Band Geek


I'm Richie Castellano, I play guitar and keyboards in Blue Oyster Cult. I also make YouTube videos, read comics, and play video games. Band Geek is a podcast where I get to combine all these things. We also have a house band that tackles songs requested by our listeners and jams with our special guests. As an added bonus, we also teach our listeners how to play some of these songs in bite sized lessons. If you like music, gear, movies, games, comics or anything in between, then get in here!


Latest Episodes

152 - Rise of Skywalker Review

You knew this was coming... Check out our Star Wars Rise of Skywalker review, featuring Phil Castellano, Ray Magnuski and Jarrett Pressman via force face-time. 

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Posted on 6 January 2020 | 5:23 pm

151 - Matt Beck

This week's guest is Matt Beck, one of the most in demand guitarists in the business! Check out Matt's work with Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20, Gwen Stefani, Andy Grammer and many, many more!

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Posted on 21 December 2019 | 4:39 pm

150 - Mike Tirelli

The Band Geeks are joined by freak of nature Mike Tirelli, as he shares his incredible rock vocal talents. The guys discuss vocal techniques, metal festivals and of course...weddings.

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Posted on 13 December 2019 | 5:00 pm

149 - Rob Kipp

Our buddy Rob Kipp joins us in the studio to record some tricky Genesis covers and to discuss prog rock and gigging.

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Posted on 6 December 2019 | 5:00 pm

148 - My Trip to Ohio State University

Richie was recently invited to Ohio State University to headline their 42nd Annual Jazz Festival. Here's what went down.

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Posted on 24 April 2019 | 10:58 pm

147 - Geeking Out With Audio Dungeon

In arguably the nerdiest episode ever, Richie visits recurring Band Geek guests Tony Hanson and Damian Scro on the high tech set of their brand new D&D inspired web-show, Audio Dungeon!

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Posted on 14 April 2019 | 10:00 pm

Band Geek 146 - 2019 NAMM Recap

Richie and Andy are joined by special guest Steve Sterlacci to discuss the recent Music Convention in Anaheim, CA.

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Posted on 30 January 2019 | 10:52 pm

Band Geek 145 - Band Geek Studio Tour

By popular demand (like 4 people) Richie and Andy take you through the Band Geek studio's unique blend of state-of-the-art and janky equipment that is responsible for creating the "Band Geek Sound."

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Posted on 20 January 2019 | 11:00 pm

Band Geek 144 - The Bohemian Rhapsody Opera Section: A Harmonic Analysis

Watch Richie and Andy trace Freddie Mercury's genius from "Mozart to Liberace" as they attempt to analyze what makes the opera section of Bohemian Rhapsody so incredible.

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Posted on 13 January 2019 | 11:00 pm