Wanna hear me mutter incessantly about hardcore-punk? You’re in luck! I discuss some bands that I might include on a mixtape or playlist I might give to someone unfamiliar with the genre. Plus, an exciting(?) announcement about an upcoming show.
Here are some of the bands I ramble on about; Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, End It, Negative Approach, Permission, Chubby and the Gang, The Accused, Voorhees, Kong Kong, Out Cold, Wallcreeper, Radar Secret Service and Don Austin.
I’ve known Donnie Brown for quite a while now. We first met when he was the vocalist for The Brides, but I was aware of his music since his days in Hyper As Hell. The thought of playing music was inspired by my cousins Tami and Shelley, who were already playing music in bands by the time they moved away to San Francisco. However, I would never thought it remotely possible had I not seen Hyper As Hell live. It would be an understatement to say that their impact on my “musical development” was severe. So, it only made sense that I invite Donnie on to talk music.
We sat down at Square Records and here is some of what we cover;
Spike in Vein, Domestic Crisis, False Hope, The Guns, The Birthday Party, Celtic Frost, Breakdown, SNFU, as well as his bands – The Brides, Hyper as Hell and Asphalt.
Jaclyn is the founder of the Last Letter Project and Speedbump Fest. We talked about some of Jaclyn’s favorite records as well as this year’s fest which takes place October 1st at Musica in Akron. I’ve been pestering Jaclyn to take some time off from her duties as a Rock Heiress and sit down for a chat. This one is LONG overdue, but was well worth the wait.
We ramble on about; Radio Birdman, Touche Amore, Night Birds, Bell Rays, The Back Street Boys, Idles, Chelsea Wolfe and Fall of Efrafa.
Kevin Coral is not only a member of Future Children, he also probably has recorded one or more of your favorite bands. He’s also a wealth of musical knowledge and exploitation cinema. This was a fun one!
We put some love on Donna Summer, The Box Tops, Big Star, Ennio Morricone, Delia Derbyshire, Arthur Verocai, Georgio Moroder, and I throw shade at Becky G.
I recently had the pleasure to chatting with Blaine Cook – one of the most distinct vocalists in hardcore. Whether it is with The Fartz, Toe Tag or The Accused, Blaine’s voice is unmistakable and utterly unique. The Accused played a significant part in my musical journey and I had a lot of fun talking with Blaine about some of his favorite records!
I’ve known Shawn for 32 years. That’s a long time. We lived together, booked shows together at the Canton Y (well, he did mostly…my band just played a lot) and saw a ton of shows together. We have been through a lot and I appreciate his friendship. I figured it was time I had him as a guest. I always love talking music with Shawn and hearing him talk about his first love, skating. This is a fun one, for sure! We go into – Bauhaus, Dinosaur Jr., The Smiths, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and more.
Here are some links for a few of my other projects that I mention in the episode;
Rob Pennington was the vocalist for Endpoint, By the Grace of God, Black Cross and is the current vocalist for Jupiter Hearts. I first met Rob 32 years ago at an insane Integrity/Endpoint show in Dekalb, IL. We stayed in touch and Endpoint played a legendary show in Canton, Ohio – which we discuss a little bit here. Unfortunately, we lost touch but we were able to reconnect through social media a few years back. It took a minute, but here’s the result of a long overdue episode.
Here’s some of what we cover; Fugazi, Motorhead, Grey Matter, Big Wheel, Hot Snakes and Ozzy Osbourne.
Liam is one half of the amazing Cinepunx! Along with his co-conspirator Josh Alvarez, Liam takes deep dives into films old and new. Knowing that Liam is an old timey hardcore punk, I thought he’d make a great guest. I touch on a very serious topic at the beginning of the episode, but this is definitely a fun conversation! This is PART TWO of a two part episode – If you haven’t listened to Part One yet, start there.
Here’s some of the stuff we touch on; Sue Saad and the Next, Killing Time, Bold, Bobby Womack, Cro Mags, Sufjan Stevens, Integrity and Kermit the Frog.
You can catch Cinepunx on wherever you listen to podcasts or visit them here –