Episode 16: Ben Merlis (author of “Going Off”, co-host of 185 South Podcast) Part 2 “OK…..you have a point”

I continue my conversation with author Ben Merlis about the genre “1.5” and I might be a believer! You can read his piece (co-authored by Daniel Weizmann!!!) called “The Zone In Between” about the bridge between Punk and Hardcore at Please Kill Me. I also STRONGLY recommend picking up Ben’s book documenting Cold Chillin’ Records […]

Episode 16: Ben Merlis (author of “Going Off”, co-host of 185 South Podcast) Part 1 “Don’t Come up in here with that ‘New Math’ nonsense”.

What the hell is “1.5”??? Is it Punk? Is it Hardcore? Why do old heads insist on being this nerdy? Ben Merlis has the answers to these questions and much more!!! You can read the piece that he co-authored by Daniel Weizmann called “The Zone In Between” about the bridge between Punk and Hardcore at […]

Episode 9: Jason Sparkes (guitarist of Soul Charge/Unblind/Run Devil Run) Part 2 “An Unhealthy Obsession with Thomas Lindberg”

Jason Sparkes is the guitarist for the Cleveland based hardcore band Soul Charge and an all around nice guy. He originally hails from Newark, Ohio where he first became involved in music. We talk about his influences and dance around a long, boring story to be told in another place and at another time. As […]

Episode 9: Jason Sparkes (guitarist of Soul Charge/Unblind/Run Devil Run) Part 1 “Tales from Newark, Ohio. Rated PG.”

Jason Sparkes is the guitarist for the Cleveland based hardcore band Soul Charge, as well as Run Devil Run and is an all around nice guy. He originally hails from Newark, Ohio where he first became involved in music. We talk about his influences and dance around a long, boring story to be told in […]