• #249: Tightwire

    In this episode, I talk with Tightwire, a band from Minneapolis MN about writing short songs, throwing stale hotdogs into the audience, their new album ‘Head Full of Snakes’, Paul’s […]

  • #248: How to Survive Riot Fest

    Festival season is among us, and with Riot Fest quickly approaching, here are 15 tips to help you prepare. Riot Fest FAQ: Map (scroll all the way to bottom): […]

  • Detour North first interview in 5 years!

    I had a great time talking with alternative/pop-punk/emo band Detour North at Zazzo’s Pizza in Westmont, IL about their upcoming “It’s History, It’s Poetry” anniversary show at Beat Kitchen on […]

  • #245: Killium

    Our first episode with our new co-host, Zoe! Zoe and I talk with Ryan and Jonas of Killium, @killiumofficial a band originally from Indiana, about their upcoming album to be […]

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    Waterparks Concert Review

    Waterparks at House of Blues Chicago, IL on May 12 By: Noelle Matonis Host of Pop-Punk & Pizza (All photos and videos here are mine) I saw Waterparks perform at […]

  • #244: Daryl of The Bollweevils

    The Bollweevils are releasing their first album in over 14 years! “Essential” is out May 5 via Red Scare. I talked with Daryl, the frontman, about the creation of the […]

  • Heavy Edition #1: No Shelter

    For you fellow heavy music lovers, we’re starting a new Heavy Edition series!! For the 1st episode of this series, I had the chance to talk with No Shelter, a […]

  • #243: Years Down

    I talked with Years Down about their upcoming album called December State of Mind, the meaning behind it, their third single release of the year, “big S.A.D.”, their very different […]

  • #242: LoudFoxCult

    I got a chance to talk with LoudFoxCult @loudfoxcult9052 , a trio of friends from Michigan, about their influences, their new EP “Cult Classic”, getting to work with Sam Mathys – the […]

  • #241: Come Clean

    North Carolina-based Come Clean talks about their upcoming album “134”, what the numbers mean to them, their favorite songs to perform live, their influences, and of course, their favorite kind […]