Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Check this out: The Kickback's 'Diary of a Disas-tour'

Posted by Frank Krolicki

The Kickback (photo: Justin Flieth)
You know what's better than a band that rocks? A band that rocks with a kick-ass podcast. Take Chicago's own The Kickback. Ever since late 2010 they've been bringing their "Diary of a Disas-tour" to the world in the form of a weekly podcast that not only covers updates with their musical endeavors but also features plenty of random, hilarious stories, rants and banter. Frontman Billy Yost says it's about "what it's really like to be a band that can't afford to be making music 24-hours of the day" as well as "things that sort of influence the band's direction (Michael Keaton movies, the Muppets, manic-depression, etc.)." There's even regular segments with self-made "bit" music, such as "If Michael Keaton were here," "The Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week" and "Who's Pissed and Who's to Blame." These guys are pretty damn funny, so "Diary of a Disas-tour" is well worth checking out not only to keep up with news of the band but also for a good laugh. You can listen to the podcast via the link above and also find it on iTunes.

In other Kickback news, the band has just put out a video for "Alpha Flight," the first track on their most recent EP Mea Culpa Mea Culpa. I won't ruin it for you, but not since The Replacements' "Bastards of Young" has there been a music video that attempts to pack so much action into just under four minutes.

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