The Sixth Degree
About This Show
Two new dads with no free-time and a diminishing social life manufacture scenarios to hang out with their friends, who are out doing fresh, exciting things in Kansas City and abroad. The Sixth Degree Podcast is hosted by Adam Castro and Ryan Straits.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #010 - Matt Hoopes, Guitarist/Co-Founder of Relient K
Nov 23 16
Hey everyone, it's a new episode of The Sixth Degree! We've been busy this fall livin' life, being dads and rooting for the Indians in the World Series, but we wanted to get this episode out before it became completely irrelevant. And because it's an interview with Matt Hoopes, guitarist and co-conspirator behind the excellent rock & roll band Relient K! During Ryan's more impressionable years, Relient K was an up & coming Christian pop-punk band who also made their bones in and around Northeast Ohio. After nearly 20 years together, they're still out making great music and touring the country playing shows. We talk with Matt about their latest record Air For Free, what it's like touring while also being a dad, the state of Christian-ish music, his new pedal company 1981 Inventions, oh, and the pretty hilarious way that Ryan met the Matt's back in 1998. We had a really fun time hanging with Matt and recording this episode, we hope you all enjoy it too! P.S. - Apologies for the sub-standard audio quality! We recorded this in the back of Relient K's bus while both the A/C and bus were running, which is not an ideal interview environment. We've tried our best to remove the noise but at the end of the day we're still, ya know, amateur podcasters. Thanks for bearing with us! Find Matt & Relient K online: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Check out Relient K's new album Air For Free here: Spotify iTunes Google Amazon Get a sneak peek at Matt's new guitar pedal company, 1981 Inventions: Website Instagram This episode features music by: Relient K (live excerpts from their show at The Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, 9/20/16) & Joakim Karud --- We want your suggestions! Email us or drop us a line on Twitter or our Facebook page (links below) with who you think we should have on the pod. We have some great guests lined up but we would like to hear your thoughts! --- http://www.sixthdegreepod.com Hit us up on these fine forms of social media: https://www.instagram.com/sixthdegreepod https://www.twitter.com/sixthdegreepod https://www.facebook.com/sixthdegreepod Listen/download/subscribe here: iTunes Google Play Stitcher