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Shots Fired: Faunte The Coupe

Welcome to the first episode of SHOTS FIRED, a weekly look into what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s weird in the world of hip-hop, hosted by music journalist Jeff Weiss and underground hip-hop star MC Nocando. Today the duo explore the meaning of the word “Fanute” coined by French Montana, talk about the history of Swag Dracula, and discuss the possibility of Nas using ghostwriters. Underground DJ (and co-founder of L.A. hip-hop mainstay The Low End Theory) the Gaslamp Killer drops by to tell us how he met Gonjasufi, describes getting his life together after hitting rock bottom, and plays some tracks off his latest album “Breakthrough.”

About “Shots Fired”

Shots Fired is a weekly look into the world of hip-hop with music journalist Jeff Weiss, underground hip-hop star MC Nocando, and special guests. New episodes premiere Thursdays.

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Nocturnal Emotions: Smashing Bottles

This week we go on a trip down memory lane with our good friend Amanda Warner AKA MNDR! Har Mar & MNDR reminisce about their early bottle smashing days, recall crashing in Oakland’s notorious rave warehouse underworld, and share stories about their similar run-ins with Mark Ronson. We also hear about MNDR’s fever rash performance on the last week of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song. Be sure to check out MNDR’s debut album “Feed Me Diamonds” and find her upcoming tour dates over at http://mndr.com/

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Shortwave: The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs

It’s been 16 years since she’s released a solo album, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles sits down to chat on this week’s Shortwave. Susanna shares her writing process, explains how Keith Richard’s audiobook inspired her throughout the making of the record, and tells us how Prince helped The Bangles break out onto the charts. Susanna also talks about writing with Mark Linkous in an old abandoned schoolyard, how The Bangles became an alumni of Gilmore Girls, and singing backup on the Talking Heads’ “Wild Wild Life.” Plus, we’re treated to some live songs from Susanna’s latest album “Someday.”

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Nocturnal Emotions: Turbo Marco

Our good friend Adam Green joins us on a flight of fancy into the night time on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Adam recalls the early beginnings of The Moldy Peaches, describes his cube inspired art pieces, and talks about his upcoming collaborative album with Binki Shapiro. We also hear the story behind the Doggy Dare scene from his iPhone film “The Wrong Ferarri” and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song. You can download Adam’s movie for free at thewrongferarri.com

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Shortwave: Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips

A soft spoken Glen Phillips sits down with Grant-Lee Phillips on this week’s Shortwave. Glen & Grant-Lee chat about their collaborating history and going out on tour together. Glen also shares stories about his early beginnings as a theatre geek with Toad the Wet Sprocket, how the ukelele saved his life, the glass coffee table incident, and why he’s known as the shoeless one. We are also treated to a couple of live songs from Glen’s latest album “The Coyote Sessions,” and Grant-Lee’s “Walking In The Green Corn.”

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Nocturnal Emotions: O Canada

We discover some great gems from Ellen Page’s past on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Ellen joins Har Mar Superstar to share her love of Degrassi, get Really Really Real about her first movie role, and drops a little Halifax history lesson. She also tells us about her embarrassing moment on Chelsea Lately and plays a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song.

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Shortwave with Grant-Lee Phillips: Haunting Melodies

Jukebox the Ghost has traveled all the way from New York to join us in studio this week on Shortwave. Grant-Lee Phillips sits down with Ben, Tommy, and Jesse to chat about the dizzying and melodically haunting world that is Jukebox the Ghost. They discuss the arduous track selection process, how the writing process is divided, being apprehensive when bringing a personal song to the group, writing strange parts to compensate for a bass player, and play tracks off their latest album, “Safe Travels.”

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New Podcast! Shortwave with Grant-Lee Phillips

Welcome to the very first episode of Shortwave with Grant-Lee Phillips! Gather round as Grant-Lee Phillips welcomes old and new friends each week to share their music. Aimee Mann joins us on our very first episode to discuss her experience contributing her music to the film Magnolia, her thoughts on music piracy, the inspiration behind her new album “Charmer,” and to perform some of her songs live.