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#180: Cleveland Avenue & Good Terms

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Cleveland Avenue. Photo by, Alex Zarek.

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Good Terms. Photo by, Casey Chen.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast 180: Cleveland Avenue & Good Terms

Cleveland Avenue has become one of best pop punk bands in the Chicago scene in recent years, in my opinion. Their new EP, “The Things Better Left Unsaid”, drops this Friday, July 30th. Lead vocalist, Defonte Berry, explained to me what this new EP means to him and how the band has taken steps to better themselves. 

Good Terms based in Los Angeles, California put a new record out this past April called, “Turning Point”. We talked about how the band decided to implement screaming parts into some of their songs. There was also a fun debate amongst the members about all the Fast & Furious films.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#179: Mike Herrera & Kalie Wolfe talk new MxPx single “Say Yes” Ft. RIVALS

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Mike Herrera

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RIVALS

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #179: Mike Herrera & Kalie Wolf talk new MxPx single “Say Yes” Ft. RIVALS

Tomorrow July 23rd MxPx will release a new single called “Say Yes” featuring RIVALS! Mike Herrera and Kalie Wolfe were kind enough to stop by Pop-Punk & Pizza to talk about the new feel good sing-along.

Pre-save “Say Yes” for a chance to win a customized video from MxPx: https://ffm.to/mxpxsayyes.ofp

Thanks for being on Mike and Kalie! It was an honor.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#178: Aim High with special guests Cheer Up Dusty

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Cheer Up Dusty

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #178:

I’ve heard the term “Local Band” used in a derogatory way. I think we all have at some point, right? Well, South Carolina band, Aim High, is setting out to change that. Their upcoming debut album, “Local Band Forever”, is all about injecting positivity into being a local band. To help prove their point is a laundry list of well known artists and celebrities featured on the album. Dan O’Connor from Four Year Strong, Counterparts, and Charlie Sheen, just to name a few. Yes, THE Charlie Sheen!

“Local Band Forever” will be available everywhere Friday, July 23rd, 2021.

If you’ve been listening to Pop-Punk & Pizza avidly, you’re probably familiar with Cheer Up Dusty. The band has sponsored three episodes of the podcast this past year and I’m very grateful for that. So, it’s about time I had them on the show because I thoroughly enjoy their music! Songs like, “Shirtless and Afraid” and “Late Bloomer”, have been played on the podcast. One of my favorite things about the band is their brutally honest lyrics. Cheer Up Dusty lead vocalist, Justin Humenik and I hit it off well. We geeked out over Star Wars and VHS tapes. It was great!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Additional support for this episode comes from Virginia pop rock band, Weatherworn, and their new album, “Postcards”. It’s available wherever you stream music and also at weatherwornva.bandcamp.com

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#177: Kevin Lyman with special guests, College Radio

Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour.

College Radio of Seattle, Washington

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #177:

I try to listen to other podcasts as much as I can when I’m not working on Pop-Punk & Pizza or Kankakee Podcast. One of the newer podcasts I’ve been listening to lately is, My Warped Life. It’s hosted by the founder of The Vans Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman, along with his friend, Tony. As you can imagine Kevin has so many incredible stories from the Warped days. I thought it would be fun to have him on Pop-Punk & Pizza to talk about it! He was super nice and we had a really great conversation. Thank you for your time, Kevin. It was truly an honor to talk with you!

Our second guests on this episode is Seattle pop punk band, College Radio. Members Gordon, Mikey, and Evan told me about some incredible pizza places in the Seattle area and now I really want to get eat at all of them! College Radio’s latest single is called, “Growing Pains”. It reminded me of MxPx a little bit the first time I heard it. The guys did say they have a new song coming out soon!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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 FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

Additional support for this episode comes from pop punk/alternative rock duo, Analog Drip, and their new single, “Party Song”.

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#176: Matt Burns of SmartPunk Records with special guests Halfway Atlantic

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Matt Burns of SmartPunk Records.

Halfway Atlantic

Halfway Atlantic from Austin, Texas.

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Additional support for this episode comes 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 elseThe audio book also includes songs from Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Bayside, Alkaline Trio, and more.

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SmartPunk has been around for a long time and has gone through many changes over the years. Currently, SmartPunk is killing it in the scene has record label and Matt Burns is the manager. It was great hearing his story about how he became involved with the label.

Halfway Atlantic is a pop punk/alternative rock band from Austin, Texas. They have a new single dropping Friday, July 9th called, “Back To Austin”, and will be doing a tour of Texas with Big Smile July 16th through July 23rd. We talk about the new song and how their lead vocalist, Matt Warmuth, is from Germany.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#175: Ruthcrest & Virginity

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #175: Ruthcrest & Virginity

I had a blast talking with Adam and Charlie of Ruthcrest out of Los Angeles! The band just released an acoustic version of their song, “If You Were Here”, via Anchor Eighty Four Records.

The fun continued when Casey, Jim, and Jordan of Orlando, Florida band, Virginity joined the show! The guys just signed with SmartPunk Records and plan to release their sophomore album later this year. We talk about the meaning behind their newest song, “Nosferattitude (The Vampire Song)”.

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!

 

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 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.

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#174: Keep Flying & My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #174: Keep Flying & My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House

I’d never thought I would hear a band combine the styles of Real Friends and Less Than Jake. That’s exactly what Keep Flying does, in my opinion. The mix of genres is absolutely wonderful and satisfying. Johnny, the band’s saxophone player, joins us to discuss the band’s latest release, “Survival”. Keep Flying is also the featured band is this month’s Pop-Punk Takeout box.

Before we talk with Johnny on this episode, we had a chat with Pete Long of Philly pop punk band, My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House. This is actually the second time Pete has been a guest on Pop-Punk & Pizza. The first time was way back in 2017 when he was in a band called, Above The Mendoza. It was episode 23 of the podcast if you want to go back and listen. My Cousin’s Girlfriend’s House just released their debut EP, “EMCEEGEEAYCH”. It’s a fun and bouncy EP that I highly suggest checking out!

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!

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 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.

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

 

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.  

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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#172: 10 Songs for June 2021

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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.

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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.