Snacky Tunes is coming at you from a parking lot in LA this week as host Darin Bresnitz is on the scene with Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon and Vinny's, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, & Helen's. Jon and Vinny met in culinary school 15 years ago, where they share they first thought about opening a restaurant together. Chatting about opening animal, a wildly successful restaurant in Los Angeles, their next restaurant, Son of a Gun, a seafood-focused spot that is an homage to the fish shacks they grew up with in Florida, the duo have also partnered with Chef Ludo Lefebvre for delicious destinations.
In the second half of the show, Greg welcomes Todd Goldstein AKA Arms to the studio talking his long history with Snacky Tunes and what he's been up to since 2009! Todd has been writing and recording music under the name ARMS since 2004, which is a pretty long time if you think about it. His songs are sinewy and guitar-forward, with a wild energy and an sad core. His lyrics are sly, aching sketches written in language both more oblique and more direct than normal speech. There have been two ARMS full-length albums—the noisy, melancholic Kids Aflame (2008) and its fancied-up widescreen sequel Summer Skills (2011)—a handful of singles and EPs, a covers album, and 2013’s rollicking EP2. The 3rd and latest ARMS album—a collection of songs recorded with longtime drummer Tlacael Esparza, called Patterns—will be released in the spring of 2016. Notably, ARMS has shared the stage with Passion Pit, Walkmen, Beach House, White Rabbits, The Long Winters, A Place to Bury Strangers, Japandroids, Hospitality, Caveman, Asobi Seksu, and more. Stay tuned for his acoustic set!
"Yes, local is great and it's awesome and we love it but let's just try to make the most delicious food... we don't beat people over the head with it." [9:00]
--Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo on Snacky Tunes