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July 1, 2020
Today we have Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter on the program. He's an incredibly prolific and compelling musician that has spent a majority of his life involved in independent music not only in this band but also with his previous band, The Receiving End of Sirens. We get deep into our mutual appreciation for nu-metal, ambition and his early touring life. A must listen! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 24, 2020
We have Henry Cox, vocalist from Boston Manor, on the show this week. They release their newest LP in early May and what a weird time to not be able to tour! Henry and I discussed being raised in the UK, changing sounds within your band and larger than life musical acts. Enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 17, 2020
Fellow podcasters unite! I have Toby Morrell from Emery and the Bad Christian Podcast hanging out this week. We go very deep on his late exposure to subculture, trying new things and his southern upbringing. He's a good friend and we had a very relaxed conversation during this time at home. Emery has just released a new record as well called "White Line Fever" that you need to listen to, NOW. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 10, 2020
Hope you are all being safe and making your voice heard in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with. We have Will Putney from End/Fit For an Autopsy coming onto the podcast today to discuss his life in New Jersey, bioengineering and managing creativity. It's quite a ride that Will has been on, so I appreciate his willingness to discuss so openly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 3, 2020
I just can't do it this week. Please be safe and take care of yourself/everyone around you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 27, 2020
Let's get heavy. Matt Honeycutt from Kublai Khan TX is on the show this week and we dive deep into preconceived notions of what the band is, Texas living and slow growth. I had no idea we'd be rolling our sleeves up and getting as real as we did in this discussion, but here it is. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2020
Shredder alert! We have JB Brubaker from August Burns Red on the show this week discussing the process of meeting your heroes, defying expectations and longevity. I always appreciate when people are excited to come on the show and even more appreciative when they open themselves up as JB did. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
Today we have one of the best booking agents in the game, Nick Storch from Artist Group International, on the show this week. We recorded this episode before the pandemic ground the music industry to a halt, but Nick's story is compelling nonetheless. We discuss him finding his way to booking, personal taste and how that affects who he works with and the music industry at large. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 6, 2020
Drain seems to be everywhere and now we get to know Sam Ciaramitaro (the vocalist) a lot better. Sam and I had a fun conversation about growing up in San Pedro, hustle and why he never likes to wear pants. Let's do this! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 29, 2020
Justine Jones is the vocalist from Employed To Serve and works at an incredible label called Holy Roar Records and of course is our guest this week. We get in depth with nu-metal, being married to a band mate and life in England. Quite a pleasant chat and one that I hope you enjoy.
April 22, 2020
Elder is one of my favorite bands around right now and I had the privilege to chat with Nick Disalvo from the band. If you are a fan of anything metal/progressive/doom/stoner you will fall in love with what the band has going on. We discuss Nick's life being raised in the suburbs, his experience being an exchange student and sticking to his DIY roots. Enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.
April 15, 2020
Hope you are staying INSIDE and safe! We have another great discussion to bring you this week to keep you company (or distracted). Jesse Korman is the vocalist from The Number 12 Looks Like You, a tech/art/metal/whatever you want to call them band. I remember trying to sign the band when I was working at Century Media Records and Jesse always had a very distinct vision for the band, which I admired. We discuss his early life, the hustle it takes to keep a band around and pursuing his creative outlets. Enjoy!
April 8, 2020
We are back! Thanks for your patience over these past two weeks while we retooled our back end stuff but here we are to keep you company over these long days. My guest this week is Casey Cavaliere from The Wonder Years. I am a huge fan of his band and we got connected over email and I decided, he's perfect for the pod! We discuss aging gracefully as a band in this scene, big moments and longevity. Hope you are being safe wherever you are. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.
April 1, 2020
In this weeks BONUS episode, I have my good friend Joey Cahill from 6131 Records on the show to discuss how this new reality is affecting him, his label and we discuss the implications to the music industry as a whole and where that could leave the insanely busy 2020 fall touring/festival schedule.
March 18, 2020
Happy Quarantining wherever you may be! Hopefully you are staying healthy, safe and inside. Please welcome Riley Gale to the show this week, who is the vocalist for the almighty Power Trip. We discuss his relationship with touring, the music business...
March 11, 2020
I had a great experience recording my first "live" podcast at the NAMM Conference back in January of 2020 with my good friend Andy Othling from Lowercase Noises at the Gator Cases booth. We get in deep with his struggles and bond over anxiety,...
March 7, 2020
A special bonus episode of the podcast this week is a discussion I had with my good friend Finn Mckenty who runs a great YouTube/Podcast channel called The Punk Rock MBA. He had me on the show to discuss the business of podcasting and we get real deep...
March 4, 2020
Ryan Patterson is a lifer. He currently plays in the incredible Fotocrime and has put time in other genera pushing bands like Coliseum and The National Acrobat. He's a very thoughtful person and I was delighted to have him on the show discussing his...
February 26, 2020
Welcome to this weeks chat with my good friend, Josh Hagquist from The Beautiful Mistake! We get into the history of the band, his life being a trumpet player and ego. We really pick apart so many topics that don't typically get covered in this show, so...
February 19, 2020
We have a double header of modern metalcore for you today! First up, we have Ethan from Great American Ghost discussing keeping his band together and balancing real life/tour life. Then, I have Travis Tabron who used to sing for the band Varials. We...
February 12, 2020
I had the distinct pleasure of having the extremely talented musician, Chelsea Wolfe, on the podcast this week. We discuss all things Northern California, being a weirdo and making your music diverse. It was such a unique energy she brought to the podcast and I appreciated it immensely.Check out Great American Ghost and their new track, "Prison Of Hate" on Spotify. Their new LP is out on February 14. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
February 5, 2020
Scott Lee, the man/myth and legend is on the show today. He's put on music festivals, managed bands, started companies and so much more...all within the music industry. He's my friend and a great human being. He shares his life experience in building communities, running festivals and being kind. This is a must listen to anyone interested in the music industry at large. Check out Great American Ghost and their new track, "Altar of Snakes on Spotify. Their new LP is out on February 14. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
January 29, 2020
An old friend of the show, Ronen Kauffman, is on the show today. He's the vocalist for punk/hardcore misfits, Zombie Apocalypse, and an OG podcaster with his incredible show called Issue Oriented. We discuss creative expression, podcasting's early days and mindfulness. Enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
January 22, 2020
A indie rock legend Scott Hobart from Giants Chair is on the podcast this week to discuss his bands new LP (spoiler alert, it's great!), his rural upbringing and of course, skateboarding. We also discuss the bands early touring days with Boys Life, Mineral and others. A real treat so listen up and enjoy. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink. 
January 15, 2020
The Vegan Meathead, Daniel Austin, joins the podcast today. Daniel is the vocalist from hardcore band Die Young and a prolific author of books, poetry and his first work of fiction entitled Cane Field. We discuss weightlifting, writing and DIY touring. Enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
January 8, 2020
Back to our regularly scheduled programming and this week we have Ben Cook from No Warning/Young Guv and Fucked Up chatting on the podcast. We discuss his life as a child actor, music journalism and pursuing opportunities. Pull up a chair and learn a thing or two. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink. 
January 1, 2020
Our annual reflection of the years best music (in our humble opinion) from three nerds who have been keeping these same lists for many years. We discuss our listening habits and what records made our lists. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Spotify Playlist of all our favorites from this year! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
December 18, 2019
I have my long time friend, Marc Jackson, on the podcast today. He's one of the most prolific drummers/musicians here in Orange County as he has played in a dozen or so bands in the past and currently gigs around with The Eulogy. He also is an incredible tattoo artist and we get into that subculture quite a bit in this chat. We also talk about the interesting experience of recording "You Don't Have To Be Blood To Be Family" with Throwdown at a hair metal "legends" studio. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink. 
December 11, 2019
The director of the highly acclaimed documentary about Agnostic Front entitled "The Godfathers of Hardcore", Ian McFarland, is on the show this week. We get in deep on self reflection, music videos and being a “rock star”. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink. 
December 4, 2019
We have TWO great conversations for the price of one today. First up, we have Franke Blydenburgh from Rockabilia discussing with me the merch world, how bootlegs work and the changing ecosystem of that side of the business. INCREDIBLY fascinating stuff. Then, Aaron Gillespie from The Almost/Underoath jumps on the line and we get in DEEP with aesthetics, not being a "cool band" and anxiety. We also discuss his role as a father to his kids and so much more. Enjoy! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
November 27, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! All the way from Sweden, I have Johannes from Cult Of Luna on the show today. I had wanted him on the show for quite a long time as I knew he'd share insights on Swedish hardcore and punk that very few could. We discuss Umea hardcore, finding balance in one's life and passion. He also shares some wild stories from the late 90's and the Umea hardcore scene that have to be heard. Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
November 13, 2019
We have Tyler Riley the guitarist of modern metal core heroes Gideon, on the podcast today. It's sort of a book end discussion from when their drummer, Jake Smelley, came on the show to discuss the bands transition away from the "Christian" moniker. We get in deep to Nashville hardcore, style changes and the longevity of some bands. Dive in! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order.The best place for all of your VIP experiences at shows is with Soundrink.
November 6, 2019
Happy November! We have a great discussion with Tim McMahon from Mouthpiece/Hands Tied today on the show. The discussion topics include practicality, touring experiences and why he stays involved with the scene at large. Mouthpiece was a huge band for my early hardcore "discovery years" so I am proud to bring this chat to you. Visit SoundRink.com to check tour dates for your favorite bands find out about some incredible and immersive VIP experiences. Use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order from Rockabilia.com, the best merch store on the internet. 
October 30, 2019
The conclusion of our month focused on the great state of North Carolina and their vibrant punk and hardcore scene features none other than Johnny Smrdel from Beloved and Advent. We discuss his life as a Navy brat, identity and working hard. As always, thanks for the support of the show and please share around!
October 23, 2019
What an episode and what a band! Jon Tuttle from Codeseven continues our march down North Carolina's storied punk/hardcore past with a very interesting discussion on how they almost signed with Earache Records, being a "bands band" and how he played in a band with not one, but both of his brothers. Do yourself a favor and dive into this episode, you won't be bummed. PC100WORDS is the code for 15% off your order via our pals at Rockabilia. All officially licensed and the highest quality band merch you can shake a stick at. Bridge Nine Records is proud to present Spiral Heads. A killer 7" from members of MGMT, Doomriders and American Nightmare. It's like an early 80's SST band. Check it out. 
October 16, 2019
North Carolina represent! Adam Morgan, the drummer of Hopesfall, is on the show this week to discuss the "secular" music scene, collecting vinyl and big budget records (aka I confirm/deny the story of "The Satellite Years" costing 20k to record). It was a delightful conversation and I am happy to bring it to you. Use the code PC100WORDS for 15% off of your order at Rockabilia. Incredible company and infinite choices. Pre-order all of the cool Agnostic Front stuff that Bridge Nine has up now.
October 9, 2019
North Carolina month continues! This week we have Jimmy Chang from Sect, Undying and Catharsis hopping on Skype one afternoon and talking about life in North Carolina, early touring experiences and being bad at business. He's also got one of the best jumps in hardcore, so pay attention! Bridge Nine Records has two great Agnostic Front pre-orders up now, check it out! Use the code PC100WORDS for 10% off of your order at Rockabilia. Incredible merch, reasonable prices and independently owned.
October 2, 2019
Welcome to the month of North Carolina! We are taking a long look at this incredible punk/hardcore/indie scene by interviewing some of the people who have helped build it up. This week is my friend Tommy Rogers from Between the Buried and Me making a RETURN appearance on the show. We get into a ton of different things including what it means to be a "working class" band, being a fan boy and being open to change. I love him and I love this discussion. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Bridge Nine Records and their two new pre-orders from Agonstic Front. Check them out!
September 25, 2019
Welcome to the Fall and dive into this fun discussion with Patrick Miranda from Movements. We talk about growing up in Orange County, the birth of MySpace discovery and being a hardcore kid. He was forthcoming and open about all of the questions I hit him with, which in my mind...makes a great episode. Enjoy!
September 18, 2019
We have on the show this week, Shane Durgee who was the vocalist for the pre-Earth Crisis band called Framework. Often overlooked in the lore of Syracuse hardcore, I wanted to have Shane on to discuss what the early days of that scene was like. The episode also serves as a compendium to a previous episode that we did a few weeks ago with Scott Crouse from Earth Crisis about each of their full lengths. Shane and I get in depth with some fun EC stories and more. Listen and enjoy!
September 11, 2019
What a Wednesday! We have Anthony from Ceremony on the show this week to discuss his bands long career, the cultivation of his early music tastes, confidence and evolution. It's a real insightful discussion about the creative process and defying expectations. Not to mention, Ceremony's new LP is incredible so check that out.
September 4, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky in the house! I spoke to Brent Mills from Greyhaven this week on the pod about that very music scene he was raised in, drug use and the idea of being "competitive" in the music industry. Even if you've never heard the band, you will find a lot of enjoyment in this chat.
August 28, 2019
A bit of a different format this week but one that I think you will enjoy. I took a look at every full-length in Earth Crisis' catalog, brought the guitarist Scott Crouse onto the podcast and took a deep dive into the mentality of where the band was at, their process and other fun stories that surrounded each of the LP's. The result is what you hear and honestly, blew my mind. So many incredible stories and anecdotes were shared that even the super fan of Earth Crisis will have no idea about. I call it a "Self Audit" and I hope to do this more.
August 21, 2019
We have a two for the price of one podcast today! For the "main" part of the podcast, I have my old friend George Pettit on the show today. He's the vocalist for the now active Alexisonfire. We hopped on the phone one day (some dodgy cell service up in Canada) and discussed his life as a firefighter, being a reluctant frontman and the importance of obsession. Before that discussion, I have Dan Thomson from Sparrows on. They are a great hardcore band that deserves your attention. Enjoy the supersized episode!
August 14, 2019
I am pleased to bring you this great chat with my friend Lance Wells who is the vocalist of Las Vegas hardcore band Faded Grey. If you have never listened to them, rectify that immediately. We get in deep with skating as a gateway, desert life and the Army of Kids. Lance opened up a lot and I was very happy to have this conversation. Enjoy!
August 7, 2019
Happy 7th anniversary to the show! We keep chugging along and this week is a special discussion with John Dyer Baizley from Baroness. I have loved the band for quite some time and finally had a chance to bring John on, and he did not disappoint. We get in deep with DIY culture, love of the process and defying boundaries. It's a reflective look on a very creative mind. Get 20% off your order from DripDrop, the incredible tasting drink mix to battle dehydration by using the code WORDS20. Visit Sonos to check out their incredible line of speakers to outfit your home in superior sound. Try Petreleaf, CBD products from Colorado to help your pet along with a variety of ailments. Get 10% off by using the code WORDS at checkout.  
July 31, 2019
All Out War. What a band. I get to present to you a chat that I had with the vocalist of All Out War, Mike Score. We dive deep into upstate New York and the surrounding hardcore/metal scenes, being an introvert and his life as a teacher. Fun stuff indeed! DripDrop is the best rehydration drink in the world. Don't take my word for it, try it out and get 20% off of your first order.
July 24, 2019
Our favorite, Nathan Gray from Boy Sets Fire, returns for another interesting discussion about his life in and around music. Our last podcast was over six years ago, so we dove back in and discussed abuse, being engaged in art and starting small. Enjoy! Battle dehydration with DripDrop and get 20% if you use the code WORDS. The best way to share music is with the Earbuds Music app. It's free so download it today!
July 17, 2019
What a killer chat with Tom Damiano from Trail Of Lies. We dive into his early metalcore years, aesthetics of the band and responsibility. Not to mention we discuss why the band chooses not to commit their lives to the road and how that helps them be creative. Enjoy! Visit our sponsors: Rockabilia.com - use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% your order. PetReleaf - incredible CBD oil for your pets. Use the code WORDS for 10% off your order. DripDrop - get hydrated and use the code WORDS for 20% off. 
July 10, 2019
The man, Mr. Jonah Matranga is on the podcast today. He's the frontman of Far and his solo project OneLineDrawing, but now known as just his namesake. We engage in a conversation about music as a commodity fork in the road decisions and cult of personality. He was open, engaged and not afraid to get deep. Check out his new project called Halfway To A Hundred and help him get it funded.
July 3, 2019
This was a real treat to have my friend Drew DiJorio the vocalist from Stray From the Path on the show. We discussed keyboard warriors, ego and the influence of “Jackass” on the youth of a certain age. Enjoy! Get hydrated with DripDrop, the best tasting and fastest acting mix on the market. Use the code WORDS for 20% off of your order. Try PetReleaf for your dog or cat's ailments. Get 20% off of your order by using the code WORDS.
June 26, 2019
Happy Wednesday! It's time to bring you another compelling conversation from a person who is profoundly influenced by punk/hardcore/indie rock and today, we have a great one. David Kelling the vocalist from bay area rockers Culture Abuse hangs out with us for over an hour discussing positivity, life with cerebral palsy and investing in your future. I appreciated his candor and willingness to dive into all aspects of his life. Get SirriusXM outside of the car for 3 months for only $1. Sign up now!
June 19, 2019
I tend not to do repeat guests, but I will grant exceptions for certain circumstances and frankly this was one of them. Considering it's been 6 years since I checked in with my friend Brendan Murphy from Counterparts, it was about dang time. We discussed mental focus, expectations and aesthetics behind the band. It was a insightful and reflective chat on how he has changed and where things stand now.
June 12, 2019
Today we have Ian Fike the vocalist from melodic hardcore band It Prevails on the show. It's an important and honest conversation about his struggles with addiction, how ego plays a role in his life and of course, melodic hardcore and the passionate fanbase that exists for that style of music. Visit our partners below:Earbuds Music - the best way to share your music, period. Sonos - my favorite speakers on the planet.
June 5, 2019
Happy June! Today on the podcast we have the legendary vocalist of metal/hardcore heroes Ringworm, The Human Furnace (aka James Bulloch). We dive deep into why breaking up the band was the best thing they could have done, life as a tattoo artist and of course the Cleveland hardcore scene. Enjoy! Get SirriusXM outside of the car for 3 months for only $1. Sign up now! 
May 29, 2019
Happy Wednesday and here is another great conversation I get to bring to you, this week with Chris Popadak from Hawthorne Heights and The Story Changes. We discuss becoming straight edge as an adult, Midwest roots and accepting the space you are in. I love Chris' enthusiasm and positivity. Download the rad music sharing app Earbuds and enjoy how EASY it is to share music you love. Visit Sonos and let your life be changed by how incredible their speakers are.
May 22, 2019
A huge band for me fresh into the metalcore scene, was Focal Point. Their blend of everything I love lyrically and musically about the genere was all there and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a discussion I had with Ryan Clark, the guitarist of that band plus Demon Hunter and Training For Utopia. We dive in to discuss the proper etiquette of X'ing up at school, early band life and rabid fandom. Enjoy! Try SirriusXM outside of the car for $1 and enjoy the best in music, talk, sports and more. 
May 15, 2019
I am excited to bring you this deep conversation with my friend, Jay Pepito. He sang for Reign Supreme and currently plays bass in END but more importantly, is a good human. We discuss the concept of self reflection, careers and perception vs reality. There is a lot to learn from this conversation, so take note. Check out Earbuds Music for the best way to share your favorite music. Sonos is the only speaker system I will ever use, try it out.
May 8, 2019
Please to present to you this rad discussion with Issac Hale from Knocked Loose and Inclination. Both of his bands are really, really good but Inclination specifically knocked my socks off since the release of their demo a few years ago and I had to have Issac on the show on the release of their new EP on Pure Noise Records. We discuss straight edge, context for hardcore and how important his parents were in building the local scene. Enjoy! Try SirriusXM outside of the car for $1 and enjoy the best in music, talk, sports and more.
May 1, 2019
My new friend Arun Bali is on the show this week discussing his life in and around the Detroit area, the beauty of shoegaze music and his career in writing music for commercial purposes. It's a fun discussion that I am glad to bring you! Use Yousician and learn how to play guitar, piano and so much more. Promo code WORDS will get you 20% off your purchase.
April 24, 2019
Curl Up and Die is back! One of my best friends, Mike Minnick is on the show this week to discuss the reasons why CUAD is getting back together as well as the idea of nostalgia and legacy. It's a very insightful conversation that I gained a lot of new perspective out of. Won't you join us?
April 17, 2019
Boy oh boy, one of my favorite vocalists of all time decided to hang out with all of us and I couldn't be more excited. Tim Singer was the vocalist for Deadguy, No Escape and Kiss It Goodbye. We discussed a ton of stuff including anger, stability and playing against the grain. Pull up a chair and enjoy the in depth discussion! Yousician is the best way to learn a musical instrument. Download the app and get 20% off by using the code WORDS at checkout. Download the Podcoin app and get paid to listen to podcasts! Get 300 bonus Podcoin's when you sign up using the code WORDS.
April 10, 2019
Post-rock. Just the name of this genere of music is soothing and I for one, love it. Trish plays in a band called The End of the Ocean that just recently released an extremely compelling LP and I had to have her on. We discuss the concept of playlisting (it's an extremely interesting and influential aspect of the music industry that doesn't get discussed very much), sexual identity and more. Trust me, even if you aren't familiar with the band you will like this discussion.
April 3, 2019
Ryan and I get in a heated debate right off the top of the show about Kacey Musgraves, so you know this episode will be rad! Ryan plays bass in Fit For A King and we have a great discussion about faith, relationships on the road and being fit. A fun discussion that covered a lot of ground. Enjoy!
March 27, 2019
Episode 345 - Konichiwa! Just because I am in Japan doesn't mean you don't get a new episode. In the final episode of our deep dive into Seattle, I have Aram Arslanian from Champion/Betrayed/The First Step on the show. We get real deep on issues of identity, growing up in Winnipeg and running a record label. It's a wide ranging discussion and one that I was glad to have and share. Enjoy!
March 20, 2019
Episode 344 - A super sized episode with not, one discussion but TWO! The main conversation is with Coady Willis from Big Business/The Murder City Devils as we continue our discussion about Seattle and figures from that music scene. He gets in depth with us on surreal moments, sarcasm and life as a drummer. Secondly, we have my friend Aymen from the band Holy Pinto that has a unique story in DIY music relocating from the UK to Milwaukee (?!). Enjoy the discussions!
March 13, 2019
Episode 343 - Another entry in our month long focus of the Seattle music scene and this week, it's Ian Shelton from Regional Justice Center & Seattle's New Gods. We discuss creative drive, the divided music scenes he experienced and another huge passion of his, filmmaking. I loved the perspective and experience he shared in our conversation, so check it out and enjoy!
March 6, 2019
Episode 342 - SEATTLE MONTH! All during the month of March we take a deeper look at the Seattle punk/hardcore/indie scene from the people who have helped create it! Dann Gallucci was a gem of a person and a great conversation. He played guitar in Murder City Devils, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Area 51, Death Wish Kids and more! He also creates incredible podcasts with his production company called Little Everywhere. A compelling conversation about the Seattle scene, different levels of "success" and fatherhood.
February 27, 2019
Episode 341 - What a pod! Today we have Rob Pennington from Louisville hardcore legends, Endpoint and By The Grace of God. We discuss Louisville hardcore, viewing bands as a living and his life as a teacher. It was a very insightful chat and one I am glad to share with you! 
February 20, 2019
Episode 340 - It's that time where Joey, Jeremy and I travel back in time to re-visit our best of 2006 list and see if it holds up. It's a fun time and hope you re-discover some records or find out about them in the first place! Ray HarkinsUnderoath - Define The Great LineMogwai-Mr. BeastKhoma-The Second WaveIsis-In The Absence Of TruthFucked Up- Hidden WorldAgollach-Ashes Against The GrainCult Of Luna-Somewhere Along The HighwayNorma Jean-RedeemerPelican-The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The ThawSaosin-S/TJoey Cahill1. POS – Audition 2. Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor3. AFI – Decemberunderground4. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade5. Owen - At Home With Owen6. Underoath - Define the Great Line7. The First Step - What We Know8. Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead9. Justin Timberlake - Future Sex / Love Sounds10. NoFX - Wolves in Wolves ClothingJeremy BolmConverge - No Heroes Mewithoutyou - Brother, SisterPOS - Audition The Bronx - IIKevin Devine - Put Your Ghost To Rest Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit Tragedy - Nerve Damage Envy - Insomniac Doze Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur CoatThursday - City By The Light Divided 
February 12, 2019
Episode 339 - This week we have Lex Marshall, the vocalist from Daughters on the show. I adore their newest LP and once it became a favorite of mine, I had to have him on. We discuss the Providence hardcore scene, being confrontational and life paths. He's a great hang and I promise you will enjoy him as well. Visit Rockabilia.com and use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% off of your order! 
February 6, 2019
Episode 338 - Yes! Finally, we have Pat Flynn from Have Heart and Fiddlehead on the show. He's been on my guest list for quite awhile and it's nice to tick him off. We go deep into his life as a teacher, unexpected outcomes and being encouraging to younger kids in the scene. We go everywhere and it was super fun. Check it out! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% off your order!
January 30, 2019
We have an incredibly fun episode today in which two of my close friends, Dave Defeo and Justin Smith (Graf Orlock) discuss our draft picks for putting together the best band we could within the punk/hardcore ecosystem. Listen to our reasoning for these picks and listen to the incredible band names that get revealed later in the episode. Ray HarkinsVocalist - Tim Singer from Deadguy/Kiss It Goodbye  Lead Guitar - Chris Hannah from Propagandhi Rhythm Guitar - Jay Palumbo from Elliott Bassist - Sergio Vega from Quicksand/Deftones Drummer - Dave Whitte from Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, Burnt By The Sun Utility Player -  Yannick Lorrain from His Hero Is Gone/Tragedy and Union of Uranus Justin Smith from Graf Orlock Guitar: Adam Nathanson from Born AgainstGuitar/vox: Todd Burdette from His Hero Is Gone/TragedyVox: Chris Colohan from Cursed/Left for DeadDrums: Bill Stevenson from Descendents Bass: Chuck Dukowski from Black FlagUtility: Brian Baker from Minor ThreatDave DefVox: Brendan Murphy - Counterparts/ENDGuitar: Michael Schleibaum - Darkest HourGuitar: Todd Jones - NailsBass: Craig Setari - Sick Of It AllDrums: Justin Graves - A Life Once LostUtility: B. Scot Rousse - Jud Jud
January 23, 2019
Episode 336 - Variety is the spice of life and today, we have Mani Mostofi from politically charged hardcore band, Racetraitor. It’s a wide ranging discussion that tackles how he grew up in a politically infused scene, being a “big” band and being deliberate with your time. Enjoy! Visit Wiretap Records and use the code 100WORDS for $15 off your purchase! Hit up Rockabilia for all your merch needs and use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% off your order.
January 16, 2019
Episode 335 - White Whale guest alert! I have the John K. Samson from The Weakerthans on the show today. I can’t even believe I am typing this but we spoke on the phone and my life is complete. We discuss community building, songwriting and mental health. I love him and his band so so much so this was a dream come true. Enjoy the discussion! Visit Wiretap Records and use the code 100WORDS for $15 dollars off your order! Visit Rockabilia and use the code PCJABBERJAW for 10% off your order!
January 9, 2019
Episode 334 - WELCOME TO 2019! Our first episode of the new year is actually, a return guest! Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids plays in a new band called Radar State that is really, REALLY good and I had to have him back on. We discuss dad life, playing in a supergroup and touring Brazil. Trust me, don’t miss this episode.
December 26, 2018
Episode 333 - Happy Holidays everyone! We have a fun chat today with TJ Bonnette from As Cities Burn about him growing up in Louisiana, balancing priorities in life and staying creative. The band is definitely an interesting story and TJ is able to lay it all out for us! Enjoy and see you next year.
December 19, 2018
Episode 332 - BEST OF 2018Plain and simple, one of my favorite episodes of the year to record and discuss. Thank you as always to my brothers Joey Cahill and Jeremy Bolm for hanging out and talking music. Check out the Spotify playlist for all of the tunes we discuss!Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Start trading stocks now with Robinhood! Get a free stock when you sign up today!Visit Rockabilia and use the code PCJABBERJAW to receive 15% off your order! 
December 12, 2018
Episode 331 - You like hardcore right? You should and you should also love this band from my backyard called Fury. The vocalist Jeremy Stith comes on the podcast today to wrap about a ton of things including a subject that I bring up about how terrible 7 inches are. More importantly we also discuss soccer, his metal core roots and the importance of expression. It’s a wide ranging and reflective conversation we had on a Saturday morning so pull up a chair and enjoy. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.
December 5, 2018
Episode 330 - The hits keep on coming. One of my favorite writers around in punk/hardcore, Norman Brannon from Anti-Matter Zine and a little band called Texas is the Reason, is on the pod today. We discuss his philosophy on writing, how nostalgia sits in his life and the simple but crucial concept of survival. PLEASE check this episode out, it’s an important one for me. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.
November 28, 2018
Episode 329 - Oh boy, what an absolute treat do I have in store for you today. Nate Newton, the bassist of Converge/Jesuit/Old Man Gloom/Doomriders and more, is hanging out today. I spoke to him about confidence, the business of being in a band and how he has viewed/dealt with hecklers over the years. It’s a fun and insightful conversation with a dude who has been involved for many years in this rad community. Enjoy! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Want a better night sleep? Try a Casper for 100 days and your life will change. DO IT UP and get $50 off with promo code WORDS Away is the best luggage you will ever use, hands down. Let me give you $20 off your first purchase by using the code WORDS.
November 21, 2018
Episode 328 - BURIED TREASURE ALERT! I have my friend Justin Maranga from the band Ancestors and the label Dune Alter Records on the show to discuss a bunch of stuff including some records or bands that you listed to at one point, thought sucked but are actually really good. Dive in and enjoy! RayNew Bomb Turks - Nightmare Scenario Iceburn - FironThe National - S/t Justin TSOL - Change TodayLeatherface - MushBruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of TownDive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Start trading stocks now with Robinhood! Get a free stock when you sign up today!Download the app, Yousician, today and start learning how to play guitar, piano and other instruments immediately!
November 14, 2018
Episode 327 - My new friend Luis Aponte from Jesus Piece is on the show today. Jesus Piece are an incredible hardcore band from Philadelphia that you must check out. We discuss his life in and around Philadelphia, Krishna consciousness and using visual influences to affect art. It’s a really great chat and I urge you to check out. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Download the app, Yousician, today and start learning how to play guitar, piano and other instruments immediately!
November 7, 2018
Episode 326 - This is a big one for me, Ben Nichols from Lucero comes on the show today to talk about the DIY scene in Little Rock, AR (where he grew up), making adult like decisions and owning your own business. We also discuss his contributions to his brothers films (Mud, Take Shelter, Midnight Special etc…) and how the band has been able to remain relevant for as long as they have. I loved, loved, LOVED this discussion and I know you will as well. Enjoy! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Download the app, Yousician, today and start learning how to play guitar, piano and other instruments immediately!
October 31, 2018
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 5: Mailbag Special! I answer your questions about all things related to the music industry as asked by YOU, the listener. I got a lot of rad questions and was able to get deep on a lot of different subjects and offer advice for bands asking if they need a manager to the conflict of separating art vs the artist and SO much more. Hope you enjoy!Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.
October 24, 2018
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 4: Media partnerships? How the hell do they work? My good friend Finn McKenty who is head of marketing at URM Academy and runs the great YouTube channel called PunkRockMBA dives deep with me on this. He speaks specifically about his work with Alternative Press while he was at a company called Creative Live and worked with their award show. We get super nerdy but I hope you enjoy! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Start trading stocks now with Robinhood! Get a free stock when you sign up today!Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!
October 17, 2018
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 3: Shawn Carrano from Headphone Management joins me today as we get in depth with what it’s like to grow a band from local act, to a nationally recognized touring band. The steps in which most bands and managers have to take in the first few years have always been incredibly interesting to me as I have lived through it and have attempted to help bands through it. Shawn has done the same to a much higher degree and he walks us through that process. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.
October 10, 2018
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 2: Wayne Pighini from Fly South Management on Rammstein’s meteoric rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Wayne is a close friend and he worked hand in hand with a band at the label that initially exposed them here in the US. Very few of us have a front row seat when a band is exploding and Wayne walks us through a lot of the intricacies of what he was doing at the label. Tons of rad details in this chat and you will undoubtedly enjoy. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands.Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!
October 3, 2018
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 1: Shane Told from Silverstein hops on the show to discuss the business of being in a band and tells stories about how he lost a briefcase of cash, the intricacies of touring and ultimately, did Silverstein ever sell more merch than the Deftones? This series is all about shedding a light on things that people are sometimes afraid to talk about and ultimately, to be specific. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Want a better night sleep? Try a Casper for 100 days and your life will change. DO IT UP and get $50 off with promo code WORDS Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!
September 26, 2018
Episode 325 - Do you know what it’s like to play in the NBA? My guest this week Paul Shirley does. He’s a professional writer and podcaster these days but is also, a huge music fan! I sat down with him at his apartment to discuss music as therapy/comfort, what you process when you are going through an identity crisis and annoying trends in music. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
September 19, 2018
Episode 324 - A drummer, that sings! What a shock! I am being sarcastic but Donovan Melero is on the show today. He plays in a post-hardcore band called Hail the Sun who is quite the anomaly in their slow but gradual growth and Donovan has a very compelling back story. We discuss his multicultural upbringing, his battles with addiction and the very act of singing and drumming without verging into horrible stereotypical questions. Dive in! Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Let me buy you dinner with Green Chef! Incredible food delivered right to your door. Get $50 off your first box with the code WORDS now! Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
September 12, 2018
Episode 323 - We have a great episode in store for you today in the form of Misha Mansoor from Periphery and 4 Seconds Ago. He also recently started a record label called 3Dot Recordings that will be releasing some pretty cool stuff. We get in depth with being technical for technical sake, what it means to be a gear head and the realities of the music industry. It’s a very comprehensive look at all things about making a living as a musician and more. Dive into YouTube Music and their new app, it’s the BEST place to stream all of your favorite music and discovering your new favorite bands. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
September 5, 2018
Episode 322 - Oh my, this is a big one for me. Aaron Harris, who is the drummer of one of my favorite bands of all time, Isis, is on the show today. I went over to his home studio and we rapped about his formative years in playing drums, difficult decisions that Isis had to make over the years in regards to tours/business and his life after Isis in scoring/composing for films and other visual arts. It’s a wide ranging discussion that reveals a lot of info even a super dork like me didn’t know. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
August 29, 2018
Episode 321 - Hello everyone! I have a treat of an episode today for those who are looking to work in the music industry! My good friend Leander Gloversmith works at KMGMT taking care of bands like Neck Deep and As It Is but also has a long history in PR as well as playing in bands himself. He has a very interesting career and one that I think many of you can learn from. Not to mention, he’s an incredibly great human to boot. Listen and learn! Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
August 22, 2018
Episode 320 - STRAP IN, this episode is quite a journey. I have Lauren Kashan, the vocalist from hardcore band Sharptooth, on the show today. What starts off as a conversation getting to know her, takes a very dark turn and she discusses her substance abuse issues and her admission into a “rehab clinic” that essential, acts like a cult. It’s an incredibly powerful story and one that I was really appreciative for her sharing here. You must listen to this week, no joke it’s one of my favorite chats I have done to date. Reply All “Pain Funnel” Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show! Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
August 15, 2018
Episode 319 - Today was an episode long coming, I have the man/myth/legend Sunny Singh from HateFiveSix on the show today! He’s responsible for documenting MANY bands via his website HateFiveSix and all around the internet. Essentially, he’s an archivist for all of your favorite punk/hardcore/metal bands. We discuss trolling, his passion for documenting bands and living in between two worlds. It’s a real insightful conversation that I am stoked to share. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
August 8, 2018
Episode 318 - My goodness, the Summer is almost over but let me bring you a great chat with Christina Michelle from Gouge Away. She is the lead vocalist for the band and has a lot of interesting things to say. We talk a lot about South Florida, building communities and her life as being a teacher. Beat the heat, stay inside and listen to this episode. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
August 1, 2018
Episode 317 - Coffee, lifer status and solitude. All of these things I discuss with today’s guest, Mike Hill from the band Tombs, Anodyne and the Everything Went Black podcast. Mike had always lingered in my life in music and he has led a very interesting life dedicating himself to his craft in the arts. His unrelenting work ethic and focus I always admired so he was a perfect guest to have on the show! Dig in! Want a better night sleep? Try a Casper for 100 days and your life will change. DO IT UP and get $50 off with promo code WORDS Away is the best luggage you will ever use, hands down. Let me give you $20 off your first purchase by using the code WORDS. Mack Weldon is the most comfortable clothing I’ve worn, period. Get $20 off by using the code WORDS. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
July 25, 2018
Episode 316 - METALCORE! This episode was an incredibly fun romp through the beautiful pastures of 90’s and 2000’s metal core but not your “typical” bands that you may think of. I had my friend Josh Robbins from the band Late Bloomer on the show to discuss 8 records that need your attention. Find your new favorite record in this list and enjoy! RAY Torn Apart “Nothing Is Permanent” Focal Point “Suffering of the Masses” Excessive Force “In Your Blood” Curl Up and Die “Unfortunately We Are Not Robots” JOSH Burnt By the Sun “Perfect is the Enemy of the Good” Premonitions of War “Left in Kowloon” A Perfect Murder “Cease to Suffer” Martyr AD “On Earth As It Is in Hell” Mack Weldon is the most comfortable clothing I’ve worn, period. Get $20 off by using the code WORDS. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
July 18, 2018
Episode 315 - If you like technical math rock (like I do) this week will be your jam! I have Yvette Young from Covet on the show. If you haven’t heard of her band, that’s totally fine as they JUST released their debut EP on Triple Crown Records (and it’s really good). She’s an incredibly compelling guest and we discuss tons of stuff like competition, building communities and the word “hella” in the Northern California eco-system. In all seriousness, we discuss some pretty important things and I’d love for you to come listen. Mack Weldon is the most comfortable clothing I’ve worn, period. Get $20 off by using the code WORDS. WeTransfer is the only way you should ever send large files, for free. The best, plain and simple. Use our Amazon Affiliate Code to support the show!Visit our friends over at No Echo for great features on punk, hardcore and all things heavy.
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