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Will Creed be the Next Rocky? Or the Next Rocky V?

July 3rd, 2015

by Jim Shearer

This week my good friend (and excellent drummer) Steve tweeted me a link prefaced with one single word: CREED.

Nine years ago our band made a music video for a song called “Apollo Creed.” I assumed he was just reminiscing, but when I clicked on the link I noticed a movie trailer. I smiled, thinking that Steve ironically sent me a link for a documentary on the band Creed.

Ha, good one Steve!

It probably took me a good four seconds to realize that the shirtless man I originally thought was Scott Stapp was actor Michael B. Jordan, who with a mustache looks a lot like—oh, I get it now—APOLLO CREED!

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FREE FOR ALL (Milkit Radio) June 28, 2015

July 2nd, 2015


New music from Refused, Desaparecidos, Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake, LA Priest, and Courtney Barnett; and thoughts on Apple Music and the new Rocky movie Creed.
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FREE FOR ALL (Milkit Radio) June 21, 2015

June 25th, 2015


This week I chat with Lucy & Gwendolyn Giles from the band Dog Party, discuss why I'm torn on Taylor Swift's Open Letter to Apple, talk about the state of protest music in 2015, and play new songs from Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Wolf Alice, and Desaparecidos.
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FREE FOR ALL (Milkit Radio) June 14, 2015

June 17th, 2015


This week I pit Nate Ruess, MIKA and Adam Lambert against each other in a Freddie Mercury-off; discuss Dave Grohl's broken leg (and why it was and wasn't a stretch for the show to continue); and revisit early 90's hip-hop courtesy of Joey Bada$$.
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FREE FOR ALL (Milkit Radio) June 7, 2015

June 11th, 2015


In the latest episode of the FREE FOR ALL you'll hear new music from Muse, The Vaccines, Years & Years, and Monophonics, as I discuss the Katy/Taylor feud and Apple's new streaming service. 

 As always, enjoy!
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March 10th, 2015


This week marks the release of Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, but the idea for this mix actually came to me a while ago when my wife and I were on one of our many long car rides from New York City to our hometown of Pittsburgh:

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Free For All (Best of 2014), Pt. 1

January 6th, 2015


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Free For All (Best of 2014), Pt. 2

January 6th, 2015


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1994: The Album

October 23rd, 2014


Growing up in 1994 I remember thinking that I was living in the greatest year of music EVER. I also thought that using my summer vacation to make a four-and-a-half hour homemade gangster movie was an artistic triumph. Twenty years later, I’m still convinced of the former. (One out of two ain’t bad, right?)

Looking back, 1994 was the most pop-culturally rich year of my life. It probably didn’t hurt that I was a teenager coming of age musically.

Kurt Cobain’s suicide left behind a huge void, but the creative landscape Nirvana helped cultivate left the world of music in good hands—at least for the next few years.
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The Jack & Jim Show

August 27th, 2014

Today Jack & Jim discuss the Emmys, the VMAs, Robin Williams, the Best Movies of 2014 (so far), and why there needs to be a playoff system for breakfast cereal.


(above: Still undetermined if Jack & Jim are the Hogan/Savage, Jordan/Pippen, or Jordan Knight and Nick Carter of the media world.)

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