Episodes

EXCLUSIVE: Hear clip of ”Shooting Star” SK8 Ft. Sum 41 before 4/8/22!

Alternative artist, SK8, is set to release his debut record, Last Day On Earth, this Friday, April 8th via Atlantic Records. SK8 gives us an exclusive listen to a clip of his unreleased song, “Shooting Star”, featuring Sum 41, on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza.

Follow SK8:

IG – @realsk8

Twitter – @therealsk8

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SK8

I can’t get that hook out of my head. Thanks for sharing, SK8!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#211: Peter James – Manic Kat Records

How Peter James went from playing multiple Vans Warped Tours in Reflective Insight to starting Manic Kat Records in 2014. You might be familiar with some of the label’s artists like Neverlyn and Right On, Kid. We’ve played songs from both of those bands on Pop-Punk & Pizza. There are some pretty cool things happening at Manic Kat right now. Including the launch of their own mobile app and streaming service, PunkHub Live! Thanks for your time, Pete!

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#210: Glimmers

Before the pandemic began, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast would occasionally bring pizza to bands touring through Chicago and have a fun conversation together. My goal was to do as many of these as possible. For the first time since 2019, we were FINALLY able to make this start happening again! On March 6th, I sat down and shared some Lou Malnati’s (Chicago’s Legendary Deep Dish) with Glimmers at Cobra Lounge in Chicago. I had the pleasure of talking with Glimmer’s lead vocalist, Maggie Schneider, virtually on the podcast in 2021. This time, we are joined by the whole band! Maggie, Ari, Jeremy, Alex, and Alex. It was their first time playing in Chicago as well. I was happy that we were able to give them a proper welcome. Thanks for being on the podcast!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

P.S. Shout out to our awesome intern, Nathan Burns, for helping assist in recording and editing this episode!

#209: 10 Songs for March 2022

In no particular order, here’s 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in March 2022:

1. “Losing Grip” – Lake Mosaic

2. “Lucy” – Cleveland Avenue

3. “Hands On Deck” – Violet Riot

4. “One More Parade” – Sgt. Scagnetti

5. “A Walk In The Park” – Hazel The Nut

6. “So Far Away” – Homeplate

7. “Cry Baby” – The Aquadolls

8. “Accidentally In Love” – Nearly Spent

9. “Break Up” – Suckerpunch!

10. “She’s From Chicago” – The Losers Club

Make sure you vote for your favorite song in the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast Facebook group. The song with the most votes stays on our Spotify playlist for another month! The song with the most votes from February’s episode was, “F’d Up And Lonely” by TLB. So it’s staying on our playlist for the month of March as well!

Want your band to be possibly featured on a future 10 songs episode? Email an mp3 of the song you want to be considered, a bio, press photo, and logo to: 10songsepisodes@gmail.com.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#208: Casey Cavaliere

Casey Cavaliere is primarily known for being a guitarist and one of the founding members of The Wonder Years. However, Casey is much more than The Wonder Years. Outside of the band, he spends a majority of his time producing music at True Level Studio in New Jersey and recording episodes of his podcast, The Record Process. Casey co-hosts the podcast with studio partner, Tom Conran, and just started releasing new episodes for their second season.

Get in touch with Casey at caseycavaliere.com.

Find episode of The Record Process.

As for The Wonder Years, they are currently touring the United States through March 25th, 2022 to celebrate the 10th Anniversaries of their albums, “The Upsides”, and “Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing”. FIND TICKETS HERE.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

P.S. We have shirts leftover from Snüzfest! Buy one before they sell out. 20% of the profits will be donated to The Hope For Us Network!

BUY YOUR SHIRT HERE.

New Found Glory Announces “Sticks And Stones” 20th Anniversary Tour

New Found Glory have announced they will be celebrating 20 years of their pop punk masterpiece, “Sticks and Stones”, with a U.S. tour featuring Four Year Strong and Be Well! The tour kicks off on May 26th in Franklin, TN with a festival that NFG created a few years back called, BreakFest.

“Sticks and Stones” features some of New Found Glory’s biggest hits such as, “My Friends Over You” and “Head on Collision”. While the album isn’t their major label debut, many consider it to be the record that officially propelled them into the mainstream. “Sticks and Stones” was released on June 11th, 2002 via Drive-Thru Records and MCA.

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the tour are available now at newfoundglory.com/tour! See you in Chicago?

 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

Host of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast

#207: Snüzfest 2022 with Kevin Andrew of Guardrail

Get your most ridiculous pajamas ready because it’s almost time for Snüzfest 2022! This year, it takes place at Beat Kitchen in Chicago on Saturday, February 19th at 6:00pm. Every year diet punkers, Guardrail, get a bunch of other like minded bands together to play a show for a good cause, while wearing the silliest pjs you’ve ever seen. This year proceeds from the show will be donated to The Hope For Us Network. Guardrail frontman, Kevin Andrew, joins us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast to discuss the lineup of incredible bands performing this year including: Much The Same, Hi Ho, Splits, Won’t Stay Dead, Burn Rebuild, Ok Cool, and Eddy & The Arsons.

Snüzfest 2022 is presented by, Kickstand Productions and sponsored by, Pop-Punk Takeout and Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

I look forward to being your host for the evening and also selling the official Snüzfest 2022 t-shirts at our table! Only 20 will be available. So make sure you snag one! 20% of the profits will be donated to The Hope For Us Network.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

P.S. This is the first episode edited by our intern, Nathan Burns. Great job dude!

#206: 10 Songs for February 2022

In no particular order, here’s 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in February 2022:

1. “Stay The Same” – Gold Steps

2. “Keep Going” – Atlas For Home

3. “In Ur Blud” – Kerosene Heights

4. “No Signs of Life” – Old Currents

5. “F’d Up And Lonely” – TLB *

6. “Which Way Is North” – Clearfight

7. “Wish You Well” – Familiar Things

8. “Invader Zim” – Circus Rhapsody

9. “Innocent” – Ninebanks

10. “Blossom” – Lielack

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*TLB is the featured artist in this month’s Pop-Punk Takeout Box! Order your’s today by clicking HERE.

 

 

Make sure you vote for your favorite song in the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast Facebook group. The song with the most votes stays on our Spotify playlist for another month! In fact, three songs from last month’s episode are staying on the playlist because they all tied. The songs would be, “No One Does Homecoming Like Us” – All Systems Go, “Concrete Feet” – Splits, “Best of Me” – Protect Your Heart. 

Want your band to be possibly featured on a future 10 songs episode? Email an mp3 of the song you want to be considered, a bio, press photo, and logo to: 10songsepisodes@gmail.com.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#205: Bacon Is My Podcast

I was recently invited to be a guest on Bacon Is My Podcast. It’s a weekly show that asks “What’s Your Bacon?” that extra passion in your life that makes everything in it better. I had such a great time with the hosts, Mike and Jimmy G, that I wanted to return the favor and have them as guests on Pop-Punk & Pizza. We talked about everything from how Bacon Is My Podcast started to how we felt about When We Were Young Festival. What was also fun about this episode is that I shipped them Lou Malnati’s Pizza to eat during our chat because they live in Long Island, NY. Mike and Jimmy returned the favor by shipping New York Style Pizza to me from, Nicoletta Pizzeria.

By the way, my appearance on the Bacon Is My Podcast has not been released yet. It will be up later this month. Please give their podcast a listen in the meantime though at baconismypodcast.com or wherever podcasts are found!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

#204: Danny Freeman & Jaret Reddick of Music Networking 101

My guests on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast have been on the show before but appeared on different episodes, a few years apart. The first is, Danny Freeman, the guitarist of United Kingdom pop punk band, A Few Too Many. The second is, Jaret Reddick, a legend in the pop punk scene who has been fronting Bowling For Soup for almost 30 years now. You put these two hard working guys together, and they become, Music Networking 101, a monthly music industry workshop featuring well known special guests and keynote speakers. We dive deep into topics such as marketing your band and how to run social media as a creative person. It’s always a honor to have both Danny and Jaret on the show. Thanks for stopping by again!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

P.S. Have you bought your tickets for this year’s Snüzfest in Chicago yet?