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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 19: The 2018 Wrap Up - Our Top 5's

    January 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    This week, Hoggy and Dave cover their Top 5 albums and shows for the year 2018, and chat about what's coming up in 2019

  • Episode 18: The Christmas Episode featuring Zac from Opus of a Machine

    December 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins

    On this week's episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss the upcoming Haken tour, new releases from Dream Theater and The Neal Morse Band plus all the things we're looking forward to at Progfest next year, including an interview with Zac Greensill from Opus of a Machine.
    And we have some thoughts on the new Dream Theater album but we're not giving that away in the summary ;)

  • Episode 17: The Astonishing (Two Years On)

    December 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss the news surrounding Dream Theater's latest album and then tackle the most polarizing Dream Theater album to date - 2016's The Astonishing

  • Episode 16: Jordan Rudess and from Bach to Rock

    November 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    australia, music, progressive music

    On this episode of The Nine Eight Podcast, we interview Jordan Rudess about his upcoming tour to Australia and the new Dream Theater album. We also chat about our usual topics - positive and negative gig etiquette and new albums from Haken, Coheed and Cambria and Dream Cities.

  • Episode 15: Artist Spotlight: Voyager

    October 31st, 2018  |  48 mins 30 secs
    australia, music, perth, progressive rock

    This week, with Hoggy away, Dave chats to Scott from Perth-based super prog band Voyager

  • Episode 14: Podcast in 21/16 - NSW Government and "War on Drugs"

    October 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins

    On this week's episode, Dave and Hoggy take a break from the world of prog to discuss the recent decisions by the NSW government to ban the Defqon.1 music festival.
    This episode was recorded on September 25, 2018. Any changes from what we discussed then will be covered in the next episode

  • 13: Polyphia and Their Stage Antics

    October 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week on the 9/8, Hoggy and Dave talk about all the big upcoming progressive rock tours, Led Zeppelin being sued and then become the oldest men in the world while discussing Polyphia. Then Hoggy talks about his new album of the year and Dave finds the worst music he's ever listened to.

  • Episode 12: Scooped by Mike Portnoy!

    September 26th, 2018  |  44 mins 8 secs

    On this episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss the Sons of Apollo show in Plovdiv, a new album from Dead Letter Circus, Fish and some upcoming releases from the big names in progressive rock.

  • Episode 11: Progression Digression - Featuring Dane from Osaka Punch

    September 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins

    On this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss ageism in music, Devin Townsend, the new Pineapple Thief record and we complete our trip around the world of progressive music with a visit to South America

  • Episode 10: Around the World in 80 Minutes (or One Prog Song)

    August 29th, 2018  |  54 mins 22 secs

    On this show, we discuss the new Dream Theater record, Ticketmaster, some big tours coming to Australia...and we continue on our trip around the world of progressive music by discussing some progressive music out of India, Japan and Iran.

  • Episode 9: Eastern Medicine: Non-Western Prog Music (And a special interview!)

    August 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    music, progressive rock

    Hoggy and Dave discuss how the Beatles can be prognosticated over even further, progressive music from Eastern and Central Europe, some new album releases and a very special, exclusive interview with one of the rising stars in Australian progressive music

  • Episode 8: Gig Etiquette and the Summer of Prog

    August 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins

    In this episode, Dave and Hoggy talk about Hoggy's amazing summer of prog, and touch on some sensitive topics around gig etiquette.

  • Episode 7: Is metal still in the shadows?

    July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week Hoggy and Dave ask the question - is metal still on the fringes of society?

  • Episode 6: Nightlife, or rather, lackthereof

    July 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins
    australia, music, opinion, prog, progressive music, rock music, sites, streaming

    This week Hoggy and Dave talk about the death of nightlife in Sydney - a topic very close to their hearts.

  • Episode 5: Artist Spotlight & Chat - Genetics

    July 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins

    This week, with Hoggy still overseas, Dave chats with three members of Aussie Prog-Rock band Genetics to find out where they came from, and what their thoughts are on the issues surrounding Australia's music scene, and of course a little bit about their thoughts on Dream Theater.

  • Episode 4: Spotify, Streaming, and Progressive Trance

    July 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week Hoggy and Dave talk all things streaming and how it can affect the music industry - especially the smaller acts!