Turned Out A Punk

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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

Episode Date
Episode 379 - Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric, On Cinema At The Cinema, Office Hours)
Never Mind Tom Goes To The Mayor, Here’s Tim Comes To Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show: On Cinema, Office Hours & Tim and Eric’s TIM HEIDECKER is here to talk hating punk, but it still being his scene. Listen in as Tim & Damian discuss: Minor Threat loving drug dealers, losing band members to Digger, Weston as Allentown’s Pavement, being sketched out by Ink & Dagger, troll culture, and so much more! 


Also, don’t miss Tim and Gregg Turkington’s hilarious “On Cinema At The Cinema” available at www.heinetwork.com 

Also, don’t miss Tim’s equally hilarious "Office Hours" available at www.youtube.com/timheidecker

Also, grab one of the Turned Out A Punk Shirts at: www.turnedoutapunk.com

Also Touched On:

The Ramones on rock radio

Billy Idol & Generation X

Loving the scene but hating the music

A hardcore loving drug dealer

Minor Threat in the car on the way to get beer

Liking early Green Day

Weston: Kings Of Scene

Dave Weston is PA’s Stephen Malkmus 

Having your band stolen to become Digger

The era when consumer level gear is able to produce at a pro-level

Eric: the one stop cultural shop

Opening (with videos) for the Shins  

Getting discovered by Bob Odenkirk 

“Keep them out of the writers room!”

The 709 South 6th Street Punk House

The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece 

Puss WhIp Bang Gang

The Doors on Beat Club

Cotton Candy: the tape hook up

Rockbitch: wildest band in music

“Wait til you see this!”: discovering Chris Morris' comedy

Faces Of Death

Tom Green

Derrick Beckles and TV Carnage

Smashing the Moog in 12 Tone System

Sola: the best Philly band

Built To Spill: a mutual love affair

Comedy wasn’t cool

Mr Show as a Matador Band

Making “Art”

The Influence of Dr. Demento on culture

Howeird Stern’s Weird Al cash in record

Neil Hamburger and breaking Kayfabe

Cultural curation 



Nov 30, 2021
Episode 378 - Ray Ahn (Hard-Ons, Nunchukka Superfly, The Victims)
What happens when heroes become friends? Find out today as Damian sits down with one of his, The Hard-Ons’ RAY AHN & quickly realises that they are birds of a feather. Listen in as the two discuss their shared passions of punk & record collecting. From AC/DC playing earth shatteringly loud at the local park, to power erasing signed records, to confronting hate with humour, to why Jerry A should have thrown Mick Harvey off that boat & so much more: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also, don’t miss The Hard-Ons’ latest awesome LP, “I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken” on Cheersquad Records! 

Also, check out the latest LP by Ray’s other fantastic band: Nunchukka Superfly’s, “The Aussie Exorcism (Nah Mate, You Can't Punch A Ghost)” on Tym Records!

Also, head over to turnedoutapunk.com & grab a shirt for this podcast!

Also Touched On:

The various species and sub-species of record collectors

Australian love for hard rock

Getting the SexPistols single from a friend who didn’t like it

“No one bought Tartus 

Beautifully instructional The Ramones and the Saints seal the deal

AC/DC playing in the park

The influence of the volume on kids in the 70s

Accidentally erasing Kym Bradshaw’s signature

(I’m) Stranded: the real Australian National Anthem

Record Collections not as places of enjoyment

Having to deal with Racists 

Confronting Nazis with humour  

The Celibate Rifles

The Slugfuckers

They not-so-good ol’ days

The Asshole Roster System

being in The Victims

Seeing Gauze in ’89

Touring Japan with Snuff and Sean ‘Fat Bob’ Forbes



Nov 26, 2021
Episode 377 - Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog)
Your eyes are not deceiving you: JEFF TWEEDY is here! The songwriter, author, record producer & Wilco frontman stops by the show to talk punk! Join Damian as he sits down with Jeff to discuss: the legend of Max Load, when punk misses the mark completely, arguing with Gerard Cosloy outside of CBGBs about ad copy, audiences waiting for Jimmy Buffet covers & so much more!! 


Don't miss the reissue of Jeff's "Chelsea Hotel" soundtrack & the deluxe edition of "Love Is The King" coming soon! ALSO, don't forget to subscribe to Jeff's newsletter here: https://jefftweedy.substack.com/subscribe

We’re getting down to the last few TURNED OUT A PUNK T-Shirts. Get over to www.turnedoutapunk.com & get one before they’re gone!

Also Touched On:

Punk on tv in ’77

Local legends Max Load

The bad scary punk dudes

Punk’s most infamous poor taste “joke” band

The Johnny Appleseeds of Punk

A million dollar comic collection

The sketchiness of First Wave Mid-West Punk


Drunks With Guns

“Where do they get these punk clothes?!”

The beauty of the Spanish Swing Scene

Fool Face were a New Wave band

The Stray Cats before the codification

Culture Shock on acid

The Dazzling Kill Men

Producing with Albini

Hooking up with Rockville Records

The internal Dutch East Indie beef

Gerard Cosloy is the real deal

Early tours and having to play with Jimmy Buffet cover bands

Meeting Mamma Stinson 



Nov 23, 2021
Episode 376 - Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street, One Life One Chance Podcast)
Today we welcome one of the most positive forces in the hardcore universe to the show: TOBY MORSE! The author, podcaster & H20 front person is here to celebrate his lifelong love of punk. Join Damian as he reconnects with his one time tour buddy to discuss: the whiplash between Revolution Summer DC & NYHC, Kevin Seconds as a father figure, Verbal Assault being underrated, Chris Gethard's story from TOAP episode 51 & so much more! 


Also, don't miss Toby's brand new kids' book "One Life One Chance" OUT NOW on HE Creative or visit H2OMERCH.COM

AND if you want one of the new Turned Out A Punk shirts, visit TURNEDOUTAPUNK.COM

Also Touched On:

20 years of friendship

Going to see Impact Unit

“Never Mind The Bollocks” of 8-track

Verbal Assault RULE

Positive Outlook

The Belly punk connection

The Marginal Man cover



East Coast surfing

Not liking the “Anarchy and Fuck your parents” vibe

7 Seconds

Meeting Milo and seeing the Descendents 

The Chris Gethard story

Moving to DC just in time for Revolution Summer

Going hippies

Moving to New York to hang with Token Entry


Hanging with Sick Of It All

Living beside 

Living in Alan Cage’s closet 

“The Hick from Maryland”

Walter plays the Sugarcubes and Smiths

Rusty and Images


Violence in NY

The Warped Tour

Generation Records

The amazingness of Kevin Seconds

Recording beside Axel Rose

Not loving “Go”


Nov 16, 2021
Episode 375 - Elgin James (Co-Creator & Showrunner of FX's Mayans M.C., Righteous Jams, 454 Big Block, Wrecking Crew)
What is the purpose of this podcast if not to help Damian rekindle old friendships? Today on the show, Mayans M.C. co-creator / Showrunner & Righteous Jammer, ELGIN JAMES sits down for one of the most fascinating episodes yet! Listen in as two friends reconnect & discuss Elgin’s harrowing journey from homeless punk, to writing a hit tv show & EVERYTHING in between! 


Also, lookout for Mayans M.C. Season 4 coming in 2022 & catch up on past seasons on FX now!

Also Touched On:

Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert

The Billy Squier/ Dead Kennedys connection

The Sex Pistols rule

Catching MRR radio by chance

Molly Shannon: New Waver

The Clash vs. The Pistols

Rainbow and The Scorpions

Adventure Jukebox on WXEI

No Milk On Tuesday

Husker Du

Going to the Anthrax and seeing Mental Abuse

Chronic Disorder

Starting a zine

Following Rollins around on the Lifetime Tour

Rage Of Discipline: the band

“Stay out of prison”: advice from Hank

Believing it and living it

A little boy never learning to be a man

Blackout Bar

Meeting Kira from Black Flag…. kinda

The changing of the guard in Connecticut 

Forced Reality

Roger and Agnostic Front: the realest

Getting banned from the Anthrax every other weekend

Skeletal Ambitions

Helping out Jill Heath and DRI

Being a punk rock filmmaker

Julian Temple on Crass

Playing with GG Allin

The skinheads going to see Suckdog

Nancy and Al Barile

Hating Youth Of Today

The lost Boston scene of the late 80’s



Sam Black Church

Inheriting the Boston VS New York beef

Metal as fantasy

The power of the phrase: “I love you”.

The delicate Art School/ Street Rock ’N’ Roll balance 

Fighting onstage during Black Flag

Joey C and Righteous Jams

Gibby and the invention of social media

Everything comes down to sadness


Nov 12, 2021
Episode 374 - Jesse Michaels Part 2 (Operation Ivy, Classics Of Love, Big Rig)
JESSE MICHAELS is back! That’s right: the legendary singer of Operation Ivy, Big Rig & Classics Of Love returns to the show to talk about punk, hardcore & mental health. Listen in as Jesse & Damian discuss: a lifelong battle with depression, approach to lyrics, Operation Ivy's impact, unease with punk's success, the reason Common Rider was the band it was & loving hardcore punk most of all. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Also, don't miss Classics Of Love's RAGING 2020 ep: "World Of Burning Hate"! Available here: https://classicsoflove.bandcamp.com/

Also Touched On:


Mental health and being a lead singer

the voice

The Neurosis method of writing lyrics

The Feederz

“The Nerdy, Happy thing” was deliberate 

HC 86: The negative and the boring

Is it cooler to be in AF or Op Ivy?

The first tour

The Zero Boys

Tim Yo

The dived Bay Area scene

Lovin’ the mid ’00 HC comeback 

Born Against

Warped Tour: not my summer camp

Not loving festivals


Nov 09, 2021
TOAP “Architects Of Self-Destruction” Special (John Gentile/ Brad Logan)
In celebration of the release of “Architects Of Self-Destruction: The Oral History Of Leftöver Crack”, Damian welcome’s his friend, former LÖC guitarist & co-author: BRAD LOGAN (Episode #119) back to the show!  Brad brought along his co-author, editor of punknews.org & Damian’s new buddy, JOHN GENTILE for the gab! Join them as they go  behind the scenes & talk about the aftermath of making the year’s most compelling & honest music book. OUT NOW on Rare Bird Books now!

Nov 05, 2021
Episode 373 - Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective, Jenna & The Pups, Get Better Records)
The triple threat, JENNA PUP is here! Join Damian as he sits down with half of Get Better Records, The Hirs Collectives & all of Jenna & The Pups to talk punk!
Listen in as they discuss: house shows as true punk, color vinyl as proto-NFTs, the wear & tear of hardcore, the overwhelming tide of anyone can do it & tons more! DON’T MISS IT!

Also, don’t miss the fanatic new The HIRS Collective double LP “Third 100 Songs” OUT NOW on Get Better Records!

Also Touched On:

A house show as true punk

Holding on desperately to the word

From Christian to Manson

The Family Values tour

Christmas Card records

Merzbow’s record in a car in a museum

The complete Melt Banana discography

THREEONEG keeps it in print 

NFT as record collecting

The Faustian deal of being the singer in a hardcore band

The punk generation gap

The overwhelming nature of the reality when everyone can do it


Touring with Some Girls

gigging with DJ Assault

Wanting to retire to pop music

The staggering reality of “anyone can do it”



Nov 01, 2021
Episode 372 - Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Guns N'Roses)
Tommy Spread is here!!! That's right: the legend TOMMY STINSON stops by TOAP to talk punk! Join Damian as he sits down the with The Replacement's bass wunderkind & Bash &Pop frontman to talk: first wave Twin Cities punk, getting thrown into hardcore, the real reason they got banned from SNL & the mystery of the Tulsa Jacks! 


Also, don't miss the deluxe edition of The Replacements' classic "Sorry, Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash" out now on Rhino Records!!!

(The Jacks lp containing the infamous Tulsa Jacks recordings is out now on Reminder Records!)

Also Touched On:

Getting lumped into Hardcore

the welcoming 1st wave

No recollection of the Tulsa Jacks sessions

“The Impersonating A Musician” sessions

What was the original name of the Replacements?

FM covers

Going to see YES

Opening for Plasmatics 

Paul evolving into punk

Dave Pirner: not a jock but a Clash lovin’ Hockey player

Working with Tommy Ramone


Bash & Pop

The Clerks Soundtrack



Oct 27, 2021
Episode 371 - Barry Johnson (Joyce Manor)
Second time's the charm! Today, thanks to technology failing, Joyce Manor's BARRY JOHNSON sits down with Damian to talk punk for a second time! While the first time might be forever lost to the information superhighway heavens, the redo is here & just as solid as the first! Listen in as Barry & Damian talk: wandering the Warped Tour alone at 11, faux-goth-Star-Wars-loving-pro-Dance-Dance-Revolutionary-Ska-kids, the Torrence Pop-punk connection & so much more! Not to be missed! 

Also, pick up the 10th Anniversary edition of Joyce Manor's "Joyce Manor" on Asian Man Records now!!!

Also Touched On:

Disbelief about the price of the Punk-O-Rama Vol.2



Poison Idea

Deep AFI talk

Korn in Bakersfield

Smashmouth: “Pennywise with a British singer”

Guy Fieri: Swaggerjacker

Not a Goth, just a “Return of The Jedi” lovin’ Ska fan

Professional Dance, Dance Revolutionary

The metal band Moral

Ska shows ruled

Getting carried around the Rancid pit with you pants around ankles

Asian Man Records: “Not as much Ska as you think”

The Last Connection

Going to Japan



Oct 25, 2021
Episode 370 - Martin Sorrondeguy (Limp Wrist, Los Crudos, Needles, Canal Irreal)
MARTIN CRUDO SORRONDEGUY IS HERE!!! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his heroes to talk about his journey to & through punk. From B-boying beside Kurtis Blow on TV, to "being ready" for punk, to the amazingness of the 90's Chicago DIY Hardcore scene, to the lasting impact of Will Munro: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Find Martin & his incredible photos on Instagram at @MartinCrudo 
Check out Los Crudos at loscrudoschicago.bandcamp.com for their ESSENTIAL discography dbl lp. 
And find, Martin's latest awesome band, Canal Irreal's awesome LP on the great Beach Impediment Records in stores NOW!

Also Touched On:

Finding punk as KISS fan

Watching Don Kirshner’s Rockpile

Seeing Fear on SNL when it happened 

The Cramps in “Urgh! It’s A Music War”

Going to see Joan Jett and seeing the punks getting beat

Being a B-Boy

Chicago being a tough town

Growing up on the South Side

Dancing on TV with Kurtis Blow

A City of Codes

“I’m going punk!”

“Fast And Loud” on WNUR

The importance of House Music

Violence at shows

Return to the basement

“What The Fuck?” Fanzine

Violent Tumour

Record collecting talk 

Los Crudos: “I wanted something fast and loud”

“It’s so pretty”: 90s Emo

the East/ West Coast Power Violence 


Will Monroe and when Toronto was still cool

Scum Punk and Hell House

Algebra Suicide

Meeting Bruce La Bruce

International Hardcore


Wax Trax vs. Vintage Vinyl

Best people on the mic in hardcore

The emotional drain of Los Crudos shows



Oct 19, 2021
Episode 369 - Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes, Plasticland)
Turned Out A Punk brings ALL their equipment on the bus! Today on the show, the Violent Femmes’ BRIAN RITCHIE stops in to talk punk! Listen in as Damian sits down, with the founding member of one of his favourite bands to talk about going from being one of the most hated bands in Milwaukee, to touring the world. From the heavy influence of the Modern Lovers, to jamming with the Velvet Underground, to being harassed on the street by Sacred Order: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Also, don’t miss the brand new 30th anniversary reissue of the Violent Femmes’ “Why Do Birds Sing?” (and the reissue of “Add It Up” on vinyl!) on Craft Recordings, in stores now!

Also Touched On:

Love for the Violent Femmes

Being into proto-punk

The Blue Magoos

Lunch with The Modern Lovers

Lou Reed


barricading the editor of Rock Scene in a studio


X-Press Zine: Pre Drivin’ N Cryin’

Going to Yes and loving prog

Finding the Velvet Underground

Recording with The Velvet Underground

Busking out of necessity 

“Slash is only label that wanted us.”

Jonathan Richman: “You kinda sound like I sounded when I was your age!”


being broke but still being a “sell-out”


Oct 15, 2021
Episode 368 - Dani Miller (Surfbort)
Explosive on-stage burrito pukes & crushing backstage anxiety: this is the sound of lead singer friendships being born! Join Damian as he sits down with, front person’s front person, Surfbort’s DANI MILLER! Listen in as they discuss: being literally birthed into punk, screaming... again, onstage versus offstage personalities & so much more!!!

As always, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Surfbort's awesome new record, "Keep On Truckin'" OUT NOW on Inner Freak Records!

Also Touched On:

Mom’s love of X

The Blasters

Going to shows at Che Cafe

The Austin 90’s Garage Punk

Shows RULE!

What does Debbie Harry do to handle onstage nerves?

Vocal lessons during the apocalypse 

Linda Perry

The Angels giggin’ at recess

the catharsis of screaming


Oct 13, 2021
Splits Vol.3 - Chris Murphy/ Danko Jones
Welcome to Splits Vol.3! Today Damian invites two of his favourite people in music for the laugh out loud, burn it all down, hang to end all hangs!  In addition to being one of the inspirations for the inception of this podcast, DANKO JONES is a world renowned rock music icon. As one quarter of one of Canada’s most respected bands, Sloan’s CHRIS MURPHY has been shaping popular music in this country for 30 years. Listen in as Damian & these two punk rooted frenemies chat it up for one of the most hilarious episodes of this podcast yet! 

If you listen to one podcast this year: MAKE IT THIS ONE!

& if you buy one new record this year, make it: Danko Jones’ “Power Trio”! Out now on Sonic Unyon!!

& if you attend one virtual concert this year, make it: “Chris Gets High Park” on October 24th! 
Tickets available at Sidedooraccess.com!!
Oct 08, 2021
Episode 367 - Mike Herrera (MxPx, Goldfinger, The Cooties)
Rejoice, MIKE HERRERA from MxPx is here! Anyone that has listened to this show long enough knows that they don't get too much more influential than MxPx. Join Damian as he sits down with Mike to talk: the lights on moment of hearing Op Ivy, the 90s Seattle Music that wasn't grunge, evolving perspectives on religion, the secret history of christian punk & so much more! 


Also, don't miss Mike's fantastic podcast "The Mike Herrera Show" wherever you get your podcasts!

& check out MxPx.com to hear the brand new song "Say Yes"!

 Also Touched On:

A two theatre New Wave Attack

Violent Femmes

A friend that’s into punk with a guitar

Bad Juju: Bad Religion meets Minutemen 

losing your drummer to another band 

Pre/ post hearing Operation Ivy life

Fight For Change

The Gits

The Ernie Ball Stingray in tribute to All. but really Big Drill Car… or My Name is

“Who’s the?” “It’s MxPx.”

The Stray Cats

The heavy influence of Rollins Band

Micheal Knot: The bad boy of Christian punk

Punk and religion



Oct 05, 2021
Episode 366 - Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Poison 13, Bad Mutha Goose, Monkeywrench)
Get ready to smile! Today on the show it's Big Boys' et all's TIM KERR!!! Join Damian as he sits down with his friend & an Austin Music Hall Of Famer to discuss punk & Tim's reluctance to fully embrace the term. From laughing at a Jonathan Richman record, to the Austin Hardcore/ Punk/ New Wave divide, to Poison 13 being the city's most hated band: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!

Also, don't miss Tim's AWESOME new book "Self Taught" on Don Giovanni Records. 

Also Touched On:

To Vivian Westwood, marriage isn’t punk!

Skating and Soul music

Chuck Biscuit’s ever shortening hair

the hilarity of Rockin’ Leprechaun 

Going to Raul’s for the Battle of the Bands

Boy Problem and the first wave

flipping a coin with Chris for bass or guitar

The Butthole Surfers’ like of community mindfulness 

Bobby Soxx 

GG Allin: true performance art but not into it

Darby Allin

Fy Fan

Billy Gibbons, Roky Erickson and the Explosions

Lil’ San Francisco 

We didn’t make the division: New Wave VS. Hardcore

Going to LA and seeing the future

Austin Stains meet the LA Stains and change their name to MDC

Fear the week before SNL

John Belushi skanking on stage with Steve Martin

The massive importance of DOA and Black Flag

The art world hates sharing

“Minor Threat is the world's greatest band”

“Texas bands stick out like sore thumbs once they leave the state”

BMX vs Skateboarding

“You’ve completely ruined Austin!”: the hippies hate the punks

Cab meets Ian

The Huns: kiss a cop and put Austin on the map

Poison 13: Hated And Proud


Sep 30, 2021
Splits Vol. 2 - Joey Keithley/ John Ross Bowie: Hardcore '81
Welcome to another edition of Splits! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of DOA's HARDCORE '81, JOEY KEITHLEY (ep. 254 & 317) & John Ross Bowie (ep. 207) sit down with  Damian to talk practical, pragmatic punk politics & more!

DON’T MISS John's FANTASTIC "Household Faces" podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

The 40th Anniversary edition of DOA's foundational "HARDCORE '81" album is UP FOR PRE-ORDER NOW from Sudden Death Records!

Sep 24, 2021
Episode 365 - Amyl And The Sniffers (Amy Taylor, Declan Mehrtens & Gus Romer)
For those about to rock: we podcast for you! Today on the show, Damian sits down with three members of AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS! Listen in as Amy Taylor, Declan Mehrtens & Gus Romer as they talk about their journey’s  through punk that brought them together. From the influence of Pissed Jeans, to “Tall Poppy Syndrome”, to Sharpies, to carrying on the legacy of Melbourne Rock & Roll: DON’T MISS IT!

& don’t miss Amyl and the Sniffers’ awesome new album “Comfort To Me” out now on Rough Trade

Also Touched On:  

Tony Hawk Pro-Skater


Cosmic Psychos

Tall Poppy Syndrome 

Star Wars is actually a pretty good movie

Drunk Moms

Dumb Punks

The influence of Peter Biddy

Straightjacket Nation

The Separation of Hardcore and Garage 

Discovering Sharpie Culture

Why does Australia love Rock & Roll

AC/DC = “Honest representation of the Australian working class”

The influence of Ceremony and Pissed Jeans

Speedfunk sounds stressful

“A house that plays house parties”



Sep 22, 2021
TOAP 80's Toronto Metal Special - "Eve Of Darkness"(Derek Emerson, Chris Turner)
Turned Out A Punk goes metal as we celebrate the release of the AWESOME NEW BOOK, "EVE OF DARKNESS"! Join Damian as he sits down with returning guest, DEREK EMERSON (see the "TOAP 80's Toronto Hardcore Special" episode) & CHRIS TURNER to discuss the fascinating worlds that made up Toronto Metal in the 80s. The love that went into  putting together such an spectacularly authoritative tome, THIS THING IS SO CRAZY, SO GET IT BEFORE IT’S GONE!!!!

"EVE OF DARKNESS", out September 25 on UXB Press! Preorder it here: https://uxbpresscanada.bigcartel.com/
Sep 19, 2021
Episode 364 - Mac McCaughan (Superchunk, Slushpuppies, Wwax, Portastatic, Merge Records)
Have you got a minute? Can you fit TOAP into it? Because, Superchunk & Merge Records' MAC MCCAUGHAN is on the show today! Listen in as Damian talks to his label boss & hero about his punk journey. From going to see the Ugly Americans, to making a flyer that pissed off Ian MacKaye, to being A Bat: this is NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

& don't miss Mac's AWESOME new solo record "The Sound Of Yourself" out September 24th on Merge Records!

Also Touched On:

AC/DC: punk in Australia

Molly Hatchet

Point Blank and Loverboy

Todd Barry and The Chant

“No bands are going to come here!”: moving to NC

Finding college radio

Getting used by cool stuff

The Pressure Boys: king of the scene


Ugly Americans

Stillborn Christians


The multitudes of DCHC

Honour Role and the Minutemen 

Mac being a Bat

Flying Nun Records



Sep 15, 2021
Episode 363 - John Brannon (Negative Approach, Static, Laughing Hyenas, Easy Action)
CHECK IT OUT: JOHN BRANNON IS HERE!!! Today on the show, one of the most important vocalists of all time stops by to discuss punk! Listen in as Damian sits down with his biggest musical influence to talk: Static vs. Detroit Punk, the Minor Threat shows that bookend Detroit Hardcore, turning Nirvana on to Lead Belly, scaring the shit out of Ryan Gosling & so much more! 


& don't miss the first ever release of one of the most storied lost recordings in punk history: Static's "Toothpaste And Pills"! OUT NOW on Thirdman Records!

Also Touched On:

A dream episode 

punk before punk

Alice Cooper

Static: Class Of ’78

A faster Mott The Hoople: Sex Pistols at midnight on the radio

Reading about it in Creem

Being at the Kiss “Alive” gig

The first smell of weed: Rocking out to Judy Collins in ’69

Hearing the Stooges 

“Kick Out The Jams” on CKLW

Destroy All Monsters at the Red Carpet 

“It was horrible”: Detroit first wave punk

Fallout: John’s first band

Terrorizing Grosse Point

Thurston and the tape

“Everything I’m doing is wrong”: Discovering Hardcore

Ben Blackwell is the reason

Toothpaste and Pills: the stage show

“They all sucked”

The Coronation Tavern in Windsor

“Minor Threat is going to kill Negative Approach” 

The Allied

OP and Graham join

The death of a scene

Violence overtakes the scene

metalheads becoming Oi Boys

The Birthday Party changes everything

“We aren’t ready”: opening for Black Flag for the first Hyenas show

“Fake NA”: The third line-up

Laura Lee

“I wanted more violence” where the NA sound would have gone

Hating Evacuate… still

Hangin’ with Belushi

going to Fear on SNL


Detroit: the Sweden of punk

“We don’t come from the Beach Boys and the Beatles. We like the Stooges”


Sep 10, 2021
Episode 362 - Chris "Opie" Moore (Negative Approach, Youth Patrol, Crossed Wire)
It's Negative Approach Week on Turned Out A Punk! Kicking it off with former Negative Approach & Youth Patroler: CHRIS MOORE! Listen in as Damian sits down with his friend, live at Dinosaur Jr.'s Camp Fuzz II & talks about the birth of Detroit hardcore. From borrowing your aunt's vest for the Devo show, to the punk vs. hardcore divide, to the differences between the early scenes, to the violence that brought it to an end: this is NOT TO BE MISSED!

& don't forget to look for Chris' latest work at cmooremusic.bandcamp.com or crmooreart.com!

Also Touched On:

Hangin’ at the Skatepark in 1978

W4Play: Finding punk on the radio

The Clash

“It was like getting hit by a train”: seeing Devo 

Meeting Jerry Casale 

The Minor Threat show that kicked it off

Forming Youth Patrol

Necros sussing people out

“Are they even in the music?”: violence 

Joining Negative Approach

The early Detroit scene

Recording the first 7”

Going to NY: “I’m going to live here when I get older!”

Meeting the Misfits

DC's vs Detroit's tastes

Finding The Freezer

Sep 07, 2021
Episode 361 - Steve Caballero (The Faction, Odd Man Out, Bones Brigade, Urethane)
Get ready to Skate & Destroy! Today on the show, the original Skate Punk, STEVE CABALLERO sits down to talk about both of his legendary career’s. From starting one of the original skate zines, to being inspired by JFA, to the skateboarding/ punk balance: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

& don't miss Steve's new band Urethane's awesome debut album "Chasing Horizons" out on September 24th via Cyber Tracks!

Also Touched On:

Not growing up with rock music

Skate Punk zine

Getting into Black Flag

The DIY nature of early 80s Skateboarding

Inspired by JFA


Black Flag 

Kingpin: The Rockabilly Skate Punk Band

Green River

IM Records: a mother and son operation

A Pro-Skater brings the kids in the door

Odd Man Out

“The skinheads are looking for you”

The “Epi-Fat” era


Signing to Mystic

Lars Frederikesen in the drum set... twice




Sep 05, 2021
Episode 360 - Miles Copeland (IRS, Step-Forward, DFC, Illegal, Faulty Product)
Today on the show, Damian sits down with the "Svengali of punk": MILES COPELAND! Listen in as the two discuss Miles’ role in the early punk scene, the arrival of the New Wave boom & laying the ground work for the alternative explosion! 

Don't miss it!!

Also, don't miss Miles’ fantastic new book "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" out now on Jawbone Press.

Also Touched On:

The first touring festival

the Sniffin’ Glue atheistic 

A&M’s reaction to punk

Sex Pistols: more of a press operation than band

Tour managing the Sex Pistols

Lux and Stiv: really scary

“It’s about what you have to say”

Passion over virtuosity

“Miles, how am I supposed to help this band!? They can’t play!!”

The Squeeze: “Not PUNK punk”

The Wasps

Going to the Roxy and finding Menace

The Go-Gos

Lux didn’t trust anyone

The Fall


Sep 01, 2021
Splits Vol. 1 - Tony Molina/ Nick Woj
Welcome to a new TOAP experiment! Each episode of Splits will have Damian sitting down with two past guests of the show to talk about... punk.... & more, but mainly PUNK.

Today on the show, Turned Out A Punk favourites & mutual fans, Nick Woj (ep. 17 & 264) & Tony Molina (ep. 198) meet for the first time & let the good times role!

Don't miss Woj's mixtapes on www.soundcloud.com/wOjavelli  (yes, that is a zero)!!! Tony said he didn't want to promote anything.
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 359 - Charlie Angus (Grievous Angel, L'Etranger, MP for Timmins/ James Bay)
It's election time in Canada! To celebrate the process of democracy we welcome, the only punk rocker currently in Canadian Parliament, CHARLIE ANGUS to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with Charlie to discuss the music side of his life. Listen in as they talk the journey from the bands L' Etranger & Grievous Angels to applying his "degree from the school of punk" in the world of federal Canadian politics. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

& don't miss the Grievous Angels' fantastic album "Summer Before The Storm" on Jimmy Boyle Records now!

Also Touched On:

Sitting in the back of accounting class hoping for something more

Getting rock mags from a neighbour 

“Oh my god! You aren’t going to buy that are you?

The divides in Toronto punk

The music changes the landscape

“Losers like John Tory”

Why was the downtown art scene used to be so good

Tell the Parliamentary Library you graduated from the school of punk rock

Elvis Costello and the radical reinterpretation of what a rockstar was

Touring and building community

Going to the Last Pogo

Going on tour with Goddo

Don’t go upstairs at Larry’s Hidaway 

The Cabana Room

“The Jam had a record by 18. We’re are almost 20! We’re failures!”

The Ugly

The ill-fated tour with the Dub Rifles


Aug 27, 2021
Episode 358 - Monty Messex (DFL, The Atoms)
Swear word bands unite! Today on the show, Dead F*ckin' Last's MONTY MESSEX stops by to talk about punk! If being from one legendary band wasn't enough, Monty was also the lead singer of long time Turned Out A Punk obscure favourite: The Atoms! Listen in as they talk about the rocky journey getting from The Atoms to DFL. From the hardcore/ punk divide, to Flea having to come to the rescue at the first show, to The Beastie Boys/ Guns & Roses Connection: DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!

And don't miss DFL's awesome new EP YRUDFL out now on SBÄM Records!

Also Touched On: 

Halloween 1979: burnt into your soul

going to the Hong Kong Cafe for 

Keith Morris in a Spiderman costume singing for Black Flag

The LA HC/ Punk divide

The Germs=Greatness

Going to see the Chiefs and the Gears

Hangin’ at THE Church

Hollywood High

Dangerhouse Records

How Atoms came together

“We Got The Power” zine

Flea to the rescue

Who was Harvey Oscar?

Chris Trent

Finding a bootleg of the of your own band

“Nothing to do but do drugs and have sex with each other.”

Things fall apart

How DFL came together

now vs. then

Fletcher attacks on a Pennywise tour

& so much more!


Aug 22, 2021
Episode 357 - Nancy Barile (Author, Educator, Former Manager Of Sadistic Exploits)
Class is in session! This week on the show Damian is joined by the author of the amazing memoir "I'm Not Holding Your Coat" & celebrated teacher: NANCY BARILE! Listen in as the two discuss the formation of the American East Coast hardcore scene. From early Philly New Wave, to the economic realities behind what gets canonized in punk, to why Jackal is the coolest punk & so much more! NOT TO BE MISSED!

Don't miss Nancy's fantastic "I'm Not Holding Your Coat" on Bazillion Points! Available at your favourite bookstore now!

Also Touched On:

Kenn Kweder

The Ramones and Blondie

“Philly never gets its due”

The class differences in the early hardcore scenes

having to sell a school ring to pay for the Sadistic Exploits 7”

The 1981 explosion



The Stick Men


the art/punk divide 

Pure Hell are gods

When Jackal hits the scene

Going to New York… somehow

The NY before the HC

Hating DC 

The board daylight Boston scene

Bad Brains 

“Kill anyone with a beer in their hand”



Aug 17, 2021
Episode 356 - Brooke Smith (Grey's Anatomy, Silence Of The Lambs, Big Sky)
You'll never look at Dr. Erica Hahn on "Grey's Anatomy" the same way again! Today on the show, star of film & TV, BROOKE SMITH stops by to discuss her journey from the New York Hardcore episode of "Donahue" to putting the lotion in the basket in "Silence of The Lambs". Listen in as Brooke & Damian discuss: navigating the LES as a teenager, being the OG Cro-Mags roadie, Jeff Buckley's love of Bad Brains & so much more!! 

Also, don't miss Brooke in "Big Sky" on ABC!

Also, also, don't miss this week's guest booker and TOAP alumni (Episode 207) John Ross Bowie's awesome new podcast: "Household Faces"!

Also Touched On:

Exploring the LES as a kid in the 80s

Going to shows super young

dying your hair until it falls out

Bad Brains as the best live band ever

Cause For Alarm

Straight Ahead

The original Cro-Mags’ LP unused art

the unity of NY Punk

If you are looking for John and Harley: go to the park

memorizing the payphone number

Driving the Cro-Mags around in the family station wagon 

The Agnostic Front, Nausea and Warzone Pool Party

Standing WAAAAAAAAY in the back for GG Allin

Jeff Buckley never getting to see Bad Brains


Aug 14, 2021
Episode 355 - Jason Narducy (Split Single, Bob Mould, Verboten, Superchunk)
How many 10 year olds have helped shape rock history?! Today on the show, Split Single's JASON NARDCUCY talks about his "influential" elementary school punk band & his incredible career since then. Join Damian as he sits down with his friend to discuss: being a 10 year old punk, Bob Mould being awesome on & off stage, Tim Meadows' love of music & SO MUCH MORE!

Don't miss this one & don't miss the awesome new Split Single album "Amplificado" on Inside Outside Records OUT NOW!

Also Touched On:

Getting into punk at 8

Rock n Roll High School with Cheap Trick?

Gigging by age 11

Tracy is the COOLEST

being too young to understand the scene

meeting Vic Bondi as an adult

Why Bob Mould rules

The influence of the Germ’s “Panther”

The issue of kids in the punk scene

Meeting a Coachella

Going to parties with grown-ups

Off Broadway

Did DCHC like KISS

Leaving the punk scene at 13

Seeing Sonic Youth in Europe on the Sister tour

put yourself in the sightline

Tim Meadows is super cool

Taking the Dead Kennedys to a country club



Aug 11, 2021
Episode 354 - Bear Witness and Tim "2oolman" Hill (The Halluci Nation)
The Halluci Nation is here! Years in the making, Tim “2oolman” Hill and Bear Witness sit down to discuss the separate paths that have led them to working together. Formally know as A Tribe Called Red, The Halluci Nation is one of the most important groups in Canadian music. Join Damian as he sits down with two of his closest friends to discuss: punk, the rude awaking of sleepy Toronto, the differences growing up in Six Nations, the importance of collaboration, why are pool halls always so sketchy and so much more!


And don’t miss The Halluci Nation’s INCREDIBLE new album “One More Saturday Night”!!!

Also discussed: 

Pat and Kelly: sword fighting, D’n'D, Warhammer 40k and Punk

Growing up against the norm

The differences growing up in Six Nations

The Basement of HMV 

Geography’s relationships to culture

Growing up as sleepy Toronto wakes up

The Untouchables and The Skinhead War

Toronto neighbourhood gangs

Why were pool halls and arcades so sketchy?

The unique division of the labour in The Halluci Nation


Breaking Rammer and Left For Dead’s Joel Fisher’s arm


Brought to you by VANS

Jul 29, 2021
Episode 353 - Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros, Infectious Grooves, Ballhog or Tugboat)
Our "Give The Drummer Some Love" weekend wraps up with a doozy: Jane's Addiction's STEPHEN PERKINS is here! Listen in as he & Damian talk about going from an 80's glam metal kid to helping usher in the 90's alternative music takeover. The Bad Brain's influence on Jane's, touring with Tommy Lee & Mike Watt back to back, DC / LA similarities & so much more: do not miss this!!

Also Touched On: 

The end of the Sunset Strip

the late 80’s LA punk scene

Perry wanting to get funky coming out of PsyCom

The influence of Fishbone and Red Hot Chilli Peppers 

The Scream Club 


The connection between the Glam and Punk scenes

Opening for Iggy Pop

Love And Rockets

Trying to get bigger

Seeing punk before you hear it 

Fear as one of the best bands ever

Jane’s Addiction’s HEAVY Bad Brains influence

Bullet Boys, Guns’N’Roses Fishbone and Jane’s shared practice space

Drummers HANG

Meeting X

Ballhog or Tugboat?



Jul 27, 2021
Episode 352 - Greg Gilmore (The Living, 10 Minute Warning, Mother Love Bone)
It's Give the Drummer Some Love Weekend! Kicking it off with Seattle drum god, GREG GILMORE! Greg played in three of the key bands during three separate eras of Seattle punk. Listen to Greg & Damian talk: partying with the Refuzors, meeting Duff McKagan & joining The Living, 10 Minutes Warning's 10 months of punk fame, nearly joining Guns & Roses, The Freshjive/ Mother Love Bone connection & so much more! Don't miss it!!!!

Also, don't miss the fantastic, recently unearthed, “The Living: 1982” lost recordings OUT NOW on Loosegroove Recordings! 

Also Touched On:

The forgotten 90s' 10 Minute Warning record  

Meeting The Refuzors 



Loving live records’ energy

Meeting Duff and forming The Allied

Joining 10 Minute Warning

Going to LA with Duff

Nearly joining Animal Dance

Not joining Guns and Roses


Jul 24, 2021
Episode 351 - Paul Mahern (Zero Boys, Dandelion Abortion, Datura Seeds)
Slam & worm your way over here because this week on the show, it's legendary Zero Boy: PAUL MAHERN! Listen in as Damian & Paul talk about punk, the Zero Boys & being behind the mixing board for some of the greatest records ever! From being too hardcore for Gulcher, to eating homemade deer jerky with Boom & the Legion of Doom, to the Mellencamp/ Gizmos connection: 


Also Touched On:

A first time meeting

The punk section at the local record store

The Gizmos and Gulture

The Hoosier Hysteria comp changing your life

Going to see Dow Jones and The Industrials for the first time

Dandelion Abortion: being disillusioned with punk

The Dead Kennedys

Hardcore as a gateway

“This is where you come from now”: being introduced to Detroit Rock

Meeting the Gizmos 

Being too hardcore for Gulcher

“Its a pop record”: Vicious Circle being passed on by all the labels

The midwest scene: Die Kreuzen in Milwaukee, Toxic Reason in Dayton and Articles Of Faith in Chicago 

“not hardcore enough”

The Master Tape

The Gynaecologists (the band)

Malignant Growth

Punk is the Midwest 

The Coneheads

The making of Raw Power’s “Screams From The Gutter”

Boom and The Legion Of Doom stories!!!

Stevie Stiletto

Paul’s Ardent Studios demo tape

Meeting the Afghan Wigs

Mass Giorgini


John Couger Mellencamp punk connection



Jul 21, 2021
Episode 350 - Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)
We’re going for a drive, not the after dinner kind! Join Damian as he goes for a ride with Bad Religion’s GREG GRAFFIN Ph.D! Listen in as the two discuss: Darby Crash stealing french fries, summers away from punk in Wisconsin & "Becoming Keith Morris". So get in the sedan because this one is NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

& don’t miss Bad Religion on tour this fall with War On Women & Alkaline Trio!

Also Touched On:

Lyrically intimidating 

An article in Details

Loving Todd Rundgren 

“Darby was not someone to look up to”

Hearing the Germs for the first time

The Gears lp

The importance of the abundance of studios to California hardcore

The relationship with the Circle Jerks

Red Kross and not fitting in with the LA punks

Going to back to Wisconsin and having no interest in local punk

Going to University with Milo but never talking

Working with Noam Chomsky

The “back to the known” show

Not relating to the late 80’s HC kids

Becoming the “Keith Morris”

In defence of “Into The Unknown”



Jul 16, 2021
Episode 349 - Ambrose Kenny-Smith (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs, Sambrose Automobile)
Get ready to celebrate Melbourne music history! This week on the show Damian is joined by a sonic inheritor to the great city's rock and roll lineage: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard & The Murlocs' AMBROSE KENNY-SMITH! Join them as they discuss: the perils of a career in pro-skateboarding, Amyl & The Sniffers being obsessed with his dad, SHARPIES, the greatness of Thee Oh Sees & so much more! DON’T MISS THIS!!! 

& don't miss the fantastic new King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's "LW" on Flightless. Also,  The Murlocs' "Bittersweet Demons" on ATO Records. GET THEM BOTH NOW!

Also Touched On:

The Melbourne music history 

Skateboarding as a gateway

“Corrupted from a young age”: hanging with the older kids

A dead-end lifestyle

Showing the Emerica Team around Melbourne

“Man-Am”: aging out of pro-skateboarding

God (the band)

The Saints soundtracking skateboarding

Hating sports

Sisters’ first words being Bo Diddley

Coloured Balls

Dad dating Lobby Lloyd’s ex


Carson family ties

Amyl and The Sniffers

“That’s the guy from The Blues Brother”: going to see Ray Charles for a first show

Playing the National Hotel in Julong

The Friendlies 

Thee Oh Sees

The Hospitals

Dan Burke

Eddie Current

Frowning Clowns


Jul 15, 2021
Episode 348 - Paul Therrio (The Imperial Dogs)
This ain't the Garden Of Eden, this ain't the summer of love! Join Damian as he sits down with PAUL THERRIO from the proto-punk gods The Imperial Dogs!!! Listen in as the two talk: the real birth of punk in LA, Iggy & Bowie at Rodney's English disco, Ray Bradbury loving Zolar X & so much more! 


Also Touched On:

This Ain’t The Summer Of Love

Cream Mag

Breaking up before punk came

“I need time to surf and smoke hash!”: A brief Sax career

Meeting Don Waller in the high school band 

The Seeds as one of the first punk bands

the Standells

Vom and the early scene

Taj Mahal 

Howlin’ Wolf opening for Alice Cooper

Chaka Khan and Iggy at the Whiskey

Coming home and feeling compelled to smash furniture

Getting into the Velvet Underground

“Got any pills?”: meeting Iggy

David Bowie on blow at Rodney’s English Disco


Jul 11, 2021
Episode 347 - Dallas Green Part 2 (City And Colour, Alexisonfire, Helicon Blue)
Mr. City &Colour himself is back! Join Damian as he sits down with his buddy, DALLAS GREEN to reflect on their musical journeys & catch up after 6 long years. From regret & gratitude, to discovering reaction videos, to missing Gord, to Dallas needing to see Phantom Of The Paradise for people in his life: DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! 

& check cityandcolour.com for Dallas' upcoming tour dates!

Jul 07, 2021
Episode 346 - Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, Binding Of Issac, The End Is Nigh)
This is one of the most fascinating episodes yet! EDMUND MCMILLEN is a beloved independent video game developer who has helped produce revolutionary & thought provoking games obsessed over by millions of people around the world. Join Damian as he sits down with Edmund to discuss punk & the rise of the indie game. From Jesus Lizard, to changing Nintendo's policy on blasphemy, to the hellish concept of "Rock Stars" in any industry & so much more: 

Find everything Edmund is up to on twitter: @edmundmcmillen

Also Touched On:

The depressing reality of videos game eclipsing music

finding grunge

DIY comics

Spike and Mikes

Liquid Television

R. Crumb


 The Kinko’s “Drop The Key” Trick

The Santa Cruz art scene

not realizing that you were the weirdo art kid

a cool teacher

Mike Diana and “Boiled Angel”

The end of Slamdance  

Defending terrible art

The origin of the Indie Game Scene

The E.N. Scene

NeoGeo Fanzine

The fallacy on overnight riches in video games

working animal control

Believing in your art

What goes into making a video game

The personal origins of Binding Of Issac

Getting on to Nintendo

“Steam” changed everything

Sleepytime Gorilla Music

The Fish Masters: The TV show

Selling everything to invest in Super Meat Boy



Jul 02, 2021
Episode 345 - Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast, Author, Little Big League
The week on the show, we are joined by a true double threat, MICHELLE ZAUNER AKA Japanese Breakfast! Join Damian as he sits down with the musician/author for a revealing conversation about insecurity, success & grief. From the Pacific North West's unique take on indie, traveling through punk while never feeling like you fit in, to creativity learned through grief: DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!

Also, don't miss Michelle's fantastic book: "Crying In H-Mart", out now on Penguin/ Random House! 

& don't miss Japanese Breakfast's new album: "Jubilee", available now on Dead Oceans!

Also Touched On:     

In defence of Avril Levine

“I want to be the kind of person that is into music”

The Pacific Northwest takes up punk differently 

Built To Spill

First shows

Post Post

R5 Productions

Philly is a tough town

Will you know the moment your career has peaked?

& So Much More!!!

Jun 29, 2021
Episode 344 - Tommy End (Professional Wrestler)
This week on the show, it’s professional wrestling’s hottest free agent TOMMY END (FKA ALEISTER BLACK)! Listen in as Damian finally gets the answer to the question that has been on every wrestling fan’s mind: What is Tommy’s connection to Jesus And The Gospel F*ckers?!? From Dutch hardcore ties to MMA royalty, to cutting promos for George Pettit, to hard lessons with Robbie Brookside, to touring with Jun "The King Of Comedy" Kasai: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Find Tommy at @tommyend & grab shirts though https://blxckmass.com

Also Touched On:

Cutting a promo for George Petite

Helping bringing the wrestling and music together

Getting set up with Andy Williams

The universality of the drive

The DEEP Dutch MMA/ Punk Connection

Jesus the Gospel F*ckers

Bob Schrijber’s mentorship

Punk and Combat Sports: “Violence within the boundaries of discipline” 

Social media, merch and indie wrestling’s ascent 

Danhausen and the Rock

Golding Earring 

Gang Starr


Cannibal Ox

Cradle Of Filth 


Cruel Hand

Trapped Under Ice


Jun Kasai 



Jun 25, 2021
Episode 343 - Larry Livermore (The Lookouts, Lookout Records, The Potatomen)
Hats off to Larry, because he is giving us a monster of an episode! Join Damian as he sits down with Lookout Records, Lookout zine & The Lookouts band impresario: LARRY LIVERMORE!!! From answering John Lennon’s calls at White Panther headquarters, to Lookout’s accidental funding, to how the weed/acid divide led to strife in the scene, to the hippies in SF finding punk: 

Also, don’t miss Larry’s two fantastic books as well as a ton of his music on Don Giovanni Records now!!!!

Also Touched On:

Showing up to talk about Cannabis... not Sasquatch 

Trying to burn down your university

living in the Cockettes' old apartment

the origins of Lookout records

Motown Records

The EpiFat Sound VS. The Lookout Sound

The start of Very Small records

Getting to know Sons Of Ishmael

Staying up all night talking about about acid with Ray Cappo at the MRR house 

The Gilman Geeks vs. Slapshot


Following the Weakerthans around like they were the Grateful Dead

Seeing the MC5 when they were a mod band

“We play Avon Rock”

Destroy All Monsters

Quitting the White Panthers

Rock and Roll Revolutionaries: Tim Yo and Jon Sinclair 

pothead/ acidhead divide

Iggy Pop tearing up your Cream submission

Hanging with Don Vinyl taking shitty LSD and listening to bad Jefferson Starship



Jun 22, 2021
Zach's Back! - Rise Against Week Wrap Up with Zach Blair
How could we do a Rise Against Week without having sometime co/host & all-time friend of the show, ZACH BLAIR on to do a wrap up?!?

Don't miss Zach & Mike Wiebe's great new podcast "Zach And Mike Make 3"!!!!
Jun 21, 2021
Episode 342 - Joe Principe (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie, The Methadones)
Where else this week will you hear a conversation about the brilliance of “The Fungus Among Us” 7” compilation?! Rise Against week continues as Damian sits down to chat Chicago Punk with JOE PRINCIPE!!! Listen in as Joe & Damian talk about going from learning to silkscreen at the Underdog Warehouse, to touring the world with 88 Fingers Louie & beyond. Friends getting hit by jocks after getting run over by cops, trying to avoid Honest Don’s, not-so-good advice from local legends & so much more: NOT TO BE MISSED!!! 

& don’t miss "Nowhere Generation” available everywhere NOW! 

Also Touched On:

Watching “Rock’n’Roll High School” over and over again

A tape with Suicidal Tendencies, Circles Jerks and Dead Kennedys


Devastation: pre Vindictives 

The Plague

The importance of Impulse Manslaughter 

“The Fungus Among Us” Comp

The Chicago Punk/ Metal and Hardcore Scenes intersection 

Leeway opening for the Bad Brains

OG Screeching Weasel reunion with Sludgeworth, Gore Gore Girls and Contracide

Seeing Fat Mike’s ad in MRR

Kid Dynamite 

Rise Against: turned down by everyone at first

Walking the Straight Edge/ Pop-Punk dived

The Fury 66 connection

Dan Vapid

“I don’t want to get bumped to Honest Don’s!”

Hopeless Records

Schlong: “This is the same Dave Mellow, right?”

Q: How do you get on Lookout? A: Don’t be called Spoonless.

Ben Weasel he’s a… 

Meeting Martin and Los Crudos


Ivy League


SHUTDOWN: No punk at the Metro

Underdog Records

Showing Todd from I Spy around Chicago

Playing with Fair Warning in Montreal and Reset (Simple Plan)

Doing data entry for “Book Your Own Fucking Life”

Phallocracy split with 88 Finger Louie

Funeral Oration

Missing the Battery tour




Jun 18, 2021
Episode 341 - Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against, Baxter, The Killing Tree)
For most of the music world TIM MCILRATH is the front person of Rise Against; one of the biggest bands to come out of punk. But around these parts Tim is also known as the link between the disparate scenes of 90’s Chicago DIY Punk. Join Tim & Damian as they nerd out about one of Chicago’s most important cultural periods. From Los Crudos mixtapes, to Pete Wentz being born to make it, to Victory’s unique place in the ecosystem, to Bill Stevenson’s mentorship, to getting dropped off at DIY shows in Fat Mike’s private limo: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!  

Also, don’t miss Rise Against’s awesome new “Nowhere Generation” out now on Loma Vista! 

Also Touched On:

Damian’s murder board

90’s Chicago: the Punk capital

A friend’s older sister with amazing taste


Listening to Crudos in 7th grade

Transcending the Divided Scene

Borrowing from Cap’N’Jazz

Following Sidekick Kado like they were the Grateful Dead

“Chicago Pricing”

Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Fall Out Boy and The Smashing Pumpkins: United by Punk

The Mythical Jim Chamber C.I.T. Mixtape

Tapping VBX

Taking Brandon Barnes to the Integrity show

The Fat Sound

Bill Stevenson

“Did Fat Mike drop you off in his private jet?”

Race Traitor: A needle scratch of a band

Hardcore: a Secondary Education 

Victory Records

Signing to Fat and it bumming out your friends



Jun 15, 2021
Episode 340 - Theo Kogan (Lunachicks, Theo and the Skyscrapers)
The whole house has been excited for this one! This week on the show Damian is joined by his family's favourite: The Lunachicks' THEO KOGAN! Listen in as the two talk growing up punk in New York City! From silent tours with Dinosaur Jr, to finding out you may be a Warzone Woman, to falling in love on a Troma movie set: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

& DON’T MISS the FANTASTIC new Lunachicks' book Fallopian Rhapsody, out now on Hachette!

Also Touched On:

Changing Lauren and Damian's lives

What is Pigfuck music?

Growing up in the Bad Apple

Musical Youth at the Ritz

The Dead Boys Reunion

Lux Interior beating a kid up with a mic stand

Wendy O’Williams and Manowar

NYHC shows

Watching the fights at CBGBs

“Are we Warzone Women now?”

Working with Don Fury

Drea and Theo’s favourite side effect of the violence

Gary Oldman gets beaten down  

Ragging Slab

Freak with Howie Pyro

Not hearing Dino Jr. until touring with them

Frightwig: like when Jim ate the hash brownies on Taxi

Todd Phillips directs a Black Light Rainbow video?!

Falling in love on a Troma movie set



Jun 11, 2021
Episode 339 - Will Sergeant (Echo & The Bunnymen, Electrafixation, Poltergeist)
THE BUNNYMAN COMETH! Today on the show Damian is joined by THE LEGEND, WILL SERGEANT!!! Listen in as the two discuss the journey from proto to post punk & everything in between. From Status Quo being the English Ramones, to the Pink Fairies being too stoned to play, to the Liverpool punk scene being criminally overlooked, to the influence of Metal Urbain: this is NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also, don't forget to pre-order your copy of Will's new book "Bunnyman" out July 15th on Little Brown!

Also Touched On:

Sex Pistols played Liverpool first!

Hearing the Sex Pistols for the first time at a Dr. Feelgood gig

They tore down the Cavern: “Where did that band the Beatles used to play

The Liverpool Scene: True underground

The Curbies

Leaving a Pink Fairies show because they were too stoned


Liverpool Stadium

hearing the Ramones way before hearing about punk

Sharing music, building scenes

“Shut up about Tull and get into ‘em!”

Tubular Bells was a hippy record

“Virgin’s just cashing in on this punk thing.”

Forming Echo And Bunnymen

“A dedication to idleness”

Metal Urbain 


Suicide: Gods in Liverpool

“Hey, Manchester!”

“We all loved the Fall”

A Certain Ratio

Going to Belgium 


Jun 07, 2021
Episode 338 - Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Ffa Coffi Pawb, Emily)
Ffa Coffi Pawb! The great GRUFF RHYS is here!!!! Join Damian as he sits down with the Super Furry Animal to discuss: his fantastic new book, the incredible history of Welsh Punk & going to Punk University through tour van lectures. From the cultural significance of Llygod Ffyrnig, to accidentally winding up on a punk comp, to the minority language European punk network: this is NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don’t miss Gruff’s amazing new book “Resist Phoney Encores” on Antenne Books and his fantastic new solo record "Seeking New Gods" on Rough Trade!!!

Also Touched On:

A brother and sister getting into punk 

Mannequins spray painted to look like puke

Rock’N’Roll as American imperialist propaganda

Parents loving Reggae

Anglo/American Corporations and creation of a Global pop-culture

The effect of Crass

Llygod Ffyrnig

The history of Welsh Language 

Musical and political education coming from punk


Workers Playtime Records

Machlud: a soft rock band on a seminal Welsh Punk comp

Recording at Dave Anderson from Hawkwind’s studio

Pop Positive

Ffa Coffi Pawb

Getting into Psych to wind up old punk rockers


Becoming a pop star accidentally

Bjork comes to Wales

Trying to give Alan McGee a tape

“Doing For The Kids” Fest

Learning how to make salad dressing from French Ska band: Le Have Nots

Seeing Fucking Up in Texas

Butthole Surfers

European Squat tours


Jun 04, 2021
Episode 337 - Chris Gethard Part 2
CHRIS GETHARD is back! Five plus years after Chris' first incredible appearance on the show (Episode 51: one of the best of all-time), he returns to prove that sequels can top the originals. From Chris' Bouncing Souls Curse, to the influence of "Another State of Mind" on his latest comedy road movie, to having to do really "sad" crowd work to no one at Lollapalooza: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

And don't miss Chris' HILARIOUS new "Half My Life" Comedy Special/ Road Movie out on June 1st (& the album dropping on June 4th)!!!

May 31, 2021
Episode 336 - Danny Elfman (Composer, [The Mystic Knights Of] Oingo Boingo)
Who hasn't heard a song written by today's guest!?! Join Damian as he sits down with the great DANNY ELFMAN to discuss punk, politics & wanting desperately to blast Buddy Hackett in the face with CO2! From riots in Paris theatres, to walking around Western Africa learning to play Highlife, to "dropping everything to form a ska band": THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

ALSO,  don't miss Danny's monster new "Big Mess" dbl lp out June 11th on ANTI!

Also Touched On:

X, Fear, Wall Of Voodoo: everything fits in

Le Grande Magic Circus

becoming the musical director of a group of street performers 

Setting people of fire and putting them out with a rocket ship

“GRAB YOUR VIOLEN!!!”: riots in Paris

The unprecedented time we live in

What the hell has happened?!?

Manson and Trump

“Shut up and sing!”

Writing for yourself again

"Chamber Punk"

The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo

Living life like it was the 1930's

Who is this new New Wave artist David Bowie?

The "lost" Oingo Boingo 10"

Going on the Gong Show



May 28, 2021
Episode 335 - Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds, 5’ 10”, Drop Acid)
If we can walk together, why can't we podcast together?! Today on the show Damian is joined by his hero, from 7 Seconds: the legend KEVIN SECONDS!!! Listen in as the two discuss the formative days of American Hardcore & building a scene from the ground up. From cold calling Iggy Pop's dad for an interview to Lou Barlow's thoughts on "Committed For Life" to the literal Ian MacKaye on his shoulder: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!! & don't miss the absolutely essential reissue of 7 Seconds' "The Crew" on Trust Records Company, PRE-ORDER IT NOW!

Also Touched On:

A TV expose on punk

Find the X-Ray Spex 7”

Having a cool mom

Not wanting to smoke pot but wanting to hear rock records

The Dolls, KISS and Alice Cooper: The make-up inspiration?

Kevin and Steve calling Iggy Pop’s dad

Interviewing the Chip from Dils, Pat Bag and Joey Shithead on the phone

Starting The Reno Sex Pistols Fan Club to get them played on mainstream radio

Putting flyers up looking for punks

Meeting the 20 other Reno punks in line to see the Ramones opening for Eddie Money

The early punk fan clubs


Jefferson Starship

 Basteel: Kevin’s “progressive metal” pre-punk band
Chuck Ruff: Reno Legend
Young Canadians and DOA at house show

Searching for Bellevue: Reno’s first punk band

The Outcast Hour on KSAN

Convincing the biker bar to book 7 Seconds and making the news

The Zeros rule!

Punk party at the A-Frame in Tahoe 

Watching MTV all night long hoping to see “Live Wire”

Urban Assault

The Yobs

The Wrecs

DOA, Black Flag and DOA paving the way

Booking Aggression in an apartment

The Plugz

Negative Trend

The Offs

New Youth: One of the original punk collectives

Sneaking into “Up In Smoke” 7 times to see the Dils part

The Saturday Night Pogo compilation

The Misfits, Poison Idea, 7 Seconds show that didn’t happen

“We got to play after fucking Poison Idea?!”

The Feederz

JFA’s Mad Gardens

The Viva Las Vegas 

Lou Barlow and Committed For Life

Soul Force Revolution’s influence on NYHC


May 24, 2021
Episode 334 - Dave Baksh (Sum 41, Brown Brigade, Organ Thieves, 747)
FACTS: Sum 41 is the biggest selling Canadian Punk band ever & the guitarist, DAVE BAKSH is one of nicest people on earth! Join Damian as he sits down with Dave for an (in too) deep dive into Southern Ontario 90's punk lore & beyond. From firefighter fighting death metal bands to scene consuming high school band beefs to dieting tips from Iggy Pop: this is an all-time episode that is NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also, don't miss Sum 41's "Order In Decline" on Hopeless Records in stores now!

Also Touched On:

Years in the making

Not By Choice

Strung Out: melody and thrash make sense 

Metal being washed in 90s

The Cross-back-over

Breaking Mark from Len’s toilet

Brenden and Broken Social Scene

The Spazz store in Toronto 

Small-town Toronto

Dad playing Kung-Fu Fighter every morning

Mom loves the Ventures


Packing up a show in the middle of brawl

“The Heep! Baksh, you gotta get out of here.”

Metal as a punk Gateway 

Much Music

Being scared of Zeppelin at first

Oshawa’s Figure Four stomping Nazi ass

Al from Trigger Happy being awesome

Simon Head tour manager 

Mark Belke from SNFU shows up to be guitar tech

Metal Works

The MC Shan/ Snow/ Treble Charger Connect

The REAL In To Deep origin story 

Rap lessons in the studio

The DMX cameo

Surviving Death 3x


“If I drink red wine, I get a little bit silly”: working with Iggy Pop



May 20, 2021
Episode 333 - Patrick Flynn (Fiddlehead, Have Heart, Clear, Sweet Jesus)
15 years ago in Germany, Have Heart & F*cked Up played a show - that night would prove to be significant for both of the bands' front people. On today's episode, they've reunited as Fiddlehead & Have Heart's PAT FLYNN sits down to chat with Damian about the 'core! From Warped Tour '99 & not being "it", to studying the calculus of Crass, to trying to re-create Better Than A Thousand, to the Follow Through / Sonic Youth & Terminator 2 / Integrity Connections PLUS so much more! THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! And don't miss Fiddlehead's "Between The Richness" out this Friday!!! 

Also Touched On:

One night is Germany…

Finding a CCs Skate mag

Finding Minor Threat

The NIN/ Clevo connection

Filter and T1000

Word And Music

New Bedford: a world of its own

Going to Warped Tour ’99 to take in the culture

A DIY HC shows changes everything

Blink 182: the dividing line

Grey Area

All Chrome: Local Heroes

A HC Fest vs. A Punk Festival Tour

The Epi/Fat crossroads

Crass bands as punk algebra 

NoFX as a gateway

The terror of older siblings’ musical tastes

The walls between genres

American Nightmare killing off The Youth Crew Revival 

Looking for Better Than A 1000

The Follow Through/ Sonic Youth connection

Booking shows

Where is Big Ed?

Victim 21 and A Poor Excuse

Finding your own replacement for a band

Finding about Intent To Injure from your father’s students’ yearbook

The importance of Atari… to us

The last song on 97A lp RULES

The CT Hardcore through line


May 17, 2021
Punks in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame with Jon Wurster
Punk researcher Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats, Bob Mould, The Best Show) joins Damian to discuss the abundance of punk connections with this year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees! Follow @jonwurster on IG for all your #RockNRollWeirdness needs.
May 14, 2021
Episode 332 - Steve-O (Jackass, Wildboyz, Steve-O’s Wild Ride!)
How many artists live their art more than STEVE-O? Today on the show, Damian sits down to chat with the Jackass star & one of the most influential performance artists ever. Listen in as they discuss punk, whether or not documentaries are bullshit, being responsible for Darby Allin, Umaga beating him unconscious, trying to walk away from fame & so much more! 
NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Steve-O's banned new "Gnarly" special available at Steveo.com!

Also Touched On:

Getting into metal at Woolworth’s

Living life trying to party like you are in Motley Crue


Skateboarding becoming your identity 

Getting into the Misfits


loving the Dayglo Abortions

7 Seconds and Youth Brigade 

Franz: The gateway to straight edge

Getting into Gorilla Biscuits and immediately buzzing your head and X’ing up

Finding a new identity… as a pothead

Seeing the Start Today tour

Verbal Assault

Going to the Safari Club to see Gut Instinct 


Killing Time

 Side By Side

Being scared of Youth Of Today

Bolt Thrower

Needing to get Logical Nonsense for you iPod

The fakeness of documentary 

Word Salad

DRI and the passage of time

Blowing a fireball in the seats at a KISS concert

Getting to the video camera through skateboarding

The inception of Jackass

The influences

The similarity between wrestling and jam bands

The Umaga Incident 

The Jackass ripoffs

Darby Allin

The Cro-Mags as the soundtrack to failing out of the University Of Miami

Telling Cannibal Corpse that they need make the vocals clearer

Getting old offends people

Bam: the interview is over


May 11, 2021
Episode 331 - Nicole Panter Dailey (Former Germ's manager, The Pee Wee Herman Show, Author, Psychiatrist, Professor)
NICOLE PANTER DAILEY has lived one hell of a life so far! From managing the Germs, to starting an early LA punk label, to helping create The Pee Wee Herman Show & that's just the start! Join Damian as he sits down with Nicole for one of the most compelling episodes ever of this show to date. 

Also Touched On:

The importance of Queen

Fascinated by Glam

The Dogs

“Radio Free Hollywood”: the first punk show

The South Bay taking over by force

“The Adams Family” of weird kids

Backdoor Man zine

The creepy scene at Rodney’s

Acting out trauma through punk

Being a true weirdo

First day of teaching: “What’s Darby Crash like?”

Adventure Time


Donnie Rose and sexual abuse in the LA punk scene

The new hippies helping Old Man Spahn

The Manson Effect

The Avengers

“Not Real Punk”: Dealing with VOM

Bob Biggs

 El Duce

Renouncing punk in 1980

Slash Records

The story behind the Germs’ LP, logo, album and (GI)

The Weirdos were the best

RIP Lorna Doom

Psychedelics and therapy 

The Residents

Pee Wee: The luckiest man in showbiz

The Rap/punk connection



May 06, 2021
Episode 330 - Nate Ruess (fun., The Format)
What's beef?! Well, today on the show it's what we start off by squashing! Join Damian and Grammy award winner Nate Ruess as they put past disses aside to celebrate a mutual respect and love of punk. Listen in for talk of: fifteen, fun. having no fun on top, fake IDs, ecstasy & pop-punk, nearly being on "Watch The Thrown" and so much more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!

Also touched on: 

Squashing the beef

Finding ska punk

catching a “Rude Boy” shirt

Cheshire Cat

Nerf Herder

When you best friend books the main punk venue

Talking over the scene

The Fake ID Empire comes crashing down

The Nile Message Board

Everyone in Tucson wanted to be the Locust


The importance of Indie pop

Almost siding to Field By Ramen

The Format 

Working with Steve McDonald

Getting to the top and it sucking

Quitting all the bullshit music

Playing the Grammy’s being the worst 

Writing a song and being told it is a hit

“We Are Young” supposed to be on Watch The Throne

Working with Brian Wilson


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Apr 29, 2021
Episode 329 - Bruce McCulloch (Kids In The Hall, Tallboyz etc.)
"(INSERT YOUR FAVE 'KIDS IN THE HALL' QUOTE)!" because today on the show the LEGEND BRUCE MCCULLOCH is here! That's right, the shame based, Kid In The Hall comes by for a chat & oh boy, is it awesome! Listen in as Damian sits in awe as Bruce regals him with stories of: finding the Nerves single, fighting redneck cowboys, faking work injuries to hide knife wounds from punk shows & so much f'n more! 

NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!

Also Touched On:

Free from the CBC's restraints 

Searching for punk before punk


Finding Milk N Cookies

Sometimes it’s Queen and sometimes it is a Marc Almond 

Bob Dylan and Patti Smith’s libraries

The Kids In The Hall impact

“The Shadowy Men made us cool”

Lorne Micheals 

Sex Pistols

The Modernettes

The Users

The Nerves
The Dils being the favourite 

The Damned

Not liking Ian Dury

Picking your favourite songs to be the soundtrack

Want to go Toronto for the music

Vancouver Punk vs. EVERYBODY

Don Pyle sending a ticket for the Damned show

Getting, not one but, two black eyes at the Edge in Toronto 

Never being part of the beautiful part of punk

The Parachute Club was taking over

The Modern Minds were a perfect band

The Golden Calgarians… the second wave

The Hot Nasties

Rolling through Edmonton with The Rock N Roll Bitches and Callum Keith Rennie


Buick McCain

Getting knifed at a Husker Du show

Cowboys beating up the punks

DOA and SNFU had scary shows

Coming to Toronto


Pere Ubu

Shorty Petersen

Never watching SNL

Second City: Corny piano music and shitty white lighting

“Everyone that likes Cat Power likes Kids In The Hall”

80s: No cool comedy

“Fuck you, I’m not an entertainer.”

RIP Gord

Junior Brown, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Tragically Hip 


Withrow Park

The “50 Years in Entertainment” special

Shame Based Man



Apr 23, 2021
Episode 328 - Trever Keith (Face To Face, Icarus/Daedalus)
This week on the show, Damian goes face to face with the face of Face To Face: TREVER KEITH! Listen in as the two discuss going from being a late bloomer into punk to fronting one of SoCal punk's most iconic bands. 
Not to be missed & also don't miss the new Face To Face album "No Way Out But Through" dropping later this year on 
Fat Wreck Chords

Also Touched On:

Not getting punk at first

Hearing Bad Religion and it clicking at 20

The Descendants and the best band

Not digging the Germs and the Dead Kennedys

The roots of punk and metal being the same

Black Dove: The band that eats glass!!!

The house foundation show scene

Victoria Manor

The other Zero Tolerance 

Face To Face forms

Voodoo Glow Skulls


Violence at shows

a riot at Pigfest

Rhythm Collision 

Meeting the Grim

Ill Repute

Signing to Fat and touring with NoFX

Going to Europe with Lagwagon

Working Geza X

Major label headaches

The start of Vagrant Records


Apr 20, 2021
Episode 327 - Julien Baker Part 2
JULIEN BAKER IS BACK! That's right, Julien returns to the show & we'll be damned if it’s not one of the best episodes ever! Listen in as the two discuss: Nirvana by algorithm, Punk/ Religious guilt, smashing guitars, the loneliness of playing solo & so much more!!! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Also, don't miss Julien Baker's AWESOME "Little Oblivions" out NOW Matador!

Also Touched On: 

The concession to pop culture

The audacity of a phone call

The writer/performer distinction 

Playing with a band again for the first time

The co-operative nature of performance

How thrilling will it be to be at a show again?!?

The intensity of the spotlight

Hayley from Paramore

Chumbawamba career moves

Zach Against The Machine 

“I’m sus of everything”: being weary of promotion

The freedom success allows

Mitigating the punk rock guilt

What would have happens if the meeting with Sean 6131 did't happen?

Punk as religion: redux

Computers as DJs

Pheobe and Lucy as inspiration 

Religion, punk and dogmas

Questioning straight edge and finding Sobriety



Apr 15, 2021
Episode 326 - Ari Katz (Lifetime, Beach Rats, Zero Zero, Enuf)
Well, we didn’t miss your birthday this year! Today on the show, Damian is joined by Lifetime’s legendary singer, ARI KATZ!! Damian is beside himself with joy as he talks with one of his favourite vocalists. Listen in as the two discuss: eating Taco Bell Hot Sauce for sustenance on tour, realizing people are trying to sing like you, having to walk away from music & so much more! 

Also Touched On:  

Hearing the Dead Kennedy on a non-punk mixtape

“Do you have any punk records?”

Buying Group Sex

Husker Du for a first show

Meeting AJ on the edge of the pit

Joining Enuf

Christmas (the band)

“WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?!”: hearing Youth Of Today for the first time

Going to CBGBs for the first time

learning how to play drums

The violence at shows

Getting haircuts with Walter and Civ

People doing interesting things with mosh parts and fast parts

Jawbreaker at ABC No Rio

Loving the Fastbacks

Eating Taco Bell hot sauce on a two month and half tour with Up Front

Touring with Unit Pride and Insted during the summer of Youth Crew

getting kicked out of Up Front and Courage

Running into Rob Fish with a flyer from Dan Yemin in his pocket

Trying to sound like Mark Ryan

Hearing people doing their own version of your vocal

When pop-punk kids took notice

Joining Resurrection 

Not being built for it

Signing to New Age

Flowers over baseball bats

The influence of Superchunk

“No, no, no. Don’t say that.”: The AFI Riot



Apr 10, 2021
Episode 325 - Jeff Gunnells (Cold As Life, H8Inc., Ramallah)
Few legends loom larger in punk than that of Detroit's COLD AS LIFE. Today on the show, Cold As Life's guitarist turned vocalist, JEFF GUNNELLS sits down with Damian to talk about the reality behind the infamy. From open warfare with the bouncers at Blondies, to checking Insane Clown Posse's egos at their first show and so much more; this is NOT TO BE MISSED. 
Pick up a copy of the Cold As Life's CLASSIC "Born To Land Hard", the record that redefined what is was to be "hardcore", out on the great A389 Recordings now!.

Also Touched On:

Finding Discharge

Going to record stores

Day-glo Abortions, Ugly But Proud, Gore, Necros at the Greystone’s

Shifting from punk to a harder sound


DIY out of necessity

Death all around

Having to hide out

Documenting a city in decline 

Writing reality

Drugs and corruption


Getting in where you fit in: Making connections with other scenes

“We were a little wolf pack”: Blondies and war with the bouncers

Attracting the right 

Meeting Agnostic Front 

Carrying on without Rawn

Taking over vocals

Living by the sword and the tragedy of dying by it

Rest in Peace: Tim Mycek Jr., Jake Loch and Johnny Myers

Feisty Cadavers: RIP Steve Crass

The lost Las Vegas sessions for the 2nd lp


XTyrantX: Real deal

ICP’s first show opening for Cold As Life… it didn’t go well

Earthmover and +/- Records

Going to Europe

Detroit Heresy 

The greatness of Pittbull


Apr 07, 2021
Episode 324 - Dave Buick (The Go, Lost Kids, Italy Records, Third Man Records)
Detroit week continues on TOAP! Today on the show, the great DAVE BUICK of The Go & Italy Records comes to talk about the Garage side of the Rock City! Listen in as Dave & Damian discuss: collecting Touch & Go Records, the precursors to the White Stripes explosions, releasing one of the most valuable 7"s ever & so much more! 

Don't miss it!!! 

Also Touched On:

 The greatness of 80’s pop music

Side two of the tape with U2 on the side one

Dead Kennedys telling kids to steal mail

Dorks United

On ramp periods of music

Finding the cool people working at the record store


The lost period of Detroit rock and roll awareness 

trying to tape song of the radio

Iggy opening for the Pretenders

learning about Touch and Go from a friends sister

“We have a show Wednesday”: learning to play bass and Joining the Go in the same day

The Gories


Wolf Eyes

making a home Ugly But Proud pocket tee

Starting Italy Records

Putting out The Dirtys record out of a sense of civic pride

The story of one of the most valuable 7”s of all time


Apr 06, 2021
Episode 323 - Loren Molinare (The Dogs, Attack, Little Caesar)
Get ready for the greatest Rock & Roll story never told! Today on the show, Damian is joined by LOREN MOLINARE from The Dogs! Famous amongst punk collectors for their obscure & awesome records, The Dogs’ career is far more interesting & storied than any of the more well known counter parts. Listen in as Damian discusses one of the most fascinating careers in music with the guy who lived it. From playing with the likes of the MC5, Kiss & Van Halen to drinking with Bon Scott to clowning Sid Vicious on stage to teaching the Ramones how to dress to inspiring Black Flag to play: THIS IS ONE NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Also Touched On: 

The Dogs: born in ’69

Mary walks into the basement and makes the band real

Hearing I Wanna Be Your Dog for the first time

 Dick Wagner from the Frost

Opening for the MC5 and getting to witness them live for the first time

The effect of the The Who coming to Ann Arbor 


Getting beaten and dragged to jail in from of 9000 people for refusing to play after Bob Seger

Getting banned from the Mid-West

Opening from Ted Nugent at the first solo show

After one thing but before another: Going to New York in ’73

finding the voice

Raw Power over Fun House and S/T

Finally seeing The Stooges

influencing Black Flag

The Motels

The Pop

“Radio Free Hollywood”

The Masques and the punks

Drinking and playing with AC/DC at their first US gig

“Let’s fuck him up!”: Sid Vicious looking like a fool on stage

Australia gets it

“Thank god for bootleggers!”

Killed By Death saved everything

Opening for Kiss

Playing with the Pre-Blondie Stilettos

Going belly up in London

Seeing the Ramones before the Ramones at shows



Apr 02, 2021
Episode 322 - Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's, Textones, The Violators)
You're going to go-go Go-Go's crazy for this episode! Today on the show, Damian is joined by the Go-Go's legend KATHY VALENTINE! As if being from a Hall Of Fame nominated band wasn't enough, Kathy is also: a Chiswick recording artist, an almost member of England's Girlschool & the founder of Austin, TX's first punk band The Violators!? Listen in as they discuss all of that & so much more! 

NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Kathy's FANTASTIC new book "All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir"!!!

Also Touched On:

Being a rocker

Born too late for Psych

No proto-punk in Texas… except for ZZ Top

Go-Go’s as a gateway for kids

The power of the songs getting over looked

Learning from Charlotte and Belinda

The punk influence on Can’t Stop The World

New Wave vs. Punk

The diversity of the LA sound

The Weirdos: LA’s Damned

The effect of Manson

Having no time for Kim Fowley

The Violators

Dr. Feelgood

Going to England and seeing the Pub Rock

Going to see the Sex Pistols in San Antonio

The Next

Project Terror

The Nerves

The Capitol Records Swap-Meet 

The Plugz 


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Mar 30, 2021
Episode 321 - Georgia Hardstark (My Favorite Murder)
Get siked Murderinos! My Favorite Murder's GEORGIA HARDSTARK is here!! That's right, one half of the true crime podcast juggernaut sits down with Damian to talk about her not always positive experiences in punk. From surviving the wrong crowd as a kid to claiming space & building your own world. 
Find My Favorite Murder at your favorite podcast store!

Also Touched On:

 Bonding with your brother over Ween

Meeting the Crusties

Hating the OC

Going to the Vandals and seeing a stabbing instead

The downside of the punk utopia 

Meeting a metalhead in rehab

Slayer: a middle ground

Moving to LA and meeting Strife

Loving the Wrestling Podcaster just not the wrestling

The Grade/ We Watch Wrestling Connection

a secret zine

the importance of Riot Grrrl

SciFi as a path to sobriety

Meeting Ray Bradbury
a secret Mr.Show live comedy show

Find treasure on TV

Starting My Favorite Murder 

A secret zine

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!

Mar 26, 2021
Episode 320 - Liz Phair
LIZ PHAIR IS HERE!!! That's right, the iconic indie rock legend joins Damian on the show to talk punk! Listen in as they talk: making records as an autobiography, the music nerd paradise of Oberlin & how punk drove her to get on stage. 

NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Liz's new album "Soberish" dropping later this year on Chrysalis Records!

Also Touched On:

The importance of tapes

Feeling welcomed by punk

Expression over permission

The Police, Madonna and The “Why Can’t I?” Effect

The dissent in the music

You are human, you are alive, therefore you are qualified

Bowie as a Punk icon

Seeing the punk on a Liz Phair, Alanis, Garbage Tour

Going to the land of the music nerd: Oberlin

Getting into the Cult

 Only liking pop with a punk edge

How sexy are the vocals in the Fall?!

Culture of zines

The aesthetic of punk 

Flyers and the importance of the Physical world 

trying to read Raygun Magazine 

Punk driving you to get on stage
The Carnivore 7”

Tae Won Yu and  The Girly Sound Tapes

Kicking Giant

taking advance of an audience 

Pink Moon and The Modern Lovers are perfect records

Hearing your voice soloed in the studio for the first time

The high of scoring

The medium of emotion


Mar 22, 2021
Episode 319 - Bruce LaBruce (Filmmaker, Zinester, Queercore Icon)
BRUCE LABRUCE is an iconic filmmaker known the world over for his uncompromising approach to cinema… & a legendary zinemaker. Today on the show Damian sits down with one of his most anticipated guests to discuss the conception of Queercore & manifesting the punk you want. Listen in as the two discuss: the Toronto Zine Scene, Gavin & Vice, Nazi violence, Robin Wood’s cultural impact & tons of other stuff! 

Also Touched On: 

Growing up in small town Ontario

Seeing a punk with fully charged hair in Toronto for the first time

Into the fashion first

Just Desserts: a place for rich people to eat cake and freaks to work

Meeting Fifth Column and a world opening up


Partying backstage with Husker Du

Disco and Folk

CKEW out of Detroit

Gucci’s Queercore line

Fanzine: The Ephemeral Art form

Nirvana before the boom

“Queering everything”: Creating Queercore out of reclaimed and found elements of punk

Trying to create a new gay culture

The Mumps

Vaginal Davis and “Fertile Latoya Jackson”

Pat Loud cooking for the punks

The rightwing appropriation of punk atheistic and strategy 

The Vice days


The having to deal with Neo-Nazis Skinheads in Toronto

Loving Can-rock

Rough Trade

Will Munro, Vazaleen and making the JDs fiction real

The Gun Club at a boozecan 

Zuzu’s Petals

Getting punched while covering the Dead Kennedys

The 1988 Anarchist Unconvention in Toronto

Robin Wood: more radical than the punks


being deprogrammed by punk

Pissing on the Cinema of Transgression


Mar 18, 2021
Episode 318 - Jello Biafra Part 2
JELLO’S BACK! That’s right, one of punk’s original firebrands returns to the show & oh boy, is it ever a good one!! Join Damian as he sits down with a feisty JELLO BIAFRA to discuss punk & politics as only Jello can. Listen in as the two friends talk: watching workout tapes with Zappa, getting cornered by Timothy Leary at Giger’s art show, going to war with Tipper Gore & so much more!! 

Not to be missed & don’t miss Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine’s awesome brand new album: “Tea Party Revenge Porn” out now on Alternative Tentacles!!! 

Also Touched On:

Jack Chic comics

The Dancing Assholes and the Faith Healers

GG Allin’s hardrock band

Lee Ving’s Psych band

Felt: the pre-Dickies band

Greg Sage’s band with a singin’ Wrestler

Hedge-fund record collectors

The censored acetate of “Too Dunk to *BEEP*”

The Greek DK’s record

The Beach Mutants

Toronto VS Vancouver 


Releasing the Eraserhead soundtrack

The Bad Brains

Working with Bob Last

Going to Australia

The Lime Spiders

Wrong Kind Of Stone-age

The Celibate Rifles

Meeting Hard-Ons after they were attacked by Skinheads

The Government was supposed to be on “Let Them Eat Jellybeans!”

“No Alice Cooper props!”: The surgical gloves

Having to be willing to fail on stage

The Husker Hotel: “Hi, we’re Husker Du and we’re here to stay!”

The Fartz 

Pushing potted plants in people’s faces

Debating the definition of punk

Ian and Henry shaving heads on the side of the stage

Mosh vs. Thrash and Slam

The Mudd Club sucking

The origin of “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”

The night the British Movement attacked the Dead Kennedys and MDC in Lester

UK Mayhem 

Denver catches up

“This is war!”: the PMRC

“You are the victim”: meeting Zappa

Timothy Leary trying to get Jello to help with Al Jorgenson at a Giger exhibit 

Gwar shows up to save the day



Mar 13, 2021
DND Official episode 1!
DANKO JONES ARE DOING THEIR FIRST EVER LIVESTREAM TONIGHT (and tomorrow)! To celebrate the event, The DND (Danko Jones [the person], Nick and Damian) got together for more good times and self-reflection. Listen in as they discuss a bunch of topic including whether or not they should even bother putting this episode up!

Get tickets for Danko's livestream here: https://linktr.ee/dankojones

And Nick can be found here on Twitter: @nickflanweakly

Mar 12, 2021
Episode 317 - Joey Keithley Part 2
JOEY SH*THEAD’S BACK!!! One of Canada's most iconic musicians, DOA's Joey Keithley returns to the show! From teaching the punk world how to tour, to running for political office; Joey's life is worthy of a movie & soon, it will be! Keep an eye out for Scott ("Salad Days" & "Creem" documentaries) Crawford's highly anticipated documentary on Joey: "Something Better Change" coming soon! 

Until then, listen to Joey & Damian talk: lost Mystic Recording sessions, the Yippies' roll in the early hardcore scene, RCMP surveillance in the wake of the arrest of the Squamish 5 & so much more! 


Also Touched On:

The sonic range of small town Vancouver

The reason for the creative explosion

Vancouver: weird mix of people

Why not Toronto and Montreal?

SCUM in Montreal

The Nils

The BC and Quebec connection

Lee Kendall: the original singer of The Skulls

Art Bergman’s first band: Schmorg

The coming together of the suburban groups with completely different idea of what punk was

The Ramones show up and teach everyone how it’s done

Studying Black Flag

Playing one of the first Husker Du shows

Grant Hart 

Playing with the Bad Brains in 1979

The all-time great line-ups

No rules

Going to China

the lost Mystic Session

Label Issues: drugs and the music business 

CD Characters and the “Cocksucker Blues” connection

Anti-Canada Day

The Squamish 5: “Anyone heard from Gerry lately?”

RCMP Surveillance  

Playing hockey against Negazione 



Mar 10, 2021
Episode 316 - Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains, White Mandingos)
DARRYL JENIFER IS HERE!!! Join Damian as he sits down with the BAD BRAINS' LEGEND to discuss his journey in punk. From kicking Cars' records off of turntables, to the Bad Brains' early "James Chance" era, to the real story behind the Clash Bond Street show: 

Also Touched On:

Growing up with Soul, GoGo and Motown

Discovering the Damned, Sex Pistols and The Ramones

Some nights, it’s Wow! Some nights, it’s Why?

Brothers before Bad Brains

RIP Sid McCray: too punk for a band

The influence of a Budgie

Loving No New York Comp 


The James Chance inspired first line up of the Bad Brains

“Five people clap for you and now you’ve sold out”

From one song to Black Dots in a few months

Playing with on back of flatbed  the Mall in DC

Seeing Jame Brown at the Howard Theatre in ’64

“Why is the bass too loud?”: The first time seeing Bob Marley 

The Swimming Pool Q’s

The Urban Verb

the year 1979

The Happening

Playing Berlin when the Wall fell

The art of writing a setlist

Kicking a Cars record off the turntable: “Why are they playing this shit?!”

“Biker Music”: Hearing the Viletones’ Screamin’ Fist for the first time

A “19 year old young Peter Tosh” had no love for Basquiat 

Ian MacKaye: Very Washingtonian 

The Old New York

CBGBs: always cool

The Bloodless Pharaoh’s Brian Setzer goes swing

Red Hot Chilli Peppers : “How the hell did this band get on the bill?”

The Beastie Boys going rap

Screamin’ Mad George is making shit again: living with The Mad

“Stay Close To Me is a Clash influenced song and Pay To Come is a Ramones influenced song”

Meeting Jerry Williams and Th’Cigaretz 

“The Ramones are dope but I am The Damned“

The Clash and The Ramones are sore losers

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

Mar 05, 2021
Episode 315 - Jon King (Gang Of Four, King Butcher)
No need to wonder what to do for pleasure this week because, JON KING from the legendary Gang Of Four comes to Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as he & Damian talk about: cinematic influence, the Dadaist nature of punk, psychedelic Hawkwind shows & fighting Nazis at the Fenton! 

NOT TO BE MISSED! & don't miss the new Gang Of Four "77-81" Boxset on Matador Records!!

Also Touched On:

The influence on the present day

trying to never be in a genre

Dr. Feelgood: UK proto-punk

the disappointment of the Clash

toilet reverb: “it sounded shit”

being sampled by Run The Jewels’

“We were pretty good at being difficult”

Refusing to compromise for Top Of The Pops

A friend’s dad with a crack and peel Velvet Underground

Marc Almond getting whipped as an opener

Having to deal with the first wave of Nazi punks

The Mekons

Sham 69


Mar 02, 2021
Episode 314 - Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go's, Frosted)
Cancel that vacation because today on the show, the LEGEND JANE WIEDLIN FROM THE GO-GO’s is here to talk punk! Listen in as Damian sits down with one of his dream guests to talk about the good, the bad & the disturbingly violent of the LA punk scene that the Go-Go's fought their way out of. From the reality behind the Germs legend, dealing with Nazi's at Ska shows, the LAPD's war on punks & so much more!  

NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss the amazing new Go-Go's documentary and their brand new song "Club Zero"!!


Also Touched On:

Frosted is super underrated

The pre-punk LA Glam scene

making punk clothes

Meeting Pleasant

Rodney’s English Disco

Zolar X


New York Dolls

Tales From Canterbury

The origin of the song Blades

The darkness of the early LA scene 

Drug and alcohol 

being too punk for power pop

the AM radio influence

The Weirdos and the Screamers: too good to get signed


Castration Squad

The St. Daddy’s Day Massacre

Beef with Elvis Costello

the real side of the Germs legend



Feb 26, 2021
Episode 313 - Todd Kowalski (Propagandhi, I Spy)
Today on the show, Damian is joined by a legit triple threat: Propagandhi bassist, I Spy vocalist & visual artist TODD KOWALSKI!!! Listen in as they talk finding metal/punk/hardcore in Regina, Unlawful Assembly is Saskatchewan's greatest band, The Besnard Lakes' connection & so much more! 

Not to be missed!!!! 

Also Touched On:

Loving Metal



a friend from the ally with Razor and Celtic Frost records

Trying to comprehend Slayer

Insight: Regina’s answer to SNFU

Unlawful Assembly: The best unrecorded Regina bend ever

The greatness of Beyond Possession 

The Chris Todd Kenton Warriors: first band

Imaginary metal bands

Government Issue playing to 15 people

Doing the best stage dive of your life for No Means No

Needing to hear what death metal sounded like

The Killer Dwarfs playing at the bar at the mall

Records On Wheels

GG Allin in Flipside: “I’m going to be banned from life if I’m caught with this!”

Drummer of Ditchpig

The Besnard Lakes/ Propagandhi connection

Going to a Fugazi and hoping for Minor Threat

Loving Youth Of Today

Seeing Tankhog on the best possible day

Bonehog did not age well

Death Sentence dancers

Seeing Sloan on the very first tour

Seeing the Small

interviewing Propagandhi

There is always a market for dark punk

The influence of the Melvins, Helmet and Coffin Break

The effect of hearing Ebullition records stuff




Feb 22, 2021
Episode 313 - Shapel Lacey (Comedian, It's Managed Podcast)
Start doing back flips! Today on the show Damian sits down with the hilarious SHAPEL LACEY (AKA The only person in comedy with a DS-13 tattoo)!!! Listen in as the two discuss: how finding punk gave a voice to an anger inside, the various strengths of different Black Flag singers, why hardcore is the most integral of all the punk mutations, the power of the mosh, Oasis: the anti-Nirvana & so much more! 


Also Touched On:

"Wanna join a Ska punk band?"

The power of a logo 

the various strengths of the various Black Flag singers

Henry Rollins: the greatest front person 

No one can touch Keith On Nervous Breakdown

Hearing "Mississippi Queen" for the first time

Never loving 80’s metal

From Queens Of The Stone Age to GBH

The blues in Grunge

Loving Oasis 

The chilling effect of Kurt Cobain’s death

Loving GBH

from crust to hipsters

Most people don’t have what it takes to be in a band like Black Flag

Deranged Records




Feb 17, 2021
Episode 312 - Bill Hader (Barry, SNL, Superbad, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs)
Yes, that’s right!! On this episode Damian sits down & chats with, Emmy Award winning star/ co-creator/ director/ writer of HBO’s Barry, BILL HADER!!! Thanks to their mutual friend, Jon “King of Beats/Comedy” Wurster, these two anxious nerds are brought together for the longest episode of TOAP ever! Listen in as they discuss: panic attacks while making SNL, Barry as an autobiography, Bad Brains being the best ever, why can’t people just like instrumental Zappa & SO MUCH MORE! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also Touched On:

Mutual love

The Wheelman

Can you make the guns sound like they do in Heat?

Dad hated Dylan and loved Zappa

An uncle flipping out about Minor Threat’s cover of “Stepping Stone”

"Something Brains and something Kennedys?"

Monster Movies and punk: a deadly combination

The Misfits are targeted marketing at work

watching movies like TV

Getting wasted in front of Rush

Trying to school Geddy Lee on Mike Watt

Proudly punishing Spielberg

Cults and music

The Bad Brains

“Your Uncle John’s a Devo”

“Fartface”: Bill, Will Forte and Josh Brolin go down swinging on SNL

Not always enjoying it 

Directing Barry: “I can do this”

Horror movies

Evil Dead is punk rock

creative process

SCTV and Kids in The Hall

Iron Chef... America


Feb 12, 2021
Episode 311 - Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Bored Games, Doublehappys)
On this episode, Damian sits down with one of the greatest songwriters EVER: SHAYNE CARTER!!! Shayne is a bonafide New Zealand music icon that has released some of Damian's favourite records in his various bands. Listen in as the two discuss how punk inspired Shayne & his compatriots in the Dunedin music scene to create some of the best music ever recorded. 
NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss ANY of Shayne's genius! Check out his amazing autobiography "Dead People I Have Known", as well as the music of:

Straitjacket Fits, Doublehappys, Shayne Carter+Peter Jefferies, Bored Games, Dimmer, The Weeds etc. (As well as all the other NZ goodness: The Bats, The Chills, The Clean, The Enemy, King Loser,  Look Blue Go Purple, Sneaky Feelings, The Stones Toy Love, The Verlaines, Wax Chattels, etc. It will make your life better.)!!!!!!

Also Touched On:

Toy Love and the Enemy

The Sex Pistols were good even on the reunion... shockingly

The Stooges, Al Green and Leonard Cohen: perfect til the end 

Like in wrestling: doing more with less

“That’s the guitar sound from ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’!"

Chris Knox: true punk

Martin from the Chills setting up chairs outside of gigs

the power of distance 

The guy and the record store setting you straight after calling Jimi Hendrix a hippie

There is no golden egg to chase in Dunedin

1 in 10 000 people are signed to a US label

“Very white, very violent” Dunedin in the late 70s

Car Boys VS. Punks: being willing to die for your art

“Scarfie bashing”

Doublehappys: a form of social revenge


Feb 09, 2021
Episode 310 - Steve Von Till (Neurosis, Harvestman, Tribes Of Resistance)
On this episode Damian is joined by one of his favourite voices in music, STEVE VON TILL from the godly NEUROSIS! Listen in as they talk: Transgressor, hearing GISM for the first time, "Word As Law" not being a band favourite, gigs with Green Day & so much more! 
NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Steve Von Till's AMAZING new solo album: 'No Wilderness Deep Enough'. ALSO, check out his new book of poetry & lyrics: "Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics", both are out now on Neurot Records!!

Also Touched On:


An influence on everyone

Born in 69

Hearing Los Angelas by X for the first time

Discharge changes everything

San Jose

Kill ‘Em All: “You need this”

The Peace comp

The MRR comps

What the hell is going on in Japan?!?: the first time you hear GISM

international hardcore


the mix bag early Gilman St. shows

Playing with Green Day, NoFX and the Offspring

Tribes Of Resistance

wanting to do all the things

Kamala hooking up the numbers for the first Neurosis tour

the Alchemy scene

RKL’s psychedelic light show

Clown Ally 

“Punk rock, and we can’t even drink outside?!? That’s bullshit!”

“Six hours of the Misfits”

Coil, Throbbing Gristle, etc

College Radio: It’s not all REM

Holiday dinner at Chris Dodge’s with Buzz and Dale

Burning Witch: True Doom

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!


Feb 05, 2021
Episode 309 - Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood, Archenemy)
Grab your 20 sided dice! Today on the show we are joined by, the bard with a 31 charisma, actor/director/producer/writer/DM: JOE MANGANIELLO!!! Join Joe & Damian on his journey from a Rollins worshipping, DnD obsessed, metalhead kid, to a Rollins worshipping, DnD obsessed, metalhead adult... Who is also Deathstroke & Alcide the Werewolf. 
NOT TO BE MISSED & ALSO, don't miss Joe's "Shoplifters Of The World" out wherever you see new movies March 26!

Also Touched On:

Damian’s whole family is excited for this one!

Metallica turning people on to the Misfits and Discharge

The power of the cover

Get In the Van: “Have you ever read this?”

Being obsessed and getting to meet Henry Rollins

“Crossover stars”

Shepard Fairly setting you straight 

Parents hate D’n’D

Trying to keep Role Playing games punk

It’s a war-game

The dream of working in the industry… the gaming industry

Ian MacKaye’s birthday fucking up the booking plans for a live reading of Major League

What’s the purpose of us anymore?

Being the roadie for Goldfinger

Nerds of the world unite

Metal going high fashion is teenage validation 

Vince Vaughn, Big Show, and Tom Against The Machine: the ultimate DnD party

Going to see Social Distortion and losing your camera with Macho Man photos

DnD Alignments


Feb 03, 2021
Episode 308 - Alison Braun (Photographer, IN THE PIT - Photography by Alison Braun 1981-1990 )
Mouse is in the house!!! One of the original documentarians of Souther California Hardcore is here: ALISON “MOUSE” BRAUN! Join Damian as he sits down with the legendary photographic contributor to MRR, Flipside, We Got The Power & more! From why she didn’t shoot Black Flag, to introducing El Duce to her dad, to why it took her years to finally get a usable shot of the Bad Brains, to moving to Seattle just before the explosion & so much more!

NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don’t miss Alison’s AMAZING NEW BOOK available at alisonbraun.com!!!!!!!!!!

Also Touched On:

Having to judge a book by it’s cover

Record stores

the loss of cover art

Kiss and Cheap Trick

Shady has the tickets!

The Go-Go’s and the X and the Whisky 

Submitting to Flipside

The Keith Morris versus Jello Biafra stage vibe

Black Flag’s asshole roadie

Police against punks under Daryl Gates

Working for Mystic Records

Doug Moody

Shooting Battalion Of Saints

“Your dad’s over there talking to El Duce”

Seattle: the boring calm before the storm

Never getting to shoot Nirvana

B’last being the best band to shoot

Not shooting Minor Threat 

Trying to get a still shot of the Bad Brains


Submitting punk photo for high school assignment 


Jan 31, 2021
Episode 307 - Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)
On this episode Damian sits down with the outspoken vocalist of Sleaford Mods, JASON WILLIAMSON! Listen in as the two discuss: the Sex Pistols still being able to shock, Public Enemy, class, music & MORE! ALSO, check out “Spare Ribs” out now on Rough Trade.

Also Touched On:

A step brother as an entryway 

The Sex Pistols: still able to offend 

Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Eric B and Rakim as a first show

The class divide in music

Rap in England

British Rap

The non-influence of John Cooper Clark and Mark E. Smith

The Old Blue Last

& MORE!!!

Jan 26, 2021
Episode 306 - Fat Mike Burkett Part 2
NoFX week continues & FAT MIKE is back! 5 years after his first legendary appearance on the show, Mike returns to: berate Damian's tastes in music, drink WATER & talk punk. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! And don't miss Single Album in stores February 26!

Also Touched On:

Back together again

Mike loves the Melvins

a penny scraping against concrete


Agnostic Front 


BDSM and being elite

Punk means I’m better than you

The unreleased Johnny Ramone chapter of “Please Kill Me”

Damian has terrible taste in punk 

Mike not getting why people love the Big Boys and the Minutemen

Why do people hate me?

Fat’s best year

“No one says Punk in Drublic is our best record anymore.”

Bands that went to majors



Jan 22, 2021
Episode 305 - Erik "Smelly" Sandin (NoFX, Caustic Cause)
IT'S NoFX WEEK ON TURNED OUT A PUNK! In celebration of the newly announced "Single Album", here is the first of two episodes!!! Kicking it off with a bang, Damian sits down to talk with the LEGEND ERIK SANDIN! An interview almost a quarter century in the making as Damian interviews Erik for the first time since 1996! Listen is as they discuss: NoFX making him a worse drummer, worshiping at the RKL alter, punk gangs, the "Mystic Records Puppy Mill" & so much more! Not to be missed & don't miss "Single Album" out on Fat Wreck Chords February 26!

Also Touched On:

The nicest band member

Buttrock: here comes punk

Caustic Cause: 30 year old shredders 

Don Bolles

America’s Hardcore

Drew Bernstien 

Lip service

Scared Straight 

The LA Straight Edge Scene

Playing with 7 Seconds

Becoming a worse drummer after joining NoFX

“Raymond” and the art for Liberal Animation

RKL thought the years

Mystic studios: A puppy mill for teenage punk bands



Jan 19, 2021
Episode 304 - Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks, Flag Of Convenience)
There's no boredom around here! On this episode, Damian is joined the LEGEND: STEVE DIGGLE from the godly Buzzcocks! Listen in as the two discuss the birth of punk in the UK, Krautrock, Gorilla Biscuits, touring with Nirvana & tons of other goodness! From "A conscientious objector to work" to punk icon: NOT TO BE MISSED! 
Also, grab that ESSENTIAL Buzzcocks singles boxset out now on Domino Records!

Also Touched On: 

Influencing everybody

Sick of Yes

The Pistols and the Ramones

Forming two days before the Clash

The R and B influence of Pub rock

The slowness of everything in 70’s music

the Kraut rock influence 

Thrift store punks

Malcolm McLaren’s mistake completes the Buzzcocks

Promises was a political song

pre-Buzzcocks’ Buzzcocks demos

The Buzzcocks’ practice space becomes Joy Division’s  

Jamming for the first album in a rehab centre

Autonomy: An English person trying to sound like a German person singing English

“The riff of Manchester”

“I love those weird little bits you do in those songs!” - Joey Ramone

“We aren’t entertainers!”

Getting paid not to play a biker bar

the 100 club

the Screen on the Green

the kids in Slaughter and the Dogs

Morrissey cribbing notes

Hearing the Gorilla Biscuits’ cover for the first time

Flag Of Convenience

Meeting with Seymour Stein and saying you wanna sound like the Stooges 

reforming the band

Touring with Nirvana



Jan 16, 2021
Episode 303 - Fat Tony Part 2
REJOICE! In a rare Part 2, FAT TONY makes his mighty return to the show! Tony made one of Damian's favourite records of last year & it has been a while since they last spoke. Listen in as they catch up & talk: the process of writing his fantastic "Exotica" album, working with Bun B, Tony's favourite TOAP episodes & so much more! NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss "Exotica" out now on Carpark Records!

Also Touched On:

Liking ALL types of punk 

discovering music independently: free from anyones else’s baggage

Like Pop Punk and Hardcore and Houston Rap and Bay Area Rap

at least you could turn off the message board

getting back into music during quarantine 

Research, details and collaboration: a new approach 

The Gamble of making music

The honesty of writing as a character

Writing a record to be consumed as an album

working with Bun B

reaching back

YouTube comments as music history

Loving punk but never wanting to make it because it isn’t your true sound

Thing the Ergs to a Houston rap party

Getting into Ska Punk History

Favorite TOAP moments 



Jan 12, 2021
Episode 302 - Fred Schneider (The B-52’s, The Superions, Fred Schneider & The Shake Society)
You demanded it, we got it! On this episode, Damian sits down with one of the most iconic front people to ever pick up a microphone: the B-52s' FRED SCHNEIDER!!! Listen in as the two discuss: accidentally inventing a new approach to music, the Cramps getting it, what the Sex Pistols were like live & so much more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!

Also Touched On:

The Velvets, The Stooges and The Ramones

mom never bringing the 7th kid to a show

Records at the A and P

Going to Athens

West Coast Surf > East Coast Surf

Not wanting to be a dance band but loving to dance

the Fans

Ort’s Oldies

Going to the first US Sex Pistols show in Atlanta

house party shows

Jamming in an unheated room at a mortuary

Meeting Lux and Ivy from Cramps at Max’s

CB’s was a dump

“If you can do we can too!” meeting Pylon


The modestly of Athens

Steve Albini is a lovely person

Don Pyle rules!

Biker wars



Jan 06, 2021
TOAP Footnotes Supershow - Wonder Woman's Cro-Mags shirt and Playboi Carti reads Slash
With Wonder Women 1984's Cro-Mags shirt & the Slash Mag referencing cover of the Playboi Carti's Red, Punk references have popped up in chart toping mainstream culture & people are pissed! Damian has called upon Nick Woj & Chris O'toole to help him deal with the Crisis On Punk Planet.

check out Woj''s latest mixtapes at: https://soundcloud.com/w0javelli/

Jan 04, 2021
Episode 301 - Otto Buj (Sold Out Fanzine, Filmmaker)
This week on the show Damian is joined by filmmaker & former Sold Out fanzine publisher, OTTO BUJ!!! Otto has just made a fantastic documentary about the formative days of Detroit hardcore & is here to talk all about the history of punk in Rock City. Listen in as the two talk: being too late for the glory days, the dividing line between hardcore & punk, why punk in Detroit was different & so much more! Not to be missed & DON’T MISS Otto’s new film: “Dope, Hookers and Pavement: The Real and Imagined History of Detroit Hardcore”! Available here NOW: detroithardcoremovie.com

Also Touched On:

A Detroit punk nerd-out

Finding hardcore from your older brothers

The 84-85 jumping off point

out growing the box: Laughing Hyenas, Husker Du and Fugazi

Punk versus Hardcore

The genius of Brannon

10 months that changed hardcore

Ian MacKay is not a huge Tremor Records collector

The Flesh Columns 

The Spys and the Dry Heaves 

The Windsor Connection

Band grow out their hair and start to solo

Being too late for the hardcore you were looking for


Youth of Today, Henry Rollins, Boom And The Legion Of Doom and a dead dear skull

Depression Records and the true weirdos of Detroit 



Jan 01, 2021
Episode 300 - Part 3 (J Mascis, Chris O'Toole, Danko Jones and Nick Flanagan

For the epic conclusion: J Mascis returns to talk GG and Degrassi, Footnotes host Chris O'Toole joins Damian for some reminiscing, all while D'N'D laugh at each other.

Dec 24, 2020
Episode 300 - Part 2 (Fred Armisen, Danko Jones & Nick Flanagan)

On this one: Fred Armisen returns to the show to compare and contrast 80's NYHC, 90's Chicago DIY and Dischord's DC. While Danko, Nick and Damian discuss and lament their various beefs in music over the years.

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Dec 24, 2020
Episode 300 - Part 1 (Mother 13's Corey Harris, Danko Jones & Nick Flanagan)
WE DID IT!!!! Episode 300 is here and, oh boy, it's an epic THREE PARTER! Listen in as Damian is joined by his long suffering wife Lauren and a few other returning friends for this marathon of a celebration.

First up: Mother 13's Corey Harris tries to bum rush the show and then D'N'D  (Danko, Nick and Damian) finally formalize their trio.

Dec 24, 2020
Episode 299 - Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Better Oblivion Community Center)
Who says part two’s never happen?!?! Join Damian as he sits down with the returning CONOR OBERST for a much requested part two! ...Or one & half? Listen in as the two discuss, the good, bad, ugly of emo, trying to navigate success, PUNK & so much other goodness. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! 

Also, don't miss the FANTASTIC new Bright Eye's album "Down In The Weeds, Where the World Once Was" out now on Dead Oceans!

Also Touched On:

Back for the whole punishment spotlight

the connection to the Athens' scene


Commander Venus meets the music biz 


Dischord and Merge

Rilo Kiley

Digital Sex

Grass Records

Dropping out of College fo music… reluctantly

Tiger’s Jaw

Wicca Phase

Why most emo sucks

Ben Lee and Ben Kweller

The Cap 'N' Jazz 


Dec 12, 2020
Episode 298 - Sam McPheeters (Author, Born Against, Wrangler Brutes)
Turned Out A Punk is dead... with excitement! On this episode, Damian is joined by the LEGEND SAM MCPHEETERS! Listen in as the two talk Sam's AWESOME new book, MUTATIONS, Born Against's record buying habits, kinda caring about bad reputations, Clevo, Power Violence, the Albany New Wave vocal style, Ginsberg opening for Underdog being Utopia & so much more! This & Sam's AMAZING new book, MUTATIONS are NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Also Touched On:

in your image 

Watching Fear play SNL

Postcard punks

A presentation on the Dead Kennedys

Laurie Anderson and her "Tapeheads" violin

By ’84, Hardcore is everywhere

Combined Effort

Albany Style

The Verge are awesome

Capitol the band as the inspiration for antagonization 

Not liking being around drunk people

The unnamed style of New Wave with over exaggerated vocals

Most know fo being a victim of violent crime than being a singer in a New Wave band

There is no Koro in Albany

Trying to see the Beastie Boys and Murphy’s Law at Irvine Plaza

No fights in Albany: Going to Chucky Cheese after shows

Booking Nomeansno with Breakdown

Temper tantrums in Hardcore

Underdog playing Alan Ginsberg: The 6 months of NY unity

Inspiration on “The Fear Of Smell” comp.

Making ABC No Rio no welcoming to people that sought to destroy it by its nature

Life’s Blood remaking you in their image

Boycotting the first Life’s Blood show

Why would you go to someone else’s band practice?!?

Livin’ it up Rollins’ style in Room 666 at the 30th St. YMCA

Born Against on Rev?

Reading Wizard Of Oz, Leaf-blowers and other artistic failures

“We are called Bad Attitude”: lying to your parents about your band

“If 20 year old self came in the room right now I’d be a dead man”

Integrity and Ringworm

Power Violence 


Dec 03, 2020
Episode 297 - Penelope Spheeris (LEGEND, The Decline Of Western Civilization, Suburbia, Wayne's World)
Attention! Please be advised that today on the show we are joined by the legendary filmmaker of The Decline of Western Civilization: PENELOPE SPHEERIS!!! Listen in as Penelope & Damian discuss going from thinking music was dead, to being at the heart of the LA punk explosion, to becoming a "big time" Hollywood director & hating every second of it. Penelope is one of the the greatest to ever do it! 


Also Touched On:

“Have you heard of the Sex Pistols?”

LA Psych

music as an escape

Going to Rodney's because that was the thing to do

Blue Cheer

Zolar X

Punk changes everything

The Masque and places “where normal people don’t go”

Wish you shot the Weirdos, The Zeros, The Screamers and The Plugz

Showing Foghat the Sunset Strip

How to filming music

Manson changes everything

The Runaways

Art: Bob Biggs, a stripper and a cow on a leash

Where does it start?

Punk could see the future

Punk > Hollywood

Between The “Michael Moore” and the “Hand Of God”  style of documentary filmmaking

We Sold Our Souls

Guns And Roses not being in Decline 2

too glam not enough hardcore

“I don’t know the east coast”

Hardcore was born in Hermosa Beach 

Pollywog park

Violence and gangs

Bay Area Trash Violence

X not liking their parts in Decline.

The Maus Maus

“Hollywood can blow me!”

The horror of working with Weinstein brothers driving the making of the Decline 3

“El Duce was an asshole”

Bikers On Acid




Nov 27, 2020
Episode 296 - Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!)
We're going wild in the streets on this episode because Damian is joined by his buddy & a goddamn LEGEND: KEITH MORRIS! Listen in as the two discuss the LA punk explosion, & what led up to it, from the most first hand of perspectives. From going with Greg Ginn to see the Dogs in a music wasteland to watching West Coast hardcore take over the globe a few years later. This is NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss the brand new jammed packed reissue of Group Sex (one of the best records ever!) out now on Trust Records. 

Also Touched On:

Not heroes, friends

Great bass players

LA versus NY punk

A nice thick red face and zucchini noodles

Talking Heads, Blondie and most of the early CBs scene wasn’t really punk

The Dickies and X are the only bands to get signed

Zolar X 

The Imperial Dogs

The Dogs from Detroit: Ginn and Keith’s favourite band

The Last kick it off in the South Bay

Lucky Leher gives out his number on Group Sex and regrets it

Jeff trades Keith a song in exchange for a new band name

Hollywood vs the Beach communities

The effect of growing up in the “Hey Devo!” era

Don’t stand around trying to figure stuff out, jump in: Beach Jocks

Circles Jerks and Fear to 5000 people at the Olympic Auditorium 

The Stooges on their last legs

The effects of Charles Manson on you Culture

Vom were… fun

Fear forming to mock punk

The Extremes to Youth Brigade

The Atoms: pre-DFL and GnR

The first tour


Making sure you were playing with the good band in each town

Borrowing riffs

four month long tours

no merch



Nov 22, 2020
Episode 295 - Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon, Supercluster, Pylon Reenactment Society)
PYLON WEEK CONTINUES!! On this episode Damian gets to sit down & talk with one of his favourite vocalists ever: VANESSA BRISCOE HAY! Listen in as the two talk about her journey into punk & fronting the legendary Pylon. From meeting the Ramones to changing the landscape of Athens through music, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss the awesome new Pylon Boxset out now on New West Records!

Also Touched On:

The ’76-77 dividing line in music


Roxy Music as a precursor to punk

The impact of the Sex Pistols’ show on the Athens scene

.38 Special opening for the Ramones

The B-52s and “New Music”

Almost meeting Anne Wilson from Heart 

“Our” music

Robert Croker directing The Fans with playing cards

Skinny tie bands

Blondie, The Kinks and some metal band

Everyone is scared of the Restraints

“Its the newest dance! It’s called the West Coast Shove”

The Shag and the North Carolina Surf Music scene

Figuring out DIY touring 

“Parties at our house!”

Pylon as healing music

Georgia hospitality in LA

Screaming to be heard

Gang Of Four, Pylon and Mission To Burma

The negative space left in the music



Nov 15, 2020
Episode 294 - Michael Lachowski (Pylon)
IT’S PYLON WEEK ON TOAP! In celebration of the amazing  new Pylon boxset, we have back to back episodes of PYLON greatness! Starting with MICHAEL LACHOWSKI sitting down to discuss his journey into punk & Pylon's impact on music. From houseshows with the B-52s to getting banned in Atlanta for repainting the greenroom, this is NOT TO BE MISSED. 
Also, you don’t want to miss the awesome new Pylon boxset on New West Records out now!

Also Touched On:

 Loving the Vibrators 

“Michael, theses guys are a punk band!?”

It all felt a little manufactured


Not loving Van Halen

Being turned off by the media circus around the Sex Pistols

The B-52s and the arrival of House shows

The Side Effects and Ok Go

The Fans and the Brains in Atlanta

The Tones Tones and the Method Actors

The New Wave take over of Athens

Where punk takes hold

The expansion of the Art Department of the University Of 


Going to NY

Lene Lovich or Gang Of Four?

Touring Canada

Beer for breakfast in the UK

Atlanta vs Athens

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

Nov 11, 2020
Episode 293 - Dennis Jagard (Scared Straight, Ten Foot Pole)
On the latest episode, we're keeping the Scared Straight energy going as Damian sits down with Ten Foot Pole frontperson, DENNIS JAGARD! Listen in as the two have a revealing conversation about the risk that comes with pursuing your dream. Topics  ranging from: cleaning up after the Cramps to fighting nazi's at the Gilman, to ignoring Prince's career advice & other goodness are all covered. 

Not to be missed!

Also Touched On:

“Big fan”

Dennis’ dog and workout partner

Dad trying to take the stage from under Black Flag

Missing Minor Threat by a week

Brian Walsby bringing over records

Mike Thompson: the original singer of Scared Straight

The Cramp’s Show Aftermath: Cow Tongues and 7”s 

breaking up in Pittsburgh 

Invest in your art and the risks involved 

Not taking Prince’s career advice

“Punishing” Jimmy Eat World fans and them not loving his shoes

Switchblade held to the throat 

Touring Texas with NoFX during their worst line up

Slamming for cardio for Ill Repute 

Fighting Skinheads at the Gilman

The Longest Line and the great leap forward


Nov 02, 2020
Episode 292 - Scott Radinsky (Pulley, MLB Picher & Former LA Dodger, Ten Foot Pole, Scared Straight)
IT'S WORLD SERIES TIME! What better way could TOAP celebrate than by having the only Major Leaguer/Punk Musician ever (A former LA Dodger at that!), on the show?!? Join Damian as he sits down with SCOTT RADINSKY to talk about playing punk shows & playing baseball at the highest level AT THE SAME TIME. Listen in as the two also go deep on: Mystic Records, RKL, other secret MLB Punx & tons of other goodness! 


Also Touched On:

Chilling at the abandoned Country Club pool in 6th grade
The skater kids

Fear and Circle One

Minor Threat, Suicidal Tendencies and America’s Hardcore

Violence at shows

Scared Straight

The new scene

In defence of Mystic

Never breaking up

the late 80s lean years for LA punk

Juggling baseball and punk

Shows before and after baseball

The Punk Baseball Connection

Never being a “Jock”

Were there any other punks in baseball?

The bad kid and the good kids in school

It’s just a game

Ian as a god

RKL are gods


Oct 26, 2020
Episode 291 - Billy Bragg (Riff Raff)
The Bard Of Barking comes to the Turned Out A Punk Kingdom! On this episode Damian sits down with one of England’s greatest song writers: BILLY BRAGG. Listen as Damian & Billy go deep on the greatness: Riff Raff, Chiswick Records’ pub rock, never listening to the Clash’s “Sandinista” on principle & SO MUCH OTHER GOODNESS. 


Also Touched On: 


A Damned reel to reel as first exposure

it’s gotta be recorded wrong speed?

Sceptical of the art school quality of it

The Jam are the first band to have an impact

Dr.Feelgood are the British Ramones

Do up your top button lest you look like a Bee Gee

The Clash live blowing your mind

Forming Riff Raff

Recording I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut and being reborn

getting high on recording

Snatching a cup of “Sex and Drug and Rock And Roll” badges from your future manager

Albion Records

The unreleased Riff Raff movie

Throwing matinee gigs in Clopton 

The Now’s “Development Corporation”

Jon Savage’s end of Punk was just the start

The power and sway on being big city rockers in a small town

Getting East German Punks Stoned for the first time

Lil’ Kevin joins the band

Punk splitting into Oi and The New Romantic

Never listening to Sandinista by the Clash

Blanking on The Levellers

“They weren’t in the Clash Wars!”

Lesson learned from Patrick Fitzgerald’s failure

Life’s A Riot


The Housemartins 



Oct 21, 2020
Episode 290 - Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, World Championship Wrestling)
IT FINALLY HAPPENED: BOB MOULD HAS COME ON TOAP! One of the most requested guests for the podcast, as well as one of Damian's biggest inspirations, is here to talk Punk & it is spectacular. From Jesse "The Body" Ventura coming to hardcore shows to the infamous Tulsa Jack demo, this one is a trip. Also, don't miss Bob's UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING new album "Blue Hearts"!

Also Touched On:


Seeing punk before you heard it

School bus trips to see concerts in Montreal

Rush at their peak versus Aerosmith at their worst

Cheap Trick blowing KISS of the stage

Ramones opening for Iggy

Suicide Commandos in Rock Scene

Blank Records records in Burlington Vermont

Where did punk start?

Divergent evolution

The Suburbs

Taking lesson from Chris Osgood just to hang out

How different would alternative music have been if Husker Du had kept Charlie?

Final Conflict and Willful Neglect

Ken Lester with the hook up

Ron Reyes coming through with ribs and the strawberries

Making Duff McKagan leave the TV so Husker Du can watch wrestling

The story of the Tulsa Jacks demo

Breaking into the Biz

Diamond Jim: Husker Du’s Tour manager

Working at WCW

The Misfits


& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

Oct 17, 2020
Episode 289 - Lydia Loveless
What a week!! Today on the show Damian is joined by the awesome Lydia Loveless! Listen in as they discuss going from being forced to play bass in the family band to self releasing her fantastic new album, "Daughter". As always,  not to be missed!!!

Also Touched On:

Mommy loved the Clash

Dad jamming New Wave records

The Romantics are Punk

Being forced to play bass

Playing weird gigs

joining Carson Drew

The Columbus buzzed about punk scene of the mid-00s

Opening fo the Carbonas

Going solo

Everyone ends up with a country side project

 Finally getting somewhere! 

seeing a noise artist for the first time: “When is he going to start the show?”

Touring with the Supersuckers

A family fest

& So Much More!!!!

Oct 13, 2020
Episode 288 - Joe Wong (The Trap Set, Akarso, Kill-A-Watts)
Give the drummer some! This week on the show Damian sits down & chats punk with the man who holds down the beat for the podcasting world: The Trap Set's JOE WONG! Listen in as the two discuss basement shows, Dischord's DC, scoring TV shows/movies & even playing bass in the Kill-A-Watts. Not to be missed & also don't miss Joe's AWESOME new solo record, Nite Creatures out on now Decca Records!

Also Touched On:

Dream Guest!

Finding the Descendents at camp 

The Violent Femmes

Not liking Green Day because they were on a major

Gravity records

The third wave Dischord scene

Ian MacKaye kept EVERYTHING

Forgetting that you were in The Kill-A-Watts

Forming Akarso

Seeing Fugazi

Booking Modest Mouse in your basement

Seeing your old punkhouse on Hoarders

cheap gas and Taco Bell Bean burritos was the full of the 90s’ DIY scene

Touring to Austin

Music City Washington DC

Comedy Drummers: what gives?

The Yes Men



Oct 06, 2020
Episode 287 - Michael Imperioli (Sopranos, Author, Summer Of Sam, Talking Sopranos)
Turned Out A Punk's Sopranos Week concludes in dramatic fashion! On this episode Damian is joined by the legendary MICHAEL IMPERIOLI to talk late blooming into punk! Listen in as the two discuss going from being scared of the New York Dolls at 8 years old to becoming completely obsessed with the era they helped usher Punk in. DON’T MISS THIS EPISODE & also, don't miss Michael & Steve Schirripa’s Podcast, Talking Sopranos!

Also Touched On:

Hearing the New York Dolls at 9 years old and not getting it

being a late bloomer with music

loving classic rock before it was classic

Jethro Tull in Concert

Going to school with adults as a teenager

Echo And The Bunnymen

The Smiths and going back from there

the 11 year old punk the smoked pot and blew up cats in your grade 4 class

Grace Jones live

early REM

Miracle Legion

No Wave

Navigating the real New York

The obsession with late 70’s Manhattan 
The power of New York

The disappointment of making Basketball Diaries

Writing Summer Of Sam

Meeting Honeychild

Playing in bands

Galaxie 500

the Nu-York revival

Green Day and the Sopranos

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!


Oct 01, 2020
Episode 286 - Drea de Matteo (Sopranos, Sons Of Anarchy, Gangster Goddess Broad-Cast)
It's Sopranos' Week on the show with TWO amazing episodes! Kicking it off, the GOD Drea de Matteo stops by the show! Twenty years ago, Damian read a rumour on the internet that Drea used to go to Punk shows in New York. Today, he finds out whether or not you can believe what you read on the web. Was Drea de Matteo a punk rocker? Tune in & find out! 


Sep 25, 2020
Episode 285 - Talib Kweli (Black Star, Javotti Media, People’s Party)
Hello everybody! Recorded live from somewhere (Ohio), we have the LEGEND TALIB KWELI stopping by the show! Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes as they discuss the deep connections between punk & hip hop. They talk: writing Operation Ivy lyrics on the wall, why Dante Ross isn't a super scrub, what led to Tupac & Biggie hanging out with Kurt Cobain & so much more! 


Also Touched On:

The Deadhead/White dreadlock dude hybrid

The hardcore kids being the ones that tried to really understand rap. 

The HipHop/Punk Connection

Self referential genres 

Minor Threat


the similarity between hip hop and hardcore fashion 

the importance of the year 1988

Writing Operation Ivy and Dead Kennedy’s lyrics on the wall

Nirvana and Hip Hop

the importance of the Video for Smells Like Teen Spriit

Hanging out with Tupac and Biggie

Lyricist Lounge and DIY

The importance of El-P

the effect of NWA getting cool on MTV

Dr. Dre and punk’s: “offensive shit over familiar melodies” formula

Frontline and the SD-50s 

The reason Dante Ross talks so much shit to Talib

Sneaker Culture in Punk

Cold World

Pickle Rick golf shirt ain't all bad

The importance of black artists to punk

A band called Death



Sep 21, 2020
Episode 284 - Robbie Brookside Part 2 (The King of the Punk/Wrestling Connection)
The King is back! Legendary wrestler & punk historian beyond reproach, ,Robbie Brookside makes his return to the show! Listen in as Damian sits down to further establish the power of the punk/ wrestling connection! Listen in as they discuss: Crass & Cave-In coming to the matches, hiding the Shitlickers 7" from the OG Black Tiger, being the old longhair at the Cock Sparer reunion & so much other goodness! 

NOT TO BE MISSED!!! One of our longest episodes ever!!!!

Also Touched On:

Mom throwing out the Zine

A squat gig to see AYS with Pete Stahl from Scream

“BASH HIS HEAD IN!!!”: Crass hitting you up for wrestling tickets

Music to scare your sister with

Trying to put on a DIRT show

Corpus, Society’s Problems and Clockwork destruction

Hearing the Siege demo for the first time

The legendary Planet X venue’s punk roots

Anti Cimix and Toxic Reasons hanging in Liverpool

bringing younger kids

Deathmatches are the 7 Minutes of Nausea of wrestling

Paco and Clint Chapman 

Mike Clark and MCR UK

This is the best life: Seeing Jawbreaker in a German Squat

Two long hair and 800 men with no hair on the boarder : going to see Cock Sparrer  

The Punk Wrestling connection: Cal from Discharge going to school with Klondyke Kate

Defend Grind Core (from skinheads)

The Fits staying at your parents place

“He’s an animal!”: meeting Dave Grohl

Wool: “Mainstream Scream”

Cave In, the NME and Pro-Wrestling

Hiding the Shitlickers 7” from Rollerball Rocco Roc

“That’s just American bullshit this” Green Day infamous Christmas gig

“Are you Larry Livermore?”

Penpals with Green Day

Funaki putting the whole looker room to sleep

and so much more!!!!!


Sep 18, 2020
RIP Wade Allison
Wade Allison was a father, a friend & a legend. We will miss him forever. This is for Wade. So much love going to the Allison, Metz & Iron Age families.

Photo by Corbin Hughes
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 283 - Barney Greenway (Napalm Death, Benediction, Extreme Noise Terror)
Today, we rip the punk right out of metal with one of the greatest to ever do it: Napalm Death's Barney Greenway! Join Damian as he sits down with the vocal god to discuss, the difference between extreme music in America and the UK, Motorhead being the ultimate punk band, why do Italians do it (hardcore) better & tons of other goodness! Not to be missed!!! Also, don't miss Napalm Death's AWESOME new "Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism" OUT SEPTEMBER 18th!!!

Also Touched On:

The Ruts

GBH are the greatest


The Mermaid

Birmingham football hooligans showing up for Sham 69

The formative power of Ungovernable Force

Dad loved the hard rock!

Motorhead: Trve Pvnk

Vocal heroes from Genesis to Gang Of Four

“Oi could be tricky”

not 100% fitting in with metal

Tape trading

Raw Power

the American influence on UK Hardcore

Burning Spirits 


Sep 07, 2020
RIP Riley Gale
Riley Gale was family. We will love & miss him forever. This is for him. Our deepest condolences to Power Trip & everyone else that loved Riley.
Sep 02, 2020
Episode 282 - Derrick Green (Sepultura, Outface, Alpha Jerk)
METAL IS PUNK! This week on the show we celebrate punk's influence on metal with two of the greatest to ever do it! First off, Sepultura's DERRICK GREEN stops by the show. Join Damian as he sits down with one of his dream guest’s to talk about what lead him to his twenty plus year career fronting one of the worlds most important metal bands. Listen in as the two discuss: teenage jams with Jeff Buckley's future drummer, the early days of Integrity, going on the road with Quicksand and Inside Out, the legend of the Overfiend DEMO & more! 
Check out Sepultura's new Quadra album out on Nuclear Blast NOW!

Also Touched On:

Still being friends with all the kids that got you into it

Cleveland’s lineage

getting in to rock music

Matt Johnson had cable, a drum set  and wound up playing with Jeff Buckley

False Hope


Starvation Army

Growing up with Dwid


Hyper As Hell

Face Value

The division between Scat/St. Valentines scene and the hardcore scene

the influence of the Faction, Stalag 13, Decendents and Dag Nasty on Outface

Falling into singing

The East and West side of Cleveland gathering at shows

Connecting with Walter Schreifels

Going on the Inside Out, Quicksand, Shelter tour

The grunge era of Outface

Going to Europe

Opening fo Sheer Terror 

Keelhaul being the favourite Cleveland band

Alpha Jerk

Moving to New York and forming Overfiend

New York Hardest Vol.2 

Toybox Records

Mike Gitter and XXX

Davide from Orange 9mm chooses a studio

Auditioning for Sepultura

Taking a book out from the library and trying to learn about Brazil

Shooting crossbows in Brazil

The origins of Integrity

The Hostile Amish


Aug 24, 2020
Episode 281 - Jehnny Beth (Musician, Actor)
Jehnny Beth is one of the best front people in music as well as an accomplished actor. As such, Damian is beyond stoked to get to chat with Jehnny again for the first time in 7 years! Listen in as the two catch up & discuss: cars as instruments, the beauty & horror of mainstream alternative music in France, getting turned away from the post office, living for art & tons of other stuff! 
Also, don't miss Jehnny's brand new amazing album: To Live Is To Love!!!

Also Touched On: 

Reconnecting after 7 years

Is “I Put A Spell On You” the first punk song?

Fugazi, Cassavettes and Art and Lifestyle being one 

Film with stakes

Learning about Jazz from a piano teacher

Seeing Kim Gordon with a DJ

Blonde Redhead Rule

The glam band on the side of the road


Forming the Motels

meeting Johnny

playing the car in a grindcore band

The Stinky Toys rule

the controversy around Noir Desire

Meeting Johnny

The Luminaire: a venue and a home


Aug 19, 2020
Episode 280 - Butch Vig (Producer, Garbage, Spooner, Firetown, Smart Studios)
Get ready to hear some melody drawn out of the noise because today on the show, Damian sits down with producer extraordinaire BUTCH VIG!!! Listen in as the two discuss: the greatness of Mecht Mensch's Zombie, Kurt trying to Sabbath-up the Nevermind mix nearly making Spooner miss a show, trying to capture the Laughing Hyenas & how meeting Garbage impacted a young Damian! That's just the tip of the iceberg! 


Also Touched On:

Garbage being super cool to Damian and his friend in the 90’s


the inspiration of punk

mom being a music teacher that loving Led Zeppelin and the Beatles 


The Eclipse rehearsal tapes

The University of Madison


the Nerves

Mentored by Gary from The Shoes

Self-taught by punk

Raspberries and Tom Petty covers

 “Here’s a song by the Beatles”

Playing with Spooner during the mixing of “Nevermind”

pulling hooks out of noise

The godly Appliances

Playing in a Polka band

Starting Boat Records
Touring with Steve Earl

Flying home to work on Killdozer


Cosmic Psychos

Swamp Thing

The Fluid should have been stars!

Genetic by Sonic Youth RULES!


Aug 10, 2020
Episode 279 - Omar Doom (Straight Razor, Inglourious Basterds, Deathproof, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
How could Damian have known that when, actor, DJ & Inglourious Basterd, Omar Doom came on show that they were going to wind up talking GG Allin & Breakdown? Listen in as the two discuss: opening for Biohazard & Killing Time, rolling with the Murder Junkies, being rechristened by Tarantino & lots of other goodness! This is why we do this thing!
Also Touched On:

Having a lot of half pipes in your backyard

Seeing the Ramones in a bar in PA 

Driving in cars listing to the Dead Kennedys

Repo Man

Seeing G’N’R open for Aerosmith


The other Ordeal

playing drums

No one in school length Misfits cover band

The Wear-A-Ramones-Shirt Gang

Following the Ramones around like the Dead

The Cro-Mags 

Violence at shows


Moving to NY

Down with the Murder Junkies' Gang

The Bosstone of GG shit

Joe Coleman at a party

& So Much More!!!

Aug 04, 2020
Episode 278 - Kevin Gill (GCW, Striving For Togetherness Records, JCW)
The Juggalo/ Punk Connection is real! As we continue our journey into early 90's New York punk, today on the show Damian sits down with his friend, the connector of the hardcore, wrestling & Juggalo worlds: KEVIN GILL!!! Listen in as the two discuss: learning that NY hardcore was about respect & courtesy early on, doing wrestling commentary with Lars from Rancid, getting into Insane Clown Posse's insular world & holy moly, so much more!!!

Also Touched On:

A long time in the works

The punk wrestling connection

Jackson Heights

Trying to get Jimmy Gestapo to watch ECW


Beer in the air conditioner

Going to see Sick Of It All

hearing Gorilla Biscuits and a world opening up

Public Enemy and Murphy’s Law

No Redeeming Social Values talking in quotes

Sheer Terror with Paul Barer in a thong

Being scared of Agnostic Front at first

Famous riot videos

Striving for Togetherness

Bond Street

The Insane Clown Posse Connection

A wrestling promotion with Lars Frederiksen 


& Tons Of Other Stuff!!!


Aug 02, 2020
Episode 277 - Simon Doom & Dave It Up Reunite!
It's 90's New York Week on the show with, not one but, THREE episodes! Starting it all off with the reunion of Turned Out A Punk contributor & NJ punk legend Dave "It Up" Ackerman & returning guest, Simon "Doom" O'Connor! Join Damian as these two friends reunite & relive the heady days of early 90's New York street punk. This is one of the the funniest episodes ever! 

Jul 29, 2020
Episode 276 - Sacha Jenkins (The 1865, Ego Trip, The Wu Tang Clan's "Of Mics To Men")
As we continue with the celebration of the band The 1865, Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes! Writer, director, producer, editor, musician & all around cultural force, Sacha Jenkins is on the show! Listen in as they talk everything from watching Bugout Society waste White Castle burgers, to dealing with Nazis while roadieing for Burn, to having to explain to Eminem that the joke wasn't on him & everything in between! THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also Touched On:

The importance of Ego Trip to this podcast

The influence of the New Breed Comp booklet

Meeting Chaka

Going to school with one of NY Hoods

playing Leeway in tackle football

Meeting Johnny Waste in class

Quincy punk

Lismore Lounge with Absolution, Pressure Release and Bugout Society

the drug of the pit

The class distinction in NYHC

Meeting Lord Ezec in gym class

on the road with Burn

Dealing with Nazis

The shift in the NY scene

Cane River

Sons and daughters of artists

Identity and punk

starting a zine


Soho Zat
Henry Chalfant’s apartment as a graffiti hub

Meeting Daryl Jennifer

White Mandingos

Ego Trip as Black Flag ’81 to ’83

casting the White Rapper Show

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

Jul 24, 2020
Episode 275 - Honeychild Coleman (The 1865, Sistagrrl Riott Collective, Heavensbee, Badawi)
The 1865 are one of the best bands going & this week on the show we celebrate their awesomeness with, not one, but two guests from the band! First, the incomparable lead singer, HONEYCHILD COLEMAN joins Damian to talk punk. Listen in as the two discuss going from seeing anti-Sex Pistols ads in the Bible Belt, to helping start the Sistagrrl Riott Collective, to forming The 1865 & writing the amazing "Don't Tread On We!". 


Also Touched On: 

Reading the paper and discovering punk

loving Surf and Classic rock

Getting Blondie records from the bookmobile

growing up around showbands


Green On Red at the Peppermint Lounge

Seeing RuPaul’s punk band

Basquiat: the DJ

The difference between NY and every other scene

Pre-celebrity culture

Sonic Youth, Dadaism and inspiration

Moving to the Bay

Performing in the subway as a job

Sista Grrrl Riots

Roir Records and Tapes

Re-meeting Sacha in the Subway

forming The 1865

Chuck Treece



Jul 21, 2020
Episode 274 - Bubba Dupree (VOID, Hater, Earth 18)
VOID WEEK CONTINUES!  On this episode Damian is joined by guitar god: BUBBA DUPREE! Listen in as the two discuss Bubba's journey into punk & hardcore. From developing the sound that changed hardcore to his criminally underrated 90's band Earth 18, this one is nuts!

Also Touched On: 

The Sex Pistols in Esquire Magazine 

Buying “Never Mind the Bollocks” on 8-Track at K-Mart

Being young in San Francisco 

Seeing the Jackson 5 at the Cow Palace 

Brian James is the greatest punk guitarist

Looking for something trippier than Discharge

Joining Void

Where does Bubba’s guitar sound come from?

Ian McKaye in the studio

the story behind the unreleased “Potion For Bad Dreams” 

liking Rites Of Spring

forming a band Johnny Reese from the Obsessed 

Earth 18 with Graham from Negative Approach

the Void logo transcends the band

Kim and Ben from Soundgarden are Void fans


Jul 18, 2020
Episode 273 - Chris Stover (VOID)
This week on the the show, we're going to live by our rules! IT’S VOID WEEK ON TURNED OUT A PUNK & we're celebrating one of DCHC's greatest bands with two awesome episodes! First join Damian as he sits down with Void bassist Chris Stover as they talk: Ian & Henry regulating the Clash pit, how VOID came to be, DCHC vs. a bunch of Rednecks, getting grounded from going to see Fear on SNL & tons of other goodness! 

Also Touched On:

DCHC starting the pit at the Clash show

Skateboarder Magazine and Action Now

The Bollocks

Seeing the Teen Idles and everything changing

getting tapes from Bert from the Untouchables

Going to see Devo

Law And Order

The Unheard Music Festival

Wino and the Obsessed

how Void came together

“KILL THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!” Void’s second show 

Almost missing Fear on SNL because of a grounding

Getting caught eating catering by Eddie Murphy and Garrett Morris

Belushi hangin out with Ian McKaye: what the hell did they talk about?



Jul 16, 2020
Episode 272 - Moby (Vatican Commandos, AWOL)
Here we are now going to the punk side! This week on the show Damian sits down with the legend & one time live collaborator, MOBY to talk punk! Listen in as the two discuss: the legitimate fear at a FEAR show, Rick Rubin borrowing his amp, punk & stardom not mixing along loads more! Not to be missed & don’t miss Moby’s brand new, All Visible Objects record out on Mute Records now! 

Also Touched On:

Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video

Sid Vicious’ My Way

being conceived to Coltrane… maybe

liking Led Zeppelin out of a need to fit in only

Watching SNL at Brian Holstein’s house

buying records at Johnny’s

seeing Yes at MSG

Seeing Fear at the Mud Club

The birth of the Connecticut hardcore scene

Moby on a moped 

Rick Rubin needs to borrow and amp

The Rob Zombie Connection

Cro-Mags and Murphy’s Law as the last show


The little Ian MacKaye on your shoulder




Jul 10, 2020
Episode 271 - Jon Ginoli (Pansy Division, The Outnumbered)
Again, this is why we do this thing! On this episode Damian is joined by one of his heroes: JON GINOLI of the LEGENDARY Pansy Division! Listen in as they not only discuss Pansy Division, but also Jon's AMAZING other band, The Outnumbered, his first wave punk zine and the risky business of putting on a Replacements show. Like always, 

Also Touched On:

Wondering if the Ramones were supposed to be funny at first?

Seeing an ad for the Pistols in Trouser Press

Raw Power being too raw

Getting into the British bands first

Pere Ubu being a little weird

Hearing Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith

Starting a zine

“Ugly bands are the next big thing!”

meeting the Ramones at a burger joint

Gizmos and Gulcher

Writing to Bomp

going to college for the radio station

Booking the Replacements

Not wanting to do another band unless it was a “gay band”

having nothing to lose

writing about stuff you had never heard in song before

working with Donna Dresch 

Tribe 8 

Parkdale and the Mission

Phone calls to Fat Bob from Hard Skin

touring with Green Day

signing to Lookout

The Angus Soundtrack


Jul 06, 2020
Episode 270 - Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Retrovirus, 8 Eyed Spy)
This is what we live for! On this episode, Damian is joined by THE LEGEND LYDIA LUNCH to talk punk! Although Lydia doesn't identify or even really like punk, she certainly influenced a lot of it. Listen in to this NOT TO BE MISSED episode as Lydia talks about the difference between No Wave & Punk, working with Rowland S. Howard, collaborating with (the) Weirdos, Cinema Of Transgression & everything in between!  
Did we mention it is not to be missed?

Find  her podcast The Lydian Spin here:
and find her on Facebook here:

Also Touched On:

No Wave, not punk

clubs with “pillowrooms”

the island of found souls

Meeting Stiv Bators in ’73

Sonic Reducer

Running away for the New York Dolls

Rock Magazines

the House of Guitars proto-punk

Loving drugs and not going to sleep

Goth when everybody was Glam

dreaming of Rollerderby

The rise of rap, punk and Trump

being over Iggy and Bowie

The Ramones being silly

going to Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ first show

Mink DeVille

Union Carbine

Suicide did not fit in

Joe Coleman and the Steel Tips

Mars was the first No Wave band

having to go to Europe

Playing with Generation X


Cinema Of Transgression and  No Wave: one movement



Jun 28, 2020
Episode 269 - Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils, Lando's 45, Rat Patrol)
The doctor is in! This episode The Bollweevil's Dr. Daryl Wilson stops by to chat with massive fan Damian. Listen in as the two discuss the greatness of 90's Chicago Punk,  the problem of being a lead singer looking for a new band, playing "normal" shows vs. punk shows & so much more! 
Not to be missed!!!! 

Also Touched On:

Achtung Chicago

Sitting in a carport hearing Lexicon Devil

Moving to Chicago

Watching punk versus playing in a punk band

Naked Raygun inspiring you to play music 

Being made angry by having to leave Michigan 

going to St. Andrew’a Hall for shows

the change in physical perspective that comes with age

Don Giovani

going to see Prince

Boys On Skates: Bootleg Faction

the massiveness of the Chicago DIY punk scene

88 Fingers Louie, Smokin’ Popes, Oblivion, Apocalypse Hoboken, Los Crudos, Vindictives, Screeching Weasel

Naked Raygun, Effigies,  Articles Of Faith

Scene Unity to Scene Break-up

growing and having some regrets

Slapstick, Tricky Dick

the sounds of the factions

Writing a letter to Naked Raygun and getting a first show opening for them

the problem being a singer starting a new band

Milo is the influence

Bad Religion

Darby Crash

Lando’s 45

The Foundation All-Stars

Rat Patrol 

“Get off the stage man, we’re here to see the Bollweevils!"

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

Jun 22, 2020
Episode 268 - Dean Spunt (No Age)
The fun continues!!! This time Damian is joined by his friend & the other half of No Age, Dean Spunt! Listen in as they talk straight edge, building a scene versus joining a scene, the gods CHOPPING BLOCK & so much more!! Not to be missed!!! Also check out "Goons Be Gone on Drag City now, IT RIPS!

Also Touched On:

Following in Dean’s footsteps

Getting, borrowing or stealing a Ramones tape

DJ Quick


Dead Kennedys 

A sketchy looking tape

“The Adolf Cents?”

Luther Van Dross and Markie Mark at 6 Flags

The Natural Fudge Cafe

Guns and Spent Idols

The Smell as an extension of the JabberJaw

No Hardcore at the Smell after a while

joining a scene vs building a scene

booking Amps For Christ and Bastard Noise… together. 

The Dystopia Riot

Shows at Dean and Randy’s house!

The No Age Chopping Block 7”


Teen Creeps

Riverdales over Screeching Weasel
& MORE!!!!!

Jun 19, 2020
Episode 267 - Randy Randall (No Age)
In celebration of their fantastic new album "Goons Be Gone", it's a two part Turned Out A Punk/ No Age special! First, Damian sits down with his friend Randy Randall to find out how skateboarding & resisting mainstream punk led him to No Age. Come back tomorrow for Dean Spunt's side of the tale & in the meantime, check out No Age's Goons Be Gone on Drag City now! 

Also Touched On:

Lamar pedestrian bridge

the wildest show ever

A difficult history with punk

fuck the skull band shirt

liking the noisy stuff

Punk as Southern California Jock Rock

Did the Count even have songs?

Finding the Smell

the older scarier scene

Mika Miko

Jim Smith's dedication

having to surrender punk to the next generation

& Much Much More!!!


Jun 16, 2020
Episode 266 - Mark Arm (Mudhoney, Green River, Mr. Epp & The Calculations)
This episode is so hot it shines! Again, one of the greatest front people of all time, MARK ARM stops by the show to talk punk! Listen in as Mark & Damian talk going from thinking Devo is a joke to Green River playing with Samhain to his lack of recollection of the Jerry A./Mick Harvey Beef & everything in between.

Also Touched On:

Pictures on my walls

See the freaky people on TV on a Saturday night

The Damned: “Like a faster, better KISS”

non-radio rock

Getting sucked into Rush

the Sweet record is a rager!

A joke Devo record gift stops being  funny and starts being amazing

The Forming of Mr. Epp And The Calculations

A west coast Deep Wound

Bob 1 smacking you on the head for touching his guitar

Gang or 4 


Fartz, Husker Du and the Dead Kennedys

Blaine goes to Motorhead and makes it back in time for thew set

That Fastbacks, The Living and the Silly Killers jamming to Van Halen and punk

First hearing about Iggy Pop and being grossed out

The Telepaths  

The Tupperwares



Jun 09, 2020
Episode 265 - Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Junkyard, Fake Names etc.)
“I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up! I Can’t Keep Up!” This week, we bring you one of the most requested guests in TOAP history. BRIAN BAKER is on the show! Listen in as Damian has his mind blown with stories from the genesis of DC hardcore from a guy who lived it! After all these years, THIS ONE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. 

Here’s to a little escape

Also Touched On:

Mutual respect

Going to elementary school with Guy Picciotto & Micheal Hampton

Moving to Detroit

Moving home & everyone is punk!

Everyone was into the Damned, Clash & the Viletones

The importance of Skip - Yesterday & Today 

Discharge & Crass

Empire, Lime Spiders, Hoodoo Gurus & the Church inform a sonic change

Either Teen Idles & The Cramps or The Extorts on top of a record store

Pussy Galore elementary school connection

“I could have been seeing Doc Watson play a deli two times a month but I was too busy putting bandanas on my boots, hangin’ outside of 7-11 drinking cokes”

Going to see Stiff Little Fingers with fake IDs & pencil shavings rubbed on your face


The early Minor Threat shows

not really understanding the name

The Violence

No more fights

The difference between DCHC & NYHC

Getting a Canadian SIN Card

Choosing SNL over playing at the GI

DOA at Woodlawn High School

Forming a Meatmen

Forming Doggy Rock: “just a shit show”

Dag Nasty: The California years

“The Great Minor Threat Escape”

Forming Samhain

“We don’t need this MacKaye character, let’s get Glen!”

Missing out on Bad Religion until “Recipe For Hate”


Jun 01, 2020
Episode 264 - Nick Woj Part #2
GET READY for a hardcore scientist masterclass! On this episode, Damian is joined by returning buddy, Cold World’s Nick Woj! Listen in as the two discuss, theorize, debate & philosophize on a variety of punk related topics including: the differences between east & west coast power violence, why the punk connection was more present in UK rave, why Jason Mewes got sober, how Toronto has altered rap & hardcore, the revisionist history behind modern Deadheads & other pressing topics. 

Also Touched On:  

Beastie Boys, Spazz and Cold World

the massive coastal difference in Power Violence fans

Independent Wrestling and DIY Hardcore

Burial Ground

DJng in the back of Home Base

The Wrestling/ Posi-Numbers connection

Acid House and Post-Punk connection

the motivation for forming Herman’s Hermits and Fugazi are probably pretty similar


the 90’s


Scott Biben 

Chef G

UK Drill

Is the Lincoln/ Hoover split on iTunes?

Portraits of the Past  

Rap/ Hardcore: Toronto changes everything

The Blood For Blood effect on Boston

Right Brigade Demo

Magnus: Where are they now?

Why Jason Mewes got clean?

The tragic Bane/ Only Crime show

Deadheads: the real story

& Much, Much More!!!


May 29, 2020
Episode 263 - Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (The Killers, Attaboy Skip, Fault)
"Somebody told me that you had a punk past". This week on the show Damian is joined by The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci for a deep dive into the early 90's Las Vegas punk scene. Join the two as they discuss going from NoFX shows in the desert to being in one of the biggest bands in the world. NOT TO BE MISSED! Also check out The Killers' "Imploding The Mirage" coming later in 2020.

Also Touched On:

Moving to Northern California from Vegas

Parent’s friend Emily gives you a DK and a COC tape

Seeing the Minutemen in skate videos

Getting “Head on the Door” by the Cure

Dad’s bitching van

Going to see the Cadillac Tramps at the Huntrage Theatre 

The Summer of Shows

Vermin From Venus connection

The Double Down Saloon… or Double Door?

Sneaking into shows

Meeting older kids at the heath food store

John Castro and A Lesser Dog

Seeing NoFX playing in the desert

How did a desert show work?

Fugazi: Vegas Style

House of Blues changes the game

Purple Dirt with Vegas’ Dave Navarro

Meeting Elephant Stone and forming Attaboy Skip


Tennis Court shows

When no one comes to the show, might as well play ska/punk?

How the Killer came to be 


May 25, 2020
Episode 262 - Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, Sleater Kinney, Wild Beasts Courtney Barnett)
Get ready! This week on the show, Damian is joined by the god Katie Harkin! Listen in as the two discuss: the post industrial collectivism of Yorkshire punk, free hats from MF Doom, the damage done to a generation of rock dudes by the success of the Arctic Monkeys & so much more! 

Don't miss it & don't miss Katie's new solo album Harkin!!!!

Also Touched On:

Growing up in Leeds

A trip to Cyprus

the influence of the Smashing Pumpkins

Leeds over Reading!

Feeling bad for MF Doom after his set and trying to offer him a kind word 

Post Industrial Collectivism 

the Arctic Monkeys change everything

forming a band to get a 7” in Jumbo Records

Getting thrown out of a band for suggesting not doing covers

The Gossip blowing up in England

The London music biz

Wichita rules!

“Would you want to be the next Lilly Allen?”

Why is non-mainstream music more mainstream in the UK?

Sleater Kinney

Saturday Night Live


May 21, 2020
Episode 261 - Jami Morgan (Code Orange)
ARE YOU READY, cause we've got a KILLER one for you tonight! JAMI MORGAN of Code Orange is on the show! Listen in as Damian & Jami finally get a chance to catch up & talk everything from family ties to Dillinger Four to calling in the Heyman Hustle at the WWE. THIS EPISODE HAS EVERYTHING!


Also Touched On:

Punk adjacent parents

Dad went to school with Billingsgate 

the secret family rap history

booking the first Code Orange show at 14

Grade 7 pop punk WAS HUGE!

Selling tickets for your own shows

Never being shown the ropes of genre

The Ska demo that isn’t ska

playing with Menzingers ad a house party at 14

Becoming a bitter ass band… at 15

The Pittsburgh goes apart

The first tour


Finding your scene

Booking a Circle Takes the Square tour and then asking them to hang

The four way split and where it went


Touring with Bane

“You guys fuck with ska?”

Scott Vogal: people’s champ

The Wicca Phase Wrestling Connection


Jamming for just Triple H

Paul Heyman, bootleg samples and the making the theme for Bray Wyatt

& Much, Much More!!!

May 11, 2020
Footnotes Supershow #6: Pittsburgh Week With Dave Martin
In further celebration of Pittsburgh Week, Chris and Damian invite Pittsburgh rocker Dave Martin to nerd out about Pittsburgh and get lost in the weeds along the way.
May 08, 2020
Episode 260 - Jon Daly (Kroll Show, I’m Dying Up Here, Big Mouth, The Betas)
It's Pittsburgh week on Turned Out A Punk! Often on this podcast, we hear about older punk siblings being a gateway for their younger counterparts ... but not this time. Today on the show, Damian sits down with the hilarious JON DALY to discuss how having punk older brothers drove him away from the genre  for many years. Listen in as the two discuss the fear caused by Danzig videos, having to sneak around with Jimmy Buffet records & so much more! 

Also Touched On:

Mutual love

Austin charges his hair, forms Cryptic Alliance and freaks poor little Jon out!

punk spreads to the middle brother Matt

Liking the Circle Jerks but not liking the name and also not understanding it

Being into Jimmy Buffett

Loving the Dead Milkmen

Hard On Gang jamming in the basement

Matt forms Hurl

Parent’s with no other choice

Becoming a Jock

Being on the scene and getting into indie rock

being 15 and getting drunk with Don Caballero 

Connecting to the guys in Metallica 



Dub Narcotic 

Not being able to skate

Fuck Rusted Root!

Andy Warhol was not a chill hang


Why is canadian TV so awesomely bad


May 06, 2020
Episode 259 - Zach Blair Part #2 (Technically A Part #5)
Drakulas’ week continues & Zach is back for another attack! That's right, Damian's good buddy (& one-time co-host) Zach Blair returns to the show for the fifth time in celebration of the brand new Drakulas' record Terminal Amusements, to finally record an actual Part #2! Join the two friends as they catch up & dive further into Zach's wild career in music. From Government Flu to Hagfish to Gwar to Only Crime to Rise Against to the Drakulas & everything in between!!!

May 03, 2020
Episode 258 - Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers, Drakulas, High Tension Wires)
What makes a great front person? Well, on this episode Damian sits down with one of the best to ever do it, The Drakulas' Mike Wiebe! Find out what brought him to the microphone & listen in as the two discuss how the local Denton scene has kept producing so many amazing bands & the fight they had to go through to be seen.  Also, don't forget to check out the amazing new Drakulas' album "Terminal Amuesments" OUT NOW!

Also Touched On:

ChiPs and Quincy Punks

a tape with the Dead Milkmen and the Misfits

the silly version of punk being in your DNA

Class Of 1984

Tough Turf

Ramones in a Budweiser Ad


Brutal Juice and the Denton Scene

The Toadies blow up

Craig Welch was terrifying 

The Skeleton Kids

The Reds become the Marked Men

Parquet Courts continue the tradition

The Dallas Scene vs. Denton

The power of the Weekly in the before internet time

Listening to Iron Maiden and being overtaken by the power of Neil Diamond



Apr 29, 2020
Episode 257 - Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast)
In celebration of the fantastic new Best Coast record "Always Tomorrow": When Damian first started this podcast five years ago, he asked his buddy Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast to be a guest, but sometimes good things can take a while to happen. On this episode, Beth & Damian finally sit down to talk punk. Listen in as as the two chat: turning hymns into pop-punk anthems, the amazingness of The Smell, forming Best Coast & everything in between!  

Also Touched On:

podcasts: a way to catch up with friends

being obsessed with the dude with the dyed black hair and Social D shirt

You can wear a Strung Out shirt to church?!?

“This is the best shit ever!”: Discovering Hanson

Mom drops you off at the Vandals and goes and gets a tattoo

Youth group and Tooth And Nail

Turning hymns into pop punk songs

punk rock camouflage 

the Omaha connection

Trying to get hidden from the weed smoke at the 311 show

Operation Ivy as the inspiration

the brilliance of true pop-punk

meeting Mika Miko

Hello Operator: A Smell supergroup

Lagwagon, the Ataris and Tony Hawk soundtrack

Saddle Creek

being confused  by Yellowcard

The Locust and THREEONEG

the Infamous Dystopia show

Crowdsurfing through the kitchen at Dean and Randy’s

going noise but not liking it

Forming Beth Coast

media bullshit



Apr 23, 2020
Episode 256 - Joe Sib (22 Jacks, Wax, Frontline)
This is the type of episode this show was made for! SideOneDummy Records co-founder & Frontline/ Wax/ 22 Jacks vocalist, Joe Sib joins Damian & winds up connecting the dots between: Rancid, Swingin' Utters, America's Hardcore, The Faction, The Necros, Jackass & Weezer. 


Also Touched On:

The brilliance of the Frontline 12”

The thermals and shorts vibe

The Sex Pistols on TV

Dad finds a skate park, has to convince you to go and it changes your life

Steve Caballero and the united punk entourage 

Donald goes full punk

Black Flag speaking to you

Going to school before Johnny and Kevin from the Swingin’ Utters

A group of friends “sharing” a Clash tape

learning punk lyrics for catholic school

Being the Factions’ Road Dawg

Everyone had a band

Minor Threat

America’s Hardcore

Forming Frontline

Operation Ivy

Signing to Caroline Records and them hating you

having to play CMJ at CB’s at 3am

Starting SideOneDummy

Meeting Spike Jonze and getting him stitches 

Loomis and the first Jackass stunt

Johnny before Knoxville

Metal dudes discover Wax and become Weezer


Apr 20, 2020
Episode 255 - Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan, James River Scratch)
Get stoked!!!! On the show today, one of the all-time most sought after guests, Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta stops by for a chat! Listen in as Damian celebrates all that is awesome with the thrash/ metal/ hardcore/ punk god. From Avail to AmRep to Power Violence & Phobia, all the bases are covered! Shout out Scotty Tankcrimes!!!! 

Also Touched On:

This took a long time to happen

loving the Beastie Boys

Sneaking out to see DRI

Danzig and Sacred Reich

Pink Lincolns at the Blues Chair

Reading MRR

Beavis and Butt-head

Christian punk and metal

Seeing the first show on the Check Your Head tour

Forming James River Scratch

Jamming at the AMC theatre smoking weed and telling off the cops

Beers with Face To Face

MxPx 90s Beef

Moving to LA and loosing a friend with to Phobia

talking to Ryan about forming the Waste at a DRI show

Touring with Jerome’s Dream and Tragedy

“DRI’s playing tonight! Let’s just go there and play it!”

“I remember Gord!”

No one was doing it like this


Scotty Tankcrimes


Apr 14, 2020
Episode 254 - Joey Sh*thead Keithley (DOA, The Skulls, City Councillor For Burnaby, BC)
We don't care what you say! This week on the show we have the OG road warrior of punk: DOA's JOEY KEITHLEY!!! Listen in as Damian sits down with a hero & one of the true pioneers of HARDCORE to talk punk, touring & cutting the trail that bands still follow to this day! 


Also Touched On:

Thank you Joey from every band that hopped in a van ever.

Seeing the Damned’s literally Smash It Up on TV

Going to see the Ramones at a free show

The bikers hated the Lewd

Winning over the toughest of crowds

Captain Maniac, Buzz Constantly and Sparkling Apples

Punk: freak magnet

Moving to Toronto

The origins of the “Fuck Bands”

Nearly getting signed by Nash The Slash

Making videos in Vancouver

Disco sucks is a hit! (kinda)

“Are all Canadians this stupid?”

Pissing off the side of the stage and a legend is born

Chuck jamming on the bongos

the first “tour”

the infamous DC high school tout

getting the Dezerter lp out 

Touring China

Hearing the term “Hardcore” for the first time


Apr 09, 2020
Episode 253 - Amy Dumas (Wrestling Legend, AKA Lita)
THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS THING! Wrestling Week concludes with one hell of a main event: Damian is joined by WWE Hall Of Famer & wrestling legend AMY DUMAS! Listen along as Amy talks going from 7 Seconds shows, dumpster dived donuts & playing in Fugazi side projects, to wrestling in front of millions of people on TV as LITA! The Punk/Wrestling Connection is real! 


Also Touched On:

This took a long time to happen

getting a mixtape from the girl at the bus stop

7 Seconds

going to see the Circle Jerks and 7 Seconds at the Metroplex


Moving to DC

loving Lookout Records

Bay area bands’ scrappiness as inspiration for getting into wrestling

wishing you knew other punk wrestling fans

“I just need to listen to my people” - going emergency record shopping

communicating with Robbie Brookside through record pressing info

on the road with 15

robbing leftovers from Denny’s

Moving to DC

Dumpster divin’ for donuts

playing in a Fugazi and Slant 6 side project

“Did you hear I’m going to be a wrestler?” 

going to Mexico and wandering around Mexico City looking for Lucha

Kid Power!

going to the WWE



Apr 05, 2020
Episode 251 - Effy (GCW, Freelance Wrestling)
It's (Supposed to be) ManiaWeek! In celebration of what is usually the biggest week in wrestling, we will be releasing three episodes highlighting the most powerful force in the world: The Punk/Wrestling Connection! On this episode, Damian gets to sit down with one of the most dynamic personalities in independent wrestling: Effy! Listen in as the two discuss going from sneaking secular music into the house, to helping revolutionize pro-wrestling. Also, Effy teaches Damian about the Christian Gwar! 

Also Touched On:

Meeting 2 and a half years ago in Florida

Growing up in a religious household

Sneaking secular CDs from the library

Grandson of a Grammy Award winner

Raised by the kids of preachers

Sending dad out t get the System Of The Down CD and him thinking he is bring Satan into the house. 

The computer generation’s parents had no clue what we were up to?

“Hey, this is not it. Is ti?” straying from the flock in youth group.

Going to see the Christian Carmen

Going Atlanta for a show with mom

getting wrecked at the Warped Tour

Getting sober and stopping music

Church arena tours

Grave Robber: the Christian Gwar

Wrestling is for everybody



Apr 01, 2020
Episode 250 - Dale Crover (Melvins, Altamont, Fecal Matter)
IT’S EPISODE 250!!! Why not celebrate with Damian as he sits down with one of his hero's, DALE CROVER?! Listen in as Dale & Damian discuss going from being a Kiss loving kid, to a Melvin, to becoming a Rock N Roll icon. 

Also Touched On:

Everybody loves Dale

Seeing Rock and Roll High school

Growing up with Metal Church and the Lewd

Kiss being people’s Beatles

Seeing the Melvins for the first time

Dale’s band’s accidental extreme on TV set

Popular kid Krist Novoselic plays matchmaker

“Nice Mentors’ shirt”

“Special Forces” the heavy metal two piece

The Facal Matter demo

Meeting Kurt Cobain

Going on tour with RKL but they don’t make it

Recording the 1st 7”

Alchemy Records: “he was our Andy Warhol”

“You take Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground and that is what Olympia sounds like”

Finding Dave Grohl a band

Nirvana on Red Kross “Why are these guys so happy?!”


Mar 28, 2020
Episode 249 - Anna Calvi
On this episode Damian is joined by one of his favourite artists, ANNA CALVI to talk punk! Listen in as the two discuss a punk influence that goes beyond sonics & Anna's fight to create her own music. NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also Touched On:

Patti Smith’s Horses

Grunge loving teen


Dad teaching some Shadows songs on guitars

Reading the music papers

The lack of space for anyone that wasn't a white male in 90's UK music

Forming Cheap Hotel

The quest to get music when you had to buy it

Manager making you watch tape of your show

being forced to try a write a hit

breaking free

The Domino/Punk connection



Mar 25, 2020
Episode 248 - Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Rich Kids, The Spectres)
Right Now HaHaHaHa! On this episodes, Damian sits down & chats with one of THE ARCHITECTS of this whole damn movement: GLEN MATLOCK!!! Listen in as the two discuss the Sex Pistols, the Rich Kids & how a loose collection of ideas coalesced into PUNK ROCK! Don't miss it!

Also Touched On:

learning the word "punk" from a James Cagney movie

The Nuggets compilations

 John Inman and Caroline Coon brand the Sex Pistols

Malcom goes to America and meets Sylvain Sylvain

Getting a mixtape from Nick Kent

going to east London with Bernard Rhodes to see Teenage Rebel 

The pub rock scene

Going to see the Faces at some fancy club and seeing the original line-up of the Dolls opening

The Small Faces influence

Duff notices the Motown sound on the bass

getting records from the “White Goods Store”

Jethro Tull’s “Living In the Past” is like Take Five with words 

Midge Urge turns down the Pistols but sings for the Rich Kids

Martin and Coulter

The Rich Kids’ influence on Spandau Ballert and Duran Duran

Cock Sparrer in the discos in Spain 

The Spectres


Mar 23, 2020
Episode 247 - Whitmer Thomas (The Golden One, Glow, The Walking Dead)
WATCH WHITMER THOMAS' "THE GOLDEN ONE"! This HBO comedy special has quickly become one of Damian's favourite movies (EVER)!  Listen in as Damian & Whit discuss his journey from listening to Bro-Hymn in the car with his mom & brother to performing Dammit with Mark Hoppus as well as agonizing over Fugazi jokes. 


Also Touched On:

Whit using Fucked Up as entrance music

A mutual debt paid

Mom teaching you to play Bro-Hymn

The true emotion of Pennywise’s 1998 version of “Bro-Hymn”

Mom loved new wave

Finding demos with two different takes on growing up in the South  

Alabama had no punk

Going to Pensacola to see shows

Seeing Against Me before they had real dreams

This Bike Is Pipe Bomb

“Pray to play”: Pretending to be Christian to get shows

Quitting the band and ruining an adult’s life

The Tooks can't make it in LA

The impenetrable cool of the Smell

The SF-Psych Revival

The Fugazi joke

 Fixing Danzig’s iMac in 2019

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!

Mar 19, 2020
Episode 246 - Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Blood Flower, The Denver Gentlemen)
This episode Damian explains that this podcast will remain a place people can come to unplug from the realities that they have to face the rest of the time in their lives. Then we turn out attention to, not one but, TWO amazing episodes to try and unplug a little with. In celebration Slim Cessna's Auto Club and the Bellrays tour. there are two Turned Out A Punks out today! First we take a trip to the the dark side of the Rocky Mountain State as Damian is joined by, Denver Gentlemen, Slim Cessna. Listen in as the two talk where this true gothic-occult-cult bend to Denver and surrounding cities punk may have come from and if this is what makes Denver punk so special. Not to be missed!!! 

Also, DON'T MISS Lisa Kekaula's amazing episode!!!!!

Also touched on:

Devo on Saturday Night Live

Taking the bus to Denver

The Fluid

The Frantix invented grunge

the Junior T 

Soul Merchants 

The goth side of Colorado - religion meets subculture

Your Funeral’s Jeri Rossi becomes a serial killer art dealer

Moving to the Boston

Feeding Frenzy

Human Sexual Response/Auto Club Connection

Verbal Assault: “That dude went to prom with my ex-wife”

Psychic TV: Huge in Denver


Mar 15, 2020
Episode 245 - Lisa Kekaula (The Bellrays, The Dangers, MC5)
This episode Damian explains that this podcast will remain a place people can come to unplug from the realities that they have to face the rest of the time in their lives. Then we turn out attention to, not one but, TWO amazing episodes to try and unplug a little with. In celebration of the Bellrays and Slim Cessna's Auto Club tour, there are two Turned Out A Punks out today! First Damian sits down with, one of the greatest vocalists of ALL-TIME, The Bellrays' Lisa Kekaula! Listen in as the two discuss: the pre-Coachella Scooter Rally Raves, Fishbone's awesomeness, why vocalists experience being in a band differently and more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Also, DON'T MISS Slim Cessna's amazing episode!!!!!

Also touched on: 

Hearing X in passing

AM radio

going to see Fishbone for the first time

Samba Hell

Pop Defect

Some much good music

The Proto-Raves that were scooter rallies

“Those are the dudes that run Coachella now.”

Why Ska hit Riverside and Southern California

Meeting Bob

Forming the Rosethorns

“I wish we had kept the name the Rosethorns”

Playing with the Voodoo Glow Skulls

Smokestacks: Sublime before Sublime

White Flag becomes Roadwhore

Fishbone spends year on the road and inspire the Rosethorns the become the Bellrays

I Got A Right is the birth of punk.




Mar 15, 2020
Episode 244 - Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Society Ills)
THIS IS A HUGE ONE! Bassgod Mike Watt joins Damian for a NOT TO BE MISSED conversation about all things punk & hardcore! Listen in as the two discuss Reactionaries, Minutemen, The Stooges & everyone in between. Plus, Damian nerds out about his road map into punk: "Ballhog Or Tugboat" on it's 25th anniversary with the cartographer himself! 
Did we mention this is NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Also Touched On:

We are all on the same team

No Watt No Damian

Readin’ in Creem

Lang Bang’s Cousin Lester

Meeting Nicky Beat

“We didn’t where bell bottoms”

Talking to Joey Shithead and Billy Bragg

The Vaudeville side of punk

“Ig said to Ronnie” being the little brother in the Stooges

Going to see the Stooges at the Whiskey

“I thought New Wave was a film movement in France”

“What’s the Alternative to music? Silence!?!”

“There was no guy on the back of the Circle Jerks record to try to dress up as!”

People LOVED Tull and hated the Stooges

“Ig had a weird gig where Ronny Beat his ass with a whip”

“At first D.Boon wouldn’t make a punk band with me”

“We jammed ‘I Wanna Be You Dog’ for 3 and a half hour”

The Reactionaries 

Playing with The Suburban Lawns

“The Bass King Of Outer Space”

The Minutemen were radical in music and organization

Hey Taxi! Georgies other band

Mar 10, 2020
Episode 243 - Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee, PS Eliot, The Ackleys)
Let's hear it for gratitude & paying it forward! This episode Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield stops by to talk all things punk.  Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his favourite songwriters only to find out about his own very small role in her punk journey! AGAIN, NOT TO BE MISSED! 
Also, check out Waxahatchee's new album "Saint Cloud" coming March 27th on MERGE RECORDS.

Also Touched On: 

The joys of discovery in the Napster era 

Growing up country 

Loving the Velvet Underground and GBV

Bikini Kill 

The Raincoats

Twin Powers

The Birmingham Scene: a story in two parts 

The difficulty finding a way into the punk scene

“Everyone still wishes it was the Ackleys” 

Hardcore message board toxicity 
PS Eliot is born from rage

“I’m a feminist because of the Bridge 9 Board”

Sage words from Marley

Fucked Up

Doing it for the other people

Fake Problems get big

“We are going on tour now!”

The end of MySpace

Teenage Cool Kids

Radiator Hospital


Mar 03, 2020
Episode 242 - Simon Doom (Spiral Heads, MGMT, Thulsa Doom)
Get ready! This week on the show Damian is joined by Spiral Heads & MGMT member, the great SIMON DOOM! Sit in as they discuss coming of age in the not so great era of NY punk & how that set him on the path for the rest of his life. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Also Touched On:

Nirvana as the gateway band

Getting a Sub Pop comp and hearing the Dwarves’ “Drug Store”

Parents meeting in Jessie Michaels’ dad’s class

Bobcat Goldthwait, Chokebore Butthole Suffers and Nirvana 

The loss of Kurt Cobain impacts a young kid

buying bootleg Nirvana tapes off Merle Allin

Drawing Lars’ tattoos on yourself and fooling Merle

reading punk jackets

Making a fake ID to get into CBGB’s

“Are you a spy of something?” - cops find your fake ID

“12 year old boy looking for band members” a personal ad 

Spider sends a picture of him puking

becoming friends with the skinhead goes terribly wrong 

Social Disease

The Murder Junkies were a terrifying gang without a messiah 

Adults beefing with kids

Thulsa Doom

The grimy shityness of punk can be exhausting

if it didn’t have the D-BEAT, i didn’t like it

“This isn’t a metal venue!” Dave It Up and Stuart Schrader’s opinion mattered

going indie


Feb 21, 2020
Episode 241 - Kevin Morby (The Babies, Woods)
This week on the show Damian reconnects with the godly Kevin Morby! Sit in as the two discuss the pivotal roll punk played in his musical development & the glory days that were the late 2000's Brooklyn DIY scene. 
NOT TO BE MISSED & Check out Kevin's latest album, "Oh My God", on Dead Oceans. 

Also Touched On:

Having to battle Blink 182 to get Green Day

Matt Skiba joining Blink 182 and a 6 grade dream comes true

Nirvana not being your gateway band

And thus begins: “The Reality Era” of MTV

Asian Man Records setting you on path

No Music in the house

No punks in the suburbs of Kansas City

Dropping out of school

Moving to New York

Going to be a opening scene from Law And Order

the 3rd wave of The BK Indie boom

the Vivian Girls!!!

The greatness of Cause Co-Motion: the Jonathan Fire Eater of the 3rd Wave NY 2000'S DIY


Feb 14, 2020
Episode 240 - Linda Ramone (Ramones Productions, Johnny Ramone Army)
Twenty-plus year ago, Damian had dinner with Linda & Johnny Ramone. It set the course for the rest of his life. Now, all these years later he is reunited with Linda Ramone to talk about growing up before punk in New York, her late husband & the traveling the world with the greatest band of all-time: 

Also Touched On:

A brother that loved rock

Black Sabbath

Black Oak Arkansa 

“I found a band for you”

Dreaming of going to the city

Heavenly and Starlet going to see the Dolls

Seeing Grand Funk at Madison Square Gardens

going to CBGBs every weekend

Johnny little black books

Fun with Vincent Gallo


Feb 07, 2020
Footnotes Supershow #5: Celebrating the music of Andy Gill, Josh Pappa, Reed Mullin and Vinny Value
After a tragic week of losses from the world of punk and hardcore, Chris O'toole, Dave It Up, Dave Martin and Damian discuss the musical impact of four people on the world of music.
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 239 - Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever, Vacant Andys)
Tonight we are doin' it for friendship & the scene, because on this episode Damian is joined by his new buddy, CHRIS CARRABBA AKA Dashboard Confessional! Listen in as the two discuss: Florida's isolation causing a music boom, coming to terms with being labeled "emo", playing on CNN in the middle of a news report & more! 
NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!! Don't miss Dashboard Confessional's "Best Of The Best Ones", a career spanning compilation of Dashboard's greatest hits dropping on January 31 2020!

Also Touched On:

Moving to Florida

Cars rides as punk school

120 Minutes

Archers Of Loaf


Dino Jr over everything

Finding Post-Hardcore before punk

Buzzcocks over the Pistols

Liking Green Day they were Green Day

Vacant Andy’s inspired by Jawbreaker



The gap between Youth Of Today and Hatebreed


Seeing Hot Water Music and falling instantly in love

Building a scene

Jon Riely from Morning Again

Trevor from Fact To Face: “word if getting out”

Fiddler Records

No Idea

Fueled By Ramen

HWM and Less Than Jake pulling the south FLA bands north

Hubble: favourite band that never recorded

Being made to sing

Chad from New Found Glory’s voice in Shai Hulud

coming to terms with the term emo

Reason To Believe rule


Jan 24, 2020
Episode 238 - Mikal Cronin (Party Fowl, Ty Segall Band, Charlie & The Moonhearts)
Get ready to set sail! In this episode, Damian is joined by his former shipmate on the Bruise Cruise & one of his favourite songwriters: Mikal Cronin! Join the two as they discuss: all ages shows, the Toronto connection, the joy of getting your OWN record & so much more!!!!

Also Touched On:

Growing up in a non-rock house

Hearing Nirvana in a cool babysitter’s car

When mom’s harp explodes…

Pop-punk as a gateway

the Warped Tour as a first show


Floggin’ Molly


getting a full beer dumped down your cast

So-Cal Record stores

Finding the Smell

the possibility of starting a band

The concept of the Sensitive Side 7” blowing your mind

Meeting Ty Segall 



Jan 15, 2020
Episode 237 - Jimmy Jacobs (ROH, TNA, WWE)
Bow down because wrestling’s Zombie Princess is here! This week on the show Damian sits down with one of his favourite wrestlers: Jimmy Jacobs! Listen in as the two discuss his journey through the unpredictable world of wrestling & how it all comes back to PUNK!

Also Touched On:

Damian is a fan of SCUM

It never hurts when someone is a fan

Jimmy hears the Misfits…

“All rock is the same!”

Rocking a devil lock in the 8th grade

going by yourself to see Prince in the mid-90s

Is the person or the character what came first?

Shedding the conservatism you were raised with

Cream Cheese And Bagels

The second Undertaker reveal turning you off of wrestling

“Here I am 20 years later, all because Stone Cold got popular”

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!


Jan 06, 2020
Episode 235 - Heather Gabel (HIDE)
If you want scream, scream with us! This episode, Damian sits down with one of his current favourite vocalists: HIDE's Heather Gabel. Listen in as the two discuss finding a late start through performing & the ongoing journey of punk. DON’T MISS IT!!!

Also Touched On:

“Punk” music


Green Day

a tape with Crass

“How can all these bands be the same genre?” 


Born Against

Sam McPheeters is always on the list!

Covering “well fed fuck”

Finding a Rudimentary Peni

Seeing Rancid before Lars was in the band

Your boyfriend refusing to stand beside you at a Jawbreaker show

Going to see the Cure and it being transformative

I can’t believe that many people had heard of them!

Hanging out with Robert Smith and it being the best ever

Eric Z’s Grounds Coffee Shop

Making patches for the Suicide Machines

Going to see ICP


Ink and Dagger RULES!!!!

being able to see Los Crudos whenever you want!

living at the Underdog loft


Nov 28, 2019
Episode 234 - Jim Smallman (Progress Wrestling, NXTUK)
Let's talk about the role of punk played in the resurrection of UK wrestling as Damian sits down with the founder of Progress Wrestling Jim Smallman! Listen in as the two discuss the how and the why of rebirth of UK wrestling and Jim's journey from punk loving stand-up comic to wrestling booker. Also touched on:

Daddy was a Northern Soul DJ?

The Clash: “I’m not hacking you listen to music like that.”

Standstill: a terrible cover band

The Sex Pistols/ Clash divide

Straight edge

“Just Don’t Be A Dick”

The formation of Progress: the anti-super indie

Jimmy Havok and the hardest chair shot he ever gave

the uk scene

Nov 18, 2019
Episode 233 - Colin McFaull (Cock Sparrer)
HOT DAMN! In this episode, Damian gets to sit down with one of the best to ever do it: Colin McFaull of the legendary COCK SPARRER!!! Listen in as the two discuss the realness of street rock & roll, the fakeness of punk & everything in between. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!

Also Touched On:

being on tour with the Small Faces and hearing the Jam

not buying into the whole punk thing

“you gotta wear these clothes”

Slaughter and The Dogs, Adam and the Ants and us

Forming Cock Sparrer at 16

informed by Glam

A potentially career ending reel to reel

MC5 didn’t cross the pond

Dr. Feelgood and pub rock

From Motorhead of Mannfred Mann and the Earth Band

Punk was a West London thing first

AC/DC with Bon Scott was the best show EVER

The meeting with Malcolm McLaren 

Doc Martins and Jungle Greens

“Some people bring you cupcakes and some people bring you cocaine”

The Sex Pistols and The Clash were boy bands

The second wave is when punk got real

“We weren’t well liked”

The ’92 comeback show

the violence becomes too much


Nov 11, 2019
Episode 232 - Johnny Peebucks Bonnel (Swingin' Utters, The Filthy Thieving Bastards)
YES!!! In this week’s episode, Damian is joined by one of his favourite vocalists ever: Johnny Peebucks of the Swingin' Utters!!! Listen in as they talk about going from reluctant street punk heroes to Fat Mike's favourite reluctant fight starting live band!

Also Touched On:

A cool older sister

Trying to nail the Mic Jagar pose

the club culture

getting into shows for free

the first version of the Swingin’ Utters

The Santa Cruz skinhead fanbase

Darius Joins and brings the songs

“Can you play harmonica?”

Going on tour with the Meatmen and Chaos UK

“We aren’t going to play this one tonight, we are too hungover.”

moving to SF

what is street punk?

MRR buzzband

"Your fans suck!" "You are right."

Fat Mike liked the fights and hated Streets Of San Francisco


Nov 05, 2019
Footnote Supershow #4: Stage Dives & Contact Highs
Chris & Damian call on the Daves (Akerman & Martin) to come on the show! Talk some Everclear, Kanye & Morrissey, the guy with the initials that plays rock, new music they like & so much more!!
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 231 - Anthony Anzaldo Jr. (Ceremony, Ex Youth)
Get ready to celebrate friendship because on this week’s episode, Damian invites his long time friend Anthony Anzaldo from Ceremony back to the show! NO WRESTLING TALK THIS TIME AROUND, as the two discuss creative growth, artistic integrity, the limitation of expectations & so much more. There’s just not enough time for everything! THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Oct 25, 2019
Episode 230 - Brandon Williams (Chastity)
This week on the show, Damian invites Brandon Williams of Chastity over for dinner & makes him podcast for his supper! Join the two friends as they discuss art, critique, heroes turned villains & of course, PUNK ROCK IN THE SUBURBS. LISTEN TO THIS!!!

Also Touched On: 

liking metal

the mystery of the band at the high school up the street

Happy Goes Lucky becomes Protest The Hero

Closet Monster

Bombs Over Providence

A babysitter crosses the street to avoid the punks

The Underground Operations era

Why are there no bands from Kingston?

Bands named after the city are normally terrible

Whitby: 10 Hockey Areas and no all-ages music venues

No Much Music, No Simpsons: Growing up in a religious house

The burnt CD era

Making the skate video in grade 7

Seeing Alexisonfire’s first video on TV and it changing everything

Meeting Dallas Green as a kid

When your childhood heroes tell you to “Quit Your Life”

Creating bands as a home for lyrics

The greatness of MTV Live Canada



Oct 11, 2019
Episode 229 - Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, Final Exit, International Noise Conspiracy)
This week on the show Dennis Lyxzén from Refused talks Swedish punk & so much more with Damian. DON’T MISS IT!

Also Touched On:

The continuation of 2001 Quick Fanzine interview

Exploited shows up out of nowhere in your record collection

being into NY hardcore when everyone else in UK 77

87 the dead time for punk between the booms

Puszone in Thrasher

“You get it home and it’s mucky pup”

Taller punk

The Join

let’s gather all the freaks in one place

let’s build a scene

isolation and boredom builds the biggest hardcore scene in the world

no sick of it all show in Umea

Doctor and The Crippens 

Were you at the Shelter show?

Step Forward: no one is going like this so let’s just go nuts

be the guys that goes off

Refused: “We knew the potential”

The curse of recording LPs

Meshaggah sounding like Anthrax playing to 4t people

Skate punk made

Asta Kasta the link between scenes


David's death metal influence on Refused

the regions of music

learning about Empire and the Ruts from the gods of DC

This is kinda cool but super sloppy

becoming friends with manny from Race Traitor

Peaking too early

Final Exit

The Path Of Resistance connection

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

Oct 04, 2019
Episode 228 - Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell, The Color Wheel, Golden Exits)
Lights, Camera, Action! This week on the show we go to the movies as Damian sits down with director, ALEX ROSS PERRY! Listen in as the two discuss how Alex applied what he learned from basement shows to making movies & lamenting the loss of video store culture. 

Also Touched On:

Video store people unite!!!

Green Day as first exposure

becoming a Lookout kid

Big band bringing cool bands on tour

Blink opens for Bad Religion and then a few years later the inverse

Local H opening for Stone Temple Pilots 

Meeting the older kids in the basement

a Propagandhi shirt

the secret christian punk scene

if you have played a show for less than 10 people you can make movies

Making a soundtrack


Sep 30, 2019
Episode 227 - Bif Naked (Gorilla Gorilla, Chrome Dog)
Get Psyched! CANADIAN MUSIC ICON, BIF NAKED IS ON THE SHOW! Join Damian & Bif as they sit down to discuss her crazy journey in music. From giggin' endlessly across Canada with Gorilla Gorilla, to trying to win over Life Of Agony fans in Europe, to ultimately changing the Canadian music landscape forever. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!!

Also Touched On:

Making My Daddy’s Getting Married

DRI plays NOT the Albert

The Punk-Funk of Gorilla Gorilla

Being in a touring band is not for everyone

The double standard of being a woman in the touring punk scene

Hockey Music

Sugar Ray could have been a great punk band

the East Coast VS the West Coast vibe

Personality Crisis


Flipping a coin for Toronto or Vancouver

Pot & flannel 

Chrome Dog was ahead of its time

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

playing in Bad Religion in both bands

The skater scene vs. the rocker scene

Getting stoked about Jello rejection letter

loving early Screeching Weasel

covering Mastodon

Touring with Chi Pig  & The Wrongs

Having to learn to play with no monitors because the music industry sucks

Opening for Life Of Agony & the audience didn't care that her daddy was getting married

meeting Gail from Belly & getting into Straight Edge


Sep 20, 2019
Episode 226 - Donita Sparks (L7)
GET READY!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by a legend: DONITA SPARKS of the godly L7! Listen in as the two discuss not fitting in & having to create your own scene, punk as an attitude. Also, the trials & tribulations of headlining the first Warped Tour. 

Also Touched On:

Sisters with great taste

Hearing the Ramones & finding your band

Not liking bands that buy shit off the rack

Punk or New Wave

B-52s were crazier than the Cramps

The Dead were a deal breaker

Going to dance clubs in the Northside of Chicago

Hating hardcore

The LA art punk scene gives rise to L7

Opening for Bad Religion

Redd Kross were true glam

Not being a part of the hip LA scene

Grunge up end rock

Meeting Sub Pop

Writing Shove

Covering Bloodstains & turning it into the Mencies Anthem 

The Dick Dale influence

The half-step 

Suicidal’s dirge

Everyones is opening for the riot


Sep 10, 2019
Episode 225 - Matty Matheson (God of Cookery)
Rejoice!!! It's finally happened! After losing one episode to the unknown, Matty Matheson comes to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with his buddy to talk about the good & the not so good times that led Matty to become one of the world’s most beloved chefs! Also, how punk & hardcore were paramount  to his journey. DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!!!! 
ALSO, don’t miss the return of Matty Fest with Decedents, Wu Tang and Danny Brown! Saturday September 7th at Echo Beach!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 05, 2019
Episode 224 - Alex Lichtenhauer (Control Top, Get Better Records)
Weather, technology & scheduling be damned! This week Alex Lichtenauer (Get Better Records and Control Top) is on the show! After months of trying, join Alex & Damian as they discuss scene building & affecting positive change through music. Don't miss this rain soaked all too short conversation! 

Also Touched On: 

A NOFX tape gets passed around

The Decline is the peak

Pikesville Teen Center scene

The Baltimore Hardcore scene 

Cult Classics


Charm City Art Space and the fall out

Moving to New Hampshire and scene building

The Starving Artist

Punk experiences it first

The first decade of Get Better Records


Sep 02, 2019
Episode 223 - Ben Lee (Noise Addict)
DREAMS COME TRUE! This week Damian welcomes his childhood hero & dream guest to the show, BEN LEE!!! Listen in as the two get caught in the metaphysical weeds discussing moshing at a Hard-Ons show to collaborating with Tom Robbins on musicals. ANOTHER EPISODE THAT CANNOT BE MISSED!!! 

Also Touched On:

A long time in the making for Damian

No one ever came

The Sydney all-ages scene

The Hard-Ons


getting caught in the mosh at age 12

Rage: The TV program

Lo-Fi is Punk

“I thought it sounded like ‘Appetite For Destruction’”

Tom Robbins as a punk collaborator 

Dennis Tek opens for Rollins

Nirvana and the Violent Femmes were the reason

Television Personalities 

The Vaselines 

K Records

Half A Cow Records




Fallaheen Records

Not being able to open for Alex Chilton because it was a school night

“Do I get paid for that?”

the Bathing Ape collaboration

artist run labels are a bad idea most of the times


Aug 29, 2019
Episode 222 - Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Bad Seeds, The Pink Monkey Birds)
What is "cool"? Well, around here at Turned Out A Punk we think the very embodiment of the word cool is Kid Congo Powers & this podcast just got a hell of a lot cooler, because he’s on the show this week! Join Damian as he sits down with the former Cramp, Gun Cluber, Bad Seed & Screamers propagandist to talk about how LA glam kids took over the world. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Also Touched On:

Helping invent punk

The Dogs and the Motels

The Glam kids meet the rock kids meet the record collector kids

Seeing Patti Smith and Ramones

Zolar X: hilariously dedicated

The faded glam of LA as an influence
Learning from Rodney

Th Quick: “Our Sparks”

Backdoor Man Magazine was the Bible

The birth of Zine culture

Doing the first Ramones zine

The odd crowd the Ramones attracted 

16 and standing beside Dee Dee

Thrift shopping with Blondie

The Nerves, The Pop and the Zippers

“Glad I was there for that”: life with The Screamers

Pat Suzuki and Argento

“You have to see this band the Cramps!”

Took the bus from LA

Going to New York and seeing the Contortions

Befriending Brian Gregory and Nick Knox

The Mumps come to LA

The Student Teachers

The Blessed

“Those people were sick!” No Wave people were no fucking joke

“Yeah I noticed” The shift from punk to hardcore

Opening for the Circle Jerks with the Creeping Ritual

“They Hated Us!”

Here come the angry kids

Going to see the Slits play in the UK

Record shopping in Paris in ’77

Working at Bomp


Aug 19, 2019
Episode 221 - Jay Bentley (Bad Religion, Wasted Youth etc.)
In honour of Bad Religion playing the Psycho Las Vegas Fest, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion is on the show! Tune in as Jay & Damian discuss finding punk, forming Bad Religion, the birth of Epitaph, leaving before the Unknown & coming back! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LISTEN!

Also Touched On:

Raw Power Fanzine 

DIY? Are you High? What else was there

12,000 kids vs. Jay and Greg

Going to LA to see shows

The Stains and the car through the wall

Mad Society the SUPER little kids

“Well fuck this, we’re going to make our own.”

The Circle Jerks like your tape

“We are already on the radio?!?”

Rodney On The ROQ

Buying the Dickies and the Germs record store

Making the first 7”

making the first lp

Smoke 7 comp

Experimenting right into drugs

Joining Wasted Youth

The Clubs stop letting punk happen

Citadel: Proto glam

Do you be in the Circle Jerks? And winding up back in Bad Religion

Into the Unknown and back


Aug 15, 2019
Episode 220 - Riki Rachtman (Cathouse, Headbanger's Ball, WCW)
What do MTV, WCW & Darby Crash have in common? This week’s guest is RIKI  RACHTMAN!!! Join Damian as he sits down with the former WCW/Headbanger’s Ball & current Cathouse Hollywood Podcast host to talk about The Germs, Black Flag & the Adolescents: OH MY! Not to be missed!!!

Also Touched On:

The greatest Canadians

Wearing Germs shirts on Headbangers Ball

Blink 182 is old school now?

Devo’s first record as gateway

Rodney on ROQ


Keith Morris rocking a Spiderman costume fronting the Black Flag


Not getting the Germs… at first

X plays every show

Meeting Darby

The Adolescents Blue Album is one of the great albums EVER

Rob and Darby

Knowing more about Black Flag than Black Sabbath

Going to Universal Studios with an Adam And The Ants superfan

Auditions for the Angry Samoans

Forming a hardcore band 

“Hey Devo!”

“Hey Meatloaf!”

Meeting Lee Ving in the current day

Metallica meets the Plimsouls
Battery Club could have been Green Day

Trying to record and hang with Pantera


 On the road with Scott Steiner


Aug 07, 2019
Episode 219 - Chris Hannah Part 2 (Propagandhi)
Because the world demanded it, Damian welcomes back to the show one of his all time favourite lyricists & TOAP Guests: PROPAGANDHI’S CHRIS HANNAH!!!
Get pumped for a pretty bleak discussion! The two reflect on the current state of things, where/when it all started to get much darker & of course, some punk rock talk too!

Also Touched On: 

The Prophecy Foretold: Chris Hannah Was Right! 


The record flopped: YAY!

“Fuck these jokers!”

Traveling with a mini-mall

Greenroom as a bio-pic

The punk and politics

G-7 Records falls apart

Consolidated rule 

Hearing Randy for the first time

Todd and Chris go crazy while record Today’s Empires

Wanting to be more Los Crudos, Dropdead and Born Against

Fuck The Border with a rap part as an I Spy song

Jord: the voice of reason

Trying to make everything sound like a sped up cassette tape.

The terrifying prophecy of Propagandhi lyrics

the moment we could have saved the world

9/11 changes everything

You don’t own your cellphone 

Falling-out with Fat Mike

Changing views on Punk Voter


Jul 28, 2019
Episode 218 - Dan Panic (Screeching Weasel, Groovie Ghoulies, Pansy Division, Squirtgun, Ivy League)
Some 23 years ago a much younger Damian met Dan Panic at a show in Toronto & the positive impact on was immense. Now, two plus decades later, Damian gets to sit down & thank Dan the only way he knows how: by punishing him with questions about his musical past! Join D & D as they sit down to discuss playing drums in some of the most iconic pop punk bands. 

Also Touched On:

Damian meets Dan and it sets a standard

Blondie as a gateway

The Feds’ (pre-Smashing Pumpkins/ pre-Poster Children) fake tour booklet

Ivy League forms in 10 minutes 

Weedeater (pre Charles Bronson) and the new scene in the Western Suburbs

The evolution of the Chicago scene

The Los Crudos Screeching Weasel Connection

An apology to Cedric

The Riverdales VS Weasel

Tony Molina RULES

Listening to Mars Volta

Playing with At The Drive-In 

Joe does not like weed smoke from future rock gods

Playing with Sons Of Ishmael 

Opening for the first “last” Screeching Weasel show

The influence of Ringo

The nuns forcing you to write with your right hand

Melody over everything

The funny side of Born Against

Quitting music for five years

Touring with Pansy Division



Jul 23, 2019
Episode 217 - Jon Wurster Part 2 [or 4] (Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Best Show, Mountain Goats)
Whether you call it his second or his fourth time on the show, one of the greatest guests ever, JON WURSTER RETURNS! Either in the world of drumming or comedy, Jon truly is a GOAT! So sit back listen in as Damian & Jon go deep before he takes the stage with Bob Mould… Who also says one word on the show… So do we call that his Part 1? YOU DECIDE!

Also Touched On:

Going to Ohio to learn to record

Missing Husker Du by one day

Circle Of Shit

The scum influence on Philadelphia music 

Jon’s connection to Serial Killers

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds has to follow Green Day… with the singer of Serial Killer 

John Drewbaker: So punk the local magazine did an article on him titled The Punk

The best show Superchunk ever played

Not loving the cross-over thing… except COC

the cool frats in Philly

Joining Jack Wenberg

Is there a drummer in the house?: Mike Joyce no shows the Buzzcocks 

Brad from Finger plays with Keith Urbane

going solo to see MDC on a Monday night in a college town when school out in 2019

The weirdness of Texas punk

The weirdness of Philly punk

The greatness of YDI live

The best of the metal records

Void rules ok!

Going Country

Why punk endures



Jul 13, 2019
Episode 216 - Rachel Goswell (Slowdive, Mojave 3, Minor Victories)
Tune in & gaze down because this week on the show RACHEL GOSWELL (Slowdive) joins Damian for a chat!!! Listen along as the two discuss going from being a first wave goth kid to finding out you accidentally created a genre!! Plus hear Damian fan out... Again. 

Also Touched On:

Punk through a brother

Siouxie and The Banshees as inspiration 


who invented goth?

in the gig straight down to the front

photos at gigs

Christian Death

Ghost Dance

Neil is a prefect at school

not into Indieschmindie stuff

My Bloody Valentine unites them all

meeting Alan Magee 

Meeting the goths in College

Being broke on Creation

 Falling-out with Creation

The Sony deal

Getting asked to take Oasis on tour and saying no

Never touring Pygmalion

 Getting dropped

the fourth Slowdive album becomes the first Mojave 3

signing to 4AD

A starting afresh 

Shoegaze as a genre: “Wot on earth?!” 

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!

Jul 07, 2019
Episode 215 - Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (Goth Boi Clique, Tigers Jaw)
Punk will never die! As if to illustrate this, founding member of Goth Boi Clique, Wicca Phase is on the show this week! Join Damian as he sits down with the former member of Tigers Jaw to talk about Emotrap being yet another mutation of punk & how they were brought together by wrestling podcasts. NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also Touched On:

Getting into Blink 182 but it not counting

Tom from the Menzingers wins the talent show with a Rancid cover

Typing Punk into napster 
AFI & Anti-Flag & IN

Calling into Hot 97 & getting put on air at 8 years old

Going along to a Backstreet Boys show
More a Frontyard Dancer than a Backyard Wrestler

Then Amazingness of Crimpshrine 

Scranton’s hot ska scene

Leftover Crack & the Beach Boys over everything

An invite only message board of obsessive music collectors

Borrowing CDs from the library & finding the Smiths & Mount Eerie 

Forming bands that were derivative of the Microphones & Conor Oberts

Test Pattern 

Forming Tigers Jaw

Title Fight

Hating the pop-punk scene

Shout out to the Aarons!

Lil Peep on wrestling 



Jun 24, 2019
Episode 214 - Billy Duffy (The Cult, Death Cult, The Nosebleeds)
Well, somethings in life are worth waiting for & this here is one of those things! BILLY DUFFY IS ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK! Listen in as the two start from the beginning & we learn just how this legendary guitarist found his way through punk to the metal explosion of the 80’s. YOU CANT MISS THIS ONE!!! CATCH BILLY ON TOUR WITH THE CULT THIS SUMMER! Check listings 

Also Touched On:

Coming of age in the summer of a punk

Billy & Johnny: Best haircuts in town

The better guitarists in the neighbourhood

Football or Rock and Roll as the only ways out

Free & Thin Lizzy

Slaughter And The Dogs: Bowie freaks go punk

How amazing the Buzzcocks were

Seeing the Pistols for the first time at the 2nd Manchester gig

Five school friends enter & three leave

“All the heads were there”

Guitar hers

Raw Power was a massive band in Wigan

Filling Vini Reilly’s shoes

Bringing along Morrissey 

Opening for The Magazines 

Throwing out candy to the crowd

The Nosebleeds 

“The only reason they kept me around was because I was good at table tennis”

“She actually sang on a Johnny Thunder’s record?!?” The Lonesome No More 

Getting into gretch guitars

rockabilly arrives

nothing would have happened without punk


Jun 17, 2019
Episode 213 - Matt Freeman (Operation Ivy, Rancid, Charger) & John Joseph (NYHC Legend) Part 2.5
WHAT A MONSTER EPISODE!?!?!? First, BASS-GOD - MATT FREEMAN from Op Ivy & Rancid stops by for a quick chat! He has a new band called Charger with a new EP on Pirates Press Records. Join Matt & Damian as they discuss: life lessons from Wayne Kramer, MDC Punk bootcamp & lots more. 
Also, JOHN JOSEPH MAKES HIS RETURN TO THE SHOW in celebration of '77 Montreal fest ON JULY 26 & IT’S KILLER! Listen as they discuss old New York, when hardcore in New York got hard, Cro-Mags vs. Everybody & why Mackie is the coolest person ever. 

Jun 11, 2019
Episode 211 - Milo Aukerman (Descendents)

SURPRISE EPISODE!!!! Scratch another one off the bucket list because, thanks to our friend’s at Punk Rock Bowling, MILO AUKERMAN OF THE DESCENDENTS IS ON THE SHOW!!!! Join Damian as he talks to one of his heroe’s to find out about going from a new wave lovin' nerd to one of the most iconic vocalists ever! YOU’VE GOTTA TO HEAR THIS!!!! Go see the Descendents play Punk Rock Bowling next weekend (with Damian) too! 

Also Touched On:

X opens for Devo

Getting into LA punk

Accidentally seeing Black Flag’s infamous park gig

Listening to Rodney

Dangerhouse Records

Ramones are more standard 

“I was a frickin’ nerd”

Dressing new wave

Bill Stevenson selling you a Decendents record

The 60’s influence on the first 7”

The Allycats influence

Singing in musicals

ripping off Dez

Watching Black Flag practice

The Last connection

Joining the new wave club at school and the meeting getting invaded by the punkers

The Blasters

The Chiefs

New Wave kids that liked a punk

don’t turn around in the pit!

The Germs show: people had gotten in with weapons

The Minutemen

Playing with Minor Threat

The SST fans

New Alliance Records

Hearing “Milo Goes To College” for the first time… in college 

Bill joins Black Flag but that was the end of it.

Ray Cooper takes over vocals

Bill’s congratulations card to Milo in the form of an album

The albatross of the Milo head

going to shows in San Diego


Battalion Of Saints

Singing on Loose Nut

Seeing the Misfits on the last tour

The drawbacks of a double life



May 17, 2019
Episode 210 - Shawn & Mark Stern (Youth Brigade, Extremes, BYO Records)
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is but a week away! To celebrate, we have festival founders & Youth Brigadiers, Shawn & Mark Stern on the show for ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES EVER OF TOAP!!! Join Damian in his glee as the Sterns talk about all his favourite topics: From AA Records to Zolar X! OH, MY GAWD! Also Touched On: Going to see the Dickies for a first show A disagreement about Vom Tampon eating scares of some stoner buddies Robert Trower Getting into Devo Going to back to Toronto and catching the B-52s and the Beat People  Saskatoon Temp-hair dye disaster 100 Punk to rule the world: The Masque and the Canterbury The Go-Gos A different perspective on the invading beach punks Test Tube Records & Greg Heston Skinhead Manor Skin Swing Brigade Someone Gonna Get Their Head Kicked Matt Groening loves the comp getting Doug Moody into punk Bringing Aggression around to meet Doug Moody for a shakedown and it getting them signed Nearly winding up on the People’s Court AA Records French Oi Eskorbuto  Pure Hell & the Dead Boys Brendan Mullen’s ear AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 16, 2019
Episode 209 - John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats, The Extra Glenns)
Years in the making & two attempts at recording have been worth it!!! The King of the Mountain, G.O.A.T. John Darinelle is on the show this week! Listen along as John & Damian discuss going from getting messed with by members of Bad Religion & Christian Death, to finally understanding why Nick Cave would hate the bathroom being in the front of the club, but don't worry, there is lots of Ajax Records talk for all you teeny boppers out there! The Mountain Goats have an AWESOME new record out on MERGE called “In League With Dragons” Check it out now!!!!! Also Touched On: Some awesome music talk seen it in the LA times Mom ordered Never Mind The Bollocks to the library  When DIY came to punk Early college rock The Normal TVOD Being scared of punk Jay from Bad Religion and Rozz from Christian Death trying to mess with you in the neighbourhood  The bully that chases you toward guitar, literally Charlie Chase and the Folk Music centre  Running into your tormentors at Buttonhole Surfers shows “Finding someone that like The Velvet Underground was like a Wizard!” Man Is The Bastard on streaming services The Extra Glens Mighty Joe Young AntiSeen, Eyehategod and Obsessed Being a parent and trying to leave the house for a show Nick Cave just trying to use the bathroom Doing security for Fugazi Ian MacKaye makes a nice cup of tea Peter and Ajax Records “I can have an advance?!?” BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 10, 2019
Episode 208 - George Pettit Part 2 (Dead Tired, Alexisonfire, Bergenfield Four)
GEORGE IS BACK BABY! Once again TOAP shows up to prove that a sequel can equal or even top the original. George Pettit was one of the original guests on this podcast way back when & now he finally makes his triumphant return to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with his good friend to catch up & bullshit about music, culture & how punk can micro change the world. NOT TO BE MISSED! George's band Dead Tired has an awesome new album, "Full Vol." His other band, Alexisonfire also put out some amazing new music as well.  Also Touched On:  A long time coming making this thing George tells Damian Alexisonfire is getting back together “What am I going to do now?” the post band question Wade gets it done Young Chris O’Toole working at the record store Niagara Falls: ghost town Sex Pistols Wax Figures shows that no one came to The kind of out of touch having a kid makes you kid run vs. the old people scene The end of alternative culture The brilliance of CityTV No New Bomb Turks on Much Music & SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 03, 2019
Episode 207 - John Ross Bowie (Four Chords And A Gun, Big Bang Theory, Egghead)

Pick Up The Pieces!!! This week on the show, Damian sits down with John Ross Bowie! The Big Bang Theory star & author of the new play, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN has an INSANE story to tell. You guys are gonna love this one! SO, HEY HO... Oh, forget it

Also Touched On:

A dance routine to Rockaway beach

The String theory of cool

NOW, I want to sniff some glue

Buying Ramones records

The Spin mags 10 year anniversary of punk issue

The dramatic aspects of growing up in 80’s NY

Spring 84 seeing The Go-Gos

Putting an ad looking for a penpal

A friend in Kitchener



The Nunfuckers rule!

Going to CBGB’s to see Breakdown

The two different audiences for New York hardcore bands and cali punk in NY

Murphy’s Law and the Dickies on halloween 

A group of comedy people at Matador 21

Musical theatre meets punk

The Mumps

World Inferno Friendship Society

Liking Let’s Wreck This Party

Bad Religion’s Into The Unknown

Greg Graffin coming to DJ on your radio show

Bob Dylan for jocks

Bugout Society are crazy underrated 

Crucial Youth trolling MRR readers

Damian’s dad loves Toy Dolls

understanding why your parent feared punk

when hardcore get reeeeaaallllyyyy hard

Mutant Pop rocks!!!



Apr 23, 2019
Episode 206 - Johnny Marr (The Smiths, The Cribs, Modest Mouse)
Here's Johnny!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of the greatest guitarists in the history of British Rock & Roll: JOHNNY MARR!!! Johnny has an amazing new album, “Call The Comet” & has played in some of the most LEGENDARY bands ever but, as is par for the course with this show, the two spent most of the time talking about a band that only ever released one song on a compilation. CHECK THIS ONE OUT & don't forget THE TOAP PATREON!  👨‍🎨: Gray Abraham Also Touched On: The Sex Pistols’ legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall  Billy Duffy changes the next day Going to see Slaughter & The Dogs at age 12 Stooges, The Dolls & Dr Feelgood The glory days of working class rock & roll The first single Playing guitar  The GODLY Sister Ray! A freak show of a band A scary group of dudes A drummer with dreads in South Manchester in the late 70’s In a band with adults at age 14 Steven & Isaac got nothing on Clive. Clive says “If you are a intros band, you are going to need this…” Pete Shelley: the true radical for the time The differences between the london punks & the punks around the country that took up the flag The importance of Jon Savage’s book The importance of Magazine  Bowiefreaks The Suffragette City is the template for punk  The Robert Alman Punk Salon The White Dice Paris Valentino’s riff becomes Handsome Devils The Only Ones are gods! “Peter Perret is my Sid Barrett” Seeing Nick Lowe from the knees down The FBeat audition BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 14, 2019
Footnote Supershow #3 - Youtube Party Tonight!
The Turned Out A Punk Patreon is live! Head to patron.com/turnedoutapunk and check it out! Also, check out Chris, Dave It Up, Dave Martin and Damian as they talk about the best live bands they never saw, youtube clips and Dave It Up not liking the Cramps(!?!?!?!?!).
Apr 11, 2019
Episode 205 - Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux, Black Bananas)
When Damian sat down with Jennifer Herrema (Half of the legendary duo Royal Trux), he had no clue they would spend the whole time talking about first wave DC hardcore, but this is a perfect example of the power of punk & ultimately the point of this show. Join Damian in his stunned joy as they discuss how the noise & chaos of hardcore informed Jennifer’s musical sensibility & life in general. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Check out Royal Trux's godly new album, White Stuff on Fat Possum now!  Also Touched On: Shout Out To Tony Reitmen Hanging with Iron Cross at the age of 12 Olson’s Books and Records with Sab and Tesco Vee working the door Wandering through George Town and looking at fliers Anna and Cynthia Connolly Hanging out with Void Pussy Galore  Always against straight edge Dante and Sab were wild! Ian stands in his own truth 9353 Royal Trux starts in DC The results of an acid trip Moby and Neil as college buddies Going to Skynyrd for Kid Rock Gerard Cosloy is responsible for all of this Listening to GBH trying to figure it out The influence of Discharge Mike Fellows Chis Bald AND MORE!!!!!
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 204 - Mary Timony (EX HEX, Helium, Wild Flag)
This week on the show, one of the coolest (& one of the first performers your host Damian ever saw live), MARY TIMONY of the band EX HEX sits down for a chat. Listen in as the two talk about Mary going from a DC hardcore kid who didn't feel like she fit in, to finding a home in Boston Indie Rock, to touring world wide with the godly HELIUM. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED (ALSO, don't miss EX HEX’s FANTASTIC new album "It's Real” on Merge Records)!!!   Also touched on:  Damian’s first show Growing up down the road from the MacKayes Mary’s folks: “Have you heard of Ian’s band Minor Threat?” Alec’s leopard print hair Watching Friday Night Videos and finding New Wave Feeling different Learning to play guitar to stop dressing weird Seeing Rites Of Spring for a first show The positivity of the DC hardcore scene Revolution Summer and the changes begin “DON’T MOSH!!!” Combo sport team/ street gang Fire Party Christian Billotte Jamming Joe Satriani  HazMat becomes Autoclave A Rush loving drummer Autoclave Slant 6 Swiz Kingface Soulside Ignition Fugazi in the basement of St. Stephen’s (pre-Guy) The friend with the Bongos Moving to Indie Rock loving Boston The difference between DC and Boston “Way to DC for that!”: Major label find no one answering when they come knocking Signing to Matador Opening for Liz Phair at CBGB’s AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 203 - Laura Ballance (Superchunk, Merge Records)
How often do you get to talk to the boss of your record label, bass player in one of your favourite bands & one of the first people to ever hire you in the music biz? Well, this once in a lifetime confluence happens to Damian this week when he welcomes LAURA BALLANCE OF MERGE RECORDS / SUPERCHUNK on to the show show!!! Listen in as the two discuss Laura’s journey, why MERGE gets it in a way some other label can't & the night in London twenty years ago when Damian had to work the merch table for Superchunk.  Also Touched On:  Big Sister’s record collection as a gateway Adam Ant on late night tv and a sexual awaking Was it Prince & The Revolution  on Purple Rain OR Bad Brains & Neon Christ for the first show? ATL Alternative Culture Unity The difference between Raleigh and Atlanta’s punk scenes the uniqueness of the various hardcore scenes in NC Learning to overcome stage fright Starting Merge Gerard’s stamp of approval Not being proud of the early stuff You can’t be discerning if you’re going to be prolific Erectus Monotone: pre- Double Negative not liking the bands that signed to major labels Jon Wurster: the punkest motherfucker you ever did see AND MORE!!!!!!
Mar 25, 2019
Footnotes Supershow #2 - Timelife's History Of RnR ep 9
The odd couple of punk podcasting are back! This time, Chris & Damian invite Damian's brother / show producer, Tristan on the show to discuss stuff he felt Damian & Jonah may have overlooked on Episode 200\. Before getting to that that, they discuss Johnny Rotten vs. Marky  Ramone, the new Punk doc series, getting starstruck as an adult, why Robbie Brookside is the ultimate vehicle to discuss the history of punk & so much more!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 202 - Jake Duzsik (HEALTH)
Almost 8 years ago, Damian, host of this show, & Jake Duzsik, of the awesome band HEALTH, had a hang so epic it left both men changed. Now, they are finally reunited & it was glorious! Listen in as the two discuss skateboarding, wrestling, success & how it all comes together: PUNK! Also Touched On: An Epic Hang A Couple A Few Years Back Hesher  Going With You Dad To See Nirvana At Age 11 Pearl Jam Being Amazing But Not Being That Into Them Butthole Surfers Go Mainstream Come As You Are & Our Band Could Be Your Life Dad Works With Kim Thayil Getting into peace punk and becoming snobbie  East Bay Ray can play! Not starting a band until your 20s Seeing Submission Hold How tiny DIY punk and hardcore ws in the 90s The Artier free jazz side of Crass Being the outliers of the Smell Scene Noise in Brooklyn vs. Noise in LA in the early 2000’s Not liking the Decendents The emotional playing of the Dead Milkmen loving the guitars first Listen to only Frankenchrist for a whole summer Jake Goes to College NOFX takes over Driving in cars with snowboarders singing Bro-Hymn The Punk side of skateboarding The Punk side of wrestling Wrestings VS Skateboarding: battle for punk & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 17, 2019
Episode 201 - Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls)
WHAT AN INSANE WEEK!?!?!? This time on the show punk legend & Bouncing Souls frontperson, Greg Attonito stops by for a chat! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his heroe’s to talk about how punk would change his life, the importance of an anthemic chorus & why you never stop when you are opening for Green Day in Europe.  Also Touched On: Getting Into Punk Though Your Sister Meeting Brian & Going To Shows The Real Cool Guys Sis goes to the Smiths Seeing Bruce Springsteen in a stadium trying to be the ultimate sing along band “Man, we haven’t written anything close to Hungry Heart Playing together for 30 years Seeing the Kinks play on the pier Seeing The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in NY on Halloween vs. an off night in NJ Ramones Fishbone Seeing Ween’s first show They Might Be Giants AOD Sticks and Stones Getting on stage for the first time learning to be a vocalist Braindead: the very first Bouncing Souls song slinging your 7”s on the street “We’d just hang out and stuff would happen” Always being the weird band AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS!!!!!!!!!
Mar 08, 2019
Episode 200 - Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) + Special Guests!!!!
OH CRAP, WE MADE IT!!! Episode 200 is here & what better way to celebrate than by turning the tables on Damian & putting him into the hot seat. Who better to serve as the interviewer, but the rhythm to Damian's heart, former guest, Jonah Falco (Career Suicide/ Fucked Up/ Game)! Listen in as Jonah forces Damian to answer the question: "How did you get into punk?" BUT, because this is a party, we have some other guests that have acted as influencers to do this podcast, including: Legendary "The Best Show" caller and music historian Charles R. Martin, "Post Wrestling"'s John Pollock & Wai Ting and "Heat Vision & Jack"'s & maybe Bad-Religion-show-goer Jack Black!!!!!!  This is the a MONSTER of a 200th episode!!!   THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THE SHOW FOR THE PREVIOUS 199 EPISODES!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 28, 2019
Footnotes Supershow #1
This is the start of the new era for Turned Out A Punk! Footnotes Supershow is Chris & Damian hanging out & talking all things punk, wherever the conversation goes. What a better way to kick off the show than having not one, but TWO of Daves we know (we know, these are the Daves we know): Dave It Up & Dave Martin! Sit back & listen as they ask important questions like: -Have you ever actually heard Chinese Democracy? -Tragedy's "Vengeance" setting a bar. -The international record condition exchange rate. AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Feb 23, 2019
Footnote 198 & 199: Tony Molina and Better Oblivion Community Center
Cheree Cheree, Oh Nerdy. This week on the show Chris and Damian catch up about Damian's tour, get lost in a magazine and discuss Phoebe, Conor and Tony. What a great time?!?!
Feb 09, 2019
Episode 199 - Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers (Better Oblivion Community Center)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, it is a celebration as PHOEBE BRIDGERS & CONOR OBERST come on to celebrate the release of Better Oblivion Community Center! So sit back as Damian gets two different perspectives on a punk journey that ultimately led to the recording of this record. Can You Believe it? ONE FOR THE AGES!!! Also Touched On: Pick A Number Between 1 & 10 Clash Loving Big Brother As First Exposure Uncle Tupelo Woody Guthrie From Avril To X “It’s Not Punk To Call Yourself PUNK” Conor: PA For hire Doing Sound For Brainiac The Reason That The Omaha Sound Has No Sound Growing Up & Smelling The Smell Sloppy Jane: From Punk To Cave Core Girl Pusher: The Most Appropriate Named Band Ever Commander Venus Grass Records The Crap Shoot Of All Ages Bills Hating Piano Neil Young Is So Punk Nirvana Fan: Me But Greasy Feeling Like You Have To Sign To Other Labels Digital Sex Rules!!! Cursive Signs To Crank! Mousetrap 311 Leaves Town To Get Back You Have To Get The Music Out Of Omaha The Pressure Of Being A Super Young Musician In LA Phoebe & The He-Men Einstein’s Dirty Secret The Topanga Canyon The Fixie Era A Band Stays At Your Parents “Is This Chicken vegan?” Hearing About Emo For The First Time The Sunny Day Sound Pax Am “It’s Like Sheryl Crow!” Corporate Piggy “You Know What Would Be Good For Your Image…” Playing For The Violent Femme’s Fans: Not Fun “We Should Form A Band That Sounds Like The Replacements!” & MUCH MUCH MORE!!! Brought to you by VANS
Jan 27, 2019
Episode 198 - Tony Molina (Ovens, Healer, Dystrophy)
What was your favourite record from last year? Well Damians was Tony Molina's "Kill The Lights" and this week he has Tony on the show! So get ready as the two old friends dive into the wonderland that is Bay Area Punk and Hardcore. The hot takes are a flying! This may very well be the longest and funnest episode yet!  Damian’s album of the Year Listening to rap The Chronic  Bay Area Rap Beau from Oven walks in and is like: I listen to rock music now. Weekend Warrior Metal Doobie Brothers and other rockers turned ops Dads with good taste in rock music Nirvana as entry to Fang and MDC Green Day explodes Mom does does not fuck with White boy rock Sublime VS Bloodhound Gang Phish VS Greatful Dead Riverdale VS Screeching Weasel Pansy Division dressed as the Donnas and nailing a Slayer cover Angus the Movie Seeing Tower Of Power for your first show TOP, WAR and the Melvins Deftones cover the Bad Brains Negative Tom AFI Getting the Year in 7”s Goin to the Gilman for the first time Skarhead at the Gilman All Bets Off RIP Sammy Being more 625 Groovie Ghoulies “You have you heard VOID?” What Happens Next and bandana thrash bring back the fun.  The Sex Kittens: Ramones and Donnas Worship Friends with Supercharger “You gotta get with Greg!” Going to Greg Lowry’s House Getting feedback from a garage legend Having to go to “real” punk school Fiesta Comes Alive vs Forever Changes Renting Gummo because Spazz is on soundtrack Trve Power Violence Why is the Infest cover art is so bad!?!?! Off The Disk The Jocks Sharp Knife seeing dbs at Mission Records Operation Makeout AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Jan 24, 2019
Footnote 197 - Julien Baker
Nerds run the streets tonight! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk MRR cancelling print, Lorna Doom's legacy AND the awesome Julien Baker episode!
Jan 19, 2019
Episode 197 - Julien Baker (boygenius)

The good times never stop here at TOAP… Wait, did we say “good”? Well, we should have said AMAZING because this week on the show, Damian is joined by, one of his favourite song writers & one third of the supergroup boygenius, JULIEN BAKER!!! Listen in as the two discuss using christian punk as a way to escape, the similarities between punk vs. religion & Pezz (TN) ruling! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!! 

Also Touched On:

Punk still runs deep

The burden of punk

Taking a stand against hotels

Betraying your genre

Romanticizing punk

Memphis is a unique

Seeing Green Day on TV

Someones playing guitar on tv and he looks vaguely effeminate and he disagrees with the president!

When you get dissed by the Casualties fans and saved by a violent Santa

Going to a show at the Skate park

Poison the Well


Job For A Cowboy

Bands stop going to Memphis

Resource scarcity breed cooperation out of necessity

The frat dude’s Led Zep band can play too even!

Fifteen rule

Wicker from Memphis, an anti-band

Growing up with religion and find

Using Christian hardcore as an escape to secular punk

The double edge sword of faith based music

Punk as religion


going to your first house show

Hot Topic bands

Truest of true punks

Turnstile live is next level




Jan 15, 2019
Footnote 196 - Danger Ehren (Jackass, Photographer)
Yes, yes Nerds are here again, but they didn't come to see your band! This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk more Danger Erhen! Also, grapple with the argument: What is art? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 196 - “Danger Ehren” McGhehey (Jackass, Photographer)

THIS IS LEGIT, ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES OF TURNED OUT A PUNK YET! Damian is joined by Jackass star Danger Ehren for one of the funniest, most honest & dare we say it, touching episodes. Not to be missed!!! THEN, TOAP Footnotes co-host, Chris O’Toole joins him to talk favourites of 2018! 

Also Touched On:

Ehren who?

Just a real dude

Sleep opening for Neurosis

getting into punk through Skateboarding and Snowboarding Videos

Punk becoming the meaning of everything

Going on snowmobile vacations

Picking up bodies on the ways home from vacation

the origins of snowboarding

Jocks VS Punks

Too much information

Jackass as forebarer to the

Doing something to be remembered

Jackass Changing culture

Content over quality

Jackass for Youtube

What porn was to the internet…

Jackass as art

How the band got together

doing stupid shit in isolation

the stuff that was too extreme

doing Jackass shit before the world had seen Jackass

Joined by being weird

Performance art

Knowing the Melvins for 20 years



Jan 07, 2019
TOAP 2018 Year End Wrap Up: "The Punk/Wrestling Connection Is Real!"
2018 wasn’t so hot for a ton of reasons, but there were some shining moments in a year of otherwise dark times. One such beacon, The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!! This year, the bonds of Wrestling & Punk continued to grow stronger. Nowhere was this connection better illustrated than at Turned Out A Punk’s first ever, “The Punk/Wrestling Connection Gathering”. Join Damian as he gathers UK wrestling God Robbie Brookside, Turnstile’s Pat McCrory, Punk God Lars Frederiksen, Power Trip’s Riley Gale, Ceremony’s Anthony Anzaldo, WWE/TNA/NJPW Champion MVP, Best Coast’s Bob Bruno & DJ/Vocalist/Wrestler Tuna Tardugno! The Punk/Wrestling Connection Is More Real Than Ever Going Into 2019! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 01, 2019
Turned Out A Punk FOOTNOTE Holiday Party
Chris & Damian throw the annual TOAP HOLIDAY STAFF PARTY w/ Dave Martin & Dave It Up. Listen in as the four hang out, open mail & TALK PUNK! Nevermind Talking To The Family, It's The Holidays! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 25, 2018
Footnote 195 - Mark McCoy & Barry Henssler
Are you hanging up the nerds on your wall? Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall? This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk two of the greatest, legendary smart-ass singers of all time! They also lay out the plans for the Footnotes holiday take over. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 195 - Barry Henssler (Necros, Big Chief, Motorbooty)
Alright, Alright, Alright! This week on the show, Damian gets to sit down with a hardcore legend & ZINE GOD: BARRY HENSSLER!!! A vocalist hero & Co-creator of one of the most expensive hardcore 7"s ever. Listen in as the two discuss Barry going from being a four year old seeing the Grateful Dead on their first tour, to being part of the first wave of hardcore punk in the godly NECROS. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: Alice Cooper as first exposure Sonic Youth loving Love It To Death Stooges hearing MC5 from a friend's older brother and the older sibling cool music connection The Vertigo Records New Wave comp Seeing Pink Floyd on the first tour post Syd at age 7 Seeing the Grateful Dead at age 4 in a backyard Alice Cooper and ZZ Top Starting a band without guidance Stooges Trying to cover the Clash’s 1977 buying Spiral Scratch, The Cramps, Suicide and Electric Eels Getting your licence and driving to Drome Records Pere Abu Pagens The Making of Smega Journals The reason the Necros have never been reissued Seeing the Ramones and Johnny had beard Joe Jackson Undertones blow David Johansen PIL in Detroit The Spys and The Dry Heaves Getting the Solger 7” Meeting the DC kids Seeing Minor Threat for the first time befriending the Circle Jerks seeing Black Flag for the first time The story of Sex Drive The Ohio music debate Negative App Devo Starvation Army Guided By Voices The early east coast hardcore scene Joey Shithead unconventional touring style Minor Threat solo Kings Of Punk is the last hardcore record Haram & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 18, 2018
Episode 194 - Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Youth Attack, Das Oath, Absolute Power etc.)
Break out the diet root beer & get ready to prank call the Bulldog Store, cause this week on the show, Charles Bronson’s vocalist turned Youth Attack tastemaker, MARK MCCOY!!! Join Damian as he sits down with a major influence of his & a 90's Chicago Hardcore Legend to talk about making art with a thesis. Also, the narrow atheistic boundaries within punk, records as artifacts & DAMN, so much more!!!! Also Touched On: Charles Bronson As A Huge Influence Growing Up Near A Naval Base “Yes, Very Fucking Hard!” Studying Hardcore Looking For A Third Minor Threat Tape “There Were So Many Fucking All Tapes” “What Is This Hardcore Thing? It Isn’t Sex Is It? NoFX Skate Videos A Document Of A Progressing Culture “Like Does Screeching Weasel Actually Fit Into Infest?” Going To Wax Trax Amazing Sleuthing To Track Done Todd Pre-FYP “Get SSD, But Not The Later SSD It Sucks” Meeting Dan From SPAZZ By Randomly Calling Sheep Squeeze Deep Wound & Siege To Infest & Crossed Out The Rejected: “Do You Guys Like Skacore?” Being On A Comp With 88 Fingers Louie Hearing Napalm Death & Laughing The Neos “This Is The Real Shit” We Weren’t Good Enough To Play It Going To See 7 Seconds & Tony Victory’s Only The Strong Seeing Crudos For The First Time Mk-Ultra Making Enemies Because It Was Funny Collecting Records As The Next Step From Cards & Comics Ebro’s Agressive Record Collecting Style Asshole Parade The Tour The Couldn’t Happen Playing Fiesta Grande… Badly Worshipping Despise You “We Were These Spoiled Brats.” When Eric Wood Says To Make A 20 Song LP You Make A 20 Song LP A Neighbour Is Going To Kick In Your Window Breaking Up Is Easy To Do Not Getting Something Going In NY Always Trying To Be Void United Mutations City Hunter Devoid Of Faith Das Oath’s Unknowing Alice Cooper Tribute Drawing The Faith Logo & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 04, 2018
Footnote 193 - John "Jughead" Pierson (Screeching Weasel) PLUS TOAP LIVE w/ Craig Setari (Sick Of It All), Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise)
"You're Holding Onto Something We Can't Have, But Hands Still Circle You're Still Getting Old..." The week Chris & Damian breakdown the John Jughead Episode & the craziness that was TOAP LIVE w/ Craig & Fletcher.  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 02, 2018
Episode 193 - John "Jughead" Pierson (Screeching Weasel) PLUS TOAP LIVE w/ Craig Setari (Sick Of It All), Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise)
THIS ONE'S A MONSTER!!! First, founding member of one of Damian’s all time favourite bands, Screeching Weasel. JOHN "JUGHEAD" PIERSON is on the show!!! Listen in as the two discuss how a band that never really fit in anywhere would go on to become one of punk's most influential bands. ALSO, AS A BONUS - TOAP LIVE AT HOUSE OF VANS w/ FLETCHER DRAGGE from Pennywise & CRAIG SETARI from Sick Of It All. Check out some of THE WILDEST stories you have ever heard on the show WITH a cameo from JOHN JOSEPH!!! WHAT AN EPISODE!?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Hearing Should I Stay Or Should I Go On The Radio While Crafting Going To See Repo Man & The Shit Hitting The Fan Angry Samones AOD Meeting Ben Weasel The Ramones The Decendents Finding Melody The Ozzfish Spilt That Never Happened Signing To What Goes On Records Touring With Spongetunnel Getting Out Of Chicago Early Naked Raygun Driving To Berkeley For A Gig Meeting Jesse Michaels & Crimpshrine Sloppy Seconds & “I Want To Be A Homosexual” When “My Brain Hurts” Comes Out & Everything Changed The Mr. T Experience The AMAZING Roadkill Records Recording Punk House Brian Vermin’s Importance To The Band “We Got’Em”: Convincing Lookout To Sign You Watching Green Day EXPLODE Being Involved In Theatre Leaving Screeching Weasel & GOD, SO MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 27, 2018
Footnote 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)
THAT’S MY NERD FREE PRIDE! This week on the show Chris & Damian TALK, TALK & TALK about what they both agree was one of the best episodes yet, THURSTON MOORE! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 24, 2018
Episode 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)
This one is well worth the wait, cause this week Damian finally gets THURSTON MOORE on the show & it's a MONSTER!!! Kickback & listen in as the two talk about Thurston being at the ground zero of punk when his journey began. You may have heard other Thurston Moore interviews over the years, but NOTHING like this. All in celebration of the launch of Thurston’s Ecstatic Peace Library imprint with Omnibus Press. GET READY!!!!! Also Touched On: It's All For You Thurston Always Being A Punk Louie Louie Rock Mags Seeing Iggy Standing On Hands & Heads Trying To Turn Your 10-Year-Old Friend's Onto The Stooges Raunchy Rock The Fast Rule! “Patti Smith Is Playing, Let’s Go!” Talking Heads The Ramones With Johnny On Vocals & Joey On Drums “You’re Too Good To Hang Out With Us At The Friendly’s Now?!” Cutlers In New Haven To Buy X-Offender Buying Slaughter & The Dogs The Damned The Buzzcocks “Spiral Scratch” Seeing The Fast, The Planets & Suicide At Max’s Joey Was The Guy: Everything Cool About Punk Always CBGB’s Is Nirvana Richard Hell Licking His Stamp To Transfer It To Your Hand Blondie & The Mumps CB’s Burgers The Living Doll Bass Player Milk & Cookies When The Dead Boys Came To Town… The Stimulators The Blessed & The Younger Scene Student Teachers Connecting With Lee & Kim Through Art Going To Rat Cage The Early DC 7”s Darby’s Death Going To LA To See Kim’s Parents Never Seeing The Misfits NY’s Early More Rock Influenced Hardcore DC Comes In Like Buzzsaws Heart Attack Wanting To Be More Of A Hardcore Band Jesse Malin: “I Heard You Saw The Dead Boys?” Meeting The Singer Of Kaaos & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 19, 2018
Footnote 191 - Jesse Brown & Chris Dodge
And Nerds looking for a Future, worlds their aim. This week on the show, Chris & Damian tackle not one, but two episodes talkin' Canadaland’s Jesse Brown & Power-Violence’s Chris Dodge! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 18, 2018
Episode 191 - Chris Dodge (Slap-A-Ham Records, SPAZZ, No Use For A Name, INFEST, Despise You etc.)
If Turned Out A Punk were a galaxy, then this week's guest may very well be the sun: CHRIS DODGE! Not only as a member of "the Beastie Boys of the Underground" (Damian’s clunky analogy), Spazz, but also as the founder of the hugely important Slap-A-Ham Records! Chris has had a massive, indelible influence on hardcore & punk. Though Chis Dodge’s legendary run in underground music, we can connect: No Use For A Name, Melvins, Spazz, Infest, Faction, Kool Keith, The Gilman Scene, Fu Manchu, Sunn, etc. Sit back & relax as Chris & Damian connect the dots. ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!  Also Touched On: Chris Dodge Is The Sun At The Centre Of The Turned Out A Punk Universe Fat Day As Repressed Memory Loving Hard Rock At The Age Of 22 Steve Papusos’ Older Sister Marries A Punk & Gets the records “No Way, No Band Is Better Than KISS!” The Cramps’ “Songs the Lord Has Taught Us” As First Exposure The Dickies Are The Fastest Band Ever! Listening To The Weirdos Over & Over Again Finding College Radio Hearing About Maximum Rocknroll and getting a postcard from Tim Dead Kennedys Missing Hardcore By 84 Forming Legion Of Doom Transitioning From The South Bay Scene To The Gilman Scene Youth Of Today, MDC, The Lookouts At The Gilman Scared Straight With A Performance Artist Opening The Gilman Scene Provided The Full Spectrum Of Punk Styles The Feederz Bum Everyone Out AOD Have To Go On After The Feederz Cover The Stage In Dead Animals Rabid Lassie Moshing To Performance Art Off The Disc Is Godly Slap-A-Ham Is Godly Getting Into Metal Putting Out Records That No One Else Would Neanderthal Was Supposed To Be A Picture Disc Putting Out Burning Witch 9/11 Ended Slap-A-Ham & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 10, 2018
Episode 190 - Jesse Brown (Journalist, Canadaland)
When your fearless host, Damian was young his counter cultural imagination was ignited by a small, short-lived, rebel, Toronto punk student newspaper called, Punch. Imagine Damian’s amazement when he found out the editor of said magazine was none other than, the venerable media powerhouse, Canadaland's founder, JESSE BROWN!!! Sit back as Damian hears all about the journey that brought Jesse from being a teenage journalist wunderkind, burnt out by success to fulfilling the promise of Punch all these years later.  Also Touched On: Damian’s Inspiration Liking Old Music Robert Johnston Sonic Youth Bad Brains Making Your First Real Friends Pearl Jam “Where Can I Get A Mudhoney Shirt?” Fishbone Living Color Is Part Of It Getting Into Hate & Eightball Rollin’s As Inspiration By Being... Not Good Getting Into Re//Search & Pranks Reading About Howard Stern, but Not Being Able To Hear It Creating A Column To Take The Piss Out Of The Whole High School Starting The Legendary Punch (CA) Not Wanting To Just: “Make Noise In The Basement.” Winning The Toronto Star Young Journalism Award The Fine Art Of Being A Disrupter… Or Just A Shit Disturber Getting Celebrated In The Real Media Burning Out On News Running Away To Montreal To Become an Artist Working At VICE... & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 01, 2018
Footnote 189 - Mike Haliechuk & Jerry A Part #2
Listen Nerds! Never Again! This week on the show, Chris & Damian have two huge episodes to discuss, but that doesn’t stop them from having a 20 minutes conversation about veggie burgers at now defunct fast food chains. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 28, 2018
Episode 189 - Jerry A Part #2
The greatest hardcore record of all time, Poison Idea’s Feel The Darkness, is getting reissued!!! To celebrate, the King of Punk himself, JERRY A returns to the show! In keeping with the tradition of Aliens & The GodFather Part II, this sequel may be better than the original?!?!? So listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes AGAIN & punish him about everything he forgot to ask the first time! Also Touched On:  Part #2 Hard To  Make Happen Ramones As Universal Language Music: If It’s Good, It’s Great  MRR Reviews Everything Inept Music Is PERFECT Jerry Loves Finnish Tom Loves Dutch Buying GISM & Not Getting It United Mutation The Beef With DC “It’s Time To Turn Up The Heat On Ian Again.” Tom Hates Henry What Is A "Superbeer"? A 1/5 Of Jim Bean & Touring With The Hard-Ons Drinking Where Belushi Did Making “Feel The Darkness” Writing Taken By Surprise For The Sub Pop Single Making Sub Pop Pay Up Pig’s Last Stand As Payback Alice In Chains Find Grunge Wanting To Go Out On A Good Note Metal Bands Getting Goth & Performance Art As Openers Punk Love Cow Brains I’m In A Hard Rock Band How Pantera Heard About Poison Idea… Having A Song On The Crow Soundtrack Being On Punk-O-Rama Never Getting A Statement From Epitaph The Unreleased Poison Idea Loving YDI Poison Idea Was Its Own World Record Collecting Touring Australia With The Hard-Ons Iggy Pop Sonic Youth  Beasts Of Bourbon Helmet Mudhoney Mick Harvey Almost Becomes Shark Bait & Much, Much MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 188 - Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up, Ruination, Smartboys, Walls Around Us, Where It Ends)
This week on the show, in celebration of the NEW FUCKED UP LP "DOSE YOUR DREAMS”, Damian is joined by one of the most requested guests ever on the show, MIKE HALIECHUK!!! Yes, it finally happened! AAAAAANNNNNDDDD Jonah Falco makes a cameo too!!!!! This is one they'll be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow!  Also Touched On: Mike Finally Makes An Appearances  Buying A Melvins, Sex Pistols & Maybe An L7 Tape TV Over Radio A Tie Dye Sex Pistols Shirts Green Day Or The Offspring: You Must Choose Mike & Damian Meet For The First Time At The Circle Jerks Opera House Show  “Stay Out Of Riverdale” / “East End Kids Are Poseurs” Freaking Out About Meeting Chris Colohan   Jay Hammer’s Shows Hardcore Is About Freedom: Ordering Pizza’s To Shows The Last Hockey Teeth Show… & Missing Hockey Teeth Random Killing The HMV Vinyl Section The Confine Release Show Daragh Hayes Is The NICEST! The Peter Pan Scene Of Toronto The AFI Riot Ignite Cancels On Toronto A Million Times How Where It Ends Formed… Booking The Jewish Community Centre Fastbreak Save The Day & 5 Knuckle Chuckle Mike Forms Ruination & Damian Gets Jealous Europe Breaks Mike How Fucked Up Forms Recording 7”s Making Hidden World  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 17, 2018
Footnote 187 - Matt Murphy, TOAP 80's Toronto Hardcore Special, Aimee Interrupter & Kevin Bivona
Your Mindless Propaganda Be It Right Or Be It Wrong It's Just A Cheap Attempt To Prey On My Nerd Fears!!! This Week, Damian & Chris sit down & breakdown the last 3 episodes. It's what these guys do. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 11, 2018
Episode 187 - Aimee Interrupter & Kevin Bivona (The Interrupters, Transplants)
This week on the show, not one, but TWO amazing guests - THE INTERRUPTERS' Aimee & Kevin!!! Two people who couldn't have had more different paths that led them to the same band. THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!! Kickback & listen how Aimee had to go through the wringer from getting yelled at as a kid in smoke filled bars to then being thrown quickly into the majors before meeting Kevin, who was raised in punk. Together, they both realized their childhood dream's by forming THE INTERRUPTERS! IT PLAYS LIKE A MOVIE!!! Also Touched On: Kevin Getting Into The Late 90’s Ska Boom Alvin & Punkamunk Less Than Jake & The Aquabats Amy Gets A Bleach Hearing …And Out Come The Wolves & Feeling Less Alone. Bad Religion & NoFX AFI, Pennywise & The Warped Tour Era Joan Jett Punk From Before The Germs, To Bikini Kill, To Present Day Boys II Men Kevin Hears “Here Comes The Hot Stepper” As The First Exposure Snow - “Informer” Amy Finds Music Through Mom Kevin’s Grandfathers’ Music Frank Sinatra’s “One for My Baby One For The Road” Kevin For The Void The Cheap Punk CD Comp Green Day Save Farris & The Specials Go To Montana Government Cheese Opens For Strung Out Kill Radio Aimee Gets Into Jam Bands Kevin & His Brother Form The Telecasters Meeting On A Sugar Ray Tour Getting The Dream Gig In Transplants Meeting Tim Armstrong Touring With The Dropkick Murphy’s Touring With 7 Seconds & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 08, 2018
TOAP 80's Toronto Hardcore Special (Fran Grasso, Derek Emerson, Shawn Chirrey, Simon Harvey)
This week on the show we bring you a very special episode in celebration of the release of the incredible 80’s TOHC chronicle, Tomorrow Is Too Late! Damian is joined by the nucleus of the book's creation: Derek, Fran, Shawn & the often referenced on Turned Out A Punk: Simon Harvey! Sit back & enjoy a deep delving conversation about the under documented, but all the same amazing - 80’s Toronto Hardcore Punk scene. GET THIS BOOK!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 186 - Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Black Pool, TUNS etc.) + LTRANTAS + TOAP LIVE WITH DINOSAUR JR!!!!
BOY, THIS IS ONE JAMMED PACKED EPISODE! First off, it’s an interview Damian has been trying to make happen for years, MATT MURPHY of the godly Super Friendz & TUNS is on the show! Hear about Matt growing up in Halifax & watching it quickly become the Canadian “next Seattle”. THEN, enjoy the debut of LISTEN TO RECORDS AND NEVER THINK ABOUT STOPPING (LTRANTAS), a brand new podcast featuring Damian & The Kids! They listen to & discus Damian's record collection. FINALLY, check out the birthday spectacular that was TOAP LIVE WITH DINOSAUR JR!!!  WHAT A WEEK?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Long Time Friends Working Together At VICE… Kinda Dressing Up As “PUNKS” To Go To The Mall The Let Down Of “The Great Rock & Roll Swindle” Hanging With Jay From Sloan At Old Dan’s Record Store “There Would Be No Scene Without Greg Clark” Nobody’s Heroes: Halifax’s Top Punk October Game: Sarah McLaughlin New Wave band Trashcanz Inspiration For The “Z” In Super Friendz Aggro: Hard New Wave Matt Form’s The Ink Stains… With A Kazoo Player Bo Diddley Plays Halifax Sneaking Into Zappa Not Liking Neil Young’s “Live Rust”  Black Pool: Pre-Sloan & Super Friendz Dinosaur Jr. Bubblegum Pop Killed By Death Fugazi Deep Wound  Minor Threat  & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 27, 2018
Footnote 185 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Foss, Antemasque, Anywhere, De Facto etc.)
Support can be a selfish thing. For nerds, I think it’s this way. Today on the show Chris & Damian sit down to talk about the incomparable Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Also, the importance of drummers. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 185 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Foss, Antemasque, Anywhere, De Facto etc.)
On anyone's list of all-time greatest front people in music, they would have to include this week's guest. CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA HAS FINALLY COME ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he gets to sit down with one of his favourite's to ever wield the microphone & talk about going from a gang affiliated drummer, to trashing the Jools Holland show! Also Touched On: One Of The Best To Ever Do It The Power Of Night Flight Watching Another State of Mind With Your Family The Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist Is The Key Record  Uglord One Of The Wildest Bands Ever Ed Ivy From The Rhythm Pigs Starts Throwing Shows Omar & Sonny Meet Lux & Ivy Seeing Punk On TV & Putting Punk On TV The Misfits: A Lot To Love & Love Again The Jools Holland Show & What Went Wrong  Reenactment Scene In Punk  Distorted Silence: The First Band Joining Phantasma Gloria: The Bad Kid Band The Respect & The Hate That Comes From Being Feared Playing With Christ On A Crutch When Your Two Favourite Local Bands Have Beef Being A Cheerleader A One-Man-Pit In Your Parents House Bad Mothergoose & Sprawl & The Texas Funk Scene Everyone Wanted To Be Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Jane’s Addiction Joining the Three Blind Bats, The House Band For The North East Death Squad Gang The Spermbirds’ Influence On El Paso Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, Big Boys: Texas Punk Cherbs, Ed Hall & Trance Syndicate Records When Your New Band Beats Up Your Old Band The Acid Years The Dregtones: Trying To Do Something Really Uncool Meeting Foss & Beto Pretending To Be Rain Sanction  Booking No Empathy The Grunge Hangover Touring With FEIST Trench Mouth Looks Like A CULT! “No One Was Interested At All.” Dreaming Of Ebullition Records  Getting On Flipside  Face To Face Was Pissed! Dodging Full Cans Of Coke Whipped At Your Head  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 19, 2018
Footnote 184 - Shawna Potter (War On Women, Avec, Fair Verona)
Nerds’ my thing, I keep on a hook. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the greatness of the Shawna Potter episode! Also, they gear up for the TOAP TORONTO LIVE SHOW WITH DINO JR! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 184 - Shawna Potter (War On Women, Avec, Fair Verona)
Get ready everyone! This week on the show, one of the best doing it today, War On Women’s, Shawna Potter! Join Damian as he gets to sit done & chat with another one of his favourite front-people! Shawna discusses going from being signed to a crooked indie label at age 16 to touring with Black Flag! Also Touched On: Was It The Sex Pistols Or Bikini Kill As First Exposure? Sonic Youth Is PUNK The Two People In North America That Never Got Into Fugazi The Washington DC/ Washington State Connection Growing Up With MTV The Judds Rocked NOT ALL WOMEN PLAYING PUNK ARE IN RIOT GRRL BANDS (Those Bands Rule Too Though) Forming Avec Helium Is AMAZING!!!! Playing In Fair Verona For 6 Years Is A Lifetime When You're In High School Getting Put Through The Record Industry Wringer As A Teenager Moving To Baltimore Playing To Black Flag Fans Touring, But No One Caring Jim Ward Is The NICEST Person In Music Brooks, Beto & The Fate Of The Free World RIP John Stabb Wizard Of Oz Connection Theatre Kids Make The Best Vocalists AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 12, 2018
Footnote 183 - Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano (HBO's ANIMALS)
NERDS! Here's another episode of Footnotes featuring Chris & Damian talkin' non-stop music & TV...& the Animals Episode  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 183 - Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano (HBO's ANIMALS)
This week on the show Damian is joined by not one, but two great guests, the creators of HBO’s Animals, Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano! Check it out as they discuss how Animals was the pair’s ultimate statement about the DIY ethics & how music ultimately guides the show.  Also Touched On: Animals As A Punk Project Phil Finds Green Day, But Is Too Young To Read The Name Of The Album  Blink 182 Saves The Day Club Chrome Mike Finds His Way In Through Compilation CDs Kung Fu Records An Older Brother In Save the Day Emulating Tony Hawk Why Did The Show "Vinyl" Suck So Much New Found Glory American Football Cap'n Jazz Mighty Mighty Bosstones As Vocal Icon Finding Out The Composer From Your Show Was In Shudder To Think Moby, Punk Style Vatican Commandos  Flipper Titus Andronicus  The So So Glos The Men Doing The Theme Song Working With Bill Callaghan AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 04, 2018
Footnote 182 - Sami Zayn (WWE Superstar) With Special Guest - Wei Ting (Post Wrestling, Live Audio Wrestling)
Nerds! Killing it all, get the fuck out of our bingo halls! This week on the show, Chris & Damian realized that they needed some backup to take on the monumental Sami Zayn episode, so they invited Post Wrestling’s own, Wai Ting to help out! Join the trio as they discuss wrestling, punk & how Wai was nearly the co-host of Turned Out A Punk. CRAZY! Right? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 02, 2018
Episode 182 - Sami Zayn (WWE Superstar, DDT, ROH, PWG, WXW, www.samiforsyria.com)
REJOICE!!!!!!!!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of his most dreamt about guests, WWE Superstar Sami Zayn! Listen in as they have a far reaching conversation about everything from punk, wrestling & the very real bond that connects their identities & subculture. THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, please visit www.samiforsyria.com & donate, if you can. Also Touched On: Third Attempt & Third Times A Charm The Reason For The Mystery Thank You Sami For Jesse Micheals Coming On The Show M Dogg & Brookside Are The Most Down Punk Rockers “Operation Ivy Is Perfect” Having To Live Up To Other People’s Ideal Version Of You The Idea Of Being A Different Person Outside The Ring The Different Approaches To Public Attention Green Day Happens Angelo Was Ahead Of The Game! Returning CD’s To HMV Trading Tom Jones For Punk In Drublic Out Comes the Wolves Is A Perfect Record The Clash Did You Pick Punk OR Did Punk Pick You? Lagwagon Hi-Standard Hearing Propagandhi & Not Being Ready For It Until Recently Falling In Love With The Beatles Getting Booked By Kevin Gill & Lars Frederiksen The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!!! Bon Jovi Is OVER In Montreal Dennis From Styx Is Also OVER In Montreal Going To Your First Indie Wrestling Show & Getting Hooked The Energy Of Indie Wrestling Is Like Going To A Punk Show Seeing Grimskunk At A Street Festival Against Me! Not Understanding Why People Get Concerned About Bands Selling Out Not Knowing BLITZ… Until Now "90% Of Punk & Wrestling Is Terrible" Going For Bon Jovi & Getting Less Than Jake Bob Dylan Is A Truly Unhinged Performer Kicking Ultra Mantis Black In Face As Hard As You Can Teaming With Brad From Pissed Jeans Sick Of It All Leatherface Chris Gethard, Aiden English & The Best Show Connection & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 28, 2018
Footnote 181 - Eric Davidson (The New Bomb Turks, Livids)
That’s just what nerds got to be! Can’t you see this is an emergency? This week Damian & Chris tackle the episode featuring their mutual rock/literary hero: Eric Davidson! They also try to get to the bottom of the Raise Your Voice Joyce Comp. GOOD TIMES!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 27, 2018
Episode 181 - Eric Davidson (The New Bomb Turks, Livids)
EVERYBODY JUMP UP, cause this week we've got ERIC DAVIDSON of THE NEW BOMB TURKS on the show! Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with, not just one of his favourite frontmen, but one of his favourite authors' as well! From seeing a news story about punk to writing a book identifying a hereto unknown subgenera of punk, the two cover Eric’s storey in-depth! Not to be missed!  Also Touched On: New Bomb Turks Is One Of The Best HC Bands From The 90's The Spaceshits’ Unique Style Danko Jones' First Show The Deadly Snakes The Dark & Starvation Army: Clevo Hardcore Death Of Samantha: Eric’s Fave Write Band Seeing Punk On The TV For The First Time  Brother Goes To See The Clash & Brings Back The Word Of God Getting A Tutorial Through Requests To The College Radio Station The Mainstream College Station Plays REM Kurtis Blow Seeing Clash On The Cut The Crap Album The Remnants Of Old Cleveland Seeing The Mirrors Watching Stiv Bators Pee Prisonshake Cleveland Doesn’t Suck Seeing Pagans A Scene Develops Free From The Curse Of Success Shows In A Junk Yard Seeing The Romantics With The Boys Brigade For Your First Show Peeing Beside The Bassist Of The Hoodoo Guru’s Shadow Of Fear & The Goth Vibe The Choir & Raspberries The Lizard: The Cop That Looked Like LUX Interior With A Cramps Patch On His Jacket Cleveland Is A Goth Town The New Bombs Turks & Integrity Played Together.. Maybe The Mice RULE! Gibson Brothers, TJSA & Skrawl Datapanik Records Mike Rep Rules New York Dolls The Electric Eels Moved To Columbus? True Aim Reluctant Hardcore Friends Gaunt Brothers In Arms The Release Of Killed By Death Really Red Pagans Crypt Records AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 20, 2018
This week on Footnotes Chris & Damian talk about the Montreal live episode. Also, eulogizing a Canadian legend: Randy Rampage (Randy Desmond Archibald) RIP BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 19, 2018
Episode 180 - TURNED OUT A PUNK LIVE AT 77' FEST (Zach Blair, Fay Fife, Spike Slawson, Don Letts)
This week on the show, Damian is LIVE IN MONTREAL FOR 77' FEST! Join him along with special guest co-host Zach Blair (Making his fourth appearance on the show!) as they welcome the returning Spike Slawson. Also, THE LEGENDS: Fay Fife & Don Letts!!! I know, I know: the live episode format sucks, but this one is INSANE! TRUST US! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 07, 2018
Footnote 179 - David Pajo & Paul McKenzie
Nerds are going to bring you back up, yeah one thing I can depend on! Chris & Damian talk not one, but TWO amazing guests: David Pajo & Paul McKenzie!!! Do a deep dive into these genre defining musicians & the amazing punk worlds they emerged from. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 179 - Paul McKenzie (The Real McKenzies, Enigmas)
HURRAY! This week on the show Damian gets to sit down with the singer of, not one, but two legendary Vancouver bands: PAUL MCKENZIE!!! Listen in as the two discuss his journey from being in one of Vancouver’s most feared bands, to forming Canada’s hardest partying band. Also, how to get dropped from your label while still recording your first record.  Also Touched On: Hearing The MC5 For The First Time In 1966 At Age 6 Years Old From Your Older Sister Gastown & 4th Ave: The Subversive Part Of Town Going To See Count Basie The UJ3RK5 & The Heralding Of A Scene Everyone’s Afraid Of The Enigmas Being A Braineater DOA, Subhumans & Dishrags Punk Before Punk MoMaMu Da Records The Wandering Years Forming the Real Mackenzies The Great IFA Records Sketching Out The Studio Getting Kicked Off A Label In Style Wimpy Roy Is A Nice Guy The Police Come To The Punk Scene & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 02, 2018
Episode 178 - David Pajo (Slint, Papa M, PAJO, Tortoise, Maurice, Solution Unknown, Zwan etc.)
"Ain't You Happy You Are Here With Me?" This week on the show Damian is joined by guitar hero, DAVID PAJO!!! Settle in & listen up as the two discuss everything from touring with Samhain as a teen to being the Louisville Utility Player to how Punishers at shows can be a good thing… Sometimes. It's a fun one filled with lots of twists & turns. After nearly three months in the making, HERE IT IS!!! Also Touched On: The Continuation Of A Conversation From Almost 20 Years Ago Punishers Are A Joy To Solo Musicians The Tortoise Hard Signal For Safety Metal vs. Punk/ New Wave Friggin In The Riggin & The Dead Kennedy’s As First Exposure Venom/ Slayer/ Merciful Fate & Metallica Everything Heavy Is An Import Metal Not Being Fast Enough Hardcore Is Where It Is At Minor Threat The One Million Songs On The First DRI EP Gang Green Hiding Your Metal Records Playing Guitar Has Value Being The Louisville Utility Player Being A Band Signed To A Talent Agency & Having To Play Top 40 Malignant Growth A Massive Influence On Slint’s Rhoda Maurice Ushers In Chaos & it Feels Like Home The Guy That Can Be Anything In Any Band Big Deal Were Great To Hang Out & Do Drugs With From Endtables To Endpoints: Why Louisville? Making Solution Unknown Joining Maurice The Tour With Samhain? What About All The GG’s That Didn’t Become Stars? & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 25, 2018
Footnote 177 - JD Samson, Davey Havok & Dwid Hellion
Nerds are not capitalist industrialists, Nerds are not communists. Nerds are the one! This week on the show Chris & Damian have a ton of work to do as they have three incredible episodes to talk about, but that doesn’t stop them from having a long conversation about the best Warped Tour line up & Sublime... For some season? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 21, 2018
Episode 177 - Dwid Hellion (Integrity)
Well Everyone, it finally happened, DWID HELLION FROM INTEGRITY is on the show this week & it's glorious! Listen to Damian nerd out LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Topics Touched On: Thrasher As First Exposure Find The Scene In Louisville Reading Graffiti On Pants & Jacket Going To Buy A Punk Record, But The Cops Take The Records Away Getting The Peace Comp & Finding Pushead Listening To Samhain Play Live From Your Bedroom Window Maurice: Pre-Kinghorse/ Slint Charlie’s Pizzeria: NO LAWS 13 Year Olds Having A Beer Bash Lyrical Influences The Friendship & Torment Of The Mighty Sphincter A Stepmother As An Artistic Influence Dada As An Influence On Punk Punk As A Space For The Left Out People When One Of The Best Hardcore Shows Happens In The Front Yard Meeting Confront & The Marvel Comics Connection The Skateboard Teams CIV The Integrity Filter Connection Buying Sheets Of Acid & Chilling With Trent Reznor The First One Up Of Integrity Comes Together Almost 15 MINUTES About Dark Empire! The Story Behind The “Joker” Sleeve Why You See The Confront 7” Around Bloodbook AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 176 - JD Samson (Le Tigre, Men) + Another Surprise Guest
Some weeks are good, some weeks are amazing, but THIS WEEK IS EXTRA AMAZING! First off, Damian sits down with music icon JD SAMSON! Listen in as the two discuss finding out about Tribe 8 in magazines & discovering a new world. Also, what it’s like going from being a filmmaker with stage fright to the spotlight with Le Tigre & finding your voice in the process. After, we have another SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST from the ’77 Montreal fest line up!! (Hint: This isn't his first appearance on the show)  Also Touched On:   Tribe 8 As First Exposure Reading The Magazines Team Drench  Growing Up In Ohio Going Chicago… the band The Smurfs Play Peabody’s With A Didgeridoo In A Bucket Having To  God Is My Co-Pilot Joining Le Tigre Hating The Mainstream-ification Of Music The United Outcasts Of East Cleveland Meeting Riot Girls Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Dancehall Crashers The Experience Of Going From Non-Performer To The Middle Of The Spotlight Managing To Change The World A Little The “New” Punk The Return To Tangible  Your First Show Playing Ever Is A Sold Out One In Front Of All Your Family Forcing Yourself To Get Over Your Stage Fright  “It Was All Fake” Coming To Terms With The Persona The Joy Of Teaching Everyone's A Freak & Cool Now & Much, Much More!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 09, 2018
Footnote 175 - Magnus Blixtberg (Satanic Surfers, Everyday Madness, Revenge)
Don't care what nerds may say. We got that attitude! This week on the show Chris & Damian are high on life getting to talk about Magnus Blixtberg! Also, discussed for some reason: d.b.s. & of course, Mailbag! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 08, 2018
Episode 175 - Magnus Blixtberg (Satanic Surfers, Everyday Madness, Revenge) + Surprise Guest
The '77 Montreal Festival fun continues as this week we welcome to the show Magnus Blixtberg of the Satanic Surfers! Join Damian as he sits down with a member of one of his favourite bands & discusses growing up punk in small town Sweden, government programs being a vital factor in the formation of some amazing bands & the punk trend that swept Sweden in general. ALSO, which Turned Out A Punk alumni will be the special guest co-host at the LIVE - TURNED OUT A PUNK EVENT HAPPENING IN MONTREAL TO KICK OFF ’77 FEST? You'll have to tune in until the end to FIND OUT!!! Also Touched On: Magnus & Damian’s mutual admiration Twin Punk Attack Rude Kids On The Radio? Hearing Mob 47 On A Standard Punk Mix Asta Kask Ebba Gron Imperiat Making Your Building's Basement Into A Jam Space The Amazing Swedish Subsidized Music Resources For Kids & The Benefits Of It. Playing A First Show With The Nitwits Do you Like The D-Beat? Meeting Satanic Surfers Getting Credit For, But Not Playing On Skate To Hell The Most Insane Festival Line Up Ever Offspring & Green Day Explode Denmark vs Sweden: A Punk Culture Shock The Eagles, The Carpenters, Genesis & The Satanic Surfers: Singing Drummers Touring Canada: The Highs & The Lows Touring Germany With Millencolin In '96 A Split With Ten Foot Pole Al From Trigger Happy From Break Ups To Make Ups Japan Rules! & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 03, 2018
Footnote 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)
We are nerds in our lab, looking through the microscope. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the Pittsburgh/Cali connection, all things Spike Slawson & crack open that MAILBAG! RIP STEVE SOTO!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)
We are happy announce that Turned Out A Punk is coming to Montreal as part of the awesome '77 Montreal Festival Pre-Party!!! To celebrate the occasion, we are talking to a bunch of guests from the ’77 Festival leading up to the show, starting with Me First & The Gimme Gimmes’ SPIKE SLAWSON! Tune in as Spike & Damian talk all about growing up punk in Pittsburgh, all the baggage and all the traumas - celebrated, nurtured & given by punk. THIS IS A GOOD ONE! Matt Wiener Loves Prog & The Dead Kennedys Pittsburgh In The Dark Times Joining Punk  & Feeling The Strength In Numbers Getting Shit For Dressing The Part Realizing How Shitty Your Bullies Had It The Intellectual Gentrification Of Pittsburgh Carsickness Go Psychedelic  The Bizarre History Of The Electric Banana  Keith Morris Learns Not To Fuck With Johnny Banana The Five It Took A While For Hardcore To Come To Pittsburgh When Metalheads Get Into Punk Stick Against Stone The Warhol Local Influence Black Flag & Saccharine Trust Broken Bones As Grateful Dead Savage Amused Knowing That You Weren’t In LA Never Playing In Bands Until The 90’s Moving To California Punk Protest Turns Punk Gathering Points BGK Going To The Farm With Christ On Parade & Neurosis When The Orange County Came To LA The Gilman Opens Doing A Cover Band With Psychotic Pineapple Fat Mike Seeing You Perform Fat Mike: Ambition & Implementation LA Drive vs SF Vibe Not Feeling The EpiFat Sound Thrashwomen The Mummies Untamed Youth The Dwarves The Swingin' Utters Sounding Like DOA? AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 26, 2018
Footnote 173 - FAT TONY (MC, Charge It To The Game)
Do you still keep nerd pictures in your frame? Cause nerds still shut down at the sound of your name! This week on the show Chris & Damian celebrate the announcement of the impending Canadian Cannabis legalization nation… Well, Damian does at least. They also gab about the fantastic Fat Tony episode, open the mailbag & celebrate friendship like only these two can! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 24, 2018
Episode 173 - FAT TONY (MC, Charge It To The Game)
Get ready!!! This week's episode is one of the best yet! Damian is joined by rapper & Host of Thrift Haul, Houston’s favourite son, FAT TONY! Listen in as the two discuss FAT TONY's quest in isolation to uncover punk & how it helped inform his career as a rapper.  NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also Touched On:  Meeting Through Ben All Corners Of Toronto Being Part Of The Post Kurt Cobain Generation Watching the Nirvana Destroy Gear & Trying It At Home Green Day “Welcome To Paradise”, Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated” & Nirvana ONLY From Blink 182 “Enema Of The State”, to Dino Jr. & The Decendent People In West Africa Loving Country Music A Cool Mom That Loves Music & Stealing Her Nirvana CD Mom Trying To Teach You How To Play Devo On Guitar Bonding With Dad Over Al Green King Sunny Ade Sega CD As A Gateway Kriss Kross  Whodini Is Slept On Rap & Punk Big Up The Youth Down With The King: Good OR Bad? Mom Picks You Up From School & Breaks The News Of The Passing Of Fat Pat Going To MF Doom As A First Show Growing Up In Third Ward Finally Meeting A Cool White Kid Rhymes Like Dimes  Doing An Ergs Show As Your First Punk Show Becoming Friends With The One Kid With A Mohawk At A Show Atmosphere & Murs On Warped Tour 30 Foot Fall: A Divide More Rites Of Spring Than What Was Happening    Hardcore Over Punk Roy & The Fatal Flying Guillotines Buying The Jawbreaker CD Because The Warped Tour Got Rain Out Tribe Called Quest  Trying To Channel The Beastie Boys Softball With Bikini Kill AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 19, 2018
Footnote 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers) PART #2
Back again! Here Nerds come! Chris & Damian are back to talk more about the Matt Jackson episode! This time they've called in Matt’s good friend & the subject of his opening dis: Dave It Up!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 19, 2018
Footnote 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers) PART #1
They got him down. It’s three on one. Ten nerds show, guess who won? The week on the show it is a two part epic! In PART ONE, Chris & Damian reflect on the passing of Anthony Bourdain & his involvement in music, the discuss Matt Jackson & Iron Age. That merely just sets the stage for PART TWO with Dave It Up showing up to address Matt’s labelling of him as a nerd! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 16, 2018
Episode 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers)
Oh, what wonderful places you will go! This week on the show Damian catches up with his old friend, ex-IRON AGE bassist, Matt Jackson!!! The last time Matt & Damian hung out, they were both Straight Edge gigging together in their band's, but what a difference a few years makes?!?! Matt Jackson has gone on to become one of the most respected motorbike builders in America & a legit biker. Damian… Well, Damian smokes a lot of weed these days.  Listen in as the two discuss going from throwing footballs on a roof, to playing in one of the wildest hardcore bands of the era & it being pretty tame compared to the rest of your life.  Also Touched On: Dave it Up’s knowledge Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Throwing a football on a roof Finding Sabbath in the record collection Austin keeps it weird driving an hour a half to go to the cd store buying Punk-O-Rama, the nitro comp and the Fat comps being raised by a cowboy Mom’s cool student buy you a Pantera shirt Going to see Green Day and Samiam because mom wants to Getting into Orange 9mm A satellite dish and a gateway to punk Cranberries are hard as fuck  moving to the city to play football going edge Emo’s in all its glory getting into Judge in a Earth Crisis world Bitter End and Far From Breaking Iron Age forms “It’s Texas” Going back to school It all starts with one bike & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 13, 2018
RIP Anthony Bourdain


It’s Damian. Anthony Bourdain was someone that championed & celebrated punk & it’s influence. He was also someone that, for some unknown reason, championed the work that I do as well. When I told him about this podcast, he was super excited to get the chance to just talk about punk rock, the music he loved. Here is the conversation we had that day as well as my eulogy for one of my personal heroes. 

RIP Tony. Thank you for everything

Jun 09, 2018
Footnote 171 - "Buzz" Osborne & Brian Walsby Part #2
Nerds Of America, Is Living In The Jungle! It's Fighting For Survival With The Wrong Place To Go! This last week has been a tough one, but Chris & Damian are back for some much needed distraction. The boys attempt to breakdown the immense BUZZ & BRIAN PART #2 & even manage to get to some MAILBAG. It Is Time We Rectify This Now! We've Got To Feel It Now….WHOA! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 09, 2018
Episode 171 - "Buzz" Osborne & Brian Walsby Part #2
REJOICE! REJOICE! This week on the show we have not one, but TWO Part #2's! Damian sits down with not only the person who's career tells the story of American Alternative music, Brian Walsby, but also, the king himself - the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne! Listen in as the three have a fun backstage chat about music, band life, longevity & one of the cruelest practical jokes ever pulled on one band member by another.  Also Touched On: The Way Brian’s Brain Works Redd Kross Rich Pratt On The Life Is A Great Comp Steve McDonald: An Awe Inspiring Life Shout Out To Tony Reitman  Straight Edge By Default Uniform Choice As Minor Threat Impression Not Seeing The Legendary LA Punk Gang Violence Sensationalism To Sell History “Let’s Follow Skanker!”: Looking Up To The Older Idiot “I Was A Goody-Goody" The Godly Wretched Maximum Rock & Roll: A Punk Consistency Scott Radinsky Playing With The Grim Mac & Brian Reunited  Wwax is Buzz’s Fave Brian Band The Davidians: A Good Band That Just Never Connected Balancing A Band & Life Is Hard A Buzz Walks In How The Melvins Tour The Melvins Are Weirded Out By Fucked Up Buzz & Brian Are Optimistic  Dale Gets Pranked By Buzz & It Is Terrifying!  Why Do Dale & Buzz Remain Together? Poison Idea Around The “Feel the Darkness” Era Is One Of The Most Underrated Bands Ever Alchemy Records Is So Awesome! “Bad Religion Is A 2nd Or 3rd LA Punk Band” The SST Store: One Or Two Sales A Day Saccharin Trust Rules!!! “I Can’t Handle The Rejection” Led Zeppelin The Stones, Aretha Franklin & The Melvins Weird Thoughts On Records… What Does Buzz Collect? The Grateful Dead & The Melvins Cult  Dale & Pinkus Make A Cameo & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 04, 2018
Footnote 170 - Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, Attachments)
Nerd! Come on & Nerd yourself. Nerds! Come on & Nerd yourself! This week on the show Chris & Damian follow in Kerrang’s (misstep) footsteps & map Canada’s most hardcore. Also, we celebrate the awesomeness of Chris Freeman, Pansy Division & Punk Rock! Some Mailbags were hurt in the making of this episode. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 02, 2018
Episode 170 - Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, Attachments)
How often do you get to thank someone for the kindness they showed you that helped shape your life? Well this week on the show, Damian gets to thank CHRIS FREEMAN FROM PANSY DIVISION for being so rad to his younger self & his friends. They also discuss Chris’ pre-Pansy Division career in Seattle’s Attachments & the bigotry of the music world that made him quit. Then joining Pansy Division & changing punk forever! Kick back, this is a good one!  Also Discussed: Pansy Division Sets The Tone In Damian’s Eyes For How A Band Should Treat Fans Rockstars Becoming Assholes… Probably The Drugs Moving Back To Seattle From Aberdeen Devo & The B-52s Seeing Cheap Trick Opening For Kiss Aerosmith Starting To Suck… Drugs Being Too Young To See U2 On Their First Tour Mr. Bill’s The Heats & The Cowboys: The Beatles & The Rolling Stones Iggy Pop Gets Banned For Nearly Killing All Some People The Pretenders   Mondo Veda & Red Dress Going To Rocky Horror Picture Show The Blackouts Leave Town Working With Bruce & Jon. Hearing The First SubPop 45s H-Hour: Pre-Tad Soundgarden A Marketing Company Tells You, "You Can’t Be Openly Gay" Getting A Band Together Music Dies In 86' Moving To San Francisco  Joining Pansy Division Based On An Ad Seeing Redd Cross, Faith No More, Green River etc. Meeting Lynn From Tribe 8 In & Out Of Work Pansy Division Started With A Drum Machine Signing To LOOKOUT RECORDS Hearin Kerplunk & Knowing It Will Be Huge Touring With Green Day GayC/DC And Much, Much More!!!! BROGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 29, 2018
Footnote 169 - Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
Hardcore, We live it. We breath it. Nerds can’t stop what can’t be defeated! This week, Chris is called away on a last minute mission for the core, so Dave It Up steps up to take the mic & spit that hot fire in his absence. Listen as the two dissect Kerrang’s Hardcore Geography & of course the godly Sam Beam’s 90’s sludge/doom/Stonerrock/ connection.
May 26, 2018
Episode 169 - Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
WHO'D OF THUNK IT, Turned Out A Punk Meets Iron & Wine!?! That's right, this week Damian sits down with South Carolina's own, Sam Beam. Listen in as Sam tells of his journey from humble skateboarder to indie rock superhero. This one is full of surprises, SO GET READY! Also Touched On: Where Your Music Ends Up Getting Into Punk Through Skateboarding Trading Tapes COC Getting Into The Ramones Fugazi Plays Richmond & The City Shuts Down REM Claimed As Local Heroes Hüsker Dü Nirvana Pixes Sex Pistols Playing South Carolina Singing About Reagan The Infotainment Era EYEHATEGOD Lays Waste! Being Roommates With Erik From Avail Opening For Unsane Forming A Band With People From Cavity Sam’s Great Sludge Record Waiting To Come Out AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 21, 2018
Footnote 168 - Thomas Anselmi (Slow, Mirror, Copyright)
Yesterday I needed Punk, today I need some hate, but I know who was always there, now baby it's too late! Chris & Damian are back to breakdown this week's Thomas Anselmi Episode! News, Analysis & a little MAILBAG for good measure. IT'S ALL IN HERE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 18, 2018
Episode 168 - Thomas Anselmi (Slow, Mirror, Copyright)
WHAT A WEEK!!! Damian gets to sit down with Canadian Alternative music legend, Slow’s Thomas Anselmi! Listen in as the two discuss Vancouver’s punk scene from all sides: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of it. Also, interesting discussion on the role of singers, the importance of the the barrier between the audience & the band.  Also Touched On: The Sex Pistols Vomit In The Airport & An Otherwise Progressive Stepdad Is Aghast Going To Quintessence Records The Greatness Of The Early Vancouver Scene Slow Mixing The Music That Got You Beat Up With The Music Of Those Doing The Beating The Idea That Community Ruined Punk Subhumans Play Your High School The Squamish 5 A Scene Divided Starting A Band: Psychotic Dick Bites East Van Halen: The Band That Invented Grunge  The Effect Of Clifford Olson On The Young Punks No Exit Auditioning For Black Flag, In The Middle Of Their Show, Unbeknownst To Them Nick Moves To LA, Forms Painted Willie & Tries To Break Into Show Biz With An Island On His Head DOA Kinda Invented DIY Hardcore Organizing A Field Trip At Boarding School To See  The Subhumans & X Forming Slow The Making Of A Confrontational Front Person Drugs In The Vancouver Punk Scene Why Singing In A Band Sucks Expo Hurts Everyone AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 16, 2018
Footnote 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)
Indie sucks, Hardline sucks, Emo sucks, Nerds sucks! This week Chris & Damian have to call in some backup for an episode of this magnitude, so Pittsburgh's favourite son Dave Martin joins the show. Laugh & learn along as the power trio discuss the Jesse Michaels Episode, the mailbag & more!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 14, 2018
Episode 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)
THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS THING! This week on the show, we are joined by the legendary JESSE MICHAELS of Operation Ivy & Common Rider fame! Sit back & listen as Damian gets to talk to one of the most influential punk vocalist ever! From the Bay to the Burgh & back again, THIS EPISODE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also Touched On: June 1978 As First Contact In Via Mad Magazines Looking In NYC Bookstores While On Vacation With Dad Finding A Punk Textbook From Comics & Horror Movies Colombo Style Interrogating Your Dad’s Students About Punk B-52’s Rule!!!! Re-meeting Aaron Cometbus Hearing The Sex Pistols For The First Time The Older Brother Plug Decline Of Western Civilization Going On Punk Missions With Aaron Meeting Dave From Neurosis & Noah From Christ On Parade On One Of Those Punk Missions Going To The Infamous Eastern Front With DOA, FLIPPER, LEWD, SICK PLEASURE, 7 Seconds, HUSKER DU, THE FIX Negative Approach Never Seeing Black Flag Seeing One Or Two Songs By A Band Before You Had To Go Home Who Threw A Bottle At Wasted Youth? Reading Flipside Cover To Cover Gilman brings the bands together Seeing Minor Threat With DRI & MDC Moving to Pittsburg Half-Life Would Play Every Show Seeing Agnostic Front Liking SSD How We Rock The Notorious Fuck-Ups The All-Girl DMR Gang Aaron & Jesse Form A Flipper Worship Band “If We Couldn’t Find A Punk Kid, We Would Make One” Jeff Ott & A Different Journey Shirt For Everyday Of The Week Meeting Spike In Pittsburg Playing In Out Lash Necropolis (Pittsburg) Aggressor: Acid, Black Sabbath & Riff For Neurosis & Christ On Parade Venom: They Are Like Punk, But Really Really Creepy Slayer Metallica Loving Filth Seeing Dance Craze & Hearing Ska For The First Time Being The Crimpshrine Groupie Trve Cvlt Pvnk Soup: Pre-Samiam & Sweet Baby New Method Crucifix Tripping On Acid & Writing On Walls Mid-Tempo Melodic Punk ONLY The Adverts AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 07, 2018
Footnote 166 - Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joy, Bad Flirt)
Cramping styles is the plan, Nerds got up in the palm of their baby hands. This week on the show, it’s records & bullshit records & more bullshit. Chris & Damian go further on the topic of the PI’s Record Collectors & nerd out. They also dive in the RAD Jasmine episode & of course grapple with the MAILBAG!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 05, 2018
Episode 166 - Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joy, Bad Flirt)
It’s a family thing this week on Turned Out A Punk! Damian welcomes his good bud & modern indie rock god Jasamine White-Gluz on the show who’s band No Joy formerly featured Damian’s Cousin on drums. This episode also marks the first appearance by a sibling on TOAP! Sit back & enjoy as the two discuss going from the folly of renting a van from a band sending random emails about tours to working with your heroes all while cutting your own path. Also Touched On: Jasmine, Around The World & Into The Dingiest Backstage The Legendary Horseshoe L7 & Babes In Toyland Civ, Vandals, No Doubt As A First Show Cool Parents! First Siblings On The Show Ramones Records Laying Around The Muscle Memory Of Turning To Music Channels Montreal Rock Radio: Prog & Nu-Metal When The Hometown Hero Joins Hole Glueleg, Age of Electric, Limblifter Sloan Is The Best Band Of The Era Starting A Fake Blog To Get To Shows For Free Interviewing My Chemical Romance In A Bathroom Braid Blink 182’s Picks: Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eats World & Fugazi Walter From Quicksand Is The BEST!!!! A Girl, Guitar & A Four-track In A See Of Completely Unhelpful Sea Of Dudes Opening For Onelinedrawing Bad Flirt Starts Going To Springbreak & Booking A Tour Of It DON’T BY A VAN!!!! Being Named Laura Lloyd’s Legal Guardian For Touring Purposes DON’T SHARE A VAN WITH A BAND YOU DON’T KNOW! Alone In LA Gives No Joy Opening For Grant Hart The Smell: Best Coast, Miko Miko, Abe Vigoda and No Age With Age Comes Understanding How The Music Business Damian’s Cousin Garland: The Real Musical Talent In The Family AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 30, 2018
Footnote 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)
Nerds want it, nerds need it, nerds steal it, ALRIGHT! This week Chris & Damian are in good moods: they get to talk about the GODLY JERRY A & the hometown sports team, The Leafs Lost!!! HAPPY DAYS! Also discussed, a mailbag & of course tons of other bullshit & party!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 28, 2018
Episode 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)
He has listened to him forever, covered him, collected him, emulated him & eventually even played with him, but only now does he FINALLY get the chance to interview him! That's right, This week Damian sits down with one of his biggest inspirations, JERRY A from the godly POISON IDEA!!! Listen in as Damian & Jerry talk about his path from seeing Journey to being Kurt Cobain’s art critic and yes, also forming the GREATEST HARDCORE BAND EVER along the way! THIS ONE IS INSANE!!! Also Touched On: Damian Meets His Sinatra Ramones As First Contact Seeing Three Dog Night For His First Show Alice Cooper Is The First One That Connects Kiss Rock & Roll Forever &… It’s Over Picking The Ramones Over Everything Ramones: Children Can Relate To That Stuff The Melvins Getting You Back Into It Reading About Negative Trend In Rockscene Losing Friends Overnight Journey In The Fill In Band ZZ Top, BOC, BTO & ELO Seeing Parliament Venus & The Razorblades: “This Is Horrible” Seeing The Very First Wipers With Ice 9 Punk Is Clique Too Covering The Yardbirds & Punks Don’t Get It The Germs Could Actually Play Portland Fix Joe Carducci (From SST) Plays The Hits & Has A Store That Just A Box Of Records In An Office Selling Your Leather Jacket In 79' The Pre-Neo Boys Band Covers The Germs Hardcore Changes Everything Always Expecting Fred Cole To Be There Beauregarde Bull Ramos Smokes Weed Forming An Industrial Band With A Stolen Bass Trying To Join Smegma With A Crass Song For An Audition Canadian Subhumans vs. English Subhumans Merging Bands With Imperialist Pigs PI Cover Circle Jerks & Gacy’s Place The Mentors Were REALLY Bad When They Were In Seattle Money Changes Everything Red Tape With Darby’s lyrics & Motorhead’s Power Japanese Hardcore The Stalin State Children Flexi Pig Champion Going To Find The Fix Single As It Came Out The Smiths Cause A Divide In Poison Idea Kurt & The Melvins Like Shitty KISS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 23, 2018
FOOTNOTE 164 - Chris Baker AKA Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag, Wharf Rats, Whatever It Takes)
Took Nerds sometime to understand the man. He is a fist in the back of my brain! This week on the show, Chris and Damian get down to it & talk Damian’s appearance on the Opposition, more weird theoretical BYO splits & of course the AWESOME Chris #2\. &  M……a…….i……l…..b…..a…..g!!!
Apr 22, 2018
Episode 164 - Chris Barker AKA Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag, Wharf Rats, Whatever It Takes)
First is the worst & second is the BEST, cause on this week's episode it's all about #2… Chris No. 2, aka Anti-Flag’s Chris Barker! Listen in as Chris & Damian discuss Chris’ journey from Anti-Flag superfan to actual member of the band & how that was just the beginning of the journey. DON'T MISS THIS! Also Touched On: Damian Forces Chris To Talk Wrestling Eric Young Is A Secret Punk?!?!… Damian's Mind Is Blown Robbie Brookside Mention!!! Getting A Tape From The Man That Left Your Cousin At The Alter That Changes Your Mind Cringer  Bad Religion An Uncle With A Guitar & A Love For Elvis Getting Die For the Government From A Kid At School Ads For Zines During Shows Getting The Hook From Ian MacKaye God Squad + Pressgang + Aus Rotten + Andy Flag = Human Investment Pleasure Heads Coming Home With The Plan To Join Anti-Flag Stay Away From 16-Year Old Chris With The Box Wine The Unseen Touring New Kind Of Army… To No One Sometimes Pete From The Bouncing Souls Passes The Record To Fat Mike “Fuck California, Fuck the Bro-Network” Humbling Fat Mike Weston Plow United I-Farm Hooks Up Go-Kart Paying For The Menzingers Album… Without Knowing OBS Covers “Drink, Drank, Punk” Justin Nearly Dies From Carbon  Touring With Rage Against The Machine Zach Picks At The Drive-In, Tom Picks Anti-Flag  Thinking Your Life Is Set “Selling Out” To Avoid Getting Ripped Off Not Fitting In On Fat At First Strung Out, Good Riddance & No Use for A Name Rise Against & Against Me! Change The Label AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 16, 2018
Footnote 163 - Autry Fulbright II (And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Vanishing Life)
And the Nerds better watchout for the razors in the night! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk Westlemania’s surprise punk cameo before diving into the Autry episode! Also MMMMMAAAAIIIIIILLLLLLBBBBBBAAAAAGGGGG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 14, 2018
Episode 163 - Autry Fulbright II (And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Vanishing Life)
And you will know us by the trail of our good time, cause this week on the show Damian is joined by his friend and basslord Autry Fulbright. Sit back and enjoy as Autry and Damian discuss growing up in a religious family that supported a punk rebellion and how it led him to play with one of his favourite bands as well as far reaching conversations about music, art and the power of punk. Also Touched On: Nothing off the record The scary things talked about on the podcast Hearing punk on 80’s radio Crimpshrine Liberal leaning Jehovah Witnesses: progression in a conservative framework Getting into SST Records Discovering the power of the Minutemen Moving from LA to the suburbs of Georgia: a different world Finding gold at the pawnshop Why we choose the music we choose Getting into labels Fucked Up And You Will Know By The Trail of Dead Trance Syndicate Records: Cherbs Butthole Surfers Let the past live in the past Roky Erickson Quicksand Calling Ian MacKaye Bad Religion Basquiat Gold Standard Labs Le Shock Going to see h2o and your dad going too Touring with Youth Of Today, Trash Talk, American Nightmare Walter’s stage moves while playing bass Stage diving on onto one person Going to see Jethro Tull play there first show MC5 and the flute Unwritten Law Shelter’s ska period Matador goes rap Kira and Mike Watt’s Dos Flag and the gnarliness “I’m going to be in Vanishing Life.” Zach nails Suburban Home NoFX’s I Heard They Suck Live is amazing Lou Barlow is a genius Which version of Crucified is the best? War On Drugs Seeing J around the world AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 09, 2018
Footnote 162 - Abdullah Saeed (High Maintenance, Bong Appetit, Great Moments In Weed History)
NA-NA-NA-NA-Nerds. This week Chris and Damian talk about the Abdullah episode from two completely different perspectives on the issue of cannabis but shared love for the Abdullah. Also talked about: greatest hardcore love songs of all time.
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 162 - Abdullah Saeed (High Maintenance, Bong Appetit, Great Moments In Weed History)
Pass The Podcast To The Left Hand Side! This week, Damian has friend & one of America’s most beloved stoners, Abdullah Saeed on the show! Sit back a RREEEEEELLLLLAAAAAAXXXXXX as the two cannabis advocates sit down & discuss Abdullah’s journey from Alien Workshop loving kid to touring punk drummer & of course, lots of weed talk.  Also Touched On: Cars & Weed Moving To America At 13 The Popularity Of Alien Workshop In Thailand Playing Drums Green Day Primus Mike Does Not Give A FUCK … but Mike Likes Pop Punk Not Liking Blink 182 Starting A Band Dead Kennedys: The Most Intellectual Anarcho Punk Exploited Black Flag Getting Your Brother’s Old Turntables Smoking Weed With EL-P MC Paul Barman Breeze Bruin The Kominas: Living Free In Spite Of Everyone Growing Up In America As A Brown Person Post 9/11 Was Not Fun Forming The Fascist Police A Knack For Naming Things Loving Weed More Than Other People The Art Of Paradox Meets PoPo Can Cannabis Change The Machine? & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 02, 2018
Footnote 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)
Early to finish, nerds were late to start! This week on the show, Chris & Damian sit down to discuss the awesomeness of the Jack Black episode including a discussion of the greatest non-punk sounding punk supergroups. Also, a little mailbag & a little bit of weed talk too. BROUGH TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 31, 2018
Episode 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)

Never make the mistake of trying to hide your punk rock past from Turned Out A Punk. Eight years ago while their band's were touring Australia, Jack Black made the error in judgement of denying his punk past to your humble host, Damian Abraham. Now, all these years later, that lie caught up with him. Please, sit back & enjoy as Damian presents his evidence to Jack & finds out quickly how punk very much did play a part in young Jack’s life. Learn how an early encounter with DEVO would lead Jack to co-front one of the great punk super groups: Tenacious D… & be a massive film and TV star… That too. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Also Touched On:

Damian Is Going Present The Case

Jack’s Brother Inventing The Whip Sound On “Whip It”

Going To See The Freedom Of Choice Tour At Age 11

Is DEVO Punk?

Jack Thinks Damian Is Lying About Punk History

Eraserhead & DEVO Visual Similarity

Damian Thinks Jack Is Lying About Rock History


Robot Wisdom

The Valuable Worthless Artifact

From Journey to Ozzy

Getting Into The Minutemen & Finding fIREHOSE

Mustard & S.O.S.

The Meat Puppets

The Pixies & The Fat Awesomeness Of Frank Black

Keith Morris Remembering Jack From When He Was A Kid

Making Videos For OFF!

Steve McDonald & Redd Kross

Milo Goes To College Is The Best Record Ever

Meeting Bill Stevenson & Singing Him Descendents

Getting To The Bottom Of The “Jack Black Moshing” Photo

Visual Discrimination Is Not A Sketchy Band

Violence In The Pit

The Vandals' Warren Fitzgerald’s Amazing Physical Skill

Mr Show & David Cross: Punks Helping Punks

Jack’s First Movie… Staring As A Punk Singer

Going To School With Brett Morgan

Yo Gabba Gabba & punk



Mar 26, 2018
Footnote 160 - Peter Perrett (The Only Ones, England's Glory, The One)
A Commitment, That Will Remain Inside, Just Something Nerds Will Never Forget. This week on the show, Chris and Damian sit down and discuss the Peter Perrett episode as well as memorializing 7 Seconds on the announcement of their retirement. Also MMMMMAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLLLBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAGGGGGGG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 24, 2018
Episode 160 - Peter Perrett (The Only Ones, England's Glory, The One)
Who are the greatest ever British songwriters? Well, if your list doesn’t include Peter Perrett, it's not the same as Damian’s. This week on the show, Damian gets to sit down & chat with one of the best of all time: Peter Perrett!!! Kick back as they chat all about life before during & after punk's first hit. Also, The Only Ones & Lou Reed being perfectly creepy & exactly what the world needed at the time Also Touched On: Meeting Malcolm McLearn At Let It Rock The Many Meanings Of Punk Forming England’s Glory Music As The Only Escape For Teenagers Back Then Being Through Punk By The Time Punk Finally Happened Rebelling Against Rebellion Lyrics Are Paramount Being Put Off By The Music Industry Early Making 25 Copies There Isn’t Enough Room For One Lou Reed In The Music Industry. Fooling Nick Kent Into Thinking He Was Hearing Unreleased Velvets Getting Into The Velvet Underground Lou Reed Wants To “Eat” Not Liking The New York Dolls “Hi, I’m Johnny Thunders & I Love Your Voice.” Playing Max’s In The 80's With Johnny For The Last Time In Walks Mike Kellie & Fires Your Other Drummer Starting Vengeance Records Seeing The First Sex Pistols Shows In 1975 The Heartbreakers The Split With Sham 69 & MUCH, MUCH MMMMMOOOOOORRRRREEEEEE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 19, 2018
Footnote 159 - John "Speedo" Reis (Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers, Swami Records)
Nerds Wait For The Blackout, The Light Is Too Bright. This week on Footnotes, Chris & Damian take a deep dive into the John Reis Episode to talk Pushead, Nemesis Records & Rocket From The Crypt. Also, a disaster of a news segment & the mailbag toooooooooooooooooooo! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 17, 2018
Episode 159 - John "Speedo" Reis (Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers, Swami Records)
WHAT A WEEK?!?! Damian & his kid's are very proud to have Yo Gabba Gabba’s own JOHN REIS ON THE PODCAST! John of course plays the music loving Swami on the show & also plays in a few bands as well… THAT’S RIGHT, THE SWAMI HIMSELF, A.K.A. SPEEDO FROM RFTC, HOT SNAKES, PITCHFORK & DRIVE LIKE JEHU IS ON THE SHOW!!! THIS ONE RULES!!!  Also Touched On: A White Whale Guest Growing Up A Theatre Kid Ian Brings A Dictaphone Black Flag Over The Sex Pistols Listening To Kiss Like Audio Comic Books Hearing The Saints Battalion Of Saints RFTC: Keeping The Flame Going For Vinyl Seeing The Jackson 5 Live Seeing Kiss Seeing Black Flag In 84' Coatis Interruptis Becomes Conservative Itch Cops Bust Parties The Origins Of The Legendary Casbah Going To LA To Escape The Violence Of San Diego  TFM: Totally Fast Music DRI Discharge Being Into Strumming Really Fast SPEEDO DROPS SONS OF ISHMAEL!!!! What Was Wrong With Chicago? The Origins Of Che Cafe No All Punk Band Gigs Forming Pitchfork The Origins Of The Name & How Rocket From The Tombs Was Even On The Radar  No Fitting In With The Jock Scene Smoking Pot Straight Edge Drive Like Jehu Forms Cargo and Headhunter Start The LEGEND Of O Forming Rocket From The Crypt Getting Into The Damned Retroactively  Not Liking Grunge Music & Wanting To Be The Opposite Not Being Into Nation Of Ulysses, But Still Loving Them California Shaping Your Sound Touring Japan With Long Gone John and Pushead Meeting Sakevi From GISM Why Touring Japan Is The Best Dealing With Majors AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 12, 2018
Footnote 158 - Michael Ian Black (Comedian, Author, Director, The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Another Period)
It takes sometime to fix it up, but that’s something Nerds do. This week on the show Chris & Damian discuss the amazing hardcore kid past of Michael Ian Black as well as everyone's shared love of Hüsker Dü. Also: MAILBAG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 158 - Michael Ian Black (Comedian, Author, Director, The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Another Period)
"Time Heals, Time Goes On & Time Really Flies." THIS WEEK WE HAVE MICHAEL IAN BLACK ON THE SHOW!!! Listen in as Damain & Michael discuss everything from City Gardens to 10,000 Maniacs to who was his most feared New York Hardcore band. This one goes even deeper than we could have expected, so kickback & get ready!!! Also Touched On: Growing Up In The Wilds Of Hillsborough, New Jersey Reading The Candy Apple Grey Review “Oh, They Sold Me A Bum Cassette” Why Would There Be Static On A Tape? Liking Pop & MTV There Must Be More Than Wham! & Duran Duran Out There. "Candy Apple Grey Was My Sgt. Peppers" Going to Princeton Record Exchange To Find Things That Scared, Shocked & Were Funny. 10,000 Manics Is Way Too Nutty Of A Band Name For A Tame Band Princeton Record Exchange Employees Forming A Band With Tim Shaw (Ensign) "The Pleased" Fear Of Sick Of It All Mosh & Die Violence In The Scene Going To City Gardens A Whirlwind Of Change Hating Metal An Intense Discussion On The Effect Of GNR & Jane’s Addiction Sounding Like A Bunch Of Suburbanite 16 Year Old Hardcore Kids Getting The Growl Playing CBGBs Joining The State Kari Kenney’s Cake Like The Music Scene In New York Going To Shows By Yourself & Much, Much More…. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 05, 2018
Footnote 157 - Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm, Ghost Decibels)
Positive hardcore is what nerd claim. Open minded music is our game. This week Chris & Damian sit down to talk about the awesome Chaka Malik & nerd out about all things NYHC and punk. BROUGHT TO YOU BY #Vans
Mar 02, 2018
Episode 157 - Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm, Ghost Decibels)
We aren’t here for a long time, but this week come join us for an amazing time cause NEW YORK HARDCORE LEGEND CHAKA MALIK IS ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he sits down with Chaka to find out about the path that took him to becoming one of the genres all time greatest front people. Again, this isn’t a super long episode, BUT it more than makes up for it with awesomeness. Sit back & hear some stories - Punk, Hardcore, GRAFFITI, mosh pits, hugs and more!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 26, 2018
Footnote 156 - Patty Schemel (Author, Hole, Death Valley Girls, Kill Sybill, The Circuit Side, Upset)
THEY CALLED IT THE NERD PACK, WE CALLED IT UNITED NERDS!!! This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about how awesome Patty is, ask where Kiss was most popular & take a deep dive into the K discography! THIS IS LIVING!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 23, 2018
Episode 156 - Patty Schemel (Author, Hole, Death Valley Girls, Kill Sybill, The Circuit Side, Upset)
What An Episode!!! This week, Hits So Hard author (https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/patty-schemel/hit-so-hard/9780306825088/) & Hole/Upset/ Death Valley Girls etc. drummer, Patty Schemel is on the show! Join us as Patty sits down with Damian to talk about growing up punk in small town Washington & how her hometown scene would up changing the world of music forever. Seriously, this one made the TOAP Hall Of Fame. DON'T MISS IT!!! Also Touched On: Mutual Love & Respect Patti Smith On SNL As First Contact Nowhere To Buy Punk Records Canada Has SCTV & SCTV Has The Plasmatics & Rough Trade Time Square’s Amazing Soundtrack Going To The Comic Book Store To Buy Rock Scene Buying Leave Home On 8 Track The Pacific Northwest Obsession With KISS Being Cursed For Life  Carol Pope Is A Pioneer Brave New Waves Was THE BEST!!! Asexuals Invented Pop Punk  Early 54-40 Is Super Underrated The Secret Punk History Of Platinum Blonde Pointed Sticks Moral Lepers Seeing The Ramones At The Hippadrome Footloose In Reallife  Circle Jerks’ Terrible Fanbase Duff Comes Back To Town… With His New Friends, But The Violent Femmes Were Playing In The Other Room Soundgarden, Melvins & Husker Du All On One Show The Fastbacks & DOA At Gorilla Gardens… But Getting Arrested Before DOA Played Forming The Milkbones & Playing With The Accused The Deep Six Comp Bruce Pavitt’s Record Collection Dropping Acid & Listening To Spaceman 3 The Archetype Of 90’s Indie Record Label Ownership Kill Sybill & Much, Much More... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 155 - Rocky Romero (New Japan Pro-Wrestling, ROH, Lucha Libre USA)
This week on Turned Out A Punk we are celebrating the announcement of "Turned Out A Punk Live in LA: The Punk/Wrestling Connection" (on February 25th) and what better way to celebrate than by having LA wrestling hero Rocky Romero? So sit down and enjoy as Damian gets to talk to one of his favourite wrestler's and a secret punk kid about the journey to training with Antonio Anoki and becoming a star in Japan. Also touched on: Listening to Sublime “Check this band out, it’s a little harder than what you are you to” Operation Ivy The Misfits Loving horror movies Video Store Culture Independent film in the 90s the problem(s) with Tarantino the state of wrestling Anoki and music and wrestling Union 13 The adventures of going to your first show The early days of the internet “What happens is they turn off the internet?” printing out binders of information Wu-Tangs one off record as a model Is the WWE the ultimate custom match company Starting a band & MUCH, MUCH MORE… BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 154 - RIP Cheryl Hastings