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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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Best Midwestern - Episode 46 - …Like Usual, Tim Kinsella Ruins It

Best Midwestern - Episode 46 - …Like Usual, Tim Kinsella Ruins It

On this episode of the Best Midwestern Podcast hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel review new records by Cloud Nothings (Cleveland), Joan of Arc (Chicago), and Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good to Me, Detroit). The hosts add "We also give mad props to our wives (and Greg's mom) for marching on Washington. Related: fuck Donald Trump, fuck Mike Pence, fuck Steve Bannon, and fuck all those guys."

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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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Episode 330: Best of 2016

To finish off 2016 the Punknews Podcast roped in everyone we could find, including Adam White, John Gentile, Ricky Frankel, Tom Trauma, Samantha Barrett, Greg Simpson, and Scott Heisel to play some of the songs we loved from this year. Tune in for a good two and a quarter hours of choice cuts from the records you need to hear.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 44 - Best of the Midwest 2016

Best Midwestern - Episode 44 - Best of the Midwest 2016

On this episode of the Best Midwestern Podcast hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel tell us their favorite Midwest albums of the year, favorite new Midwest bands of the year, and the best shows they went to in the Midwest this year. No clues about the winners, you gotta listen to find out! On the edge of your seat yet?

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