134 – MEAT WAVE talk about working with Steve Albini, Growing up in the Chicago area & what makes MEAT WAVE tick.

"Dammit Damian! You're drunk again! Stop punishing Meat Wave!"

“Dammit Damian! You’re drunk again! Stop punishing Meat Wave!”

MEAT WAVE are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

We journey into the vast brewhouse of Ratio Beerworks, to drink beers and chat with Chicago’s MEAT WAVE before their sold out show that evening with PUP at the Marquis Theater in Denver!

Click here to watch the MEAT WAVE Ratio Sessions from Feb 2016.

In this laid back chat we talk to the Chris, Joe & Ryan about growing up in the Chicago Suburbs, what makes Chicago so great, how they tick and more! They spill some of the goods on their upcoming record record, working with Steve Albini and what they hope for the future! All of this and more in today’s chat!

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For more information on MEAT WAVE, please visit:
http://meatwaveband.com/
http://www.facebook.com/MeatWaveChicago/
http://meatwavechicago.bandcamp.com/
http://meatwavechicago.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/meatwaveband

133 – CHEAP PERFUME talk about Using your voice as a weapon, Music with a message, finding your voice & their new record, NAILED IT!

Girls to the front and the men can fuck right off with CHEAP PERFUME!

Girls to the front and the men can fuck right off with CHEAP PERFUME!

CHEAP PERFUME are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

In this week’s episode, we journey deep into the basement of Denver’s infamous Hi-Dive to chat with CHEAP PERFUME about their new record, Nailed It!

The Colorado Springs based band has been tearing up the Colorado scene with it’s ferocious Riot Girl inspired, punk rock anthems. Really, really great stuff from great people looking to have fun, while issuing a battle cry of equality in this Mad Mad World  we are living in.

We also talk to the group about Courage, growing as musicians in Colorado Springs, using your voice and how we can make a difference in the world! All this and more!

 

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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132 – Astronautalis on creativity, finding your voice, finding your path in the world & the goodness that exists in America!

Astronautalis aka Andy Bothwell is A-okay with how Dammit Damian smells in the greenroom at the Marquis Theater in Denver

Astronautalis aka Andy Bothwell is A-okay with how Dammit Damian smells in the greenroom at the Marquis Theater in Denver

ASTRONAUTALIS, aka Andy Bothwell, is this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

ASTRONAUTALIS aka Andy Bothwell is the guest on this week’s episode as we talk about his origin story of finding hip hop and his voice in Florida, learning how to be an artist in Dallas, creativity, Destiny and the goodness that exists in America. All of this and more from the Marquis Theater in Denver.

 

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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131 – LAUREN DENITZIO aka LAUREN MEASURE from Worriers & The Measure[SA] talks her arts & music careers, songwriting & Imaginary Life!

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LAUREN DENITZIO from WORRIERS & The Measure[SA] is this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

Lauren Denitzio from Worriers & The Measure[SA] found herself with an extra day off in Denver after a wedding. Instead of sitting around watching tv (or hanging out with family) Lauren decided to play an afternoon acoustic show at Mutiny Information Cafe. We sat and watched local comedians film, Adam Cayton-Holland & Andrew Orvedahl film scenes for their TruTv show Those who Can’t.

Lauren and I talk about her career in Arts & Music, how she got to be where she is and how she didn’t let anything get in her way. We also talk about song-writing, finding your voice, and working with Laura Jane Grace on their latest record, “Imaginary Life!” All of this and more in today’s podcast!

Note, there was an experimental music showcase going on in the back room of Mutiny, at times the background noise can be a little loud, but it makes it feel like you are eavesdropping on two friends hanging out in a loud coffee shop.

Here’s a video of “Never Were” recorded that evening at Mutiny Information Cafe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mlc_weiNxQ

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130 – NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND chat about Baseball, politics, the-midwest and their new record Live At Grumpy’s!

Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band getting rowdy at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band getting rowdy at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

NATO COLES AND THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

 

This isn’t an interview with Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band, I could barely get a question in with the band. This is a glimpse into life on the road with the wild and crazy antics of a band that knows each other well. They bicker, they argue, they talk all over each other, but most importantly they have fun with each other.

We sit back in the basement of the Hi-Dive in Denver, I hit record of my handheld recorder and let it fly. We talk all over the place about The Simpsons, Politics, baseball, the Mid-West and eventually we get around to talking about music, influences and what makes the Blue Diamond band tick. All this and more in this fun and ridiculous chat.

 

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129 – Daniel Crosier; The Film Director & Artist of Isolation Man talks about creativity, doing it yourself and making a no-budget mockumentary

Daniel Crosier is a man of many... MASKS! He's a founder of Dink, Denver's Independent Comics and Arts Expo, an artist, performer and now the film director of Isolation Man!

Daniel Crosier is a man of many… MASKS! He’s a founder of Dink, Denver’s Independent Comics and Arts Expo, an artist, performer and now the film director of Isolation Man!

Daniel Crosier; Comic artist, sculptor & director of the mockumentary, Isolation Man; is this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

I’ve met a kindred spirit in Daniel Crosier. He’s a modern day renaissance man, crafting not only comics, sculptures or helping run DINK, Denver’s Independent Arts and Comix expo. Crosier is also the filmmaker behind the No-Budget film, Isolation Man; which premiers this Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton.

We chat with Daniel about the Isolation Man film, it’s upcoming premiere, but we also chat with Daniel about where all his various hats come from and how a near death experience taught him to chase his dreams. We talk about art, creativity, doing things yourself and how YOU, yes YOU! Can make your own no-budget film.

For more information on Isolation Man & it’s August 17th premier, please visit: http://www.isolationmanmovie.com!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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128 – LIVE: Mostly Harmless Birthday Celebration with guests Janae Burris, Virgil Dickerson, Geoff Allen & Scooter James (Pinhead Circus/Tin Horn Prayer)

Mostly Harmless Live! Celebrating ridiculous birthdays, in front of a studio audience, with Geoff Allen, Scooter James, Janae Burris & Virgil Dickerson!

Mostly Harmless Live! Celebrating ridiculous birthdays, in front of a studio audience, with Geoff Allen, Scooter James, Janae Burris & Virgil Dickerson!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “A Mostly Harmless Birthday Celebration!” Guests include Comedian Janae Burris, Virgil Dickerson (Illegal Pete’s/Suburban Home Records), Geoff Allen (Fun Is OK Graphic Design) & musical guest: Scooter James (Pinhead Circus/Tin Horn Prayer)!! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who were on hand during the event pouring their Fugazi inspired, Repeater Pale Ale!

In this month’s live episode, Damian and the gang tell stories of drunken & ridiculous birthdays of years past, dealing with growing up and older, and staying true to your youthfulness! The chat is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Janae Burris and features an intimate acoustic set from Scooter!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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127 – Mike Birbiglia Comedian & Director of Don’t Think Twice talks heroes, fatherhood, chasing dreams and making films.

Morning coffee with Mike Birbiglia, comedian & filmmaker of Don't Think Twice!

Morning coffee with Mike Birbiglia, comedian & filmmaker of Don’t Think Twice!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Today I turn 35 and get a chance to chat with Comedian & Filmmaker Mike Birbiglia!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me, This American Life)  finds himself in Denver promoting his newest film, Don’t Think Twice, with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher.

In this interview, we join Mike to chat about heroes, making smaller films, chasing dreams, and creativity. We also touch on topics about the fears of growing up and how fatherhood has changed his work & outlook on life. All of this and more in today’s podcast episode!

Watch the trailer for Don’t Think Twice at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RFTpObS95U

Don’t want to listen? Read the transcript of this chat at NewNoiseMagazine.com!

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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126 – Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger talk Ice Cream, their DIY begginings and how punk rock inspired their shop!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we're chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

Oh how sweet the action is down at Sweet Action Ice Cream! Today we’re chatting with owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

SWEET SUCCESS! Today we’re chatting with Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

In this week’s interview, Damian joins Sweet Action partners (life and in business), along with their daughter Opal and dog Lamar Vannoy, at their Denver home to chat about their upcoming world domination in the Ice Cream business! Sweet Action has just made the move into small grocery stores such as Whole Foods Market, Tony’s Market and soon to be many many more! So we talk about the couple’s early punk rock days, doing it yourself, becoming successful and lots and lots and lots about SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM! All of this and more in today’s podcast adventure!

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125 – Larkin Poe & Jesse Hughes from Eagles Of Death Metal

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver!

LARKIN POE! JESSE HUGHES of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL! Both are the special guests on this week’s DOUBLE Mostly Harmless Podcast episode!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

We had our guest for this week’s episode fall through and rather than skip an episode, we’re posting these slightly older video interviews in podcast form!

First up, Damian chats backstage at the Paramount Theater with the Lovell sisters, Megan and Rebecca. Together they make up Larkin Poe and were in Denver as both the opening act and support act for Elvis Costello! They chat about their long road to success, work ethic, Touring with Elvis Costello and how it feels to have your lifelong work finally pay off! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgsT_b3Bh_Y

Next up is a chat with Eagles Of Death Metal mastermind, Jesse Hughes from their tour bus at Riot Fest Denver in September of 2015! Jesse had invited a group of us to their tour bus to hang out, drink beers and chat! While hanging out, we manage to discuss Jesse losing his virginity, being an outsider, finding himself, and more importantly finding rock n roll! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vgwa0Ld-GM

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