Chatting with Detroit rock band Odd City

Odd City discuss how they began as a 3-piece instrumental band but added Mike Szuminski (who was recording the band) after he contributed guitar parts; how they duties by switching instruments and vocals; their philosophy “it’s about the song and not the genre”;  how the pandemic influenced the music; the making of the EP Fission, and in particular, the song “The Upside Down”; and trying to juggle a full-time job with a thriving band (hint: communication and practice). […]

Chatting with David Lightfoot of the UK band The Fades

David Lightfoot discusses various songs from the current Night Terrors album and previous one Ragnorak; inheriting his punk and ska influences from his dad; keeping the same lineup since the band’s inception; touring in the early years to Ireland and the east coast of America (yes, it was wild); performing at a rock festival in Tbilisi, Georgia (even more wild–think The Hangover); and their punk cover of the New Seekers’ “I Like to Teach the World to Sing.” […]

Chatting with Larry Sager of the rock band ESQ

Larry Sager of ESQ discusses leaving Detroit at age 18 for San Francisco; writing songs and performing in his teens; working with Donald Baldwin, a songwriter for the Temptations; recording songs today that he wrote as a teen; his experience with “cooking” old tapes to recover old sessions; the difference between a successful recording session today versus in the “old days”; working with world renowned producer Sylvia Massey; and how the band acquired the name “ESQ”. […]

Chatting with Gina Schock of the Go Go’s

This time on the Rock at Night Podcast, “Tampa Earl” Burton had the opportunity to sit down with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s! In between the classics from the band, Gina talks about how she became a drummer, what the impact of Beauty and the Beat was on her and the rest of the band, and what activities she has going on, including a new book! Come on in and join Gina and Earl for some fun conversation!” […]