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Best Midwestern - Ohio Part 1

Best Midwestern - Ohio Part 1

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, continues to explore the US midwest state-by-state, here's what Greg has to say about this outing: "On the 10th installment of our state-by-state series, it's a biggie - OHIO! This one had to be recorded in two sittings so it will be released the as such, because there is simply too much amazing music and too many notable musicians to fit in one episode. So enjoy part one, which covers Ohio music going waaaaay back, as well as the most notable artists to come from the Buckeye State. Next episode we will get to the biggest Ohio bands and the more modern tunes." Click here to check it out or subscribe.

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Check out Episode #494 of the Punknews Podcast!

Episode #494 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In the new episode, we drink our way through the pandemic. We also talk about how Bandcamp Fridays are making the world better, the passing of Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider and Dave Greenfield of The Stranglers, and Fest adding cool bands. Check it out below.

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Check out Episode #493 of the Punknews Podcast!

Episode #493 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In episode #493, Adam, Hallie, and John talk about the original X lineup's new album, Record Store Day, and The Offspring covering Tiger King for some reason. They also debate what a wendigo is. Check it out below.

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Punk Till I Die Podcast #32

Punk Till I Die Podcast #32

On Punk Till I Die Podcast #32 the boys catch up with Mustard Plug bassist and producer extraordinaire Rick Johnson. They talk about the new album from Sharkanoid, his collaboration with MU330's Dan Potthast, the 3rd wave ska revival, his Cold War Studios, skateboarding, touring with Jeff Rosenstock, and his podcast with Mike Park. They cover a ton of ground and debut two brand new Sharkanoid songs. The PTID crew has been cranking out a ton of content to help you through those long days of self isolating. Now on iTunes, Spotify AND Stitcher. Click here to check it out!

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Podcaster Justin McElroy Appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Podcaster Justin McElroy Appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson is bringing you an all new episode of This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Professional podcaster and hilarious dude Justin McElroy of My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone and Sawbones joins Greg to talk about "Pet Name," a song just resurrected for live shows this year (that will hopefully continue in the fall). We even found a Yahoo Answers post about pet names to get him comfortable, and we've curated a boatload of great covers for you all.

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Punk Till I Die Podcast #28

Punk Till I Die Podcast #28

On episode #28 of the Punk Till I Die Podcast, the crew catches up with Dave (Nikki) and Alex from the Parasites. Dave talks about the band's early days, wrestling the name away from Ronnie the psycho, being in Berkeley during pop punk's '90s heyday, the fall of Lookout! Records, and running his own label, Kid Tested Records. Six Parasites' songs, spanning the band's career will remind you just how good of a songwriter Dave really is. This one is for fans of Boris the Sprinkler, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, Nobodys, MTX etc… Punk Till I Die! You can click here to check out the latest episode.

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Open Mike Eagle appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Open Mike Eagle appears on This Might Be A Podcast

Punknews contributor Greg Simpson is bringing you an all new episode of This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On a very special episode Greg is graced by Open Mike Eagle, art rapper, voice actor, Comedy Central show cohost and notable TMBG fan, to talk about the deep deep deeeeep cut "Weep Day." Mike is such a superfan of They Might Be Giants, evident by picking a song that was written in 1983, never placed on a proper album, and wasn't even released publicly until 1992 and not widely until 1997.

Mike helps give a good primer to people unfamiliar with his own work, which includes a song where he lifts lyrics directly from "Weep Day" as homage. He talks about growing up in the projects on the South Side of Chicago, and how he thrived on all kinds of media, from nerd culture touchstones like comic books and cartoons, rock and roll from Nirvana to The Pixies, and thoughtful artistic genre-crossing hip hop like Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. We play clips of his influences and his work, including songs from his show's soundtrack, one being a collaboration with Method Man.

In talking about this odd song Weep Day and its hilarious origin story, we discuss silly things like them using the word "urine," and how the song is a hyperactive samba. We also get serious to discuss possibly reasons why TMBG doesn't find the ears of black youth, skewing the band's fanbase fairly white. Mike brings great insights by telling how he got into them and why perhaps black kids today aren't getting into them. It's a great discussion, check it out below!

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Punk Till I Die Podcast #26

Punk Till I Die Podcast #26

On episode #26 of the Punk Till I Die Podcast, Tom and Neil talk to The Lippies bassist Kole. They chat about the band getting together, breaking up, and then getting back together again. You'll find out how they got signed to Red Scare, what they've been up to lately, and how they're dealing with not being able to tour. Features songs from The Lippies and The Bloody Lips. A lot of folks have found themselves with unexpected time on their hands, and it's a perfect opportunity to catch up on Punk Till I Die. Now on Spotify! This is another long but fun one! You can click here to check out the new episode.

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