124 – Chris Farren (Fake Problems/Antarctigo Vespucci) talks depression, creative juices, working with Jeff Rosenstock and hints new album!

Punk Friend and Celebrity to all, CHRIS FARREN is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast!

Punk Friend and Celebrity to all, CHRIS FARREN is on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast!

WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?! Punk friend and celebrity to ALL, Chris Farren of Fake Problems & Antarctigo Vespucci  is the guest on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast!

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

Damian meets up with Chris while on tour with Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon on American’s birthday, July 4th in Denver! Backstage at the Summit Music Hall, the two talk openly about depression, creativity and recharging your batteries before the two talk about Chris’s partnerships with Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock! We even get a few hints about Chris’s upcoming album! All of this and more in this week’s podcast adventure!

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

 

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Ratio Sessions: Small Brown Bike performs “In Need of Everything” at Ratio Beerworks.

Ratio Sessions with Small Brown Bike from January 23th, 2016

Small Brown Bike recording a Ratio sessions on January 23rd, 2016

Mostly Harmless has teamed up with Ratio Beerworks, Soda Jerk Presents and 8 Houses Down for The Ratio Sessions. The Ratio Sessions are a slightly different spin on the Npr Tiny Desk sessions, Daytrotter or Punks In Vegas acoustic video sessions. We took the idea of  intimate acoustic performances and decided to invite all our friends out to enjoy in the fun. It’s a great cross between an in-store appearance, meet and greet & a video series. Plus it’s a fun excuse to do some pre-show day drinking.

Our friends over at BrooklynVegan.com have premiered the latest video with Small Brown Bike! Back in January, the band were in town celebrating (and preparing) for their 20th Anniversary shows. They serenaded the crowd with a handful of new tunes and classics. The video features the track, “In Need Of Everything” from their 2011 album, Fell & Found. You can watch the full video at: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/watch-small-brown-bike-play-in-need-of-everything-acoustic-at-a-craft-brewery/

Don’t miss our previously released Ratio Sessions with The Menzingers! Make sure sign up for the Mostly Harmless Email list or follow Ratio Beerworks on Facebook for the up-to-date information on future Ratio Sessions!

 

123 – LIVE: “Dates from Hell” with Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres!

Dammit Damian, Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres telling stories of bad dates and romance gone wrong! Photo by Brittany Strummer

Dammit Damian, Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres telling stories of bad dates and romance gone wrong! Photo by Brittany Strummer

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “Dates from HELL: Stories of Romance gone wrong!” Guests include Comedian Cody Spyker ,  & musical guest: The Windermeres!! 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 beers Repeater & Domestica!

In this month’s live episode, Damian and the gang get weird and awkward while discussing first dates, bad dates and have fun talking about the perils of dating. The talk is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Cody Spyker and features a rocking set from The Windermeres!

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

 

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122 – David Williams, bestselling photographer of Men With Cats! Live from Tattered Cover

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DAVID WILLIAMS, the author/photographer of the New York Times Bestselling book, Men with Cats is the guest on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast! This was a LIVE recording of a Q&A hosted at the Tatter Cover in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks!

I first became familiar with David and his work through our hundred thousand mutual friends! I had become a big fan of the music video David directed for the band Sleeping Weather, not to mention his most excellent portrait work! Even better, David and I had previously been published together a few years earlier in New Noise Magazine issue #2! My interview with the Fort Collins band ELWAY was accompanied by David’s photo of the band for the article!

Right around Thanksgiving, I finally met David in real life at Mutiny information cafe in Denver. His brother’s band Caskitt was in town playing a show and David and his whole family were in attendance. I introduced myself, mentioned that I occasionally hosted live events and that if he was interested in a Men with Cats book release party and Q&A I’d love to host it and help set it up and pretty much the rest was history!

Music from today’s episode includes the tracks, “Friday Night Lightwieghts” from Caskitt and their 2015 release, This Machine Kills Sadness; as well as the track. “I’ll find a way,” by Sleeping Weather from their split 7″ with Placeholder. Watch the David Williams directed video for “I’ll Find a Way,” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-QnB22Kv-8

 

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

 

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121 – Live from DINK: Historical/Biographical Comics with Nate Powell, Box Brown, Ben Towle & Joel Christian Gill

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE FROM DINK: Process of Historical Comics and Their Icons with Nate Powell, Box Brown, Ben Towle & Joel Christian Gill!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and Dink: Denver’s Comic & Art Expo!

It’s not everyday you get to sit back and chat with some of your all time favorite comic book creators and talk about their craft, but that’s what I got to do at DINK! I hosted the Process of Historical Comics & Their Icons (short for Biographical Comics)and chat with some of my current favorite comic creators; Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Nate Powell (March), Ben Towle (Oyster War) & Joel Christian Gill (Strange Fruit). We talk to the creators about how their subjects found them, their academics careers & more in this short Dink panel!

Stay tuned for more one on one interviews and panel coverage from DINK!

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

 

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Dammit Damian Visits Walker Stalker Denver fan Convention. John Carroll Lynch, Zach Galligan, Irone Singleton & Madison Lintz interviews

Hey all! So I got a random phone call from my friend, Kevin Hulse aka HeadAboveHeart photography last Sunday morning. It seems he had a media badge for Denver’s Walker Stalker fan convention! The pass granted interviews, but Kevin didn’t have anyone to do those interviews with him! I was of course super hungover from the night before of running a show at Illegal Pete’s and not prepared, so what else is new! I grabbed my tape recorder, drank a few bloody marys and headed out to the National Western Stockade where they were hosting this fan event. We headed down and I got a chance to harass John Carroll Lynch from American Horror Story & Fargo! Zach Galligan from GREMLINS! IronE Singleton from The Walking Dead & The Blindside! As well as the very lovely and charming Madison Lintz from The Walking Dead and Bosch.

Those short, sweet, hungover interviews can be found below:

Mostly Harmless ranks as a Top Music Podcast in Denver!

What? What? What? Mostly Harmless ranks #4 on Denver's top Music Podcast list!

What? What? What? Mostly Harmless ranks #4 on Denver’s top Music Podcast list!

Hey buddies! I’m really bad about updating the news section on this here ole website. For up to date information, please sign up for the email list or follow Mostly Harmless on Facebook! Those are always up to date and up to the minute!

WOAH! Mostly Harmless made Westword’s Seven Best Music Podcasts in Denver for 2016?!?! What the What? I’m in great company with my good friends These Things Matter as well as Cory Helie’s Welcome To Denver! (I’ve also been on both shows!) Not to mention Denver newcomer Ask A Punk makes the list! Hell of a way to start this week! Thanks to Westword for the love! It couldn’t have come at a better time!

DINK, Denver’s Independent Comic And Art Expo was a blast. Stay tuned for coverage from the event in the coming weeks! Can’t wait to help make next year even better! I’ve also been approved for Denver Comic Con press pass for later this year. We’ll be hosting a ton of panels as well! Keep an eye out for that and make sure you sign up for the mailing list for more info!

I am also one of the producers of the Ratio Sessions at Ratio Beerworks. The idea was to combine the acoustic vibe and feel of video series’s such as Punk In Vegas & NPR’s Tiny Desk Series, but instead of keeping these performances private; we’re inviting all of our friends to come along!

You can check out the first video in the series with The Menzingers playing “Kentucky Gentleman,” live in the taproom! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ThyprQcnk

Upcoming Ratio Sessions are:
4/9 with Laura Stevenson!

Make sure you follow us on our Facebook page for more information! I have tons of other cool events in the works!

120 – LIVE: Revenge of the Nerds with The Ghoulies, Mallory Wallace & Xander Kreed!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: “REVENGE OF THE NERDS!” Guests include comedian Mallory Wallace, wrestler & Lucha Libre & Laughs Tag Champion Xander Kreed (tagging in for Dink Comic & Art Expo’s Charlie LaGrecia!) & musical guest: THE GHOULIES! Recorded in front of a “studio” audience at Ratio Beerworks in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the inaugural Dink: Denver’s Comic & Art Expo!

In this month’s live episode, Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss their embarrassing & empowering stories of growing up in the Nerd culture! Then how they took their love of nerd culture and found success and happiness in their lives!

This live event features a sets from Mallory Wallace & The Ghoulies!

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

 

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119 – ALLOUT HELTER. Denver’s hardest working punk band talks about their upcoming tour with 88 Fingers Louie, Hard work and what makes the band tick.

Denver’s ALLOUT HELTER are our guests on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

The boys in Allout Helter have been around for over 8 years, slowly plugging away at becoming one of the most hardworking bands in the Colorado music scene. That hard work has been paying off with the band pulling opening slots on Denver’s Riot Fest, and allowing the bands to open shows for The Bouncing Souls, Propaghandi, Alkaline Trio and oh so many more! Next weekend, March 31st & April 1st & 2nd sees the band traveling to Florida to open up a string of dates for the hugely influential Chicago band, 88 Fingers Louie! (Who were guests on Mostly Harmless episodes 115 & 116!)

We talk to Allout Helter about their upcoming shows with 88 Fingers Louie, but we also take the time to chat about how the band’s hard work paying off for them. How the band has worked themselves into the position to be one of the number one bands in Denver! We talk about the importance of Work Ethics, Not being a dick and never breaking up! We chat about all of this and more in today’s chat!

Check out this video interview with Ross Hostage from Allout Helter at Riot Fest 2014 in Denver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXt5xtg5XZc

This episode contains the songs “Zealot” & “The Last Working Watch in the West” from Allout Helter’s newest EP Ruins.

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

 

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118 – NAKED RAYGUN’s JEFF PEZZATI! Jeff talks about the upcoming Naked Raygun album, their legacy, Parkinson’s Disease, and more!

JEFF PEZZATI lead singer of NAKED RAYGUN, THE BOMB and member of BIG BLACK is on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast! What?! What?!

Jeff Pezzati joins us from Cobra Lounge to chat about his life in Naked Raygun, their new album and the band’s legacy. We also chat with Jeff and his wife Kristen about their health, living in the country and oh so much more!

Special thanks to Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest for setting up this interview. Special thanks to Cobra Lounge and All Rise Brewing company for making me feel at home in Chicago!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & DINK: Denver’s Independent Comics and Art’s Expo!

This episode contains the songs “Soldier’s Requiem” from Jettison & “Wonder Beer” from Understand?

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

 

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