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Episodes 339 & 340: Tales from the Shower

Catching up on recent episodes of the Punknews Podcast, we find Ricky Frankel joining Adam White and John Gentile for #339 and Tom Trauma in the third chair on #340. The shows touch on recent stories like the proposed Riot Fest Dead Kennedys reunion which of course didn't happen, the Montebello Rock Fest in Quebec, HR's brain surgery, the Joe Strummer live record, and new music from Dead Milkmen and At The Drive-In. Also: Tom's fashion report from a Dropkick Murphys show and Adam's half-baked theory on jukebox punk.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

The Best Midwestern Podcast with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel bring you a belated episode that is well worth the wait: We sit down with all four members of the current incarnation of Squirtgun (Lafayette, IN based). Bassist and founding member of the band, Mass Giorgini (also of Screeching Weasel, Common Rider, also Greg's boss at Sonic Iguana), joins Greg in his studio. We also talk with Dan Panic (also of Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Riverdales, Beulah and more), Zac Damon (Screeching Weasel, Big in Japan, Common Rider), and Kevin Sierzega (PT's Revenge). The entire band tells stories of the recent Lookouting Festival and what it was like visiting Gilman Street, a venue most of them hadn't been to in many years. They also pick each other's favorite non-Squirtgun projects and we play tracks. It's a fun one and a total melee!

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Episodes 335 & 336: Ever Felt Cheated?

Catching up on recent episodes of the Punknews Podcast, we find Greg Simpson joining Adam White, and John Gentile for #335 and Tom Trauma in the mix for #336. The shows touch on recent stories like the end of Cheap Girls, Slightly Stoopid's hash record, Jack White's vinyl plant, the arrival of Open City, Greg Graffin on tour and the return of Teenage Bottlerocket to Fat. All that and we get a ton of listener feedback on the Nazi punching debate.

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Episodes 331 & 332: Rock'n'Roll Electoral College

The Punknews Podcast is starting off the new year strong by forgetting to post stories about the episodes we've recorded for nearly a month. Professionalism abounds in the classic Punknews style. Episodes 331 & 332 feature Adam White, John Gentile, Ricky Frankel, and Tom Trauma taking one last look at the music of 2016 and discussing recent news like the closure of Burnt Ramen, the Rock'n'Roll hall of fame and more.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 45 - What We Missed in 2016 Due to Our Lameness

Best Midwestern - Episode 45 - What We Missed in 2016 Due to Our Lameness

On this episode of the Best Midwestern Podcast hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel review three Midwest albums we spaced on in 2016, Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper (Chicago), My Woman by Angel Olsen (St. Louis/Chicago) and Lives We Tell Ourselves by Sleeping Cranes (St. Louis). This was recorded immediately after watching Trump’s first press conference, so let’s just say the intro is… heated.

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