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EP 222 | Lake Street Dive New Album ‘Fun Machine: The Sequel’ A conversation with Michael Calabrese


Guest Michael Calabrese – Lake Street Dive.

New album Fun Machine – The Sequel  Just out Friday.

It’s 10 years since their breakout album Fun Machine.

They’re even looser and cooler 10 years later and waaaaay more popular.

The band described the new EP: “Imagine you walk into your favorite local dive bar and Lake Street Dive is on stage, doing our regular weekly gig for $5 a head. These are the songs we’d be covering there and how we’d be playing them. Some deep cuts, some sentimental favorites, and some (hopefully) epic crowd pleasers.”

Covers of Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, etc..but all with a cool groove, great singing, and bang-on arrangements.

Hugely popular – this is the second visit to The Mulligan Stew Podcast from Michael Calabrese, original member and drummer of Lake Street Dive.

Play the Orpheum in Vancouver Oct 11

Mulligan Stew Sept 10th 2022- Featured Guest Michael Calabrese-Lake Street Dive


Michael Calabrese.  Original member and drummer return to The Stew. Their new album Fun Machine The Sequel drops Friday.

It’s been 10 years since the first Fun Machine album when they played  small noisy bars .  Now, 10 years later on their current tour  this weekend they play Radio City Music  Hall (sold out),  2 nights at Hollywood Bowl and 2 nights at The Fox in Oakland. Plus an Oct 11 date at the Orpheum in Vancouver.

Plus Ann Vriend (now being called AV) is returning to her porch in McCauley area of Edmonton  Sunday afternoon at 2 pm for a free neighborhood show. ( Please take a look at Merch available)

(1/2 block East of Lucky 97)

New single Don’t Wait from Everybody Matters is out now.

Saturday Donors on Stew would like early rock, R&B, soul. Lining up James Brown. Sam Cooke, The Killer JLL, Ben E King, The Drifters, Rev Al Green


We play the top three tracks in Q&A Magazines Best British Song of all Time. “The ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British”

Bands are Kinks. Beatles and Oasis. 

Can you name the song and order? 

The podcast is the complete Lake Street Dive interview. 

Upcoming guests include 

Ken Ehrlich. Legendary Grammy Producer who wrote album notes for his friend Mac Rebennack and his last new album Things Happen That Way. Lots of Dr John memories. 

Nuela Charles – new album 

Art Bergmann – dealing with loss. 

Joe Keithley – Runs for Re-election 

 Kandle & Neil Osborne – The Family Curse 


Mulligan Stew Terry David Mulligan Ann Vriend and Lake Street Dive
I want you back Lake Street Dive Fun Machine – EP
Who’s foolin’ Who Ann Vriend Everybody Matters
I’ve got to get to you Dion. Boz Scaggs got to get to you
Sailin’ Shoes Joey Landreth All that you dream
Today’s guests Ann Vriend & Lake Street Dive Mulligan Stew Year 26 @tdmulligan
Love and Happiness Rev. Al Green I’m still in love with you
The Stew TDMulligan playlist at mulliganstew
Tutti Fruiti Little Richard Little Richard
TDM Coming UP Jerry Lee, Ben E King. Drifters @tdmulligan
Spanish Harlem Ben E King Spanish Harlem
CKUA Mulligan Stew Guests: Ann Vriend & Lake Street Dive
This Magic Moment The Drifters Golden Hits
QMag Best Brit song of all time a song that says/feels what it means to be British’ We play the Top Three
WonderWall Oasis What’s the Story (Morning Glory)
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks Picture Book
A day in the Life The Beatles Sgt Pepper
Coming UP Lake Street Dive New Album Fun Machine: The Sequel
Out of sight James Brown and the Famous Flames Star Time
Bring it on Home Sam Cooke (with Lou Rawls) Best of
Next on Hour Two of The Stew New Dr John &classic Neville Brothers Interview with Lake Street Dive
Sleeping dogs best left alone Dr John Things Happen That Way
VooDoo The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon
Goodbye Jimmy Reed Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Love and Affection Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading
High and Lonesome Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raise the Roof
TDMulligan Welcomes Ann Vriend and Lake Street Dive @tdmulligan
Requests [email protected] NEXT Ann Vriend & Lake Street Dive Interviews and new music
Ann Vriend Interview 2PM Sunday Free Concert on her porch near East of Lucky 97
Don’t Wait AV – Ann Vriend Everybody Matters
Never make your move too soon (live) BBKing. The Crusaders. Royal Phil. Royal Jam
Michael Calabrese Interview Lake Street Dive Playing tonight Radio City Music Hall
Nick of Time Lake Street Dive Fun Machine – The Sequel
Michael Calabrese Interview Complete interview on Mulligan Stew Podcast
Linger Lake Street Dive Fun Machine – The Sequel
Michael Calebrese Interview Complete Int on Mulligan Stew Podcast Album Fun Machine – The Sequel
Automatic Lake Street Dive Fun Machine – The Sequel

Mulligan Stew March 5th 2016-Lake Street Dive and The Bills Interviews


Lake Street Dive have an incredible new lp called Side Pony..named after a 60’s hair fashion statement.
It’s currently #1 on the Rock/Alternative/Folk Billboard charts..
And soon to be #1 and the mighty CKUA.
I talk to Drummer Michael Calabrese (Calla Breeze)
They jet at New England Conservatory of Music in the jazz program.
12 years later what they play now is a mix of
Bowie/Stax/BeachBoys/Beatles/Motown/Phillysoul/Dusty Springfield/Smokey!!!
Say hi to the on Twitter for me: @lakestreetdive
Check out this YouTube appearance on Colbert
and this homemade video on a street corner back home..that really kicked things off.
It’s the Jackson 5’s I want you Back but much much sexier.

and a quick chat with The Bills from BC.
Guys so good..two of them play with Waylon Jennings..
And the best lp they’ve ever released  Trail of Tails..

They play Friday at St Basils in Edmonton
Saturday – artsPlace Canmore
Sunday – /Calgary Folk music festival
The Bills-TDM
Say hi to them for me on Twitter: @thebills_music


This is Mulligan Stew Year 20
Highway 61 (revisited) Blasters The Blasters
Better Serve Somebody Mavis Staples Tangled up in Blues
West LA Fadeaway Los Lobos Tin Can Trust Mulligan Stew for you Coming UP Lake City Dive
Fun Coldplay (Tove Lo) A Head Full of Dreams
Keep a knockin The Blasters The Blasters
This is Mulligan Stew Year 20 Coming UP – Lake City Dive
Michael Calabrese – Lake Street Dive Album – Side Pony
Call off your Dogs Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Michael Calabrese – Lake Street Dive Album – Side Pony
I want you back (live) Lake Street Dive You tube
Michael Calabrese Lake Street Dive
Hell yeah Lake Street Dive Side Pony
Side Pony Lake Street Dive Side Pony
This is Mulligan Stew Year 20
Ain;t that Good News Sam Cooke & Jeff Beck Les Paul and Friends
Mulligan Stew Year 20 Playlist
Saxafunk Neville bros Family Groove
This is Mulligan Stew Year 20 The Bills in 30 minutes
Mother Florence and the Machine How big. How Blue. How Beautiful
Mad Trapper Roger Roger FairWeather
JailHouse Rock Elvis Songs of Leiber/Stoller
Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton Rumba Blues Coming UP – The Bills in performance
Amazing Grace (live) The Neville Brothers Live from Planet Earth
Ordinary Day (live) Great Big Sea Courage, Patience & Grit
Back in the USSR The Beatles The Beatles
Coming Up on The Stew – The Bills with new music
Interview with The Bills Live from Railtown @roundhouseradio
Happy Be (live) The Bills Trail of Tales
Interview with The Bills Live from Railtown @roundhouseradio Trail of Tales
Hitting the Do The Bills Trail of Tales
Interview with The Bills Live from Railtown @roundhouseradio
Wonders I’ve Seen The Bills Trail of Tales
Weasle and the white boys cool (live) Rickie Lee Jones Live at Red Rocks
Pebble beach The Bills Trail of Tales