May 31

#233 Today’s Boondoggle- with Matt Mingus of Dance Gavin Dance


In this episode Bill talks with Matt Mingus of the band Dance Gavin Dance. We talk about getting into music in elementary school, the scene in Sacramento and his early inspirations, joining Farewell Unknown and forming his friendship with bandmate Will Swan, getting touring experience while in High School, the addition of Tillian Pearson to the bands contribution, and the evolution of Dance Gavin Dance over the years. We also talk about Matt hitting his bottom in addiction, almost losing himself and his passion in music, how Music Cares saved his life, what sobriety has given him today, the process of losing bass player Tim Feerick and other trials the band experienced this past year, and how they’ve all grown as a band throughout these experiences, their opportunity playing some Danny Wimmer Festivals, working the streets, plus so much more. Today’s Boondoggle fans can receive 10% off their orders at by using the promo code BOONDOG10 at checkout. So kick back with your headphones and cold one for this latest episode. Enjoy our additional segments featuring music from the Flo White Show and Stories from the VFW Hall. Remember Boondoggle Listeners Matter, so e-mail us at and let us know your thoughts so we can read them on air. Tweet us @2daysBoondoggle and Follow us on Instagram @todaysboondoggle as well as on Facebook. Please subscribe and give 5 stars and review. Every review we receive on either Apple Podcast or Google Music we will mention you on a future episode and our Social Media pages. Follow Today’s Boondoggle also on our Social Media as well as and on Today’s Boondoggle logo designed by Stacy Candow. Intro music by the band Valor. Additional music by Evan Crouse Also please consider financially supporting us at Todays Boondoggle using Venmo, our GoFundMe, or sponsoring us on our page, so we can continue to provide you with quality entertainment.