Producer Archive: Erik Core

Erik Core – Producer. Best known as the “Mariachi from Hell”, “Bob Dylan on PCP” or quite simply the Grand Master of acoustic punk/thrash/hardcore is currently the lead singer and rhythm acoustic guitarist in Gunpowder. His past projects include Gods of the Revolution, Attack of the Zombie Pimps, and the Violators.

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116 – Ben Goes to China

116 – Ben Goes to China

April 30, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Ben Bongers (an opera tenor featured in Opera Stories: Ben Bongers – MLR 051) returns to Music Life Radio and speaks with Erik Core about his adventures while performing in China. The winner of Chinese Idol (yes, the Chinese version of American Idol) had heard Ben singing in San Francisco and wanted him to come to […]

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114 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (2/2)

114 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (2/2)

January 27, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Stephen Carter-Hicks is a classically trained singer who found his calling in the world of cabaret.  Starting his career in show business through his talents as a wig and hair master, he worked on Broadway productions such as Tommy but soon found himself on the stage in performances like Cats.  He found his passion in cabaret performance […]

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113 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (Part 1)

113 – Step Into My Parlor: Stephen Carter-Hicks (Part 1)

December 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

 Stephen Carter-Hicks is a classically trained singer who found his calling in the world of cabaret.  Starting his career in show business through his talents as a wig and hair master, he worked on Broadway productions such as Tommy but soon found himself on the stage in performances like Cats.  He found his passion in cabaret performance […]

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105 – Human Punk: Marco Thiede

105 – Human Punk: Marco Thiede

March 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Marco Thiede is the author of “Human Punk For Real”, the auto-biography about his discovery of punk rock music, and how it shaped his life.  Marco grew up in Germany and describes his experiences  from the late 1970’s until today, where he has relocated to from Germany to Vallejo, California. He continues to travel back to England, and his […]

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099 – Al Lujan: CLN/SBR/PNX

099 – Al Lujan: CLN/SBR/PNX

September 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  Al Lujan is a film-maker working on “CLN/SBR/PNX –True Stories of Chaos, Redemption, Hope and Punk Rock”, a documentary on sober punks, mostly musicians who share their experiences staying clean and sober in an environment that is not conducive to it. Erik Core talks to Al about his passion for punk rock, his road to recovery, and […]

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094 – Guitar Ninja: Ralph Spight

094 – Guitar Ninja: Ralph Spight

March 31, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Ralph Spight is a master guitarist, singer-songwriter, and best known for his work in the band’s Victim’s Family, The Freak Accident, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. After taking a guitar lesson from Ralph, Erik Core interviews him about his bands, approach to music, working with Jello Biafra, stories from the road, […]

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085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

August 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Thao P. Nguyen is a  Artist, Activist, and Academic. She just finished up a solo performance run of her show Fortunate Daughter at Berkeley’s Impact Theatre.  Erik Core talks to Thao about her training  in performance art and comedy, studying under comedy legend W. Kamau Bell, and winning his “W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt,” a […]

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