113 – Jared Hart of The Scandals & Brian Fallon & the Crowes talks Past Lives and Pass Lines

JARED HART, front-man of The Scandals & member of Brian Fallon and the Crowes is this week’s guest! Jared joins us in Denver while on tour with Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance fame) and Roger Harvey on Thanksgiving Eve, 2015. We meet up in the basement of the Hi-Dive to chat with Jared about his new solo record, Past Lives and Pass Lines, out now on Say-10 records! We talk about how Jared started The Scandals at age 14, what the band has accomplished and how, venturing into singer-songwriter territory, his relationship with Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem and Jared’s impact of his mother’s passing. All of this and MORE in today’s episode!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & The Leechpit Thift Store!

Music included in this week’s episode are the tracks, “The Leo,” & “Basements;” from Past Lives and Pass Lines. Out now on Say-10 Records.

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61 – THE FRONT BOTTOMS Interview! The band talk to us about their rapid rise to success, Tumblr, Songwriting, their origins and so much more!

In a basement of blood with The Front Bottoms! (L to R Ciaran O'Donnell, Damian, Tom Warren, Kylie from The Wild and Brian Sella)

Zach Galifianakis’s stunt double & The Front Bottoms at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins! (L to R Ciaran O’Donnell, Damian, Tom Warren, Kylie from The Wild and Brian Sella)

This week’s interview is with New Jersey’s THE FRONT BOTTOMS! We meet with Brian Sella, Tom Warren & Ciaran O’Donnel in the basement of the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins to talk to the band about their origins, their rapid rise of success, Tumblr, Connecting with a younger audience, song writing and oh so much more! This episode also features an expert from their headlining set in Fort Collins!

NEXT WEEK: Sean Mackin from YELLOWCARD!

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 opens with “Skeletons” from their 2013 release, Talon of the Hawk. The episode closes out with an exerpt of their live show from the Aggie Theater. The songs included are “Maps” from their 2011 Self Titled LP and “Twin Sized Mattress” from 2013’s Talon Of The Hawk!

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58 – PJ Bond Interview! We talk about his nonstop touring life, his early origins, first bands and more! Includes live tracks!

Weirdo Beardo, Beanie Brothers. Pj Bond steals Damian's beating heart!

Weirdo Beardo, Beanie Brothers. Pj Bond steals Damian’s beating heart!

This week’s interview is with world troubadour, PJ BOND! PJ joins us at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, while on tour with Maria Taylor, to discuss his addiction to the road, how he became a musician, his car Sweet Pea and oh so much more!

This episode includes a partial LIVE set from PJ and guitarist Marko Casso opening for Maria Taylor that evening at the Larimer Lounge. Those songs include, “I’m In a Bad Way” and “Savannah.” Also included opening the show is “Darlin’, I’ve been drinking nights.” All songs are from the 2012 record, Brother Bones/Baby Bones With Brian Bond.

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.

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57 – Arliss Nancy live interview and acoustic taping at Surfside 7 with special guest Comedian Aaron Snyder

Arliss Nancy Members Cory Call, Kyle "G.B." Oppolod and Jason Larson sit and discuss nuclear physics at the Surfside 7 in Fort Collins

Arliss Nancy Members Cory Call, Kyle “G.B.” Oppolod and Jason Larson sit and discuss nuclear physics at the Surfside 7 in Fort Collins

ARLISS NANCY & Comedian Aaron Snyder are our special guests for this week’s Live episode of Mostly Harmless. This episode was recorded in front of a live “studio” audience at The Surfside 7 in Fort Collins. This happy hour event was a precursor to the band’s album release party that night with Red City Radio and Drag The River at Road 34 also in Fort Collins.

First off, I spoke to comedian Aaron Snyder about this cerebral palsy and how he got his start in comedy and why it is important to get off the couch and do what you love.

Then I speak to Arliss Nancy about their return home to Fort Collins after a two month tour took them across the country and across the world to Europe. We also talk to them about their new album, Wild American Runners; drinking, connecting with their fans and MORE!

The members then play a few acoustic songs for the audience. Cory plays “Benjamin,” “Vonnegut,” and “The Carry.” GB Plays “Nothing To Show,” and “The GB Shuffle.”

 

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38 – Worship This! Interview! We talk about their lives before this band, A-F Records, Why they work together, how they are NOT a Christian band and partying in THE BIG APPLE!

Jesus has a beard. Aaron from Worship This! has a beard. Coincidence? Absolutely!

Jesus has a beard. Aaron from Worship This! has a beard. Coincidence? Absolutely!
From Left to Right: Joshua Taylor, Aaron Novak, Jeremy Provchy & Jeff Hart at The Ontario in NYC.

Are you a fan of bands that are in the same vein as Hot Water Music, Samiam, Polar Bear Club or Jawbreaker? If you are, welcome to your new favorite band! This week I’m proud to bring you my new best friends forever in the Akron, Ohio band: WORSHIP THIS!

I first discovered Worship This while on a month long tour with Arliss Nancy. It was a humid, hungover Saturday afternoon at the annual Death To False Hope Records Fest in Durham, North Carolina at Motorco. The main auditorium was cool and comfortable with strong Bloody Mary’s. I sat down not to watch music, but to not move for a few minutes. I didn’t want to be assaulted by yet another super loud rock band, or so I thought.

The gentlemen from Worship This took the stage and did what no woman would have dared the night before. They rocked my ever loving brains out, not that I had many to begin with after a long day of heavy drinking.

I was instantly in love with the powerhouse quintet and the power the brought that warm, rainy summer afternoon in North Carolina. I was not alone, as many other DTFH fest goers were overwhelmed by the power and grace these fine young lads unleashed upon us that afternoon.

I met up with the boys a week later in New York City. The band was hand picked to open up for Anti-Flag, whom were putting out Worship This’s new record, Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You on their recently relaunched A-F Records. When we couldn’t make the interview work at the venue, we traveled across town to Brooklyn to the Canadian themed dive bar, The Ontario to continue drinking through the night until we reached the perfect level of intoxication to do a ridiculous interview. I think we hit that point.

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Top 10 of 2012 plus Mostly Harmless Podcast Mixtape!

Before I get started here, I’m not a music reviewer. There is a reason I stick mostly to interviews. I’m not really good at explaining the WHY of why I like something. My passions come from a more gut sense of things. Below I’ll try to put into words why I liked these ten records of 2012. Hopefully I convey some idea of why these albums are great and perhaps you will check out the mixtape I’ve made!

All songs count down to Number 10 to #1! You can also find the mix over at Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/user/damian.burford/playlist/3VMXIvPK8apjtI5S19ORzY) or you can download the mix at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Mostly-Harmless-Best-of-2012.zip

At any time these albums could be switched around, so while this is my top 10 and I spent hours deciding the order, tomorrow it could all change, but still be very relevant.

About my listening process: I have OCD of sorts in that I will listen to an album over and over and over until I get tired of it, or something else comes along to take its place. I tried to order these albums in the order in which they were most listened to, and I also factored in the “Stuck in my head factor,” which is usually what leads me to pull out an album and rock it out again.

Please read, take a listen, and let me know what you think! What did I miss? What were your favorite albums of the year?

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07 – ARLISS NANCY talks their SUBURBAN HOME RECORDS debut “SIMPLE MACHINES,” Life in Fort Collins & The Terminator Films

Hanging out with Arliss Nancy (Kyle "GB" Kyle Oppold, Chris Love, & Cory Call) at the Chowder House Love Emporium.

Hanging out with Arliss Nancy (Kyle “GB” Kyle Oppold, Chris Love, & Cory Call) at the Chowder House Love Emporium.

Today we catch up with our good buddies in ARLISS NANCY. Arliss Nancy are the newest addition to the Suburban Home Records family, a heritage that includes Drag The River, Tim Barry, Austin Lucas and More! They’ve got a lot to live up too, but I think these boys will manage nicely.

I visit these fine gentlemen at Chris Love’s Chowder House Emporium, which doubles as the band’s personal practice space and recording studio. It is also home to Elway and Sour Boy, Bitter Girl as well.

We turn the microphones on and mostly talk about their newest album, SIMPLE MACHINES, out in March on Suburban Home. We also talk the origins of the name Arliss Nancy, Their favorite bad films and the greatness of the city of Fort Collins.

Songs played during today’s episode are from the upcoming SIMPLE MACHINES and include “St. Forgot” Featuring Micah Schnabel from Two Cow Garage and Lizzie Huffman. We end the episode with “Should Have Been There” which features GB taking the vocals.

Make sure to check out their CD RELEASE PARTIES this weekend in Colorado!
Thursday February 23 at Surfside 7 in Fort Collins with BRENDAN KELLY of THE LAWRENCE ARMS, LIZZIE HUFFMAN & ALONE AT 3AM.
Friday February 24th at Illegal Pete’s in Denver with BRENDAN KELLY of THE LAWRENCE ARMS, LIZZIE HUFFMAN & ALONE AT 3AM.
Saturday February 25th at The Triple Nickel Tavern with LIZZIE HUFFMAN & ALONE AT 3AM.

You can download the first two Arliss Nancy albums from DEATH TO FALSE HOPE RECORDS at: http://www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com

TRUCKSTOP ROSES: http://www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com/downloads/dtfh031.htmlDANCE TO FORGET: http://www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com/downloads/dtfh013.html

They also have some other fine, FREE, albums from other artists mentioned in this episode including Sour Boy, Biter Girl, 10-4 Eleanor & More! Check them out!

For more information about Arliss Nancy please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arliss-Nancy/326784819312
http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com

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03 – VIRGIL DICKERSON talks Life, The Universe and The Everything about Suburban Home Records! Plus the debut of a new Arliss Nancy track!

Virgil and Damian celebrating at the Suburban Home 13th Anniversary Party!

Hello Friends! For today’s episode, I talk with one of my best friends, Virgil Dickerson of Suburban Home Records.  Suburban Home has been around and kicking for 16 long years, and what a ride it has been. I talk with Virgil about his humble beginnings, the near end of the label and the life we’ve lived in between.

Also on today’s episode, we debut a new track from Suburban Home’s newest band: ARLISS NANCY. This never before heard track is off their upcoming Suburban Home debut:  Simple Machines. The track is “Front Seat” and features the vocal talents of Mr. Jon Snodgrass from Drag The River fame.

We also have another exciting track from the upcoming reissue of Lenny And The Piss Poor Boys album. That track is “Lonely Days and Whiskey Nights.”

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For more information about Suburban Home Records please visit:
http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com

For more information about Arliss Nancy,  please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arliss-Nancy/326784819312

For more information about Lenny Lashley and Lenny and The Piss Poor Boys, please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/GangOfOne

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