On episode #19 of the Punk Till I Die Podcast, America's favorite punk geezers talk to Matt Swisher, co-owner of Failure Records & Tapes and the two Record Farm locations. They discuss the nuts and bolts of running a small label, and brick and mortar record stores. They also get into the Sloppy seconds reissues, and the upcoming 4th birthday party for The Record Farm. That bash will be at the State Theatre in downtown Logansport, IN on March 21st, and feature The Queers, Daikaiju, Against the Grain, Mobile Deathcamp, The Mound Builders and Flamingo Nosebleed. Both Punknews and Punk Till I Die are sponsors of the event, and Tom and Neil plan to be there to help them celebrate. Episode #19 is another long but fun one! Punk Till I Die! Click here to check out the new episode.
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, Drummer of TMBG from 1993-1996, Brian Doherty played on John Henry, Factory Showroom, Severe Tire Damage and two EPs. He's here to talk about "Bells Are Ringing," the final song on his final album with the band. We also talk about his full time spent with the band, and our shared current profession of music educator.
On Punk Till I Die podcast #17, the guys catch up with Midwest punk legend Rick Sims. Sims founded the Didjits and Gaza Strippers, and played in the Supersuckers. He spills the dirt on starting a punk band in farm country, having a song covered by the Offspring, rubbing elbows with Yoko Ono and John McEnroe, and meeting his heroes, the Ramones. He even gives some insight into a young Liverpool Neil! This one is long and wild, and you don't want to miss it! Click here to check out the episode.
On the lucky 13th episode of the Punk Till I Die podcast, the boys catch up with BA, singer of Indianapolis punk legends Sloppy Seconds. They talk about the band's early days, vinyl reissues and upcoming tour. Check out the in depth conversation by clicking here.
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Dan Hickey played drums with They Might Be Giants from 1997-2003, which included the Working Undercover for the Man EP, which had the song Rest Awhile. Dan picked that song to talk about, and we get insider info on the recording of the song, how he came up with his drum parts, and his thoughts on his former bandmate's lyrics. We also go through his time with TMBG and how he came to be in the band and leave the band. This is a special one. Enjoy!!
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Greg says this: “This is a big one! The Mountain Goats my second-favorite band behind TMBG, so to talk to one of the greatest modern songwriters about some of the other greatest modern songwriters was a dream come true. Thought the recording was marred by technical difficulties-because of course one of the most important recording of the show thus far would be-everything turned out alright, with a twist ending! John was an early fan of the band and then lost touch with their music in the 90s, coming back to it with their kid’s albums when he became a dad. Hear us talk about how “Apartment 4” off of Here Come the 123s is not only a great kids song, but simply a great song.”
The Triumphant Return of Tricky Ricky Frankel! Punk Till I Die Podcast celebrates their 10th episode by bringing back an old favorite. The guys talk to Ricky about what he's been up to for the last year or so, his book of interviews, and his favorite records of 2019. Check it out by clicking here
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Atom has returned to the show to talk about TMBG's keyboardist John Linnell's solo album, 1999's State Songs. On this special episode, Atom and Greg cover three songs from that album, "South Carolina," "Idaho" and "Montana." We previously posted the collaborative cover that Atom and Greg did of "Montana."
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Musician Jon Cunningham, known by his stage name Corn Mo, is an accordionist, keyboardist and vocalist who has created music ranging genres from classical to glam to crazy circus freak-outs. He has toured the world solo, with his band .357 Lover, and with Tragedy, a metal tribute to the Bee Gees. He's toured opening for They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds, and has played in Andrew WK's backing band. On this episode, Corn Mo talks with Greg about the They Might Be Giants song that he sings guest lead vocals on, "No Cops." The song is from the 2015 Dial-a-Song cycle and later appeared on vinyl and CD on My Murdered Remains in 2018. Corn Mo gives insider info on the song recording and video shoot, and the episode also gives a primer to those uninitiated in his eclectic musical career.
Punk Till I Die is a NEW podcast featuring OLD guys. Longtime Punknews contributor Tom Trauma and first wave UK punker Liverpool Neil will talk about all things punk, from the perspective of more than 70 years combined involvement in the scene. Current events may be discussed, but 30 year old stories are more likely. They will talk about the records, past and present, that make life worth living. They will talk to the people responsible for the scenes they grew up in, as well as the people making the best noise today. Most importantly, they will try to decide if there’s still a place for aging punks in today’s very different looking punk landscape. Join them in their march toward dementia! Punk Till I Die!
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson has introduced This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Bob Nanna of Braid, Hey Mercedes and Lifted Bells joins Greg to talk about Erase off of the They Might Be Giants' album Glean. This episode also offers a great primer to learn about Nanna if you're unfamiliar with this influential emo/indie musician.