Ep. #142 – Feat. Jenn de la Vega

On this week’s episode, Matt welcomes Jenn de la Vega to the show! She is a caterer, food stylist, recipe developer, and shadow runner. The two discuss how Jenn got involved with the podcast Fun City, how she got started with cooking and catering, her band The Shortsleeves, as well as the origins of Randwiches, and her book “Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ.”

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Ep. #139 – Feat. Schäffer The Darklord

On the latest episode of the podcast, Matt welcomes longtime friend and nerdy rap sorcerer, Schäffer The Darklord! The two chat about Schäffer’s tour with MC Lars, his upcoming new record, as well as what it’s like creating music for his monthly Patreon as compared to working on a full length record. They also chat about video games, slow walkers, the burlesque and wrestling extravaganza Tasselmania, and his record/band with Vince Vandal called “The Department Of Darkness.”

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Ep. #135 – Feat. Symphonic Pheenix Force

This week on the program, Matt welcomes Lord Xzae, Philonius Phunk, Terrible Toad King, SirenSeraph and SwagSwitcha, also known as the hip hop supergroup Symphonic Pheenix Force! With Matt, SPF talks about their origins, their new record, “Art Of Fusion,” their writing process, collaborations, influences, and inspirations. They also chat about how they choose their samples, MAGFest 2019, live shows, how they spend their down time and what the future of SPF looks like.

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Ep. #134 – Feat. Mark Vigeant

This week Matt is joined by comedian, actor, improviser, writer, and web explorer Mark Vigeant. Mark hosts the comedy show “Internet Explorers” monthly at Caveat in NYC (December’s show plays 12/20 at 7pm). Matt and Mark chat about Mark’s comedy roots, the origins of his monthly show, as well as his one man show, “Let’s Make A Website.” They also discuss NYC theater, Neopets, YouTube, creating themes for live shows and why we outgrow some of our favorite comedians.

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Ep. #132 – Feat. Super Smack

On the podcast this week, Matt is joined by nerd, rapper, dancer, actor and Nintendo lover, Super Smack. Together the two of them discuss Super Smack’s performance origins, his latest EP, “Neon Red,” song writing, collaborations, and his earliest gaming memories. They also discuss Smack’s roots in musical theater, his presence and plans for YouTube, tour life, his music videos and upcoming projects.

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Ep. #131 – The Return of Joe Adragna a.k.a. The Junior League

This week, Matt welcomes back indie rock singer/songwriter Joe Adragna a.k.a. The Junior League. Joe is back on the show promoting his newest record, Adventureland. Matt and Joe chat about the inspiration for Joe’s new record, as well as his writing process. The pair also talk about Joe’s influences, future projects, playing live and the art of marketing a new record.

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Ep. #125 – Feat. Heart Crimson

This week Matt welcomes producer, burlesque performer, actor, singer and incredible human, Heart Crimson! Heart joins Matt to chat about their annual burlesque show Burlexes. From production to casting to performing and more, we get a retrospective of the show. They also talk about what the future of the show holds and how Heart plans to continue to grow it. You can see this year’s Burlexes on September 14th at WOW Cafe Theater in NYC. Ticket details coming soon so stay tuned!

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Ep. #117 – Feat. Hazel Tart

On this episode of Autographs, Matt chats with the incomparable drag and burlesque badass, Hazel Tart. Hazel talks with Matt about how she got her start in the drag scene, her discovery of burlesque, her love of a variety of nerdy pursuits, as well as what goes into building a performance. They also discuss the great lengths to which Hazel goes in order to craft unique narratives in those performances. Finally, Matt and Hazel dive into Hazel’s hiatus from performing — and why she felt she need to take a step back.

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Ep. #116 – Feat. Miss Frankie Eleanor

This week Matt welcome burlesque performer and producer, Miss Frankie Eleanor, to the podcast. Miss Frankie shares the story of her start in burlesque and tells Matt what lead to her creating her own show, Butter Pecan Burlesque. They talk about Rabbit Hole Production’s upcoming show, Tasselmania 3, and how Miss Frankie got involved. She also talks about her process for creating acts, how she draws inspiration for creating, and how she’s working to constantly evolve her performances.

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Ep. #102 – Feat. Kris Keyser

Today, Matt welcomes Kris Keyser, a chip tune musician hailing from Brooklyn, NY. With Matt, he discusses his latest album, Reviver, along with his instrument of choice — the classic Gameboy —- and how he makes music on it. They go over his writing process, specifically with regards to his newest records, and chat about his love of games, how that’s influenced his style, and the other genres of music he’s dabbled in. And so, from his upcoming performance in Japan to his love of live performance in general, here’s presenting Kris Keyser.

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