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March 28, 2020
It's episode 250! So why not celebrate with Damian as he sits down with one of his hero's Dale Crover?! Listen in as Dale and Damian discuss going from being a Kiss loving kid to joining a Melvin to becoming a Rock N Roll icon. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Also touched on:  Everybody loves Dale Seeing Rock and Roll High school Growing up with Metal Church and the Lewd Kiss being people’s Beatles Seeing the Melvins for the first time Dale’s band’s accidental extreme on TV set Popular kid Krist Novoselic plays matchmaker “Nice Mentors’ shirt” “Special Forces” the heavy metal two piece The Facal Matter demo Meeting Kurt Cobain Going on tour with RKL but they don’t make it Recording the 1st 7” Alchemy Records: “he was our Andy Warhol” “You take Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground and that is what Olympia sounds like” Finding Dave Grohl a band Nirvana on Red Kross “Why are these guys so happy?!” AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
March 25, 2020
On this episode Damian is joined by one of his favourite artists Anna Calvi to talk punk! Listen in as the two discuss a punk influence that goes beyond sonics and Anna's fight to create her own music. NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also touched on: Patti Smith’s Horses Grunge loving teen Lemonheads Dad teaching some Shadows songs on guitars Reading the music papers The lack of space for anyone that wasn't a white male in 90's UK music Forming Cheap Hotel The quest to get music when you had to buy it Manager making you watch tape of your show being forced to try a write a hit breaking free The Domino/Punk connection AND MORE!!!! Thanks Van!
March 23, 2020
Right Now HaHaHaHa! On this episodes, Damian sits down & chats with one of THE ARCHITECTS of this whole damn movement: GLEN MATLOCK!!! Listen in as the two discuss the Sex Pistols, the Rich Kids & how a loose collection of ideas coalesced into PUNK ROCK! Don't miss it! Also Touched On: learning the word "punk" from a James Cagney movie The Nuggets compilations  John Inman and Caroline Coon brand the Sex Pistols Malcom goes to America and meets Sylvain Sylvain Getting a mixtape from Nick Kent going to east London with Bernard Rhodes to see Teenage Rebel  The pub rock scene Going to see the Faces at some fancy club and seeing the original line-up of the Dolls opening The Small Faces influence Duff notices the Motown sound on the bass getting records from the “White Goods Store” Jethro Tull’s “Living In the Past” is like Take Five with words  Midge Urge turns down the Pistols but sings for the Rich Kids Martin and Coulter   Slick The Rich Kids’ influence on Spandau Ballert and Duran Duran Cock Sparrer in the discos in Spain  The Spectres & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
March 19, 2020
WATCH WHITMER THOMAS' "THE GOLDEN ONE"! This HBO comedy special has quickly become one of Damian's favourite movies (EVER) and on this episode he gets to sit down with Whit himself and dissect the thing! Listen in as the two discuss Whit's journey from listening to Bro-Hymn in the car with him mom and brother to performing Dammit with Mark Hoppus and agonizing over Fugazi jokes. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Also touched on:  Whit using Fucked Up as entrance music A mutual debt paid Mom teaching you to play Bro-Hymn The true emotion of Pennywise’s 1998 version of “Bro-Hymn” Mom loved new wave Finding demos with two different takes on growing up in the South   Alabama had no punk Going to Pensacola to see shows Seeing Against Me before they had real dreams This Bike Is Pipe Bomb “Pray to play”: Pretending to be Christian to get shows Quitting the band and ruining an adult’s life The Tooks can't make it in LA The impenetrable cool of the Smell The SF-Psych Revival The Fugazi joke  Fixing Danzig’s iMac in 2019 AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!
March 15, 2020
This episode Damian explains that this podcast will remain a place people can come to unplug from the realities that they have to face the rest of the time in their lives. Then we turn out attention to, not one but, TWO amazing episodes to try and unplug a little with. In celebration Slim Cessna's Auto Club and the Bellrays tour. there are two Turned Out A Punks out today! First we take a trip to the the dark side of the Rocky Mountain State as Damian is joined by, Denver Gentlemen, Slim Cessna. Listen in as the two talk where this true gothic-occult-cult bend to Denver and surrounding cities punk may have come from and if this is what makes Denver punk so special. Not to be missed!!!  Also, DON'T MISS Lisa Kekaula's amazing episode!!!!! Also touched on: Devo on Saturday Night Live Taking the bus to Denver The Fluid The Frantix invented grunge the Junior T  Soul Merchants  The goth side of Colorado - religion meets subculture Your Funeral’s Jeri Rossi becomes a serial killer art dealer Moving to the Boston Feeding Frenzy Human Sexual Response/Auto Club Connection Verbal Assault: “That dude went to prom with my ex-wife” Psychic TV: Huge in Denver AND MORE!!!! THANKS VANS!
March 15, 2020
This episode Damian explains that this podcast will remain a place people can come to unplug from the realities that they have to face the rest of the time in their lives. Then we turn out attention to, not one but, TWO amazing episodes to try and unplug a little with. In celebration of the Bellrays and Slim Cessna's Auto Club tour, there are two Turned Out A Punks out today! First Damian sits down with, one of the greatest vocalists of ALL-TIME, The Bellrays' Lisa Kekaula! Listen in as the two discuss: the pre-Coachella Scooter Rally Raves, Fishbone's awesomeness, why vocalists experience being in a band differently and more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!! Also, DON'T MISS Slim Cessna's amazing episode!!!!! Also touched on:  Hearing X in passing AM radio going to see Fishbone for the first time Samba Hell Pop Defect Some much good music The Proto-Raves that were scooter rallies “Those are the dudes that run Coachella now.” Why Ska hit Riverside and Southern California Meeting Bob Forming the Rosethorns “I wish we had kept the name the Rosethorns” Playing with the Voodoo Glow Skulls Smokestacks: Sublime before Sublime White Flag becomes Roadwhore Fishbone spends year on the road and inspire the Rosethorns the become the Bellrays I Got A Right is the birth of punk. AND MORE!!!!! THANKS VANS!
March 10, 2020
THIS IS A HUGE ONE! Bassgod Mike Watt joins Damian for a NOT TO BE MISSED conversation about all things punk and hardcore! Listen in as the two discuss reactionaries, minutemen, stooges and everyone in between. Plus Damian nerds out about his road map into punk: "Ballhog Or Tugboat" on it's 25th anniversary with the cartographer himself! Did we mention this is NOT TO BE MISSED!!  Also touched on We are all on the same team No Watt No Damian Readin’ in Creem Lang Bang’s Cousin Lester Meeting Nicky Beat “We didn’t where bell bottoms” Talking to Joey Shithead and Billy Bragg The Vaudeville side of punk “Ig said to Ronnie” being the little brother in the Stooges Going to see the Stooges at the Whiskey “I thought New Wave was a film movement in France” “What’s the Alternative to music? Silence!?!” “There was no guy on the back of the Circle Jerks record to try to dress up as!” People LOVED Tull and hated the Stooges “Ig had a weird gig where Ronny Beat his ass with a whip” “At first D.Boon wouldn’t make a punk band with me” “We jammed ‘I Wanna Be You Dog’ for 3 and a half hour” The Reactionaries  Playing with The Suburban Lawns “The Bass King Of Outer Space” The Minutemen were radical in music and organization Hey Taxi! Georgies other band
March 3, 2020
Let's hear it for gratitude & paying it forward! This episode Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield stops by to talk all things punk.  Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his favourite songwriters only to find out about his own very small role in her punk journey! AGAIN, NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also, check out Waxahatchee's new album "Saint Cloud" coming March 27th on MERGE RECORDS. Also Touched On:  The joys of discovery in the Napster era  Growing up country  Loving the Velvet Underground and GBV Bikini Kill  The Raincoats Twin Powers The Birmingham Scene: a story in two parts  The difficulty finding a way into the punk scene “Everyone still wishes it was the Ackleys”  Hardcore message board toxicity    PS Eliot is born from rage “I’m a feminist because of the Bridge 9 Board” Sage words from Marley Fucked Up Doing it for the other people Fake Problems get big “We are going on tour now!” The end of MySpace Teenage Cool Kids Radiator Hospital & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
February 21, 2020
Get ready! This week on the show Damian is joined by Spiral Heads & MGMT member, the great SIMON DOOM! Sit in as they discuss coming of age in the not so great era of NY punk & how that set him on the path for the rest of his life. NOT TO BE MISSED. Also Touched On: Nirvana as the gateway band Getting a Sub Pop comp and hearing the Dwarves’ “Drug Store” Parents meeting in Jessie Michaels’ dad’s class Bobcat Goldthwait, Chokebore Butthole Suffers and Nirvana  The loss of Kurt Cobain impacts a young kid buying bootleg Nirvana tapes off Merle Allin Drawing Lars’ tattoos on yourself and fooling Merle reading punk jackets Making a fake ID to get into CBGB’s “Are you a spy of something?” - cops find your fake ID “12 year old boy looking for band members” a personal ad  Spider sends a picture of him puking becoming friends with the skinhead goes terribly wrong  Social Disease The Murder Junkies were a terrifying gang without a messiah  Adults beefing with kids Tulsa Doom The grimy shityness of punk can be exhausting if it didn’t have the D-BEAT, i didn’t like it “This isn’t a metal venue!” Dave It Up and Stuart Schrader’s opinion mattered going indie & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
February 14, 2020
This week on the show Damian reconnects with the godly Kevin Morby! Sit in as the two discuss the pivotal roll punk/ DIY played in his musical development and the glory that was the late 2000's Brooklyn DIY punk boom. NOT TO BE MISSED! Check out Kevin's latest album, "Oh My God", on Dead Oceans. Also touched on: Having to battle Blink 182 to get Green Day Matt Skiba joining Blink 182 and a 6 grade dream comes true Nirvana not being your gateway band And thus begins: “The Reality Era” of MTV Asian Man Records setting you on path No Music in the house No punks in the suburbs of Kansas City Dropping out of school Moving to New York Going to be a opening scene from Law And Order the 3rd wave of The BK Indie boom the Vivian Girls!!! The greatness of Cause Co-Motion: the Jonathan Fire Eater of the 3rd Wave NY 2000'S DIY AND MORE!!!!!
February 7, 2020
Twenty-plus year ago, Damian had dinner with Linda and Johnny Ramone and it set the course for the rest of his life. Now all these years later he is reunited with Linda Ramone to talk about growing up before punk in New York, her late husband and the traveling the world with the greatest band of all-time: The Ramones! Also touched on: A brother that loved rock Black Sabbath Black Oak Arkansa  “I found a band for you” Dreaming of going to the city Heavenly and Starlet going to see the Dolls Seeing Grand Funk at Madison Square Gardens going to CBGBs every weekend Johnny little black books Fun with Vincent Gallo AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
February 3, 2020
After a tragic week of losses from the world of punk and hardcore, Chris O'toole, Dave It Up, Dave Martin and Damian discuss the musical impact of four people on the world of music.
January 24, 2020
Tonight we are doin' it for friendship & the scene, because on this episode Damian is joined by his new buddy, CHRIS CARRABBA AKA Dashboard Confessional! Listen in as the two discuss: Florida's isolation causing a music boom, coming to terms with being labeled "emo", playing on CNN in the middle of a news report & more!  NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!! Don't miss Dashboard Confessional's "Best Of The Best Ones", a career spanning compilation of Dashboard's greatest hits dropping on January 31 2020! Also Touched On: Moving to Florida Cars rides as punk school 120 Minutes Archers Of Loaf Pixies Dino Jr over everything Finding Post-Hardcore before punk Buzzcocks over the Pistols Liking Green Day they were Green Day Vacant Andy’s inspired by Jawbreaker Crimpshrine Jawbox The gap between Youth Of Today and Hatebreed NO ONE CAME TO SOUTH FLORIDA! Seeing Hot Water Music and falling instantly in love Building a scene Jon Riely from Morning Again Trevor from Fact To Face: “word if getting out” Fiddler Records No Idea Fueled By Ramen HWM and Less Than Jake pulling the south FLA bands north Hubble: favourite band that never recorded Being made to sing Chad from New Found Glory’s voice in Shai Hulud coming to terms with the term emo Reason To Believe rule & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
January 15, 2020
Get ready to set sail! Damian is joined on this episode by his former shipmate on the Bruise Cruise and one of his favourite songwriters: Mikal Cronin! Join the two as they discuss: all ages shows, the Toronto connection, the joy of getting your OWN record and so much more!!!! Also discussed: Growing up in a non-rock house Hearing Nirvana in a cool babysitter’s car When mom’s harp explodes… Pop-punk as a gateway the Warped Tour as a first show NoFX  Floggin’ Molly AFI  getting a full beer dumped down your cast So-Cal Record stores Finding the Smell the possibility of starting a band The concept of the Sensitive Side 7” blowing your mind Meeting Ty Segall  AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
January 6, 2020
Bow down because wrestling’s Zombie Princess is here! This week on the show Damian sits down with one of his favourite wrestlers: Jimmy Jacobs. Listen in as the two discuss Jimmy and his peers rise changing pro-wrestling and how it all comes back to punk. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also touched on: Damian is a fan of SCUM It never hurts when someone is a fan Jimmy hears the Misfits… “All rock is the same!” Rocking a devil lock in the 8th grade going by yourself to see Prince in the mid-90s Is the person or the character what came first? Shedding the conservatism you were raised with Cream Cheese And Bagels The second Undertaker reveal turning you off of wrestling “Here I am 20 years later, all because Stone Cold got popular” AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!
December 21, 2019
What a gift of the season?!? This episode Damian is joined on the show by Beach Slang's James Alex Snyder! Listen in as the two discuss how transformative punk is and how it helped shaped who he is as person in every aspect of life. Also fined out why Damian's brother is going to get hug piledrived on him. NOT TO BE MISSED!! Also touched on: Surprise and joy that people remember Hearing the Buzzcocks from your uncle who convinces you that it's his band Fooled into being a punk Friends of Verbal Assault Seeing the Ramones at Airport Music Hall the Original Sins: local heroes Meeting the guys in Weston and finding the people you need building a scene Going one tour with Lifetime Ari being the sweetest AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
December 10, 2019
In honour of J Masics's birthday, here is the Turned Out A Punk's Patreon exclusive interview with Dino Jr. at Camp Fuzz. This will disappear soon so DL now or regret forever!!!!
November 28, 2019
If you want scream, scream with us! This episode, Damian sits down with one of his favourite currents vocalists: HIDE's Heather Gabel. Listen in as the two discuss finding a late start in performing and the search to find your punk. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also touched on: “Punk” music NoFX Green Day a tape with Crass “How can all these bands be the same genre?”  ECONOCHRIST!!!!! Born Against Sam McPheeters is always on the list! Covering “well fed fuck” Finding a Rudimentary Peni Seeing Rancid before Lars was in the band Your boyfriend refusing to stand beside you at a Jawbreaker show Going to see the Cure and it being transformative I can’t believe that many people had heard of them! Hanging out with Robert Smith and it being the best ever Eric Z’s Grounds Coffee Shop Making patches for the Suicide Machines Going to see ICP Jax Ink and Dagger RULES!!!! being able to see Los Crudos whenever you want! living at the Underdog loft AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
November 18, 2019
Let's talk about the role of punk played in the resurrection of UK wrestling as Damian sits down with the founder of Progress Wrestling Jim Smallman! Listen in as the two discuss the how and the why of rebirth of UK wrestling and Jim's journey from punk loving stand-up comic to wrestling booker. Also touched on: Daddy was a Northern Soul DJ? The Clash: “I’m not hacking you listen to music like that.” Standstill: a terrible cover band The Sex Pistols/ Clash divide Straight edge “Just Don’t Be A Dick” The formation of Progress: the anti-super indie Jimmy Havok and the hardest chair shot he ever gave the uk scene AND MORE!!!!!
November 11, 2019
Hot damn! This episode Damian gets to sit down with one of the best to ever do it: Collin McFaull of Cock Sparrer! Listen in as the two discuss the realness of street rock and roll, the fakeness of punk and everything in between. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also touched on: being on tour with the Small Faces and hearing the Jam not buying into the whole punk thing “you gotta wear these clothes” Slaughter and The Dogs, Adam and the Ants and us Forming Cock Sparrer at 16 informed by Glam A potentially career ending reel to reel MC5 didn’t cross the pond Dr. Feelgood and pub rock From Motorhead of Mannfred Mann and the Earth Band Punk was a West London thing first AC/DC with Bon Scott was the best show EVER The meeting with Malcolm McLaren  Doc Martins and Jungle Greens “Some people bring you cupcakes and some people bring you cocaine” The Sex Pistols and The Clash were boy bands The second wave is when punk got real “We weren’t well liked” The ’92 comeback show the violence becomes too much AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
November 5, 2019
YES!!! In this week’s episode, Damian is joined by one of his favourite vocalists ever: Johnny Peebucks of the Swingin' Utters!!! Listen in as they talk about going from reluctant street punk heroes to Fat Mike's favourite reluctant fight starting live band! Also Touched On: A cool older sister Trying to nail the Mic Jagar pose the club culture getting into shows for free the first version of the Swingin’ Utters The Santa Cruz skinhead fanbase Darius Joins and brings the songs “Can you play harmonica?” Going on tour with the Meatmen and Chaos UK “We aren’t going to play this one tonight, we are too hungover.” moving to SF what is street punk? MRR buzzband "Your fans suck!" "You are right." Fat Mike liked the fights and hated Streets Of San Francisco & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 28, 2019
Chris & Damian call on the Daves (Akerman & Martin) to come on the show! Talk some Everclear, Kanye & Morrissey, the guy with the initials that plays rock, new music they like & so much more!!
October 25, 2019
Get ready to celebrate friendship because on this episode Damian invites his long time friend Anthony Anzaldo from Ceremony back to the show and, oh boy, what a return it is! No wrestling talk this time around, as the two discuss creative growth, artistic integrity, the limitation of expectations and so much more. NOT TO BE MISSED!
October 11, 2019
LET'S CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP!!! This week on the show, Damian invites Brandon Williams from Chastity over for dinner and makes him podcast for his supper! Join the two friends and they discuss art, critique, heroes turned villains and punk in the suburbs. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also talked about:  liking metal the mystery of the band at the high school up the street Happy Goes Lucky becomes Protest The Hero Closet Monster Bombs Over Providence A babysitter crosses the street to avoid the punks The Underground Operations era Why are there no bands from Kingston? Bands named after the city are normally terrible Whitby: 10 Hockey Areas and no all-ages music venues No Much Music, No Simpsons: Growing up in a religious house The burnt CD era Making the skate video in grade 7 Seeing Alexisonfire’s first video on TV and it changing everything Meeting Dallas Green as a kid When your childhood heroes tell you to “Quit Your Life” Creating bands as a home for lyrics The greatness of MTV Live Canada AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
October 4, 2019
This week on the show Dennis Lyxzén from Refused talks punk with Damian. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also discussed: The continuation of 2001 Quick Fanzine interview Exploited shows up out of nowhere in your record collection being into NY hardcore when everyone else in UK 77 87 the dead time for punk between the booms Puszone in Thrasher “You get it home and it’s mucky pup” Taller punk The Join let’s gather all the freaks in one place let’s build a scene isolation and boredom builds the biggest hardcore scene in the world no sick of it all show in Umea Doctor and The Crippens  Were you at the Shelter show? Step Forward: no one is going like this so let’s just go nuts be the guys that goes off Refused: “We knew the potential” The curse of recording LPs Meshaggah sounding like Anthrax playing to 4t people Skate punk made Asta Kasta the link between scenes Trallpunk David's death metal influence on Refused the regions of music learning about Empire and the Ruts from the gods of DC This is kinda cool but super sloppy becoming friends with manny from Race Traitor Peaking too early Final Exit The Path Of Resistance connection AND MORE!!!!!!!!
September 30, 2019
Lights, Camera, Action! This week on the show we go to the movies as Damian sits down with director Alex Ross Parry to discuss how he applied what he learnt from basement show to making movies and lament the loss of video store culture. Also discussed:  Video store people unite!!! Green Day as first exposure becoming a Lookout kid Big band bringing cool bands on tour Blink opens for Bad Religion and then a few years later the inverse Local H opening for Stone Temple Pilots  Meeting the older kids in the basement a Propagandhi shirt the secret christian punk scene if you have played a show for less than 10 people you can make movies Making a soundtrack AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
September 20, 2019
Get Psyched! Canadian music icon Bif Naked is on the show! Join Damian as he sits down with Bif to discuss her incredible journey in music. From giggin' endlessly across Canada with Gorilla Gorilla to trying to win over Life Of Agony fans in Europe to changing the Canadian music landscape forever. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Also discussed: Making My Daddy’s Getting Married DRI plays NOT the Albert The Punk-Funk of Gorilla Gorilla Being in a touring band is not for everyone The double standard of being a woman in the touring punk scene Hockey Music Sugar Ray could have been a great punk band the East Coast VS the West Coast vibe Personality Crisis SNFU Flipping a coin for Toronto or Vancouver Pot and flannel  Chrome Dog was ahead of its time The Mighty Mighty Bosstones playing in Bad Religion in both bands The skater scene and the rocker scene Getting stoked about Jello rejection letter loving early Screeching Weasel covering Mastodon Touring with Chi Pig and The Wrongs Having to learn to play with no monitors because the music industry sucks Opening for Life Of Agony and the audience didn't care that her daddy was getting married meeting Gail from Belly and getting into Straight Edge    AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
September 10, 2019
Get ready!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by a legend: Donita Sparks of the gods L7 is on the show! Listen in as the two discuss not fitting in and having to create your own scene, punk as an attitude and the trials and tribulations of headlining the first Warped Tour. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also touched on: Sisters with great taste Hearing the Ramones and finding you band Learning guitar until hearing the  not liking bands that buy shit of the rack Punk or New Wave B-52s crazier than the Cramps The Dead were a deal breaker going to dance clubs in the Northside of Chicago hating hardcore The LA art punk scene gives rise to L7 opening for Bad Religion Redd Kross were true glam Not being a part of the hip LA scene Grunge up end rock meeting Sub Pop Writing Shove Covering Bloodstains and turning it into the Mencies Anthem  The Dick Dale influence The half-step  Suicidal’s dirge Everyones is opening for the riot AND MORE!!!!
September 5, 2019
Rejoice!!! It's finally happened! After losing one episode to the unknown, Matty Matheson comes to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with his buddy to talk about the good & the not so good times that led Matty to become one of the world’s most beloved chefs! Also, how punk & hardcore were paramount  to his journey. DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!!!!  ALSO, don’t miss the return of Matty Fest with Decedents, Wu Tang and Danny Brown! Saturday September 7th at Echo Beach!!!!!!!!!!
September 2, 2019
Weather, technology and scheduling be damned because this week Alex Lichtenauer (Get Better Records and Control Top) is on the show! After months of trying, join Alex and Damian as they discuss scene building and affecting positive change through music. Don't miss this rain soaked all too short conversation! Also touched on:  A NOFX tape gets passed around The Decline is the peak Pikesville Teen Center scene The Baltimore Hardcore scene  Cult Classics Ramrod  Charm City Art Space and the fall out Moving to New Hampshire and scene building The Starving Artist Punk experiences it first The first decade of Get Better Records AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
August 29, 2019
DREAMS COME TRUE! This week Damian welcomes his childhood hero and dream guest Ben Lee to the show! Listen in as the two get caught in the metaphysical weeds discussing going from moshing at the Hard-Ons show to collaborating with Tom Robbins on musicals. NOT TO BE MISSED!! Also touched on: A long time in the making for Damian No one ever came The Sydney all-ages scene The Hard-Ons Hellman getting caught in the mosh at age 12 Rage: The TV program Lo-Fi is Punk “I thought it sounded like ‘Appetite For Destruction’” Tom Robbins as a punk collaborator  Dennis Tek opens for Rollins Nirvana and the Violent Femmes were the reason Television Personalities  The Vaselines  K Records Half A Cow Records Lemonheads Smudge Girling Fallaheen Records Not being able to open for Alex Chilton because it was a school night “Do I get paid for that?” the Bathing Ape collaboration artist run labels are a bad idea most of the times AND MORE!!!!
August 19, 2019
What is "cool"? Well, around here at Turned Out A Punk we think the very embodiment of the word cool is Kid Congo Powers & this podcast just got a hell of a lot cooler, because he’s on the show this week! Join Damian as he sits down with the former Cramp, Gun Cluber, Bad Seed & Screamers propagandist to talk about how LA glam kids took over the world. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!! Also Touched On: Helping invent punk The Dogs and the Motels The Glam kids meet the rock kids meet the record collector kids Seeing Patti Smith and Ramones Zolar X: hilariously dedicated The faded glam of LA as an influence Learning from Rodney Th Quick: “Our Sparks” Backdoor Man Magazine was the Bible The birth of Zine culture Doing the first Ramones zine The odd crowd the Ramones attracted  16 and standing beside Dee Dee Thrift shopping with Blondie The Nerves, The Pop and the Zippers “Glad I was there for that”: life with The Screamers Pat Suzuki and Argento “You have to see this band the Cramps!” Took the bus from LA Going to New York and seeing the Contortions Befriending Brian Gregory and Nick Knox The Mumps come to LA The Student Teachers The Blessed “Those people were sick!” No Wave people were no fucking joke “Yeah I noticed” The shift from punk to hardcore Opening for the Circle Jerks with the Creeping Ritual “They Hated Us!” Here come the angry kids Going to see the Slits play in the UK Record shopping in Paris in ’77 Working at Bomp & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 15, 2019
In honour of Bad Religion playing the Psycho Las Vegas Fest, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion is on the show! Tune in as Jay & Damian discuss finding punk, forming Bad Religion, the birth of Epitaph, leaving before the Unknown & coming back! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LISTEN! Also Touched On: Raw Power Fanzine  DIY? Are you High? What else was there 12,000 kids vs. Jay and Greg Going to LA to see shows The Stains and the car through the wall Mad Society the SUPER little kids “Well fuck this, we’re going to make our own.” The Circle Jerks like your tape “We are already on the radio?!?” Rodney On The ROQ Buying the Dickies and the Germs record store Making the first 7” making the first lp Smoke 7 comp Experimenting right into drugs Joining Wasted Youth The Clubs stop letting punk happen Citadel: Proto glam Do you be in the Circle Jerks? And winding up back in Bad Religion Into the Unknown and back & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BE VANS
August 15, 2019
In honour of Bad Religion playing the Psycho Las Vegas Fest, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion is on the show! Tune in as Jay & Damian discuss finding punk, forming Bad Religion, the birth of Epitaph, leaving before the Unknown & coming back! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LISTEN! Also Touched On: Raw Power Fanzine  DIY? Are you High? What else was there 12,000 kids vs. Jay and Greg Going to LA to see shows The Stains and the car through the wall Mad Society the SUPER little kids “Well fuck this, we’re going to make our own.” The Circle Jerks like your tape “We are already on the radio?!?” Rodney On The ROQ Buying the Dickies and the Germs record store Making the first 7” making the first lp Smoke 7 comp Experimenting right into drugs Joining Wasted Youth The Clubs stop letting punk happen Citadel: Proto glam Do you be in the Circle Jerks? And winding up back in Bad Religion Into the Unknown and back & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BE VANS
August 7, 2019
What do MTV, WCW & Darby Crash have in common? This week’s guest is RIKI  RACHTMAN!!! Join Damian as he sits down with the former WCW/Headbanger’s Ball & current Cathouse Hollywood Podcast host to talk about The Germs, Black Flag & the Adolescents: OH MY! Not to be missed!!! Also Touched On: The greatest Canadians Wearing Germs shirts on Headbangers Ball Blink 182 is old school now? Devo’s first record as gateway Rodney on ROQ Bloodstains Keith Morris rocking a Spiderman costume fronting the Black Flag Fear Not getting the Germs… at first X plays every show Meeting Darby The Adolescents Blue Album is one of the great albums EVER Rob and Darby Knowing more about Black Flag than Black Sabbath Going to Universal Studios with an Adam And The Ants superfan Auditions for the Angry Samoans Forming a hardcore band  “Hey Devo!” “Hey Meatloaf!” Meeting Lee Ving in the current day Metallica meets the Plimsouls   Battery Club could have been Green Day Trying to record and hang with Pantera WCW  On the road with Scott Steiner & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
July 28, 2019
Because the world demanded it, Damian welcomes back to the show one of his all time favourite lyricists & TOAP Guests: PROPAGANDHI’S CHRIS HANNAH!!! Get pumped for a pretty bleak discussion! The two reflect on the current state of things, where/when it all started to get much darker & of course, some punk rock talk too! Also Touched On:  The Prophecy Foretold: Chris Hannah Was Right!  1996 The record flopped: YAY! “Fuck these jokers!” Traveling with a mini-mall Greenroom as a bio-pic The punk and politics G-7 Records falls apart Consolidated rule  Hearing Randy for the first time Todd and Chris go crazy while record Today’s Empires Wanting to be more Los Crudos, Dropdead and Born Against Fuck The Border with a rap part as an I Spy song Jord: the voice of reason Trying to make everything sound like a sped up cassette tape. The terrifying prophecy of Propagandhi lyrics the moment we could have saved the world 9/11 changes everything You don’t own your cellphone  Falling-out with Fat Mike Changing views on Punk Voter & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
July 23, 2019
Some 23 years ago a much younger Damian met Dan Panic at a show in Toronto & the positive impact on was immense. Now, two plus decades later, Damian gets to sit down & thank Dan the only way he knows how: by punishing him with questions about his musical past! Join D & D as they sit down to discuss playing drums in some of the most iconic pop punk bands.  Also Touched On: Damian meets Dan and it sets a standard Blondie as a gateway The Feds’ (pre-Smashing Pumpkins/ pre-Poster Children) fake tour booklet Ivy League forms in 10 minutes  Weedeater (pre Charles Bronson) and the new scene in the Western Suburbs The evolution of the Chicago scene The Los Crudos Screeching Weasel Connection An apology to Cedric The Riverdales VS Weasel Tony Molina RULES Listening to Mars Volta Playing with At The Drive-In  Joe does not like weed smoke from future rock gods Playing with Sons Of Ishmael  Opening for the first “last” Screeching Weasel show The influence of Ringo The nuns forcing you to write with your right hand Melody over everything The funny side of Born Against Quitting music for five years Touring with Pansy Division & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
July 13, 2019
Whether you call it his second or his fourth time on the show, one of the greatest guests ever, JON WURSTER RETURNS! Either in the world of drumming or comedy, Jon truly is a GOAT! So sit back listen in as Damian & Jon go deep before he takes the stage with Bob Mould… Who also says one word on the show… So do we call that his Part 1? YOU DECIDE! Also Touched On: Going to Ohio to learn to record Missing Husker Du by one day Circle Of Shit The scum influence on Philadelphia music  Jon’s connection to Serial Killers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds has to follow Green Day… with the singer of Serial Killer  John Drewbaker: So punk the local magazine did an article on him titled The Punk The best show Superchunk ever played Not loving the cross-over thing… except COC the cool frats in Philly Joining Jack Wenberg Is there a drummer in the house?: Mike Joyce no shows the Buzzcocks  Brad from Finger plays with Keith Urbane going solo to see MDC on a Monday night in a college town when school out in 2019 The weirdness of Texas punk The weirdness of Philly punk The greatness of YDI live The best of the metal records Void rules ok! Going Country Why punk endures & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
July 7, 2019
Tune in & gaze down because this week on the show RACHEL GOSWELL (Slowdive) joins Damian for a chat!!! Listen along as the two discuss going from being a first wave goth kid to finding out you accidentally created a genre!! Plus hear Damian fan out... Again.  Also Touched On: Punk through a brother Siouxie and The Banshees as inspiration  Tinderbox who invented goth? in the gig straight down to the front photos at gigs Christian Death Ghost Dance Neil is a prefect at school not into Indieschmindie stuff My Bloody Valentine unites them all meeting Alan Magee  Meeting the goths in College Being broke on Creation  Falling-out with Creation The Sony deal Getting asked to take Oasis on tour and saying no Never touring Pygmalion  Getting dropped the fourth Slowdive album becomes the first Mojave 3 signing to 4AD A starting afresh  Shoegaze as a genre: “Wot on earth?!”  & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
June 24, 2019
Punk will never die! As if to illustrate this, founding member of Goth Boi Clique, Wicca Phase is on the show this week! Join Damian as he sits down with the former member of Tigers Jaw to talk about Emotrap being yet another mutation of punk & how they were brought together by wrestling podcasts. NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also Touched On: Getting into Blink 182 but it not counting Tom from the Menzingers wins the talent show with a Rancid cover Typing Punk into napster    AFI & Anti-Flag & IN Calling into Hot 97 & getting put on air at 8 years old Going along to a Backstreet Boys show More a Frontyard Dancer than a Backyard Wrestler Then Amazingness of Crimpshrine  Scranton’s hot ska scene Leftover Crack & the Beach Boys over everything An invite only message board of obsessive music collectors Borrowing CDs from the library & finding the Smiths & Mount Eerie  Forming bands that were derivative of the Microphones & Conor Oberts Test Pattern  Forming Tigers Jaw Title Fight Hating the pop-punk scene Shout out to the Aarons! Lil Peep on wrestling  & SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
June 17, 2019
Well, somethings in life are worth waiting for & this here is one of those things! BILLY DUFFY IS ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK! Listen in as the two start from the beginning & we learn just how this legendary guitarist found his way through punk to the metal explosion of the 80’s. YOU CANT MISS THIS ONE!!! CATCH BILLY ON TOUR WITH THE CULT THIS SUMMER! Check listings  Also Touched On: Coming of age in the summer of a punk Billy & Johnny: Best haircuts in town The better guitarists in the neighbourhood Football or Rock and Roll as the only ways out Free & Thin Lizzy Slaughter And The Dogs: Bowie freaks go punk How amazing the Buzzcocks were Seeing the Pistols for the first time at the 2nd Manchester gig Five school friends enter & three leave “All the heads were there” Guitar hers Raw Power was a massive band in Wigan Filling Vini Reilly’s shoes Bringing along Morrissey  Opening for The Magazines  Throwing out candy to the crowd The Nosebleeds  “The only reason they kept me around was because I was good at table tennis” “She actually sang on a Johnny Thunder’s record?!?” The Lonesome No More  Getting into gretch guitars rockabilly arrives nothing would have happened without punk & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
June 11, 2019
WHAT A MONSTER EPISODE!?!?!? First, BASS-GOD - MATT FREEMAN from Op Ivy & Rancid stops by for a quick chat! He has a new band called Charger with a new EP on Pirates Press Records. Join Matt & Damian as they discuss: life lessons from Wayne Kramer, MDC Punk bootcamp & lots more.  Also, JOHN JOSEPH MAKES HIS RETURN TO THE SHOW in celebration of '77 Montreal fest ON JULY 26 & IT’S KILLER! Listen as they discuss old New York, when hardcore in New York got hard, Cro-Mags vs. Everybody & why Mackie is the coolest person ever.  WHAT A WEEK ON TOAP!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 22, 2019
IT'S HERE!!!! Tonight, May 22nd on Viceland (in the US) at 10:00pm EST, Damian's show "The Wrestlers" premiers!!! What better way to celebrate than by having one of the stars of the first episode on the show: DARBY ALLIN!!! Listen in as Darby scares the crap out of Damian with stories that prove that everyone that said Jackass was bad for kids was right. *WARNING* THIS EPISODE IS INTENSE.  Please check out The Wrestlers for more intensity!!!!! Also Touched On: Going to see the Circle Jerks & a world opening up Seeing Turbonegro because of Jackass and Skate videos being drawn to darkside of humanity dropping out of amateur wrestling to be into punk A very old school definition of punk the jock before punk rock “If I could grow up and get paid to be an asshole..” The Jackass influence being obsessed with punk documentary Loving The Nuns Seeing Subhumans Loving Leftover Crack Booking the band that ways brings pig guts Moshing in the streets with Shane West Getting into straight edge through H2O and Minor Threat Preferring GG’s early stuff. The Murder Junkies were supposed to perform at the wedding Minister Dino Torturing DJZ as a thank you for DJing the wedding Going to film school in Arizona John Waters is real Liking things that aren’t fake finding wrestling Making movies Fighting in dog shit The awesomeness of Ethan Page CM Punk draws you back being on Ridiculousness There is no winner when Darby wants to do something nuts  “I’m in the mood to do something stupid” Working with Wicca Phase and Fury BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 17, 2019
SURPRISE EPISODE!!!! Scratch another one off the bucket list because, thanks to our friend’s at Punk Rock Bowling, MILO AUKERMAN OF THE DESCENDENTS IS ON THE SHOW!!!! Join Damian as he talks to one of his heroe’s to find out about going from a new wave lovin' nerd to one of the most iconic vocalists ever! YOU’VE GOTTA TO HEAR THIS!!!! Go see the Descendents play Punk Rock Bowling next weekend (with Damian) too!  Also Touched On: X opens for Devo Getting into LA punk Accidentally seeing Black Flag’s infamous park gig Listening to Rodney Dangerhouse Records Ramones are more standard  “I was a frickin’ nerd” Dressing new wave Bill Stevenson selling you a Decendents record The 60’s influence on the first 7” The Allycats influence Singing in musicals ripping off Dez Watching Black Flag practice The Last connection Joining the new wave club at school and the meeting getting invaded by the punkers The Blasters The Chiefs New Wave kids that liked a punk don’t turn around in the pit! The Germs show: people had gotten in with weapons The Minutemen Playing with Minor Threat The SST fans New Alliance Records Hearing “Milo Goes To College” for the first time… in college  Bill joins Black Flag but that was the end of it. Ray Cooper takes over vocals Bill’s congratulations card to Milo in the form of an album The albatross of the Milo head going to shows in San Diego TSOL Battalion Of Saints Singing on Loose Nut Seeing the Misfits on the last tour The drawbacks of a double life & MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 16, 2019
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is but a week away! To celebrate, we have festival founders & Youth Brigadiers, Shawn & Mark Stern on the show for ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES EVER OF TOAP!!! Join Damian in his glee as the Sterns talk about all his favourite topics: From AA Records to Zolar X! OH, MY GAWD! Also Touched On: Going to see the Dickies for a first show A disagreement about Vom Tampon eating scares of some stoner buddies Robert Trower Getting into Devo Going to back to Toronto and catching the B-52s and the Beat People  Saskatoon Temp-hair dye disaster 100 Punk to rule the world: The Masque and the Canterbury The Go-Gos A different perspective on the invading beach punks Test Tube Records & Greg Heston Skinhead Manor Skin Swing Brigade Someone Gonna Get Their Head Kicked Matt Groening loves the comp getting Doug Moody into punk Bringing Aggression around to meet Doug Moody for a shakedown and it getting them signed Nearly winding up on the People’s Court AA Records French Oi Eskorbuto  Pure Hell & the Dead Boys Brendan Mullen’s ear AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 10, 2019
Years in the making & two attempts at recording have been worth it!!! The King of the Mountain, G.O.A.T. John Darinelle is on the show this week! Listen along as John & Damian discuss going from getting messed with by members of Bad Religion & Christian Death, to finally understanding why Nick Cave would hate the bathroom being in the front of the club, but don't worry, there is lots of Ajax Records talk for all you teeny boppers out there! The Mountain Goats have an AWESOME new record out on MERGE called “In League With Dragons” Check it out now!!!!! Also Touched On: Some awesome music talk seen it in the LA times Mom ordered Never Mind The Bollocks to the library  When DIY came to punk Early college rock The Normal TVOD Being scared of punk Jay from Bad Religion and Rozz from Christian Death trying to mess with you in the neighbourhood  The bully that chases you toward guitar, literally Charlie Chase and the Folk Music centre  Running into your tormentors at Buttonhole Surfers shows “Finding someone that like The Velvet Underground was like a Wizard!” Man Is The Bastard on streaming services The Extra Glens Mighty Joe Young AntiSeen, Eyehategod and Obsessed Being a parent and trying to leave the house for a show Nick Cave just trying to use the bathroom Doing security for Fugazi Ian MacKaye makes a nice cup of tea Peter and Ajax Records “I can have an advance?!?” BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 3, 2019
GEORGE IS BACK BABY! Once again TOAP shows up to prove that a sequel can equal or even top the original. George Pettit was one of the original guests on this podcast way back when & now he finally makes his triumphant return to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with his good friend to catch up & bullshit about music, culture & how punk can micro change the world. NOT TO BE MISSED! George's band Dead Tired has an awesome new album, "Full Vol." His other band, Alexisonfire also put out some amazing new music as well.  Also Touched On:  A long time coming making this thing George tells Damian Alexisonfire is getting back together “What am I going to do now?” the post band question Wade gets it done Young Chris O’Toole working at the record store Niagara Falls: ghost town Sex Pistols Wax Figures shows that no one came to The kind of out of touch having a kid makes you kid run vs. the old people scene The end of alternative culture The brilliance of CityTV No New Bomb Turks on Much Music & SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
April 23, 2019
Pick Up The Pieces!!! This week on the show, Damian sits down with John Ross Bowie! The Big Bang Theory star & author of the new play, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN has an INSANE story to tell. You guys are gonna love this one! SO, HEY HO... Oh, forget it Also Touched On: A dance routine to Rockaway beach The String theory of cool NOW, I want to sniff some glue Buying Ramones records The Spin mags 10 year anniversary of punk issue The dramatic aspects of growing up in 80’s NY Spring 84 seeing The Go-Gos Putting an ad looking for a penpal A friend in Kitchener Asexuals Doughboys The Nunfuckers rule! Going to CBGB’s to see Breakdown The two different audiences for New York hardcore bands and cali punk in NY Murphy’s Law and the Dickies on halloween  A group of comedy people at Matador 21 Musical theatre meets punk The Mumps World Inferno Friendship Society Liking Let’s Wreck This Party Bad Religion’s Into The Unknown Greg Graffin coming to DJ on your radio show Bob Dylan for jocks Bugout Society are crazy underrated  Crucial Youth trolling MRR readers Damian’s dad loves Toy Dolls understanding why your parent feared punk when hardcore get reeeeaaallllyyyy hard Mutant Pop rocks!!! Sicko BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
April 14, 2019
Here's Johnny!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of the greatest guitarists in the history of British Rock & Roll: JOHNNY MARR!!! Johnny has an amazing new album, “Call The Comet” & has played in some of the most LEGENDARY bands ever but, as is par for the course with this show, the two spent most of the time talking about a band that only ever released one song on a compilation. CHECK THIS ONE OUT & don't forget THE TOAP PATREON!  👨‍🎨: Gray Abraham Also Touched On: The Sex Pistols’ legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall  Billy Duffy changes the next day Going to see Slaughter & The Dogs at age 12 Stooges, The Dolls & Dr Feelgood The glory days of working class rock & roll The first single Playing guitar  The GODLY Sister Ray! A freak show of a band A scary group of dudes A drummer with dreads in South Manchester in the late 70’s In a band with adults at age 14 Steven & Isaac got nothing on Clive. Clive says “If you are a intros band, you are going to need this…” Pete Shelley: the true radical for the time The differences between the london punks & the punks around the country that took up the flag The importance of Jon Savage’s book The importance of Magazine  Bowiefreaks The Suffragette City is the template for punk  The Robert Alman Punk Salon The White Dice Paris Valentino’s riff becomes Handsome Devils The Only Ones are gods! “Peter Perret is my Sid Barrett” Seeing Nick Lowe from the knees down The FBeat audition BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
April 11, 2019
The Turned Out A Punk Patreon is live! Head to patron.com/turnedoutapunk and check it out! Also, check out Chris, Dave It Up, Dave Martin and Damian as they talk about the best live bands they never saw, youtube clips and Dave It Up not liking the Cramps(!?!?!?!?!).
April 8, 2019
When Damian sat down with Jennifer Herrema (Half of the legendary duo Royal Trux), he had no clue they would spend the whole time talking about first wave DC hardcore, but this is a perfect example of the power of punk & ultimately the point of this show. Join Damian in his stunned joy as they discuss how the noise & chaos of hardcore informed Jennifer’s musical sensibility & life in general. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Check out Royal Trux's godly new album, White Stuff on Fat Possum now!  Also Touched On: Shout Out To Tony Reitmen Hanging with Iron Cross at the age of 12 Olson’s Books and Records with Sab and Tesco Vee working the door Wandering through George Town and looking at fliers Anna and Cynthia Connolly Hanging out with Void Pussy Galore  Always against straight edge Dante and Sab were wild! Ian stands in his own truth 9353 Royal Trux starts in DC The results of an acid trip Moby and Neil as college buddies Going to Skynyrd for Kid Rock Gerard Cosloy is responsible for all of this Listening to GBH trying to figure it out The influence of Discharge Mike Fellows Chis Bald AND MORE!!!!!
April 1, 2019
This week on the show, one of the coolest (& one of the first performers your host Damian ever saw live), MARY TIMONY of the band EX HEX sits down for a chat. Listen in as the two talk about Mary going from a DC hardcore kid who didn't feel like she fit in, to finding a home in Boston Indie Rock, to touring world wide with the godly HELIUM. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED (ALSO, don't miss EX HEX’s FANTASTIC new album "It's Real” on Merge Records)!!!   Also touched on:  Damian’s first show Growing up down the road from the MacKayes Mary’s folks: “Have you heard of Ian’s band Minor Threat?” Alec’s leopard print hair Watching Friday Night Videos and finding New Wave Feeling different Learning to play guitar to stop dressing weird Seeing Rites Of Spring for a first show The positivity of the DC hardcore scene Revolution Summer and the changes begin “DON’T MOSH!!!” Combo sport team/ street gang Fire Party Christian Billotte Jamming Joe Satriani  HazMat becomes Autoclave A Rush loving drummer Autoclave Slant 6 Swiz Kingface Soulside Ignition Fugazi in the basement of St. Stephen’s (pre-Guy) The friend with the Bongos Moving to Indie Rock loving Boston The difference between DC and Boston “Way to DC for that!”: Major label find no one answering when they come knocking Signing to Matador Opening for Liz Phair at CBGB’s AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO
March 25, 2019
How often do you get to talk to the boss of your record label, bass player in one of your favourite bands & one of the first people to ever hire you in the music biz? Well, this once in a lifetime confluence happens to Damian this week when he welcomes LAURA BALLANCE OF MERGE RECORDS / SUPERCHUNK on to the show show!!! Listen in as the two discuss Laura’s journey, why MERGE gets it in a way some other label can't & the night in London twenty years ago when Damian had to work the merch table for Superchunk.  Also Touched On:  Big Sister’s record collection as a gateway Adam Ant on late night tv and a sexual awaking Was it Prince & The Revolution  on Purple Rain OR Bad Brains & Neon Christ for the first show? ATL Alternative Culture Unity The difference between Raleigh and Atlanta’s punk scenes the uniqueness of the various hardcore scenes in NC Learning to overcome stage fright Starting Merge Gerard’s stamp of approval Not being proud of the early stuff You can’t be discerning if you’re going to be prolific Erectus Monotone: pre- Double Negative not liking the bands that signed to major labels Jon Wurster: the punkest motherfucker you ever did see AND MORE!!!!!!
March 21, 2019
The odd couple of punk podcasting are back! This time, Chris & Damian invite Damian's brother / show producer, Tristan on the show to discuss stuff he felt Damian & Jonah may have overlooked on Episode 200\. Before getting to that that, they discuss Johnny Rotten vs. Marky  Ramone, the new Punk doc series, getting starstruck as an adult, why Robbie Brookside is the ultimate vehicle to discuss the history of punk & so much more!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
March 17, 2019
Almost 8 years ago, Damian, host of this show, & Jake Duzsik, of the awesome band HEALTH, had a hang so epic it left both men changed. Now, they are finally reunited & it was glorious! Listen in as the two discuss skateboarding, wrestling, success & how it all comes together: PUNK! Also Touched On: An Epic Hang A Couple A Few Years Back Hesher  Going With You Dad To See Nirvana At Age 11 Pearl Jam Being Amazing But Not Being That Into Them Butthole Surfers Go Mainstream Come As You Are & Our Band Could Be Your Life Dad Works With Kim Thayil Getting into peace punk and becoming snobbie  East Bay Ray can play! Not starting a band until your 20s Seeing Submission Hold How tiny DIY punk and hardcore ws in the 90s The Artier free jazz side of Crass Being the outliers of the Smell Scene Noise in Brooklyn vs. Noise in LA in the early 2000’s Not liking the Decendents The emotional playing of the Dead Milkmen loving the guitars first Listen to only Frankenchrist for a whole summer Jake Goes to College NOFX takes over Driving in cars with snowboarders singing Bro-Hymn The Punk side of skateboarding The Punk side of wrestling Wrestings VS Skateboarding: battle for punk & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
March 8, 2019
WHAT AN INSANE WEEK!?!?!? This time on the show punk legend & Bouncing Souls frontperson, Greg Attonito stops by for a chat! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his heroe’s to talk about how punk would change his life, the importance of an anthemic chorus & why you never stop when you are opening for Green Day in Europe.  Also Touched On: Getting Into Punk Though Your Sister Meeting Brian & Going To Shows The Real Cool Guys Sis goes to the Smiths Seeing Bruce Springsteen in a stadium trying to be the ultimate sing along band “Man, we haven’t written anything close to Hungry Heart Playing together for 30 years Seeing the Kinks play on the pier Seeing The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in NY on Halloween vs. an off night in NJ Ramones Fishbone Seeing Ween’s first show They Might Be Giants AOD Sticks and Stones Getting on stage for the first time learning to be a vocalist Braindead: the very first Bouncing Souls song slinging your 7”s on the street “We’d just hang out and stuff would happen” Always being the weird band AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS!!!!!!!!!
February 28, 2019
OH CRAP, WE MADE IT!!! Episode 200 is here & what better way to celebrate than by turning the tables on Damian & putting him into the hot seat. Who better to serve as the interviewer, but the rhythm to Damian's heart, former guest, Jonah Falco (Career Suicide/ Fucked Up/ Game)! Listen in as Jonah forces Damian to answer the question: "How did you get into punk?" BUT, because this is a party, we have some other guests that have acted as influencers to do this podcast, including: Legendary "The Best Show" caller and music historian Charles R. Martin, "Post Wrestling"'s John Pollock & Wai Ting and "Heat Vision & Jack"'s & maybe Bad-Religion-show-goer Jack Black!!!!!!  This is the a MONSTER of a 200th episode!!!   THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THE SHOW FOR THE PREVIOUS 199 EPISODES!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
February 23, 2019
This is the start of the new era for Turned Out A Punk! Footnotes Supershow is Chris & Damian hanging out & talking all things punk, wherever the conversation goes. What a better way to kick off the show than having not one, but TWO of Daves we know (we know, these are the Daves we know): Dave It Up & Dave Martin! Sit back & listen as they ask important questions like: -Have you ever actually heard Chinese Democracy? -Tragedy's "Vengeance" setting a bar. -The international record condition exchange rate. AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
February 9, 2019
Cheree Cheree, Oh Nerdy. This week on the show Chris and Damian catch up about Damian's tour, get lost in a magazine and discuss Phoebe, Conor and Tony. What a great time?!?!
January 27, 2019
This week on Turned Out A Punk, it is a celebration as PHOEBE BRIDGERS & CONOR OBERST come on to celebrate the release of Better Oblivion Community Center! So sit back as Damian gets two different perspectives on a punk journey that ultimately led to the recording of this record. Can You Believe it? ONE FOR THE AGES!!! Also Touched On: Pick A Number Between 1 & 10 Clash Loving Big Brother As First Exposure Uncle Tupelo Woody Guthrie From Avril To X “It’s Not Punk To Call Yourself PUNK” Conor: PA For hire Doing Sound For Brainiac The Reason That The Omaha Sound Has No Sound Growing Up & Smelling The Smell Sloppy Jane: From Punk To Cave Core Girl Pusher: The Most Appropriate Named Band Ever Commander Venus Grass Records The Crap Shoot Of All Ages Bills Hating Piano Neil Young Is So Punk Nirvana Fan: Me But Greasy Feeling Like You Have To Sign To Other Labels Digital Sex Rules!!! Cursive Signs To Crank! Mousetrap 311 Leaves Town To Get Back You Have To Get The Music Out Of Omaha The Pressure Of Being A Super Young Musician In LA Phoebe & The He-Men Einstein’s Dirty Secret The Topanga Canyon The Fixie Era A Band Stays At Your Parents “Is This Chicken vegan?” Hearing About Emo For The First Time The Sunny Day Sound Pax Am “It’s Like Sheryl Crow!” Corporate Piggy “You Know What Would Be Good For Your Image…” Playing For The Violent Femme’s Fans: Not Fun “We Should Form A Band That Sounds Like The Replacements!” & MUCH MUCH MORE!!! Brought to you by VANS
January 24, 2019
What was your favourite record from last year? Well Damians was Tony Molina's "Kill The Lights" and this week he has Tony on the show! So get ready as the two old friends dive into the wonderland that is Bay Area Punk and Hardcore. The hot takes are a flying! This may very well be the longest and funnest episode yet!  Damian’s album of the Year Listening to rap The Chronic  Bay Area Rap Beau from Oven walks in and is like: I listen to rock music now. Weekend Warrior Metal Doobie Brothers and other rockers turned ops Dads with good taste in rock music Nirvana as entry to Fang and MDC Green Day explodes Mom does does not fuck with White boy rock Sublime VS Bloodhound Gang Phish VS Greatful Dead Riverdale VS Screeching Weasel Pansy Division dressed as the Donnas and nailing a Slayer cover Angus the Movie Seeing Tower Of Power for your first show TOP, WAR and the Melvins Deftones cover the Bad Brains Negative Tom AFI Getting the Year in 7”s Goin to the Gilman for the first time Skarhead at the Gilman All Bets Off RIP Sammy Being more 625 Groovie Ghoulies “You have you heard VOID?” What Happens Next and bandana thrash bring back the fun.  The Sex Kittens: Ramones and Donnas Worship Friends with Supercharger “You gotta get with Greg!” Going to Greg Lowry’s House Getting feedback from a garage legend Having to go to “real” punk school Fiesta Comes Alive vs Forever Changes Renting Gummo because Spazz is on soundtrack Trve Power Violence Why is the Infest cover art is so bad!?!?! Off The Disk The Jocks Sharp Knife seeing dbs at Mission Records Operation Makeout AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
January 19, 2019
Nerds run the streets tonight! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk MRR cancelling print, Lorna Doom's legacy AND the awesome Julien Baker episode!
January 15, 2019
The good times never stop here at TOAP… Wait, did we say “good”? Well, we should have said AMAZING because this week on the show, Damian is joined by, one of his favourite song writers & one third of the supergroup boygenius, JULIEN BAKER!!! Listen in as the two discuss using christian punk as a way to escape, the similarities between punk vs. religion & Pezz (TN) ruling! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!  Also Touched On: Punk still runs deep The burden of punk Taking a stand against hotels Betraying your genre Romanticizing punk Memphis is a unique Seeing Green Day on TV Someones playing guitar on tv and he looks vaguely effeminate and he disagrees with the president! When you get dissed by the Casualties fans and saved by a violent Santa Going to a show at the Skate park Poison the Well Silverstien Job For A Cowboy Bands stop going to Memphis Resource scarcity breed cooperation out of necessity The frat dude’s Led Zep band can play too even! Fifteen rule Wicker from Memphis, an anti-band Growing up with religion and find Using Christian hardcore as an escape to secular punk The double edge sword of faith based music Punk as religion Jawbreaker going to your first house show Hot Topic bands Truest of true punks Turnstile live is next level PEZ RULES!!!! & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
January 14, 2019
Yes, yes Nerds are here again, but they didn't come to see your band! This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk more Danger Erhen! Also, grapple with the argument: What is art? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
January 7, 2019
THIS IS LEGIT, ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES OF TURNED OUT A PUNK YET! Damian is joined by Jackass star Danger Ehren for one of the funniest, most honest & dare we say it, touching episodes. Not to be missed!!! THEN, TOAP Footnotes co-host, Chris O’Toole joins him to talk favourites of 2018!  Also Touched On: Ehren who? Just a real dude Sleep opening for Neurosis getting into punk through Skateboarding and Snowboarding Videos Punk becoming the meaning of everything Going on snowmobile vacations Picking up bodies on the ways home from vacation the origins of snowboarding Jocks VS Punks Too much information Jackass as forebarer to the Doing something to be remembered Jackass Changing culture Content over quality Jackass for Youtube What porn was to the internet… Jackass as art How the band got together doing stupid shit in isolation the stuff that was too extreme doing Jackass shit before the world had seen Jackass Joined by being weird Performance art Knowing the Melvins for 20 years AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
January 1, 2019
2018 wasn’t so hot for a ton of reasons, but there were some shining moments in a year of otherwise dark times. One such beacon, The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!! This year, the bonds of Wrestling & Punk continued to grow stronger. Nowhere was this connection better illustrated than at Turned Out A Punk’s first ever, “The Punk/Wrestling Connection Gathering”. Join Damian as he gathers UK wrestling God Robbie Brookside, Turnstile’s Pat McCrory, Punk God Lars Frederiksen, Power Trip’s Riley Gale, Ceremony’s Anthony Anzaldo, WWE/TNA/NJPW Champion MVP, Best Coast’s Bob Bruno & DJ/Vocalist/Wrestler Tuna Tardugno! The Punk/Wrestling Connection Is More Real Than Ever Going Into 2019! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
December 25, 2018
Chris & Damian throw the annual TOAP HOLIDAY STAFF PARTY w/ Dave Martin & Dave It Up. Listen in as the four hang out, open mail & TALK PUNK! Nevermind Talking To The Family, It's The Holidays! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
December 21, 2018
Are you hanging up the nerds on your wall? Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall? This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk two of the greatest, legendary smart-ass singers of all time! They also lay out the plans for the Footnotes holiday take over. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
December 18, 2018
Alright, Alright, Alright! This week on the show, Damian gets to sit down with a hardcore legend & ZINE GOD: BARRY HENSSLER!!! A vocalist hero & Co-creator of one of the most expensive hardcore 7"s ever. Listen in as the two discuss Barry going from being a four year old seeing the Grateful Dead on their first tour, to being part of the first wave of hardcore punk in the godly NECROS. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: Alice Cooper as first exposure Sonic Youth loving Love It To Death Stooges hearing MC5 from a friend's older brother and the older sibling cool music connection The Vertigo Records New Wave comp Seeing Pink Floyd on the first tour post Syd at age 7 Seeing the Grateful Dead at age 4 in a backyard Alice Cooper and ZZ Top Starting a band without guidance Stooges Trying to cover the Clash’s 1977 buying Spiral Scratch, The Cramps, Suicide and Electric Eels Getting your licence and driving to Drome Records Pere Abu Pagens The Making of Smega Journals The reason the Necros have never been reissued Seeing the Ramones and Johnny had beard Joe Jackson Undertones blow David Johansen PIL in Detroit The Spys and The Dry Heaves Getting the Solger 7” Meeting the DC kids Seeing Minor Threat for the first time befriending the Circle Jerks seeing Black Flag for the first time The story of Sex Drive The Ohio music debate Negative App Devo Starvation Army Guided By Voices The early east coast hardcore scene Joey Shithead unconventional touring style Minor Threat solo Kings Of Punk is the last hardcore record Haram & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
December 6, 2018
We are here & we're now LEGALLY STONED! This is our 1st post legalisation show & this is also our Season 1 finale. So, how has legalization been going so far? It's a shit show basically. Listen up as we speak on how things are in Canada, as well as plans for the rest of the year (RE. Emerald cup in Cali). We will also be moving to our own channel in the coming new year, Finally! The art work is just about done & a whole NEW SEASON will be coming at you in 2019! Stay tuned!!!
December 4, 2018
Break out the diet root beer & get ready to prank call the Bulldog Store, cause this week on the show, Charles Bronson’s vocalist turned Youth Attack tastemaker, MARK MCCOY!!! Join Damian as he sits down with a major influence of his & a 90's Chicago Hardcore Legend to talk about making art with a thesis. Also, the narrow atheistic boundaries within punk, records as artifacts & DAMN, so much more!!!! Also Touched On: Charles Bronson As A Huge Influence Growing Up Near A Naval Base “Yes, Very Fucking Hard!” Studying Hardcore Looking For A Third Minor Threat Tape “There Were So Many Fucking All Tapes” “What Is This Hardcore Thing? It Isn’t Sex Is It? NoFX Skate Videos A Document Of A Progressing Culture “Like Does Screeching Weasel Actually Fit Into Infest?” Going To Wax Trax Amazing Sleuthing To Track Done Todd Pre-FYP “Get SSD, But Not The Later SSD It Sucks” Meeting Dan From SPAZZ By Randomly Calling Sheep Squeeze Deep Wound & Siege To Infest & Crossed Out The Rejected: “Do You Guys Like Skacore?” Being On A Comp With 88 Fingers Louie Hearing Napalm Death & Laughing The Neos “This Is The Real Shit” We Weren’t Good Enough To Play It Going To See 7 Seconds & Tony Victory’s Only The Strong Seeing Crudos For The First Time Mk-Ultra Making Enemies Because It Was Funny Collecting Records As The Next Step From Cards & Comics Ebro’s Agressive Record Collecting Style Asshole Parade The Tour The Couldn’t Happen Playing Fiesta Grande… Badly Worshipping Despise You “We Were These Spoiled Brats.” When Eric Wood Says To Make A 20 Song LP You Make A 20 Song LP A Neighbour Is Going To Kick In Your Window Breaking Up Is Easy To Do Not Getting Something Going In NY Always Trying To Be Void United Mutations City Hunter Devoid Of Faith Das Oath’s Unknowing Alice Cooper Tribute Drawing The Faith Logo & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
December 2, 2018
"You're Holding Onto Something We Can't Have, But Hands Still Circle You're Still Getting Old..." The week Chris & Damian breakdown the John Jughead Episode & the craziness that was TOAP LIVE w/ Craig & Fletcher.  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 27, 2018
THIS ONE'S A MONSTER!!! First, founding member of one of Damian’s all time favourite bands, Screeching Weasel. JOHN "JUGHEAD" PIERSON is on the show!!! Listen in as the two discuss how a band that never really fit in anywhere would go on to become one of punk's most influential bands. ALSO, AS A BONUS - TOAP LIVE AT HOUSE OF VANS w/ FLETCHER DRAGGE from Pennywise & CRAIG SETARI from Sick Of It All. Check out some of THE WILDEST stories you have ever heard on the show WITH a cameo from JOHN JOSEPH!!! WHAT AN EPISODE!?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Hearing Should I Stay Or Should I Go On The Radio While Crafting Going To See Repo Man & The Shit Hitting The Fan Angry Samones AOD Meeting Ben Weasel The Ramones The Decendents Finding Melody The Ozzfish Spilt That Never Happened Signing To What Goes On Records Touring With Spongetunnel Getting Out Of Chicago Early Naked Raygun Driving To Berkeley For A Gig Meeting Jesse Michaels & Crimpshrine Sloppy Seconds & “I Want To Be A Homosexual” When “My Brain Hurts” Comes Out & Everything Changed The Mr. T Experience The AMAZING Roadkill Records Recording Punk House Brian Vermin’s Importance To The Band “We Got’Em”: Convincing Lookout To Sign You Watching Green Day EXPLODE Being Involved In Theatre Leaving Screeching Weasel & GOD, SO MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 24, 2018
THAT’S MY NERD FREE PRIDE! This week on the show Chris & Damian TALK, TALK & TALK about what they both agree was one of the best episodes yet, THURSTON MOORE! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 19, 2018
This one is well worth the wait, cause this week Damian finally gets THURSTON MOORE on the show & it's a MONSTER!!! Kickback & listen in as the two talk about Thurston being at the ground zero of punk when his journey began. You may have heard other Thurston Moore interviews over the years, but NOTHING like this. All in celebration of the launch of Thurston’s Ecstatic Peace Library imprint with Omnibus Press. GET READY!!!!! Also Touched On: It's All For You Thurston Always Being A Punk Louie Louie Rock Mags Seeing Iggy Standing On Hands & Heads Trying To Turn Your 10-Year-Old Friend's Onto The Stooges Raunchy Rock The Fast Rule! “Patti Smith Is Playing, Let’s Go!” Talking Heads The Ramones With Johnny On Vocals & Joey On Drums “You’re Too Good To Hang Out With Us At The Friendly’s Now?!” Cutlers In New Haven To Buy X-Offender Buying Slaughter & The Dogs The Damned The Buzzcocks “Spiral Scratch” Seeing The Fast, The Planets & Suicide At Max’s Joey Was The Guy: Everything Cool About Punk Always CBGB’s Is Nirvana Richard Hell Licking His Stamp To Transfer It To Your Hand Blondie & The Mumps CB’s Burgers The Living Doll Bass Player Milk & Cookies When The Dead Boys Came To Town… The Stimulators The Blessed & The Younger Scene Student Teachers Connecting With Lee & Kim Through Art Going To Rat Cage The Early DC 7”s Darby’s Death Going To LA To See Kim’s Parents Never Seeing The Misfits NY’s Early More Rock Influenced Hardcore DC Comes In Like Buzzsaws Heart Attack Wanting To Be More Of A Hardcore Band Jesse Malin: “I Heard You Saw The Dead Boys?” Meeting The Singer Of Kaaos & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 18, 2018
And Nerds looking for a Future, worlds their aim. This week on the show, Chris & Damian tackle not one, but two episodes talkin' Canadaland’s Jesse Brown & Power-Violence’s Chris Dodge! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 10, 2018
If Turned Out A Punk were a galaxy, then this week's guest may very well be the sun: CHRIS DODGE! Not only as a member of "the Beastie Boys of the Underground" (Damian’s clunky analogy), Spazz, but also as the founder of the hugely important Slap-A-Ham Records! Chris has had a massive, indelible influence on hardcore & punk. Though Chis Dodge’s legendary run in underground music, we can connect: No Use For A Name, Melvins, Spazz, Infest, Faction, Kool Keith, The Gilman Scene, Fu Manchu, Sunn, etc. Sit back & relax as Chris & Damian connect the dots. ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!  Also Touched On: Chris Dodge Is The Sun At The Centre Of The Turned Out A Punk Universe Fat Day As Repressed Memory Loving Hard Rock At The Age Of 22 Steve Papusos’ Older Sister Marries A Punk & Gets the records “No Way, No Band Is Better Than KISS!” The Cramps’ “Songs the Lord Has Taught Us” As First Exposure The Dickies Are The Fastest Band Ever! Listening To The Weirdos Over & Over Again Finding College Radio Hearing About Maximum Rocknroll and getting a postcard from Tim Dead Kennedys Missing Hardcore By 84 Forming Legion Of Doom Transitioning From The South Bay Scene To The Gilman Scene Youth Of Today, MDC, The Lookouts At The Gilman Scared Straight With A Performance Artist Opening The Gilman Scene Provided The Full Spectrum Of Punk Styles The Feederz Bum Everyone Out AOD Have To Go On After The Feederz Cover The Stage In Dead Animals Rabid Lassie Moshing To Performance Art Off The Disc Is Godly Slap-A-Ham Is Godly Getting Into Metal Putting Out Records That No One Else Would Neanderthal Was Supposed To Be A Picture Disc Putting Out Burning Witch 9/11 Ended Slap-A-Ham & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
November 1, 2018
When your fearless host, Damian was young his counter cultural imagination was ignited by a small, short-lived, rebel, Toronto punk student newspaper called, Punch. Imagine Damian’s amazement when he found out the editor of said magazine was none other than, the venerable media powerhouse, Canadaland's founder, JESSE BROWN!!! Sit back as Damian hears all about the journey that brought Jesse from being a teenage journalist wunderkind, burnt out by success to fulfilling the promise of Punch all these years later.  Also Touched On: Damian’s Inspiration Liking Old Music Robert Johnston Sonic Youth Bad Brains Making Your First Real Friends Pearl Jam “Where Can I Get A Mudhoney Shirt?” Fishbone Living Color Is Part Of It Getting Into Hate & Eightball Rollin’s As Inspiration By Being... Not Good Getting Into Re//Search & Pranks Reading About Howard Stern, but Not Being Able To Hear It Creating A Column To Take The Piss Out Of The Whole High School Starting The Legendary Punch (CA) Not Wanting To Just: “Make Noise In The Basement.” Winning The Toronto Star Young Journalism Award The Fine Art Of Being A Disrupter… Or Just A Shit Disturber Getting Celebrated In The Real Media Burning Out On News Running Away To Montreal To Become an Artist Working At VICE... & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 28, 2018
Listen Nerds! Never Again! This week on the show, Chris & Damian have two huge episodes to discuss, but that doesn’t stop them from having a 20 minutes conversation about veggie burgers at now defunct fast food chains. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 22, 2018
The greatest hardcore record of all time, Poison Idea’s Feel The Darkness, is getting reissued!!! To celebrate, the King of Punk himself, JERRY A returns to the show! In keeping with the tradition of Aliens & The GodFather Part II, this sequel may be better than the original?!?!? So listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes AGAIN & punish him about everything he forgot to ask the first time! Also Touched On:  Part #2 Hard To  Make Happen Ramones As Universal Language Music: If It’s Good, It’s Great  MRR Reviews Everything Inept Music Is PERFECT Jerry Loves Finnish Tom Loves Dutch Buying GISM & Not Getting It United Mutation The Beef With DC “It’s Time To Turn Up The Heat On Ian Again.” Tom Hates Henry What Is A "Superbeer"? A 1/5 Of Jim Bean & Touring With The Hard-Ons Drinking Where Belushi Did Making “Feel The Darkness” Writing Taken By Surprise For The Sub Pop Single Making Sub Pop Pay Up Pig’s Last Stand As Payback Alice In Chains Find Grunge Wanting To Go Out On A Good Note Metal Bands Getting Goth & Performance Art As Openers Punk Love Cow Brains I’m In A Hard Rock Band How Pantera Heard About Poison Idea… Having A Song On The Crow Soundtrack Being On Punk-O-Rama Never Getting A Statement From Epitaph The Unreleased Poison Idea Loving YDI Poison Idea Was Its Own World Record Collecting Touring Australia With The Hard-Ons Iggy Pop Sonic Youth  Beasts Of Bourbon Helmet Mudhoney Mick Harvey Almost Becomes Shark Bait & Much, Much MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 17, 2018
This week on the show, in celebration of the NEW FUCKED UP LP "DOSE YOUR DREAMS”, Damian is joined by one of the most requested guests ever on the show, MIKE HALIECHUK!!! Yes, it finally happened! AAAAAANNNNNDDDD Jonah Falco makes a cameo too!!!!! This is one they'll be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow!  Also Touched On: Mike Finally Makes An Appearances  Buying A Melvins, Sex Pistols & Maybe An L7 Tape TV Over Radio A Tie Dye Sex Pistols Shirts Green Day Or The Offspring: You Must Choose Mike & Damian Meet For The First Time At The Circle Jerks Opera House Show  “Stay Out Of Riverdale” / “East End Kids Are Poseurs” Freaking Out About Meeting Chris Colohan   Jay Hammer’s Shows Hardcore Is About Freedom: Ordering Pizza’s To Shows The Last Hockey Teeth Show… & Missing Hockey Teeth Random Killing The HMV Vinyl Section The Confine Release Show Daragh Hayes Is The NICEST! The Peter Pan Scene Of Toronto The AFI Riot Ignite Cancels On Toronto A Million Times How Where It Ends Formed… Booking The Jewish Community Centre Fastbreak Save The Day & 5 Knuckle Chuckle Mike Forms Ruination & Damian Gets Jealous Europe Breaks Mike How Fucked Up Forms Recording 7”s Making Hidden World  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 11, 2018
Your Mindless Propaganda Be It Right Or Be It Wrong It's Just A Cheap Attempt To Prey On My Nerd Fears!!! This Week, Damian & Chris sit down & breakdown the last 3 episodes. It's what these guys do. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 8, 2018
This week on the show, not one, but TWO amazing guests - THE INTERRUPTERS' Aimee & Kevin!!! Two people who couldn't have had more different paths that led them to the same band. THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!! Kickback & listen how Aimee had to go through the wringer from getting yelled at as a kid in smoke filled bars to then being thrown quickly into the majors before meeting Kevin, who was raised in punk. Together, they both realized their childhood dream's by forming THE INTERRUPTERS! IT PLAYS LIKE A MOVIE!!! Also Touched On: Kevin Getting Into The Late 90’s Ska Boom Alvin & Punkamunk Less Than Jake & The Aquabats Amy Gets A Bleach Hearing …And Out Come The Wolves & Feeling Less Alone. Bad Religion & NoFX AFI, Pennywise & The Warped Tour Era Joan Jett Punk From Before The Germs, To Bikini Kill, To Present Day Boys II Men Kevin Hears “Here Comes The Hot Stepper” As The First Exposure Snow - “Informer” Amy Finds Music Through Mom Kevin’s Grandfathers’ Music Frank Sinatra’s “One for My Baby One For The Road” Kevin For The Void The Cheap Punk CD Comp Green Day Save Farris & The Specials Go To Montana Government Cheese Opens For Strung Out Kill Radio Aimee Gets Into Jam Bands Kevin & His Brother Form The Telecasters Meeting On A Sugar Ray Tour Getting The Dream Gig In Transplants Meeting Tim Armstrong Touring With The Dropkick Murphy’s Touring With 7 Seconds & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
October 2, 2018
This week on the show we bring you a very special episode in celebration of the release of the incredible 80’s TOHC chronicle, Tomorrow Is Too Late! Damian is joined by the nucleus of the book's creation: Derek, Fran, Shawn & the often referenced on Turned Out A Punk: Simon Harvey! Sit back & enjoy a deep delving conversation about the under documented, but all the same amazing - 80’s Toronto Hardcore Punk scene. GET THIS BOOK!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 27, 2018
BOY, THIS IS ONE JAMMED PACKED EPISODE! First off, it’s an interview Damian has been trying to make happen for years, MATT MURPHY of the godly Super Friendz & TUNS is on the show! Hear about Matt growing up in Halifax & watching it quickly become the Canadian “next Seattle”. THEN, enjoy the debut of LISTEN TO RECORDS AND NEVER THINK ABOUT STOPPING (LTRANTAS), a brand new podcast featuring Damian & The Kids! They listen to & discus Damian's record collection. FINALLY, check out the birthday spectacular that was TOAP LIVE WITH DINOSAUR JR!!!  WHAT A WEEK?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Long Time Friends Working Together At VICE… Kinda Dressing Up As “PUNKS” To Go To The Mall The Let Down Of “The Great Rock & Roll Swindle” Hanging With Jay From Sloan At Old Dan’s Record Store “There Would Be No Scene Without Greg Clark” Nobody’s Heroes: Halifax’s Top Punk October Game: Sarah McLaughlin New Wave band Trashcanz Inspiration For The “Z” In Super Friendz Aggro: Hard New Wave Matt Form’s The Ink Stains… With A Kazoo Player Bo Diddley Plays Halifax Sneaking Into Zappa Not Liking Neil Young’s “Live Rust”  Black Pool: Pre-Sloan & Super Friendz Dinosaur Jr. Bubblegum Pop Killed By Death Fugazi Deep Wound  Minor Threat  & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 24, 2018
Support can be a selfish thing. For nerds, I think it’s this way. Today on the show Chris & Damian sit down to talk about the incomparable Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Also, the importance of drummers. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 19, 2018
On anyone's list of all-time greatest front people in music, they would have to include this week's guest. CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA HAS FINALLY COME ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he gets to sit down with one of his favourite's to ever wield the microphone & talk about going from a gang affiliated drummer, to trashing the Jools Holland show! Also Touched On: One Of The Best To Ever Do It The Power Of Night Flight Watching Another State of Mind With Your Family The Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist Is The Key Record  Uglord One Of The Wildest Bands Ever Ed Ivy From The Rhythm Pigs Starts Throwing Shows Omar & Sonny Meet Lux & Ivy Seeing Punk On TV & Putting Punk On TV The Misfits: A Lot To Love & Love Again The Jools Holland Show & What Went Wrong  Reenactment Scene In Punk  Distorted Silence: The First Band Joining Phantasma Gloria: The Bad Kid Band The Respect & The Hate That Comes From Being Feared Playing With Christ On A Crutch When Your Two Favourite Local Bands Have Beef Being A Cheerleader A One-Man-Pit In Your Parents House Bad Mothergoose & Sprawl & The Texas Funk Scene Everyone Wanted To Be Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Jane’s Addiction Joining the Three Blind Bats, The House Band For The North East Death Squad Gang The Spermbirds’ Influence On El Paso Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, Big Boys: Texas Punk Cherbs, Ed Hall & Trance Syndicate Records When Your New Band Beats Up Your Old Band The Acid Years The Dregtones: Trying To Do Something Really Uncool Meeting Foss & Beto Pretending To Be Rain Sanction  Booking No Empathy The Grunge Hangover Touring With FEIST Trench Mouth Looks Like A CULT! “No One Was Interested At All.” Dreaming Of Ebullition Records  Getting On Flipside  Face To Face Was Pissed! Dodging Full Cans Of Coke Whipped At Your Head  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 18, 2018
Nerds’ my thing, I keep on a hook. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the greatness of the Shawna Potter episode! Also, they gear up for the TOAP TORONTO LIVE SHOW WITH DINO JR! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 12, 2018
Get ready everyone! This week on the show, one of the best doing it today, War On Women’s, Shawna Potter! Join Damian as he gets to sit done & chat with another one of his favourite front-people! Shawna discusses going from being signed to a crooked indie label at age 16 to touring with Black Flag! Also Touched On: Was It The Sex Pistols Or Bikini Kill As First Exposure? Sonic Youth Is PUNK The Two People In North America That Never Got Into Fugazi The Washington DC/ Washington State Connection Growing Up With MTV The Judds Rocked NOT ALL WOMEN PLAYING PUNK ARE IN RIOT GRRL BANDS (Those Bands Rule Too Though) Forming Avec Helium Is AMAZING!!!! Playing In Fair Verona For 6 Years Is A Lifetime When You're In High School Getting Put Through The Record Industry Wringer As A Teenager Moving To Baltimore Playing To Black Flag Fans Touring, But No One Caring Jim Ward Is The NICEST Person In Music Brooks, Beto & The Fate Of The Free World RIP John Stabb Wizard Of Oz Connection Theatre Kids Make The Best Vocalists AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 10, 2018
NERDS! Here's another episode of Footnotes featuring Chris & Damian talkin' non-stop music & TV...& the Animals Episode  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 4, 2018
This week on the show Damian is joined by not one, but two great guests, the creators of HBO’s Animals, Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano! Check it out as they discuss how Animals was the pair’s ultimate statement about the DIY ethics & how music ultimately guides the show.  Also Touched On: Animals As A Punk Project Phil Finds Green Day, But Is Too Young To Read The Name Of The Album  Blink 182 Saves The Day Club Chrome Mike Finds His Way In Through Compilation CDs Kung Fu Records An Older Brother In Save the Day Emulating Tony Hawk Why Did The Show "Vinyl" Suck So Much New Found Glory American Football Cap'n Jazz Mighty Mighty Bosstones As Vocal Icon Finding Out The Composer From Your Show Was In Shudder To Think Moby, Punk Style Vatican Commandos  Flipper Titus Andronicus  The So So Glos The Men Doing The Theme Song Working With Bill Callaghan AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
September 2, 2018
Nerds! Killing it all, get the fuck out of our bingo halls! This week on the show, Chris & Damian realized that they needed some backup to take on the monumental Sami Zayn episode, so they invited Post Wrestling’s own, Wai Ting to help out! Join the trio as they discuss wrestling, punk & how Wai was nearly the co-host of Turned Out A Punk. CRAZY! Right? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 28, 2018
REJOICE!!!!!!!!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of his most dreamt about guests, WWE Superstar Sami Zayn! Listen in as they have a far reaching conversation about everything from punk, wrestling & the very real bond that connects their identities & subculture. THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, please visit www.samiforsyria.com & donate, if you can. Also Touched On: Third Attempt & Third Times A Charm The Reason For The Mystery Thank You Sami For Jesse Micheals Coming On The Show M Dogg & Brookside Are The Most Down Punk Rockers “Operation Ivy Is Perfect” Having To Live Up To Other People’s Ideal Version Of You The Idea Of Being A Different Person Outside The Ring The Different Approaches To Public Attention Green Day Happens Angelo Was Ahead Of The Game! Returning CD’s To HMV Trading Tom Jones For Punk In Drublic Out Comes the Wolves Is A Perfect Record The Clash Did You Pick Punk OR Did Punk Pick You? Lagwagon Hi-Standard Hearing Propagandhi & Not Being Ready For It Until Recently Falling In Love With The Beatles Getting Booked By Kevin Gill & Lars Frederiksen The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!!! Bon Jovi Is OVER In Montreal Dennis From Styx Is Also OVER In Montreal Going To Your First Indie Wrestling Show & Getting Hooked The Energy Of Indie Wrestling Is Like Going To A Punk Show Seeing Grimskunk At A Street Festival Against Me! Not Understanding Why People Get Concerned About Bands Selling Out Not Knowing BLITZ… Until Now "90% Of Punk & Wrestling Is Terrible" Going For Bon Jovi & Getting Less Than Jake Bob Dylan Is A Truly Unhinged Performer Kicking Ultra Mantis Black In Face As Hard As You Can Teaming With Brad From Pissed Jeans Sick Of It All Leatherface Chris Gethard, Aiden English & The Best Show Connection & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 27, 2018
That’s just what nerds got to be! Can’t you see this is an emergency? This week Damian & Chris tackle the episode featuring their mutual rock/literary hero: Eric Davidson! They also try to get to the bottom of the Raise Your Voice Joyce Comp. GOOD TIMES!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 20, 2018
EVERYBODY JUMP UP, cause this week we've got ERIC DAVIDSON of THE NEW BOMB TURKS on the show! Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with, not just one of his favourite frontmen, but one of his favourite authors' as well! From seeing a news story about punk to writing a book identifying a hereto unknown subgenera of punk, the two cover Eric’s storey in-depth! Not to be missed!  Also Touched On: New Bomb Turks Is One Of The Best HC Bands From The 90's The Spaceshits’ Unique Style Danko Jones' First Show The Deadly Snakes The Dark & Starvation Army: Clevo Hardcore Death Of Samantha: Eric’s Fave Write Band Seeing Punk On The TV For The First Time  Brother Goes To See The Clash & Brings Back The Word Of God Getting A Tutorial Through Requests To The College Radio Station The Mainstream College Station Plays REM Kurtis Blow Seeing Clash On The Cut The Crap Album The Remnants Of Old Cleveland Seeing The Mirrors Watching Stiv Bators Pee Prisonshake Cleveland Doesn’t Suck Seeing Pagans A Scene Develops Free From The Curse Of Success Shows In A Junk Yard Seeing The Romantics With The Boys Brigade For Your First Show Peeing Beside The Bassist Of The Hoodoo Guru’s Shadow Of Fear & The Goth Vibe The Choir & Raspberries The Lizard: The Cop That Looked Like LUX Interior With A Cramps Patch On His Jacket Cleveland Is A Goth Town The New Bombs Turks & Integrity Played Together.. Maybe The Mice RULE! Gibson Brothers, TJSA & Skrawl Datapanik Records Mike Rep Rules New York Dolls The Electric Eels Moved To Columbus? True Aim Reluctant Hardcore Friends Gaunt Brothers In Arms The Release Of Killed By Death Really Red Pagans Crypt Records AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 19, 2018
This week on Footnotes Chris & Damian talk about the Montreal live episode. Also, eulogizing a Canadian legend: Randy Rampage (Randy Desmond Archibald) RIP BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 7, 2018
This week on the show, Damian is LIVE IN MONTREAL FOR 77' FEST! Join him along with special guest co-host Zach Blair (Making his fourth appearance on the show!) as they welcome the returning Spike Slawson. Also, THE LEGENDS: Fay Fife & Don Letts!!! I know, I know: the live episode format sucks, but this one is INSANE! TRUST US! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 6, 2018
Nerds are going to bring you back up, yeah one thing I can depend on! Chris & Damian talk not one, but TWO amazing guests: David Pajo & Paul McKenzie!!! Do a deep dive into these genre defining musicians & the amazing punk worlds they emerged from. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 2, 2018
HURRAY! This week on the show Damian gets to sit down with the singer of, not one, but two legendary Vancouver bands: PAUL MCKENZIE!!! Listen in as the two discuss his journey from being in one of Vancouver’s most feared bands, to forming Canada’s hardest partying band. Also, how to get dropped from your label while still recording your first record.  Also Touched On: Hearing The MC5 For The First Time In 1966 At Age 6 Years Old From Your Older Sister Gastown & 4th Ave: The Subversive Part Of Town Going To See Count Basie The UJ3RK5 & The Heralding Of A Scene Everyone’s Afraid Of The Enigmas Being A Braineater DOA, Subhumans & Dishrags Punk Before Punk MoMaMu Da Records The Wandering Years Forming the Real Mackenzies The Great IFA Records Sketching Out The Studio Getting Kicked Off A Label In Style Wimpy Roy Is A Nice Guy The Police Come To The Punk Scene & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
August 1, 2018
Hello from somewhere in Canada!!! I know it’s been a while since the last show, but we're back with an episode we recorded at the start of June. We talk a lot about the recreational laws that have now been passed legalizing Cannabis by Oct 17 2018\. Grab an edible &/or some Live Resin & enjoy Ep. 19 of the show!
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