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Best Midwestern - Iowa

Best Midwestern - Iowa

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, continues to explore the US midwest state-by-state, here's what Greg has to say about this outing: "IOWA: On the 3rd episode of our project to deep-dive into the music history of the 12 Midwestern states we look at Iowa, from jazz that traveled up the river from New Orleans to the best-kept-secrets in current punk music from the Hawkeye State." Click below to check it out or subscribe in iTunes.

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Best Midwestern - Michigan

Best Midwestern - Michigan

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, continues to explore the US midwest state-by-state, here's what Greg has to say about this outing: "On the second episode of our year-long project to deep-dive into the music history of each of the 12 Midwestern states we look at Michigan, discussing and playing clips from blues, Motown, proto-punk and punks acts, all the way up to the best current bands from the Mitten State." Click below to check it out or subscribe in iTunes.

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Best Midwestern - Indiana

Best Midwestern - Indiana

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, is back with a new season. Here's what Greg has to say about the show's ambitious new project: "On the first episode of our year-long project to deep-dive into the music history of each of the 12 Midwestern states we look at Indiana, from Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1910s and 20s to indie and punk rock one hundred years later." Click below to check it out or subscribe in iTunes.

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Episode 349: Punk Rock Bowling

On episode 349 of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile, and Ricky Frankel take a deep dive into the upcoming Punk Rock Bowling events. We discuss the festival line-ups and club shows for the New Jersey, Las Vegas, and Denver editions of the annual punk gathering, playing some tunes from festival bands along the way. This episode we also chat about some other recent news, including the upcoming Jeff Rosenstock tour, the new Chotto Ghetto projects, and upcoming music from bands like Rancid, The Coathangers, and Sam Coffee and the Iron Lungs.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 53 - SKA BATTLE / Droughts / What Gives

Best Midwestern - Episode 53 - SKA BATTLE / Droughts / What Gives

In our first ever Best Midwestern tournament, hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel pit 16 Midwest ska bands past and present against each other, bracket style! Listen to the episode and go to Challonge to see the brackets. Afterward, head to the Best Midwestern Facebook page or Twitter to vote! We also review two Chicago bands’ new albums, the long-awaited album by Droughts and the debut of the new indie rock supergroup What Gives.

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