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 34: Judika Illes
In this episode, Judika and hostess Pleasant Gehman discuss everything from mummy embalming in ancient Egypt, past lives to Studio 54 and the early punk scene at CBGB. They also get into using music to enhance rituals, synchroncity and Judika’s brand new Harper Collins book “Daily Magic”
72 min
The Devil's Music 33: Amanda Diebert
In this episode, Amanda and hostess Pleasant Gehman swap stories from the horror film they worked on together, discuss comics galore, Amanda’s Southern Pentecostal upbringing, poltergiests, Ouija boards and what happens when you suspect the remote rural cottage you’ve booked is actually a murder house.
61 min
The Devil's Music 32: Javier Escovedo
In this episode, Javier and longtime friend, hostess Pleasant Gehman discuss the early days of late 70’s California punk, the Zeros’ totally wild first gigs, Javier’s encounters with the likes of Carlos Santana and Sly Stone-plus the up-coming Zeros film documentary “Beat Your Heart Out” and much more.
63 min
The Devil's Music 31: Alice Bag
Alice and hostess Pleasant Gehman share over forty years of history and friendship. In this episode, they chat about the late 70’s Hollywood punk underground, The Bags’ first gig at The Masque, the time The Bags paid a visit to a police station, and living at the infamous Canturbury Arms apartments.
84 min
The Devil's Music 30: Marci Darling
Marci Darling is a writer, dancer and magic maker...
74 min
The Devil's Music 29: Howard Paar
n this episode, hostess Pleasant Gehman and Howard swap anecdotes about those crazy times in London and LA featuring Lydia Lunch, The Specials, Los Lobos, The Untouchables and shopping for X-rated reggae bootlegs with Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Howard is also an author; they discuss his books, the novel “Once Upon A Time In LA” and his newly-published “Top Rankin’: A Punk/Ska Noir Novel” set in 1980’s Los Angeles.
56 min
The Devil's Music 28: The Wild Women of Backsta...
In this episode, hostess Pleasant Gehman chats with her long time pals from Backstage Pass Genevieve Schor (aka Genny Body) Spock and Marina. The stories are uproarious tales of love, teenage lust, intercontinental trysts, debauchery on The Sunset Strip and LA’s first underground punk club The Masque. The Hot Girl Mayhem stars the likes of The Damned, Elvis Costello, The Screamers, Sex Pistols, Richie Blackmore, Doctor Feelgood, Nick Lowe...and way too many more to mention.
73 min
The Devil's Music 27: Miss Guy
In this episode, Miss Guy and hostess Pleasant Gehman talk about New York City in the 90’s: wild times and the notorious club/party Squeeze Box; his wildest tour stories, spirit communication in dreams. They dish on Angela Bowie, Jayne County and iconic rock photographer Leee Black Childers...and about spooky hookups a la “The Blair Witch Project” in the middle of a forest.
76 min
The Devil's Music 26: Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee ...
Pee-wee Herman has been a household name for decades, but the man behind the iconic tv series Pee-wee’s Playhouse and spin-off movies is even more fascinating.
93 min
The Devil's Music 25: Fayette Hauser Part 2
In this episode, hostess Pleasant Gehman swap anecdotes about the CBGB in the mid-1970’s, where Blondie and The Ramones both opened for Fayette’s underground drag theater. They discuss the early days of punk rock pioneering on The Bowery, living at the Screamers’ extremely haunted “Wilton Hilton” and their incredible live shows, plus Dangerhouse Records, Black Randy, The Germs, and Francisco sensations The Avengers...not to mention what it was like dating Dee Dee Ramone
69 min
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