andy Derer Show!
Andrew Martin Derer is a podcaster / musician / music historian and restaurateur from the Chicago suburb of Westmont. Early on, he found music as a refuge and a never-ending font of inspiration. He started his first garage band in 1995 and soon began recording and playing shows around Chicagoland. As a below-average student through high school music became his one true passion and started his own record label New Money after graduating high school in 2002. While working at a mom-and-pop record store and failing out of junior college, his grind in the entertainment industry rose to the level of major venues and recording studios whether it be hip hop music or alternative rock. He relocated from Chicago back to the suburbs after becoming slightly burnt out on the record industry. However while working a day job at a BBQ restaurant, he renewed his vows to music and podcasting by making music with the band Mosquito and by creating his own music-obsessed podcast The Andy Derer Show. While still in his twenties, the sky is the limit for this self-proclaimed Midwest Media Mogul.
BANDS I HAVE SEEN LIVE
The Meat Puppets
The Smashing Pumpkins
A Tribe Called Quest
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Jedi Mind Tricks
The Beastie Boys
Ides Of March
The Black Crowes
Dan The Automator
The Twilight Singers
Hank Williams III
Grant Lee Buffalo
Eyedea & Abilities
The Entrance Band