91 – ALEX COX: The director of REPO MAN, Sid & Nancy, and Bill The Galactic Hero

Secret paparazzi shots of filmmaker Alex Cox and Dammit Damian enjoying fine conversation and craft beers!

Secret paparazzi shots of filmmaker Alex Cox and Dammit Damian enjoying fine conversation and craft beers!

ALEX COX!!!!!! The filmmaker and director of Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Straight To Hell & Bill The Galactic Hero is this week’s special guest!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & Death Wish Coffee!

In this week’s interview, Damian travels north to Boulder to meet up with filmmaker Alex Cox. Cox has been teaching film at the University of Colorado for the last four years and has recently finished a collaborative project with the students on an adaptation of the Harry Harrison novel of the same name.

We meet up with Alex Cox at his local pub (Under The Sun in Boulder) and over a few beers we have a fantastic chat that covers everything from Repo Man, Elvis Costello, Harry Dean Stanton, film school, teaching young minds, working on Bill The Galactic Hero and oh so much more! It was a fantastic chat, lively and full of energy and interesting directions. We could have chatted for another hour or two if time had allowed it!

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88 – Denver’s Dirty Few get clean about their origin story & Ratio Beerworks talks beers, punk rock and conquering Denver’s crowded beer scene!

dirty few web

This week’s episode features interview with Denver’s DIRTY FEW & Ratio Beerworks!

Please welcome our newest sponsor, RATIO BEERWORKS! We chat with founders Jason zumBrunnen & Zach Lowery tell us why Denver needs another brewery, how they work their punk rock origins into the Ratio & their upcoming grand opening on Saturday February 14th! Don’t miss the upcoming Mostly Harmless Live Talk Show Variety hour on Thursday Feb 12th & taste some of their delicious beverages for FREE!

We then meet up with Denver’s most notorious party band, DIRTY FEW and chat about going to military school, smoking weed, Louisiana living, moving to Denver and van trouble on tour. Most importantly we talk about their newest record, Party Or Don’t, out February 19th & 20th at the Hi-Dive Denver! Don’t miss my other interview with the band and album stream at Vice Magazine’s Noisey Blog: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/dirty-few-party-or-dont-album

This episode features the tracks “Been Drinking”  from the upcoming Party Or Don’t LP out Feb 19th on Black In Bluhm! You can pre-order the record at: http://blackinbluhmmusic.bandcamp.com. The episode also features the track “I Wanna Party With You” from the Get Loose, Have Fun LP.

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

 

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87 – Tim O’Hara from The Lillingtons, Brutal Youth, Stabbed In Back tells it all!

Lions, Tigers and Tim O'Hara of The Lillingtons, Stabbed in Back and Brutal Youth at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver!

Lions, Tigers and Tim O’Hara of The Lillingtons, Stabbed in Back and Brutal Youth at Mutiny Information Exchange in Denver!

Woah! We get in deep with this week’s interview with TIM O’HARA, the founding drummer of THE LILLINGTONS, the founder of Stabbed in Back & the new drummer for Toronto, Canada hardcore act: BRUTAL YOUTH!

We meet up with Tim at the “divey” Denver pizzeria, The Pie Hole while Tim was in town to see Good Riddance & Pinhead Circus/Nobodys!

We sit back with Tim and we talk to him about about marriage, Mormon missions, drumming, middle school band politics, missing the boat on Fat Wreck Chords and oh so much more in this in depth interview! Interview starts at 11:00 in!

This episode features the tracks “Contrarian”  from the upcoming Bottoming Out 7″ out Feb 24th on Paper + Plastick! The episode also features the track “Boul. Saint-Laurent” from Brutal Youth’s Stay Honest LP, which you can purchase via Bandcamp and pay what you want! The episode ends with “I Saw the Apeman (Walking on the Moon)” from The Lillingtons record Death By Television.

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86 – Scooter James Interview! Story time with the Pinhead Circus, Love Me Destroyer, Tin Horn Prayer & Ol’ Hickory front man!

Bearded Birthday Buddies, Handsome Man Social Club meeting with Scooter James and Dammit Damian!

Bearded Birthday Buddies, Handsome Man Social Club meeting with Scooter James and Dammit Damian!

It’s story time with SCOOTER JAMES! Jimmy Pinhead himself sits down with Damian on the freezing cold patio at Illegal Pete’s in Denver to drink several pitchers of Coors Lite while chatting about the upcoming Pinhead Circus reunion shows with the NOBODYS!

We talk for a little over an hour, that was recorded. We talked about Scooter’s first guitar, becoming a father, tour hi-jinks with the Nobodys, being a mid-level punk rock band in the 90’s and oh so much more. We even find time to talk about Pinhead Circus’s famous former drummer, Brandon Barnes of Rise Against Fame! All this and oh so much more as we try to stay warm on a cold, cold, Friday night at Illegal Pete’s!

Check out Pinhead Circus this weekend with the NOBODYS. January 30th at the Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs & January 31st at the Hi-Dive in Denver!

This episode features the tracks “Carefree Metal Daze,” from Detailed Instructions for the Self Involved & the Cinema Beer Bellies! This episode ends with a live version of “Detailed Instructions for the Self Involved,” taken from their 2008 reunion show at the Marquis Theater. 

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

 

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85 – Darius Koski from SWINGIN’ UTTERS interview with Special Guests LAGWAGON!

40oz of Awesomeness with Darius Koski from The Swingin' Utters with special guest apperances from Chris Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon!

40oz of Awesomeness with Darius Koski from Swingin’ Utters with special guest appearances from Chris Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon! Artwork by Nick DiFabbio!

Darius Koski from Swingin’ Utters is today’s guest, with special appearances from Chris “Big Bitch” Flippin, Joe Raposo and Joey Cape from Lagwagon! We join Darius on the Lagwagon tour bus to talk about his early musical memories, origins, as well as Fatherhood, his upcoming solo record and why Swingin Utters have been hitting it so hard these days. The interview devolves into a fun chat with Darius and Lagwagon about their first alcoholic drinks and malt liquor! All of this and MORE in today’s super fun audio interview!

This episode features the tracks “Fistful of Hollow,” and “Agonist” from Swingin Utters’ Fistful Of Hollow and “Reign,” from Lagwagon’s Hang. Both out now on Fat Wreck Chords.

Thanks for Nick Difabbio aka Ghostfreehood for the killer artwork. Check out his art at: http://www.mysweetwretch.com/

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

Don’t miss my interview with Joey Cape & Chris Cresswell about One Week Records at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/78-joey-cape-lagwagon-chris-cresswell-the-flatliners-and-brian-wahlstrom-scorpios-discuss-one-week-records/

 

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84 – LEMURIA chat about Turnstile Comix, Entertainment Weekly, becoming comic book characters, being comfortable with each other and more!

Sugar, Spice and everything nice with some hobo named Damian.

Lemuria in Denver! Sugar, Spice and everything nice (I’ll let you figure out which is which!) with some hobo named Damian.

LEMURIA are our guests this week on the Mostly Harmless Podcast! We meet up and interview Alex, Max and Sheena in the basement green room of the Hi-Dive in Denver! We chat with them about their newest release and appearance in Turnstile Comix #3, working with Mitch Clem, appearing in Entertainment Weekly, and the art of becoming a comic book characters in both Turnstile #3 and Li’l Depressed Boy!

We also talk with the band about being comfortable with each other, First musical memories, their personal defining moments in the band, and where do they take their career from here. Max talks about joining the band while Sheena talks about the art of baking and Alex talks about Art of The Underground records and screenprinting!

This episode features the tracks, “Chihuly” from 2013’s The Distance Is So Big and “Christine Perfect” from Turnstile Comix #3!

Check out photos from the show by Jacki Vitetta:
http://newnoisemagazine.com/photos-lemuria-it-it-hybrid-mash-up-band-rips-or-ripz-depending-ask-hi-dive-denver/

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83 – Sharkanoid! Dan Potthast (Mu330) & Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug) chat about their new project!

Dammit Damian in a Rick Johnson & Dan Potthast Sharkanoid bunny sandwich!

Dammit Damian in a Rick Johnson & Dan Potthast Sharkanoid bunny sandwich!

This week’s interview is with DAN POTTHAST from Mu330 and RICK JOHNSON from Cold War Studios & Mustard Plug! They  join Damian at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado to talk about their new Pop-Punk concept album, Sharkanoid and how Guided by Voices inspired the creation of this record.

Rick spills the beans on why Ian Graham from Cheap Girls is no longer employed by Mustard Plug, and the two reflect on their first meetings, their first record purchases, adult jobs and real life, tour life and more! Dan talks about jumping into the Mustard Plug van and Rick tells us about the wait behind the new Mustard Plug record, Can’t Contain It!

This episode features the tracks, “Pillow Fight,” & “Fall Into Shame”  from Sharkanoid’s Have A Great Summer. 

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

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82 – HARD GIRLS interview! The band talks about their experiences with Operation Ivy’s Jesse Michaels and Classics of Love, their new record A Thousand Surfaces & going for it at 30 years old! Mike also talks Shinobu!

HARD GIRLS members  Max,  (with Dammit Damian in center) Mike and Morgan posing along side musical idol Scott Ian Of Anthrax at the Moon Room/Summit Music Hall in Denver

HARD GIRLS members Max, (with Dammit Damian in center) Mike and Morgan posing along side musical idol Scott Ian Of Anthrax at the Moon Room/Summit Music Hall in Denver

HARD GIRLS are our guest this week on the Mostly Harmless Podcast! We join up with Mike Huguenor, Morgan Herrell & Max Feshbach at the tail end of the band’s longest tour in Denver, Colorado. We talk to the band about their newest record, A Thousand Surfaces, and the road that led them to taking the band seriously. The band tells stories about working with Operation Ivy’s Jesse Michaels and being a part of Classics Of Love, touring with Andrew Jackson Jihad, working with Mike Park and what he thought about the band going for it fulltime at 30 years old! All this and more in today’s audio interview!

Mike Huguenor also talks to us a bit about the upcoming Shinobu release, 10 Thermidor.

This episode features the tracks, “The Quark,” & “996 Tears”  from A Thousand SurfacesThe episode ends with the new Shinobu track, “The Void,” from 10 Thermidor!

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

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81 – KIERSTON WHITE Interview! We talk about her tour with JOHN MORELAND, her family connection to Roger Miller, and following her older brother; Byron White from The Damn Quails lead into music.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE and Dammit Damian at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver.

KIERSTON WHITE is this week’s guest. She can currently be seen on tour with John Moreland. We meet up with the singer songwriter to talk about her early musical origins, how she was an annoying little sister who learned to play and sing from her older brother, Bryon White from The Damn Quails. We also talk about how she found her voice, Stage fright, her friendship with John Moreland and her family connection to ROGER MILLER. She also maybe sings a little bit of Sublime in this week’s audio adventure! Recorded backstage at 3 Kings Tavern in Denver, Colorado.

Kierston is currently on Tour with John Moreland. Those dates can be found at: http://www.kierstonwhite.com/#!calendar/c11fa

Songs from this episode include: “Happy Noon Beers” and ” The Bluebonnet Song,” both from Kierston White’s debut album; Don’t Write Love Songs

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

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80 – Speedy Ortiz interview! The band talks about how they gained their musical superpowers, the geography of Middle America and Comic Books.

speedyortizHot Damn! SPEEDY ORTIZ are our guests today on The Mostly Harmless Podcast! We meet up with the band in the basement green room of the Hi-Dive. We have a free flowing chat with the band that covers topics such as their early musical origin stories, how they chose their instruments, the geography or middle America and comic books!

Songs from this episode include: “Everything’s Bigger” from their EP, Real Hair and “Doomsday” from their brand new split 7″ with Chris Weisman for Famous Class’s LAMC single series!

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

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