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#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

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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 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.

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 #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.

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