Ryan Gurnett:
The Struggle is Real


We talk about the fun, sad and downright crazy things that are all a part of being an independent musician in Western New York. Each episode features local music, an interview with an interesting member of the music scene, reporting on upcoming and previous concerts, games, and other assorted nonsense. We understand that being a musician is chaos. We are an outlet for musicians who need advice, support or a helping hand. We’re always looking for more people to join the staff. If you’re interested, you can reach out at SirWilliamIdol@gmail.com. And for posts, updates, local news and more, check us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheStruggleIsRealPodcast.
8/16/19 Episode #40
Ryan Gurnett recaps an exciting and chaotic 2019 Buffalo Infringement Festival, featuring performances by Jenn DeSantis, Lazy Ass Destroyer, The Scarecrow Show, THIS, Johnny and the Man Kids, Carmen and Lizzy, Good Dude, Pamela Swarts and Paganono.
0:00 - Intro
4:13 - MUSIC: “Light Me Up” by Jenn DeSantis, Live at Nietzsche’s,
Thursday, July 25th
8:17 - Scarecrow Show and Lazy Ass Destroyer tear the roof off the
motherfucker
10:39 - MUSIC: “Straight and Narrow” by The Scarecrow Show, Live from
Grindhaus Cafe, Friday, July 26th
14:14 - MUSIC: “Freedom of Choice” by Lazy Ass Destroyer, Live from
Grindhaus Cafe, Friday, July 26th
17:23 - The Stanley Kubrick Birthday Party and Costume Contest, THIS rocks
the house.
20:41 - MUSIC: “Dark Blue” by THIS, Live from Nietzsche’s, Friday, July 26th
26:50 - Day #3 of Infringement Festival
29:23 - MUSIC: “That’s Something Different” by Johnny and the Man Kids,
Live from Nietzsche’s, Saturday, July 27th
32:08 - Karpele’s Manuscript Museum
34:43 - MUSIC: “Where Are We Going” by Carmen Lizzy, Live from Karpele’s
Manuscript Museum (North St), Sunday, July 28th
38:24 - Day #5 - Monday Night at Milkie’s
40:05 - MUSIC: “Sugar Nuts” by Good Dude, Live from Milkie’s, Monday, July
29th
41:56 - Day #6 - Review of Mike Criscione at Breadhive & Super Loopers and
Chronic Electronic at the Buffalo-Niagara Hostel
46:02 - MUSIC: Excerpt of Pamela Swarts from the Buffalo-Niagara Hostel on
Thursday, August 1st
52:40 - Housekeeping, Next Episode, Buffalo Punks for Planned Parenthood
55:23 - MUSIC: “Variations on Paganini” by Paganono, Live from Allen St
Consulting, Friday, August 2nd

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7/15/19 Episode #39
0:00 - Intro/ Ryan Complains about stuff
11:35 - MUSIC: “On Your Way” by John Moore and Missing Star
15:50 - Previous Shows
21:00 - MUSIC: “Rat Race (Live)“ by The Scarecrow Show
25:15 - Infringement Part 1
30:40 - MUSIC: “Bitter (Live)” by This
35:00 - Infringement Part 2
39:50 - MUSIC: “Curves and Edges” by Stress Dolls
43:43 - Infringement Part 3
46:45 - MUSIC: “Atmosphere” by Shannon Vanderlan
51:30 - Upcoming Shows/ Housekeeping
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Check out all of Ryan’s great local spotify playlists at https://open.spotify.com/user/kellanya?si=pzxYyJ3gSK2J1fv65qtbhg
Our wonderful announcer Dustin also creates the wonderful Upchuck Theater Podcast, which can be found here: https://upchucktheater.podbean.com/

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6/9/19 Episode #38
Ryan Gurnett and Mike Cid speak with RJ Porter and Tyson Prince from local pop-punk The Spin Wires. We talk about their new EP Designated Distraction (out of June 29th) and talk about how to be successful in publishing. Ryan yells about people who don’t know how to rep their bands, the gang talks more Porchfest 2019, upcoming concerts (including Chuckie Campbell, Over & Out, Handsome Jack) and we play music by Ian McCuen, Leyda, The Spin Wires and Shaun & B.
0:30 - Intro
2:18 - Ryan Yells About Stuff
10:11 - MUSIC: “Tainted Memory” by Ian McCuen
13:35 - Previous Shows
16:32 - MUSIC: “11.8” by Leyda
19:14 - INTERVIEW: Tyson Prince and RJ Porter from The Spin Wires
40:21 - MUSIC: “Time is a Fire” by The Spin Wires
42:56 - Upcoming Shows
46:18 - MUSIC: “One of These Old Days” by Shaun and B
50:05 - Housekeeping

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