The Watt from Pedro Show

The Watt From Pedro Show is a music radio show and podcast hosted by bassist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Watt.[1]

The Watt From Pedro Show
Presentation
Hosted byMike Watt
GenreMusic podcast, Interview
LanguageEnglish
Length3 hours
Publication
Original releaseMay 19, 2001 (2001-05-19) – present
Websitewww.twfps.com

BackgroundEdit

In the late 1990s, Watt began hosting a program on a Pirate radio station in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.[2] After the FCC shut down the station, Watt's friends suggested he take his show online.[3] The program debuted on May 19, 2001. On January 10, 2006, The Watt from Pedro Show became available as a podcast.

As of May 2019, the show has aired more than 500 episodes.[3]

FormatEdit

Each episode begins with a John Coltrane song then Watt and "Brother Matt" play "eclectic mix of underground music"[4] (Watt refuses to play "mersh shit") and interview guests about their musical history and other topics.[5][1]

Watt has interviewed Barrence Whitfield,[6] Flea,[7] Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia of Il Sogno del Marinaio,[8] Sam McCandless,[9] and Paul Leary[9] among others.

ReceptionEdit

Orange County Register called it one of "5 musician-hosted podcasts we've got on heavy rotation"[4] and Rolling Stone included it in "7 Musicians' Podcasts You Need to Hear."[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Grow, Kory (May 1, 2018). "7 Musicians' Podcasts You Need to Hear". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 13, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Interview: Mike Watt, Legendary Bassist For The Minutemen, Firehose & The Stooges". Geeks of Doom. April 29, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Seitzer, Nick (May 22, 2019). "Mike Watt uses web show to inspire listeners". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Retrieved May 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Larsen, Peter (March 15, 2019). "5 musician-hosted podcasts we've got on heavy rotation". Orange County Register. Retrieved March 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Wright, Craig (March 1, 2017). "Bass, flannel and 'jamming econo' to the end: Pioneering punk rocker Mike Watt to perform in Eugene Thursday". Daily Emerald. Retrieved March 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Hear Mike Watt Interview Barrence Whitfield on The Watt from Pedro Show". Bloodshot Records. March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Mike Watt with Flea on 'The Watt From Pedro Show'". Bass Player. February 25, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Il Sogno del Marinaio on "The Watt From Pedro Show"". Andrea Belfi. June 18, 2011. Retrieved April 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "Butthole Surfers/Paul Leary's discusses Cocky Bitches album on Watt From Pedro Show". WithGuitars. November 27, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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