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#156: Hayley & The Crushers

Hayley Cain of Hayley & The Crushers.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by the band, Fight Back Mountain, and their new single, “Die Young”. The song is available on all streaming platforms like Spotify and at fightbackmountain.bandcamp.com. Their second record, “Lavender Sky”, drops this July 2021. For fans of Alkaline Trio who also enjoy Smashing Pumpkins. 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #156: Hayley and The Crushers

When I was growing up many considered me to be an old soul. I’m sure it was mainly due to the fact that I started voluntarily wearing suits and ties to school at age ten. I thought I was the only one who did things like this. It turns out, Hayley Cain, of Hayley and The Crushers, had a similar childhood experience. That perfectly explains their 2020 album title, “Vintage Millennial”. Hayley and I dive into so many interesting topics on this episode. This is by far one of my favorite conversations I’ve had on the podcast. You’re a gem, Hayley. Thank you for being on!

Hayley and The Crushers new EP, “Fun Sized”, is out now via Rum Bar Records.

Hayley also has her own podcast called, Sparkle and Destroy, and a blog.

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

 

#155: Fat Mike of NOFX

Mike Burkett “Fat Mike” of NOFX.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by the band, Cheer Up Dusty! Their new single, “Late Bloomer”, will be released on all digital platforms Friday, March 12th.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #155: Fat Mike of NOFX

When I sat down to try and type up an introduction for today’s guest, I couldn’t come up with the right words. I felt it was nearly impossible to do simply because he is a punk rock legend. Mike Burkett “Fat Mike” needs no introduction. Almost every person on the planet knows he is the frontman of, NOFX. Even if the person has never heard one single NOFX song, they at least know he is the lead vocalist. I was fortunate enough to talk with Mike about the band’s most recent record, “Single Album”, what it’s like being sober, and so many other topics. Thank you for talking with me, Mike! It was truly an honor. “Single Album” deserves everyone’s attention.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#154: A Few Too Many

A Few Too Many

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, Gomez: A Charity Compilation. Featuring songs from Tim Rogner of Allister, Guardrail, Til Morning, and several others. All proceeds from the comp will go to Chicago pop punk musician, Dave Gomez, who is currently battling cancer. Preorder the comp today at davegomezbenefitcomp.bandcamp.com.  

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #154: A Few Too Many

Today, we are taking a trip across the pond to Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom to talk with a band called, A Few Too Many. It was truly an honor to talk with them earlier this month because I thoroughly believe they are going to be one of the next biggest pop punk bands to come out of the UK. Members Bobby Hardy, Danny Freeman, and Luke D’Alton join me for this one. Their new single, “History”, is due out Friday, March 5th via Lost Music Collective.

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Jacques LaMore

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#153: When The Sun Sets

When The Sun Sets. Photo by, Alex Zarek.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, High School Never Ends: A Pop-Punk Dad Podcast. Each week two pop-punk dads chat about your favorite bands and albums from the hay day of pop-punk. They interview prominent musicians like Adam Lohrbach of Home Grown, Tim Rogner from Allister and most recently Shawn Harris from The Matches as well as hot local bands in the scene today. Some episodes deep dive into a band’s full catalog like Taking Back Sunday, Blink-182 and The Starting Line. Their mosh pit days may have been replaced by soccer practice but their hearts are all pop-punk. All episodes are available wherever you stream your podcasts – just search High School Never Ends and please give them a follow @hsnepod on social media. 

Pop-Punk & Pizza #153: When The Sun Sets

This episode marks the return of Chicago pop punk band, When The Sun Sets, to the podcast. The band first appeared on Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 67 in 2018. A lot has changed since then for the band, including new members and their signing to Lost Music Collective. They drop a new single This Friday, February 26th called, “Inside Out”. It was fun catching up with members Zack, Tyler, and Harrison! 

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Jacques LaMore

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#152: Rival Town

Rival Town

This episode of Pop-Punk and Pizza is sponsored by, Amazon Music. Get FREE unlimited access to over 70 million songs for 30 days by signing up at getamazonmusic.com/poppunkpizzapod. Plus, follow your favorite podcasts like Pop-Punk and Pizza!

#152: Rival Town

Rival Town is a name I see pop up quite a bit in the pop punk scene lately. Especially when it comes to promoting your music on TikTok. Band members Jared, Bryce and Kole join us on this episode to talk new music. Rival Town’s new single, “Coming Up Short”, drops via Lost Music Collective this Friday, Feb. 19th.

 

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Jacques LaMore

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#151: BJ Jezbera

BJ Jezbera

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, It’s Record Time Podcast! Each week Alex is joined by a different guest from the world of punk, ska and alternative music to discuss the albums they love, the bands they listen to and the artists that inspire them. Available now on all streaming platforms or click the image below. 

#151: BJ Jezbera

If you’re in the midwest of America like me, you’re buried in snow right now. So I thought it would be good to take a trip to sunny California to talk with pop punk influenced singer/songwriter, BJ Jezbera! He just put out a fun new EP called, “Canciones Con Queso”, and he’s also a new father. So we had plenty to talk about!

#150: Maggie Schneider of Glimmers

Photo by, Sophie Harris.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, It’s Record Time Podcast! Each week Alex is joined by a different guest from the world of punk, ska and alternative music to discuss the albums they love, the bands they listen to and the artists that inspire them. Available now on all streaming platforms or click the image below. 

#150: Maggie Schneider of Glimmers

Hey! I hope you’ve been having a great week so far. Today, we are joined by the lovely and talented, Maggie Schneider, who is the front woman of, Glimmers. We talk about their latest single, “Not Good At Goodbyes”, and more. An acoustic version of the song will be coming out this Friday, February 12th, via Common Ground Collective.

Thanks for being on the show, Maggie! Can’t wait for that All Time Low musical.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#149: Tom Higgenson

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by the band, Weatherworn, and their single, “You Had Me At Hello”. The song is available on all streaming platforms. Follow Weatherworn on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The band was also on episode 142 of Pop-Punk & Pizza.

#149: Tom Higgenson

Hey! I hope you enjoyed yourself on Super Bowl Sunday. Today on Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast we learn that Tom Higgenson is much more than just the frontman of Chicago’s Plain White T’s. Tom also has a new 1980’s pop inspired solo project called, Million Miler. On top of that, he is the drummer for punk rock band, TLB, and owner of the record label, Humans Were Here. It was really interesting to hear Tom tell stories about all of his projects and how he pieces them all together in his creative mind. Thanks for being on the show, Tom! I really enjoyed our conversation together. 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#148: Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron Frenzy

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by the band, Weatherworn, and their single, “You Had Me At Hello”. The song is available on all streaming platforms. Follow Weatherworn on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

#148: Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron Frenzy

If this is your first time listening to Pop-Punk & Pizza, you picked a great one to start with! My guest today is Leanor Ortega Till, who is the tenor saxophone player of ska punk legends, Five Iron Frenzy. We discuss the band’s new album, “Until This Shakes Apart”, and several other things. Like, raising baby chicks and the TV show, Schitt’s Creek, for example! There’s a lot of serious topics we touch on but also fun ones as well. Leanor also has a podcast of her own called, Too Punk To Be A Hippie. Thanks for being on the show, Leanor! 

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#147: 10 Songs for February 2021

Oceandvst from Greece.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by Chicago alternative rock band Eugeine Grey and The Bad Habits and their upcoming single, “Eight46”, dropping this Friday, February 5th.

#147: 10 Songs for February 2021

Yo! How’s it going? If you live in the middle of America like me, you’ve been dealing with lots of snow. I enjoy it though. It’s always fun to pretend to be a kid again and play in the snow with me son. Regardless of what the weather is like where you’re at, I hope you’re doing well.

Once a month, I update the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast Spotify Playlist with 10 songs I think you should give a listen to.

In no particular order, “10 Songs for February 2021″: Plus, the Fan Favorite Song from January!

  1. “The Risk” – Oceandvst
  2. “Fool’s Gold” – Four Stars
  3. “Still Wander” – The Young Hearts
  4. “Grim Reaper” – A Few Good Losers
  5. “My Mom’s On OnlyFans” – Dead Bundy
  6. “Older Nights” – Ink4Ivy
  7. “El Camino” – Not My Weekend
  8. “Mood” – Fluorescents
  9. “Chokehold” (Get Out, Goodbye, Good Luck) – The Carolyn
  10. “Sunshine” – Catnip Kaiser

The Fan Favorite Song from January: “Haunt” – Two Eyes Open

VOTE for your favorite song of the month on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Club Facebook Group. The song with the most votes stays on our Spotify playlist for another month. Just like, “Haunt”, is staying on the list for the month of February.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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