Episodes

#194: Russ Rankin, Bill Stevenson, & Andrew Berlin

Bill Stevenson & Russ Rankin

Andrew Berlin

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #194: Russ Rankin, Bill Stevenson, & Andrew Berlin

Welcome to what I’m calling a “Bonus Episode” of Pop-Punk & Pizza! It’s got a hell of a line-up too. We are joined by, Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Bill Stevenson (Descendants/The Blasting Room), and Andrew Berlin (Producer/Engineer). Russ’s yet to be released solo album, Come Together Fall Apart, was produced and recorded at The Blasting Room along with Bill and Andrew.

Pre-order, Come Together Fall Apart, right now via Sbäm Records (EU), Cursed Blessings Records (Can), or Say-10 Records (USA).

Listen to the first single, “Babel”.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#193: A Tiger Made of Lightning

A Tiger Made of Lightning

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #193: A Tiger Made of Lightning

When I was first introduced to A Tiger Made of Lightning in 2020, the project consisted of just one member named, Mike O’Leary. Now fast forward one year later and Mike was able to form a full band around him! Mike joins us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza to discuss the release of their debut EP, It’s Chaos, Be Kind.

Thank you for the reminder that we all need to remain kind in the chaos.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#192: The Neverafter

Jimmy, Arnley, and Connor of The Neverafter.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #192: The Neverafter

Jimmy, Arnley, and Connor of Chicago’s new alternative punk group, The Neverafter, join us on Pop-Punk & Pizza to talk about their debut single, “Distress Call”.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#191: Capgun Heroes

Jimmy & Joe of Capgun Heroes.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #191: Capgun Heroes

When it comes to pop punk, Chicago’s Capgun Heroes play it in the vein of The Ramones. It’s fast, yet poppy. Members Jimmy and Joe sat down in person with me for some pizza and beer to discuss their debut album, Last Call For Adderall. The new record is out now via Hey Pizza Records.

I apologize if the audio sounds subpar on this episode. I didn’t have my mics hooked up properly. Luckily, I at least had audio from one of my cameras I could use. Sorry about that!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#190: Blind Adam & The Federal League and Bluprint

Blind Adam & The Federal League

Bluprint

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #190: Blind Adam & The Federal League and Bluprint

Hey! Just to warn you, I had some technical difficulties while recording this episode. So if things sound a little funky, that’s why!

For the first time in two years, I’m happy to welcome a band back into the studio for an in-person pizza eating interview! I’m glad it was my friends in, Bluprint. We grew up playing together in the Kankakee, IL punk scene. They just released a killer new song called, “Home”, recorded by, Sean O’Keefe, and produced by, Mark Rose.

Before my chat with Josh, Tyler, and Taylor of Bluprint, I had a virtual conversation with Adam Gogola of Blind Adam & The Federal League. They just released their sophomore album, An Act of Desperation, via A-F Records this past September. It was produced by, Chris “#2” Barker of Anti-Flag.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#189: David McWane of Big D & The Kids Table and Matt Sullivan of Title Holder

David McWane of Big D & The Kids Table

Matt Sullivan of Title Holder

 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #189: David McWane of Big D & The Kids Table

and Matt Sullivan of Title Holder

Hey! I hope you’ve got your skankin’ shoes on because this episode features two guests from the ska punk world. 

Matt Sullivan is the frontman and all around creative mind for new ska punk band, Title Holder. Matt tells us how he worked hard on his songwriting skills with Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake and Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard to properly shape this new project. 

David McWane is the mastermind behind Boston’s very own ska punk band, Big D & The Kids Table. Their ninth studio album, Do Your Art, will be released via SideOneDummy Records on October 22nd. Dave and I had a blast talking about the inspiration behind the new record, ska fans versus metal fans, and how you should never give up on your art. 

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#188: Dan Lambton of rationale.

Left to Right: Ryan Rumchaks, Joe Taylor, and Dan Lambton of rationale.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #188: Dan Lambton of rationale.

Hey! I’m glad you’re here. We only have one guest on this episode but he’s a real treat and someone I’ve been wanting to catch up with for a long time. In early 2020, Dan Lambton and Real Friends announced Dan’s departure from the band. Since then, Real Friends, has welcomed Cody Muraro as their new lead vocalist and released a new EP. Dan on the other hand has devoted his time and energy into, rationale., a band he has been a part of since 2014 with Joe Taylor and Ryan Rumchaks of Knuckle Puck. rationale. just inked a deal with Smartpunk Records to release their sophomore album, If The Problem PersistsDan and I stripped down some of the meanings behind the new songs and also reminisced about the days when our old bands used to play shows with each other.

Thank you for being on the show, Dan! It was great to catch up after all these years.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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#187: MEGG along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale

MEGG

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

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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#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

Flight Club

Flight Club

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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