Episode 241: Midatlantic Music Conference 2013 with James Caldwell

James Caldwell is conference manager of the Midatlantic Music Conference and Festival which runs November 7th through 10th in Charlotte, NC. Joe talked with James on the phone this week ahead of his appearance on the first panel of the conference Friday evening at the Chop Shop in the NoDa district of the Queen City.

This is the full version of the conversation that was edited for broadcast on WNCW 11-8-13.

Full article covering the conference available here.

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Episode 238: Mac McCaughan in September 2005

We're gearing up to see Superchunk play in Asheville again and it felt like a perfect opportunity to go back to this interview I did with Mac when he came to the Grey Eagle with Portastatic in 2005.

We talk about how some things have changed over the years with touring and being in a band, how some of their audience has gotten stuck in the earlier sound of Superchunk, about cassette culture, payola involving bands like Franz Ferdinand (who also have a new record out after a long absence), Mac's half-joking advice not to start a band or record label and much more.

Superchunk's new record is called I Hate Music and is their 10th studio album.

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