Records & Riffs

Records & Riffs

Latest Episodes

Episode 26: A great group hiding in plain sight: how the pandemic halted the rise of so many bands
July 04, 2022

Meet the music of Maj Deeka, a North Carolina-based rock-jazz fusion act with the chops to hit it big

Episode 25: DMB's Busted Stuff 20 years later
June 15, 2022

Episode 25: How Busted Stuff nearly broke, then strengthened, Dave Matthews Band (Part 3)

Episode 24: The Lillywhite Sessions, with Steve Lillywhite (Part 2)
June 07, 2022

A deep dive on one of the biggest moments and what-ifs in DMB history.

Episode 23: The Lillywhite Sessions (Part 1)
June 01, 2022

An album no one was supposed to hear. Yet it built up Dave Matthews Band's critical reputation and studio lore. More than two decades later, we learn more of the story of what happened with the Lillyw

Episode 22: The end of the iPod also marks the end of an era we'll never get back
May 21, 2022

The iPod walked so that the streaming era could sprint. Is that a good thing?

Episode 21: Bob Mould + Hüsker Dü + Sugar
June 13, 2020

Drew Magary joins the pod to discuss why one of the pinnacles of alternative alternative rock is still an essential voice just below the mainstream

Episode 20: Bob Dylan
May 13, 2020

A career-spanning examination of one of the greatest songwriters in the history of the planet.

Episode 19: Is the jam-band genre past its peak -- forever?
September 14, 2019

You get five slots to fill you all-time jam band lineup. Who are you picking?

Episode 18: The Rolling Stones (The Lost Episodes)
August 31, 2019

An in-depth discussion about not just what makes the Rolling Stones great, but how they set the record for remaining a band longer than any group in history

Episode 17: Steve Lillywhite on Before These Crowded Streets (Part 2)
April 30, 2018

Lillywhite goes song-by-song and analyzes the ins and outs of what makes BTCS a classic.