This Must Be the Gig

A MusicArts and Performing Arts podcast
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This Must Be the Gig gives backstage access to passionate fans worldwide. Featuring conversations with headlining musicians, up-and-comers, and music industry personalities about the wild wild world of live music - as well as the latest news reports from the biggest tours and the festival scene. Music journalist and festival-globetrotter Lior Phillips captures the feeling of singing along with thousands of other fanatics, the lights flashing, the roar for an encore, the second the whole world outside this perfect moment disappears: This Must Be the Gig.

Recent Episodes

Episode 39 : Jamila Woods
Episode 39 : Jamila Woods
Poet, activist, and musician Jamila Woods joins the podcast this week to discuss finally wrapping up the last tour date behind her sublime 2016 album, HEAVN. A bastion of the Chicago music scene and a prominent advocate of Young Chicago Authors, Jamila has expanded her message to the world through incredibly radiant and empowering R&B. Host Lior Phillips chats with Jamila about the artist's mother and her interest ayurvedic medicine, the connections between non-profit work and putting together a concert, and shorting out the tour van with a portable space heater in Europe.
Episode 38 : Albert Hammond Jr.
Episode 38 : Albert Hammond Jr.
Perhaps best known as the founder of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has cemented his role as an indie rock icon. This week, host Lior Phillips chats with the New Yorker about the early days of the band, the challenges of going solo, find peace in upstate New York, and watching Eddie Murphy classic Bowfinger with Julian Casablancas the night before the very first Strokes concert.
Episode 37 : Best of 2018 (ft. David Byrne, Shirley Manson, Johnny Marr, Wayne Coyne & Sadie Dupuis)
Episode 37 : Best of 2018 (ft. David Byrne, Shirley Manson, Johnny Marr, Wayne Coyne & Sadie Dupuis)
We wrap up an incredible year of live music moments with a Greatest Hits collection from This Must Be the Gig's 2018. We round up stories from legends like Talking Heads' David Byrne and Garbage's Shirley Manson, talking about the first concerts they attended. In addition, we chat with The Smiths' Johnny Marr about the very first Smiths gig, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne recalls seeing The Who as a child, and Speedy Ortiz frontperson Sadie Dupuis digs into the setlist from her first No Doubt concert. Stay tuned for all the exciting interviews in 2019, and have a wonderful new year!

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Apr 4th, 2018
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Jan 16th, 2019
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