EP30

EP30

Episode 30 is all about you. Well…the “you” as represented in our CC Facebook group. In addition to Matt chatting about the US tour he leaves for this week (and why he missed Knotfest in Mexico), we answer and discuss many of your questions. Topics include: the stories of our tattoos and how they represent…

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EP29 | Wes Hauch

EP29 | Wes Hauch

Wes has been described as “the guitar player’s guitar player” by many in the metal scene. In this episode we dig into our philosophies of learning an instrument and developing one’s voice as a musician. Wes discusses his future goals as a musician, both personally and professionally, and his strategies to achieve them. He talks…

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EP28 | JP Bouvet (Childish Japes)

EP28 | JP Bouvet (Childish Japes)

You may have first heard of JP when he won the 2011 Guitar Center Drum Off, as part of the Common Thread Clinic tour with Matt, or through his band Childish Japes. Or maybe this is your official introduction. Either way, it’s our mission to share a lesser known side of our guests. In EP28…

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EP27 | Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

EP27 | Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

Misha is the founder and guitarist of Matt’s band, Periphery. Together they’ve toured the world, realized personal dreams, and were even nominated for a Grammy this year. In EP27 they discuss in detail the future of Periphery, including how they’d like to operate as a band in a 2018 world. They also share their most…

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EP26 | John Minadakis (Jimmy’s Famous Seafood)

EP26 | John Minadakis (Jimmy’s Famous Seafood)

(If you’re into pro wrestling, this will be the defining episode for you.) John and his brothers took over their dad’s restaurant business as kids. It took about a decade to figure it out for themselves, but John has now helped grow Jimmy’s Famous Seafood into a truly international brand. What struck us most was…

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EP25

EP25

Life is messy. We’ve experienced some of the best and worst of life this week. We dig into this and our experience of “control.” Matt shares about the new drum clinics he began this week, Jordan announces the new dream job he began, and Justin inspires a social experiment for our Facebook group. We also…

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EP24 | Finn McKenty (URM Academy & The Punk Rock MBA)

EP24 | Finn McKenty (URM Academy & The Punk Rock MBA)

When we think of marketing in a 2017 world, Finn is one of the first that comes to mind. He’s been instrumental in some of Matt’s most successful projects and shares his wisdom for over 2 hours with us. He shares his experiences contributing to many well known companies and reveals how the hardcore kids…

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EP23 | Chef Neill Howell (The Corner Pantry)

EP23 | Chef Neill Howell (The Corner Pantry)

Chef Neill moved from London to NYC when the opportunity presented itself to advance his career. (Talk about jumping off the deep end.) There he met his wife and they moved to Baltimore to open up their own food business. (Talk about hitting the jackpot.) Neill spent a couple hours with us at the CCCompound…

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EP22

EP22

It’s been awhile, man, and we were itching to go back to our original format for a week. This is the deepest dive we’ve gone into music so far as we discuss our approaches to composition and share what we’ve been listening to most this year. Other highlights include, Jordan sharing the most valuable lesson…

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EP 21 | Benny Greb (Drummer. Educator. Legend)

EP 21 | Benny Greb (Drummer. Educator. Legend)

Truth be told…this made us very happy. Benny joined us from his home in Germany for a two hour chat spanning his formative years as a musician all the way to his new record, “Grebfruit 2.” He is best descibed as “world class.” A true professional, an all-time musician, and a really kind dude. Benny’s…

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