Troubled Men Podcast

--- René and Manny ---

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He then moved to New Orleans to become a perennial candidate for mayor and make a feature film about it. René is a New Orleans native who's been in the music biz wringer since he was a child. They are the Troubled Men for Troubled Times.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. TMP 126 Pete Weiss: Thelonious Monster Lives

    The co-founding drummer of Thelonious Monster discusses his history with the band beginning with the 80s post-punk Hollywood scene that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Manny Chevrolet’s Too Free Stooges. It’s a stroll down memory lane filled with pitfalls and highlights that ultimately leads to redemption. ...


  2. TMP 125 Ben Ellman Blasts Off!

    His work with Galactic, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, the Revivalists, and the Klezmer All Stars should be enough to keep anyone busy. Along with his Galactic bandmates, the saxophone/harmonica player and producer is also an owner of the iconic New Orleans music mecca, Tipitina’s. Ben’s long history with many of ...


  3. TMP 124 Phil DeGruy's 17-String Theory

    The guitar wizard, satirist, and provocateur’s record titles like “Innuendo Out the Other” and “Hello Dali” give you an idea of his sense of humor. Collaborations like “Just Duet” with heavyweights Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, and Charlie Hunter demonstrate his place in the guitar virtuoso community. Phil traces his journey ...


  4. TMP 123 Tiana Hux Living Malevitus

    She’s known as the mouthpiece for angular punk dance band Malevitus, and as MC Sweet Tea at the helm of her rap-burlesque troupe. Coming on like an unravelled Mrs. Robinson with a bone to pick, the performance artist has been covered by Queens of the Stone Age and played Mary ...


  5. TMP 122 Hunt Sales Plays the Hits

    He was a member of Tin Machine with David Bowie as well as the drummer on classic recordings by Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop, including the iconic “Lust for Life” which has become ubiquitous on film and TV. A child prodigy, Hunt was recording and performing professionally by age 11. ...