• What Makes a “Cult” Band? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast 107

    7 days ago - By Open Culture

    107 9-22-21.mp3
    What makes for a “cult band”? Not just a small audience, because Grateful Dead fans are an archetypical cult. Not just a devoted, emotionally invested audience; no volume of Swifties make Taylor Swift qualify as a cult act. Does the music have to be somehow inaccessible, or the fans snobby?
    Your host Mark Linsenmayer and three other musicians try to figure it out:
    Tim Quirk, frontman of Too Much Joy , writer and music executive
    Aaron David Gleason, musician and actor
    Chris Sunami writes The Pop Culture Philosopher blog , among other things
    A few of the names that come up...
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