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Best Midwestern - Episode 27 - Claudio Rivera of Motion City Soundtrack

Best Midwestern - Episode 27 - Claudio Rivera of Motion City Soundtrack

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott sit down with Claudio Rivera, Motion City Soundtrack's drummer and ex-Saves the Day drummer. We talk at length about his Chilean upbringing, smuggling VHS tapes into Peru as a child, moving to Minneapolis, and his musical start in ska and emo bands. Celebrate Scott "Maverick" Heisel's birthday by leaving a mean comment below! Huzzah! [This was recorded before the announcement of Motion City Soundtrack's upcoming breakup, so it is not discussed. Perhaps he will be back for a followup interview! - ed.]

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Episode 287: Org Core Mania

On episode 287 of the Punknews Podcast, Samantha Barrett, John Gentile and Ricky Frankel assess a huge number of upcoming releases from some Punknews community favourites including solo efforts from Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem and Ray Rocket of Teenage Bottlerocket along with new music from The Falcon, PUP and news of an upcoming Bouncing Souls release. All this and we chat about John Joseph's Bloodclot, Sheer Mag, and the reunion of the original Dag Nasty lineup.

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Episode 286: Save the Rec Center

On episode 286 of the Punknews Podcast, Adam Eisenberg, Adam White and John “Adam” Gentile look at a week of dumb authority figures trying to stop the kids from dancing. First, the rather draconian music regulation bill in Philadelphia was withdrawn, then a high school decided that Green Day’s American Idiot musical was too much for sensitive student ears. To top it off we discuss the new Leatherface / Sainte Catherines supergroup, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong on the X-Files, and NOFX’s upcoming book tour.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 24

Best Midwestern - Episode 24

Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. On this episode Greg and Scott present a twist on the "classic album episode" in which the guys educate each other on a classic the other person hadn't heard (at least in full) until the day before recording. Greg schools Scott on the Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty and Scott schools Greg on Cheap Trick's second record In Color. Both albums happen to have been released in October of 1977, and we all know that the best year for music in all of popular music history was 1977. We also hear a Bowie tribute from midwesterner Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs.

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