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!

You can download the episode from Itunes, Stitcher or TuneIn

For those of you without ITUNES, You can download directly from below! Just Right Click and SAVE LINK AS! http://traffic.libsyn.com/mostlyharmlesspodcast/MH134_Meat_Wave.mp3

Or you can click PLAY and listen right here on this here page:

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

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

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE & DOWNLOAD/LISTEN AND CLIPS

116 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part Two of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s second episode with the Chicago band! Make sure you listen to the first episode with Denis and Dan! 

Episode Two of Two! While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They drink several beers and chat about being mentors, parents and tell fun stories of their life and times in the punk rock music scene!

We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

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

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

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE & DOWNLOAD/LISTEN AND CLIPS

115 – 88 Fingers Louie – Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part One of Two)

Denis Buckley and Dan Precision of  88 FINGERS LOUIE are the guests on this week’s episode in the first of two episodes! Look out for part two next Monday with Denis and Dan!

While in Chicago for two sold out Loved Ones shows at the Cobra Lounge, Damian travels all the to Simon’s Tavern to drink beers and chat with Denis and Dan from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them chat for three hours over many, many beers. They talk a little bit about everything including how they discovered punk rock in Chicago as young men and how that lead to them starting 88 Fingers Louie. They talk about the end and the rebirth of the band. They talk about calming down, growing up and becoming adults. We also chat about their upcoming recording plans and shows, which include their upcoming Punk Rock Bowling stops (including Denver with Millencolin and Love Me Destroyer), a Lombard,IL show with Digger, and a short Florida tour with Allout Helter & Flag On Fire! All of this and oh so much more! Stay tuned for Part Two from Simon’s next week!

Don’t miss Damian’s video interview with Denis from Riot Fest Denver. Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmG6-0A1-b4

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

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

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE & DOWNLOAD/LISTEN AND CLIPS

29- SPRINGA from SSDecontrol (SSD) & TONY BRUMMEL (Victory Records) asked me to jump in a cab… Adventures & Interviews Followed.

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

Once upon a time… It was September 2012. I was in Chicago for Riot Fest. I had aquired a three day pass from my good friend Jenn Valdez. I found myself alone for the first night of Riot Fest, wandering the city with only my Google Maps GPS and my handy dandy CTA 7 Day Transit pass.

With the recommendation of my good friend and AMP Magazine Editor, Lisa Root, I decided to go check out the Naked Raygun / Dan Vapid And The Cheats after party. It was there I was fortunate enough to meet my new Best friends forever: Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese. It was there we ended up meeting Bill Stevenson (Descedents, Black Flag, Only Crime) and Zach Blair (Rise Against, Hagfish, Only Crime).

After Naked Raygun’s set we rushed off to find a Pegboy after party at The Liar’s Club, only to find it OVER! I ended up meeting and hanging out with Jeff Tackas from The Rocket Fuel podcast. We slowly ventured off in our own directions, in our own cabs.

I walked up the block to find two strange men waiting on the corner.. Little did I know that was only the beginning of my night… I jumped into a cab with Springa from SSD/SSDecontrol and Tony Brummel, the Owner of Victory Records.

This podcast is of the interview done with Springa. We talked a bit about his past,  Springa Sonic Droogs, his straight edge days, American Hardcore the movie, the ALL AGES Documentary,  and MORE!

Then Tony Brummel turned the microphone on me and started quizzing me on 80’s Wrestling!

This episode is dedicated to Lisa Root, Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese!

READ MORE TO DOWNLOAD/LISTEN AND CLIPS