Band Geek
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 103
  • Last: 12 Feb 2018
I'm Richie Castellano, I play guitar and keyboards in Blue Oyster Cult. I also make YouTube videos, read comics, and play video games. Band Geek is a podcast where I get to combine all these things. We also have a house band that tackles songs requested by our listeners and jams with our special guests. As an added bonus, we also teach our listeners how to play some of these songs in bite sized lessons. If you like music, gear, movies, games, comics or anything in between, then get in here!

Episodes (103)

  • 133 - Never Gonna Let You Go
    133 - Never Gonna Let You Go
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:02:46
    To celebrate Valentine's Day we take on Never Gonna Let You Go by Sergio Mendes. Richie, Andy & Ann Marie recreate the classic ballad track by track, while explaining the frequent key changes making this one of the most complicated love son... Read more →
    To celebrate Valentine's Day we take on Never Gonna Let You Go by Sergio Mendes. Richie, Andy & Ann Marie recreate the classic ballad track by track, while explaining the frequent key changes making this one of the most complicated love son... Read more →

  • 132 - NAMM 2018 Recap
    132 - NAMM 2018 Recap
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 50:00
    Richie returns from the 2018 NAMM show, discusses new products, shares some stories and gets to jam with Gary Hoey!
    Richie returns from the 2018 NAMM show, discusses new products, shares some stories and gets to jam with Gary Hoey!

  • 131 - Encore's Back Twenty Eighteen
    131 - Encore's Back Twenty Eighteen
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    Published: 14 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:36:52
    WALK!!! ...to this weeks replay of our first live stream of Encore for 2018. We get a little silly with songs about historical figures, see if opposites attract, and then get to break-a your stride!
    WALK!!! ...to this weeks replay of our first live stream of Encore for 2018. We get a little silly with songs about historical figures, see if opposites attract, and then get to break-a your stride!

  • 130 - The Last Jedi Review
    130 - The Last Jedi Review
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    Published: 20 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:36:26
    It’s a porg filled movie review of the latest Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi! Richie decides Jarrett should always be on a view screen, we learn what Luke and his fish nuns have been up to, how important it is to free space horses, an... Read more →
    It’s a porg filled movie review of the latest Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi! Richie decides Jarrett should always be on a view screen, we learn what Luke and his fish nuns have been up to, how important it is to free space horses, an... Read more →

  • 129 - Live Band Karaoke with The Hole
    129 - Live Band Karaoke with The Hole
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:13:05
    It’s a “Hole” lotta fun this week when we crossover with our RiotCast buds Rob Sprance and Chris Fortney from ‘The Glory Hole’. We get an incredible amount of information about Rob’s colon, go round the room with our go to Karaoke jams, and... Read more →
    It’s a “Hole” lotta fun this week when we crossover with our RiotCast buds Rob Sprance and Chris Fortney from ‘The Glory Hole’. We get an incredible amount of information about Rob’s colon, go round the room with our go to Karaoke jams, and... Read more →

  • 128 - Richie's Super Secret Project
    128 - Richie's Super Secret Project
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: 39:10
    Last week, Richie launched a new series of live streaming shows.  In this episode he takes us behind the scenes to share insight to the musical and technical aspects of the project.
    Last week, Richie launched a new series of live streaming shows.  In this episode he takes us behind the scenes to share insight to the musical and technical aspects of the project.

  • 127 - Justice League Review
    127 - Justice League Review
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:10:01
    Meanwhile…. at the Hall of Justice… Richie, Ann Marie, Andy, Jarrett, and Brandi review the latest DC film, Justice League! SPOILERS!!! We find out if it was worth the wait and where it ranks among the 5 DCEU flicks, who the heck Steppenwol... Read more →
    Meanwhile…. at the Hall of Justice… Richie, Ann Marie, Andy, Jarrett, and Brandi review the latest DC film, Justice League! SPOILERS!!! We find out if it was worth the wait and where it ranks among the 5 DCEU flicks, who the heck Steppenwol... Read more →

  • 126 - Carry On Wayward Son
    126 - Carry On Wayward Son
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:44:22
    During a live stream, Richie & Andy recreate the classic Kansas song, Carry On Wayward Son, playing all the instruments and singing all the parts.
    During a live stream, Richie & Andy recreate the classic Kansas song, Carry On Wayward Son, playing all the instruments and singing all the parts.

  • 125 - Live Q&A with Richie
    125 - Live Q&A with Richie
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    Published: 5 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:29:31
    Richie spends the evening taking live questions and requests (including a few originals) from Band Geek viewers. 
    Richie spends the evening taking live questions and requests (including a few originals) from Band Geek viewers. 

  • 124 - Spinal Tap Halloween
    124 - Spinal Tap Halloween
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    Published: 27 Oct 2017 Duration: 20:06
    Dressed as England's loudest band, The Band Geeks perform a 5 song set of music from our favorite film, This Is Spinal Tap.  This is a VERY important movie for us so we took great care in getting it right, from the bad guitar solos, all the... Read more →
    Dressed as England's loudest band, The Band Geeks perform a 5 song set of music from our favorite film, This Is Spinal Tap.  This is a VERY important movie for us so we took great care in getting it right, from the bad guitar solos, all the... Read more →

  • 123 - Mixing a TV Show with Rusty Smith & Robert Edmondson
    123 - Mixing a TV Show with Rusty Smith & Robert Edmondson
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    Published: 22 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:02:40
    LA audio mix engineers Rusty Smith and Robert Edmondson talk to Richie via Skype and walk us through what it takes to mix an episode of the Marvel comics TV show, The Gifted, currently airing on Fox.
    LA audio mix engineers Rusty Smith and Robert Edmondson talk to Richie via Skype and walk us through what it takes to mix an episode of the Marvel comics TV show, The Gifted, currently airing on Fox.

  • 122 - Live Concert Reviews
    122 - Live Concert Reviews
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    Published: 15 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:03:40
    The Band Geeks have been making it a point to go see more live music and some of our viewers have requested our concert reviews, so here you go.  Also, Jarrett and Richie get new toys.
    The Band Geeks have been making it a point to go see more live music and some of our viewers have requested our concert reviews, so here you go.  Also, Jarrett and Richie get new toys.

  • 121 - Vin's Birthday Encore Live
    121 - Vin's Birthday Encore Live
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    Published: 8 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:57:36
    This episode is a replay of our live stream from 10/3/17. We celebrated our keyboard player, Vin Innocente's birthday with a little Billy Joel, a Tom Petty tribute, and an epic game of Encore with the most people we've ever had in the Band ... Read more →
    This episode is a replay of our live stream from 10/3/17. We celebrated our keyboard player, Vin Innocente's birthday with a little Billy Joel, a Tom Petty tribute, and an epic game of Encore with the most people we've ever had in the Band ... Read more →

  • 120 - Empire Strikes Back at Lincoln Center with Lou Mannarino
    120 - Empire Strikes Back at Lincoln Center with Lou Mannarino
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    Published: 1 Oct 2017 Duration: 22:16
    Richie goes to see the NY Philharmonic perform The Empire Strikes Back. His high school music teacher & former boss Lou Mannarino is the sound engineer for the gig. Lou gives a rundown of the process of mixing & designing a performance of t... Read more →
    Richie goes to see the NY Philharmonic perform The Empire Strikes Back. His high school music teacher & former boss Lou Mannarino is the sound engineer for the gig. Lou gives a rundown of the process of mixing & designing a performance of t... Read more →

  • 119 - Superfan Request Show
    119 - Superfan Request Show
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    Published: 24 Sep 2017 Duration: 35:36
    In this episode of Band Geek, we play 3 very special requests from some of the show's SUPER-FANS! This is an eclectic mix of songs by Porcupine Tree, Budgie and even an old gem from our college band, Progeny!
    In this episode of Band Geek, we play 3 very special requests from some of the show's SUPER-FANS! This is an eclectic mix of songs by Porcupine Tree, Budgie and even an old gem from our college band, Progeny!

  • 118 - Emily Nacchio
    118 - Emily Nacchio
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    Published: 17 Sep 2017 Duration: 47:26
    This week's guest is singer Emily Nacchio. Emily is Ann Marie's sister!!! They cover some Black Sabbath and perform their own version of Valerie. Watch the full video for this episode at youtube.com/richiecastellano
    This week's guest is singer Emily Nacchio. Emily is Ann Marie's sister!!! They cover some Black Sabbath and perform their own version of Valerie. Watch the full video for this episode at youtube.com/richiecastellano

  • 117 - Encore's Back Live!
    117 - Encore's Back Live!
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    Published: 13 Aug 2017 Duration: 02:01:19
      In one of the best rounds yet, Band Geek's signature game Encore is back! Streamed live on 8/9/17 we get songs about pets, with the words way, cruel, God...zilla, and we even bookend it with some Whitney Houston and Rupert Holmes.  
      In one of the best rounds yet, Band Geek's signature game Encore is back! Streamed live on 8/9/17 we get songs about pets, with the words way, cruel, God...zilla, and we even bookend it with some Whitney Houston and Rupert Holmes.  

  • 116 - Richie Goes To DC Comics, Music Man & Saberforge
    116 - Richie Goes To DC Comics, Music Man & Saberforge
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    Published: 6 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:20:36
    Richie, after a very long recent run with Blue Oyster Cult, crosses three items off his bucket list by getting tours of DC Comics, Music Man Guitars, and the Saber Forge lightsaber showroom along with many other stops along the West Coast... Read more →
    Richie, after a very long recent run with Blue Oyster Cult, crosses three items off his bucket list by getting tours of DC Comics, Music Man Guitars, and the Saber Forge lightsaber showroom along with many other stops along the West Coast... Read more →

  • 115 - Back from Europe Q&A with Richie
    115 - Back from Europe Q&A with Richie
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    Published: 9 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:16:01
    Fresh off of a European Blue Oyster Cult tour, Richie Castellano streams a live Q&A session discussing BOC gigs, songwriting, guitar playing, gear and much more.
    Fresh off of a European Blue Oyster Cult tour, Richie Castellano streams a live Q&A session discussing BOC gigs, songwriting, guitar playing, gear and much more.

  • 114 - Wonder Woman Review
    114 - Wonder Woman Review
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    Published: 18 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:38:06
      We're back with our long awaited and highly requested review of all things Wonder Woman! We talk about Ann Marie's love of Robin Wright's neck, Jarrett's best Amazonian accent, and how Diana is no longer wearing satin tights. Even Andy li... Read more →
      We're back with our long awaited and highly requested review of all things Wonder Woman! We talk about Ann Marie's love of Robin Wright's neck, Jarrett's best Amazonian accent, and how Diana is no longer wearing satin tights. Even Andy li... Read more →