92 – CHRIS FOGAL Interview on DWAYNE’s debut LP, Black In Bluhm’s success and more!

The puppet master, Chris Fogal, at work in Black In Bluhm studios in Denver!

The puppet master, Chris Fogal, at work in Black In Bluhm studios in Denver!

CHRIS FOGAL! In this week’s interview we join The Gamits front man at his recording studio, Black In Bluhm, to talk about the studio’s success, Denver at large and his new band: DWAYNE’s self-titled debut on Paper + Plastick!

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

We’re happy that to have Fogal return to the show. We talked about Fogal’s origins, The Gamits & more in Episode 4 waaaay back in 2013!

In this week’s interview we join Fogal back at Black In Bluhm after 3 and a half years to talk about his success as an engineer & musician, if he’s a workaholic & The Denver Scene at large! We also talk about Dwayne, Fogal’s new band with Andy Tanner (Laymen Terms), Michael Marti (Sweden’s Goodbye Fairbanks & Midrake) Andy Tomas (Only Thunder/Tin Horn Prayer) & touring drummer Justin Forrest (Dirty Few & many more)! All of this and more in today’s audio interview!

This episode features the tracks “Be With Me” & “I’ma Going To Hell,” both from the self-titled debut from Dwayne. Available now from Paper  + Plastick.

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

 

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56 – MASKED INTRUDER! A hilarious interview with the band about their first loves, first thefts, first records, thought on the films High Fidelity, E.T. and more!

Masked Intruder and Officer Bradford at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. You can't see it, but Blue is intruding my back pockets at this moment.....

Masked Intruder and Officer Bradford at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins. You can’t see it, but Blue is intruding my back pockets at this moment…..

Be prepared to laugh your ass off!  For this interview, MASKED INTRUDER join us from backstage of the FAT TOUR 2013! They tell us the tales of their first loves, first thefts, and their first records! They also dispense valuable relationship advice, discuss the finer points of High Fidelity, their ideal women, E.T. and more!

This episode was recorded backstage at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins where the band performed with Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag and Get Dead!

This episode features, “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight,” and “Wish You Were Mine” from 2012’s Self-titled album on Red Scare and Fat Wreck Chords! 

 

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

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27 – Matt Allison of ATLAS STUDIOS (Alkaline Trio, Lawrence Arms, Menzingers, The Arrivals!)

Matt Allison of Atlas Studios is Camera shy… Why not look at a hot photo of his boards instead! If this was MTV Cribs, this would be where the magic happens!

 

Buddies! I’ve never had as magical a time as I’ve had in Chicago for Riot Fest 2012. But today’s episode is not about the adventure I had, but one of the Chicago specific heroes I met on my adventure.

I’ve been following the works of Matt Allison since I was 16 or 17 years old. It all started when I picked up a copy of BEN IS DEAD magazine or FLIPSIDE, don’t ask me which, because I do not remember now, in my early 30’s. I ordered a record by a then little known band called THE BROADWAYS. The Broadways would break up and soon spawn The Lawrence Arms, but not before introducing me to SLAPSTICK, TUESDAY, and ALKALINE TRIO.

Matt Allison at the time was just a young hungry music producer/engineer, but of my youth and many like my own, he was the man behind some of my favorite records. He was the man who recorded Alkaline Trio’s Goddammit. He recorded The Lawrence Arms “Apathy and Exhaustion.” He is responsible for such modern day miracles such as Smoke Or Fire’s “This Sinking Ship” to The Menzingers’ “Chamberlain Waits” and “On The Impossible Past.”

Matt Allison is the Duke of Chicago Punk Rock Royalty and he let me into his Kingdom. He let me walk around the place that he holds court and allowed a little man like me access to the man that would be king.

Of course I am over selling it all. Allison is only responsible for some of the most influential punk rock records of the last 15-20 years, but he’s humble, and awestruck with his success.

I have never been luckier than I was the day that Matt Allison allowed me to join him inside Atlas Studios. I had gotten lost, I was sweating profusely, I was loosing my voice, and I was in my own punk rock Mecca. Matt took me in and comforted me, welcomed me into his home. He was quiet and reserved, but not shy. He’s just not use to being the center of attention. He’s normally the guy who takes the attention and accents it with his magical tools.

We sat in the lounge of ATLAS STUDIOS and talked of many things. Among those things we talked about, we touched on mostly the following subjects:

  • What Matt Allison wanted to be when he grew up.
  • How he went from being a Guitar player to engineer.
  • Recording Uncle Tupelo’s FIRST Demo and setting them on the path to stardom with Wilco.
  • Opening up his own studio and why ATLAS.
  • How one hears music after recording it for so long.
  • How much music does one listen to after recording all day long.
  • The art of getting bands to play their best
  • How he feels about his mark on modern day punk rock
  • His favorite recordings of the year
  • Where does Atlas go from here!

For more information on Matt Allison and Atlas Studios please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlas-Studios/296921849792
http://twitter.com/Atlas_Chicago
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10 -KRIS ROE from THE ATARIS

Best Friends Forever! Kris Roe from The Ataris and Dammit Damian

Best Friends Forever! Kris Roe from The Ataris and Dammit Damian

Hello Friends! We sit down with Kris in the Pinball loft room at Moe’s BBQ in Denver. The first few moments of the interview have some Audio issues, but overall the episode is GREAT! I’m super happy with it.

Big thanks to Danny Sax from Moe’s BBQ & The Gothic for helping to set this interview up. Killer guy and killer venues!

We open the show up with “All Souls Day,” off the upcoming Ataris album and currently on the 7 inch entitled “All Souls Day”/”Graveyard of the Atlantic.” You can find tha 7 inch over at: http://store.paperandplastick.com/products/6543

We close the episode with an acoustic take on the most loved Ataris song ever, “San Dimas Football Rules!” You can find that track on Kris’ “Pay What You Want.” Acoustic album, ” Hang Your Head in Hope ”  over at: http://theataris.bandcamp.com/

For more information about Kris Roe please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/theataris
http://www.theatarismerch.com/
http://www.twitter.com/theataris
http://www.paperandplastick.com
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04 – THE GAMITS Chris Fogal interview about his early origins, skateboarding, TaunTaun and the Black and Bluhm Recording Studios!

Hello Friends! Today’s episode I talk with CHRIS FOGAL, front man of one of my all time favorite Pop-Punk bands, THE GAMITS. We sit down in the not quite yet finished Black in Bluhm recording studios and talk about the early Gamits years, their unfortunate end, how TaunTaun came into existence, working and starting a recording studio and the rebirth of The Gamits!

Today’s episode also features the Gamits tracks Delusional & The Last of the Mullets!

Pick up the most excellent Gamits split with Red City Radio at:
http://store.paperandplastick.com/products/14233

We talk a lot about streaming music in today’s episode. You can stream The Gamits at: http://thegamits.bandcamp.com/ and TaunTaun at: http://tauntaun.bandcamp.com/

 

For more information about Chris Fogal and his many, many projects please visit:
http://www.thegamits.com
http://www.blackinbluhm.com/
http://www.facebook.com/tauntaunmetal
http://paperandplastick.com/artistdetail.php?id=32
http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com/bands/active/gamits/

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