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Join Ashleigh and Maggie every week as they drink their way through the history of the world’s most iconic musicians.

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Episode 195: And In The End…
2:00:31
It says 195, but it's actually our 200th episode. And our last one. We answer your questions and wave goodbye. Thank you for all the love and support throughout the years. Party on!
Feb 15, 2022
Episode 194: Albums That Made Us with Special Guests Jukebox Zeroes!
2:16:25
The final installment of End Times-Friend Times and we get personal with our friends from Jukebox Zeroes. We discuss two albums that influenced us, whether that be musically, aesthetically, or inspirationally. The range is big; from new wave to classic rock to electronica to mall goth to indie. Lilz and Pat add extra depth given the fact that they are actual musicians and can speak to how their albums influenced their sounds. Jokes and stories are told and we all get to know each other a bit more. Get all the best bad album reviews from Jukebox Zeroes! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Feb 09, 2022
Episode 193: La Bamba with Special Guest Writer’s Bagel Basket!
1:29:23
Ashleigh finally got Maggie to sit down and watch one of her formative childhood movies. Scott Kurland comes on to discuss the film and how impressively accurate it is! We try to flesh out a few more details, especially after Ritchie's untimely death. Listen to Writer's Bagel Basket for more tidbits about Film & TV! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Feb 02, 2022
Episode 192: Strangeland with Special Guests Pint O’Comics
1:45:12
In 1998, Dee Snider made a horror movie. We bring our pals John and Lloyd on from the Pint on to tell you why he shouldn't have. We give some deets on his inspiration and how it got made. Despite our appreciation for the Twisted Sister lead man, our gripes run far and deep. Check out Pint O'Comics here! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 26, 2022
Episode 191: Protest Songs with Special Guest Blame Your Brother!
1:49:46
We aren't a political podcast, except maybe today. We bring on our pal David from Blame Your Brother podcast to discuss protest songs that really struck some chords with us. Some are beloved and others might be a surprise to even hear they're songs of protest. Get ready for a lot of talk about the disenfranchised, racism, sexism, and subscribing to a little bit of empathy. Check out Blame Your Brother Podcast!! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 18, 2022
Episode 190: Metallica’s The Blacklist – With Special Guest Make It Stop!
2:08:34
This week we have an extra long episode, talking about an extra long album, with an extra special guest! We're going through the recent release of Metallica's Blacklist with our dear friend Heather from Make It Stop! An album of way too many covers, we pick the ones we liked the best or really needed to rant about. Throughout this journey we discovered some drunk dad karaoke night, a big box of Nilla wafers, the precipice of insufferability, and that fact that nothing really does matter. We also picked out the artists that get a blue ribbon for understanding the assignment. Wild times had by all. Listen to Make It Stop! Do it now! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 11, 2022
Episode 189: Top of the Rocks 2021 – I Just Wanna Dance in the Mountains
1:38:32
A little late, but worth the wait! We go through some our favorites from the last year- songs, albums, concerts, drinks, all with our usual banter. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 05, 2022
Episode 188: David Bowie Part 3 – Imma Be A Queen
1:56:45
Some may see the last few decades of Bowie's life as all over the place, and they wouldn't be wrong. After getting himself out of his cocaine-induced psychosis, he took a look at his life and decided to try whatever he wanted, creatively. By the end of his life, David Bowie would end up with a wonderful family and amazing legacy- one that has left him as one of the most unique and mysterious artists to have ever graced this planet. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Dec 29, 2021
Episode 187: David Bowie Part 2 – Shapes Are Different In England
1:51:42
The 70's were a monumental time for David Bowie, it would be the years where he created some of his most iconic music and personalities. Unfortunately, those years also included a horrific drug addiction and a loss of mental stability. It may have just been one decade, but this would shape his legacy and turn him into the icon the world knows him as. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Dec 22, 2021
Episode 186: David Bowie Part 1 – Washing Machine Wars
1:23:23
David Bowie - the man, the myth the legend. We go into another epic story about one of music's most iconic artists of all time. Many see Bowie as an alien from another place and time, but he is in fact mortal and has just an impressive biography to go along with his fabricated tales. Here we cover the beginning years, his mischievous childhood days, into young adulthood and how he finally found his footing in rock n' roll. 16zwDID0634xieLSTZ00 Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Dec 14, 2021
Episode 185: Rush Part 3 – If You Like Your Keyboards So Much, Why Don’t You Marry Them?
1:52:10
In the final episode on our Rush series, we discuss their heavy use of synths in the 80s, the back to basics of the 90s, and the many highs and lows that accompanied the boys during the last half of their career. Upon learning the tragic end of this epic rock band, we get a little personal and emotional with our own feelings and stories. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Dec 07, 2021
Episode 184: Rush Part 2 – Big Chongus
1:19:43
In this second installment, we cover Rush when they get real popular. Over several albums they put out bangers that the world could not deny and they saw themselves skyrocket to fame. While Neil braced himself for that impact, Alex and Geddy were thrown off by the throngs of loving fans. And despite the nay-sayers (and many did say nay), the boys refused to back away from their creative desire to write 20 minute opuses. In fact, they tripled down. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!Audio PlayerAudio Player
Nov 30, 2021
Episode 183: Rush Part 1 – Palm Trees and Broken TVs
1:44:12
Rush is one of the most polarizing bands out there- you either love 'em or hate 'em. We at Rock Candy are firmly placed in the former camp and are ready to defend that opinion by sharing their epic tale here. In this first part, we go through the childhoods of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, and discuss how they came together and the beginnings of their rock journey. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!Audio Player
Nov 24, 2021
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Nov 19, 2021
Episode 182: Lizzo – Spicy Bass
1:24:55
The newest artist we have covered to date, Lizzo has already begun to change the face of music as we know it. Not only are her songs catchy beyond belief, but they are full of messages of self love and body acceptance. Many think she was an overnight success, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Girl worked for everything she's earned and then some. Bringing herself amazing opportunities for a solo career and projects with some of her biggest idols. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!Audio Player
Nov 17, 2021
Episode 181: Ronnie James Dio – It’s All About the He Said He Said…
1:56:02
Dio was one of the greatest vocalists, not just in metal, but of all time. To look upon him you wouldn't think he held the power he did, but the minute he opened his mouth, everyone was proven wrong. He was a true work horse, starting and joining many a band throughout his lifetime. Never one to compromise, Dio stood true to his creative juices and came up with some of the best fantasy metal the world has ever heard. We tell his story, from his band geek youth, through the years he took to find his footing in the music biz, to the determined spirit that he held fast to at the end of tragically short life. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!Audio Player
Nov 09, 2021
Episode 180: Sister Rosetta Tharpe – It Wasn’t The Coolest Marriage
1:28:43
It's time to tell the tale of the originator of rock n' roll. Without this woman, music as we know it today would not exist. And even though she holds these high accolades, Sister Rosetta Tharpe still rarely gets her due. This woman was a work horse, dedicated to the music she was crafting. She started off moving the congregation at church, but would soon bring that to the stage. The people fell in love with her energetic but sweet performance style and many children saw her play guitar and wanted those skills. This is the story of the birth of rock n' roll. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Nov 03, 2021
Episode 179: Halloween Playlist Episode IV – Saliere & Mozart
1:23:41
It's time again for our Halloween Playlist! At this point do we even need to explain it to you? Hope this gives you some ideas to spice up your party with! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 178: The Misfits – Crimson Cooter
1:42:30
This episode is not for the Misfits fans out there. We take a long time to look at the story of this cult classic horror/punk band and we didn't come up with a lot of proud moments for these dudes. For what it's worth, this band was only active for about 6 years and didn't even gain popularity until after their breakup. And yet, they are still talked about today. Though usually for the wrong reasons. Listeners may agree with our sentiments or find we're totally out of bounds, but either way, the tale is an adventure. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 177: Smashing Pumpkins – Chub of Growth
1:48:26
In the 90's, rock music took a turn from hair metal to grunge, but there were some who took a different path. The Smashing Pumpkins were a band of 4 misfits who wanted to take the psychedelic and progressive music they grew up on and give it a modern sound. When everyone said there was no way they could make it, they proved them wrong. But this band would never keep any sense of inner harmony. Eventually drugs and egos would slowly break them down. However, their legacy still stands strong. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 176: Stevie Nicks – He’s A Really Good Guitarist
1:38:45
Stevie Nicks has a long and epic tale, we didn't have the time to truly do it justice, so this episode highlights some of her most iconic songs. Between each we discuss the situations and peoples who helped to inspired them and continue to spread the good word of our patron saint of all things witchy. Trashing ex's (especially on Lindsey Buckingham), mourning loss, fearing the future, Stevie's songs have it all. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Sep 29, 2021
Episode 175: New Order – 877-NAME-NOW
1:31:57
After the untimely end of Joy Division, the rest of the band was left to decide where to go from there. They would soon go back to work experimenting with new sounds and creating some of the most iconic songs of the 80's that would bring together the worlds of rock and pop. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, though, there are financial issues, drugs, and in-fighting to keep things interesting. Despite all the bad, the music succeeds and the influence of this band is still felt today. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 174: Rock Against Racism – Great, Britain
1:19:26
A tale that is as relevant today as it was at its origin. In response to some unsavory racists in the UK, many musicians took to their platforms to protest the toxic political ideals that were rampant during the 70s. Punks took to creating a movement that brought people together in unity and fight fascism. It's the ultimate ranting episode, buckle up for a hot topic while we call out "rock heroes" with some pretty crappy viewpoints. It's not all bad though, plenty of musicians stand up for whats right and make some killed tunes along the way! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!Audio Player
Sep 15, 2021
Episode 173: Foo Fighter’s The Colour and The Shape – Gellin’
1:34:36
The seminal sophomore release from one of the biggest rock bands in the world, The Color and The Shape changed the course of rock music and the way people viewed the Nirvana drummer for the rest of time. Dave Grohl dug deep into his emotions, from his divorce to his new budding romance, from his insecurities of diving into the music industry to the loathe he holds for tabloids. This album hits every chord for every listener. Take a journey track to track with us as we analyze lyrics and wax nostalgic on songs that bring us back to our teenage years. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Sep 08, 2021
Episode 172: Poly Styrene – Write A Prescription For Adventure
1:28:39
Many don't know who the Xray Spex were, but without them, the punk and New Wave movements would've been a lot less exciting. Especially thanks to lead singer/songwriter, Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, better known as Poly Styrene. This woman did not spend too long in the spotlight, but for the brief time that she did, it was spent singing about important topics like racism, sexism, and capitalism. Her story is not widely known, but is one of the most interesting that we've covered. Today we learn how she brought punk to women and people of color with her own sense of style and values. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 171: NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 6 – Break Stuff, Nookie
2:10:29
The summer is hotter than ever and you know what that means! NOW review time! This go-round we look at the 2001 release of volume 6 and analyze how much things have changed, but in actuality have truly remained the same. From pop, to R&B, to rock, we've got some truly epic gems to tear apart this time around. So sit back with your favorite beverage and let us take you to a time when the internet was slow and the pants were baggy. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Aug 10, 2021
Episode 170: Run The Jewels – HOTLANTA!
1:14:48
Run The Jewels is one of the most talented, creative, politically charged, and intelligent rap duos to date. Killer Mike and El-P got together on a whim and immediately connected, not realizing that a one off collaboration would turn into an honest to goodness musical group. They came from different places, but their passions are the same. We go into each of their upbringings and (already successful) solo careers and bring you into the world that was created by bringing together these two geniuses. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jul 28, 2021
Episode 169: Frankie Knuckles – It’s Donuts!
1:31:02
In the ashes of Disco came the beginning of electronic music as we knew it with House music. And Frankie Knuckles was one of its founding fathers, using his passion and inspiration to mix songs in ways that had never been heard before. He never wanted the party to stop and as long as he was in the booth, it wouldn't. A true pioneer of the genre, he went from kid DJ to master remixer to solidify his place as a true innovator of electronic music. Along the way we meet a few other important players in getting this genre and lifestyle off the ground, those who collaborated together to make House the blueprint for dance music. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jul 13, 2021
Episode 168: Annie Lennox Part 2 – You Are the Best British Female
1:24:48
In this episode, we finish up Annie's time in the Eurythmics and how she got her solo career started. There are many falls, but also many satisfying wins. Hear how she fights her way through the mud to become the memorable icon we know her as today. And also to hear an atrocious Bob Dylan impression. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 167: Annie Lennox Part 1 – I Am Girl
1:12:56
Annie Lennox did not become an icon overnight. It took a lot of hard work and trudging through the BS to get where she is today. And don't get it twisted, just because she grew up with a classically trained background, that doesn't mean she didn't have the desire to jump into the pop world the second she had a chance. Early in her career she would meet Dave Stewart and the two would become a creative powerhouse in the 80s. In this episode we take you to their peak success in their band, the Eurythmics. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jun 16, 2021
Episode 166: Lita Ford – Oh No
1:37:19
Many refer to her as the Queen of Metal, and for good reason. Lita Ford got her start in music as a member of the iconic Runaways back in the 70's. They may have only lasted a few years, but it was the education of a lifetime. Afterwards Lita would build herself a solo career like no other woman has had in metal. And boy oh boy did she have to deal with bumps along the way. Through it all she came out stronger and is still out here rocking hard for all to see! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jun 02, 2021
Episode 165: Death – Cigarette Butt On Wheels
1:32:08
Not the punk band, we've told their story already. This time we're bringing you the story of the most influential, yet under-celebrated bands in metal, Death! Mainly the only consistent member, Chuck Schuldiner. Hear about his childhood and how he would become a non-stop creative force to change the face of the metal scene going forward. But we don't just talk about Chuck, but we get into some other major players in the death metal scene, beyond their contributions to this band and into their many accomplishments in music and society! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
May 26, 2021
Episode 164: Twisted Sister – Gettin’ the Band Back to Glittah
1:31:45
Mostly remembered for their iconic 80's music videos rebelling against the man, Twisted Sister became a hero to underdogs all over. But they are also so much more. A band with a long and storied career, it took them years to get a record contract, but applying the eyeshadow came naturally. They dressed in outrageous clothes and played loud and hard so that everyone saw how little they cared about your opinion. The only thing they cared about is that you went as hard as they did. Hear this tale about how a band of misfits came to rule the world with their music and unconventional look. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
May 19, 2021
Episode 163: Slayer Part 2 – Nobody’s Gonna Forget What You Did In Front of TGIFriday’s
1:28:09
Get excited, cause EVERYTHING happens in this episode! We conclude the story of Slayer with all sorts of action, drama, and hilarity that you'd expect from a metal band of this caliber. How many times will Dave leave the band and join back up? Does touring with Dave Mustain ever become enjoyable? Is Rick Rubin a rad dad? All these questions and more will be answered in the conclusion of SLAYER! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
May 12, 2021
Episode 162: Slayer Part 1 – Something About Daves
1:22:54
This week we are kicking off Metal MAYhem month with another member of the legendary Big 4- SLAYER! These 4 dudes look to the outside world like chaotic Satanists trying to take over the world, one innocent child at a time. But in reality, that couldn't be further from the truth. Here we have 4 average guys, math and history nerds, who just want to make their music loud and fast and above all, interesting. Hear about how they were brought together and the elements that finally brought them to fame. Also, look out for some Dave Mustain asides. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
May 05, 2021
Episode 161: Disco Part 2 – Adult Sanctioned Fire
1:35:57
This week is the end of Disco. Or is it? We go in depth with some of the main factors that attributed to the fall of disco- from the commercialization to over-saturation in the media all the way to the infamous Disco Demolition night. Along the way we meet some more fun staples of disco music and also some real shady or downright malicious characters who ruin it for everyone else. But there's a secret to be had at the end of it all. (Spoiler: DIsco Isn't Dead) Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 160: Disco Part 1 – NeverEnding Hustle
1:11:46
Welcome to the first half of our story of the phenomenon known as Disco music. A genre that has been unfairly panned in the past and has recently been getting a revisit to see just how wrong everyone was about it. Here we'll talk about Disco's rise - from it's roots in Motown, jazz, and funk and explain the cultural factors that got it moving - like the growing confidence found in the gay community. And of course we mention the women who used it to feel their oats and bring some sultry singing to these dance floor jams. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 159: Music on Trial with the PMRC – Impew-pew-punity
1:35:54
This week we bring you an episode full of comical hot takes and ranting, because that's the only way the ridiculousness of this subject can truly be conveyed. During the height of the Regan-era, Satanic Panic was on everyone's minds, so much so that when more and more parents began to hear some of the "explicit content" on the albums their children were listening to, one group decided to stand up to the "a-moral musicians that were tainting the brains of the children". Except they were wrong about where to place the blame and wrong in how to go about stopping this imagined terror. We do a deep dive into the Parents Resource Music Center and their lame attempt to make rock and pop artists public enemy #1 with their war on what they deemed as offensive lyrics. All which leads to why there are stupid warnings on albums now. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Apr 14, 2021
Special Episode: Justice for Fred “FREAK” Smith
1:10:02
On August 8, 2017, Fred “FREAK” Smith was found dead in Las Palmas Park in a suburb of Los Angeles. He was stabbed by an unknown person, only to be found the next day with no possessions to identify him. When he was finally identified two days later, the effects of his death were already starting to be felt in the DC punk community. Fred was a well-loved veteran of the punk scene in Washington DC, having played in the seminal band Beefeater that influenced so many other bands the came after them. He then moved on to the gothic new-wave band Strange Boutique, showing that his talent truly knew no bounds. After leaving the DC area for LA in 1994, Fred continued to play in bands like Blaxmyth and American Corpse Flower. At some point in the later 2010s, Fred found himself struggling with his mental health and was living in a group home. He had left the group home for unknown reasons only a few days before his death. In this very special bonus episode, we are joined by our friends Mary Bryski and Enoch “Skeeter” Thompson as well as Fred’s former Strange Boutique bandmate, Steve Willett. They share wonderful stories about their friend Fred, discussing his life, personality, love of music and influence on them and the punk scene, as well as some details of his death and the investigation into it, which is still an open case with the LAPD. Mary also shares some stories sent in by friends of Fred and details how she started the “Justice For Fred ‘FREAK’ Smith” Facebook page. Fred was a beloved member of the DC and LA music scenes and clearly left his mark on so many people. His family and friends deserve answers, and Fred himself deserves justice. If you would like to help out, we highly suggest you share this episode anywhere you can. We would like to thank Mary, Enoch, and Steve for coming on the show! Please check out the links below for more information on Fred and please join the “Justice for Fred ‘FREAK’ Smith” Facebook page! Justice for Fred "FREAK" Smith Facebook groupNPR articleMedium article by Peter Graves Roberts
Apr 09, 2021
Episode 158: The Go-Go’s – Come for the Party, Stay for the Party
1:26:29
The Go-Go's are a criminally underrated band of women who could play their own instruments and write their own songs, a feat rarely heard on the radio back in the 80's. With their upbeat tunes and devil may care attitude, they helped pave the way for women rockers to follow in their footsteps. Hopefully with less of the drinking and drugs that they experienced, though. They worked hard for what they earned but it also drove wedges between band members which led to decades of "will they, won't they" feelings. Now they're together and stronger than ever and we're here to tell you the story of how that came to be and also shout into the abyss about gender inequality in mainstream music. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin’ to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Apr 07, 2021
Episode 157: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska – The Hashtag Mood
1:19:09
The Boss is classically known for such upbeat hits as Dancing In The Dark and Born In The USA. But in his 1982 release, Nebraska, he took his usual songwriting approach with the E Street Band and stripped it all down for a somber album featuring himself, a guitar, and a harmonica. The result is a realistically beautiful, yet somewhat haunting look at the plight of lower class America. We delve into each track to discuss the inspiration for it and discover Bruce's own demons along the way. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin' to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Mar 30, 2021
Episode 156: A Very Muses Playlist – with Special Guests Muses Podcast
1:54:27
This week is a new special playlist episode, where 4 screechy ladies bring you 12 songs that were inspired by women, men, and countries. Our friends Chanty and Lynx from the Muses Podcast come on to strut their stuff and help us tell the stories behind these songs. Also included are beer breaks, hot takes, and lots of jabs at Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. It's a good time had by all, with more tidbits of info than we could've imagined. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 155: Buffy Sainte-Marie – Everybody Needs Some Maine Time
1:36:28
This week we're not just giving you the story about a musician you should know about; we're also giving lessons in history, ethics, and politics. Buffy helped jump start the career of so many in the worlds of both folk and rock, but still hasn't seen her due, a story all too familiar for an Indigenous woman. But trust us, you know her music, and by the end of this, we'll make sure you also know about the artist herself. How she was acutely aware of her otherness since day one, and turned that into her creative strength and driving passion. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Lookin to rep our swag? Check out our merch store, available at TeePublic!
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 154: Sia – Peak Big Pharma
1:23:09
First she tried to make a name for herself as a singer. Then she tried to make one as a songwriter. And now, she's both. Sia has been around a lot longer than most might realize, getting her start in the late 90s and quickly realizing that being on stage caused some real anxiety. Soon she would fall down the path of drugs and alcohol, yet still be one of the hardest working and most creative musicians in the pop world. We tell her story from childhood to now; the trauma that let to some bad choices and her ability to heal from it and her addictions. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 153: “Mama” Cass Elliot – We All Have Worms
1:47:03
Known for her powerful vocals in the group the Mamas and the Papas, Mama Cass is one of the overlooked women in rock. In fact, don't call her mama, she didn't like it. We tell her tale, how she used her sharp wit and charisma to get her foot into the door of the music world, despite it wanting nothing to do with a fat woman. We rage over har unfair treatment and sympathize with her many efforts to lose weight and fit into a society that didn't deserve her. But at the end of it all, she needs to be heralded or her amazing voice and the contributions she could've given if only she were still around today. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 03, 2021
Episode 152: Chaka Khan – I Feel Like I’m Pregnant
1:29:17
Since the 1970's this woman has been wowing the people with her amazing voice and charisma. Chaka Khan helped to bring women of color to the forefront of rock, funk, R&B, you name it, she can do it all. But it wasn't a straightforward path from her childhood that led her to music. It was a rebellious adolescence, the civil rights movement, second wave feminism, countless missteps with drugs and alcohol, and her sense of adventure that has made her the woman she is today. From her time with Rufus to her solo career, she has never let anyone dictate how she will live her life or what music she is to create. All of which has made her the bad ass she is today. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 24, 2021
Episode 151: John Lennon Part 2 – Art Student Meet Cute
1:58:47
We're wrapping up our Beatlestravaganza with the later years of Mr. John Lennon. We really rip open the onion that is this complicated human and discuss how to truly separate the artist from the art. We also realize that each Beatle tells the same story, but completely differently and talk about how being a rad dad reflects poorly on the kids. Here we are at the end, and we feel pretty confident that our opinions on these 4 are pretty solid. And we never want to read another book about them. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 16, 2021
Episode 150: John Lennon Part 1 – I Promise It Was Pirates
1:37:20
We finish up our Beatles' tales with John, the most controversial of the Fab 4. A ball of contradictions, this guy is very difficult to figure out. And for good reason. In this episode we look deep into his upbringing and his problematic family who made him the person he became. From a wonderful mother who encouraged him to find his voice in music, to a cold hearted aunt who kept him away from any joy he could find. Tragedy would push this man into the world of music where he would his footing was best kept in teamwork. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 10, 2021
Episode 149: Paul McCartney Part 2 – The Apple Survey
1:52:30
This episode we take a look at Paul's career after The Beatles, well, and also the long drawn out process he started when publicly announcing their disbandment. That wouldn't be his only group project though, soon he and his wife Linda would start Wings, who would also bring him to heights of fame. We talk a lot about the relationships he kept and through them discover that he's a pretty good guy and still to this day makes pretty good music, too! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!Check out our new merch store, available at TeePublic!
Feb 03, 2021
Episode 148: Paul McCartney Part 1 – Play That Nasty Jazz
1:39:17
Here we begin our story on one half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo. Paul is a man built with charisma and determination, someone who doesn't understand no and works hard for his success. But he has had his hurdles to jump along the way, meeting each challenge with his business savvy and positive thinking. We go through his early days, how he got into music, and the relationships that saw him in and out of The Beatles. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!Check out our new merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 27, 2021
Episode 147: George Harrison Part 2 – It’s Not For You
1:33:14
In this episode we take a look at the rest of George's legacy, with a few tidbits from his time in the Beatles and beyond. Not only was music important to him, but his spirituality was a driving factor in many things that he did. There will be some relationships that fail, and others that will save his life. And towards the end of his life, the really important people will come through one more time to help create and celebrate his work. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!Check out our new merch store, available at TeePublic!
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 146: George Harrison Part 1 – A Lovely Structure
1:11:07
Known as the "silent Beatle", George Harrison was the youngest member of the band, but that didn't mean he had a lack of any talent. The true dark horse of The Beatles, some of their biggest hits would be penned by this man. But for now we're going to tell you about baby George, how he came to play guitar, join the biggest pop group of all time, and got into plenty of mischief along the way. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 13, 2021
Episode 145: Ringo Starr – Ringle Dingle ‘Em
1:48:29
We're taking the next several weeks to look at each Beatle as an individual, and we're starting with someone who raises different controversy than the other three. Ringo Starr has to be one of the most underrated musicians in history. One would think his inclusion in the biggest band of all time would earn him more respect than it did. In this episode we go into Ringo's past, how he got his name, ended up in The Beatles, and spent a majority of his life outside of that unforgettable band. And where some want to push him aside as a talentless hack, we make the argument about how that is completely untrue. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!Audio Player
Jan 06, 2021
Episode 144: Top of the Rocks 2020 – Give Em The Slap
1:39:20
It's time to close up another year, this one being much spicier than others. But we still want to give you our top 10 songs that we heard this year. And in true Rock Candy fashion, Maggie keeps it dancey while Ashleigh keeps it metal. We get properly drunk and go on our usual tangents about musicians that we love, those that we hate, lament the concerts missed, and hail our true savior, beer/cider. Thank you to each and every one of you lovely listeners out there. This year has been a lot for all of us, and we hope you're getting through the best you can. Try to stay positive and keep your heads up for better things in 2021. Party on! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Dec 16, 2020
Episode 143: Interview with Enoch “Skeeter” Thompson of Scream
1:31:33
This week we have the pleasure to present our interview with Enoch "Skeeter" Thompson, known for his place in the DC hardcore punk scene in the band Scream (you may remember them as the group Dave Grohl was a part of before Nirvana). Back in the late 70's, Enoch joined up with his friends Franz, Kent, and Peter based around their common ground of music. Scream came soon after, the first band to release a full length album on Dischord records. We discuss the community of the DC punk scene in the 80's, hear the best "how I got my first guitar" story, ask his thoughts and feelings on the BLM movement, and so much more. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Dec 09, 2020
Episode 142: The B-52’s – There Ya Go!
1:26:24
This week we want to shine a light on one a band whose true talents get overlooked. The B-52's may seem like just your standard party band, but they are so much more than that. Their technically sound instrumentation mixed with quirky lyrics run much deeper than a simple song about piling into a massive car for a road trip to a cabin. This band worked hard and put in the time and made the connections, earning them a rightful place in music history throughout the decades. And along the way they teach us to celebrate our own uniqueness and try to have a little fun here and there. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Dec 02, 2020
Episode 141: Music in Society – I Guess The Kids Aren’t Alright
1:28:01
This week we delve into the age old question, does music actually have any influence on the people that commit crimes? (Spoiler: no) We tell the tale of the TWO stories that Pearl Jam's infamous single 'Jeremy' is based on and it's cultural impact. From there we go into a few well known instances where rock music was blamed for influencing the youth to cause chaos and harm to the world around them. From Columbine to the current cancel culture, many musicians have felt the ire and grief of parents and outspoken members of the public looking to point the finger at someone for their tragic experiences. We discuss the situations and how the artists react to such heavy accusations and how this affects musical expression. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 140: Nine Inch Nails Part 2 – Writes Good Music, Rescues Greyhounds
1:32:51
In this episode we continue down the spiral of Nine Inch Nails' story. We cover the latter half of their career, starting with the end of last century, where Trent and his collaborators brought a new sound and vision to their fans. Addictions and depression still threaten to bring down the whole operation and Trent has to make some tough choices to keep the integrity of his music yet still bring it to the masses. We also touch on the projects that end up making him a bigger name than just as a rock star, but with film and tv as well. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 18, 2020
Episode 139: Nine Inch Nails Part 1 – Angry Janitor
1:29:00
We start to tell the tale of the band that brought industrial music to the mainstream, or more specifically, the man. Nine Inch Nails is Trent Reznor, a kid from the midwest who knew there was more out there for him than corn fields and quiet communities. But his journey was a real personal struggle, and his music makes that plain to see. Trent worked hard on his craft to the point where it became all consuming. He saw the apathy and despair in the world and found it brought him down as well, and music would become his primary outlet for these feelings. Despite falling into some unsavory habits, he managed to become a chart-topping rock star and took advantages of some opportunities of a lifetime. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 11, 2020
Episode 138: Pat Benatar – Go Sit In The Parking Lot
1:24:42
This week we finally cover a true feminist rock icon. Pat Benatar didn't believe she needed to compromise her values just to sell a record. And since her fame exploded in the 80's, she has been influencing people all around the world to do the same. We discuss where her iconic looks came from, how her band helped her to create the perfect kind of rock to go with her operatic voice, and of course all the garbage her label put her through along the way. Take some time and listen as we celebrate this amazing woman of rock n roll! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 04, 2020
Episode 137: Halloween Playlist III – with Special Guests Jukebox Zeroes!
1:41:32
It's the most wonderful time of the year - HALLOWEEN! And we are once again doing our classic Halloween playlist, but this time, not alone. We bring in Pat and Lilz from the podcast Jukebox Zeroes for the fun. Join us for in depth conversations about great Halloween songs, aquariums, delicious thematic beers, the true meaning of Halloween, mourn the continued loss of lime skittles, and so much more! Ashleigh finally discusses her beef with Ghost and Maggie likes ska. Everyone drinks too much, but we still have on point hot takes about tunes that will really zazz up your spoopy playlist! We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 136: Elvira – Never Gonna Get A Ring From Count Chocula
1:18:46
We decided to pick up this Halloween season with a story a bit more fun and inspiring than previous ones. You may not realize the role and influence Elvira has played in music, but it's there and it's heavy. Not only an icon for all things spooky, she is also a smart and strong babe of a woman who can bring a smile to anyone's face with her campy humor. Enjoy some funny anecdotes, a couple hard times, and overall a heartwarming story about the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira. We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 135: True Crime in Music II – 24/7 Existential Crisis
1:15:22
We are continuing Halloween month by bringing back true crime stories, involving people in the music biz who have abused their power and influence and try to get away with some of the most heinous crimes. We tell the tales of two absolutely influential producers- first we discuss Lawrence Horn, famous for developing new layering techniques and his work with Motown. Then we give full details on a producer we mentioned recently, Phil Spector. Both may have done some amazing work that changed the world of music forever, but even that can't save their reputations from their own terrible acts. We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 14, 2020
Episode 134: GG Allin- The King of BTFU
1:30:02
We are kicking off Halloween month with a pretty horrifying story. GG Allin's life was terrible from the get-go, and it didn't get any better as he grew up. Some think he was a legendary performer, while others see his on stage antics as downright criminal (cause they were). His unbelievable actions on and off the mic have influenced the punk scene for years beyond his death. There were many factors that went into this infamous musician, who preferred to call himself a rock n roll terrorist. This episode, we dig into someone who we absolutely do not condone, but tell the story as a cautionary tale; that mental health is very important and art can definitely go too far. If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assault, know you aren't alone. Please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline, open 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-4673. Also, if you have feelings of hopelessness or thoughts of self harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 07, 2020
Episode 133: The Ramones Part 3 – Johnny, Angry Johnny
1:27:15
In this episode we conclude the story about our lovable goons, The Ramones! After all they've been through, you'd think they were invincible, but alas, this band does decide to call it quits. But not before they have a few more wild adventures and make a few more killer tunes. Hear about the many conflicts that forced them into calling it quits as well as what happened to the boys after it was all said and done. We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Sep 30, 2020
Episode 132: The Ramones Part 2 – Getting To Know You Gun Play
1:22:37
The second installment of the Ramones story is filled with the stuff of rock n' roll legend. We explain their influence on UK punk, get more in depth about the band mates contrasting personalities, and give audible shock and awe at the shenanigans that were pulled when they worked with Phil Spector. They're working hard to get the notoriety they crave, but coming up short every time. When will they catch a break? Just listen in to see. We have merch! Check out the Rock Candy Teespring Store now! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Sep 23, 2020
Episode 131: The Ramones Part 1 – Embrace The Goon
1:19:55
It's time to come in with another heavy hitter in the world of music! The Ramones are a beloved part of rock history, but they weren't always viewed that way. From the very beginning, their career was filled with bumps and challenges. But they continued to work hard to create a sound that we hadn't really heard before. In this part we give you the background of each member, how they got together, where the name came from, and how they managed to get signed to release their first album. Listen up as we tell you how these average boys from Queens began their climb to become some of the OGs of punk! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Sep 16, 2020
Episode 130: Anvil – He Was A Lunchman
1:15:04
Sit back and be prepared for a true underdog story this week! You've heard us talk about the satire that is Spinal Tap, but are you ready to hear the tale of the real life Spinal Tap? Anvil is one of the originators of Speed Metal and you probably never even heard of them. We explain how their naivety mixed with the dark side of the music biz stopped them from reaching the heights of success that are expected with such talent. Let's take a break from unfortunate events and doom and gloom to hear the heartwarming story about two best friends who wanted to just make amazing music together. Special nod to the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil as the main resource for this episode! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 129: NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol 4 – Shake Your Sad, White Ass
2:12:09
It's that time of the year again! When we celebrate the oppressive summer days by getting drunk and jamming out to the songs of our youth, most of which we hate. We take you into each track, most of which very much a product of their time, and give you the story behind the songs and the artists who wrote them. Because let's be honest, we're not doing episodes on a good portion of these artists. Come back in time with us, won't you? Hear our hot takes on each tune and how we reverse the tables by sexualizing all the men on this album. Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 128: This Is Spinal Tap – with Special Guest Writer’s Bagel Basket
1:39:43
This episode we decide to turn to comedy in these spicy times and talk about the good times that is This Is Spinal Tap. We got some music trivia about the actors playing the band members, some quirky stories about how we ended up with some of the funniest scenes, and a few tangets of our own. In the end we have talk about the elephant in the room- Is Spinal Tap a real band? We are joined by good friend of the podcast, Scott, the host of Writer's Bagel Basket! He brings us little nuggets of trivia that we would not have known about without his endless movie knowledge. No matter how this got made, it's still a classic that is enjoyed by the masses. Get more movie fun in your ears with Scott on Writer's Bagel Basket! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Aug 05, 2020
Episode 127: Talkin’ Butt Rock – with special guests Make It Stop!
2:10:16
Just when things couldn't get worse- butt rock happened. One of the most polarizing styles of music to exist, sometimes loved, but mostly despised. Or at least an easy target to get dunked on. This episode, we have in-depth discussions about what it means to be butt rock. Why is it reviled and what is redeemable about it? Could it have something to do with the DBE (Big Dirtbag Energy) or is it just daddy issues? How many post grunge bands should be categorized as butt rock? All these questions will be answered as we are joined by our proteges from Make It Stop- Heather and Mike, PHBs in bad music, making them professionals on this topic in our eyes. Also enjoy hearing us teach the kids about butt rock in real time. Check out the bad music and good times with Make It Stop! Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jul 22, 2020
Episode 126: No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom – Skrog Rock
1:42:22
This album was not No Doubt's first rodeo, but it was certainly the one to put them on the map. Listen through it with us and see how it still holds up. The 90's nostalgia is strong in this one, but in all the right ways. We discover how very much Gwen Stefani wants to get married, how the band stepped up their game despite their leader quitting, and how this is a modern day version of the album Rumors. Maggie spends most of the time being constantly reminded on how she didn't have cable growing up, and Ashleigh discovers that she missed a bullet by not dating Gavin Rosdale. Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jul 08, 2020
Episode 125: Interview with Eddie Reyes of Taking Back Sunday
1:01:30
We have a wonderfully special and especially wonderful episode this week! We are forgoing our usual format to bring you a delightful interview with Eddie Reyes, veteran songwriter, guitarist, and founder of Taking Back Sunday. He spent two decades in TBS and toured the world many times over, so you better believe he has some fun stories! We talk about everything from being on the road with TBS (lots of salami involved), to being a dad of two teenagers (and having to feed them too, to our collective love of metal (we get schooled). Believe us when we say we were ecstatic he agreed to be on our show and we had a blast shooting the shit with him. It's official - we're all bffs now. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jul 01, 2020
Episode 124: Lady Gaga – Laugh, Cry, and Roll My Eyes
1:33:06
This week we cover a relatively new artist (at least as far as our usual repertoire goes) and bring you the story of one Lady Gaga. She started out as some random girl from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but managed to stand out with her talent and relentless work ethic. Hear how she went from Stefani to Gaga, how she ended up going from rock to pop, and a few missteps she may have had along the way. But at the end of the day, this woman is truly one of a kind. Whether you love her music or can't get over her theatrics, you can't deny that she will live on as a legend of our time. Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jun 24, 2020
Episode 123: Guilty Pleasures – Hashtag Glowed Up
1:34:07
We all got em- guilty pleasure songs! The tunes you bop to when no one is looking. It's just about summer time, which is a perfect time to dig up music that you never wanted anyone to see on your playlist. This week we got together and discussed our favorite shame-filled songs, despite how much respect you will arguably lose for us. We really run the spectrum of genres here, from emo to techno, it gets pretty embarrassing. Get a pretty good idea of what we were like in college and how we, and some of the artists, have changed throughout the past dozen years. Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 122: The Prodigy – Pretzel and the Ball
1:12:48
This fearless group took electronica to a whole new level in the 90's. Breaking the boundaries of genre by incorporating the sounds of techno, hip hop, rock, and everything in between to create the most unique music the world had heard up to that point. They made it ok for metal heads to want to dance and ravers to want to mosh. The Prodigy just started out as a one man show, that quickly turned into a 3-piece collective, after he let some ravers join in on the fun. Their story is their own, creating music without compromise and proving that they have the talent and inventive nature to show the world what they were missing. Doesn't get much more rock n' roll than this, kids. Visit Adam & Eve and use the code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 121: Thin Lizzy – He Was Somethin’
1:25:02
This week we're not just going into the story of the legendary Thin Lizzy, but especially so to talk about the life of frontman Phil Lynott. He had the charisma to get all eyes on him during a performance, but he was not born with it, it took years to adapt to the rock star lifestyle. His life as a person of color amidst a predominantly white city left him feeling like an outsider, which would contribute heavily to his deep lyrics that fans have grown to love. Not only Phil, but Thin Lizzy seems to never really get their due, so help us in celebrating this amazingly influential band with delightfully crazy Irish stories. Part of the Pantheon Network! Please consider donating to any of these organizations in support of Black Lives Matter: The Bail Project NAACP Legal Defense The Movement for Black Lives
Jun 03, 2020
Episode 120: The Specials – The 2 Tone Towers
1:13:32
Ska may not always get the respect it deserves, but this band sure should! The Specials are the originators of 2 Tone, a style of music that fused together Jamaican ska with punk and sprinkled in some new wave here and there. They changed the game and influenced the worlds of rock and pop to come after. This band not only revolutionized music, but they brought in topics that weren't normally discussed in popular music- racism, teenage pregnancy, economic disparity, and overall distaste with the establishment. It was everything the youth at the time wanted to hear and encouraged their peers to do the same. We talk about how they get together, how they've changed, and how they've (mostly) brought it back home. Hopefully this episode will leave you giving ska a little more respect than you may have had before. So pick it up! Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
May 27, 2020
Episode 119: Fiona Apple – Fan Adjacent
1:29:11
You may only remember Fiona Apple from her risque music video for Criminal back in the late 90's, but she is so much more. An artist who has taken her pain and displayed it for all the world to see and relate to. She learned early on that if you can't please everyone, then at least please yourself. But that doesn't mean she hasn't spent a great deal of time soul searching to get where she is today with her most recent release. We cover her tumultuous childhood into her music-laden teens when she became the star we know her as now. But let's take a minute to celebrate her and all the work she has done not only for women in music, but for women in life. That they are respected and believed in times of great struggle. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
May 20, 2020
Episode 118: System of a Down’s Toxicity – Highwater JNCOs
1:58:29
Remember the early 2000s? Well you will after this episode. We talk about the nearly 20 year old sophomore release from one of the most eclectic metal bands to grace the airwaves- System of a Down. Toxicity brought SOAD to the masses at a time when we needed to hear some hard truths. These tracks cover the spectrum of hot political topics, the Armenian Genocide, how fake LA really is, Science vs Nature, and horse pilots. We get pretty drunk and pretty passionate about these songs, so buckle up for an extra long, extra spicy episode. And be on the lookout for our buddy, Rick Rubin. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
May 13, 2020
Episode 117: Lemmy Kilmister – A Weird Game of Duck, Duck, Goose
1:51:12
A God of rock, this week we are talking about Motorhead cornerstone, Lemmy. Without this man, so many genres of rock would not exist as we know them today. With his unique bass technique, lyrics to scare your parents yet make you think, and a devil may care attitude, we will live on with his influence forever. We dive into his story, from childhood, to his first bands, to his epic life with Motorhead, all leading up to his tragic passing in 2015. This guy is a character with some crazy stories and potentially questionable taste in fashion and decorations. But at the end of the day, we respect this consummate bad ass of a guy. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
May 06, 2020
Episode 116: Bjork’s Post – All Lungs and a Swan Dress
1:33:02
Bjork had been making music for the majority of her life, but many would argue that it was her sophomore release that pushed her into the mainstream. Post saw Bjork truly breaking out of her shell, from the shy and polite girl of Debut, to the strong and unapologetic woman who would eventually become one of the biggest names in art pop. Here we see her getting more comfortable with production and collaborating with even more artists to make this one of the most unique album experiences of our time. Experimental, yet totally still accessible, Post brings to the table everything we love about this Icelandic singer for a perfect album for any audiophile. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 115: Lou Pearlman – You Never Forget Your First Blimp
1:32:13
Buckle up for an episode about one of the worst people to ever step into the music business. Lou Pearlman created two of the biggest pop acts in recent memory- Backstreet Boys and N*Sync. But that doesn't make this guy a hero by any means. Not only did he use and manipulate these boy bands, but dozens of other boys and their families. And that's only from his music biz scams. He conned his acts out of millions of dollars and his gold star sociopathy made those around him think his actions were ok. Until they weren't. From even his childhood, Lou was showing red flags to the very few who were willing to put up with him. Hear this all too familiar tale, of a sad man who could only find joy in getting getting ahead, especially at the cost of others. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 114: R.E.M. – Alliteration, Acronyms, Eyebrows
1:25:31
This week we talk about the quintessential alt rock band, R.E.M. If it weren't for these guys, indie music wouldn't exist and rock would be a much blander genre. A group that refused to bend to anyone else's rules and spent years paying their dues as a cult success. But when they finally hit radio airways, they didn't go anywhere and gave us classics that have gone down in music history. We tell their story to the best of our ability, but this famously private band have sometimes walked the line of truth and myth. And their songs are commonly misunderstood, so get ready to learn how you were wrong. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Apr 15, 2020
Episode 113: Hall And Oates – 18 Part Harmony
1:30:37
This week we're talking about one of our favorite duos- Darryl Hall and John Oates. They may come from different backgrounds with different styles, but put them together and the magic is undeniable. These guys brought soul and R&B into mainstream pop with huge success! But what you may not know is how much help they got from some talented women and a supportive manager. Or the crazy story of how Darryl and John first met. Or about some of their dramatic relationship choices. Well, get ready to learn all about that and more of these iconic music makers that our nostalgia brains just can't get enough of. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Apr 08, 2020
Episode 112: Janis Joplin – Good Chet
1:34:09
We close off Women's History Month with one of the most influential women in all of music. Janis Joplin had a short career, but that doesn't take away from the impact she made. Her rise may have been quick, but it wasn't easy, she had many stumbles along the way. We look to demystify the legend she was touted up as, and show her true nature and just how full of life and humanity she was. She experienced her fair share of heartaches and used that pain to make some of the most emotionally raw music you've ever heard. Unfortunately, she also used unfavorable methods to try to conceal that pain. Her story is an amazing one, so get ready to hear about a true pioneer of rock. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Apr 01, 2020
Episode 111: Joan Jett – Today Times Are Extra Spicy
1:29:10
It's time for us to give this feminist Rock N Roll icon the attention she deserves! Joan Jett helped pave the way for women to be as tough and confident as they dared, especially in the music world. She began with the legendary all-girl rock band, The Runaways, alongside other empowered rocker babes. But even after their inevitable split, Joan still managed to climb the ranks and become the household name she is now. But there have been some questionable choices along the way that have given us some pause. Regardless, this woman, with the creativity and the work ethic of a someone out of this world, has an amazing story that needs to be heard. Visit Adam & Eve and used code CANDYPOD to get 50% off nearly any one item and some sweet free stuff! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 110: A Bad Babe Playlist – Tampons In Space
1:22:07
We go full raunchy, angry women in this episode. It's still hard out here for a chick and we need some solid jams to get through it all. Could it be the never ending fight for equal pay or the fight for the last roll of toilet paper that's cheesed our grits this week? During trying times such as these, we find music helps us get through and decided that creating a playlist full of tunes to empower all you ladies out there is exactly what's needed. We run the gamut of genres to showcase a variety of amazingly talented women. From punk, to hip hop, to adult contemporary, we got you covered! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 109: Billie Holiday – Adorably Delinquent
1:04:07
The story of Billie Holiday is not an easy one to tell. She was complex woman with endless talent. Not only a woman, but a woman of color, she came into the world of jazz and changed it forever. But it wasn't easy. It wasn't ever easy for Billie. From an abusive childhood, to an adulthood fraught with addiction, racism, and troubles with the law, this woman never got a break, but stood to face it every time. With a voice unlike any that was heard before, Billie performed with the likes of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and many more. Lady Day was not given her due in life, but in death, let us celebrate this legendary woman who brought an allure and elegance to jazz. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 11, 2020
Episode 108: Selena- Young And Fun Adults
1:26:27
Once again, we are spending the month of March talking about some of the most influential women in the world of music. And we're kicking it off with a truly legendary singer. Selena was barely in her 20's when she was crowned the Queen of Tejano, a genre of music that is a real boy's club. Born with a natural talent in her voice and the drive to make all of her dreams come true, there was no stopping this woman from becoming a beloved artist to not only the hispanic population, but everyone around the world. Her story has everything- family, going against the odds, true love, and unfortunately, betrayal. But instead of focusing on her tragic death, we want to spend this time celebrating her unbelievable life. One that we should consider ourselves lucky to have experienced. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Mar 04, 2020
Episode 107: TLC – Are We Having Fun Yet
1:23:40
We are closing up Black History Month with the amazing tale of TLC, one of the most successful girl groups in all of music history. They started off as young women, tricked into an unfair contract that they wouldn't be made aware of until years later. But through struggles with addiction, abuse, and illness, and the successes of #1 singles and winning award after award, they grew into fierce, savvy women. However, despite it all, their longevity was cut short by tragedy. Listen to the story of T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli, and how their determination changed the industry forever and continue to inspire people even today. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 106: Tricky – Actual Murder
1:25:50
One of the most original artists of our time, Tricky is a pioneer of the Trip Hop movement, helping to shape modern music into the sounds we know today. A shy and genuine guy who was more interested in experimenting on new tracks than he was on being famous, Tricky has lived a very interesting life. From his childhood growing up in the council estates of Bristol, to seeing the beginnings of success with massive Attack, to moving around the world in search of new adventures. Everything has a story, even how he developed his signature sound (and you probably wont be able to guess it). Luck may play a huge part in Tricky's story, but so does creativity and ingenuity. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 19, 2020
Episode 105: Death – Rock Fire Funk Express
1:12:21
Before there was punk, there was a band called Death. If we were to tell you that three African American boys from Detroit, Michigan were playing punk in their bedroom years before bands like The Ramones or The Sex Pistols had gotten together, you'd call us crazy. But this is a true story- meet the Hackney brothers, who, with the encouragement of their friends and family, learned how to play instruments and make music together after being inspired by legendary rock acts. But, they never seemed to get recognized for their revolutionary sound until over 3 decades later. We tell you their story and where they are now after gaining the success they went after in their youths. Death is a truly epic proto-punk band, so this is an episode not to be missed! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 12, 2020
Episode 104: Whitney Houston’s Whitney – Great Video For Music
1:18:58
When Whitney Houston released her sophomore album, she had a lot to live up to after the success of her debut. And back then, she was still earning her chops to become the legend we know her as now. In this episode, we go in depth about this classic album with hits that have stood the test of time, beyond the classic 80's sound. The album contains 5 top ten hits, 4 of which reaching #1. But despite the commercial success, critics were not initially impressed. Listen through with us and see if there was any validity there to make your own choice. Or just hear how we turn it into a rom com concept album. No matter what, get ready to listen to some legit jams on this record! Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Feb 05, 2020
Episode 103: The Darkness – Jingle Biz
1:14:49
This week we're lightening up the mood here with the delightfully talented and eccentric UK rock band, The Darkness. Over here in the states we know them as a one hit wonder, but across the pond they are a big time rock band. You may think they are a total joke band, but nothing could be farther from the truth. They spent their lives cultivating their craft so they can bring good times back to rock n' roll. However, their story doesn't come without their fair share of hardships and breakups. The road for this rock band hasn't been easy, and their fast rise to stardom took a big toll that many didn't think they'd come back from. But, somehow, they managed to bring it all back together, and better than ever. Even if most of the rest of the world doesn't realize it. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 102: Nirvana Part 3 – Trying To Cure His Scurvy
We've made it to the final installment of our series on Nirvana, and this is where all of the events of the past culminate to the tragic end of Kurt Cobain. We briefly discuss the creation of the final album In Utero (for more info on that, listen to our episode where we review it here) and also give the details on what kept the boys busy when they weren't together. We finish up with the last known movements of Kurt Cobain and the what happened to Krist and Dave after it was all over. Get ready to kill your heroes and take a harsh look at what unchecked depression and addiction can do to a person. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 22, 2020
BONUS Episode: Interview with Gangstagrass
29:23
Hey kids, we got a quick bonus episode for you to chew on whilst you wait for the next episode. We had the honor and privilege to hang out with the one and only Gangstagrass. These guys take the best of hip hop and bluegrass and turn them into something man didn't think was possible. You may know a little of their genre blending style with the theme song to Justified, but they are so much more than that. These talented guys give us a little background on their origin story and let us tell you, it may be the only place you hear discussions of Bigfoot, board games, and cats. Check out more of their goods at Gangstagrass.com. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 17, 2020
Episode 101: Nirvana Part 2 – Subway and Heroin
1:25:48
We've reached the bridge of our Nirvana series, and here is where the tides change twice: once with the addition of their new drummer Dave Grohl, and again with the addition of the infamous Courtney Love into Kurt's love life. How did Kurt get addicted to heroin? How bad were the names of Dave's first few bands? How happy was Krist to be there? We try to answer some questions that make sense of the road Nirvana walked down and how they handled the unexpected fame that was thrust upon them. These boys didn't expect to be the answer to a generation of misery, but they answered the call anyway, much to the chagrin of their personal lives. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin’ babes? Check out our Patreon!Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 100: Nirvana Part 1 – Giant Little Squeeze Muffin
Y'all ready for this? The 100th episode of Rock Candy Podcast and we are hitting hard with a real epic story that you don't know the half of. Nirvana is a household name, as commonly heard as Jimi Hendrix or The Beatles. Their grunge music shaped an entire generation, but who were they before the album Nevermind? In part 1 we give you the story of the childhoods of both Kurt and Krist, and their inevitable friendship that was the start up to one of the most famous acts in all of music. But back then, that was something they could only dream of from the couches and floors of friends who would take them in. Want to support your favorite beer drinkin' babes? Check out our Patreon! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Jan 08, 2020
Episode 99: Top of the Rocks 2019 – Pinky on the Pulse
1:33:59
It's our grand finale of 2019! Going extra long and extra strong, so get ready for hot takes that you never knew you needed. We question what the kids are into these days, discuss our favorite beers from this year at great length, discuss the choice lineup of concerts we've attended, and of course give you an in depth look at the songs that have been our solid 2019 jams. We'd like to thank Pantheon Podcast Network for bringing us on this year. We've met so many other podcasters who love music too and learned a lot. Also a big shout out to our Patreon fam, you have supported us in ways that you can't imagine! And of course, thank you listeners. You have given us a place to spout off our random music knowledge and hope we have brightened your commutes or helped you to impress a date with facts about music that they never asked you about. Party on, everyone. See you in 2020!
Dec 18, 2019
Episode 98: Eddie Money – Hot Bottoms on Telegraph Avenue
1:09:25
He is a man of charisma and talent that we lost only a few months ago. Eddie Money's music has the ability to bring a listener back to the most stereotypical of 80's proms. But he's much more than a few catchy tunes, he has a fascinating story and is someone who put in the work to get himself the success he had. A fun loving guy who was was more than happy to make friends and be kind to fans, everything led up to his tragic death this past September. Why not grab yourself a bottle of Two Tickets To Paradise from Crooked Stave and Maui Brewing Co to help us celebrate the life of this amazing rocker! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 97: Big Country – He Definitely Left His Mark
1:10:56
You might only know them as a one-hit wonder, but this Scottish rock band is so much more than that. Big Country came out swinging in the early 80's with their debut album, The Crossing, which made them a worldwide success. But why didn't their hits keep coming outside of the UK? We talk about their story, compare them to similar acts of the time, and look at all the little hiccups that stopped these guys from having the staying power that they were clearly capable of. We also talk about how their discography is totally worth a listen through and how they deserved better than just being seen as having one hit song in the states. And while you learn about these underdogs, why not drink yourself up from Harvest from Oxbow Brewing! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Dec 04, 2019
Episode 96: Alanis Morissette – So Many Journals
1:07:34
Get ready to bring out the angry woman inside you this week, cause we're talking about the alt queen herself, Alanis Morissette! She's always been drawn to music, since she was a child, making it easy for her to fit right into the bubble gum pop of 80's Canada. We give you the story on how this chick went from surface-level to sincere when she went full rock with her 90's hits that we sill know well today. And she never stopped making music, we go into what she did after her rise to fame and how she spends her time in the industry now. To really feel the full depth of this woman's soul, pour yourself a glass of Jagged Little Pils from Lighthouse Brewing and get ready for the Lilith Fair of podcasts! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 27, 2019
Episode 95: Rammstein – That’s Sausage To Me
1:24:46
You may not understand their lyrics, but you can't deny the powerhouse of sound that is the German band, Rammstein. Entertaining the world for 25 years with amazing live shows and provocative music videos, these guys have been operating under the same 6 band mates since day one. How do they do it? What is it about their music that transcended the barriers of language to make them as beloved as they are? Well, in this episode we tackle those questions and give you the full story on this work horse of a band. And get pretty frisky when it comes to the discussion of their progressive ideas on sex. Maybe take this as an opportunity to enjoy a nice Helles beer while you listen, preferably the hot dog variety. Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 94: Dream Theater – Stretch Armstrong It
Hope you've got some extra time this week to talk about an extra special band, the one and only Dream Theater! Their legacy of epic tunes are only measured by the legacy of their unmatched techniques. Find out how a bunch of nerds got together at one of the most renowned music schools in all the world, only to drop out and become a household name in the world of progressive metal. We debate on how long is too long for a song and cover probably the most innocuous addict we ever will on this show. Before tuning in, why not find the band's beer van and grab yourself a tall boy of their own brew from Barrier Brewing Co to really set the mood for this fun tale! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 93: Bad Cover Songs – With Special Guest Jukebox Zeroes
1:45:31
We've already discussed cover songs we love, but what about cover songs we hate? This week we go on a journey with our friends Pat and Lilz from Jukebox Zeroes to discuss the covers that nobody asked for, but we got anyway. From classic tunes to guilty pleasures, nothing is sacred to these pillars of hubris! Come spend the next hour and a half with us wondering why as we look into a whole lotta coulda, but not a lotta shoulda. Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Nov 06, 2019
Episode 92: Halloween Playlist 2 – Respectfully Goth
1:06:01
It's the end of another October, which means another Halloween playlist to give you some new ideas to spice up your current jams with! We run the spectrum of spooky songs, from indie diddies, to electronica, to rock, and anything in-between! Maggie attempts bring the variety while Ashleigh hits hard with the songs based on true crime stories. You really can't go wrong with these selections, just like you can't go wrong with picking yourself up a cool bottle of Bring Out Your Dead from Bellwoods Brewing! Hope these tunes make your Halloween party the raddest creepshow in town! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 30, 2019
Episode 91: Rob Zombie – Party City Vincent Price
1:10:32
This week to close out our creepy musicians of the spooky month of Halloween, we are going all in with Rob Zombie! A man who, since childhood, inserted his topsy turvy style horror into all arts forms he could. We discuss everything from his childhood to his time in the commercial success that was White Zombie to his unexpectedly impressive solo career. We even talk about his movies, or at least the fact that he did them. The titles of which are much easier to say than that of his solo album titles. So barricade yourself away from the zombie horde with a White Russian from Left Hand Brewing and let us regale you with the stories of this staple in the horror world. Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 90: Robert Johnson – Nation Sack
1:07:57
We switch things up this Spooptober with a musician who isn't scary himself, but has a legend based in dealings with the devil himself. Robert Johnson didn't start off as the amazing bluesman we know him as, but it is speculated that he went farther than just blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen. We give you the details on his all too short life and take you through his journey to the crossroads. While you listen, sip on a refreshing can of All Souls from Otter Creek Brewing and let the cool fall breeze set the mood for this chilling tale! Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 88: King Diamond – Quarter Pounder With Bass
1:13:35
It's October and that means it's time for us to talk about musicians who make the creepiest music to get us in the mood for Halloween. We kick things off with someone who has been singing about gore and Satan for decades. King Diamond not only dons the corpse paint but he writes the songs to put chills down your spine. Between the ghosts of children, murder, the devil, and anything spooky in between, King Diamond and Mercyful Fate have inspired the metal bands that followed their footsteps. We talk about the events and line up changes that made them the long-staying band they are today. And while you're listening, why not get yourself in the mood with a Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Co? Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Oct 02, 2019
Episode 87: Beastie Boys Part 2 – Text In All The Wrong Places
1:14:48
This week we conclude the story of the Beastie Boys, one of the hardest working groups in not just rap or rock, but all of music. We dive into the later years of their career, when they really hit their stride and finally got the recognition they deserved. Within a decade they went from being the brains behind the amped-up classic "Sabotage" to creating an all instrumental album with some jazz-infused, post punk goodness. We finish it all up with a discussion on their untimely end that is still felt to this day and their ridiculous influence on the world of music. So upgrade yourself to a Cookie O'Puss from Captain Lawrence Brewing and prepare yourselves because nobody, can do it, like Rock Candy can, come on! Resources: The Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz Listen to all the great podcasts over on the Pantheon Network!
Sep 25, 2019
Episode 86: Beastie Boys Part 1 – The Young Eggplants
1:12:01
They're one of the most influential groups in the rap/hip-hop genre, but actually had their humble beginnings in punk and hardcore. The Beastie boys have taken advantage of every opportunity that's come their way and infused their own interests in every step along the way. In this week's episode, learn how exactly it was that these 3 Jewish punks boys from NYC learned about this up and coming MC lifestyle and hopped on board the train with some of the greats like Run DMC and LL Cool J. And while you're kickin' it, why not enjoy a Cookie Puss Milkshake IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing to get yourself in the mood? Listen to all the great podcasts over on Pantheon
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 85: Enya – Leggo My Eggo Flow
1:13:56
This week we class it up with this New Age lady. Enya is best known around the world for her few singles to hit the Pure Moods compilations as well as her songs for The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. But we need to give her more credit than that, as she is the best selling solo artist in Ireland and has even given U2 a run for their money. All this despite the fact that she rarely gives interviews and doesn't tour, Enya just lets the music speak for itself. This episode we go through the events of her life that lead her to the level of fame she's reached today, and even manage to get some Irish history in the mix. We tried our best to keep it mature and classy for this episode, how do you think we faired? Well, the Euphoric Trip Sour NEIPA from Beer Tree Brew Co certainly wasn't helping, but the can matched the mood, so pick some up when you give it a listen! Proudly a part of the Pantheon Podcast Network!
Sep 10, 2019
Episode 84: Bassist Appreciation – Magic Fingers
1:14:11
This week we're taking some time to spotlight the member of the band that is frequently mocked and believed to be totally replaceable. That's right, we're talking about our friend, the bassist! We're covering just a few who we truly admire, talk about what sets them apart and how they've honed their craft to make their music legendary. You may think they just play a couple notes to backup the lead guitarist, or maybe you understand the skills they need to become truly great. But if you're the former, after listening to this, you should never scoff at a bassist again! And if you go get yourself a 6 pack of Funkengruven from Destihl Brewing to wash it down with, you may just never scoff again. Proudly a part of the Pantheon Podcast Network!
Sep 04, 2019
Episode 83: NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol 3 – Pick N Mix
1:46:06
You loved it last time, so we're bringin' it back! This time we discuss the 20 year old pop compilation monstrosity, Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 3. From boy bands, to nu metal, to 90's smooth jams, we are covering it all. And also taking some liberties for the sake of our own sanity. The perfect way to close up the summer is with total self indulgence. For this episode we have indulged in our beverage choices a well, so feel free to partake in any of the following: Decadent Delight from Evil Twin and Decadent, Maple Stout from 14th Star Brewing Co, and Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 82: Grace Jones – The Complete Opposite of a Fat Orange Cat
1:14:05
This week we cover the story of the hypnotizing and talented Queen of all trades- Grace Jones. Her androgeny helped her modeling career, her voice and writing skills helped her music career, and her charisma helped her film career. She can and has done it all! Learn how her tough love childhood helped to shape her into the formidable woman that she is today. Through ups and downs, this woman has always managed to keep herself at the top of her game! And while you're listening, help yourself to a cool bottle of Keegan Ales Hurricane Kitty.
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 81: Robyn – She Made Her Own Rage Room
1:02:49
Today we are talking about an icon and a legend, Robyn. She came onto the scene in the 90's with a smooth pop hit song and when she was just about to reach the height of her fame, she walked away so she could pursue music the way she wanted. Little did she know when she first came out how much she would shape and mold the world of pop music as we know it. Always a trend setter, many have attempted to copy her musical stylings, only to come up a little short. But she has already given us so much in her discography in such a short amount of time, it makes sense that her story is an impressive one. So grab yourself a BaklaBot from Pipeworks Brewing company and you won't be dancing on your own through this episode!
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 80: Bad Country Babes – Truck Talk
1:02:01
This week we shake things up like the two main artists we talk about. Country music has always had some strict rules, especially when it came to the behavior of women. But we've had the pleasure of seeing some ladies not taking it and defying the standard set out for them. Like Loretta Lynn before them, both Dixie Chicks and Kacey Musgraves sing their truths no matter how many try to muffle their voices. And none of them are strangers to controversy, either, always taking the high road in their opinions on political and social matters. So why not grab a traveling companion in Connecticut Valley Brewing's Cross Country for a journey with these bad babes of country music!
Aug 07, 2019
Episode 79: One Hit Wonders- Ten CDs For A Penny
1:13:08
One hit wonders are the backbone of the world of music. They are random moments of good fortune for an artist who has been trying to make it into the music biz for what seems like forever. Some are content with their 15 minutes of fame while others bemoan the song that made them famous. This week we give you our top 10 one hit wonders and manage to mention at least double that in what we call "wonderception". Some you may love yourself and others you may have forgotten. So sit tight with a can of (a technical one hit wonder) Falco from Evil Twin Brewing to bask in these songs that helped shape music as we know it!
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 78: Oasis – Fired From The Carpet Store
1:28:36
Take a nostalgic ride with us back to the 90's when Britpop was king and Oasis was on the front lines to take the world by storm. They started out as a group of five guys who just wanted to make music and quickly escalated into a best-selling band around the world. But even more impressive than their music may be the in-fighting, especially by band leaders/brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher. The vitriol spat back and forth between them became the gems of tabloid stories. Take a tip from us and take the edge off these tense tales of rock n roll with a tall boy of Supernova from Half Full Brewing. Or a glass of champagne should do nicely as well!
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 77: Madonna Part 2 – Primetime Butts
1:32:41
We conclude the tale of total pop icon Madonna with her boom into the 90's that turned into her current presence in today's music scene. With more hot takes than we initially thought possible. Her movie career takes off, she finds love and family, and after her music career takes a turn for the mature, she ends up losing herself along the way with questionable decisions both in music and in life. But she is still as significant today as she was in the 80's, so she's doing something right. We suggest grabbing a can of Madonna from Zero Gravity Brewery while you take all this in. Source: Madonna: Like An Icon by Lucy O’Brien
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 76: Madonna Part 1 – Givin’ You The Flat Hand
1:08:54
This week we deep dive on another heavy hitter - Madonna is an icon that goes beyond music, she is even know widely for her movies and her impact on the fashion world. And she knew this path was hers from the start. In this first part we cover her small town beginnings where she becomes a big fish jumping into an even bigger pond, making the move to NYC and begin to look for her own lucky star. Which, turns out, isn't too far away, because the hits were soon to follow. So why not live in a material world and drink a cold can of Mikkeller's Hazy For You IPA while you enjoy some terrible Italian accents? Source: Madonna: Like An Icon by Lucy O'Brien
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 75: Jimi Hendrix Part 2 – The 60’s Were a Hell of a Drug
1:22:53
This week we conclude our story of the guitar legend, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. He was on the fast track to dame, but had a hard time processing just what exactly that entailed. From his groundbreaking albums, to his historic Woodstock performance, to his tragic death, life was a nonstop ride for this tour de force. And while we cover it all for you, why not kick back with a tasty tall boy of Alewife's Forged By Fire before we kiss the sky (or this guy)! Sources: Room Full of Mirrors - Charles R. CrossVoodoo Child (documentary on Netflix)
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 74: Jimi Hendrix Part 1 – Cellophane Paisley
1:14:00
This week we take on the task of covering one of the most larger-than-life legends in music history, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. In part 1 we discuss his downtrodden childhood and explain how he managed to work his way up to success with non-stop practice and a few missteps along the way. We explain how The Jimi Hendrix Experience gets started and do some particularly bad impressions of The Rolling Stones. So kick back with a can of Haze from Treehouse Brewing Company and open up your mind to the groovy jams of one of the most talented guitar players to walk the Earth. Sources: Room Full of Mirrors - Charles R. CrossVoodoo Child (documentary on Netflix)
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 73: Talking Heads – So New, So Wavey
1:13:47
We're back at it this week to talk about a band whose music you know oh so well, but whose story is a little harder to get the deets on. Talking Heads started out as a trio of art students just trying to express their disdain for the status quo using sarcasm and metaphors. Little did they know that was exactly what the times were calling for. As time progressed, they became a band who took chances that paid off and are now one of the best known new wave bands ever. Kick back with some Psycho Killer IPA from Finback Brewing as we tell the tale of this art collaborative that often gets looked at as a solo act (and why that totally does not check).
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 72: Devin Townsend – Sincerely Funny, Funnily Sincere
1:29:45
Get ready for arguably our crudest episode to date, and it couldn't be more appropriate. This week, Ashleigh gushes about her favorite new artist that you've never heard of. Maybe not for everyone, but totally for everyone. Devin Townsend is a true bard, telling stories with charm and skill, and making some of the most epic songs ever. Crossing genres from metal, to hard rock, to pop, progressive, and country, Devin has really tried a little bit of everything! This guy didn't do heroin or get beaten as a child, he put in the time, put in the work, and has succeeded with many projects. And you should get yourself listening to them right after you listen to us tell this delightful tale! Maybe kick back with some Bombaygenesis from Chatham Brewing while you do either, or both!
Jun 05, 2019
Episode 71: A Playlist to Help You Through – Limbo of My Emotions
1:35:45
To close up Mental Health Awareness month, we bring it all back to music and get a little personal with our own stories. Depression has affected both our lives in different ways so after a month of stories, we decided to put together a playlist of the songs that we use in times where we need to pull ourselves out of the depth of bad places. Hopefully these can do the same for you. We also drank a tasty beer to get us through the feels- Big Hugs from Half Acre Beer Company. Don't forget, you f-ing matter.
May 29, 2019
Episode 70: Elliott Smith- The Woodwind Boys
1:16:51
In our continuing series for Mental Health Awareness month, we talk depression with the amazing singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. You may be surprised when we tell you what fantastic movie soundtracks you may remember him from. Covering his abusive childhood, to his struggles to create his music despite the things that hindered him from wanting success. But the end twist might really throw you for a loop, it certainly did for us. It might help ease the tale if you sip on some Willful Delusions of False Perceptions from Foreign Objects beer company.
May 22, 2019
Episode 69: Karen Carpenter- Square AF
1:25:11
This week we deal with a different kind of mental illness with a completely different kind of musician. Karen Carpenter was a wholesome, everywoman type of artist with the silkiest voice one could ever ask for. But she was haunted by the need to have control over her weight. In the end, she would succumb to complications brought on by anorexia nervosa, so it's important we talk about her life in order to better understand how this disease affected her and her music. Prepare yourself for a cocktail of BS with a delicious glass of Lagunitas Born Yesterday and take some time to appreciate this woman's beautiful voice.
May 15, 2019
Episode 68: Daniel Johnston- Accidental Puns
1:26:26
We continue Mental Health Awareness month with another musician who has used his art as a way to live with his schizophrenia. We do spend some time comparing and contrasting him to last week's subject, but Daniel Johnston has a very interesting and different story. A little more mainstream and very celebrated in the outsider music scene, Daniel's creative genius cannot be denied. So sit back with some Live Transmission Milkshake IPA from Flying Money Brewing and learn yourselves about this fascinating guy!
May 08, 2019
Episode 67: Wesley Willis- Hand Dones For Everyones
1:05:46
Many will tilt their heads and squint their eyes when they hear his name as they wonder who this is. Wesley Willis was a cult phenomenon in the underground scene and throughout Outsider Music. And quite the talented artist. And a paranoid schizophrenic. Through his mental illness he made some of the most bizarre but also honest music you will ever listen to. Making him the perfect candidate to kick off our Mental Health Awareness Month series. We tell his story so that he can keep working to reach that goal of rock and roll legend. The beers chosen for this episode were Fuller's London Pride and Goose Island Parker Porter, so we could rock both cities. (Don't worry, you'll get the reference soon enough)
May 01, 2019
Episode 66: GWAR- With Special Guest Andy from the V Spot
2:02:58
We've got an extra special and extra long episode for you kids this week! We cover the epic story of GWAR. You may know them as that band that throws blood on their audience, but they are so much more. Ashleigh and Andy take Maggie on a journey through this band's origin story to what has kept these heckin' good boys together for over 30 years. Expect things to get real intense. You'll definitely need someone to check in on you periodically, we're still not sure if Maggie made it out in one piece. Try drinking some Bloody Show from Against the Grain Brewing, that should help you. Or hurt you. Check out our friends at the V Spot Podcast: https://www.thevspot.fm/ And at The Aristocasts: http://www.thearistocasts.com/
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 65: The Grateful Dead- Good ‘Nuff History
1:20:50
This week we put our money where our mouths are, no matter how filthy it is! Upon receiving a 6 pack of American Beauty by Dogfish Head from a loyal listener, we are covering the quintessential hippie band, The Grateful Dead. But this is going out to all those non-Deadheads out there, the ones who can't find any docs that aren't meant for hardcore fans. For those of us who are curious, but aren't about to quit our jobs to follow them around on tour. If you've ever been wondering what, exactly, is the story of this OG jam band, we've got you covered. Also, try that beer. It's pretty darn good!
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 64: Megadeth- Good For Him, I Think, Maybe
1:47:50
Big time episode this week as we cover another of the Big 4 metal bands- Megadeth! We talk about both Dave Mustaine's and Ellefson's upbringings and how they tried to hold together one of the biggest bands in the world throughout drug addictions, deaths, and all around madness. But also there are hot takes aplenty about their competition with Metallica and our many favorite and least favorite traits of the aggravatingly endearing Mr. Mustaine. So grab yourself a cool bottle of Unibroue's A Tout Le Monde and get comfy for this extra long episode!
Apr 10, 2019
Episode 63: Favorite Movie Soundtracks- With Special Guest Pint O’ Comics
1:08:35
We're takin' it easy this week with an episode of pure Rock Candy indulgence! We took a little trip out of state to visit our friends at the Pint O' Comics podcast to sit around a table, drink beers, and talk about our favorite movie soundtracks. From the ones that we loved at youths to as recently as just a couple years ago, these are the playlists built for a purpose that still have heavy rotations in our hearts. But don't expect too much in the way of education here kids, there's have a lot of bar room chat, including discussions of curse words and how awesome beer is. So kick back with a Breakfast Klob from Mikkeler or Episode 13 from B Nektar and listen to 5 drunks go off! Go check out our friends at Pint O' Comics: http://pintocomics.com/
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 62: Siouxsie Sioux- Shoegaze Dancing
1:08:08
We chose a true bad ass, undercover lady to close out Women's History Month! Siouxsie not only started her own band but played a big part in the career of Robert Smith and even got us to like The Sex Pistols a little. She has truly one of the most diverse careers of any artist and never gets the praise she really deserves. We tell the tale of her life through a childhood that formed her outlook on life forever to her immense growth as a musician. So grab your eyeliner and a can of Night Shift Brewing's Mainer Weisse and get ready to go gothing!
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 61: Tori Amos- The Legend of Bathtub Mary
1:16:31
This week we are talking about the beautiful enigma that is Tori Amos! This woman was a child prodigy and still shows off her amazing talents today. We discuss her strict religious upbringing and how it plays a heavy part in her music and how that speaks to us as listeners. We address some of the less favorable part of her past because they've helped to make her the amazingly strong woman she is today! So grab yourself a can of Lamplighter Brewing Co's Rabbit Rabbit while you are entertained by Maggie's attempts to rewrite Tori's classics to be about beer (and listen to this amazing story).
Mar 20, 2019
BONUS Episode: Leaving Neverland- Why Is Everything Terrible
41:50
You never asked for it, so here's our opinions on the recent HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. In it two men come forward to discuss how the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, spent years grooming and molesting them. It only came out a couple of weeks ago, but the fallout has been earth-shattering and has divided people everywhere. Here we will talk a little about that fallout as well as how we need to carefully think about how our reactions will affect future generations. We also quickly bring up the R. Kelly situation, but quite frankly, we can only handle one upsetting documentary at a time. So a deep dive with that will have to wait.
Mar 15, 2019
Episode 60: Cyndi Lauper- A Resounding Meh
1:10:03
As we continue on with Women's History Month, we talk about one strong, independent woman- Cyndi Lauper! Her rough beginnings as a homeless youth helped her to gain the perspective and courage she needed as she climbed her way up into not only the world of music, but also film and (our personal fave) WRESTLING! Cyndi was always a one-of-a-kind spirit who never let anyone keep her down and became inspired to write some of our most beloved 80's hits. So grab yourself a can of Wayward Woman! from Hudson Brewing Co and have fun with us while we tell her tale!
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 59: M.I.A.- We Are Not A Political Podcast
1:22:10
Happy Women's History Month at Rock Candy! We are kicking things off with the amazing story of M.I.A. She had a pretty tough childhood as a refugee from the Sri Lankan Civil War, and the injustices she witness would become the main topics in her hit music later in life. She took her desire to share her story and used that to become not just an unforgettable musician, but visual artist and film maker as well! So grab yourself a can of Space Kitty from Rohrbach Brewing and get high like planes for a story unlike any you've heard before.
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 58: Nina Simone- The “Devil’s Music”
1:05:37
For our final artist to celebrate Black History Month, we mix music and politics with Nina Simone. You may know her story, but we're here to tell you that you probably don't as much as you think. Not only has her music changed the course of history, but her activism went hand-in-hand with her influence. When just starting out on classical piano as a child, she could have never guessed where her career would go. So sit back and celebrate one of the most out-spoken and unique voices in jazz while drinking a Sho 'Nuff from Against the Grain Brewery!
Feb 27, 2019
BONUS Episode: Lords of Chaos- An Hour of Armpit Sniffing
43:15
We saw the recently released Lord of Chaos, a Vice produced film loosely based on the story of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the 90's. And we have opinions, most of them not great. We break down what we didn't like and where they got the story wrong and seriously question if we should ever watch another biopic again.
Feb 24, 2019
Episode 57: Bad Brains- Jail Phone
1:18:51
It's the punk band that made punk what it is today- Bad Brains is a key player in the hardcore movement and the chances that you know their music is slim. Their story even more so, which we are here to fix because it is an amazing story of a punk band comprised by a marginalized group of people just trying to share their message of PMA and love. But hold onto your Found Word from Stillwater Artisanal/Against the Grain breweries because this tale is going for some twists and turns you weren't ready for!
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 56: Queen Latifa- Justice For Gay Bank Robbers
1:05:35
This week we talk about a true Renaissance Woman! Dana Owens was born to do it all, except under a different name. Queen Latifa has been in plenty of movies, but today we put a little more focus on her underrated music career. From a young age she was involved in the arts and as a teenager she was catapulted into success and never looked back. And despite a few close calls, she's still alive today to tell her tale (unlike everyone else we've covered at this point in 2019). Her story gets a little crazy, so grab yourself a Well's Banana Beer and tune in to this uplifting tale of a truly BAMF woman.
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 55: Michael Jackson’s Thriller- That Don’t Math Right
1:30:09
Welcome to Black History Month here at Rock Candy, and we're kickin' things off with a total banger! We give you the nitty gritty details on the most popular album ever made, Michael Jackson's Thriller. There are stories about the crazy circumstances surrounding the creation of these songs and some pretty interesting facts about the iconic videos that came out of them. We also get to the bottom of what happened to the candy hearts! So use that gloved hand to grab a Mikkel Jackson from Mikkeller Brewing and enjoy the show!
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 54: Type O Negative- My Sad, Dank Soul
1:29:47
We are using the last week in the darkest and coldest month to talk about the most metal of goth bands- Type O Negative, but Peter Steele, specifically. We'll cover their confused beginnings when they weren't sure if they wanted to be punk or metal and also discuss (at length) the controversies of their lyrics and Peter's views towards different social groups. Some parts might have you yelling so grab a For Pete's Sake! Chocolate PB Porter from Duclaw brewing and prepare your soul for darkness. Or drunkness.
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 53: Queen Part 3- The Most Majestic of Side-Eyes
1:31:16
It's the finale to our series on the epic rock band, Queen! And we are going out with some epic tales in their legacy. Hear how they managed to recover from a huge misstep in their career to come back and be better than ever. Be prepared to get inspired by Freddie as well as Brian, John, and Roger as they don't let a death sentence stop them from making as much music as they possibly can. And while you do, grab a bottle of Mother's Milk (not yours) from Keegan Ales Brewing to lull you right in the middle of this story. Resources: 40 Years of Queen by Harry DohertyQueen Unseen by Peter HinceDays of Our Lives (documentary film)
Jan 23, 2019
Episode 52: Queen Part 2- Have You Been To A Spin Class
1:16:55
In our second installment on the story of Queen, we get to the real meat of their discography with albums that contained some of their most massive worldwide hits. And while the fans had nothing but complete adoration for them, the critics couldn't find any room in their hearts for an "elitist" band when punk music was the real flavor of the month. You won't believe some of the encounters they had during the 70's! So while we regale you with stories of shock and awe, get yourself a Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes to really get a feel for the 70's. Resources: 40 Years of Queen by Harry DohertyQueen Unseen by Peter HinceDays of Our Lives (documentary film)
Jan 16, 2019
Episode 51: Queen Part 1- Beyond The Mercury
1:20:37
We are kicking off this year with the deepest dig of our heaviest hitters. Queen is a band with a myriad of hits and four stand-out talents contributing on every album, but many only know a handful of songs and know that Freddie had a mustache in the 80's. But this band has one of the most amazing stories that we feel the need to tell. Here we talk about how four over-achievers met in University and trudged through the garbage heap of the music industry to begin to make their worldwide mark. So enjoy a nice bottle of Ommegang's Queen of the Seven Kingdoms while you listen to the epic history of the greatest rock band to grace this planet. Resources: 40 Years of Queen by Harry DohertyQueen Unseen by Peter HinceDays of Our Lives (documentary film)
Jan 09, 2019
Bonus Episode: Christmas Songs- The Worst Of Em!
29:21
We couldn't leave you hanging this year without a quick segment about the songs playing on current rotation that really make us want to stand in traffic. Enjoy a shorty of hot takes on just a few select popular Christmas jams (and one that's a surprising favorite)! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 50: Top of the Rocks 2018- Good Time Had By Some
1:19:46
Celebrate 50 episodes of beer, music, and hot takes- It's self-indulgence, Rock Candy style! 2018 has been a year of good songs, good concerts, and good beers. In this episode we talk of our favorite things in all of these categories, and try to figure out the answers to such pressing questions like where is Dido and why, exactly, is it called a taproom? But most importantly, we get everyone prepared for hot-doggin' it in 2019! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 49: Daft Punk- Feet Baguette
1:11:36
This week we discuss the group that not only helped to bring techno into the mainstream, but has spent over the past 2 decades crossing musical genres and evolving their sound with each album. But most impressive may be the fact that we know nothing of their personal live, except that they are robots. Listen along as Maggie gushes over a genre of music that Ashleigh can't even begin to comprehend. And while you do, why not kick back with a Dampf Punk from Switchback Brewing? Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Dec 12, 2018
Episode 48: Salt N Pepa- Weekend Hip Hop
1:00:09
Today we discuss the first ladies of hip hop- Salt N Pepa (of course accompanied by Spinderella)! We talk about their humble beginnings in Queens, NY, where a stable career choice of nursing is quickly pushed aside once they discover their talents on the mic. We also take a lot of time to discuss the best rap songs for karaoke vs the best to blast on your local jukebox. And as always, we encourage you to listen while drinking. Perhaps a Freshie Salt & Pepper from Nomad Brewing? Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 47: Spice Girls- I Don’t Think That’s Her Thing
1:17:45
This week we take some time to celebrate Girl Power! This girl group came out of left field and shot up to worldwide success faster than you could imagine. They turned the pop world on its head for women with their songs sprouting positivity and the importance of friendship. But the hard work and dedication through the non-stop schedule took its toll on all five ladies in a big way. So high kick back with a can of Holiday Donut Cookie from Platform Beer Co. and hear the story of the rise, fall, and kind of rise again of the Spice Girls! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 46: Iron Maiden- That’s When We Abuse The Time Machine
1:13:34
This episode contains about as much fan-girl moments as it does information. One of the longest running heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden has always had the talent, but also worked hard and smart to get where they are today. Learn about how nerds run this town and the revolving door of band members throughout the years. And you might as well stay on brand with a can of Trooper from Robinsons Brewery while you're at it! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Nov 21, 2018
Episode 45: Warren Zevon- Don’t Bring Your Gun to the Toilet
1:20:10
A story you probably haven't heard, but definitely need to. At the very least you should be able to recognize his hit "Werewolves of London" (not Sweet Home Alabama). Warren Zevon is a musician with a loyal cult following, but even more importantly, a man who left a huge impression on the music industry. We talk about his complicated past and incomparable talent in the studio. While checking out this one , why not kick back with a Zebra Warren from Clown Shoes Brewing and maybe enjoy a sandwich too! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Nov 14, 2018
BONUS Episode: Bohemian Rhapsody- Movie Review, Maybe
39:24
A little movie just came out this week about seminal rock band Queen and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury. We both have deep histories with this band so for us, a lot was riding on this movie. How did we react? Did we rage? Did we cry? Well, listen up as we go through the good and the bad of the film and what this story means to us music nerds.  Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/Audio Player
Nov 09, 2018
Episode 44: Henry Rollins- The DC Punk Band Draft
1:18:57
This week we talk about an artist who literally can't stop working. From punk rock, to spoken word, to writing books, Mr. Rollins is never too far from one of his passion projects. We talk about his tumultuous childhood as well as his headstrong attitude that made him fit seamlessly into the punk scene of the 80s. We also try to figure out which Hogwarts house he would belong to and puzzle together how an NFL draft works. So grab yourself a Kaffee Cafe Koffie from Swiftwater Brewing and help us ponder the big questions in life with the legendary Henry Rollins. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Nov 07, 2018
Episode 43: Halloween Playlist- Werewolf Revolution
1:09:33
This week we're all treats with an early episode to help you get ready to host the raddest of parties for this, the wonderful season of Halloween! We count down some of our favorite songs to get you into the spirit, some you may already by rocking out to, but others you may never have thought of. Also discover our very differing tastes in music, as it has never been as stark as it is here. Meanwhile, treat yourself to a tasty Jam Up the Mash from Collective Arts Brewing! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 42: True Crime Music Stories- I’m Gonna Take Care of Your Wife
1:23:59
Some musicians are not only famous for the talents they bring to the table, but for the violence they experience or dish out to others. In this episode we delve into four stories of insanity and murder that took the music world completely by surprise. Thematically we made this episode with a Devil Made Me Do It sour from Duclaw Brewing Co in hand. So may we suggest you do the same. Turn down your lights and don't trust anyone. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 41: Music in Cults- Hard Out Here For a Music Teacher
1:32:42
This week for no-holds-barred Spooptober, we are talkin' cult leaders! But specifically about their music and how they used it to influence others to follow them as well as influence themselves to do things most wouldn't imagine. We cover three infamous men who lead groups of people down the wrong paths and look at the music careers they so coveted. Makes you wonder about some of the musicians we listen to on the radio. In the mean time, follow our lead and grab a can of Prophets & Nomads from Collective Arts Brewing for this one! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Oct 17, 2018
Episode 40: Musician’s Ghost Stories- The Ebay Dybbuk Box
1:19:29
It's Celebrity Ghost Stories- Rock Candy Style! Turn the lights real low and strap on your adult diapers for some tales of ghosts and spirits that still walk our realm. Even those in the music world have experienced their brushes through the veil. Some are tales of those being haunted while others are of those doing that haunting. To keep those nerves calm, we suggest drinking a tasty pint of Common Roots Brewing's Shadow Figures American Porter! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 39: Conspiracy Theories in Music- With Special Guest Make It Stop Podcast!
1:28:07
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory; from Flat Earthers to 9/11 Truthers. This week we go from being sheeple to waking up with 5 out-there conspiracy theories from the music world! We don't get closer to the truth, but in fact create more as we travel down the rabbit hole. And just to make it extra special we are hanging out with Heather and Mike from the podcast Make It Stop! to help us drink some Stranger Than Fiction from Collective Arts Brewing and turn over the rocks we didn't dare turn before. Check out our friends at Make It Stop: https://makeitstopcast.podbean.com/ Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 38: Hank Williams- Frank Hank the Grape Ape of Country Music
1:30:59
This week we finish up our country music month with the infamous Hank Williams. No one lived harder and faster and more successful! We discuss his small town beginnings that pushed him quickly into the starlight but also the habits that brought him to his early grave. Why don't you sit out on your front porch with a Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewing to help us celebrate one of the greats in early Americana music! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 37: Loretta Lynn- Hot Grandma
1:22:23
 Country music was never the same once Loretta Lynn hit the scene. With her progressive views colliding with her Christian values, it's really hard to put a finger on where she finds inspiration. But the mystery just makes her all the more interesting! Sit yourself down with a Contucky Lightning from Two Roads Brewing and listen to the story of one hell of a trailblazing woman!  Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 36: Johnny Cash Part 2- Top Notch Dentures
1:33:31
This week we conclude our story of The Man In Black. The ups and downs, the activism, and the inevitable end- this story sees just about all of it. Listen as we parse the actions of a drug addict from the heart of a one-in-a-million musician. Pair this episode up with a Porter from Port City Brewing, cause we want to stay as on theme as possible! Resources: Johnny Cash- The Life by Robert Hilburn Cash by Johnny Cash with Patrick Carr I See A Darkness by Reinhard Kleist I Am Johnny Cash (film) My Father And The Man In Black (film) Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 35: Johnny Cash Part 1- You Could’ve Done So Much Fun
1:24:13
After our recent trip to Nashville, we have been inspired to bring you the story of the legendary Johnny Cash! In this episode we cover his early life- growing up on a cotton farm, serving our country in the air force, his beginning steps into the world of music, and how he started up a severe addiction to pills. If you find the time to kick back at the Yazoo Brewery, grab yourself a beer named Sue and take a listen to the story of one of the greatest story tellers to ever live. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 34: Lord of the Rings- Music and Middle Earth
1:29:30
Or weekend at Tom Bombadil's! In a journey of self-indulgence, we're talkin' Lord of the Rings! How the music for the movies was created and how the stories themselves influenced some of our most beloved musicians. You won't believe some of the stories we have for you, and some you might already know. So kick back with a nice bottle of Gandalf's finest wine stash (or regular stash) and enjoy hearing two grown women absolutely nerd out on tales by Tolkien! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 33: Unconventional Covers- Sick burn, Tom
1:25:14
You know the classics- Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt", "Killing Me Softly" as played by The Fugees, and Whitney Houston's powerful rendition of "I Will Always Love You". Covers have a way of taking something old and turning it into the new hotness. This episode we take some of our personal favorite cover songs that really turn the original on its head. So grab yourself a bottle of Beer To Drink Music To by Dogfish Head Brewing and see if we've got something new and exciting for you! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 32: Music Feuds- Steve Harvey Face
1:16:57
Move over Celebrity Deathmatch! This week we are covering just a few of music's most infamous rivalries. Spanning all genres from rock to hip-hop to pop, we can't even believe some of the things said and done in the name of one upping an enemy. Try pairing this episode up with some Raw Beats from Rare Form Brewing Co, then kick back and be happy you didn't have to deal with these antics in your life. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 31: Now That’s What I Call Music- 12 Sheets
1:27:56
It's been too long since our last album review, so we decided to go with a real collage of 90's nostalgia in Now That's What I Call Music: Volume 1! Learn about how this was conceived and created and listen as we go from track to track and remember how awesome/terrible the year 1998 was. Don't forget to grab yourself a chilled can of Mainstream Pop Song from StillWater Artisanal Brewing! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 30: Heart- If 3’s Company
1:19:47
Never has a voice had the ability to shake you to the core like Ann Wilson, and never has a story had more ups and downs than Heart. This week we cover their journey from small family band to super mega-stars and everything in-between. From rumors of incest to collaborations with grunge rockers, they've got it all. So go get yourself a Valley of the Heart's Desire from Almanac Beer Company and snuggle close with that hitchhiker you picked up while you listen to the tell tale of Heart. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 29: Blondie- Underground Hashtags
1:21:51
This week we cover a band whose music you know real well, but the story maybe not so well. Blondie's short, but impressive run could be a result of a large group of personalities all vying for attention. Or perhaps it was the usual suspect- coke. Join the boozy babes this week while they discuss and debate over a tasty radler called The Blondie by Owl's Brewing. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 28: Guns N Roses Part 2- Enjoyed Mildly
1:12:37
In the conclusion of our GNR coverage, we're talking about bad egos, riots, and the eventual break up of this infamous band. We also can only find more and more reasons to NOT do heroin. For this episode grab yourself a Hoptical Illusion from Blue Point Brewing and enjoy more stories from the world of hardrock! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 27: Guns N Roses Part 1- Appetite for Spaghetti
1:22:07
We're back with another big-time-rock-star-2-parter! This time us ladies are chatting up about one of the most confrontational bands in hard rock- GNR! We go through the earlier days when Axl was already a handful and the guys were already doing heroine. Grab yourself a nice can of You're In The Jungle Baby! from Evil Twin Brewing and listen to our notes, cause we got 'em! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jul 12, 2018
Episode 26: Joy Division – Mugatu Moment
1:30:07
This week Maggie and Ashleigh learn about Joy Division- a band they didn't know anything about UNTIL NOW. The ultimate post-punk band, Joy Division's story escalates quickly before coming to a bit of a screeching halt. It's one that includes fights, great music, tears, and best of all- British slang. So swing by Rare Form brewing to grab your own Troy Division IPA, then put on this episode to hear about a truly fascinating group! Resource: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division- by Peter Hook Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jul 04, 2018
Episode 25: Beth Ditto- The Gossip beat The Hoff
1:15:53
For our final installment of pride month, Ashleigh and Maggie discuss the life of femme fatale Beth Ditto! This southern girl moves out to the northwest to start the band Gossip and has now made her way to successful solo artist. And we're gonna tell you how she got there. All while drinking some tasty Fire Water from Evil Twin Brewing and Wake Up Call from Peekskill Brewery! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jun 28, 2018
Episode 24: RuPaul- Come Thru
1:21:22
The library is open! This week we discuss the most well known Drag Queen of our time- RuPaul. Listen to his stories of growing up in a household of women and how his path eventually lead him to being not only one of the most recognized faces in pop culture, but a talented music artist in his own right. Untuck with a Sweet Baby Jesus from Duclaw brewing and learn yourself something. Because as we all know, reading is fundamental. Resource: Letting It All Hang Out- RuPaul Charles Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jun 21, 2018
Episode 23: Against Me!- Laura Jane Grace finds her voice
1:25:43
This week Ashleigh and Maggie continue the Pride month celebrations with the transgender lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace. Hear the story of growing up in the 80's-90's as a transgendered person and the escape and therapy that she found in music. Keep the beer pairing real simple this week with a pint of Guinness, because that's what will make you strong! Resources- Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout- by Laura Jane Grace Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 22: Judas Priest Part 2- Rob Halford’s Coming Out Party
1:07:28
Happy Pride month, kids! Maggie and Ashleigh are kicking off this month with the conclusion of our Judas Priest story and talking about the God of Metal himself coming out of the closet. There are also some discussions of the influence of the gay culture on heavy metal and some drunken movie tangents. So curl up with a Little Wolf Pale Ale from Zero Gravity Brewing and get ready to learn yourself about one of the great musicians of the LGBT+ community! Resources: Leather, Spikes, and Chains: The Influence of Gay Culture in Punk, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal- Javier S. Medina Post-Production Note: We are now aware that Bob Dole does NOT have Parkinson's Disease Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jun 07, 2018
Episode 21: Judas Priest Part 1- Subliminal Message Trial
1:14:41
This week Ashleigh and Maggie join Metal MAY-nia in anticipation for Gay Pride month by bridging it with one of the OGs of metal- Judas Priest! They go through the early beginnings of the band and make it into covering the 1990 trial where they faced a fan and his family after a tragic suicide attempt. But of course they counter balance the feels with ridiculous banter and some legit throwbacks to several older episodes. So grab yourself a Tears of Green IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing, and drink along to one of the crazier stories in the metal history book! Resources: Dream Deceivers- Documentary Film Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 20: Metallica Part 2- I was more of a Kazaa person
1:30:44
Keeping it brutal in Metal May-nia and today we finish up our story of one of the Big 4- Metallica! Listen up as we regale you with stories of hurt feelings, court cases, line up changes, bizarre personal stories (ours and the band members), and we still can't get over that gorgeous hair! If you feel the need to drink along, try to find yourself an aptly named Master of Pumpkins from Troegs Brewing. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
May 24, 2018
Episode 19: Metallica Part 1- Moral of the Story
1:27:25
As Maggie and Ashleigh continue down the road of Metal May-nia month, they make a 2 part pit stop with METALLICA! In part one we cover them from their modest beginnings in 1981 up thru the release of their live album S&M in 1999- including stories of alcohol, death, rebellion, religion, and the things they don't tell you about in health class. Grab yourself an Allagash Black Belgian-style stout, and get ready to for a headbanger! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
May 17, 2018
Episode 18: Norwegian Black Metal Part 2- According to Varg
1:28:07
This week we conclude the topic of the Norwegian Black Metal scene with more tales of arson, murder, and crop tops. Join Ashleigh and Maggie for discussions on the origins of the racism and violence these problem children are still expounding today. We decided to pair up this drinking game with Feral from Heldeberg Meadworks, because what's more Viking than mead? Resources: Lords of Chaos by Didrik Søderlind and Michael Moynihan Spin Article- Satan’s Cheerleaders by Darcey Steinke Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
May 09, 2018
Episode 17: Norwegian Black Metal Part 1- Step 4=Profit
1:16:48
Welcome to the first episode of METAL MAY-NIA! This week is Part 1 of our telling of the story of 80's-90's Norwegian Black Metal. Tales of burning churches and committing murder in the name of Satan (or in the name of saving face), and let's not forget about the suicides and crop tops. Would they have been better off with a Hot Topic to burn down? Delve in with us along with two tasty brews- Satan's Gut by Rare Form Brewing and Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Brewing. Resources: Lords of Chaos by Didrik Søderlind and Michael Moynihan Spin Article- Satan's Cheerleaders by Darcey Steinke Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
May 03, 2018
Episode 16: Purple Rain- He Disappears
1:20:08
In honor of 2 years since the passing of the musical genius known as Prince, Maggie and Ashleigh discuss the heartwarming stories and unbelievable facts surrounding his cinematic debut- 1984's Purple Rain. They also give their opinions on the film- how does it hold up and what about the problematic treatment of women? Grab a Deep Purple grape ale from Empire Brewing and let's get nuts! Resources: Let's Go Crazy- Alan Light (book)
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 15: Nirvana’s In Utero- Waif Me
1:25:04
It's time for another album review and this week we are chatting up about Nirvana's final album- In Utero. Learn the stories behind each song and the controversies that this album created from the artwork to the lyrics. There are a lot of Courtney Love hot takes (because we can't help ourselves) and we take a pretty logical guess at what Kurt's insanely painful stomach issues were probably caused by. Turn up your headphones and kick back with a Nirvana IPA from Brewery Ommegang while you get swept back into some choice 90's grunge! Resources: Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 14: Weird Al- Squeezin and Squozin
1:20:00
You know when we do an episode on Weird Al Yankovic, then you've made it! You asked for it- so here it is! Listen along as we go through the straight-laced, but still zany story of a guy who made a name for himself with flawless parodies of famous musicians and spot-on commentaries of pop culture. Appreciate Maggie and Ashleigh's level of dedication as they are already drunk from recording this episode not once, but twice- thanks tech fail! So sit back with a Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewing and laugh your butt off to tales of the King of Pastiche! Resources: Weird Al- The Book by Nathan Rabin and Weird Al Yankovic Documentary shows Behind the Music and Biography Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 13: Andrew WK- Bubble Gum Machine Salesman
1:25:30
It's time to feel good with the one and only Party God! Join Ashleigh and Maggie through tales of conspiracy, intrigue, and total nerdom that surround Andrew WK's legacy. Trust us, we'll leave you wanting more- because, well, we could only find so much on this man of mystery. If nothing else, it certainly is a wild tale that pairs really well with Half Full Brewery's Liquid Hoptimism. This puts the Party in "Party on..." Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Apr 04, 2018
Episode 12: Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope- Mouth Harp
1:35:23
For our final installment of Women's History Month we are covering an album that doesn't get nearly the praise it deserves- Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope! Come back with us to 1997 for references of the beginnings of the internet, house parties, and General Hospital being woke AF. This episode will celebrate Janet's amazing forward thinking and discuss the depths of her depression, body image issues, and a slew of other important topics. We've found that you can turn this into a solid drinking game with the words "Deep" and "Introspective". So kick back with a Troegs Java Head Stout and learn yourself something! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 11: Missy Elliott- Hip Hop Michelin Woman
1:16:55
This week as we continue down the path of Women in Music, we talk about our lord and savior Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott! Ashleigh tells tales that inspire and invoke a lot of "aw-ing" as Missy makes her way through the music biz with a lot of familiar faces. Also, discover (as we did) why we haven't seen an album from her since '05. By the end of this episode you'll understand why Missy is the patron saint of being human and has some of the best jams this side of the jukebox! Pair this episode with Duclaw's Dirty Little Freak for the ultimate enjoyment. Click here to check out the change.org petition to build the Missy memorial! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Mar 22, 2018
Episode 10: Kesha- Teeth for ca$h
1:21:39
It's our tenth episode! We're still here and we're still celebrating Women's History month. This episode we talk about a girl who came from dirt and glitter to being a MFing WOMAN- Kesha. Maggie and Ashleigh cover everything she has been well known for- from sexy ghost stories, to her unexpected high intelligence, to the ongoing legal battle with one Dr. Luke (by the way, not a real doctor). Listen along as Maggie drinks herself into illiteracy and Ashleigh avoids a trap. This episode pairs well with Burial Beer's The Prayer. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 9: Riot Grrrls- Supa-Pissed
1:24:49
For week 2 of Women's History Month we talk about one of the biggest feminist movements in recent memory- Riot Grrrls! Not only were they putting out creative zines but they also made some of the best music to come out of the 90's. Listen as Ashleigh and Maggie get progressively drunker and gush over the two biggest bands in the movement- Bikini Kill and Bratmobile. This episode pairs nicely with Two Evils Bikini Sour and Druthers The Dare. Curl up with your lady friends today and celebrate girls in punk! Resources: Girls to the Front- by Sara Marcus The Punk Singer- a documentary Don't Need You- a documentary
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 8: Wendy O. Williams- A burning Cadillac
1:22:13
We are starting off Women's History Month by celebrating one of the most amazing women of rock! Wendy O. Williams is known for her insane on-stage antics as well as her totally raw and uncensored personality. In this episode we will take you through the life and music of a woman you may very well never heard of (but you NEED to). It will pair quite nicely with Burial Beer Co.'s Skullsaw Porter or Lagunitas' The Censored Rich Copper Ale. #celebratewendy Research Source: Wendy O. Williams and The Plasmatics: The DVD - Ten Years of Revolutionary Rock and Roll
Mar 01, 2018
Episode 7: David Bowie’s Blackstar- …in space
1:18:04
This week Maggie and Ashleigh dissect one of the most meta albums to come out in recent years- Blackstar by David Bowie. Track by track we talk about hidden themes and metaphors within the lyrics and the stories of some of the musical influences that made this album such a stand out. Take some time to celebrate one of the most creative minds to ever grace this planet. This episode will pair well with Uinta Biere de Mars and Common Roots Modern American. Also, some funny cat videos might be a good idea for the post-show. Reference Sources: David Bowie- "The Last Five Years” Documentary on HBO David Bowie's Blackstar- Track and Music Video Analysis- Medium article by Dominik Bro Pushing Ahead of the Dame- David Bowie song blog
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 6: Valentines Day Bonus- Choice Breakup Songs
50:24
What's this?? Two episodes in one week?? We didn't want to leave our non-coupled friends out during this most commercial of holidays, so we kept drinkin' and kept recordin' to give you our top picks of tunes for heartbreak. No matter what your Facebook relationship status says, we hope you have a rad V-Day and enjoy these drunkest of ramblings! This episode pairs best with Two Roads- Road to Ruin (double IPA). Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 5: Valentines Day Special- Sexy Sax Solos
42:46
Happy Valentines Day, all you crazy kids! This week we are treating you to our select list of sexiest saxophone solos to listen to when gettin' down with your loved one. Or just enjoy listening along while we take a chance at alliteration while drinking. This episode pairs great with Love Child from Boulevard Brewing Co. We also suggest turning it into a drinking game because why not? Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Feb 13, 2018
Episode 4: Van Roth vs Van Hagar- Tangents galore
1:28:44
This week we attempt to figure out the age-old question: who is the better front man of Van Halen- David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar? Does Diamond Dave's amazing onstage acrobatics outshine The Red Rocker's impressive vocal range? Who is to blame for the revolving door of lead singers? (Spoiler- It's Eddie) But this ain't your momma's debate! Listen as an existential crisis unfolds throughout the episode. And don't expect this to go where you think it does, because we sure didn't! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 3: Fleetwood Mac- Piles of coke and cognac
1:38:52
One of the biggest names in all of rock n'roll- Fleetwood Mac has gone through break ups, reunions, scandals, cults, addictions, and just about everything else. This week we try our best to give you a sense of where this band came from, the things they went through, and what has made their music utterly timeless. We suggest pairing this episode with Glitter & Gold from Perrenial Artisan Ales or a nice Boddingtons Pub Ale. Information has mostly been sourced from Fleetwood Mac: The Definitive History by Mike Evans
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 2: The Beatles White Album Part 2- Things could’ve been worse
1:04:44
Welcome back for the second half of our adventure wandering around The Beatles' largest undertaking- The White Album. Disc 2 may have less songs but it has just as much going on- from revolutions, to chocolates, to avant garde composition (yeah, it makes a bit of a leap there) this album has it all. And the drama to go along with it! We find this episode pairs best with a nice glass of white wine. Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 1: The Beatles White Album Part 1-Hey everybody, I wrote a song!
1:15:24
It’s the inaugural episode of Rock Candy! And we are starting off big with a two-parter on one of the most influential albums to ever hit the shelves- The Beatles’ White Album. We go through each song and talk about where they came from- Who is Bungalo Bill? What is the hidden message behind Blackbird? Why is John so tired? In this episode Maggie and Ashleigh kick back with some Dogfish Head Namaste White beers and go through each song on disc one. *NOTE* We are aware that the audio for the first 3/4 of the episode is awful. There was a lose chord, but we did fix it so please bare with us! Rocker Chicks by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Jan 18, 2018