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#165: Jake & Ric – Courtesy of Tim

Ska punk band, Courtesy of Tim, from Madison, WI.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, Blubrry Podcasting. Try Blubrry for FREE today! Go to blubrry.com, select the hosting package you want, and use the promo code BANGARANG RADIO at checkout and your first month is absolutely FREE. 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #165: Jake & Ric – Courtesy of Tim

Wisconsin ska punk band, Courtesy of Tim, just surpassed their Kickstarter goal of $8,000 for their debut album, “Tomorrow, Again”. As I’m typing this out, there’s exactly 9 hours left to make your pledge! I had a lot of fun talking with band members Jake and Ric about the new album. We also figured out something VERY important: what toppings belong on a ska pizza.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

REMEMBER…….

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time! My guest this Wednesday, April 21st is Luc Gaffwood of Calling All Captains.

 

#164: 10 Songs for April 2021

Royals. Photo by, LJR Photography.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, Blubrry Podcasting. Try Blubrry for FREE today! Go to blubrry.com, select the hosting package you want, and use the promo code BANGARANG RADIO at checkout and your first month is absolutely FREE. 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #164: 10 Songs for April 2021

Hey! I hope you had a great Easter with the fam. I apologize that I’m posting this episode almost a week late. I had some issues with my power at home. We’re back up and running now!

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, here’s, “10 Songs for April 2021”: Plus the Fan Favorite Song from March!

  1. “Worldwide Catastrophe” – Royals
  2. “Count To A Million” – 3dBs Down
  3. “Valerie Loves Me” – Take The Reins
  4. “As Good As It Gets” – Wolf Rd
  5. “No Filter” – Wild Truth
  6. “What We Want” – Flying Penguin
  7. “Light Me Up” – Crooked Teeth Ft. Talker
  8. “Dry Skin” – Sean D. Harper
  9. “Change Things” – Rivals Ft. Dutch Melrose
  10. “Here’s To Getting Old” – Almost Made The Mixtape

The Fan Favorite Song from March: “It Will Get Better” – Eddy and the Arsons

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, “It Will Get Better”, is staying on the list for the month of April.

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

REMEMBER…….

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time! My guest this Wednesday, April 14th is ska punk band, Courtesy of Tim.

#163: Alfie Roberts of Vampire Money

Vampire Money. From left to right: Tom Emery, Alfie Roberts, and Ben Carty.

Inspired by bands such as, My Chemical Romance and Panic! At The Disco, Vampire Money, continues to carry the emo/gothic rock baton into a new decade. The band just released their second EP, “Outcast Club”, and lead songwriter, Alfie Roberts, joins me on this episode to talk about it!   

In Other News…..

I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is you’ll be able to watch a live video version of Pop-Punk & Pizza starting April 7th! The bad news is, I will only be producing one episode a week instead of two. It was a tough decision to make but, it had to be made. I’m hoping that someday down the road, I’ll be able to go back to posting two or three episodes a week.

So starting April 7th, we will be live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time. Then, the podcast version of that live stream will be available on all platforms the following day.

I hope you’re just as excited about this news as I am. I want to thank you for your continued love and support of Pop-Punk and Pizza. Have a safe and Happy Easter!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#162: Radam Rebillard of What Makes Sense

Photo by, Sabrina Leviton Photography.

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. Buy or download your copy today at davegomezbenefitcomp.bandcamp.com.  

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #162: Radam Rebillard of What Makes Sense

I’m a BIG geek when it comes to classic Hollywood movies. So whenever I meet someone who feels the same way I do about old black and white films, I get a little nerdy! It turns out, Radam Rebillard of New York pop punk band, What Makes Sense, is like me. In fact, the band’s latest single, “Groundhog Day”, is loosely based on the well known Bill Murray movie with the same title. It may not be a black and white movie, but it’s still considered to be a classic at this point.

On another note, Radam, was kind enough to interview me on the band’s podcast a few weeks ago called, Nonsense Podcast.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#161: Slackrr

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. Buy or download your copy today at davegomezbenefitcomp.bandcamp.com.  

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #161: Slackrr

Slackrr is one of the hardest working pop punk bands in the United Kingdom right now. I’m amazed at how much the band has accomplished on their own in such a short time. One of the most mind blowing facts to me is that they have played over 270 shows in the UK in just under two years. For a band called, “Slackrr”, I’d say they are far from showing any signs of slacking. Their latest single, “Playing With Fire”, spares no expensive at laying out one of the catchiest melodies I’ve ever heard with a wall of pop gang vocals. Members Scotty Perry, Cait Bowyer, and Joe Sammons tell us all about the new song and more!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#160: Cody Okonski of Millington

Millington

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by 360 Phoenix Flip and his new single, “Day in The Life”, being released tomorrow March 19th on all streaming platforms. For this track, the synths are gone. He’s going all out pop punk, reminiscing the good old days, both musically and lyrically.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #160: Cody Okonski of Millington

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Our guest today is Cody Okonski of ska punk band, Millington, and he had a good surprise for me! While talking with him, I found out he interned for John Feldmann at his studio in California. I did not know this ahead of time before the interview. I found out while we were talking and it was a cool discovery. If you’re not familiar with John Feldmann, he is the frontman of Goldfinger and also a well known producer. The album we specifically talk about that Feldmann produced is California” by Blink-182. You’ll find out the reason why when you take a listen. We also dive into how he learned Japanese and what’s in store for Millington. Thanks for talking with me, Cody! 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#159: Alone I Walk

Pascal & Franky Courcelles of Alone I walk.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by Wisconsin ska punk band, Courtesy of Tim! Their new single, “Human Resource”, drops this Friday, March 19th. The band is also launching a Kickstarter for their new album, “Tomorrow, Again”, on Friday as well. 

Courtesy Of Tim

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #159: Alone I Walk

I think it’s cool when families play music together. I think pop culture has always had a soft spot for musical families. Today, we meet brothers, Pascal and Franky Courcelles. Together they form the group, Alone I walk, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This conversation was a lot of fun because not only did we talk music but, they had some pretty creepy ghost stories to share with me as well. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thanks for being on!

Alone I Walk’s cover of, “Move Along”, by All American Rejects is out now via Anchor Eighty Four Records.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#158: Gage Vota of Stage Moms

Gage Vota of Stage Moms. Photo by, Zara Brown Photography.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, The All Punked Up Podcast. Each week, the hosts from All Punked Up bring a dose of news from around the scene while digging into hard hitting topics that most would rather shy away from. If you’re a lover of pop punk, rock and alternative music, then this podcast is one you’ll have to check out. The All Punked Up Podcast is available now wherever you listen to podcasts.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #158: Gage Vota of Stage Moms

School is now in session! Our teacher? Gage Vota, the lead vocalist of Stage Moms. I learned a lot a cool things about their hometown of Moundsville, West Virginia on this episode. More importantly, we talk about Stage Moms new EP, “Almost Heaven…Feels Like Hell”, dropping tomorrow March 12th. It was great meeting you, Gage!

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#157: 10 Songs for March 2021

Eddy and The Arsons from Chicago, IL.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, rad-pop. records, out of Baltimore, Maryland.  Artists on their roster include The Great Heights BandThe Stifled, Follow Your Bliss, Taller Tales, One Life To Lead, and Origami Army. Go to radpoprecords.com to learn more. 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #157: 10 Songs for March 2021

Hey! One day closer to spring time here in the middle of America. Doesn’t it feel good?

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 March 2021″: Plus, the Fan Favorite Song from February!

  1. “It Will Get Better” – Eddy and The Arsons
  2. “Anybody But me” – Dial Denial
  3. “What’s Left Of Me” – Wes Hoffman
  4. “Somebody”- Rushing Spring
  5. “Magically Delicious” – The Cereal Killers
  6. “Frantic” – Andy B and The World
  7. “Hindsight” – House Parties
  8. “Caught Up” – Nude Shoes
  9. “Untaken” – Cleveland Avenue
  10. “Held Down” – Rundown Kreeps

The Fan Favorite Song from February: “Mood” – Fluorescents

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, “Mood”, is staying on the list for the month of March.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#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