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#173: Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake & Wring Out

 

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With additional support from Mike Henneberger’s mixtape memoir, “Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid’s Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City”. It’s an audio experience starring Tyler Posey and featuring a 20-song soundtrack that includes two Jimmy Eat World recordings you can’t hear anywhere else. The audio book also includes songs from Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Bayside, Alkaline Trio, and more.

Tyler Posey with Rock Bottom at the Renaissance author, Mike Henneberger.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #173: Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake & Wring Out

Starting today, we’re going to try something a little different on the podcast! Instead of having just one guest per episode, we will now have TWO guests per episode. I hope you’re cool with that! I’m pretty excited about this new format and I hope you are too.

Our first guests on the show today are Cameron and Drew of Virginia Beach pop punk band, Wring Out. The band has been hard at work perfecting their craft of, “Heavy Handed Pop Punk”. We talk about their latest single, “I Tap 2 and Cast Counterspell”, which packs quite a punch.

Returning to the podcast for the second time is Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake! Chris first appeared on the show in the winter of 2018 and a lot has changed for him since then. He now hosts a podcast about songwriting called, Chris DeMakes A Podcast, and has released some incredible solo songs through, SmartPunk Records. His most recent single, “Father Time”, is the first time he has ever written a song about this father. As Chris explains in the episode, all of these songs are to help promote his book, “Blast From The Past”. I highly suggest picking up a copy. Especially if you’re a hardcore LTJ fan.

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time!

#172: 10 Songs for June 2021

Neverlyn.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.  

Additional support for this episode comes from Chicago singer/songwriter, Andrew Robert Palmer. His new album is officially out TODAY! Listen and download at andrewrobertpalmer1.bandcamp.com.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #172: 10 Songs for June 2021

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 June 2021”: Plus the Fan Favorite Song from May!

  1. “Love In Heartache” – Loose Ends
  2. “Charade” – Sixty Lumens
  3. “Turning Point” – Good Terms
  4. “Wearing At The Seams” – Sideline Heroes
  5. “Matches” – Neverlyn
  6. “Circles” – Stealing Home
  7. “Good Grief Retreat” – Belvedere
  8. “Make It Easy” – We Are The Union
  9. “Some Nights” – Half Past Tw0
  10. “Picking Up The Pieces” – Only The Strong

The Fan Favorite Song from May: “You Don’t Know Anything” – I Am Spartacus.

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, “You Don’t Know Anything”, is staying on the list for the month of June.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time! My guests this Wednesday, June 9th will be the band Wring Out, followed by, Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake.

#171: Øff Guard

Øff Guard, from Long Island, NY.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.  

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #171: Øff Guard

Final episode for May 2021 is here! I had a blast talking with Matt, Matt, Nick, and Tyler of alternative rock/emo band, Øff Guard, out of Long Island, New York. Yes, there are two Matts in the band. That’s not a typo! We talked about the creation of their latest single, “Sincere”, and traveling to Israel. Thanks for being on the show guys!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time! This Wednesday, June 2nd will be our, “10 Songs for June 2021” episode.

#170: The Maguas

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #170: The Maguas

Scranton, Pennsylvania is more than just where the TV show, The Office, takes place. It’s also the home of up and coming emo alternative band, The Maguas! Members Erik, Brandon, Matt, and Daulton join me on this episode to talk about why they call Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard, “Daddy”.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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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, May 26th is Off Guard.

 

#169: Cameron Smith of Eugene Levy

Cameron Smith, guitarist of Eugene Levy. Photo by, Deviant Rebel Media.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #169: Cameron Smith of Eugene Levy

The movie, American Pie, is a big staple in the pop punk community. Mainly because Blink-182 appears in the movie, right? We’ve all seen it! It’s a classic. A group of guys from Iowa decided to name their band, Eugene Levy, while using a logo that resembles the American Pie logo. So my biggest question was, “Does Eugene Levy know Eugene Levy?” I quizzed guitarist, Cameron Smith, on some basic Eugene Levy knowledge. Listen to this episode to hear how he did!

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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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, May 19th is The Maguas.

#168: 10 Songs for May 2021

James William of Hometruths. Photo by, Kristoff Photography.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by Humans Were Here artist, Million Miler. Now Million Miler is actually the solo project of Tom Higgenson from Plain White T’s. His debut album, “MILLY”, is dropping this Monday, May 10th. The latest single, “Never Say Die”, is out now on all streaming platforms.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #168: 10 Songs for May 2021

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 May 2021”: Plus the Fan Favorite Song from April!

  1. “Grow Up” – Wasting Time
  2. “What To Say” – Glow & The Dark
  3. “So Over You” – Hometruths
  4. “Rinse & Repeat” – Joystick
  5. “Never Surrender” – Chris DeMakes
  6. “Was It Something That I Said” – Autumn Revival
  7. “This Places Sucks But You Guys Don’t” – Always Grounded
  8. “Sainted Millions” – The Rumjacks
  9. “Wait On Me” – Two Trains Left
  10. “You Don’t Know Anything” – I Am Spartacus

The Fan Favorite Song from April: “Valerie” – Take The Reins

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, “Valerie”, is staying on the list for the month of May.

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, May 12th is pop punk band, Eugene Levy.

#167: Drives The Common Man

Drives The Common Man. Photo by, Tom Hortiz.

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsored by, Rad-Pop Records artist, Follow Your Bliss, and their new single, “Solemnly Swear”, dropping this Friday, April 30th.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #167: Drives The Common Man

On this episode we talk with, Andrew Joseph Stevens III, who is better known as, Drives The Common Man. Now Drives is very talented pop rock solo artist from London, Ontario, Canada who is heavily influenced by pop punk. I really enjoyed talking with him about the first time he discovered pop punk and his Native American background.

Drives The Common Man signed to Lost Music Collective earlier this year and plans to release new music sometime this June.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time! Next livestream will be, “10 Songs for May 2021”, this Wednesday, May 5th.

#166: Luc Gaffwood of Calling All Captains

Luc Gaffwood of Calling All Captains. Photo by, Alex Bemis.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #166: Luc Gaffwood of Calling All Captains

I’ve been listening to Calling All Captains for the last few years now. The band’s most recent EP, “Nothing Grows Here”, really packs quite a punch. Their lead vocalist, Luc Gaffwood, was kind enough to join me on our weekly livestream to talk about the band’s history and how their first full length is coming together. Thanks for being on the show, Luc!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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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 28th is, Drives The Common Man.

#165: Jake & Ric – Courtesy of Tim

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

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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

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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.

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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.