Aaron Stefanko is the vocalist and one of the guitarists in White Lighter. Aaron and I have known each other for a while, crossing paths periodically over the years, but have hung out more frequently in recent years. I figured it was time to sit down with Aaron and record one of our conversations. We cover a lot of stuff but I think it is clear that The Mummies rule.
Who are the other bands we chat about? Kiss, The Seeds, King Kahn and the BBQ Show, Buck Owens, The Dirtbombs, Uncle Scratch’s Gospel Revival, Redd Kross, Jay Reatard and Kim Fowley.
There’s no guest on this one – it is just me rambling a bit. A little while ago there was a HUGE gap between episodes. During that time I had played a reunion show, read some comics, novels and listened to some records. What was I reading? What was I listening to? You’ll have to check out the episode to find out!
Max and I had been trying to pull this together for a little while now and finally…we got our shit together. I’ve been acquainted with Max since the 90’s and it was nice catching up with him. We talked about a lot of bands. All of the fast variety; Napalm Death, Infest, Brain Death, S.O.B., Suicidal Tendencies, Heresy, Hatred Surge, Youth of Today, LARM and much more! All go, no slow.
On this episode my guest is my second child, my oldest daughter, often imitated, never duplicated, Maria. She had been asking for weeks to actually bo on the podcast so I decided that we could play the “Pick a Song Game”. When we are in the car we like to take turns picking songs and I asked Maria what five songs she would pick when it was her turn. What songs did she pick? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Mikey is one of my favorite people. As bandmates in Persistent Aggressor we would often talk music before (during) and after practice at length – it was always a good time. So it only made sense to have him on! Warning. For those of you with sensitive souls that can’t handle real talk about pay-to-play veunues/shows and shitty promoters that make bands sell tickets – this episode is not for you. You can listen if you want, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
What else do we ramble on about? Repulsion, Trap Them, Killswitch Engage and Howard Jones, Heartsounds, Carcass, Nasum, Morbid Angel, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Metallica and lots more!
Keith Freeman is truly one of the nicest dudes I’ve met in a while. The prolific and well traveled bassist chatted with me about some of his favorite music. We hit on a lot of different stuff, but all of it rules. This is another one I recorded before the unplanned hiatus, but is one of my favorite conversations to date. To quote a dude even older than me, check it out.
Who do we gush over? Infest, Out Cold, Wipers, Metallica, The Go Go’s, Camera Silens, Straight Ahead, Fucked Up and Beastie Boys.
And……….I’m back. It has been a minute. My apologies for the
five people waiting patiently for the latest episode. Where have I been? Well,
I’ll get to that later. For now, enjoy the conversation I had with Zach of
GRIPHOOK about his favorite Fall music!. This one was recorded a LONG time ago,
but well worth the wait!
Some of the artists we talk about –
Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Carnivore, The
Replacements, American Nightmare, and Childish Gambino.
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Wanna listen to me yell over loud guitars?
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.