Food is the New Rock

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.  


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 

Direct download: Episode_108-Portugal_The_Man.mp3
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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 

Direct download: Episode_107-Spoon-rev1.mp3
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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!  


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 

Direct download: Episode_106-Outside_Lands_Spectacularrrr.mp3
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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 


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 and follow them now. 

Direct download: Episode_105-Interpol.mp3
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