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Emanation Podcast: Episode 2

Emanation Podcast: Episode 2


Episode 2 Part 1 notes:

Welcome to Episode 2 part 1.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Quinlan Kirchner, Colin Campbell, and Alex Sokol and listen to them talk about their favorite Chicago venues, the rise and role of the DIY scene and the eclectic nature of making music in this city.  At the end of the episode, Quin and Alex, give a brief insight of what you can expect from Quin’s band, Metal Tongues and from Alex’s solo project for the next Emanation show, which is Saturday, April 22nd @ Century Mallet – show starts @9:30 pm  Also in that show is Danny Van Duerm’s solo project, Von Drum and live score painting from Zach Bartz.

Quinlan Kirchner (Wild Belle, NOMO, Quin Kirchner Group)

Colin Campbell (Third Coast Percussion Studio Manager, Harp Technician, Century Mallet)

Alex Sokol (Sound for Blue Man Group Chicago, Audiovisual Technician for Art Institue of Chicago, Common Knowledge, Solo Artist)

Audio Engineer: Alex Sokol

Host and Editor: Tom Benko

Website: Matt Potts

If you would like to support this podcast or the artists performing at the live events, you can donate here:

Emanation Podcast: Episode 1

Emanation Podcast: Episode 1


Emanation Podcast: Episode 1 – Rob Andre (Chicago Drum Exchange Manager) and Makaya McCraven (Jeff Parker, Marquis Hill, producer).


Next live Emanation event is 2.26 @ Century Mallet.  Details here:Emanation XI


Chicago Drum Exchange


Engineer: Alex Sokol

Editor: Colin Campbell

Website: Matt Potts

Host and Curator: Tom Benko


If you would like to support this podcast or the artists performing at the live events, you can donate here:


All events cancelled through May.  Stay safe everyone and if you are interested in virtual lessons with Tom please email him at tabdrums@gmail.com





Please be safe out there everyone and please support your local music as best you can right now – donate, buy music online, or even just send a supportive text.

Tom’s first solo album ‘Rodina’ is out and can be found everywhere streaming happens!  Look for it on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Bandcamp!

Rodina on BANDCAMP

Steve Bateman interviewed Tom about his love of sports and music.  Check out the podcast episode here:

On The Rise Podcast Featuring Tom Benko

Tom is now a proud endorser of Sabian cymbals!

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