Thursday, May 17, 2018

Listen Up: Mickey Stephens Relives The Troubles on 'Local Vibes'

Episode 43

Posted By and on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:59 PM

Mickey Stephens has been through a lot, but we can proudly say it was a first for him when he came through to speak on our podcast. "I've never done a podcast before," Stephens said, as he settled into his chair in the Hygge West studio.

He may not have done podcasts, but as front man of the late-'70s Northern Irish roots-punk band The Mighty Shamrocks, Stephens has done his share of radio interviews and TV spots. Now, almost 40 years later, in the lead-up to his Charlotte band Poor Blue's album release party at Petra's, Stephens sat down to talk about The Wasteground and his experiences coming up as a musician during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, which inspired the album. And don't forget to check out our story on Stephens in this week's Creative Loafing.

Also, make sure to go check out other members of our local podcast team at the Queen City Podcast Network, where we've joined up with some of Charlotte's best podcasts to showcase the city's talent on audio. Also, catch up with our past episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, or just by typing "Local Vibes" into your Spotify search bar.

click to enlarge Deep inside the pod: Mark Kemp (from left), Mickey Stephens and Ryan Pitkin.
  • Deep inside the pod: Mark Kemp (from left), Mickey Stephens and Ryan Pitkin.

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