The Devil's Music with Pleasant Gehman

Rock ‘n’roll and the occult have gone hand-in-hand ever since it was rumored that Robert Johnson sold his soul to The Devil. Hollywood iconand rock’n’roll witch Pleasant Gehman takes you to the dark depths where music and heathen hedonism meet the occult. No-hold-barred conversations with famous (and infamous) guests include stories that seem too wild to be true...until you realize there’s no way they could be made up. From backstage and touring debauchery to tarot, synchronicityand sex magick to wild paranormal experiences, this show will bring your demons out to play. Hop into the hot rod baby, we’re on a High way To Hell. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Interviews
Performing Arts
The Devil's Music 24: Fayette Hauser Part 1
In this episode, hostess Pleasant Gehman and Fayette chat about her Manhattan beatnik days and her free-spirit communal lifestyle in the The Cockettes House in Haight-Ashbury. where everyone studied the magic of Aleister Crowley, and each day started with a “dope run” before turning into an extravaganza of costume and prop making and wild, improvised group performances.
66 min
The Devil's Music 23: Theresa Kereakes
In this episode, lifelong friends Theresa and hostess Pleasant Gehman swap anecdotes from the late 1970’s punk scene in Los Angeles, where they founded the Xeroxed fanzine “Lobotomy” which covered local their friend’s band, such as The Germs, The Bags, X, The Dickies and everal others before they became well known
66 min
The Devil's Music 22: Jennifer Finch of L7
In this episode, Jennifer and hostess Pleasant Gehman recall the Los Angeles indie scene in the late ‘80’s and early 90s, dishing on Courtney Love, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Religion, Mad Society and the legendary LA club The Starwood.
81 min
The Devil's Music 21: James Divine
James and hostess Pleasant Gehman literally “talk to the hand”. James teaches listeners basics for reading their own palms before analyzing the hands of celebrities, from David Bowie, movie stars and popular reality show personalities, and doing a palm reading for Pleasant.
82 min
The Devil's Music 20: Peter Bebergal
In this episode, Peter and hostess Pleasant Gehman discuss everything from vinyl records with backwards masking to vintage horror movies and the use of psychedelics and various other intoxicants to expand the human mind. There are tales of the occult involving Ozzy Osborn, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and their connection to Aleister Crowley, Jello Biafra plus Peter’s own story about calling 911 on himself in the midst of a bad acid trip.
72 min
The Devil's Music 19: Ian Harvie
In this episode, Ian and hostess Pleasant Gehman chat about serial killer Richard Ramirez, ‘80’s hair metal, and touring together in Margaret Cho’s burlesque and comedy show,
60 min
The Devil's Music 18: Iris Berry
In this episode, Iris and Pleasant reminisce about the crazy times they’ve had together in four decades of friendship as feral girls in the 1980’s LA rock’n’roll scene, bartending at illegal after hours speakeasies, forming their band The Ringling Sisters, and among many other things...wild adventures with sex toys.
64 min
The Devil's Music 17: Chanty & Lynx of Muses Po...
In this episode, the gals chat with hostess Pleasant Gehman about losing their virginity, and manifesting backstage dreams, cemeteries and paranormal groupie stories, including having sex in haunted hotel rooms.
54 min
The Devil's Music 16: Kid Congo Powers
Kid and hostess Pleasant Gehman share four and a half decades of friendship, and were also roomies at three different punk houses in Los Angeles and New York during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
66 min
The Devil's Music 15: Roz Drezfalez
Roz and hostess Pleasant Gehman chat about paranormal investigations, Ouija Boards, spirit communication, telekinesis and celebrity ghost sightings.
83 min
The Devil's Music 14: Terry Graham
Terry and hostess Pleasant Gehman share insane anecdotes about everyone from Jeffry Lee Pierce to The Screamers, The Plungers, The Masque and Kim Fowley to The Bags opening for Iggy.
73 min
The Devil's Music 13: Gabriela Herstick
In this episode, Gaby and hostess Pleasant Gehman get all witchy discussing telekinesis, clairsentience, Samhain, Halloween and Dia De Los Muertes.
59 min
The Devil's Music 12: Karie Bible
Karie and hostess Pleasant Gehman discuss the stars buried at Hollywood Forever and Closeup, the black cat who follows along on Karie’s tours.
64 min
The Devil's Music 11: Madame Pamita
Madame Pamita and hostess Pleasant Gehman dish on everything from the Los Angeles music scene in the 1980’s to taking LSD in graveyards to Eastern European Slavic magick...from concerts by The Damned going very wrong.
70 min
The Devil's Music 10: John Doe
John Doe is a living rock’n’roll legend. Along with co-founding X, the driving force of the early LA punk scene, he’s had an incredible solo career as a musician and actor.
77 min
The Devil's Music 09: Dana Gould
Dana and hostess Pleasant Gehman passionately explore a variety of topics, including-but not limited to-ventriloquism, clowns and puppets; old school punk rock and Charles Manson,
65 min
The Devil's Music 08: Selene Luna
Selene and hostess Pleasant Gehman swap debauched tales of their globe-trotting showgirl life
71 min
The Devil's Music 07: Rob Zabrecky
Rob Zabrecky is a world famous magician; he’s also an actor, author, musician and songwriter. Hostess Pleasant Gehman and former Possum Dixon front man Rob discuss thirty years of shared experiences, including the rowdy experimental late 80’s-early 90’s underground “Silverlake Scene” in Los Angeles.
65 min
The Devil's Music 06: Theresa Reed
Theresa Reed is a tarot expert, astrologer and author of three books. Theresa and hostess Pleasant Gehman chat about 80’s-90’s, rock’n’roll and clubbing, divination, Bowie, and the pandemic.
66 min
The Devil's Music 05: Steve Balderson
Award winning filmmaker, screenwriter and author Steve Balderson has directed everyone from Academy Award nominee Karen Black and John Waters superstar Mink Stole to rock stars Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s, Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson and Mike Patton.
74 min
The Devil's Music 04: Kristen Sollée
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive.
65 min
The Devil's Music 03: Dave Catching
Guitarist extraordinaire Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal, The Mojave Lords, Queens Of The Stone Age etc.) and hostess Pleasant Gehman share psychotic stories from their thirty-plus years of friendship.
67 min
The Devil's Music 02: Margaret Cho
Multi-talented pop culture icon Margaret Cho and hostess Pleasant Gehman dish the dirt on everything from The Cramps and Lydia Lunch, weird cults, going on tour together and performing in haunted theaters, and…fantasies involving having sex in a time machine.
76 min
The Devil's Music 01: Belinda Carlisle
Lifelong besties Belinda Carlisle and hostess Pleasant Gehman have a no-holds-barred conversation about the 1970’s LA punk scene, the early days of The Go-Go’s and their life as roommates in Hollywood’s most notorious rock’n’roll crash pad Disgraceland.
69 min