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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 11

Posted by adam on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:00 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 talk about the Riot Fest Chicago lineup and our favorite Midwest fest experiences, and it gives us a chance to play some --GASP-- non-Midwest bands!


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 254

Posted by adam on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:40 PM (EDT)
Podcast On episode 254 of the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile and Adam White are joined by our returning guest host Nikki of the Clash-worshipping Everything and the Kitchen Sink podcast. We discuss the Clash, of course, or at the very least their questionable Twitter doppelgangers, and revisit the big Apple Music debate in light of their post-Taylor Swift change of heart. We also discuss what state the Misfits will be in without Dez Cadena in the mix, as well as Neil Young feuding with the Donald over use of "Rockin' In The Free World" at a campaign rally.

This episode features music from Vancouver acts Tough Age and The Ballantynes as well as a special birthday song to celebrate Danzig's 60th.

You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS, on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 253

Posted by adam on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:40 PM (EDT)
Podcast This is episode 253 of the Punknews Podcast, with John Gentile, Adam White and Ricky Frankel. The ever thorny mailbag asks this week how touring bands and record labels should react if an associated band is accused (but not yet found guilty of) of sexual assault. We wrestle with this topic and discuss recent news featuring the Beastie Boys, Against Me!, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. We also argue with each other the good and evil of the new Apple Music service, at least as we understand it.

This episode features music from the aforementioned Los Angeles act Bad Cop/Bad Cop and the Sackville, NB act Kappa Chow.

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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 10

Posted by adam on Friday, June 19, 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 discuss Motion City Soundtrack's (Minneapolis) brand new song and then delve into an analysis of their classic album I Am the Movie . Greg also makes sure to prompt Scott into talking about wrestling again.


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 252

Posted by adam on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM (EDT)
Podcast It’s the therapy episode of the Punknews Podcast. Episode 252 finds Adam White in the midst of an ill-defined existential crisis, John Gentile ready to walk the path of peace, and Adam Eisenberg, well, Adam E doesn’t have any particular problem. He does live in Florida though, and as I understand it that’s enough of a problem for anyone. On this episode we discuss Punk Rock Bowling cheaters, the next Fat Music compilation, the new banger from High On Fire, Sex Pistols credit cards, that terrifying Svetlanas video, the Ceremony remix, and Screaming Females covering Taylor Swift.

...and just like the rest of Punknews, it was 1995 week on the podcast as well. We spin some of our favourites from that year including classic tunes from The Riverdales, Sublime and The Planet Smashers.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 251

Posted by adam on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:45 PM (EDT)
Podcast On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, one past our milestone 250th show, Adam White, Ricky Frankel and John Gentile take it easy and touch base on recent shows, records and news. We review recent performances from Strung Out, Mischief Brew and Dilly Dally, then talk news stories including the latest Fest 14 bands, the new Anti-Flag video, the Direct Hit related band Eradicator, and the initial Riot Fest lineups.

This episode features music from The Penske File and Juicy Karkass.

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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.


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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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