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Blinders Off is a podcast about St. Louis. Your hosts Matthew and Lucas explore the past, present, and weirdness of St. Louis. In a city older than the United States, there is plenty to explore. We’ve covered stories you wouldn’t typically expect in a radio show format: A lawsuit involving a building mural that has stretched into a decade long fight. Sensor microphones installed in hidden locations to track gunfire. The confusion of St. Louis city street design, and more. Join us as we explo ...
 
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It’s another meaty one… This week we’re coolin’ with longtime friends Edo Rosenblith and Erik S Peterson! We’re talking about EVERYTHING including their show Monument Valley at Monaco, milky substrates, the Boss, promptly moving to Brooklyn, the Hulk, tumblr death, how authorship changes in the face of collaboration, and finally, the way in which a…
 
This week we’re coolin’ with one of the biggest weirdos we know, Howard Krohn! We’re talking Monaco, manifesting cable, hamster deaths, the lack of oblique agendas, and the way in which the ambiguity of a mark, the visible stages of revision, and the playfulness of mistakes made permanent, allow the viewer just a moment, to escape into and empathiz…
 
It’s spooky SZN and this week we’re investigating the Roswell Incident, a man named Stump, and a bounce blastin’ rodeo… it’s the one, the only, Reuben Hemmer. Reuben’s photographic practice has taken him from basic training to Bonerville and everywhere in between as he uses his camera to capture the most surreal, ethereal, and authentic aspects of …
 
Rachel Hayden, badass Brooklyn based painter and bat-wing liner enthusiast, manifests order out of chaos. Through the paradoxical power of painting parameters, Hayden allows herself the freedom to explore the duality and ambiguity of self-identity, loss, anxiety, and the occupation of space in her hyper-saturated “life on canvas” described by a uni…
 
Vaughn Davis Jr. has centered his incredibly prolific practice around breaking all the rules as he locates himself within the gallery and by extension, the world. We’re talkin’ mayonnaise cake, riding' goofy, Yeezys, and work that rests in the ambiguous space between painting and sculpture, as it rebukes formalism, deconstructs traditional systems,…
 
Representational painter Chloe West isn’t judging you for looking, but she wants you to know that she knows. Bone collecting, the Devil’s Tower, vanitas, modern dance, misidentified decapitation… West's work is both seductive and reclusive, as her figures populate the space between voyeuristic intrigue and unmitigated agency, implicating you, the v…
 
Character studies, cerebral darts, flash fiction, the uncertainty of ochre, Carl Jung; Rachel Lebo’s work has the unique ability to shuttle you into the discomfort of ambiguity. Her paintings and installations run the gamut of emotions as she transports us into a parallel universe of fiction that may be more honest than reality. We’re talkin psycho…
 
It's another I-70 series matchup with Kansas City based painter / sculptor / bad boy Kombucha brewmeister Cullen Curtis! We’re talkin' death, destruction, termites, Primordial Oooooze, Google Spreadsheets, and the way in which Cullen’s work reconceptualizes the formal elements of abstraction and reconsiders materials to assess everything from entro…
 
That’s her name, don’t wear it out! It’s Bianca Fields everybody!! We caught up with painter, sculptor, and all around bad gal, Bianca Fields to discuss her latest show at Dragon Crab Turtle Studio “Rowdy Like a Racoon” and things got… bloody. We’re talkin puppets, Pee Wee, the grotesque, Sunday Cartoons, art crushes, and the way in which Field’s w…
 
It's szn 2 episode 2 and we are coolin' it down with some SOFT serve. This week co-founders Brittany Jasin and Ariana Velazquez share how the courage to be vulnerable sparked one of the best designed qtrly publications in the game: SOFT. They take us through what it's like to self-publish, create a community around empathy and strength, and remain …
 
We wanted to kick off the season with this wild, funky, and vulnerable conversation with craft based artist Janie Stamm! We’re talkin motorcycle patches, Florida, gay line-dancing, crocodykes, theme parks, and the way in which Stamm lovingly preserves and communicates the intricacies of queer history and ecological erasure through her unabashedly k…
 
This is it.... We’re talkin BODY with interdisciplinary artist Lola Ogbara in the final episode of cool WIP’s first season. We could not have found a better way to end the season than a bad ass conversation interdisciplinary artist Lola Ogbara! We’re talkin femme fatale hip hop, the grotesque, body chains, P L E A S U R E, thrifting, and the way in…
 
Simone Springer is a comedian, writer, tv/radio host from Perth, Western Australia. Simone stops by to chat comedy and inform us that Perth's Covid concerns are quite small after a successful lockdown. Follow Simone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonejspringer/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denman/…
 
Visual artist Tim Portlock is our tour guide to the uncanny as we explore his aphoristic, sublime, manufactured, large scale cityscapes that distort reality and maybe bring us closer to a new truth. He's schoolin' us in the history of Hudson River Valley painting, monuments, American Exceptionalism, video games, and obviously that one weird buildin…
 
Get your metaphysical internet spaceship ready because we're taking a journey through time, space, place, history, constructed narratives, Google Images, WWE, and cooking with artist Kahlil Robert Irving! He is one of the participants selected for the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial presented by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Follow him @kahlilr…
 
After we had so much fun on Drinks With the Band, Ron Gallo decided to come back! He videos in from Nashville to give us a killer Michael Mcdonald impression, along with discussing his new album, creative direction, and why he probably belongs in an east coast city. Check out Ron's new music, t shirts, and more here: http://rongallomusic.com/ --- S…
 
RACHEL YOUN IS FINALLY HERE IN YOUR EARS!!! Their multimedia practice is prolific which means we’re talkin’ kinetic sculpture, foot massagers, Craigslist, signifiers of Americana, Furbee Organs, FISHING, Busch Stadium and impotence. They’re one of the participants selected for the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial presented by the Contemporary Art Museum …
 
Her parents met working the Johnny Cash Show in Branson, Missouri. She's a touring artist who's worked with Brandi Carlile & Ben Folds. Savannah Conley stops by for a conversation and performance. PLUS ET gives away a pair of Jack Daniels Honey "Beats" headphones!!!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denman/messa…
 
Andy Frasco joins to play tunes, discuss his newest album, and let us know what its like to have Judd Apatow use your song in a Gary Gulman special. Andy is one of the wildest front men in music today, he brings it for the interview too. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denman/message…
 
sk sk sk whoops! we dropped a new episode! Brandon Bandy, aka the maker with the most mentions on the pod, is FINALLY here to dissect our sus-ioety. We're talkin the seduction of imagery, E-Girls, why Hot Topic is trash now, Stephen Shore, capitalism, RISO HELL, OJ, Slayyyter, memes, Teenage Witch, and the way in which his work taps into the pipeli…
 
A great one on one conversation with Denim Richards, from Paramount's "Yellowstone" Plays the role of ‘Colby’ opposite Kevin Costner in the hit Paramount Network series "Yellowstone," which returned for Season 3 on Sunday, June 21st. Upcoming Projects: Denim also recently co-wrote and directed a psychological thriller short film “The Zoo,” which ta…
 
ET tells yet another fantastic rock star story.. this time it involves his HERO, and Fred Durst. Tonina, an STL native is live on location visiting family in California. She discusses traveling the world to play music in three different languages, and how she felt when President Obama added her to a very special playlist. --- Send in a voice messag…
 
Comedian, actor, speaker, and man who's lived more life than all of us, Michael Colyar joins the show. Michael is in town to play Helium Comedy Club, he schools us on his life, the state of everything, and more. Wonderful conversation. Follow us on Instagram @weareliveradio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denma…
 
Stories galore in this one. We have John Lennon, Mandy Moore, Blink 182, falling in love in Italy, experimental music, and friendship covered in this week's Drinks With the Band installment. Great conversation, wild stories, and FOUR songs from Ron Gallo. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denman/message…
 
"ET" from Jack Daniels makes a "Denman-Style" cocktail, one where you can podcast, not think too much, and enjoy it. For the THIRD time in the history of quarantine, we get to sit down with Daniel Womack aka Womz aka Wolf of Ya'll Street aka BirdKing to hear one new solo tune, three Futurebirds hitters, and of course we end the show with a striped …
 
This week, we're talking with Kevin and Danielle McCoy, the art and design duo that operates as WORK/PLAY. For the past 12 years, their work has challenged audiences by delivering uncomfortable truths about race through a variety of mediums. We're talkin' Kapernick, roller skating, colorism, Tyvek, and "progress" or lack thereof in the arts. You ca…
 
Show number two in the series has ET mixing up a delightful Jack Apple highball, plus Hayes Carll joins to let us in on his favorite touring moments, plus four classic tunes. So much fun with the audience bringing the heat! We asked what everyone's first true album was. Join us every Wednesday at 8PM CT! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.…
 
Eric "ET" Tecosky, kicks off the show with Chris discussing Jack Daniels spirits, music, and what the 16 episode series will look like. Guess what, ET is opening strong as he's provided an insane Jack Daniels custom cutting board and muddler as our first ever weekly prize. (Show will be every Wednesday at 8PM CT on Facebook.com/weareliveradio) Our …
 
Barkeep is on fire with Pat in studio making a delightful treat of a cocktail, the show gets even better when LA based comic, Erica Rhodes drops by to discuss her thoughts on where we're at in comedy plus social media mob discussion. Karen Choi blesses us with an unreleased tune called "Fast Lane" for her third appearance on the show. --- Send in a…
 
Virtual Happy Hour with Cocktails and tunes today. Shawn James stops by to discuss his career, touring Europe with The Maness Bros, and the surreal nature of Sony purchasing rights to his song for the video game "The Last of Us 2". Shawn rocks us out with three great songs. Support him and his endeavors. When touring starts back or you need somethi…
 
Interdisciplinary artist Kalani Largusa brings us through his labyrinthine practice and life. We’re talkin painting, comic books, surfing, martial arts, tattooers with no tattoos (yes), 2 Live Crew, serving in the navy, and Largusa’s ongoing quest to triangulate his position in life through both abstract and representational work. This is seriously…
 
Super talented, friendly, and grateful. Siobhan Dillon stops by for a quick conversation about beating breast cancer, her happy life in Los Angeles, and what it took to put out her new album. Support Siobhan in all her efforts moving forward, we definitely will be. West End performer Siobhan Dillon, who appeared in the Broadway revival of Sunset Bo…
 
The hilarious Simone Springer videos in from Perth, Western Australia to brag about their quarantine skills. Simone kindly gives us advice regarding Koalas and such when visiting. The Maness Brothers are here to drink Pabst and tell ridiculous tour stories from Alaska & Europe. Enjoy THREE songs from the Saint Louis beasts. Another classic show wit…
 
You probably know Jim O'Heir from playing "Jerry" on Parks'n Rec. You might recognize him from "Bless This Mess", also. Jim O'Heir drops by We Are Live! to discuss his career, time spent on stage, and if he'll ever forget the rendezvous Chris claims they had in Cabo. This is a great conversation with a wonderfully talented man, enjoy. Follow us on …
 
Barkeep mixes drinks (No costume from Pat this week), then we jump into a convo with comedian, Ian Edwards. Ian has been filming his IG series "roommates" during quarantine, not much else. No dating apps, nothing. Check out Ian's special on Comedy Central " BILL BURR PRESENTS IANTALK: IDEAS NOT WORTH SPREADING " , Andrew Ryan is releasing a new alb…
 
Double threat designer and artist Sam Watkins Park delivers a helluvan episode. We’re talkin Tommy Wright III, Direct Drive, the uncanny valley, Three 3 Mafia, Sargent, Korean Mask making, and Watkins ability to incorporate his personal experiences of being othered (while satirizing and rejecting those classifications) in his grand, hyperbolic, hyp…
 
Actor, voice over pro, and husband to The Office's Melora Hardin. Gildart jackson joins Chris for a quarantine check in from Los Angeles. Gildart fills us in on his new Instagram project "Fireside Reading" which you can check out here: https://www.instagram.com/firesidereading/ Gildart began his life in the US as an entertainment lawyer, worked his…
 
Pat from Barkeep decides its time to introduce a sock puppet to the show, making cocktails wasn't enough. Parks and Recreation star Jim O'Heir joins to tell us about his initial audition, what led him to becoming Jerry, and how he's handling quarantine. Our musical guest, Mark Rose, singer of Spitalfield swings by for 3 songs and some conversation.…
 
From 4/30/20: Comedian and Missouri native, Kenny Deforest joins the show. Barkeep kicks things off with a delightful cocktail, plus a BRAND NEW song from John Henry is released. Follow us on instagram! @weareliveradio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-are-live-with-chris-denman/message…
 
Great conversation with Franki Cambeletta of Shift Films, for your listening pleasure today. Franki joins for a one on one discussion with Chris Denman highlighting the many versatile aspects of his career. Focusing heavily on the disappearance that one of his podcasts "The Lost Boys of Hannibal" covers, ( https://www.lostboysofhannibal.com/ ) ..Fr…
 
What happens when you take serious, timely, and conceptual subject matter then strip it of its pretentiousness and add a wink? Brittany Boynton! We're talkin' EVERYTHING this week - art school snobs, Pam Anderson, GREASE 3!!!, the Hills, dance teams, DeSoto, Dennis Rodman, and Jack Sparrow's various states of disarray in the Pirates of the Caribbea…
 
Dara Resnik drops by and gives a play by play account of how she has worked her way up writing, producing, and a little bit of everything in the entertainment industry. Some great advice and wonderful conversation with an industry professional who also spends time teaching the next wave of pros at USC. Dara Resnik - Co-creator/co-showrunner for the…
 
Katie Toupin has been on Letterman TWICE performing music, Lisa Best has performed comedy on James Corden, today, they're finally making it big. An appearance on We Are Live! The two friends join to talk about their film short "Mojo" they created together, life in entertainment, and what its like creating during quarantine. Thanks as always for tun…
 
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