First Avenue presents… An Evening with Hrishikesh Hirway and Jenny Owen Youngs

Friday, October 28

7:30PM Doors ✖ Hall ✖ $25 seated / $20 standing room ✖ 18+

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Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and podcast creator. He’s the host and creator of Song Exploder, an award-winning podcast and a Netflix original television series, where musicians break down the creative process behind their songs. Vulture called Song Exploder “probably the best use of the podcast format ever.” As a musician, he’s released four albums under the moniker The One AM Radio, and an EP with Moors, his project with Lakeith Stanfield. Besides Song Exploder, Hrishikesh produced and co-hosted the award-winning podcasts Home Cooking, with Samin Nosrat, and The West Wing Weekly, with Joshua Malina. He’s also the host and producer of the Partners podcast. He helped Google launch their first original podcast, and is the executive producer of Shirley Manson’s podcast, The Jump, for Mailchimp. As a composer, he has written and recorded original scores for movies and television, including the Netflix series “Everything Sucks!”, the film “Save the Date, the CNN documentary “Our Nixon,” and the video game “The Red Lantern.”

Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2021. He serves the Library of Congress as an advisor on digital strategy. He gave a TED Talk on how to listen to people to connect more deeply with them and their stories.

Hrishikesh is originally from Peabody, Massachusetts. These days, he lives in Los Angeles.


Singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast Jenny Owen Youngs grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey, spent significant stints in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and is now based in Maine. She has released a number of albums and EPs, both independently and via Nettwerk Records, and her songs have been heard on Bojack Horseman, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, Suburgatory, and more. Her latest release, It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, is a collection of four songs inspired by some of Youngs’ favorite gaming pursuits from childhood to present day (Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Skyrim, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild).

She spends much of her time in various states of collaboration, writing with and for other artists including Pitbull, Briston Maroney, Ingrid Michaelson, Shungudzo, Donnal Missal, and more. Jenny also co-wrote the Panic! at the Disco 5x platinum single “High Hopes.” She is a founding member of the surf-pop quartet L.A. Exes, whose debut album Get Some was released in the summer of 2021.

Jenny also hosts two podcasts: Buffering the Vampire Slayer, a Buffy rewatch podcast that she co-hosts alongside LGBT activist & author Kristin Russo, which features an original recap song for every episode, and has been named on “Best Podcasts” lists by Time, Esquire, and BBC America; and Veronica Mars Investigations, in which Jenny and Helen Zaltzman (celebrated host of podcasts The Allusionist and Answer Me This) hold a magnifying glass to every episode of Veronica Mars, from the beginning.