The War on Drugs Discuss I Don't Live Here Anymore, Perform Four Songs

S4E32/December 1, 2021/ 01:06:32

The War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel joins Brad from The What Podcast for a special interview about the band's new album, I Don't Live Here Anymore.

In addiction to discussing the progression from the TWOD's previous full-length, A Deeper Understanding, Granduciel is joined by his bandmates for a four-song performance. In this exclusive set, The War on Drugs perform the new LP's "Change," "Old Skin," "Occasional Rain," and the title track.

Elsewhere in the episode, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco talk the latest Bonnaroo news and Peter Jackson's new Beatles documentary Get Back. Listen now, and make sure you like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our programs, and snag the "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop; a portion of proceeds goes to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The What Podcast on the Aftermath of Astroworld

S4E31/November 17, 2021/ 01:10:04

As the news from Astroworld continues to breaks hearts, The What Podcast explores the aftermath of the tragedy. Will there be an impact on how future festivals handle security or capacity? What about artist's responsibility?

On a lighter note, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco also make some early predictions for the Bonnaroo 2022 lineup, and discuss the new adaptation of Dune. (Spoiler: Barry is not a dragon.)

Take a listen to the new episode now, and make sure to like and subscribe to The What wherever you get your podcasts. Also, follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our programs.

Pick up the "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop; a portion of proceeds goes to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Soul Singer Durand Jones Joins The What Podcast

S4E30/November 10, 2021/ 53:56

Durand Jones and The Indications namesake Durand Jones gives new meaning to the expression "the eyes are the window to the soul" during his fun and insightful conversation with Brad and Barry on The What Podcast. The band's singer/drummer Aaron Frazer was on the show last episode, and now it's the frontman's turn to step to the mic.

Listen now, and make sure to subscribe to The What wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our programs.

Pick up the "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop; a portion of proceeds goes to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Durand Jones and The Indications Singer/Drummer Aaron Frazer joins The What Podcast

S4E29/October 27, 2021/ 01:16:04

Durand Jones and The Indications singer/songwriter/musician Aaron Frazer tells Brad and Barry of The What Podcast that working with the band and releasing his own solo album is sort of like being a Marvel superhero: there is plenty of work for everyone.

The What Podcast at Austin City Limits 2021

S4E28/October 15, 2021/ 58:52

This week on The What Podcast, Brad tells Barry and Lord Taco all about his experience at Austin City Limits 2021. Highlights include George Strait, Durand Jones, and sushi, and not necessarily in that order. Take a listen above, and make sure you like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can also check out Consequence's recap and daily photo galleries of ACL Weekend 1, plus a full gallery from Weekend 2.

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Also, snag the "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop; a portion of proceeds goes to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The Evolution of the Live Show: Marc Myers Joins The What Podcast

S4E27/October 6, 2021/ 01:05:37

Marc Myers, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, joins Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco to discuss his new book, ROCK CONCERT: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There. It's a fun conversation on The What Podcast that looks at the evolution of the live show from the '50s to the '80s.

Myers gives insider info about how rock concerts evolved, how a particular series of events led to the arena shows we know and love today, and what the industry looks like in 2021. Take a listen, and make sure you like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Then, follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our programs.

Keep the Bonnaroo spirit alive by picking up our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop. A portion of proceeds go to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Ida.

The What Podcast: Fake Or Festival?

S4E26/September 22, 2021/ 46:14

Keeping up with which festivals are happening and which are being canceled or postponed can be difficult enough, but Brad, Barry and Lord Taco have a little fun on The What Podcast playing Fake or Festival, a game that asks which is real and which is made up.

Sylvan Esso on the Bonnaroo Superjam That Wasn't

S4E25/September 15, 2021/ 33:29

Where were you when you got word that Bonnaroo 2021 was not happening? Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso were in the middle of practicing for their Superjam set, a special collaborative show that's always one of the most anticipated of Roo.

Meath and Sanborn joined Lord Taco and Barry from The What Podcast to share what it was like learning that the festival had been canceled by a storm. The duo also give some insight about what they had planned: "I wanted to take Superjam and turn it into the wedding band of dreams," revealed Meath. "Which mainly means giving everybody permission to sing the wildest, schlockiest, or songs that just have touched their hearts that they would never do because it's overdone."

We're keeping the spirit of Bonnaroo alive while supporting those in need of relief following Hurricane Ida with our new "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop. A portion of proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the storm, so grab yours now at the shop.

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The Aftermath of Bonnaroo's Cancellation on The What Podcast

S4E24/September 8, 2021/ 49:23

A week ago, we were supposed to be getting ready to return to Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo. Instead, Hurricane Ida rolled through and cancelled everyone's plans.

Okay, so we saw the storm coming, but we didn't anticipate it coming like this. We certainly didn't think "too much water" would be the reason Bonnaroo wouldn't happen for the second year in a row. After the year we've had, who did?

With what should have been 'Roo weekend behind us, Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco of The What Podcast gather again to discuss whether the cancellation of Bonnaroo was the right call, how people made the best of the situation, and where things might go from here.

To keep the spirit of Bonnaroo alive while supporting those in need of relief following Hurricane Ida, check out Consequence's new "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt at the Consequence Shop. A portion of proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the storm. Get yours at the shop or via the buy-now button below.

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Khruangbin Discuss Preparing for Bonnaroo 2021 on The What Podcast

S4E23/August 31, 2021/ 54:03

Hurricane Ida changed plans for a lot of people, and hopefully everyone is safe and able to recover fully and quickly. The What Podcast's own Brad is safe in New Orleans dealing with the aftermath while still looking forward to a weekend in Tennessee. Before the hurricane hit, Barry was able to chat about preparing for Bonnaroo 2021 with Khruangbin's Laura Lee and D.J., who are set to perform on The Farm this Friday.

The pair talk about their come-up since first playing 'Roo in 2017, graduating from an early afternoon This Tent set to a prime evening show on the Which Stage. They also touch on the safety precautions Khruangbin has put in place for their trip to Manchester, all to ensure that their upcoming tour can go ahead as scheduled.

Also, if you're planning on being at Bonnaroo this year, keep a look out for The What Podcast crew's Camp Nutbutter; they'll be setting up their mailbox at the camp site's entrance, and you can drop off notes or record a greeting that just may get played on the show!

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Bonnaroo's 2021 Schedule: The What Podcast's Barry's Picks

S4E22/August 25, 2021/ 01:04:22

The Bonnaroo Music & Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, is less than a week away and the guys on The What Podcast on the Consequence Podcast Network are sharing their daily schedules for the acts the want to see. Last week, it was Lord Taco's list and this week Barry tells us his must-see artists. Brad will wrap things up next week.

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Bonnaroo's 2021 Schedule: The What Podcast's Lord Taco's Picks

S4E21/August 18, 2021/ 01:28:35

As every Bonnaroo veteran knows, a big part of the fun is spending time pouring over the newly released schedule to make your lineup and to lament over the inevitable conflicts that will occur. Barry, Brad and Lord Taco from The What podcast, the premiere podcast about Bonnaroo specifically and festivals in general, will each share their schedules between now and the event. Up first is Lord Taco himself.

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The What Podcast on Bonnaroo's COVID-19 Safety Policies

S4E20/August 11, 2021/ 38:24

After much angst and hand-wringing from Bonnaroo fans like Brad, Barry, and Taco of The What podcast, the festival released an announcement regarding their COVID-19 safety protocols. They also let us know when they will release the schedule, and the guys all agree the announcement is worth the wait.

Don't forget to subscribe to The What at the links above, and make sure you're following the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows.

The Aftermath of Lollapalooza on The What Podcast

S4E19/August 4, 2021/ 01:00:53

Lollapalooza is in the books and Brad from The What Podcast, a show dedicated to live music festivals, was there...sort of. Brad, Barry and Lord Taco go over how the huge festival in Chicago might foreshadow things to come for other events--including Bonnaroo.

The What Podcast on the Reality of Lollapalooza and Festivals Returning

S4E18/July 29, 2021/ 54:31

It's finally music festival season and The What podcasters have lots of twists and turns to discuss. Are we all ready for this? Are they ready for this?
Lollapalooza begins now, and Brad and Barry are just as curious about how everything is going to work as you are. Pooling their years of experience plus insider information, they discuss the reality of returning to music festivals in a world that is still not entirely recovered from 2020.

From Real Estate to Roo: Cautious Clay Joins The What Podcast

S4E17/July 21, 2021/ 53:40

Few artists today make music as smooth as Cautious Clay. For this week's episode of The What Podcast, Barry and Brad spend some time with him discussing his influences, his journey to becoming an artist, and how he makes his music. They also talk about how he has developed as a lyricist.

Consequence Founder Alex Young Joins the What Podcast

S4E16/July 14, 2021/ 01:43:28
On the latest episode of The What Podcast, Consequence Founder and Publisher Alex Young joins Brad and Barry for a wide-ranging conversation on the music industry, festival scene, and more. They also chat about the origins of Consequence, the state of music journalism in 2021, and what the festival landscape will look like in a post-COVID world.

Mt. Joy Answer Google's Questions on The What Podcast

S4E15/July 7, 2021/ 01:15:30

Festival season is upon us and Brad and Barry talk to Matt Quinn from Mt. Joy, one of those bands that can play at just about any festival. Plus, it's confession time for two "veteran" media guys as Brad forgets to turn on his microphone.

The Odds and Ends of 2021 Music Festivals

S4E14/June 30, 2021/ 01:52:37

The spectre of Bonnaroo is large and real (finally), and on this episode of The What Podcast, Brad and Barry are starting to focus in on the live music festival season, which will be more exciting and intense than ever before. They talk to the winner of their ticket giveaway. Also, Barry and Lord Taco make a trip to a Mini Roo with some serious Roo fans like Daniel and Sharla from the Roo Bus and Kevin and Mitchell from Reddaroo.

The What Podcast's Bonnaroo First-Timers Checklist

S4E13/June 23, 2021/ 01:32:43

The What Podcast takes a deep dive into music festivals every week and this time around Brad, Barry and Lord Taco offer their tips on what to bring and what not to bring to your first Bonnaroo, as well as how to make sure your festival experience is a positive one.

Cumulus' Troy Hanson Shares the Secret to Getting a Song on the Radio

S4E12/June 16, 2021/ 01:20:20

At some point or another in all of our lives, we've wondered how this song gets played on the radio and not that one. This week on The What Podcast, Brad and Barry talk to one of the guys who actually makes those kinds of decisions. Troy Hanson, head of rock programming at Cumulus Broadcasting, is our guest on the show that takes a deep dive festivals in particular, but music in general.

What Makes A Hit Record?

S4E11/June 9, 2021/ 01:37:44

This week on The What Podcast, the weekly show that takes a deep dive into the world of music festivals, Brad and Barry talk with Mike Daly, Executive Director of A&R and Music Publishing at Disney Music Group, about what exactly guys in his line of work do.

A Touch of Grace

S4E10/June 3, 2021/ 51:38

The What Podcast is a show done by Bonnaroovians for Bonnaroovians that takes a deep dive into the live music festival universe. This week, Brad and Barry talk to Grace Potter about what it has been like to be the guinea pig (her words) for other musicians as they hit the road, and what it was like coming out of a difficult time in her life. She also talks about how tough it was shooting the video for her deeply personal song "Release".

The What Podcast Previews the 2021 Festival Season

S4E9/May 27, 2021/ 59:22

Write this down, Brad, Barry and Lord Taco are determined to get to the bottom of the recent spate of festival lineup releases and while we don't want to give it away, they are pretty excited about one in particular and vow they can be in Amarillo by morning.

Festival First Timers Part 2: Devon Gilfillian

S4E8/May 20, 2021/ 01:18:11

This week, Brad and Barry chat with Bonnaroo first-timer Devon Gilfillian, a very talented R&B singer who also happens to be hilarious. He talks about growing up as the son of a wedding singer and why he decided that the best way to follow his Grammy-nominated debut album was to pay homage to one of the most important albums of all time - "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye.

We also talk about how you can win a pair of Bonnaroo tickets!

Festival First Timers: Almost Monday

S4E7/May 12, 2021/ 52:25

This week on The What Podcast, now on the Consequence Podcast Network, Brad and Barry visit with Cole, Dawson and Luke of Almost Monday, who talk about how surfing brought the band together, the music scene in San Diego and how Eddie Vedder is influencing young musicians there in a huge way.

Sergio Vega of Deftones Joins The What Podcast

S4E6/May 5, 2021/ 49:07
This week, Brad and Barry are joined by Sergio Vega, bassist of Deftones and Quicksand. They discuss Vega's beginnings in the post-hardcore band Quicksand and joining Deftones in the wake of Chi Cheng's tragic passing. Vega also dives deep into his own songwriting in addition to offering some insight into Deftones' own recording process. To close the interview, Vega shares his thoughts on returning to the road with Deftones in a post-pandemic world, which includes an appearance at Bonnaroo.

The What Podcast Joins Consequence Podcast Network

S4E5/April 28, 2021/ 30:24
If you believe there are Consequences for our actions, this should be good news. Brad and Barry are super excited to announce that The What Podcast is now part of the Consequence universe of podcasts. Plus, we debut our brand new theme song, which comes courtesy of *repeat repeat.

Lineup Day!

S4E4/March 31, 2021/ 59:13

For Bonnaroovians like Brad and Barry, lineup day is like every holiday rolled into one. It officially dropped today and we got an early look. Actually, we all did, but more on that later.

Find out what our can't miss shows are, as well as what we think are this year's sleeper acts. Plus, we discuss some of the new upgrades to The Farm, including Jamtrack.

Dominoes Falling?

S4E3/March 17, 2021/ 32:16

It's been a busy week, so after months of informed speculation and educated guesses, Barry and Brad discuss some actual news regarding Bonnaroo and "The Farm", and share some "news" about another key player in the festival world.

Booking Agents

S4E2/March 6, 2021/ 01:23:12

Over the years we've interviewed artists, venue owners, management, and more…but never the people who actually put artists on the road and on the stage. Today, Brad and Barry talk with Ali Hedrick and and John Bongiorno of Arrival Artists break down how booking works in a normal year and during a pandemic. This is a fascinating peek behind the curtain into what goes into the booking process, and we find out what we were wrong about in the past.

Also, Brad teases a little bit of news coming that's going to make big waves in the festival world. Find out what that could mean for Bonnaroo in September and hear what John and Ali have to say about the likelihood of us returning to The Farm this year.

It's Time to Talk About Bonnaroo 2021

S4E1/February 10, 2021/ 44:48

New year, new season! Brad and Barry return to discuss Bonnaroo 2021: the feasibility and logistics of the festival returning in September. Brad drops some hints about which headliners he thinks will not be on the lineup, and who he thinks will be. Also, we announce the new merch shop! Head over to shop.thewhatpodcast.com and check out our shirts, koozie, and stickers for sale if you missed out on last year's Patreon rewards. Speaking of Patreon, we have all new tiers with all new merch this year to announce soon. Stay tuned for more from Season 4 of The What Podcast!

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A Bonnaroo podcast for Bonnaroovians, by Bonnarovians! With your hosts, Brad Steiner and Barry Courter. Brad and Barry take a deep dive into what makes the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival special. They talk with organizers, industry people, musicians who have played the festival or who are set to play it, first-time attendees, Roo veterans, and their fellow Camp Nutbutter campmates about everything from tips on what to bring to artists not to miss.

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