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Fun is known for their hit single, “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, but the fierce and fiery band has slew of killer songs featuring fervent violins and thundering piano riffs. Nate Ruess’ earnest lyrics soar alongside Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff’s melodies. In this story, Jack talks about seeing a local production of the musical “Pippin” that goes violently awry.

All the music in this piece was by Fun and the 1972 Broadway cast of Pippin. Check out Fun’s new album, Some Nights, and catch them on tour this summer!

Neon Trees is an awesome pop-rock band that was on the road, trying to get to a huge festival with 120,000 screaming fans. But on the flight over, they are cornered by a furious FBI Agent/ stewardess. Will they be able to make it to the concert or will they wind up in jail?

Thanks so much to Neon Trees for the interview and for the use of their music! Check out their new album, Picture Show. And thanks, BFD!

Grouplove’s album, Never Trust A Happy Song, featuring their hit single Tongue Tied, is a swirling, bursting playground of an album. But the studio in which they recorded the album had a decidedly different vibe. Band members Christian Zucconi, Andrew Wessen and Ryan Rabin tell us about recording in Ryan’s apartment building and the shady host of neighbors that almost got them arrested.

Thanks so much to Grouplove for the interview and for the use of their music! And thanks, BFD!

Justice is now an international sensation, with a Grammy, a gold record and sold-out epic shows across the world. But before they were superstars, they were just a couple of weird kids making strange glitchy noises that nobody could stand. Stagedive tracks their evolution by going behind the scenes of their hit single Waters of Nazareth.

Thanks so much to Justice for the interview and for their music. We also used remixes of Waters of Nazareth by Erol Alkan, Pocketvince and TA DA.

Kevin Johnson from the band Weekend thought that their tour bus breaking down in the middle of New Jersey was going to completely crumple their career. But instead, thanks to the mischievous Young Prisms, their breakdown achieved the exact opposite.

Thanks so much to Weekend and to Kevin! Check out Weekend’s new EP, Red—it’s awesome.

In Thao’s family, nobody really talked about anything significant besides what they were going to eat for dinner. And so she was shocked to hear that her grandmother had a dark relationship with her grandfather. So she went back home to interview her grandma and find out more.

Thanks so much to Thao Nguyen, who composed the music used here specifically for this piece! Catch more of her genius at Radiolab’s live show, where she is performs the live score. She’s currently working on a new album, but in the meantime, check out her album, We Brave Bee Stings and All. Thanks also to Snap Judgment, who originally ran this piece.

Stagedive is a podcast where musicians tell their stories, and their music brings them to life.

Geographer’s Mike Deni is such a cutie, but believe it or not, there was a time when he had a hard time gettin’ chicks. As an English major studying Petrarchan poetry, he figured he could win them over with his words. But then he had to live up to the lyrics he was spoutin’.

Thanks so much to Geographer, Mike Deni and to Snap Judgment — who originally ran this story.

Stagedive is a podcast where musicians tell their stories, and their music brings them to life.

When Red Wanting Blue’s Scott Terry had tour bus issues on the road, he thought that his band was done for. But the kindness of strangers (and strangers’ beers) had more power than he anticipated.

Thanks so much to Red Wanting Blue, Scott Terry and to Snap Judgment — who originally ran this story.

Stagedive is a podcast where musicians tell their stories, and their music brings them to life.

Wayne Coyne has multiple grammies and gold albums under his belt now, sure. But before he was a rockstar, worked at Long John Silver’s for a decade. And the occupational hazards went beyond the odd oil splatter.

Thanks so much to The Flaming Lips, Wayne, The Harmony Festival, and Snap Judgment—who originally ran this story.