Jan 14th, 2015 by thekickback
Surrounded by Pennsylvania, sometimes you need Jim Henson to pull you out of the January Blues.
Dec 27th, 2014 by thekickback
Sound Opinions' more Italian half sits down in a noisy restaurant with Billy to talk about all things DeRo: music criticism, his Wire tribute band Ex-Lion Tamers, his present band Vortis, and more!
Dec 8th, 2014 by thekickback
With the now-out-of-towners are back in Chicago, they run down American Splendor Tour memories and run the financials (and Christmas lists).
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Nov 20th, 2014 by thekickback
Nothing more needs to be said. It's 100!
Oct 20th, 2014 by thekickback
While the van alarm keeps going off in nighted Brooklyn, Eamonn and Billy cover the first dates of the American Splendor Tour thus far. Special appearance by Jesse and DJ cup4water.
Sep 26th, 2014 by thekickback
SOS-meets-moving truck. David Byrne-meets-John Goodman. Grasshoppers-meet-Cantonese Screams. It's a brisk and desperation-fueled Episode 98!
Sep 15th, 2014 by thekickback
Recorded just hours before another 13-hour Megabus ride, Billy and Eamonn run down the shows of the past few weeks and get personal on their complete inability to communicate when it comes to design. Jonny stops by for "Booking With Jonny" and everyone gets a star. It's Episode 97!
Aug 16th, 2014 by thekickback
The font's too big. What makes it a hit? And let's play a game called "David Bowie Songs That Best Express The Third Segment." It's a rollercoaster of an Episode 86!
Jul 29th, 2014 by thekickback
Jonny stops by to help show you how easy booking a tour can be while Eamonn and Billy talk so much inside baseball...well, there's a lot of inside baseball. It's a doomy Episode 95!
Jul 12th, 2014 by thekickback
Doing a cover is always a dicey proposition. If people like it, you become the band that does this great cover (I think their original stuff is okay?) and if people hate it, you've just burned a song in the set that you could have played one of your own for them to hate instead. We've tried a lot over the years. Also, the Dick Van Dyke Show and Jerry Lewis Soccer All-Stars. It's Episode 94!
Jun 29th, 2014 by thekickback
Billy and Eamonn finish recounting the first leg of the Pale Summer tour and discuss the art involved in letting a band into your home. It's a Pride Parade Invaded Episode 93!
Jun 23rd, 2014 by thekickback
The first international episode live on tape from a hotel room in Toronto! This is so late that there isn't time for a recap. It's Episode 92!
May 16th, 2014 by thekickback
The greatest band documentary of all time? We think so. Grab your band therapist and listen up to a docu-heavy Episode 93!
May 1st, 2014 by thekickback
Eamonn returns for a "How does it actually happen?" kind of episode. How did we get management? Do we deserve management? Does anyone deserve anything? Why is Eamonn back on Craigslist? It's all answered in a stunning Episode 90!
Apr 14th, 2014 by thekickback
I don't imagine many people plan on having six boys, five of whom sell their lives to music with varying degrees of success. Meet my mom. A doctorate and college professor, all-the-while spending 47 years as a mother. It was high time we had her on for a very special Episode 89.
Apr 2nd, 2014 by thekickback
Driving around the snowy streets of Milwaukee, Billy gets to interview another of his heroes: Grantland contributor and rock critic to the nth degree, it's Steven Hyden on Episode 88!
Mar 27th, 2014 by thekickback
It's a rundown of all things SXSW, plus cities we hate and things only Eamonn can afford. Check your room before entering, it's Episode 87!
Mar 13th, 2014 by thekickback
Live from SXSW. Listen, buddy.
Feb 22nd, 2014 by thekickback
What do you do when the worst goes down? Catch a glimpse with this extremely tardy Episode 85.
Jan 11th, 2014 by thekickback
Another drive home on the way from practice, but wait! There's Taco Bell, building managers, and nothing else remotely interesting about the music of The Kickback, but you might want to listen anyway. Why? HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN HOME WITH A BAND FROM BAND PRACTICE? Didn't think so. See you for a compelling Episode 84!