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!

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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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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.

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50 – RESTORATIONS interview! The band talk about what makes Philly Great, their early origins, and how scary it was to sign to Side One Dummy Records!

Restorations and an array of drumsticks at the 7Th Circle Music Collective in Denver, Colorado

Restorations and an array of drumsticks at the 7Th Circle Music Collective in Denver, Colorado

RESTORATIONS from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are our guests on this week’s Mostly Harmless! This week’s episode is sponsored by Illegal Pete’s and their Starving Artist Program!

Restorations have put out one of my favorite records of the year and I might have missed it if was not for the wonderful Jamie from Side One Dummy and their PR team finding me and sending me a copy of their newest album, LP2. Immediately I was blown away with their melding of Post-Punk Rock N Roll and indie rock, with a little pop-punk thrown in for flavor. I think of it as Hum meets Menzingers with a little bit of Helmet thrown in, but people think I am crazy with that description.

Killer tunes and killer men, we hung out outside the 7th Circle Music Collective and talked shop. Among the things we discuss on today’s episode, we talk about what makes the Philly scene so great, what it was like growing up in that world, weather or not the band believes in FATE. Not only that we talk with Jon and Dave about their old band, JENA BERLIN and how they are enjoying their current ride of popularity! All of this and MORE!!!

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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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