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Racket Radio EP 04 with Neil Sabatino and Adam Bird

Joining us for Episode 4 of Racket Radio are Neil Sabatino and Adam Bird to try to justify their terrible opinions on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also chat a bit about some local indie music, their opinions on which I have much more respect for.  For those that don’t already know, Neil is the owner of Mint 400 Records as well as the singer and guitarist of the band Fairmont and Adam is the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist/a bunch of other things in his new project A Bird.

Racket Radio EP 03 with Paul Brushaber and Joey Papa

Racket Radio is back again with more sweet rockin’ riffs and nonsensical babbling from some of your favorite local artists.  This week, our guests are Jean Pool bassist Paul Brushaber and Electric Sensei drummer Joey Papa, and I know what you’re thinking, “a bassist and drummer?  It’s only episode 3!”  But Paul and Joey not only happen to be two of the most creative people in the scene, but also are two of the most fun and chill people you could have the fortune of speaking with.  And as an extra special treat, you can come out to Stosh’s in Fairlawn on Friday, February 16 and see Electric Sensei perform with Paul filling in on bass.

In our episode today I talk with Paul and Joey about Paul’s first time crowd surfing, the advantages of having multiple Instagram accounts, why having only one ear plug is useless, and why you should never bring a samurai sword out on a boat in October.  

Racket Radio EP 02 with John Cozz & Max Rauch

Hey everyone, welcome back for another episode of N.J. Racket’s Racket Radio Podcast.  Joining us for Episode #2 are  two are very popular artists and personalities in the New Jersey DIY scene.  Max Rauch of LKFFCT and NGHTCRWLRS is not only a great artist and performer in his own right, but is a well respected engineer who has worked with some of the best artists New Jersey has to offer, and John Cozz of John Cozz and the Squirts is everybody’s favorite anti-folk turned pop-punk, amateur filmmaker, crab leg enthusiast.  In our episode, Max and Cozz talk about some of their other favorite artists in the scene, irony and sincerity in their songwriting, what their grandmothers think of their music, and how none of us have read Infinite Jest. 

Racket Radio EP 01 with Sniffling Indie Kids

We have some very special guests joining us for the first ever installment of N.J. Racket‘s Racket Radio podcast series.  Sniffling Indie Kids is one of the most influential labels in the New Jersey independent music landscape and the three owners, Frank DeFranco, Eric Goldberg, and Joe Lanza are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people that I’ve had the privilege to know.

In this episode, Frank, Eric, and Joe talk us through the inception of the label, going back to the creation of the Tiny Giant Artist Collective, through meeting Neil Sabatino of Mint 400 Records, starting the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, and their plans for the future.