Based in Rockford, Illinois, Sock Monkey Sound is a music and culture podcast. We have conversations about the state of music and culture in our world, picking apart musical genres while exploring the boundaries of our own perceptions and taste. Notable guests on our podcast have included Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Colin Hay (Men At Work), Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf), Hutch Harris (The Thermals), David Bazan and Dan Deacon, as well as members of The Dandy Warhols, Superchunk, Built To Spill, The Dismemberment Plan, Tokyo Police Club and many more.
John Ugolini, founder of Kickstand Productions and the Middlewest Festival, joins us on today’s episode. We talk about how he got his start, dealing with crappy bands who only want to get laid, and the Middlewest Festival. Featuring music by Middlewest performers Murder by Death, P.O.S, Smoking Popes, William Elliott Whitmore, and Owen.