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!

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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.

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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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36 – Make Do and Mend’s James Carroll talks his early musical upbringing in Connecticut and how all roads led to Make Do and Mend.

James Carroll, Lead Vocalist and guitarist for Make Do and Mend on the streets of New York City with some cracked out homeless kid with a microphone!

James Carroll, Lead Vocalist and guitarist for Make Do and Mend on the streets of New York City with some cracked out homeless kid with a microphone!

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I’m currently tour managing Arliss Nancy from Fort Collins, Colorado. I procrastinated long enough and did not get my passport in time to join the band in Montreal for Pouzza Fest. What did I do instead? I went to visit friends and family in New York City! While I was there I managed to do a few interviews!

The first of those interviews was with James Carroll, lead vocalist and guitar player for Make Do and Mend. We talked a bit about life, the universe and everything, but mostly we sat down and talked about the singer’s early upbringing in Connecticut, how he ended up in Boston as well as how Make Do and Mend came to life and their joining into the ranks of superlabel: Rise Records.

This interview was done at the Knitting Factory in New York on the first night of their month long tour with Cheap Girls and Diamond Youth.

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34 – Dave Hause of The Loved Ones joins us from The Revival Tour to talk about having his father’s name, how traveling with Kid Dynamite influenced his musical career and more!

Damian farted and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones fame, is calling him on it. This fabulous photo is by the great jenny o.

Damian farted and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones fame, is calling him on it. This fabulous photo is by the great jenny o.

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I’ll never forget the day that The Loved Ones came blasting out of my tiny little computer speakers and knocked me across the room. My roommate, then a computer programer for a Department of Defense subcontractor came home to tell me he spent the entire day surfing Myspace and discovered a little band with members of Kid Dynamite. He knew I’d like it, but he was wrong. I loved it.

Over the years I’ve followed Dave Hause career from The Loved Ones frontman, to his humble start as a Punk Rock Singer Songwriter. While I’ve loved his output and his career, it was Dave and his  longtime cohort Colin McGinniss talk of their  hilarious tales and antics from their years as roadies of seminal Punk/Hardcore outfit Kid Dynamite in the Four Years One Gulp DVD that ignited my man-crush for Hause.

Finally my years of patience paid off handsomely as Hause  rolled into Denver as a part of this year’s Revival Tour, playing nightly with the  the country’s best singer songwriters of the punk rock variety.

We sat in the Revival Tour bus and discussed him having his father’s name and the weight that carries. We talked his early church career and how those early days factored into his current songwriting career. We also talked of his days with Kid Dynamite, Sick of It All and The Bouncing Souls and how that helped him become the musician he is today. We talked about carpentry and oh so much more in today’s podcast!

 

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12 – CHEAP GIRLS Discuss RISE RECORDS, Recording with TOM GABEL, Their origins and their hometown of Lansing, Michigan! PLUS BONUS LIVE RECORDING!

Hanging with the CHEAP GIRLS. Yes, I am grabbing Ian's ass.

Hanging with the CHEAP GIRLS. Yes, I am grabbing Ian’s ass.

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FRIENDS! I’m super excited to have with us my best good friends CHEAP GIRLS. As I talk about in the intro, These guys were the support band for my first Drag The River tour. We drank, we smoked, we partied hard for those two weeks and became fast, fast friends. I’ve watched them grow from a small little garage band into a fan favorite. Definitely a band to watch especially if you are into 90’s Alternative pop ala THE REPLACEMENTS, SMOKING POPES & THE LEMONHEADS. These guys are taking that style and introducing it to a whole new generation of kids!

We sit in the basement of the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. We sit back and talk about their new record, GIANT ORANGE, their somewhat controversial decision to sign with RISE RECORDS, recording with AGAINST ME’s TOM GABEL as the producer, Their hometown of Lansing, Michigan and just how they got into the music they play! Its fun. Its exciting and you can hear in the background The MENZINGERS, SIDEKICKS and ELWAY laughing, goofing off and having a great time.

We have a special TREAT as well. We have off their new album and opening the intro is “RUBY” from GIANT ORANGE. Then at the end of the episode we have an almost ten minute excerpt from their LIVE SHOW at the MARQUIS! Those songs include: “NO ONE TO BLAME” From their debut album, FIND ME A DRINK HOME. Followed by “SUNNYSIDE” from MY ROARING 20’s and “MERCY GO ROUND” from GIANT ORANGE wraps things up!

AND EVEN MORE BONUS FOR YOU THIS WEEK!
After the show, I followed the band to Fort Collins, Colorado. They spent the night at the Arliss Nancy/Elway CHOWDER HOUSE from Episode Seven. IAN was kind enough to play a few acoustic songs for me, and I recorded them on my cellphone telephone camera! Those songs are “CORED TO EMPTY” from GIANT ORANGE & “HEY HEY I’M WORN OUT” From MY ROARING 20’s! You can find that video by clicking “READ MORE” at the bottom of this post!

For more information about CHEAP GIRLS please visit:
http://cheapgirls.net/
http://www.facebook.com/CheapGirlsMusic
http://twitter.com/cheap_girls
http://www.riserecords.com/
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