Halfway House Music Podcast #009


Once again Adam G. joins me for some music & babbling nonsense. In addition to playing some pretty rad new music – we discuss running errands, the Dollar Store & getting old(again). We revisit the ClickBait game as well as my childhood with a reading of a junior high school radio script.

Get those red lites turned on & find a cozy spot on the couch.

1) Comets – Ladada
2) Name On A Matchbook – Springtime Carnivore
3) Competition – The Dodos
4) Shirim – Melody’s Echo Chamber
5) Me God Liquor – Night Beds
6) Uppr Dwnr – Dream Brother
7) Saturday Night – The Wooden Sky
8) Flare Gun – In Tall Buildings
9) Connection – Valentiger
10) Love Love Love – Say Hi
11) Dark Side Of The Moon – Chris Staples
12) All Fire – Jungle of Love(via 24 HR Records)
13) Billions Of Eyes – Lady Lamb The BeeKeeper

Bonus: We’ve included a chat about the dumbing down of the world afterwards. Woot.

Here is the Spotify playlist(sans songs not found on Spotify).

Oh – click here to listen to Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boogie In Your Butt’.

Here’s the snap from Adam’s bingo night:


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Halfway House Music Podcast #008


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1) Black Lemon – Generationals
2) Into The Dark – Graveyard Club
3) War – The Wands
4) Where You’ve Been – Hideout
5) Bloodlines – Mimicking Birds
6) Big Red Kite – Lobo
7) Cold Blood – Jesse Woods
8) Sick Black Lung – Ghost Heart
9) Salty Sweet – Ben Scott-Brandt
10) Bubble Guts – Hollywood Makeout
11) Signal Fires – Water Graves
12) Scorpio Moon – The Tulips
13) I’m Leaving – Low Roar

Check out the playlist on Spotify.

New Music – Vox Vidorra ‘Live From The Living Room’


Vox Vidorra is the latest project from Blue Molly’s Molly B & involves some very talented musicians: Scott Schultz Ryan K. Wilson & Theo Ndawillie II. The Live From The Living Room EP was recorded -you guessed it- live in a living room. & mercy -as evidenced by the video below- that Molly can saaang!!! Be sure to throw a fiver their way & download the EP. Let it soundtrack your holiday weekend.

Get to know Vox Vidorra: BandCamp. Facebook. iTunes.

Exclusive Album Stream – Black Whales ‘Through The Prism, Gently’


Seattle’s Black Whales has kindly offered Halfway House Music the opportunity to share with you all a ‘First Listen’ of their sophomore effort Through The Prism, Gently. And we couldn’t be more excited as the Psych-Pop-Rock band has hit a home run with their IndieGoGo funded album. You’ve listened to that Taylor Swift record enough already – so do your headphones a solid & give this ear candy a spin:

Through The Prism, Gently hits the record store shelves tomorrow – November 11th. Check back for album related links. Woot.

UPDATE: Through The Prism Gently is now available via ITunes, Amazon, BandCamp, Spotify & – for colored vinyls – via Sunless Sea Records.

For those of you lucky enough to reside in the Emerald City – Black Whales is having a bash to celebrate the release of Through the Prism, Gently @ the Tractor Tavern on Saturday November 29th. There – you’ll be able to snag physical copies of CD’s & limited edition colored vinyl(courtesy of Sunless Sea Records). DETAILS. TICKETS.

Get to know Black Whales: Website. BandCamp. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Halfway House Music Podcast #007


Greetings. It’s been quite a while since we’ve recorded a Halfway House Music Podcast. #007(in a collector’s series) doesn’t disappoint with lots of new music from up & comers.

Please enjoy @ your own discretion.


Cold Creeps – Owl John
Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
Morning Clouds – Whyte Horses
All Of My Life – Kevin Morby
Sea B!tch – Tallows
Black River – Wild Leaves
Next To You – Oh, Be Clever
House Of Cards – Holy, Holy
Disguise – Another Green World
In My Teeth – The Rosebuds
Tiny Prisms – Black Whales
Little Surfer Girl – The Yetis
Hold Tight – Midnight Faces
Irons In The Fire – Marshall McLean
Blurry Eyes – Ourlives
Good Talk – Bishop Allen

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Say wha?!? A record label right here in Grand Rapids??? That’s right. dizzybird records is a brand spanking new label formed right here in the grand land. Co-founders Brian Hoekstra(AMI Entertainment) & Nicole LaRae(Venue Mgr @ Pyramid Scheme/WYCE Community Relations/Halfway House comrade) will be launching its goodness with a release party on October 17th @ the Pyramid Scheme.


Atlanta indie rockers Gringo Star‘s release of new 7-inch ‘Long Time Gone’ b/w ‘World of Spin’ along with a 10-inch from Gringo Star amigos, Heaters will be the debut releases from the new Grand Rapids-based dizzybird records. Woot.

Like‘ their Facebook page for updates on all things dizzy.

Join‘ the launch party event page.

Get to know dizzybird records: website. facebook. twitter. instagram.

Congrats to our friends Brian & Nicole.

Album Release Shows – Mat Churchill & The Backyard Town and Josh Rose

A couple of Halfway House friends -both of whom participated in our BARE event- have some new music to share with you.


Mat Churchill along with the Backyard Town will be celebrating the release of the self titled album on Saturday September 13th @ Founders. Joining the festivities will be our good friends Valentiger – who just released an album of their own earlier this summer. Also on the bill is Lambo(members of Ghost Heart/Tokyo Morose/Little Village).

You can preview a song from Mr Churchill’s album below:


Josh Rose has set Saturday, Oct 4th @ 8:00 PM for the release of his latest work Old Laminate. The event will take place @ Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids. TICKETS.

Here is an A Capella version of ‘Latch Key’ from our BARE event:

Josh Rose – Latch Key

As always – tell your friends!!!

New Album – Radiator Hospital ‘Torch Song’

Torch Song

Phildelphia’s Radiator Hospital has released a new album titled Torch Song & will be touring a good portion of the United States for the next six weeks. Michigan dates include: Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids.

You can view the rest of the Radiator Hospital Halfway House Session here.

Get to know Radiator Hospital: Page. BandCamp. Facebook.

Kickstarter – Zach Winters


Our friend Zach Winters is hosting a Kickstarter for his upcoming album Monarch. You may recall Mr Winters from our ‘Front Porch Fridays’ segment -or- as part of our SXSW Halfway House Sessions. Please take a moment to watch the vid(s) and contribute to something awesome for someone that is awesome.

Head on over to the Kickstarter page for more details on the project.

Also – you can snag a copy of his most current album They Were Longing for a Better Country as a FREE download – so really if you donate some funds you’re getting two albums for the price of one. Hi5!!!

Zach Winters – These Are The Days – Halfway House Sessions – SXSW from Halfway House on Vimeo.

New Album – Valentiger ‘Stray Animals’


Halfway House besties Valentiger are set to release some new ear candy. Hooray!!! Stray Animals will be available on July 12th & is currently available for pre-order.

To celebrate the new tunes – Valentiger will be hosting a party @ the Pyramid Scheme before embarking on some tour dates.

Tickets – which includes a copy of Stray Animals.

07.12 -­‐ GRAND RAPIDS ALBUM RELEASE @ The Pyramid Scheme
07.17 -­‐ Kalamazoo, MI -­‐ Old Dog Tavern
07.18 — Chicago, IL — Tonic Room
07.19 -­‐ Cincinnati, OH -­‐ Southgate House
07.20 -­‐ Washington, DC -­‐ Tree House Lounge
07.21 -­‐ NYC -­‐ The Cake Shop
07.22 -­‐ Cambridge, Ma -­‐ The Middle East
07.23 -­‐ Pawtucket, RI -­‐ Machines with Magnets
07.24 -­‐ Philadelphia, PA -­‐ The Fire
07.25 -­‐ Columbus, OH -­‐ Brothers Drake
07.26 -­‐ Nashville, TN -­‐ Mad Donnas
08.07 -­‐ East Lansing, MI -­‐ Macs Bar
08.08 -­‐ Detroit, MI -­‐ The New Dodge
08.09 -­‐ Bay City, MI – Brewtopia
More Dates TBA

Tell your friends!!!

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