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The City's Backyard

Matt Zako

The City's Backyard with Matt Zako. A Podcast For New York City's Backyard or any city's backyard across the nation! Covering Arts, Entertainment, music and the community!
The City's Backyard Ep 109 Insult Comic LISA LAMPANELLI is coming to Music Theater of Connecticut and we chat with her about her retirement and why she will be in her own show called "IRRELEVANT coming soon this summer!"July 15, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 108 The TOM PETTY PROJECT checks in to talk about their FREE Show in Norwalk at the Beach! Plus we chat all things TOM PETTY and about TPP as a popular Petty tribute in the backyard! July 08, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 107 BEYOND PURPLE with Mike and Jimi....paying tribute to Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Whitesnake! These guys ROCK...we talk rock and roll, about their shows this summer, and more! July 01, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 106 OTIS the band ZZtop's Billy Gibbons loves is our guest! Lead singer/guitarist Boone Froggett checks in from the tour to talk about their new song! OTIS is coming to the Iridium in NYC this summer! June 24, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 105 Psychic Medium Patricia Griffin drops by to talk about connecting with our loved ones...how she does it and the messages she gets to deliver to you plus we chat about her local appearances in New England! June 17, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 104 CARMINE APPICE(Rod Stewart, Ozzy, Vanilla Fudge)...legendary rock drummer talks about the new CACTUS album just released, we play some tracks and talk more rock history! June 10, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 103 Canadian musician Alex Henry Foster drops by from outside of The USA to chat about his new album Kimiyo climbing the alternative charts and we hear the song Under A Luxuriant Sky! June 03, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 102 Singer/Songwriter ROBERT LaROCHE talks about the music scene from Austin, Texas,and his latest album FOREVERMORE which is on a Grammy Award(John DeNicola/Dirty Dancing soundtrack fame) winner's label OMAD Records out of NYC!May 28, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 101 LIBERTY DEVITTO from The Lords of 52nd Street Band...Billy Joel's Drummer for 30 years! We chat about the upcoming Lords of 52nd Street show at Milford Performance Center and more! May 20, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 100 MULLETT Rocks The Barnum Festival in Monroe in May! Band leader Dan Halen drops by the backyard of New York City to talk about 80's rock and more! May 13, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 99: HELLS BELLES: The one and only all female AC/DC tribute Band rocks the backyard of NYC! We talk about their shows, their fans and their tour! May 06, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 98 SEAN CHAMBERS and members of SAVOY BROWN are on TOUR in NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY and CONNECTICUT! We chat with Sean and the Savoy Brown Rhythm section, Garnet and Pat all about it! April 29, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 97 SLOTHRUST drops by to talk about their Spring Tour and latest EP called I PROMISE with the songs PONY and MAYBE MAYBE! April 25, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 96 CARMINE APPICE from VANILLA FUDGE drops by to chat about some ROCK HISTORY and tour dates in the New York area plus more stories about The Fudge! April 22, 2024
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The City's Backyard Ep 95 FOGHAT drummer and original member ROGER EARL drops by from LONG ISLAND to play some studio tracks from the latest album called SONIC MOJO and he also talks about Foghat's tour! April 15, 2024
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The City's Backyard EP 94 The PETTY/DRAYTON interview episode with ADRIA PETTY, daughter of Rock Legend TOM PETTY, and CHARLEY AND BERNARD DRAYTON talk about the importance of supporting the arts in your community! April 08, 2024
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EP 93 NATALIE CRESSMAN is a trombonist/vocalist from San Francisco. Many know her from touring the past 13 years with PHISH's Trey Anastasio, but she's also active on the national jazz and Brazilian jazz music scene and is currently on tour! ! April 04, 2024
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EP 92 KEVIN BURT & Big Medicine drops in from IOWA to chat about his album called "Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute To Bill Withers" We play a couple of the tracks and talk about some East Coast tour dates! April 01, 2024
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EP 91 SteelyJan....yes JANET RUTKOWSKI the heavy metal artist drops by to chat about BEHIND The MASK an art exhibit of metal art works on display at The Culture Lab in Long Island City, New York! !March 28, 2024
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EP 90 STUDIO D'LUX a new supergroup releases two new tracks featuring Jon Herington from STEELY DAN & Doug Kistner(The Lords of 52nd Street) ! We chat with the two of them about the project and the other great musicians in the band!March 25, 2024
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EP 89 CINDY& DENNIS DUNAWAY talk about how they met in the early days of The ALICE COOPER GROUP, the upcoming VersoFest “Glam To Punk Roundtable”, their recent travels to Dallas for the 50th Anniversary of the Billion Dollar Babies Tour, and more!March 18, 2024
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EP 88 ICARUS PHEONIX drops by from Baltimore to chat about their Indie Rock Band, their new tracks and their current tour in Japan! March 14, 2024
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EP 87 ACTOR ROBIN DeJESUS drops by his hometown of Norwalk to chat about his acting career and upcoming show GETTING STARTED at Music Theatre of Connecticut!March 11, 2024
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EP 86 The band called OTIS all the way from Kentucky rocks the backyard of NYC with their new single There's a Break in The Road! We chat with lead singer Boone Froggett about the band's southern roots and their style of music! March 04, 2024
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Ep 85 PAUL NELSON: Grammy Award Winning Guitarist (Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, some of the Allman Bros and more) chats about his 2024 Tour and today's Live Music Scene at venues/clubs all over America! February 26, 2024
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