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Adults discussing niche music gossip with such conviction there can be no doubt there's something very wrong with them.

Episode Date
A2G52 - What Type of Hat Does Pitbull Wear?
02:11:51
Staying current this episode with talk about the No Echo piece '"Female-Fronted" Is Not a Fucking Genre' from Madison Watkins, and can you be mad on the internet without being labeled BIG MAD, and Todd Jones' grievance with Metal Sucks. Not a ton of HOT TAKES, but a few HOT TOPICS.
Jan 22, 2019
A2G51 - Let the Games Begin!
02:07:19
MOSH MADNESS Round 1, Part 1. We go IN on releases from FURY, RENOUNCED, WAR HUNGRY, BITTER END, TWITCHING TONGUES, CODE ORANGE, MINDSET, and BOSTON STRANGLER. You selected the field, we're just playing in it.
Jan 15, 2019
A2G50 - 50th Episode Job Fair
02:33:46
Self-starting, using your background to better your future, and not getting ripped off by poser brands are all part of our conversation with designer Jon Contino. In the process, we talk about Queens and LI HC, not being held up at gunpoint, six-figure debt, and the Keebler Elf's government name.
Jan 08, 2019
A2G49.5 - Crossover (thrash) Into the New Year
01:26:33
New Year; New You; New Hardcore Rules. Justin of Dead Heat joins us to talk FYA, what we should all be checking out, touring, and CALIFORNIA. This MFers voice is silky as hell. This episode premieres a brand new DEAD HEAT joint off their upcoming record. Circle pit your New Years brunch.
Jan 01, 2019
A2G49 - Never Mind the Bedbugs, We Got Year-End Lists
02:07:25
It was a good year for hardcore, and here's some lists of our favorite releases to prove it. And some hard numbers for the statistician listeners. Also, where are the big room screamo bands now? And a BIG thank you to y'all. RIP Penny Marshall.
Dec 27, 2018
A2G48 - The Sassy Boys Are Back In Town *guitars wail*
01:37:15
The gang's all here and ready to talk hardcore, noncore, and cosplay. Losing teeth on tour. Are onesies back? Are shoes requisite? Should we move to Long Beach? Is sasscore simulacra or simulation? Is all hardcore simulation? Are we in the matrix? Agnostic Front doc on Showtime. Is Laserdisc the future? Albany is closed for business, sorry. Joined by the ghost of Dale Earnhardt.
Dec 23, 2018
A2G47 - Almost Pizza Party
02:01:47
We fill Patrick’s spot with three guests- Nicole, Alex, and Eric. Get back in the saddle as we discuss some recent gigs, Spotify Top Songs of the year, and we break down Nicole and Alex’s year end lists. We also answer the question - what do you do when friends release bad music? That and much more as we dig in and start clearing out our Santa Sack.
Dec 18, 2018
A2G46 - When Tigers Pod
02:27:36
Life sends us in all sorts of directions, and sometimes people fall off radars. The life path of Jules of Side By Side and Alone In A Crowd has been the subject of speculation for almost 30 years. With AIAC doing a benefit reunion, Jules is about to be step on a stage and back into the public eye. We've got questions.
Dec 11, 2018
A2G45 - Mosh Madness Begins... with THE BUBBLE
02:06:26
Before Mosh Madness brackets can be finalized, the bubble releases need to be slotted! And to give you an idea of how stiff competition in the tournament will be, there's potential classics even among the records on the bubble. We listened HARD to releases from Code Orange; Bitter End; Praise; Day By Day; and more! Also talk way too much about Poison the Well for some reason.
Nov 28, 2018
A2GSPECIAL - HOLIDAY ROAD SUPER SAMPLER
01:53:47
Many of you are on long drives or just wanna hear something other than your family's holiday beefs. So here's a sample of our Patreon episodes AND samples of other podcasts we think you should listen to. Hopefully this gets you through the holiday weekend. Good luck.
Nov 21, 2018
A2G44 - That One Song You Definitely Know
01:47:14
'One hit wonder' sounds like a dig, but you band people need to put your pull-up diapers on and ready yourselves for the attack. We confirm some acts as having legitimate hits, and debunk more than a few listener suggestions. From Converge to Antidote and dozens more. Who has HITS?
Nov 19, 2018
A2G43 - We're All Becoming Park Rangers
01:37:50
Jay from Mindforce joins us to talk Poughkeepsie as a municipality and lifestyle; David Koresh Hardcore; driving through New Paltz in a bikini; the expanding boundaries of New York City, CharlieBo fandom; arborist hc; being an educator; Rosevelt sniffing socks; grapes; disappearing promoters; THE NEW MINDFORCE RECORD!
Nov 13, 2018
A2G42 - Goo Goo Dolls Hardcore x GGHC
02:13:23
Written out, forced in, misremembered, enshrined, and buried. Demystifying the current narratives of Ensign, Texas Is the Reason, VOD, Kid Dynamite, and Carry On. What's real? What's imagined? Plus Goo Goo Dolls, Ojai pride, Pearl Jam, and nipple rings.
Nov 06, 2018
A2G41 - Dungeons & Dragons & Hardcore
02:12:32
Is there scum in every room? Would you lend them gear? Is moshing with a cardboard uzi cool? Do you remember CrimeThinc? If so, do you know what a donut hole is? Is Gloss remembered? JNCO made sneakers? Can you listen to the band of a man who made a sex tape on your bed? Midwest Correspondent Patrick From Louisville calls to set us straight on what region of the US his city is in.
Oct 30, 2018
A2G40 - Streak the Yard
01:47:43
How many bands is too many bands on a package tour?; the Youth Attack Effect; Justice's acting debut; Who Edges the Edgelords?; Simpsons did it first; and more. Then down to the Winning Streaks. Which bands have three consecutive banger albums? The list is short, but we celebrate some great ones this episode.
Oct 23, 2018
A2G39 - Animecore Vs Mangapunk
02:06:24
A quick look at Flyover Fest, then right down to the music: We're listening to new tracks from Mindforce; Silk, Berzerker Boyz; Super Unison; Night Birds; Antagonize; Seed Of Pain; Pig Destroyer; Fucked Up; C.H.E.W. Also, some talk on Peekskill Salvation Army, the Texarkana of Appalachia, and lawless regions of Southeast Asia. And does Candy's merch suck or nah? Having problems with your rig?
Oct 16, 2018
A2G38 - Vocal Coach vs Pack of Newports
01:56:04
How many original members do you require in a touring band? What cities would we hit with a nuke? Is Fred Durst marked for death? Do 20-year-olds like Nirvana? Or just the shirts? What's wrong with San Diego? Is it wrong to have normal human being interests? All this, the sound of a car alarm, and more!
Oct 09, 2018
A2G37 - Smashed Skulls! Auto Theft! New Releases!
02:13:45
All the news of the day! Including metalcore head wounds, stolen trailers, and -for some reason- Kanye West. Big release week with new Gouge Away, Terror, and Candy. Also, are corporate-funded gigs good or bad for hardcore? Or neutral because nothing matters anyway? In addition, we talk detective work, vigilantism, and ska.
Oct 04, 2018
A2G36 - Lust for Destruction
02:14:11
Cheddar from the band Candy joins us as the flow touches on their new record “Good To Feel”, Karl Buechner posters, making friends with venue staff, and the question everyone has been thinking about, Twizzlers or Red Vines? Strap in for show booking 101, including an informational back and forth on proper Reunion Band™️ etiquette. Who plays where, for what, for who, and all that jazz.
Sep 25, 2018
A2G35 - Falling Off the Legacy Cliff
01:43:09
On location recording from Back To School Jam. The topic of legacy is discussed. Is it worth more than a hill of beans? Or is it the fool's prize we all die struggling to maintain? Are we trapped in a veil of maya? Where's our dude Krishna to extricate us from that illusion? Speaking of which, we get specific on the legacy of the Cro-Mags. Also, Pat Flynn stops by. And would you listen to a new Judge record in 2019?
Sep 18, 2018
A2G34 - Video Killed the Local Dancer
02:25:32
Dave Ackerman (Tear It Up; Dead Nation) joins us as the fourth wiseman to look into a crystal ball and answer eternal questions such as "Is Ohio a Bottom 10 State?" and "What's the worst show you've played?" and "what's the problem with 10" records?" and "pancake or waffle?" and "do you need a cool band to cosign you before anyone gives an s?" and many more!
Sep 11, 2018
A2G33 - Listening Party With Paul Blart
03:44:35
SO much new music, you may never need another playlist. We talk Prospect, Gouge Away, Ekulu, Bracewar, Krust, Jesus Piece, Stigmatism, Diztort, Culture Abuse, Hangman, Perfect World, Fencecutter, and a ton more. Dave Ackerman drops in for the second half. It's social gathering in your ear.
Sep 04, 2018
A2G32 - Power of Personal Preference
02:20:44
New Jersey native Swank joins the podcast to get so local that only the guy getting a soft pretzel from Wawa is more provincial. The important issues are tackled in the form of seemingly stream-of-consciousness questions like "Gorilla Biscuits or YoT?' and "is Age of Quarrel a crossover record?" and "are drumming gloves cool y/n?" At some point the podcast swings into wildly heavy material, then swings back just in time to talk about Clutch.
Aug 28, 2018
A2G31 - We're Intimidated By Our Guest
01:58:24
Recognized as one of NYHC's most creative minds, Gavin Van Vlack's resume includes BURN, Absolution, Die 116, and his new band Canonized. You might also know him from his role in Physical Culture Collective. He's a Renaissance man working in the mediums of stringed instruments and fists. Dude is a primo storyteller, so there's something for everyone in this episode wether your thing is muay thai, noise rock, drag shows, beating nazis, or classic hardcore. It's best not to talk over a guy who could bend you into a pretzel, so we mostly stood out of the way and let Gavin go off.
Aug 21, 2018
A2G30 - The Sh#t Hour
01:30:01
Split label releases; Jesus Piece; the Port Authority bathroom; stop calling everything skramz; moments that make our hair stand on end; playing the classics vs playing the new stuff nobody cares about yet; LOTS of topics. Strap a brick of drugs to your leg and hop on the Greyhound, because you're in for a ride.
Aug 14, 2018
A2G29 - 2006 in Hardcore Remembering Steve Irwin
02:59:17
Where were you in 2006? Because hardcore was in a wild place. LOTS of classics, some near classics, and obviously a ton of forgettable nonsense. Bust out the Activia Probiotic yogurt (the biggest food trend of 2006) and lets do this.
Aug 07, 2018
A2G28 - California Is a World All of Its Own
02:30:33
Mac Miller (not that one) joins us to talk touring, Bad Religion as a CA radio staple, touring as a lifestyle, ska punk, Freddy Kruger, Back To School Jam, self stimulation, injury, The Mongo Orchestra, Fat Mike's stay in punk prison, creative payments for bands, McVengers, and the best SoCal punk records of all time. Do some good: - https://www.gofundme.com/bob-otis-medical-expense-amp-recovery - https://www.gofundme.com/helpJimmyG - https://www.gofundme.com/drippydrake1
Jul 31, 2018
A2G27 - Seent It Before
02:08:24
Sound & Fury recap. Fake beefs. Is it ok to laugh at ourselves? Is it ok for Barstool Sports to laugh at us? Coolest show photos. Can Patrick land a plane? Is Wicca Phase the new Void? Entirely too much rap talk courtesy of our guests Kara and Ace.
Jul 24, 2018
A2G26 - ONLINE PIT BEEF / PEACE OUT B9 BOARD
02:10:52
With the death(?) of the B9Board and (possibly?) forums in general, it feels like the perfect time to talk the evolution of hardcore kids online. From newsgroups and BBS to the present and beyond. Eric Wilson joins us midway for a very fun, occasionally dark, retrospective.
Jul 12, 2018
A2G - SOUND & FURY 2018
01:58:17
Sound & Fury Festival 2018 psych up! Get pumped! We're joined by Chris from (central) Massachusetts to talk about karaoke, the beach, and 50 or so hardcore acts playing this year's festival. Grab a veggie burger from IN n OUT, drop it in an acai bowel, and let's do this.
Jul 09, 2018
A2G25 - Beyonce Hardcore / Is This a Big Summer?
02:16:09
RIP Steve Soto. New music talk. Mil-Spec; Code Orange; Converge; lots more. How much fanbase overlap is there between Drake and Trail of Lies? Do you need a cosign from someone 'cool' to succeed? Could anyone understand Soundcloud rap less than the hosts of this show? Text beef. Physical reality beef. Tangent city.
Jul 03, 2018
A2GSPECIAL - TASTE TEST / SAMPLER PLATE
00:45:22
While editing a new Patreon episode, it occurred to us we should give the non-supporters a taste of what they're missing. If you've been supporting, you've heard this material before, but we got an exclusive coming your way next week. If you haven't, here's a few minutes from a few episodes. Hope it turns y'all on.
Jun 28, 2018
A2G24 - Hardcore in 1992: Never Mind the LA Riots.
03:03:59
Where were you in 1992? Watching Jordan in the finals? Voting for something? Rioting? Well, if you were too busy for Biohazard, Heroin, Bikini Kill, Shelter, Yuppicide, and about two dozen other releases- don't worry. We got you covered. DEEP DIVE 1992! GO! *deal with the fan noise; it was 90 degrees in the spot*
Jun 26, 2018
A2G21 - Walking Promoters to the ATM
02:17:47
The mental poverty of broken phone screens. Skrewdriver guilt. Is it worth a band's time to chase cool? Is Post Malone the new Killing Time? Is playing fests for pure radio rock crowds worth it for a subculture band? DIY promoters vs The Fatcats. Revelation vs Victory... which has more Ws? Which carries more Ls?
Jun 19, 2018
A2G23 - Listening Party. New Albums; demos; promos.
01:50:10
New (and newish) music from A TON of bands. We land on mostly good material, though a couple bunk recordings. Democore proves to be alive and well(?). Break out the Tostitos. It's a listening party.
Jun 12, 2018
A2G22 - The Overthinking Episode
01:47:02
Axe To Grind goes on a field trip to see what a dorm room looks like in 2018. Not entirely different from the 90’s. While in room 1605 at Warren Towers, we discuss body image issues, assault in all forms, straight edge, group think, and a bunch of other esoteric stuff. We even touch on some music at the very end.
Jun 05, 2018
A2G20 - What's Next For Hardcore? Mindless Speculation Time.
03:35:26
Jeff Casazza of Run For Cover fame joins us to talk about WHAT'S NEXT FOR HARDCORE. Has heavy hardcore reached its tipping point? Is there enough labels in hardcore right now or are we all super doomed? Quick aside: does anyone care about Fugazi? Also... Pearl Jam. Bonus: Deathcore Patrick emerges.
May 29, 2018
A2G19 - Hardcore in 2010: Never Mind the Oil Spill, Let's Talk HC.
03:20:51
In this, the first installment of our Yearbook series, we explore the good the bad and the ugly of 2010. A weird transition year with a lot thriving and some stuff dying. Provided: (hot?) takes and some indisputable realities. Also covered: New Age Anniversary Fest, the state of Alaska, Spotify, and guns. We're accidentally joined by Mike Abrusci of https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-little-time/id1230730210?mt=2 and (in the form of an off-mic yelling) Eric Wilson of https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wrestling-cinema/id1245858726?mt=2
May 22, 2018
A2G18 - Power Trippin’ Afternoon
01:55:31
One normal host and two guest hosts. What could possibly go wrong? Bob is joined for a lovely afternoon by Riley from Power Trip and Andrew from Police Line / Overnight Drive to discuss screenprinting shops, Texas, Queensrÿche, bandwagons and some other nonsense. Patrick was in Alaska and Tom has something called “a job.” Check out Overnight Drive Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/overnight-drive/id586028564?mt=2
May 17, 2018
A2G17 - Listener Mail featuring Izzy b/w Integ2018
03:22:53
Integrity is discussed in frighteningly deep detail. The importance of band names. Favorite DFJ bands. How often do vocalists say the worst possible thing? Fashioncore. How to not discuss moshing. Eye injury. Christian HC.
May 09, 2018
A2G16 - Secrets of the Label World / Shirtless Bug MFers
03:00:18
Labels. How do those work? But before all that, we talk Hatebreed on a boat, touring with rappers, bands that no kids care about but managers back hard, Sixpence None the Richer, Hardcore Tinder, clickbait, and we answer the question "is Patrick too masculine?"
May 02, 2018
A2G15 - New Music Episode / No Punk Cops
02:10:05
We talk new music. Ecostrike; Krimewatch; Day By Day; Fiddlehead; Hirs Collective; Trail of Lies. Everybody's got records coming out and none of them can make Patrick happy. Tom and Bob were in better moods and found a lot to like. Also discussed were the Sound & Fury lineup, that NPR piece on ICE, and Tom's war on emojis.
Apr 26, 2018
A2G14 - Moshing with a Chain Around Your Arm: Is it Good?
02:27:55
Recorded while the world was at United Blood, we anticipated a short episode. Instead we went deep on Bodied Girl, TIHC, BnB Bowl, the window on reunions, a night at L'Amour, Patrick calls the Taste Police on Paramore, Tom details his love affair with Life of Agony, and we wax on live shows that got us off.
Apr 19, 2018
A2G - Trolled by a Top 25 List... AGAIN
01:19:04
A quick episode (well, an hour) with a purpose. We talk a bit about how you can support us, then we get sucked into responding to the NME 'Greatest HC Albums' nonsense. Is Dead Swans better than Hatebreed? An intern at NME Magazine would like you to believe he believes that. Check out Axe To Grind on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/axetogrindpodcast
Apr 16, 2018
A2G13 - Correct Pronunciation of 'Louisville' with Knocked Loose
02:54:10
Bryan and Issac of Knocked Loose stop by to answer why they are so HOT BUTTON a topic on this podcast. The discussion includes coasts vs the midwest experience, bartender hardcore, vans without radios, Nicole Dollanganger, the role of early influences, and how to process hate from someone whose work you admire. We also get an enthusiastic earful on Louisville HC past and present. Oh, and the 'arf arf' song gets explained.
Apr 10, 2018
A2G11 - Getting You Pumped For United Blood w Alex Casey
02:54:25
The United Blood Fest deep dive, with Hudson Valley renaissance man, Alex Casey. Also, Take Offense, Life Of Agony, Deathwish Inc, Blacklisted, Sick of It All, Knocked Loose, the tricky waters of touring as a legacy act, being a second generation hardcore kid, wondering why you can't all rock together. *THIS RECORDING TAKES PLACE BEFORE A2G12, WHICH WAS POSTED LAST WEEK FOR REASONS*
Apr 05, 2018
A2G12 - Happy Easter From Sam Triple-B
03:10:36
Episode 11 is in the shop getting a tune up, so you get an Easter miracle in the form of episode 12 featuring Sam from Triple-B Records. We run through the Damaged City lineup, talk label workings, try to figure out what's up with Boston, and explore the magic of Orlando. We thought we'd throw Sam a curveball by talking metalcore, but it turns out he can hang.
Apr 01, 2018
A2G10 - HC Fantasy Draft (basically Warhammer plus NBA but music)
02:52:55
This is the big one. We spend a long time wheeling and dealing to create our perf hc fests. Find the draft list on our twitter and follow along at home. Basically an excuse to talk about a TON of bands. Let's get it.
Mar 23, 2018
A2G09.5 - Morgado's Mailbag part 2, still ft Chris Morgado
01:05:15
More listener questions, with special guest Chris Morgado. Best hc lyricists. God Free Youth. Tim Singer. Troycore, again. Why can't we be more like rap? AND THE MOST CRUCIAL QUESTION EVER: WHICH CLASSIC HC RECORDS DO WE NOT ACTUALLY LOVE AT ALL?
Mar 15, 2018
A2G09 - Morgado's Mailbag part 1, ft Chris Morgado
01:50:18
A pure mailbag episode where we answer your questions with the help of Chris Morgado. Should you still be angry at No Warning for something that happened in a Warped Tour signing booth in 2004? Is Richmond still poppin? Is Patrick joining a white power band for giggles? Should old people die immediately to make space on this planet for the young? Look for part 2 coming later this week (we went long, man.)
Mar 14, 2018
A2G08 - Three Cavemen and Ivy
02:01:33
Our friend Ivy was in town so she became an impromptu guest / women's issues correspondent. We talk the past, present, and future of creepo behavior. We touch on the Hardcore Predators IG account as well. We start the podcast raving about dishonest reviews, so we end on the most honest: what does your face say about what you're hearing?
Mar 06, 2018
A2G07 - HC Unsolved Mysteries Vol 1: Big and then Not
02:05:39
After getting heavy about the mental health of HC's most ludicrous luminary, we get to our real topic: Rewritten history. Acts that were bigger than you remember -if you remember them at all- that were handed off to other scenes or completely erased from the hc canon. Then we get heavy again.
Feb 28, 2018
A2G06 - Grown Men Using the Word 'Poser'
02:20:44
New Turnstile! New AN! New Harm's Way! New albums and old beefs. Bob thinks we talk too much about the bands that don't need us to talk about them. Patrick loads his blunderbuss and goes poser hunting. We all become art critics. Lotta petty grievances aired out in this one. We recorded it in a submarine. Deal with it.
Feb 23, 2018
A2G05 - Watching Every Band At Every Fest ft John Scanlon
01:17:43
Part one of our Dear Fests series. We talk about the flavor of FYA, TIHC, S&F, Damage City, UxB, Midwest Blood, and more. We're joined by John Scanlon, who in addition to having put on fests of his own has attended every fest in human history.
Feb 09, 2018
A2G04 - How To Band ft Brian Audley of Incendiary
01:13:42
We chop it up with Brian Audley of Incendiary and try to squeeze the secret of being a successful band that doesn't tour out of him. We also talk admiration vs inspiration vs worship. Patrick issues a fatwa on booking agents that send bands through ice conditions. And we give our Hardcore Power Rankings.
Feb 01, 2018
A2G03 - America's Hardcore Comp vol4 Listening Party
01:58:28
Exactly like the episode title says, we give a track-by-track review of the newest America's Hardcore Comp. We love some of it, hate some of it, and shrug at a few tracks too. We also talk about comps and why they matter or don't and what goes into them. Shoutout to the bands on this one, and Triple-B for OKing this.
Jan 25, 2018
A2G02 - Rubbing Our Crystal Balls for 2018
01:13:44
Is Trail of Lies the new hotness? Will Twitching Tongues exit the doghouse with this new record? Is Youngblood a relevant label? Do people care about F*cked Up? Can we swear in this description box?
Jan 17, 2018
A2G01 - Year End Lists w/ Seb Paba
01:48:10
Ending the year and kicking off the podcast in style, we're joined by Sebastian from the NYC/LI band Regulate. Everyone gives their Best Ofs and we talk about what we expect from some of our favorite acts in 2018.
Dec 28, 2017