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This Must Be the Gig

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This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

Location:

United States

Description:

This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

Language:

English

Contact:

954-294-9298


Episodes

Episode 90 : Greg Dulli

2/19/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. Frontman of the legendary alt rock band Afghan Whigs Greg Dulli calls into the show this week to discuss his new solo album, Random Desire. Greg's expansive catalog features a vast array of textured, gritty darkness throughout his time with the Whigs, not to mention The Twilight Singers and Gutter Twins. But long before he was a rock icon, Greg was an R&B fanatic, and idolized Prince and has covered everyone from The Supremes to The Fugees....

Duration:01:14:13

Episode 89 : Huey Lewis

2/12/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week we're honored to share a conversation with rock legend Huey Lewis. Whether you’ve been a fan since 1983’s runaway success story Sports, Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love” playing on the Back to the Future soundtrack, or even his earliest performing days with the band Clover, this chat will still be full of surprises. In addition to those career highlights and others, Huey and host Lior discuss his diagnosis of Ménière’s...

Duration:00:57:39

Episode 88 : Jana Hunter of Lower Dens

2/5/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. Coming to you live from the green room at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, nestled up tight next to the L train tracks, this week we're excited to share a conversation with Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. The Baltimore band's take on indie pop has been adored since 2010 debut Twin-Hand Movement, and last year's incredible The Competition pushes that momentum into a higher plane of love and protection of the outcast and vulnerable. In this chat, Jana...

Duration:00:42:12

Episode 87 : Frances Quinlan of Hop Along

1/29/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. After fighting through a hotel lobby brimming with influencers at a social media conference, host Lior Phillips checks in with Frances Quinlan to discuss her new solo album, Likewise. In the burst of indie guitar bands with raw-hearted lyrics and soaring emotional choruses, Hop Along have always stood out—thanks in part to Quinlan’s undeniable voice. On her new solo project, the guitarist-vocalist mixes in a healthy dose of synth and...

Duration:01:12:56

Episode 86 : Steven Van Zandt

1/22/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. In a brief moment not busy as a bandleader, member of The E Street Band, activist, producer, actor, writer, etc., the one and only Steven Van Zandt calls into the show. In this chat, Little Steven and host Lior Phillips discuss his new solo box set full of rare and unheard gems, his earliest memories of Bruce Springsteen, and his process as an actor. Plus, Little Steven goes deep on his experience flying from the set of Martin Scorcese's The...

Duration:01:04:59

Episode 85 : Gloria Gaynor

1/17/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week we bring you the latest live recording from our live event series, recorded at the Stubhub New York flagship performance space at 39th & Broadway. Host Lior Phillips is joined this month by the Queen of Disco herself, Gloria Gaynor. In addition to her new Grammy-nominated album Testimony, Lior and Gloria discuss the undeniable legacy of "I Will Survive", overcoming spinal surgery after injuring herself at a concert, her dream duet...

Duration:00:50:55

Episode 84 : Alicia Keys

1/10/2020
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. The one and only Alicia Keys calls into the show, fresh off the release of new single "Underdog". In addition to the song's place in her upcoming album ALICIA, the pop star discusses her new book More Myself, the power of meditation, and the importance of truly being "on your bullshit." Head here for more info on Alicia Keys. For more from Lior Phillips and This Must Be the Gig, follow along on Instagram or Twitter, or like the show page...

Duration:00:45:49

Episode 83 : Jenny Slate

12/27/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. In our last episode of the year, we're joined by Consequence of Sound's Comedian of the Year, Jenny Slate. The comedian/actor/writer calls in to discuss her new book, Little Weirds, her Netflix special, Stage Fright, and so much more. Host Lior Phillips also chats with Jenny about her fight against the misogyny of standup traditions, non-douchey meditation, and her hopes for the next year in comedy. Head here for more info on Jenny...

Duration:00:51:00

Episode 82 : Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never)

12/20/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. In a bonus second episode this week, Consequence of Sound's Composer of the Year, Daniel Lopatin, joins host Lior Phillips by phone to discuss his score from the brilliant new film Uncut Gems. In this chat, Daniel discusses his work with the Safdie Brothers on the Adam Sandler-starring thrill ride, the incongruous ability of Vangelis-indebted new age tones to produce anxiety, and the push and pull between film scoring and his work as...

Duration:01:32:32

Episode 81 : Paul James (Netflix's Soundtrack)

12/18/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week, host Lior Phillips is joined by Paul James, star of the brand new Netflix musical romance Soundtrack. The show, from the creator of Smash, fuses big musical moments with the emotional worlds of a diverse, disparate group of individuals in contemporary Los Angeles—with a cast including Jenna Dewan, Campbell Scott, Madeleine Stowe, and more. Prior to this big new gig, Paul starred as Calvin Owens in beloved ABC Family show Greek,...

Duration:00:51:40

Episode 80 : Open Mike Eagle

12/11/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week we bring you a live recording of our latest live event from the Stubhub New York office at 39th & Broadway. Host Lior Phillips is joined by indie rapper Open Mike Eagle. In addition to his hip-hop career, the Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based artist also podcasts, co-hosts the Comedy Central series The New Negroes, and even recently stepped into a professional wrestling ring. In addition to chatting about his time between the...

Duration:01:03:00

Episode 79 : Pete Yorn

12/4/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. While taking a break from his recent tour, Pete Yorn dials in from the Acast Studio in New York to discuss his new album, Caretakers, created in collaboration with Jackson Phillips of Day Wave. Plus, he shares memories of seeing Diana Ross as a child, details performing Replacements covers in the school talent show, and attempts to dig into the origins of his daughter's love of Smash Mouth. Plus, Pete shares some stories from his touring...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 78 : Little May

11/27/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week, we're sharing a special interview with the Australian folk duo Little May, recorded prior to Hannah Field and Liz Drummond announcing the end of the project. Together with host Lior Phillips, Liz and Hannah finally settle the debate of Jonathan Taylor Thomas vs. Devon Sawa, the differences between Britney Spears fans and Christina Aguilera fans, and discuss a disastrous cover of Bruce Springsteen with Mumford & Sons. Plus, the...

Duration:01:01:18

Episode 77 : Jim James & Teddy Abrams

11/20/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week, host Lior Phillips is joined by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Teddy Abrams, the conductor and music director of the Louisville Orchestra. The duo call in to discuss the origins of their new album, The Order of Nature, as well as the heart of music in their Louisville home, this project in relation to My Morning Jacket, and the value of having a conversation through music. Plus, the duo share stories behind the creation of...

Duration:01:00:23

Episode 76 : Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree

11/13/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week we bring you a live recording of our first in a series of events live from the Stubhub New York office at 39th & Broadway. Host Lior Phillips is joined by the dynamic duo of Lee Ranaldo and Raül Refree to chat about their upcoming new album, Names of North End Women—out February 21, 2020, via Mute. Plus, the duo share the world premiere of the album's title track in the episode! Throughout his decades as a member of Sonic Youth,...

Duration:01:23:43

Episode 75 : Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers

11/6/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. Scott Avett calls into the show fresh off the release of The Avett Brothers' new album, Closer Than Together. In addition to discussing the unlikely dual inspirations of Mike Patton and Bob Dylan, Scott and host Lior Phillips also chat about the complexity of playing music and touring with family and the courage it takes to admit you're having an off-day on-stage. The two also chat about the life-changing power of seeing Tom T Hall sing "Mr....

Duration:01:02:57

Episode 74 : No Such Thing As A Fish & Halloween Music Facts!

10/30/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. Lior Phillips is joined this week by two of the four hosts of the award-winning, hilarious, and altogether wonderful podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. In addition to hosting that brilliant show, Dan Schreiber and Anna Ptaszynski work as Elves (aka researchers) for British comedy panel show QI, a quiz show where funny and interesting responses are rewarded as well as right answers. Along with fellow Elves James Harkin and Andrew Hunter Murray,...

Duration:01:21:26

Episode 73 : Liam Gallagher

10/23/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. This week, we welcome in the rock and roll legend Liam Gallagher—former vocalist of Oasis, frontman of Beady Eye, and current voice of a righteous solo career. As may be attested by his vivacious Twitter feed, Liam is a quick wit, sharp tongue, and perpetually entertaining. This year saw the release of both Liam Gallagher: As It Was and the robust and riotous new album, Why Me? Why Not?. In addition to those topics, Liam calls in to discuss...

Duration:00:39:30

Episode 72 : POND & Farao

10/16/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. On this episode, the show includes conversations with two artists from very different parts of the world—but with a shared warmth and passion. First up, host Lior Phillips chats with Nick Allbrook of Australian outfit POND. The psych rocker dishes about his time in Tame Impala, the importance of building a music scene on friendship and collaboration, and how he was influenced by David Byrne and Primal Scream. After that, we check in with...

Duration:01:10:51

Episode 71 : Bat For Lashes

10/9/2019
This week's episode is brought to you by Stubhub. Since her 2006 debut Fur & Gold, Bat For Lashes (AKA Natasha Khan) has established herself as one of the most passionate, expressive writers and performers. The London-born art pop artist has delivered record after record of cinematic beauty, Khan's most recent album is the sublime Lost Girls, an album indebted to the bliss of Bananarama and Cyndi Lauper as well as the grand scope of composer John Williams. This week, Bat For Lashes calls in...

Duration:00:50:58