Impress Me With Music is a weekly podcast where comedians Mary Novokhovsky and Dave Metz strive to create the perfect playlist. Each week they'll bring you a collection of songs by new artists, hidden gems, timeless B-sides and the occasional hit. You can listen and stream their playlists on Spotify by following ImpressMeWithMusic.
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We're back baby! We talk Tiny Desk, Rome Fortune, Against Me!, Jim Carroll, Spillage Village, and of course the one and only Baldassare Galuppi.
Comedian, writer, painter and civic organizer Meredith Kachel is our guest. She brought four songs with her, all of which are perfect playlist fodder (find them in the Spotify playlist on the link below). We watch Rubber Johnny by Aphex Twin, talk Roger's Park shooter, and Mary opens up a mystery box of Amazon stuff she ordered while asleep and has no memory of what it is. Meredith teaches us how to defraud your parents and we listen to: Paul Simon & Nico Segal, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding, Poolside, Jean Grae, Isiah Rashad, and Make Believe Ballroom Time!
Comedian Dave Vagnetti (the Palm Pilots, High Dive Comedy) comes on to help put a bow on the final chapter of the Mac Miller sage - his last album, Swimming. Mary tries out some character work. Dave likes a really dumb song by Tom Petty. Other Dave thinks Today in Music is a fun segment.
EARTHGANG, Camp Lo, Sylvan LaCue, plug Mary's reaction to the "I Love It" music video. Also, never forget the Beach Boys or Phil Spector.
We talk about the death of Mac Miller, why September 13th is one of the most historic days in music, and then Mary recommends some very questionable music.
Samantha Berkman and Toby McMullen try to impress Mary & Dave with music, and things get a little crazy. We talk Eminem's new album, George & Jonathan, Jorja Smith, PUP, Googie, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mick Jenkins and of course, Lena Dunham. It's a long one, but a good one.
Anthony Santoro and Ryan Wesley Ensley a.k.a Hoagie of the band Sonny Falls are reppin' their label hard. We listened to two new songs off of their new album Some Kind of Spectre out on Sooper Records. They also played songs from their label mates Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Jodi, Sen Morimoto, and Longface. One of the best ones yet!
Mathias really wants us to dig Alex Cameron, so we listen to a few tracks off of his new album Forced Witness. We also cover the death of Aretha Franklin and do a first listen of a Protomartyr track.
We watch the movie Eighth Grade and discuss the soundtrack as well as our own eighth grade experiences. We each pick two songs that we listened to in eighth grade and try to defend them while being questioned by the other about our tenure in middle school. We also review an exceptional fan music video for a Rick Ross song, review two albums (Ab-soul and Drake) as well as discuss one of the most historic days in music history EVER!
We go a little deeper on Rick James and what a bad dude he was, why the music industry is no longer profitable for most musicians, and review Chance the Rapper's latest release. Dave plays Mary four songs to impress her, by: Joyner Lucas, Tierra Whack, the Cool Kids and Lizzo. It's a weird one.