60 – THE WILD from Atlanta interview! We talk to the band about the loss of Anthony Poynter, recording with Laura Jane Grace, DREAMS ARE MAPS and more!

Getting Wild with THE WILD (Get it? GET IT?!) in the bathroom of the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. (Left to Right - Kylie, Dakota, Witt, Dianna and Damian on the Can.)

Getting Wild with THE WILD (Get it? GET IT?!) in the bathroom of the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. (Left to Right – Kylie, Dakota, Witt, Dianna and Damian on the Can.)

This week’s interview is with THE WILD from Atlanta, Georgia (as well as other parts of the US.) We join THE WILD ATL (Witt, Diana & Dakota) in the backstage basement of the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins where the band is on tour with The Front Bottoms and You Blew It. We talk to the band about  their musical origins, first records, touring with Andrew Jackson Jihad, and working with Laura Jane Grace! We also talk to the band about the loss of their friend Anthony Poynter and how that factored into their new albums, Dreams Are Maps as well as the effects it has had on their lives and careers.

NEXT WEEK: The Front Bottoms!

This episode is brought to you by ILLEGAL PETE’S SOUNDCHECK. Visit any Illegal Pete’s before or after going to a music or comedy event and bring in your same day ticket stub and you’ll get a free draft beer with your purchase of an adult meal! They’ve got beers from Avery, New Belgium, Ska, Odell’s, Osker Blues and yes even Coors Light. All of that and more. Visit Illegal Pete’s.com for more information.

This episode features the tracks “There’s a Darkness (but There’s also a Light)” and “New Houses.” Both songs are from 2013’s Dreams Are Maps, recorded by Laura Jane Grace. Out now on Asian Man Records and Quote Unquote Records.  Find it on Bandcamp as well.

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54 – DAVID DONDERO! An interview with the acclaimed singer songwriter about his battle to get sober, His early musical moments and life on the road!

David Dondero and Damian showing off their appreciated of fine flannels.

David Dondero and Damian showing off their appreciated of fine flannels.

 

DAVID DONDERO, the critically acclaimed songwriter is our guest on the show this week! We join him in the basement of the Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado for an in depth talk about the singer’s early life, how he discovered Punk Rock & Rap, learning to play music and starting his first bands! We then talk about his transitions from punk rock drummer to acoustic songwriter, Sunbrain, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb and his writing style. Then we move in and talk a little about his reasons for sobering up!

All of this plus David serenades us with Newcleus’s “Jam on It!”

This episode features, “This Guitar” (Guitar Version) from 2013’s This Guitar and “The Real Tina Turner” from Golden Hits, Volume 1.

 

 

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47 – THE COPYRIGHTS ADAM FLETCHER (Dear Landlord) and KRIS ROE of The ATARIS at Riot Fest Denver!

Members of The COPYRIGHTS molesting the poor Natty Boh mascot!

Members of The COPYRIGHTS molesting the poor Natty Boh mascot!

Alright Buddies! Welcome to what was originally intended to be our Riot Fest Denver Interview show! Sadly things did not go as planned, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a fantastic episode! Because it is!

This week we join Adam Fletcher of THE COPYRIGHTS in front of the Marquis Theater in Denver to talk about growing up in a small town, discovering punk rock, starting a band and the perks of growing up in a small town! We also talk a little bit about touring, and DEAR LANDLORD!

Then we randomly run into KRIS ROE from THE ATARIS backstage waiting for AGAINST ME! to play! WHAT?!?! Crazy small world. Kris remembered me from the previous interview we did in 2012! Kris was kind enough to talk to us about the many festivals he has played all over the world and how they compare. What bands he would like to see reunite and how he discovered THE REPLACEMENTS!

Kris Roe getting harassed by a filthy homeless bum in the dirt pit that was Backstage Riot Fest Denver!

Kris Roe getting harassed by a filthy homeless bum in the dirt pit that was Backstage Riot Fest Denver!

This interview was to be the first of MANY interviews about our weekend at May Farms for Riot Fest Denver! As things work out, I kept running into a ton of band members backstage, but always when they were watching their friends and favorite bands play. I’d ask them if we could grab a quick word with them, but as it was they were there to watch their friends and favorite bands play. They’d tell me, “SURE! We’ll do it after this set!” Then things wouldn’t work out. Hey, that’s life right?

While my Press pass did not grant me side stage access, I somehow found myself side stage watching Against Me, Alkaline Trio, THE REPLACEMENTS and FLAG! It was a hell of a weekend!

We’ll have a full write up on Riot Fest Denver posted over at New Noise Magazine later this week!

Check below for my videos of THE REPLACEMENT from backstage!

 

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22 – JOYCE MANOR talks Punknews Album of the year, How Bowling created their band, Their current wild ride, and where it will take them

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor + Fireball Whiskey = Wild nights are calling!

HELLO FRIENDS! Holy crap guys! We have the winner’s of the coveted PUNKNEWS ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR 2011 on today’s show!!

This is quite possibly my favorite episode yet. We just sit back and have a blast bullshitting about life the universe and everything. I think you’ll have a blast listening!

This episode is sponsored by ASIAN MAN RECORDS!

On today’s episode we talk about:

  • The Dangers of drinking Fireball whiskey and wrestling women.
  • Their earliest childhood influences.
  • How bowling factors into their origin story.
  • What sets them apart from other pop-punk bands
  • What it was like winning Punknews.org album of the year
  • Self loathing and its role in the lyrical content
  • Pinching themselves while on this incredible journey
  • How to stay Honest
  • And their politics on the future of their band!

This episode contains LIVE TRACKS recorded at the Blast-O-Mat in Denver. I have no idea what the names are of these songs are, but I’ll figure that out and post them here. The entire interview and live tracks were recorded on an Zoom H1 Handy Recorder.

For more information about JOYCE MANOR, please visit:
http://joycemanor.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/joycemanorband
http://joycemanor.bandcamp.com/
http://www.asianmanrecords.com

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12 – CHEAP GIRLS Discuss RISE RECORDS, Recording with TOM GABEL, Their origins and their hometown of Lansing, Michigan! PLUS BONUS LIVE RECORDING!

Hanging with the CHEAP GIRLS. Yes, I am grabbing Ian's ass.

Hanging with the CHEAP GIRLS. Yes, I am grabbing Ian’s ass.

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FRIENDS! I’m super excited to have with us my best good friends CHEAP GIRLS. As I talk about in the intro, These guys were the support band for my first Drag The River tour. We drank, we smoked, we partied hard for those two weeks and became fast, fast friends. I’ve watched them grow from a small little garage band into a fan favorite. Definitely a band to watch especially if you are into 90’s Alternative pop ala THE REPLACEMENTS, SMOKING POPES & THE LEMONHEADS. These guys are taking that style and introducing it to a whole new generation of kids!

We sit in the basement of the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. We sit back and talk about their new record, GIANT ORANGE, their somewhat controversial decision to sign with RISE RECORDS, recording with AGAINST ME’s TOM GABEL as the producer, Their hometown of Lansing, Michigan and just how they got into the music they play! Its fun. Its exciting and you can hear in the background The MENZINGERS, SIDEKICKS and ELWAY laughing, goofing off and having a great time.

We have a special TREAT as well. We have off their new album and opening the intro is “RUBY” from GIANT ORANGE. Then at the end of the episode we have an almost ten minute excerpt from their LIVE SHOW at the MARQUIS! Those songs include: “NO ONE TO BLAME” From their debut album, FIND ME A DRINK HOME. Followed by “SUNNYSIDE” from MY ROARING 20’s and “MERCY GO ROUND” from GIANT ORANGE wraps things up!

AND EVEN MORE BONUS FOR YOU THIS WEEK!
After the show, I followed the band to Fort Collins, Colorado. They spent the night at the Arliss Nancy/Elway CHOWDER HOUSE from Episode Seven. IAN was kind enough to play a few acoustic songs for me, and I recorded them on my cellphone telephone camera! Those songs are “CORED TO EMPTY” from GIANT ORANGE & “HEY HEY I’M WORN OUT” From MY ROARING 20’s! You can find that video by clicking “READ MORE” at the bottom of this post!

For more information about CHEAP GIRLS please visit:
http://cheapgirls.net/
http://www.facebook.com/CheapGirlsMusic
http://twitter.com/cheap_girls
http://www.riserecords.com/
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