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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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Episode 285: I think the 401 is worse

On Episode 285 of the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile, Adam White and Ricky Frankel discuss why old music outsold the new for the first time ever last year. We also grapple with the new songs from Iggy Pop's team up with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, and look forward to new releases from PUP, PEARS and the decidedly uncapitalized Harley Flanagan. All this and we open the mailbag and chat about our recent record store finds.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 23

Best Midwestern - Episode 23

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 review the live album of Bloomington, IN band husband&wife's last show, as well as chat about Minneapolis band The Stereo's classic 1999 pop rock album Three Hundred.

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Episode 282: I buy my deviled eggs at CBGB Newark

On the first Punknews Podcast of 2016, John Gentile, Adam White and Greg Simpson convene to chat about all the big stories from late December that we ignored so we could record year end specials, Clash worship and holiday nonsense. We talk about Rancid, the Vandals and the Damned playing Coachella, the latest Rock Hall inductees, the end of Plan-it-X Records, CBGB's future as an airport restaurant, the planned vinyl revival of Columbia House, and more.

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Episode 281: Best of 2015 / Killed by Death

2015 has come to a close and with it, the Punknews Podcast looks back on the year in punk music and a year of changes for Punknews.org. We discuss some of our successes, challenges and failures and look forward to what we're going to do in 2016. We also pay tribute to the great Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

This episode features music from Break Anchor, Poison Idea, S.N.A.F.U., The Melvins, Screaming Females, The Hollywood Vampires, HSY, Soupcans, B.A. Johnston, PEARS, Violent Reaction and Civil War Rust.

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Episode 279: Sandinista!

We've long joked about recording a podcast episode that was exclusively devoted to The Clash's 1980 triple LP Sandinista!, and for whatever reason it's something listeners have repeatedly asked us to do. Well, it's December and news is slow so here it is: on Episode 279 of the Punknews Podcast, hosts Adam White, Tom Trauma and John Gentile talk Sandinista!. It's also the record's 35th anniversary this month, but to even point that out implies far more planning than we can admit to.

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Episode 278

Episode 278 of the Punknews Podcast finds Adam White, Ricky Frankel and John Gentile chatting about the big Punk Rock Bowling lineup announcement (and second city!), the landmark sale of the first numbered copy of the White Album, Peter Hook suing New Order, Steve Ignorant's new tune, that trove of 80s underground tapes and more.

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