December 12, 2019
The singer from Russian Mafia band Debauche started as a punk rocker in Soviet-era Ukraine. He plays traditional songs of the GULAG and street criminal anthems with a spirit and energy transcending the language barrier to distill the essence of the humanity behind them. Russians are known for their ability to endure hardship. See how Yegor handles the onslaught from the Troubled Men. Topics include holiday blues, a hotline, the Irishman, real violence, a mispronunciation, a Soviet identity, a Ukrainian vacation, a band name, a new name, a suspect website, the Debauche phenomenon, punk in the USSR, a train to Moldova, a war zone, a Georgian surprise, a gig story, a police beating, the barter economy, LA with [Vadim Valikovski](https://vadimvalikovski.com/), gang rivalry, a move to NYC, a Cocktail Fund shout-out, a production note, an open pour, a rotating line-up, Russian fans, suffering, Russian blues, a wedding story, an accusation, the GULAG experience, the human experience, tools of art, a New Year’s show, a final question, and much more. Support the Troubled Men Podcast [here](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast). Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Proletarochka” by Debauche, from “Songs From Underground” ...
March 04, 2021
The G. Love & Special Sauce drummer discovered singer and guitarist G. Love in an empty Irish bar in his hometown of Boston. As a duo expanding to a trio, the hip hop/blues group hit with “Cold Beverage” on their first release, and it’s been a wild ride of world tours, records, and TV ever since. A New Orleans residency leading rock steady group 007 and Nashville session work with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys round out his stellar resume. Jeffrey currently hosts the weekly Atomic Cocktail Hour. Tonight he endures the radioactive fallout with the Troubled Men. Topics include a vaccine, a birthday, the Mars landing, Mt. Rushmore, a sold out gig, dog walkers, Certs, Ramones shows, lessons with Alan Dawson, a bar mitzvah band, Boston rock, Mark Sandman, Sony records, an acoustic approach, space, moving to N.O., Keith Keller, Chez Flames, Katrina flooding, a trio with Kenny Vaughn and Dave Roe, touring plans, a COVID case, a Letterman story, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Cold Beverage” and “Baby’s Got Sauce” from the self-titled album by G. Love & Special Sauce ...
March 07, 2019
As Mardi Gras reaches a fever pitch, the Men cool it down with the illustrator and instructor as he talks about his long road from tiny Empire, La., to art school in New York City and beyond. Topics include a near miss, laundry history, a mea culpa, childhood, art school, post-Katrina paintings, Giuliani time, a gallery show, the St. Claude corridor, a Facebook joke, art criticism, social sensitivity, questionable throws, ladders and tarps, parade etiquette, a Zulu protest, a trigger-happy mayor, a criminal massage, words of advice, and much more. Subscribe, review, and rate on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or other platforms. Like, follow, and share on Facebook and spread the Troubled word. Music: Styler/Coman ...