We’re bending the show’s format again this week by chatting about music (and more!) with Gareth Reynolds. Though the comedian, actor, writer, and one half of The Dollop podcast is not a musician, My First Band host Tyler Maas was still excited to hear Reynolds discuss his listening and show-going past, what he’s listening to now, and some of the parallels he feels musicians and comedians share.

Over the course of the conversation, Reynolds talked about his own comedic backstory, he shared anecdotes about memorable concerts he went to when he was growing up, and he told a story of the time Andrew W.K. FaceTimed with his mom while on set. Along the way, Reynolds and Maas also talked about the state of the Green Bay Packers, bombing in Appleton, and how there’s no music festival quite like Summerfest.

My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Feck (“Waiting For Walter”).

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