Susanna Hoffs is a founding member of The Bangles along with Vicki and Debbi Peterson. The Bangles are venerable pop icons creating hit after hit with Manic Monday, Walk Like an Egyptian, and Eternal Flame. As a solo artist she has contributed to films such as Austin Powers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Now and Then. Her most recent musical venture is with Matthew Sweet as Sid n Susie.
January 11, 2016
Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the wonderful real people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles! They chat about her new love affair with ice cream, aggressive squirrels, and scary neighborhood vans. Paul is then joined by his No, You Shut Up! colleagues Drew Massey, Colleen Smith, and Victor Yerrid to improvise a story set in The First Class Cabin of An Aer Lingus 747 in The 1970s. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
February 5, 2015
Sarah and Susan start off by discussing the sounds of whales singing at a spa and James Dickey’s “The Leap” as they share their Cry of the Week. Then, singer extraordinaire Susanna Hoffs joins Sarah and Susan to talk about fainting couches, “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn, her son sending her a book of poetry, crying at weddings, and Made in Dagenham
October 1, 2012
It’s been 16 years since she’s released a solo album, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles sits down to chat on this week’s Shortwave. Susanna shares her writing process, explains how Keith Richard’s audiobook inspired her throughout the making of the record, and tells us how Prince helped The Bangles break out onto the charts. Susanna also talks about writing with Mark Linkous in an old abandoned schoolyard, how The Bangles became an alumni of Gilmore Girls, and singing backup on the Talking Heads’ “Wild Wild Life.” Plus, we’re treated to some live songs from Susanna’s latest album “Someday.”
April 11, 2011
Happy 100th Birthday to Comedy Bang Bang! While there won’t be cake and ice cream, there will be hilarious guests, some of your favorite features, and amazing music courtesy of Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet. Tom Lennon and Rob Huebel try to redeem themselves from their first Death-Ray appearances by pitching restaurant ideas, recounting some of their favorite pranks, and playing a game of Who Said It?! To make it a true blast from the past Doug Benson reprises his former feature 8 Words or Less Movie Reviews. Don’t forget to visit Knobs.com, submit your entries for the Sunburn Contest, and pick-up a limited edition Hot Saucerman bottle from our store.