Over the course 149 episodes, our On The Record podcast has featured interviews with a wide variety of guests that include professional athletes, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, internationally-known comedians, authors, an adult film star, a few Wisconsin mayors, and a ton of other interesting people. Though we’re not officially saying goodbye to the podcast, as we approach the 150-episode milestone, we’re planning to put it on the shelf in order to shift our focus to another show with a more specific (and less localized) concept.

Each Friday starting March 8, our new My First Band podcast will feature a long-form interview with a different notable musician that’s all about each of the projects that preceded what you know them for. We’ll discuss their musical origins, and trace a few of their embarrassing high school bands and other associated acts that came before they broke out. This show aims to dig deeper than any Wikipedia page or band bio would ever dare to go. Sometimes the guests will even share some of their old songs. You can expect to hear lots of interesting, informative, and hopefully entertaining anecdotes from accomplished local and nationally-recognized musicians.

Before this Friday’s premiere, you can listen to a preview of with our first guest, drummer Jon Phillip (Limbeck, The Benjamins, Tommy Stinson, The Paul Collins Beat, and many more), talking about going bowling with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. My First Band is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing. The podcast is hosted by Milwaukee Record‘s own Tyler Maas and is edited by Jared Blohm. You’ll be able to listen to My First Band on Spotify, Stitcher, Libsyn, iTunes, Google Play, and wherever else you get podcasts.

Music in the show is courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and My First Band’s logo was designed by Andy Tyra.