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The Trap Set with Joe Wong

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Rank #41 in Performing Arts category

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Performing Arts
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Each Wednesday on The Trap Set, Joe Wong talks to a different drummer about life.

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Each Wednesday on The Trap Set, Joe Wong talks to a different drummer about life.

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love it!

By kidbenson - Nov 09 2019
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great podcast, binged hard at work today.

Amazing

By finster3 - Sep 17 2019
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Great podcast-looking forward to Paddy Boom interview. Bruford interview was off the hook

iTunes Ratings

441 Ratings
Average Ratings
427
9
3
2
0

love it!

By kidbenson - Nov 09 2019
Read more
great podcast, binged hard at work today.

Amazing

By finster3 - Sep 17 2019
Read more
Great podcast-looking forward to Paddy Boom interview. Bruford interview was off the hook

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The Trap Set with Joe Wong

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Each Wednesday on The Trap Set, Joe Wong talks to a different drummer about life.

231: Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy)

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Steve Gorman's natural sense of groove and knack for rhythmic hooks helped propel the Black Crowes to massive success. Over the course of a two hour conversation, Steve tells Joe about: growing up in Kentucky and Maryland; his love of Basketball; channeling obsessive-compulsive tendencies into rhythmic precision; his dysfunctional relationship with his former bandmates; the experience of writing a memoir; and the importance of family. Check out Steve's Book, Hard To Handle; and the new album by his band Trigger Hippy, Full Circle and Then Some.

Dec 11 2019

1hr 58mins

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230: Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Elliott Smith, etc.)

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Janet Fucking Weiss! 2019 has been an eventful year for Janet Weiss. She left Sleater-Kinney after a twenty-four year run and soon after suffered a major car accident. Janet tells Joe about growing up in LA; discovering drumming in San Francisco; finding an artistic community in Portland; the creative dynamic of Quasi; the emotional vulnerability required to be a great collaborator; what she loved about playing in Sleater-Kinney; why she left Sleater-Kinney; and her hopes and dreams. It’s Janet Fucking Weiss, folks. Do it up!

Nov 20 2019

1hr 34mins

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229: Anna Waronker (That Dog)

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Anna Waronker was born into a storied music family, but--as a child--she dreamed of working at the post office or becoming an accountant. Her gift for angular melody and vivid lyricism led her to pursue the family trade after all. She tells Joe about: attending artsy alternative school Crossroads; recognizing her gift for songwriting; the evolving band dynamic of That Dog; co-parenting with another musician (husband and Trap Set alum, Steven McDonald); and the liberating feeling that accompanies scoring for film and tv. Be sure to check out That Dog's upcoming show 11/16 at The Regent in Los Angeles.

Nov 11 2019

1hr 6mins

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228: Mary Lattimore (Solo Artist, Thurston Moore, Meg Baird, Kurt Vile etc.)

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Mary Lattimore deploys her classical harp training to construct immersive, improvisatory sound worlds. A relentless road warrior, she routinely spends over 200 days a year on tour, both as a band member and a solo artist. She visited Joe on a rare day off to discuss: falling out of moving cars; growing up with a harpist mom; studying at Eastman; how meeting the Arcade Fire changed her trajectory; improvising with Thurston Moore; evolving from a hired gun to a solo artist; and living life with a "say yes" philosophy.

Oct 23 2019

1hr 6mins

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227: Paddy Boom (Scissor Sisters, Solo Artist)

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Paddy Boom began his career in the 1980s New York punk scene. In the early 2000s, his metronomic groove helped launch Scissor Sisters to wild international success. But a series of tragedies derailed his life, ultimately leading him to get back in touch with his creative roots. Make sure to check out Paddy's solo work, featuring alumni of David Bowie's 70s band.

Oct 16 2019

1hr 23mins

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226: Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional)

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Chris Carrabba's gift for melodic hooks and his sincere, vulnerable lyrical approach won him a devoted and durable fan base. He tells Joe about: growing up in a "wealth adjacent" environment; sleeping in Washington Square Park; how his music was informed by skateboarding; almost committing to a career as a teacher; leaving a band comprised of lifelong friends to develop his own creative voice; how an early backlash to his music affected him personally; and what he's done to evolve as an artist twenty years into his career.

Oct 09 2019

1hr 11mins

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225: Hugh Grundy (The Zombies)

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Hugh Grundy's catchy rhythmic hooks and swinging groove helped The Zombies become on of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. He and Joe discuss: growing up in post-war England; how he almost wound up spending his life working at a bank; the fine line between hard work and luck as it pertains to his career; recording hits like "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and the classic Odessey and Oracle album; struggling to find his identity after the band broke up; working as an A&R man for CBS; how drumming saved him during the most difficult time in his life; and the joys of playing with the reunited Zombies, over 50 years after their original run.

Be sure to attend Joe's show with Trap Set alum Matt Cameron, Mary Timony, Chad Molter and a 12 piece orchestra, at Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge on November 21, 2019. TICKETS

Oct 02 2019

45mins

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224: Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls)

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Ali Koehler's propulsive drumming paints vivid pictures with a deliberately minimalist palette, but--due partially to an abusive teacher--she has always had a difficult time identifying as a drummer. Ali tells Joe about growing up in New Jersey; school band; her talent for resolving interpersonal conflict; playing with Vivian Girls and Best Coast; working in clothing production; becoming a mom; and how she has worked to achieve creative heights despite discouragement from an authority figure during a particularly formative period of her life.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 5mins

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223: Jimmy LaValle (The Album Leaf, Tristeza, The Locust, Film Composer, etc.)

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Joe met this week's guest--Jimmy LaValle--on tour over twenty years ago. A lot has happened in the intervening time, and Jimmy catches Joe up on: the genesis and evolution of The Album Leaf; becoming a film composer; and raising a family. This conversation was a reminder of the magic that is felt on early tours and how that feeling is still within reach if we can learn from experience but also maintain some semblance of childlike wonder. In any case, it's always fun to see old friends.

Sep 18 2019

1hr 8mins

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222: Hrishikesh Hirway (The One AM Radio, Song Exploder, etc.)

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By any external measure, Hrishikesh Hirway is an incredibly successful polymath; but boy, is he ever hard on himself. Or perhaps his success is due—at least in part—to the fact he is so hard on himself…you be the judge! Hrishi tells Joe about: growing up in Massachusetts; the challenges posed by the American pop culture's skewed portrayal of Asian men; attending Exeter and Yale; creating music as The One AM Radio; hosting the popular Song Exploder and The West Wing Weekly podcasts; and the psychological chasm between creating podcasts and writing songs.

Sep 04 2019

1hr 10mins

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