Episode 47: Weatherbox

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Weatherbox was started in 2004 by singer/songwriter Brian Warren in San Diego, CA.  They recently reunited after going on hiatus in 2016.  Their current lineup consists of some new and familiar faces.

This podcast was recorded at Brooklyn Bazaar, a day after the band played a sold out show upstairs with Person L, Fire is Motion, and the Sal Show.  I’ve seen them a couple times in my life and this was for sure the best set they ever played.  

I’ve been a pretty geeked-out fan for about 10 years (still remember buying “American Art” on interpunk) so I tried to ask as many questions as I could about the band’s history and ethos.

Their last album “Flies in All Directions” was released on Triple Crown Records in 2014.  They’re currently working on some new music and recently dropped some live session videos produced by Shane and Jake’s session project, Half Way Home Sessions.

Episode 46: standards


Standards are a 2 piece math rock duo from Los Angeles, CA.  They currently embarked on a 3 week tour across the US.  Invalids opened up for them in DC and Philly & I got a chance to catch them live and hang out with them, super hard working people.

We talk about the band’s work ethic, our take on record labels vs doing it yourself, the pros & cons of the internet, Marcos’ guitar endorsement, the “math rock scene”, and a bunch more. Kynwyn also plays drums for the band Crying and runs a music site/fb group called Odd Times & Atmospheres.

Be on the lookout for some standards vinyl coming soon via Choke Artist ;)

Episode 45: Ultra Deluxe

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Got to sit and talk with Ultra Deluxe, an experimental & aggressive band from NY.

The group incorporates elements of chiptune/screamo/and sci-fi to make something neat.  Their last album Contact is described as a “gay dystopian space opera”;  we talk about the whole concept behind that throughout the episode.

We also talk about conspiracy theories, problems with the education system, some of the terrible things our history textbooks omit, and a bunch more.

Episode 44: steve.


Zach, Kyle, and Nicky are 3/4 of New Brunswick based fun punk/emo band steve.  

We talk about the tenants of DIY: Inclusivity in the scene, shows running too late, show houses, chalkboards, the art of truly not giving a fuck and having fun, MTV + more.

Their new album “The Fondue’s and Fondont’s” will be out in a couple of months.  

Episode 43: Derrick Braxton & Jelani Walker


Derrick Braxton & Jelani are both New Brunswick-area natives who are remarkably community driven. You can often catch either of them spinning records at a NB basement show near you.

It doesn’t stop there; in his tenure as a producer, Derrick has produced beats for notable artists like Lupe Fiasco and Raekwon. In addition, he helps run the Hub City Music festival that takes place this April, and the “Rock New Brunswick” festival that takes place in Boyd Park

We talk about the creative process, the “music industry”, race relations, the New brunswick Scene, the “old New Brunswick”, and more.

Episode 41: A Not So Simple Plan


I sat down with verified mall-punk Kait Bemis to chat about Canadian melodic-skate punk band “Reset”.  They were pretty good, until two of their members left to join a manufactured pop-punk band called “Simple Plan”.  In this episode we uncover the truth about Simple Plan and the deceit in their punk-rock angst filled charade.  Tune in to find out the truth + more tidbits and rants.

Episode 40: Downtrodder vs Camp Anarchy


Got a chance to sit down and hang out with Jake and Dave from DOWNTRODDER (sludgy/grimy politically charged punk from Philly/NJ). Cheech sat in on the pod too.

We spent the first 20 min talking about “Camp Anarchy”, a punk rock festival being run by Fat Mike. We mostly talked about why it’s stupid to pay $120+ to sleep in a tent just to see The Offspring, and why VIP packages are stupid.

Jake used to play in The Best of the Worst with Cheech and I, so we geek out about ska throughout the pod as well. Besides that we rip on things that are “wack”, and I reveal the true meaning of the song “Cotton Eye Joe”.