Anywhere The Needle Drops
Justin Flagel chats with artists of all levels and explores the thrills, challenges, and stories of being a creator, especially in the modern world. life is a story. live it. tell it.

Join Justin, Lindsay Lou (of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys), and everyone else who wandered backstage from our conversation after their show at the Riviera Theatre in Three Rivers. Huggy Bear from the Flatbellys and the Crane Wives make an appearance as we chat about the creation of the newest Flatbellys album, Ionia, and the struggles and joys of music and creativity.

You can check out Ionia and the other great music available from Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on Amazon and iTunes and keep up with their tour and more at LindsayLouMusic.com.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Lindsay_Lou__The_Flatbellys.mp3
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Nick Yoder of Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks joins me in the studio to talk spirits and the thriving Michigan adult beverage industry.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Journeyman_Distillery.mp3
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Justin is joined by Kevin Scott Joiner (of The Ember Jar). He’s an artist with his hands in the realms of music, television, writing, and more. Together they discuss everything from transhumanism to South Bend’s evolution as a music scene, in addition to Kevin’s exciting upcoming projects in television.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Kevin_Scott_Joiner.mp3
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Today's guest is Mr. Dylan Fox of Dylan Fox And The Wave. Though our generations are a bit separate, Dylan and I bond over the shared experience of rebelling against the music of our parents (and eventually finding value in it). We discuss his upcoming releases, some of which you can check out now at DylanFoxandtheWave.com. And you can check out one of the tracks on the episode, You Never Say Anything Nice. Enjoy!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Dylan_Fox.mp3
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The Winsome Hags are back! They join hosts Justin Flagel and Glen Cox (of The Glen Show Podcast) for music, stories, and pie at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: The_Winsome_Hags-_Live_At_The_Acorn_Theater.mp3
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Today, Hailey Whitters joins me in the virtual Red Chuck Studio all the way from Nashville. We discuss her new album, Black Sheep, and the world of music both country and beyond.

You can find her album now at HaileyWhitters.com, iTunes, and Amazon.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Hailey_Whitters.mp3
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If you follow the written pieces on Anywhere The Needle Drops, you've read the amazing words on JC Brazil. One week from Sunday, she'll be breaking new boundaries with her performance of Pulitzer nominee Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men.

JC and director Alejandro Stepenberg join me on the podcast to discuss the upcoming show and the inspiration behind it, as well as their journeys into the world of theater, acting, and performance.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Black_N_Blue_BoysBroken_Men.mp3
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Artist Chelsea Thompto discusses her art, transgender awareness, and the Origami Swan Project. The OSP is an art piece bringing together participants from all over the world, each making a white swan to be displayed with one grey swan to represent the 1 in 30,000 people who identify as transwomen.

Our discussion takes us into pop culture representation of the trans community, as well as a fun dive into our favorite reads and watches in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

You can check out all of Chelsea's art, including the Origami Swan Project, by visiting ChelseaThompto.com and follow the OSP on Facebook and Instagram.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Chelsea_Thompto.mp3
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I chat with Austin band New China about music, day jobs, and Thundersnow! And you'll get to check out two tracks from the band; before the interview, you'll here Wet Dream and after it's Hospitalia.

You can get both of those tracks and the entire Bar & Grill album from New China on BandCamp. And keep up with all the band has going on over at their Facebook page.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: New_China.mp3
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Ward Kremer stops by the Red Chuck Studios to tell stories going back decades about the names, the places, and the equipment that make up American rock and music history.

You can check out Ward's blog and his latest ongoings at WardKremer.com.

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Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Ward_Kremer.mp3
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Abby and Kevin of The Ember Jar join me for coffee and a chat at the Red Chuck Studios.

Check out their included track, Save Me From Myself!

You can keep up with them at facebook.com/TheEmberJar.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: The_Ember_Jar.mp3
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Justin chats with Jason Wesaw, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and Kyla Carneiro, from the communications department, of the Pokagon Band of Potawatami.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Pokagon_Band_Of_Potawami.mp3
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It took a few years, but local legend Billy 'Stix' Nicks finally makes it on the show. He discusses his return to music after recent health problems and tells stunning, surprising tales of playing and rubbing shoulders with musicians, actors, and more.

We also have a call-in from Dan Deitrich, where he updates us on his Kickstarter for one of his new projects.

Billy is currently playing local shows with the Motown Machine. You can check out his music and his bio at BillyNicks.com.

Dan Deitrich has his album, Matter, available at his webpage (Name Your Price), as well as iTunes and Amazon. Support his new project, The Table, at his Kickstarter page.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Billy_Stix_Nicks.mp3
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It's The Breakdown. We're spinning off the Anywhere The Needle Drops segment where Dylan and I discuss the latest we're enjoying in pop culture.

Each week, Dylan and I dive into all we've been watching, reading, and playing. Each episode features a main event, the movie or other item we choose to really dig into.

In Episode 1, we tackle Jurassic World. There’s a ton of fun conversation about that and the entire Jurassic franchise, as well as plenty of other good gaming, reading, and watching we’ve been doing.

Going forward, the show will publish as it's own separate podcast every other Thursday, starting July 23. These episodes will hit the Web opposite weeks from Anywhere The Needle Drops, which will be switching to Thursdays, publishing opposite of The Breakdown.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Direct download: Jurassic_World.mp3
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The hilarious and talented Louisa Hall joins me for a chat about ukuleles, coffee, and breast feeding pens!

Check out Louisa's music over at LouisaHallMusic.com

And catch her live at the following:

-The Charm City Ukulele Festival in Baltimore, MD on July 25

-at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, in New York, with the 9 Singer Songwriter series (with Justin Trawick) on Tuesday, July 28th

-and at the Strathmore Uke & Guitar Summit, where she'll be teaching classes August 15-19 and performing on August 17th.

And check out the Gettysburg Rap on YouTube!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Louisa_Hall.mp3
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It's the return of Eddie Munoz!

The subject of the episode was to be the history of Livejournal and blogging, but we managed to avoid discussing LJ at all and instead broke down a previous episode of AtND, as well as discussed plenty of other pop culture bits, the modern trouble of too much media to consume, and movies we watch every year.

And we tackle the difficult questions: which movies don't hold up and do the kids know longitude and latitude?

 

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Eddie_Munoz_Part_2.mp3
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Dylan and I chatter on after seeing the latest in George Miller's Mad Max series.

We also go on about comic books movies, including the Fantastic Four and Superman Versus Batman, as well as video games old school and otherwise.

I reveal to Dylan just who it is that dresses me. And why is Dylan in the bathroom so long?

 

Here's the Batman v Superman article we discussed: Dark Horizons

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

Three Oaks Flag Day Festival
Friday, June 12th-Sunday, June 14th

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival
Saturday June 20th, 1pm-10pm at Weko Beach, Bridgman, MI
Live music, food vendors, and, of course, wine testing from all of Southwestern Michigan's great wineries.

Lemon Creek's 31st Annual Father's Day Festival
Sunday June 21st, 12pm-6pm
Wine tasting and a Corvette show! Live music from Libido Funk Circus! Picnicking in the vineyards! Hay rides!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Mad_Max-_Fury_Road.mp3
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Dena Woods, a wonderful talent and a big player the growing local music scene, chats with me at the Chicory Cafe in South Bend. Abby King of The Ember Jar hangs with us as well! It's the cream of the crop of the South Bend music scene!

You'll get to check out two tracks from Dena: Walk Away (before the chat) and Stay The Course (after the chat).

You can get even more from Dena at Bandcamp.

 

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

The 13th Annual Niles Family Carnival & Bluegrass Festival
Thursday May 28th-Sunday May 31st
Vendors, arts, crafts, and, of course, americana music coming from the bandstand at the river

iRock Jazz Fest in New Buffalo
Friday May 29th-Saturday May 30th
Craft beer and wine, food vendors and all the jazz you can handle!

Dave Dale at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks
Saturday, May 30th

Meet Me On The Island from WVPE and The South Bend Museum Of Art
Friday, June 6th  5:30pm – 9:00pm
An evening of art, music, and libations on Island Park at Century Center featuring the amazing Billy Stix Nicks and The Motown Machine

 

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Dena_Woods.mp3
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Eddie Munoz chats with me about coming of age on Livejournal and about the abundance of input that is the information age.

Hey folks. Got an event coming up? Let me know at contact@redchuckproductions.com and we might just mention your event on the episode preceding it. And speaking of:

Events:

BBQ, Blues, and Bluegrass (Tickets & Info)
St. Joseph, Michigan at the Whirlpool Centennial Park
Saturday, May 16th, Noon-8:00 p.m.

South Bend turns 150 Celebration! May 22nd-May2 4th (Info)
Events are happening all weekend long, including Ben Folds on Saturday May 23rd

Be sure to check out The Glen Show and subscribe on iTunes!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Eddie_Munoz.mp3
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BONUS EPISODE!

In my most nerve inducing interview, I sit down with...my mother!

Happy Mother's Day! Go hug your mom. Or someone. Just hug someone.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_39-_Mothers_Day.mp3
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Local talent Dave Dale joins me in the Red Chuck Studios.

Check out Dave's various musical projects, including Elephant Rescue and Le Griffe Mob!

Elephant Rescue will be playing next Saturday, May 9th at the Chicory Cafe as a part of the Sounds By South Bend festival.

And speaking of, don't forget to join me at Sounds By South Bend, starting this Thursday!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Dave_Dale.mp3
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Dylan Roberts joins me for the monthly pop culture breakdown.

We dive further into the realm of comic book movies, this time discussing what DC is bringing our way in the near future and, of course, get into our main event, Life After Beth. And we try to figure out Dylan's ideal super hero and find just where the funny lives. Enjoy!

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_37-_Life_After_Beth.mp3
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The Thundersnow series continues!

Seattle's Chung Antique graciously invited me into their temporary Thundersnow residence to chat about their lives in music. Get a taste of their release, Sweater Weather, with the track Stop Making Synths and join us in the room at Thundersnow as they close their show with Bison Light.

If you're sticking around in my local region, you should join us tonight, Saturday April 4th, at Lasalle Grill & Tavern, as Dave Dale and Le Griffe Mob will be bringing us   an Afro-Caribbean dance party.

Currently, Chung Antique are touring out West with South Bend's own The Rutabega. You can check those dates here.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_36-_Chung_Antique.mp3
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Dylan and I reveal our inner nerds (as if they were a secret) as we chat about various sci fi, comic book, and tv wonders; Stargate, Fringe, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, The X-Files, Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Spider-Man, Agent Carter, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, why Daredevil is awesome, why we disagree on Aquaman, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly A Leaf On The Wind, Friends, Joey, and House of Cards. And, of course, our main event, Nicolas Cage's remake of Left Behind.

You can check out and participate in Chelsea Thompto's Origami Swan Project, a project helping to bring awareness to the transgender community, over at her website.

The All Things Considered, Youth Radio, and NPR Code Switch article on transgender students can be found here: Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

You can check out WVPE and make an online donation for the Spring Campaign at WVPE.org. You can also call to make a donation and maybe chat with me this Monday morning, 6am-9am, at 888-399-9873.

The Brass Eye, Niles excellent new bar, is on Facebook.

You can check out Death Wish Coffee here.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_35-_Nicolas_Cages_Left_Behind.mp3
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It's the first in our Thundersnow series. THUNDERSNOW! Check out my chat with Ecanaba's Grounded and hear their excellent track, Wonderful!

Check out all Grounded has to offer, with music, tour dates, and more, at their website, on Facebook, ReverbNation, Soundcloud, and Twitter!

You can check out and participate in Chelsea Thompto's Origami Swan Project, a project helping to bring awareness to the transgender community, over at her website.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Thunder sound effect by juskiddink over at the always wonderful FreeSound.org

Direct download: Episode_34-_Grounded.mp3
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The Book of Eli is our main source of chatter, but Dylan and I dive into the latest on Supernatural, we chat about watching Robocop way too young, and we hit on the latest in video games we've been playing! We discuss the awesome that is Telltale Games and their Game of Thrones series, as well how I managed to break Alien Isolation.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_33-_The_Book_Of_El.mp3
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It took some doing, but Will from the Rebel Light and I finally managed to connect via the magic of the Internet. The Rebel Light has a great rock sound straight from California.

Enjoy two songs from The Rebel Light this episode: Strangers and Jukebox Dream! And check out everything else the band has to offer at TheRebelLight.com, Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, iTunes...all the places!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

Fun In The Sun music by Ethan W. Kampa.

Direct download: Episode_32-_The_Rebel_Light.mp3
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Justin Trawick is an excellent artist from the Washington DC area. In addition to being a fantastic musician, he's one of the hosts of The Circus Life, a podcast featuring entertaining chatter and a plenty of great musicians from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

We discuss everything from blood letting to how Justin once created trouble for his dad with an old guitar and a pair of ladies underwear.

You'll get to check out two tracks from Justin during the episode: After All Is Said & Done and All The Places That I've Been

You can hear more form Justin at JustinTrawick.com and check out his podcast at TheCircusLife.com.

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

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The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_31-_Justin_Trawick.mp3
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First pod of 2015!! I hang with The Rutabega. We hit on the local scene. And Thundersnow! Not to mention, two tracks for your listening pleasure!

Check out the Rutabega at their website here (might I suggest picking yourself up the awesome new t-shirt?) and grab their excellent album, brother the lights don't work over at Band Camp. You can even hear the whole thing before you buy it.

Of course, we take care of some of some of that for you at Anywhere The Needle Drops! This episode includes two tracks from the album:

1. The Shaman (before the interview)

2. Turn On The Summer (after the interview)

And want to check out that crazy Thundersnow thing? Here's all the info! Maybe I'll see you in the UP.

Enjoy!

Anywhere The Needle Drops is brought to you by Red Chuck Productions.

You can support Red Chuck Productions on Patreon!

The Anywhere The Needle Drops theme music is by Ethan W. Kampa and Jeremy Whetstone.

 

Direct download: Episode_30-_The_Rutabega.mp3
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