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The Koncast

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE KONCAST. This is the podcast of former dishwasher, failed musician, and absurdist writer Jon Konrath. I will talk with other writers and persons of interest about writing, publishing, music, nostalgia, and cough medicine. Find me at

Aug 15, 2017

In this episode, I talk to Jessica Anshutz about the first concerts we went to, as well as the last shows we attended.

We discuss The Dead Milkmen, Alabama, Rush, New Kids on the Block, Metallica, Billy Joel, The Grand Ol' Opry, Taylor Swift, Nashville, The Bluebird Cafe, The Hold Steady, Wilco, Jason Isbell, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Links from this episode:

- Jessica Anshutz is at

- Jon Konrath is at

- Starvation Army:

- The 1988 Rush show at Rosemont Horizon:

- The Tiffany documentary:

- Jon's review of the Peter Gabriel concert mentioned:

- Jessica's review of the Wilco/Jeff Tweedy concert mentioned: