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!

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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. 

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70 – MAD CADDIES INTERVIEW! Chuck Robertson talks about Dirty Rice, Musical Origins, Tour life & Lessons and more!

Chuck Robertson of Mad Caddies and a haggard looking Dammit Damian.

Chuck Robertson of Mad Caddies and a haggard looking Dammit Damian.

This week’s interview is with Chuck Robertson of MAD CADDIES! We chat with Chuck backstage at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. We talk about Chuck’s early musical origins, summer camp, tour life and lessons, touring in your 30’s, teaching younger bands, staying in the Ska Scene and the Mad Caddies new album: Dirty Rice! All this and more in today’s audio adventure!

Dirty Rice comes out May 13th on Fat Wreck Chords!

This episode features “Brand New Scar” from the 2014’s DIRTY RICE & “Road Rash” from 1997’s DUCK AND COVER.

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29- SPRINGA from SSDecontrol (SSD) & TONY BRUMMEL (Victory Records) asked me to jump in a cab… Adventures & Interviews Followed.

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

In the crazy adventures of the night, I forgot to take a photo with Springa. Please except this substitute from Verbicide.com!

Once upon a time… It was September 2012. I was in Chicago for Riot Fest. I had aquired a three day pass from my good friend Jenn Valdez. I found myself alone for the first night of Riot Fest, wandering the city with only my Google Maps GPS and my handy dandy CTA 7 Day Transit pass.

With the recommendation of my good friend and AMP Magazine Editor, Lisa Root, I decided to go check out the Naked Raygun / Dan Vapid And The Cheats after party. It was there I was fortunate enough to meet my new Best friends forever: Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese. It was there we ended up meeting Bill Stevenson (Descedents, Black Flag, Only Crime) and Zach Blair (Rise Against, Hagfish, Only Crime).

After Naked Raygun’s set we rushed off to find a Pegboy after party at The Liar’s Club, only to find it OVER! I ended up meeting and hanging out with Jeff Tackas from The Rocket Fuel podcast. We slowly ventured off in our own directions, in our own cabs.

I walked up the block to find two strange men waiting on the corner.. Little did I know that was only the beginning of my night… I jumped into a cab with Springa from SSD/SSDecontrol and Tony Brummel, the Owner of Victory Records.

This podcast is of the interview done with Springa. We talked a bit about his past,  Springa Sonic Droogs, his straight edge days, American Hardcore the movie, the ALL AGES Documentary,  and MORE!

Then Tony Brummel turned the microphone on me and started quizzing me on 80’s Wrestling!

This episode is dedicated to Lisa Root, Pat Stahl, Mike Whiteman & Kristin Seese!

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RISE AGAINST – Flashback #02 – Two Early era interviews with Rise Against about The Unraveling, Revolution Per Minute, Fat Wreck Chords, 88 Finger Louie and MORE!

More from our “Flashback” series. Interviews that took place BEFORE the podcast began. The majority of these Flashback interviews were done for the Mostly Harmless magazine we ran once upon a time.

Originally posted on Bandcamp.com to give people a general idea of what was to come with The Mostly Harmless Podcast, and to maybe even raise some money for equipment and beers. Also, I just wanted some time on a Microphone and get to use talking into a microphone in my small apartment.

These early interviews with Rise Against were taken very early on in their career. The first one was done in either late August or very, very early in September of 2011 (before the September 11th tragedies.) The interview was conducted outside Tulagi’s in Boulder, Colorado on the band’s FIRST Colorado show.

On April 23rd, 2003 we sat down and did the second interview in the basement of the long defunct 32 Bleu in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The show was on the night their second CD, REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE, hit stores.

You’ll hear a very young, ignorant dumbass kid ask stupid questions, but you’ll hear of the humble beginnings of what would one day become one of the largest bands in the world.

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