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Pop-Punk & Pizza #119: Magnolia Park

It’s that time of the year where we are all getting in the spooky spirit! Magnolia Park out of Orland, Florida plans to inject some magic into our Halloween with their upcoming single, “Houdini”. The whole band joined me for a pizza party via Zoom to explain the creepy story behind the song. “Houdini” by […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #118: Dennis Jagard of Ten Foot Pole

Skate punk rockers, Ten Foot Pole, have gone acoustic! I had the pleasure of talking with their lead vocalist and guitarist, Dennis Jagard, about their newest release, “Simmer Down”. We also dive into his professional audio engineer career and how he became the lead vocalist of Ten Foot Pole. Dennis also told me he’d like […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #117: 10 Songs for October 2020

At the beginning of each month, I change up the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast playlist on Spotify with 10 new songs. This past month, I received SO many incredible submissions from bands. Thank you all for sending them in! It was tough narrowing it down to just 10 songs. If you ever have a song […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #116: Demi The Daredevil

Now that October is here, spooky season is in full swing! The best way I could think of to celebrate was to introduce you to some new creepy awesome music. Demi The Daredevil is an innovative one man band compromised of a guy named, Jeff Azar. When I first listened to his upcoming single, “Paranoia […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #115: Lou & Pete Koller – Sick Of It All

When it comes to American hardcore punk rock, Sick Of It All, are considered legends of the genre. The new book, “The Blood and The Sweat”, tells the story of founding members and brothers, Lou and Pete Koller. I’ve really enjoyed reading this book so far. It’s fascinating to learn what it was like growing […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #114: Fluorescents

Covid-19 has pretty much stopped live music dead in it’s tracks for the most part. However, it hasn’t stopped most bands from releasing new music. Thank God for that, right? In my opinion, Chicago has one of the best pop-punk scenes in the country, maybe even the world. One of the newer bands in the […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #113: Mike Henneberger

Back in May of this year, I received an Instagram message from a guy with the username, “mikeyleerock”. He said he wanted to send me a copy of his book about his struggle with mental health. I’m also a person who struggles with mental health. Who doesn’t, right? So, I’m told him yes and sent […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #112: stop.drop.rewind

When I was in, The Projection, we played at lot of shows with a band from Northwest Indiana called, stop.drop.rewind. I haven’t seen them since we last played together in 2013 at a house party in the Westville, Indiana area. So it was great catching up with the guitarist, DJ Crenson , and bassist, Kris Lohn, […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #111: Guardrail

My “Diet Punk” friends, Guardrail, return to, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! Except this time, they have the most exciting news to date: they signed to a label! Guardrail inked a deal with Open Your Ears Records to release their third EP entitled, “Yikes”, produced & engineered by Nick Diener at Oneder Studios. Yes, Nick from, […]

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #110: 10 Songs for September 2020

Hey there! I hope September has greeted you with nothing but warm positive feelings. Yes, there’s a lot of crazy things happening in the world, but that’s nothing new, right? September is a special month because as of the 20th, Pop-Punk & Pizza will be four years old! What an amazing four years it has […]

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