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 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.
Music criticism's number 1 power couple (yeah, suck it Chuck Klosterman and Melissa Maerz) talk about Pitchfork: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Smino, Ravyn Lanae, Noname, DRAM and more. Plus we learn something horrifying about Rick James on Today in Music. Also a review of Joyner Lucas' "I'm Not Racist"
Mary and Dave (mostly Dave) plays what they've been listening to lately, including J.I.D, 38 Spesh, Sheck Wes, Daniel Johnston and give 5 minutes to Chaka Khan's 50 year music career.
Rahim Salaam and Ben Moroney from What About Chicago?! come on to discuss Chicago music and what's going on in the scene right now. We talk Saba, Glad Rags, Freddie Old Soul, NONAME, as well as the bad boys of Today in Music (DMX, Limp Bizkit) and our "Chicago Favorites" (no hotdogs or pizza, we promise).
Last week we did fatherhood, and since we forget to celebrate Mother's Day on the podcast, we brought comedian and friend Lia Berman over to talk motherhood, music, Boogie, Teyana Taylor, and how Lia has been to 72 Dave Matthews Band concerts in her life. Mary plays a weird Russian song, and Dave fawns over Mr. Wonderful.
We go deep on this episode. We talk fatherhood, but also parenthood in general with newly minted father and comic Nick Dloughy. Dave & Nick share songs that make them think of their daughters, while Mary plays a Pink Floyd song that reminds her of her own dad. We also talk the death of XXXTENTACION, Spotify rolling back it's content restrictions and NASIR. Follow Nick on Twitter @ndlousy.
After a little whoopsie in the studio, Mary & Dave are back with a playlist episode. Mary is big on Big Freedia, Dave is trying to like Rock and Roll. We also talk Anthony Bourdain, Paul McCartney, KIDS SEE GHOSTS, emo rap's next moves and the number one song from 1923.
We go in deep on the Drake/Pusha-T beef with Dave Maher. Dave Maher continues to be the only guest to challenge any of our stupid opinions on music.
Mary and Dave head to Detroit and listen to Kanye West's new album, and give their first impressions. Dave self identifies as a Yeezus freak, and Mary remains a skeptic.
Rovaughn Hill comes on to judge the argument between a married couple about dead rappers, and who holds (held) the crown. David says Tupac, Mary says Biggie. We also review the new Kevin Gates EP and talk about Rovaughn's hemorrhoids. You'll be shocked which one is more violent.
Mary takes Dave back to her electronic days with songs by Menomena, Daphni, Mexicans with Guns and Manu Chau. Dave reviews the new Junglepussy album and Puff Daddy's dark secret.
Does a singer-songwriter have to be good at singing? Do they have to be good at writing? Mary & Dave invite singer-songwriter Natalie Grace Alford over to discuss their favorites in the genre. We talk Todd Rundgren (and his "daughter"), St. Vincent, Margo Guryan, Darondo, Billy Bragg and Amanda Palmer. Also Dave won't stop bringing up Willie Nelson.
Mary and Dave put together a start of summer playlist, gab about Kanye and discuss the whole Bushwick Bill "shot in the eye" incident. New music from Maxo Kream and Drake, and a review of Willie Nelson's latest/maybe last album.
Dave hates live music, even though his first date with his wife Mary was a concert. Mary loves it so much, she is going to try to convince Dave otherwise. They put together a playlist that includes some of the best live songs of all time, as well as some new ones you might not know about. We also talk 420 Flops and Music News.
Battle of the bands this week, as we compare two albums about relationships gone awry: Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, and Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Anthony Scardino, aka Professor Pizza stops by to break the tie. We also talk Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzter and the anniversary of Prince's death.