Dumb and Dumbest Episode #383: Monica Strut on “Being In a Band”

Monica Strut returns to the podcast to give her thoughts on surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, and her new Being in A Band membership group and more! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #383 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Monica Strut on “Being In a Band” Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #382: The Crowdfunding Gold Rush

With the pandemic hampering the entire global music industry, bands are trying to think outside of the box. Crowdfunding can either be great or a poison pill depending on how you use it.  Dumb and Dumbest Episode #382 is streaming now and it’s all about The Crowdfunding Gold Rush! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #381: Jon Freeman of Freeman Promotions!

Jon Freeman is a music publicist who has been in the game for over eleven years, ten-plus with his company Freeman Promotions. Matt, Curtis & Keefy interview Jon about his career, hilarious stories about his clients such as GWAR, and more.  Dumb and Dumbest Episode #381 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Jon Freeman of Freeman Promotions! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details

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GWAR to Release Record Store Day “Death Piggy” Compilation Album

GWAR is preparing a special Record Store Day release, a compilation of the original Death Piggy EPs on are combined here with unreleased and compilation tracks on 180g metallic gold vinyl with experimental etchings, remastered from the original tapes and with liner notes written by the band’s guitarist Russ Bahorsky. Death Piggy was the hardcore punk band that Dave Brockie founded in 1982 that lasted until 1984 before disbanding due to the death of drummer Sean Sumner. Death Piggy was the predecessor to GWAR. Brockie passed away at age 50 in 2014, but GWAR continues today. Continue reading

Dave Brockie, a.ka. Oderus Urungus of GWAR Died Five Years Ago Today

Ghost Cult is taking some time out to honor the life and work of Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, who passed away on March 23rd, 2014. Brockie was 50 years old and had been the ring leader of GWAR and really the leader of the Richmond, VA art and music community for over 30 years. Below are some quotes and remembrances we have of Dave. Continue reading