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Ep. 108 - Zach Carothers & Jason Sechrist from Portugal the Man are this week's podcast guests.  We started the show talking about food at Summer festivals, and they confirmed what Warpaint and Grouplove told us on previous podcasts, and that is that Osheaga in Montreal is the absolute best.  Jason tells us about his stint as an oyster shucker in Portland, and Zach gives us recommendations for eating in El Paso and Alaska.  They're on the Honda Civic Tour w/ our pals Grouplove through September.  

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Come hang out with us at L.A. Times' The Taste opening night part, this Friday night August 29th at Paramount Studios. Our good friend Jeff Miller (who is a frequent guest co-host on this podcast) will be playing live with his Indie Rock cover band Black Crystal Wolf Kids, and there will be tons of great food and great booze.  Plus we'll have a booth onsite where we'll be recording a podcast during the party!  Get more info and tickets at http://events.latimes.com/taste 

Direct download: Episode_108-Portugal_The_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56 AM

Ep. 107 - Rob Pope and Eric Harvey from Spoon are this week's podcast guests.  They sit down with Zach and guest co-host Jeff Miller (from Thrillist LA) at our Bronson Island studio to talk food.  We hear all about the two bars that Rob owns: The Bourgeois Pig in Lawrence Kansas and Lake Street in Brooklyn, NY. And Eric teaches us the late night joys of garbage plates.  They both tout their favorite places to eat in New York, Austin and elsewhere, and Zach brings the guys the best breakfast burritos L.A. has to offer, from a place called Cofax (mostly to make Britt jealous.)  

Spoon's new album "They Want My Soul" is out now.  Get more info at www.spoontheband.com 

Direct download: Episode_107-Spoon-rev1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10 AM

Ep. 106 - Zach spent this past weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco, stuffing his face, feeding bands, and podcasting... and here is the fruit of all that labor. Him and our good friend Jeff Miller (from Thrillist LA) talked to Ryan and Andrew from Grouplove, Stella from Warpaint, and Chefs Naomi Pomeroy (from BEAST in Portland) and Kris Morningstar (from The Gorbals in Los Angeles) who they ran into during Haim's performance.  The three conversations, which took place backstage at the festival, have been combined into one podcast spectacular for your listening pleasure!  

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This week's podcast was sponsored by UE Boom and #makemusicsocial who made our entire trip to Outside Lands possible.  And you can actually see all the bands we ate grilled cheese sandwiches with this past weekend plus the 10 loudest foods we ate at the festival at www.makemusicsocial.com 

Direct download: Episode_106-Outside_Lands_Spectacularrrr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45 AM

Ep. 105 - Daniel Kessler from the NYC band Interpol comes to Bronson Island to talk food and music with Zach & Chuck on this week's podcast.  They ask him about his strategy for finding the best food when he's on the road, his favorite places to eat around the world, and how much Brooklyn has changed over the years. Daniel also tells us about the restaurant he co-owns in Brooklyn (Bergen Hill) and L.A.'s Cafe Gratitude somehow makes it into the podcast conversation... AGAIN.  Interpol's new record "El Pintor" comes out September 9th on Matador Records.  Get more info about the album and their upcoming tour at www.interpolnyc.com 

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This week's podcast was sponsored by UE Boom, who is also taking us to Outside Lands in S.F. this weekend to help #makemusicsocial.  Our thanks goes out to them, and so should yours.  If you're on Tumblr (or even if you're not) go to www.makemusicsocial.com and follow them now. 

Direct download: Episode_105-Interpol.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46 AM

Ep. 104 - Jeni's Splended Ice Cream founder Jeni Britton Bauer is this week's podcast guest.  We talk to her about what kind of music she listened to growing up in Ohio, and what kind of music goes into making her famous ice cream.  We talk first concert and first album, plus she tells about ice cream album covers and this special vinyl they created for this year's record store day.  Want a copy?  We have two to giveaway, and all you have to do to enter is sign up for our newsletter at www.foodisthenewrock.com  Already signed up?  Then you're already entered to win. 

Jeni's new cookbook "Jeni's Spledid Ice Cream Desserts" is in stores now. 

Direct download: Episode_104-Jenis_Splendid_Ice_Creams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39 AM

Ep. 103 - Kenny Vasoli from Philadelphia's Vacationer (and formerly from the Starting Line) comes to Bronson Island to talk food with us this week.  He tells Zach his favorite places to eat on tour, why he doesn't like to eat meat with bones, and how easy it is for him to stay gluten free on tour (spoiler: he does his best to stay away from stroopwafels).  PLUS Kenny gives us a great tip on what munchies to pair with your weed. 

Vacationer's new album "Relief" is out now.  Get more info at www.vacationermusic.com 

Direct download: Episode_103-Vacationer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51 AM

Ep. 102 - The Spotted Pig celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion we finally got owner Ken Friedman to come on the podcast to talk food and music! Before teaming up with Chef April Bloomfield to build a restaurant empire- which also includes John Dory Oyster Bar (NYC), The Breslin (NYC), and Tosca Cafe (SF)-  Ken started off his career in the music industry, booking shows in San Francisco before switching to the label side of things where he worked for Clive Davis and later Trent Reznor. It also explains why he has so many musicians as business partners and investors (like U2, Jay-Z, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Stipe.)  We talk about all that, plus Mario Batali ("[he'd] suck up to anybody famous, then and now", Rachel Ray ("she's barely in the food business... [but] she's not so bad"), and the only way to go to music festivals. 

Direct download: Episode_102-Ken_Friedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38 AM

Ep. 101 - Harley Morenstein, from Epic Meal Time, is our guest on this week's podcast.  Zach went to their studio on the day the US lost to Belgium in the World Cup (because Canadiens don't give a shit about American soccer) and talked to Harley about their brand new show Epic Meal Empire, which debuts on the FYI Network on July 26th.  Warning: there are spoilers. He also tells us what kind of music he listened to growing up, and about one of the terrible music videos he directed before starting EMT (which he compares to Wu Tang). And towards the end, Harley may or may not admit to coming face to face with a pig and feeling a tad bit guilty.  

Epic Meal Empire debuts on FYI TV Saturday, July 26th at 10ET/11PT. Get more info at http://www.fyi.tv/shows/epic-meal-empire

Direct download: Episode_101-Epic_Meal_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55 AM

Ep. 100 - We did it!!!  100 episodes... and what better way to celebrate than by finally getting chef/writer/food show host/TV sitcom creator Eddie Huang to come on and shoot the shit about music with us (among other things.)  Back on episode #35 w/ Francis Lam, we promised you Eddie and it only took us 65 episodes to deliver on that promise! In addition to asking EH about his first albums and first concert, we also ask him what it was like to eat ribs with 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell and he cops to being completely awestruck by Cam'ron. There was also a lot of hip hop talk, 19% of which Zach understood. Our friend Jeff Miller from Thrillist steps in as guest host.  

Eddie has his own podcast called Monosodium Glutamate, his MTV show "Snack off" debuts July 10th, and he has a sit-com coming soon to ABC called "Fresh off the Boat"- which is based on his memoir of the same name.  

Direct download: Episode_100-Eddie_Huang.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32 AM

Ep. 99 - This week's podcast guest Mark Trombino is not only the producer behind such huge albums as Blink 182's "Dude Ranch" and Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American" but he is also owns a new doughnut shop in Los Angeles called Donut Friend!  Zach talks to him at the very beginning about San Diego burritos, but most of the podcast is about doughnuts (naturally.)

Get more info about his shop at www.donutfriend.com 

Direct download: Episode_99-Mark_Trombino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40 AM