Category: Chicago

Pop-Punk & Pizza #90: Matty & Courtney of TAKE THE REINS

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve interviewed a couple on the podcast. This actually marks our first married punk rock couple to be on the podcast. So let’s welcome Matty Benson and Courtney Boyers of suburban Chicago punk band, TAKE THE REINS, to the Pop-Punk & Pizza Party! We discuss their latest single, […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #72: Snuzfest 2019

Kevin Andrew of Guardrail joins the podcast to discuss each band that is playing Snuzfest 2019 at Schubas in Chicago, this Sunday, January 13th! Lineup includes: Guardrail, The Blamed, Makena, Tiny Kingdoms, The Linden Method, The Flips, A Better Hand, Erabella, Butchered, and Action/Adventure. Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is proud to be hosting once again […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #71: Parker

Parker is a Chicago band rooted in the energy and spirit of punk and rock and roll, while embracing the melodic side of modern music. This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza not only includes an interview with the group but features a special acoustic performance of their songs, “Forever You and Me” and “Never Growing […]

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Pop Punk & Pizza #60: Matt Pow of City Mouth

Matt Pow, frontman of Chicago’s, City Mouth, joins the podcast to talk egg quesadillas, religion, Coldplay, his songwriting process, and more! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #50: August 8th, 2018

Robert Biskoski, lead vocalist and guitarist of Chicago based, Bury Me In Lights, joins the podcast! Plus, music from other Windy City natives, Detour North. Hosted By, Jacques LaMore. Don’t forget, you can now stream us on Spotify! Pop-Punk & Pizza t-shirts are now on sale!  Buy yours HERE This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza […]

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Pop Punk & Pizza #46: August 1st, 2018

Joshua Long, vocalist/guitarist of Chicago pop-punk band, Lightweights, returns to the podcast to promote their latest EP, “Members Only”! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Don’t forget, you can now stream us on Spotify! Pop-Punk & Pizza t-shirts are now on sale!  Buy yours HERE This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is brought to you by: Vinyl […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #42: Chris Demakes of Less Than Jake

Chris Demakes of legendary ska/punk band, Less Than Jake, joins the podcast to answer fan questions, talk Vans Warped Tour memories, and more. It was an honor to have you on the podcast, Chris. LTJ has always been one of my biggest musical inspirations! Photo of Chris is by, Sabrina Leviton. –Jacques LaMore Pop-Punk & […]

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Pop Punk & Pizza #41: Kevin Singleton

Kevin Singleton of El Famous/The Cold Mourning and manager of Chicago music venue, Bottom Lounge, joins the podcast! We share our stories of when we toured together in his old band, The Action Blast. I sold merchandise for them on two different tours. One with, Trapt, the other with, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, in the winter […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #31 Part 2: Joshua Long of Lightweights

Joshua Long, Lead vocalist/guitarist of Chicago’s, Lightweights, joins the podcast! Jacques and Joshua had such a great conversation that there’s two parts to this episode. This is part two! Missed part one? Listen here: http://bangarangradio.com/fTKmz Christmas song: “Christmas Day” – MxPx Pop-Punk Picks of The Week: “Role Playing” – Heavy Hitters “Sidewinder” – Stand Atlantic This […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #31 Part 1: Joshua Long of Lightweights

Joshua Long, Lead vocalist/guitarist of Chicago’s, Lightweights, joins the podcast! Jacques and Joshua had such a great conversation that there’s two parts to this episode. This is part one! You’ll find part two here: http://bangarangradio.com/Epxiv Check out: “Absolutely, Yes” – Lightweights. Christmas Song: “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” – The Ramones This episode of Pop-Punk […]

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