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Dirt from the Road with Brett Newski
Dirt from the Road with Brett Newski
BRETT NEWSKI

Music. Mental Health. Surviving the World. Host Brett Newski (insta: @newskimusic)

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Episodes

COLLECTIVE SOUL | recording at Elvis' house, MTV days, finding balance, funny odd jobs, dialing grunge tone

Collective Soul's Dean Roand sits down with NEWSKI to discuss recording at Elvis' house, MTV days, finding balance, funny odd... more

20 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Alt Photographer CHRISTAAN FELBER | Mexico underground, Bon Jovi tryouts, weirdest photo projects, world travel

Few photographers go as deep and as weird as NYC-based photographer Christaan Felber. The man really takes some risks and... more

13 May 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
NEWSKI live on WMSE debuts Vanity Metrics plus interview

NEWSKI live on air 91.7 WMSE discussing aalog recording and more around his new side project VANITY METRICS. TOUR 5/9... more

06 May 2024 · 31 minutes
DAN MANGEN | DIY career survival, tech future, end of critics, old school music promo

Canadian indie-icon Dan Mangen and Brett Newski riff on DIY career survival, tech future, end of critics, old school music... more

29 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
WILL HOGE | celeb sightings, gettin starstruck, rec basketball battles, mental health techniques

Nashville circuit staple Will Hoge and Brett Newski riff on funniest celeb sightings, gettin starstruck, weirdest early shows, rec basketball... more

22 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
MATT THE ELECTRICIAN | creature fear, house concert circuit, Texas life, nomadism

MTE and Newski team up for a troubadour-centric episode.  More on Matt: https://matttheelectrician.com/ Support the pod by joining patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Newski... more

15 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
FRONTIER RUCKUS | combating anxiety, UK adventures, weirdest venues, Mad Men

FRONTIER RUCKUS frontman Matthew Milia and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down to discuss mental health boosts, Euro adventures, playing weird... more

08 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
DAVE HAUSE | long burn, Canada adventures, Revival Tour, importance of collaboration

Acoustic Punk road dog Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about work ethic, the long burn,... more

01 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
FRUIT BATS returns! (rebroad 23')

One of our fave guests Eric Johnson from the Fruit Bats chats with NEWSKI at the top of 23'. His... more

25 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
JOE PUG | nomadism, working efficiently, A.I. songwriting predictions, weird shows

Indie-folk troubadour Joe Pug and Newski riff on nomadism, working efficiently, A.I. songwriting predictions, book recs, y mucho mas.  More... more

18 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
RATBOYS | Japan tours, high school emo, THE FEST, sports cards

Acclaimed Chicago-indie-rockers RATBOYS Julia Steiner and Brett Newski riff on Japan tours, high school emo, THE FEST, sports cards and... more

11 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes
TRUCK DRIVER Levi Reeme | weird underbelly of trucking in America

Newski sits down with childhood friend Levi to discuss the weird underbelly of driving truck in America. Support the pod:... more

04 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
WE ARE SCIENTISTS get drunk | Ed Gein, Mormon Marketing, fake meat, NYC subway culture

Newski, Keith and Chris take to the backroom of an Irish pub in lower Manhatten to blast off about New... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
ROCK CLUB OWNER Jeremy Quentin | grind, glory & dark humor of running a rock club

Jeremy Quentin (Small Houses) and Newski sit down in Mexico City to talk about the grind, glory & unavoidable dark... more

12 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
MODEST MOUSE Guitarist SIMON DOOM | playing in MGMT, best/worst eras for musicians, demise of rock journalism

Simon Doom (Modest Mouse, MGMT) and Brett Newski sit down in Brooklyn to discuss all things indie rock, playing bass... more

05 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
CHARLIE BERENS & NEWSKI live from Wisconsin! (CripesCast)

Wisconsin's most revered comedic human Charlie Berens hosts Brett Newski on his Cripescast podcast live fromo the Cripescast studios in... more

29 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
SOCIAL CIG returns | Tik Tok fails, cloning yourself, booking US tours DIY, why you should get a dog

Parker from SOCIAL CIG goes over to Newski's house to chat about Tik Tok fails, cloning yourself, booking US tours... more

22 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
VIOLENT FEMMES drummer John Sparrow live in Milwaukee

Violent Femmes drummer John Sparrow and Brett Newski sit down at John's home in Milwaukee, WI. More on Violent Femmes:... more

16 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
WE ARE SCIENTISTS live from their NYC apartment!

We Are Scientists Keith and Chris team up with Brett Newski to discuss star-struck moments, finding dead bodies, Noel Gallagher... more

08 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
ANNIE HART (Au Revoir Simone) | tours with Fred Armisen, Brazil tours, staying motivated, living an artist life with kids.

Annie Hart and Newski team up in NYC! Annie chats touring with Fred Armisan, Brazil touring, Japan tours, staying motivated,... more

01 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
JEFFREY LEWIS returns! Surviving as a creative, work ethic, UK break thru, producing your own shows

Jeffrey Lewis and Brett Newski sit down at Jeffreys apartment in Manhattan to discuss surviving as a creative, work ethic,... more

26 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Sculptor MARK WINTER | battling self-criticism, touring in the visual arts, hi-low creative cycles

Brett Newski sits down with his neighbor Mark Winter who has been a full-time sculptor for over 30 years, traveling... more

18 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
BLACK PUMAS bassist Brendan Bond

Black Pumas bassist Brendan Bond site down with Brett Newski in 2021. (rebroadcast) Black Pumas on Tour: https://www.blackpumas.com/shows Support the... more

11 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
VIETNAM | living in Nam with Newski and Brother Ben

Some of the Newski brothers best stories from living in Saigon, Vietnam together circa 2012-14 (rebroadcast from 2020).  Support the... more

05 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
WE ARE SCIENTISTS live from the road! AZ & TX shows this week

Chris Cain and Keith Murray of We Are Scientists sit down with NEWSKI at the legendary Casbah in San Diego... more

27 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
SEMISONIC Dan Wilson | worst stage outfits, organizing lyrics, growing up, weirdest future apps

Semisonic's Dan Wilson chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about worst stage outfits, organizing lyrics, growing up, & weirdest apps of... more

20 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
THE RECKS | UK underground tour circuit, rainy island life, tapping inspiration, French tour circuit

Greg Harrison of indie/rock/psych band from the UK channel islands THE RECKS chats with Brett Newski in Guernsey Island at... more

14 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
THE SHABS Jon Shaban live on Guernsey Island

THE SHABS Jon Shaban sits down with Newski alongside the sea on the Channel Island of Guernsey, between France and... more

07 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
NEWSKI & TRASTER live in Austria | Brooklyn Jail, Nazi Bunker Venue, best and worst moments

The boys come to you direct from Salzburg, Austria on a special tour updater and insider baseball on what its... more

01 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
MC GORD LAWS | freestyle rapping, MC'ing African festivals, weight loss, mental battles

South African MC, weirdo and general character Gord Laws sits down with NEWSKI in Cape Town to discuss freestyle rapping,... more

23 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Fokofpolisiekar FRANCOIS VAN COKE live in South Africa

One of South Africa's biggest and most controversial artists Francois Van Coke (Fokofpolisiekar) sits down with NEWSKI in Cape Town... more

16 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
ROBIN AULD | live from Cape Town, touring Africa, surf tours, long careers in music

Newski sits down with South African songwriting legend Robin Auld at his home in Cape Town, S Africa.  More on... more

09 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
NEWSKI tells weird stories from living in Asia, chats mental health

NEWSKI calls in to NYC author Mike Hilleary who's working on a book aboout musicians, touring and mental health. The... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
SEETHER ex-drummer Nick Argyros live from South Africa

SEETHER ex-drummer Nick Argyros and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down in Johannesburg, South Africa and discuss the rise of the... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
CALEY CONWAY | defeating anxiety, busking, punishers, why the internet a new God

Caley Conway and Newski meetup in Milwaukee to discuss defeating anxiety, why busking stinks, punishers, and how the internet has... more

25 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
SHAKEY GRAVES | musician neurosis, freak folk, analog recording, weirdest release strategies

Alejandro Rose Garcia (Shakey Graves) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down to discuss musician neurosis, freak folk, analog recording, weirdest... more

18 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
CHRIS PUREKA | the long game, mental health boosts, DIY Europe, 20 years on the road

Chris Pureka is a genderqueer American acoustic singer-songwriter from Portland, OR and has been on the road two decades.  More... more

11 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
Indie Wrestling Promoter Matt Campbell | pro wrestler salaries, weirdest stunts, bad guys, DIY wrestling

Newski sits down with DIY Pro wrestling promoter Matt Campbell to learn about how the strange underground of pro wrestling... more

04 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
NEWSKI live pod from Mile of Music | WCZR Core Radio interview

Newski sits down with Andy McNamara at CORE studios Appleton, WI for an in-depth chat during Mile of Music Fest. ... more

04 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
LOW CUT CONNIE

Adam Weiner (Low Cut Connie) and Brett Newski *NEWSKI) sit down for one of the best pods of the year. ... more

28 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
Underground Alt Poet THAX DOUGLAS | autism, weird art, post-death universe, why getting old is awesome

Underground legend Poet THAX DOUGLAS talks to Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about living with autism, making weird art, the post-death universe,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
MEGAN SLANKARD | touring as a 16 year old, single life, being a geek-rock lifer, weirdoism

San Fran indie/rock/pop songwriter MEGAN SLANKARD chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) at Mile of Music about touring as a 16... more

14 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
STEVE EVERETT | band breakups, being a lifer in music, finding optimism, weirdest venues

Live at Mile of Music in Appleton WI, pop n' roll songwriter and troubadour Steve Everett chats with Brett Newski... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
THE BERRIES | vices in LA, recording process, keeping a band together

Matthew Berry of THE BERRIES and Brett Newski (of NEWSKI) sit down to discuss vices in LA, recording process, keeping... more

31 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
Comedian JP McDADE | tours with Stavvy, embarrassing bombs, living with grown men, releasing comedy specials

NYC comedian JP McDade is fresh off his national tour with Stavros Halkias. JO and Newski riff it out on... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour,
PINEGROVE (rebroadcast)

Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall and BRETT NEWSKI riff about land, air, sea, and rock music. More on Evan: https://pinegroveband.com/... more

17 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
FELLOW KINSMAN | grunge circuit, caffeine addiction, keeping bands together, channeling the lows for creativity.

Fellow Kinsman sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) in Riverwest to discuss making cold brew in mass quanity, grungiest tour... more

10 Jul 2023 · 56 minutes
ILLITERATE LIGHT guests | building vans, Newport Folk Festival, healthy marriage, DIY crusty shows

Virginia rock duo Illiterate Light sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) to discuss customizing their tour van, Newport Folk Festival,... more

03 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
SOCIAL CIG | Euro Adventures, DIY ethic, evolving with tech, finding a booking agent

Newski travels accross town to podcast with Parker from Social Cig, one of Milwaukee's buzziest rock bands.  More on Social... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
MO LOWDA & the HUMBLE returns | funny corporate gigs, mental health post-romance, new songwriting tactics, maintaining relationships

Jordan Caiola (Mo Lowda & the Humble) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down to discuss funniest corporate gigs, mental health... more

19 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
BARENAKED LADIES Kevin Hearn live from Summerfest grounds

Barenaked Ladies keys/guitarist Kevin Hearn sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) live at the BMO Harris Pavilion on the Summerfest... more

12 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Comedian Jordan Jensen | conquering OCD, bouncing back from bad shows, weirdest hotel moments, best anti-depressant meds

Comedian Jordan Jensen and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) discuss conquering OCD, bouncing back from bad shows, weirdest hotel moments, best anti-depressant... more

05 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
NEWSKI on Cullah Cast (podswap)

NEWSKI and Cullah sit down at Tube Studios in Milwaukee to discuss illegal beverages, making a living DIY, how to... more

05 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
DISPATCH co-founder Pete Francis | perseverance thru troughs, navigating industry slime, tourbus life vs van life.

Pete Francis of acclaimed 2000's rock band Dispatch sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) to discuss perseverance thru troughs, industry... more

29 May 2023 · 43 minutes
NEWSKI on Rock n Roll Bedtime Stories

NEWSKI chats with acclaimed rock podcast "Rock n Roll Bedtime Stories" about how he started, R Kelly encounters, drunkest rock... more

22 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Nomadic COMIC BOOK GUY and DIY artist Al Kizziah

NEWSKI chats with nomadic DIY Comic Book Salesman and wandering artist buddy Ed Kizziah about his drifter lifestyle actoss the... more

15 May 2023 · 45 minutes
SAVANNAH, GA from the Road with NEWSKI, Anderson and Vorass.

The band sits down in an old victorian house in Savannah to discuss the FRIEND ROCK US tour highlights... more

08 May 2023 · 36 minutes
TINY VICTORIES 10 year anniversary stream

Hey friends! Newski here. In the midst of a grueling tour, so unable to do a traditional episode this week.... more

01 May 2023 · 35 minutes
NEWSKI rates Barenaked Ladies "Stunt" LP track by track (Records Revisited Podcast)

NEWSKI sits down with the guys from Records Revisted Podcast to go thru one of his favorite albums "Stunt" by... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
LETTERS TO CLEO (rebroadcast)

Letters to Cleo co-founder Michael Eisenstein and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down to riff in summer 21. More on Letters... more

17 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
FRUIT BATS return | playing the long game, cutting down on freaking out, joining the Shins, career breaks

Eric D Johnson of the Fruit Bats sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) to riff about signing to Merge, playing... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Comedian STRIDER WILSON | Paintballin' 9-year-olds, Shroomin, Future Robot Girlfriends, Touring with Chad & JT

Comedian Strider Wilson tells Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about paintballin' 9-year-old birthday parties, Shroomin, listening to Kid Rock, Future Robot Girlfriends,... more

03 Apr 2023 · 47 minutes
NEWSKI live on WMSE 91.7 | Friend Rock and Future Adventure

Sid McCain and NEWSKI sit down in studio at WMSE 91.7 Milwaukee to riff about SXSW, kooky tour routing, breaking... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
CARTER VAIL | imprisoned by the algorithm, DIY art, making a living on the internet and why you shouldn't put your best foot forward

Geek pop hero Carter Vail sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) to talk about being imprisoned by the algorithm, DIY... more

20 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
THE THERMALS Hutch Harris returns yet again!

Hutch Harris (The Thermals) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) discuss A.I. taking over art, the bizarroness of the art museum scene,... more

13 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
NEWSKI on surviving the modern music industry - Gig Boss podcast

NEWSKI guests on Gig Boss podcast about survivng the modern music industry. host: Adam Meckler More on NEWSKI: https://newskimusic.com/ More... more

13 Mar 2023 · 52 minutes
TEMPLES | UK knife fights, top roadside attractions, handling heavy pressure, & why limitations are good

Prominent UK rock outfit TEMPLES sits down with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) on UK knife fights, top roadside attractions, handling heavy... more

06 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
WE ARE SCIENTISTS return! best 90's web sites, kooky teenage years, & memories of being a young pain in the ass.

Chris Cain (We Are Scientists) chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about best 90's web sites, kooky teenage years, Mcdonalds in... more

27 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
SPARTA & AT THE DRIVE-IN Jim Ward | tackling lonesomeness, breaking up on tour, career peaks & lows, dangerous mosh pits

Jim Ward (Sparta, At the Drive-In) chats to Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about tackling lonesomeness, breaking up on tour, career peaks... more

20 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
AARON LEE TASJAN returns!

Nashville songwriter/producer AARON LEE TASJAN sits down with NEWSKI to discuss freaky police encounters, finding life balance, & weirdest moments... more

13 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
THE JOY FORMIDABLE | finding the present, tour with Foo Fighters, powering thru low moments

Ritzy of the Joy Formidable chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) finding the present, tour with Foo Fighters, guitar smashing olympics,... more

06 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
STEPHEN KELLOGG returns | managing expectations, setlist engineering, maintaining longevity, playing Africa

Stephen Kellogg and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) discuss managing expectations, setlist engineering, maintaining longevity, playing Africa. More on Stephen: https://www.stephenkellogg.com/ More... more

30 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
MARMALADE MOUNTAIN | hitchhiking tours, getting abducted, hopping trains, busking in NYC subways

Zack Fischmann (Marmalade Mountain) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) chat about Zacks vagabond years on hitchhiking tours, getting abducted, hopping trains,... more

23 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
GETTING ARRESTED IN BANGKOK with Matt Smith of The Standards

Matt Smith of Thai/Brit rock n roll band The Standards chats with Brett Newski (NEWSKI) about getting arrested in Bangkok,... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
ERIC McFADDEN | touring in the circus, getting shot at, weird Japan tours, optimism about the world

Eric McFadden (Sgt Splendor) & Brett Newski (NEWSKI) discuss touring in the circus, getting shot at, weird Japan tours, playing... more

09 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
SISTER HAZEL

Sister Hazel's Ken Block and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down for a classic Dirt from the Road pod. (rebroadcast from... more

02 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
THE HATCHETS | Sunday school wobbles, catholic guilt, substance use, worst bosses

Brett Newski (NEWSKI) and Justin (the Hatchets) analyze sunday school wobbles, catholic guilt, substance use, & worst bosses.  The Hatchets:... more

26 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
DIET LITE | crustiest basement shows, surviving mosh pits, taking matters into your own hands

Max Niemann (Diet Lite) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) meetup in Milwaukee to discuss crustiest basement shows, surviving mosh pits, nastiest... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
SEAN "Fun Times" ANDERSON | dark underbelly of Christian Rock, trespassing, funny sales jobs, uber stories

Sean and Newski sit down to analyze the dark underbelly of Christian Rock, trespassing, funny sales jobs, uber stories

12 Dec 2022 · 59 minutes
JOEL JEROME | touring Mexico, getting fired, DIY ethic, playing Coachella, van that runs on grease

Joel Jerome and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) sit down to discuss touring Mexico, playing Coachella, DIY ethic, getting fired, and touring... more

05 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
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MARMALADE MOUNTAIN | hitchhiking tours, getting abducted, hopping trains, busking in NYC subways
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Zack Fischmann (Marmalade Mountain) and Brett Newski (NEWSKI) chat about Zacks vagabond years on hitchhiking tours, getting abducted, hopping trains, busking in... more