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Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.

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  • Episode 57: Track by Track: Rick Wakeman's The Red Planet

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    arts, culture, music, society

    This week, Hoggy and Dave go track by track on Rick Wakeman's newest offering - The Red Planet.

  • Nine Eight Interview - A Chat with Charlie from Ebonivory

    June 25th, 2020  |  45 mins 16 secs

    In this episode, Hoggy sits down with Charlie Powlett from Ebonivory to go a little deeper into the music of Ebonivory, the new record The Long Dream I, the writing and recording process and the future of livestreaming.

  • Episode 56: Track by Track - Ebonivory's The Long Dream I

    June 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    arts, culture, music, society

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss what a post COVID-19 touring market might look like, then break down the new album from Ebonivory - The Long Dream I

  • The Nine Eight Interview: Daniel Furnari of Polaris

    June 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 49 mins
    arts, culture, interview, music, society

    In this week's episode, Dave sits down to talk about life, music and the realities of touring with the drummer of Australian heavy metal band Polaris, Dan Furnari.

  • Episode 55: Frost* - Others EP Track by Track

    June 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    arts and culture, music, society

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss the reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement from the music industry, very important Dream Theater news, new music from Devin Townsend, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Ebonivory, Glass Ocean and sleepmakeswaves. Then, we dive into our main topic...going track by track on the new Frost* EP, Others.

  • Episode 54: Track by Track - Caligula Horse's Rise Radiant

    May 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins
    arts, culture, music, society

    In this episode we discuss new music from Haken, Frost* and Lachlan Dale. We then do a deep dive and go track by track on the new Caligula's Horse album Rise Radiant featuring vocalist Jim Gray to discuss the lyrics.

  • Episode 53: Track by Track - Elder's Omens

    May 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 42 mins
    arts, culture, music, society

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave go track by track on the German prog rock band Elder's latest offering, Omens. Dave also sits down with 2 piece German prog rockers Dino King to discuss their latest self-titled EP

  • The Nine-Eight Dudecast - An Interview with Harry Miree

    May 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins

    This week, Dave is joined by his holy dudi-ness - Harry Miree!

  • An interview with Thematic (USA)

    April 29th, 2020  |  58 mins 54 secs
    arts, culture, music, society

    This week, following on from last week's show going track by track on Skyrunner, Dave interviews the prog powerhouses from USA themselves, Thematic.

  • Episode 52: Thematic's Skyrunner - Track by Track.

    April 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins
    arts, culture, music, society and culture

    This week, Dave and Hoggy discuss autosigning records, new music from Caligula's Horse, Ebonivory, Yuri Gagarin, Claemus, Elders and the immediate future of touring. Then we goes track by track on the excellent new record from American prog metal band Thematic called Skyrunner.

  • An interview with Solkyri

    April 16th, 2020  |  41 mins 53 secs
    arts and culture, covid-19, live music, music, progressive music, rock, society

    This week, Hoggy talks to Andrew Pearsall from Solkyri about the new record, Mount Pleasant.

  • Episode 51: 120 Hours of New Prog Music in 2020 So Far

    April 8th, 2020  |  51 mins 16 secs
    arts, australia, music, society and culture

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss the new single from Haken, livestreams on the Internet and then dive into a discussion about several brand new prog releases.

  • Episode 50: Co-Operative Visions: What Can You Do To Help?

    March 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    arts, australia, culture, music, society

    This week, Dave and Hoggy talk about the current situation going around - and what you can do to help your favourite industry - the music industry!

  • The Nine Eight Interview - ANUBIS

    March 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    arts, culture, interview podcast, music

    In this episode, Dave takes some time off whilst Hoggy interviews the amazing Sydney-based prog band ANUBIS

  • Episode 49: Hats Off, Gentlemen - This Album is (very, Very) Adequate

    March 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins
    arts, culture, music

    In this episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss the brand new Hats off Gentlemen, It's Adequate album, tell you about some amazing tours happening very soon across Australia, and discuss potential impact of the corona virus on touring musos. We also chat to Bjorn from The Night Flight Orchestra

  • Episode 48: The Economics of Touring

    February 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins
    culture, economics, music, prog, society

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave launch their Patreon, discuss new music from Lifesigns, Rick Wakeman, Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate. We also talk about prog rock being turned into movies, Voyager at Eurovision, then we dive deep into a discussion surrounding the economics of touring and how the pre sale for Dream Theater's Australian tour went down.