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Audio Podcast about the Live Music Scene – Reviewing Shows, Festivals, and Culture (09-14).


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TWoL 135: This has all been wonderful, but now we’re on our way!

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I was never good with goodbyes, and this will be no exception.

TWoL has been quite the project over the last five years, but the time has come to the close the curtain on it.  It just feels like the right time. To be honest, it has come close a few times, but something would come along to keep it going just a little bit further.

It’s tough to judge how many people the show reached in its time. I know there have been some dedicated listeners out there who tuned in faithfully over the years and I am thankful for that. The intent from the beginning was to have fun reporting on the “jamband scene” and that evolved to include interviews, news, live reports, and much more. Definitely not the most serious of media, but that’s okay. Hopefully it brought some entertainment into your earholes.

There is quite literally too many people to thank for contributing over the years, but I reckon I should try. Credit has to go out to all proper hosts, Nick, Noob Laura, Emilie, Toonces, Danmar, Katie, and Troy. Thanks to the MANY guests we had over the years, especially PhanArt, Coventry Music Blog, Cash or Trade, Glow Stick Wars, YEMBlog, Andy Gadiel, and Phish.netters. Thanks to everyone who has donated, sponsored, told a friend, left a voicemail, or linked to us on the interwebs. Thanks to all the PR people who let TWoL report alongside actual news outlets. Thanks to everyone who “stayed tuned” each week, especially when next week was two months later.

On a personal note, TWoL offered me a few experiences along the way that made all the hard work well worth it.  I’ll never forget the first time a TWoL sticker was recognized on lot. It was by a wonderful couple named Fee and Weezy, and needless to say, we still keep in contact to this day. I’ll always be grateful for all the festivals we did special reports from, especially Camp Bisco, the Big Up, and Rock and Roll Resort. And while not official, both Jam Cruise and Mayan Holidaze need a shout out for a variety of different reasons.  Without TWoL I would never had met Katie, which in hindsight, has to win an award for the best job interview outcome of all time. And more times than not, I genuinely enjoyed setting up the studio to bullshit with some great people over the years, especially when on the road.

Again, a sincere thank you to everyone that has listened to and supported the program over the years. I hope it has provided you with some level of entertainment in that time, I know it has for me. This page will be active through July if you want to download or listen to any old episodes. After that, I will archive everything somewhere. The Twitter and Facebook accounts will live on, so keep us locked for live reports just like always. For the Phish nerds, Type II Cast is entering it’s second phase and will live on, so feel free to tune in there. I might even start throwing some live reports that way.

Mad love,

- Steve

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Special Report: PhanArt Poster & Pin Show AC 2013

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Hello TWoLers!

Hope you all survived Phall tour with your faces in tact. TWoL hit up most of the shows of this past run and we are STOKED about Phish’s playing this days. We were honored to be a sponsor of the PhanArt Poster and Pin Show this past weekend during the AC run. This episode is a Special Report that we recorded live from that show. Steve, Troy, and I took pictures and interviewed the artists and attendees. Listen to this episode to hear interviews with:

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As usual, check out our Facebook for all of these pictures as well as pics from the rest of Phish tour and the other shows we have been hitting up. And make sure to tune into Type II Cast for full reviews every Phish show. Thanks for listening!

Be good!

~Katie


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Special Report: Hampton 2013

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Hey everyone!

TWoL is coming at you live this week from our hotel in lovely Newport News Virginia. We are excited to have the whole crew together for the first time and share our thoughts and experiences from the first two nights. As usual, we give you some insight to a little a bit of everything Hampton: lot, venue, hotels, traveling and more. Unfortunately, the TSA only let us bring one mic so be warned that the audio quality is not up to our usual high standards. Fear not, this could be the best 18 minutes of your week. We promise.

We will see you all in Atlantic City.

Thanks for listening,

- Steve

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TWoL 134: Let’s put on our flat-breezies and talk about the poster and pin exhibit.

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Joining TWoL hosts Troy and Steve O. for episode 134 is long-time friend of the show, Pete Mason, or as you might know him @PhanArt.  Phish’s east coast fall tour is right around the corner and the panel brings analysis of what is looking to shape up as a special two weeks of magical music.

Phish fall tour concludes in Atlantic City and to celebrate, PhanArt will be hosting the 1st Annual Poster & Pin Exhibition at the Caesars on that Saturday, November 2nd from Noon-5pm.

Show highlights include:

  • Over 15 artists specializing in prints, pins of Phish and other jambands

  • Phantiques Roadshow: Offering fans the opportunity to get their Phish items appraised by a team of experts

  • Silent Auction which will support the Mockingbird Foundation

TWoL is a proud sponsor of the PhanArt Poster & Pin Exhibition and will be broadcasting live from the show.  More details to come!

Finally, hear about the lasers, the untz and all the heady hotness with a recap of the Disco Biscuits City Bisco run. Were minds blown?  Were wooks blinded? Did the Barber shred? Troy attended the show in Baltimore and Steve made the 2nd night at the Mann and they’ll let you know on this episode of TWoL.

As always, if you have any questions us, please tweet them or post them on Facebook.  Lot reports are also encouraged during fall tour.  Give us a shout, 419-No-Wooks.

See you on lot!

Troy


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TWoL 133: Cameras, Video Recording Equipment, and Tables.

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This week we are bringing you a very fun episode, designed by new host Troy. All four current TWoL hosts carved out some time and answered some questions in an attempt to get the audience to know their wooks, err hosts, better (or something).

We also, of course, discussed the YEMSG announcement. And we looked at a new secondary market ticket service called Seat Geek.

We hope you enjoy getting to know us a little bit better. If you have any questions for us please tweet them to us or post them on Facebook.

Happy Phall!

~Katie


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TWoL 132: TWoL Loves Dick’s

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On this episode we are excited to be joined by a brand new host! Help us in welcoming Troy (aka @ThatsSoPage) to the TWoL family! Troy has been a long time listener, supporter, and lot reporter and we are thrilled to have him on board full time representing Maryland and the mid-Atlantic scene!

We all love Dick’s. Fact. Steve and Katie raged the Centennial State and Troy did couch tour up in style (tacos, people. tacos.). Needless to say, the phans and the band are rather fond of the phallically named venue, the shows that occur there, and the city of Denver in general. We give a full Dick’s rundown so you can feel the experience forward and backward. :)

We also tackled a quick Phall Tour ticket check (only 43 days until Hampton!).  We had one voicemail from longtime caller Neighbor Nick and we discussed the tragic news that came out of the Electric Zoo last weekend. Remember to party safe and watch out for your friends, everyone.

Until next time, send Troy lots of love and call in lot reports from all of your September shows to 419.NO.WOOKS.

Be good,

Katie


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TWoL 131: Sexy Gender Neutral Leggings

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Katie, Toonces and I sat down at a “Heady BBQ” this weekend in central NJ and decided to push a short episode out for y’all. In this quickie episode we covered some upcoming festivals, Furthur in Mexico, and did a Phish tour ticket check. Boom Pow!

See you guys at Dicks!

- Steve