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.
We discuss the Rockford music scene of the 80′s and early 90′s with local musician’s and DJ’s Eric Nofsinger and Dan Minnick. We play some tunes from local Rocford bands and other songs from the 80′s including The Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Eric is also CCO of High Voltage Software and Dan is a hair stylist and owner of Octane Interlounge in downtown Rockford.