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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 9

Posted by adam on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Substream magazine and owner of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

...we review the new record by Annabel (Akron, OH) and interview Phil Dickey of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Springfield, MO). We also find out how Scott is up on all the hottest new apps for those smartphones of yours.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 250

Posted by adam on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast Ezra Kire! Spike Slawson! Jesse Luscious! John Gentile! Well you don’t have to get excited about that last one, but this is episode 250 of the Punknews Podcast! We can’t stop even though we really logically should!

On this special episode just about everyone who’s sat in the host chair over the past year convenes around an old timey rotary phone to dial up as many bands as we can to chat. We talk to members of Night Birds, Uke Hunt, Pushin' It 2 the Limit, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Johnny Madcap and the Distractions, PEARS, Crazy and the Brains, Round Eye and Morning Glory. These brief interviews take us through the U.S. from coast to coast and China all in one show. We also reminisce a bit with Jesse of Alternative Tentacles and discuss what's coming up next for Punknews.org with Adam White.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 249

Posted by adam on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9:15 PM (EDT)
Podcast Episode 249 of the Punknews Podcast is packed with both stories and participants. John Gentile in Philadelphia is joined this week by Adam Eisenberg in Florida, Ricky Frankel out in L.A. and Greg Simpson somewhere in a midwestern cornfield. We of course kick this week off with some feedback mail from last week's big Ben Weasel fuss, and the show is capped with an interview with organizer of Amnesia Rock Fest in Montebello, Quebec. In between we bat around stories about the Fest, BMG buying Rise Records, Joy Division, Public Image Ltd, Green Day, Bad Brains, PEARS and more.

This episode features music from Tau Cross, Ceremony and The Scandals.

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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 8

Posted by adam on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Substream magazine and owner of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

We discuss at great length and with much tunage, the career of Davey VonBohlen of The Promise Ring, Maritime and Cap'n Jazz. Somehow Scott brings up Reel Big Fish three times.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 248

Posted by adam on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast Sometimes we finish one of these shows and think "...we're gonna get so much mail after this one."

In Episode 248 everyone's angry about something. John Gentile in Philadelphia tells the flabbergasting tale of trying to engage Ben Weasel for an interview. In an unrelated yet thematically consistent track, Adam White in Niagara vents on some of the bullshit that bands and labels throw our way for trying to include them in our news coverage. Over in sunny LA, Ricky Frankel reacts to the Against Me! and Miley Cyrus pairing with an equal amount of frustration. It's all sunshine and rainbows on the Punknews Podcast this week. On the news front we discuss stories featuring GWAR, Kurt Cobain, Red City Radio, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Jeff Rosenstock.

This episode features music from Mexican Slang, Jello Biafra and Delinquents.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 247

Posted by adam on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast It’s Episode 247 of the Punknews Podcast, this week featuring Adam Eisenberg in Florida, John Gentile in Philadelphia and Adam White in Niagara. We kick things off this week with some listener mail and a bit of a podcast state of the union before discussing the state of music in 2015 so far. Can we call this a good year yet? We’re not sure, but we sure all like that new Downtown Boys record. What’s your favourite stuff from 2015 thus far?

On the news front we chat about the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour, Andrew W.K.’s new show on Glenn Beck’s radio network, the new Titus Andronicus jam, and Dillinger Four’s D4th of July show. We also spend some time on the international title fight, that would be English monarch Morrissey vs former U.S. president Al Gore.

This packed show also features music from The Mountain Goats and an interview with Detroit proto-punk act Death.

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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 7

Posted by adam on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Substream magazine and owner of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

We review releases by Rapids (Chicago), Rev//Rev (Lafayette, IN) and Pet Symmetry (Chicago). On this episode it's GREG that brings up wrestling. Woah.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 246

Posted by adam on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast This week on the Punknews Podcast hosts John Gentile and Adam White were joined by Scotty Heath of Oakland label Tankcrimes to discuss the week’s news. Scotty chats about his latest releases and the prominent role pot seems to play in the label’s outlook. We also discuss new songs from Refused, Ceremony and Radioactivity along with the rocky few weeks the Tidal music service has been having.

This episode features music from Connoisseur and GHOUL.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 245

Posted by adam on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast On this, episode 245 of the Punknews Podcast and the last episode sitting in our months-long backlog, John Gentile, Adam Eisenberg and Ricky Frankel sit down to sift through the rubble of another Record Store Day. On top of that, they're joined by Todd of Baldy Longhair! The group chats about their own acquisitions and takes a look at what prices the rarest of the rare RSD releases are starting to fetch online. We also take a look at the Fest 14 lineup, Fucked Up's latest zodiac single, and recent stories featuring Black Sabbath, Green Day performing with Tim Armstrong and new material from Tom Delonge.

Now that we're all up to date, check this space every Sunday evening for the next episode.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 244

Posted by adam on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:15 PM (EDT)
Podcast Roll on you crazy podcast backlog train! On episode 244 we find Tom Crandle, Adam White and John Gentile with a big bag of listener mail. How many Strung Out fans are mad at us? At least one. On the news front we tackle stories like the new Brand New song, a full orchestra performing NOFX's The Decline, the reunion of The Cows and the new video from Good Riddance. John also gets super fired up about Emmure because sometimes you just can't leave those easy targets alone.

This episode features music from The Cows.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 243

Posted by adam on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, part of this week's effort to kill the backlog and become somewhat timely with these things, John Gentile, Adam White and Adam Eisenberg tackle the news. We ask why won't somebody, anybody, kiss Morrissey. We chat about seeing Dan Yemin's new band live. We look at upcoming tours from Laura Jane Grace and new songs from Dilly Dally and Desaparecidos. We also look at the lawsuit filed against GWAR by the father of late frontman Dave Brockie.

This episode features music from Toronto's Dilly Dally, Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks and John's long lost 80s new wave discovery The Flames.

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