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Episode 298: Arson & Meth

On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, Ricky Frankel and John Gentile pay tribute to the first Ramones record on its 40th anniversary and reminisce about the late Skatalite Lord Tanamo (and how much the Trojan Ska box sets meant to us). We also speculate about the upcoming Descendents record and grapple with this new Blink-182 song.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 30 - The Purple One

Best Midwestern - Episode 30 - The Purple One

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott pay tribute to the late Minnesota native Prince, as well as review new albums by power pop veterans Cheap Trick (Rockford, IL) and shoegaze group Pity Sex (Ann Arbor, MI). Perhaps as a nod to Prince's Dirty Mind album cover, the guys end the age-old debate: boxers, briefs, boxer briefs… or none of the above?

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Episode 297: I'll never be as cool

On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile, and Tom Trauma discuss the fact that almost half of the folks buying vinyl don't play their records. We also look at the Tidal class action lawsuit, Axl Rose fronting AC/DC, the cancelled Drive Like Jehu curated ATP festival, the first round of bands announced for Fest 15, and the upcoming Masked Intruder release.

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Episode 296: Then you should take the AK-47 away…

This week on the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, Ricky Frankel and John Gentile poorly address the controversies du jour, in particular the video showing The Story So Far frontman kung fu kicking a girl on stage in Toronto. We also discuss the killer new collaboration between METZ and John Reis, the new single from Plow United, club shows at Punk Rock Bowling, and Against Me!'s decision to play North Carolina in protest of House Bill 2.

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Best Midwestern - Episode 29 - An Interview with Mass Giorgini of Sonic Iguana

Best Midwestern - Episode 29 - An Interview with Mass Giorgini of Sonic Iguana

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott sit down with Mass Giorgini, owner and producer at Sonic Iguana Studios in Lafayette, IN. He tells us about the recent money troubles that threaten the studio, but we also get silly and play some pop punk tracks recorded at the studio over the years. Make sure to also go to Sonic Iguana's website to learn how to help the studio.

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Episode 295: Yakety Sax

On episode 295 the duo of Adam White and John Gentile discuss Apple's new patent on real-time censorship technology and how it fit's into John's prediction of the coming dark ages. We also chat about the new Dag Nasty release, new music from White Lung, reissues of Metal Urbain and Leftover Crack's super fun cover of a classic 80s tune. We also chat about that Bowie cover from Le Butcherettes with members of AFI and No Doubt and upcoming music from Canadian acts Pkew Pkew Pkew, PUP and Greys.

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Episode 294: Punk Rock Trust Exercise

On episode 294 of the Punknews Podcast Ricky Frankel, Adam White and John Gentile discuss Direct Hit joining the Fat Wreck Chords family, the singer from the Riverboat Gamblers injuring himself during a performance, the singer of Rotting Out’s arrest for drug trafficking, and upcoming festivals including This is Hardcore and the Don Giovanni backed New Alternative Music Festival. We also discuss the fact that vinyl outperformed all the free digital streaming services in the past year.

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Episode 293: Aged Provocateur

On episode 293 of the Punknews Podcast Adam White, Tom Trauma and John Gentile confront the fervour kicked up by Joseph Corré, son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, over the officially sanctioned Punk London commemoration. He’s set to burn a cache of early punk memorabilia in protest of the government-sanctioned event, but should he? In the same vein we also look at the Sex Pistols house getting a historic designation from the state. This week we also look at the upcoming Flag tour with War on Women, Off With Their Heads and the Dirty Nil as well as the lineup of the 2016 Warped Tour. Also, Danzig's new video: art or porn?

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Best Midwestern - Episode 27 - Claudio Rivera of Motion City Soundtrack

Best Midwestern - Episode 27 - Claudio Rivera of Motion City Soundtrack

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott sit down with Claudio Rivera, Motion City Soundtrack's drummer and ex-Saves the Day drummer. We talk at length about his Chilean upbringing, smuggling VHS tapes into Peru as a child, moving to Minneapolis, and his musical start in ska and emo bands. Celebrate Scott "Maverick" Heisel's birthday by leaving a mean comment below! Huzzah! [This was recorded before the announcement of Motion City Soundtrack's upcoming breakup, so it is not discussed. Perhaps he will be back for a followup interview! - ed.]

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