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Episode 6: Season 1 Finale

We've reached the end...of this season! Check out this bonkers episode to close out TBiR Season 1!

Scarlett Alexandra - Bonus Track

Here's an extra from Episode 5!

Madima - "Melt"

Bonus track from pop soul artist, Madima!

Episode 5: Short Term Cupid & Madima

Episode Five has a Special Surprise...

Jenny Parrott - "loving you is a little bad"

She's got DATE MUSIC on lock, y'all.

Vanilla Presley - "F*ck 2018"

A year in review from the incomparable Vanilla Presley

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This Band is Real is a month-to-month program showcasing bands that you have never heard of. This podcast features actual bands that have not yet made their way into the limelight, alongside other bands you might secretly wish never do.

Show Concept

  • Each episode brings in an improviser or stand-up comic to create the identity of a fake band based on live audience suggestions.
  • Based on these suggestions, the house band and featured performer will play a completely improvised song.
  • To close out the show, an actual band that may not be well known will be interviewed in addition to performing two of their songs live.

Imagine if UCB and Audiotree had an improvised baby.
...there’s probably a better way to phrase that, but that’s honestly what it is!

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