Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Episode 31 - Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam)

Growing up a punk and metal fan in San Francisco doesn't seem like a fit for the podcast. But Sergie cut a different line through music to be a part of Samiam, one of the most revered bands on the west coast.  I caught up with Sergie after the Knapsack reunion tour where we spoke about the 80s thrash scene happening in LA, his time with Solea and touring with Texas is the Reason plus what it meant to tour with Knapsack to such great audiences.  Sergie also reads the worst review ever for Knapsack that I couldn't stop laughing about, what he really wants to do other than music and what two wishes he would ask a genie. Hope you enjoy. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Exclusive - Safe - "Lloyd Dobler" Video Premiere

Brooklyn-based emo group Safe releases their first video for Lloyd Dobler off of their debut 12” vinyl release Cinematic Ocean.  The video was shot and directed by John Raftery.  Safe features former members of Long Since Forgotten (featured on Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries Chapter Eight).   This week, the band plays a couple shows in New York.
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm at Badlands (1007 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY)
Friday, May 9, 7:00 pm at Friends and Lovers (641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
Find more from Safe at www.safe-band.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Exclusive: The Get Up Kids - Spring 1999 - Live in Denton, Texas

From the #EmoHistoryMuseum, a full set from The Get Up Kids from Denton, Texas @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios - Spring 1999

Brought to you by your friends at WashedUpEmo.com and our amazing videographer Kris.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Exclusive - Jimmy Eat World - Warped Tour 1999 - Dallas Texas - LIVE

From the #EmoHistoryMuseum, a full set from Jimmy Eat World at Warped Tour 1999 in Dallas, Texas. To note: Sweetness wasn’t the set closer! Great set. 

Thanks to Washed Up Emo fan Kris for the video. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Episode 30 - Travis Shettel (Piebald)

Hey, we are now part of it.  One of the most requested guests, Travis Shettel from Piebald, sat down with me a few months back to chat about the band's history.  We spoke about the Boston scene, their first name Dork Knob and some of the reasons for Piebald's break up.  We also get an update on Travis' latest music endeavor with the Past Haunts.  A true original in a scene full of copy cats, Piebald stood out for good reason, people are still talking about them to this day. 

“It’s incredible, I still look back and I can’t believe that anybody cares about anything I or we have made.  I realize, that people do care about it, not everybody, but some people. For those some people, it matters a lot and that’s really flattering." - Travis Shettel

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Emo Roundtable - Who will be our Emo Pearl Jam?

I was up late at night thinking about something. Who will we see in 2035? Who will be doing one more reunion tour from this era? I enlisted a few friends for help.  Here are their predictions. 

Ian Cohen (Pitchfork) - "Looks like someone read that Taking Back Sunday piece. My answer to this question is Jimmy Eat World."

Leor Galil (Chicago Reader) - "I'd say Jimmy Eat World are very much the Pearl Jam of the second wave."

Scott Heisel (Alternative Press Magazine) - "If At The Drive-In was emo's Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World is undoubtedly its Pearl Jam. Taking Back Sunday is its Stone Temple Pilots."

Trevor Kelley (Writer/Author) - "Taking Back Sunday is Soundgarden. They have cred but weren't as big as some of the others, and Soundgarden kind of carried on for years with varying commercial success.  I think Fall Out Boy are the Stone Temple Pilots of emo. Kind of had vague credibility, were late to the game, but hugely successful and alternate between being embarrassing and respected. Jimmy Eat World can't be Pearl Jam. They didn't have a big star fronting the band."

Scott Heisel - "Brand New are Pearl Jam, obviously. That makes Jimmy Eat World like Journey or REO Speedwagon or something. No one gives a fuck about the members' personal lives, they just want to sing along at a rib cookoff."

Trevor Kelley - "I think Jimmy Eat World are essentially the Foo Fighters minus Dave Grohl. Reliable and you can't name any of them if you didn't listen to emo growing up.  Pearl Jam is DEFINITELY Brand New. It's upsetting it took this long to get to this point. They have the anti-establishment mindset and released two incredible albums after releasing a beloved but totally unoriginal debut.   Thus, this gets back to my original point. Taking Back Sunday ARE Soundgarden. And the TBS/Brand New tour where they played "There Is No I In Team" every night in 2002 was basically their version of "Hunger Strike" by Temple Of The Dog.  And... scene. 

David Anthony (AV Club) - "This went to my spam folder, but I'm glad you all figured it out. Though I'm just thinking who Tool is now."

Jonah Bayer (Writer, Going Off Track Podcast) - "Yeah, nice work. I would say that maybe Glassjaw are TOOL? They are an interesting, enigmatic act that kind of got co-opted my imbeciles. Although maybe they don't really fall under the "emo" category as much as "screamo." Thanks David, now I'll be thinking about this all day..."

David Anthony - "Welcome to my morning, Jonah!"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunny Day Real Estate to Release "Lipton Witch", First New Song Since 2000, on Circa Survive Split

News courtesy of Pitchfork.com
Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a tour once again in 2009, and it was reported that they were working on new material. However, Mendel said the recordings "fell apart". Now, the band has big news: They're releasing a new song on Record Store Day (April 19).
The release is a split with Circa Survive and features exclusive tracks from both bands. SDRE's song is called "Lipton Witch"; it's their first new song since The Rising Tide was released in 2000.
Circa Survive's track is called "Bad Heart", recorded after the release of the band's last album, 2012's Violent Waves. The artwork (above) is by Chris Thompson, who did the art for Diaryand How It Feels to Be Something On.
It's a limited pressing, with 2,400 coming out on burgundy vinyl and 100 on clear vinyl.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Exclusive: Hear Prawn/Joie De Vivre split EP from Topshelf Records and Count Your Lucky Stars

Prawn Tour Dates

w/ Special Explosion
3/3/2014 - College Park, MD @ Hostage House 
3/4/2014 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
3/5/2014 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground 
3/6/2014 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
w/ You Blew It! & Special Explosion
3/7/2014 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s w/ Dikembe & Frameworks
3/8/2014 - Tampa, FL @ Mojo Record and Books
3/9/2014 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Dikembe & Frameworks
3/10/2014 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
3/11/2014 - Jackson, MS @ Rampage Extreme Park
Just Prawn:
3/16/2014 - Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
3/17/2014 - Norman, OK @ Industrial Skate Park
3/19/2014 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
3/20/2014 - Chicago, IL @ Audiotree Live
w/ Joie De Vivre
3/22/2014 - Chicago, IL @ Township * no Joie de Vivre
3/23/2014 - Grand Rapids @ The House of Pancakes
3/24/2014 - Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Club
Just Prawn:
3/25/2014 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
3/26/2014 - Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
3/27/2014 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
w/ Old Gray & Sorority Noise
3/28/2014 - Amnityville, NY @ Amnityville Music Hall
3/29/2014 - Albany, NY @ The Icehouse
3/30/2014 - Montclair, NJ @ The Bat Cave

Episode 29 - Frank Turner

Frank Turner couldn’t wait to talk as he bounded to the back of the tour bus before his New York City gig at Terminal 5 late last year.  When settled, he proclaimed that he never gets to talk about emo in any interview.  Good start to say the least.  After a full tour and pushing his latest album “Tape Deck Heart,” he relaxed instantly and in turn we had a great conversation. We spoke about his time with Kneejerk and Million Dead, his upbringing in the UK and how he found out about emo and hardcore plus Mineral’s influence and his favorite emo band I Hate Myself.  Needless to say, we got along.    

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Episode 28 - Mike Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Owen)

(Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez)

Recently, I got together with Mike Kinsella for the podcast who in these circles needs no introduction. Alas, for those unaware, he has been a part of some of the most revered bands in the scene from the last 90s through today.  His work with Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Owls, Owen and Their / They're / There and Joan of Arc has influenced countless individuals and bands to pursue music.  We talk about his upbringing, using maps while touring Europe, an upcoming American Football release, renaming "Never Meant" so it's funnier when someone yells it out at an Owen show and of course, the future.  One thing is for sure, there is plenty of music left in Mr. Kinsella.

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