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Ep 57: Henry Rollins & Joe Shanahan

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“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” - Henry Rollins

General Admission is back with a new season! We’ve got so much planned for you guys so get those headphone ready, subscribe and share.

For our first official episode back Don sits down with singer and storytelling powerhouse Henry Rollins and Chicago rock venue legend Joe Shanahan. Shanahan is the owner of Metro, a venue anchored within the Chicago music scene. In this episode you’ll hear a discussion surrounding the relationship between bands and the venues that house them.

Henry talks how his band needed venues like The Metro in order to make enough money for a Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast and gas to make it to the next gig. Places like the Metro also need the bands and musicians so they can keep the lights on. It’s a symbiotic relationship.

This interview is part of an ongoing series of intimate conversation to be held at the Metro and sponsored by Dark Matter Coffee and Shure.


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Ep 54: Musical Theatre & A Special Announcement

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This week, the guys talk to Bethany Thomas, a master vocalist from Chicago who performs regularly as a musical theatre performer but also in clubs, bars and backrooms all over town.

Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special announcement about the future of the show.

This is an episode about how to prepare a song, what it takes to be a gigging musician and why artists never leave Chicago.


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Ep 42: Henry Rollins


Henry Rollins’ career is being Henry Rollins. Perhaps most known as the vocalist in American hardcore punk band Black Flag, Henry is also a widely respected author, solo performer, radio host, voice talent, film actor and now, podcast host.

Don Hall calls Henry his hero, saying that if there was a magical way to become someone else, without hesitation, his choice is Rollins.

This episode is about hero worship, activism, music, the future of podcasting and how an artist fuels intense rage into their art.


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