David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket
Thursday Nights at 9pm • replays Fridays at 4pm
The Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen loves talking about music almost as much as he loves making it. From MTV-era super-stardom to his ongoing gig as bandleader of the all-star Philly ensemble In the Pocket, he’s got plenty of stories to share. He’s also got a long list of talented friends equally versed in Philly music history.
He and longtime Philadelphia-area entertainment writer Andy Vineberg have parlayed their shared passion for music into the weekly podcast “David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket.” Each week, Uosikkinen and Vineberg are joined by some of the area’s finest musicians for a deep dive through the stories and songs that helped shape the Philly music scene.
Join Uosikkinen, Vineberg and some of your favorite area performers for a musical trip down memory lane.
EPISODE 14 - ANITA GEVINSON
Popular former Philadelphia DJ Anita Gevinson shares stories about working in radio during the 70s and 80s, her on-again, off-again romance with Warren Zevon and some of her other encounters with famous musicians.
EPISODE 13 - Sal MAIda
Veteran bassist Sal Maida, a former member of Roxy Music who went on to play with bands such as Sparks, the Runaways and Cracker, shares stories from four decades in rock ‘n’ roll.
EPISODE 12 - Beru Revue
Bob Beru and Greg Davis of popular Philly vaudevillian rock band Beru Revue share stories from the band’s eventful career (including the time they all got arrested) and talk about some of their favorite songs.
Episode 10 - Top Ten SoNGS OF THE HOOTERS
To mark the 10th episode of the “David Uosikkinen In the Pocket” podcast, David picks his 10 all-time favorite (and two least favorite) Hooters songs, plus fans of the band weigh in with their choices.
Episode 9 - LON AND DEREK VAN EATON
Trenton native Lon Van Eaton and his brother Derrek spent the early 70s signed to Apple Records, playing with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and other music legends. He shares his memories from those magical days.
Episode 8 - RANDY 'NOW' ELLIS
Randy “Now” Ellis, the music promoter who brought a long list of legendary bands to Trenton’s famous City Gardens in the ‘80s and ‘90s, shares firsthand stories from a lifetime in rock ‘n’ roll.
Episode 7 - ZOU ZOU MANSOUR
ZouZou Mansour, powerhouse lead vocalist of the Philly rock band Soraia, joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about an eventful career that includes working closely with Jon Bon Jovi and Little Steven.
episode 6 - ANITA WISE
TJ Tindall was a legendary Philadelphia session guitarist who played on dozens of hit records. His widow, actress/comedian Anita Wise, shares stories about his remarkable life and career.
Episode 5 - STEVE BUTLER
Veteran South Jersey singer-songwriter Steve Butler of the bands Smash Palace and Quincy shares stories from five decades in music, including a one-sided legal showdown with Quincy Jones, an indirect run-in with Tom Petty, and the tragic loss of an early bandmate. He also performs a medley of songs on guitar.
Episode 4 - RICHARD BUSH
Richard Bush, charismatic frontman of the A’s and the Peace Creeps, joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about his long and eventful career in rock ‘n’ roll
Episode 3 - KENNY AARONSON
Veteran bassist Kenny Aaronson shares stories from five decades in rock ‘n’ roll, including touring with Bob Dylan, auditioning for The Rolling Stones, playing on a No. 1 hit and performing with a long list of legendary artists
Episode 2 - CHARLIE INGUI
Legendary Philadelphia vocalist Charlie Ingui of the Soul Survivors joins David Uosikkinen and Andy Vineberg to talk about the top 5 smash “Expressway to Your Heart” and other highlights from five-plus decades in music, including recording with Duane Allman and touring with Buffalo Springfield.
Episode 1 - DAVID UOSIKKINEN
On the premiere episode of "David Uosikkinen's In the Pocket," the Hooters drummer talks with veteran writer Andy Vineberg about his long musical journey, from his days playing the Levittown bars to his band's multi-platinum success (and bad fashion) in the '80s to his battle with addiction.