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Episode 159: The Early November

Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny... Read on.
Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss what it was like growing up in “The Blueberry Capitol Of The World,” what happens when humans inevitably merge with machines and that time they got sued by The...  Read on.
Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss what it was like growing up in "The Blueberry Capitol Of The World," what happens when humans inevitably merge with machines and that time they got sued by The Get Up Kids for attempting to pay homage to them in a song. We also get into how you reserve engineer the brain,  if we are actually living in a simulation and what will happen when robots become so intelligent that they turn on humanity. "I kind of like the status quo of kind of not knowing and having some robot overloads tell us what to do. I dig it, the gave us the Internet after all," Marro says at one point. So say we all. Photo by Danielle Parsons The Early November The Gaslight Anthem
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Episode 158: Jessica Hopper

Pitchfork Review’s Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to... Read on.
Pitchfork Review’s Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to discuss her new book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, her influential fanzine Hit It Or Quit It and what it was like going back to a flip phone for...  Read on.
Pitchfork Review's Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to discuss her new book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, her influential fanzine Hit It Or Quit It and what it was like going back to a flip phone for two years. We also discuss her days of being a publicist for classic Jade Tree releases like the Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good, how she manages to avoid being jaded when it comes to new artists and why Jonah and Brian seem to have rediscovered adult-contemporary artists such as Bruce Hornsby and Phil Collins, for better or worse.
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Episode 157: Ryan Patterson

Coliseum frontman Ryan Patterson talks about his long musical career from The Enkindels to Black Cross to Coliseum, how he... Read on.
Coliseum frontman Ryan Patterson talks about his long musical career from The Enkindels to Black Cross to Coliseum, how he maintains the struggle of being in a mid-level band for over a decade and how he’s been able to live off his art as a graphic artist when he isn’t on the road with Coliseum....  Read on.
Coliseum frontman Ryan Patterson talks about his long musical career from The Enkindels to Black Cross to Coliseum, how he maintains the struggle of being in a mid-level band for over a decade and how he's been able to live off his art as a graphic artist when he isn't on the road with Coliseum. "Every time there's a point where I'm like, 'this is it, this has become a breaking point where I need to pull back and stop,' something happens that makes me continue wanting to do it or reminds me of why I do this," Patterson replies when asked how he become a lifer. He also talks about the ways touring has changed since he started out touring as a teenager and how the Internet has been able to champion underground artists, even if he doesn't think it's happened to him yet. Then again, maybe that's just because not everyone has heard Coliseum's latest record Anxiety's Kiss. Coliseum ShirtKiller Ryan Patterson Design    
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Episode 156: Sam Cohen

Apollo Sunshine guitarist Sam Cohen stopped by Going Off Track to talk about what it’s like to play guitar for... Read on.
Apollo Sunshine guitarist Sam Cohen stopped by Going Off Track to talk about what it’s like to play guitar for artists like Norah Jones and Shakira, scary experiences playing in the New York Subway and what it was like touring the country in a school bus that ran on vegetable oil. We also discuss how...  Read on.
Apollo Sunshine guitarist Sam Cohen stopped by Going Off Track to talk about what it's like to play guitar for artists like Norah Jones and Shakira, scary experiences playing in the New York Subway and what it was like touring the country in a school bus that ran on vegetable oil. We also discuss how Jonah met Sam when they were teenagers in the same program at Berklee College Of Music and why Apollo Sunshine never caught on despite the fact that they are one of the most talented live bands Jonah has ever seen. "I never know or if the world has changed but guys and girls in their twenties aren't going to live in a van for years, they're more mature," Cohen says when asked about what it feels like to think back to his early days of touring. Finally, we discuss why Cohen thinks his greatest musical accomplishment is his new solo album Cool It, which incidentally is available now. Sam Cohen online Check out Cool It
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