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"Shazam Daddy" Kyle Kinane bumps pop bangers and shares a fun Milwaukee story

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To is our chance to talk to artists we love about songs they love.

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Kyle Kinana on Selena Gomez

From the Music Desk at 88Nine RadioMilwaukee. I'm Justin Barney. This is 5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To and my guest today is Kyle Kinane. Kyle Kinane is a great comedian. He came up in Chicago and he has done a variety of things that comedians do, he's been on Comedy Central, he did Drunk History, he's got a great podcast called The Boogie Monster Podcast, but he is best known for being a great standup comedian. And he is bringing that act to Milwaukee on Sunday, November 24th he's going to be standing up at Turner Hall Ballroom. My guest today is the very funny Kyle Kinane.

Kyle, what is the last song that you couldn't stop listening to?

"Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez.

How did this song arrive to you?

I'm a real Shazam Daddy these days. I used to do it shamefully. Cause you're like, "Oh man, I really like the corporate playlist at this Levi's." But now, I'm looking for a speaker and I'm holding it up like I'm testing for a gas leak. I don't care. And I heard that strong somewhere, and I was like, "Oh man, what's this?"

Like, you know when you get old enough, like what am I, 42, being like, "No! Punk rock forever!" It's like, yeah, that's the roots. But you can like this stuff. It's okay. There's no affiliation. There's no scene when you're in your forties, for sure. Yeah, my scene is like gout sub-Reddits. That's my scene right now. I'm not going to shows. I'm like, this song's great. Who's this? Selena Gomez? Wasn't she on The Real World? I don't know anything about her, but I was like, this song's great.

I made a playlist for a road trip. I was taken out to Colorado and that was the song where I was like, "Rewind that one again." The song we played two or three times in a row cause you're just getting into it more.

Yes. What do you like about this song?

It's not, well, it's not a great song. She does... she does like the whispery... like you could tell maybe she's not a great singer and it's old. It's just so overproduced. It's the antithesis of everything I should like, but it's still got me. I love that.

Here's a little behind the scenes bonus.

Do you have any experiences in Milwaukee?

Uh, my first time going to Milwaukee, it was, you know, it was in college, but I was in community college, so we thought the only spring break, we deserved a road trip to Milwaukee. We weren't even drinking. We just went up. I think there's a place called Atomic Records. I don't know if that's still around.

It's not still there, but it's still remembered and loved.

I think we've, I think we found that place in a Maximum Rocknroll. So we were like, yeah, let's go. We never been to Milwaukee. So we drove up there. I think we just got some food. I don't remember where, went to Atomic Records and then came back.