Jughead's Basement
Jughead's Basement
John "Jughead" Pierson
Jughead's Basement is hosted by Screeching Weasel, Mopes, and Even In Blackouts' co-founder John Jughead Pierson.  The podcast has three subcategories: Dissections of punk records.  Long-form interviews of punk & alternative musicians, comedians, and underground performers.  Plus, lastly, an old fashion radio adventure that tells the twisted tale of two men attached to one body roaming an unknown mansion meeting and interviewing different guests every episode.
Episode 194: Episode 194: Marc Ruvolo of No Empathy, Fur Coats, Chia Pet, Author and founder of Johann's Face Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 194: Marc Ruvolo of No Empathy, Chia Pet, Fur Coats, and Johann's Face Records talks to us about his new novel Pieties, Childhood From City To Suburbs To City, First Shows With No Empathy And Ongoing Trouble with CASH (Chicago Area Skinheads), Rise And Fall Of Walkthrufyre Records, Working with Roadkill Records, The Formation of Mark's Record Label Johann's Face, Ben Weasel Don't Like It, They Weren't Just Bands On A Label They Were Our Friends, The Affect of Coming Out Of The Closet on No Empathy, His Work With Chicago Homocore, plus much much marc more!Johann's Face BandcampMarc Ruvolo on X (Twitter)Marc's first book SloeMarc's new book Pieties (releases April 20th 2024) Pre order
Apr 8
1 hr 32 min
Episode 193: Episode 193: Chris Wrenn of Bridge Nine Records and Sully's Brand on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 193: Chris Wrenn of Bridge 9 Records and Sully's Brand talks to us about Hardcore Passion to Business Hat, On The Road Representing His Bands As An Ambassador For Bridge Nine, Is There Talent In Creating A Roster, Sully's Brand And The Boston Red Sox, DYS And A Bands' Journey Through Years And Style plus much much hardcore more!Bridge Nine WebsiteSully's Brand WebsiteBridge Nine Bandcamp
Mar 25
1 hr 24 min
Episode 192: Episode 192: Jonathan Anastas of DYS on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 192 with Jonathan Anastas of DYS and Slapshot talks to us about: On being a left handed bassist, Metal to Punk to Metal to Crossover to a hodgepodge of influences, Every punk band is a small business, Decadence - Newbury Comics - Slam Dance and MTV, Long time relationship with Dave Smalley, Entrance and exit of Slapshot, Dickie Barret and play-to-win, plus much much straight edge more marketing and hardcore melody more more more!(In the intro I say Brotherhood was released in 1982... it was 1983)Where to purchase Brotherhood 40th Anniversary Vinyl:Bridge Nine
Mar 11
1 hr 44 min
Episode 191: Episode 191: John Wright of nomeansno, Hanson Brothers, and Dead Bob, along with author Jason Lamb on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 191: John Wright of No Means No, and Author Jason Lamb talk to us about the book NOMEANSNO FROM OBSCURITY TO OBLIVION (an oral history), Jughead and John have a pre-interview discussion about topography and road atlases, how the book came to be, there is an underlying sadness alleviated by moments of joy, how does an oral history work and journalism, John Wright's job is not to intellectualize his music but to express it, the community that punk rock allows plus much much, dead, no, bob, means, hanson, no, more!Where to get the book at PM PressDead Bob Bandcamp
Jan 29
1 hr 37 min
Episode 190: Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Discomfort Creature, Dwayen, and Midrake on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Dwayne, Midrake, Discomfort Creature talks to us about his late start to punk, drums a more natural but more often the guitarist on stage, metal band TAUNTAUN, the effect of pop punk in the mainstream, Black in Bluhm Recording Studio, the pitfalls of announcing your band's break up, working with Joey Cape, Gamits reformation and the effort to emotionally and musically support each other, Midrake, on being a worthless trailing spouse, plus much much creature dwayne midgamit comfort more more more!  Gamits BandcampDiscomfort Creature Bandcamp
Jan 10
1 hr 27 min
Episode 189: Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic and Co Founder of Merge Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic, Brick and the co-founder of Merge Records talks to us about school in New York forming Bricks and studying lit and history, preserving a scene compared to growing a scene, melody with a nod to dissonance, Merge, Matador, and Touch & Go, creating a label and its job as a filter, the dire situation within independent music, plus much chunky chunk chunk chunkity more more more!Link to Merge Records
Dec 18, 2023
1 hr 9 min
Episode 188: Episode 188: Paul (Coyote) Fleischmann of The DeeCRACKS and The Ratcliffs on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 188: Paul (Coyote) Fleischmann of The Ratcliffs and DeeCRACKS talks to us about the universe expanding and owning a telescope, growing up in Innsbruck Austria, at university in Russia and speaking multiple languages to varying degrees, influences and similarities, Ratcliffs' history and the struggle to keep a line-up and the joining of the DeeCRACKS, translating is a little like acting, plus much bubblegum, mental, sonic, supermarket warfare more more moreIThe Ratcliffs at Monster Zero
Dec 12, 2023
1 hr 27 min
Episode 187: Episode 187: Damon Locks of Trenchmouth, The Eternals, and The Black Monument Ensemble on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 187: Damon Locks of Trenchmouth, The Eternals, Black Monument Ensemble and more talks to us about Chicago Is a Collage, Trenchmouth Becomes One Entity, "Jello Biafra Prepared Me For This World, Intention in Music and Art, The Eternals Out of Time Out of Place Yet Appreciated in Brazil, Frontman to Constructor to The Black Monument Ensemble, Music As a Conversation in the Real World plus much much exploding ensemble mouth trenched eternal monument more more more!Editor Correction: When Damon was talking about Angela Davis I mistakenly played a clip from his song Solar Power of Amina Baraka, partner of poet/artist Amiri Baraka.Damon on Turned Out A Punk
Dec 4, 2023
1 hr 44 min
Episode 186: Episode 186: Michael (Yeahman) Marti of DeeCRACKS and Midrake on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
​Episode 186: Michael (Yeahman) Marti of DeeCRACKS, Midrake, Dwayne, Gamits, and owner of Yeahman;s Vintage and Used Guitars talks to us about flute or guitar, Jughead's story about his DJ amp becoming his guitar amp on Boogada Boogada Boogada, running a label in Switzerland, we discuss us both being lefties, putting your soul into it and technicality is not needed, band relation to the Gamits and the formation of Midrake, joining the DeeCRACKS, recording a prerecorded catalog allows no time for bullshit, plus much much marti more midrake more more more!DeeCracks Record with Michael MartiMidrake record on Bandcamp
Nov 21, 2023
1 hr 34 min
Episode 185: Episode 185: Matt and Mike of DeeCracks on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests
Episode 185: Matt and Mike of the DeeCracks talk to us about their new record 20 Years A Frantic Effort, Its Rerecording And Its Benefits, Spontaneity And Intention, Michael Marti The New Bass Player, An In Depth Discussion About the Working And Friend Relationship Between Mike And Matt, Never Chose To Make It A Life Time But Here We Are, Our Small Town Was Our Universe, Touring Russia And Japan, Which Punk Rockers Do Not Sweat plus much much cretin deecrack midrake and more!Pirate Press WebsiteDeeCracks Official Website
Nov 6, 2023
1 hr 20 min
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