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#187: MEGG along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale

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Chris Swinney of Fire Sale and That One Time On Tour Podcast.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #187: MEGG Along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale

MEGG bridges the gap between her love for pop music and her Southern California beach punk rock roots. Her new EP, “Here For Now”, is a perfect blend of the two genres. MEGG and I had the chance to talk about how the new EP came together and how she’s working hard to become a prominent songwriter in the industry. 

Chris Swinney is one of the former guitarists of The Ataris and is a man of many talents. In 2018, Chris began his own podcast called, That One Time On Tour, where he has conversations with several well known musicians. Fast forward to 2021 and not only is the podcast doing very well, Chris has started a new band called, Fire Sale. Pre-order their debut 7-inch now via Sbäm Records

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#186: Steve Caballero along with Ted Felicetti of Don’t Panic

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Steve Caballero, professional skateboarder and musician. Photo by, Jeremy Frasca.

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Ted Felicetti, frontman of Don’t Panic.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #186: Steve Caballero along with Ted Felicetti of Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic just released their second full length album, “Dark Horse”. Frontman, Ted Felicetti, was nice enough to talk with us for about 20 minutes just before having to hit the stage. Don’t Panic is currently on a short tour with The Queers.

Steve Caballero is a world famous skateboarder who also doubles as a punk rock musician. His new band, Urethane, packs quite a melodic punk punch. Their debut album, “Chasing Horizons”, drops September 24th via Cyber Tracks Records.

It was an honor talking with both of you!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#185: Flight Club along with Jameson Ketchum

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Jameson Ketchum, author of,

Name Dropping: Seeking Creative Truth Through Trendy Altruism and Punk Rock.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #185: Flight Club along with Jameson Ketchum

Flight Club is a rock band out of Virginia who just released their debut full length record, Until The Sun Drowns, this past July via Open Your Ears Records. Charlie, Sam, Alex, and Harry, join us on this episode to discuss how they brought energy and diversity to this album. 

Jameson Ketchum is a music journalist who has released the second book of his career entitled, Name Dropping: Seeking Creative Truth Through Trendy Altruism and Punk Rock, through RhetAskew Publishing. Jameson and I talked a lot about MxPx and what you can expect when reading his book. He is also the host of, Godspeed Podcast

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#184: Christian Fisher of Settle Your Scores & Scott Radinsky of Pulley

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Settle Your Scores. Photo by, Alex Zarek.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #184: Christian Fisher of Settle Your Scores

And Scott Radinsky of Pulley

Settle Your Scores just released their third album, “Retrofit”, via Mutant League Records. I think the album has full potential to become a classic album in the pop punk scene. Settle Your Scores lead vocalist, Christian Fisher, joins us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast to discuss the new album and Dungeons and Dragons. Yep, we went there!

Pulley is considered by many to be one of the mainstays in the 1990s skate punk rock scene. One of things that sets the band apart from their peers is lead vocalist, Scott Radinsky, played Major League Baseball during a good portion of the bands years together. It was fascinating to hear Scott talk about his time as a professional baseball player and how getting kicked out of Ten Foot Poll led to the creation of Pulley. Right now, you can pre-order Pulley’s newest vinyl release, “Encore”, via Sbäm Records

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.

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#183: 20 Years of Sugarcult’s “Start Static” with Marko DeSantis

Marko DeSantis, lead guitarist of Sugarcult.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #183:

20 Years of Sugarcult’s “Start Static” with Marko DeSantis

I can’t believe this Saturday, August 21st will mark 20 years since Sugarcult released their debut album, “Start Static”, to the world. I was only 11 years old when it came out and I remember going to the record store with my oldest brother Josh to buy it. “Start Static” is one of my favorite albums of all time. Not only that, I consider it to be one of the most influential records of it’s time. The album inspired so many of us, who are now in our 30s, to start pop punk oriented bands when we were just teenagers. 

I thought it would be fun to celebrate the 20th anniversary of, “Start Static”, with Sugarcult lead guitarist, Marko DeSantis. I’m grateful he agreed to come onto Pop-Punk & Pizza to share some behind the scene stories during the making of the album. Marko was very pleasant to talk with and had so many fun memories to share with us!

“Start Static” 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Vinyl is on sale now at sugarcult.com!

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.

#182: Carlo Ribaux & Harrison Nida of Victory Kid

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #182: Carlo Ribaux & Harrison Nida of Victory Kid

Victory Kid is yet ANOTHER incredible ska punk band out of California. Even though the band is newer to the scene, they have been making some waves and making the right connections. Some of those connections include working with Matt Appleton of Reel Big Fish, Arion Salazar of Third Eye Blind, and Allan Hessler to craft their first full length album, “Discernation”. SBÄM Records releases the album this Friday, August 13th. Their lead vocalist, Harrison Nida, and drummer, Carlo Ribaux, join us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza to talk about the album, John Mayer, and maybe a few other silly things.

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.

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#181: Punk Rock Factory with Felicity

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Felicity

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #181: Punk Rock Factory with Felicity

Punk Rock Factory  is dedicated to turning famous pop culture songs intro blistering punk songs. Punk Rock Factory frontman, Peej, gives us the inside scoop of how the band chooses songs to cover. The band’s new album, “Masters of The Uniwurst”, is available wherever you stream music. On the new album, Punk Rock Factory takes on 21 classic TV theme songs including, Arthur, Power Rangers, Saved By The Bell, The Flintstones, Goof Troop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon and many more.

Felicity returns to Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast to discuss their debut album, “Dear Universe”, out now via Adventure Cat Records. Members Damien and Mike tell us what it was like creating the album and the wild stunts they’ve pulled to market their music to fans.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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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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