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Urban Achiever – Episode 10 – Chris Wible


Urban Achiever ShowChris Wible (Dry Bones, Crawlspace, Everdown) is a man of many talents including drumming, cycling, surfing, landscaping and … impregnating! We get into Chris’ younger days in Jersey, when he first discovered his love for the drums, to his involvement in the straight edge hardcore punk rock scenes of Boston and New Hampshire. Warning: This episode contains some junior high school level humor. You check out his band Everdown on iTunes here and Facebook here. You can view a video of one of the last songs Everdown ever records, Black Clover, here. You can check out Chris’ landscaping company here.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 9 – Louis DeFabrizio


Urban Achiever ShowLouis Defabrizio (Dear Ephesus, Tenderfoot, The Kick, Gasoline Heart) is literally and mover and a shaker. I have seen Lou perform and delight fans in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and New York! His stage banter is something you will not soon forget. But perhaps those wild days are behind Louis as he’s about to become the father of twins! This episode features two brand new and unreleased songs by Gasoline Heart, “Poor Decisions” and “Love Let Her Go.” So chill! You can find out more about Gasoline Heart at http://gasolineheart.com/ and you can download free music at http://gasolineheart.bandcamp.com/. You can follow Lou on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gasolineheart77. If you live in the New York Metro area and need help moving be sure to check out Sweet Lou Moves You – http://loumovesyou.com/.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 8 – Chris “Buka” Martello


Urban Achiever ShowChris “Buka” Martello (Argyle Park/AP2, MTV) has the rare distinction of being a non-musician who has put out two records. Buka and I go back to a strange time where kids recorded music video shows onto VHS tapes. We dig into the history of Circle of Dust, Argyle Park and his time as a producer at MTV.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 7 – Mikee Bridges


Urban Achiever ShowMikee Bridges (Gecko Monks, Sometime Sunday, Tragedy Ann, Tom Fest, Star Went Nova, Game Church) is my guest this week. Mikee has played many roles including bassist, singer, concert promoter and russian bar evangelist. He is a “what you see is what you get” kind of guy, which obviously makes him one of my favorite people. You can check out Mikee’s organization, Game Church at – http://gamechurch.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter at – http://twitter.com/mikeebridges. His official website can be found at – http://iammikee.com/. Enjoy!

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Urban Achiever – Episode 6 – Chad Pearson


Urban Achiever ShowChad Pearson (The Militia Group, P Is For Panda, Reach Records) and I first encountered each other he had just landed his “dream job” at Tooth & Nail Records. He went on to start his own booking agency and multiple record labels. He’s had a significant hand in the careers of numerous bands including Rufio, Cartel, Brandtson, Copeland and Gasoline Heart. These days he’s making big things happen at Reach Records in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s a humble guy who knows how to hustle. Chad is one of the “good guys” in a business full of villains. It’s an honor to call him a friend.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 5 – Sean O’Donnell


Urban Achiever ShowSean O’Donnell (Dogwood, Reeve Oliver, Yellowcard) and I first came to know each other when I was his A&R guy in the 90’s. Sean is a talented songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist as well as recording engineer and producer. Be sure to check out Sean’s fantastic new album “Spirit Junkie.” You can check out Sean’s website and discography at http://seanodonnell.us. You can preview and purchase his album at http://seanodonnell.bandcamp.com/ and follow Sean on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SeanTODonnell.

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Urban Achiever – Episode 4 – Mark Salomon – Part 3


Urban Achiever ShowMark Salomon (The Crucified, Stavesacre, Outer Circle, Neon Horse, White Lighter) and I have been friends for almost 30 years. We first met in the mid 1980’s through the magic of photo-copied music publications called fanzines. He is a published author and all around legit bro from back in the day. You find Mark online at http://www.ineverwas.com/. He’s also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thetwilightsown. THIS IS PART 3 OF A 3 PART INTERVIEW!

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