Festival of Samhain: Firefly Family Trilogy and Matt Pless
Festival of Samhain Podcast
On this episode of the Festival of Samhain The Countess Vic Moon and Brandon Balor discuss House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and Three From Hell. The two also interview singer, songwriter, and artist Matt Pless.The Firefly Family control this episode! The two discuss all the craziness of the family, from Otis to Baby to Captain Spaulding and everyone in between. All of that and much more!Matt Pless's details.Instagram: @mattpless, @mattplessartTwitter: @mattpless
Episode 15 features Matt Pless. I’ve looked up to him in the Folk Punk scene for a while now so it was cool to be able to talk to him for a bit. He happens to also be from the Baltimore area. In any case we talked about all things music and quarantine. He’s got some new music out and possibly even newer music coming. I’ve added his song “Ashtray” to the end of the podcast. Listed below is a link to his music. https://www.mattpless.com
Today my guest is Matt Pless, a punk/folk/protest musician that I first encountered at Occupy Wall St, which we reflect on a bit, in addition to the standard questions I get into with every musician. Like many other artists I've interviewed, it's a goddamned national tragedy that Matt isn't more widely known. https://www.mattpless.com/ From his bio: Combining elements of folk, punk, pop and rock, Matt Pless can lyrically turn a phrase with the best of them and has been compared to some of the preeminent songwriters of our time. A consummate performer with a high-energy stage presence, Matt Pless travels the road continuously entertaining and astounding his audiences. With guitar and harmonica as his tools of choice and words as his main characters, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, Alkaline Trio, Arlo Guthrie, Bad Brains, Fallout Boy, All Time Low and others. Matt’s extensive touring schedule has taken him to Europe, and across the U.S. multiple times playing venues from bars to boxcars and basements and everything in between...wherever there are people to hear his music. And almost anyone can relate to a Matt Pless song. His unique gift for writing lyrics and melodies that appeal to the core of the human condition is, like Matt himself, an experience.
Songwriters Guild Live with the Moody Orchestra, Matt Pless, Sidney Abernathy
Songwriters Guild Live
The moody orchestra is a project of Amsterdam based, German singer-songwriter Tobias Oeckler.While mostly playing live on his own, his recorded works reach from fragile songwriting craft to collaborated tunes in more ,orchestrated’ garments, so to say. His latest albums ‚a big step’ and ‚aum’, that he simultaneously self-produced, clearly show this vibrant mix of contradicting opposites.His songs are characterized by their personal and poetic lyrics, sometimes cryptic and mysterious, sometimes chrystal clear, but almost always carried out in a cleansing melancholic mood.Combining elements of folk, punk, pop and roots rock, Matt Pless can lyrically turn a phrase with the best of them. He has been compared to some of the top songwriters of our time, including John Lennon, Paul Simon, John Prine and Bob Dylan. Known for his engaging and thought-provoking, witty, word labyrinths, Matt's music spans topics from love and loss to social commentary to ethereal train-of-thought abstractions, and everything in between.Songwriters Guild Live is a weekly radioshow in Amsterdam, focussed on artists who write their own songs. This week your host was Ro Halfhide.
One of the first Punk Rock bands Will ever saw live was fronted by Matt Pless. Matt tells Will about his days as the front man of 3 Prong Outlet, the early Maryland punk rock scene, working with SR-71 Frontman Mitch Allan, and how after his band fell apart he found new musical inspiration and made a name for himself in the DIY Folk Punk Scene. Plus Matt Plays a Brand new song from his upcoming album as well as Ashtray from the album Tumbleweed. Matt Pless on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mattplessmusic?fref=ts Buy Matt's Albums on Bandcamp https://mattpless.bandcamp.com or on Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/matt-pless/id187808665 Host: Will Carey NYC!! Will is hosting his monthly Free Stand up show You Can Use that Sunday 8/7/16 at 9PM at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City Queens. tweet him joke topic then come see him make comedians work them into their sets https://www.facebook.com/events/1730483037201427/ Twitter: @comicwillcarey www.willcareyisfunny.com
My guest this week is Matt Pless. We talk about our early days making music in Baltimore County, finding an audience in the folk-punk scene, his struggle with being labeled as the 'occupy wall street' act and going on tour for two years.Recorded at The Lineup Room. Artwork by Mike Riley Comics.