Episode 115 is out now! A conversation with Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace!

Episodes

Interviews/Guests

Episode 115: A Conversation with Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace

May 23, 2022

In our 115th episode, we’re joined by the legendary Jesse Leach! Jesse is the vocal mastermind behind Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace, Seemless, The Weapon, and host of the Stoke the Fire Podcast. We talk 20 years of ‘Aliv…

Episode 114: New Music Roundup + 3 Nights With Pearl Jam (The Weeknd, Hot Water Music, Spoon and more!)

May 16, 2022

In our 114th episode, the pod does something it hasn’t done in a while….check in on what we’re listening to currently. We’ve had a crazy 2022 so far, between all-time guests and looking back on some of our favorite records, …

Episode 113: Anatomy of a Setlist

May 9, 2022

In our 113th episode, we dig into all things setlists. How long should a setlist be? What should a band open with? What’s a good mix of new and old material? Where should the biggest hit go? Should encores be a thing, or no?…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 112: A Conversation with Out of Service

May 2, 2022

In our 112th episode, we’re joined by east coast indie rock band - Out of Service. Mike (Vocals), Teebs (Guitar), and Brian (Bass) come on the podcast to talk about the early days of the band, signing to Enjoy the Ride Recor…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 111: A Conversation with Sergio Vega of Quicksand/Former long-time bassist w/Deftones

April 21, 2022

In our 111th episode, we’re joined by the one and only Sergio Vega! Sergio is the the Bassist mastermind behind the Quicksand catalog, as well as being the Bassist extraordinaire for Deftones for the last 12+ years. We talk …

Interviews/Guests

Episode 110: A Tour Recap with Casey Cavaliere of The Wonder Years (Guitarist)

April 18, 2022

In our 110th episode, we’re joined by Casey Cavaliere, Lead Guitarist of the The Wonder Years. Casey is a triple threat, in that he’s a guitarist, producer/engineer, and podcaster. With The Wonder Years having just completed…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 109: A Conversation with Mike Hartsfield of Freewill/New Age Records/Outspoken

April 11, 2022

In our 109th episode, we’re joined by Mike Hartsfield - Founder/Owner of New Age Records, Bassist of Freewill, Guitarist of Outspoken, and many other bands. We dive into Mike’s come up with music in the 80s, the formation of…

Episode 108: The Sample Episode

April 4, 2022

In our 108th episode, we dig into some of our favorite songs that use samples from older tracks. We have a few straightforward ones….and a few off the wall takes on this! We also discuss some of our favorite producers and wh…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 107: The Return of Seth and Sean of TRAWL

March 28, 2022

In our 107th episode, we’re rejoined by our Episode 57 guests, Sean (vocals) and Seth (bassist) of the band Trawl. We catch up on what they’ve been up to over the past year, including opening for Blacktop Mojo and Nonpoint, …

Episode 106: Bandvantage: Album Title Edition (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Spanish Love Songs, and more)

March 21, 2022

In our 106th episode, we take inspiration from Ep 21. This time around, instead of discussing band names that elevate the band, we’re discussing album titles that elevate the album (we call this a Bandvantage). The 3 of us c…

Episode 105: Stump the Tone - The Music Trivia Episode

March 14, 2022

In our 105th episode, we (finally) turn the camera inward at our resident rain man, Tony. He’s often heard spouting off facts and memories on the podcast, so we figured we’d put him to the test. “Stump the Tone” features dif…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 104: A Conversation with Scott Alderman - Author and Creator of the Tattoo the Earth Tour

March 7, 2022

In our 104th episode, we’re joined by Scott Alderman - Author and creator of the Tattoo the Earth Tour. We dive into Scott’s early music life, his work getting Tattoo the Earth off the ground in the summer of 2000, jockeying…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 103: A Conversation with Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche/Constant Elevation

Feb. 28, 2022

In our 103rd episode, we’re joined by the one and only Vinnie Caruana. Vinnie is the vocalist of The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche, Constant Elevation, and Peace’d Out. We talk Vinnie’s come up in the Long Island music scene…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 102: A Conversation with The World (Matty, Miyagi, and G)

Feb. 21, 2022

In our 102nd episode, we’re joined by Matty, Miyagi, and G from The World. We talk how the band formed, their musical approach and creative process, signing with Velocity Records and Equal Vision Records, their debut EP, and…

Episode 101: The Host Mailbag Episode

Feb. 14, 2022

We’ve all heard of the typical mailbag episode, where listeners submit questions to be answered on the podcast (we’ve done two of them - Ep 22 and 48)….well this is the host mailbag episode. We, the hosts, ask questions to e…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 100: Down Home Cookin’/Comfort Food Albums w/Special Guests: Shadows Fall, Spose, Thursday, The Distillers, and more!

Feb. 7, 2022

Episode 100…we made it! We wanted to do something special for this one, so we brought some old friends back and asked them “what’s your go-to down home cookin’/comfort food album that you always come back to?” This is a comp…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 99: A Conversation with Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem/Mercy Union

Jan. 31, 2022

In our 99th episode, we’re joined by Benny Horowitz, Drummer of The Gaslight Anthem and Mercy Union. Benny is a 90s OG, having booked and played shows for over 25 years at this point. We dig into Benny’s DIY roots in the NJ …

Episode 98: Bucket List Live Bands - Nas, Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, etc

Jan. 24, 2022

In our 98th episode, the 3 of us come to the table with bucket list live bands. These are bands that we haven’t seen before, but would love to see at some point (if possible). As always, we didn’t share our lists beforehand!…

Episode 97: Tale of the Tape: Weezer Edition - Blue album vs. Pinkerton

Jan. 17, 2022

In our 97th episode, we pin Weezer’s first two albums against each other, Tale of the Tape style. Which album has the best song, the Blue Album or Pinkerton? Does the Blue album have better album art? Does Pinkerton have bet…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 96: The Perfect Songs Episode w/Rock Radio Legend Rob

Jan. 10, 2022

In our 96th episode, we all bring a few perfect songs to the table. We didn’t do this alone though — we brought back Rob to help us out! Rob is a dear friend of the pod, New England rock radio legend, and previous guest (Epi…

Episode 95: The Anticipation Episode - 2022 Edition

Jan. 3, 2022

In our 95th episode, we dig into what we’re anticipating in 2022. We talk albums, music industry themes, music predictions, and more. Is 2022 the year of the Bandicap (band name handicap)? Is live music back for good or will…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 94: A Conversation with Brian Fair of Shadows Fall/Overcast

Dec. 27, 2021

In our 94th episode, we’re joined by Brian Fair, Vocalist of Shadows Fall, Overcast, and many others. Brian is a legend in the game and really needs no introduction. We talk the early Shadows Fall days, their touring come up…

Episode 93: Our Best of 2021 - Manchester Orchestra, Turnstile, etc

Dec. 20, 2021

The title of the episode says it all! In our 93rd episode, we each rank our top 5 albums of the year. We toss out a few honorable mentions to start, and then take turns fighting over who likes the new Turnstile more (not rea…

Interviews/Guests

Episode 92: 20 Years of ‘Full Collapse’ with Tucker Rule of Thursday (Drummer)

Dec. 13, 2021

In our 92nd episode, we’re joined by Tucker Rule, Drummer and founding member of Thursday. What happens when one of the most important and influential albums of the last few decades turns 20? You invite the Drummer of the ba…