131 – LAUREN DENITZIO aka LAUREN MEASURE from Worriers & The Measure[SA] talks her arts & music careers, songwriting & Imaginary Life!

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LAUREN DENITZIO from WORRIERS & The Measure[SA] is this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

Lauren Denitzio from Worriers & The Measure[SA] found herself with an extra day off in Denver after a wedding. Instead of sitting around watching tv (or hanging out with family) Lauren decided to play an afternoon acoustic show at Mutiny Information Cafe. We sat and watched local comedians film, Adam Cayton-Holland & Andrew Orvedahl film scenes for their TruTv show Those who Can’t.

Lauren and I talk about her career in Arts & Music, how she got to be where she is and how she didn’t let anything get in her way. We also talk about song-writing, finding your voice, and working with Laura Jane Grace on their latest record, “Imaginary Life!” All of this and more in today’s podcast!

Note, there was an experimental music showcase going on in the back room of Mutiny, at times the background noise can be a little loud, but it makes it feel like you are eavesdropping on two friends hanging out in a loud coffee shop.

Here’s a video of “Never Were” recorded that evening at Mutiny Information Cafe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mlc_weiNxQ

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125 – Larkin Poe & Jesse Hughes from Eagles Of Death Metal

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver

Left, Damian is nervous being in a Larkin Poe sandwich! Right: Jesse Hughes plays a Dark Santa Claus at Riot Fest Denver!

LARKIN POE! JESSE HUGHES of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL! Both are the special guests on this week’s DOUBLE Mostly Harmless Podcast episode!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!

We had our guest for this week’s episode fall through and rather than skip an episode, we’re posting these slightly older video interviews in podcast form!

First up, Damian chats backstage at the Paramount Theater with the Lovell sisters, Megan and Rebecca. Together they make up Larkin Poe and were in Denver as both the opening act and support act for Elvis Costello! They chat about their long road to success, work ethic, Touring with Elvis Costello and how it feels to have your lifelong work finally pay off! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgsT_b3Bh_Y

Next up is a chat with Eagles Of Death Metal mastermind, Jesse Hughes from their tour bus at Riot Fest Denver in September of 2015! Jesse had invited a group of us to their tour bus to hang out, drink beers and chat! While hanging out, we manage to discuss Jesse losing his virginity, being an outsider, finding himself, and more importantly finding rock n roll! Rather watch the video? You can find that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vgwa0Ld-GM

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117 – Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest talks about the art & life of a music publicist!

HEATHER WEST, owner of Western Publicity and publicist for RIOT FEST is on this week’s Mostly Harmless Podcast.

Heather West has the best stories. She’s done a little bit of everything in the world of entertainment, but first and foremost she is a storyteller. Meet her backstage at Riot Fest or at a concert and she’ll regale you with the best stories of her time in the entertainment world. I decided I wanted to meet and I wanted  her to tell her own story in this week’s podcast!

We talk about how she became a publicist,  her time at Victory Records, breaking bands such as Taking Back Sunday and starting her own publicity company! We also talk to her about what a publicist does, what to do to take your band there and what a publicist is looking for! All of this and more from Roscoe Village Pub in Chicago!

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

This episode includes the music from Brett Newski with “Black Taxi Car,” from HI-FI D.I.Y. EP & Vamos with “Spiderbait,” from Spiderbait!

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

 

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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!

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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

 

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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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79 – BUZZCOCKS – Steve Diggle interview about The Way, Crowdfunding, longevity, sleep deprivation and more at Riot Fest Denver

Steve Diggle photo taken from The Buzzcocks facebook page because DAMMIT Damian was too nervous to take a photo.

Steve Diggle photo taken from The Buzzcocks facebook page because DAMMIT Damian was too nervous to take a photo.

WOAH! STEVE DIGGLE FROM THE BUZZCOCKS is our guest on today’s episode! We sit down backstage at Riot Fest Denver in the Visiting team locker room at Mile High Stadium and talk to the 59 year old guitar player for the highly influential punk band!

We talk to Steve about sleep deprivation, the longevity of the band & songs, crowd-funding of  their new album, The Way; the unending well of creative juices, festivals and oh so much more in today’s interview!

 

Songs from this episode include: “It’s Not You” from their upcoming record, The Way as well as “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” from the classic record Love Bites.

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47 – THE COPYRIGHTS ADAM FLETCHER (Dear Landlord) and KRIS ROE of The ATARIS at Riot Fest Denver!

Members of The COPYRIGHTS molesting the poor Natty Boh mascot!

Members of The COPYRIGHTS molesting the poor Natty Boh mascot!

Alright Buddies! Welcome to what was originally intended to be our Riot Fest Denver Interview show! Sadly things did not go as planned, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a fantastic episode! Because it is!

This week we join Adam Fletcher of THE COPYRIGHTS in front of the Marquis Theater in Denver to talk about growing up in a small town, discovering punk rock, starting a band and the perks of growing up in a small town! We also talk a little bit about touring, and DEAR LANDLORD!

Then we randomly run into KRIS ROE from THE ATARIS backstage waiting for AGAINST ME! to play! WHAT?!?! Crazy small world. Kris remembered me from the previous interview we did in 2012! Kris was kind enough to talk to us about the many festivals he has played all over the world and how they compare. What bands he would like to see reunite and how he discovered THE REPLACEMENTS!

Kris Roe getting harassed by a filthy homeless bum in the dirt pit that was Backstage Riot Fest Denver!

Kris Roe getting harassed by a filthy homeless bum in the dirt pit that was Backstage Riot Fest Denver!

This interview was to be the first of MANY interviews about our weekend at May Farms for Riot Fest Denver! As things work out, I kept running into a ton of band members backstage, but always when they were watching their friends and favorite bands play. I’d ask them if we could grab a quick word with them, but as it was they were there to watch their friends and favorite bands play. They’d tell me, “SURE! We’ll do it after this set!” Then things wouldn’t work out. Hey, that’s life right?

While my Press pass did not grant me side stage access, I somehow found myself side stage watching Against Me, Alkaline Trio, THE REPLACEMENTS and FLAG! It was a hell of a weekend!

We’ll have a full write up on Riot Fest Denver posted over at New Noise Magazine later this week!

Check below for my videos of THE REPLACEMENT from backstage!

 

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