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Sam Russo

Sam Russo joins Chris, Darren, and Quinn this week in episode 6 of The Wasting Time Podcast.

News this week of Less Than Jake's new album 'Live from the Astoria' leads to a discussion about live albums.  Quinn talks about The Lippies signing to Red Scare with an album due imminently. And everyone takes a look at the line up for Might As Well Fest II.

 

The guys review surprise EP 'Off With Their Heads' from The King Blues as well as the debut from Petrol Girls 'Some Thing'

 

Sam Russo discussion his early attempts at making music, going solo, touring with Brendan Kelly and playing on Chuck Ragan's 'Revival Tour'.

 

And finally the gang discusses best and worst practises of promoters putting on shows across Europe.

 

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James Hull (Apologies, I Have None)

In episode 5 Chris, Darren, and Quinn are joined by James Hull, guitarist in Leagues Apart and bassist in Apologies, I Have None.

The gang discuss the upcoming tours from NOFXJeff Rosenstock and Great Cynics, and Chelsea, as well as the Petrol Girls EP Launch and the news that Owl Sanctuary in Norwich has found a new venue.

 

New releases from Catch Fire (The Distance I Am from You) and Basement (Promise Everything) are reviewed.

 

James talks about playing in Leagues Apart and Apologies, I Have None and juggling playing music and working full time.

 

Off the back of Beach Slang's disappointing show at the Camden Barfly, the guys discuss what bands owe their audiences.  Do you deserve the show you want or the show the band choices to perform?

 

And finally 'Is Youtube killing the UK's live music scene?'.  Quinn tears apart the recent article from the BBC which questions whether Youtube stars shooting to fame and jumping straight to arena shows is the cause for small capacity venues closing across the UK.  Everyone has a chat about the state of live music in general and how difficult it can be to make from from playing music live, with reference to The Guardian's recent article with Slow Club 'Long, hard road to rock 'n' roll success: "we're essentially skint"'

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