Episode 12: Neel Bhadra

Need Bhadra is a rapper/producer/musician who currently resides in Boston, MA.  His new single “Y Mas” is now available for stream on Spotify.  Along with making hip hop tunes, he also has a knack for writing bedroom folk-rock.  You can check out other songs and remixes he’s made on his Soundcloud page. 

Neel also hosts his own website The Neel Show, which features music reviews, interviews, and photography of up and coming artists and musicians.

In this ep we talk about our sick hometown of NORTH BRUNSWICK NJ, my life as a teacher, the invasiveness of social media, Neel’s trials and tribulations with the music scene in Boston, the state of the music “biz” and being an artist on the internet.  We also got a bit into how I got into playing music and the music scene.


Episode 11: Ska Family Reunion

Ska-Family reunion!  We recorded this in February and I forgot to put it up (sorry)

Members of TBOTW do a podcast with former ska-core entrepreneur Aaron Hibbert from Massachusetts.  He used to run a ska label called “Open Hand Records”.  We talk about Punk Rock Bowling (old news), the new TBOTW EP, Aaron’s unreleased EP, share some fun TBOTW tour stories and make shitty ska puns.

Jay’s mic was off for the first two minutes my bad

Also, I bugged Aaron a lot and he actually released the “unreleased” EP”:

I played drums on it, these songs were a lot of fun and neat.

Episode 10: That One Time In Angles almost Broke Up

The fellas in In Angles share some stories about the road, and talk shit about each other openly.  Juicy stuff!  Highlights include Nick talking about getting really stoned and paranoid and accusing Brian of sleeping with his fiancè.  Tom’s dad is on his 4th marriage.

This podcast was recorded in Tom’s rangerover on our drive back to NJ from a show we played in Boston.  Thanks to Nate from Floral for putting us up for the night!  

In Angles is currently working on a new release for the springtime, but in the meantime you can find their latest album “Cascading Home” on Spotify, Bandcamp, and all that other shit.

Episode 9: The Wrath of the Trouser Snake feat. The Duppies

We got a REAL LIFE reggae band to come do a podcast!  The Duppies are a 7 piece reggae/rocksteady/ska band from Gainesville, Florida.  I got a chance to sit down with them halfway through their tour in October.

We talk about the FL ska scene, snake dicks, OK Cupid dating tricks, the difficulty of maintaining a band thread on your phone, and life on tour with a seven-piece band.  

They also did a live session in the basement which came out great.  It's at the end of the episode, and features "Sugar Water", "The Broken Organ", and "East Meets West".  

Session recorded by Marc Critelli.

LJB and The Man with the Alternate Family

Lemix J. Buckley stopped by the attic on their Esque Records Tour with Kurt Travis and Amarionette.  In Angles played with them in Boonton and they were super fun to hang it with.  

We talk about their 20+ day tour and they share some pretty memorable experiences.  We also talk music and make dick jokes

The band got robbed of two guitars on tour, this GoFundMe has been set up to support them.

FFO:  Minus the Bear, Algernon Cadwallader, , The Speed of Sound in Seawater.


Episode 7: Cali Cruisin w/Jon Lervold (The Lunch / AGOAO / Big Name Studios)

Jon is a musician living in Olympia WA that I got to get to know on Invalids' past tour.  We did 10 days with his band The Lunch and they were fantistic.  This was recorded at some point during our 10 hour overnight drive from Salem OR to San Francisco CA.  

We talk about his studio and bands, giggin in Indonesia, the mystical Horse Party online community, life in Olympia WA, and more.

Check out his Olympia WA based studio "Big Name Studios"
And check out his bands The Lunch and A God Or An Other

Episode 6: Vinyl Geek Out Extravaganza (7 Inches 7 Plagues)

 In this episode I get to sit down with some long time friends of mine and talk about music & collecting vinyl.  These guys run a page on Instagram called 7 Inches 7 Plagues (named after influential melodic hardcore band 7 Angels 7 Plagues).   

I ask the hard hitting questions like : "Is every day, record store day??"

We talk about a VINYL (obviously) and other things related to the metal and hardcore scene.  Some of these guys had just got back from the band Foundation's last show so we talk about that.  I talk about the logistic of running a label that presses vinyl and how a lot of plants haven't adjusted to the resurgence of vinyl's popularity.

Follow these guys and us on instagram.  @7inches_7plagues and @chokeartistnj.


Episode 5: Playing Basketball with Jesus w/ Carmel Liburdi & Pancho Villa's Skull

Some friends from Michigan stop by the attic after an NJ show on their tour.  Pancho Villa's Skull is a two piece mariachi punk/ska band from Pontiac MI and Carmel Liburdi is a singer/song writer from Detroit.  We talk about the tribulations of booking your own tours, share some tour stories, talk about DIY recording, the Michigan scene, plus other stuff.

You can hear Carmel's new album "Patron Saints of the Ordinary" on Youtube or buy it on iTunes.
You can hear Pancho Villa's Skull music on Bandcamp.

This was our first episode with live music!  PVS plays a song titled "Guërita" and Carmel plays a song called "Carbon Based".