Episode 6: Ryan Matteson (Muzzle Of Bees, C3 Presents)

Ryan Matteson is the former editor-in-chief and founder of the popular music blog Muzzle Of Bees and he's currently employed by C3 Presents, where he manages a wide-range of bands including The Mountain Goats, Bully, Toro Y Moi, The Dismemberment Plan and Strand of Oaks. Both a devout Milwaukee Brewers fan and native Wisconsinite like myself, Ryan and I discuss how he went from blogging to artist management (with a few years of public relations work for Milwaukee's renowned Pabst Theater in between), as well as his vinyl white whales. We also delve into how we both personally held the birthday cake featured on the cover of Wilco The Album, how complete luck snagged him one of the rarest Pearl Jam vinyl releases there is, the thrill of booking bands on late-night TV, and lots more! Our winner for the Jay Ryan poster contest is also announced, and I discuss a bit of cool news about the podcast! Be sure to follow Ryan at twitter.com/muzzleofbees, and follow Vinyl Emergency at facebook.com/vinylemergency and twitter.com/vinylemergency

James Laczkowski